September 30, 2011

Once you start you can’t stop…


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!




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!


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


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 : )


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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{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

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

Are you doing the Stonyfield barnstorming tour this year?


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!


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!


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

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


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 :)


6 Rachel September 30, 2011 at 10:43 pm

polyface farms maybe?


7 Kendall September 30, 2011 at 10:47 pm

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


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.


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!


10 Khushboo September 30, 2011 at 11:53 pm

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


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.


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! :)


13 Sana October 1, 2011 at 12:37 am

Have fun at the farm!


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

My guess is Polyface!


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.


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

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


17 [email protected] Flying ONION October 1, 2011 at 6:42 am

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


18 KathEats October 1, 2011 at 7:23 am

Not too bad


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!!!


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!


21 KathEats October 1, 2011 at 7:23 am

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


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 !


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!


24 Alison October 1, 2011 at 8:04 am

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


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!!


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 :)


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?


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

great piece.


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