Not that I ever like to wish time away but it sure is nice to see the arrival of the weekend after the week we’ve had.
I taught my Friday morning hot yoga class and then met Virginia to take a FlyWheel class. We took Jenna B’s class and it was my first time taking her class after hearing so many great things about her. It was awesome and it always gives me an extra push when I workout with Virginia. That girl is fit! She pushes me!
The aftermath of FlyWheel is that I feel like a blob of jello (crazy how doing something outside of your normal routine can fatigue you so much!) so my plan is to power through this post and then take a little Friday afternoon siesta before I got teach my 4:30 yoga class. I’m not much of a napper but I’m feeling it today…especially after last night’s harvest moon. It sure was beautiful but I tossed and turned all night. Anyone else!?
The biggest news of the day is that it’s this nugget’s THIRD birthday! She’ll be sure to get lots of ball throwing time later and I’ll bake her a little doggie birthday cake. Zoey’s also in for a surprise because Bear Bundon is coming to stay with us for the weekend. She’ll be so thrilled. 🙂
Earlier this week I baked a big batch of lactation cookies for my friend Angie (who we went to visit last weekend with the new baby). She mentioned wanting to try them and I’ve always read so much about them so I volunteered to bake them for her. They’re basically glorified oatmeal chocolate chip cookies but the thing that is supposed to help with lactation is the inclusion of the oats, ground flax and brewer’s yeast. Y’all…let me just tell you that the flavor of the brewer’s yeast was not for the faint of heart. I sampled two of the cookies and then was more than happy to pass them on to Angie. Hopefully they help her!
We’re having very all over the place fall weather but it’s got me back in the tea drinking groove. My absolute favorite flavor of tea is a strong ginger tea. This brand was not strong, thus the double tea bags. I like it with a little kick. So far the Yogi Tea ginger is the only one I’ve discovered that gives me that. I need to try brewing my own ginger tea from fresh ginger as I almost always have some in the fridge!
On the subject of beverages, Tanner brought home this Lavender Love flavor of GT’s kombucha for me. I didn’t think I would like it but it’s 100% my new favorite. It’s SO good. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to find. We stock it at the studio pretty regularly so I’ll have to grab it when we have it there!
I baked two loaves of sourdough this morning. I’m so stuck on this sourdough, cashew butter, sea salt, honey and banana kick. I want to eat it all the time! I’m also stuck on this kale and quinoa salad mix with avocado and Tessemae’s green goddess dressing if you haven’t picked up on that the last few months.
Finally, a no makeup selfie after a visit with Terri at Carolina Facial Plastics. It’s been a couple of years since I’ve worked with them on skincare but I reached out to Terri recently because my dear friend and esthetician Ariana moved to California permanently so I don’t have her for her amazing facials anymore. I also needed a product regimen refresh something serious. Terri did a light glycolic facial for me and then walked me through the new products she wants me to use and in what order AM and PM. I want to give it 4-6 weeks before I post a review here but I LOVE the line (it’s medical grade skincare) and have used several of the products from it before!
A few random last things…
- If you are in the Charlotte area, we’re partnering with FlyWheel for Fly2Y2 THIS SATURDAY from 3:45-5:30 p.m. It’s a 30 minute FlyWheel ride, run/jog/power walk to Y2 and then a 30 minute Y2 flow class. All of it is led by FlyWheel + Y2 instructor Shane Lucas – he’s amazing!
- What is the deal with this new Instagram survey thing I’m seeing in everyone’s stories?
- Speaking of Instagram stories, can you tell me if you prefer more photo content or video content?
- If you live anywhere in the Charlotte/Asheville/Greenville/NC-VA-mountain-ish area, do you have any favorite hikes that are 2-3 hours drivable from Charlotte? I’ve got the itch and I want to see those fall leaves.
Have a lovely weekend!