6.2.10

June 2, 2010

Today’s date is my birthday backwards: 10.26 <—-> 6.2.10

I’ve waited my whole life for this day!!

And can you tell our wedding date was planned that way!?

6.2.07

Love of my life!!

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It’s been a long day already!!

My alarm went off at 4:45 this morning – I wanted to get a workout in before work so I can relax this afternoon …and gear up for dinner with a visiting celebrity!

I knew I had to race to the gym if I wanted the time to crunch together. I was there by 5:20 and home again by 6:20. In the meantime, I did 35 minutes on the Stairmaster (longer than I’ve been able to do in a while!) and then 10 minutes of super heavy, single set weights.

I was dripped sweat before, during and after my shower! It’s those times I wish we used air conditioning :)

Nothing an icy SIAB can’t fix!

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I love my Vita-mix a little more each time I use it….

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Today’s Fabuloso Mix

  • 1 big handful ice
  • 1 scoop Vega Vanilla Almond Smoothie Mix
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk (LOVE this stuff BUT I wish I were higher in protein. The main reason I add milk to my smoothies is for the protein, so organic cow and soy milk make sense, but almond milk, rice, hemp, coconut – where’s the substance here!?)
  • 1/4 cup Organic Valley Plain Yogurt drink (for more protein!)
  • 1 ripe banana
  • Handful spinach

Toppings:

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Nut Butter Fluff Sauce: 1 tbsp nut butter + 1 tbsp milk. Stir, nuke 10 seconds, stir.

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With a side of tea that I brought home from Kericho, Kenya myself!

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Best Of The Best

After a lot of hard work, Naturally Nutty Tri Packs are back in stock! This week only!

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From the description:

White Chocolate Coconut Peanut Butter –>  Decadence meets simplicity. The peanut butter is sweet and nutty, and you crunch your way through pieces of coconut and flax seed. Divine!

Vanilla Almond Butter –> The first time I tasted this almond butter I squealed "VANILLA FROSTING!" The best of vanilla and almond butter whirled together in a gritty blend that will remind you of the buttercream frosting on your wedding cake

Butter Toffee Peanut Butter –> And lastly, the award-winning butter toffee – and my first Naturally Nutty taste! Unique, slightly gritty, with a richness that is unmatched. Don’t fear – there’s barely any butter in it! The caramelized toffee flavor is what shines the most. Also features flax and hemp seeds!

Order ‘em while they’re hot – there are 45 units. Since they’re handmade, they’ll take 3-5 days to ship, so please be patient while the nuts are ground.

Speaking of nuts, I’m going nuts!!

Off to work.

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1 Freya @ Brit Chick Runs June 2, 2010 at 6:26 am

Oh My Days. Those nut butters at the end sound AMAZING!!
Annd of course – HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! I love how the dates work out :) That first picture of you two is gorgeous :)
Have a fab day!

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2 Mary @ Bites and Bliss June 2, 2010 at 6:29 am

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! Does the “fluff sauce” actually fluff up or just stay thin? I’ll give it a try. Have a wonderful day!

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3 Kath June 2, 2010 at 6:32 am

It does like of fluff. Like the texture of…cool whip a bit?

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4 Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) June 2, 2010 at 6:32 am

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to you both!! Hope you have a fabulous, fabulous day! :D

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5 Marisa (Loser for Life) June 2, 2010 at 6:44 am

Happy Anniversary!

Enjoy your day and dinner with Caitlin!

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6 melissa June 2, 2010 at 6:45 am

Kath….Happy Anniversary….but I must ask….why oh why do you not use air conditioning? I live in Raleigh and I couldn’t imagine not using it. Are you doing this to save money or to live greener? Do you use air conditioning in your cars? I noticed last winter, you guys didn’t turn on your heat very often either. Is this a health thing I’m missing?

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7 Melissa (Her Green Life) June 2, 2010 at 8:36 am

I think it’s awesome that you don’t use A/C, but I’m wondering the same thing as to your motivation. I know there are lots of potential reasons: not using the A/C would both save money and be greener, plus it makes it easier to enjoy being outdoors in the summer (not such a striking contrast between inside and outside).

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8 Kath June 2, 2010 at 8:42 pm

One part environmental, one part $$$.

We do use it in August when it gets simply unbearable, but right now, we prefer to breathe fresh outdoor air, hear birds chirping and feel the wind. And I do use it in my car, but only when it’s hot. Most of the time I like the windows down!

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9 Jen June 2, 2010 at 6:48 am

Happy anniversary and backwards bday :) That wedding picture is stunning! Hope you enjoy your magical day!

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10 Heather June 2, 2010 at 6:50 am

Oh.MY. White chocolate coconut pb?! holy goodness…..i bet i could make that at home…hmmm!
Too funny about your birthdate backwards.
I remember the year I turned 25, my dad turned 52, so we used the same candles (a 2 and a 5).
Yummy looking SIAB!

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11 Veggielady4life June 2, 2010 at 6:55 am

The spinach really adds such a gorgeous color to the SIAB… it would be worth throwing in even if it didn’t have any nutritional value. :-)

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12 Morgan @ Life After Bagels June 2, 2010 at 6:56 am

Happy Anniversary!

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13 Marina June 2, 2010 at 6:57 am

Happy anniversary!
Enjoy your day ;)

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14 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is June 2, 2010 at 6:57 am

Happy anniversary! :)

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15 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) June 2, 2010 at 7:02 am

Happy Anniversary! Mine is 6-10, so I am anxiously awaiting it! Nothing better than being married to your best friend! I planned on getting up early this morning for a workout, but he wanted to cuddle…can’t complain with that since we both are in dire need of more sleep! I hope you have a fast work day and a relaxing slow evening!

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16 Lindsay @ Summit Sandwiches June 2, 2010 at 7:06 am

Happy Anniversary! I hope you have a great time celebrating. :) I also had a SIAB to start off the day. It gives you such great energy, doesn’t it? It’s the perfect summer b-fast!

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17 Ana June 2, 2010 at 7:13 am

Happy Anniversary Kath!
Ana

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18 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg June 2, 2010 at 7:14 am

Happy Anniversary!!! And have fun with your “celebrity” visitor :-)

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19 Lauren @ eater not a runner June 2, 2010 at 7:17 am

Happy Anniversary! I’m having a green smoothie right now, great way to start the day :-)

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20 midgetkeeper June 2, 2010 at 7:18 am

Happy Anniversary to you and Matt! You can feel the love in that picture.

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21 sentimentsbydenise June 2, 2010 at 7:19 am

YuM! I ordered the butter trio pack -can’t wait to try these!
Happy Anniversary – enjoy your day!

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22 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin June 2, 2010 at 7:25 am

Happy anniversary! Have fun today! :)

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23 Lisa June 2, 2010 at 7:26 am

Happy anniversary! What a fun day it must be to celebrate.

I drink rice milk, even though it isn’t high in protein, but I choose it because milk and most other dairy substitutes upset my stomach. I figure that I get enough protein from other food sources, but the rice milk at least provides other fortified vitamins. And I love the taste.

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24 Estela @ Weekly Bite June 2, 2010 at 7:31 am

Happy Anniversary! Have a wonderful day!

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25 Sam June 2, 2010 at 7:31 am

Wouldn’t your birthday backwards be 6-2-01?

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26 Kath June 2, 2010 at 8:42 pm

Yes, yes, technically!!

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27 Mom June 2, 2010 at 7:33 am

Kath, You will be delighted to know that today is Edward Elgar’s birthday! (Remember your mention of Elgar and “Pomp and Circumstance” in your graduation speech.)

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28 Kath June 2, 2010 at 8:42 pm
29 Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday June 2, 2010 at 7:40 am

my birthday is a palindrome 7/27. Every birthday is my birthday backwards.

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30 Wei-Wei June 2, 2010 at 7:40 am

Oh. My. God. Always taunting me with these descriptions of yummy nut butters when I can only get Skippy here in China. D:<

Wei-Wei

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31 Tania June 2, 2010 at 7:43 am

I’m with you on the milk thing! Organic dairy and soy do not upset my stomach and I prefer to use those to up the protein to keep me satiated. Otherwise, I’m hungry an hour later!!

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32 Mara @ What's For Dinner? June 2, 2010 at 7:50 am

Happy Anniversary!

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33 Stacie @ Imperfectly Healthy June 2, 2010 at 7:52 am

Happy Backwards Birthday and Happy Anniversary!

Thanks for putting together the Naturally Nutty packages! I love their nut butters!

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34 Hannah June 2, 2010 at 7:57 am

I’m interested that you say that about the protein content of your milk. A few years back I had switched to drinking oat and rice milk (we don’t have coconut or hemp here in Aus), but then I met with a nutritionist who pretty much told me such drinks were a bit of a waste, and that I should return to soy because of the protein. So that’s what I’ve been drinking ever since.

But enough about me… Happy Anniversary!

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35 brandi June 2, 2010 at 7:57 am

Happy Anniversary!!!

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36 A Teenage Gourmet (Sami) June 2, 2010 at 7:58 am

YESSS! I’ve been waiting for the naturally nutty package! You’ve totally made my day! . . . Thank you, thank you. :)

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37 A Teenage Gourmet (Sami) June 2, 2010 at 7:59 am

P.S. The wedding photo of you is really beautiful, Kath.

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38 RhodeyGirl June 2, 2010 at 8:02 am

1. Happy Anniversary!

2. How did I miss that you got a Vita-Mix? I am so obsessed with mine.

3. I turned 16 on 9/9/99. It was so much fun!

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39 Kath June 2, 2010 at 8:43 pm
40 Abby June 2, 2010 at 8:04 am

A very Happy Anniversary to you and Matt!!!!

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41 Robyn @ Frugal 'n' Fit! June 2, 2010 at 8:07 am

Happy anniversary! Any man who makes pizza like that is a keeper for sure!

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42 Lindsay @ The Ketchup Dairies June 2, 2010 at 8:12 am

Guess who just scored herself some Naturally Nutty?!? I bought the chocolate butter toffee from your store a while ago and am almost out. I was slightly freaking, so this came at the perfect time! Best nut butter EVER.

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43 kalli@fitandfortysomething June 2, 2010 at 8:15 am

happy anniversary and have fun with caitlin tonight! how fun :)

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44 Stacy (StacyGrowsHealthy) June 2, 2010 at 8:20 am

Oh thank you for the combo pack. I am buying this right now!

Happy Anniversary!

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45 Ashley@thehungryscholar June 2, 2010 at 8:28 am

What a great breakfast for such a great day. Happy anniversary!

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46 Therese June 2, 2010 at 8:46 am

*peanut butter drool* I am almost out of peanut butter…that must not happen!!!

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47 JENNA June 2, 2010 at 8:46 am

happy aniversary i hope you have a great day! :)

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48 Morgan @ Healthy Happy Place June 2, 2010 at 8:50 am

happy anniversary! :)

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49 ariel June 2, 2010 at 8:53 am

wouldn’t your backwards birthday have been on 6.2.01?
In 2001 and not 2010?

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50 Kendel June 2, 2010 at 10:32 am

I was thinking the same thing. 6.2.10 backwards is really 01.26. Let’s stick to congratulating your wedding anniversary!

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51 Kath June 2, 2010 at 8:43 pm

Yes, technically. But 10 still works.

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52 Lori June 2, 2010 at 8:55 am

Happy Anniversary! Love the pic.

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53 Erin June 2, 2010 at 8:59 am

How cute!

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54 Jess June 2, 2010 at 9:01 am

Hi Kath,
Is this not available for shipping to Canada? I tried to buy the pack but it says something about the shipping method being unavailable.

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55 Kath June 2, 2010 at 8:44 pm

No, I’m sorry, not yet :(

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56 Lyndsey @ I'm Lyndsey June 2, 2010 at 9:03 am

Hey Kath,

I have a random and totally non post related question, but I don’t know how to pick out a tofu! Do you recommend soft or firm? Any specific brands? I’m tofu retarded : (

Thanks for any help! And happy happy happy happy wedding anniversary! I love love.

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57 Kath June 2, 2010 at 8:44 pm

I like Nasoya Firm!

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58 lynn (The Actors Diet) June 2, 2010 at 9:05 am

happy anniversary! what a wonderful day you have in store!

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59 Gita June 2, 2010 at 9:05 am

Happy Anniversary Kath. Enjoy your day.

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60 Beth @ DiningAndDishing June 2, 2010 at 9:08 am

Happy Anniversary to you and Matt! :)

I was also dripping before, during and after my workout today. I HATE that!! Love summer but that is a big downside of AM workouts in the heat :(

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61 sarah (the SHU box) June 2, 2010 at 9:14 am

happy anniversary!!!!!!

i just bought some nut butters from you =D

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62 Heather (Heather's Dish) June 2, 2010 at 9:19 am

you are so gorgeous! happy anniversary :)

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63 Heather June 2, 2010 at 9:32 am

Happy anniversary!!

do you really not use your air conditioner? I might die. really. ours runs constantly in the summer!

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64 Evan Thomas June 2, 2010 at 9:46 am

I’m a little slow this morning. Is it your anniversary? Happy anniversary if so! Clearly I need coffee

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65 Claire June 2, 2010 at 9:48 am

Happy Anniversary lady!

Have fun with Caitlin and your man tonight!

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66 Tracy June 2, 2010 at 9:54 am

Happy Anniversary Kath & Matt! We celebrated our 19th yesterday!!!

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67 Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) June 2, 2010 at 9:57 am

I love my Vita-Mix a little more each time I use it, too!!

I need to get those nut butters this time, they sold out too fast. :)

Jenn

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68 Amber K June 2, 2010 at 10:02 am

Vanilla almond butter sounds too good to be true. Umm, YUM!

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69 Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter June 2, 2010 at 10:06 am

Happy Anniversary Kath! I’d be so down for some Vanilla frosting :)

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70 Jil @ Peace, Love & Munchies June 2, 2010 at 10:10 am

Happy Anniversary!! That picture of you and Matt is beautiful.

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71 Kristin (Salty Tooth) June 2, 2010 at 10:13 am

Happy Anniversary!

So jealous of the Vita. I’m crying a little bit from the envy.

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72 Camille June 2, 2010 at 10:19 am

Happy Anniversary!
My Mom was the same was with the numbers when she got married. She tied the knot on 6/7/08

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73 Deirdre June 2, 2010 at 10:20 am

Happy Anniversary!

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74 Diana @ frontyardfoodie June 2, 2010 at 10:29 am

Aww, happy anniversary!!

I totally am jealous of your vitamix. We have a/c so I’m cold all the time but I’d like one anyway.

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75 Ashley June 2, 2010 at 10:33 am

I am totally HOOKED on making nut butter sauces on my oats. Today I used PB + 1t cocoa powder and hemp milk…so good! Also, I just tried Pacific brand Hemp Milk and it was EXtremely delicious. I thought the flavor was perfect. Way better than Living Harvest, which is a shame because I like so many of their other products. But anyway…definitely check out Pacific!

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76 Leslie June 2, 2010 at 10:34 am

I was so close on those nut butters! I got on and there was one remaining but by the time I filled out all my info, it was taken. Oh well, maybe next time! The look so yummy.

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77 Jenna June 2, 2010 at 10:36 am

Happy Anniversary!

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78 Evelyn @ cheers2healthy June 2, 2010 at 10:45 am

Happy Anniversary!!!!

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79 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] June 2, 2010 at 11:01 am

Happy Anniversary. Can’t believe you seriously planned your wedding date to resemble your birthday. You’re too funny. I hope you have a great night with Miss CaitlinHTP!

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80 HeatherBakes June 2, 2010 at 11:10 am

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! From a fellow June bride :)

I’m so jealous of your Vitamix! I don’t know if I make smoothies enough to justify the expense- but I still want one!

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81 Christena June 2, 2010 at 11:17 am

Happy Anniversary! Did you really plan your wedding date so your anniversary would be your backwards birthday? Wedding pic is gorgeous. Can’t believe you don’t use AC? I live in Alabama and this is just not an option! :) Have a great day!

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82 Kath June 2, 2010 at 8:44 pm

yes, it was planned!

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83 Cristal June 2, 2010 at 11:24 am

Oh, I’m so bummed! The tri-pak is SOLD OUT already?!?!?

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84 Izzy June 2, 2010 at 11:35 am

Happy anniversary! And your food pictures are -almost- as beautiful as your wedding pics!! Gorgg

izzyy
xo

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85 Nicole June 2, 2010 at 11:46 am

Oh darn–the nutbutters are sold out:( Any chance more of this package will be available? I’d love to get it for my sister whose bday is next week. Ps: happy anniversary!! You were a stunning bride!

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86 Kath June 2, 2010 at 8:44 pm

They will be back!! since these are hand-made, we have to keep them in small batches.

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87 theresa June 2, 2010 at 12:05 pm

Yeah, I live in a different time zone, and the nut butters are all gone again… i will one day get the sampler. Hopefully you can ship them to Canada, I read earlier that someone couldn’t get it because of shipping issue.
Happy Anniversary

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88 jessica June 2, 2010 at 12:25 pm

Happy Anniversary!! I’m super bummed the Naturally Nutty sold out so fast :(

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89 gina (fitnessista) June 2, 2010 at 12:26 pm

happy anniversary! such a beautiful couple <3 enjoy your day!!

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90 Cynthia (It All Changes) June 2, 2010 at 12:41 pm

I’m glad I’m not the only one who thinks of dates and numbers like that. I count tons of stuff. It is such a habit I formed a long time ago.

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91 caronae June 2, 2010 at 3:27 pm

Happy anniversary! Love your number fetish :) I also would love to use more almond/hemp/coconut milk but then my breakfast has no protein! Maybe I’ll do a combo of soy/cow’s and fun nut milks…

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92 Meg June 2, 2010 at 3:30 pm

Sold out already? Sadface.

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93 Simply Life June 2, 2010 at 3:55 pm

Beautiful picture!

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94 Beth June 2, 2010 at 4:31 pm

Happy Anniversary! Love the colors from your wedding :)

The nut butter 3 pack is sold out – sad day! I was going to order them…

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95 Kath June 2, 2010 at 8:45 pm

Thank you for the well wishes everyone!!

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96 Casey June 3, 2010 at 8:18 am

I was also sad that the Naturally Nutty sold out quickly…However (while normally I’d never want to take business away from Kath’s Open Sky!) I found out Naturally Nutty also offers 3-packs on their web site, and they’re on special right now, so go there if you have a strong need for the nut butter!

Happy Anniversary Kath!

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