Fueled By Sun

April 14, 2011

What a wonderful, wonderful day this was. I hate to attribute it all to the glorious sunny warm weather, but I have a feeling that had a lot to do with it! I spent a lot of time outside, working that didn’t feel like working, exercising that didn’t feel like exercising and ending the day relaxing with our friends.

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I had a crumbled up piece of Faith’s manna bread with some Flying Squirrel PB Nutty-Buddy residue! What a fun mash!

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My new sign stands are here and they are perfect!

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And Matt and I took a bunch of headshots for bakery marketing use – I’m really pleased with how well they turned out using just a tripod and a remote control!

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I really liked this one – but not enough logos are showing!

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So this one is the favorite!

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Yup – my secret is out. I have a remote control and it is awesome!! Cost me about $15 bucks, I think.

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Then we BIKED! AGAIN!

Downtown

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Where we met up with the Cville Green Drinks club!

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Have you heard of Green Drinks? It’s a club for eco-minded peeps who also enjoy a cold one. There might be one in your town!

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The event was held at Brookville, a restaurant where we went on my birthday and I need to get back! It’s extremely local-minded and really cute!

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Unfortunately the meeting was all men – plus me – and there wasn’t a huge turnout, but we still had fun.

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I ordered the Bornem Dubbel – mmmmmmm dubbels are awesome! Look for one on your next beer menu visit and I promise you’ll love it! Thick and sweet!

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We left Green Drinks and headed to Faith and Tate’s!

Bless them and their hospitality!!

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We were greeted with an outdoor table set, dinner cooked and sparkling wine!!! I stuck to one tiny pour because I’d already had one [green] drink already.

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Lounging in Tate’s homemade surfboard chair!!

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On the menu: Fish Tacos!

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With all the fixins – cabbage, cheese, avocado, mango

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Plus a side salad (with homemade sprouted beans – I’d expect nothing less from Faith!), homemade salsa, and homemade refried beans!

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They tasted quite incredible!!! Perfect almost-summer meal –

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We moved inside for dessert, where we chatted for 2 hours and munched on apple, dark chocolate and mint tea

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We owe them a gourmet dinner at our place next time!

The bike ride home was cold, but also a little refreshing by the end of it. And I’m ready for bed!

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1 Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) April 14, 2011 at 10:25 pm

using just a tripod and a remote control that cost you $15….oh, I am ALL OVER that!

I just got my tripod…today! Showed up in today’s UPS and I love it. I went to a really awesome photography workshop with some “famous” photographers over the weekend and realized I couldnt put off a tripod purchase any longer. And now I see a remote control…I need that too :)

Your pics turned out beautifully!

Fish tacos with mango and avocado…oh, yummy!

The cute pillow.

So much in this post I love!

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2 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) April 14, 2011 at 10:29 pm

The photos your took via remote look so good! I need to get me one of those. My fam members get so nervous with my big ol’ camera. I like the 2nd photo with the logos better than the first, actually. So cute.

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3 Dalai Lina April 14, 2011 at 10:29 pm

It looks like you had a very productive day – I think you took more pictured in one day than I do in an entire week! Made me want to have fish taco’s :)

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4 Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food April 14, 2011 at 10:32 pm

you guys look too cute! those pics will certainly do the job!

Tacos look delish as well. I wish we had warm weather so that we could also dine al fresco! ahhh chicago, sigh… :P

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5 Kat @ Cupcake Kat April 14, 2011 at 10:37 pm

Wow those photos are very well done. Good job!
Yummy looks like such a great dinner!

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6 J3nn(Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) April 14, 2011 at 10:40 pm

Your head shots came out well! I need to get that remote for my Rebel, and a tripod! I’ve been fibbing myself needing more hands for pictures lately!

Your dinner loons spectacular! I love everything about it. Yum!

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7 Shannon @ Fresh Year of Life April 14, 2011 at 10:40 pm

Literally like the 4th blog I’ve read when someone eats fish tacos. Super jealous. The pics look awesome!

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8 J3nn(Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) April 14, 2011 at 10:41 pm

Omg, so many typos due to iPad autofill!! That should say finding and looks, not fibbing and loons! LOL :oops:

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9 Morgan @ moments of mmm April 14, 2011 at 10:41 pm

I love the photos! They look really good :)

Tried making some tofu tacos tonight, but these look a lot more successful than mine! Should have stuck to fish!

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10 Justeen @ Blissful Baking April 14, 2011 at 10:42 pm

You and Matt look great in those pics! Great job with the tripod + remote :)
And fish taco dinner looks scrumptious! mmmm :)

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11 Katy April 14, 2011 at 10:44 pm

Is that a tea press? COOL!

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12 KathEats April 15, 2011 at 8:01 am

It’s a regular coffee french press and you can make tea in them

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13 Abby April 14, 2011 at 10:44 pm

The pictures are awesome! I like the second one better than the first one you liked! Very cute! Dinner at Faith and Tate’s looks tasty as usual! :)

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14 Jane April 14, 2011 at 10:49 pm

Great promo pics!

Sounds like a great day and a great way to end the day with awesome friends. Faith and Tate put together a yummy looking meal.

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15 Chelsea April 14, 2011 at 10:58 pm

This whole dinner looks AMAZING!

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16 Alaina April 14, 2011 at 11:03 pm

Hmm, those tacos do look amazing!! :-)

Just by your pictures, I can honestly say that I love downtown C-ville.

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17 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table April 14, 2011 at 11:09 pm

I bet those were the best OIAJ ever. :)

We have a Green Drinks group in ATL I’ve been meaning to check out. Their meeting locations are awesome.

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18 Namaste Gurl April 14, 2011 at 11:18 pm

I love all the headshot photos– you two are such a beautiful, glowing couple and I”m sure that will attract so many customers to your store! :)
What lovely friends you have to make you that yummy, wholesome meal- jealous much? :)

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19 Runeatrepeat April 14, 2011 at 11:27 pm

Love the remote – totally worth the money!

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20 Jenny April 14, 2011 at 11:29 pm

Do you wear a helmet while you are riding around town? My boyfriend just bought me a bike for my birthday and I’m just curious.

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21 KathEats April 15, 2011 at 8:03 am

Always!!

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22 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) April 14, 2011 at 11:30 pm

I love the back to back one :) So cute!

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23 Laura (Starloz) April 14, 2011 at 11:30 pm

i’ve got to admit, when i’m at home, i use both a tripod & remote. they are easier & i’ve got more control.

i love the pictures of you & matt, i’m so excited for you both.

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24 Angel7 April 14, 2011 at 11:39 pm

I like the remote control. That is pretty inexpensive for it! I thought it would be more than that.

I wish I could grab one of those fish tacos through the computer screen, because they look amazing, and I am getting hungry just looking at them. I do not need to eat, though, at 12:37AM :)

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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25 Hannah April 15, 2011 at 12:13 am

Guess which two people love the camera! :P

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26 Claire April 15, 2011 at 12:44 am

Hey there, ran across your blog. I live on the dt mall but am moving with my bf to a house in the neighborhood up behind McIntire Plaza (literally like a 2 min walk :-) I’m usually @ Cville Coffee writing my dissertation a few times a week so I can’t wait to check out the bakery when it opens! I used to go to GH a good amount in Ann Arbor when I lived there. Good luck!!

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27 KathEats April 15, 2011 at 8:04 am

Oh how fun!! Is it Birdwood Ct? There’s a house for sale up there that I like :)

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28 Claire April 15, 2011 at 10:55 am

yep Birdwood!! :-) Seems like it will be a nice neighborhood, still close to downtown but not right on the mall where I live now (parking is a nightmare!)

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29 KathEats April 15, 2011 at 10:58 am

Oh fun!! The house on that street for sale has a killer master bath :)

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30 Claire April 15, 2011 at 11:32 am

Really??! The one we’re moving into is right on the corner where it turns from Birdwood St. to Ct. It is completely renovated inside but def doesn’t have a killer master bath haha. Maybe we’ll be neighbors sometime soon?? :-)

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31 KathEats April 15, 2011 at 11:44 am

Maybe so! We’re hoping to buy in the North Downtown area. We’ll have to come check out your place sometime!

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32 Krissy @ Shiawase Life April 15, 2011 at 3:47 pm

I know EXACTLY the one you are talking about, Kath!! =D

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33 KathEats April 15, 2011 at 3:50 pm

Haha – real estate nerds!!

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34 Krissy @ Shiawase Life April 15, 2011 at 3:52 pm

Guilty as charged!!

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35 Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing April 15, 2011 at 12:47 am

I HEART those photos! Too cute.

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36 lynn @ the actor's diet April 15, 2011 at 12:52 am

i love the headshot you chose! looks very natural.

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37 Allie April 15, 2011 at 1:02 am

Tate and Faith always make the best food! Such great friends to have :)

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38 Lara April 15, 2011 at 1:28 am

Loving those headshots — with or without the logos. Super cute. Love my tripod & remote, too! It’s so much better than the “long arm reach” when we want a pic together!
So, random question: Any chance you have any idea where Faith & Tate got their dishes? I <3 them, and have been looking for something similar to no avail…

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39 faith April 15, 2011 at 6:51 am

Bed, Bath, and Beyond and I’m pretty sure they still have them. I’m glad you like them because once Kath started taking pictures of them I never looked at them the same (I don’t think the color photographs very well :( ). But thanks!

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40 Karen April 15, 2011 at 6:59 am

Lara – If you have no luck at BB+B, I’ve seen very similar (the same?) earthware at Crate and Barrel.

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41 Khushboo April 15, 2011 at 2:32 am

Man I’m so jealous of your snack in the jar! After weeks of anticipation, it was finally time for oats in a jar this morning. After excitingly making it, I had one bite and bam- the milk had gone off and the whole breakfast (pb-encrusted jar included) had to be chucked away. I almost cried.

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42 KathEats April 15, 2011 at 8:05 am

Oh how tragic!!

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43 JenATX April 15, 2011 at 8:51 am

no! i wait so long to use up that pb jar for oats that I would’ve been crushed had this happened :(

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44 Kayla April 15, 2011 at 2:38 am

you two are just way too cute!
I am totally craving fish tacos now, but unfortunately it was only 45 degrees here today!

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45 Cait @ Beyond Bananas April 15, 2011 at 4:30 am

I love how you bike everywhere! I honestly don’t even own a bike.. but really want to get one.. it is such a more convenient and healthy way to get around.. for the person riding and for the earth!

Dark chocolate and apples … are amazing. As is nut jar mash ups!

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46 Vicki April 15, 2011 at 4:45 am

Your headshots turned out great! I love the second one better than the first actually. I think the gap in the first one is too distracting perhaps.

And fish tacos is definitely something I will have to try soon, those look delicious.

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47 Hats @ See How She Runs April 15, 2011 at 4:52 am

Superb headshots, they’re really lovely! I need to get my bike out again (it’s currently gathering cobwebs in the shed). Dark chocolate and apple is such a delicious combination – and I love mint tea too, so two thumbs up for dessert.

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48 Jumanah @ Healthy Living in the Middle East April 15, 2011 at 5:31 am

Very cute pictures! What a fabulous dinner! Fish tacos look so good!

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49 Sarah (Running To Slow Things Down) April 15, 2011 at 5:34 am

A remote! Love it. I was always wondering if they had some sort of control like that. Now you have me checking out amazon. :D

All the pictures are great and I think my favorite is the one who you guys ended up choosing. So exciting! :D

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50 Ally (Girl V Food) April 15, 2011 at 5:36 am

You look AMAZING, and those pictures are so sweet! :)

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51 Lauren April 15, 2011 at 5:46 am

I LOVE the picture of you guys!! Honestly, it’s perfect! :)

Do you think Tate and Faith need any more friends because I would love to get to know them, LoL.

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52 presley April 15, 2011 at 5:50 am

Photos look great! A remote… what an awesome idea!

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53 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope April 15, 2011 at 6:02 am

Such a fun afternoon/evening! Those shots do look amazing – I like #6 and #9 if you are counting going across. Those fish tacos looks so good!

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54 Lolly April 15, 2011 at 6:06 am

I think the classic children’s book needs to be retitled:
“The Matt in the Hat”

great pics….what an exciting time in your life!

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55 KathEats April 15, 2011 at 8:06 am
56 Stephanie April 15, 2011 at 6:22 am

Biking in crisp spring or fall weather is the best sleep aid around! I’m always so happy-tired when I’ve had a good long bike ride. You’ve inspired me to take out the bike this weekend and make sure that all’s running well. The meal that your friends made you is beautiful! I love that they sliced fruit and took out some dark chocolate for dessert. I would never think of serving that to guests…although I eat it for dessert myself almost every night.

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57 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) April 15, 2011 at 6:22 am

I like the ones you chose too! They look great! I’m glad you had a great day Kath. I know you needed it!

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58 Baking Books April 15, 2011 at 6:26 am

I love the 4th photo in the second row – but it’s similar to one you selected as well!

Your skin is gorgeous by the way.

Downtown C-ville looks so cute!

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59 Jess (Sweet Potato) April 15, 2011 at 6:27 am

Your pictures look great!

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60 Molly April 15, 2011 at 6:49 am

Dubbels are great, working my way towards feeling the same for tripels

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61 Holly @ The Runny Egg April 15, 2011 at 6:52 am

Those tacos look amazing! Faith when are you going to invite me over? :)

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62 Karen April 15, 2011 at 6:54 am

Love the headshots! The one you chose for a business partner photo would be my pick too, though your smile looks particularly joyous in the previous no-logo one…maybe you could crop it for your singular standard professional headshot. (Mango-orange is definitely your color!)

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63 Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out April 15, 2011 at 6:55 am

Could you guys be any cuter? I love the headshots!

And I’m gonna look into Greendrinks.

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64 kate@ahealthypassion April 15, 2011 at 6:57 am

I love your little photoshoot I cant believe the tripod and remote was so cheap, im definitely on the lookout for one. Food looks amazing as usual and im jealous of your bikeride I need to get outside and get some sun its amazing how it just energizes you!

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65 KathEats April 15, 2011 at 8:06 am

Just the remote was cheap – tripods are much more expensive!

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66 Lee April 15, 2011 at 7:01 am

Oh cool, there is a Green Drinks Atlanta chapter. I might have to check that out. It reminds me of something else called Drinking Liberally which is a bunch of liberals who like to talk about politics and like to drink.

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67 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin April 15, 2011 at 7:02 am

Your headshots look fantastic! Great idea to do them yourself instead of shelling out mega $$ to get someone else to do them. They look super professional as is!

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68 Kim @ Spoonful of Sass April 15, 2011 at 7:10 am

Camera remotes are one of the least expensive, but best camera accessory. We use ours to take a family portrait at Christmas every year!

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69 Amy April 15, 2011 at 7:12 am

What a great day! I love the headshots and your dinner looked delicious.

And yes I LOVE that surfboard chair! What a cool idea.

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70 Courtney April 15, 2011 at 7:18 am

The photograph of the girl you took in the bar is so ellegant & sheik!

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71 kristine April 15, 2011 at 7:21 am

Awesome photos!

Those refried beans look so good!

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72 Elizabeth@The Sweet Life April 15, 2011 at 7:27 am

Beautiful photos–you two make quite the pair!

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73 Hope April 15, 2011 at 7:29 am

Those pictures are beautiful! You and Matt are very photogenic! :) Dinner looks incredible too!

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74 Cindy April 15, 2011 at 7:35 am

I’m loving that dish wear!

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75 Stacey (The Home-Cooked Vegan) April 15, 2011 at 7:36 am

I love ALL of the pics! It’s hard to decide which is the best, haha :D

All of your biking makes me want to get my ol’ road bike outta the shed and go for a long ride! I’m glad you were able to get a little fun into your work day, and I’m loving that homemade chair haha

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76 Amanda April 15, 2011 at 7:46 am

your outfit is so cute! love the necklace with that color shirt! wish i could pair stuff like that!!

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77 Dani April 15, 2011 at 7:53 am

We do have a Green Drinks here in Burlington, VT. It’s always packed! The fish tacos look SOOO good!!

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78 michelle April 15, 2011 at 8:37 am

I just bought some of that sneaky squirrel peanut butter per your recommendation, can’t wait to use it in my morning oats!

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79 becca (bellebottoms) April 15, 2011 at 9:02 am

that dinner looks uh-mazing! you have such great friends!

I’m craving fish tacos now….and I love the addition of the mango!! MUST BUY IT SOON! :)

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80 Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me April 15, 2011 at 9:11 am

I just love your downtown!! It is so quaint and adorable!

What a great dinner with friends too!

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81 Jo @ Jo In the Kitchen April 15, 2011 at 10:19 am

This makes me need summer and barbecues so bad!!
Looks like it was a lot of fun

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82 Amy April 15, 2011 at 11:24 am

A remote eh? Hmmm.. I might just have to go investigate! Thanks for sharing!

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83 Kaitlyn April 15, 2011 at 11:27 am

this day sounds awesome! so many of my favorite things!

ive really been meaning to get back to Brookville as well. i love the chef and his concepts!

the GH photo is a great one. so sad i will of already graduated by the time it opens!

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84 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife April 15, 2011 at 2:22 pm

AWESOME dinner-wow!! I love the remote control idea, that is so flippin’ fabulous–going on my wish list!!

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85 Noelle Loves Oatmeal and Apples April 15, 2011 at 5:39 pm

Awesome pictures kath. You guys should do one of you jumping in the air! or HANDSTANDS!

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86 Michelle (The Runner's Plate) April 15, 2011 at 8:48 pm

I think the sun makes a HUGE different in my mood!

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