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It’s Not a Wedding Without a Line Dance

This weekend sure flew by! It seemed as if I was always on the go.  I definitely enjoy weekends like these because I feel so accomplished.  But I also really love my lazy weekends and so far not much is on the agenda for next weekend. I hope my couch is ready for me because I have some serious reality TV to catch up on 😉

Saturday

To start my busy weekend off I headed to a free Yoga class at Puma Yoga Studio in Lakewood, Ohio.

I had never been to this studio before and I was excited to give it a try.  My boss recommend I go since they were having free classes on Saturday.  I can’t pass up a free class!

I’m glad I didn’t pass up the free class because it was a good one.  The class was called Rise and Shine since it was at 7:30AM. I prefer doing Yoga early in the morning when I have not had anything to eat.  My stomach definitely appreciates it too 😉

The class was a nice blend of flowing poses, holding poses, and deep breathing and relaxation.  I would definitely recommend this studio to anyone in the Cleveland area. It had a great atmosphere and the staff working were very friendly and helpful. Plus their prices for classes when not free seem pretty reasonable.

After Yoga I hit up a local Starbucks to get myself a hot coffee and to surprise Andy with one of his favorite treats: a Mocha Frappucinno (also scoring some major girlfriend points if I do say so myself!)

A Yoga class and a Starbucks coffee was a great way to spend a Saturday morning!

Wedding

Saturday night we had yet another wedding to attend.  This makes it three for the summer. But I’m certainly not complaining.  What’s not to love about busting some serious moves on the dance floor, eating great food, and boozing my face off? Nothing!!

Andy’s family friend was getting married to his long-time girlfriend.  Andy’s parents, brother Joe, and sister-in-law Lindsay were also attending so I was looking forward to spending time with everyone.

Andy and I

Lindsay and I

Andy and his parents

The wedding and reception were both held at the same place, a local Hilton Hotel.  In fact, all three of the weddings I attending this summer (See Kelly’s here and Sam’s here) were also this way.  I really liked not having to travel from place to place.  Super convenient, especially for out of town guests.

The wedding ceremony was short, sweet, and beautiful.  We had a cocktail hour shortly after where we munched on cheese, crackers, fruit, bruschetta, and mini egg rolls.

We also spent a lot of time at the bar…Naturally 😉

The families of the bride and groom sure like to party…there was a great assortment of beer, wine, and tons of liquor.

Our Table

The dinner was served buffet style and there was an array of options including chicken, salmon, some kind of red meat (which I don’t eat so I didn’t really take a good look!), mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, salad, and rolls.  It was all pretty good but I especially loved the salad since there was fresh parmesan cheese available to top it with. Yum!

The wedding cake was amaretto flavored which I’m not a huge fan of so I only had a bite.  However, it was certainly a beautifully decorated cake!


The rest of the night was spent out on the dance floor where I showed off my line dancing skills busting out the “Cupid Shuffle” and “The Booty Call”.  It wouldn’t be a wedding without those line dances! 🙂

Sunday

Andy I woke up late on Sunday and made a hangover special breakfast:

  • Cheesy eggs
  • Home Fries
  • English Muffin with butter
  • Extra grease for the headache

After breakfast we had to get ready to attend my friend Megan’s baby’s first birthday party. Andy was not wanting to get up:

But too bad, I made him come along with me.  We ended up having a nice day out visiting with friends and celebrating little Lena’s 1st birthday.

Megan and her husband Dan provided a wonderful assortment of food and goodies to eat:

There were sandwiches, potato salad, chicken wings, chicken sausage, chips and dip, and my favorite: cake pops! I ate three of those little suckers.  They are delicious (and highly addicting!)

While the adults ate lunch miss Lena had a blast eating her birthday cupcake

And then shoving it into her uncle’s eye:

What an angel 🙂

But after all the gift opening and excitement, this little one was ready for nap time:

Lena and Mom

That was our cue to go so we said goodbye to everyone and headed out to run some Sunday errands.

Dress Up

After running errands Andy and I vegged on the couch and ate some leftover pizza (from Pizza Friday) for dinner.  Then we decided it was time to dress up Boo and Sophia in this crazy bow tie:

Boo the Circus Clown

Sophia’s turn was next:

I kinda hate you right now

If I dance this thing comes off....got it?

Andy and I are easily amused (or getting really lame!)

This better not be on the blog

I hope you all had a great weekend!!

Question of the Day:

What is your favorite kind of cake? I’m a cheesecake kind of girl!

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It's Not a Wedding Without a Line Dance

This weekend sure flew by! It seemed as if I was always on the go.  I definitely enjoy weekends like these because I feel so accomplished.  But I also really love my lazy weekends and so far not much is on the agenda for next weekend. I hope my couch is ready for me because I have some serious reality TV to catch up on 😉

Saturday

To start my busy weekend off I headed to a free Yoga class at Puma Yoga Studio in Lakewood, Ohio.

I had never been to this studio before and I was excited to give it a try.  My boss recommend I go since they were having free classes on Saturday.  I can’t pass up a free class!

I’m glad I didn’t pass up the free class because it was a good one.  The class was called Rise and Shine since it was at 7:30AM. I prefer doing Yoga early in the morning when I have not had anything to eat.  My stomach definitely appreciates it too 😉

The class was a nice blend of flowing poses, holding poses, and deep breathing and relaxation.  I would definitely recommend this studio to anyone in the Cleveland area. It had a great atmosphere and the staff working were very friendly and helpful. Plus their prices for classes when not free seem pretty reasonable.

After Yoga I hit up a local Starbucks to get myself a hot coffee and to surprise Andy with one of his favorite treats: a Mocha Frappucinno (also scoring some major girlfriend points if I do say so myself!)

A Yoga class and a Starbucks coffee was a great way to spend a Saturday morning!

Wedding

Saturday night we had yet another wedding to attend.  This makes it three for the summer. But I’m certainly not complaining.  What’s not to love about busting some serious moves on the dance floor, eating great food, and boozing my face off? Nothing!!

Andy’s family friend was getting married to his long-time girlfriend.  Andy’s parents, brother Joe, and sister-in-law Lindsay were also attending so I was looking forward to spending time with everyone.

Andy and I

Lindsay and I

Andy and his parents

The wedding and reception were both held at the same place, a local Hilton Hotel.  In fact, all three of the weddings I attending this summer (See Kelly’s here and Sam’s here) were also this way.  I really liked not having to travel from place to place.  Super convenient, especially for out of town guests.

The wedding ceremony was short, sweet, and beautiful.  We had a cocktail hour shortly after where we munched on cheese, crackers, fruit, bruschetta, and mini egg rolls.

We also spent a lot of time at the bar…Naturally 😉

The families of the bride and groom sure like to party…there was a great assortment of beer, wine, and tons of liquor.

Our Table

The dinner was served buffet style and there was an array of options including chicken, salmon, some kind of red meat (which I don’t eat so I didn’t really take a good look!), mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, salad, and rolls.  It was all pretty good but I especially loved the salad since there was fresh parmesan cheese available to top it with. Yum!

The wedding cake was amaretto flavored which I’m not a huge fan of so I only had a bite.  However, it was certainly a beautifully decorated cake!


The rest of the night was spent out on the dance floor where I showed off my line dancing skills busting out the “Cupid Shuffle” and “The Booty Call”.  It wouldn’t be a wedding without those line dances! 🙂

Sunday

Andy I woke up late on Sunday and made a hangover special breakfast:

  • Cheesy eggs
  • Home Fries
  • English Muffin with butter
  • Extra grease for the headache

After breakfast we had to get ready to attend my friend Megan’s baby’s first birthday party. Andy was not wanting to get up:

But too bad, I made him come along with me.  We ended up having a nice day out visiting with friends and celebrating little Lena’s 1st birthday.

Megan and her husband Dan provided a wonderful assortment of food and goodies to eat:

There were sandwiches, potato salad, chicken wings, chicken sausage, chips and dip, and my favorite: cake pops! I ate three of those little suckers.  They are delicious (and highly addicting!)

While the adults ate lunch miss Lena had a blast eating her birthday cupcake

And then shoving it into her uncle’s eye:

What an angel 🙂

But after all the gift opening and excitement, this little one was ready for nap time:

Lena and Mom

That was our cue to go so we said goodbye to everyone and headed out to run some Sunday errands.

Dress Up

After running errands Andy and I vegged on the couch and ate some leftover pizza (from Pizza Friday) for dinner.  Then we decided it was time to dress up Boo and Sophia in this crazy bow tie:

Boo the Circus Clown

Sophia’s turn was next:

I kinda hate you right now

If I dance this thing comes off....got it?

Andy and I are easily amused (or getting really lame!)

This better not be on the blog

I hope you all had a great weekend!!

Question of the Day:

What is your favorite kind of cake? I’m a cheesecake kind of girl!

“Hot” Yoga

Yesterday I taught a 45-minute Yoga class at work.  I tend to teach my Yoga classes mixing a bit of Vinyasa flow along with holding poses for a number of breaths. I typically end the class with some relaxation and meditation (You can see my sample Yoga Flow workouts here and here)

Yoga Thursday

Today’s Yoga class was a bit different though.  It was HOT.  Unfortunately the air conditioning at work was having some issues and the repair men had been working on it all day.  By noon (when I taught Yoga) the air conditioning was still out.  So I told the participants that today’s class would be Hot Yoga!

By the time we were flowing through a Sun Salutation, I was dripping sweat.  But I actually didn’t mind it and almost felt invigorated sweating so much.  The class didn’t seem to mind either and mentioned that it was a challenging class and they enjoyed it. Perhaps the AC can kick off again and we can do another session of Hot Yoga here 😉

Another Hot Workout

Hot seemed to be the theme of the day yesterday! After work  I took the dogs out for a 30-minute walk-run workout and they were pooped when we got back! It was nap time immediately for Boo and Sophia.

Phew, that was a good workout!

Ok, I'm ready for my nap now

Good thing this tired them out because I took some time to finish up the second installment of the Hunger Games, Catching Fire.  I can’t get enough of this series and will probably head out this weekend to buy the third installment, Mockingjay.

Dinner

Last night I had serious craving for a Chipotle burrito bowl, so I persuaded Andy with my one-of-a-kind charm to pick us up some dinner there (what a gem he is!).

Chipotle Bowl

Source

Into my bowl went:

  • Rice
  • Black Beans
  • Peppers and Onions
  • Cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • Tomato Salsa
  • Corn Salsa
  • Guacamole
  • Lettuce

(yes, this was roughly 10lbs of food!)

I ate about half of the bowl and had some of their chips and hot salsa on the side.  It hit the spot!

I packed the remainder of the bowl for lunch today at work.  Along with the rest of my Chipotle, I made a colorful salad to get in some much needed veggies and nutrition.

Colorful Salad

I topped the salad with Bolthouse Farms Honey Mustard Yogurt dressing that I got at Whole Foods. This was my first time trying this brand and I really like it!  It’s super creamy, yet low calorie and low fat compared to standard honey mustard dressings.  I definitely recommend this dressing if you’re a honey mustard kinda’ person.  Andy seems to think honey mustard is only good on chicken fingers (which it is), but I think it’s great on salads too!

Honey Mustard Yogurt Dressing

A No-Plan Weekend

This weekend Andy and I have no real big plans.  I guess I have no excuse not to much my laundry away (which is still sitting on my bedroom floor!).  Have a great weekend!

Question:

Have you ever taken a real Hot Yoga class? I’ve yet to take a ‘real’ one in a Yoga Studio, but I’d love to!

"Hot" Yoga

Yesterday I taught a 45-minute Yoga class at work.  I tend to teach my Yoga classes mixing a bit of Vinyasa flow along with holding poses for a number of breaths. I typically end the class with some relaxation and meditation (You can see my sample Yoga Flow workouts here and here)

Yoga Thursday

Today’s Yoga class was a bit different though.  It was HOT.  Unfortunately the air conditioning at work was having some issues and the repair men had been working on it all day.  By noon (when I taught Yoga) the air conditioning was still out.  So I told the participants that today’s class would be Hot Yoga!

By the time we were flowing through a Sun Salutation, I was dripping sweat.  But I actually didn’t mind it and almost felt invigorated sweating so much.  The class didn’t seem to mind either and mentioned that it was a challenging class and they enjoyed it. Perhaps the AC can kick off again and we can do another session of Hot Yoga here 😉

Another Hot Workout

Hot seemed to be the theme of the day yesterday! After work  I took the dogs out for a 30-minute walk-run workout and they were pooped when we got back! It was nap time immediately for Boo and Sophia.

Phew, that was a good workout!

Ok, I'm ready for my nap now

Good thing this tired them out because I took some time to finish up the second installment of the Hunger Games, Catching Fire.  I can’t get enough of this series and will probably head out this weekend to buy the third installment, Mockingjay.

Dinner

Last night I had serious craving for a Chipotle burrito bowl, so I persuaded Andy with my one-of-a-kind charm to pick us up some dinner there (what a gem he is!).

Chipotle Bowl

Source

Into my bowl went:

  • Rice
  • Black Beans
  • Peppers and Onions
  • Cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • Tomato Salsa
  • Corn Salsa
  • Guacamole
  • Lettuce

(yes, this was roughly 10lbs of food!)

I ate about half of the bowl and had some of their chips and hot salsa on the side.  It hit the spot!

I packed the remainder of the bowl for lunch today at work.  Along with the rest of my Chipotle, I made a colorful salad to get in some much needed veggies and nutrition.

Colorful Salad

I topped the salad with Bolthouse Farms Honey Mustard Yogurt dressing that I got at Whole Foods. This was my first time trying this brand and I really like it!  It’s super creamy, yet low calorie and low fat compared to standard honey mustard dressings.  I definitely recommend this dressing if you’re a honey mustard kinda’ person.  Andy seems to think honey mustard is only good on chicken fingers (which it is), but I think it’s great on salads too!

Honey Mustard Yogurt Dressing

A No-Plan Weekend

This weekend Andy and I have no real big plans.  I guess I have no excuse not to much my laundry away (which is still sitting on my bedroom floor!).  Have a great weekend!

Question:

Have you ever taken a real Hot Yoga class? I’ve yet to take a ‘real’ one in a Yoga Studio, but I’d love to!