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  • 50+ Holiday Gifts Ideas for (Almost) Everyone on Your List

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    Apparently Christmas is just 17 days away and here I am finally pulling together my holiday gift guide for you. Given that I am a chronic last-minute shopper and have only bought gifts for my dad so far this year, my late arrival into gift guiding comes as no surprise. Also, rather than stretch this [...]

  • Updating My Fall Wardrobe on a Budget

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    This post is sponsored by thredUP, an awesome online resource for secondhand fashion. Be sure to read to the end of the post for a code to receive 40% off your first thredUP order!  I made a decision a few weeks ago that I'm getting it together this fall. September 24 marked five years since [...]

  • Weekend: Massages, Sweets & Shopping

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    Happy Father's Day! I'm doing this weekend a little backwards by spending it with my mom but we did call my dad today to say hi and wish him a happy day! Fun fact, I was born on Father's Day so I always joke with my dad that I was the ultimate gift. I can [...]

  • The Target Vortex

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    Hey, hey! My day started off super busy with a training client at 5:30 a.m., teaching yoga at 6:30, a skin appointment at 9 and then another training client at 10 but it's been smooth sailing after I knocked all of that out. No more classes or clients for the day. I'm appreciative for an [...]

  • A Pho-Tastic Start to the Year & Some Shopping Finds

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    Happy second day of 2014! It's cold and gray here in Charlotte but I'm combating that by eating lots of comfort food like oatmeal and grilled cheese and tomato soup and I have a big pot of homemade chicken noodle soup going on the stove for tonight's dinner. And as usual I'm drinking hot tea [...]

  • Relaxation Rituals

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    Growing up (and to this day) one  of my moms favorite things to tell me when I was tired, sick, emotional or blah was, "take a shower and you'll feel better." It's one of those things I wanted to roll my eyes at but I couldn't deny that it worked. What is it about a hot [...]

  • A Fashion Post (Gasp) + Sushi + Lazy Sunday

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    Part two of my weekend included a shopping trip, sushi and normal Sunday stuff. On Saturday afternoon I made a trip to Nordstrom Rack in search of white jeans (my favorite pair had an unfortunate encounter with red wine at a party that left them beyond saving :cry:). While I didn't find any white jeans [...]

  • Trip Prep – Swimwear, Dresses, Accessories & More

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    Happy Monday! This time next week I will be in the Caribbean. I kind of can't believe it. I have a crazy week to power through to get there but it will all be worth it when I'm planted on the beach with a drink and book in hand. I have had several requests recently [...]

  • Holiday Recovery

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    Monday was spent in what we'll call "recovery mode" from Christmas. It started with laying in bed until 9:15 followed by a long and sweaty workout at the gym. I ran 4 miles on the treadmill. The first mile was a warm up. For miles two and three, I alternated between inclines and speed every [...]

  • Road Trip Shopping Adventures

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    Greetings from I-85! We are currently en route to Georgia for a wedding. The wedding is near the Georgia/Alabama boarder but we're stopping tonight in Athens to visit friends and enjoy a night on the town. I finished teaching for the day at 1:30 but before we hit the road lunch was a must. I [...]

  • Bulk Madness

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    Happy weekend! I woke up starving Saturday morning. You will all be so proud...I mixed up breakfast a bit this weekend (no oats!). Toasted 12-grain English muffin, almond butter and Crofter's with cantaloupe and black coffee on the side. I thought about going to yoga or running yesterday morning but I really wasn't feeling it. [...]