What A Good Day!

Posted: December 19, 2010 at 4:33 pm

I’m in love with yesterday. It was seriously such a good day! After the holiday brunch party, we came home and I had a little bit of time to relax and enjoy my Saturday. Only a little bit of time, though. I had to get in the kitchen.

Remember all of that Chobani I received? Well, I had to whip up a couple recipes to share on their site this upcoming week. I’m very pleased with my recipes. A dense, moist coffee cake and a chocolate peppermint mousse pie.



Don’t worry! I will share the link with these recipes once my post is featured on their blog for their “Featured Blogger” of the week.

During the madness in the kitchen I received some very exciting news. First, Sarah emailed me to let me know she had seen me in January’s issue of Fitness magazine. I didn’t have it on hand to look! Then, a little bit after that, Julie (who is also there!) sent out a tweet with a link to the same article online. I immediately clicked…then, of course found the magazine in the store later that night. Pretty surreal to see yourself in a magazine like Fitness. Exciting, too!


The day did not stop there, though. I continued on my happy high to dinner. For dinner, we met up with our friends at the Diner at Sugar Hill. This place was not a diner in the typical sense. They were a pretty nice joint with delicious food.


My friend Danielle & I decided to share 2 meals that sounded good – the turkey club and a chicken salad.

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After seeing the meals we realized we should have just split one. We both ended up eating only the salad and a bite or two of the sandwich. Leftovers for lunch are never a bad thing, though. 😉

Once we finished dinner, we made the final stop on my exciting day – the Magical Nights of Lights at Lake Lanier. Normally, this holiday tradition in the Atlanta area is way, way, way overpriced, but we scored a Groupon and when split between 2 families it was pretty reasonable. I’m glad we went because it was a fun evening together. Lots of pretty lights…(because Sponge Bob represents Christmas just as well as the nativity scene)…

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…some s’mores roasting (despite it being too cold for the chocolate to melt) in the Santa village…

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…watching our 2 little girls have some fun together…

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…and hanging out with great company.


I don’t think you can beat that for a good evening. It was a great evening to such a good day!

Question of the day: Best part of your weekend? Go!

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58 Comments to “What A Good Day!”
  1. lindsay says:

    wow, you celebrity! Such a good photo too. I’ll have to go find that article. And to top it off, lights and s’mores?! Way to live it up this weekend….HOLIDAY STYLE!! Now thats enjoying the season. 🙂

  2. Lee says:

    Melted or not, s’mores are good!

    I often see bloggers in magazines and wonder how they got there. Like did the magazine contact you or did you see something where it asked to send it tips, etc? Either way, awesome!

    • Tina says:

      I think sometimes bloggers are contacted, but for this I know Fitness Mag sent out a request for submissions on what motivated people to get healthy. I found it through Twitter and sent something in not expecting anything. Then, they wanted to use my info and “story”. This is the 1st time I’ve ever done anything like that though.

  3. Yay for being featured!! 🙂 I can’t wait for your coffee cake recipe!

  4. Not having any big plans 🙂

  5. Em says:

    Congrats Tina!! I feel like I’m friends with a celebrity!!!!!!! 🙂 That is so exciting… you need to FRAME that!! 🙂 Sounds like you definitely had a wonderful day!! 🙂

    Best part of my weekend has been eating yummy eggplant parm from Scalini’s with Andrew and our friends to try and get this labor party started!! You should definitely go in a few weeks when you’re full term. Even if it doesn’t really work, it is DELICIOUS!!!!!!! 🙂

  6. Lauren says:

    I saw you guys when I got Fitness in the mail yesterday! My weekend has been awesome because I’m home for the holidays…and baking!

  7. Ahh you’re famous! haha! I’m excited for your shout out in Fitness! It looks like you did have a great day…I hope today goes just as well.

    The best part of my weekend so far has been the delicious cookies I made yesterday! I love being home because it means I have access to an oven again! Its the little things I tell ya…

    • Tina says:

      Oh I know. We were without an oven for about 6 months a year or two ago. It drove me crazy! Glad you had fun baking. 🙂

  8. Sounds like a great weekend! Congratulations on the magazine! 🙂

  9. Kat says:

    I just love meal-sharing with girlfriends – I’m TOO indecisive to commit to one thing.

    What I loved the most about this weekend is that I got to see SO many different girlfriends that I haven’t seen in awhile. It was refreshing, really.

  10. I have to get that mag now!! I let my subscription run out darn it. So glad you had such a great time. You look like you’re glowing again!

  11. ashleigh says:

    Congrats on being in fitness mag! Great picture and great tip!!

    Also that pie looks delicious!

  12. Tatianna says:

    Wow, I’m glad you had such an uplifting weekend! Congrats on the magazine article.. your famous!

    Best part of mine? Church today! I don’t go every week, but when I do I am always so glad that I did. It just makes me feel good, ya know?

    • Tina says:

      Yep! I certainly know that feeling. Yesterday was the 1st sermon I had been to in a few weeks because of volunteering in our nursery after I lead Sunday school. It was so refreshing.

  13. chelsey says:

    Best part of my weekend? Hmmm… probably spending some time with the Hubby around the house today!

    Yesterday my mom and I went out for lunch and they messed up my order. By the time my salad finally game, I had already eaten another gluten free roll and a portabella mushroom off my mom’s sandwich. I’m eating the leftovers right now! Yum!

  14. Errign says:

    Best part of my weekend? Hmm, work being over this evening count?

    Woot woot for you being in Fitness & for s’mores. Your recipes sound amazinggggg too!

  15. I had a really rough weekend as I am coming down with something. Best part though was interviewing my boy and his cousin about what Christmas carols/songs mean to them for a friends blog tomorrow. 🙂

  16. Wow, that is a fabulous weekend you had! Very cool about the fitness mention (and a great pic too!) I am totally in love with your sandwich you ordered, it looks delicious.

    Best part of my wknd was cooking up a storm!

  17. Jess says:

    How very cool to be in Fitness!!! So proud of you!! It sure does sound like an awesome weekend to me! Let’s see? Favorite part of the weekend? Shopping with my little niece Isabel and buying up every store with lots of little girl clothes all for her. Such fun!

  18. Whoa! Did they interview you or something! Thats awesome! Congrats mama.

  19. That’s so great! Congratulations to you. I felt so honored when I was in “Shape” magazine. It’s something you’ll never forget.

  20. killer weekend lady! i would love to be featured in a magazine someday…i was so excited to see you in there! let’s see, best part of my weekend? snuggling with my hubby on the couch all day today. gotta love that 🙂

  21. Heather says:

    Congrats on the article – that’s awesome!! Such a rock star…
    Best part of my weekend? The gingerbread house decorating contest we had at my in-laws this weekend. It was quite the event. 🙂

  22. What an awesome weekend you had!

    I was able to get all the baking done and packaged, so I feel pretty accomplish. Now off to get some sleep!

  23. The Lake Lanier lights make me seriously homesick for Georgia. My aunt & uncle live in Cumming, right on the lake (near Habersham) and it’s the most amazing area – great people and everything you need!
    Congratulations on the magazine feature!! I love the picture and the info is great.
    My weekend ended on a high note today. It was our annual mom/daughter baking day. I’m on a sugar high just from breathing in cookie aromas from our kitchen!

  24. Cynthia says:

    Congrats on the blurb in Fitness magazine!

    Corey and I went to Calloway Gardens to see the lights last night. It was very fun.

  25. Rebeca says:

    Chocolate + Peppermint + Mousse + Pie = drooling

    I cannot wait to see the recipe.

    Your day sounds wonderful… and your girls are gorg!

  26. So exciting that you’re in Fitness magazine!! 🙂

    Best part of my weekend was definitely my family Christmas party tonight. Its always so much fun.

  27. Congrats on the magazine! Some days, it seems nothing can go wrong and everything is just….RIGHT.

  28. So cool about the magazine!! I love spongebob and the picture of the kids in the car, too!

  29. the peppermint pie looks UNREAL!!! wow I want that recipe!!!

    i saw you in the magazine I screamed I KNOW HER!” hahaha thats so awesome!! your famous 🙂

    I love diners that aren’t too typical, and some of the good ones serve some of the best food I have ever had!!!

  30. Jen says:

    How exciting!!! I have to go buy that magazine now 🙂


  31. That does sound like a good day, Tina!! 😀 Love that last picture.
    And congrats for making it into Fitness magazine! How awesome.

  32. CONGRATS on the Fitness mention!! That’s so awesome, I need to buy a copy to see you and Julie!!

  33. Angela says:

    Wow, what a fun weekend!!! I also had a great one and I didn’t want it to end. A bunch of friends that I went to university with came over for our annual Christmas potluck and we had SO much fun! I love the pictures of the kiddies and the Christmas lights. CONGRATULATIONS on Fitness magazine, that’s AMAZING! 🙂

  34. Allie says:

    What a good day indeed 🙂 Congrats on being in a magazine, you are awesome!! Dinner looked delicious as well as smores!!! Little M is so adorable !! Glad you had a really, really good day 🙂

  35. You’re a Star!
    Love the mag photo and that you had such a great day.

  36. Katie H says:

    Tina- that is so awesome! I can’t wait to see you in Fitness. I’m glad you had such a wonderful day. I had so many favorite parts to my weekend- the blogger cookie exchange and afternoon tea with my grandma, for starters 🙂

  37. Congrats on being in fitness magazine!!! I would be ecstatic!! That is awesome!!

    My best part of the weekend was seeing my little boy on stage for his Christmas program!

  38. Camille says:

    Look at you! You’re a big shot celeb now! 🙂 Congrats, that really is awesome!

  39. That’s such a great picture of you guys in Fitness! And also, now I am craving s’mores.

    The best part of my weekend was probably watching About a Boy over homemade popcorn on Friday night.

  40. Best part of my weekend was celebrating my birthday with family and friends 🙂

  41. Holly says:

    Congratulations about being featured in Fitness…that is wonderful news, Tina! So neat!

    Hmmm….best part of my weekend –> trying my great-grandmother’s Date Filled Cookies (she passed away so I’d never tried them before) made by my aunt. And seeing my extended family. 🙂

  42. OH My Gosh Congratulations Tina!!! If anyone deserves to featured in Fitness, it is you! You are such an outstanding role model about what living a healthy, happy and balanced life is all about! I’m so excited for you!

  43. wohooo for Fitness mag! I’ll have to go buy it now! 🙂

  44. Anna says:

    Best part of my weekend was making a day trip to St Louis with a friend to visit two of our friends living there. Great time visiting and some tasty food as well 🙂

  45. You look gorgeous in that last photo.. the white coat is fab on you! I love it!

    Congrats on being in Fitness magazine! Exciting!

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