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September 30, 2011

Once you start you can’t stop…

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I’m talking about painting trim…not drinking wine or eating buttercream frosting…although the phrase does apply to both!

I broke out some of our house paint to touch up some spots that had been repaired – holes, dings from trying to force our couch into a small door frame. And then I just got carried away. Everything looks so much better now!

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We picked up our good friend Snakey from the train station at dinnertime. He’s here for a wedding and had the evening to hang out during the rehearsal dinner. We headed downtown for dinner and not 2 seconds after arriving on the downtown mall, Snake yelled “ALBERS!!!” when we totally bumped into two more of their younger fraternity brothers (one just moved here and one is visiting).

3 turned into a fun dinner for 7 at Zocalo, one of my downtown favs!

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Snake, Matt and I split a bottle of red [mid pour]

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And of course had to get the Corn + Black Bean Relleno pepper. It is INCREDIBLY good!! With a red tortilla chip crust, smoked grits and a killer green sauce that must have cilantro involved. You must go to Zocalo and eat this! 50% of our table ordered it : )

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We just drove Snake out to the Clifton Inn and are back and settled for the night at home.

Tomorrow I’m going on a really cool blog event that I’ve been wanting to do for years. It involves a farm. Any guesses!?

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1 Deva @ Deva by Definition September 30, 2011 at 10:07 pm

Are you doing the Stonyfield barnstorming tour this year?

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2 Katie @ Peace Love and Oats September 30, 2011 at 10:12 pm

i was going to guess stonyfield too! Although I actually have no idea where it’s located, I just remember someone else’s recap from it! Whatever it is, have fun!

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3 lynn @ the actor's diet September 30, 2011 at 10:13 pm

it’s been a while since i’ve painted, but you’re right – you don’t stop!

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4 Sweet and Savvy September 30, 2011 at 10:18 pm

That dish looks well worth the trip to cville!:)

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5 Lea @ Healthy Coconut September 30, 2011 at 10:43 pm

POM tour? I’m guessing wildly and partly because I want to go to a POM tour myself :)

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6 Rachel September 30, 2011 at 10:43 pm

polyface farms maybe?

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7 Kendall September 30, 2011 at 10:47 pm

Relay’s Polyface tour! Have fun seeing the pigaerator and the happy chickens.

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8 J3nn(Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) September 30, 2011 at 10:57 pm

I have no idea what the blog event us but it sounds fun!!

Your dinner looks so good.

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9 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife September 30, 2011 at 11:05 pm

POM tour? Or stonyfield?!

Oh I love a good date night out on the town too :) Yours looks yummy!

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10 Khushboo September 30, 2011 at 11:53 pm

Does Stonyfield have something to do with it?? ;)!

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11 katie @KatieDid October 1, 2011 at 12:20 am

oooh have fun whatever the event may be! Dinner sounds really fun and I’ll just have to take your word for how delicious that meal was, it looks amazing.

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12 Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries October 1, 2011 at 12:32 am

I definitely agree – the phrase can apply to all three: drinking wine, eating buttercream frosting (YUM!), and painting the trim! :)

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13 Sana October 1, 2011 at 12:37 am

Have fun at the farm!

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14 Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) October 1, 2011 at 1:36 am

My guess is Polyface!

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15 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga October 1, 2011 at 4:59 am

Blog event and a farm…apple or pumpkin picking with other bloggers? Have no idea…surprise us :)

Glad you got the dings painted and touched up…ahhh, such a good feeling to have perfectly painted walls and cross that DIY project off your list.

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16 Kaila @healthyhelperblog! October 1, 2011 at 6:07 am

That pepper dish looks AMAZING! I have never had anything like that before!

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17 Sarah@The Flying ONION October 1, 2011 at 6:42 am

That is such a unique, pretty dish! Was it spicy?

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18 KathEats October 1, 2011 at 7:23 am

Not too bad

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19 Stephanie @cookinfanatic October 1, 2011 at 6:48 am

I might have to drive up from Richmond to try that restaurant, that dish looks SO FREAKING GOOD!!!

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20 M October 1, 2011 at 7:11 am

As long as it’s not the Stoneyfield thing
(if it is, sorry-that drives me crazy on other blogs,not a fan of it!)

Whether it is or isn”t ,have a nice weekend y’all!

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21 KathEats October 1, 2011 at 7:23 am

It’s not Stonyfield, but what drives you crazy about that?

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22 M October 2, 2011 at 8:36 am

The Stoneyfield farm thing just smacks of commericalism and is like
a huge ad being held in our face.
I found it terribly annoying on other blogs.The more product placements I see
on blogs, the less I visit them.
(But that is just my personal opinion/rant) Thanks for letting me share it !

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23 Shaun @ snackasaurusrex October 1, 2011 at 7:37 am

Sounds like a really fun time…oh, and that pepper looks SO good! I absolutely love cilantro!

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24 Alison October 1, 2011 at 8:04 am

Oooo I’m guessing Polyface farms, given the release of Joel Salatin’s new book??

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25 kathleen @ the daily crumb October 1, 2011 at 9:06 am

i am so envious of your local, fresh restaurants! no idea what the special event is tomorrow, but i’m sure it will be fabulous!!

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26 Angel7 October 1, 2011 at 9:54 am

I know the feeling… When I start cleaning, organizing or making things neat, I cannot stop.

Happy Weekend :)

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27 Cait's Plate October 2, 2011 at 7:18 am

Oh my gosh that dish looks absolutely incredible. And that wine looks awesome – what kind was it?

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28 Michael Tavallaei May 17, 2012 at 6:38 pm

great piece.

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