Wine + cheese + bunnies + eggs + unicorns = An epic holiday weekend!

Good morning! I’m still in a total dessert coma from yesterday, so this post is going to be a lot of photos from the weekend. That way I won’t have to use my brain too much. Besides it was a wonderful weekend and I took about a billion pictures. (Don’t worry…I won’t post all of them.)

Friday I had off work and decided that I was going to do something that I really haven’t ever done. Betty still went to school and I took the whole day (until 5pm anyway) to do whatever I wanted.

“Whatever I wanted” =  shopping, breakfast, mani/pedis, and winery hopping with my mom. Normally my idea of heaven involves a warm, sunny beach somewhere, but this was pretty darn close.



Just hook me up an IV line and I'll be good to go.

Just hook me up an IV line and I’ll be good to go.

I knew that Maryland had wineries, but I had no idea there were so MANY! Like we literally have our own little wine trail over here! We visited three different ones – Boordy, DeJon, and Basignani – but only tasted at 2 because DeJon was sketchy and no one was home.

Speaking of sketchy:


That guy. He’s at Basignani where we did a wine and cheese pairing. It was AMAZING. That Marisa Dolce with the fig goat cheese was one of the best things I’ve ever had in my life.



I’m hungry again.

Then it was time to switch gears from wine hopping to bunny hopping. Saturday morning I woke up earlier than ever before to put in my 18 miler (an experience that will get its own post tomorrow). Then it was time to go meet up with one of my famous friends.


I don’t usually like to be a name dropper, but yeah…I know the Easter Bunny. No really, I do. This event was put on by my work and I know the guy in the suit. And as you can see, Betty had no fear and was her usual hammy self for pictures.

We did an egg hunt there and then later on in the afternoon went to her school for another one. At this point, she has basically become a professional Easter egg hunter. I don’t have to help her at all, which is good because “I DO IT, MOMMY!!!”


On Sunday, the Easter Bunny came. She must have made a really good impression on him because he brought her a scooter and the most epic helmet of all time.



She wanted to wear it for her nap. We all know how dangerous those can be.

Then it was time for MORE EASTER EGG HUNTING.



Needless to say I had some explaining to do this morning as to why we wouldn’t be looking for Easter eggs again today and why the Bunny had to go back to Easter Town until next year. I’m a little sad to see him go. We had so much fun this weekend.

I hope that all of you had a wonderful weekend too and a great Easter if that’s something you celebrate! Happy Easter Monday to my Canadian friends and Happy Boston Marathon Day, everyone!

What did you do this weekend? Did you hunt for eggs? Will you be watching the marathon today? (I WILL!)






Salt’s Day Off

Earlier this week my best friend/office manager came to me with the most amazing news: I’M OFF WORK TODAY. Not that this should come as a major shock because it IS Good Friday, but still for some reason I was surprised. Probably because it was just snowing and I forgot it was April.

Anyway, there I was. Granted this amazing not-quite-random day off work and – please don’t judge me – Betty is still going to school. Any other day completely free of responsibility that I have ever had since I became a mom meant that I probably had a stomach flu or something equally as gross. This time I’m feeling great and I literally have nothing planned. No work plans. No mommy plans. Not even any fitness plans because Fridays are always my rest day anyway.


I’ll tell you.

First? I’m going to Starbucks. I know you are all very surprised and it probably won’t be the only time it happens today.

Next? I’m going to my happy place AKA: the running store. I’m finally getting myself a hydration belt. I’m not trying to attempt an 18 miler tomorrow without one.

Then? I’m getting a pedicure. I will probably have to tip the same amount that I pay for the pedicure because I feel so badly for anyone that has to touch my scary feet. It will be worth it.

And then?



My mom and I are going to a local winery (Maryland has those!) for a little wine tasting in the afternoon. This will be my first time. I lived in California for a number of years and yet somehow I never went wine tasting even once when I lived out there and I’m still kicking myself over it. I think the last time I hung out with my mom by myself was when I was pregnant almost 3 years ago. Ironically we were in wine country and it’s not like I could go wine tasting then. I am SO EXCITED to spend this time with her!

After that, I will hopefully be relaxed enough to not completely freak out that I’ll be waking up at 4-something in the morning to attempt running 18 miles. I’m REALLY nervous about it and I just hope it goes better than my last long run. Still bitter.

Anyway, if you are my Insta-friend, I’m sure you will see lots of photos of my winey excursion today! I hope everyone has a Happy Friday, a Happy Easter if you are an Easter celebrator, and a Happy Weekend if you’re not!

What did you do with your last rest day? Have you ever been wine tasting?