Tag: Buffalo Zoo

Women Who Move Buffalo – The Gals from Love in Motion Yoga

It’s been a while since I’ve posted about my women who move Buffalo series, not because I haven’t met some pretty cool people recently, but just because life has gotten in the way. Anyways…last year I was introduced to Kate and Kathleen from Love in Motion Yoga  they started teaching free yoga classes at the Outer Harbor on Wednesday’s and Saturday’s. Jump to today and what I’ll say is you really never know how things will go when you meet new people, sometimes your relationship can be pretty minimal and other times it can grow into something wonderful and that’s what I say happened with us. Since then, we’ve collaborated more, laughed more and they’ve taught me to just live my life.

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On Saturday morning before their busy day full of classes they were kind enough to invite me into to their studio to share their story. Check it out below…

{during our interview – a candid shot of behind the scenes work at LIM}

BP:  How did you two meet?

K&K: Kathleen was in the training process to become a yoga instructor and attended Kate’s first yoga class she was teaching in 2008 and the rest is history!

BP: What made you gals want to go into business together?

K&K: It’s been 5- 6 years in the making, we’ve talked about going into business together and knew that was both of our end goals and visions.

BP: How did you both get into the yoga scene?

K&K: Kate: I’m a runner and wanted to stretch {I wish I recorded Kate’s response, it is a lot better than just reading it here.} Kathleen: my sister suggested me taking it up after a phone conversation I had with her.

BP: What do you love most about owning your own business?

K&K: We can do whatever we want.  Any idea or vision we have, if we want to make it happen or just go out and do it, we can. The way we can show up in the community and be apart of something great, is a great feeling.

BP: What is your most memorable experience together?

K&K: {through the laughter} the  time we got pulled over at the Canadian border on our way to teaching a retreat. We had a full cooler full of raw food and they stopped us thinking we were smuggling things in.

BP: What do you love about Buffalo? If you had to chose one thing what would it be?

K&K: The community and the collaboration among small businesses. Collaboration is good for everyone and there is a bigger sense of working together here than if you were in another city.

BP: What is one thing you want people to take away from LIM?

K&K: The sense of coming like you are. Yoga can be fun and there are no expectations, no putting on an act. Its about getting connected and tapping into your body. Its about enjoying the practice, “it’s chill.”

{nothing but smiles at LIM}

One thing I can say is once you meet Kate and Kath your life will change for the better. They bring out the best in people, they do so much for others in the community and always treat everyone with respect and love. They want everyone to be able to practice so if you are financially in a pinch, give them a call and talk to them.

Like I mentioned above, these ladies do so much for the WNY community. Just this week alone they are doing a feel good series at the Buffalo Zoo to raise funds for animal enrichment and Pause in the Park at Roswell Park. And on Oct. 8th check out LIM looonnggg flow w/Kath.  For a complete list of upcoming events and workshops click here.

I’ll leave you all with this.. “there are some people in life that make you laugh a little louder, smile a little bigger, and live just a little bit better.” Kate and Kath do that for me and I can bet money they probably do that for others in this community as well. Thank you ladies for reminding us all to be the best version of ourselves each day.

-B 

{a little advice from the LIM instagram account}

 

 

Friday Finds

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{inside the barn of Pittsford Farms Dairy – their ice cream is so good! and I love that clock}

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{I love these bridal party gifts I got from Pretty Sugar Paperie! Gina did an awesome job, so happy I learned about her local business}

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{when my Aunt and Cousin come to visit and bring me Swiss Chalet! Its been so long since I’ve had it. It reminds me of when I was younger and me and my family would go to the one that used to be downtown on Main St in the Theater District. Yum!}

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{Jothi in the elephant yard at the Buffalo Zoo a couple weeks ago}

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{working with the United Way is always a fun time, especially when includes the mascots!}

One of my favorite places in town

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{A little family fun at the lion exhibit, Mom had to come in and break up some rough housing between Father and Son}

My love for the Buffalo Zoo increases more and more every time I’m there. The more I learn about the animals and their habitats the more passionate I am to support a great organization.

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Last Sunday the Pro Zoo Board was lucky to receive a behind the scenes tour from Donna Fernandes. Donna is one of the most intelligent woman I know and being able to have her talk about the animals while we walked the Zoo grounds was awesome.

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{Luna bear}

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{checking out the Maned Wolf exhibit}

It’s an exciting time at the Zoo, if you have a chance to spend a few hours there its a great place to visit.

Until next time..

-B

{Photos all Just A Blonde in Buffalo Photos}

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“Winter Has Never Been So Cool”

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Don’t miss this fun event taking place tomorrow night at the Buffalo Convention Center. Proceeds from the event go directly to support the Buffalo Zoo. Come have some cocktails, try and win some awesome auction items and grab some finger foods before heading to the dance floor and catching the indoor snow fall!

For tickets {at a discounted price while supplies last} click here.

Hey There November!

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{Just a Blonde in Buffalo photo}

We are on the 2nd day of November and before you know it we will be hearing the Christmas tunes on the radio {insanely early} and it will be Thanksgiving. This month my focus is mostly on moving into my new home, but with that I have been following some local home décor/furniture shops that I am looking forward to checking out. Below are the few businesses I’ve been following, along with some other exciting things taking place around town this month that I hope I can try to attend.

-B

Fun events taking place this month:

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{Women & Children’s Hospital photo}

  • A fun event taking place at the Buffalo Niagara Marriott for the little girls on November 8th

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{Buffalo Zoo photo}

  • Alex and Ani on Main St. in Williamsville is hosting an event on Monday Nov. 9th to benefit the Buffalo Zoo.

 

  • Providence Social Happy Hour with the Buffalo Zoo – Thursday, Nov. 19th {more info to come on this}
  • Small Business Saturday – shop and support local on November 28th

 

 

Friday Favorites

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{Being able to see the elephants outside at the zoo again makes me happy!}

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{Visiting with Gretchen at Makers Buffalo – check out my post on her next week}

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{Luna is a big hit and seems to love her new exhibit at the zoo}

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{I spent my morning volunteering at the Make a Wish and 97 Rock Radiothon}

Friday Favorites!

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On the summer bucket list was the water bikes down at Canalside. What a fun experience it was!

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A day off spent with my niece – flower picking at Nokomis Park in Cheektowaga made for a fun and hot afternoon

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The Buffalo Zoo – Arctic Edge opens tomorrow to the public and I think its going to be a big hit with “Buffalonians”

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go bills

The home opener is Sunday and I LOVE LOVE my Buffalo Bills sneakers that were created by Leah Hall from Halls of Art.

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