Dine, Music

Sensory Overload

“Every second of every day, our senses bring in way too much data than we can possibly process in our brains.” – Peter Diamandis

Sometimes I feel like my brain is on shuffle. There’s just so many things I want to do, people I want to see and places that I want to go. And let’s be serious… foods I want to try is always top of mind.

So, let’s take a few moments and go through all five senses based off of things I encountered today 😉

1. Sight

What I’m planning to watch tonight (or at least by the end of the weekend).

Fed Up

A friend’s mom let me borrow this a while ago and I keep putting it off. Mainly because I’m slightly petrified at what I’m about to be enlightened with.

And to put this cookbook to use.

Thug Kitchen

I bought it because I liked the title and was pleasantly surprised when I got home to find the humor, but more importantly the story behind the movement. I didn’t even realize the cookbook was vegan friendly, but hey, not complaining about that! I plan to make every recipe. No joke.

2. Hearing

A couple of weeks ago, I made a video with hundreds of pictures in memory of my cousin who had just passed away. One of the songs I used was a cover of Coldplay’s “Sky Full of Stars”. I don’t know why I’m so obsessed with this version by Boyce Avenue right now.

3. Touch

I’ve never been huge on wearing scarfs, but when we got the Soulscarfs at Pure Barre, I fell in love. Bonus: They donate 20% of the proceeds to charity. Look good and feel good.

Soul Scarf

4. Smell

Loving Ralph Lauren’s Midnight Romance that was given to me as a gift not too long ago.


5. Taste

I couldn’t stop thinking about Cookie Chips ever since I saw a Facebook post about a giveaway that they were doing. I stopped at Rhino Market on my way home to grab a bag. I don’t know why I love them so much.

Cookie Chips


If that wasn’t bad enough, I walked around the corner and saw these and had to give them a try. Unfortunately, I really like them. I love the assortment of products that you can find at Rhino Market (more to come on this place soon!)


Oh well, I’ll do damage control on Sunday morning.

Work out

Work Out 2

Have a great weekend!

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Thursday Thoughts: I Tucking <3 You

Photo Credit: Deeana Kourtney Photography

Three months ago, I posted a note on Facebook entitled “It Gets Better” sharing my story about how I was introduced to Pure Barre and what that journey has looked like over the past four years. I often think about how inspiring the clients, teachers and owners that make up this amazing community are and how grateful I am to interact with these individuals each day. Day to day words are left unsaid, calls are left unmade, emails are left unsent, appointments canceled, lunch dates rescheduled…and yet, it’s so important to let those that impact our lives know that they are appreciated and that all that they do does not go unnoticed.

How many times a day do you ask someone else or get asked “How are you?” And how many times does the answer actually give an authentic answer as to how that person REALLY is doing? We can wear many different masks, sometimes for the better and sometimes for the worse. Often times, there’s much more going on with the people that we interact with every day than we could ever imagine. Whether they are our closest friends, a long lost relative or a complete stranger each of us has the power to control what we share and who we share it with.

I read this quote earlier today and found it quite appropriate…

“If only you could sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to the people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting of another person.” – Mr. (Fred) Rogers

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