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  • I Feel Like the Tin Man + Weekend + Last Week’s Workouts

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    I was like the tin man getting out of bed this morning. I almost crumbled to the ground when I tried to stand up because my calf muscles were so sore. While my long runs left me with tired legs, they never left me this sore. Amping up the intensity/pace for a race + hills takes running [...]

  • Weekend: Pizza & My First Ray LaMontagne

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    Hi. It's been a really great Monday. I would skip the weekend recap post and go straight into the new week (because it's bringing many changes) but the weekend was so good I have to share that quickly and then we'll move on! :) The weekend post is brought to you thanks to pizza, M&Ms and Ray [...]

  • Weekend: Weddings, Friends and Sweet Stuff

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    I hope everyone is having a relaxing Sunday evening. I am just popping in with some weekend photos to share! This one got a bath and a little hair cut on Friday. When I picked her up she was so soft, smelling like roses and over the top cute. I swear she knows when she's [...]

  • Weekend: Embracing Fall + Slowing Down

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    I finally embraced fall this weekend. The weather here in Charlotte has been incredible with temperatures in the 60s, sunshine and Carolina blue skies. I kept my weekend really, really low-key and stayed home as much as possible to continue this "nesting/grounding" phase I'm in. It was perfect. I always consider Friday the start of [...]

  • Weekend: Day Trip + Seafood Extravaganza + So Much Cake

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    After my riveting Friday night in I actually did have a jam-packed weekend (jam-packed with goodness). After my long run Saturday I headed over to Om Yoga to teach hot vinyasa. Class request was to do handstand work so I had them move their mats against the wall halfway through class and we stayed that [...]

  • My Perfect Friday Night + Day In The Life

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    Hey and happy weekend! I've reached a new level of lame (and awesome at the same time). My Friday night has included working out, the grocery store, a walk with the pup, cooking homemade pizza, painting my nails and watching a combo of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader show and a Sex and the City marathon. It's [...]

  • Weekend: Slowing Down + Opening Up

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    I spent the summer getting outside of my comfort zone and focused on creating connection and experiences with new and old friends. I put myself out there in a way that I really haven't in the past. I said yes to almost every invitation I got for everything from dinner to beach trips to workouts [...]

  • Lately: Pumpkin, Yoga & Game Day

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    Happy Saturday! After a nearly hour and a half weather delay, I'm parked on the couch cheering on the Dawgs! It's game day and it's always a stressful game when we're playing South Carolina. I wore myself earlier today so couch time is welcome. I did my long run early this morning, taught hot yoga, [...]

  • Labor Day Weekend in Photos

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    I hope everyone had a nice Labor Day Weekend. Mine was super low-key. I stayed here in Charlotte and managed a nice mix between productivity/work and relaxation/being social. The highlight of my weekend was being able to sleep in this morning until whenever I woke up without having to set an alarm to be somewhere. I [...]

  • Weekend: Pampering, CrossFit Throwdown, Night Out + More

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    The weekend was a whirlwind. It flew by at record pace but it was full of good things and fun times. (Whoa. Yes, that's a lot of me up close and personal for the first photo of the post!) I trained four clients, taught a yoga class, went into the Charlotte Observer office for a [...]

  • Weekend: Baking, Long Run, Movies & More + Weekly Workouts

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    I went into this weekend with no plans other than teaching my normal Saturday and Sunday yoga classes and a long run with a friend. I was totally okay with that since I've been out so much lately but then I ended up having fun plans come together at the last minute on both Friday and Saturday [...]

  • Saying Yes + The Weekend

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    My reading in my yoga class on Saturday was about the importance of relationships and connection. I have been putting this into practice in my own life. This has been the summer of yes. Despite my love for teaching and interacting with others for my work, I am introverted and more often than not I find a [...]

  • Weekend: Pool, Peaches, Sunshine and Yoga

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    Good morning! Holiday weekend is over and time to get back in the swing of things. My day kicked off bright and early with 5:30 and 6:30 a.m. training clients. As I mentioned last week, I am training one of my friends who is in her third trimester. She is still rocking it in the [...]

  • A Weekend Full of Love + Friends

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    The last three days have been full of celebrating friendship and love! It was the wedding weekend of one of my friends here in Charlotte. I met her through yoga several years ago we've since shared many sweaty practices, wine nights and experienced yoga in paradise on retreats. It makes me so happy to see my [...]

  • Weekend: A Farm Wedding + Pool Time

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    Hi and happy Monday! I hope that everyone had a great weekend. After teaching the "Yoga in the Meadow" event on Saturday, I spent the rest of the afternoon around the house cleaning, running and walking Sullie before getting ready for a wedding. The wedding was held at Morning Glory Farm in Monroe, NC. It was [...]

  • Loving Lately: Welcome Summer

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    Today is the official first day of summer and I couldn't be happier. Summer is hands down my favorite season of the year. I can't get enough of the long days, warm weather and everything that goes along with it. Here's a look at what I've been loving lately as we welcome summer. Tomato sandwiches [...]

  • Weekend: Massages, Sweets & Shopping

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    Happy Father's Day! I'm doing this weekend a little backwards by spending it with my mom but we did call my dad today to say hi and wish him a happy day! Fun fact, I was born on Father's Day so I always joke with my dad that I was the ultimate gift. I can [...]

  • A Surprise Weekend Visitor

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    Happy weekend everyone! I was absolutely thrilled to learn that I was getting a surprise weekend visitor from Florida! My mom!!! She booked a last minute flight to spend my birthday weekend with me (it's Monday) and I'm SO happy to have her here! She hasn't visited Charlotte since I bought my house almost 5 [...]

  • The Weekend + The Best Meal + The Saddest Movie

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    I had a very low key but nice weekend. After continuing education all day on Friday, I crashed Friday night and didn't do much of anything. I had hopes of getting up and practicing at Om Yoga on Saturday morning before I taught my hot vinyasa class but then I slept until 8:30 so that [...]

  • The Weekend + Love, Empowerment & Acceptance for All

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    I wish I could say that my weekend was full of fun and exciting things but about all I've got for you is book writing, avocados and a cute golden retriever. I received an 80 page word document full of tracked changes to review from my copy editor that was due by Sunday evening. It [...]

  • Memorial Day Weekend, Part Two + Recent Eats

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    Memorial Day Weekend part two was nowhere near as eventful as part one. I spent most of the latter half of the weekend in front of the computer wrapping up this little project... It turns out that my editor and I were kind of on separate thought trains about the direction of this book so [...]

  • Weekend So Far + This Week’s Workouts

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    Good morning! I hope you are all having a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend. A little housekeeping to start out today's post. If you have submitted a contact form via the contact page and haven't heard a response...it's because I wasn't getting notifications! I set up the form about six weeks ago and the notifications have [...]

  • Weekend: Growth, Love & Transformation

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    My weekend was full of celebration including the final weekend of yoga teacher training and graduation, a friend's baby shower and the grand opening of Metro Fitness 51. My weekend was also full of reflection about how much growth, change and transformation is constantly happening around us (and within us). I stayed in on Friday [...]

  • A Very Social Weekend (I Put on Real Clothes 4 Days in a Row!)

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    I hope your Monday is off to a great start! I had a yoga private this morning, a coffee meeting and then I shopped and cooked meals for my client. I haven't done a weekend recap in a while because my weekends haven't been much to write about but I thought that putting on real [...]

  • Weekend: Sick Sullie + Food Truck Party

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    Good morning! I had a good weekend but with a little scare thrown in. Last week Sullie had a one day episode of an upset stomach but it seemed to have quickly passed and she was acting like her normal self the following day. On Saturday she had another episode but much worse this time [...]

  • Weekend: Furniture, FroYo and Yoga Clothes

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    It has been the most beautiful weekend here in Charlotte. Blue skies and 70+ degrees. Happy! It was so nice to have a weekend at home for the first time in several weeks. I spent my time catching up, running errands, working around the house and teaching. I can't wait to share my ALDI trip [...]

  • Weekend & Winners

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    My weekend was nothing too exciting but perfect for me. I'll give you one guess what the theme of it was... Yep, yoga. I am assisting with 200-hour teacher training this winter/spring and we had a teacher training weekend scheduled. (They complete the 200 hours over the course of eight weekends and assisting/observation work done [...]

  • Weekend: Crazy Curls + Massage + Yoga

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    Good morning and happy Monday! I am setting my intention to have a focused and productive week that includes LOTS of writing for my book. :) Before I dive into the new week, here's a look back at a few weekend highlights. Fun fact: my hair is naturally curly/wavy but I never wear it this [...]

  • Purge Part 2 + Rooster’s Reward Dinner

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    I can't say that this was a fun weekend but it was necessary. Other than a work happy hour on Friday, I had zero social engagements to distract me from the great purge of 2014. I fully own that I had a mini-meltdown last night while I was standing in the middle of the bedroom [...]

  • Weekend: Lulu Trip, Sushi, Yoga & Movies

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    Happy Monday! I hope the week is off to a great start for everyone. I got to sleep until 7:30 this morning so I am feeling pretty amazing after almost 9 hours of sleep. The rest of the week won't be so kind with 5:30 and 6 a.m. clients to I took advantage while I [...]

  • Weekend: Car Shopping, Restaurant Week and Brunch

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    Hi there. I hope everyone had a good Monday. If you had the day off I hope you enjoyed it! First things first, I took this girl into the vet this morning and she received a CLEAN bill of health. I am so grateful. The lump on her belly is, in fact, a lipoma (fatty [...]

  • Saturday with Jay Z & Dinner Uptown

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    Hello and happy Monday. I think it's back to reality for most of us after two weeks of holiday schedules. This is definitely the busy season in the fitness industry. The yoga studios were unbelievably packed over the weekend thanks to a new year and really cold, rainy days. I had over 60 yogis in [...]

  • Party Weekend + Winners

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    Hi! I hope everyone had a lovely weekend. Today I want to share some weekend photos with you and then announce the winners of my most recent giveaway. Saturday night we had our holiday staff party for Y2 Yoga. I spent half the day at the mall making returns and checking out the after holiday [...]

  • Weekend: Buddhas, Baking, Movies and More

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    Here are a few weekend photos from the iPhone. Friday evening I swung by Erin McDermott's house to pick up some holiday gifts and ended up wearing this buddha necklace home. I seriously just love everything she makes and she is truly one of the sweetest and most thoughtful women ever. Bathroom tub remodel. I [...]

  • One of Many Jens

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    Hi and happy Sunday! I hope it's been a great weekend for everyone. I attended two very fun holiday parties last night. The first was our staff party for Metro where this photo was taken. It's the "Jen's." There are FOUR Jen's that work for Metro...and we only have 30ish employees. This has pretty much [...]

  • Weekend of Celebration

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    Last weekend was one of those special weekends full of love, fun and friends. On Friday night I attended the Tupelo Honey preview party where I ran into so many friends I don't see often. After dinner I went to a screening of an amazing documentary that deserves its own post. I left with my [...]

  • Cooking, Wine, Yoga & Sullie

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    This was a good weekend full of friends, downtime, puppy love, yoga and cooking. All of my favorite things. I stayed in on Friday night and cooked dinner. I had some beautiful salmon but wanted to try a new method of preparing it. I browsed through some cookbooks and then remembered I had Pinned a [...]

  • Scenes from Girl’s Weekend in Asheville

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    My girlfriends and I deserve a record for how much we packed into 24 hours in Asheville while still staying totally relaxed and in vacation mode. We ate, drank, shopped, yogaed and talked non-stop. Side note, I think I need a second residence in Asheville. I would be up there all the time to eat, [...]

  • Weekend Part 1: iPhones & Handstands

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    Hi there. Hope everyone had a lovely weekend. Here is a look at the first part of mine in photos. Somehow I lasted until 4 p.m. with NO COFFEE on Friday. I deserve a medal. I swung by Starbucks on my way to run errands and treated myself to a soy latte. First holiday cup [...]

  • Late Visit To Lulu…After Wine…And the bright yellow pants that came home with me.

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    Lately I've gotten into a really nice weekend groove where I've had plenty of time for running errands, farmers market trips, yoga practices and most importantly...being at home where I can get things done around the house, bake, cook and relax. There has been a ton of work done to my house and yard over [...]

  • Weekend Part Two: Halloween, Homeland & More

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    This is what happens with these weekend recap posts...I edit all the photos at once and then start blogging. I usually get through Friday and part of Saturday and then decide that's enough for one post. So here I am with the second half of my weekend. I threw a costume together at the last [...]

  • Weekend in photos featuring pizza, yoga and sushi. My faves.

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    Here's a look at my weekend in photos... Friday night pizza. I needed this like no one's business. Saturday morning at the farmers market after a beautiful yoga practice with Grace Morales. Highlights including mountain apples, lacinto kale, rainbow chard and the most ginormous bunch of beets for a whopping $4. Paleo banana bread but [...]

  • Playlist + Bachelorette + Food

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    I hope that you all enjoyed your weekend. The highlight of mine was definitely my presentation to the gymnasts on Saturday along with my friend Lina's bachelorette. I did nothing on Friday night. I just made the granola bars and sat on the couch with some cheese, wine and a bowl of soup. I was [...]

  • Mexico Day Two: A Visit to Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita

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    We only had two full days in Mexico so prioritization of activities was key. It was nice that we arrived early enough on Friday to get a half day at the beach in and left late enough on Monday to get in a couple of hours in the morning before packing up and heading out. [...]

  • Weekend Getaway: Arrival in Mexico

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    Hi everyone! I'm currently on my way back to the US after a long weekend in Mexico. I think this was the longest break I've had from blogging (three days) since I started this blog. I knew going into the weekend that the hotel had WiFi in the lobby but not the rooms and I [...]

  • Frittatas and Half Moons

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    Hi and happy Monday! I hope that your week is off to a fabulous start! I got up and practiced yoga this morning and it was the most perfect way to kick off a short week. I've got a fun last-minute quick trip planned for this weekend. It's not always easy to get out of [...]

  • First Weekend of Fall // Dinner at Rooster’s

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    Hi! Happy weekend! It is an insanely gorgeous day in Charlotte. It was very cloudy on Saturday and rainy Saturday night but I'm grateful that front brought us this sunshine and cool weather. Today is the first day of fall and I can't imagine a more perfect day! I was working on this post after [...]

  • Taco Time

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    Hi! There are dishes to be done, laundry to be put away and a grocery trip to make but sometimes a girl just needs to lounge on the couch for a little bit on a Sunday afternoon. This weekend has been good but wore me out! I am sure you can guess what I spent [...]

  • The Weekend: Sullie QT, More House and a Hike

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    Weekend photo time! Sullie and I celebrated Friday with relaxation in the front yard followed by my street's annual party. Hot dog (there is a special place in my heart for hot dogs...I will not tell you how many of these things I ate late night in college. Hot dog man, hot dog man, hot [...]

  • Labor day weekend: from housework to yoga inversions to I am so not meant for clubbing…

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    My Labor Day weekend hasn't provided much of a break from laboring but it sure has been productive. And there has been a bit of fun involved so I can't complain. Housework has continued in full force and the following has been accomplished... - HVAC repaired - Installation of two new toilets - New light [...]