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  • 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 [...]

  • Easter Weekend In Georgia


    I hope everyone is having a wonderful Easter weekend...however you may or may not be celebrating it! I am thrilled that it's a beautiful spring weekend and I'm spending it in Georgia with my family. I am so grateful that I was able to get away for the weekend for some family time. It's been [...]

  • Peanut Butter, Coconut and Fruit Granola Bars


    It's been quite a Monday over here and I've been full-speed ahead since my feet hit the floor at 5:15 a.m. My first stop was the Y to teach 6 a.m. BodyPump and then back home to clean myself up and feed my starving belly. Strength training makes me so hungry! I got a little crazy [...]

  • Food Hate To Food Love


    Good morning and happy Monday! I hope that your week is off to a great start and that Super Bowl Sunday was fun. My Monday started the way that they all have for the past two years...with a 5 a.m. wake-up call to teach BodyPump. Even though I sometimes arrive to teach class a bit [...]

  • Beach Bums


    We're having a great time at the beach with our friends! Lots of beach time. Bocce ball, boogie boarding (= awesome!), naps, chats. Blackened fish sandwich for lunch Friday. Beer-garitas = also awesome. Have you tried these? They are surprisingly tasty! One can of lemon-lime concentrate, one can tequila, two light beers and ice. Perfect [...]

  • Memorial Day 2011


    Catching up from a weekend away? - BYOB Sushi + A Fun Blogger Wine Outing on Friday - Long Weekend Love with a long run and a giant skillet-sized chocolate chip cookie on Saturday Happy Memorial Day. I have definitely had quite a few moments of reflection today to appreciate the meaning of this holiday. [...]

  • Weekend Part Two: Good Friends and Good Food


    We're back home in Charlotte after a wonderful weekend in South Georgia with our friends. I so needed this time with them. I feel so happy, recharged and relaxed. Saturday was a perfect day full of good food, beautiful weather and chatting. Cristen had a nice lunch planned of white bean soup with roasted red [...]

  • Lately


    Thank you for your kind words, encouragement and support on my Decisions post. I am very lucky to have such insightful and thoughtful readers. That said, I am not considering having a baby (at least right now, sorry Mom!) or leaving my job. I apologize if I freaked some people out. A full explanation is [...]