A Really GREAT Day

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I am having an unexpectedly wonderful day!  I hope you’re having a nice Saturday, too.


I had to work this morning, and since I was late, I didn’t pack lunch.  I grabbed a banana and a Kashi bar on the way out the door:


Which I ate around 10 and 11, respectively.  I got hungry again around 12:00 so I was forced to raid the vending machine.  The healthiest choice I could find were Sun Chips:


I got bored at work and posted two Operation Beautiful notes:



After work, I called up the Husband and asked if he wanted to meet me downtown for a romantic lunch.  I love downtown Orlando — it is so beautiful and eclectic (which is surprising because we’re such a tourists town!).



We chose to go to a new place called Dexter’s because they had several vegetarian-friendly options on the menu. Plus, the place was pretty busy for 2 PM, which is always a good sign!


We were naughty and ordered mimosas.  I got a pineapple one and the Husband got a peach one.




For my entree, I ordered the grilled veggie sammie.  It came with zucchini, squash, alfalfa sprouts, pesto, pepper, tomato, onion, and pepperjack cheese.  It was INSANELY delicious.


We split a plate of fresh fruit:


And I stole a few of the Husband’s fries:


I had a really great lunch with the Huz.  If you are in Orlando, go to Dexter’s!  The food was GREAT and the prices were right, too.  🙂


I posted two more Operation Beautiful notes at Dexter’s – I was on quite the spree today.



The Husband and I split and I went to go get my hair cut.  Alta Moda is the best salon in Orlando — I highly recommend it.


I felt like my loooong hair was taking over my face.  It was all one layer and I desperately needed to get some hair thinned out and layered.  I’m very happy for with my new cut!


Off to get some chores done! I had planned on a run but it is literally 95 degrees outside and I just don’t think I can stomach it — perhaps tomorrow AM?



  • Angharad July 25, 2009, 2:05 pm

    Cute hair! I love finding new restaurants – especially when the food is awesome AND the price is right!

  • roseyrebecca July 25, 2009, 2:15 pm

    I'm glad you're having a great day!! Your lunch looks great!! I've been having an awesome day too!! I went to a local Farmer's Market and bought tons of stuff!!

  • Jenna July 25, 2009, 2:27 pm

    Your haircut look so pretty 🙂 I only wish you were in Tampa tonight!!!!

  • Adi (oatonomy.com) July 25, 2009, 2:34 pm

    Great chop! Keep enjoying your Saturday! 🙂

  • Foodie (Fab and Delicious Food) July 25, 2009, 2:37 pm

    Glad you're having such a great day!

  • Mandy July 25, 2009, 2:48 pm

    Your hair looks gorgeous! And awesome restaurant! I need to get back to downtown Orlando and check it out again. It's been years!

    I have never had a pineapple mimosa! That looks so good!

  • fittingbackin July 25, 2009, 3:25 pm

    Love the haircut! Got mine cut today – awesome!! You were on fire with Operation Beautiful notes!!

  • Helga July 25, 2009, 3:42 pm

    Yummy, your lunch looks REALLY good! And the haircut does too 😉 And your blog is always inspiring. Thanks 🙂

  • Jess July 25, 2009, 3:47 pm

    I LOVE Dexter's! But they aren't that new :D…we go there for brunch nearly every time I'm in town. They have great Friday Night drink specials too!

  • Mel @ She Runs Brooklyn July 25, 2009, 3:49 pm

    sweet haircut and lovely lunch. glad you're havin a great weekend!

  • Angel July 25, 2009, 4:14 pm

    Your meals always look so delicious.

    Love your outfit, by the way. :]

  • Danielle C. July 25, 2009, 4:40 pm

    I love the new haircut! You look beautiful (as always). 🙂

    That sammie looks delicious.

  • Sara B. July 25, 2009, 5:24 pm

    I'm glad you're having a good day…you need it with all the work you've been doing!

    I can't believe you live in Orlando and this was your first time at Dexter's. Their sandwiches are soo good.

    Your hair looks really good. I'll have to check out that salon sometime. I bet it's really expensive, huh?

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point July 25, 2009, 5:25 pm

    sara are you in orlando? we should hang once my schedule settles down (after the summit).

    alta moda is a moderate salon. my cut was $55. i grew up in miami and paid $75 for cuts so i consider$55 to be a decent price. plus, i only get a cut ever 5 months. it's all relative i suppose!

  • Trish July 25, 2009, 6:04 pm

    Wow – never knew Orlando was so lovely. 🙂

    And I am still on the hunt for a good hair dresser – they are hard to find. I had such a great one then I had to move! The hunt continues!

  • Deva July 25, 2009, 6:27 pm

    The sandwich looks amazing! I love your new haircut – I'm due for one soon 🙂

  • Angie (Losing It and Loving It) July 25, 2009, 6:37 pm

    Your hair looks great!

    I have never had a mimosa but I plan to change that when we go to Jamaica in Dec. Looks yummy.

  • Kimberly July 25, 2009, 7:14 pm

    Oh, LOVE Dexter's! My fam frequents the Lake Mary location; it's one of the few places on which we can all agree. You must try the orange salmon or oven-skillet salad – awesome.

  • Amie July 26, 2009, 2:40 pm

    I'm glad you had such a great day! That sandwich looks so good! Love the hair 🙂

  • whitsgettingfit July 26, 2009, 6:49 pm

    I love the haircut! Looks good on ya sista. I can't rock long locks, the stuff is too thick and I end up sweating all summer and/or ponytailing the mess.

  • Therese July 27, 2009, 5:48 pm

    Oh my gosh! Who does your hair? I have a friend who works at Alta Moda lol.

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point July 27, 2009, 6:41 pm

    theresa- her name is christine!

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