9 Podcasts for Your Commute

Sarahdwell, market

When I was in college, my communication professor told us businesses use podcasts as a tool within their marketing strategy. Since then, perhaps, I’ve viewed podcasts as educational and not as much for enjoyment. Sarah Koenig changed all that for me when she drew us in to the mysteries of Adnan Syed and the murder of Hae Min Lee in the Serial Podcast. I typically work from home, but I’m working to get on a better morning routine. Instead of just rolling out of bed and immediately sitting down at my desk, I was thinking it would be great to have some “commuting time” between … Read More

On The Menu: Green Breakfast Smoothie


I love to start the morning off with something delicious and filling that doesn’t weigh me down and doesn’t encourage a late morning nap as some breakfast items tend to do. I started making this green breakfast smoothie a few years ago after finding a recipe online and absolutely love it. The hardest part about making this smoothie is cleaning the blender! I can’t remember the exact recipe I used in the beginning, but based on some quality Google searches, I believe my recipe was inspired by Angela’s Classic Green Monster recipe at Oh She Glows! I typically don’t have chia seeds … Read More

What To Say To Your Friend Who Is Going To Visit Asheville…

Sarahasheville, eat

YOU BETTER LIKE BEER. I’ve been in Asheville for a year and a half and I feel like new breweries are popping up every other month. I’m not complaining, though, I love it! Some breweries just serve beer, others serve a full menu and some have food trucks visiting regularly. Even if you aren’t a huge beer fan, the breweries in Asheville all have great design and events that makes brewery crawls a blast. Inspired by the warm weather yesterday and dreaming of summertime, I came up with this Asheville brewery guide (including a few notable breweries just outside of Asheville). Sit tight, Asheville … Read More

What I’m Looking Forward To: March

Sarahart, asheville, dwell, fete, wander

I can’t believe March has arrived. Raise your hand if you are overwhelmed we are already 2 months into 2015?! I sure am! Although the winter can be beautiful, I’m thrilled we are moving toward… SPRING Twenty more days until Spring begins. Winter is my least favorite season… I don’t mind the snow, but having to bundle up all the time and have the wind burn my skin is not how I like to live. The sunshine makes me fall in love with Asheville again – there’s so much to do when you can walk around outside!!   BACHELORETTE IN BALTIMORE I am so … Read More



Three things I’m loving for cold weather downtime: GOOGLE CHROMECAST. Do any of you use this? It’s amazing. We don’t have regular television, so we  watch a lot of shows online through Netflix or their respective channel sites. We used to set up the computer near the TV and always had issues with volume switching from the computer to the television (#firstworldproblem). Now with one click, whatever screen we are viewing on our phone, tablet or computer connects to the TV in seconds. Technology FTW. My brother-in-law bought this for my sister at Christmas, but I didn’t realize how magical it … Read More

Working at Home on a Snow Day

Sarahcat, dwell

It’s snowing again! Yippee! I still love snow days, although probably a little less than when I was younger. I haven’t played in the snow in a long time; I’m more the stay inside with a glass of wine and read a book kind of girl. If it has to be cold though, it might as well snow! Otherwise, I’m rooting for Spring to arrive. For the past year and a half, my work requires me to work from home for the majority of the time. Turns out.. when you work from home, snow days are just regular days (with pretty views). It’s a little … Read More

Blog Update: Custom Pin It Buttons


Hey y’all! My blog is a complete work in progress. I chose a free template that sort of aligned with the direction I’d like the blog design to go and then jumped in headfirst to the world of WordPress’ plugins and editor tools. Thanks to forums and how-to’s I think I’ve been pretty successful with the changes I’ve made so far. I’ve relearned the old (or technically, fairly recent) adage, “if you don’t know how to do something, Google It.” One of the things I was most excited about doing was creating a custom Pin It button. I love when … Read More

Good Morning, Mayfel’s

Sarahasheville, eat

My husband, Brent, and I absolutely adore living in downtown Asheville. The luxury of walking to breakfast on the weekends is probably one of our favorite parts about our new address. This morning we braved the 20 degree temperatures (actually warm in comparison to last week!) and walked the 3 blocks to Mayfel’s across from Pritchard Park – home of the Asheville drum circle. We’ve been here about 4 times now and have tried something different every time we’ve visited and haven’t been let down yet. Mayfel’s is a southern-style, eclectic Asheville restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner and has some incredible, … Read More

Preview: Dogwood Dance Project in Concert


Dogwood Dance Project

It’s been a while since I’ve written about dance on this blog – mostly, because it’s been a while since I’ve seen dance! This weekend, Brent and I are venturing out of North Carolina to Virginia to see Dogwood Dance Project in Concert – the culmination of the summer and winter rehearsal season of one of my favorite dance companies. This is a bittersweet show for me as I used to dance with these wonderful performers before I moved to Asheville. Fortunately, I was able to co-choreograph a piece before I moved! The show features the Professional Company, Dogwood Dance … Read More

Breaking Glass – Promoting Women in Dance


Earlier this month, I had the pleasure to travel to New York City with my parents to see my sister perform with her dance company DEVIATED THEATRE as part of the Breaking Glass Project. I didn’t know much about the performance as we were driving up – only that Dana’s choreographer, Kimmie Dobbs Chan, was selected as a female choreographer to present her work and Dana was super excited for this performance. We met with Dana’s fiancé’s parents for dinner before the show and then headed to the performance venue, Symphony Space.   The Breaking Glass project was developed by ELSCO Dance, directed by Ellenore Scott(she … Read More