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  • Weekend, Farmers Market Finds & Weekly Meal Plan

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    Hi there! It was pretty sweet to come home from vacation on a Friday and straight into the weekend. A nice, gentle return to reality. If you're catching up after enjoying your weekend, don't miss this post I shared on Saturday with a vacation recap and this post I shared Sunday that's all about breakfast! For [...]

  • Weekend: Golden Retriever Summer Camp + Sushi & Donuts

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    I kicked off the new month with a bang. I popped out of bed at 5:40 a.m. today and announced to Tanner, "it's YOGA time!" and I took his 6 a.m. class. For years and years, 6 a.m. classes were my go-to's but over the last couple of years I have gotten out of the [...]

  • Charlotte Regional Farmers Market: My 6 Favorite Farmers

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    I make an almost weekly Saturday morning trip to the Charlotte Regional Farmers Market where I try to buy the bulk of my meat, eggs, fruits and veggies. I have been visiting this market for over five years now and over the course of that time I have gotten to know and love several of [...]

  • Weekend: Yoga Boot Camp, Rompers & Routines

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    Hi and hope your week is off to an amazing start! It felt nice to stay in Charlotte this weekend after traveling for the last two weekends. It made me appreciate my little weekend routines even more...especially the farmers market! On Friday night I led a yoga boot camp at Y2 with my fiance. It [...]

  • 7 Favorite Foodie Spots in Charlotte

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    It's time for the second post in my series of "Why and what I love about Charlotte" for the #DesignCharlotte campaign. The Marriott Charlotte City Center Hotel is getting a big facelift and as part of this transformation, they are asking guests and Charlotte residents to show off our amazing city and what we love [...]

  • Recommended Reads + Recent Eats

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    Happiest of Saturdays! Despite a late bedtime last night after the Beach Yoga Girl Handstand Workshop, I popped out of bed at 7 a.m. this morning. I was so happy to wake up feeling really good for the first time in over 10 days. I didn't participate in the workshop but I was in the [...]

  • Weekend: Embracing Fall + Slowing Down

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    I finally embraced fall this weekend. The weather here in Charlotte has been incredible with temperatures in the 60s, sunshine and Carolina blue skies. I kept my weekend really, really low-key and stayed home as much as possible to continue this "nesting/grounding" phase I'm in. It was perfect. I always consider Friday the start of [...]

  • Reducing Food Waste + Recent Eats

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    This is the time of year where I want to buy ALL of the food at the farmers market. I get so sad about the end of summer produce that I buy too much of it. This was the state of my fridge last week. A little much for one, huh!? I'm happy to report that [...]

  • Saying Yes + The Weekend

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    My reading in my yoga class on Saturday was about the importance of relationships and connection. I have been putting this into practice in my own life. This has been the summer of yes. Despite my love for teaching and interacting with others for my work, I am introverted and more often than not I find a [...]

  • A Weekend Full of Love + Friends

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    The last three days have been full of celebrating friendship and love! It was the wedding weekend of one of my friends here in Charlotte. I met her through yoga several years ago we've since shared many sweaty practices, wine nights and experienced yoga in paradise on retreats. It makes me so happy to see my [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Weekend So Far + This Week’s Workouts

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    Good morning! I hope you are all having a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend. A little housekeeping to start out today's post. If you have submitted a contact form via the contact page and haven't heard a response...it's because I wasn't getting notifications! I set up the form about six weeks ago and the notifications have [...]

  • A Very Social Weekend (I Put on Real Clothes 4 Days in a Row!)

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    I hope your Monday is off to a great start! I had a yoga private this morning, a coffee meeting and then I shopped and cooked meals for my client. I haven't done a weekend recap in a while because my weekends haven't been much to write about but I thought that putting on real [...]

  • Weekend in photos featuring pizza, yoga and sushi. My faves.

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    Here's a look at my weekend in photos... Friday night pizza. I needed this like no one's business. Saturday morning at the farmers market after a beautiful yoga practice with Grace Morales. Highlights including mountain apples, lacinto kale, rainbow chard and the most ginormous bunch of beets for a whopping $4. Paleo banana bread but [...]

  • Taco Time

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    Hi! There are dishes to be done, laundry to be put away and a grocery trip to make but sometimes a girl just needs to lounge on the couch for a little bit on a Sunday afternoon. This weekend has been good but wore me out! I am sure you can guess what I spent [...]

  • Saturday Market

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    It's a rare Saturday in Charlotte for me. I have no plans and a whole day to do whatever I want! No work, no social engagements...nothing! I did find out at the eleventh hour last night that I was needed to sub a yoga class this morning so I started my Saturday bright and early [...]

  • Weekend: Erin McDermott + Cheese & Wine + Market + Cute Sullie

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    I feel like I'm finally starting to recover from last week. It was a short one but so jam-packed. I didn't get home from work until 7 on Friday night so I took Sullie out for an easy run so we could enjoy some fresh air after being cooped up in the gym all day. [...]

  • Golden Saturday

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    Happy Saturday. Coffee and an orange mango smoothie after a 7:30 a.m. superflow hot yoga class. I wanted to get my practice in early so I could enjoy the day and get to the farmers market before it got too late. The farmers market was full of beautiful local strawberries. I got a whole quart [...]

  • A Weekend Alone

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    Oh, Monday. It seems like I was just gushing over how happy I was about the arrival of Friday night. The weekend passed so quickly and I'm proud to announce that I did...pretty much nothing. I spent a lot of time alone and loved it. I took myself to yoga, Starbucks and the farmers market [...]

  • How To: Perfect Eggs

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    Good morning and happy weekend! My Saturday is off to a great start...early morning yoga, breakfast and the farmers market. It was a light day for me at the farmers market. As much as I love summer produce, there is only so much eggplant, squash and zucchini that one can eat. I was excited to [...]

  • The Little Things

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    Sometimes life can feel a little overwhelming. It seems that when things are good, they're so good. You're happy, work is good, everyone around you is happy, blessings and opportunity abound. At the other end of the spectrum, there are those times when you literally ask yourself if one more thing could possibly go wrong. [...]

  • Fueling For Recovery

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    The simple acts of standing, sitting and walking are quite challenging and rather painful today. I made my way back to CrossFit last night after taking the weekend off and the workout was sneaky hard. 10 - 1 for Time (Decreasing reps for each set, starting with 10 and ending with 1) Barbell Front Squats [...]

  • Welcome Weekend

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    The weekend is off to a great start. Good food, killer workouts, friends, yoga and the farmers market. It's so nice to be in town and back to the normal weekend routine. I really enjoyed my Friday. I spent the morning shadowing/observing personal training sessions before coming home for lunch. Lunch featured the leftover Grit [...]

  • Simple Saturdays

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    I had been craving a bagel all week and it was once again the first thing on my mind when I woke up this morning. I decided that Saturday morning bagel and coffee sounded nice so off I went, in all my bed head glory, to pick up a bagel. I got a honey grain [...]

  • MDW

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    Happy Memorial Day! I had grand plans of getting up at 7 this morning, blogging, going to yoga, working a bit and then pool partying for the rest of the day. Annnnddd then I slept until 9 a.m. which resulted in missing yoga. Now I'm getting a late start on the blog/work stuff and still [...]

  • I Love The Farmers Market

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    So far my weekend has played out exactly how I wanted it to. A good mix of fun while still getting things done. Last night after I closed the gym I met two girlfriends for a glass of wine. I arrived home at 9:45 famished. It was tempting to stop and grab something on the [...]

  • Ode To The Open Faced

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    I think I need an intervention. Look what I had for lunch yesterday. An open-faced sandwich with a veggie burger. And look what I had for lunch today...an open faced sandwich but this time with an egg. I think I had this for lunch or dinner every single day this week. I feel like some [...]

  • A Return To My Favorite Practice

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    My Saturday stared out busy and productive but by noon I turned into a blob and hung around the house for the rest of the day. My alarm went off at the very early hour of 5:15 a.m. so that I could make it over to YogaFlex to for the David Keil ashtanga practice. Ashtanga [...]

  • The Time I Tortured My Husband with Yoga

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    We had a great Saturday but it was so busy that I never got a chance to sit down and blog about it. When we finally arrived home at 11:30 last night, I pretty much collapsed into bed and fell asleep immediately. I practiced and taught yoga at Y2 on Saturday morning. I had an [...]

  • Saturday

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    Happy weekend. I'm sorry I have been MIA...lots happening right now - it's been a weird couple of days. Quick check in...Saturday started with an early 90-minute yoga practice followed by a massage appointment for my hamstring. This was so not the relaxing kind of massage but rather very focused on recovery and rehabilitation. I [...]

  • Tater Turns 26

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    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 [...]

  • Unsafe Blogging

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    We have a bit of an unsafe situation on our patio... This is what you get when you have me blogging, Brandon on his computer, our Christmas light umbrella and iPod dock all plugged into the same extension cord. Let's hope things stay safe over here. So far, so good! One of my favorite things [...]

  • Opa!

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    I am stuffed from a Greek feast! I LOVE Greek food but more about that in a minute. Let's backtrack and cover the rest of the day. I was up early this morning for a hot class with Suzanne at Charlotte Yoga. Before heading to class I had a piece of whole wheat toast with [...]