I Love My Potbelly

Hi Friends 🙂

How was your Saturday? Ours was great. As I shared with you yesterday, 8.27.07 was the day that Jason proposed – yes we celebrate almost any anniversary we can think of!

Back in August of 2007, I kept having dreams about the number 827 or $8.27 or 8.27 and it seemed like whenever I glanced at the clock it would read 8:27. Or, my purchase amount for things happened to be $8.27. I wish I was making this up, but it is true!

It was the craziest thing! Finally I mentioned it to J because it was so odd. Later he told me that the day I mentioned my 827 phenomenon was the day he picked up my engagement ring. 🙂 He took that as a sign that August 27th was THE DAY to propose.

He took me on a picnic lunch that day – and we ate Potbelly sandwiches. If you have a Potbelly near you, I sure hope you have eaten there before. Their food is AWESOME. Now, every year around 8/27 we will eat at Potbelly’s in honor of our little anniversary.

For me: Roast Beef on multigrain bread, with mustard, lettuce, tomato and hot peppers

For Jason: Turkey on white with mayo, mustard, hot peppers

And a few Root Beers 🙂

Afterward we shared this:

I have no way to describe this cookie, except for this: It is the most amazing sugar cookie on the face of the earth. It tastes like cookie dough and just melts in your mouth.

And, one of the best things about Potbelly: their Hot Peppers. These babies are HOT HOT HOT. We bought a whole jar!

Thanks everyone for your nice comments yesterday. I am truly blessed to have such a wonderful, supportive husband who shows me every day how much he loves me.

We are off to the Minnesota State Fair!

What are you up to today?


Celebrating 101: Make Fruit Burritos

Hi Friends 🙂

Thank you everyone for your comments yesterday! Although I wish no one had to deal with lack of self-esteem or self-worth (or my Holly Monster as I referred to it yesterday) – it is somewhat comforting to know that I am not alone in those feelings.

What helps me is taking care of myself. When I am eating well, exercising consistently and getting plenty of rest each night I feel better about myself. My goal this week (and every week!) is to keep those three points in focus. When I take care of myself I feel better about myself. Sounds easy, and yet I have such a hard time doing all three at once. I know I am just too hard on myself and expect perfection.

Ok, enough of this sad blogging! Moving on…

I was reading Angela’s blog yesterday and saw her amazing creation: Easy Apple Pie Burritos. They looked delicious! I had to give them a try. Check ‘em out:

I followed the basic recipe, with the exception of using oat flour instead of spelt flour. I also made half of my pies with apples, and the rest with blueberries.

The crust was very crumbly, but it tasted great and it tasted just like sugary pie crust! Thanks Angela for yet another wonderful recipe!

The reason for making those little apple pie and blueberry pie burritos? This guy:

That is a picture of Jason on our wedding day! You can tell he was pretty excited about it! Yep, 3 years ago yesterday was the day that Jason proposed. I thought we deserved a little treat in order to celebrate. Here’s my favorite engagement pic:

Have a great weekend! What are you up to today?


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