Monthly Archives: March 2013

Road Trip Back

Hey!! David and I are still traveling back from Austin… PaleoFX rocked our worlds! We have already agreed this might just be a yearly trip 🙂

I will post all about the conference throughout the week… And all the COOL people I met. I’ll be dropping names like nobody’s business haha… Seriously I was speechless many times meeting some of the people that have made my lifestyle change fun and tasty!

Since we won’t arrive until after the grocery stores close… We will be posting our menu tomorrow. Expect a Monday Menu (like this week, another optional menu!) post 😉 But I thought I would share another menu in case you need inspiration tonight…. Menu Throwback. Look forward to hopping back into the kitchen and whipping up some tasty meals.

Austin left us very inspired… Food and life in general 🙂 I just have a big smile on my face just thinking about this whole weekend… I did have a birthday (thanks for all the bday love!!) and David just blew me away with celebrations all weekend long. First one post finding out I needed to avoid gluten with a 10 foot pole (haha seriously I didn’t have one tummy ache from gluten and I can’t say how happy that makes me!). We had the perfect place to stay over the weekend with some family– much better than a hotel! I told David we are making the trip back to AL with full tummies, brains, and hearts 😉

Hush. Cheesy, I know, but so true.

We did stop to show the Texas bluebonnets some love.


Thankfully my friend from Texas told me I couldn’t pick them… Just in time!


Because these were beauties!


And we weren’t the only ones pulling over… So many families were taking Easter pictures! Great idea!


I took one of my Toms haha 🙂


I hear (thanks cousin Anna!) these are called Indian Paintbrush. I mean I’ve always loved Texas but Austin had the “wow” factor. And the drive in through these small towns and BIG ranches was perfect. Ok I’ll stop… I love Alabama too don’t worry 😉

Hope you’ve got a fun week of food planned… One of my favorite quotes from the conference was “wake up and say I can eat whatever I want” by Everyday Paleo’s Sarah Fragoso. Nice way to think about it 🙂 Don’t think restrictions… Think “holy moly I have SO many options!!” We are blessed here in America with so many options… Make them for your lifestyle! She has a new cookbook coming out soon she demoed a recipe from… Paleo Around the World Italian Cuisine 🙂

Happy Sunday night y’all and happy Easter… David and I enjoyed celebrating together 🙂 The Easter bunny even found us!

He arose… And we took time to celebrate that today even if it was on the road 🙂

Spring “Break”

Well that’s what I’ll call this 😉 I am on a “break” from teaching… But not from grading or thesis work! Speaking of thesis work– it is coming to end! Almost at the finish line… So happy 🙂

I mentioned not too long ago (well almost 2 months ago) that David wanted us to go to the Paleo f(x) conference in Austin TX for my birthday. And of course, I was over the moon! A chance to meet and mingle with and LEARN from the the top Paleo people in the country. I get to meet some/most of the paleo bloggers that I have been following in the blogosphere for a while now. I will more than likely be speechless around them… I am bringing my copies of Make it Paleo and Practical Paleo to get signed (why not?!?). Anyways, here is a recap of last year’s conference according to The Food Lovers… 2012 Paleo f(x) Recap.

(Picture source)

I look forward to blogging from Austin and keeping y’all posted on how it going… That is if I am not overwhelmed with all the knowledge I will be soaking in 😉

David and I will be looking for a box to complete 13.4 for the Crossfit Open wod…. Wonder what it’ll be?!? Maybe pull ups… Kettle bell swings… Sit ups? Who knows 🙂 I am currently falling mid pack in the world rankings- cant complain! And I have improved in both of the “repeat” workouts! Some people have complained about the whole repeat WODs but I personally love it– great way to measure how much you’ve grown in the past year. Isn’t that CF is all about anyway? Not waiting a month but a couple of months or a year and retesting 🙂 Cool stuff! We will be streaming the 13.4 announcement on our road trip to Austin… Life of a Crossfit coach’s wife (and hey I have to see what I will be attempting ha)!

So sorry for all this text… The menu this week obviously will be short since we will be hitting the road BUT no worries I thought I would kick it old school and do a repeat menu for you guys 🙂

Menu throwback–> Weekly Menu

I know it is spring break for many so if you find yourself eating out order fish tacos for me!

Oh speaking of eating– I hope to use these two guides while we are in Austin:
Paleo Eating in Austin according to The Clothes Make the Girl.
And if needed, I also ran across this for some gluten free options anywhere:
Gluten Free Menus according to the Gluten Free Guide HQ.

Anyways… The giveaway for the Tropical Traditions coconut oil has ended. Hopefully there will be another one 😉 I will post the winner in the AM… For now I need to wrap up some tax work and then head to bed. I haven’t felt 100% today so I am wanting to hit the hay early and get some high quality shut eye!

Sleep well 🙂