Thursday, April 18, 2013

Free Beer & Kittens

I'm working on a little project right now for my Grandma. It involves a painting of some horses, and this amazing piece by Chief Tecumseh. Still putting the finishing touches on it, but I think she's really going to like it. She LOVES this poem ...

With What I Give You
 So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide. Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and grovel to none. When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself. Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to foolsand robs the spirit of its vision. When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.

Isn't it a good one? Definitely worth framing and reading every day, one of those little reminders that keep you human and keep you grateful. :)

James and I had a fun day meandering around Decatur and the Oakhurst neighborhood. Any reason to wear his new shoes out and about ... He finally caved and bought a pair of the Reebok Nano 2.0's.

He's been on leave for the last 2 week, and it's been really nice having him home. I didn't realize how much I was missing him. He works such long hours Recruiting, there were days we'd say little more than Good Morning and Good Night to each other ...

We started out the day with brunch at Good Karma Coffee, a really cool gluten, soy and dairy free bakery and cafe just a few miles from our house!

I had this amazing g-free blueberry waffle and a side of organic turkey sausage.

Next on our list was Taj Mahound, a bakery specializing in treats just for dogs. <3

We meandered a little more around the neighborhood, checked out some of the local shops, and were directed (by some clever chalk art) to stop into Mojo Pizza and Pub for lunch. 

Their servers were great! He accidentally brought us out two pints of beer, when the Husband had just ordered himself the one. He let us keep it anyways. Hey, who doesn't love free burrr!

We tried the Blue Moon Agave Nectar Lager. DH ordered it because he's obsessed with agave all the sudden (since having it on his blueberry waffles this morning at the coffee house).

I enjoyed a side Greek salad while my husband devoured his slice of pizza. 

Oh yeah, don't worry, I tried a few bites - it was amazing.

"The Voodew"
Creamy, spicy black bean sauce, topped with green chile and lime marinated chicken breast and our unique spicy and sweet peppadew peppers. -Mojo Pizza

And, our last stop, because I made this pouty face until my husband said yes (I was rolling his pizza-filled behind home at this point) ... 

... a super cool, little bakery called Sugar Moon, filled with all things Heavenly. We resisted the cupcakes, the pies, the tarts, the almond bark, the chocolate covered pretzels, and settled on a Reese's Peanut Butter Cookie instead.


Even the puppy got his fat boy on! He loved the dog doughnut from Taj Mahound. I was such a proud dog mamma to see him eat his doughnut just like I do - frosting first!

Older picture from a few weeks ago

I'm back in the gym on the 29th! Until then, it's just lots of long walks with my furturd and light house cleaning keeping me busy. 

Cupcakes or Cookies?
Cupcakes, I'm all about the frosting!

Does your signifiant other have the same eating habits as you? How do you deal with it if you don't?


  1. I think I prefer cookies

    Uhm, our eating habits are similar when he is home. He travels for work - He says he tries to eat reasonably well when he's out of town.. He eats whatever I make when he's home, so that's the time when our eating habits are the same.

    1. Aww, poor guy. Do you cook any protein bars or pack snacks for him when he travels? I try to help my husband out as much as I can.

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  3. I'll usually go for cookies, because I'm pretty picky about my frosting. My boyfriend and I have slightly different eating habits in that he likes a lot more steak than I do (which might change after my Whole 30 starts Monday), and that I have a moderate-to-active sweet tooth, while I'm pretty sure he had his removed at a very young age. Our only big difference is that he likes buttered popcorn, buttered bread, etc, and I can't stand the taste of butter! (The smell is even worse)

    I know, I'm weird...

    1. Also, I love that poem!

    2. Ahhh, I love butter! Kerrygold ALL THE WAYYYY! :) You can enjoy that on Whole 30, right?

  4. Cupcakes all the way! I love the rainbow frosting with the little color ball things. I could eat it out of the tub, yum!

    Our eating habits are mostly the same. I plan the meals and make him breakfast and dinner. I make his lunch too, but it's usually different than what I eat for lunch. We differ when it comes to snacks. In the evenings he'll want a treat and I'll either not have anything, I'll have something clean or I'll have a small piece of that treat instead.

    1. Haha, frosting out of the bowl, guilty as charged. ;) Cream cheese frosting, ahhh, even more guilty as charged ...

  5. That poem is beautiful.

    We differ in eating habits in that I love food. Cooking and eating it. He is a picky eater that only eats to stay alive, where I like trying new things, eating boldly flavored things, and not eating the same thing over and over again. Also, he doesn't like fruit! Dafuq?

    1. Who is this human that doesn't eat fruit?!

  6. how do you find these awesome places that you keep eating at? I have searched for paleo-friendly places on yelp and such, but to no avail :(

    1. I'm not Paleo per-say, and gluten-free definitely doesn't mean Paleo, it just means my stomach has an easier time digesting ... and usually means I don't fall into a wheat, sugar-laden coma after breakfast ... ;)

  7. Always cookies!
    My boyfriend and I both started out eating really different, I grew up eating really healthy and him (being an athelete) ate like a HORSE! When we first dated it caused me to gain allot of weight, and then ditch my own healthy eating habits all together!
    Lucky for me now we both eat very clean, (I do paleo, he does atkins)
    and it's allot easier to be healthy with him now!

    1. Paleo and Atkins are similar in a lot of regards, too, so I bet that does make things easier and helps both of you stay on track!

  8. Cupcakes for sure... I love frosting!!
    My boyfriend eats HORRIBLY. Pizza, pasta, chicken tenders, sugared cereal yet he's got a 6 pack and is ripped. then there's me who eats well and works ass off and it still pushing 180#. We argue about it a lot but he's trying his hardest to change his eating habits for me :)

  9. Cupcakes but only with sprinkles! I am a sprinkle addict (must be the bright colors right?!!) everything tastes better with the colors. on my 30th birthday I added spinkles to my pancakes & yogurt even!
    Two years ago after a short ER visit, I found out I had to make some severe dietary changes. My hubs was super supportive but didn't eat the same things. Now he is on a get fit kick & it is so nice to have him say he will eat what I eat no complaints! I'm GF, SF, random allergies, pretty much raw foods & almost paleo for lack of better description so a lot of interesting food stuffs go down here in the swamp :) I thought he was great with the two foods thing but wow, one meal is so much easier! He has also lost almost 50 lbs since the new year & actually joined me at the gym for the first time in 8 years of marriage so its got to me making a difference (I secretly read your posts & am green with envy that you get to work out with your man- someday!)
    and PS your top is adorable!

  10. Lovely poem!
    Cupcakes! I'm actually baking roughly 75 of them for my daughters birthday party tomorrow:) Hopfully I can resist!
    The hubs and I eat fairly similar. I don't know what I'd do if he were picky or anything!

  11. i love cupcakes and cookies, can't choose lol! My boyfriends doesn't have the same eating habits, he eats whatever he wants without thinking about it. His not the picky type but he loves to eat junk food and sweets a lot!