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  • 17 Getting to Know Me Things

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    Happy weekend! I am popping in with a lighthearted Saturday morning post. My friend Teri at A Foodie Stays Fit shared this little getting to know me quiz last week and I thought it would be a nice thing to share with you guys, especially for my newer readers. 1. What brings you the greatest joy? Visiting my [...]

  • Family Birthday Dinner + Recent Eats at the Beach

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    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 [...]

  • Where The Heart Is

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    This week begins on a somber note as the tragedy in Orlando weighs heavy on my heart. I woke up in Florida on Sunday morning to the news of the mass shooting in disbelief that we're here in this same spot again. I went about my day as normal and as I was on the treadmill [...]

  • Weekend At The Beach + An Easy Week of Workouts

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    Hi there. I hope it was a great weekend. I have been soaking up time with my family (and sleep...lots of sleep). I got to take a short mandated weekend break from the blog because my tech guru (who is an angel sent from heaven) has spent the last few days moving my site to a [...]

  • Florida in Photos

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    I just arrived back in Charlotte after a nice long weekend visit with my family in Florida. While it was a bit too chilly for much beach and outdoor time, it was a really nice and relaxing visit. Here are the highlights in photos! Beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Never get tired of this sugar white [...]

  • Christmas for Two

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    For the last month or so I have been back and forth with my family about Christmas. I looked at flights to Florida and then my mom and grandmother talked briefly about flying up to Charlotte. Before we knew it, flight prices had quickly risen and were out of the budget. My dad and I [...]

  • Holiday Highs and Lows + Weekly Workouts

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    Hi! I don't know about you guys but I'm feeling the holiday hustle in full force. The ratio of "what I hope to achieve and do" versus "what actually happens" is pretty comical right now but I'm just taking it one day at a time. I thought for today's weekly workouts post that I would [...]

  • An Ending

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    Our lives are full of beginnings and endings...life, careers, relationships, creative endeavors, homes, routines, cities, the list goes on. Whether they are happy, sad or bittersweet, beginnings and endings and the transitions that come with them are an inevitable part of being human. I have recently been navigating my way through an ending behind the [...]

  • Thanksgiving in Edisto Beach

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    Happy Black Friday! We are heading back from a wonderful 48 hours in Edisto Beach where we spent Thanksgiving with my fiance's family. Edisto Beach is a small, charming coastal town just south of Charleston and Kiawah. I have visited many South Carolina beaches but this was my first time in Edisto. We drove down [...]

  • Life & Loving Lately

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    I hope you guys are having a wonderful week so far. I so appreciate the kind and encouraging words about the release of my yoga book. It's a little surreal to hold it in my hands 18 months after its inception. I need to write a post about the book writing process from start to [...]

  • Happy Friday from Florida + Recent Eats

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    Good morning and happy Friday! From Florida! I made a secret trip down on Wednesday night to surprise my mom for her birthday. And my dad and I successfully pulled it off! She had absolutely no clue that I was coming and was so surprised when I walked in the door with my dad. I've [...]

  • Labor Day Weekend in Georgia

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    I had a really special Labor Day Weekend. Sullie and I drove down to Georgia to spend a few days with my grandmother. I told my grandmother I was going to surprise her with which golden I was going to bring. She guessed Sullie and guessed right! Sullie's relaxed pace is just right for Mema's [...]

  • Florida Part Two: Surf & Turf + Birthday Dinner

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    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 [...]

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

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    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 [...]

  • A Surprise Weekend Visitor

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    Happy weekend everyone! I was absolutely thrilled to learn that I was getting a surprise weekend visitor from Florida! My mom!!! She booked a last minute flight to spend my birthday weekend with me (it's Monday) and I'm SO happy to have her here! She hasn't visited Charlotte since I bought my house almost 5 [...]

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

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    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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 2013 Christmas Love

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    Part two of Christmas is all about the love. Love for being at my grandmother's house like we have been almost every year for 30 years, love for having sweet children around and seeing their joy and excitement and love for having all of my family together in one place. Here are some of my [...]

  • Scenes From Christmas 2012

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    Here is the continuation of the last post with a look at family, presents and dessert. We had a great time exchanging gifts. It's always so much more fun when there are little ones to buy for and play with! My grandmother is ridiculously talented at gift wrapping. She even does all of her own [...]

  • A Resetting Of Sorts

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    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 [...]

  • Bigger Than My Body

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    Last week I was talking with someone about how I have been feeling recently and trying to describe where I am from an emotional standpoint. I am guilty of putting the pressure on myself that everything has to look neat, pretty and put together. But life is not always neat or pretty and there are [...]

  • Prayers

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    Hi friends. How was your weekend? Mine was really nice. Catch up on part one - a yoga teacher training reunion, a 9-mile long run, meeting up with a PBR reader and more. Part two of my weekend was equally as fantastic and involved an Italian dinner, going to see Bridesmaids, teaching yoga, getting an [...]

  • 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 [...]