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lately I’m loving…

-the concept of love month. 2 days and counting! it’s really as simple as it sounds. February is all about love. seeing it, giving it, finding it, looking for it, sharing it, creating it, simply being it. everywhere, everyday. thanks to a friend on my team, that shared this family tradition with our store. follow along & get in on the action with: #lovefullon.



-the nutribullet. crazy thing is, it’s actually as amazing as the infomercials say it is.

-starting my days with green smoothies à la the bullet. ^. i mostly do spinach + frozen fruit + protein powder based ones, but I’m intrigued to try this veggie-heavy, glowing green smoothie, this week. I’m starting to crave them…never mind it’s sub-freezing outside.


-and because life is all about balance, I might as well take a stab at making these doughnuts while I’m in the kitchen! swoon. donuts are so nostalgic for me, and filled with nothing but good memories, so they just make me happy.

-mary beth larue (yoga teacher, blogger, life coach) and jacki carr (goal coach). can’t get enough of these two inspirational, movement-creating mavens.

-new activities like Paint Nite, with good friends.


-in light of recent events, it was an emotionally challenging week. I’m dealing with being at peace with things I don’t know and can’t control. I’m learning the importance of expressing and sharing my feelings on things, regardless of whether I think I should or shouldn’t feel a certain way. Because the fact of the matter is, there’s an impact. Yet I now know that it’s more about how I choose to recognize that impact; how I choose to face it, and move in spite of  it. Letting go of the fear, worry, suffering, and heartache is what gives room for faith, hope, peace, and love. Ultimately, it’s what grounds me. Fittingly, this quote immediately struck me:

“Sadness gives depth. Happiness gives height. Sadness gives roots. Happiness gives branches. Happiness is like a tree going into the sky, and sadness is like the roots going down into the womb of the earth. Both are needed, and the higher a tree goes, the deeper it goes, simultaneously. The bigger the tree, the bigger will be its roots. In fact, it is always in proportion. That’s its balance.” ― Osho

don't be afraid to show your roots.

don’t be afraid to show your roots.

-working on finding simplicity, giving up control, and navigating with  faith.


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*^more on simplicity, coming soon.




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6 thoughts on “lately I’m loving…

  1. love all of this. love the quotes, love your painting – jealous of your nutribullet! my little guy from walmart is about to die, it may be time to take the plunge and try it out!

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