The Colored Pencil Project Yoga Event

Hey Y’all!

A very close friend of mine is on the Board of Directors for this wonderful organization called The Colored Pencil Project. It’s a Boston-based non-profit that distributes art supplies to children in underdeveloped countries. Pretty stellar work, huh? Well, the Colored Pencil Project is hosting a fundraiser in the form of a yoga event here in Beantown. Below are the details in case you are interested in participating. It’s going to be a WONDERFUL event, for sure. If you have any questions, please let me know. I’ll give you Beth’s direct contact info.

Thanks so much!



Do you live in a world of color? Do you believe every child deserves the opportunity to communicate their experiences, their hopes and fears, and most importantly their dreams? The Colored Pencil Project is a Boston-based non-profit organization that distributes art supplies to children in developing countries, facilitating art workshops that encourage children to visually depict themselves and their world.  Art is essential to childhood development; children worldwide need ways to express themselves and to explore their place in the world.

The Colored Pencil Project is hosting a yoga event at South Boston Yoga on April 7th from 1 – 2:15 pm with Kathy Heartsell.  The suggested donation for the yoga class is $10.  All proceeds will go directly to The Colored Pencil Project and help fund our mission of providing children from around the world with not only the necessary supplies but also the confidence to continue to express themselves in color.

We are looking for creative ways to spread the word about our organization and the upcoming yoga benefit to people within the Boston area.  We would love your help in getting the word out to your readership through your blog.  The Colored Pencil Project is a global initiative and we believe help from people like you will lead to our ultimate success.  Our hope is that sharing the children’s artwork will ultimately foster global understanding and goodwill.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions or if you would like more information.  Thank you for your time and we look forward to seeing you at South Boston Yoga on the 7th!


The Colored Pencil Project


Workout Playlist

I don’t know about you but one of the keys to a great workout for me is the playlist. To save myself some moolah and I’ve been using Pandora’s workout playlists for my workouts. Occasionally though, I’ll update my Itunes collection with some workout worthy jams.  Here is what I’m listening to on repeat right now…

1. We Found Love (feat. Calvin Harris) – Rihanna

2. Turn Me On (feat. Nicki Minaj) – David Guetta

3. The Time (Dirty Bit) – The Black Eyed Peas

4. Love You Like A Love Song – Selena Gomez & the Scene

5. How Far Do You Wanna Go? – Gloriana

6. Grow a Pear – Ke$ha

7. Good Feeling – Flo Rida

8. Glad You Came – The Wanted

9. Drive By – Train

10. Memories – David Guetta

11. Barbara Streisand – Duck Sauce

12. Princess of China – Coldplay & Rihanna

13. Somebody That I Used to Know (feat. Kimbra) – Goyte (*Joe Caraoca remix)

Clearly, RiRi and Mr. Guetta make frequent appearances on my playlists but you can’t beat the beat, so to speak! Enjoy the rest of your Sunday! I’m hoping to take a walk to Harvard Square, soak up some vitamin D and sip on an afternoon latte!

Anyone watching the Oscars tonight? I’m crossing my fingers for the cast of The Help. Loved both the book & the movie!

xo, Maura


A Week In Review


Is it just me or do four-day work weeks go by a lot slower than the average five-day work week?  Despite the 9-5 hours (more like 7:30 – 5:30) moving as slow as molasses, I’ve had a great week. I accomplished the longest run in my training plan (my half marathon training plan will be another post, promise!) under my set goal time (a whopping 5 miles in 48 minutes, if you’d like to know), caught up with long-lost girlfriends, and plans for my trip to Chicago began to take shape!

{obviously, not me}

I’m now looking forward to a weekend full of cocktail hours with friends here, shopping here, and getting in a fun and new {to me} workout with my girlfriends here.

{bring it on}

Wish me luck!


My Arrival

Welcome to my new creative outlet, Running to Saks. I’m just getting this bloggy off the ground so bear with me while I get up and running (pun intended!)

This morning was our second (maybe third?) snowfall in Boston this year which is kind of crazy. It did manage to put me in the mood for a weekend of chai lattes, red wine, bundling up to go exploring the city with friends, and maybe a work out or two (I have ‘Yoga Beats’ on my list to try!)

Have a fantastic Friday, y’all!

xo, M