Megan is Here!

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I’m so excited!  Let the face-boxing ensue (a signature Caitlin and Megan move).


My friend Megan come up to Charlotte today so I took her out on the town and showed her how very amazing Charlotte can be.  I’m trying to convince her to move here!


We sat on my porch and split a pear cider:


Plus, some cinnamon almonds:


And then we went to Luna’s Living Kitchen for dinner with a group of bloggers.


I got the Quinoa and Kamut Veggie Burger with a side salad.


A gorgeous dinner, huh?  Almost too good to eat…


But not too good to eat.


Afterwards, several us us went to Selwyn Pub and had a few brews.  Face-boxing occurred.


Ya’ll know how I feel… any time spent under a tree is a good time by me!  I absolutely love outdoor bars and restaurants.




Post-beers, we stopped at Yoforia for some self-serve frozen yogurt.  With lots of delicious toppings!


In other news, my local TV spot came out, and I was very excited to see an excellent shot of Maggie’s little behind.


Great television, my friends.  Great, great television.


Good night!


Camille is doing an epic raffle for a good cause – check it out!



  • MegaNerd August 11, 2010, 11:00 pm

    I’m so excited to be here!

    I miss box facing with you lol 😀

  • Nicole - yuppie yogini August 11, 2010, 11:09 pm

    I’m obsessed with those burgers at Luna’s….went there this week for lunch. Yum!

  • Sarah for Real August 11, 2010, 11:10 pm

    I don’t know if she’ll read this, but I love love that yellow dress one of the bloggers is wearing. Love it!

  • Dorry August 11, 2010, 11:29 pm

    Looks like a fun night! Makes me want to move to Charlotte. 🙂 Can’t wait to meet y’all this weekend.

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape August 11, 2010, 11:35 pm

    Luna’s looks like such a fun place!! All these blogger meet-ups are making me blue that I can’t go to the Summit this weekend. I actually live in Chicago but will be leaving for Virginia on Saturday 🙁

  • Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete August 11, 2010, 11:39 pm

    You look so professional in your chair!

    I love your dress!! I’m glad you had some fun! It was probably good to get out, and let loose after all of this excitement in your life!

  • Wei-Wei August 11, 2010, 11:40 pm

    Aww… I hope you guys have fun at the Summit! You and Megan always seem to have so much fun together.


  • Amber K August 11, 2010, 11:48 pm

    Looks like a blast! I love getting together with girlfriends and just gabbing.

  • Bethany @ More Fruit Please August 11, 2010, 11:52 pm

    Awww, Maggie is famous now! You and Megan are too cute together! It makes me miss my best friend who still lives in Florida as well.

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog) August 12, 2010, 12:00 am

    oooh what a fun day!!!

  • Nancy @ The Wife of a Dairyman August 12, 2010, 12:08 am

    It’s always great to catch up with good friends:) Have a fun weekend at HLS!

  • Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter August 12, 2010, 12:15 am

    The blogger meet up looks like so much fun! I love everyone’s pretty dresses 🙂

  • jenny August 12, 2010, 12:17 am

    what a great segment on the news. It must be nice to know how many people really embrace the operation beautiful philosophy

  • Heather (Heather's Dish) August 12, 2010, 12:24 am

    how fun! that looks like a perfect night for an outdoor meetup!

  • Jasmine @ Eat Move Write August 12, 2010, 12:30 am

    What is kamut? This is new to me. The burger looks good!

    Congrats on the segment. Your doggies are totally famous. Careful they don’t become little divas! :p

  • Candice August 12, 2010, 1:00 am

    That burger looks delicious!

    Glad you’re having such a great time:)

  • Becca August 12, 2010, 1:20 am

    Amazing success!

    As a reader of your blog for an incredibly long time (before HTP days…), I am inspired by your strength, attitude, and passion for a balanced, healthy lifestyle. I cannot believe how wide and far your attitude and passion has spread – and I could not be happier for YOU and ALL the LOVELY PEOPLE who are undoubtedly influenced by your positive and optimistic lifestyle!

    Congrats a million times over for the success and widespread message of your original inspiration! I need your positivity and inspiration more than ever… the challenges ahead are large, scary, and potentially damaging to my own passion and drive if I do not respond in a healthy way. I hope to find an Op note… as I post several (I know are needed badly!)…

    Love and thanks to you – and your lovely, supportive fam Maggie, James, and supportive hubby!

    • caitlin August 12, 2010, 8:12 am

      Thank you so much, I really really appreciate it Becca!

  • Sana August 12, 2010, 1:34 am

    I can’t wait till HLS!!!!!!

  • Laura (Starloz) August 12, 2010, 3:18 am

    Oh pear cider, um, YUMMERS!
    I hope I can find that here.

    I love that your able to have blogger dinners outside. I’m craving summer now!

  • Marina August 12, 2010, 6:10 am

    I never had pear cider! I do love apple cider though.
    Quinoa and veggie burger? yum!

  • Julie @ pickley pear August 12, 2010, 6:12 am

    I love sitting outside for drinks too! Must take advantage of the few warm months here in MI! What a fun night with the girls!

  • Cyndi @ Weightless Life August 12, 2010, 6:14 am

    I love that so many bloggers get together. It’s such an awesome group to be a part of.

  • Tina August 12, 2010, 6:48 am

    You seem to be having so much fun! Have a safe trip today. 🙂

  • Nicole, RD August 12, 2010, 6:57 am

    What a fun time! I’m glad Maggie made a cameo appearance on TV! I love that screen shot 🙂

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) August 12, 2010, 7:04 am

    So fun! 😀 Maggie is adorable as always, and I love that she managed to sneak in to the camera…haha. 😀

    And I couldn’t agree more. Outdoor restaurants/bars are definitely the best. 😀

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) August 12, 2010, 7:15 am

    Sounds like you had a blast yesterday! I am sure it was much needed time away from work! I hope you have a great day!

  • Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine August 12, 2010, 7:39 am

    Looks like such a fun day and meetup!! Have a safe trip to Chicago today- I can’t wait to get there!

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie August 12, 2010, 7:43 am

    Charlotte does seem pretty amazing. Some day whenever I get around to finally travelling East for once I’d love to go there.

  • Jessica August 12, 2010, 7:43 am

    SOO I finally got your book in…I READ it cover to cover…in one night….
    LIFE is GETTING better and better for me….I CANT BELEIVE I am in a book…

    I sooo need to come to Charlotte and meet you so you can sign my book….

    HAVE fun in the WINDY CITY

  • Pure2Raw Twins August 12, 2010, 8:05 am

    Thanks for showing me that restaurant, I really liked it, I told Gary about it and now he wants to go 😉 Have safe travels today!!

  • Sara August 12, 2010, 8:09 am

    Oh yum, that restaurant looks awesome! I love eating outside, too, as long as it’s not obnoxiously muggy like it is sometimes in GA!

  • Kaci August 12, 2010, 8:10 am

    Great friends, food and beer!!! Can’t get better then that! =) Enjoy!

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman August 12, 2010, 8:12 am

    I love that you call it face boxing. At first, before I saw the photo, I was like: They punch each other in the face for fun? Apparently my mind is twisted.

  • Kelly August 12, 2010, 8:18 am

    Another great interview! Way to go 🙂

  • Samantha Angela @ Bikini Birthday August 12, 2010, 8:20 am

    Isn’t it awesome reconnecting with friends in different cities?

  • Shari August 12, 2010, 8:33 am

    That frozen yogurt looks amazing! I keep trying to find a place like that around here, but no luck yet. I’m determined!

  • Sarah @ Sarah's Shaping Up August 12, 2010, 8:44 am

    One of my sorority sisters / best friends just moved to Charlotte a few weeks ago to start culinary school and LOVES it. I can’t wait to go visit and see what it’s all about. 🙂

  • Little Bookworm August 12, 2010, 8:49 am

    Great interview Caitlin! 😀 Your dinner sounds amazing and the frozen yoghurt looks great too!

  • Megan @ The Oatmeal Diaries August 12, 2010, 9:02 am

    Hooray for CLT bloggers! I’m already planning my next trip back to Luna’s for another delish veggie burger. Glad you enjoyed your beer + yoforia.. what a great combo!

  • Holly @ couchpotatoathlete August 12, 2010, 9:07 am

    That burger looks so good! 🙂

    I love to eat outside too — outdoor seating is the best!

  • Rachel (Two Healthy Plates) August 12, 2010, 9:23 am

    Sounds like a great night! That’s so awesome that Maggie made it on TV! haha

  • Brianne August 12, 2010, 9:26 am

    Hahahah, I love the face-boxing. Every time my best friend and I get together around cameras there are all different types of hilarious moves we use but for some reason we never thought of that one. Have fun!

  • Rosey Rebecca August 12, 2010, 9:33 am

    That’s an awesome combo right there: froyo and you on tv! 🙂

  • Amy August 12, 2010, 9:50 am

    Excellent tv spot, Caitlin!! You rock! 🙂

  • Alicia August 12, 2010, 9:58 am

    Operation Beautiful’s full page article in the new Glamour is going to continue to inspire the generation that needs it most! You are epic!

    P.S. Amazing brunch in Chicago not too far from your hotel… Bongo Room, South Loop
    Can you say red velvet pancakes?!

  • Erica August 12, 2010, 10:34 am

    Have fun, girls!! Enjoy your weekend in Chi-town 😀

  • Sami August 12, 2010, 10:44 am

    megannnnnnn i loveeeee your grey dress! where’d you find such cuteness??? have fun at hls! wish i could be joining you!

  • Brittney August 12, 2010, 10:52 am

    Sorry I missed last night’s meet-up! Looks like a good time was had by all. I got home late and felt like I needed to get some stuff done before I head to Chicago. Hope we get a chance to hang out there! Also here’s the link to your TV spot in case you don’t already have it: Another great promo- you did awesome! And I was happy to see Maggie on TV as well 🙂

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin August 12, 2010, 11:32 am

    That looks like a fun meet up. I love all the dresses! 😀

  • Marci August 12, 2010, 11:55 am

    Did you notice that they spelled your name wrong on the newspiece? I have an eye for typos. Great PR,and again, fun to hear your voice! And see the pup.

    • caitlin August 12, 2010, 12:47 pm

      yes they always butcher my name! 🙂 but i dont really mind.

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