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Party Weekend + Winners

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 sales. Of course the dress that I fell in love with was one of the only things not on sale at the mall that day but it was too good to pass up. You can never go wrong with a little black dress. I know I’ll get a ton of use out of it!


The party was so much fun. I love these people so much and they feel like my extended family here in Charlotte. The night ended with a pizza stop so that’s always a sign of a good time. 😉


I had to teach early on Sunday morning and then picked up food from Fern for lunch. I was craving their homemade veggie burger. I got it in a kale wrap topped with goat cheese and sauteed local veggies on the side. So good!


I spent the rest of Sunday cleaning the house and hanging out with this cute furry one. We went on a walk and then I ran three and a half miles.


I started dinner prep late, around 8 p.m. I roasted potatoes with herbs and garlic and brussles sprouts with olive oil, sea salt and lemon pepper.


And cooked steak in a cast iron skillet and then made a rosemary marsala mushroom sauce to go with it. Sunday dinner treat!


The rest of my night included snuggling with Sullie by the fire (wearing my new J. Crew camp socks…so comfy) and watching Star Trek: Into the Darkness (which I slept through the last 30 minutes of). It was a really nice weekend.

Now…giveaway winners! Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who voted for my Chicken Marsala Macaroni and Cheese recipe in the Colombo Wines Marsala Recipe Challenge. I am really excited to share that my recipe was selected as a top three finalist but I didn’t win the trip to Italy. I was thrilled to even make it to the top (based on not just votes but the actual recipe) because I spent a lot of time on the idea and testing. I’m glad it was well received. So thanks for your support and here are the winning commenters (randomly selected).

1. Purple Violet Love Headband

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2. $25 Lulu Gift Card

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3. Homemade Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars

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4. Homemade Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

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5. $10 Starbucks Gift Card + PBCC Bars

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Congrats ladies! Send me an email with your preferred shipping info and I’ll get your gift out. Thanks again for the support. Much love to all of you! xoxo

{ 13 comments… add one }
  • 1
    Emily December 30, 2013, 1:24 pm

    Hey chica!

    Any chance you might want to share your rosemary marsala mushroom sauce recipe, if there is one? Or perhaps just an ingredient list?

    Looks delish!

  • 2
    Heather Murphy December 30, 2013, 1:29 pm

    We have been eating Brussels sprouts non stop lately, and I’ve been loving it. The veggie burger looks great and now I am craving one!

  • 3
    Nicole December 30, 2013, 1:31 pm

    Aww, I love your new dress! And congratulations on getting in the top three; I had really hoped you’d win the trip though!

  • 4
    Haley @Cupcakes and Sunshine December 30, 2013, 1:44 pm

    I love Fern! One of my favorites! And what fun giveaways. I’m still a bit envious of the chocolate chip cookie winner 🙂 hehe! Happy New Year!

  • 5
    Sara @ LovingOnTheRun December 30, 2013, 4:16 pm

    Congrats ladies! I love your dress – I wish you the best with your recipe I hope you win!

  • 6
    Cate December 30, 2013, 4:35 pm

    Love your new dress! Would you mind sharing where you got it?

  • 7
    Hillary | Nutrition Nut on the Run December 30, 2013, 4:49 pm

    good choice on the LBD. #sexy

  • 8
    Matt @ Runner Savvy December 30, 2013, 7:40 pm

    Mmm that dinner is right up my alley!

  • 9
    Lauren K December 31, 2013, 7:46 am

    Pretty dress!!! Where did you get it? I do not need to shop and actually need to clean out my dresses, but always fun to have new store/brand ideas!

  • 10
    She Rocks Fitness December 31, 2013, 11:16 am

    WAHOO I cannot believe I won…I hardly ever win giveaways…Thanks darling!

  • 11
    meghan @ struggle muffins December 31, 2013, 11:20 am

    Love your dress – the neckline is so delicate and sophisticated!

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