Catching Up and Friday Favorites #49

  Nov 1, 2019  |  #Favorites

I know, I know…

It’s been forever since I’ve done a Friday Favorites post. I have a bunch of food photos to share and just some random tidbits, so I figured a Friday Favorites was the best way to do so.

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The past few weeks/weekends have been a little out of the ordinary with my marathon and then our annual Food and Nutrition Conference Expo (aka FNCE) this past weekend. It was in Philadelphia this year, which was nice, because it was about a 2.5-3 hours drive from me. 


While it is a very intense and overwhelming 3-4 days, it is always nice to see some of my RD friends, meet new colleagues, and sit it on the educational sessions. There is so much learning to be done, and I want to learn as much as I can.

This year, I sat in on some sports nutrition sessions (revolving around sleep and supplements), balancing exercise with eating disorder treatment, body image, and my favorite of all – an intuitive eating from Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch, the originators of Intuitive Eating!!

One of my favorite events was hosted by The Seafood Nutrition Partnership.

We went to the seafood market in the Reading Terminal Market, picked some out, and then blind taste tested 11 different kinds of white fish and then watched Chef Barton Seaver cook them. He was so knowledgable and talked to us about his travels, work as a sustainable chef, and even his former job with National Geographic.

I also then was the lucky winner of his cookbook, the Joy of Seafood!  Go figure – I NEVER win things, I always say I have the worst luck 😉

Another fun event I went to was hosted by the Egg Nutrition Center and we made our own pasta from scratch!

I got back on Monday and rushed back to pick Camryn up from daycare. I missed her SO much and was definitely feeling some mom guilt in being gone the past two weekends from her. One of us looks much happier than the other. 

It’s so hard to manage having a career and being a mom, and I feel like I have a more flexible schedule than most working moms!

I don’t think the mom guilt ever goes away but hopefully I can learn to cope/manage it better. 

On Tuesday, we carved pumpkins! Camryn loved “helping”, scooping the seeds out and then “mixing” them in her mixing bowl. We then baked the seeds so she could see how they transform from being IN the pumpkin, to out of the oven.

This may be my most favorite picture of Camryn, ever 🙂

Doing things with kids is so much more fun, when you can see the expressions and excitement on their face. 

And here are some other favorites from throughout the week. 

Fall Running

I’ve gotten a few runs in this week and I’m starting to feel more like myself. My legs feel just about normal again, though I don’t have any long runs on the schedule just yet. 

I’m loving running on our neighborhood running paths, decorated with fallen leaves, and seeing the colorful leaves all around. I wish fall running could stay forever. 

Name Bubbles

An RD colleague told me about these on one of our past trips. Name Bubbles – they are great! You can buy specific ones for clothing, lunch box stickers, and more. They make labeling Camryn’s lunchboxes so easy.

I just looked on Etsy and they seem to be cheaper there if you are interested!

168 Hours

I finished this book about a month ago and it was an enlightening read. The basis of it is that if you look at the hours you have in a day, there’s actually a lot of time to get things done. Although, I will say, it’s super easy to disagree with this in the heat of it.

But, Laura Vanderkam talks about working more efficiently, outsourcing things and really developing a plan (after evaluating what you spend your time doing) to help you utilize the 168 hours in a week. 

I think it’s worth the read!

Skill Share

Have you guys ever used Skillshare before? It’s amazing! There are classes on just about everything you could want to learn about.

I’m still in my free 2 month trial and trying to enjoy all that I can, but I’ll probably do at least a few months on it because there are SO many classes to chose from. 

Some of my favorite classes so far have been around photography, mindfulness and even online entrepreneurship and branding. 

I’m happy to see the sun today, and heading out for a walk shortly.

It was rainy here (like really stormy) yesterday and last night so the town and our neighborhood opted to celebrate Halloween on Saturday, so I don’t have a picture of our little lion to show you just yet.

How was your Halloween?

Highs from the week?


5 responses to “Catching Up and Friday Favorites #49

  1. It doesn’t seem like you got to explore Reading Terminal Market a ton but hopefully you could see how crazy it was! We actually went for lunch on Saturday with my parents and I swear I just walked around saying “That looks delicious” for all of the stalls haha.

    I’m totally looking into that book! It seems like something that would be so helpful to me.

    1. I didn’t get to explore a ton. I wanted to go for breakfast one day but it doesn’t open until 8 and our session started then. I will have to come back!

  2. That picture of Camryn with atms raised is priceless!
    Looking forward to some Alaskan seafood recipes, Sarah…👍

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