Friday Favorites v.106

Haven’t done one of these in a while, so let’s get to it!

1. Cupid’s Crunch recipe from juliewendell.com. Y’all. This girl has the best blog for party planning! I’ve been following her for about two years and she is so creative and comes up with everything you need to host a fun get together. Her recent Valentine’s post had this recipe in it and now I’m dying to give it a try before next week!
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2. We recently got a Raising Canes in Owensboro and it’s becoming a new favorite. Chicken strips make up a good chunk of my diet (let’s be real here) and Canes are top notch.

3. While I use an academic planner (August 2018 – August 2019), most of the people at my office use a regular calendar year planner. One of the women bought a ton of fun stickers to use and shared some with me! Now all my planner entries and notes have fun stickers and it makes so happy.

4. LADIES. Read this – Why Women Wear White, A Brief History Of Political Fashion.

5. My post from earlier in the week about my recent membership at my local YMCA. I’m adventuring out to some fitness classes (which was one of my goals for 2019!)

6. Peanut butter and barries RX Bar. MY NEW FAVORITE. Most of them taste like dates (yuck) but this one is delicious.

7. All the new Oiselle! I want one of everything, please.

8. Walks with Murphy! Even when it’s not warm outside, we try to get out every day for a walk around the neighborhood. Murphy loves to smell ALL THE THINGS and I get to check out the new houses going up. 

Friday Favorites v.102

I am so excited for this weekend! We are really starting to make our house look like a home and it’s been so much fun. I have a long to-do list for this afternoon and tomorrow — but I’m ready to get started.

But first, let’s talk favorites from the last two weeks.

1. So I’m couple weeks late on this, but Oiselle launched their Crest Collection! I’m in love with every piece. I’ve really been eyeing the team long sleeve and the race day half zip.

2. NEED. Hocus Pocus is my jam.

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3. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. You can help St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital put an end to childhood cancer by becoming a St. Jude Hero for the 2019 St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon and 1/2 Marathon.

This race was my first marathon and I had such a great experience in Nashville. The fact that you get to help a great organization is just icing on the cake!

4. Shalane and Elyse’s chocolate peanut butter cups.
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5. Not a mom yet, but love this – Can we just let runners who are breastfeeding moms do their thing?

6. I posted about this earlier in the week — but I have my treadmill back and it’s up and running!

7. This adorable story about a local kid who is pushing another fourth grader in a running stroller during a sanctioned cross country meet. I am so happy and proud that change and inclusion in running community are happening in my hometown.

8. Someone is still getting used to the new house.

Friday Favorites v.99

99! I can’t believe I’ve 99 of these posts. They are so fun and I love to look back on them. They always make me happy 🙂

Another full week has come and gone! I try not to wish days by, but since every day we are getting closer to moving into our new home, I am anxiously counting down the weeks, days, hours. Haha!

Let’s talk favorites.

1. Technically this is from last week, but it’s still a favorite. On Saturday, Ryan and I met up with some friends and headed across the river to a small drive-in theater. It’s one of my favorite summer traditions and I’m so glad we got to make it over there but their season ended.

We watched Incredibles 2 and Ant-Man and the Wasp. They were both good movies, we ate a ton of candy and overall had a great time. We haven’t gotten out of the house in weeks, so this was a nice way to spend a weekend night.

2. All week long I’ve eaten a scrambled egg, with sauteed mushrooms and peppers, wrapped in a tortilla shell with spicy brown mustard. OMG — my new favorite. I can’t get enough. I even had it for breakfast AND lunch one day.

3. Julie’s Summer Spicy Peach and Corn Salad looks delicious! I can’t wait to make this sometime in the next week.

4. I’m doing Beachbody’s 80 Day Obessesion. While I am not doing them every day, they are fun to throw in on days I am not running or just do a mile or two. 

5. These Formation Crops from Brooks are so pretty! I love crop leggings and I love the geometric style on these. I want all three colors!

6. WANT. WANT. WANT.
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7. One of my posts from my @mileswithmeghann Instagram was featured on the KT Tape Insta. Not gonna lie, I felt pretty cool. Haha.

8. Murphy is always a favorite. I mean, duh, I’m obsessed.

5 Instagram-worthy dessert bars

If you’ve been reading my blog for any amount of time, you know I don’t like to cook, but I do like to bake.

I also have a huge sweet tooth.

That’s why today’s post is all about easy and tasty dessert bars! I’ve linked five of my favorite dessert bar recipes below. Have one I should try? Let me know in the comments!
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Maple butter blondie. These look so good! Since it’s winter, I think you can get away with this maple-flavored treat.

10-minute magical chocolate almond butter superfood seed bars from Half Baked Harvest. Not only are they made with great ingredients, but they taste wonderful too! Mine didn’t turn out as pretty as the picture (and I used regular chocolate chips instead of vegan) but they were a hit! Check out her page, she has lots of great recipes (and photos and videos!).

Gooey chocolate-chip sandwich bars. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again. CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES ARE MY FAVORITE. I could seriously eat them every day.

No-bake biscoff marshmallow chocolate bars. These are so easy to make and come together in less than five minutes!

Funfetti gooey bars from Crazy for Crust. These would be so great for a birthday party.

All of these recipes are basically fool-proof and create Instagram-worthy bars every time. Share your finished product with me! @mileswithmeghann

Friday Favorites v.87

Happy Friday from snowy Kentucky! Snow blanketed our area again yesterday afternoon and it’s so neat waking up to a fresh start!
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1. On Wednesday I got to eat sushi with my dad as a belated birthday lunch. We are the only ones in the family who like sushi, so it’s a special treat to go out together.

2. Julie’s maple cinnamon whipped cream. This would go perfectly with the blueberry banana french toast recipe I shared on Wednesday!

3. Which running playlist are you? Run Rock N Roll put together a fun quiz to find your new favorite playlist.

4. Forget about setting goals. Focus on this instead. 

5. Saw this quote on Facebook earlier this week and I LOVE it. img_3676.jpg

6. My post from yesterday with some great ideas for running gifts for your valentine.

7. Taking a vacation day to spend Ryan’s birthday at home with him! Tomorrow we are celebrating by bowling with friends. I’m so excited! I love celebrating birthdays.

8. Murphy loving his toys is my favorite. Except now Gordo (the Gorilla) doesn’t look quite as plump nowadays.
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Blueberry banana french toast

I’ve talked about this before — I am not a cook. I don’t enjoy cooking, but I do enjoy hosting friends and family and eating! I also like baking and simple recipes.

Also, similar to Leslie Knope, I believe breakfast is the best meal of the day.

So today, I’m sharing a decadent and delicious breakfast recipe. While I usually eat the same simple breakfast throughout the week, I love making a special breakfast on Sundays or around the holidays. This french toast recipe is great all year long and can be easily changed by substituting different fruits.
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Ingredients
1 large egg
¼ cup milk of your choice (almond, skim, regular)
A dash or two of cinnamon
½ banana, sliced (or more if you want!)
A handful or two of blueberries
2 slices bread of your choice

Instructions
Beat the egg, milk, and cinnamon together in a small bowl.
Heat your skillet and spray with coconut oil or another non-stick spray.
Add the sliced banana and blueberries and cook for approximately 2 minutes or enough to get them warm and soft.
Remove from pan and set aside in a bowl. Cover to keep warm.
Place one slice of bread in the egg, milk, and cinnamon mixture, flip to coat.
Put the bread in the pan and cook until it’s golden brown.
Repeat with the second slice of bread.
Plate the toast and top with the warm bananas and blueberries.

EAT UP!

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!