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  • Recent Eats: Eat Dessert First


    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 [...]

  • ALDI Delivered to my Doorstep {Review + Giveaway}


    I am all about finding ways to streamline my day-to-day routine and to welcome more simplicity into my life. This is why I was thrilled when my favorite budget-friendly grocery store, ALDI, sent me and ALDI Delivered box. (Zoey was excited too. She hopes any delivery that we get is another bag of her "wiggle.") If you're [...]

  • Recent Eats: The Breakfast, Lunch & Snack Edition (Pumpkin Pie Smoothie Recipe!)


    Happy Friday! I got almost 9 hours of sleep last night which was so nice. I woke up naturally around 7:20 and invited Sullie up for some cuddles. It's a cold, rainy day so I'm now camped out at my desk with a space heater and french pressed coffee. Perfect Friday morning. While I don't [...]

  • Life Lately: Zoey Girl, Baking, Yoga Stuff and Things to Read


    It's December 10, I still haven't started Christmas shopping and this week has passed by in the blink of an eye. Thanks for your feedback on the kitchen gift guide. The fitness/yoga version will be coming tomorrow for those of you who are on the procrastination train with me! Here's a little update on life [...]

  • Recent Eats: Fueling for Performance & Recovery + Give Me Sandwiches & Cookies


    I am having a tough time recovering from this half marathon! I think it was the combination of the effort I put into it with the extra cold conditions that took a toll on my body because I went into the race super rested. I was really sore for two days and now I just [...]

  • Weekend: Weddings, Friends and Sweet Stuff


    I hope everyone is having a relaxing Sunday evening. I am just popping in with some weekend photos to share! This one got a bath and a little hair cut on Friday. When I picked her up she was so soft, smelling like roses and over the top cute. I swear she knows when she's [...]

  • The Weekend + The Best Meal + The Saddest Movie


    I had a very low key but nice weekend. After continuing education all day on Friday, I crashed Friday night and didn't do much of anything. I had hopes of getting up and practicing at Om Yoga on Saturday morning before I taught my hot vinyasa class but then I slept until 8:30 so that [...]

  • Weekend: Sick Sullie + Food Truck Party


    Good morning! I had a good weekend but with a little scare thrown in. Last week Sullie had a one day episode of an upset stomach but it seemed to have quickly passed and she was acting like her normal self the following day. On Saturday she had another episode but much worse this time [...]

  • Recent Eats: Photo Shoot Week Edition


    Welcome to recent eats, photo shoot week edition. Let me sum it up for you...it was NOT EXCITING. Lots of juicing, smoothies, soup, protein and veggies. Not a carb to be seen until we wrapped on Friday (scroll down for the Friday night celebration carb fest). Y'all know I am all about eat all foods [...]

  • Brie and Apricot Chicken & Missin’ the Kitchen


    I miss cooking so much. I miss sitting down on Sundays, planning out my menu for the week and grocery shopping. I miss actually having someone to cook for. I miss the process of cooking. One of my favorite things in the world to do is settle into the kitchen, turn on music and get to [...]

  • Turning The (Baby Shower) Corner


    If I'm going to be really honest here then I have to say that I usually have mild anxiety when I receive a baby shower invitation. It's not that I don't think babies and pregnant ladies are wonderful but I'm just not good at all the baby stuff. First, the whole gift thing is always [...]

  • Chocolate Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting


    I love to bake but it's something that I have not been able to do nearly as frequently since I gave up my 9-5 and transitioned into a career in the fitness industry. It's not that I can't do it from a nutrition and calories perspective but more from a there is not time and [...]

  • Mobility Homework // Communities In Schools // Cupcakes


    Happy Monday! I hope your week is off to a great start. Given that it's "focus on mobility month" and I haven't shared much with you on that topic, I thought I would start today's post off with some existing resources I have on the blog. Foam Rolling 101 - I actually made instructional videos [...]

  • Falling For…


    Well, hello. It's been quite a productive and fun Saturday over here. I had 4 dozen Butterscotch, Pretzel and Chocolate Chip Cookies baked before 9 a.m. and then practiced yoga, bathed the dog, moved furniture, met with the painter and hung out with two sets of friends. I'm happy. I'm not super excited about "Falling [...]

  • Workout Motivation – A Playlist And New Music Sources


    I don't know about you but the Olympics sure are motivating me to work extra hard in the gym. Yesterday's workout involved lots of fun with kettlebells, sled pushes and dragging a plate across the turf by walking on my hands. It was amazing and I am so sore today! I find a killer playlist [...]

  • The Weekend + Crockpot Salsa Chicken Recipe


    I don't have too much to report from the weekend. It's been very low-key. Saturday morning involved CrossFit. The second I checked the blog and saw this WOD I abandoned plans to practice  yoga and headed over to the new gym instead. This is an ideal WOD for me for an all over good workout. [...]

  • Score Your Own And Build Your Own


    Happy Wednesday! (Is it just me or does the term "Hump Day" kind of creep you out?) This short week is flying by. I need it to slow down a bit! I sound like a broken record but my days have been devoted to getting ready for the opening of our new location - things [...]

  • Weekend Download


    My weekend ended with a 9 p.m. bedtime on Sunday. I don't really know how to describe it but I'm just kind of tired and feel like I can't get caught up. I got enough sleep over the weekend but my body has been feeling worn out and sore. I think a lot of it [...]

  • High Snackage Zone


    Thanks for all the comments on the "11 Useless Facts" post. Sometimes it's nice to mix it up with random posts like that and I enjoyed reading about your useless facts. I love it when y'all share things with me and I get to know you a little better! You know I never want this [...]

  • Back On The Grid


    Well...I pretty much fell off the face of the blog planet this weekend. I kind of needed a break from it. Actually, I kind of needed a break from busy life in general. Brandon was gone on a guy's trip from Wednesday-Sunday so I took the opportunity to do the single girl thing. I slept. [...]

  • Tater Turns 26


    Everyone wish Katie from Sweet Tater Blog a very happy birthday! Today is her 26th! Last night Katie hosted a girls-only get together complete with wine, champagne, cats and cupcakes. Strawberry-rhubarb pie, vegan chocolate coconut cake, vegan/gluten-free blueberry lemonade cupcakes and vegan/gluten-free strawberry cupcakes. I sampled everything but a blueberry cupcake because I just couldn't [...]

  • Birthdays and Bluegrass


    I am sorry that things have been quiet around here the past couple of days but I worked late on Friday night and yesterday was jam-packed - not a second to sit down with the computer! We'll just skip over Friday because other than working 11 hours, there's not much to report. I had to [...]

  • Cake Indecision


    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 [...]

  • Sushi and Cupcakes


    Happy Friday! We are staying in town again this weekend (yay!). The weekend feels so much longer when we do! Yesterday for lunch I had no appetite. Let me repeat that - I had no appetite. Weird. Unlike me. You know I'm a three meals a day kind of girl and I am always ready [...]