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


    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


    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 [...]

  • Lately + The End of Niece Week


    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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Weekend: Preparing for Visitors


    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 [...]

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


    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


    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 [...]

  • 15 Favorite Moments from Our Florida Trip


    We have been home from our trip from Florida for a week now and I’ve been scrolling through my iPhone pictures and smiling at the memories ever since. It was such a special time getting to know my oldest niece and y’all…she’s incredible. Smart, funny and full of personality. I shared some scenes from Christmas [...]

  • Christmas Eve in Charlotte and our first Christmas in Florida


    It felt so nice to take a few days away from my blog and social media. While I’ve been sharing ongoing updates on SnapChat, I’ve spent probably less than 30 minutes online daily and it’s been so nice. RE: SnapChat…I just love it so much for super quick and easy “in the moment/unedited” sharing. I’ve [...]

  • A Bittersweet Weekend


    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 [...]

  • Scenes from Thanksgiving 2016


    Happy Sunday! I’m currently listening to Classical Christmas on Spotify and I’m getting really excited to go pick out our tree later this evening. Before we go fully into Christmas mode, I wanted to share a few scenes from our Thanksgiving. I always love to get a glimpse of everyone’s family traditions and menu spreads [...]

  • Thanksgiving Eve + Pumpkin Crunch Cake Recipe + The Best Turkey Trot


    I hope you guys had a great Thanksgiving. If you’re needing a quick 30-minute “do anywhere with no equipment” workout in, don’t forget about my Torch the Turkey workout! :) We traveled to Beaufort, South Carolina to celebrate Thanksgiving with Tanner’s mom. Before we left on Thanksgiving eve, we taught our annual Butterball Boot Camp [...]

  • Sunday Morning Coffee Chat: Life, Love and Running


    I hope your Sunday morning is off to a beautiful start. I just poured a cup of coffee and took that magical first sip and thought I’d sit down and write a coffee chat post since it’s been many months since I’ve done so. If we were chatting over coffee I would share…that last week [...]

  • The First Birthday


    I wrote a post this morning with a short recap of my Thursday, a story of comparison and running that came up for me after my last post, some recent eats and a shout out about my friend Teri’s blog. It’s been sitting in drafts ever since. I wrote the post and then I was [...]

  • Holding on to my most special memories with Legacybox


    This post is sponsored by Legacybox, a wonderful resource for preserving your memories through digitization. If you’d like to preserve your old tapes, films, photos and audio, CLICK HERE and the first 25 people to use code RUN at checkout will receive 40% off their order. Offer expires 11/15. Over the last couple of months [...]

  • Moving Through, Part Three


    I am really struggling with how to continue on with my day-to-day life and work responsibilities while feeling so sad (and so many other feelings) on the inside. There’s like this blurred filter between my inside and the outside world. When it comes to teaching yoga, 50% of the time I feel grateful to be [...]

  • Zoey Turns Two!


    Well, I’m happy to report that Zoey and I made the 4:45 a.m. run happen this morning. Zoey was SO confused about why I was waking her up at 4:30. I got down on the floor next to her bed and whispered, “Happy Birthday Zoey! Do you want to go for a run?” She was [...]

  • Moving through, part two.


    Monday marked two weeks since my brother’s death. It was a hard day for me. I’ll say the same thing to you guys that I said to my Monday morning yoga class, this shit is hard. And I just can’t be a cheerleader right now. I don’t really know what else to say other than [...]

  • Moving Through


    I can’t even begin to express my thanks for your outpouring of love and support. It’s been a comfort to read your emails, comments and messages and I’m so sorry to learn that many of you have also experienced the terrible effects of addiction in your own lives. I hope it’s something that we can [...]

  • Loss


    I apologize for the disappearing act over the last week. I’m currently in the middle of a 10-hour road trip back to Charlotte after spending the last five days in Florida with my family. On Monday, September 19 at 11 p.m. I received phone call from my mom that my little brother Will had passed away. [...]

  • 17 Getting to Know Me Things


    Happy weekend! I am popping in with a lighthearted Saturday morning post. My friend Teri at A Foodie Stays Fit shared this little getting to know me quiz last week and I thought it would be a nice thing to share with you guys, especially for my newer readers. 1. What brings you the greatest joy? Visiting my [...]

  • Family Birthday Dinner + Recent Eats at the Beach


    I’m packing up to head back to Charlotte after a long weekend visiting my family. It’s been a great few days with lots of good eats so I thought I’d put together a recent eats post for ya while I enjoy one last oceanfront blogging session. The highlight of my trip was a dinner out [...]

  • Where The Heart Is


    This week begins on a somber note as the tragedy in Orlando weighs heavy on my heart. I woke up in Florida on Sunday morning to the news of the mass shooting in disbelief that we’re here in this same spot again. I went about my day as normal and as I was on the treadmill [...]

  • Weekend At The Beach + An Easy Week of Workouts

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    Hi there. I hope it was a great weekend. I have been soaking up time with my family (and sleep…lots of sleep). I got to take a short mandated weekend break from the blog because my tech guru (who is an angel sent from heaven) has spent the last few days moving my site to a [...]

  • Florida in Photos


    I just arrived back in Charlotte after a nice long weekend visit with my family in Florida. While it was a bit too chilly for much beach and outdoor time, it was a really nice and relaxing visit. Here are the highlights in photos! Beautiful Gulf of Mexico. Never get tired of this sugar white [...]

  • Christmas for Two


    For the last month or so I have been back and forth with my family about Christmas. I looked at flights to Florida and then my mom and grandmother talked briefly about flying up to Charlotte. Before we knew it, flight prices had quickly risen and were out of the budget. My dad and I [...]

  • Holiday Highs and Lows + Weekly Workouts


    Hi! I don’t know about you guys but I’m feeling the holiday hustle in full force. The ratio of “what I hope to achieve and do” versus “what actually happens” is pretty comical right now but I’m just taking it one day at a time. I thought for today’s weekly workouts post that I would [...]

  • An Ending


    Our lives are full of beginnings and endings…life, careers, relationships, creative endeavors, homes, routines, cities, the list goes on. Whether they are happy, sad or bittersweet, beginnings and endings and the transitions that come with them are an inevitable part of being human. I have recently been navigating my way through an ending behind the [...]

  • Thanksgiving in Edisto Beach


    Happy Black Friday! We are heading back from a wonderful 48 hours in Edisto Beach where we spent Thanksgiving with my fiance’s family. Edisto Beach is a small, charming coastal town just south of Charleston and Kiawah. I have visited many South Carolina beaches but this was my first time in Edisto. We drove down [...]

  • Life & Loving Lately


    I hope you guys are having a wonderful week so far. I so appreciate the kind and encouraging words about the release of my yoga book. It’s a little surreal to hold it in my hands 18 months after its inception. I need to write a post about the book writing process from start to [...]

  • Happy Friday from Florida + Recent Eats


    Good morning and happy Friday! From Florida! I made a secret trip down on Wednesday night to surprise my mom for her birthday. And my dad and I successfully pulled it off! She had absolutely no clue that I was coming and was so surprised when I walked in the door with my dad. I’ve [...]

  • Labor Day Weekend in Georgia


    I had a really special Labor Day Weekend. Sullie and I drove down to Georgia to spend a few days with my grandmother. I told my grandmother I was going to surprise her with which golden I was going to bring. She guessed Sullie and guessed right! Sullie’s relaxed pace is just right for Mema’s [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • My Dad is Going to Food Blog! + Scenes from the Beach


    Hi everyone! I hope your week is off to a nice start. It’s been so great to be in Florida with my parents for a few days. I’ve enjoyed the down time, extra sleep, break from teaching/training and being able to help out a little around here. I’ll be sad to go home tomorrow. The most [...]

  • A Surprise Weekend Visitor


    Happy weekend everyone! I was absolutely thrilled to learn that I was getting a surprise weekend visitor from Florida! My mom!!! She booked a last minute flight to spend my birthday weekend with me (it’s Monday) and I’m SO happy to have her here! She hasn’t visited Charlotte since I bought my house almost 5 [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • A Very Special Happy Birthday


    I’ve spent the last two days in Georgia celebrating a very special birthday! My Mema’s 84th! Last year I cleared my calendar and drove down to Georgia in the middle of the week to surprise her on her actual birthday so I decided to do the same thing this year! Earlier this week I baked [...]

  • 2013 Christmas Love


    Part two of Christmas is all about the love. Love for being at my grandmother’s house like we have been almost every year for 30 years, love for having sweet children around and seeing their joy and excitement and love for having all of my family together in one place. Here are some of my [...]

  • Scenes From Christmas 2012


    Here is the continuation of the last post with a look at family, presents and dessert. We had a great time exchanging gifts. It’s always so much more fun when there are little ones to buy for and play with! My grandmother is ridiculously talented at gift wrapping. She even does all of her own [...]

  • A Resetting Of Sorts


    I’m currently in route back to Charlotte where a mammoth week of work that will end in my weekend CrossFit Level 1 Course waits for me when I touch down. But I’m pleased to say that I’m approaching it with less anxiety and stress and more confidence and contentment. This trip has been both nice [...]

  • Bigger Than My Body


    Last week I was talking with someone about how I have been feeling recently and trying to describe where I am from an emotional standpoint. I am guilty of putting the pressure on myself that everything has to look neat, pretty and put together. But life is not always neat or pretty and there are [...]

  • Prayers


    Hi friends. How was your weekend? Mine was really nice. Catch up on part one – a yoga teacher training reunion, a 9-mile long run, meeting up with a PBR reader and more. Part two of my weekend was equally as fantastic and involved an Italian dinner, going to see Bridesmaids, teaching yoga, getting an [...]

  • Fabulous Family


    I took Wednesday off of blogging because I needed a night off and we had a very special occasion to celebrate – my mother in law’s official birthday. (I know I posted about a party her friends threw for her over the weekend but this was the day!) Before heading over to the family dinner [...]