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  • Healthier Holiday Travel Snacking with Orchard Valley Harvest {Giveaway}


    This post is sponsored by Orchard Valley Harvest. I don't know about you guys but traveling (especially long car trips!) brings out my snacking side. I blame it on boredom and monotony but I can rationalize eating all kinds of snacks when I'm traveling that I would never eat in a typical day. I have [...]

  • Recognizing Thanksgiving Heroes with La Brea Bakery


    This post is sponsored by Blog Meets Brand on behalf of La Brea Bakery. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year. I love the focus on gratitude, fellowship and sharing a meal. The Thanksgiving tradition I enjoy most is planning and preparing the meal alongside my dad but for the last two years various [...]

  • Celebrating Fall Boots Season with Bogs (Giveaway!)


    One of my favorite things about fall is boots! As soon as the weather starts to transition I trade in my flip flops for cozy boots. I have a nice selection of boots ranging from lounge to booties to dress to cowboy-ish but one style I was missing was a solid waterproof and warm rain [...]

  • Ocean Spray PACt Cranberry Extract Water {Review + Giveaway!}


    This post is brought to you by Ocean Spray and includes an Amazon gift card giveaway at the end! This may come as a surprise but one of the things that I struggle with most when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle is hydration. In my mind I can think of a million reasons [...]

  • Learning to Cook Like a Pro with Salted


    For the last 5+ years one of the items on my bucket list has been to take classes at our local culinary school. Not the one-off "Date Night Learn to Cook Italian" kind of special event but a real class where I learned about new techniques, skills, cooking methods, cuisines, etc. Alas, my schedule has [...]

  • Friday I’m In Love: David Williams, Costco Instant Savings, Weather and More!


    Hi and I hope it's been a good week for all of you. I'm writing a "Friday I'm in Love" post today and I must start it with this video that my mom shared with me. This is Bretagne and she's the last known rescue dog who served at Ground Zero. Bark Box has an [...]

  • I love Blue Apron!


    I have another week of Blue Apron eats for you today. Blue Apron has become one of my favorite ways to mix up our dinners and as I've shared before...I just love the convenience and variety. My most recent delivery was awesome and I think the best yet! For those of you who are unfamiliar [...]

  • Anemia Update: 18 Months Later


    This post is sponsored by #CVSHealthySolutions. A little over 18 months ago I shared a post about my experience with anemia. After a lifetime of physicals where I was always told that I was perfectly healthy and normal blood panels, I was really surprised to receive news at my annual physical in 2013 that I [...]

  • Bruks Bars Review + Giveaway {Dairy, Soy, Egg & Gluten-Free, Vegan}


    Happy Friday! Hope it's been a great week. Lots of exciting things happening over here, it's been a crazy week (in the good crazy way). I'm looking forward to a fun weekend. I have a surprise date night planned for Saturday night that I'm pretty pumped about. I'm also pumped about today's post. I'm introducing [...]

  • Let’s Get Physical (And Personal)


    This post is sponsored by LunchBox. I sweat A LOT year round with all of the time I spend practicing and teaching hot yoga but during the summer it sometimes feels like I never stop sweating! It's been 90-100 degrees for the past month here in Charlotte and I often shower and then just keep [...]

  • LE TOTE Fashion Rental Service Review + Reader Discount


    This post is sponsored by LE TOTE and includes a discount offer for readers...get 20% off your first month when you sign up using this link. Choosing a career in fitness means turning in your heels for sneakers, dress pants for spandex pants and wearing a real bra instead of a sports bra means you [...]

  • 7 Sweaty & Summer Skin Care Tips + 5 Beauty Products I’m Loving


    I don't know about you, but I definitely find that my beauty routine changes with the seasons. I recently received a question from a reader about my skin and body care specifically when it comes to exercise. Here's what she wrote: "Hello! I'm curious what kind of skin care you use for your body given [...]

  • Finding A Replacement When Your Favorite Running Shoes are Discontinued


    Has anyone else experienced the agony of finding THE PERFECT RUNNING SHOE only to have it discontinued? This is exactly what happened to me when Mizuno discontinued the Wave Elixirs back in the summer of 2013. Luckily, I was able to make it a while without needing to search for a new shoe because I [...]

  • My Favorite Fun & Functional Summer Flip Flops


    Being a yoga teacher, I spend a lot of time in flip flops. They're the easiest thing to throw on to get me to and from the studio. But the issue with most of the flip flops I wear is that while they're functional, they're not very fashionable or supportive. That's all changed thanks to a [...]

  • Friday Faves…Jewelry, Things to Read, Contests, Walks and More!


    Hello and happiest of Fridays! It's been quite a while since I participated in a "Friday Favorites" type of post and I have many to share today. Get ready. I made a long overdue stop to visit Erin of Erin McDermott Jewelry last week. I was eying these purple beads with a green stone. But [...]

  • Getting Inspired and Out of the Box in the Kitchen


    This post is sponsored by Blue Apron. I was first introduced to Blue Apron back in February and I have been talking about it with friends and family ever since. If you're not familiar with Blue Apron, it's a service that delivers all the farm-fresh ingredients you need to make three or four meals right [...]

  • Let Me Upgrade You {iPod Touch Review} + Recent Eats


    You're totally singing Beyonce in your head now, right? My life changed a little bit yesterday. I received a very generous gift of a brand new 64-gig iPod touch for all of my yoga music and work social media needs. Within an hour I had it fully loaded with all my favorite apps and every [...]

  • Reader Questions…Yoga Mats, Postpartum Fitness, TV Shows and More!


    Hope it was a good Monday! It's spring break here in Charlotte so I am teaching a LOT of yoga this week due to sub needs...14 hot classes...it's going to be a long, sweaty week. :) I have received quite a few reader questions lately that I thought would be beneficial and fun to answer [...]

  • Weekend + A KIND Start to the Week {Giveaway}


    Hi! Keep on reading for a sweet giveaway from my friends at KIND. My weekend was relaxed and full of the normal stuff...yoga, golden retrievers, food. I stayed in on Friday night, ate Vietnamese take out and watched Gone Girl (well, half of Gone Girl...I fell asleep). It was kind of amazing. I taught two [...]

  • A Week of Meals with Blue Apron


    I have a week of amazing meals to share with you thanks to Blue Apron. Blue Apron is a service that delivers all the ingredients you need to make fresh and flavorful meals right to your doorstep. I have read about Blue Apron on some other blogs I follow and have several friends here in [...]

  • What would you do with $5,000 for fitness education and certifications?


    Happy Friday! Look what showed up on my doorstep today? I'm not really sure where this thing went but I sure am glad it's home. I joked with my yoga classes that all the Lululemon in there alone was enough to make me cry when I thought about losing the bag. Related note...I received a [...]

  • Learning To Juice at Home with the Juicepresso Cold Press Juicer


    It's no secret around here that I love smoothies. I received a VitaMix for Christmas in 2013 and I think I used it 300 out of the 365 days of the year in 2014! It was a great addition to my kitchen. So far 2015 is set to be the year of the juicer! I received [...]

  • Loving Lately + Luxe Box Winner


    Happy Friday! Making good on my intention for 2015 to slow down and connect more, my Friday is full of friends! I am all about planning QT with my friends and scheduling meetings make new connections right now. This morning I met a friend for a (KILLER!) workout followed by a coffee date. I met another [...]

  • Loving Lately: The Gift Edition


    Hola and happy New Year's Eve Eve. Just 36 hours until a brand new year is upon us. I have all sorts of things I want to say about bidding 2014 farewell and my thoughts/goals going into 2015 so stay tuned for that over the next few posts. I wanted to switch up loving lately [...]

  • Erin McDermott Jewelry Luxe Box Giveaway + Special Offer


    Happy Monday! I have an amazing giveaway and special offer from my friend Erin McDermott to kick off the week. Erin just welcomed her first baby girl into this world, Coco. Erin is basically super mom right now as she cares for a newborn and her business during the busiest time of the year. She has been [...]

  • How Do You Treat Your Feet?


    How you treat your feet is pretty important to your long-term health and ability to remain physically active. For some reason we tend to forget about our feet but they need some serious TLC. In addition to getting you through workouts and runs, they also carry you around all day, every day. I wanted to share some [...]

  • Gift Inspiration: 5 Kitchen Faves


    So Christmas is two weeks away and I don't know about you but I haven't even started my shopping yet. Help!!! So in light of that I wanted to put together a post with some of my favorite gift ideas to give y'all some inspiration and me a kick to get with it. I'm going [...]

  • Adding A Little Brilliance to My Daily Beverage Routine with Tate+Lyle®


    One of the things I look forward to each day is my beverage routine. It's such a simple thing but there's something about it that feels so comforting. It starts with coffee in the morning, followed by hot tea, iced coffee, kombucha or sparkling water in the afternoon and finally a cocktail, mocktail or another [...]

  • Let’s Hear It for the Boys + Larabar Giveaway


    Hi and HAPPY FRIDAY! Weekends don't really truly exist for me since I teach on Saturdays and Sundays and always end up doing blog/writing/marketing work too but I do love them because I get to sleep a little later. After five days of getting up at 5 a.m., I welcome the opportunity to sleep until 7 or 8. [...]

  • Happy Friday! Erin McDermott Jewelry Giveaway


    Happy Friday! In celebration of an amazing week full of growth and new beginnings, I have a sweet giveaway and discount for you today from my friend Erin McDermott. Erin and I have been working together for over two years to support each other in pursuing our goals and passions (read about how we connected [...]

  • Staying Active Outdoors When the Temperature Drops + Gear to Keep Me Warm


    If you've been reading my blog for any length of time you know that I am so cold natured and hate being cold. Thus my love for hot yoga, hot tea, hot summer runs (yes, I'm one of those crazy people who doesn't mind running in the heat), the space heater that sits next to [...]

  • Millchap Sweet Potato Co. Granola + Crackers {Review & Giveaway!}


    Most of you know that I'm all about supporting women who are business owners...especially when they're part of my local community. Recently I was introduced to Michelle Miller and Jennifer Chapman through a yoga student. They own Millchap Sweet Potato Co. here in Charlotte and produce a line of amazing sweet potato based granola and [...]

  • Half Marathon Training: New Shoes & Socks


    I've completed five weeks of my half marathon training plan and there are six weeks (42 days!) left until race day! Up to this point I have not missed a single scheduled training run. I think that may be a training plan record for me! This morning my alarm went off at the early hour [...]

  • Misery + My First Must Have Box


    I am a little bit miserable right now. I got stung by a yellow jacket on Monday when I was mowing the lawn (yes...you read that right) and while it really hurt for a couple of hours after I got stung, it seemed to be fine after the initial pain wore off. Well, I woke [...]

  • My New Favorite Lululemon Outfit for Running and Workouts


    Happy, happy Friday! We are pretty excited about the weekend over here. It's going to be an active but fun one. I'm running the OrthoCarolina Classic 5K on Saturday morning (Charlotte readers...join me!!!) to represent Run Charlotte Run and then heading over to Metro CrossFit for our third annual Throwdown. I'm all signed up for a [...]

  • Compression, Stability and Support: New ACE Brand Elastic Bandage {Giveaway}


    For years my preferred method of securing ice packs to my body is with ACE™ Brand Bandages. I used them regularly throughout my high school cheerleading/tumbling days after (many!) bumps and falls and I felt like I was always icing something after long runs during my running days. Recently, I was offered an opportunity to test and [...]

  • After the Review: Follow Up on Results and Continued Use


    Hi and hope everyone is having a nice weekend. I'm in Georgia visiting with my family. My parents are in town this weekend so I decided to come too. I was thinking that I do a lot of product reviews but not a lot of follow ups. I wanted to do a post today on [...]

  • Silk Almond Coconut Blend: The Perfect Non-Dairy Milk Option


    When I was in college I ate one of two things for breakfast, a bagel with cream cheese or jelly or Kashi Go Lean Crunch Cereal with vanilla soy milk. While times have certainly changed in regards to my breakfast preferences, one thing that hasn't changed is my love for milk substitutes like soy, almond [...]

  • Farm Fresh to Your Door from Bella Bean Organics


    Several weeks ago I received an email from North Carolina company Bella Bean Organics. They are a farmer grown and farmer owned GMO-free, organic food delivery service based out of Hillsborough. They work with farms around NC to deliver produce, meats and artisan goods to consumers in NC, SC, VA, DC and Maryland. They've also [...]

  • Creating a Healthy & Relaxing Evening Routine: vitafusion Review & Giveaway


    Before I started my full-time fitness, yoga and writing career, I spent six years working a traditional 9-5 in marketing and advertising. When I had a desk job, my routine was pretty set Monday-Friday. Get up, workout, work, lunch break, work, evening activities, dinner, relax, repeat. My schedule rarely varied and things kind of ran [...]

  • Radiant Summer Skin with St. Ives Fresh Hydration Lotion {Video Review & Giveaway}


    It seems that I have become a bit of an expert on all things related to taking care of my skin but it's necessary due to my lifestyle and career. I spend hours each day sweating and working in gyms and yoga studios. In turn, I usually end up taking two to three showers every [...]

  • A Day of Meals with MorningStar Farms {Giveaway}


    I have been buying veggie burgers since I was in college. MorningStar Farms was one of the first brands that I ever tried. 10 years ago they were one of the only brands of veggie burgers! When I first started eating veggie burgers I ate them like a straight up burger. Over the years I [...]

  • Giving Up the Flat Iron, Pancakes & Winners


    Hi there! I have loved your enthusiasm this week about froyo, Coldplay and Target. Read to the end of the post for the giveaway winners! :) I have a little more shopping to share with you + some delicious recent eats. Talk about stores that suck you in and make you spend more money than [...]

  • Two Sweet Giveaways


    Good evening. Hope it was a good day. I'm about to make it a little brighter with two SWEET giveaways! TCBY is now offering a dairy-free frozen yogurt made from Silk Almond Milk. I swung by on my way home from working out, training and teaching at the gym tonight for a little sweet treat. [...]

  • My Six Favorite Hot Teas


    I love hot tea and typically drink at least two cups each day and some days it's upwards of 4. I credit my mom for this as she was always making tea and offering me a cup when I was growing up. I should have taken a picture of her tea stash when I went [...]

  • Take A Walk In My (Comfy!) Shoes: Reebok SkyScape Review & Giveaway


    When said goodbye to my 9-5 desk job and hung up my suits and dress clothes, I gained a new appreciation for comfortable shoes given that my new profession requires a lot of time on the go and on my feet. Given that I was never really a sneaker girl before, I have gained a [...]

  • Blogiversary Extravaganza: Erin McDermott Jewelry Giveaway


    Hello, hello! I hope that Wednesday was kind to you...if it wasn't I'm about to make it better for you with a SWEET giveaway! :) I had a pretty solid Wednesday. It started out with teaching my 6:30 a.m. yoga class at Y2. My yogis were out in full force for some hot yoga and [...]

  • Tommie Copper Compression Capris {Review + Giveaway}


    Welcome to day one of the PBR 4 year blogiversary week extravaganza. Today I have a review of a new compression wear line that I have recently tested, Tommie Copper. Tommie Copper was founded in 2010 with the goal of offering products that would speed muscle and joint recovery and help find relief from aches [...]

  • Glowing Green Ginger Power Smoothie {Recipe}


    This post is sponsored by Dole.  We're 11 days into Green Smoothie April and my favorite smoothie so far has been my green ginger creation. I've made it three times now and I have the recipe just right and ready to share with you! What I love most about this smoothie is that it's almost [...]

  • New Beauty Products I’m Loving: Latisse, Jane Iredell & Vitamin C


    I can't tell you how amazing it's been to meet with an esthetician monthly to talk about my skin as part of my partnership with Carolina Facial Plastics. I truly feel that we are on the path to a long-term sustainable skincare routine that I can stick with for years and years to come! Today [...]