content overload


Way too much to read, listen, see, do, eat, drink, watch, write, and make. I want to do it all and every day I just find out about more stuff!

I will be honest that TV has taken a bit of a backseat lately. We don't have any shows going right now. Although we did start Boardwalk Empire. Egads, that thing is about MEN being MEN and being POWERFUL. Which I'm not so sure I need to see another show like that, but it's very well done so....

I've been reading at night instead of watching stuff and am trying to read during my lunch at work as well. It's going okay! Here's a master list of the things I'm trying to consume this week...maybe just this afternoon!?

An hour long video interview with Ashtangi Laruga Glaser. She is amazing. I can't wait to watch this.

I'm currently reading two incredible page turners.  I was making fabulous prgress on the second book in the Elena Ferrante trilogy when I listened to this episode of Books on the Nightstand. I am now obsessively reading The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. I'm not sure how great a book it is (quality wise), but it's definitely entertaining...the Gone Girl of 2015 for sure.

My podcast feed is out of control. Trying to listen through it all, but getting bogged down. Especially with the slew of new albums being released right now too!

Oh, and let us not forget, the internet. There is my Feedly list of blogs, which is downright gigantic. The flood of daily news (thank god for NYT Now), op-eds, long reads, twitterings, and vlogs. Yep, I said vlogs. Perhaps my secret obsession with YouTube channels should be saved for another post entirely...

And on top of it all, today is Thursday and Thursday is when the GOOP newsletter arrives in my inbox, ready and waiting for ridicule!

It's all too much...but in a good way I'm pretty sure.

painting above from Dorothy Goode



excuse me while I love this blog

wish-list-smores So, I found Sara Cornelius' illustrated food blog awhile ago. Then completely forgot about it. Not her though, I've keep tabs on instagram, but somehow missed most of her feed?!

Whatever, we all know I'm a mess when it comes to organizing social media. Anywho, when she posted a beautiful illustration yesterday, I was reminded of her great blog. After reading an fantastic post of podcast recommendations, right when I'm needing new podcasts, I knew I had to do a post on her blog, Cake over Steak. 


It's unique, beautiful, and aligned directly with my tastes. I feel like a total goober for forgetting about it!

Please forgive me Sara, you are awesome and I've added you to my Feedly. I await more posts...eagerly.


favorite pinterest accounts



Oh Pinterest...I kind of have a love/hate relationship with you. Do I think you're a wonderful source of inspiration and an easy way to share content?


Do I think you've replaced magazines so that women (mostly) now have an instant, free way to feel incredibly inadequate on a daily basis?


Yep, Pinterest must be approached with a healthy dose of "I'm fine!" Here are my favorite accounts, mostly because they just post such beautiful photos of all kinds.






There are many more, but like many other posts this month, this is a day late! I need to get it together on my own challenge!

Synchronicity in my daily life? There's a lot and I love it. Not a lot more I have to say about that at the moment...

It seemed like a good post idea at the time...

More later...

Just being honest...

Have a good weekend!




August 2014


Whoa. This month really took it out of me. It was crazy!

I apologize ahead of instagram photos this month are basically all house pictures. It still doesn't feel real. Andrew and I were saying to each other last night that it feels like we're house sitting or staying in a hotel. It just hasn't sunk in that this is our house.

1. I don't recommend moving during the first week back of work at a school, while your yoga studio is seeing a major boom in attendance. It brings about insane behavior.

2. If you do have to do this, it does help to blast this power anthem on the way to work.

3. We're all loving our official studio shirts. So fun! SO SOFT.

4. I ate a lot of chocolate chip cookies, mini drumsticks, and coconut chips this month. It was needed.

5. It seems that things are kind of falling apart around the world. If I'm being truly honest, August is always terrible. While tons of great things happened this month, every year it makes me lose it at some point. Not sure if it's the heat or the anticipation of fall or what, but every year I have a meltdown.

Well, I can only come up with five this month because I'm ready to MOVE ON. The first week of September brings this three day weekend and then next weekend we're headed to the beach for a few days. Much needed, can't wait.

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life is better with...kmsalvagedesign's on instagram

10543018_1445419785719832_2117853666_n I love this Instagram account. Not sure how I found it, but I'm so glad I did. Kristen Meyer, instagram: @kmsalvagedesigns 

She brightens up my feed like no other! Follow, it's fun.

Sorry for absence on here... Got back from Asheville late last night, headed back for my first teacher day today. I'm ready to get back--I like the structure. I did skip my 5:30am yoga practice this morning...will get back on that wagon tomorrow.

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2013-12-01_1385928549 Things I learned in December:

1. Even Carrie Underwood gets breathless singing Do-Re-Mi while trudging up and down unnecessary stairs

2. George Saunders has a twisted the best way.

3. I still hate snow

4. It's not the best idea to read two 800+ page books at the same time

5. I became completely overwhelmed by the insane thoughtfulness from Andrew's parents and my parents at Christmas time this year. Their gifts were beyond my wildest. So good.

6. I really and truly love this time of year.

7. I might actually be making progress in backbends

8. I can still go to the movies and love something

9. Nothing makes me feel cozier than the Little Women score by Thomas Newman

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life is better with...

So a bit of an obscure recommendation, but seriously, life IS better with the Sara Bareilles station on Pandora. I know, I're thinking "Pandora?! Why not Spotify?" and "Sara Bareilles?! As in, that chick from that Rhapsody commercial which aired about 50 bajillion times in the year 2007?!"

Yes and yes. You heard me right. I'm not sure what made me type her name into Pandora a few months ago, but holy crap I'm glad I did. Pandora's algorithm for this particular station is amazeballs. You get an even and flawless stream of acoustic singing, jazz piano, Adele, old school Tracy Chapman, guilty pleasure Colbie Caillat, & lots of Feist thrown in for good measure.

Flawless--listen to it now. I like to blast it in my kitchen while burning Fall scented candles, wearing slippers, and making these cookies.

October 2012


Fall brings good things. Reading a lot and actually painting some (!). Woohoo!


What's on your schedule this weekend? I'm hoping to see Cloud Atlas tonight, do some trick or treating with some sweet little ones, teach some yoga, etc, etc. I am NOT excited about how cold it's supposed to get here...

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some new art

I actually worked on some new projects this past weekend. I'm working on getting my pieces scanned and into the computer with (finally) some decent photos so I can start my Etsy store...Eek! Who knows if I'll actually sell anything, but hey, I have nothing to lose right?!

Here is a little preview of what I've been working on. Still kinda obsessed with this mosaic/stained glass thing.


today marks the one year anniversary of this little blog! Yeeeeee! I cannot believe I've kept this up for a year. 343 posts, a lot of "amazing" things, photos of hound dogs, asheville, and my boring life. I know that I am beyond late to the blogging party, but I've found that I really enjoy it--I've made tons of new internet "friends" and I'm so glad that I will have this digital record of daily life to look back on in the future.

I want to say a big, big thank you to anyone who reads this little blog. Also, if I don't "know" you already, come say hi! Follow me on twitter: @graylinsample instagram: @graylinsample or email me at

Also, you can always come say hi on my Facebook page...even though that's become my last stop for internet fun...rant for another day...ha!

Here's to more posts to come! Thanks to all--hope to hear from you soon!