Dec 23

Scenes from the Week

Heyyyyo! I guess I kinda went MIA last week…woops. Busy bee….luckily due to lots of fun stuff Smile


Let’s rewind back to Monday—zzzzzwwweeezzzzzssss <—That’s the sounds of rewinding, obviously.

Alex and I went to Zoo Lights and Rock Bottom (a restaurant) just like we did last year!


I devoured a 900 calorie burger after. With fries.


I had the same exact one when we went last year and it was the best burger I’ve ever had….and when something is labeled “best ___ I’ve ever had,” the amount of calories it contains has no effect on whether or not I’m going to eat it. It’s called the Bourbonzola burger and it has gorgenzola cheese, bourbon glaze, and crispy onions on it. Soooo flippin’ good. Anything with fried onions on it is a winner in my book.

On Tuesday, I headed down to Eugene to spend a night with all of my closest girlfriends. We went to sushi…which I didn’t photograph. After that, we went to a place called Sundance market….oh my god. I was in heaven. It was great. It was beautiful. It was life changing.


That’s right, BUCKETS of fresh nut butters. It’s kinda like the hot n’ ready soups that supermarkets sell but with nut butter instead. This is the first place I’ve ever seen something like this.


I bought a little bit of cashew, almond, and hazelnut butter.

I also purchased this bread/cake thingy:


It’s almost like banana bread and check out those ingredients! That’s my kinda food.

Here’s some pictures of other cool things in the store:


I want to go back. Right now.

When we got back from the market, I made us some samples of the nut butters I got along with two homemade jams that one of my friends dad made.


My personal favorite was the cashew butter. Tastes like frosting.

The next morning, we went to a restaurant called Off The Waffle.


Mine was the one on the bottom and had goat cheese, avocado, two poached eggs, and a few other things I can’t remember. Delish.

I had to work on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. When I was taking out the trash, I had to take a picture of this. It looked really musty outside and I thought it was beautiful!


On Friday night, Alex came over and we watched a Christmas movie. I also got this super cute picture of him and Monkey watching the movie Smile


Two of my favorite boys. Aren’t they cute?

Every year, Alex and his family give a Christmas to a family in need. They fill underneath their tree entirely with gifts and yesterday I got the pleasure of going with to deliver the presents.

Afterward, we all went out to breakfast and I stuffed my face with this:


Biscuits and gravy, two over easy eggs,  hash browns, and chicken apple sausage links.

I did some Christmas shopping at the mall yesterday and it was dreadful. Every part of it….parking, walking, standing in line, traffic, etc. Awful awful awful. I got most of it done but still have a little more to do today. I’m hoping it will be a little less crowded on a Monday?

I didn’t have to wake up at any particular time today because I had nothing specific I needed to do. However I woke up bright dark and early to hit the gym! Morning time (especially before the sun comes up) is my absolute favorite time of the day. I’m seriously in love with it. Morning time, I love you.


Have a good Monday and kick today’s boooootay!




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  1. artificiallybalanced

    I eat a burger pretty much every year on Christmas, too! It destroys me as you know, but once a year I’ll deal with gas pains so bad I think maybe I’m actually dying. I think gorgonzola/blue cheese is the BEST on burgers especially along with onions!! That nut butter store maaaaaay be heaven on earth. Stop going to these amazing places like a waffle restaurant!!?! without me. How do you have cooler restaurants than NYC?! And i didnt know your gym is 24 hour fitness!!! My place of part time employment! :-D

    1. fortheloveofpeanutbutter

      Oh my god seriously the best burger EVER.
      And yes that nut butter place was freaking angelic.
      The food culture here is AWESOME, probably a lot like NYC, just on a smaller scale

  2. leannenalani

    Zoolights is fun. Was it crowded? We went a couple years ago and it was crazy busy but beautiful! Haven’t been to Rock Bottom in a while, but I remember Mike trying their beer sampler. That was fun… :p That burger looks epically good.
    Ooooh buckets of nut butters… Do they have something like that in the Seattle area? :p

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