Archives for September 2010

Doubly Fun Lunch

Hi guys! How’s your day been? <3 Thanks for the sweet words about Vieserton- I was a little (lot) shaken up last night, but she’s totally fine now.

Guess who I had lunch with today?? 😀


My twinnie friends 🙂

I was so excited when Lori and Michelle told me they’d be in town this weekend! I hadn’t seen them since the one night they stayed with us in Valdizzy. Michelle and I have been good friends since we went to 105degrees together last fall and I couldn’t wait to see the girls again 🙂

We met at Ethos Vegan Kitchen for lunch- a vegan soy-free gluten-free friendly restaurant in Orlando. I’ve been wanting to try Ethos for quite some time and was anxious to see if if it lived up to my expectations.

Note: All pictures were taken via the crackberry. I remembered my DSLR but am a giant goober and forgot that the memory was still in my computer! Oops :/


I started with a small Ethos garden salad– a mix of veggies with artichoke hearts, broccoli, sprouts, tomatoes, carrots, etc with an orange-ginger vinaigrette


(That was after I had already tousled it with my fork and removed the sprouts and onions)

The salad was ok. I’ll try another dressing next time because the orange-ginger was pretty watery

The star of the show was THIS:


A soy-free black bean burger with no bread and a side of veggies. The burger was no kidding the size of my head….. and I didn’t give it a chance- it was demolished 😉

The food at Ethos was pretty good- nothing too crazy amazing, but the best part by far was gabbing and catching up with the girls.

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They leave on Sunday, so I know we’ll get in a yoga class and/or vino night while they’re here, too 🙂

I’m off to run an errand and then head to Dance Trance.

Have a lovely night!



Exciting news: I have a new baby cousin! Sara Hope was born this morning <3

Something to talk about: What are your weekend workout plans?? Also, Fashion Friday is tomorrow! Any requests??

Eventful Evening

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Goat cheese stuffed mushrooms

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Center Stage

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Take the Cake

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Proof of (food) Life

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Who Stopped the Cardio Bus?

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Dining Al Fresco

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Club Can’t Handle Me

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Ravioli Victory

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Daiya… and gone to heaven

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The Friday Stink Eye

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