Chit Chat Meetup


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Today I met up with my dear friend Marla

We met at our usual hangout.

Starbucks storefront

We were majorly overdue for a chitchat session.   It had been far too long since our last meetup.  Two months!

We caught up on each others’ lives and Marla’s been quite the busy lady.  She went to FoodBuzz and she’s a finalist in the Alexia French Fry competition.  Please vote for her here.  She went to Colorado, was just presenting at en event in L.A.,and has her two adorable kids to look after.

She and I both cram so much onto our plates that it’s a little tricky finding time to coordinate our schedules but since I’m leaving soon, it was now or…next year.    How crazy does that sound?

So we dished.

And we sloshed.

Two hot cups of starbucks drinks

And it was fabulous.

And if you want to see pictures of us, you’ll have to check this post because we were too busy talking and had limited time with each other and just kept our iPhones in our purses rather than going on a clickity-clickfest.  It was a chatfest instead.  And ironically the man sitting next to us overheard us talking and turns out, he’s a photographer and we swapped photography stories and info.  Small world.

After our chitchat sesh, I did exciting things like going to two grocery stores.  The stores were packed!

Blue sky and palm trees

I stocked up on lots of fresh produce and also picked up some more Enjoy

Grocery haul with fruits, tissues, and other products

And more cranberries.

Bag of Cranberries

I’ve been loving every sweet ‘n tart second of the Cranberry & Orange Ginger Mango Chutney

Cranberry & Orange Ginger Mango Chutney on crackerYes, I’m addicted to it.  Better that than more coffee, right?

They liked it too which was a bonus.

I like it almost as much as homemade Butterfinger Bars (No Bake, Vegan & GF options).

Butterfinger Bars with candy corns and chocolate


1. Who was the last friend you met up with and what did you do?

2. Have you started your Thanksigiving grocery shopping if you’re cooking?  Or planned your menu?

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  1. I met up with a friend last weekend for a visit. It was nice to catch up, just the two of us.

  2. I’m sure, though I work 3 jobs, so sometimes I feel like my life already changed from even just a year ago!

  3. I’m so crazy busy that if I didn’t see a friend at LEAST once a week I’d go nuts. So I try and do once-twice a week. It doesn’t always work out but it’s so important to me that I really prioritize it! I saw my best friend last weekend for a late-night tea (coffee would just keep me up!) and I am heading to a party this Friday… yay for getting out!

    1. I’m lucky if I get every 6 weeks or so. Life changes after you get married, work, and have kids :)

  4. Do nice you had some friend time! I guess my last time was the FB fest where I talked blogging and food with lots of bloggers.

  5. I still haven’t figured out how Thanksgiving is working. Since both Aubrey and I are from divorced families we usually have 4 separate places to hit on every holiday. It can be quite draining. I am not ready for the whole holiday season in general. It’s the first year where I have to really watch what I’m eating, with my various food intolerances I can pretty much only eat what I make and bring.

  6. I should be commenting on your great recipes, but the ENJOY caught my eye! None of my friends use it, but I can’t get enough of the stuff. Love it, and so does my hair.

    1. I love Enjoy! That luxury line of their with the pink/white is so thick and moisturizing. Love that stuff!

  7. So glad you got to catch up! You reminded me that I haven’t decided on my Thanksgiving menu yet. I have a bunch of recipes bookmarked but nothing decided and nothing bought!

  8. Averie, our friendship is so special to me too! I always look forward to sloshing, chatting and being there for each other. You are right, we have become so close and I value our friendship so very much! Until next year (but of course we will be in touch all over the place!) xxoo

    1. I hope you and the fam have a wonderful holiday season…and have fun on your getaway :) See you in 2012…gulp. Sounds so far off! But it’s like 5-6 weeks!

  9. I was SO excited to meet Marla at foodbuzz, wish I could of chatted with her more! It was funny, she noticed my stevia, haha! I always carry stevia with me in my purse, and had a packet with my coffee at dinner, she loves it too ; )

    Its great to catch up with friends! xoxo

    1. Thanks for your comment on IG, too. And yes, Marla is such a doll and me, you, and her…all love our stevia! :)

  10. Oohh sounds like a great coffee date! :) I met up with a friend for coffee last week that I haven’t seen in WAY too long! And we’re having a girls’ night this Saturday, sharing homemade appies & desserts!! :)