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  • 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


    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 [...]

  • Happy Friday from Florida + Recent Eats


    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 [...]

  • Florida Part Three: Pizza Night + Go Karts


    Someone left a comment on my last post that they bet this final Florida post would contain wedding pictures. I'm sad to report that the best you're going to get here is some pizza. Not quite the same...haha! The last two days of our trip were so much fun (and full of good food!). We [...]

  • Florida Part One: A Very Happy Vacation


    Hi everyone. Today is my 32nd birthday...and I feel really, really happy. After a long period of time where things felt up in the air and a little unsettled, I feel grounded and perfectly content with exactly where I am right now. It's a good way to feel. I arrived home around 9:30 last night [...]

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


    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 Change of Scenery + A Smoothie with a Spoon


    Happy Saturday from Florida! I flew down late last night to visit with my parents for a few days. My mom recently had surgery and I want to help out with a few things. I also need to spend time seriously focusing on writing my second book without the distractions of training/teaching/my normal routine. And sleep. [...]

  • Recent Eats: Home At The Beach


    It's been so nice to be out of my kitchen and in my dad's...both delicious and inspiring. My dad's been getting all crazy lately with making homemade bread, pizza dough and even his own yogurt on the regular. I'm going to share all of that in a separate post where I can brag on him. [...]

  • What I’m Reading + The Best Summer Lunch


    Hi there. I'm back in Charlotte where it seems that things are exactly as I left them. I had to get away because I missed my parents and also because I needed a step back. I find that I have to get out of my day-to-day reality sometimes to gain clarity on the big picture. [...]

  • Hush Puppy Me


    Much like the rest of the summer, Saturday was a cloudy day. My parents said it's rained almost every day at the beach just like it has in Charlotte. I hung out on the balcony in the morning then went to the farmers market with my parents to get some tomatoes. We swung by Starbucks [...]