Monday, February 18, 2013

Rave Yoga

This past weekend I went to a great yoga class at one of the local studios, and I have to say I was really impressed with the people who were there. I love doing yoga at home because I can just do it on my own schedule when it is most convenient, and I don't have to get all bundled up to go outside in the frigid cold, just to take most of it off as soon as I get to the studio! However, there is something even more special about taking a class at an actual studio. It must be a mix of the environment, the people who are there that are all coming together for the same purpose, and just the amazing power that comes from  being a part of something that is greater than myself. I just love it, and it is so worth dragging my butt outside through the snowy weather to be able to feel something so powerful, both collectively asa group, but also on my own as well. I love it!
However, as much as I love my studio classes, I ran across a great event that happened in Rochester back in January that I wished I had known about! There was a Winter Wonderland Rave Yoga workshop held that looked amazing!! I couldn't even imagine how awesome it must have been to come together with so many awesome yogis at such a large workshop, while also getting to practice in the dark with glow sticks, awesome music, and so many people having a good time. I will have to keep my eyes and ears open to see when something like this comes around again!

Have any of you ever been to anything like a Rave Yoga workshop?!?

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Wedding Theme Ideas!!!

So we are still enjoying the "engagement honeymoon period" we are currently still in, but I would be lying if I said I wasn't starting to think about the kind of wedding I might wjavascript:;ant to have. I was never the kind of girl who had my dream-wedding picked out since I was 5 -- don't get me wrong, I have had lots of ideas bounce around in my head -- but I have never had something set in my mind that was ABSOLUTELY what I had to have. Besides, doesn't my fiance have any say into what kind of wedding we should have? I know a lot of guys aren't interested in a lot of the details, but I feel pretty lucky that my guy has expressed interest in the whole planning process. I don't care if it makes some decisions harder since there will be 2 of us deciding -- I like that he cares!! Anyways, I have been scouring Pinterest -- no, I haven't gotten my own account yet-- I still like to bug my friend and use hers :) -- and some other wedding websites to get some ideas on possible themes. Here are a few ideas I have liked so far....

love these colors!!

gorgeous setting
groom's attire

neat idea!

bridesmaid dresses?


table setting
table setting 2

so pretty


so much fun!
so colorful         

Obviously there are some major differences among these, but I find myself drawn to all of them for different reasons. Of couse, I still need to ask the fiance what he even thinks of each of them, but hey, it's a start! 

What are some of your favorite wedding themes? Any suggestions on wedding websites to use for inspiration?! 

Monday, February 4, 2013


This past weekend we decided to get ourselves outside and enjoy the snowy weather. Yes, I did just say the words "enjoy" and "snowy" in the same sentence..... and the world isn't ending! Who knew?!

I have been doing really well with my weekly routines of yoga and cycling. I throw some running into the mix now and then, but since I am not a big fan of running .... I'm sorry, no matter how hard I try I just. cannot. get excited about running. Although I've been doing well with my routines, I felt the onset of boredom coming on so I knew I had to do something a little different this weekend to change it up a bit! Boy, am I glad I did! The fiance and I got a group of friends together and drove to Lake Placid to hit up Whiteface Mountain. It was amazing! I haven't really gone skiing much this winter season, and definitely NOT on a hill as big as Whiteface. It took a little bit to get myself to feel comfortable with riding such a gigantic hill, but once we went down a few times it felt liken nothing awesome! 

What was even better was the workout we got from going all weekend! We did 2 days (technically 1 1/2 since we had to drive home late last night) and it was such a great workout! I didn't even feel like I Was exercising, which is always the best kind! Plus, it was great to do a little getaway for the weekend with some of our friends -- we haven't really done much of that in a while since the engagement so it was definitely an awesome all-around trip!

What are some of your favorite places to ski or snowboard?!?