Weekly Gathering #1

A random collection of random things from the past week.


Bad Yogi Erin MotzThere are many things in life that can wait until the last minute, but a beach bod ain’t one! It doesn’t help that ’tis the season to indulge and I have a serious weakness for eggnog. Fortunately, I have excellent trainers. Koda is strict about walking me twice a day and then there’s my favorite yoga instructor, Erin Motz. I participated in her original 30 Day Yoga Challenge and have been hooked ever since. I have also completed her 10 Day Ab Challenge and am currently working my way through her 4-Week Yoga Challenge. I definitely recommend checking her out!


See You In A Porridge – When size doesn’t matter.. to me.
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Our dog doesn’t like skateboards. They’re fast and they’re noisy and we’re working on it. Anyway, on Friday a skateboarder gave Koda the finger and I was like anigif_enhanced-buzz-4786-1355518306-2

Speaking of Koda, I can’t stop talking about how much she can’t stop talking.


The Original Squatty Potty


Apparently the Squatty Potty is nothing new, but it is something new to me. I saw it on Shark Tank last week and just had to share. I find it both hilarious and oddly intriguing. I did a little research and it turns out that people LOVE their Squatty Pottys. Take a look at this review! Now if only we were doing a Secret Santa gift exchange this year!

click images for sources or find them here, here, and here!

LISTS: My Book Wish List for Mexico

Our trip to Mexico is only a month away! We’ll be spending one week in the Mayan Riviera with family and I can’t wait. Now that the countdown has officially begun, so has the planning. This includes picking out a few awesome books for the beach. There are so many books I want to read right now, but I’ve managed to narrow it down to eight. I’ll be choosing a maximum of three books from my list since I don’t plan on reading the whole time and let’s face it, I’ll be watching movies on the plane. If you’ve read any of these books, please let me know what you thought!

Book Wish List Mexico

1. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling
2. #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso
3. The Woman I Wanted To Be by Diane Von Furstenberg
4. Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
5. Yes Please by Amy Poehler
6. I Shouldn’t Be Telling You This: Success Secrets Every Gutsy Girl Should Know by Kate White
7. Bossypants by Tina Fey
8. I Am That Girl: How to Speak Your Truth, Discover Your Purpose, and #bethatgirl by Alexis Jones

What books are on your wish list right now?

6 Years Later

Aaron & Brooke LTownYou know how when you first start dating every month is a big deal and then 6 months is a HUGE deal? Well, Aaron and I were no different. For our 6 month anniversary we booked a cabin in the woods and headed out on a romantic weekend getaway. We made each other presents (I still have them!), prepared dinner together, drank wine, played cards, watched cheesy movies, and cuddled around the fire. We were so cute.

Well, Sunday marked exactly 6 years since that romantic semiversary. When we realized this, Aaron came in for a kiss, but stopped abruptly. When I asked him what was wrong he said, “Sorry. I just burped and had little bit of vomit come up into my mouth.”

And that is 6.5 years of dating for you!

6 years later1