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  • Weekend: Sweet Treats + Sweet Pups

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    Very low key but lovely weekend here in Charlotte. Here is a quick recap...heavy on cake and golden retriever pictures, per usual. I kicked off the weekend with a Friday afternoon cupcake date. We stopped by Suarez Bakery and picked out a cookie dough and pina colada cupcake to share. The highlight of my Friday [...]

  • Weekend: Day Trip + Seafood Extravaganza + So Much Cake

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    After my riveting Friday night in I actually did have a jam-packed weekend (jam-packed with goodness). After my long run Saturday I headed over to Om Yoga to teach hot vinyasa. Class request was to do handstand work so I had them move their mats against the wall halfway through class and we stayed that [...]

  • Fresh Peach Cake {Recipe}

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    It's peach season y'all! Growing up in Georgia, peaches were a big deal...we are the peach state after all. ;) Little did I know that after moving to the Carolinas (I've lived in North and South Carolina) that South Carolina peaches are also a big deal and equally as delicious as Georgia peaches. I have [...]

  • A Sunday Shower

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    On Sunday I co-hosted a baby shower for a dear friend of mine. She is expecting a baby boy in September. We had a little issue with nailing down a shower date and time that worked for all of the hostesses and we ended up going with a bit of a non-traditional time but it worked [...]

  • A Very Special Happy Birthday

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    I've spent the last two days in Georgia celebrating a very special birthday! My Mema's 84th! Last year I cleared my calendar and drove down to Georgia in the middle of the week to surprise her on her actual birthday so I decided to do the same thing this year! Earlier this week I baked [...]

  • I Can’t Dance

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    For my entire life (seriously) I have had this deep seated dream that one day I can be a dancer. I can see it in my head but my body just doesn't cooperate. I was resigned to the back row for jazz recitals when I was growing up and I was always the last one [...]

  • Weekend Part One: My first home office, baking and workouts.

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    Well, I didn't get lost in the  madness that is Ikea. Actually, I totally recommend Friday night as an ideal time to visit Ikea. It was the least crazy I have ever seen the store. I did come home with a shiny new desk and chair and I have my first real home office ever! [...]

  • Coldness, Cake and Corporate Wellness

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    It was a brisk 35ish degrees when I woke up this morning. The weather this year has been all kinds of weird. We had such a rainy and mild summer and I feel like it's going to be a cold winter ahead! According to The Old Farmer's Almanac, my inkling is correct. "Winter will be [...]

  • (Not Trying To) Get Back On Track

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    I have a few end of year/new year related posts to share with you in the upcoming days but for today I thought I would actually share some of the things I've been eating lately. It's been a while since I have written a meals-based post and I'm sure most of you could use a [...]

  • The Simple Stuff

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    This morning I practiced yoga, taught yoga and grabbed coffee from Starbucks. As I was driving into work I thought about how much peace these little everyday things bring me. Rolling out my yoga mat. Sun salutations. Leading a class through practice. Morning coffee. Then I got to my desk and read Caitlin's post about [...]

  • On Being Gentle

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    Sometimes I am amazed by how the universe seems to deliver at just the right moment. When you don't think you can take anymore and find yourself at your breaking point and then relief finally comes. I have had several people tell me to be "gentle with myself" over the past week. Blog readers, friends [...]

  • Chocolate Overload

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    Happy Saturday morning! I'm up bright and early getting ready to head off to day one of my weekend CrossFit Level 1 Trainer Course. It should be a very interesting day, to say the least! It's been a while since I've shared a "day of meals/eats" with you and you'll soon see why. I haven't [...]

  • 5 Vacation Highlights: 30A, Steak & Cake, Yoga and More!

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    It was so nice to receive your positive feedback on yesterday's post. I didn't intend to write it. I actually sat down to write a normal post recapping what I was doing on vacation and then the words just started flowing. I think that's exactly why that post worked though. It wasn't planned but instead [...]

  • One Year Later

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    One year ago today was my last day working in advertising. After six years of working in advertising and marketing after college, I took off in a new direction to pursue my passion for fitness and health. What a year it's been. I will be back this week for a deeper reflection on everything that [...]

  • Friday Funday {Giveaway}

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    Happy Friday! The short week really flew by. I can't believe the weekend is already back. Although weekends aren't really the breaks from work they used to be. One of the very best things about my job is the flexibility. I don't have set hours. Sometimes (rarely) I work the typical 8-5. Other days my [...]

  • Vacation = White Sand, Rainbows And Cake

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    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 [...]

  • A Tuesday Trip

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    I am happy to hear that I wasn't the only one in "recovery mode" on Monday. My recovery carried into Tuesday but also involved the reality of a little bit of work too (um...and the reality of some cake...keep reading!). I taught a 7 a.m. class uptown at Charlotte Athletic Club and then had a [...]

  • Since I’ve Been Gone

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    Sung to the tune of Kelly Clarkson's "Since U Been Gone" - haha... Here is a glimpse of what has been happening in my life since I have been kind of MIA the past few days. #1 Birthday Celebrations We went to my friend Sarah's house on Sunday night to celebrate her birthday. Sarah was [...]

  • Top Five

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    Rather than try to update you on every single thing that's happened the last couple of days, I think I'll take the approach of giving you the top five highlights. Sound like a plan? 5. Leftovers for dinner...from an Italian family recipe! The last thing I felt like doing when I got home tonight was [...]

  • Cake Indecision

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    My very sweet niece (and goddaughter!) is turning one on Saturday! Of course, I volunteered for cake duty but with this comes much indecision. I always drive myself crazy trying to pick out the perfect thing. For Emerson's 2nd birthday (my older niece) last February, I made butterfly cupcakes. They were a huge hit. Here [...]

  • Long Run Regret

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    Yesterday I posted about my 18-mile turned 13-mile long run. I knew that I would regret it when I threw in the towel at mile 13 and sure enough the regret is hitting heavy today. I’ve been dwelling on my failed long run all day. It didn’t help to look at my training schedule and [...]

  • Fabulous Family

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    I took Wednesday off of blogging because I needed a night off and we had a very special occasion to celebrate - my mother in law's official birthday. (I know I posted about a party her friends threw for her over the weekend but this was the day!) Before heading over to the family dinner [...]