First Dance Performance of the Year {MIMM #13}

It’s on the horizon, (U.S.) folks. Yes, Thanksgiving is in sight! It’s my second favorite holiday after Christmas, and I seriously cannot contain my excitement. I’ve literally been having conversations with my Calculus teacher about what we’re making. She even gave me dessert recipes. Whatever. Besides the food, there’s the family time, coziness, and fun outdoorsy activities that I just want to bottle up and put in my back pocket. Gahhh!

But first, let’s take a look at all the marvelous things that have happened this weekend, hm? Thanks, Katie for hosting the ever-awesome link-up!


Marvelous is…

Company‘s first dance show of the year! This particular show is called the Choreography Showcase, where several professional artists get to showcase their recent dance works. It’s an intimate, black-box-type setting, which I absolutely love because it feels so classy and pro-fesh (<—a word that is NOT classy).  Company performed two pieces, one brand new jazz piece and one re-staged modern piece. Unfortunately, no photos or videos are allowed to be taken, so I can’t show you any of that, but here are some backstage shenanigans!






Pam and Susie


Lilly (“Little” Sis)!

It was a good time. I can’t get enough of the company girls.

Marvelous is…

The start of Elf 4 Health! Lindsay and Elle are hosting the second year of this awesome 4-week challenge. This is my first year doing this, but earlier this year I tried out the Healthy Self challenge also hosted by them. From that experience, I must say that I’m looking forward to Elf 4 Health! Those that signed up received their buddies this weekend, and my buddy is Emily from More Than Just Desserts! Buddies email one another and give each other some pep talks, motivation, and encouragement throughout the challenge. Check out the agenda! I’m pumped. If you follow me on Instagram, #Elf4Health will be hashtag o’ the rest of the year 😀


I may or may not participate in the challenges such as the circuit workout or fastest mile since I’ve decided to try slowing down my workouts. If I’m really itching to do it, I’ll probably do some sort of low impact circuit workout or run an easy mile.

Marvelous is…

Receiving Love Grown goodies in the mail from when I won Courtney’s giveaway! There are some super yummy things that I can’t wait to try. Those hot oats cups will definitely come in handy when we’re staying in a hotel in Canada for Christmas.


Marvelous is…

Our first flurry of the season! The flurry actually turned into a sudden, short-lived dump of snow. I wish it stuck to the ground. Ben and I would have gone sledding!



Eyyy, look, another selfie.

Marvelous is…

Quick workouts that make me feel. the. burn.



A month ago, I would have used this as my warmup, but I decided to just do this as an after-homework-pre-dinner-move-and-groove-workout. Felt good to get the blood pumpin’! I followed it up with Michelle and Lori’s killer 5 minute plank workout. Shoulders and core were dyyyying.

That’s all the fun stuff that has gone down this weekend. I hope you all have a wonderful week, whether you are celebrating Thanksgiving or not. Happy Monday!

So tell me: Are you doing the Elf4Health Challenge? Has it snowed where you live? Are you excited for Thanksgiving?!