My Beautiful Life and Yoga

Isn’t Graham so cute working out with me? He asks me everyday if we can work out. 🙂

I’m doing a 21-day “Valentine Sprint” health challenge thru Terrafit and today was Yoga day. I chose an hour long video and fell in love with Yoga! I’ve done a “power yoga” before but this was so different!

The slow fluid movements, the stretching, breathing, really “working it” without jumping around like a crazy banshee! It feels really good for my body! And surprisingly peaceful. I get why people love it! Continue reading

January Ipsy Bag Review


I got an Ipsy subscription for Christmas and it’s the perfect gift! I’m a gift lover by nature so receiving a package in the mail each month is my fave! Also, I’m a mom of two littles which means that I don’t get ready 90% of the time and, when I do, I use the same stuff I’ve been using for years. The truth is, I used to feel overwhelmed by beauty products and I consider myself somewhat low maintenance, but I’m so excited to see what’s out there and play around with makeup when I take time for myself.

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Happy 4th, my son!


Last weekend we threw our first “friend” birthday party for Graham! It was completely chaotic at times but it was such a wonderful day! It was everything we could have hoped for! All but one family attended, every kid got a swing at the pinata, the cake looked and tasted incredible, the weather was better than I could have dreamed up for a late October day, and while all of our recent discussions about being grateful and saying thank you may have been the furthest thing from Graham’s mind, I’m gonna go ahead and say that he did pretty good opening his many generously given gifts! ….I could have facilitated the gift opening in a better/more organized and intentional way but overall we’ll call the day a total win! Continue reading

Reflecting on Preschool and Imperfection

We’re trying our hand at doing a very relaxed version of preschool this year.

Last year we put Graham in preschool despite him not turning 3 until that October… we knew he was intellectually ready and we thought starting him a little early would give him an extra year to adjust and help with “socialization” since he is shy in big groups of people. (The idea of “socialization”…this is something I may write a more in-depth post on someday seeing as I now have some mixed emotions on that word.) Getting him to class just twice a week was a struggle. He never wanted to go and there were almost always tears each week…people told me, “give it a few weeks, he’ll be running in without saying goodbye.” This never happened. In the end it did more damage than good and about a month before the school year ended we pulled him out.  It was the best thing we could have done with him. Within a week we noticed some positive changes including his confidence level increasing greatly. Continue reading

My Top 10 Favorite Things About Outdoor Concerts

Dixie Chicks Concert Pics

This weekend I joined some friends at our local outdoor venue, USANA, to see the Dixie Chicks in concert. The arena was insanely packed, the entertainment was fabulous and there was lots of laughter and great conversation.

It’s crazy to think that I first started listening to Dixie Chicks over 15 years ago! Everybody sing along, “…I’m getting older, too”, but seriously. Continue reading

The Moments Between Point A and Point B

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You know that feeling of exhilaration when you have the windows down, hair blowing all over the place, singing at the top of your lungs and life just feels good? You know…when it doesn’t matter which route you take, and hitting a red light just means one more song to get your groove on. Do you remember that feeling when it wasn’t so important to get there fast because you were truly just enjoying the ride and enjoying the company…and maybe nothing was that pressing anyways?  Continue reading

2015 Year in Review 

Blog 2015 year review

It’s been over a year since I have written a blog post…time just gets away from me if I’m not intentional. I’m so excited to start using this space again to share my writings, ideas, photos (of course) and my new art journal pages!
A lot happened over the last year, and while I may expound on some of it at a later time, here’s a quick recap:

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