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Goodbye, Charlotte. 


Hello, Wisconsin.


I have a feeling it’s not quite springtime in Wisconsin….


I’m headed to University of Wisconsin Whitewater today for an Operation Beautiful presentation (if you’re in the area and want to know the deets, hit up Jill at  I’ve packed my winter coat – I think I’m going to need it!




Just some eggs and toast.


In the blender:


Strawberry Banana Orange juice from Trader Joe’s

Protein Powder


Frozen raspberries

Soy  milk


Ready, set, TRAVEL TIME!


Thought of the Day:


“The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem.”- Theodore Rubin



  • Emily @ The Swallow Flies February 28, 2012, 7:53 am

    Safe travels! I’d LOVE to hit up when of your Operation Beautiful gigs sometime in the very near future!

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat February 28, 2012, 7:59 am

    Wow, stay warm Caitlin! Good luck with the trip, and thanks for the quote today – very inspiring!

  • Allison R February 28, 2012, 8:05 am

    Aw darn! I go to UW-Madison which is only about an hour away so I wish I could have figured out a way to come! We are actually having very “nice” weather this year for a winter in WI…usually there are at least 2 ft of snow on the ground right now with highs in the teens! Have fun!

  • Tanya @ Vegan Faith February 28, 2012, 8:10 am

    I used to live super close to Whitewater! Say hello to Wisconsin for me. I don’t miss the winter one bit!

  • Catalina @ Cake with Love February 28, 2012, 8:11 am

    Stay warm and drink tea, love the thought of the day!

  • Carolina John February 28, 2012, 8:21 am

    It’s going to hit 81 in Raleigh on thursday.

  • mindy @ just a one girl revolution. February 28, 2012, 8:22 am

    Safe travels, hun! You’ll definitely need your winter coat! 🙂

  • Victoria (District Chocoholic) February 28, 2012, 8:26 am

    Wisconsin – my home state – is awesome and I am jealous. Find some frozen custard and eat it for me.

  • Julie L February 28, 2012, 8:35 am

    I’m a fellow Wisconsinite also, but in Madison…and…I have class and work today, so I can’t make it to see you either. Hopefully the weather will be okay for you today! But, yes, you’ll probably need your winter coat, though we’re having a VERY mild winter. I’ve been able to do all my long walks outside this winter (I’m training for a walking marathon in June). Travel safely and welcome to Wisconsin! 🙂

    • Ali February 28, 2012, 2:17 pm

      Julie, what marathon are you doing? I’m walking a half in May (GB Cellcom). Very excited and have been doing all my training outside in WI as well this winter!

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats February 28, 2012, 8:52 am

    Haha you will definitely need that coat! Although here in Chicago it’s been getting above freezing every day, which is pretty awesome for February!

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie February 28, 2012, 9:21 am

    I could never live North….I feel like I’m already too far North in Missouri. I HATE cold weather. I think it sucks little parts of my soul away.

  • Ali February 28, 2012, 9:25 am

    Aw man! Too bad I have classes to teach at another campus all week or I would have made the trip over! Go WI! At least you’ll be in the southern part of the state as the northern part is supposed to get a foot of snow tonight and tomorrow! Enjoy our fair state! (Oh, and find a Culvers – their frozen custard will not be ignored!)

  • Katrina February 28, 2012, 9:58 am

    Ah! My husband went to UW-Whitewater. It’s a classic college town. If you’re too cold for frozen custard (my mom liked Frosty’s in town), China House was a popular place. Or Rosa’s Pizza for the most cheese you can get for your money. You know, just in case they don’t feed you.

    Have a great time! Everything is indeed dead and snow covered here. While it’s been a mild winter, the wind is still brutal. We really can’t complain though!

    • CaitlinHTP February 28, 2012, 4:35 pm

      I wish it was warmer!!! Too cold for custard!

  • Khushboo February 28, 2012, 9:59 am

    Brrrr hope there is plenty of tea available at the presentation!

  • Alex @ Raw Recovery February 28, 2012, 10:14 am

    Have a safe trip! I bet it is colder in Wisconsin than it is whether either of us live!

  • Kinley @ Better Off Barefoot February 28, 2012, 10:15 am

    Yes, not quite spring here! But not too much snow either! We are supposed to get some rain though… and parts of the state snow so hopefully you avoid that mess.

  • Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed February 28, 2012, 10:50 am

    Safe travels & stay warm!

    PS – I tried goat cheese for the first time recently and I am mildly obsessed! Too bad I can’t say the same for my bf, he’s not a fan!

  • Joss February 28, 2012, 10:59 am

    Have fun and try to stay warm 😀

  • Mac February 28, 2012, 10:59 am

    Welcome to Wisconsin! Good luck on your presentation! Hopefully you don’t get hit with the snow storm that is supposed to be coming through WI.

  • Katie @ Katie Without Restrictions February 28, 2012, 11:52 am

    I have to tell you, it’s making me laugh thinking of how cold you’re going to think it is here in Wisconsin! Mostly everyone at school is just wearing sweaters or sweatshirts 😉 I wish I had known that you would be nearby! Have fun.

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape February 28, 2012, 11:55 am

    Love that quote. You can’t expect smooth sailing in life. Sometimes you have to go through stuff and just trust that you’ll come out on the other end better.

    And, oh my word–that smoothie looks delicious!! What a great way to start the day!

  • Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife February 28, 2012, 12:12 pm

    Have safe travels and GOOD luck! That does look cold….brrrrr!

  • Poptartyogini February 28, 2012, 12:16 pm

    Welcome to the Midwest (I’m in Chicagoland but close enough). I hope you’re not too cold and have a wonderful presentation.

  • Ashley February 28, 2012, 12:23 pm

    Good luck with your presentation today!! I know it will be great as always!!!! 🙂

    I just love throwing some spinach and fruit in the blender. I think it’s the best way to start the morning right!

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey February 28, 2012, 12:53 pm

    You will need a coat! It’s in the 30’s near Chicago!

  • Tiff February 28, 2012, 12:56 pm

    The Charlotte flowers will miss you! Can you believe the daffodils are already up? I guess that’s normal, but it surprises me every year.

  • Ashley February 28, 2012, 1:15 pm

    How exciting! Welcome to Wisconsin! I am a student at University of Wisconsin-Stout and a longtime reader. Hopefully you miss the huge snowstorm that is headed our way, enjoy your time here! 🙂

    • CaitlinHTP February 28, 2012, 4:34 pm

      I think it’s going to catch me!!! AHHH!

  • Katie February 28, 2012, 1:43 pm

    I’m from Wisconsin! I wish I would have known you were in the area. I go to University Wisconsin- Stevens Point. Stay Warm 🙂

  • Rebecca Li February 28, 2012, 1:50 pm

    OMG come to Madison!!! I was so excited when you said “hello wisconsin” and then sad when I saw you’d be in Whitewater. We’d love to have you visit us-UW Madison >> Whitewater (promise!)

  • Tania February 28, 2012, 1:58 pm

    Good luck at Whitewater! That’s my alma mater, so I love that you’re going there. I haven’t been back since I graduated in 2004. You’re making me want to go visit! As for the weather, I’ll reiterate what others have said (I live in Milwaukee…used to live in San Diego, though, brrr!) the weather is much milder than the typical WI winter, so that’s good news for you. It’s still in the 30’s/low 40’s, though, so a winter jacket is absolutely necessary. Have a great trip!

    • CaitlinHTP February 28, 2012, 4:34 pm

      So fun this is your alma mater!

  • Amber K February 28, 2012, 2:20 pm

    I have to repost that quote on Facebook. Love it!

  • Laura @ She Eats Well February 28, 2012, 2:48 pm

    My breakfast (eggs with toast) matched yours today. Great minds think a like! You should come to SF. We never got Winter so it’s been 65 to 70 degrees the past few weeks, ridiculous. 🙂

  • presley (run pretty) February 28, 2012, 2:49 pm

    Be safe and have fun! You are my pregnancy motivation… I want to travel 🙂

  • Kristen February 28, 2012, 3:02 pm

    I live in Lake Geneva, WI right near there. Wish I could come to the presentation!

  • Carol @CookingForTwo February 28, 2012, 3:17 pm

    Just went for two long walks today for the first time in a long time and it felt great. Your recent most motivated me to get out there!

    • CaitlinHTP February 28, 2012, 4:33 pm

      I’m so glad!! 🙂 Yay walking.

  • kathleen @ the daily crumb February 28, 2012, 3:25 pm

    it’s cold out here in the midwest!! stay warm 🙂 and have a wonderful presentation!

  • joelle (on a pink typewriter) February 28, 2012, 3:27 pm

    LOVE that thought of the day! I’ve never been to WI but I hear there’s some great cheese. 😉

  • Katie March 2, 2012, 6:33 pm

    I can’t believe I missed this. I am just catching up on my blogs from the week today. I live in Milwaukee and totally would have came down!

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