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Kicking Off Summer Break

Life The Working World

And just like that another school year is complete! I’ve been so busy lately, I haven’t even had time to think about summer. But now it’s here and I have 10 weeks off with my sweet girl! Matt’s parents were visiting last weekend and we did a lot of eating around town. We finally made it to Pecan Lodge after living in Dallas for 4 years! The meat lived up to the hype. Although, we skipped the main line by…

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NOLA + V Day

Travel

Last week was a special one, as I got to travel for work! I went down to New Orleans for the annual school psychology conference. Although the 8-6 conference left me too tired for Bourbon Street, I did have some good southern food at Bayona and Kingfish for dinner. Check out this fish taco platter. On my way to the airport, I also stopped at Seed Your Health for the cashew chili cheese fries, stuffed zucchini salad, and a raw…

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Gemma Bites + Year End

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How goes it? Another hump day in the books. Cue countdown to Friday. I had a low-key weekend and now a low-key week. For once on a Friday, I wasn’t up for cooking, and Matt offered to get us Thai food. I’ve been obsessed with curry lately, and won’t turn down an opportunity for that sweet + spicy broth. We had an unseasonably warm weekend, so we lit the fire pit and enjoyed some malbec out on the deck. Saturday…

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Whidbey Island Getaway

Life Travel

You may have figured from Instagram that I was in Seattle over the weekend. You see, I’m turning 30 this week, so Matt took me on an adventure for fall break. We spent one night/day in the city eating our way through the incredible food scene (gluten free paradise!!!), and then we explored Whidbey Island. I’m in love with the beauty of the Pacific Northwest (I had never been…) We did some hiking and visited a few wineries, but we…

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Weekending

Life

How’s it going out there? I’m back in the swing of things over here. The initial craziness of work has died down as the kids get into a routine with their teachers. I know I need to appreciate a few relatively quiet weeks before teachers start sending referrals my way. I’m slowly getting back into waking up early to go to the gym. Matt has gone with me a few mornings, and it makes it one million times easier to…

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Amsterdam

Amazing Restaurants Travel

Amsterdam was beautiful and so romantic! For this leg of the trip, we used Matt’s Marriott rewards to stay at the Renaissance Amsterdam. We got in late on the first evening, so we strolled around and grabbed dinner at a little Dutch restaurant. Matt was in Belgian beer (well Belgian style beer) heaven! The next day, our good friends Lauren and Evan arrived! We were so excited to meet up with them, as we had been planning this trip since…

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Bordeaux

Amazing Restaurants Travel

Bordeaux was hot! Everyone told us the 100 degree temps were rare, but the winemakers were thrilled about the hot weather. We arrived late in the afternoon, and quickly changed for dinner. We stayed in Le Boutique Hotel where we had a teeny tiny room and wonderful service. We knew we wouldn’t spend any time in the room, so we looked for something simple. There was an awesome natural store one block from the hotel where I was able to…

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San Sebastian

Amazing Restaurants Travel

San Sebastian is amazing, and it was easily my favorite place we visited on this trip. The vibe is old English beach town meets Spanish hippy surfing community. And it was quite cheap. Think big, bold Rioja for 2 or 3 Euros per glass. We stayed at the lovely Hotel de Londres right on the beach, and we had killer views. After a very long day in the car, we were happy to explore Old Town and try the famous…

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Weekend of Hosting

Cooking Durham Restaurants

We had too much fun this weekend! Matt’s sister came to visit and we had all kinds of good eats and drinks. Friday, we made homemade margs – one of my favorite things since we bought really good tequila over the summer – and then we walked to Victor Tangos. I can never get enough of that place. There’s an energetic vibe, the cocktails are creative and ever-changing, and the food is fun. I had a drink made with house-made…

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