Packing for the Caribbean with Zero Waste in Mind

After floating a lot of ideas around about how to make this challenge a reality, it’s time to start packing. I’m using The Boy Scouts of America’s motto as I go–BE PREPARED. (My best friend, Kyle Dean, Eagle Scout, would be proud.) This is what makes me a meticulous and amazing packer…but also what causes … Continue reading

Love’s Labor’s Lost, Part II

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And just like that, I untied myself from Mr. Big. I was free, but there was nothing exquisite about it.~Carrie, Sex and the City You live, you learn. You love, you learn. (Thanks, Alanis). In the wake of my current situation, which is the ending of my six year relationship, I’m learning still. About three … Continue reading

What Is Hot Yoga and What Will It Do For Me?

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The term yoga comes from a Sanskrit word which means yoke or union. It is a form of exercise aiming to align your physical, mental, and spiritual self, and beyond–aiming to align you with nature, other people, God, your true self and all the world around you. (Amazing that this practice can do all that, … Continue reading

Now’s the Time to Reap the Benefits of Outdoor Yoga!

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Spring has sprung! As it begins to get warmer outside, it’s time to take advantage of the great outdoors. Grab your mat, choose some of your favorite poses and try an outdoor yoga practice today. It could be at a local park or even in your back yard. You don’t have to go far to … Continue reading

Count your blessings! (Plus…making your own sauerkraut!)

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I not gonna lie…this week has been pretty amazing. About a week ago I had a private dance party with myself while watching (and singing along with) one of my favorite bands, NO DOUBT, when they were on the Jimmy Kimmel show. It was awesome. “You got me feeling hella good so I’m gonna keep … Continue reading

Birthday Hullabaloo

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So I’m 30. I guess it’s no big secret, but I feel like such a scandalous southern woman admitting this so freely. Mary Kay Ash, founder of Mary Kay cosmetics (whom I very much respect) once said, “I never tell my age. Why should I? I believe that a woman who will tell her age, … Continue reading

It’s the perfect time for canning tomatoes.

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Ahhh summer. The time of endless fresh vegetables and farmers markets. This is the perfect time to take advantage of fresh local delicious tomatoes! The Heirloom varieties are my favorite. Always jump at the chance to get some Cherokee Purples, Yellow Valencias, Brandy Wine, German Stripe, Ananas Noire, Early Girls, or Arkansas Travelers. As a … Continue reading

2011–That’s right 2011.

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This post is out SO late! Let’s just pretend it’s Jan 1st…the first day of the new year… As I reflect on my roles of 2011, I can’t help but smile. I’ve had the opportunity to play SO many! The New Year began for me in my hometown in Arkansas, where instead of the glamor … Continue reading