“And, after all this time, the Sun has never said to the Earth, “You owe me.” Look what happens with a love like that…it lights up the whole sky.”
The second of August opened our eyes to love in all its entirety. Bringing together two people who had grown into one over the past 8 years showed all of those present what “unconditional” looked like. The Music Barn, the dress, the flowers, the dancing, the bikes and the beautiful bridesmaids and handsome groomsmen came together to create serenity; a true rustic chic wedding that will forever remain timeless. Each part of the celebration radiated loved, but most importantly, the bride and grooms style. Drinks were had, memories made (possibly forgotten after all the drinks) and a new chapter started. A laid back love, which we can all take something from.
breakin’ it down with the bride
Our dance girls
“You can shake the sand from your shoes, but it will never leave your soul.”
It’s been a long time since I’ve written, but the past few months have been transitioning ones and no words really came up. My head was so clear while I lived away for a month that coming home to everything that was once familiar ended up being harder than leaving for a desert in Mexico where I knew no one. I woke up to waves every morning and sun filling my tent. Starting each day with a yoga practice that overlooked the ocean. The scenery and weather were a huge part of the trip, but the people I was surrounded with for 28 days were the experience itself. The things in which we shared with one another three days in created such a strong bond that no distance will ever be able to discredit it. Each day opened new doors to our souls and each day there was someone beside you listening whole heartidly. The oneness we had here will never leave me. It wasn’t just learning yoga poses it was learning about yourself. Learning about your flaws and perfections, the reasons you act and react in certain ways. We saw ourselves and each other for who we are, after peeling back all those layers built up over the years from experiences…good and bad. The disconnect from the world I knew so well was the healthiest thing I could have ever imagined. Immersing myself into a world that I knew nothing about with people I thought I would never really know (they became family) was a happiness I did not know until I was getting ready to say goodbye. I learnt how great people are. How accepting, compassionate and understanding those around you can be and how much love there is in places you don’t even know about. This place, those people (my family) …will forever be embedded in my heart. Everything I have learnt from them will carry with me, always, and my heart will be forever whole because of Yandara.
60 seconds to the beach from my tent.
Beach-side pavillon… no big D
Saturday morning hikes over the ocean
Fresh veggie garden
On Sundays… we use the internet…
Tibetan bowls from Mercy
A beach near Yandara
The path to serenity
Every night… Satsyng…music and dancing created by them and us
upside down in the sand
Yeah…we snuck in M&M’s…and snickers…and cookies and cream…and donuts…
Every night with no distractions.
The pathway to a healthy meal everyday.
Living with a full heart from here on
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I am always eating a ton of veggies, but sometimes I forget about adding in fruits to my daily routine. I love this shake because it takes 5 minutes to make and you get a huge dose of juicy … Continue reading
I love this place. It’s my job, but it feels like anything BUT a job. I find myself “hangin’ out” at work, not wanting to leave! The atmosphere here is overwhelming. You walk in and you feel calm and collected. Not only do we have an amazingly inspiring staff, but our clients are so committed. I feed off the energy that this place gives me and I can never get enough. We offer so many amazing classes, Hot Yoga, Vinyasa, Yin and Meditation, as well as Barre Vida – that’s where I come in. NO…Barre is NOT a dance class (I am also a Dance Instructor if you are looking to break it down ;) ). It’s a combination of Yoga, Pilates, and Dance into one, along with some booty shakin’ and sweet tunes :)! I wake up excited to get into class and introduce new stuff! I have been a dancer for over 13 years and have finally found something that has whipped my butt back into shape. I haven’t felt this much strength in my body since I was 17 years old, dancing 6 days a week. The best part? It’s FUN. You lookin’ to tone that bootay (aka your butt) and gain some core strength…come shake your Booty at the Barre ;) (instead of the Bar downtown). I love what I do and I love learning. This class is always moving forward and it’s pushing me to move forward. Kathryn, Chantal and Melissa have created such a loving and accepting space for the people of Moncton/Dieppe to explore and challenge themselves. I can’t wait to see what the future has in store for this amazing place. I love my job(s).
My new obsession…chalkboard paint! I love crafting and creating and any time I can spruce up an older piece with paint, I take advantage! Since I have been painting a lot of large pieces of furniture lately, I needed a little change in my crafting. I saw a lot of different D.I.Y. projects on Pinterest that used chalkboard paint so I had to try it out! Let me tell you…best decision thus far! I already love chalkboards so being able to create my own chalkboard through a few layers of PAINT – blew my mind! The first project I started on was simply an old brown flower pot my Mom had passed down. Now I say project, but all this took was three coats of black chalkboard paint and some white chalk! I just love how I can change the message on the pot whenever I get bored! I also collected wine bottles (not hard haha) and soaked them in warm water to remove the labels. Then I just covered them with three coats of chalkboard paint (you can add extra layers if you feel its needed) and VOILA! Your very own chalkboard/wine bottle. I used mine in our bedroom (that’s my next room to do in terms of decor in our home!) and wrote L O V E on them ;) I will probably end up splitting them up at some point and using them as vases around the house too! I purchased my paint at Kent Building Supplies, but I have heard Benjamin Moore has an amazing assortment of colors! Let me know if you get a chance to create your own chalkboard and what pieces you chose to paint! :)
Its the most wonderful time of the year… the Oscars! The Academy Awards took place last night and although the awards themselves were the highlight, the fashion on the red carpet had everyone just as anxious! The looks stunned us all with bright colors, bold lips and baby bumps everywhere! The entire show was amazing, with Ellen Degeneres hosting and snapping a few selfies with other celebs, like JLaw and Bradley Cooper, – actually crashing Twitter with too many people re-tweeting the halarious photo! Everyone looked amazing last night, but here are my top looks from the event…
Lupita Nyong’o was stunning in this light blue Prada gown. The headband was bang on and completed the look…
Charlize Theron in Dior Haute Couture. This look was so flawless and the bold shaped neckline…I love
Kate Hudson in Versace; the color and cut…amazing.
My top couples of the night…
Matthew and Camila looked so chic and timeless. Matthew wore Dolce and Gabbana and Camila, a beautiful Gabriela Cadena gown.
Lastly… Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis. Olivia was glowing!
What looks caught your eye? Let me know! :)