Last weekend my husband & I took a quick trip to Asheville & while I was there I made sure that I made it a point to stop by Tupelo Honey Cafe! This is an award winning restaurant in downtown Asheville that has the BEST pimento & cheese sandwich you will ever eat.
While we were in Asheville Barn had to be somewhere in the morning so I took myself on a date to Tupelo Honey.
I started with this tastiness. Now let me tell you I am a bit of a hot chocolate snob & this one ranks in the top 5 on my list. It is called "Jen's Homemade Hot Chocolate" so make sure you order a cup!
Every person gets a big, fat homemade biscuit & homemade jam as a free starter.
The biscuit practically melts in your mouth. Maybe the best things in life are Free!
*I was technically working so can this breakfast with myself be a tax write-off? :) *
This is what I ordered, the sweet potato pancake. I asked what there staple breakfast option was & this is what I was pointed to. Let me tell you, it taste like fall in your mouth. The pancake & hot chocolate go perfect together.
Yep... that's it! And that is only one pancake. I could only eat about 1/2 of it.
I arrived 10 minutes before it opened & this line was already formed (you don't ever see that at IHOP!), a line is always a good sign. I promise, the wait was definitely worth it!
So if you are going to Asheville soon make sure you make a stop here.
But don't tell them that I sent you! Why?? Wouldn't I want credit? Well lets just
say I have a reputation there that I am not necessarily proud of...
After breakfast that day I was getting up to leave & I failed to realize that my foot had fallen asleep. So I get up & I fall flat on my face, take the chair down with me, my ipad slides across the restaurant & the worst part was I was by myself!!! No one was there to help & take the attention off of me. Oh it gets better - what made it even worse was that when I tried to get up to leave I couldn't because I couldn't stand because my foot was still asleep. So there I laid smack dab in the middle of the restaurant unable to move. The manager had to help me up & stand with me while I awkwardly shook my foot like crazy so that it would wake-up for what seemed like HOURS!
Probably the most embarrassing moment in my life!
So please don't say I sent you because they'll remember me as the crazy lady
who collapsed in the middle of the restaurant & laid there all by herself.
I want to say HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY to one of the most outstanding people I know, my husband Barn. He is the best husband & friend I could ever ask for. He is silly, creative, passionate, generous, ambitious, diligent, easy-going & dependable. In ways we are alike but in many ways we are the exact opposite but that is what I love about him. He is strong in the areas I am weak, he is positive when I am negative, he is chill & steady when I am anxious & over-analyzing. He is a creature of habit & is an amazing provider of our little family. I love him dearly & I am so happy he is in my life! I wish him all of the happiness in the world & hope that this is his best year yet!!
A few fun facts about Barn & reasons why I love him:
- He loves creatures. He feels bad killing bugs, he captures them & then "releases them into the wild"
- He calls his teeth his "beaters", why? Not sure but its cute!
- He puts everything in the refrigerator... everything!
- He sings every morning in the shower & I don't think he realizes he is doing it
- If he plays with our kids as much & as he does with our pets, our kids will have the best childhood.
- His imagination is absolutely amazing, I'm jealous!
- His staple piece of clothing, his man punching a bear t-shirt. He is known by strangers for that shirt.
- He nicknames all of the family cars: the pig, the hamster & the armadillo (told you he loves animals)
- He loves museums! He would read almost every sign if you let him
You may not know this about me, but I love office supplies! Notebooks, post-its,
planners, sharpies... I collect them all. I am always on the hunt for the best planner/to-do-list and
let me tell you, I finally found it! I am happy to share with you the Daily Page Notepad (photos #1 & #2) created by Dani from Life's A Journal . It is the best because it has on one page your to do list,
cleaning list, grocery list, events for the day, exercise plans, meal plans & even a checklist for your
water & vitamin intake. It truly has room for every aspect of my life on it! I am in love :)
For all of my fellow bloggers out there Dani has taken it to the next level & has created a notepad
just for us! It is fabulous because it gives you a central location to schedule out blog posts for every
week & make notes on
topic ideas or events to cover while also tracking your progress.
This is Brilliant! And we are all in luck because these blogger notepads (photos #3 & #4) just went
on sale! You can visit Dani's blog (Life's A Journal) to learn more or you can just hop straight over