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Weekend: Preparing for Visitors

Weekend: Preparing for Visitors

Oh man, I'm in for a crazy (fun!) week! These two cuties rolled into Charlotte on Sunday afternoon to spend the week with me and I'm so happy to have them here! I had been texting back and forth with their mom for a few weeks trying to find a date that would work since [...]

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Recent Eats + Sweats

Recent Eats + Sweats

Happy weekend! Popping in with recent eats and workouts. I'll see you guys on the other side of the weekend. Lots of smoothies for breakfast. This one with a piece of zucchini chocolate chip bread. With granola. And again. I didn't have any spinach this week so my smoothies were super bright and colorful. Here's [...]

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How to Get the Stink Out of Your Workout Clothes + Descending Interval Super Set Workout

How to Get the Stink Out of Your Workout Clothes + Descending Interval Super Set Workout

This post is sponsored by HEX Performance. Keep reading to learn about a new way to clean your sweaty, smelly workout clothes along with an awesome descending interval workout that I've programmed to get you sweaty! :)  If you're a regular reader of my blog, I'd say that the chances are high that you deal with [...]

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A Quiet July 4th Long Weekend

A Quiet July 4th Long Weekend

You know the whole thing about remembering that social media is, for the most part, a highlight reel? I had to put that into practice a few times over the course of the long July 4th weekend as I did things like reorganize the pantry, curl up on the couch with cramps and hang out [...]

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Eleven Years Old

Eleven Years Old

My Sullie girl turned 11 today. Pretty crazy considering the first birthday I documented on this blog was her fourth. (Baby Jen and baby Sullie) I know you have heard me say this over and over and over again but Sullie is my rock. I wanted a dog of my own so badly for a [...]

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Last Week’s Eats & Workouts: Feeling a Shift

Last Week’s Eats & Workouts: Feeling a Shift

Happy Sunday! It feels like a long weekend since July 4 is on a Tuesday but I know some people (self-included) are working tomorrow so it's kind of not. Charlotte seems pretty quiet right now. Fourth of July week is always one of the slowest times of the year because so many people travel and [...]

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Birthday in Brussels

Birthday in Brussels

When talking with Lina about dates that worked for our trip to see her, the week of my birthday was perfect. I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate so I booked it! My birthday was Friday, June 16. Here are pictures from the day. It was a pretty great birthday and one I'll [...]

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Wednesday in the Life + Officially on Board with Collagen + Brows

Wednesday in the Life + Officially on Board with Collagen + Brows

I think the highlight of my Wednesday was my grandmother commenting on my blog for the first time. She wrote, "thanks for the memories" on yesterday's trip recap post. I talked to her today and she said the photos brought back so many memories for her and she's anxious to see the remaining recaps. :) [...]

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Traveling to Brussels, Belgium and Day 1 of Our Trip!

Traveling to Brussels, Belgium and Day 1 of Our Trip!

It's time to commence the Europe trip recaps. My grandmother will be very happy because she's been asking me about the pictures and eager for me to post more about the trip! My first visits to Europe were with my grandmother when I was in middle school and high school. It was really crazy to [...]

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Weekend: Yoga Assits, Squash Blossoms and Puppy Fever

Weekend: Yoga Assits, Squash Blossoms and Puppy Fever

Hi and hope your week is off to a good start. It's a really pretty day in Charlotte. We finally got a break in the crazy humidity that we came home to. I can't wait to walk the girls this evening. :) We'll say my weekend kicked off on Thursday night with a sushi date [...]

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Farmers Market Inspired Menu Plan + Recent Workouts + Weekly Workout Playlist

Farmers Market Inspired Menu Plan + Recent Workouts + Weekly Workout Playlist

Happy Sunday! I'm glad to be back in meal planning mode after a few weeks of being out of the routine. I haven't really cooked a meal since we've been back since we had teacher training this weekend so I can't wait to get in the kitchen tonight. I went to the farmers market on [...]

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7 Questions Answered: Marathon Training, Best Time to Workout, Being a Landlord, Running Injuries & More

7 Questions Answered: Marathon Training, Best Time to Workout, Being a Landlord, Running Injuries & More

Happy Friday! Jet lag is actually working in my favor because last night I was ready to get in bed at 9:30, read for 30 minutes and it was lights out by 10. I woke up naturally at 5 a.m. this morning with tons of energy. I'd actually LOVE to keep some semblance of this [...]

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Stateside

Stateside

Hey guys! We arrived home from our Europe trip last night. Grand Place Brussels Shirt   |   Necklace   |   Jeans   |   Sneakers I can't wait to share all the details on our trip in upcoming blog posts but first I need to comb through the hundreds of photos that I [...]

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2017 Summer Travel Fashion Picks

2017 Summer Travel Fashion Picks

I can't tell you how much I appreciate all of your shoe and clothing recommendations as I prepared for our summer trip to Europe. I feel like packing wouldn't have been such a big deal if I didn't live in workout clothing. I felt like I had been wearing the same travel clothes for a [...]

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Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training: What I Learned and Key Takeaways

Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training: What I Learned and Key Takeaways

A couple of weeks ago I spent the weekend in a prenatal yoga teacher training and I promised to share my experience. The short version...LOVED it and took so much away from it to apply not only to my students and readers but also to myself as a woman. It was incredibly eye opening on [...]

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Kale and Quinoa Salad with Roasted Chickpeas and Pepitas

Kale and Quinoa Salad with Roasted Chickpeas and Pepitas

When we moved a few months ago some friends of ours delivered dinner to us on moving night. They brought us a vegan veggie soup and a kale and quinoa salad that we are now obsessed with. These friends of ours are kale salad connoisseurs and after years of eating kale salads from restaurants all [...]

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Bye for Now

Bye for Now

Hello from the friendly skies. We are currently on the way to JFK where we’ll catch our overnight flight to Brussels. I don’t remember if I blogged about this or not but we booked two separate flights from Charlotte to JFK and then JFK to Brussels and saved $1,000. The direct flights from Charlotte were [...]

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Weekend: Summer TT Weekend One + Summer Running + Summer Fun

Weekend: Summer TT Weekend One + Summer Running + Summer Fun

Hey, hey! I'm in the midst of the pre-trip crazies. Lots to accomplish in a short amount of time. I've probably tried on 50 pairs of casual shoes and have yet to find my match. I'm going to head out and look again in a little bit here and I have some Birkenstocks being delivered [...]

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Recent Eats & Lots of Beets

Recent Eats & Lots of Beets

I hope you guys are enjoying your weekend! I am not meal planning for next week since we are leaving on Wednesday but I thought I'd pop in and show you what I ate this week to give you some ideas. I whipped up a delicious new lunch bowl combination and our dinners were "throw [...]

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Fun Deliveries and Faves + Hide The Snacks!

Fun Deliveries and Faves + Hide The Snacks!

Happy Friday! I wanted to write this post first thing this morning but a security plugin on my blog somehow flagged me and denied me access to my own site. My email chain with my tech guru Isaac is about 20 deep right now. I seriously don't know what I would do without him...probably quit [...]

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Matcha Ginger Green Smoothie

Matcha Ginger Green Smoothie

Good morning! It's been a great week over here. We are officially less than one week away from our Europe trip and getting very excited. So far the plan is two days in Brussels, a day trip to Bruges and we've confirmed an overnight in Amsterdam. We booked the cutest Airbnb apartment in the de [...]

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10 Things I Love About Running for Global Running Day

10 Things I Love About Running for Global Running Day

Happy Global Running Day! Over one million people from 185 countries have pledged to run today in celebration of Global Running Day. There is also a goal to have one million kids pledge to run as a way to make fitness fun for kids and to promote physical activity. If you have kiddos at home, [...]

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Weekend Recap + 30-Minute Treadmill Endurance Workout & Weekly Workout Playlist

Weekend Recap + 30-Minute Treadmill Endurance Workout & Weekly Workout Playlist

Like I mentioned in yesterday's post, I spent all weekend in prenatal yoga teacher training. I am going to dedicate an entire post to it later this week (so much to share!) but here is what my weekend looked like outside of training along with a recap of last week's workouts (including an awesome 30-minute [...]

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What I Bought at Trader Joe’s After a Three-Month Hiatus

What I Bought at Trader Joe’s After a Three-Month Hiatus

I just wrapped up my prenatal yoga teacher training weekend and it was such a lovely and enlightening experience. I can't wait to write all about it in more detail in a post later this week! I'm currently parked in front of the computer with a glass of wine catching up on the internet and [...]

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Friday Catch Up + This Week’s Eats

Friday Catch Up + This Week’s Eats

Happy Friday! I'm sitting here drinking coffee with the smell of fresh sourdough filling my house. I haven't baked in well over a month and my starter was feeling neglected so I decided it was time to remedy that. I also have a cute friend sitting next to me. We've been dog sitting Stella this [...]

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