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  • 15-Minute Prosciutto & Goat Cheese Pasta with Barilla Pronto

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    I get asked all the time how I find the motivation to cook dinner after long days when dinner prep usually starts after 8 p.m. Three secrets. I love it. It's my creative outlet and helps me unwind and feel like I'm doing something to nurture myself. A well stocked pantry and fridge. Make it [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Gravity Finally + Recent Eats

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    Today was...long. It started with a 4 a.m. alarm that necessitated two naps later in the day. One 15-minute "I'm just going to lay here and close my eye during the floor work" in yoga class and one 45-minute mid-afternoon full out nap. In general, I'm not a napper. I have a hard time slowing [...]

  • A Better Sunday

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    How can you not smile when you get to look at this face all day? Please look at those paws. I need to take her in for a trim but I love her little slipper feet so much. Today was a better day than yesterday. Starting with a new nut butter at breakfast this morning. [...]

  • Sunday Yoga Day

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    My Sunday mornings have become pretty routine over the past couple of years. Light breakfast and coffe while finalizing playlist, sequence and message for my hot class, teach a 90 minute class to the most amazing yogis, post-yoga brunch with friends and then grocery shopping and house organization. I like it. I don't like to [...]

  • Eka Pada Friday

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    Wow, you guys are AMAZING. I am blown away by the response and how many of you are in for the 26 acts of kindness. It's looking like we're going to have 4-5 groups of 26 and that is awesome! I cannot wait to hear about all of the things that we all go out [...]

  • Creamy Shrimp, Prosciutto and Mushroom Pasta

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    The cooking streak continues thanks to a great Whole Foods restock on Sunday. For those of you who like to see the goods... Here you have it. Spinach penne pasta (coupon), sour cream, nutritional yeast (bulk), oat bran (bulk), eggs, gluten-free bread, tortilla chips (staple!), coffee, canned corn, canned pumpkin, cilantro, parsley, grapes, wild caught [...]

  • Feed A Cold

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    Remember that old wives tale, "Feed a cold, starve a fever." Well, I am definitely feeding this cold. Here is a look at today's eats in a "What I ate Wednesday" format. Breakfast #1 was a Trader Joe's gluten-free waffle with peanut butter, honey and sliced banana. Breakfast #2 after subbing a hot yoga class [...]

  • Thank God For Friday

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    I am so relieved to see Friday come to a close. It has been a really long week. I don't have much going on this weekend and could not be more content. I'm kicking off the weekend on the couch with the Olympics and a bowl of ice cream with chocolate sauce and peanut butter. [...]

  • Grand Opening Prep And A Granola Recipe

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    The big day is finally here! Monday is the grand opening of Metro CrossFit & Training Center! I spent most of the afternoon/evening working to wrap up last minute tasks - everything from stocking the locker rooms with toiletries to sending confirmation emails for the preview classes to assembling Ikea stuff. This week is going [...]

  • Strawberry Nutella Muffins

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    I did manage to finally peel myself off the couch and do something last night. I am a little sore from yesterday's Fight Gone Bad workout but it's not nearly as bad as I anticipated. First, I headed over to our new location for a quick meeting about our wall murals. We are having some [...]

  • Pizza Makes Gray Days Better

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    It was a rainy and chilly day in Charlotte and my mood was pretty blah to match it. It is crazy how much my mood is impacted by the weather. Even if I'm not having the best day, warm sunshine and blue skies can make me feel at ease. After many days of abundant sunshine, [...]

  • Pinning Away

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    Well, I had a feeling I could only ignore all of the talk about Pinterest and how amazing it is for so long before I falling victim to its addictive qualities and I was right.  The last thing I really need is another Internet time suck but I am loving Pinterest. Yes, it is easy [...]

  • The Great Cookie Debate

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    I received a question on my last post about whether I'm a crunchy or soft cookie fan. I am 100% in the soft cookie camp. My dad started me on this young. He made the best chocolate chip cookies and always under baked them. Although I must agree with Tiff that cookie dough is also [...]

  • Big Red Shoes 5K and Salutation Nation

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    It's a beautiful Saturday in Charlotte. The sun is shining and I'm having a great day full of my favorite things - running, yoga, Starbucks, farmers market, cooking and Georgia football. I set a new 5K PR (which admittedly was not difficult given that it was only my second 5K ever). I ran my first [...]

  • Melon Head

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    I took yesterday off of blogging since we were busy visiting with family and then traveling and as a result I feel behind. Lots to catch you up on! First of all, I hope everyone is having a fun July 4th weekend! We've enjoyed being able to spend part of the weekend with family and [...]

  • Party and Practice

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    After my delicious lunch the day only got better. After lunch I made a trip to Trader Joe's to shop for a work party this afternoon. My row at work (the third row) hosted a "block party" at 4:03 p.m. to celebrate the arrival of some new faces to our area (not new to the [...]

  • Friday with Mema

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    I have to say that I enjoyed your comments on my last post but my grandmother loved them. I know I've mentioned this before but she reads my blog every day! When I got home from my run this morning she had just read the "Surprise Visit" post and said that it made her a [...]

  • Brunch and Frappuccinos

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    This is the third and final post covering our weekend in Atlanta - catch up on Part 1 and Part 2. Since we were in town for the wedding, I was so very lucky to have the chance to spend Mother's Day with my mom. This is kind of sad but I don't even remember [...]

  • An Exercise in Patience

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    Tonight I attended my least favorite yoga class that is offered at my studio - Long, Slow, Deep. In LSD you warm up with a little bit of standing flow and then move to the floor for loooooonnnngggg holds (3-5 minutes) in the poses. I think I've completed a grand total of maybe five LSD [...]

  • Pasta and Photos

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    Help! I got home from yoga teacher training tonight to find Brandon surrounded by old pictures. We had a few things in storage that we had to pick up today. One being a large box of photos. He's been entertaining himself all night with my large collection of photos from middle, high school and college. [...]

  • An Evening with the Avett's

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    Apologies that I didn't update last night but I was busy being happy. Brandon (a.k.a. the best husband ever) got us in to The Avett Brothers CD release party. The Avett Brothers are my very favorite band and happen to be from Concord, North Carolina. To celebrate the release of their live album (that was [...]

  • Trip Excitement (and Craziness!)

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    We are working fast and furious over here to get ready for our trip to DC.  I'm taking a half day and we're flying out tomorrow afternoon. I am so ridiculously excited - this is my first trip to DC. We have friends getting married Saturday but we're flying up early for a fun long [...]

  • Workout Buddies

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    Happy weekend! I'm enjoying our last weekend at home before we embark on four weekends straight of traveling in August. Eek! Luckily, they're all fun travel plans (including two beach trips - score!). Sometimes workouts are more fun with friends and I've been lucky to have some pretty awesome workout buddies this week. First, I [...]