October 20, 2014 § Leave a comment
Back to work today. It was a good day, but boy, it was DARK and RAINING this morning. Coffee much needed.
I’m feeling a little pressed for time this afternoon for blogging a full “day in the life” and, again, it makes me feel a little strange. Honestly, I can’t say that a typical day in my life is worth a detailed description…
I get up, do yoga, shower, drink coffee + a smoothie, drive to work, read aloud and help kids choose books for several hours, get home, walk the dogs, fix dinner, teach yoga, eat dinner, watch a show, read a book, take a bath, do some yin yoga, then go to sleep. There ya go!
Today I did manage to pop over to Seeds and Greens, a new natural market and deli in New Albany. I was so happy to find my most favorite creamer there and a new line of essential oils I’ve never come across. I’m really intrigued by the Dragon’s Breath and the Fire + Ice.
I’ll be back tomorrow with a transformation themed post. Hope everyone’s Monday was smooth!
October 19, 2014 § Leave a comment
So, it’s not so much about what I’m reading right now, but what I just read. AToday I will finish The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters. Don’t walk, RUN to get this book. NOW. Not only is it incredibly well-written, but insanely entertaining. There’s nothing else you need to be reading right now.
As far a few other books I recommend, check out this post.
Not sure what I’m going to start next. I’m currently listening to Devil in the White City by Erik Larson on audio book. Thinking about this one for my next in hand selection.
October 18, 2014 § Leave a comment
This photo was taken my junior year of college a few months before leaving for my study abroad.
Picking places I’d like to travel is not at all hard. There are only a handful of places I would not like to go. While I loved loved loved it, Europe is pretty much taken care of at this point.
So here’s my top three as of right now:
I would love to go to the Ashtanga Institute in Mysore, India. Not sure it will ever happen, but I would jump at the chance. I love this map from UK based illustrator Holly Wales. She’s great!
Funnily enough, the next two destinations are right here in the US. I would love to see the many unbelievable national parks in Utah.
And like I said a few posts back, I would love to see California.
October 17, 2014 § Leave a comment
October 16, 2014 § Leave a comment
I’m thankful for Tiffany Cruikshank + Yogaglo for getting me into this crazy pose. A variation of Grasshopper. There are many interpretations of this pose…baby Grasshopper, full Grasshopper, or the odd variation above.
This class on Yogaglo and this class will get you there. If you’re not on Yogaglo and you’d like to try this pose, I suggest the following articles and tutorials. It is a massive twist and insane hip opener, but also requires a decent amount of strength. That troubling and puzzling thing in yoga when a pose becomes doubly hard because it takes a ton of flexibility AND strength. Also, it’s one of those really rare poses that is actually much harder to get into than be in.
I’m thankful for the internet and its resources! Without it, crazy poses like this would not be possible!
October 15, 2014 § Leave a comment
This GIF.…always and forever
I made a bunch of this soup to freeze yesterday. Pretty delicious. I cut back on the honey though…1/3 cup!? A little insane.
I love celebrities reading mean tweets. This one in particular because Bob Balaban. Just Bob Balaban.
I can’t wait to read this to kids at school….it’s going to get crazy!
Not that I’ll ever go to the trouble to make these and we’re already in fall weather, pumpkin baking, roasted vegetable mode, but dang these look good.
This Valentino Resort 2015 collection is crazy. Beautiful.
I’m in love with all the crazy wallpaper in our bathrooms and I can’t help but look at Kim + Scott’s guest room and think, “GIMME!”
Loving this cover, heard it at last weekend’s wedding.
Uhhhhhhh….is this supposed to be a big deal?
That’s all I have for today…I have to head out soon, I’m FINALLY getting my hair cut today!
**stay tuned for more about the painting featured above. It’s part of a big project I’ve been working on for too long.
October 14, 2014 § Leave a comment
As I’ve shared before, each season I keep a playlist on Spotify full of what I’m listening to at the moment. Everything I remotely like even just a little bit gets added to this list. It’s big and all over the place. Here’s Fall 2014:
Within that playlist, there is always a five or six song rotation that changes every three to five days. Here’s what’s on that list now:
Hozier // Sedated
Nothing but Thieves // Graveyard Whistling
Sam Palladio, Clare Bowen // When You Open Your Eyes
Walk the Moon // Shut Up and Dance
Trevor Hall // Green Mountain State
And unfortunately I’m really digging the new Taylor Swift song that was released today. Dang…