Lodge at Little Seneca Creek

Lodge at Little Seneca Creek

Even after a snowy day yesterday, I was totally surprised to see ice on my car this morning! By 8AM this morning, Neal and I were out the door and on our way to visit the church we are going to get married in!  I love this church and am so excited about having our ceremony there. The Reverend and his wife are so funny and the church has some amazing members! After church, we headed over . . . Continue Reading »

October Snow


I have got to admit, last week was a really stressful and busy week!  Although I had a great time going out to dinner with Becky, Katy, joining Weight Watchers, and then food tasting with Neal, it was one non-stop, hectic week. Today is my 4th day on Weight Watchers and I'm honestly loving it. In the past I've always planned out my meals for the week, but I'm finding that a little more . . . Continue Reading »

Hill Country BBQ Catering

Hill Country BBQ Catering

As you may have noticed, Coffee Cake and Cardio is going through a little cosmetic surgery at the moment!  Transitioning to self hosting is a lot of work, but I know that in the end it'll be great. This is my temporary design and I can't wait to unveil the new Coffee Cake and Cardio over the next couple of weeks.  I do hope that you'll stick with me and enjoy my posts along the way. So last n . . . Continue Reading »

I Hate Numbers

Winner 2

I have a love/hate relationship with numbers!  Before I go on my rant, I have a few positive things to share. First off, we have TWO Clif Bar giveaway winners! Congratulations to Paula and Jocelyn!  Please let us know what you think of the season Clif Bar flavors! My second positive thing to share is that I had an AWESOME dinner with one of my blog readers, Katy, last night!  It was so wo . . . Continue Reading »

Rejoining Weight Watchers

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"Why is weight loss so tough?", I thought to myself this past weekend. Since August I have gained 12.4 pounds, which is CRAZY to me.  I struggled with binge eating back in August, but since then I've really done a good job of controlling my portions and sticking to my weekly plan.  In addition, Neal and I have been training for the 15K and are up to 8 mile long runs!  I am just baffled by my we . . . Continue Reading »

Seasonal Clif Bar Giveaway!


Last night I met up with one of my bridesmaids, Becky, for dinner at Mama Ayesha's.  The restaurant is about a 10 minute walk from the Woodley Park metro station, just over Rock Creek Park on Calvert Street.  As you cross the bridge you will see this crazy/awesome mural on the side of the restaurant.  I mean come on, Mama Ayesha herself with 11 presidents.  Classic! Dinner was awesome!  We star . . . Continue Reading »

Celebrations at the Melting Pot

Liz, Matt, and Eric (the buffalo stand in)

Tonight Neal, Liz, Matt and I went to the Melting Pot to celebrate Liz's and my birthday, Neal's and my engagement, and Matt's return to DC. It was so nice to have a dinner date with the gang, as Matt has been out of town on business for the past 5 weeks.  We started dinner with the Wisconsin Cheese Trio fondue. We then had a wonderful main course (herb chicken, terriaki steak, filet . . . Continue Reading »

Wedding Venues 2 and 3


It has been 2 weeks since Neal and I got engaged and man have I learned a lot!  It's almost like people develop a split personality when someone in their life is getting married-- a "wedding personality" if you will. Symptoms of "Wedding Personality" (note: this is meant to be funny but true) Negative Side Effects Desire to organize and plan wedding as if it is your own Desire to make sure the . . . Continue Reading »

My Wedding Planning Binder


Today was much better than yesterday, though I totally have to tell y'all, Neal stop by last night to give me flowers!  It was so incredibly sweet of him!  He knew I was having a bad day and wanted to cheer me up. This morning Neal and I met up for our 4 mile run.  It was super windy and a little chilly at first, but it was awesome running weather.  I wore my Forerunner 305 again, YAY, but tot . . . Continue Reading »

The Wrong Foot


Wednesday wasn't looking too hot as of 8AM this morning.  Last night I fell asleep on the couch while watching It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia season 6 and woke up a little before 3AM with too much on the brain.  I didn't fall back asleep until 4:30AM, which made getting up at 6AM a total pain. For whatever reason, I just could not get out of the door this morning.  I thought I was doing g . . . Continue Reading »

A Bench Press Beauty

It's Tuesday, which means it's Biggest Loser night!  I haven't forgotten about my Biggest Loser weigh-ins (week 1 and week 2 recap), but I still need to buy a new scale.  My scale at home is jacked.  No excuses but I'll totally update y'all on my weight soon! Today I continued my Get-in-Shape challenge and am feeling great! Tuesday, October 18 Food Journal Breakfast – 2 cups of coffee (was . . . Continue Reading »

Get-in-Shape Checklist

The trees are starting to change colors here in Washington, DC. I just love walking to work and passing all of the shades of yellow, red, and orange. Especially when I have a Starbucks in my hand! Lets just say I was one happy girl this morning, especially with a 30 minute run under my belt. While perusing The Knot, I found this awesome Get-in-Shape Checklist.  I LOVE how simple it . . . Continue Reading »

27th Birthday Recap

I had an amazing birthday!!  This week started out with a bang as Neal proposed on Monday night!  I didn't think it could get any better... but it really was an amazing week.  Although Neal and I both got really sick this week, living on cloud nine kept my mind off of my runny nose, sore throat and cough. This morning Neal and I went on a 7 mile run, part of our 15K training.  I was so excited t . . . Continue Reading »

28 before 28

I love setting goals and creating to-do lists, so I thought creating a list of things I want to do or plan to do before turning 28 next year would be a good idea!  As I shared the other day, this is the first year that my age has really hit me.  Maybe it's because Neal and I are getting married and we're starting to talk more about our future, but either way I feel like I'm getting o . . . Continue Reading »

Cookies and a Makeover

The air is crisp and the sun is out... I don't think I could ask for more!  Lately the weather has been a tad spring like, which is nice in the spring but I really want fall to be here and to stick around for awhile.  Today in DC there is a strong breeze and it's just beautiful.  Can't wait to make it out to the farmers market in a bit! So who doesn't love sugar cookies?  I've been feeling fes . . . Continue Reading »