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.

Snack In A Jar


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


My new sign stands are here and they are perfect!


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!


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


So this one is the favorite!


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





Where we met up with the Cville Green Drinks club!


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!


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!


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


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!


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

Bless them and their hospitality!!


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.


Lounging in Tate’s homemade surfboard chair!!


On the menu: Fish Tacos!



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


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


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



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


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!


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.


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 :)


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… 😛


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!


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!


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!


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 😳


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!


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 :)


11 Katy April 14, 2011 at 10:44 pm

Is that a tea press? COOL!


12 KathEats April 15, 2011 at 8:01 am

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


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! :)


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.


15 Chelsea April 14, 2011 at 10:58 pm

This whole dinner looks AMAZING!


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.


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.


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? :)


19 Runeatrepeat April 14, 2011 at 11:27 pm

Love the remote – totally worth the money!


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.


21 KathEats April 15, 2011 at 8:03 am



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

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


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.


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 :)



25 Hannah April 15, 2011 at 12:13 am

Guess which two people love the camera! 😛


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!!


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 :)


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!)


29 KathEats April 15, 2011 at 10:58 am

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


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?? :-)


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!


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

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


33 KathEats April 15, 2011 at 3:50 pm

Haha – real estate nerds!!


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

Guilty as charged!!


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

I HEART those photos! Too cute.


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

i love the headshot you chose! looks very natural.


37 Allie April 15, 2011 at 1:02 am

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


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…


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!


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.


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.


42 KathEats April 15, 2011 at 8:05 am

Oh how tragic!!


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 :(


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!


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!


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.


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.


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!


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. 😀

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


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

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


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.


52 presley April 15, 2011 at 5:50 am

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


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!


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!


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.


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!


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!


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

Your pictures look great!


60 Molly April 15, 2011 at 6:49 am

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


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? :)


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!)


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.


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!


65 KathEats April 15, 2011 at 8:06 am

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


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.


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!


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!


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.


70 Courtney April 15, 2011 at 7:18 am

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


71 kristine April 15, 2011 at 7:21 am

Awesome photos!

Those refried beans look so good!


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

Beautiful photos–you two make quite the pair!


73 Hope April 15, 2011 at 7:29 am

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


74 Cindy April 15, 2011 at 7:35 am

I’m loving that dish wear!


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 😀

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


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!!


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!!


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!


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! :)


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!


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


82 Amy April 15, 2011 at 11:24 am

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


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!


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!!


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!


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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