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Loving Lately: Welcome Summer

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 with mayo, basil, avocado and lots of salt on soft bread. I have eaten one for lunch every day for the last three days. There are not even words to adequately describe how superior homegrown tomatoes are to the sad grocery store versions.


Comfy sundresses and long skirts. I’ve been throwing them on any chance I get to take a break from my gym/workout wardrobe.


Iced coffee. I have never been an iced coffee fan in the past but for whatever reason it’s all I want right now. My go to has been unsweetened with a splash of vanilla soy.


Yeah, no surprise on what I’m loving here. 😉 (Although I am not loving picking paint colors…too many choices!)


Amos Lee radio on Pandora. Non-stop. Perfect soundtrack for my summer.


Outdoor yoga classes. I had the honor of leading “Yoga in the Meadow” this morning. It was a donation based class organized by a friend of mine to support Rohr Rockstars.



I themed the class around living intentionally and presently from a place of love and passion and not fear and anxiety. When I asked the class what pose they were most scared of and they responded with a resounding answer of “handstands,” I informed them we would be working on handstands (with no wall!). Fearless! 🙂

I have said this about a million times but I’m so grateful to teach yoga and to be a part of the Charlotte yoga community.

Happy summer everyone!

What are you loving as summer kicks off? 

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  • Kait June 21, 2014, 4:29 pm

    Just checked out the Amos Lee pandora station & loving it! Thanks for the recommend!

    • Jen June 22, 2014, 8:42 am

      awesome! you are welcome!

  • Marla-Deen June 21, 2014, 5:30 pm

    Taught an outdoor Summer Solstice class for Athleta this morning outside – what a perfect day!
    Can’t say I could do your handstands, though!

    • Jen June 22, 2014, 8:42 am

      that sounds amazing! i love solstice practices!

  • Kate June 22, 2014, 6:53 am

    If you are looking for a great neutral, I have used Behr’s Brown Teepee in all my homes. People always ask what color it is, so it seems to be a crowd pleaser!

    • Jen June 22, 2014, 8:41 am

      thanks so much for the suggestion kate! the paint selection is overwhelming!

  • She Rocks Fitness June 22, 2014, 7:54 am

    That dress is from Target isn’t it? I need to head there today for some odds and ends and love those dresses. They’re so perfect for the pool and running errands. I need to just buy a couple. What I am loving about the kick off of summer…the newest addition to my family…puppy loving in full force! XOXO

    • Jen June 22, 2014, 8:41 am

      yes it is! and i cannot wait for puppy pics and stories! so thrilled for you!

  • Brittany @ proteinandpumps June 23, 2014, 9:58 am

    I’m probably most afraid of arm balances. Everytime I fall out of them it’s onto my head since you can’t exactly tip over like in handstands. Any tips?

  • Meredith June 24, 2014, 9:26 am

    OMG I love that dress, so cute and it looks great on you! You mentioned it’s from target- any idea what brand? It will just help narrow down my search for it. Thank you!

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