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  • 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 [...]

  • Your Thanksgiving Workout Guide: Body, Mind and Spirit


    I have been sharing holiday-themed workouts for years but this Thanksgiving I want to deepen my workout offering to include not only the physical body but mind and spirit as well. Most of you have shared with me in the past that you enjoy getting a good workout in on Thanksgiving morning before you spend [...]

  • Tried and True Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes


    Thanksgiving is just a week away and if you’re finalizing your menu plan or deciding what you’ll be contributing to a family or group meal, this is the post for you. It’s not secret that I love to cook and Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year. Over the last 10 years or so, [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • Give Thanks Workout + Guilt-Free Thanksgiving


    Happy Thanksgiving Eve! I’m currently traveling to beautiful Edisto Island in South Carolina where I will spend a few days with my fiance’s family. The original plan for this Thanksgiving was for my parents and grandmother to come to Charlotte and I would host Thanksgiving for the first time but we had to cancel. We’ve [...]

  • Recognizing Thanksgiving Heroes with La Brea Bakery


    This post is sponsored by Blog Meets Brand on behalf of La Brea Bakery. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year. I love the focus on gratitude, fellowship and sharing a meal. The Thanksgiving tradition I enjoy most is planning and preparing the meal alongside my dad but for the last two years various [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • An Unconventional Thanksgiving


    I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoyed family, friends and feasting. If you’re out braving Black Friday I am wishing you warmth and good luck! :) My Thanksgiving was a bit unconventional this year. One of my dearest friends is getting married this weekend in the Dominican Republic. She and her fiance are [...]

  • Practicing Gratitude


    I hope your Thanksgiving week is off to a great start! I taught my regular Sunday morning yoga class yesterday and the message that we focused on was letting this week of Thanksgiving be about actively practicing gratitude and celebrating the abundant blessings in our lives. To begin class I read my yogis the following [...]

  • Thanksgiving 2012


    I was really undecided about what to do for Thanksgiving this year. Part of me wanted to pretend like it wasn’t happening. I almost stayed in Charlotte and planned to take friends up on offers to celebrate with them but I made a last minute decision to drive to Georgia to be with my family. [...]

  • Thanksgiving and Cheesecake Torching


    Well, Thanksgiving 2011 is in the books and the feast may have been one of the best ever! I started my day with pie baking, a run and some yoga before setting up shop in the kitchen for the next five hours. I love Thanksgiving. More so than Christmas. I love that the focus is more [...]

  • 7 and 20 on Thanksgiving Morning


    Happy Thanksgiving! I kicked off my morning with a seven mile run. It was a beautiful morning and the miles felt effortless. I felt so much gratitude to be out in the sunshine and fresh air and able to run without pain. After my run I unrolled my yoga mat in my parents front yard [...]

  • Tuesday and T-Day Prep


    Hello, hello! I hope that you guys are enjoying the short holiday week and getting geared up for Thanksgiving. I’ve been in full-force planning mode and have all my recipes planned. I’m contributing roasted root vegetables, brussels sprouts gratin, chocolate pecan pie and sweet potato cheesecake with marshmallow topping to the feast. Cannot wait to [...]

  • A Lovely Long Weekend


    Lots of highlights to cover from the last couple days. I took a little break from the blog to spend time with friends and family. It’s been so nice to have all this time off and stay in Charlotte. I have really enjoyed our long weekend! Get ready for a photo-heavy post…here we go! THANKSGIVING [...]

  • Gobble, Gobble


    I adhere to the Thanksgiving mantra of “workout before you pig out.” When we were living in Birmingham our Y always had special classes on Thanksgiving morning and used that sales pitch. I’ve pretty much been hooked ever since. This year’s “Workout Before You Pig Out” is a new adventure for me. I’m running an [...]