Friday Favorites v.85

We finally made it to the end of this snowy week! It’s supposed to be in the 50s this weekend and I am stocked. The snow was pretty, but I’m ready for it to be gone.

1. Oiselle released their Spring 2018 collection! These shorts, this bra, and these shorts are currently sitting in my cart waiting for me to purchase.

2. The headliner for the RnR Nashville concert was announced on Tuesday!

3. I know I’ve said this before, but I am so thankful for my jobs and the fact that I get to share my passion for journalism and communications with others. Even when the days are long, I go to bed satisfied that I shared my knowledge and stories with others.
*Buy a newspaper, save a journalist.

4. Oiselle’s All The Women collection. I seriously just love this brand and everything they stand for. Go check them out if you haven’t already!

5. My post from Wednesday with a quick and easy chocolate chip cookies.
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6. I’m eyeing these Nike Power Women’s Training Tights — I’m just debating on the color (and for them go on sale)!

7. Boston Marathon elites to watch this year.

8. Waiting for the snow to disappear like:
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Quick & Easy Chocolate Chip Cookies

I love baking cookies. While I am not a cook, I do like to dabble in baking. I also love chocolate chip cookies — seriously one of my top five favorite foods. I have several cookie recipes that I keep in rotation, and this is one of them!

I plan on making some later today while I enjoy a snow day off from teaching.

Betty Crocker Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Ingredients
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 package (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips (2 cups)

Steps
Heat oven to 375F
Mix sugars, butter, vanilla and egg in large bowl. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt (dough will be stiff). Stir in nuts and chocolate chips.
Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until light brown (centers will be soft). Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet. Cool on wire rack.

Pour a big glass of milk and eat up! & don’t forget to share 😉

Avocado fried egg toast

Today I have a super easy + delicious breakfast idea for you! I’m planning on making this x2 today after my 8-mile run.

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Preheat the frying pan. Get it medium-hot.

While your frying pan is heating up prep your toast, cut your avocado and mash it on your toast + add any other toppings you like.

Then, crack the egg into a small bowl, (it’ll be easier for transferring to your skillet) then slide the egg out of the bowl and into the frying pan. Put a lid on the frying pan — keep that heat in there!

Cook for about 4 minutes, until the egg white solidifies; the yolk will thicken slightly as it heats. Do not flip the egg.

When your egg is done, slide the cooked egg onto your prepared avocado toast. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and eat up!

I can’t wait to check in with you all on Monday about week one of marathon training!

30 minute homemade pizza

Every single Thursday night is pizza night in the Richardson household. This is one my favorite traditions Ryan and I started soon after we got married and it’s one I hope stays around forever. We both love pizza and whether it’s carried out from a national chain store (we love Pizza Hut!), made from scratch, or a baked frozen pizza, it makes for a simple, but delicious meal that I don’t have to think about.

So today I’m sharing a basic recipe for homemade pizza. Enjoy!

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Friday afternoon ramblings

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Work is over and I have time to kill before our office Christmas (bowling) party. I have so many random things I want to tell you all, so here they are in one sporadic post!

Eminem released his new album today and y’all…Revival is pretty dang good. While I’m not in love with all the songs (like I am with Recovery), they are some pretty solid tracks on this album. Give it a listen if you’re a Slim Shady fan. I’m positive you’ll add some of these songs to your workout playlist.

Reminder to self: no matter of a pinch I’m in, do NOT eat Taco Bell. Ugh. I’ve felt gross all day.

I posted a fun #fridayintroductions on Instagram (@mileswithmeghann) go check it out! I use lots of emojis and tell you random things about myself.

These Santa hat Rice Krispie treats are so cute and would be perfect for an upcoming holiday party. I saw this on Facebook and immediately saved the link for next week.
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I hope you all have a great weekend! I’ll be back here Monday morning. Catch me on Instagram if you want more miles with Meghann 😉

Friday Favorites v. 77

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday and if you are shopping today, I hope you are getting some good deals!
Staying on schedule, here is a roundup of my favorite things from this week. Leave me a comment below with your favorite dish you had yesterday and a happy memory from the week!
1. THANKSGIVING. Obviously, this was the highlight of my week.

2. My brother is home from college for five days! It’s fun having him home and I know my parents are loving it since they are almost empty nesters.

3. Short work week! I only worked MondayWednesday, so it’s nice to have several days off in a row.

4. Budweiser’s heartfelt goodbye to Dale Earnhardt Jr., will leave you in tears.

5. Emily Ley’s second book, A Simplified Life came out Wednesday and I am so excited to get my hands on it. I really look up to her a businesswoman, momma and God-fearing gal. I love her products and she seems like such a genuine person, I can’t wait to read this!

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6. Maroon 5 and Jimmy Fallon gave subway commuters the best surprise.

7. Freezer to Crock-Pot meals from Clean Eating Magazine.

8. The silliest pup. He can sleep anywhere and if Ryan and I are both on the couch — he HAS to be touching is. It’s ridiculous.

Friday Favorites v.75

Good morning, my friends! How are you today? I am so pumped for this weekend because we are heading to Nashville for the weekend! Lots of shopping and good food are in our future!

1. I went rock climbing Tuesday. It’s become one of my favorite activities, but since our closest indoor place is an hour away, I don’t get to go as often as I would like.

2. I love fancy, expensive coffee. 😂 I don’t drink it very often, so it’s a treat when I do. I went to Starbucks on my way to work and had planned on ordering a regular caramel macchiato (I’m not a pumpkin spice girl), but when I saw they had their seasonal Christmas drinks on the menu, I quickly changed my order. Something peppermint coffee makes it feel so much more like the holidays!

*From 2-5 p.m. until Nov. 13 Starbucks has buy one, get one free on all holiday drinks. 

3. Why you love Honeycrisp apples, hate Red Delicious and know their names.

4. Ryan and I paid off out bedroom furniture! We had scheduled to pay it off in at least two years, but paid it off in six months! Being debt-free is very important to us, so we try to pay for things outright or pay them off as soon as we can.

5. Has anyone given this Vega protein powder a try? I’ve read about it on some blogs and from reading the label, it looks safe, but I’m still worried about dropping $40 on something I’m not going to like.

6. Slow cooker caramel apple cider cocktail. This looks perfect for the holidays!

7. Work (both jobs) is going well and I am so excited. I love advancing and doing well in my career. #girlboss

8. Snuggly pup. By now you all should know I’m obsessed with my dog. 

Friday Favorites v. 71

Happy Friday! I am enjoying a four day weekend, so no work for me today!

But to keep things running smoothly, here is my regular Friday series, Friday Favorites!

1. Jordan Hasay becomes fastest American woman to run Bank of America Chicago Marathon. <– She is killin’ it this year!

2. This rice and quinoa pouches have become a staple in our house over the last couple of weeks. They are cheap, healthy and filling! Perfect combo. I’ve been mixing half a bag of this with some grilled chicken nuggets and salsa for a perfect supper.

3. I gave my midterm to my students earlier this week, so I’ve officially made it half a semester as an adjunct college professor! I’ve learned so much and I can’t wait to improve next semester.

4. If you missed my post on Wednesday, be sure to you love your people extra this week.

5. This peanut butter and jelly smoothie recipe from Eating Bird Food. Just looking at the pictures makes my mouth water — it’s two of my favorite things mixed together! PB&Js and smoothie, you can’t get any better than that.

6. OH MY STARS. This is precious. 25 photos of dogs dressed as Disney characters.

7. Jax, the official stamp licker.

8. Murphy and his toys. This pup loves his animals so much. We literally find his toys hidden all over the house, it’s hilarious. img_2126

Friday Favorites v. 69

I am off work today and I am so excited! I plan on spending my day running errands, cleaning the house and packing for our weekend trip to St. Louis! I have been looking for this trip for months and I so happy it’s finally here!

But before I get started today I wanted to share with you all some of my favorite things from this week. This week was fantastic and I think the post shows it! I have so many favorites from this week, it was hard to only chose eight!

1. Kelly Clarkson’s new song is my JAM. I swear every time it comes on the radio it makes me just want to dance.

2. Vegan Cinnamon Rolls (with make ahead option!) from Oh She Glows.

3. THIS WEATHER. Our heat wave finally ended and on Thursday and started to *almost* fell like fall. I am so excited for the cooler weather and all the cute fall clothes! Plus I run 10x’s better in cooler weather. Bring on the fast(er) times!

4. This week was all about green smoothies. I think I drank one almost every day. While they weren’t all picture perfect (read: Instagram worthy) smoothies, they did the job! I was feeling gross, so I made up the most basic green smoothie to help my stomach even itself out.

Recipe: half a frozen banana, handful of spinach, two or three pieces of frozen fruit (pineapple, mango, etc), lime and lemon juice and water.

5. I’m 1-2 in Fastasy Football this year (NOT a favorite), but I am getting so much better about learning the rules of the sport, the players and the lingo. So I’ll take it! Let’s hope I can snag a W this week!

6. I am slowly crossing items on my to-do for my biggest project of the year. Our first big deadline is Monday and I am already ahead of schedule on most of the work for it! This magazine is the biggest project I tackle every year and it takes about five months from start to finish. I can’t wait to see the final product at the end of the year!

7. Buffalo Cauliflower Wings from Eating Bird Food.

8. Afternoons with my favorite pup. After my workout, Murphy and I run sprints in the yard. He always wins and is never tired.

Friday Favorites v. 65

Happy three day weekend! With Labor Day being on Monday, both Ryan and I are off and I am so excited. With him having to work every Saturday, Sundays are our only true day together, so I’m pumped for an extra 24 hours with my main man.

Before I can jump into the long weekend, I need to wrap up some things at work and get in a run to start off my favorite month of the year.

So let’s chat about Friday Favorites.

1. I scheduled out the rest of my vacation days for 2017. Since Ryan and I didn’t take an actual week-long vacation this year, I got to spread my days. Well I basically didn’t use any vacation days the first half of the year, so now I have a bunch to use before I lose them.

2. Healthy Snacks from CVS. We have a CVS rightnextdoor to work, I walk over there all the time to get snacks when my stash is running low. I love that they are offering healthier options! Even though occasionally Sour Patch Kids somewhere sneak into my basket.

3. With the devastation of Houston, I’ve seen so many groups and business and individuals come together to show their support and raise money and volunteer their time. Keeping praying for those who had to evacuate, those still in their homes and all the emergency responders risking their lives to save others.

4. Fantasy Football starts on Sunday for my group of friends and I’m so pumped. My team name is Gridiron and Wine and I’m ready to take home a win this year.
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5. I survived my second week of teaching, which involved giving a quiz, assigning an article, grading papers and so much more. I love challenging myself and this job is perfect. I am learning just as much as I am teaching.

6. The best recovery routine for rest days. A great video and explanation from Runner’s World.

7. My post on five easy bbq recipes from earlier this week.

8. This is what happens when I take all the sheets off the bed for them to be washed.
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