Hilarity Ensues

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As I’m sure you’ve picked up by now, my sister-in-law Sophie has officially (re)moved from England to America.  She stayed us with for a week, but she’ll be spending some time in Florida before moving to Charlotte permanently.  It’s really nice for the Husband – and me! – to have his big sister around all the time now.


They don’t look alike at all, do they?!


Nicole and Isaac joined us for a night out on the town – we had to show Sophie that Charlotte can rock it out, too (I mean, we’ll never compare to London, but we try!).



It was a fun night and the wine was flowin’.  Hilarity ensued… trust me!


You know what you need after a (unhealthy) night out on the town? A partially pre-made hearty and healthy breakfast.


Before we left, I roasted the following vegetables with a little bit of olive oil:


  • Chopped sweet potatoes
  • Broccoli
  • Collard greens
  • Cherry tomatoes


I roasted the potatoes and broccoli for 15 minutes at 400 degrees before adding the greens and tomatoes for another 10.


All we had to do this morning was toss the refrigerated vegetables in a wok and heat them up!  We also made eggs and toast.


My body greatly appreciated those greens right away this morning!


Time to get my Sunday workout on.  🙂



  • LindseyAnn March 20, 2011, 10:46 am

    Bahahaha! That is a fantastic picture–looks like you all definitely had fun 🙂

  • Freya March 20, 2011, 10:56 am

    1 – your hair is gorgeous!
    2- such a great picture!
    2- they look SO similar! Either I missed the sarcasm, or how do you not see it lol!?
    4 – I am so jealous Sophie has got to move to the USA – is that cos of family?

    • Baking 'n' Books March 20, 2011, 12:56 pm

      I was going to say the same thing!

      Actually – also to add:

      5) Sophie is gorgeous as well.

      6) Would they picture have happened if wine was not involved?!

      7) Blue looks awesome on you!

    • Caitlin March 20, 2011, 6:41 pm

      I think they look so different, Freya! I think its just a complexion/hair thing.

      She has a green card too, yes. I’m want you to come here too! You’d like my brother-in-law Nick 😉

      • Freya March 20, 2011, 7:07 pm

        Haha, well I’m always open to arranged marriages if it means I’d get a green card 😛

        • Eliza March 20, 2011, 7:38 pm

          gosh me too
          I am Australian and want to marry an American so badly.. so I can move there..

          set me up!!

  • Fallon March 20, 2011, 10:57 am

    I planned on doing a workout, some Jillian 6 pack abs and yoga afterward. Then I said, it is spring I want to enjoy this beautiful day, I’ll just skip it for today. Then you posted you’re working out. So I think I’ll settle for yoga and I’ll do Jillian on Monday!

  • Ali March 20, 2011, 11:01 am

    Beautiful photo!
    How fun for you that you get along with her 🙂
    Happy Sunday!

  • Michelle March 20, 2011, 11:01 am

    You look so gorgeous. And I love what Sophie is wearing.

  • Valerie @ Cupcakes & the City March 20, 2011, 11:02 am

    They don’t look alike at all! Good for you for getting those greens in!

  • Stacy @ Every Little Thing March 20, 2011, 11:08 am

    Looks like a super fun night! So funny you found that photo.

  • J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) March 20, 2011, 11:16 am

    LOL, looks like a blast! I see alight resemblance, but not much. Your breakfast looks delish.

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat March 20, 2011, 11:22 am

    HAHAHA the photo of you kissing the poster is hilarious!! Looks like a great night out on the town. Have a great workout!

  • Jessica March 20, 2011, 11:23 am

    Do you read Tucker Max stories? One of his has “hilarity ensues” in it and you saying that reminded me of it haha 🙂

    I love the pic of you looking at The Husband, you both look so happy to be together in that moment 🙂

    • Caitlin March 20, 2011, 6:39 pm

      I did read some Tucker Max. Pretty insane stuff!!

  • Steph March 20, 2011, 11:40 am

    HAHAHA looks like you had a great time! I had a not-so-healthy Saturday night as well and the hearty healthy breakfast feels great. Enjoy your Sunday!

  • Andrea (canyoustayfordinner.com) March 20, 2011, 11:41 am

    Ok, you look so.damn.beautiful in these photos. The blue with your new bangs…just beautiful.
    Second, the photo of everyone doing something to the poster of your husband is HILARIOUS.
    Have a great Sunday!

  • jen @ taste life March 20, 2011, 11:41 am

    Every time I see Sophie I think that she’s gorgeous but looks nothing like your (also adorable) husband!

    Love that the hubs has ads up on recycling bins!

    • Caitlin March 20, 2011, 6:39 pm

      Hubbers says thanks.

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) March 20, 2011, 11:41 am

    Since we go to Charlotte once a year for a convention there…that is pretty much what our group looks like too when we are there. CRAZY! Breakfast looks like perfect fuel. Enjoy your day Caitlin!

  • Julie @ Shining From Within March 20, 2011, 11:42 am

    You had a greeeaat time 😉 nothin like a good night out on the town though! That’s so cute his face is on a recycling bin! …better than a trash can 🙂 it also shows you’re eco-friendly!

  • Ashley @ Feeding Ashley March 20, 2011, 11:50 am

    Your dress is gorgeous! Breakfast looks awesomesauce.

  • Little Miss Runshine March 20, 2011, 11:59 am

    Sophie and her husband are a beautiful couple!

    I love the picture with the recycling bins! Pictures like those mean it was a great night!

  • Kris @ tryingtotri March 20, 2011, 12:05 pm

    You all look like you had too much fun – what a blast!

    Those greens look fabulous – I love roasted sweet potatoes, but have never tried greens with them. I’m going to try that method with spinach and bok choy!

  • Kris @ tryingtotri March 20, 2011, 12:05 pm

    You all look like you had too much fun – what a blast!

    Those greens look fabulous – I love roasted sweet potatoes, but have never tried greens with them. I’m going to try that method with spinach and bok choy!

  • Kris @ tryingtotri March 20, 2011, 12:05 pm

    Sorry for the double post. 🙁

  • britt will be fit March 20, 2011, 12:27 pm

    looks like a fun night out…breakfast looks yummy

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin March 20, 2011, 12:35 pm

    Hahaha that picture is hilarious! I can definitely tell the wine was a flowin’. 😉

  • Amber K March 20, 2011, 12:42 pm

    You are so amazingly beautiful. Glad you had a great night out! That’s such a good idea to have a healthy breakfast afterwards, too.

  • Amanda- The Nutritionist Reviews March 20, 2011, 12:48 pm

    Your sister in law is beautiful! I love the funny picture. That’s what happens when I’m with my family too.

  • Claire March 20, 2011, 12:53 pm

    I don’t mean to be a debbie downer or anything, but your blog is very public…it just doesn’t seem very professional for your husband’s business, especially since it’s right there in the picture. I mean, the guy pokes needles into people! (among other things 🙂 ) just saying I would be a little put off if I knew nothing about the business and saw this picture. No harm meant.

    • K March 20, 2011, 3:17 pm

      I agree with Claire. I love your blog (I have to read it everyday!), but since your blog is so public, I would consider taking down the picture you took in front of your husband’s business sign. It’s unfortunate that people may view such a picture negatively and judge you/him based on it, but it’s reality. It IS a great picture to have for yourself and your own viewing pleasure (fun to look at and laugh at in the future), but I would consider taking it down from you blog.

      • Caitlin March 20, 2011, 6:38 pm

        I took your advice and removed it. Thanks, girls.

  • stace March 20, 2011, 1:19 pm

    such a funny pic! i laughed out loud. I agree with some others , you look great in blue. Such a cute top?dress? not sure from the picture what it is.

    • Caitlin March 20, 2011, 6:37 pm

      Thank you! It’s a dress. The bottom is poofy and fun! I got it at Marshall’s!

  • Holly @ Couch Potato Athlete March 20, 2011, 1:35 pm

    Yeah, your Husband and sister in law don’t look much alike, but I’m sure they have mannerisms that are very similar (that is how it is in our family at least!)

    That blue color looks great on you — is it a dress or a shirt?

  • lisa March 20, 2011, 1:55 pm

    you look so pretty in the blue dress. I love your hair!! Do you have naturally straight hair or do you have to flat iron it every day??

    • Caitlin March 20, 2011, 6:35 pm

      I actually took the time to blow dry it but normally it dries pretty straight. I try not to flat iron it or blowdry it a lot because my hair gets fried!

  • Jumanah @ Healthy Living in the Middle East March 20, 2011, 2:22 pm

    Such a great picture of you and your husband together!

  • Kate (What Kate is Cooking) March 20, 2011, 2:29 pm

    They don’t look alike at all! I look exactly like my siblings- especially because one of them is my twin 🙂

  • Angela (Oh She Glows) March 20, 2011, 2:49 pm

    Your hair looks amazing!!!! Lovin the side bangs on you. I also love your top. 🙂

  • peacebeme March 20, 2011, 3:02 pm

    They really don’t look anything alike!

  • Emma (Namaste Everyday) March 20, 2011, 3:13 pm

    yum I never really thought about roasting greens, I’ll have to try that in my “microwave/oven”…?

    • Caitlin March 20, 2011, 6:33 pm

      Hmm I wonder how you would best cook greens in the microwave? Maybe with an inch of water and olive oil in a glass dish?

  • mary (what's cookin' with mary) March 20, 2011, 4:12 pm

    You guys look like you had a FUN night !

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife March 20, 2011, 4:48 pm

    Your shirt is cute and I love your b-fast idea!! 🙂

  • Allison @ Happy Tales March 20, 2011, 5:21 pm

    Haaa that would’ve been a site to see… all y’all congregating and taking pictures around the recycling bin. I’ll have to keep my eye for one of them. I haven’t seen one yet!

  • Jennie @ Designed to be Fit March 20, 2011, 6:25 pm

    Those are some good looking siblings! Your kids are going to be off the charts adorable, btw.

  • Heidi - apples under my bed March 20, 2011, 7:31 pm

    hahahaha love it. great picture! You look fab in blue, lady.
    Heidi xo

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey March 20, 2011, 8:51 pm

    I love that picture of you and the Husband out! So cute!

  • caitie March 20, 2011, 9:04 pm

    You look so pretty! Also, I love that you go out and drink and stay out late and all that entails. I understand some food bloggers dont drink or try to only have a few, but I like to think at least some wake up with hangovers once in a while..makes me feel more normal 🙂

  • Kacy March 20, 2011, 9:11 pm

    Your SIL is gorgeous and I love the back of your dress/top! Looks like a very fun night!

  • stepgh March 20, 2011, 9:47 pm

    caitlin is gorgeousssssss

    • Caitlin March 21, 2011, 9:23 am

      So is Stepgh!

  • Jamie March 20, 2011, 11:11 pm

    I have to agree with everyone else…that blue looks fabulous on you and you really rock those bangs 😉

  • Shannon March 21, 2011, 7:10 am

    You really need to tell us WHAT you do to your hair to make it SO SHINY?!?! Seriously, what is your secret???

    • Caitlin March 21, 2011, 9:24 am

      Vegetarian Power 🙂

      No really… I think it’s from dying my hair. Or just healthy eating?

  • Stephanie March 21, 2011, 9:22 am

    Love that dress!!

  • Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me March 21, 2011, 12:38 pm

    You and your husband look so good together! His sister is gorgeous too! I love fun nights out. I don’t go out nearly enough!

  • Sam @ the neurotic yogini March 21, 2011, 12:58 pm

    Pretty pretty people!! 😀

  • Quisha March 21, 2011, 4:00 pm

    Wow they don’t look alike at all. Yes, they’re right you guys are gorgeous together 🙂
    I have that handbag in deep orange. I absolutely love it! And I always get comments too on the studded look!

  • Dori March 21, 2011, 5:37 pm

    Your bangs look awesome. You look really pretty and glowing!

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