unnamedunnamedI was asked to send a yoga pic for the Bikram Yoga Brewster website (where I sporadically teach), so here’s what materialized. What you can’t see in these pictures is the heavy mist : ) A little bit chilly out there; I was pleasantly surprised these came out as well as they did.

This weekend I’m taking a trip to Lancaster, Pennsylvania to visit Lauren, my best friend from Teacher Training. I am so looking forward to quality girl time together, seeing her new house, and of course, taking her class. AHHH! unnamed unnamed

Other new things happening: I’m taking an eight week long Mindfulness course, offered by the Cape Stress Reduction and Optimal Health Center. I am hoping to learn more about myself, and how to combat all the constant noise in my brain. And, I think I will take away some new insights to share with my students. unnamedTaking a minute to soak in views like this is definitely a piece of the mindfulness puzzle! Allowing oneself to be present in each moment, and accepting it for what it is. Do you know where on the Cape I snapped this photo?

One last thing just because it’s cute (and true):unnamed

unnamedHello hello! I’m coming out of my silence- please excuse. This summer was the best one yet : ) There are so many special times that stick out from August and even just last week, that it’s hard for me to put them all down. May I just share some highlights? Okay, great. Mom & Dad came for a visit and we spent an afternoon at the Heritage Museum and Gardens, what a beautiful place. They had the coolest art exhibit going on, “Big Bugs”unnamed

I went to Nantucket with Douglas and Sheryll for the day, which only further solidified my Nantucket love affair. I must return soon! So charmed by the cobblestones, grey homes, serene beaches, and overall secluded feel. The Faraway Island is a real treat. Dinner at Millie’s was fantastic.unnamed unnamed unnamed unnamed

What else? Molly & Adrianne came down for their annual Cape weekend, and all three of us went in the ocean. I don’t remember the last time that happened! As the years pass, I’m ever more grateful for these two candid, hilarious, ladies. Love you both.unnamed

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Nectarines with feta & basil on a cracker. Try it.

Bikram Yoga Teachers!

Bikram Yoga Teachers!

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Jamacian Night at the Farm

I also saw Arcade Fire in concert, obviously made numerous trips to Pie in the Sky, enjoyed farmer’s markets, ate tomatoes like it was my job, spread my love of yoga, and generally enjoyed the good life with good people. Maybe it’s just because I’m getting older and more aware of all the little things that add up into one big wonderful memory, but truly, I had the most magical August here on Cape Cod. September is looking quite promising as well! The weather is incredible. Adios, traffic. I love you, September.

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unnamedHappy Monday everyone! I’m here to share some pictures of my weekend spent with Adrianne in Boston. She invited me to go see The Kooks with her, and they put on a great show. I enjoyed spending time in the city, totally commitment free. Oh, is this what it feels like to have weekends off? I’ll take it. You’re reading a post done by one happy gal who recently left her retail job. Hello, freedom & more time spent with my passion: yoga.

The more beverages at a meal, the better, right? The Trident is one of my favorites places to get food, look at books, and buy cards when I visit Boston. Everything I love combined in one spot. Perfection. Thank you Adrianne for hosting me and being my friend. Great weekend!

unnamedI love having summer visitors! Andrew came here for a much-needed weekend of fun in the outdoors. We camped at Nickerson State Park, biked the Rail Trail up to Wellfleet, and spent an afternoon in Provincetown. The weather was PERFECT. Life is good by the ocean! I love fires, salt water, smores, sunshine, and Andrew. Enough said.

unnamedI may not be in touch with many friends from my college years, but I am happy that Andrew and I have maintained our friendship. I’m a lucky gal! : )

 

unnamedGood afternoon! I’m blogging from my parent’s house in East Longmeadow- I love being home for a few days to have a little mental break from my daily life on the Cape. No retail shift, no class to teach, just a day to relax & catch up a bit. Soon I’m heading out to meet up with Molly for din din : )

I haven’t shared a few photos from when Matt, Adrianne, and I went to the Boston Calling music festival together. We spent the day in Boston, enjoying the music and the sunshine (which later turned into a bit of rain, but not bad at all). It was fun, but man was I tired by the end of it…a lot of standing!

The other evening after I got out of work, Matt & I took a little beach walk to enjoy the lasting daylight. Hello, June!

unnamed unnamedI’m still daydreaming about the green enchiladas & black beans I made for dinner a few weeks ago. These will both be made again soon.unnamedMade any tasty dinners lately? Do share!


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It was a perfect weekend. I’m so slow on sharing my pictures from that weekend…please excuse! I reunited with Lauren & Emily, my two East Coast gals from Bikram Teacher Training. What do they say, those that suffer together, stick together? Those that sweat together, stay together? Either way, both are true.

The weather was beautiful, even though rain was predicted, taking Emily’s class at the Portsmouth Bikram studio was a treat, and of course it was wonderful to just chat with the girls.

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Portsmouth reminded me of Northampton, with a bit of Falmouth thrown into the mix. Charming downtown area with lots of shops, coffee shops, awesome food at every turn, good people watching…everything that I love. We had lunch at Popovers on the Square, where I had this raspberry peach lemonade. Dinner was at Flatbread Company, which is a place I would probably frequent weekly if I had one nearby. Did I take a picture of my pizza? Nope…too fixated on my salad with the seaweed/sesame seed topping!

If you visit Portsmouth, may I recommend stopping at Gus & Ruby Letterpress for amazing, beautiful stationary? I easily spent a solid half hour in there inspecting each card. I was enamored!

10268465_10100417494075680_4717120524068288922_nThanks to these two lovely ladies for the good times- I felt like I was on a mini vacation. Happy Friday friends & thanks for reading!

unnamedAnother one of my ‘dead tired yet feel wide awake’ post-teaching nights. Perhaps you wonder what else I enjoy besides yoga yoga yoga? Here’s some pictures of my adventures lately around town, a place I love so dearly. Lots of beauty around Falmouth! And delicious food. I feel like I should write a tourist guide book to Falmouth. I’m sort of in the know…

Thank goodness for sunshine, warm days, hearing the waves roll onto the beach, and smelling the salty air. I love it all.

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