a day in the life

October 20, 2014 § Leave a comment

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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!



books I’m reading

October 19, 2014 § Leave a comment

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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.

top places I’d like to travel

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.


San Francisco, Big Sur, the Redwoods. All on my list.

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outfit of the day

October 17, 2014 § Leave a comment

I’m too lazy for this. And it makes me feel silly. I’ve explained that in this post.

Just go look at my Style board on Pinterest….I would love to wear all that. It’ll give you an idea of what I like….style-wise.


Thanks and see you tomorrow!

Happy Friday!


thankful thursday: poses 41/52

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.

Full Grasshopper

Baby Grasshopper

I’m thankful for the internet and its resources! Without it, crazy poses like this would not be possible!

link love

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!

 Because it never gets old.

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.


what’s on my playlist

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…

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