Taking Back My Twenties

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Thoughts from a Tuesday

Posted on May 21, 2013 | 7 comments

-I packed up one of my offices today – crazy, and so exciting

-Tornadoes scare the sh*t out of me and I can’t imagine what the people of OK must be going through – makes wedding decor seems like the stupidest thing in the world


-Matt is keeping me sane by doing a million things – he made mini burgers tonight that turned out awesome! Can’t wait to eat more burgers at summer bbqs

-I just got super excited to hang out at the beach next week. And I get to see SOOO many friends!!

-Thanks for reading while my posts are sporadic and frantic

-I still need more romance novel recommendations!

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A Winter BBQ

Posted on Jan 29, 2013 | 3 comments

I think everyone on twitter and facebook already said this a million times today, but oh my goodness the weather made me feel amazing!!!

Though I wanted to do something outside, I was stuck in a staff meeting and I really wanted to take the muscle pump class at my gym because I look forward to it all week. Perhaps I can fit in a walk tomorrow if it doesn’t rain. I keep thinking we’ve emerged from this dark winter, but then I remember we’re still in the middle of it. Oh well. I pretended it was springtime and felt inspired to drink a smoothie. I picked up a delicious bag of oranges this week and have been eating them non-stop. This smoothie was just oranges and frozen strawberries with a sprinkle of stevia.


Ok, I may have added a little white rum:) Blame it on the weather.


People were outside firing up the grills! And I had a burger myself. I saw an awesome recipe for asian turkey burgers, but I was too lazy to source the long list of ingredients and settled for a classic: bbq, cheddar, and bacon.

I added some bbq sauce to the meat itself, along with some basic seasoning and then seared the burger on the griddle. It almost tasted like summer. But not really, because it wasn’t a real burger. But close!
If you had the good weather, how did you celebrate?
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Posted on Nov 18, 2012 | 3 comments

It was a low-key weekend around here because of the big holiday week coming up. So, we got drinks & nachos with friends on Friday, and had date night on Saturday. Of course, other boring things like laundry, spinning, and grocery shopping took place.

Matt and I have been planning to buy our wedding bands during the annual sale at Diamonds Direct – I was expecting it around Christmas, but was surprised to hear that it was this weekend! So, at the last minute, we headed Raleigh to get 20% off! We weren’t prepared and felt a little rushed, but after a glass of champagne and a lot of guidance from the wonderful sales people, we both found rings!!!! I got a simple band with pave to match my engagement ring and Matt got a palladium ring with two small lines along the border. Making the purchase got me really excited – we are exchanging vows in just 6 months!

But really, the point of all this is to say that we were in Raleigh on Saturday, and took the opportunity to check out a burger joint. Chuck’s is one of Ashley Christensen’s restaurants – we loved her other two: Poole’s Diner and Beasley’s Chicken and Honey! The restaurant was really casual and the prices were low. I just love it when you can get an awesome meal at a restaurant with a cool vibe and not spend a fortune.


We were very hungry when we arrived, so we ordered the Belgian fries right away. I really liked that we got to pick sauces (along with ketchup) – we chose the sweet chili sauce and the horseradish aioli. All were good! And the fries were absolutely perfect.


I appreciated that the menu offered little burgers (5oz) because the half pounder looked too big. I picked the Last Word, which had truffle cheese, shredded kale, and hazelnut vinaigrette. The flavors were so unique and this was one of the best burgers I’ve ever had. Even Matt, who had a massive man-burger with chili, slaw, and cheddar, liked my burger the best:)


The true Last Word was the salty peanut butter and banana milkshake that we ordered with bourbon!!! Talk about a sweet ending…


I only wish Chuck’s were a bit closer so I could go back!

Only two days this week and both were declared jeans days – I’ve never been this pumped for Monday:)

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A Beer & No Bull

Posted on Sep 18, 2012 | 0 comments

I had another great day in the classroom! It almost gave me the itch to go back to school…and then I remembered that education costs a fortune. And I can’t spend a fortune, because I need beer money…

I had planned on going to the Davidson soccer game along with a pre-game gathering in Chapel Hill this evening, but it got rained out. So Matt and I grabbed a beer instead! It was quite exciting because Matt has been so busy on week nights that I rarely see him. I had a Mother Earth Dark Cloud (dunkel lager I think?) It wasn’t bursting with flavor, but it was malty and satisfying.
Back at home, I threw together a dinner of burgers and fries. I picked up a pack of Kath’s beloved No Bull Burgers when I was in Charlottesville, and was excited to try them for dinner. I loved how big and dense they are! Topped with cheddar + sweet potatoes on the side – this meal really hit the spot on a dark rainy evening. I just tackled a bathroom cleaning and jewelry organizing project and I’m gearing up for couch time!
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Hummus on Hummus

Posted on Sep 6, 2012 | 2 comments


How’s the going?

I can’t believe it’s Friday again (almost). The four-day work week is so nice, but makes for more work crammed into four days! Work is picking up and I’m getting more comfortable with my buildings. But I’m still completely wiped out. I’ll just never be good at getting up at 6. I want to be good at it, I really do. At least I’m good at eating.


I wanted to make something new this week, so I tried Emily’s Chickpea Burgers! Matt was kind enough to mix up the batter while I was at the gym so all I had to do was form the burgers and throw them in a pan. The flavor was great, but my large [Great Harvest] bun was too big for this burger, so my ratio wasn’t ideal. I topped it with sprouts and goat cheese, but what I really wanted on top of this hummus burger was hummus. Imagine that.

It’s about that time when I need to start brushing the teeth, but it’s hard to settle down when KATH IS IN LABOR!

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