8.30.2017

30 days of yoga

Only a couple of days until the 1st of September, and it's National Yoga Month! I decided to get back onto the mat with a 30 day yoga challenge. I miss doing yoga daily, and I felt great doing it. I noticed when I was doing yoga on a regular basis I felt amazing, and I was motivated. Yoga also helped me when I was running on a regular basis. I felt more balanced, and it helped with my breathing.

I decided to start 30 Days of Yoga using Yoga with Adriene on YouTube. Adriene has great videos for all levels, and they are FREE! Check out day one here ←  I have also registered for hot yoga classes at my local studio to help with flexibility.


I really miss how I felt accomplishing poses I never thought I would be able to do. I remember when I thought I could never do a headstand, or get into scorpion pose. The feeling of accomplishing those goals made me want to keep going. Yoga also helped me gain upper body strength, and my arms looked amazing!  

Cannot wait to start this 30 day yoga challenge September 1st! Follow along on my blog!

xo, steph 

8.28.2017

fields of sunflowers // burnside farms

Summer '17 is almost over! This summer was busy and fun, but I am ready for the fall.

We decided to take the kids to Burnside Farms, and play in fields of sunflowers. If you live in Northern Virginia, I really recommend going. Burnside Farms is located in Haymarket, Virginia right off 66.




Burnside Farms is very kid friendly, with lots of activities! They have a huge jump pad (not just for kids!), bounce house, bubble stations, and a clubhouse. Admission is $6 a person, and you get to enjoy the sunflower fields, and all the kids activities. You can cut sunflowers for $1.50 per stem, and gladiolus for $1.00 per stem. I wanted to cut all the sunflowers! It was so hard to pick my favorite sunflower, they were all so pretty, and different!








Now is the perfect time to go. The sunflowers are perfect to take photos of, and it isn't too hot out! Check them out here for their times, and additional information. 



xo, steph