Battle Of The Seasons

February 2, 2011

What did I tell you – it’s now 63 degrees outside!!!!!!!!!!!

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Looks like spring is putting up a fight to arrive early

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Matt and I ran 5.0 miles this morning (me in cropped pants and no gloves!). Glorious weather. I always consider February the start of spring, even if it means we still have more snow to come. One warm day here and there is all I need to get excited.

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And then the two of us met Karen for a lunch business meeting. We discussed sandwiches over sandwiches!

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We were actually a party of four because this stink bug arrived as a stowaway on Matt’s shoulder!

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We went to Cville Coffee, our new neighbor who also serves up some delicious lunch items.

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I built my own! It came with: tons of hummus, tomatoes, cucumber, lettuce, sprouts, banana peppers and cranberry sauce (from the turkey + cranberry sandwich and it was great!)

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The sandwich was awesome – especially the rosemary bread!

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BYO water. I recently got this new KOR water bottle on Amazon when my Thermos one broke. This guy rocks.

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We all shared a donut from Carpe Donuts (another neighbor!) for dessert. It was amazing – cakey and apple cidery. Makes me so excited for the farmer’s market this summer!

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Back at home, sippin’ on mint tea. ‘Bout to get some work done online and take some photos for upcoming OpenSky stuff – including the bag photographed above! It’s recycled and fair trade and I am in love :)

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1 Stacy @ Every Little Thing February 2, 2011 at 3:34 pm

I don’t start thinking about spring until March and even then, that’s a bit early as a native Michigander :) I can’t imagine thinking about spring in February!

That stinkbug brings back bad memories from when I lived in Virginia (Lynchburg). They were ALL OVER the place! Those and ladybugs. I couldn’t stand it.

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2 Estela @ Weekly Bite February 2, 2011 at 3:34 pm

What a great looking sandwich! Gorgeous pics too :)

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3 Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin February 2, 2011 at 3:36 pm

It is really warm here in DC too (relatively speaking) but I can’t accept that spring is coming until all the snow is out of the way!

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4 Lisa (bakebikeblog) February 2, 2011 at 3:36 pm

What a great idea adding cranberry sauce!

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5 Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg February 2, 2011 at 3:37 pm

Oooooh, I love the look of that sandwich! It reminds me of the “moist-maker” from Friends :-)

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6 Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday February 2, 2011 at 3:38 pm

Mmmm love doughnuts!
I wish our weather in Ontario were that nice. It just doesn’t stop snowing here!

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7 Eliz@The Sweet Life February 2, 2011 at 3:38 pm

so jealous–it is bitterly cold and very icy here. looks like summer in your photos! enjoy it.

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8 Jessica @ How Sweet It Is February 2, 2011 at 3:39 pm

I don’t even like donuts and that donut looks delish!

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9 Suzanne @ continuing my education February 2, 2011 at 3:39 pm

Sounds like a yummy afternoon!

You should totally apply for this: http://mastomillers.com/2011/01/12/calling-all-eaters/

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10 KathEats February 2, 2011 at 4:45 pm

I thought about that, but I decided I am too busy with my own endeavors at the moment :)

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11 Carla @ Will Run for Health February 2, 2011 at 3:39 pm

That sandwich looks amazing…esp. the cranberry sauce!

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12 Ellie@fitforthesoul February 2, 2011 at 3:50 pm

yeahhh tell me about it~it’s so easy on the eye too, very prettttttyyy. Yay for pretty food <3

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13 Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn February 2, 2011 at 3:39 pm

No way, girl! It is Snowmageddon up in hurr, I am so jealous I might explode. I can’t wait for the day I see the first flowers!:)

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14 Kim @ girlevolving February 2, 2011 at 3:40 pm

You are definitely from the south if February is the start of spring to you! February is the month of “is winter EVER going to end????” for me!

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15 Lauren at KeepItSweet February 2, 2011 at 3:42 pm

I can’t even tell you how jealous I am of your weather! Ah I’d love to be more than a few hours south right now!!

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16 Freya (Brit Chick Runs) February 2, 2011 at 3:45 pm

Oh spring – I can’t wait! Spring = one step closer to finishing uni for EVER which I’m waaay too excited about :P

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17 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) February 2, 2011 at 3:47 pm

Still looks like winter here in NY, especially after the snow we got last night… and the night before. :lol:

That sandwich looks AWESOME! I would have built the same thing. YUM :D

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18 Colleen February 2, 2011 at 3:53 pm

I am so jealous of your weather, Kath. My arms and back are killing me from all of the shoveling I’ve been doing up here in MA. I need a break!!!

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19 Emily @ One Sweet Vegan February 2, 2011 at 3:53 pm

Okay…3 things…
First, I always think of February as the start of spring too.
Second, I like the bag you’re holding. A lot!
Third, you have NO idea how good your sandwich looks to me and how much I want one now!!

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20 Maryea @ Happy Healthy Mama February 2, 2011 at 3:57 pm

I am so jealous of your weather. It is 18 degrees here.

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21 Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen February 2, 2011 at 4:00 pm

Ohh so jealous of that little bit of green…I honestly don’t know when I’ll see my yard next… That donut looks sooo good – I think my mouth actually watered. haha

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22 Lindsey February 2, 2011 at 4:00 pm

I also consider February the start of Spring, it most cases it usually up hill from here :)

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23 MonsteRawr February 2, 2011 at 4:02 pm

Our local apple orchard makes fresh, homemade apple cider doughnuts. They are *beyond* delicious.

That being said, I would gladly trade all the homemade apple cider doughnuts in the world for some of your 63 degree weather instead of our 23 degrees with three feet of snow.

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24 Camille February 2, 2011 at 4:04 pm

Amazing sandwich!!

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25 lauren @ spiced plate February 2, 2011 at 4:04 pm

Love the sprouts coming up! Outside my window, another blizzard is ripping its way through…I don’t know when I’ll get to plant my veggie garden this year!

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26 lynn @ the actor's diet February 2, 2011 at 4:11 pm

wow it’s almost as warm as it is in LA here!

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27 Natalie @ Will Jog For Food February 2, 2011 at 4:14 pm

The sandwich looks really good! Plus now I am craving a donut big time…

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28 Linda February 2, 2011 at 4:15 pm

Cville Coffee looks amazing, like so many other places you feature on your blog … my husband is taking me to Charlottesville on a valentine’s weekend trip, do you have any places that are a ‘must visit’?!

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29 KathEats February 2, 2011 at 4:48 pm

Check my Cville page – they are ALL good!

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30 KathEats February 2, 2011 at 4:49 pm

PS. If you tell me what you’re looking for I can be more specific!

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31 Linda February 2, 2011 at 5:02 pm

that list is great – how about … what is your favorite place to eat in Cville? Doesn’t matter the price tag. A place that highlights Cville, its locals, and its foods, from your point of view. Thanks so much for your suggestions!! By the way – thanks to your blog i now eat so much better and love almond butter (never thought to try it before – until I saw your amazing photos. Yum)

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32 KathEats February 2, 2011 at 5:10 pm

Mas, Tavola, Orzo, Mono Loco, C&O, The Local are all fabulous.

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33 Linda February 2, 2011 at 5:14 pm

Thanks so much! Enjoy the warm weather :)

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34 Heather February 2, 2011 at 4:16 pm

I love that waterbottle!

My husband just oogled that donut – I love donuts. I would never have thought to combine hummus and cranberry sauce – savory and sweet though. Love the idea!

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35 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) February 2, 2011 at 4:16 pm

Dang, I don’t know what looks better…the sandwich or the doughnut? YUM!

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36 Katy (The Singing Runner) February 2, 2011 at 4:17 pm

I love that bag! Super adorable!!!

It was warm here today, but definitely very overcast. :/ But I’m excited and crossing my fingers that winter is behind us. :)

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37 Anne @ butter and bear February 2, 2011 at 4:23 pm

That sandwich looks delicious! Interesting combo, I never would have thought of that but now I want one:-)

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38 Hope February 2, 2011 at 4:26 pm

I am so jealous of the warm temperatures! Your outfit looks so cute! That sandwich looks amazing! I love hummus on a sandwich! :)

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39 Emily @ Savory and Savage February 2, 2011 at 4:39 pm

That sandwich has given me a craving for hummus – mmmmm :-)

And good luck on the eventual (and I am sure successful) opening of your store!

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40 Stacie @ Imperfectly Healthy February 2, 2011 at 4:43 pm

I’m jealous of your 63 degrees. And I want one of those donuts – stat! :)

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41 Lacey Q February 2, 2011 at 4:43 pm

I love that bag! Can’t wait to find out more about it! The water bottle looks awesome too!

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42 Natalia - a side of simple February 2, 2011 at 4:50 pm

Oh boy, so jealous of your weather AND that lunch! Spring and summer please come soon :)

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43 Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat February 2, 2011 at 4:55 pm

Ooooh I’m so jealous of your weather!! Love the bag, and the waterbottle too!

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44 erica February 2, 2011 at 4:55 pm

i’ve been looking for a water bottle to bring w/me to work! i think i’ll go look into that one! it looks great! :)

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45 Felicia (a taste of health with balance) February 2, 2011 at 5:04 pm

so jealous of your weather! PS: had some sardines with my lunch today as influenced by yours yesterday- delish!

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46 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) February 2, 2011 at 5:07 pm

Wow, it’s warmer than there in California! I think the high is supposed to be 60 today.

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47 Christine (The Raw Project) February 2, 2011 at 5:13 pm

The lunch sandwich sounds great! I’m already thinking about and looking forward to spring too with our nice weather this week.

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48 Christin@purplebirdblog February 2, 2011 at 5:14 pm

So funny that you guys are in the 60s and we here in Texas are in the 20s today!

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49 Allison @ Happy Tales February 2, 2011 at 5:18 pm

It was partly sunny and 65 here today in Charlotte! Although, the colder temps are already starting to settle in….

That sandwhich looks sooo good. I love any sandwhich that has banana peppers on it. I always ask for extra!!!

YAY SPRING!

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50 Carrie H February 2, 2011 at 5:18 pm

I wish I could consider February the beginning of spring! :) It was -40* both yesterday and this morning when I woke up, no joke. That wasn’t even the “feels like” either. Yeesh.

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51 Liz @ Tip Top Shape February 2, 2011 at 5:27 pm

That weather is crazy by you!! I wish I could get a 65 degree day. Actually, I would settle for a 65 degree hour!

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52 Lee @ Fit foodie Finds February 2, 2011 at 5:30 pm

So jealous of that weather Kath! I’m still waiting for the dnage snow to melt!

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53 rebecca lustig February 2, 2011 at 5:41 pm

that bag is recycled and fair trade?! cant wait to read more!

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54 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table February 2, 2011 at 5:52 pm

That sandwich looks awesome – I can’t get enough rosemary right now.

Cute bag!

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55 Lane February 2, 2011 at 5:55 pm

Hey o – just an fyi – a few blogs on your blog roll are no longer active. It was kind of a bummer to click through. No big deal, just wanted you to know.

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56 KathEats February 2, 2011 at 8:01 pm

Thanks Lane. I’m way overdue to edit those!

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57 Annette February 2, 2011 at 6:10 pm

I love pictures of delicious looking sandwiches- good picks :)

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58 Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) February 2, 2011 at 6:15 pm

your KOR bottle looks soooo cool!

and i LOVE!! that white bag of yours! where did you pick it up? i want it!

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59 Jess (Sweet Potato) February 2, 2011 at 6:18 pm

Your sandwich is so colorful! I love it!

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60 Hannah February 2, 2011 at 6:26 pm

And here it’s about 95 as opposed to 105 – small differences make a huge difference sometime! :P

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61 Krissy - Shiawase Life February 2, 2011 at 6:40 pm

I went on a run today too! Yay warmness!!

That sandwich looked amazing…

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62 Mandiee February 2, 2011 at 6:46 pm

Wow, that’s such a cool looking water bottle! Your sandwich looks packed to the max and delicious, too. I’m sure your Great Harvest sandwiches at your bakery will be even better, though :).

Have a lovely day!
xox

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63 Sarah February 2, 2011 at 6:53 pm

Wowee that sandwich looks so good, i love cranberry sauce!
Cute water bottle too :)

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64 Stacey (The Home-Cooked Vegan) February 2, 2011 at 7:05 pm

Oh I can’t wait until our farmers market opens back up!
That sandwich looks delicious, I love the idea of cranberry sauce on ANYthing :D

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65 M February 2, 2011 at 7:13 pm

Hi Kath, I’ve been looking for a terrific water bottle for some time now. Does your KOR bottle sweat?
TIA!

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66 Meagan February 2, 2011 at 7:36 pm

Very interesting water bottle!

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67 Nicole February 2, 2011 at 7:39 pm

Still digging out here in Chicago but dreaming about your 63 degrees!

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68 Justeen @ Blissful Baking February 2, 2011 at 7:42 pm

Your sandwich sounds great – but I’m totally craving that cake donut right now! :)

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69 Laura February 2, 2011 at 7:56 pm

Brace yourself hon….I don’t think that weather is going to last. Two/three days before we got a foot of snow dumped on us here in OKC….it was 76 degrees. Absolutely glorious weather….and now we have wind chills of -15. Ick.

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70 Darlene February 2, 2011 at 7:59 pm

lunch business meetings is this a tax write off LOL Sounds like your bakery is starting to come together .And that sandwich looked so good i keep forgetting to put cranberries on my turkey sandwich

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71 Simply Life February 2, 2011 at 8:07 pm

oh I am so jealous of that weather!!!

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72 Mary @ Bites and Bliss February 2, 2011 at 8:15 pm

Woohoo for the warm weather!! That sandwich looks killer, too. Hope you all had a good sandwich metting. ;)

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73 Michelle February 2, 2011 at 8:54 pm

Seriously, Mother Nature is one fickle gal. Ooh, and did hear the verdict from Mr. Groundhog?? Spring is coming! I guess it started today!

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74 Sara (Miles and Manhattan) February 2, 2011 at 8:56 pm

SO jealous of that weather! and your awesome water bottle!!! :) the sandwich doesn’t look half bad either ;)
xoxo
s

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75 Amanda February 2, 2011 at 8:58 pm

Do you LOVE your KOR water bottle?? We just did a huge custom order of that water bottle for one of our clients. We have one in the office that I am accidentally waiting for it to fall into my bag.

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76 KathEats February 2, 2011 at 8:59 pm

I do!

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77 foodandfarm February 2, 2011 at 8:59 pm

Cville coffee is awesome! Try and go to one of their shows!

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78 stacey-healthylife February 2, 2011 at 9:06 pm

Love that sandwich, looks great. I love build your own.

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79 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin February 2, 2011 at 9:27 pm

I wish that gorgeous weather would make its way north!

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80 Christine February 2, 2011 at 9:28 pm

I can’t wait to read more about your guys’ bakery! When do you anticipate opening it?

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81 Mary (Sisters Running the Kitchen) February 2, 2011 at 9:31 pm

that sandwich looks delectable!!! yummy looking bread too.

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82 Katie February 2, 2011 at 9:44 pm

I love my blue KOR water bottle!

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83 Alaina February 2, 2011 at 10:15 pm

Cute bag! Mind sending some of that warm weather up to Boston?

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84 Kristina February 2, 2011 at 11:06 pm

63??? So jealous! It’s below zero in MN… le sigh.

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85 Raulston February 3, 2011 at 9:41 am

The forerunner looks fantastic, is it a bit bulky for you? From the picture it seems a rather large, but then again it is a close up! I use a polar but the strap does not seem to always pick up my BPM, does the forerunner use a strap as well? Fabulous blog-supremely crafted, well done!

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86 KathEats February 3, 2011 at 10:29 am

It was a little big at first, but I’m totally used to it

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87 Maria @ The Fitted Apron February 3, 2011 at 3:11 pm

Kath, you look great!

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88 KathEats February 3, 2011 at 3:18 pm

Thanks!

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89 Jessica February 4, 2011 at 7:14 am

Oh gosh, I’m so jealous of your temperatures. I love winter though, but I think I put on half my running gear to go out yesterday!

Jessica

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