february 2014


February taught me a few things...

1) Jury duty is for real...and can be incredibly depressing

2) A movie about LEGO can be "awesome!"

3) I need to get out and engage with the local yoga community MORE. It's great I'm able to practice consistently on my own, but getting out and practicing with other teachers this month has been so fun!

4) It's possible to wish for 30 degree weather...as in, that's really warm.

5) A Bose bluetooth speaker makes life better...and makes kitchen dancing even easier! Thanks to Andrew's surprise Valentine's present!

6) Tripod headstand is possible...and maybe even Crow pose to tripod then back to Crow! EEEEK! http://distilleryimage0.s3.amazonaws.com/6c23fda69a9211e38be512bcfd5e32a4_101.mp4

I have also decided to go forward and earn my 500 hr certification for yoga instruction (pretty much like getting a master's degree in the yoga world). So excited to be officially accepted into Asheville Yoga Center's 500 hr completion program...more on this later.

7) It's possible to find nonstop flights to NYC for a decent price on a random Thursday afternoon.

8) Being spontaneous is good...like buying tickets to see Aziz Ansari in April! Woohoo! Can't wait.

9) Matthew McConaughey knows what he's doing...you're watching True Detective right?!

10) Same sex marriage now recognized in Kentucky....AMAZING...Saw this infographic yesterday and just felt happy inside: Here's the rest of my month in photos:

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this guy

2014-01-06 19.03.52 It's already Friday...yay.

Due to crazy cold temps around here (and nearly everywhere else in the US) I didn't have to work Monday or Tuesday...had a two hr delay on Wednesday. Talk about easing back into school! It was fabulous! 2014-01-07 14.19.44

We are little worried about Mr. Bageldog. He's been kinda limping since Christmas, which isn't totally abnormal since he has carpal tunnel in his legs (I know...ridiculous). This time it's one of his back legs and it's not really getting any better. Poor boy is 10 years old and starting to show it I'm afraid. He's so sweet.

My news lens arrived this week too. I have been having a blast playing around with it...Still trying to figure it out, but omg so good.

2014-01-07 14.17.492014-01-07 14.30.55 Why I'm headed to TJs and Whole Foods today after work  2014-01-07 09.40.35 Flip top storage! 2014-01-07 14.13.57 My definition of weeknight supper 2014-01-07 14.11.242014-01-07 14.43.09

And these were all taken with manual focus...I didn't realize until the end of the day that with the lens, automatic focus is possible! HA! Can't wait to see what I can do when things aren't blurry...what a goober

Have a great weekend!



Camera Workout: Week 47

2013-11-23 14.41.40finally found a place for some empty Asheville and New Albany growlers french toast working 2013-11-24 08.52.53 Can't wait to put our ornaments on 2013-11-24 09.51.56 Art time 2013-11-24 16.09.20 bouncy balls > tennis balls for myofascial release 2013-11-24 09.22.23 Holiday time in the studio 2013-11-25 17.40.02 Oh to be Reuben 2013-11-25 22.11.33 Short on photos this week, but given the holiday, next week's should be big. Hope you have a happy Thanksgiving!



Camera Workout: Week 41

IMGP9507I apologize for the number of dogs photos in this post. Sometimes you just have to...I promise, I interact with humans...sometimes. IMGP9483 Tis the season 2013-10-11 17.21.46 Macaroons all the way from Thomas Keller's bakery at Bouchon. 2013-10-12 12.53.58 Pre-walk excitement...i.e...losing their minds IMGP9517 Because we had a baby and a baby sized armchair nearby... IMGP9557 Stop it. IMGP9554 Love this picture! IMGP9609

This is a funny looking dog 2013-10-13 12.13.06 So happy to have a resource for Lone Star...Texas Forever...Ah, I miss Friday Night Lights 2013-10-13 17.37.11 Is it just me or should this cat be bigger by now? 2013-10-12 15.10.47 That's jalapeno cheddar cornbread bubbling. 2013-10-14 15.38.08 Watching Giada while cooking...please try to ignore the horrible smudges on my iPad screen...gross 2013-10-14 15.44.41 Boot season baby! 2013-10-15 15.07.18

I'm still on fall break. Headed back to work on Monday. Have been doing nothing cooking and reading really. Took all last week off yoga due to a pulled muscle, it's crazy how much different a week makes...I feel stiff as a board in there!

Happy Friday Y'all!

Sebastian Magnani you rock my socks off! This photo project titled, Underdogs, is the best thing I've seen in a long while. Owners often resemble their dogs, but this takes it to a whole nothing level. Back when we lived in Austin there was a massive dog park where Bagel would play every Sunday. Andrew and I loved to set on a bench and try to match dogs to owners. This however, takes it to a whole other level! Love it!

Camera Workout: Week 24

Photo Jun 16, 4 17 21 PM (1) Dogs x 1000

Baby Porter is coming very soon! Photo Jun 16, 1 32 49 AM

Presents! Photo Jun 16, 1 29 24 AM

Trying to write up the list of who gave what on an iPad after two Belmont Breezes...yeah Photo Jun 16, 1 28 15 AM

Went exploring the (our!?!) land...turtle! Photo Jun 16, 6 19 24 PM

I'm pretty sad this tree is going to be taken down in the next couple weeks. Boo Photo Jun 16, 6 16 40 PM

This old abandoned house is creepy. Photo Jun 16, 6 13 18 PM

OzzieWalder visited from Asheville! Photo Jun 16, 10 25 14 AM

My sweet boys Photo Jun 17, 7 25 42 PM

A great week. We had a wonderful time showering Kaylex on Saturday. Now on the the next thing!

Camera Workout: Week 20

Photo May 12, 9 12 42 PMExcuse the still wet hair in a top knot...blech

You can't tell in this photo, but these dogs are pulling me along at a fierce pace...as usual Photo May 12, 9 13 36 PM

This was a perfect night for playing with the new camera lens...and I never miss an opportunity to sit on the Buick. Photo May 12, 9 14 19 PM

This boy is old and grumpy most of the time. Photo May 12, 9 14 50 PM

This lens is tough to get a handle of... Photo May 12, 9 10 39 PM

This is what happens when  you leave the door to the laundry room that also houses the recycle open while you're at work...

IMGP8744 I know I always include photos of books I'm reading, but seriously this cookbook is GREAT. LOVE it! Love Daphne Oz!IMGP8932 Weirdest hotel room ever at Aloft -- Nashville...was very nice, but totally bizarre...I kinda loved it.

Photo May 20, 9 36 12 PM

And again Photo May 20, 9 38 18 PM

Playing with Bagel Boys/Upavishta Konasana Photo May 20, 9 42 51 PM

After 10 years, these guys have been to hell and back with me. 4 years hiking and swimming hole swimming in Asheville, 7 weeks in Spain, 1 week in Rome, a summer at Camp Walt Whitman, 3 weeks backpacking across Europe, a year in the fjords, a year in drizzle, a year in sweltering madness, and two years chilling back home. Photo May 20, 9 39 39 PM I'm shipping them off to be resoled and to get new straps. I love Chaco...they are an amazing company. Thank goodness I have two other pair here at home until the return...ha! Photo May 20, 9 41 35 PM As I write this post:


And here we are again at the end of another month! And Thursday is my last day of work (day job) for the summer! What in the heck!?

Camera Workout: Week 5

Photo Jan 27, 8 52 52 PM Pianos and books...why do I ever go to the library when I have this across the street? Photo Jan 27, 8 44 02 PM

This is what happens when you buy a shower cap (hey, my hair is getting long and it takes FOREVER to dry!)

Photo Jan 27, 8 54 15 PM

Left on the piano after my Mom's done practicing...

Photo Jan 27, 9 27 11 PM It's totally fine to judge me.

Photo Feb 03, 7 18 04 PM

We've been eating pasta A LOT lately...and I'm totally fine with it.

Photo Jan 14, 8 08 07 PM SNOW!

Photo Feb 03, 7 25 21 PM

Sup dog.Photo Feb 03, 8 06 23 PM

We went on a grocery bonanza  on Saturday. Photo Feb 03, 8 07 11 PM Looking after Andrew's sister's dogs for a couple days...what a big sweetie! Photo Feb 03, 8 41 57 PM

some rando photos for a Happy Friday!

Happy Happy Happy Happy Friday y'all! I am so so so so so ready for this weekend. Life has been a little exhausting lately. I have been feeling pretty terrible all week with a nasty head cold...my entire workplace is overrun with it right now. I'm on the mend--felt pretty normal today.

These are some rando photos of daily life lately:

1. is that not the cutest boy you've ever seen!?!? 2. that cutest big boy dragging out ever one of my shoes and threatening to chew while I'm at work...including my Danskos, Jessica Simpson patent leather flats, Chacos, and various mary janes?!? That means shoes are being put up in strange places. 3. sick in bed w/ the Bagel Boys 4. my dishtowels are disgusting. 5. dogs and computers 6. menu planning for the week 7. not letting me make the bed...again 8. THE BAGEL BOYS 9.  the second wireless mouse Reuben has destroyed...he is the cutest boy right?!? At least that's what I told myself as I swiped my card, purchasing another new mouse this afternoon. 10. EarthFare Louisville is now open! It is SOO nice! Great beer section, AMAZING bulk department...ahhh it was amazing. Too bad it's so far from my house, I doubt I'll regularly get over there.

No plans whatsoever for the weekend. THANK. GOD.

Happy Olympics/Friday!

Yeah so I have been a little busy the past two days...WITH OUR NEW DOGGY!!! On Wednesday we rescued this adorable basset/beagle from the shelter...he's about two years old and we have named him Reuben! He is extremely laid back and is getting along with Mr. Forrest quite well so far! Yay!

Off to Louisville to go shopping--will be back later today with more.

Happy Olympics!! Excited to have an opening ceremonies viewing party tonight with Kaylex & the 'rents.

at the park

I finally decided to take the camera with us to the park last night. One of our favorite things to do  is eat an early dinner then take Mr. Forrest to the park. Love how beautiful the weather is right now!

love getting all the photos of the pup --he's getting old, but still loves to run!