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December 28, 2009

HOLY MEET-UP!  (Welcome to my page to anyone who is visiting from HEAB!)

Yesterday was pretty much the most surreal day of my life!  I kid you not- four months ago when I began becoming relatively more active in the blogosphere, a meet-up with Heather was always in the back of mind.  What’s not to love about that HEAB?  I’m pretty sure the whole blogosphere would want to meet her.  Around the same time, I found Deb, the Smoothie Queen and was immediately enthralled with her writing style, smoothie porn and personal story.  In fact I remember getting so excited when she commented one of my earlier posts.  She has since become such a great bloggie friend.  So naturally what a way to have my first blogger meet up.  They just happened to be in my neck of the woods in AZ too!  I had no doubt that I would be attending this little venture.

Averie is on vacation, otherwise she would have been minutes away to add to quite the panel of bloggie friends. :)

Heather’s MIL took us on a gorgeous trail at the McDowell Sonoran Preserve.  Alice was so kind and I loved meeting her!  She was our guide along the 6.4 mile course.  It was a gorgeous sunny day in AZ and I could not have asked for better weather.  My mama also joined us (as she was my chauffeur and sleep buddy during the road trip.)

First meeting Heather and Deb- they were everything and more than I expected from their blogs!  Honestly, their blogs do their natural beauty, hot bods, and sweet words no justice!  I was in awe.

I tell no lie- I’m 5′ 2′!  And could not for the life of me stare at the blinding sun.  C’est la vie.

This is my “OMG! I just hiked with HEAB and Smoothie Girl!!!!” face.

^On top of that, Jenn from Eating Bender was ALSO in town!  Holy goodness blogs! She met us for lunch at my suggestion of Pita Jungle (the restaurant in which my header picture is taken), one of my favorite restaurants in Phoenix.  That is COMING SOON to Tucson!  Yippeee yay PITA JUNGLE!

Letting the food get cold. Naturally.

PITA (I told you I thought of you Susan!), babaghanouj and hummus to start.

Deb and I both ordered the turkey pesto lavosh wrap sub CHICKEN, no cheese, pesto and dressing on the side.

Gelato right next door?  We couldn’t resist.  I ordered the coffee flavor.

It was a day I’ll never forget.  Thank you ladies for a great end to my Christmas weekend!   I seriously hope to add many more meet ups with many more bloggettes in the near 2010 year.

New years intention?!   Yes, please.



25 Comments leave one →
  1. Stef @ moretolifethanlettuce permalink
    December 28, 2009 7:41 pm

    oh my god! this is the champ of all blogger meet ups, how lucky that you could all be at the same place at the same time! sounds like a fab day!

  2. December 28, 2009 7:42 pm

    haha HeaBenDeBeek, love the post title!

    Hopefully a blogette meet up of our own is in the near future! A hike in the Southwest sounds so beautiful.

  3. December 28, 2009 7:45 pm

    I am so freakin pissed, sorry!, that I am on the other side of the world and FOUR of the COOLEST girls in the b’sphere were at the Pita Jungle 1 mile from my house!!!!!!!!!! OMG, the outrage, sadness, and arrgghhhhh!!! I am feeling! LOL :) Seriously, I woulda given anything to meet up with you girls, and I am headed home on Wed. Two days too late. Dang!!!!!!!!!!!! I totally missed out, sigh.

    Thanks for the Intentions, shout out!

    And glad you’ve been enjoying my posts and ?’s of the Day. And that they’ve been resonating with you. Like Intentions (vs. resolutions) and just doing slight things a little differently in the future to enhance already good choices, but just make things a smidge better, stuff like that…I’ve loved reading your replies and thoughts, my love.

    Anyway, we will have to catch up…soon. B/c on Jan 24th you’ll be an east coast chica, I realize. So…holler when you can about when you’ll be in Phx and we can get something going w/ Madeline, too.


  4. December 28, 2009 7:49 pm


    Oh my gosh, you are the cutest thing ever. Had a blast yesterday. Seriously, just like I said in my post – hiking with some amazing chicas & great eats (LOVED Pita Jungle!!!) made me so happy.

    You and your mom were so fun to hang out with, and your relationship with your family is awesome. I love that you workout with your parents and that they eat so well. My dad wouldn’t even know how to work a VIta-Mix much less put protein powder in it. Ha ha. Love him, but we’re soooo different when it comes to our eating and exercise habits.

    Again, thanks to you and your mamacita for driving all the way to Phoenix to hike with us, and I cannot wait to join you (via your blog) on your upcoming culinary school adventures. Please remember me when you have your own Food Network show…can’t wait to watch you sharing some tahini love with the rest of America.:)
    Love you!!!

  5. December 28, 2009 7:51 pm

    P.S. Great post title.:)

  6. December 28, 2009 8:04 pm

    This looked like so much fun!! I love to hike and the trails you all went on look fabulous. Plus how cool for everyone to meet up!! Love it. Anyways Im glad you had a great time.

  7. crazylittlethingneela permalink
    December 28, 2009 8:12 pm

    that’s so awesome! i would absolutely love to do blogger meet ups but i’d have to fly half way around the world😉
    love the photos sweetie

  8. December 28, 2009 8:47 pm

    How neat that you girls got to get together… I am sure the blogger meetups are a blast:)

  9. December 28, 2009 9:07 pm

    YAY you! Blogger meet-ups are GREAt. I love them, and I’m glad you got to enjoy yours, too!
    Have a great rest of the holidays!!!

  10. December 28, 2009 9:14 pm

    Aw what an awesome awesome meet up!!! Beek you look gorgeous as do Heab and Smoothie Girl, of course!! Im sooo glad you had the chance to meet them and enjoy a lovely lunch and a hike.
    Enjoy the rest of your holiday, hun!:):)

  11. December 28, 2009 10:13 pm

    AMAZING MEET-UP!!!!! that is so much fun, and i am totally jealous, and totally wish i could have joined you fine looking ladies!

    lots of love girl!

  12. December 28, 2009 11:11 pm

    HEABENDEBEEK!:) I swear that has to be one of the best post titles of all time.

    So much fun! Gosh, I wish I could have gone on that hike with you ladies…but next time, for sure! Miss Averie will have to come along as well😉 For now, I am just so grateful that I could meet up with you ladies for a delicious lunch at Pita Jungle (GREAT choice, by the way) and gelato! You and your mom were such a delight and I so look forward to getting to know you better, especially as you begin your journey in culinary school! So exciting!

    Have a lovely, lovely week Beeks!

  13. December 28, 2009 11:27 pm

    SOOO CUTE!! that looks like a blast! yous a lil shawty! i love it girl!

  14. Shelley (findinghappinessandhealth) permalink
    December 29, 2009 2:41 am

    looks liek so much fun:) adorable pictures!! and the gelato looks amazing

  15. December 29, 2009 3:34 am

    Beeks! All I can say is that it was an ultimate pleasure to spend the day with you and your mom. You are adorable, yet mature for your age (in a GOOD way!) and you will go far in your career, I have no doubt.

    I can’t wait to hear about all of your adventures in school back east- and if you ever pass through LA for some reason, you MUST let me know so that we can hang out.

    Thanks for the sweet post and superb title!:-)

  16. December 29, 2009 8:50 am

    One word: Envy.

    Okay, one more word: Jealous!


  17. December 29, 2009 11:28 am

    So many bloggers in one place, that’s awesome! I can’t wait to seek out some more foodies in Philly. The pictures of all of you guys snapping photos of your food makes me smile. Looks like a great time!

  18. December 29, 2009 12:22 pm

    ahh bloggie meet up sounds like so much fun!! good hike+good food+ fab company = awesome post my dear!

  19. December 29, 2009 2:42 pm

    oh my god i love the way all your names combine like that. it was like fate!!! throw a J in there and it would have been perfection😉 i already read about this meetup on heabs blog and deb wrote me about it. SO jealous of your fun time!! i LOVE pita jungle! i wish i had one here! glad you guys had tons of fun❤

  20. December 29, 2009 5:01 pm

    yay for meetups! looks like a lot of fun.

  21. December 29, 2009 8:25 pm

    Oh man, I am SO jealous. Talk about the Ultimate Bloggie Meet-up. What a blast! Love the pics–you are so adorable and tiny! Love the last one of the four of you–looks like you’ve all been friends for years! :)

  22. traveleatlove permalink
    December 31, 2009 7:40 pm

    What a great meetup of absolutely lovely ladies! I have a biz trip to Scottsdale next week, hoping to leave this snow behind!

  23. January 1, 2010 7:34 am

    I place called Pita Jungle with four of my favourite bloggers?? YES PLEASE!! This post just makes me feel all gushy about our little food blogger community. So many wonderful people. We’re lucky to all found each other!!

  24. January 1, 2010 1:51 pm

    Uh, I think I need to make some protein ice cream, that is something I could get behind.:-) What a fun bloggie meet-up, too! Happy New Year!


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