“Be a reflection of what you’d like to receive. if you want love, give love. If you want truth, be truthful.

If you want respect, give respect. What you give out will always return.”


Happy Friday! Hope you all had a wonderful and delicious Thanksgiving!! I am still so stuffed, but it was worth it. My Thanksgiving was pretty lovely. My grandmother always spends the night the day before so she isn’t alone in the morning of Thanksgiving. Wednesday night we watched The Glenn Miller Story. My grandmother was in her 20’s in the 1940’s, and the movie was bringing back a lot of memories for her. After the movie I bombarded her with questions of life back then. It is hard to imagine my grandmother my age, but I love hearing about her life. I really cherish every moment with her as she is 95, but in perfect health!  I feel very fortunate to still have her in my life.

I will say one thing…. this bed and breakfast (known as my parents house) treats her better than me. I have to get my own food, pour my own glass, clean up after myself, and have orders barked at me. Meanwhile my grandmother gets to sit on the couch with her legs up on the ottoman and relax. Yelp will be hearing about this.



“Ten years from now, make sure you can say that you chose your life, you didn’t settle for it.”

Many Hale

Happy Friday!! I am in beautiful Georgia visiting my sister, brother-in-law and my niece for a few days. My mom and I road tripped down from Ohio on Wednesday. When on a road trip I only have two modes: napping or singing. There really isn’t an in-between. My poor mom had to drive most of the way because I kept falling asleep….I can’t help it though, moving vehicles make me sleepy. Then I would wake up and play the new Taylor Swift album and sing. We leave tomorrow and you can bet I will be getting a few great naps in and some great tunes.  #notsorry



“give yourself permission to live a big life. Step into who you are meant to be.

Stop playing small. You’re meant for greater things.”


Happy Friday! I am SO happy it is the weekend.. my brain is fried. Mumble jumble in a blender fried. I am slowly setting into vacation mode but am running around like a headless chicken trying to get things done before I leave. Tuesday I am flying home to Ohio for the night, then my mom and I are taking a road trip down to Georgia to visit my sister, brother-in-law, and niece for a few days. After Georgia I will be spending a long week at home for Thanksgiving. I am excited to have two weeks of “vacation” from New York and to celebrate Thanksgiving at home with my family.




Last night I attended the Wellness Meet Up NYC’s talk with Amanda Kloots. I have been fan-girling Amanda for a while now, so when I heard about this meet and greet from my friend Katie, from Honestly Kate, I jumped at the chance to hear from my favorite fitness guru. Amanda is a former Rockette and Broadway performer, now she owns her own fitness company called The Rope. Oh, and I should mention Amanda is also a fellow Ohioan! Anyway, Amanda teaches The Rope at Studio B, owned by Bandier, and also teaches privates– sign me up! What is The Rope? You guessed it, an entire workout dedicated to jump roping and using the rope as a tool for strength and flexibility. I have yet to grace this fitness class, but do want to try it soon.