Lovely Lady [Nose] Lump

Hey everyone πŸ™‚

Wowzas. Thank you so much for all of your lovely comments on the last post… Ya’ll made my night with such wonderful and sweet words and I hope you know how much I appreciate it. I was kind of in a bummer mood when I wrote that and you all turned that around so quickly. It was an excellent reminder that we should all find peace with our little quirks… it’s what makes us different, makes us beautiful and usually no one notices what the cause of our insecurity is anyway. Just proof that I’m 100% girl and I too have my moments of feeling less-than-fab. I’ll definitely stay on the road with finding peace with my bumpy schnoz πŸ˜‰ Thank you again for making my night <3 Such a beautiful, classy and amazing group of bloggys you are πŸ™‚ xoxo

Today has been pretty standard in the eats department, but on the exciting front, the cafe has a name πŸ™‚

I couldn’t wait to break out the mesquite that I had ordered (it came yesterday!)

 mesquite (for info on mesquite, check out this website)

Contrary to what it might sound like, mesquite doesn’t taste like BBQ. It has a sweet, almost-carob flavor and I added it to today’s breakfast cookie:

cookie

This baby had:

-1/2 C multigrain oats

-1/2 scoop vanilla Sun Warrior

-1 T almond butter

-1 T mesquite

-1 t cinnamon

-pinch sea salt

-1 smashed banana

-almond milk

-and as always, foodgasms πŸ™‚

Yes, I gave up sweets for Lent. I’m not including bfast cookies in the sweets category, but am just going to try to keep them from being dessert-y (by not adding chocolate chips, Stevia, etc)

I hit up the gym with Ashley (biceps and triceps), then came home for an egg puff:

putt

and went in for a Friday facial πŸ˜€ I got the usual honey-almond scrub and tried a new peel today- the seaweed mask.

This isn’t me in the pic, but it’s exactly what the seaweed mask looked like:

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The entire mask is peeled off when it dries and it looks like your face πŸ˜‰

I talked on the phone with the cafe owner for a little while, and we both were in total agreement about the name for the cafe.

There were SO many amazing, witty and creative suggestions, but the one we decided to roll with is:

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G.R.O.O.V.E

and in small print underneath that: Gluten-free Raw Organic Original Vegan Eats

Would you eat there?!

I totally would πŸ˜€

Bethany, please send me an email and we’ll get a contract send out to ya, then I’ll get your $50 worth of health food store goodies and macaroons in the mail.

Thank you again to everyone for your wonderful suggestions!!

(The online bakery has a different name and will be up and running by mid-April as well)

Off to train a client <3

xoxo,

Gina

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107 Comments

  1. Christie @ Honoring Health on February 19, 2010 at 11:38 am

    What a great name! I love that you went with a one word name!

  2. Heather (Heather's Dish) on February 19, 2010 at 11:38 am

    that name is AWESOME!!! way to go Bethany πŸ™‚ i would totally eat there…it encompasses your amazing food and your amazing spirit! happy friday πŸ™‚

  3. Hangry Pants on February 19, 2010 at 11:38 am

    I love that name idea!

  4. SarahB on February 19, 2010 at 11:40 am

    That is an awesome name! Bethany needs to start her own branding business.

    • Fitnessista on February 19, 2010 at 11:42 am

      i totally agree… that girl knows her stuff πŸ™‚

  5. Diana on February 19, 2010 at 11:40 am

    I LOVE G.R.O.O.V.E. Very Fun! And YES I would totally eat there!

  6. Katie@ Two Lives, One Lifestyle on February 19, 2010 at 11:41 am

    Wow, impressed with Bethany! That is really creative!

  7. Molly @thevegandorm on February 19, 2010 at 11:41 am

    OMG. Of course I would’ve loved to win, but that name is sooo original and cute! As a gluten-free vegan, I would eat there every meal I could afford, for sure!
    I love it!

  8. Paige (Running Around Normal) on February 19, 2010 at 11:42 am

    Such an awesome name! What a big step in progress!
    Sooo jealous of your facial. It’s been a minute (or few months) since I’ve had one!

  9. caitlin on February 19, 2010 at 11:42 am

    great idea!

  10. kirsten on February 19, 2010 at 11:42 am

    I love the name!!!

  11. The Hot and Fit on February 19, 2010 at 11:43 am

    LOVED the name! Congrats!

  12. Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg on February 19, 2010 at 11:43 am

    Awesome name choice!!! I would DEFINITELY eat there πŸ™‚

  13. Allison on February 19, 2010 at 11:43 am

    thats a sweet name, I would eat there, I wish there was something like that in Sask, Canada. maybe i should look into opening up something like that as well.
    hmmm *wheels turning*light bulb flickering*

  14. Teri on February 19, 2010 at 11:43 am

    awesome name! Nice work Bethany! I would eat there fo sho! πŸ˜‰

  15. Runeatrepeat on February 19, 2010 at 11:44 am

    Great name idea!

  16. Angela on February 19, 2010 at 11:44 am

    great choice … love the name!!!!

  17. Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty on February 19, 2010 at 11:44 am

    that’s an awesome name!! I would totally come visit!! πŸ™‚

  18. Kailey (SnackFace) on February 19, 2010 at 11:45 am

    YESS!!!!! Perfection! I would not have been able to come up with Groove! I hope the store also has killer music playing to match! (At least some Weezy F. Baby? Lol)

    Have a fabulous Friday, Gina! xoxo

  19. Katy (The Balanced Foodie) on February 19, 2010 at 11:47 am

    Wow, awesome name. I’m impressed! She definitely wins. πŸ™‚ So exciting, congratulations on the name!!

  20. Betherann on February 19, 2010 at 11:47 am

    I’d eat there. πŸ™‚

  21. Jenna on February 19, 2010 at 11:48 am

    I absolutely love the name! And totally would eat there πŸ™‚

    I love facials, almost as much as massages. *Almost*

    • Fitnessista on February 19, 2010 at 11:52 am

      me too, it’s always a tough decision!!!! i try to alternate but tend to go with massages more πŸ˜‰

  22. Therese on February 19, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Awesome name!!! I’d totally eat there!

  23. Elizabeth on February 19, 2010 at 11:49 am

    can’t wait to order things!

    also- how do you make your eggs that way?

    • Fitnessista on February 19, 2010 at 11:51 am

      spray a glass bowl with olive oil (or nonstick spray) add the eggs and microwave for 1-2 min

  24. Krista on February 19, 2010 at 11:49 am

    That name is fantastic…and SO creative! I’m gonna have to order some of your macaroons once they’re up online and have them delivered to my friends place in MI just so that I can try’em! Do they freeze well? Because my bud’s only home once a month…. πŸ˜‰

    • Fitnessista on February 19, 2010 at 11:51 am

      yup they freeze very well!

  25. bobbileigh on February 19, 2010 at 11:49 am

    I love the name! I am not a gluten free vegan but I love original and fresh food that is prepared with thought and I totally get that from the name. I just wish I lived near-by :(.

  26. Lauren @ Eater not a runner on February 19, 2010 at 11:50 am

    Awesome name! That is so exciting πŸ™‚

  27. Kim K @ 12 Month Marathon on February 19, 2010 at 11:51 am

    I love the name! Would definitely eat there. πŸ™‚

  28. Jenn (eating bender) on February 19, 2010 at 11:52 am

    I’m in love! G.R.O.O.V.E. is positively groovy (yeah, you knew it was coming) πŸ™‚ I’m so excited for you, girlfriend!

    Re: your last post. I’m just catching up. You know that I think you are absolutely beautiful, inside and out right? You are the ultimate in “classy” and that’s why your readers appreciate you so much.

    Hope you have a fabulous weekend ahead of you. I promise I will text/call sometime soon.

  29. Marshall on February 19, 2010 at 11:56 am

    I love the name. Since I live in Valdosta, I think I’ll have to check it out once it opens!

  30. Lisa on February 19, 2010 at 11:56 am

    That’s a very catchy name- good one!!

  31. Erin on February 19, 2010 at 11:58 am

    PERFECT name! Good work, Bethany πŸ™‚

  32. La on February 19, 2010 at 12:00 pm

    Really really amazing name! Creative and original and catchy! So happy for you!

    Mesquite sounds awesome – I’ll scope it out next time I go grocery shopping. And gosh I could use a facial…maybe time for an at home one.

  33. Lauren @ BIOCHEMISTA on February 19, 2010 at 12:07 pm

    Glad you are feeling better πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    Cute name too! Congrats!

  34. Fallon on February 19, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    What an awesome name for the restaurant!!

  35. Heather C on February 19, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    I love the name, way to go Bethany – that is perfect & I would eat there!

  36. Maya on February 19, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    AMAZING name! I would so eat there! I don’t know if I’d go to Valdosta for it, though, after all your talk of non Valdosta exciting-ness, but I’d definitely order off your website!

    • Fitnessista on February 19, 2010 at 12:22 pm

      LOL, i don’t blame you πŸ˜‰

  37. Lauren @ BIOCHEMISTA on February 19, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    Btw, I have the SAME mesquite πŸ™‚ I love it on sliced apples with a dash of cinnamon. I’ll have to try it to my next breakfast cookie πŸ˜‰

    Have a fab weekend!

    xx

    Lauren

  38. Katie on February 19, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    Love the name!!!!! Its perfect!!!!! Have a great weekend love!! xoxo

  39. Rawkin Robin on February 19, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    LOVE the name! How perfect πŸ™‚ Question – are you still eating Chia pudding? Haven’t seen it on the blog lately and just wondering if there was a reason.

    • Fitnessista on February 19, 2010 at 12:22 pm

      oh yeah, i love chia pudding, i just haven’t made it in way too long!

  40. katherine on February 19, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    awesome name!! congrats!

  41. Nicole @ Making Good Choices on February 19, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    wow that name is amazing!! can’t wait for the online bakery because i don’t think I’ll be coming to Valdosta any time soon, but if I was I’d def be knocking on GROOVE’s door πŸ™‚

  42. Kristilyn (My 29th Year) on February 19, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    I love that name! I wish I was creative enough with those things – I would have loved that prize package. πŸ™‚

    Interesting about the mesquite – on your blog I always hear about these different seasonings and foods and am always too scared to try them! One day, I promise …

    K

  43. Adrien on February 19, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    Fun that you guys have picked out a name- great one at that- if I’m ever in the area, I will be checking in on you, and ordering half the menu!

  44. Casey on February 19, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    Great name! I would absolutely eat there! In fact, I see a lot of franchise potential, and I think the next location you should choose is somewhere in Michigan. Has nothing to do with the fact that that’s where I happen to live… πŸ˜‰

  45. Megan @ Healthy Hoggin on February 19, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    Love the name! My dad lives in GA, so maybe next time I visit him, GROOVE will be up and running! Can’t wait to see your online selection, too! πŸ˜€

  46. Emily on February 19, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    Love the name! Very innovative.

    Just outta curiosity, how often do you get facials? The “experts” say you should get them when the seasons change….I’m definitely due for one as soon as winter is over.

    • Fitnessista on February 19, 2010 at 12:58 pm

      i get them every 2-4 weeks… they feel soooo good πŸ™‚

  47. tami on February 19, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    I love that name! Very clever and makes me want to eat there! Hey so, I’m sure other people have said this, but I NEVER noticed anything was different about your nose! You are gorgeous! Nuff Said.

  48. Katie on February 19, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    Great name. Great meaning. Also — screw that nose question! The nerve of some people, huh? I always joke that my nose casts a shadow on my face. πŸ™‚ Congrats on your upcoming businesses! And thanks to your husband for his service and to you for your sacrifice.

  49. Carolyn on February 19, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    Great Name!!

  50. LindsayRuns on February 19, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    Perfect name, especially with the right sassyfunky font styling! Ps: I was shocked about the nose, would have never thought twice, and really still don’t know what your talking about. You’re beautiful!

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