Gift Guide: For the Runner

For more miles and more smiles, here are a few gift ideas for your favorite runner. What’s a perfect running gift? One that he or she might not otherwise buy for himself/herself! So being a little adventurous here is a fun, unexpected surprise (for most!). Of course, you can generally be safe with apparel or offer to fund a race registration. These products are Bartley-tested and a little off the beaten path by way of gifts. If you want to know more, just…

Gift Guide: For the Cook

Here are some gift ideas for the cooks and foodies who make your kitchen a special gathering place – the name of the game this year is functional and unique. 1. Framed Artwork - Frame this print or find other original artwork on Etsy. 2. Bamboo & Silicone Utensil Set – I own these and only wish I’d bought more! These will easily become daily staples for all cooking. 3. Teak Bread Board - Does double-duty as a trivet for hot dishes. 4. Something Local – You can’t beat…

Gift Guide: For the Ladies

One of my favorite holiday-time activities and best memories is shopping with my mom and my sister(s) after Thanksgiving and Christmas. It’s completely chaotic, crowded, cold/snowy, festive, and SO MUCH FUN at the mall in the wee hours of the morning on Black Friday! I never even really remember what I bought (IF I buy anything), but it’s such a fun adventure when you go in with the right mindset. Oh – and the people watching!…

We’re Thankful

This has been a year of great challenges, changes, and triumph for us. Every day we are thankful  for our families and friends – old ones and new ones - who helped us make this big life transition. We’re missing our Indiana crowd, but can’t wait to see you all in a month! Take time today to enjoy these moments with your loved ones this holiday, no matter where you are in the world. Happy Thanksgiving!

What We Ate: Sugar-Free Cranberry Relish

Gobble gobble — It’s Thanksgiving week! We may be apart from our families during this holiday, but we are extremely thankful for our parents, brothers, sisters, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and their love and support over the past year (and, well, our entire lives for that matter). Happy Thanksgiving to you and your families; we hope you are able to enjoy some quality time and a good meal with your loved ones! Today, you get one of my favorite…

Mio Link Heart Rate Monitor Review

Good morning, friends! Last week was spent in Salt Lake City on a work-cation. We went to Outdoor Retailer, the biggest outdoor retail industry trade show around— it’s the one week out of the year where store owners, retail buyers, and big outdoor brands/new entrepreneurs hoping to get their products into stores descend upon Utah. Not a lot of time for running, but we did have an opportunity to run in the mountains – complete…