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  • Family Birthday Dinner + Recent Eats at the Beach


    I'm packing up to head back to Charlotte after a long weekend visiting my family. It's been a great few days with lots of good eats so I thought I'd put together a recent eats post for ya while I enjoy one last oceanfront blogging session. The highlight of my trip was a dinner out [...]

  • Florida Part Two: Surf & Turf + Birthday Dinner


    Not going to lie...while I always love and appreciate seeing my parents, visits home have gotten exponentially more fun and relaxing since they moved to the beach. Prior to moving to Florida they lived in Atlanta for a few years and Houston for a few years before that. Both cities were great to visit but [...]

  • Dominican Republic Girl’s Getaway


    Hi from the Dominican Republic! I said goodbye to this (growing!) fluff ball on Wednesday morning and headed to the airport to meet up with my girls. It was an easy 3.5 hour direct flight down here. I packed lunch for everyone. PB&Js, grapes, carrots and pretzels. I watched "This Is Where I Leave You" [...]

  • My Dad is Going to Food Blog! + Scenes from the Beach


    Hi everyone! I hope your week is off to a nice start. It's been so great to be in Florida with my parents for a few days. I've enjoyed the down time, extra sleep, break from teaching/training and being able to help out a little around here. I'll be sad to go home tomorrow. The most [...]

  • Trip Photos + Golden Love + What I’m Reading (GONE GIRL!!!)


    I arrived home yesterday sun-kissed, rested and already a little homesick. I'm so thankful for the long weekend I spent with my parents and I'm already planning a return trip to stay longer this summer. I really want to STOP these six month spans between seeing each other. Family is too important. I really love the [...]

  • Recent Eats: Home At The Beach


    It's been so nice to be out of my kitchen and in my dad's...both delicious and inspiring. My dad's been getting all crazy lately with making homemade bread, pizza dough and even his own yogurt on the regular. I'm going to share all of that in a separate post where I can brag on him. [...]

  • Realizing when you need a break. (And letting yourself take one.)


    I'm so happy to wake up to this... I really need to think harder about that dream of mine to move to the U.S. Virgin Islands and open a yoga studio/training center. ;) In all seriousness, I want to start off today's post with an important topic. Realizing when you need a break. (And letting [...]

  • Resort Review: Ocean Coral & Turquesa in Puerto Moreles


    I am going to torture you a little bit today...I know that cold weather has arrived in most of the country but I've got a warm weather resort review to warm you up! Most of you probably remember that I went on a quick long weekend getaway to Mexico in late September. If there is [...]

  • Mexico Day Two: A Visit to Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita


    We only had two full days in Mexico so prioritization of activities was key. It was nice that we arrived early enough on Friday to get a half day at the beach in and left late enough on Monday to get in a couple of hours in the morning before packing up and heading out. [...]

  • Weekend Getaway: Arrival in Mexico


    Hi everyone! I'm currently on my way back to the US after a long weekend in Mexico. I think this was the longest break I've had from blogging (three days) since I started this blog. I knew going into the weekend that the hotel had WiFi in the lobby but not the rooms and I [...]

  • What I’m Reading + The Best Summer Lunch


    Hi there. I'm back in Charlotte where it seems that things are exactly as I left them. I had to get away because I missed my parents and also because I needed a step back. I find that I have to get out of my day-to-day reality sometimes to gain clarity on the big picture. [...]

  • Hush Puppy Me


    Much like the rest of the summer, Saturday was a cloudy day. My parents said it's rained almost every day at the beach just like it has in Charlotte. I hung out on the balcony in the morning then went to the farmers market with my parents to get some tomatoes. We swung by Starbucks [...]

  • Sunshine and Peach Pie


    I'm at the beach with my family. I slept for 10 hours last night and it was that really hard, really restful kind of sleep. I am ready to enjoy my Saturday relaxing but here is a quick look at Friday first. Travel was so easy. All of my flights were not just on time [...]

  • Kiawah from my iPhone


    I have far too much going on with the conference and beach/pool time to get my memory card out of my camera and edit photos but I want to give you a quick look at my trip so far from iPhone/Instagram! Arrival and welcome bag. The Sanctuary. The beach! Infinity pool overlooking the ocean. Lunch [...]

  • A Day in the Vacation Life…


    Good morning and happy Tuesday! Some of you have inquired about exactly what this trip is that I'm on. It's a yoga retreat through the studio back home where I teach and practice. There are 24 of us who traveled down here together to yoga and vacation. Basically, adult spring break. We practice twice a [...]

  • A Resetting Of Sorts


    I'm currently in route back to Charlotte where a mammoth week of work that will end in my weekend CrossFit Level 1 Course waits for me when I touch down. But I'm pleased to say that I'm approaching it with less anxiety and stress and more confidence and contentment. This trip has been both nice [...]

  • Vacation = White Sand, Rainbows And Cake


    Vacation day one was a success. I didn't work out, finished a book in 24 hours, napped on the beach, embraced my natural curls and went out for dinner with crazy hair and ate cake. I thought maybe I would go on a run yesterday morning but then my dad and I went to the [...]

  • Bald Head Wedding


    Back to reality. Bald Head Island is a little utopia. It really feels like an escape from real life with not a car in sight and everyone getting around in golf carts. There are only a few restaurants and shops on the island and everything moves at a slower pace. I can imagine that it's [...]

  • Bald Head Island


    Hello from Bald Head Island! Bald Head Island is a barrier island located right off the North Carolina coast near Wilmington. It's 5.8 square miles and they do not allow cars on the island - golf carts only. Sullie and I ferried over yesterday afternoon. It was Sullie's first boat ride and she was so [...]

  • Early Mornings


    I have crossed the line into full-out "go mode." Most people would say that I'm in go mode all of the time due to my seeming inability to slow down and propensity to take on as much as possible. I know that I've entered a special state of craziness when I start doing things like [...]

  • I’m At The Beach


    I'm at the beach! It feels so good to see the water. I haven't been to a beach since late last summer and I think that may be a record for me...far too long! I'm in Hilton Head, South Carolina but not for a relaxing weekend of lounging beachside with drink in hand. Quite the [...]

  • Beach Bums


    We're having a great time at the beach with our friends! Lots of beach time. Bocce ball, boogie boarding (= awesome!), naps, chats. Blackened fish sandwich for lunch Friday. Beer-garitas = also awesome. Have you tried these? They are surprisingly tasty! One can of lemon-lime concentrate, one can tequila, two light beers and ice. Perfect [...]

  • Hi from Jamaica!!!


    Surprise! I'm popping in for a quick hello! Brandon and I knew that our resort offered free wifi before we came but agreed that I would not blog while we were here. We did come to a compromise that I would post one mid-week check in so here I am. :P So far our vacation [...]

  • A Relaxing Beach Weekend


    Thank you for all the sweet messages about my one year blogging anniversary. I'm excited to kick off year two! We got home from the beach a few hours ago. We had a really nice time with our friends and it was nice to get away and relax. I slept 10 hours last night - [...]

  • Operation Storm Survival, Beach, Run and BEAUTIFUL!


    Happy weekend from beautiful Wild Dunes Resort in Isle of Palms, South Carolina. I braved extremely hazardous road conditions to get here...and I was by myself. Brandon left earlier in the week for the beach but I had to work so couldn't leave until after work Friday. My solo road trip started off with a [...]

  • Hilton Head Island Weekend in Review


    It's been a while since you've heard from me. Brandon and I had a miscommunication about who was packing my laptop for our long weekend in Hilton Head. We were about half way there when I realized that he didn't bring it. I had a minor freak out but then just decided to enjoy my [...]