New Tattoo: A Dedication to My Cats, My Hero and Myself

This past Friday night I got my newest tattoo. I had been planning this one for a few months, refining my design to perfection week after week. Interestingly, my other two tattoos were done in May, so I figured I'd keep with tradition and get this one in May as well. Through word of mouth … Continue reading New Tattoo: A Dedication to My Cats, My Hero and Myself

Yoga Teacher Training: Weekend 4

Oh how I love my yoga teacher training weekends! After each weekend I grow more comfortable with my future as a yoga instructor because of the amazing instruction I'm receiving. After the first weekend I truly believed I picked the best possible program for this, and each completed weekend confirms that thought even more. Plus, I … Continue reading Yoga Teacher Training: Weekend 4

Strawberry Coconut Oatmeal Crisp

It's strawberry season and I'm finding them irresistible to walk by in the grocery store without picking up. So I bought some! While I could have just sat and ate the entire container myself, I decided to make something even tastier out of them. This oatmeal crisp combines diced sweet strawberries with shredded coconut, cinnamon … Continue reading Strawberry Coconut Oatmeal Crisp

International Travels: South Korea

It's been about a week since I got back from South Korea with Shane, and I still can't even believe I was there! It was such a great experience, and one that I don't take for granted, as I know it's not a country most people will get to see in their lifetime. But I … Continue reading International Travels: South Korea

Yoga Teacher Training: Weekend 3

I'm a bit late getting this post out since I've been out of the country, but despite the delay I wanted to be sure I documented my last yoga teacher training weekend because it was so uplifting and beautiful. As I begin to write this post, I'm wondering how I'm going to describe the feelings I … Continue reading Yoga Teacher Training: Weekend 3

Honey Lavender Banana Bread

Happy spring! This warm weather has energized me to get into the kitchen more and bake up some goodies. I whipped up this tasty banana bread last night to use up some bananas that were past their prime. I was also given a small jar of lavender honey recently as a gift, and thought this … Continue reading Honey Lavender Banana Bread

Italian Easter Cookies – 3 Ways

I have no idea where I got the ambition from to make these cookies, but I spent all night Wednesday making them! It's been a while since I've baked, so I thought I'd make something to go with the season. My grandma used to make these Italian cookies for various holidays and I always loved … Continue reading Italian Easter Cookies – 3 Ways

Living Alone is Overrated (for me, anyway)

About a year and a half ago I was living by myself for the first time ever after separating from my now ex-husband. I had lived with my family up until the age of 19, then with roommates through college, and then moved in with my ex immediately after graduating. It's all I knew and … Continue reading Living Alone is Overrated (for me, anyway)

Yoga Teacher Training: Weekend 2

I just finished my second weekend of yoga teacher training, and I'm happy to say I still absolutely love it! This weekend was very different from the first weekend, in that we spent the entire time filling our heads with all things anatomy. While a bit overwhelming at times, I already have such a new appreciation for … Continue reading Yoga Teacher Training: Weekend 2

Chocolate Banana Berry Protein Smoothie

I loooove me some smoothies! I frequently whip them up on the weekends as either a light breakfast or healthy mid-day snack. I enjoy changing up my ingredients to make different flavors, but one ingredient that's been a mainstay is cocoa powder. I'm a big chocolate fan, so including this in my smoothie always gives me … Continue reading Chocolate Banana Berry Protein Smoothie