Date Night and Fashion Friday

Hey guys! How are ya? Happy {Fashion} Friday! What are you up to this weekend?

Thank you so much for the kind words on the pilot’s return. It feels *so.freaking.good* to have my love home again. He’s kind of fun, ya know? 😉

We went on a lovely date to Two Friends Cafe since it opened for dinner after the pilot left.

I had a redonk orange and basil cocktail.


I have no idea what was in it, but it was sweet, earthy, and beautiful.

For a starter, we shared the portobella mushroom with balsamic reduction and scallions– asked them to sub goat cheese for the mozzarella


I asked the server if I could please have a salmon salad with no cheese and balsamic on the side, even though it wasn’t on the menu. The executive chef, Randy, is incredible and always accommodates weirdos like me 😉

It made all of my salad dreams come true <3

salmon salad

We made a stop at the fireworks stand on our way home to get our supplies for the 4th, too 🙂

I just munched this bowl of chocolate cherry overnight oats:


-1/2 C oatmeal, 1 T chia seeds + 1 C almond milk, all soaked in a bowl overnight

-1/2 C frozen black cherries (defrosted in the bowl)

-1 banana

-1 T raw cacao powder

1/2 T maca

-Vanilla, Stevia and pinch of sea salt

+ a 2 egg white puff



I’m off to teach bootcamp and then we’re getting on the road to ORLANDO! Family, oven yoga, Whole Paycheck, Millennia Mall and civilization, here we come 😀

See ya this afternoon!



Something to do: It’s FASHION FRIDAY! Since so many of ya’ll asked me to write more about fashion, I thought it would be fun to throw this in the mix every now and again. Basically, I’ll pick one clothing style or accessory that I’m loving, write about it, and give ya some examples of where you can find it within different budgets.

Here’s one thing I’m loving right now:


Bold floral skirts!

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I’ve bought 5 floral skirts already this summer (!)- they’re light and comfy 🙂 Perfect with gladiators for casual/day or can be dressed up with strappy platforms or booties.

This particular one is from Express and is on clearance right now (which always happens to me after I buy something for full price- it’s the physics of shopping).

What skirt styles are you loving? Floral, animal print, belted, peasant and safari are all HOT right now 😀

As far as the floral skirts go, this bold patterns and fun colors. 

Forever 21 has this super cute one:

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From Bebe:

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Leifsdottir (Nordstrom):

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So cute and perfect for summer 😀

Enjoy the rest of your day and I’ll see ya from ORLANDO!

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  1. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on July 2, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    I’m obsessed with floral skirts! I somehow always walk out of the mall with a new one! 😛

  2. Samantha on July 2, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    Glad you have your man back, that’s always awesome after they’ve been away so much.

    Love the skirt, hot!

    Isn’t it funny how our perception changes depending on where we are? You talk about Valdosta like it’s the middle of nowhere with nothing and you guys make the few hour drive to Orlando for “civilization.” On Guam we only have Kmart (no Wal Mart, Target, Express, Sephora, Anthropologie, Starbucks, Whole Foods, etc) so aside from my week in HI when I went wild in Target, I haven’t seen real stores in 18 months! Oh well, we make do with the NEX, BX, Macy’s, and places that will ship like Old Navy and REI.

  3. gigi on July 2, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    your breakfasts always look incredible! I love chocolate first thing in the morning

  4. Kathleen on July 2, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    Glad the Pilot is home with you! And I ADORE the Fashion Friday post…I hope you keep doing these because this was super fun. I read so many food and fashion blogs but it’s so much more fun to read both in the same blog and post!

  5. Kaitlin @ Catch More Flies with Honey on July 2, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    Gina – that skirt is SO CUTE! I’m a big fan of your Fashion Fridays – keep ’em up!

  6. Katherine @ Left Coast Contessa on July 2, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    LOVE basil cocktails!

  7. Allison on July 2, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    Love the skirt…i have the same one:):):) My super amazing boyfriend (who is currently at navy bootcamp) bought it for me for my b-day! I love you blog! Its the perfect blend of healthy (im a vegan workoutaholic) and military life:) Have a great holiday and enjoy your time with your hubby!

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