Behind The Butter


Hey guys!

Well today was my “encore” in Vero since I thought yesterday was my last night and then ended up staying. It was actually really relaxing though—don’t hate me but Kayla, Christie and I totally just laid around the pool all day and were lazy bums. 😉 Tomorrow: back to reality!

I snacked on a pb&j english muffin


And then for dinner, us three girls went to Chilies.…our old stomping ground. Vero is REALLY small so whenever we went out to eat in high school it was either Thai food or….Chilies. Gotta love small towns!!

We went to town on the chips and salsa….


And then I had the shrimp salad with no fried tortilla pieces and the dressing on the side. It was just okay.


Blackberry iced tea to drink!


After dinner the sun was just setting, so we stopped at this cute beach bar to have a glass of wine for the last “hoorah”. I was sad because there was a band and they were playing all my favorite songs but no one was dancing. So we just sat, chatted and listened to awesome music for like an hour before heading home. I’ve had some very much needed girl time over the past week…its been awesome and very necessary!

I’m heading home (for real!) in the morning. I love my hometown but I feel like I’ve been gone forever and my mom has informed me that lots of fun packages have arrived while I’ve been gone, including a 12 pack of Chobani!! I’ve been craving greek yogurt like CRAZY all week and can’t wait to get home to have my daily fix. Weird the things we miss when we are away. September is going to be interesting…..I have a few things up my sleeve, that’s for sure 😉

See you in the morning!

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  • VeggieGirl
    August 28, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    So glad you ended up staying!! Another night of fun 🙂

    Safe travels tomorrow!!

  • Megan
    August 28, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    I am glad you had such a great time in Vero with your friends. Girl time is always necessary and such a blessing! Ah, a Chobani package waiting at home? Yes, please!!! 🙂 Have a safe trip home, tomorrow!

  • M
    August 28, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    When will you share will us what you have planned? 🙂

  • Daria (Summer of the CSAs)
    August 28, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    Hooray for r&r and girl time!

  • Allison @ thewayiseetoday
    August 28, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    Glad you had some great girl time! Excited to hear what’s happening in Sept for you 🙂

  • WholeBodyLove
    August 29, 2009 at 12:02 am

    Girl time is so crucial. Glad you had a good time. I am from a small town as well and we always went to FRIDAYS. Pretty much the same as Chilli’s. I was bummed when I finaly realized that most of the food in those restaurants comes frozen and they just heat it 🙁 Oh well! Hope you have a safe and relaxing drive back home 🙂

  • Run Sarah
    August 29, 2009 at 12:13 am

    That iced tea looks awesome! Have a safe trip home tomorrow. I crave things when I am away from home too, especially non-instant oatmeal.

  • Sarah
    August 29, 2009 at 12:15 am

    Pool time with the girlies sounds just about perfect… Ahhh…

    Blackberry iced tea? Mmmm. Sounds great!

  • kay (eating machine)
    August 29, 2009 at 12:24 am

    ahh i love small town stomping grounds. in my hometown it was applebees 🙂

  • Hallie (Healthy Twists)
    August 29, 2009 at 12:43 am

    Chilli’s brings me back to college because we were so excited when it came to Ithaca NY my junior year. Before that all we had was Applebees for chain places. The food there is totally meh, but I do love me some Chili’s chips and salsa (although I am just a chips/salsa fiend in general, to be fair). YAY for girl’s nights (or weeks)!

  • Nicole
    August 29, 2009 at 2:31 am

    Isn’t it weird when you go back to your old stomping grounds? You love it, miss it, and you have a great time with all of your friends, but you know that it’s not where you belong! I’m glad you got in some girl time! Every girl needs some once in a while!

  • Jess (Fit Chick in the City)
    August 29, 2009 at 3:58 am

    Have a safe trip home! Chili’s was one of my favorites back in the day. Girl time is necessary and so is Chobani! 😉

  • Simone
    August 29, 2009 at 3:59 am

    It is so good to hear you had a well-deserved and well-needed girl time weekend. Sometimes, it’s just what the doctor ordered! I’m excited to hear about what it is you have planned and you serisouly just reminded me that August is on it wits end and September is literally just around the (corner) weekend. AGHHH!

  • Lizzy
    August 29, 2009 at 4:45 am

    awww girl what a fun time. seriously thats probably the best way to spend the rest of summer, right there with your girls! 🙂

  • Christine
    August 29, 2009 at 4:53 am

    CHILIES RULES!!! Best Nachos, Salsa & Queso EVER!!
    My BFF and I used to go all the time! Good memories arent’ they?!?!

  • Shannon
    August 29, 2009 at 6:29 am

    Have a safe trip home. I’m sure your parents have missed you!

  • Susan
    August 29, 2009 at 7:07 am

    Ha, I’d be swayed home too if I knew there was Greek yogurt there for me 😉 Can’t wait to hear what fun things you have planned!

  • angieinatlanta
    August 29, 2009 at 7:36 am

    Chili’s used to be my hangout in high school, too! Those bottomless chips and salsa still have a place in my heart! 🙂

    What is this exciting news!?

  • Cali
    August 29, 2009 at 8:24 am

    Glad you enjoyed the R&R! Have a safe trip home. 🙂

  • Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    August 29, 2009 at 10:19 am

    So glad you enjoyed your last night out. You deserved this past week with everything going on! 🙂

  • Tracey
    August 29, 2009 at 10:43 am

    Guess what – Costco now sells a 12-pack of Chobani for only $11.79! They give you 4 Strawberry, 4 Blueberry and 4 peach and they’re all incredible! I just found them at Costco yesterday and went crazy! I’m in South Florida, so I’m sure that the Tampa Costco has them, too! Have a safe drive home.

  • Jenna
    August 29, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    lucky girl you got to lay around the pool all day…it is raining and cold in the east coast 🙁

  • Jolene (
    August 29, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    I am happy to hear to you had such a great time, and look forward to hearing what is in store for September!

  • Nicole
    August 29, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    It’s kinda funny the greek yogurt kick…today at trader joe’s I thought I would grab a few containers of regular yogurt. I was shocked to find my selection cut in half to make room for their individual size containers of greek yogurt. Not complaining though, I love the thicker stuff (and it could have been slow restock, I mean it is NYC).

  • Emily Eats
    August 30, 2009 at 4:54 am

    …As I saw your iced tea there, it dawned on me that that could be how I ween myself from my afternoon coffees! Hot teas don’t seem to work, but I’ve always enjoyed iced tea…. Yum. Looks and sounds like a great day. Drive home safe!

  • Cait (Cait's Plate)
    August 30, 2009 at 8:25 am

    How is that Smart Balance Peanut butter? I’ve seen it around and always wanted to give it a try but haven’t…

    I’m glad you had a fun last night and I hope you have a safe trip back!

    YAY for Greek Yogurt waiting for you! Haha. That’s so exciting and everyone has been seeming to LOVE the new flavors, so enjoy! 🙂