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    Emily Malone

    culinary arts grad. nutrition facts lover. vegetarian chef. marathon runner. country music maniac. failed dog trainer. barre fanatic. loving mama.

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    Personal Bests

    5K - 23:28

    10K - 52:35

    15K - 1:38:14

    1/2 Marathon - 1:57:39

    Marathon - 3:50:58

    A Look Back.

Thursday, Three, & The Typhoon.

It’s Thursday!  Which seems to be the only day of the week that I actually make it to my computer for more than a few minutes.  Such is this phase of life I guess.  I keep hoping I will have all these more thematic and focused posts for you guys, but then Thursday rolls around and it hasn’t happened.  So here I am rambling again.

The big news this week – Graham turned three!  My itty bitty baby is somehow a giant kiddo with huge hair and an even bigger heart.  He was really tough in the early two’s, but he has been so sweet and wonderful as he has approached three.  Last night I went to tuck him into bed and he said, “Goodnight mom. I hope you have good dreams!”  I mean, come on. 

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We had a very small party for him at our house on Sunday morning – just a few close friends to help celebrate, play trains, whack a pinata, and eat yummy pumpkin spice cupcakes.  I think he felt really special and celebrated, which is all I really cared about.

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My friend Nicki took these amazing pictures, which I am so grateful for.  She also helped me decorate this crazy Thomas Train I built out of boxes!  I did it sort of on a whim after we had a few business deliveries show up in giant boxes – I had to do something with them.  The kids loved it, and I am looking forward to sticking it out in next week’s recycling. :)

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When we went to all sing him happy birthday, he got shy and reached out for me and wrapped his little arm around my neck, and I just about melted right there.  He is such a loud and wild guy, and yet he is the BIGGEST sweetheart.  I can’t believe he is three!

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A really fun day with a lot of my favorite people.  Doesn’t get better than that!

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His actual birthday was Tuesday, and he had the day of school so we just celebrated as a family.  And his school celebration was yesterday, so now I am ready for the birthday festivities to end.  Just in time for Cullen’s birthday next week (hold me).

When we haven’t been celebrating birthdays, we’ve been really busy with other things.  I’ve been keeping up with my 3x a week OrangeTheory workouts, and loving/dreading it.  I love that I’m doing more running, and I know it’s good for me to keep varying my fitness styles.  I’m still doing pilates 1-2x a week as well because I love it and just can’t quit. 

Things on the business front are as busy as ever.  We are on all Washington State Ferries now, which is really exciting.  We are also in new places like Sweetgrass Food Co., Evergreens, Cone & Steiner General Stores, all Eltana Bagels locations, Cloud City Coffee, and more.  We also launched our home delivery service!  So now we are delivering cooler bags of kombucha directly to doorsteps in the Seattle area.  The feedback has been great so far, and we get new subscribers each day.  We also just bought a sweet new delivery van!


We are trying to get a ton of stuff done today, because we are preparing for a mega-storm.  I don’t know if it’s just hype or what, but I’m not taking any chances.


We have been told to expect power outages that could last for days, and to stock up on emergency essentials.  I’m headed out in a few to get water, extra flashlights, and more batteries!  And yummy pantry snacks, of course (they said essential!).  I’ve spent part of the morning trying to catch up on all laundry, secure things in the backyard (our neighborhood is predicted to have 60mph winds!), and get the house ready to hunker down in for the weekend. 

It is pouring rain here this morning, and with the wind picking up a bit already it was the perfect morning to wear my favorite new Dash Hoodie from Brooks!  Can we talk about this hood?  It seriously surrounds the entire face.  If you live in a place like Seattle, you know this is a game changer.

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And it’s super cute when the hood is down too.  Just so soft and cozy and lightweight.  We might get lots of rain here, but we also have lots of excuses to invest in amazing outerwear.  :)  Also still living in (no pun intended) these Nordstrom Zella Live-In Leggings.  They are so thick and soft, and I just bought a second pair so I don’t have to keep washing them every other day.  Also way more affordable than the other big brands.

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That’s it from here for now.  I’m off to buy flashlights and make a huge pot of chili to hold us over for a few days.  It’s going to be a very wet, windy weekend here!  Stay safe, my Northwest friends.

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Have a great weekend!

Fall Finds.

Hello my friends!  We are having a good week here so far, and I hope you guys are too.  Graham’s birthday is next week (SOB), so I have been busy planning and getting ready for that.  It’s also our first week of kombucha home delivery service here in Seattle, so that’s been really fun (and busy) to kick off. 

In the meantime, I did end up finding some good ways to put all those apples to good use.  Cullen and I spent nap time one day making this delicious homemade apple crisp.  We made the crisp part out of superfood mix, almond meal, rolled oats, coconut oil, and a touch of sugar.  Topped it all off with Ellenos (local) Greek yogurt – it was incredible!  Almost makes me want to go pick more apples.


In other food-related news, I thought I’d share with you guys that we have a new kombucha flavor – Spiced Rooibos!  I know I’m biased but I think it’s the best one yet.  It’s made from red tea and has hints of cinnamon, lemon, ginger, and more.  It’s seriously addictive!  I’m also loving the red label.  I think this will be our best seller within a few short months!


This time of year I know the world goes crazy for pumpkin spiced everything.  As much as I love pumpkin pie, I generally avoid most pumpkin-flavored things – they all taste really artificial to me.  But there are two things I simply cannot resist. 

1.  Ellenos Pumpkin Pie yogurt parfaits – they are insaaaaaaane.  The crumble on top is ridiculous, and the whole thing tastes like a big bite of pie.  I don’t let myself buy the big one at the grocery store because I know it has a ton of sugar, but I do indulge occasionally at the coffee shops. 

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2.  I recently discovered RXBARs, and have fallen in love.  They have such simple ingredients and aren’t overly sweet.  And as it turns out, I was good friends in college with the brother of the guy who founded the company!  But I found that fun fact out after I was already highly addicted.  My favorite is the chocolate coconut, but I stumbled across these bad boys at Trader Joe’s last week.  They are delicious!!

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And while these aren’t edible, they are still all sorts of autumn amazingness.  I’m still loving my oil diffuser and essential oils, and my mother in law recommended this seasonal set from Plant Therapy.  Thet are AMAZING!  My favorite is the Spiced Orange – makes the whole house smell absolutely amazing!  

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Okay with all this pumpkin talk, it’s only fair to also mention how I plan to justify all that pie this season.  I went to Charlotte for a girls’ weekend two weeks ago, and finally got the chance to try Orange Theory for the first time! 


I hated every minute of it, but I also knew that it was exactly the type of workout I’ve been missing in my weekly lineup.  I’ve been doing tons of strength classes (pilates + barre), but really slacking on the cardio.  It’s already much darker here in the mornings and evenings, and finding opportunities to run outside hasn’t been as easy (not to mention the rain has begun!).  But I have missed running as often as I was, and I know my body could really benefit from the HIIT interval method of working out.

And as luck would have it, as soon as I got back to Seattle a new Orange Theory studio opened up in Ballard, about ten minutes from my house.  I took advantage of their free opening week classes, and then immediately signed up for a membership.  I’m committed to going at least three days a week, to keep up my cardio no matter what the weather! 


And when I’m not at OrangeTheory, I am lucky to have some awesome outdoor running gear to keep me warm and BRIGHT during those darker runs.  To help get ready for winter, I got to test out the Womens Drift 1/2 Zip Pullover this month from Brooks! 

I LOVE the bright colors and all the reflective stripes and patches.  It has a super soft layer of thin fleece on the inside, and is totally wind-proof.  I have a feeling this will get a lot of use this winter!  Please excuse my lack of makeup and hair that hadn’t been washed in three days!e

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And speaking of a lot of use, I should have shown you guys this jacket a million years ago.  I got the Brooks LSD Thermal Jacket way back at the beginning of the summer, and I have LIVED in it – no exaggeration.  It is the perfect thickness keeps me just warm enough without overheating, and when it does warm up it folds down and zips right into its own pocket. 

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This is hands down my favorite apparel piece I’ve gotten this year.  I got a second one for my sister in pink, and my girlfriend here bought a matching one in blue.  The back and sleeves are made of cotton sweatshirt-type material.  It also comes in a vest, and I am trying really hard to resist getting one because I know my outerwear situation is out of hand.  Buy this for yourself right now!

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Alright, that’s it from me today!  I am headed to pilates tonight, OrangeTheory tomorrow morning, and then prepping for and celebrating Graham’s birthday this weekend!  Going to be a fun one! 

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