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  • Weekend Scenes

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    Hi and big thanks for your Portland recommendations! I knew I could count on you guys to steer me in the right direction. My current plan is to take in as much of the outdoors and donuts as possible. I’ve received very opinionated recommendations for both Voodoo donuts and Blue Star so obviously I need [...]

  • Weekend: Cirque de la Symphonie + Cake Baking + Surprise Long Run

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    Hi and I hope your week is off to a great start. I never get to sit down to write a weekend recap on Mondays until mid-afternoon because I teach at 8:15a and 10:30a on Mondays and squeeze in a yoga class or run between teaching my two classes. I always feel behind the curve [...]

  • Weekend: So Much Good Food + My First Harry Potter!

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    While my weekend certainly wasn’t exciting, it was full of good foods, lots of puppy time and relaxation so I can’t complain one bit. FRIDAY We stayed in on Friday night and Tanner had this cuddle party with all the pups as soon as he got home. We kept Bear Bundon for the weekend so [...]

  • Processing + A Fall Weekend

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    I honestly have no words to express my heartbreak over the mass shooting in Las Vegas. The last thing I looked at on my phone last night before turning to my book was CNN.com to scan the headlines. I was shocked and sick to my stomach to wake up and learn about what happened as [...]

  • A Weekend of Letting Go + Party Food, New Books & Trader Joe’s Haul

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    I think I ate my weight in spinach and artichoke dip over the course of this last weekend so it’s safe to say it’s a good one. Especially since dip usually means get togethers! :) We had a wild start to the weekend. Tanner suggested going out to dinner on Friday night but we ended [...]

  • Lately: Chinese Lantern Festival + Weekend in Florida

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    The last eight days have been so nice. I had my mom here in Charlotte last week and then I was able to travel back to Florida with her on Friday afternoon to spend the weekend with my grandmother. I arrived back in Charlotte this evening and swung by Whole Foods and Harris Teeter on [...]

  • Weekend: Thai Food, Greek Festival and Lots of Yoga

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    Hi and I am praying hard for all of my Florida readers and everyone in the path of Hurricane Irma, especially those in the Caribbean Islands. It was an absolutely gorgeous weekend in Charlotte, which was so eerie knowing about the impending arrival of Irma in Florida and all the rain and wind that we [...]

  • Less Laboring, More Living: Part Two

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    Last Labor Day I wrote a post titled, “Less Laboring and More Living” and it’s been on my mind all weekend…because I’ve done it. In last year’s post I shared that the norm for me was to get by on 5-6 hours of sleep a night, “because I could.” I had a lightbulb moment where [...]

  • Date Night in Matthews: YUME Bistro Japanese and Artisen Gelato

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    I hope all of my U.S. readers are enjoying the long Labor Day weekend. A week of gray and rainy weather gave way to the most beautiful weekend here in Charlotte. I’m all dressed and ready to go meet Virginia for a run after I finish this post. Typically I save my weekend activities for [...]

  • Harvey Help + Weekend Things

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    Hi on a Monday. I can’t stop thinking about everyone in the Houston area and what they are going through. My parents lived in Houston for a few years when I was in my early-mid 20s and it was always a city that I enjoyed visiting…and where I learned what real Mexican food should taste [...]

  • From Coachella to Dog Yoga to Total Eclipse

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    What a weekend! I’m going to lump Monday into the recap because eclipse day almost felt like a holiday here since we were so close to the line of totality. My weekend was all over the place and included everything from a Coachella-themed party to teaching dog yoga (yes, you read that right) to a [...]

  • Weekend: Bye to Bear, Stagioni Date Night, Sunday Stuff

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    It was a great weekend over here. While we were dealing with some business stuff behind the scenes, we made time for plenty of fun, family, friends and food. Since we didn’t have teacher training this weekend, it felt extra long and nice. FRIDAY We said goodbye to Bear Bundon on Friday night. I know [...]

  • Weekend: Lots of Yoga + Namastay Kitchen + First Stair Master Experience

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    Thanks for your slipper recommendations in yesterday’s post! I’ll be sure to let you know which ones I decide on. I feel like I have some really solid options now. :) I can’t say that our weekend was especially restful or relaxing but it was fun and rewarding. Lots of this. On Friday afternoon I [...]

  • Weekend + Baby Boy Brunch Shower

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    Happy Tuesday! I got the photos edited for my weekend and baby boy brunch shower recap on Monday but due to teaching, some meetings and appointments and a special Monday date night, I didn’t actually get the post written. Excited to do that now. ;) Last night we were invited to enjoy dinner at Gallery [...]

  • Lately + The End of Niece Week

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    The best word to describe how I feel right now is hot. I feel like I’m constantly sweating and hot wherever I go. It’s hot in the studio, it’s hot outside, it’s hot in the car…so hot in fact that a plastic cup of iced coffee melted in my car on Monday. We are in [...]

  • Weekend: Preparing for Visitors

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    Oh man, I’m in for a crazy (fun!) week! These two cuties rolled into Charlotte on Sunday afternoon to spend the week with me and I’m so happy to have them here! I had been texting back and forth with their mom for a few weeks trying to find a date that would work since [...]

  • A Quiet July 4th Long Weekend

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    You know the whole thing about remembering that social media is, for the most part, a highlight reel? I had to put that into practice a few times over the course of the long July 4th weekend as I did things like reorganize the pantry, curl up on the couch with cramps and hang out [...]

  • Weekend: Yoga Assits, Squash Blossoms and Puppy Fever

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    Hi and hope your week is off to a good start. It’s a really pretty day in Charlotte. We finally got a break in the crazy humidity that we came home to. I can’t wait to walk the girls this evening. :) We’ll say my weekend kicked off on Thursday night with a sushi date [...]

  • Weekend: Summer TT Weekend One + Summer Running + Summer Fun

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    Hey, hey! I’m in the midst of the pre-trip crazies. Lots to accomplish in a short amount of time. I’ve probably tried on 50 pairs of casual shoes and have yet to find my match. I’m going to head out and look again in a little bit here and I have some Birkenstocks being delivered [...]

  • Weekend Recap + 30-Minute Treadmill Endurance Workout & Weekly Workout Playlist

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    Like I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I spent all weekend in prenatal yoga teacher training. I am going to dedicate an entire post to it later this week (so much to share!) but here is what my weekend looked like outside of training along with a recap of last week’s workouts (including an awesome 30-minute [...]

  • What’s Your Dharma? + Memorial Day Weekend 2017

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    Hi! I hope you guys enjoyed your long weekend and also spent some time reflecting on the bravery and selflessness of our fallen servicemen and women. My message to my yoga classes over the weekend was about finding your dharma and using it to be of service. Your dharma is all about discovering your unique [...]

  • Weekend: Lake Wylie Adventure + Birthday Cake

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    Despite the fact that I’ve emerged from the weekend with some sort of funky chest cold, we had such a fun and relaxed time. We typically stay in on Friday nights because we’re tired from the week and Tanner teaches a double header on Saturday mornings, 7:30 and 9:30 a.m. I picked up some stuffed [...]

  • Mother’s Day Weekend In Florida: Yoga, Burgers, Beach, Run

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    I didn’t mean to get so long-winded in my weekend recap! Now that it’s almost Thursday…I think we need to wrap this thing up! :) Let’s pick up on Sunday morning. I woke up naturally around 6 a.m. (that time change!!!) with plenty of time to eat breakfast and get ready to head to Balance [...]

  • Mother’s Day Weekend in Florida

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    I hadn’t seen my family since Christmas so I thought Mother’s Day was the perfect occasion to book a trip to visit. I arrived on Friday evening around 6 p.m. just as a big storm was moving out. My dad picked me up from the airport while my mom prepped one of my favorite dinners [...]

  • Weekend: Sweets + Sunshine + Movie Date

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    Hi and I hope your week is off to a great start. I spent the morning teaching and taking. I taught hot yoga and then Y2 Strength and then stayed to practice after. I felt like quite a noodle as I headed home for lunch but in the best way. I’m done teaching for the [...]

  • Weekend: My First Travel Yoga Workshop!

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    Over the weekend I taught my very first travel yoga workshop. It’s been a goal of mine for many years but to be completely honest, I doubted myself and my ability to do it SO much that I was never proactive about booking any. And being the marketing director for a studio, I know how [...]

  • Top 5 from the Weekend

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    We are in the middle of three days of steady rain and chilly temperatures. We’re really getting our “April showers” in before welcoming May. I actually love a few days of dreary weather. I have a big pot of soup going for dinner tonight that’s full of veggies and seasoned with the ham bone from [...]

  • Weekend: The Cutest Mini Golden Retriever + Sunday Dinner Guests

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    There’s no better way to start my weekend recap than with this photo. One of our teacher trainees got in a bind between getting home from travel, picking up her pup and making it to teacher training on time…so she brought him! This is Benny and he is a mix of dachshund and golden retriever [...]

  • A Boring Weekend + An Awesome Strength Workout + Weekly Workout Playlist (Best Yet!)

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    I set my alarm for 5:55 a.m. to get up and write this post before I taught at 8:15 a.m. and then had meetings…but I slept instead. I don’t know if my body is trying to normalize after the move or trying to heal or still adjusting to the time change but I have been [...]

  • Playlist + Last Week’s Workouts + Weekend Recap

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    Happy Monday. I’m over here working away to keep this crew happy, sheltered and fed and I guess we can say that they’re earning their keep by looking cute and keeping me good company. This post is going to be a little all over the place. I’ve got you weekly workout playlist, a recap of [...]

  • Lately & Weekend: The Best Run + The Best Low-Key Saturday Night

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    I hope you guys had a good Monday. My eyes bolted awake at 5 a.m. and I could never get back to sleep. I decided to start my day on a mindful note and I did a guided morning meditation from my Insight Timer app. The meditation included seven affirmations for the day, the last [...]

  • A Sunny, Social Weekend + The Funniest Dog Video

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    I had such a fun weekend! As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, the weather was amazing so that always puts me in a great mood. It wasn’t a teacher training weekend so we enjoyed having a break from that. Also, I ended up having a lot of plans with friends and co-workers so that was [...]

  • Weekend: Back in Yoga Teacher Training

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    Hello there…I hope Monday was kind to you. I shared this quote from Mother Teresa on Facebook this morning and talked about it with my 8:15a yoga class and it really helped me get the week started from a good place. I set my alarm for 5:30a with the intention to get up and practice [...]

  • Weekend: Winter Farmers Market, Teacher Training Kick Off, QT with the Girls

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    I had a bit of an off weekend. First, we started our winter 2017 200-hour teacher training program at the studio. Getting back into the swing of teacher training is always an adjustment. It takes place over the course of eight weekends where we meet 6-9 on Friday night, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. on [...]

  • A Cold Charlotte Weekend

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    Although we didn’t get the snow that was expected for Charlotte, the weekend was very themed around what little we did get and the cold weather. I went to Whole Foods on Friday night to stock up. (We needed groceries anyway.) Luckily, I waited long enough that the masses had cleared out. I really felt [...]

  • Community Updates + New Year’s Weekend Recap

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    Happy first Monday of 2017. Thank you for your insightful responses about reflecting back on 2016. They were beautiful. A few things to catch you up on before a quick New Year’s weekend recap (it was pretty uneventful). If you’re interested in doing Whole30 with me starting next Monday, January 9, now is the time [...]

  • A Happy Holiday Weekend

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    It was a very festive weekend before Christmas over here. I wish I could say that I got all of my holiday shopping done but that didn’t happen. What I did enjoy was lots of time with family and friends as well as downtime at home hanging out with the pups and cooking/baking. Okay, I [...]

  • A Bittersweet Weekend

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    I’m getting really good at these late Monday night weekend recaps but today has been a catch up day with work for the studio. It feels a little weird to write a weekend recap after such a sad and emotional weekend but it also feels weird to only share the highlights and good moments of [...]

  • Top 5 from the Weekend

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    I woke up in the middle of the night and it hurt to sleep on my right ear. My ear is still bothering me today and it hurts to swallow on the right side, especially hot liquids. Other than this, I feel fine so here’s hoping it will work itself out soon. I never have [...]

  • Weekend: Home Shopping + Christmas Tree Debacles

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    Hey there. I’m jumping back into my normal groove today after a nice long weekend. Here’s a quick recap of it! Friday We got home around 1:30 on Friday afternoon. We spent some time cleaning the house and then I headed out for a long walk with the girls. We walked for about an hour [...]

  • Weekend: dumplings, a yard sale and a goodbye

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    First, thank you for your kindness and support with the post I shared yesterday. One day at a time. <3 Second, Thanksgiving week is here. We are heading to Tanner’s mom and step-father for the holiday and we’ll go to my family for Christmas. I am in charge of bringing a salad and a dessert. [...]

  • Weekend: Bacon, Brunch and the End of Parenthood

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    I have to start my weekend recap at the end. We watched the series finale of Parenthood on Sunday night and I am so insanely sad that it’s over. We’ve spent the last few months with the Braverman’s and I am seriously attached to them. I know it’s just a TV show but I don’t [...]

  • Weekend: Love Warrior + 18 Miles + Baking Projects

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    We had such a great weekend. I apologize that I’m just getting to the recap late on a Monday evening but today was spent teaching yoga, taking yoga, grocery shopping, meal prepping and working on Y2 stuff/studio management team meeting. I’m just sitting down to type this before I got teach my last class for [...]

  • Weekend: 15 Miles(!!!) + Andy Grammer

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    Last weekend was just what I needed. The weather was incredible, I had a great long run and there was just the right mix of downtime with the puppies and social stuff with friends. We met some friends to see The Girl on the Train on Friday night. I read the book and really liked [...]

  • Mini Reset + Late Weekend Recap

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    Good morning. I hope your Tuesday is off to a great start. Last week was a little nuts. I taught 13 classes (11 yoga and 2 at the Y), ran the half marathon and had a party on Saturday night. Honestly, I think it was too much. I kind of hit the wall on Monday [...]

  • Weekend: Double Race Long Run + Good Food + Friends

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    Hello. How was your weekend? How’s the week starting off for you guys? I was up around 6:30 a.m. to enjoy a quiet start to the day with some coffee and catch up before teaching yoga at 8:15. I was thrilled to walk into a buzzing classroom with over 50 yogis this morning. Everyone seemed [...]

  • A Low-Key Labor Day Weekend

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    I really appreciate the IG, FB and comment love on my “Labor Day Lessons” post. Also, thanks for being so supportive of me opening up and sharing these types of posts here in this space. I really believe that living a healthy lifestyle isn’t just about eating healthy and working out but also taking care [...]

  • Weekend: Greek Fest 5K, Art Party, TT and More!

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    Our weekend was jam-packed but in a good way. I spent Friday evening at the studio. I taught at 4:20 and then stayed after to take a class that our summer teacher trainees were teaching so that I could give them feedback. Tanner and I brought home takeout from Namastay Kitchen after class. I had [...]

  • Weekend, Farmers Market Finds & Weekly Meal Plan

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    Hi there! It was pretty sweet to come home from vacation on a Friday and straight into the weekend. A nice, gentle return to reality. If you’re catching up after enjoying your weekend, don’t miss this post I shared on Saturday with a vacation recap and this post I shared Sunday that’s all about breakfast! For [...]

  • Weekend: Inversions Workshop, Staying In & The End of Summer Camp

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    Last Monday morning I danced my way out of bed and onto my yoga mat at 6 a.m. Fast forward a week and it was a completely different story. I woke up at 3:30 a.m. with terrible cramps and was up until 5:45 a.m. when they finally subsided enough to sleep again. I even took at [...]