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What I am Loving Right Now

Right now I am on a plane headed to Chicago for the Association of Writers & Writing Programs conference.


While my true love is teaching literature, my full-time job right now is ALL about writing, so I think it will be a valuable weekend.  What is even more important about this conference is that Mumsie will be there, too!  My mom also teaches writing, so we are going to hear a lot of amazing writers talk about their craft, get a TON of free pens (I heart free stuff), and have some quality mother/daughter bonding–YAY!

I will try to blog as much as possible, but I am not sure how much time I will have.  I am excited to explore Chicago, as I have only been there twice.

In the meantime, I thought I would share some of my current favorite things:

1) Reading:

I have decided to fall back in love with reading.  I am making an effort to take time to read–I think all of the plan travel will definitely be a prime opportunity to dive into a book I picked up from the library:


I have heard nothing but good things about this book, and I feel like a solid non-fiction book is just what I need right now.   Has anyone read Anne Lamott?

2) My bird necklace:

For Valentine’s day, Chase surprised me with this amazing necklace made by a local artist. It has two little Wren birds on a limb.  I am not a big jewelry person–my jewelry box basically consists of 19 variations of pearl necklaces and earrings–that is it.  Every time I wear it, it makes me smile!

3. Fruit and Nut mix:


Over Christmas, I received individual serving size packages of this amazing mix from Costco–Santa really knows his trail mix! This is actually a perfect Paleo blend–but it is yummy regardless of your eating style–promise!

It is a mixture of  Walnuts, Almonds, Pistachios, cranberries, and dried cherries.  I have a tendency to pick out the cherries and walnuts first, but ultimately I eat it all.  It is a great snack when I am out running errands or just need something to tide me over.


What are you loving this week?


About paleorunnergirl

I am obsessed with cooking, running and reading! I teach American Literature at the college level, but enjoy books of all kind! After years of GI issues and being prescribed numerous medications, I found perfection in eating Paleo! I am no longer bloated, nauseous, or miserable on a daily basis. I have delved into creating Paleo recipe-making and embracing an active and playful life!

14 responses »

  1. Super cute necklace! I love it.

  2. I was going to book a trip to Chicago over spring break- turned out to be too expensive for life right now—– Have the most incredible time evvvvveeeer! 🙂

  3. Have a great time in Chicago! I have never been there before, but I want to visit sometime soon,

    This has been a looong and busy week, so there barely has been any time to love something (other than my bed after a long work day!).

  4. Ooo that necklace is cute deary 🙂 I have never been to Chicago but I hope to go one day!

  5. That writing conference sounds like a lot of fun! Enjoy your time in Chicago!

  6. Have fun in Chicago! I really want to go, especially since it’s so much closer to me in Michigan! This week I am loving the weather!

  7. Love that necklace! And that conference sounds so fun. 🙂

  8. You will have to fill us all in on how Chicago is. I’ve only flown through there but I’m dying to go back and explore for a weekend. Maybe if you have a good experience there I can try and squeeze it in this summer 🙂

  9. very cute necklace! And have fun in Chicago 🙂

  10. Have a blast in Chicago it looks gorgous!

  11. Can’t stop thinking about this pair of polka dot flats from Madewell.. lol. Hope your conference goes well.

  12. Adorable necklace! Good job, Chase!! I, too, pick out the cherries in trail mixes!! TJ’s has a mix my mom always gets and I definitely steal all the cherries out of it, but I don’t think she minds because she steals all the chocolate chips so it works out. 🙂


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