Congrats to my dear friend Gretchen and the opening of the Lululemon Athletica Akron Showroom last Thursday! Of course, Ari & I went to check it out shortly after they opened that morning!






Ari didn’t really cooperate with allowing me to try anything on, so we did a lot of window shopping & chatting with friends. Moosh did keep himself occupied for a few minutes with a mini-cupcake (or two) from Pure Delite Cupcakes, which allowed this mama to snap a few pictures of the awesome new space!

The new space is on Furnace Street in Akron [right near Luigis + DBA]. Keep an eye out on the Lululemon Athletica Akron Showroom Facebook Page for updates on their weekly complimentary yoga classes! Yep — that’s right — FREE yoga once a week!


Today isn’t just any Monday — NOPE!

Chad + I are celebrating our second anniversary! In a way we were out celebrating all weekend.

Nonetheless, we are continuing the celebration today!

So this weeks mantra is to CELEBRATE LOVE! Seriously. Celebrate all love! And celebrate all stages of love! It’s not all rainbows & butterflies. But it’s all worth celebrating.


xo, my love!

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I love travelling. And I love road trips. But (pun intended?) something about spending countless hours in the car and using rest stop bathrooms pushes me over the clean-freak edge. Seriously.

And as someone who has done a LOT of road-travel (aka – I’m someone that has seen a lot of rest stops), my need for feeling clean while on the road has gotten super intense over the years. Thanks in large part to having a baby. Seems like having a baby/getting pregnant makes a p
erson a LOT more neurotic in a LOT of ways! Ha! Worst!!

Well during our weekend road trip we brought along Cottonelle flushable cleansing cloths. I mean, I get it. No one wants to talk about their bum (well, almost no one! Perhaps I’m the exception? I’m pretty sure I am.); but honestly it’s time to come clean, y’all! We all have bums; we all want to keep them clean!


These flushable wipes are alcohol-free and great for the entire family! I stuck the easy dispenser in my purse, headed into the rest stop, and come out confident and feeling refreshed!

Instead of being totally grossed out during our travels, I actually felt clean! We even took our Cottonelle flushable cleansing cloths with us to Canada! Hope the customs agents didn’t mind seeing these in the trunk when they were searching it! Ha! Clean bums cross borders!

Seriously though. I’ve been a long supporter of keeping my bum clean! Why should babies be the only ones with clean bums, AmIRight!?!


Cherry Healey came all the way from England to talk about our bums and, specifically, using Cottonelle® Flushable Cleansing Cloths and Cottonelle Clean Care toilet paper on them. And now we’re inviting YOU to join the conversation. It may seem weird that we’re talking about this, but we think it’s even weirder that people aren’t always open to using Cottonelle® Flushable Cleansing Cloths and Clean Care toilet paper — nothing leaves you feeling cleaner and fresher!

Thank you Cherry Healey and Cottonelle for starting a conversation about bums! Check out the Cottonelle Facebook page for a coupon for up to $2 off! Try a clean bum for yourself!


Thank you Cottonelle for sponsoring this post and keeping my bum clean!


life lately + weekend wrap up //

April 16, 2014

We’ve had absolutely beautiful weather for the last week. And there were so many fun things to do. Unfortunately we are bound to time constraints so we couldn’t make it to everything; but we did have as much fun as possible. On Wednesday we went to the Akron Zoo (again). The Sting Ray Touch Tank […]

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midweek mantra //

April 9, 2014

Being busy doesn’t mean that you’re actually getting things accomplished; it doesn’t mean that your life has more meaning; and it doesn’t mean you’ll be happier in the end. TRUTH.

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life lately //

April 8, 2014

I can’t believe it’s April already. Seriously. Time is moving too quickly. In just 8 short days, Moosh is going to be 18-months old… officially a year & a half old. Officially 6-months til he turns 2. And it’s officially 6 months until my 30th birthday. What the what!? Life has been keeping us on […]

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weekly mantra //

April 1, 2014

Monday morning I woke up and scribbled my personal mantra for the week on a piece of notebook paper. Today I’ll skip yoga; I’ll sleep in as late as possible; I’ll spend the morning playing with Ari; we’ll get done what we can and we won’t stress about the rest. An important former teacher (and […]

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link love //

March 28, 2014
arrow2  //  If you’re struggling to find a way to meditate or wind down, this is amazeballs. Simple Science Fitness  //  Regardless of what ‘meal plan’ (I hate the term ‘diet’) you follow, this is a dumb-it-down, it-is-what-it-is, explanation of the science behind gaining weight, losing weight, or maintaining your current weight. Because I totally […]

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I Love Wednesdays //

March 26, 2014

My new shift not only provides me with some extra morning snuggle + playdate time with Moosh (#BabyAri), but I also get Wednesdays off. PEOPLE! – A WHOLE DAY in the middle of the week… for me & Babycakes! Yayyyy! We’ve definitely been keeping ourselves busy on our day off. Workouts. L-O-V-E getting a workout […]

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weekly mantra //

March 24, 2014

Happy Monday, friends. Sometimes progress is slow. And sometimes it can be frustrating. But love the body that you’re in. It’s the only one you’ve got! And it’s gotten me this far! xo

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