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Have you ever considered a Yoga class on your wedding day?! Start your wedding day off by becoming focused and present for this very special day. It is so easy to get caught up in all the activity, last minute details, family, and friends that you lose sight of what the day is really about, celebrating your love! Yoga on your wedding day gives you a chance to slow down and become more mindful so you can focus on what is most important, the love! Yoga with Liv on your wedding day is just what you need! Now booking for Spring & Summer weddings! More details here: http://bit.ly/WeddingYoga ***You do NOT have to be a Liv by Design bride to hire Liv for Wedding Day Yoga!*** ***ATTEN WEDDING PLANNERS - I am offering a $25 discount to any Brides you refer for Wedding Day Yoga! Please let me know how I can help ease any stress on the big day! **

WEDDING YOGA - Liv By Design Events

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Wedding planning and the actual wedding day can be a very stressful affair, from budgets to seating charts and all the fun family dynamics that come with merging families! It can be a lot of a pressure on a Bride, Groom and your families...and a lot of build up to the big day and then bam, in a mere...

Wedding planning and the actual wedding day can be a very stressful affair, from budgets to seating charts and all the fun family dynamics that come with merging families! It can be a lot of a pressure on a Bride, Groom and your families...and a lot of build up to the big day and then bam, in a mere 6 hours, it is over all too quickly! Ease the pressure of the planning process by incorporating Yoga into your planning and on your wedding day! Book Liv Toepfer for weekly, bi-weekly or monthly yoga sessions or just on your big day to: - Reduce stress - Boost happiness - Create positive energy - Balance your emotions - Create a more present mind - Live from the heart Start your wedding day off by becoming focused and present for this very special day. It is so easy to get caught up in all the activity, last minute details, family, and friends that you lose sight of what the day is really about, celebrating your love! http://livbydesignevents.com/yoga-with-liv/wedding-yoga

Happy Sunday! Here is DEAL #4 of the 12 Days of The Good Life SALE from The Good Life Furniture Collection: On the 4th day of Christmas there were 4 Calling Birds and The Good Life gave to me [ 4 Chandeliers for the Price of one! (Final price based on the highest priced chandelier) * Order Here >> www.theglfcollection.com << Use Code: 12DaysofGoodLife. Orders must be submitted & confirmed by 11:59pm tonight! Good for any 2016 or 2017 wedding or event!! * Share with your clients, friends & family...this is BIG savings! Tag people in the comments if you think they would be interested! Get this deal while it's hot, don't miss out!! #12daysofthegoodlife #12daysofchristmas #givingseason #goodlife #lifeisgood #farmtablerentals #eventrentals #hillcountryweddings #atxevents #weddingplanners #eventplanner #texas #sale * [Original Artwork by Francofly]

DEAL #3 of The 12 Days of The Good Life Holiday Sale! On the 3rd Day of Christmas there were to me 3 French Hens and [ Order 20 Farm Tables and Win...a $100 CASH PRIZE! ] There is a BONUS perk/discount if you check out our blog post about the sale today too! Click here >> http://bit.ly/12DaysofGoodLife3 << Order Here >> www.theglfcollection.com << Use Code: 12DaysofGoodLife. Orders must be submitted & confirmed by 11:59pm tonight! Good for any 2016 or 2017 wedding or event!! * Share with your clients, friends & family...this is BIG savings! Tag people in the comments if you think they would be interested! Get this deal while it's hot, don't miss out!! #12daysofthegoodlife #12daysofchristmas #givingseason #goodlife #lifeisgood #farmtablerentals #eventrentals #hillcountryweddings #atxevents #weddingplanners #eventplanner #texas #sale * [Original Artwork by Francofly]

DEAL #2 of the 12 Days of The Good Life SALE from The Good Life Furniture Collection: On the 2nd day of Christmas there were Two Turtle Doves and Farm Table Love [ Share Our Post and receive 20% off your farm Table order ] * Order Here >> www.theglfcollection.com << Use Code: 12DaysofGoodLife. Orders must be submitted & confirmed by 11:59pm tonight! Good for any 2016 or 2017 wedding or event!! * Share with your clients, friends & family...this is BIG savings! Tag people in the comments if you think they would be interested! Get this deal while it's hot, don't miss out!! #12daysofthegoodlife #12daysofchristmas #givingseason #goodlife #lifeisgood #farmtablerentals #eventrentals #hillcountryweddings #atxevents #weddingplanners #eventplanner #texas #sale * [Original Artwork by Francofly]

Here it is!! DEAL #1 of the 12 Days of The Good Life SALE from The Good Life Furniture Collection: On the first day of Christmas The Good Life gave to me [ Rent 5 Farm Tables Get 5 FREE ] ...and a Partridge in a Pear Tree! * Order Here >> www.theglfcollection.com << Use Code: 12DaysofGoodLife. Orders must be submitted & confirmed by 11:59pm tonight! Good for any 2016 or 2017 wedding or event!! * Share with your clients, friends & family...this is BIG savings! Tag people in the comments if you think they would be interested! Get this deal while it's hot, don't miss out!! #12daysofthegoodlife #12daysofchristmas #givingseason #goodlife #lifeisgood #farmtablerentals #eventrentals #hillcountryweddings #atxevents #weddingplanners #eventplanner #texas #sale

Exciting news!! Starting tomorrow The Good Life Furniture Collection is having a BIG Holiday Rental Sale for the next 12 days!! The "12 Days of The Good Life" will reveal new deals each day from 12/1 -12/12. We will have deep discounts on the rental prices of our farm tables, chairs, benches, bars and gorgeous chandeliers for any 2016 or 2017 wedding or event! We will also have cash prizes as well! Keep an eye out everyday & don't let your friends miss out! Share the love...have your friends follow us to stay in the loop!! We can deliver anywhere in Texas! We love the season of giving!! Happy Holidays!! #12daysofchristmas #12daysofthegoodlife #happyholidays #holidaysale #furniturerentals #austineventrentals #farmtablerentals #hillcountrywedding #texaswedding #texaseventrentals #atxevents #austin #dallas #sanantonio #houston

It sure is the season of giving! If you missed the Black Friday Sale or Small Business Saturday Sale at The Good Life Furniture Collection, you're in luck to catch the Cyber Monday Sale! Enjoy 25% OFF farm table rentals from The Good Life Furniture Collection for any 2016 or 2017 wedding or event! * Shop here & order online. >> www.theglfcollection.com * Use code:CyberGoodLife in the notes section. Must place order by midnight & confirm within 48 hours. No minimum required. #cybermonday #holidaysales #goodlife #lifeisgood #givingseason #farmtablerentals #eventrentals #hillcountrywedding #rustictable #farmtotable #local #shoplocal #familybusiness

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Small Business Saturday SALE!! Place your order TODAY for Farm Tables for any 2017 event and enjoy 30% OFF! We have 3 colors in our collection: rustic brown, distressed white & a combo (brown top with white legs). We also have 60" round tables in rustic brown, communal legs to make the 8' tables bar height as well as matching kids tables! Order here >> www.theglfcollection.com << #smallbusinesssaturday #holidaysale #goodlife #lifeisgood #farmtablerentals #hillcountrywedding #texaseventrentals #austinevents #eventrentals #customdesign #farmtotable #atxevents

The Good Life Furniture Collection is having a rental SALE today!! In celebration of Small Business Saturday you can SAVE 30% on all 2017 Farm Table rentals! Place your order NOW >> www.theglfcollection.com << #smallbusinesssaturday #holidaysale #farmtablerentals #goodlife #lifeisgood #hillcountryweddings #atxevents

MORNING DETOX ELIXIR - Liv By Design Events

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As an event planner, you may work ridiculously long hours, carry the weight of the world on your shoulders for several clients at a time and may have no other option than to eat not-so-good for you meals on-the-go or maybe not even have time to eat anything at all and we are likely all over caffeina...

Boost your immune system and balance your stress (and your body ph levels) during the Fall wedding and event season with this great #MorningDetoxElixir recipe! http://bit.ly/LBDBlogMorningDetoxElixir #livbydesign #livingbydesign #healthandwellness #balance #yourbodyisatemple #mindfulness #phbalance #detox #cleanbody #designforlife

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Exciting news!!! Did you know that Liv by Design is now offering Yoga for your Wedding Day?! You can even bring the zen to your wedding planning process - we have a yoga series for that too! Contact Liv@livbydesignevents.com for more details or go to our website & get the scoop! >> www.livbydesignevents.com << Wedding yoga is great for wedding showers, bachelorette/bachelor parties, spa parties, pre or post wedding yoga, detox-retox yoga party, wedding party yoga, family yoga!! It's fun for everyone! **You do not have to be a Liv by Design Bride or Groom to enjoy our Yoga love** #weddingdayyoga #weddingyoga #mindfulness #loveandlight #yogawithliv #connected #couplesyoga #familyyoga #idoyoga #iloveyoga #justbreathe #calmbride #happybride #texasweddings #austinweddings #yogaatx #livbydesignyoga #zenbride #zengroom #zenweddingparty #allyouneedislove #yogaislove

#WeddingDayYoga...book your session with Olivia Toepfer (Liv) now! #yogibride #zenwedding #zenbride #love #marriage #calmbride #happybride #weddingyoga #bridalpartyyoga #bacheloretteparty #spaparty #yogaeveryday #yogaforlife #firstcomesyogathencomesmarriage

Stems Floral Design + Productions

We've had some exciting things in the works here at STEMS and this is just one of our passion projects! This video hi-lights our design process from concept to creation and all the stunning details in between. We hope you love this inside look at our world! #stemsevents Stems Floral Design + Productions | Video by: Adam Grumbo Films | Still by: Bloom Photography

Check out this great behind the scenes video from one of our very favorite florists in Austin, Stems Floral Design + Productions! This video highlights their design process from concept to creation, which is so fun to see...and it just so happens that Liv Toepfer, Owner of Liv by Design is in one of the design meetings! Get a sneak peek of our collaboration! Stems Floral Design + Productions | Video by: Adam Grumbo Films | Still by: Bloom Photography #stemsfloraldesign #livbydesign #austineventpros #designers #designdreamteam

Bring the Zen to your office! @livbydesign now offers #workplace #Yoga as part of your #corporatewellness program. Yoga in the office offers an opportunity for team building, camaraderie, a stress free workplace and happy, more productive employees! * Classes start at $95/session. Contact liv@livbydesignevents.com to schedule your next yoga class! #yogawithliv #workplaceyoga #corporateyoga #officeyoga #livbydesign #zenbydesign #zenzone #healthyaustin #yogaatx #yogaeveryday #goodvibes #worklifebalance #raisethevibration #happyemployees #justbreathe

Exciting news!!! Did you know that Liv by Design is now offering Yoga for your Wedding Day?! You can even bring the zen to your wedding planning process - we have a yoga series for that too! Contact Liv@livbydesignevents.com for more details or go to our website & get the scoop! >> www.livbydesignevents.com << Wedding yoga is great for wedding showers, bachelorette/bachelor parties, spa parties, pre or post wedding yoga, detox-retox yoga party, wedding party yoga, family yoga!! It's fun for everyone! **You do not have to be a Liv by Design Bride or Groom to enjoy our Yoga love** #weddingdayyoga #weddingyoga #mindfulness #loveandlight #yogawithliv #connected #couplesyoga #familyyoga #idoyoga #iloveyoga #justbreathe #calmbride #happybride #texasweddings #austinweddings #yogaatx #livbydesignyoga #zenbride #zengroom #zenweddingparty #allyouneedislove #yogaislove

Maybe you need to de-stress during your #wedding planning process? #Bridesmaids take your #Bride on a yoga retreat - dare I say a #healthy #bacheloretteparty? It's the latest #trend! Or perhaps you just got back from your #honeymoon and need another #trip to look forward to as you ease into your #newlywed life? Or maybe you are a #weddingplanner and just need a chance to reset during off season! Liv by Design is hosting a #YogaRetreat in #CostaRica in February 2017! Come get recharged on this amazing journey in the #rainforest! Reserve your bungalow TODAY! >> http://bit.ly/YogaCosta << Use the CODE: EARLY10 to save 10% on your all inclusive package! (Airfare not included). First 3 to sign up will receive a #FREE Mama Bird & Co. Yoga Tank Top or Bride 2016 or 2017 shirt - your choice! #yogawithliv #iloveyoga #adventuretravel #yogaeverydamnday #lbdevents #recharge #nostress #justbreathe #weddingyoga #yogabride #bacheloretteparty

One of our favorite weddings is featured on BRIDES today!! We worked with this adorable couple and their family for almost 2 years and grew to know and love them so very much!! Sweetest family and absolutely gorgeous wedding - I mean check out these unbelievable flowers from Stems Floral Design!! We loved every bit of helping Randi & Trevor celebrate! It was a fete to build every bit of this venue from scratch (literally), but the results were outstanding! Check out their gorgeous photos by Ashley Garmon. Big thank you to The Vineyards at Chappel Lodge for approving the rental of their beautiful wild flower field so we could make dreams come true! Thank you Whim Hospitality for all the hours of hard work building this custom beauty! Thank you to so many vendors that were part of this team, you all deserve this special publication: Meldeen, The Cake Plate, The Good Life Furniture Collection, BBJ Linen, Nuage Designs, Inc., Suite 206. luxury event rentals, Uptown Valet & Transportation, Royal Fig Catering, Marquee Event Group...even Mosquito Joe! http://bit.ly/BRIDESMilitaryWedding #BridesRealWeddings #LBDWeddings #hillcountrywedding #goodlife #lifeisgood

Hot Vinyasa Flow in Honor of Prince. Let's Go Crazy!

Hot Vinyasa Flow in Honor of Prince. Let's Go Crazy!

If you are like me and grew up LOVING to jam to Prince then you may be feeling super bummed that world lost another extremely talented person today. In honor of the late Prince and with an understanding that life is impermanent and we should relish in the joy that each moment bring us, my Hot Vinyasa Flow is set to an entire Prince playlist, with love & gratitude. Meet me on the mat, 7pm, Del Sol Yoga. #ripprince #loveandgratitude #yogawithliv #delsol

POWER LUNCH- Zen in Events

POWER LUNCH- Zen in Events

Join us for Zen in Events. Dress in comfortable clothing (yoga/work out clothing) bring a mat, towel and water. Relax and refresh after a crazy SXSW season. There will be a little bit of yoga demonstration and interaction along with a discussion on the benefits of yoga, meditation, healthy diet and essential oils for balancing stress with Liv from Liv by Design. Parking is free and off-street at Mercury Hall. Juice Austin will be providing juices for all attendees!

Event industry friends, Liv is presenting on "Zen in Events," at the Power Lunch for the International Special Events Society- Austin Chapter this Wednesday at 11:30am. You'll get a mini yoga flow and learn about the benefits of yoga, meditation, a healthy diet & essential oils and how they can help you find balance in such a high stress career! Come on by Mercury Hall, bring a mat, towel & water and come experience some zen time! #ises #powerlunch #zeninevents #findthebalance #lbdevents

What a beautiful morning for the Owen's pre-Easter Brunch event today! Beautiful florals by Stems Floral Design paired with linens from La Tavola Fine Linen on white farm tables with white French country chairs from The Good Life Furniture Collection, Tiny Tails to You Austin's Traveling Petting Zoo and delicious food from Royal Fig Catering makes for one Hoppy Easter! #lbdevents #happyeaster #welovespringtime

Stems Floral Design + Productions

We are totally in love with these Spring inspired compotes...When each element is breathtaking it's no surprise when the final product is this stunning! Be sure to "LIKE" us to keep up with all the pretties! #stemsevents

I love this video of Stems Floral Design creating our beautiful centerpieces for a pre-Easter brunch we are doing tomorrow! STEMS is perfection! #lbdevents #happyeaster #shadesofpurple

Liv and Reynold - Camille Styles

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If you happened to catch our wellness makeover announcement earlier this month, then you already know we’re excited to approach 2016 with an overall focus on health and well-being. Taking ...read more

Liv by Design's owner, Liv Toepfer is featured on CamilleStyles.com today as the "It Couple" as she shares her sweet love story of how she met her husband & how they keep the romance alive! Check it out! #camillestyles #itcouple #truelove http://bit.ly/LivandReynoldonCamilleStyles

LIV by Design - Event Planning & Design Boutique

The LBD Team designed this room called "Winter Opulence" at Austin Wedding Day Magazine's high end bridal event on January 13th. We partnered with amazing vendors to include Strong Events, Pink Tulip Invitations, Austin Catering, Simon Lee Bakery, Dave Madden Music, ILD Lighting, Digital Touch Systems (photo booth), Good Life Furniture Collection and Margot Blair Floral.

These pictures just popped up in a memory from 3 years ago...one of my favorite tabletop designs we did for a design showcase with Austin Wedding Day magazine. #lbdevents #livbydesign

The Good Life Furniture Collection

A beautiful Spring wedding at The Vineyards at Chappel Lodge by LIV by Design - Event Planning & Design Boutique is on the blog today!! The Good Life tables take rustic to a whole new level of elegance! The flowers by Stems Floral Design are insanely beautiful, the cane back chairs from Marquee Event Group look amazing paired with our tables, the custom linens by Nuage Designs, Inc.are just perfect and the stationery pieces by Meldeen just tie it all together so elegantly...and it all looks so good in this Sperry Tent by Whim Hospitality, lit just right by ILIOS Lighting Design! Check out these gorgeous pictures by Ashley Garmon Photographers on our blog! #goodlife #springwedding #rusticelegance http://bit.ly/LittleRusticAlotElegant

One of our 2015 Spring weddings at The Vineyards at Chappel Lodge is featured on the The Good Life Furniture Collection's blog today! We loved working on this wedding, such a sweet couple (Randi & Trevor) and everything was absolutely beautiful! We love the look of the Good Life farm tables all gussied up with the stunning flowers by Stems Floral Design, custom stationery pieces by Meldeen and gorgeous linens by Nuage Designs, Inc. and paired with the gray wash cane back chairs from Marquee Event Group. Everything about this wedding was yummy! Check it out. #goodlife #springwedding #rusticelegance http://bit.ly/LittleRusticAlotElegant

Romantic Jewel Toned Austin Wedding | Adrianne + Patrick

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Adrianne Broussard and Patrick Kennedy's romantic jewel toned Austin wedding featuring gorgeous florals from Stems Floral Design + Productions

One of the most gorgeous weddings we've done at Camp Lucy is featured on Brides of Austin! This wedding is so yummy & Loft Photography captured every detail so beautifully...the jewel tone colors, the sweet couple, the flowers, the cake, the venue, the cozy, rainy day, you name it - we love it! #lbdweddings #bridesofaustin http://bit.ly/LBDAdriannePatrick Vendors: Stems Floral Design • Marquee Event Group • Camp Lucy • Whim Event Rentals • The Royal Dukes Band • ROAR Salon • Meldeen • Loft Photography • Barton Strings • Uptown Valet and Transportation• Simon Lee Bakery

Attn Brides looking for a church to get married in...have you checked out Riverbend Church Austin? They are hosting an Open House on November 2nd - thought we would share the info. The Smith Family Chapel is a great place to get married...and Austin Country Club is a beautiful reception location, just a hop, skip & a jump away! Go check it out and let us know what you think! #lbdweddings #smithfamilychapel #riverbendchurch #atxweddings

Stems Floral Design + Productions

It was a geometric, artsy kind of a day today with Liv by Design! <3 it! Stems Floral Design | LIV by Design - Event Planning & Design Boutique | Marquee Event Group | Suite 206. luxury event rentals | The Blanton Museum of Art

I absolutely love collaborating with the creative team at Stems Floral Design...they seriously knock it out of the park every single time! This artsy, masculine, dessert inspired design for Jeff & Dave's wedding was stunning at The Blanton this weekend! #lbdwedding #stemsatx #lovewins

A Formal Ivory and Navy Wedding at Barton Creek Country Club in Austin, Texas

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Melissa and Calvin may not be Austin natives, but they’re no strangers to the city’s fun, laid-back vibe. Since they knew it would be an easy and exciting destination for their friends and family, they got married at Barton Creek Country Club in Austin, Texas—and the luxurious, rustic feel of this H…

We are so excited to be featured on The The Knot again! Take a peek at Melissa & Calvin's elegant, winter, Navy & Ivory wedding at Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa. Also, one of my very favorite wedding cakes from Simon Lee Bakery! Great job Jenny DeMarco Photography, Flora Fetish, ILIOS Lighting Design, Marquee Event Group! #lbdweddings #theknot #bartoncreek http://bit.ly/TheKnot-Formal-IvoryandNavy-BartonCreek

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Yoga offerings at @5fitness this week: Monday @ 7pm - Candlelight YinYasa Tuesday @ 9:15am - Hot Vinyasa Flow Let's kick off the week together! Come do some True Yoga with me! **Please note, this is my last Tuesday yoga class before the new Spring/Summer schedule! My new Spring & Summer schedule at @5fitness will be Mondays @ 9:15am and 7pm!*** #yogawithliv #5fityoga #take5yoga #yogaeveryday #hotyoga #candlelightyoga #iloveyoga #trueyoga #befree #belove #justbreathe #namaste

Today marks 1 year since my husband and I permanently ditched alcohol! (Technically it would be a little over 2 years but we still partook in a few holiday cocktails the first go-round, so we made it official for a full & permanent ditch of alcohol on 3/25/16 and it's been the BEST decision we've ever made! Removing alcohol has been so liberating in so many ways!! You don't realize what an attachment it is and such a center of focus of so many activities and such a distraction until it's gone! Removing alcohol from our lives has given us such mental clarity, clean energy, an extremely happy & positive outlook on life and has allowed us to be more present with our children, our friends and family. It has also freed us to nurture our bodies, strengthen our minds, get more restful sleep & deepen our spiritual practice. We couldn't be any happier than we are this very moment! I'm so proud of our journey together to ultimate health, deep love & higher consciousness! I am so very grateful to have such an incredibly loving & supportive husband to do this wonderful thing called life with!! Cheers to a lifetime more of fun, wholesome, sober-living! * * #soberlife #holisticliving #soberissexy #clearmind #happyheart #happyfamily #ilovemyhusband #cleanliving #plantpower #liberation #dontneedadrink #mybodyismytemple #higherconsciousness #goodvibes #wholesome #thegoodlife #yogaeveryday #befree #justbreathe

Just thought I would share this sweetness.... In honor of World Water Day yesterday, there was a Global Meditation at 7pm CST to bless the water. We weren't able to make our way to any natural bodies of water like a river, swimming hole or ocean, so we held our own little sacred circle at home. We had a small bowl of water that each person passed as we took turns sharing our gratitude for clean water and our prayers for protecting earth's water resources....then the kids thought it would be fun to dunk their faces in the water and lap it up like a pup pup! We held hands and sang along to a beautiful Native American chant for healing water (from @srimati ) They were both so very sweet and took the sacred circle very seriously, especially Lulu! She's a natural at these little special ceremonies...a tiny little meditating, chanting, sacred circle pro! * #waterislife #sacredcircle #healingwater #worldwaterday #meditation

Today is World Water Day! Global Meditation for blessing of the water begins NOW! Stop what you are doing, sit in stillness, in gratitude, in prayer for our most precious resource. * Art by Brandon Boyd * #waterislife #worldwaterday

Aren't these beans so colorful & pretty?! They've been soaked and are now steaming away in a yummy broth - making a delish Vegan 16 Bean Soup for dinner tonight! Thanks to a little advance planning, it'll be ready right when we are home from the kids activities and hubby walks in the door from work. House should smell like a big ole' welcoming hug! 🙌🏻 * #plantpower #veganforlove #soupfordinner #wedontneedmeat #healthyfamily #happyfamily #realfood #wholefoods #eatyourveggies

My heart is broken, I literally feel physically ill and can't stop crying!! I just found out that my sweet cow and all the goats that Lulu and I have been visiting every day after school for the past 6 months....including the 4 baby goats that we've watched nurse their mommies and grow up all went to the slaughterhouse!!! We went to see them on Monday and they were gone...then I found out thru someone that knows the family that they are not just sweet family pets in a little family neighborhood, but are raised for slaughter!!! I had 12 goats growing up that were just family pets and were never raised for food...and that's what I thought this family was doing too, being that it was just a random little plot of land in a family neighborhood and not a "farm" They were so sweet and friendly, especially the cow! He always came right up to usand he would give us kisses and let us pet him and love on him. The physical sensation that came over my body when I found out they were sent off made me completely sick!! I get sad enough knowing animals get slaughtered for food, but to have directly known and loved animals that are now just on someone's f'ing plate! My sweet friend is someone's stupid burger! Lulu's cow friend is now food that is just eaten in 5 min...and is not even healthy for you....what a waste of a precious life!! My heart is absolutely broken!! I guess this is your "local, grass fed, free range, happy cows" - is it not twisted that they are raised feeling safe, secure, happy and learn to trust and love humans....and then one day their number is just up and they are swept off and murderer by humans, the very people they've trusted their whole lives??!! What deceit!! It's so f'ed up! I can't understand! Poor Lulu is sad because she misses her animals that she loved to visit everyday! I can't imagine how she would feel if she really knew what happened, but she's too little. I have to protect her heart. I'm so angry, so sad, so disappointed in humanity. This doesn't have to happen. We don't need to eat sweet animals. We don't, we really don't. 💔🙏 #veganforlove #savetheanimals #animalswanttolive #wedontneedmeat #mercyforanimals

The focus in meditation sharpens the mind. The relaxation from meditation expands the mind. The balance between a focused mind and expanded consciousness is perfection. "Expanded consciousness is peace and joy. Focused consciousness is love and creativity. When every atom of the expanded consciousness becomes sharp and focused, divinity awakens." - Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar * * Beginners Meditation Series begins in April...details coming soon! Comment or PM me with any questions! Meditation has been absolutely life changing for me! I am so excited to be able to offer this healing with you SOON!! * * * #meditation #higherconsciousness #focusedmind #expansion #austin #meditationteacher #peaceofmind #joy #loveandlight #behappy #befree #justbreathe

No better way to celebrate World Happiness Day than with the Happiness Guru himself, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. We enjoyed sharing a very relaxing group meditation with about 400 people and learning lil' bits of wisdom from this sweet man at the Meditation 2.0 event tonight at @hyattaustin - what a treat to have this Guru in our city! Thanks for joining me @zenkat19 and @reynoldtoepfer #worldhappinessday #meditation #justbreathe #befree #behappy #gratitude #loveandlight

Yoga is love...that is the truest statement I know! Yoga cultivates love for self, love for one another, love for spirit, love for life, love for just being. You brings you to the present moment and the present moment is always an opportunity for love. Join me for Hot Vinyasa Yoga Tuesday at 9:15am at @5fitness - get your love vibes on! #yogawithliv #5fityoga #yogaeveryday #iloveyoga #yogaislove #gratitude #justbreathe #befree

Tiny Toepf contemplating life...she is truly a free spirit! The happiest & most content when in nature. * #tinytoepf #freespirit #naturegirl #getoutside #befree #sweetchild #loveandlight #gratitude

We had such a fun nature adventure today!! I love my little family! So grateful!! We are just missing our boo-bear! 🙏💗 #toepfadventures #naturelovers #hiking #freespirits #justbreathe #befree #getoutside #mothernature #gratitude

Tiny meditator in training! @reynoldtoepfer * #tinytoepf #reynoldtoepfer #meditate #enchantedforest #freespirits #daddysgirl

Her new magic stick has given her special powers! I can read her face...she is just about to turn this whole forest into a land of fairies and raccoons! #tinytoepf #magicforest #toepfadventures #freespirit #naturegirl

Lulu is featured on @catanddogma again today in their precious little bicycle dress! Organic, sustainable sweetness! #tinytoepf #catanddogma #organicbabyclothes #toddlerfashion

Boom, I am officially a Certified Meditation Teacher of Transformation Meditation! The best part of yoga & meditation studies is that when you finish testing you are all blissed out rather than stressed out! *** What is Transformation Meditation? *** Transformation Meditation is an easily applicable form of meditation that brings about rapid results. It is based on the ancient philosophy and science of meditation derived from The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali and the Bhagavad Gita; includes breathing techniques, mantra, mindfulness and awareness of true self, oneness, love & pure consciousness. *** Who needs meditation? *** EVERYONE NEEDS MEDITATION!! *** I am going to be offering a 5 series beginners class in Austin and this first one will be limited to 5 people & I am offering a deeply discounted rate for this first group of meditators!!! 💗 I am currently working out studio space, dates & time. Comment below or PM me if you are interested and I can send you more details and save your spot! I am so excited to share this meditation practice with everyone!! Your life will be transformed! It is amazing how wonderful you can feel when you have a steady meditation practice, in other words control over your mind, your stress, your health, your happiness, your connection with life! This program makes it easy & will give you all the tools you need to develop a steady practice and it would be my honor to guide you!! #meditationteacher #certified #transformation #meditation #alwayslearning #alwaysgrowing #happiness #justbreathe #befree #unity #weareone #oneness #loveandlight #gratitude

I'm so grateful for this practice and the opportunity to create a life well lived. I wake up everyday and choose to create my life. I choose to do yoga to appreciate my body and my health. I choose to meditate to keep my mind strong, clear & awake - consciously aware. I choose to be conscious of my breath, the very reason we are even alive, therefore I am more connected to life. I choose to eat healthy, be mindful, loving, kind & compassionate to all beings. I choose to read, study & learn how to nourish my spiritual being, to connect with divinity & expand into pure consciousness. This is the daily practice moment by moment that brings joy. Every moment is an opportunity to choose joy thru this very practice. "Life lived by choice is a life of conscious action. A life lived by chance is a life of unconscious reaction. The soul creates, the mind reacts." - Neale Donald Walsch Will you choose the opportunity to live by the will of your soul, to create your life today? Or will you stay in your head and just react to what happens to you and suffer the consequences? Choose wisely, choose from the heart, listen to your soul. * #gratitude #create #loveandlight #higherconsciousness #justbreathe #befree #yogaeveryday #meditate #bodymindspirit #iloveyoga #weareone #unity #alwayslearning #alwaysgrowing #namaste

Take a break from all the #SXSW fun and join me for a Slow Burn Yoga class on Tuesday at 9:15am at @5fitness - the studio will be warm and toasty & an option to blind fold during your practice will provide the perfect opportunity to practice pratyahara, the 5th limb of the 8 limbs of yoga - removal of the senses. Pratyahara is the key to the relationship between the outer and inner aspects of yoga; perhaps the most important limb of all. * #yogawithliv #5fityoga #blindfolded #pratyahara #8limbsofyoga #sxswyoga #sxsw2017 #hotyoga #bodymindspirit #yogaeveryday #iloveyoga #loveandlight #namaste

We got to experience an incredibly relaxing yet invigorating 2 hour Full Moon Kundalini Gong Meditation tonight at @yogayogaaustin - What a journey of the senses! Just like the gravitational pull of the moon affects the tides and water within our bodies, sound frequencies can affect us on a cellular level, even influencing how we feel and function. Sound healing practices like Gong Meditation uses vibrational sound and frequency to help reduce stress, alter consciousness, and create a deep sense of peace and well-being for better health. To greater amplify the healing effectiveness of Gong Meditation, all you need to add is intention and the energy of the full moon and BAM you are high vibin'! Body, mind & spirit are rinsed and ready to begin anew with this new full moon, the compassion moon. The Compassion Moon helps us tap into our sense of interconnection, breaking down psychological walls of separation. We can more easily feel our interconnection with other people, life, the Earth herself, and are more likely to gravitate toward behaviors that foster cooperation, balance, and harmony. * #gongmeditation #fullmoon #kundalini #highvibes #soundhealing #kriya #meditation #bodymindspirit #compassion #loveandlight #satnam

Did you know that black rice is high in nutritional value and is a great source of iron, vitamin E, fiber, plant based protein and antioxidants (more than in blueberries)!! Black rice contains essential amino acids like lysine and tryptophan (reduces anxiety and depression and increases seratonin); vitamins such as thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), and folic acid (B9); and dietary minerals including iron, zinc, calcium, manganese, and phosphorus. This organic heirloom black rice, also known as Forbidden Rice because it was once reserved only for Royalty in Asia, is best known to detoxify the body, aid in digestion, reduce inflammation and prevent heart disease and cancer. This is a lot of bang for your buck in this super grain and it makes for a pretty plate! Today I paired black rice in a Buddha Bowl with sautéed spinach, lemon pepper asparagus and white northern beans cooked with cherry tomatoes & hatch green chilis seasoned with cayenne, oregano, basil, salt & pepper. Excellent lunch! I almost feel like an Empress! * #plantpower #plantbasedfoods #foodismedicine #veganforlove #blackrice #royalfood #supergrain #buddhabowl #veganlunchideas #sharingiscaring

Talk about synchronicity!! Just as I finished my last page of Conversations with God - Book 1 and closed the book, my delivery arrived with Book 2! It wasn't supposed to arrive for another 5 days and I had no notification that it was going to arrive early. Book 1 was super interesting and I was ready to immediately dive into Book 2 and had just thought to myself that it was a bummer that my book was finished and I had to wait a week for the next one...then ta-da, Book 2 delivered at that exact moment! Random coincidence or am I just meant to be reading these texts?! After having just read this book, this coincidence almost seems eerily meant to be. These books are fascinating! Whether it is true or not, I'm not sure - the writer claims that everything in these books is a direct translation from God. It's a casual conversation with God, asking all of the questions any human would want to ask if you had a chance to speak directly with God. I am not wasting my energy on deciding whether the writer is telling the truth or not. First because I like to believe in miracles; I like to believe that we all have the ability to directly connect with God if you are open and available to it and the overall message in the books so far are all about love, oneness, self realization and higher consciousness and that resonates with me beautifully, so I'm digging it! I wonder if Book 3 will arrive just in time too - we shall see! * #synchronicity #weareone #godislove #mysteriesoftheuniverse #bookworm #alwaysreading #alwayslearning #alwaysgrowing #spiritualquest #truthseeker #selfrealization #manifesting #creating #conversationswithgod

Nature amazes me! I love seeing a baby cucumber plant sprouting out of the ground, crawling right out of his little seed! In fact all of our little seeds are pushing their way thru the earth! I don't know why this ever seems just "normal," because it really is quite extraordinary! * #plantpower #nature_perfection #garden #earthvibes #lifeisbeautiful #godisgood #plantlife #ilovemygarden #growyourownfood

Super interesting podcast on @ourhenhouse with a scientist from @thegoodfoodinstitute (which is amazing); discussing the scientific progress of plant based and clean meats. I've been following The Good Food Institute and their fascinating journey to create an animal-free burger that satisfies even the biggest meat eater, perhaps even taking the win in a blind taste. The science is truly amazing! * Have you ever tried Beyond Meat or The Impossible Burger? If you could eat a burger that tastes, looks, smells & cooks just like a cow-burger but it was cultured or derived from from plants and completely free of animal cruelty, would you make the switch?! * 93 Billion animals are slaughtered every year in the US alone...which is INSANE...and 30% of that meat goes to waste!!! Factory farming is humanity's biggest crime!! If there are alternatives to the torture & mass killing for food and devastation to our planet, why wouldn't you make the switch?! * Check out this podcast for more science scoop on plant based alternative meats! Here is a video of The Impossible Burger! Looks pretty yummy to me! https://youtu.be/R_1VRJAuTy4 * #goodfoodinstitute #plantpower #ourhenhouse #plantbasedfoods #cleanmeat #crueltyfree #noanimalsharmed #veganfood #veganforlove

Because sometimes you need to be a mermaid, "sleeping on a rock on the beach," in the sunshine. #tinytoepf #babymermaid #agirlcandream #imagination

I can't keep my pup out of the garden. It's now his favorite place to chill. He lays right next to the strawberry plants and directly on top of my beet seeds. Rather than crushing my seeds, maybe his good vibes will help my plants grow! He does have the very best vibes after all. #jonsiebean #dogsofinsta #goodvibes #mayyourgardengrow #growyourownfood #happydog #happygarden #plantpower #dogpower

Yoga with Liv at @5fitness this week: Mon @ 7pm - Candlelight Yoga Tuesday @ 9:15am - Hot Vinyasa First class is always FREE! Bring a friend, join the fun, do more of what you love! #yogawithliv #5fityoga #yogaeveryday #love #gratitude #iloveyoga #doingwhatilove #shareyoga #teachyoga #beyoga #befree

Life is not a process of discovery, life is a process of creation. Life will give you bountiful opportunities to create who you truly are - you can create who you are over an over again to better understand your divine purpose - it is soul work for self realization; to discover your divine blueprint; to be the master of your journey. We are spiritual beings having a human experience. What kind of experience do you want to offer your soul? Create and cultivate that soul experience; dive deeper into the knowing of true self and pure love. Join me on the mat tonight at 7pm at @5fitness for Candlelight Yoga - restore, rejuvenate, reconnect with your divine purpose. Namaste! * #yogawithliv #5fityoga #soulwork #higherconciousness #yogaforlove #yogaeveryday #yogaforthesoul #happiness #joy #divinity #lifeisbeautiful #createandcultivate #iloveyoga #candlelightyoga #restorativeyoga #yinyoga

Our brand spankin new "big ass garden," as my husband has coined it, was planted with several transplants of spinach, cucumber, Swiss chard, kale, edamame, strawberries, blackberries, squash, a wide variety of herbs and then all of these seeds that the kids picked out!! It was fun to let them pick everything out! Jacob insisted on growing corn!! So, we may have a whole corn field in the back corner, if we can get this stuff to grow - who knows! We are getting light rain today, which is a sweet little start to growing these babes! I know it's supposed to rain for several days now, so I'm really hoping it doesn't rain too much and wash it all away and wipe out our seeds and sensitive transplants! Praying for some sunshine in between the drizzles! Grow baby grow! * #growyourownfood #garden #seeds #lifeisbeautiful #earthvibes #plantpower

Our lil' garden has been planted and was nourished by fresh rain today! Yay! #growyourownfood #goodvibes #earthvibe #gardening

My hard working boy helped shovel, carry & dump load after load of our garden dirt yesterday! He worked tirelessly and never complained...I'm so proud of him, but most of all, he was proud of himself! * #jbear #gardening #goodvibes #growyourownfood #healthyfamily #happykids #proudmamma #plantpower #gardenoflove

I had so much fun playing in the dirt today; building our garden! Did you know that playing in the dirt is actually healthy for you! Not only does it allow you to reconnect with nature but there is a particularly beneficial bacteria, Mycobacterium vaccae (M. vaccae), which is especially abundant in soils rich in moist, organic matter. When we work in the soil, we breath it in. And we ingest it when we eat freshly harvested produce. M. vaccae then does something marvelous. It triggers the release of serotonin in our brains. Our mood improves; depression is allayed. Our immune system is strengthened; learning is boosted. All of these are areas where serotonin plays a role. No wonder we all feel so happy after an entire day playing in this big pile o' earth - the kids, the dogs and the parents all had such a wonderful day! * #playinginthedirt #gardening #plantpower #goodvibes #earthvibe #dirtisgood #sacredspace #loveandlight

Our big pile o' dirt has arrived! We gotta wheelbarrow all of this to the back now - let the labor of love begin! Yesterday, I did my meditation right in the center of our garden plot and blessed this space so that it may fill our hearts with joy and grow in abundance to nourish our family. We are so excited to cultivate this garden! It will be a fun journey for all of us and a beautiful experience for the children! * #gratitude #growyourownfood #garden #sacredspace #foodismedicine #nourish #plantpower #organicgardening #iloveveggies #happyandhealthy #veganforlove #healthyfamily #toepfadventures

Lulu decided to do an impression of me meditating today...she grabbed my tea cup, a blindfold and plopped down and started singing Om!! Then she cracked up laughing and ran off! Very observant child!! I love her to pieces!! * #tinytoepf #meditate #om #toddlermeditation #loveandlight

I am planning to teach a few yoga & meditation series classes and workshops in Austin this Spring & Summer as well as a Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica this year. So, I wanted to get some input, gauge interest and get a show of hands for days times! I want to customize these to suit your needs and schedules, please comment or PM me with your thoughts, opinions, interests, date/time requests, etc. I can be as creative as you want - I will come to your office, home, venue, event, park or you can come to my home studio, 5Fit Yoga Studio or I'll come to your studio! These can be private, small group or huge giant mega classes! The world is yours for creating, I'm just here to deliver your zen! Find your groove.... 1 - Ashtanga Fundamentals (will be a 6-class series to learn the Ashtanga Primary Series, the foundation of vinyasa practice) 2 - Yoga Elements 101 (for beginners, learn the yoga basics in a private or small group setting so you can feel confident to go into any yoga class) 3 - Meditation Class (20 min class for those that have an established practice or just need some simple guidance or just the time and space to be) 4 - Meditation Class on Transformation Meditation (5 series & 10 series class) to learn how to meditate and establish a regular practice. 5 - Yoga Retreat in Costa Rica 6 - Springtime Yoga in the Park 7 - Collegiate/Sorority Yoga 8 - Teen Yoga Summer Series 9 - Pratyahara/Slow Burn Yoga (Blind Folded Yoga) 10 - Zen in Events (Yoga for the Event Industry, learning how to reduce stress, be healthy, add joy & find balance in your busy lives) 11 - Prentatal & Postnatal Yoga 12 - The Plantbased Diet & Wholesome Living Journey (get help with learning to thrive on a plant based diet, share recipes, meal plans, grocery shopping, essential oils, saving animals and holistic health and wellness tips). Let me know your thoughts and I'll make these special opportunities to come to life! Please share with anyone you think would be interested in any of these ideas. Sharing is caring! 💗 Much love, namaste! 🙏 #yogawithliv #yoga #ashtanga #yogaretreat #yogaeveryday #meditation #create #happyandhealthy

My husband said, I quote, "there are two kinds of gardens; little bitch gardens and there are big ass gardens that make my wifey happy." And with that, he excavated the backyard around our original "lil' bitch garden" and laid the plot for our new big ass garden!! Bring on the organic soil, let's grow some plants! * #ilovemyhusband #plantpower #growyourownfood #realmendonteatmeat #plantbaseddiet #suburbangarden #veganforlove #savetheplanet #savetheanimals #gardenoflove #healthyfamily #garden

I'm so excited!! @reynoldtoepfer @zenkat19 and I just bought our tickets to the Meditation 2.0 Beyond Mindfulness event on 3/20 with the world-renowned meditation guru, humanitarian and thought leader, @srisriravishankar - what an incredible opportunity...and he's only doing it in Miami, Austin & LA - super special! * #meditation #srisriravishankar #beyondmindfulness #higherconsciousness #groupmeditation #elevate #loveandlight #gratitude #meditate #puremind #weareone #joy #peace #love

Jacob was in complete shock that I actually allowed them to have cotton candy today! Haha! Gotta live a little, right?! #happykids #sweettooth

This is my special place, where I got to begin my day today before my yoga practice. Sunshine, a breeze, reading by the water, stillness, peace. * I am so very grateful for being given the time and space to fully enjoy motherhood because with that beautiful job of raising two kids that comes with all the constant cooking, cleaning, laundry, packing lunches, reading, teaching, nurturing, healing and taking them to and from school, sports, camps, lessons, play dates etc...there is also a precious 4 hour window of me-time while my youngest is in school...and that me-time could easily get gobbled up with my "real life jobs" or more "mom jobs" but I treat that time as oh-so sacred and I use it fully (at least an hour or two) to embrace life and nourish my mind, body & spirit so that I can be the best version of myself to support my family. I carve out time for yoga, meditation, reading and nature every single day. These 4 things are essential to the well being of my mind, body & spirit. These 4 things really don't even require the full 4 hour window. I still have time to knock out plenty of work/tasks afterwards...and I'm able to do these tasks with more joy and a happy heart and I am prepared to embrace whatever and whomever comes my way with love because I have loved myself first. It's just like the airplane oxygen masks - "mask" yourself first before you can "mask" another. * Whether you are a mom, dad, career person or student, what do you do to nourish yourself? You may or may not have a 4 hour window but a window nonetheless is always available to everyone anytime you make it a priority to take care of yourself. Carve out time to sit in stillness; To be one with nature; To move your body & connect with your breath. Read, learn & grow - develop a spiritual practice. Be present. Feel more connected, more love, more abundance. This is JOY. * #meditation #bodymindsoul #nature #love #yogaeveryday #peace #joy #abundance #gratitude #lovelife #livelife #momlife #happyandhealthy #yourbodyisatemple

Just saw this beautiful pic of my loves on @catanddogma - Lulu is rocking their precious Organic baby clothing! She's a happy lil' model in her daddy's arms! 💞 #catanddogma #organic #sustainable #toddlerfashion #babyclothes #toddlermodel #tinytoepf

After personally witnessing how tremendously beneficial a strong, steady meditation practice has been for the past 18 months; truly transformative for both my husband and myself...and it goes hand in hand with teaching yoga; I have decided to embark on a deeper study of meditation! I am officially getting certified to teach meditation classes! I feel it is my calling to be able to share this healing gift with others & it fills my heart with joy and complete gratitude to be able to dive in to learn how to do so. The ability to find peace, happiness, love, compassion, truth, divinity and pure joy lies within each of us...it's just a matter of learning how to tap in! * #meditation #learntomeditate #teachertraining #aĺwayslearning #alwaysgrowing #sharethelove #transformation #happymind #fullheart #meditateeverydamnday #yogaeveryday #healer

Gratitude, gratitude, gratitude. Peace & love! * * #gratitude #higherconsciousness #wearetheuniverse #wearegod #weareone #loveistheanswer

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