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  • Everything I Ate In A Day

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    Hey! Thanks so much for your amazing comments on my wedding planning post.I have read all of them and I am in the process of responding. I feel like I a) got some great ideas and advice and b) got to know some of you! When the sharing isn’t so one-sided it makes me happy [...]

  • The Simple Meal/Snack I Can’t Get Enough Of + Recent Eats + This Week’s Meal Plan

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    Hi and I hope it’s been a nice weekend. Mine has been very relaxed and restful, which has been great! The weather in Charlotte is cuckoo right now and we’ve gone from early fall-like weather with low humidity and very cool evenings to warm weather with rain and crazy humidity. The change has done a [...]

  • Last Week’s Eats + What’s on My First Week of Fall Dinner Menu

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    It’s been a slow Sunday morning for me. I woke up just before 7 and then willed myself back to sleep until 8. I lounged in bed until 9 and then we got up to make breakfast. The rest of the morning has consisted of reading things on the internet, editing blog photos, researching recipes [...]

  • Recent Eats: Salads, Salmon, Food Trucks and Sweet Stuff

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    Happy Friday. I hope you guys have had a nice week. My mom has been in Charlotte visiting this week and it’s been great to have her here. I made a last-minute decision on Wednesday night at 11 p.m. to fly back to Florida with her today so that I can spend the weekend with [...]

  • Weekend Happenings + Recent Eats

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    Hi Friday! I’m very happy on this Friday because my mom will be arriving in Charlotte on Sunday morning to stay with us for the week! My wheels are turning on the fun activities we can do while she’s here. The weekend won’t be a very restful one for me due to lots of teaching [...]

  • The Perfectly Seared Salmon Secret + Recent Eats

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    Happy long weekend Friday. Whether you’re gearing up for a low-key weekend or one full of adventure, I hope it’s safe and enjoyable. I appreciate the thoughtful comments on my post about Charlotte. There’s just one quick thing I want to reiterate…the post was written from my personal point of view. Of course, what I [...]

  • Recent Eats: Switching Up Breakfast, Best Healthy Dinner Casserole

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    Hi there! I hope you’ve made it to the middle of the week feeling good. I’m feeling SORE! I taught this crazy awesome tabta workout three times in two days in various classes and it’s left me feeling it in all the best ways. Don’t worry, I’ll be sharing it on my blog tomorrow so [...]

  • So Many Recent Eats + Not My Idea of Paradise

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    I’m currently feet up watching Bachelor in Paradise. I’m not much of a Bachelor/Bachelorette fan but I’m finding this highly entertaining. I’m hanging out at BFF Dorie’s house with her youngest daughter as she takes her oldest to college for the first time. Cue all the emotions all around. In the meantime, this is keeping [...]

  • Sullie Update + Last Week’s Eats

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    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 [...]

  • Recent Eats: Healthy, Formulaic and Easy!

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    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 [...]

  • Recent Eats + Sweats

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    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 [...]

  • Last Week’s Eats & Workouts: Feeling a Shift

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    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 [...]

  • Recent Eats & Lots of Beets

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    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 [...]

  • Matcha Ginger Green Smoothie

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    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 [...]

  • Friday Catch Up + This Week’s Eats

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    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 [...]

  • Recent Eats: 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 5 Dinners

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    Happy Sunday! I hope you’re enjoying a relaxing day that’s got you feeling ready to tackle the week ahead. I usually try and post our dinner menu for the week on Sundays but I forgot to cancel Blue Apron + we have social events on two other nights so no planning is necessary. In case [...]

  • Recent Eats: Smoothie Bowls, Lunch Bowls & One Awesome Sushi Bowl

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    Y’all, I’m cracking up over here. I always know that it’s around the 3 p.m. hour because I hear our mail lady vrooming around the neighborhood delivering mail. She GUNS that little truck from box to box and you can hear it all over the neighborhood. I’m going to get a little crazy and switch [...]

  • Recent Eats: Featuring the Best Soup

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    Thank you for your kind and thoughtful comments on my last blog post. This is the first opportunity I’ve had to check in since then because of the whirlwind of getting ready to travel to Harrisburg this weekend and all the time I’ve spent teaching. It’s been wonderful and I can’t wait to share the [...]

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

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    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! [...]

  • Hello from Treasure Island + This Week’s Eats

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    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 [...]

  • This Week’s Eats + 3 Warm Lunch Bowl Ideas

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    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 [...]

  • Recent Eats + Comfort in Cake

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    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 [...]

  • Moving Week Eats

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    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 [...]

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

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    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 [...]

  • ICYMI + Last Week’s Eats

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    Confession. I was seeing ICYMI all over the internet and social media and I had no clue what it meant for months. I finally Googled it and learned that it stands for, “in case you missed it.” Now I know. My blog guru Isaac did a WordPress and plugin update last week and unfortunately the [...]

  • A Blessing + Speedy Zoey + What I Ate This Week

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    Hey there. We’re gearing up for snow overnight in Charlotte. I don’t think anyone has a confident bet on how much but I’ve heard anywhere from 3-8 inches. I’ve spent most of today working on communications for the studio as we’ve had to cancel our first weekend of teacher training and some early and late [...]

  • Christmas Decorations + Recent Eats + Our First Purple Carrot Delivery

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    Hi and happiest of Fridays. It appears that most of the nation is under an arctic freeze today. It was 20 degrees when I left the house to train clients this morning so I moved my run to the treadmill! On the plus side, the cold and gray weather has made for an ultra productive [...]

  • Recent Eats: A Busy/Family/Travel Week & Lots of Out to Eat

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    Hi from the Tampa Bay area. I’m currently sitting in my hotel room, watching House Hunters and wearing a Cherry Jubilee Enzyme mask after taking my first Orange Theory class and having Thai food with my parents. I flew in yesterday to spend the weekend here for my uncle’s memorial service. This week of eats [...]

  • Recent Eats: Food Burnout + Food Blogging Behind the Scenes

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    I hope Friday has been a good day for you guys so far. I couldn’t sleep last night and found myself thinking of my brother and today the sadness has stuck around. I don’t really know what to say other than that grief definitely seems to come in waves. I skipped last week’s recent eats [...]

  • What I Ate This Week + A New Favorite Salad Combo

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    Happy Friday! Can you believe that this time next week Thanksgiving will be over and the Black Friday shopping madness will be underway? I was happy to read your comments on last week’s recent eats post about how much you guys enjoy these posts and find them useful. It’s great to hear and I’ll keep [...]

  • Meal Plan: Week of 11/6 + Last Week’s Eats

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    I just planned our menu for the week and it’s making me feel very hungry and excited to cook. This is probably also due to my long run yesterday and the increase in hunger that I tend to have the day after. It’s pretty crazy but I also think a big part of it is [...]

  • Recent Eats + Whole Foods App + Nightshades

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    Happy weekend! (I think it’s late enough on Friday that we can go ahead and call it the weekend.) Any fun plans? Unfortunately, our Friday night is going to look like navigating our way through a client management software change and transition for the studio but hopefully it won’t be too painful. We’re hosting a [...]

  • Last Week’s Eats

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    Today is a better day. I ran 15 miles this morning. I think that’s the farthest I’ve run in over 6 years. While I’m definitely “feeling it” as I sit here and write this post, all things considered, I am good. It was 48 degrees outside and the most beautiful fall day. Running has been such [...]

  • Recent Eats: Meal Plan Fail

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    Happy Friday. I hope you guys have had a good week. I failed at meal planning this week. Well, I did a great job on the planning part but the execution was a no go. I made a menu for the week that sounded delicious and then I just never found the motivation to get [...]

  • Recent Eats: Eat Dessert First

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    Happy Friday everyone. If you’re anywhere in the path of Hurricane Matthew, lots of prayers headed your way. Stay safe and dry. I checked in with my parents yesterday to see if they were going to get any effects of the storm on the panhandle but it’s sunny and beautiful there. We’re experiencing worse weather [...]

  • Rain + Zoey + Lots of Recent Eats

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    It’s a rainy Friday here in Charlotte (and most of the Southeast) with Tropical Storm Hermine passing through. I checked in with my family yesterday and all is good in Florida. Luckily the storm just missed them and made landfall east of where they are. Our rain started last night with a band of heavy [...]

  • Peaches & Cream Egg White Oatmeal

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    Good morning! You know how life seems to ebb and flow? There are good times, bad times and a lot of mundane in between. Over the last few weeks I’ve come to realize that I’m smack in the middle of one of those good times and feeling a deeper sense of peace and ease right now than [...]

  • Dairy-Free Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes

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    We had pancakes for breakfast on a Thursday morning and it was kind of the best thing ever. I made these dairy-free blueberry buttermilk pancakes last Sunday morning and knew I had to recreate them again this week to photograph and share with you because they were so amazing. We “mmm’d” our way through them [...]

  • Upping My Breakfast Game

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    Happy Sunday! I was in the process of editing all of my recent food photos (including vacation) when I realized that breakfast needed a post of its own. It’s been really good lately! As most of you know, I’m a pretty repetitive breakfast eater and I don’t lean towards savory very often when it comes to the first [...]

  • Recent Eats on a Friday with Lots of Healthy Meal Ideas

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    Happy Friday ! I feel like I’m always so late to the daily posting party because I spend my mornings teaching and training clients. In an ideal world I would write these posts a day ahead of time buuuuutttt I’m not sure that day will ever come. Hopefully some of you are still around on [...]

  • What I Ate In A Day + Recent Eats + Formulaic v. Creative

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    Last week’s recent eats post with the “what I ate in a day” was a hit so I’m going to stick to that format this week. I think it’s helpful to see the whole picture of everything that goes into a day’s eats versus the breakfast/lunch/dinner highlights. I feel fortunate that I really enjoy cooking and [...]

  • A Big Moment for Zoey + Recent Eats

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    We hit a major milestone over here this week. On Monday I left to go to lunch and an appointment and decided to leave Zoey out in the house instead of crating her. I closed the bedroom, office and bathroom doors and gave the two girls the run of the main part of the house. A [...]

  • Recent Eats: 2 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches and 5 Dinners

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    Good morning! I’m on a break between yoga classes. I taught at 6 a.m. and I’m heading back to teach again at 9:45 a.m. The Thursday 9:45 is a new class for me (and the studio). We just added five new “not hot” classes to our morning schedule. These classes are held in a warm (think [...]

  • Recent Eats: Mexican Quinoa, One-Pan Dinners and Throw it in a Bowl

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    Hey there. Sorry I have been quiet this week. Things have been busy with the work I do outside of blogging while personal life and friendships have needed some extra attention at the same time. One thing I have learned about juggling several job roles along with life in general is that everything ebbs and flows. [...]

  • Recent Eats + On the 30s HIIT Workout

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    Good morning! I have some recent eats and the HIIT workout I taught last Sunday to share today. But first… In case you somehow missed it, yesterday was National Puppy Day! I think I like this day even more than National Peanut Butter Lover’s Day! :) It’s a great excuse to share some puppy pictures. Baby [...]

  • Recent Eats: Grain Salads + Clean, Healthy and Easy Dinner Ideas

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    I hope everyone had a happy St. Patrick’s Day! I am (very) past the days of green beer but I am super excited to make some corned beef and cabbage. I wanted to make it tonight but the boy had to work late so I’m holding off until this weekend. I have a beautiful head [...]

  • Recent Eats: How Much Is Too Much?

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    Welcome to Recent Eats, the “how much is too much…SALMON (and tuna)!” edition. I love salmon. We have it at least once a week for dinner and I usually cook enough so that I have leftovers to use as a salad topper. I also default to a can of salmon or tuna as a salad topper if [...]

  • Sweet Potato Breakfast Bowls {Paleo + Whole30 Approved}

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    This post features a recipe for sweet potato breakfast bowls. This delicious breakfast is Paleo and Whole30 friendly and also gluten-free. Sweet potato breakfast bowls are a great grain-free alternative to oatmeal.  Embarking on a Whole30 when a big plate of eggs and vegetables isn’t quite your cup of tea first thing in the morning can [...]

  • Overnight Banana Chia Pudding

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    A recipe for banana chia pudding that is gluten-free, Paleo and Whole30-compliant. A great option for a healthy make ahead breakfast! I owe chia pudding an apology. Two years ago I tried it, hated it and bashed it right here in this very same space. Luckily, one food mantra I’ve always adhered to is, “always [...]

  • Recent Eats: My First Whole30 Days 5-8

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    Happy Monday! I hope you all had a great weekend. I’m skipping the weekend recap in favor of sharing Whole30 days 5-8 with you (read about my decision to do Whole30 in this post). We started our 200-hour yoga teacher training over the weekend so my weekend pretty much looked like teaching yoga, talking about [...]