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  • Our Vacation at Grandfather Mountain Golf & Country Club


    I took an unintended break from blogging the back half of this week because getting my half marathon training plans finished and the group organized has been a time consuming (but fun!) endeavor. I also had a few other projects due and vacation was so wonderful that I wanted to soak it up while I [...]

  • The Worst Day to Run + A Visitor + Beach Eats


    Hey there! I got back to Charlotte at 5:45 last night...just in time to teach my 6 p.m. hot class. It was so good to see my yogis but I always appreciate a few days off from teaching every couple of months. When you teach 10+ classes a week sometimes it can seem like you're doing and [...]

  • 15 Scenes from Sunset


    I'm off soaking up the last day of Sunset Beach with my friend Dorie's family. This is my third year joining her family vacation and I couldn't be happier to return to this very special place. Here are 15 scenes from my time at Sunset. Sunset from the back porch Beach time. Fish taco feast for 10. [...]

  • Recent Eats: Vacation After The Whole30


    When I completed Whole30, I had about three and a half weeks before we left for our yoga retreat/vacation to Zoetry Agua Punta Cana and AlSol Tiara Cap Cana. My goal was to have most foods re-introduced by the time we left so that I didn't have to deal with it on the trip. Before we [...]

  • Making the Most of My Leap Day


    Happy Leap Day! Some fun facts... Nearly 113 million Americans (35%) nationwide think Leap Day should be a federal holiday. Nearly half the country (46%) would be more likely to get something productive done, rather than relax, during their extra day. More than a quarter (26%) of Americans nationwide admit to thinking that because Leap [...]

  • 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 Two: Surf & Turf + Birthday Dinner


    Not going to lie...while I always love and appreciate seeing my parents, visits home have gotten exponentially more fun and relaxing since they moved to the beach. Prior to moving to Florida they lived in Atlanta for a few years and Houston for a few years before that. Both cities were great to visit but [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • The Journey Home + Weekly Workouts


    Hi! I am currently camped out in the Punta Cana airport with two hours left to go before my flight departs. They like to get you here reaaallllyyy early which can be good when the airport is a zoo but today it was smooth sailing. This is the first time I've ever had a really smooth airport [...]

  • Friday in Paradise


    Happy Friday! It's been a beautiful day here in Punta Cana! We were shocked to wake up this morning and discover it was 9:45. We slept 10+ hours last night. We decided to get moving with a poolside yoga practice led by one of my friends who is also a yoga teacher. It was sweaty, [...]

  • Dominican Republic Girl’s Getaway


    Hi from the Dominican Republic! I said goodbye to this (growing!) fluff ball on Wednesday morning and headed to the airport to meet up with my girls. It was an easy 3.5 hour direct flight down here. I packed lunch for everyone. PB&Js, grapes, carrots and pretzels. I watched "This Is Where I Leave You" [...]

  • What I’m Reading + Weekly Workouts


    Good morning! Happy Monday! I am currently stalking the Punta Cana weather forecast (which can be pretty crazy-making because it changes every day). What I do know is that it will be in the 80s...and rain or no rain that is better than the 39 and cloudy I'm looking at outside of my window right [...]

  • Lately: So Much Yoga, A TV Appearance & Vacation


    A quick post tonight to say hi. And I'm tired! I have taught five hot yoga classes in the last two days. Three on Wednesday and two on Thursday. Let me state for the record that I am not complaining. I absolutely love each and every class that I have the honor to teach for so many [...]

  • Trip Photos + Golden Love + What I’m Reading (GONE GIRL!!!)


    I arrived home yesterday sun-kissed, rested and already a little homesick. I'm so thankful for the long weekend I spent with my parents and I'm already planning a return trip to stay longer this summer. I really want to STOP these six month spans between seeing each other. Family is too important. I really love the [...]

  • Realizing when you need a break. (And letting yourself take one.)


    I'm so happy to wake up to this... I really need to think harder about that dream of mine to move to the U.S. Virgin Islands and open a yoga studio/training center. ;) In all seriousness, I want to start off today's post with an important topic. Realizing when you need a break. (And letting [...]

  • Vacation Week Workouts


    Hi! I'm home! I kind of decided to take a break with the blogging for the last few days of vacation and focus on writing during my limited working hours and soaking up the experience the remainder of the time. There was a moment yesterday where I thought "I could blog or I could take [...]

  • Resort Review: Ocean Coral & Turquesa in Puerto Moreles


    I am going to torture you a little bit today...I know that cold weather has arrived in most of the country but I've got a warm weather resort review to warm you up! Most of you probably remember that I went on a quick long weekend getaway to Mexico in late September. If there is [...]

  • Mexico Day Two: A Visit to Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita


    We only had two full days in Mexico so prioritization of activities was key. It was nice that we arrived early enough on Friday to get a half day at the beach in and left late enough on Monday to get in a couple of hours in the morning before packing up and heading out. [...]

  • Weekend Getaway: Arrival in Mexico


    Hi everyone! I'm currently on my way back to the US after a long weekend in Mexico. I think this was the longest break I've had from blogging (three days) since I started this blog. I knew going into the weekend that the hotel had WiFi in the lobby but not the rooms and I [...]

  • A Day in the Vacation Life…


    Good morning and happy Tuesday! Some of you have inquired about exactly what this trip is that I'm on. It's a yoga retreat through the studio back home where I teach and practice. There are 24 of us who traveled down here together to yoga and vacation. Basically, adult spring break. We practice twice a [...]

  • Trip Prep – Swimwear, Dresses, Accessories & More


    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 [...]

  • Vacation = White Sand, Rainbows And Cake


    Vacation day one was a success. I didn't work out, finished a book in 24 hours, napped on the beach, embraced my natural curls and went out for dinner with crazy hair and ate cake. I thought maybe I would go on a run yesterday morning but then my dad and I went to the [...]

  • Hi from Jamaica!!!


    Surprise! I'm popping in for a quick hello! Brandon and I knew that our resort offered free wifi before we came but agreed that I would not blog while we were here. We did come to a compromise that I would post one mid-week check in so here I am. :P So far our vacation [...]

  • PBR At Capacity


    I knew when I decided to commit to teacher training that my life was going to get even busier than it was before. I can honestly say that I have felt relatively in control of everything and still able to maintain my normal routine through the past two and a half months of training.  So [...]

  • Vacation Needed


    Not that I don't love my blog but I love this even more. :D You didn't hear from me last night because we were busy researching vacations. Brandon and I haven't been on vacation in two years and it is time. We are both in desperate need of the kind of quality time together and [...]

  • Hilton Head Island Weekend in Review


    It's been a while since you've heard from me. Brandon and I had a miscommunication about who was packing my laptop for our long weekend in Hilton Head. We were about half way there when I realized that he didn't bring it. I had a minor freak out but then just decided to enjoy my [...]