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Healthy & Quick Go-To Summer Side Dishes

Maybe it’s my southern roots showing, but I love sides. I think they can be the best part of any meal, especially in the summer. There are a few go-to recipes I always reach for, use for a potluck, a cook-out, or a simple dinner at home.

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How to Host the Best 4th of July Party Ever

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How to Host the Best 4th of July Party Ever

We’re fresh off of our wedding and honeymoon, but Patrick and I are already talking about planning a 4th of July party. We can’t help it— we both love to host, and there’s no better place to cool down from the Atlanta heat than our own backyard swimming pool!

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DIY Bug Repellant

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DIY Bug Repellant

As my outdoor June Wedding quickly approaches, I continue finding myself dreaming of picturesque Beaufort, SC.  I can see the backdrop of mossy oaks shading the intracoastal waterway in my parent’s backyard, I remember the radiant sun setting in deep shades of magenta and pink, and I hear my older sister's voice, “let’s go inside, the bugs are getting me.”  Somehow I seemed to have avoided that gene; in fact, I can count the bug bites I’ve suffered from on one hand.  For those who cannot seem to escape the mosquitoes, I’ve concocted an all natural bug repellant for you!

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My Go-To Summer Meal

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My Go-To Summer Meal

I've never really had a favorite season, per say; in fact, I often think my favorite season is the season I'm in. In reflecting, I find myself the most reminiscent of summertime memories, especially those from my childhood. As a child, my family frequented our neighborhood restaurants, and I always tried to persuade my parents to choose La Paz. I loved quesadillas then, and I love trying everything now—especially a good spicy margarita!

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Top 5 Must-Have Summer Reading Books

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Top 5 Must-Have Summer Reading Books

Summer is here, and for me that means reading season! Between traveling, laying by the pool or the beach and lazy Sundays, I try to squeeze in as much reading as I can. If you’re looking for a book to pick up for the summer months, here are a few of my favorites that I recommend to anyone who asks!

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 Yoga Accessories that Enhance My Practice

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Yoga Accessories that Enhance My Practice

I’ve dedicated my life to sharing yoga with as many people as possible. Along the way, I’ve tried a lot of yoga accessories, promising to enhance people’s practice. While some are spot-on, others miss the mark. Throughout my years of practice, there are a couple of accessories that I swear by, and today I’m sharing them with you!

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