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  • Living In Charlotte: The Good, Some Considerations and Additional Resources


    In the past couple of months I have received quite a few emails, messages and Instagram DMs about living in Charlotte, NC. I wrote a few posts about Charlotte two summers ago but this city is changing so rapidly that I think it’s time for an update! First, here are links to those three posts. [...]

  • A Bright and Cheerful Week (and Cake!)


    Helllllooo! Haha, clearly that dream I had about a normal posting schedule while my nieces were visiting was a delusional thought. SHOUT OUT to all of my readers who are moms to littles. I don’t know how you get anything done. Between cooking, cleaning, baths, laundry, playing, answering questions (so many questions), chauffeuring and all [...]

  • Wednesday in the Life + Officially on Board with Collagen + Brows


    I think the highlight of my Wednesday was my grandmother commenting on my blog for the first time. She wrote, “thanks for the memories” on yesterday’s trip recap post. I talked to her today and she said the photos brought back so many memories for her and she’s anxious to see the remaining recaps. :) [...]

  • Day In the Life Wednesday


    You guys always seem to love day in the life style posts so I made an effort to take more photos than usual to document my Wednesday. It was a good day. :) 7:30 a.m. – wake up naturally but decide to close my eyes and snooze a bit longer. I am still feeling wiped [...]

  • Lately: Cookies, A Christmas Cactus and Collagen


    Hey guys! I’m happy to hear that you are eagerly awaiting my sourdough tutorial. The comment, “It’s like waiting for the next season of Game of Thrones to start! 😜” kind of made my week. I have been baking test loaves and going out of my way to do as much wrong as possible to [...]

  • Day in the Life 1.11.17


    I got sucked into admin stuff today so I didn’t get to “creating” anything when it came to content for my blog or for the studio. I actually thought it would be a great day to show you in a “day in the life” format because it wasn’t so go/go, rush/rush like my normal DITL [...]

  • Day in the Life + 5 Trader Joe’s Finds


    Hey, hey! I hope you guys had a nice Thursday. It’s temporarily become a pretty busy day for me due to a couple classes I’m subbing and a workshop. I  haven’t written a “day in the life” post lately so here goes! Also, keep reading for five new Trader Joe’s finds at the end of [...]

  • Day in the Life Thursday + Costco Trip


    5:38 a.m. – alarm goes off to teach my 6 a.m. hot yoga class. I was thrilled to wake up and discover that I’d slept through the night without waking up one single time. Note, my late wake up time is thanks to living 3 minutes from the studio. Win, win for early classes! 6 [...]

  • The Best Salmon Recipe + The Baddest Dog


    Holy half marathon commitment! We are at 140 strong and the emails keep rolling in about training together for a fall half. THANK YOU! I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am to connect with all of you and to share this experience. It’s going to be amazing! I especially love the [...]

  • Two Podcasts, One Audio Book + Snapshots from the Week


    What a week! I’m currently kicking my feet up after dinner while writing a rare evening blog. I used to be so bad about blogging at night and being on my computer late but now those are few and far between. Getting off my laptop at night has been so good for both my sanity and my relationship. Now [...]

  • Weekend in the Life: Yoga Teacher Training Weekend #5 + Weekly Workouts


    I’m assisting in leading our studio’s 200-hour teacher training this winter/spring. Our training takes place over the course of 8 weekends where we meet Friday evenings, all day Saturday and all day Sunday. Here is a “weekend in the life” look at what those are like for me. Friday 3:40 p.m. – meet my fiance for a quick [...]

  • Friday From My iPhone


    Happiest of Fridays! First, can I just say a HUGE THANK YOU to all of you for being so supportive and awesome during my Whole30? I know many of you are waiting for my program recap and I promise it is coming on Monday. The most important thing is that my eyes are clear for the [...]

  • The Best One Pan Roasted Dinner and A Day in the Life


    5:30 a.m. – alarm…get up, pack bag for morning activities, pack breakfast, get dressed 6 a.m. – teach hot yoga…hot, hot, hot practice! 7:15 a.m. – finish cleaning room and head up to shower and get ready to train clients I packed chia pudding to eat while I’m getting ready. Lots of fun toppings! :) [...]

  • Escaping Winter Storm Jonas + Things To Read + Ways to Sweat


    Good morning and happy Saturday. Let me first start by saying that I hope all of you being impacted by Winter Storm Jonas are safe and warm. I couldn’t believe the coverage coming out of DC, NY and NJ this morning on The Weather Channel. We definitely had our fair share of winter weather in [...]

  • Friday I’m In Love: David Williams, Costco Instant Savings, Weather and More!


    Hi and I hope it’s been a good week for all of you. I’m writing a “Friday I’m in Love” post today and I must start it with this video that my mom shared with me. This is Bretagne and she’s the last known rescue dog who served at Ground Zero. Bark Box has an [...]

  • Zoey Update + Yoga Retreat Update


    Short post tonight because it is late and I teach early on Tuesday! First, biggest thanks to you guys for your concern over sweet Zoey. Happy to report she’s made a good recovery and seems to be doing much better. (Can you believe how big she is!?) I will spare you the graphic details but [...]

  • Week in Eats, National Dog Day, Music and Peanut Butter


    Did you know yesterday was National Dog Day? I had no less than 10 people text or ask me in person where my post was. It appears I’m at “crazy dog lady” status with my friends. I finally got it together and posted one on Instagram around 10:30 last night. Haha.  I do have to [...]

  • Day in the Life Tuesday: August 2015


    Day in the life Tuesday for you today. For whatever reason I seem to always do these posts on Tuesdays and it’s fun to look back at past years and compare. – Here’s a day in the life from 2011 in my first month of a full-time career in fitness. – Here’s a day in [...]

  • Let’s Catch Up: Learning to Snap and Scope, Yoga Teacher Training, Goldens and More!


    Good morning! Some bloggers do these “coffee talk” posts where they conversationally write leading with, “if we were having coffee right now, I’d share…” But sadly, my coffee is empty. So we’ll just chat. I had a sweaty and tearful start to my day. I taught my 6 a.m. and it was my friend Virginia’s [...]

  • Loving Lately: Figs, Zoey at 10 Months, Music & More


    Hi and happy Thursday! My day got off to a bit of an abrupt start when I woke up at 6:11 a.m. with the realization that my yoga class started at 6 a.m. My iPhone alarm was set…and going off…but not making any sound. WTF!? Luckily, one of my friends and fellow teachers was there [...]

  • Day in the Life 7.22.15


    5:55 a.m. – Alarm goes off and I do a quick scan of email and social as I try to get my eyes open. I give myself 5 minutes in bed before I have to get up and get moving. 6 a.m. – Get out of bed and start getting ready for the gym. I [...]

  • Birthday in the Life + Friend Celebration


    Thanks to all of you for the sweet birthday messages on Instagram and on the blog. This has been one of those birthdays that seems to stretch out over a few days! Last year I shared a “Day in the Life: Birthday Edition” post after my birthday so I thought I’d do that again this [...]

  • Memorial Day 2015…Yoga, Pool & Pups


    Happy Memorial Day! It’s my hope that your day was full of as much gratitude and remembrance as it was cookouts and pool time. I was really fortunate to spend my Memorial Day morning at the yoga studio teaching class. One of my students (who has been with me since the beginning over four years [...]

  • Monday in the Life + Scenes from the Weekend


    Monday is always a crazy but fun start to the week for me. I train clients at 5:30 and 6:30 a.m. and then head to the studio to teach at 8:15 a.m. and usually take the class after to get my practice out of the way while I’m already sweaty. I shower and head back [...]

  • My Week + Girl Power + Roasted Veggie Love


    Hi! This week is totally nuts but really amazing at the same time. As much as I hoped it was allergies, I’m pretty certain I have a cold. The worst part is that it has been going since Friday and presents itself with different symptoms every day ranging from a stuffy nose to nausea to [...]

  • Lumi Lunch + National Puppy Day + What I Bought at Whole Foods


    Good morning! Thanks for two things. First, all of your interest in the KIND bar giveaway. Second, your amazing responses. I know I ask y’all to tell me what you’re grateful for regularly when it comes to giveaways but it’s only because I think it’s such a good “stop, pause, think” activity + I ADORE [...]

  • Saturday Road Trip + Week of Eats


    Sullie and I loaded up around noon today for a road trip down to Georgia to visit my grandmother. Sadly, I left Zoey in very loving care in Charlotte because she’s a little too crazy right now for me to manage by myself in the car for four hours. I was also worried about her [...]

  • A Fun “Celebrity” Week + Should the pups get their own Instagram account?


    Hi and happy Friday! I’ve had a really good week…work was steady busy but not crazy busy…which is always nice. I’ve REALLY been working on cutting back and being smarter about how I arrange my schedule. It’s working! This afternoon I had the BRILLIANT idea to add chocolate chips and dried cranberries to my peanut [...]

  • A Long Travel Day + Lost Bags + Cute Zoey…and More!


    I am happy to report that I’m back in Charlotte. Today was a LONG day! My alarm when off at 4 a.m. in Cancun. Our group of stranded stragglers met in the lobby of our hotel at 4:45 a.m. to head to the airport. (Thanks to the Marriott Casamagna for accommodating us when our trip [...]

  • An Icy Day + Lately (Cupcakes, Puppies & More)


    Hi! It’s been a weird start to the week here in Charlotte. After an unseasonably mild winter, we were hit with some gross weather. After just talking with my co-workers at the gym last week about how we thought we’d escape winter weather this year, I opened my front door before going to bed last [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Tuesday in the Life


    Here’s a random day in the life for ya! 4:55 a.m. – alarm goes off 5 a.m. – second alarm goes off. Get up and let Zoey out of her crate and take her outside. Make a cup of tea and eat some banana with peanut butter. Get dressed for the gym with Zoey’s help. [...]

  • A Sweet Saturday + Arm Balance & Inversion Workshop


    Hi and happy Saturday! I had such a wonderful day. It began with a tropical green smoothie while I finished up making a new playlist for my morning yoga classes. I went straw instead of spoon and no granola today. I spent my morning teaching yoga…7:45 a.m. hot vinyasa at Charlotte Yoga followed by 9:30 [...]

  • 2014 Year in Review: Life, Work and Blogging


    The last day of 2014 is here and I feel equal parts ready and nostalgic to close the door on this year. If I had to choose one word to summarize this year for me it would be growth. I truly feel that I grew in unprecedented ways both personally and professionally. I feel stronger, more [...]

  • A Very Southern Christmas


    Merry day after Christmas from me and my two beautiful, sweet girls! I hope everyone enjoyed a lovely day of loved ones and celebration. I traveled to my grandmother’s house in Georgia on Christmas Eve with these two and a car full of gifts. It was…an experience…but we made it and that’s all that matters. I arrived in [...]

  • Day in the Life: One Week Until Christmas


    5 a.m. – alarm 5:05 a.m. – make it out of bed to let Sullie out, make a shot of espresso and get dressed for the gym. For whatever reason, this was an especially tough morning for me and I was SO tired. 5:30 a.m. – the girls (I took both of them today!) and [...]

  • Life Lately: Zoey Girl, Baking, Yoga Stuff and Things to Read


    It’s December 10, I still haven’t started Christmas shopping and this week has passed by in the blink of an eye. Thanks for your feedback on the kitchen gift guide. The fitness/yoga version will be coming tomorrow for those of you who are on the procrastination train with me! Here’s a little update on life [...]

  • Thanksgiving 2014: Friends, My First Turkey, Yoga and a New Addition


    Thanksgiving 2014 is a wrap and it was a success. I stayed here in Charlotte and celebrated the day with friends. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday to spend with my family and I always especially enjoy planning the meal and spending the day in the kitchen with my dad. It’s been a little weird to [...]

  • Life Lately + What I’m Reading, Writing and Watching


    Hi there. I feel like I’m coming up for air in the best way possible. I’m a little over one week into the changes I shared last week. Adjusting to a new schedule and routine is always a bit of a challenge but it’s also proving to be a much needed breath of fresh air. Every [...]

  • Friday I’m In Love


    Happy Friday and happy Halloween! Back in my advertising days I used to always have “The Cure Fridays” where I listened to The Cure Radio on Pandora as I was wrapping up my work for the week. They’re one of my all-time favorite bands. So in the spirit of that, I present you with a [...]

  • Monday in the Life


    Hey there. I am moving fast…but it’s a blur of good. I woke up at 1 a.m. last night and started to panic about everything that I have on my plate (the middle of the night will do that to you every time!) but I reframed my anxiety to focus on feeling gratitude for the [...]