Matt Is In Charge

August 29, 2011

Fun times at the bakery today

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Lots to do! Including a break for a power walk with a new friend!

Followed by a snack of vanilla soy milk with the crumbles of the Cville Cluster bag

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Matt and I charged through our list today and worked right through closing. I realized today that my Great Harvest email address had been frozen since JULY 16!!!!!!!!!! SO many missed emails – the horror. I spent the late afternoon responding and apologizing for the delay.

When I came out of the office, this was waiting for me:

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Ladies [and gents], the best pumpkin beer ever. Matt snuck it in this afternoon when he ran an errand! Why do I suspect that he really goes out for a beer when he runs errands!? Just kidding – I told him to! He needed a break.

We shared this monster while he was on a call this evening and I twiddled my thumbs

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When he hung up, he declared that he was not doing a single dish tonight and we were going out. I tried to protest and mumbled something about budgets and my LOOT app, but he won. We went out.

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Our third restaurant (because the first two we tried were closed) was Fry’s Spring Pizza! Love this place.

And love their hummus plate!!

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We shared this to start

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And then shared a Hot Pepperoni Pizza for dinner

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I had two ooey gooey scrumdiddleyumptious slices.

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And now the evening is calming down. Matt’s reading in bed and I’m off to join him.

It’s COLD out there folks. Chilly!

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1 Allie@LiveLaughEat August 29, 2011 at 8:36 pm

Hahaha “mumbled something about budgets and my LOOT app…”

That hummus plate is chock full of goodies! Stay warm, tonight.

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2 Cait @ Beyond Bananas August 29, 2011 at 8:37 pm

That dinner is so much more appealing then mine was! I’ve never had pumpkin beer. I think that needs to change.

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3 Natalie @ Nitty Grits August 29, 2011 at 8:37 pm

Pumpkin Ale!? Fall is officially here!

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4 Katie @ Real Food Katie's Way August 29, 2011 at 8:39 pm

Holy swear words batman that hummus plate looks DEVINE!!! Oh my gosh!!!!

As for a chill in the air, I WISH. It’s 100 degrees here with the humidity. Later this week we should be seeing some cool fall weather though…Fingers crossed!

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5 Lindsay @ Lindsay's List August 29, 2011 at 8:40 pm

Pumpkin Ale and a chill in the air! I can’t WAIT for Fall!!

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6 katie @KatieDid August 29, 2011 at 8:45 pm

Fall is SO here yayyy! It’s so chilly here tonight too, and we’re settling in with an apple cider candle and a warm meal :)

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7 Emily @ the doodlebug August 29, 2011 at 8:45 pm

That pizza looks amazing! Also, I’m probably WAY too excited that pumpkin beers are out! I LOOOVE fall!

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8 Brandee August 29, 2011 at 8:46 pm

This makes me miss home…dogfish head punkin ale is so good! I’m so excited for Fall to be here too!

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9 Meredith August 29, 2011 at 8:46 pm

That hummus plate looks to-die-for!

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10 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table August 29, 2011 at 8:47 pm

Who is the pumpkin ale by? I am SO ready for cooler weather! I’m actually in Denver for work right now and it’s still toasty here. *sigh*

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11 Elizabeth August 29, 2011 at 8:47 pm

What is wrong with my computer? I hit the home button and it goes to the 28th post?!?!?!? It’s OK, twitter has me covered! I just had to google the post title! I love that hummus plate! Looks delish!!!

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12 KathEats August 30, 2011 at 9:17 am

Did you fix it? That’s weird. I hope it wasn’t someting on KERF

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13 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) August 29, 2011 at 8:48 pm

I am dying to find that pumpkin ale! I don’t even like beer but it’s my goal to try any one with a pumpkin on it :)

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14 wymberley August 29, 2011 at 8:49 pm

It was 108 today…before the heat index. Fail. I WANT PUMPKIN BEER!

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15 kristen, sweetly August 29, 2011 at 8:52 pm

pumpkin beer is my favorite beer in the whole world. i tried it for the first time a few years ago on our labor day camping trip. it is so choice.

go take care of the hubby. nothing better than vegging out to round out a crazy monday. :-)

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16 Laura (On the Threshold of Greatness) August 29, 2011 at 8:58 pm

That pumpkin beer IS good! I had my first glass last night at the Capital Ale House in Fredericksburg. <3 I'm soooo excited about fall and all the pumpkiny goodness that comes with it!

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17 Baking N Books August 29, 2011 at 8:59 pm

What does Pumpkin Beer taste like?

Are you reading anything new now for your book club? What does Matt read?

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18 Sweet and Savvy August 29, 2011 at 9:06 pm

That appetizer looks Amazing! Have a great night!:)

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19 Chloe (In Fine Feather) August 29, 2011 at 9:07 pm

Hummus is so GOOD – I’m totally addicted. I’d love to eat there. Hope you figure out the email situation, it’s annoying when small things like that happen.

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20 Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me August 29, 2011 at 9:07 pm

My favorite pumpkin beer WAS Shipyard, but it just tastes different this year. So I’m on the prowl for a new favorite!

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21 Christine (The Raw Project) August 29, 2011 at 9:08 pm

Yikes on your email, sorry about that! The hummus plate looks wonderful!

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22 Shaya (Eye Girl Eats) August 29, 2011 at 9:10 pm

Yum! I think I might make myself pizza tonight now too… yours looks so good!

I’ll trade weather with you– it’s still 85 degrees outside here! I miss cool, fall weather… enjoy it and your pumpkin beer!!

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23 Kristen August 29, 2011 at 9:11 pm

You + Matt NEED to come to St. Louis and try Schlafly Pumpkin on draft… it is so amazing! Their Christmas Ale, Oatmeal Stout, + Coffee Stout are also AHmazing! But their pumpkin is hands down the best pumpkin beer around! Your making a very pregnant girl very jealous – and ready for October to get here NOW. ;o)

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24 Emma August 29, 2011 at 9:57 pm

It is delicious!! I live 2 miles from Bottleworks and finally had my first Schlafly’s pumpkin beer yesterday. Amazing!!

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25 sarah August 30, 2011 at 8:10 am

hey Kristen and Emma, I live in St. Lou, too! We should have a Kath’s Fanclub beer tasting some time!

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26 KathEats August 30, 2011 at 9:19 am

Oh man, I wish I could come too!

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27 ashley August 30, 2011 at 9:51 am

I live in StL, also (also really close to bottleworks!). I regularly go there for friday night dinner and a fresh fresh beer – SO good!

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28 Stacy @ Every Little Thing August 30, 2011 at 10:50 am

I’m also in STL and go to Bottleworks all the time! Their Pumpkin is def my favorite pumpkin. I’ve tried quite a few but Schlafly always wins!

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29 Emma August 30, 2011 at 11:20 am

The food is so good! I love how they use so many local ingrediants!

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30 Deva (Voracious Vorilee) August 29, 2011 at 9:14 pm

It IS cold out there! I am all bundled up in my purple hoodie, but I am also coming down with a cold :-(.

Your dinner looks AMAZING :-)

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31 Julie H. of Spinach and Sprinkles August 29, 2011 at 9:16 pm

That hummus plate is glorious looking!!!! I would love to share that it looks soooo good, so does your pizza! ….Wishing you a day full of sunshine and an empty e-mail inbox. :) Okay, maybe not empty but an easier day with the inbox.

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32 Emily @ Comfortable Home Life August 29, 2011 at 9:16 pm

Are you fo’ serious with that hummus plate?? I am drooling over here! I just wrote down what it looks like is on there so I can re-create ASAP!!

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33 Molly @ RDexposed August 29, 2011 at 9:17 pm

I need more info on this pumpkin beer! Where is it brewed? How far must I travel to purchase?

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34 KathEats August 30, 2011 at 9:18 am
35 Molly @ RDexposed August 30, 2011 at 5:14 pm

This gives me hope since I’m in Illinois! Thanks!

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36 CheezyK August 29, 2011 at 9:17 pm

Oh my goodness, I cannot even begin to digest having to go through work e-mails from that far back! Glad you found out about it and were able to get things rolling again.

Looks to me like dinner was well worth going out for!

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37 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats August 29, 2011 at 9:21 pm

That pizza looks AMAAAAAZING!!! Clearly it’s been too long since I’ve gotten pizza… And what a good husband to bring you pumpkin beer! I need to find one of those! (both the beer and the man, haha).

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38 Marian August 29, 2011 at 9:28 pm

The hummus plate looks amazing!! And even better because someone else prepared it!

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39 Abby @ Abz 'n' Oats August 29, 2011 at 9:30 pm

That looks like an amazing hummus platter! :) Glad you guys had a nice dinner out!

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40 Kristin August 29, 2011 at 9:31 pm

That hummus plate looks delish!

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41 Eileen August 29, 2011 at 9:33 pm

That hummus plate is absolutely gorgeous!

I’ve gotta find that pumpkin beer this year. I’ve never had that particular one, but I looooove the Southern Tier one!

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42 Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance August 29, 2011 at 9:36 pm

Wow! That hummus plat looks delicious– I’m loving the black olive addition

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43 Cait's Plate August 29, 2011 at 9:36 pm

It was cold this morning while walking to work and it made me SO excited! I also can hardly believe that Fall is almost here.

I absolutely cannot wait for my Cville Cluster batch to get here. Every time I have granola that is not Cville Cluster it’s just not the same. Once you’ve had the best, it’s hard to ever go back ;)

That pizza. looks. amazing. And it looks like it was such a fun night – I like when Matt’s in charge! Haha

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44 Angel7 August 29, 2011 at 9:37 pm

I have not had a great pumpkin ale, and will have to remember the name of this one.

That pizza looks heavenly!!!

http://faithfulsolutions.blogspot.com/

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45 Jil @ Big City, Lil' Kitchen August 29, 2011 at 9:42 pm

Your meal looks amazing…that pizza..to die forrr

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46 Dominique August 29, 2011 at 9:50 pm

I find that Mondays are the hardest to find a restaurant to dine in because most are closed. And that’s usually when I get a craving for a specific restaurant that is specifically closed on Monday. I’ve never tried Schafly’s pumpkin beer and every time you feature it, I want it! I’m going to do a thorough search this fall.

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47 kristacular August 29, 2011 at 9:51 pm

omg that pumpkin beer looks delicious! I wonder if it’s over here on the west coast!

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48 Stacy @ Every Little Thing August 30, 2011 at 10:50 am

Schlafly is not distrubuted out West, unfortunately. It’s in St. Louis!

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49 kristacular August 30, 2011 at 11:27 am

hmm I”m coming to Boston/NYC next week. maybe I can get it over there? Thanks for the heads up :)

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50 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio August 29, 2011 at 9:59 pm

Y’all are just the cutest, seriously!!

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51 KathEats August 30, 2011 at 9:18 am
52 Maria @ Maria Makes Muffins August 29, 2011 at 10:10 pm

I am loving pumpkin, too. Kasha pumpkin bakes are prepped for breakfast and I can’t wait!!! Bring it on, fall.

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53 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries August 29, 2011 at 10:20 pm

I was definitely going to comment when I saw the hummus plate, but then I saw the pepperoni pizza, and I HAD to say something about it too! They both look de-frickin-licious!!!

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54 Emily August 29, 2011 at 10:27 pm

Wow. Jealous. Beer, hummus plate, pizza, weather, ugh…jealous! It all looks/sounds amazing! :)

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55 Lindsay August 29, 2011 at 10:43 pm

Man that hummus plate looks so good! I have been staring at this lone can of chickpeas in my cabinet all week telling myself that I should make some hummus. Your pics are the kick in the butt I need. I bought some canned pumpkin this week. Maybe I can pretend its fall? Texas is a little behind. Still over 100 degrees…

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56 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga August 29, 2011 at 10:43 pm

The hummus and pizza look great and the soy milk over head shot is awesome.

And the emails that you didnt get for 6 weeks…eeeeeek! I bet that gave you a little panic attack. It would have given me one.

Question, I just posted about changing some things on my site (since you commented this morning, I changed it!) but I need social media icons and I dont know photoshop well enough to make my own. How/where did you get yours? The ones I see are all too big and clunky or bad colors!

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57 KathEats August 30, 2011 at 9:18 am

If you google “social media buttons” there are thousands of kinds to download

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58 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga August 30, 2011 at 1:25 pm

yes the problem is I seem to have a knack for finding the ugly/super bright/super big ones or ones that I then need to customize more with Photoshop. Will keep searching :)

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59 Taysa August 29, 2011 at 11:06 pm

“Why do I suspect that he really goes out for a beer when he runs errands!?”

Yeah, this is pretty much true for my boyfriend…ah heck, me too.

:)

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60 Jackie Smith August 29, 2011 at 11:11 pm

I’m sorry, you are wrong. It’s after 9PM and over 85 degrees. A chilly beer sounds great!

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61 Hannah August 29, 2011 at 11:24 pm

You should probably call your first son Schafly.

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62 KathEats August 30, 2011 at 9:18 am

Ha!

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63 Andrea April 10, 2012 at 6:41 pm

Kath, I came across this random post and saw this comment and had to laugh. So, are you gonna name him Schafly? ;)

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64 KathEats April 10, 2012 at 6:53 pm

Hahahah. No, that’s not the name!

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65 lynn @ the actor's diet August 30, 2011 at 12:28 am

i’ve never been a big pepperoni pizza person but that one’s making me drool!

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66 Khushboo August 30, 2011 at 12:56 am

The thought of pork really doesn’t appeal to me but for some reason, I LOVE pepperoni pizza! Yummy dinz!

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67 Aine @ Something to Chew Over August 30, 2011 at 3:03 am

Yum, that hummus plate looks fantastic!

I love the description of your protest :)

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68 Sara @ Real Fun Food August 30, 2011 at 5:01 am

This seems like a random question, but do you have a favorite brand of pita bread? I love it when I go out and it’s freshly made, but every time I buy it it’s so gross! (I could probably figure out how to make it, but don’t always have time!)

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69 KathEats August 30, 2011 at 9:19 am

Hmmm I don’t. I haven’t bought pita bread in so long I don’t even know what’s on the market

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70 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes August 30, 2011 at 6:23 am

Fantastic looking dinner! I honestly have never heard of pumpkin beer before, cool :)

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71 Barbara August 30, 2011 at 6:44 am

YUMMY. Your dinner looked amazing!

Chilly? Where? It’s 106 today and yesterday my car read 115. I am so ready for “winter”.
:/

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72 Cathy August 30, 2011 at 8:49 am

Same here in Houston. Wish we had fall and pumpkin beer. :(

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73 Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin August 30, 2011 at 7:19 am

That sounds like such a long and busy day. You guys deserved a meal out! :)

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74 Hillary August 30, 2011 at 8:03 am

I could probably demolish that entire hummus plate on my own. Seriously.

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75 Margo @ Peanut Butter Trees August 30, 2011 at 8:14 am

Ooo I want to try that pumpkin beer! Pumpkin beers are my favorite, maybe because fall is my favorite season! Hope it was awesome. :)

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76 molly August 30, 2011 at 9:00 am

Hey Kath!
Do you have other favorite apps? I have heard you talk about Loot and now I love it. Any other must-have apps?
Looks like you had a great relaxing night – well deserved!

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77 KathEats August 30, 2011 at 9:20 am

*Looking at my phone*

Loot, Twitter, Retro Camera, Google Reader, Mint.com, Wordpress, Katheats (!!), Simple Calendar, Business Calender Free

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78 molly August 30, 2011 at 9:47 am

sweet! Thanks!

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79 Laura @ CookKnitRun August 30, 2011 at 10:06 am

I can’t wait for Fall. It’s still in the 90’s here. :( The hummus plate looks really tasty and fresh – I love all the toppings they put along side.

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80 Alaina August 30, 2011 at 11:05 am

That hummus plate looks amazing! I think I could have that for a meal. But if pizza’s involved, than the decision is easy. ;-)

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81 Katie @ Plates and Paste August 30, 2011 at 11:18 am

Loot? Is that a type of budget app? Please enlighten me!

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82 Christine August 30, 2011 at 11:54 am

ohh…..hummus plate looks fantastic! haha – I give into my fiance at times about just picking up something for dinner. ugh!

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83 faith August 30, 2011 at 12:53 pm

Wanna go for a power walk with an old-err well established-friend tomorrow?

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84 KathEats August 30, 2011 at 1:09 pm

Sure!! How’s after dinner tonight?

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85 Alison @ Hospitality Haven August 30, 2011 at 3:22 pm

Wow, that hummus plate looks INCREDIBLE! I could definitely go for that right about now…

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