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Sullie Update + Last Week’s Eats

Sullie Update + Last Week’s Eats

Let’s start with some good news. In case you missed my Instagram story on Thursday afternoon, the lump that I found on Sullie’s belly is just a fat deposit. Our vet took a sample of it and looked at it under the microscope and said she didn’t see anything that looked like mast cells so [...]

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Let’s Talk About Fall Running + A 90-Minute Running (and workout) Playlist

Let’s Talk About Fall Running + A 90-Minute Running (and workout) Playlist

Thanks for sending along your good vibes after my post yesterday and I’m so glad that the gratitude meditation was well-received. Sullie is going in to see the vet today at 3:30 p.m. to have the lump checked and for her annual check up. I’ll let you know ASAP what the report is. As for [...]

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Say Thank You Until You Mean It

Say Thank You Until You Mean It

My Wednesday is off to a bit of a nerve-wracking start. First, we found a big red lump on Sullie’s belly last night when we were patting her. It seemingly appeared out of nowhere and after last year’s surgery, it has me on high alert. We have a great vet and they asked me to [...]

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Weekend: Lots of Yoga + Namastay Kitchen + First Stair Master Experience

Weekend: Lots of Yoga + Namastay Kitchen + First Stair Master Experience

Thanks for your slipper recommendations in yesterday’s post! I’ll be sure to let you know which ones I decide on. I feel like I have some really solid options now. :) I can’t say that our weekend was especially restful or relaxing but it was fun and rewarding. Lots of this. On Friday afternoon I [...]

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Sunday Stuff + Recent Eats

Sunday Stuff + Recent Eats

I hope your Sunday is off to a wonderful start. We awoke to the slightest drop in temperature and humidity which means it was 69 degrees outside and the humidity was less than 50%. After almost a month of waking up to crazy humidity that felt like walking out into a wet blanket, It basically [...]

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FAQ Friday + How I Season Protein & Veggies

FAQ Friday + How I Season Protein & Veggies

Hi and we made it to Friday. It’s been a jam-packed week over here and I’m heading into a busy weekend as well. It’s weekend four of our summer 200-hour teacher training (there are five total) and I’ll be leading quite a few of the lectures and training sessions. I’m looking forward to it as [...]

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A Date Night at Gallery Restaurant (with 6 courses!)

A Date Night at Gallery Restaurant (with 6 courses!)

My foodie followers are going to love this post! A couple of weeks ago I was invited to an event to experience the summer menu at Gallery Restaurant. Unfortunately, I was unable to attend due to a teaching conflict but was thrilled to receive an email back inviting Tanner and me to come another evening. [...]

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Weekend + Baby Boy Brunch Shower

Weekend + Baby Boy Brunch Shower

Happy Tuesday! I got the photos edited for my weekend and baby boy brunch shower recap on Monday but due to teaching, some meetings and appointments and a special Monday date night, I didn’t actually get the post written. Excited to do that now. ;) Last night we were invited to enjoy dinner at Gallery [...]

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Recent Eats: Healthy, Formulaic and Easy!

Recent Eats: Healthy, Formulaic and Easy!

Hi and I hope you’ve enjoyed the weekend. I just got home from co-hosting a baby shower for a friend. I can’t wait to share all the details with you in Monday’s post but for now I’m going to recap last week’s meals. They were healthy, super simple and a little repetitive but very accessible [...]

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Let’s Talk About How We Talk About Our Bodies

Let’s Talk About How We Talk About Our Bodies

I am running a doggie daycare over here! We are dog sitting Bear Bundon for three weeks and we added Stella to the mix today too. She’s my friend Virginia’s cockapoo puppy. She’s 8 months old and 10.2 pounds but man can she ever hang with the big dogs. She LOVES them and totally plays [...]

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Lately + The End of Niece Week

Lately + The End of Niece Week

The best word to describe how I feel right now is hot. I feel like I’m constantly sweating and hot wherever I go. It’s hot in the studio, it’s hot outside, it’s hot in the car…so hot in fact that a plastic cup of iced coffee melted in my car on Monday. We are in [...]

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Learning to Enjoy Summer

Learning to Enjoy Summer

This post is sponsored by thredUP. Keep reading for a code to receive a 40% discount on your first order.  Right around the time of the summer solstice I read a passage from Melody Beattie’s daily meditation book, Journey to the Heart, to my Saturday morning yoga class. It was all about learning to enjoy [...]

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Another Visitor + 90-Minute Workout Playlist + Last Week’s Workouts

Another Visitor + 90-Minute Workout Playlist + Last Week’s Workouts

All of my guests departed over the weekend. My mom left on Saturday and the girls left on Sunday. It was an amazing week but I have a renewed appreciation for quiet and cleanliness at the moment. :) I’ll be sharing a post about the second half of their visit later this week…most likely Wednesday. [...]

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Kid Week Eats

Kid Week Eats

My eats have definitely been all over the place this week as I worked to plan meals and snacks that were kid-friendly along with having lots of treats and sweets around the house (my mom and I share a serious love…). I feel like I’ve had some mini revelations about the things I’ve always heard [...]

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A Bright and Cheerful Week (and Cake!)

A Bright and Cheerful Week (and Cake!)

Helllllooo! Haha, clearly that dream I had about a normal posting schedule while my nieces were visiting was a delusional thought. SHOUT OUT to all of my readers who are moms to littles. I don’t know how you get anything done. Between cooking, cleaning, baths, laundry, playing, answering questions (so many questions), chauffeuring and all [...]

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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. Recent Eats 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 [...]

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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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