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It’s My Blog Birthday + Last Week’s Eats & This Week’s Dinner Menu

It’s My Blog Birthday + Last Week’s Eats & This Week’s Dinner Menu

Happy Easter! I hope that you're all having a lovely Sunday whether it's full of Easter festivities or just enjoying a nice spring day. Things are pretty quiet around here. I always miss my family on days like this but luckily I have a trip booked to see them soon. Today is my blog's birthday! [...]

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Workshop Weekend + What I Bought at Whole Foods

Workshop Weekend + What I Bought at Whole Foods

We made it to Friday! While work on the back end has been really busy for the studio and my blog, Charlotte has been really quiet this week. The public schools are on spring break and it seems like half the city is gone on vacation. Before I dive into a peek into my Whole [...]

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St. Pete Beach Wedding Recap

St. Pete Beach Wedding Recap

I'm a little late on getting the second half of our St. Pete weekend recap to you. I hit the ground running this week after four days away. We have some big and exciting stuff in the works that I can't wait to share! This wedding was too beautiful not to write about so let's [...]

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QALO Functional Wedding Rings Perfect for Fit and Active Couples

QALO Functional Wedding Rings Perfect for Fit and Active Couples

This post is sponsored by QALO and She Knows Media. Keep reading for details on the best functional wedding rings for active, on-the-go couples as well as a QALO prize pack giveaway! Last year I posted a SnapChat story (before IG stories took over, which I am still so sad about) asking for advice on [...]

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Workouts + Workout Playlist + Wedding Weekend Part 1

Workouts + Workout Playlist + Wedding Weekend Part 1

We got home from Florida around 4 p.m. on Sunday from a super fun long wedding weekend in the St. Petersburg, Florida area. We were a few hours delayed in getting home and these two couldn't wait to see us (but let's be honest...we were probably even more excited than them). After a quick stop [...]

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Hello from Treasure Island + This Week’s Eats

Hello from Treasure Island + This Week’s Eats

Good morning and happy Friday! We are in Treasure Island, Florida for the weekend. One of girls on our management team is getting married on Saturday evening on St. Pete Beach so a group of us yogis made the trek down to celebrate with her. We are sharing a two bedroom condo with Dorie and [...]

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Sourdough Bread: A Step-By-Step Guide for Home Bakers

Sourdough Bread: A Step-By-Step Guide for Home Bakers

This post has been a long time in the works but I finally have a complete step-by-step guide to the process of baking sourdough bread ready to share! A few notes before we get started... Don't be intimidated! My dad encouraged me for years to bake my own sourdough bread but the process just seemed [...]

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Weekly Workout Playlist + Last Week’s Workouts & Running in the Rain

Weekly Workout Playlist + Last Week’s Workouts & Running in the Rain

Good morning. My 6 a.m. yoga class was sloooooowwww this morning. I couldn't figure out where everyone was until we broke for core work and I commented on the low attendance and my students reminded me about the NCAA basketball championship. Apparently most of Charlotte (and the state of NC!) stayed up late last night [...]

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Weekend: The Cutest Mini Golden Retriever + Sunday Dinner Guests

Weekend: The Cutest Mini Golden Retriever + Sunday Dinner Guests

There's no better way to start my weekend recap than with this photo. One of our teacher trainees got in a bind between getting home from travel, picking up her pup and making it to teacher training on time...so she brought him! This is Benny and he is a mix of dachshund and golden retriever [...]

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This Week’s Eats + 3 Warm Lunch Bowl Ideas

This Week’s Eats + 3 Warm Lunch Bowl Ideas

Happy weekend friends. It is so lovely in Charlotte...mid 70s, sunny and low humidity. Hoping for lots of outside time this weekend. Big thanks for all of your input on the dress choice in my last post. I was going to order option 1 and 4 and try them both on but then I read [...]

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Lately: Cookies, A Christmas Cactus and Collagen

Lately: Cookies, A Christmas Cactus and Collagen

Hey guys! I'm happy to hear that you are eagerly awaiting my sourdough tutorial. The comment, "It’s like waiting for the next season of Game of Thrones to start! 😜" kind of made my week. I have been baking test loaves and going out of my way to do as much wrong as possible to [...]

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Homemade Sourdough Bread: Must-Have and Nice-To-Have Tools

Homemade Sourdough Bread: Must-Have and Nice-To-Have Tools

In preparation for my upcoming sourdough bread tutorial (yes, it's really happening and it's going to be one epic post), I wanted to write a separate post about what you need to have on hand to successfully bake sourdough. This way, when I post the tutorial and you think, "I have got to make that [...]

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A Boring Weekend + An Awesome Strength Workout + Weekly Workout Playlist (Best Yet!)

A Boring Weekend + An Awesome Strength Workout + Weekly Workout Playlist (Best Yet!)

I set my alarm for 5:55 a.m. to get up and write this post before I taught at 8:15 a.m. and then had meetings...but I slept instead. I don't know if my body is trying to normalize after the move or trying to heal or still adjusting to the time change but I have been [...]

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Recent Eats + Comfort in Cake

Recent Eats + Comfort in Cake

Happy weekend guys. We made it. My 4:30 p.m. hot yoga class today was one big celebration of TGIF. It was crazy hot in the room (104!) but my yogis were all smiles and fun today. It was the perfect way to end a crazy week. My weekend is going to look like wrapping up [...]

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Total Body Dumbbell Strength Workout (21 minute or 43 minute options!)

Total Body Dumbbell Strength Workout (21 minute or 43 minute options!)

Thank you for all of the well wishes for me and Zoey. We are on the mend. I am going to try and change the dressings on my burns today which I am not looking forward to. I might have to make Tanner do it. Does anyone else get squeamish with stuff like that? I'm [...]

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Oh What A Week

Oh What A Week

I have so much to fill you guys in on. It's been quite a week...am so it's only Wednesday morning. I'm drinking all the coffee right now as I juggle responding to about a gazillion Facebook messages about furniture I'm selling in the marketplace. Have y'all ever done this before? It's convenient but a good [...]

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My Favorite Carrot Apple Butternut Ginger Soup Made Easy

My Favorite Carrot Apple Butternut Ginger Soup Made Easy

This recipe is brought to you by Musselman's Apple Sauce. Check them out on Facebook and get a coupon here! One of the soup recipes that I make most frequently to have on hand for lunch or a light dinner is a delicious carrot apple butternut ginger soup creation that is the perfect blend of [...]

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Monday Mantra + Last Week’s Workouts + Weekly Workout Playlist

Monday Mantra + Last Week’s Workouts + Weekly Workout Playlist

What a weekend. I'll post a full weekend recap later today (hopefully) but long story short...the movers were at our house until midnight on Friday and our entire weekend was consumed by unpacking. As I was drifting off to sleep at 11 p.m. last night I thought to myself, "I think I left my car [...]

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Moving Week Eats

Moving Week Eats

Happy St. Patrick's Day! I grew up in Dublin, Georgia where St. Patrick's Day was a multi-week celebration every year. While I won't be drinking any green beer or attending any parades, I might throw on some green to teach this morning and I'll definitely make some corned beef and cabbage soon. It's one of [...]

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Mid-Week Check-In + Dealing with the Emotional Side of Running Injuries

Mid-Week Check-In + Dealing with the Emotional Side of Running Injuries

I apologize if any of you were unable to access my blog this morning. It was down until around noon. My tech guru did his monthly updates and security checks late last night and apparently one of the WordPress plugin updates made my blog crash. He had to troubleshoot by going in one-by-one and activating [...]

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6 Ways to Deal with Calf Strain as a Runner + I Tried Dry Needling

6 Ways to Deal with Calf Strain as a Runner + I Tried Dry Needling

The name of this post should really be, "I got dry needled and lived to tell about it." One of our teachers, Kari, is a physical therapist and has been doing quite a bit of dry needling at the clinic she manages lately. She has been encouraging me to try it for months now so [...]

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Weekend: Painting, Packing, Pups + Snow?

Weekend: Painting, Packing, Pups + Snow?

Hey, hey. It's a rainy, cold day in Charlotte which makes for lots of productivity on my end. (source) Our weather has been truly bizarre lately. On Thursday it was 75 degrees and I was running in shorts and a tank top. Sunday we woke up to snow. Today is rainy and chilly. I feel [...]

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Last Week’s Eats + This Week’s Meal Plan

Last Week’s Eats + This Week’s Meal Plan

Hey guys! Hope you're having a great weekend. Packing commenced yesterday but I feel relatively calm and organized about it all. Remind me I said that when I'm losing it later this week when Friday's moving date gets closer. My plan is to attempt to maintain a semi-normal posting schedule but don't get worried if [...]

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Sometimes Simple is Best

Sometimes Simple is Best

Good morning. I've got Kings of Leon radio playing on Pandora, a cup of coffee sitting on my desk and sunlight streaming in through the windows. I taught yoga at 6 a.m. and then came home and made breakfast for Tanner and myself. I've got the rest of the day ahead of me to focus [...]

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Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita: The Food

Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita: The Food

I'm looking forward to sharing more details on Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita with you guys. This was our second trip to this incredible resort and our sixth visit to Zoetry resorts. Zoetry is a luxury all-inclusive brand with a focus on wellness. We always choose Zoetry for our annual yoga retreat because we know [...]

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