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S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y night

“S A T U R D A Y night
S A T U R D A Y night
S A T U R D A Y night
S A T U R D A Y night

Gonna keep on dancin’ to the rock and roll
On Saturday night, Saturday night
Dancin’ to the rhythm in our heart and soul
On Saturday night, Saturday night
I, I, I, I, I just can’t wait, I, I, I, I got a date”

…Not so much, more like updating y’all and sipping on some Menage a Trois Prosecco (thanks, Julie!) and I wouldn’t have it any other way! 😉

When I was in Houston a few weeks back, I ran into a Walgreens to get some water and noticed a container full of red noses being sold at the checkout counter. I remember seeing some marketing done around the “Red Nose Day” campaign before, but didn’t know what it fully entailed. I always end up donating to the troops when they ask at the airport, or giving a few dollars when they ask at the grocery checkout line so clearly I bought a red nose.

IMG_4159When I smiled, I looked like a crazed clown.

If you’re like me and are not fully sure what Red Nose Day is all about, here’s a little insight…

“Red Nose Day is a campaign dedicated to raising money for children and young people living in poverty by simply having fun and making people laugh. The inaugural Red Nose Day will be held in the US on May 21st, 2015. People across the country will come together to have fun and raise funds and awareness. The day’s events will culminate in a three-hour entertainment TV special on NBC featuring the country’s favorite comedians, musicians and Hollywood stars—it’s a show not to be missed!”

The founders have worked on several TV shows / movies, including “Love Actually” (which, I actually love) and the more I read about “Red Nose Day” and its history, I really liked what I was finding out. I suggest you look into if you’re not familiar with. I had planned on wearing my nose to take class, especially since it’s Pure Barre red, but it was kind of hard to breathe.

Last weekend, I went to Atlanta to lead two different trainings.  We stayed in Buckhead and had a sweet lil view…

IMG_4195“…where the playas play”

A while back, I came across a blog post from Life of Blyss about Pure Barre and we made the connection that we had some mutual friends / acquaintances. I’ve been a reader of blog since and it was awesome to finally meet her at the training I led in Atlanta.  I love being reminded of how as big of a world we live in, it can seem very very small at times. (Hi, Alyssa!) We chatted over a quick lunch and made sure to send some Snaps to our friend Christina. You know, to rub it in her face that we were hanging without her.

I had a travel partNAH on my trip down to ATL.  We got to celebrate National Burger Day, hang with some of Randall’s high school friends and do a little exploring. Have you ever been to Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar? I fell in love. The food was delicious, the drink was perfect and the bartender was exceptional. The only thing I didn’t like was making a decision on what to get. I’m still sad I didn’t have enough room left for a milkshake.

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I kinda look tall!

I’m totally loving these shorts. A friend of mine, Cortney, just started an online boutique – Coco Bleu – and these lil thangs were snagged from there. Check it out!

After Atlanta, it was off to Charlotte for a few hours to go to a friend’s son’s 1st birthday party. Yes, a few hours – such road warriors. I’m so out of touch with what the latest toys are, what cartoons are popular and all things toddlers. Bring your babies around me so I can get in touch!

I went out for a late night grocery shopping trip the other night and came back with lots of essentials.  This was by far the most important purchase.

IMG_4194Brownie + Cookie = Brookie =

I took a day off the other day, but have a lot of trouble “powering off” entirely. Sometimes when I take a day off, I feel like I end up doing more work.  I need to get better at that.  At least I made it out to work poolside for a bit.

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Just Me, Myself & I.

I had a chance to catch up with a friend of mine, Sarah, last night.  She was in Sparkle City leading a training so we grabbed dinner, shared lots of laughs and then got down to the real business….
IMG_4213Krème de la Krème.

If I celebrated National Burger Day, I was SURELY not going to miss National Doughnut Day.  I’ve only been to Krispy Kreme one time and it was years ago in D(M)yrtle Beach. When you bite into one of these bad boys it’s like air. Air = No calories, right? Calories, smalories. Who cares?! They were giving away a FREE doughnut to each costumer.  This place was a mad house. Line out the door. Multiple lines of cars wrapped around the building and down the street. People we’re like tailgating in the parking lot, Y’ALL.  One mother walked away proclaiming to her son, “It’s not worth it, we’d be in line for an hour.” I really wanted to tell him his Mother was lying, that we didn’t wait in line THAT long, but realized that would probably doom me for some really bad karma when I have kids one day.

Over the past few years, May 28th – June 4th has become a pretty emotional week for me. I don’t think I’ll ever understand why my sister’s time here was cut short. However, I am grateful that I did have her here for 19 unforgettable years. Seeing the lives she impacted and all of the wonderful times she shared with friends and family leaves us all with countless memories to cherish forever. Any time when I’m in a funk, feeling uninspired or unmotivated, I remind myself that I’m living for two so snap out of it sister.

Whether you believe in God, believe in signs or think things are just a coincidence… I can’t put into words the feeling I get when I am blessed with little reminders every so often that make me truly feel that my lil one is still right here with me, just in a different way than I would’ve preferred.

8 thoughts on “S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y night”

  1. Yesssss! I had so much fun with you, finally! And I’m so glad you celebrated National Doughnut Day… you know I joined in.

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    1. So glad to hear you celebrated as well. I know it’s a bit down the road but as soon as you know when you’ll be heading to training again we will have to plan accordingly!!

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  2. Finally got around to reading this. Honestly, this just makes me miss you even more. I know we did not know each other long, but I truly felt a bond with you, as I am sure everyone did! But you always made me feel so special! Reading this makes me so happy. I hope I can have that impact on people. I am glad you are doing well and are liking your new chapter! Remember if ever in town, for longer than 24 hours, I would love to see ya! Hugs to you my sweet friend!!!

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