One Love, Some Sweat & A Beer

This all-over-the-place post covers love, sweat, and beers. How appropriate.

LOVE: As many regular readers already know, I love packages! They’re like presents, even if you order them for yourself. Presents from me, to me, are still presents!

I received Mama Pea’s book, Peas and Thank You from Sara and The Foodie Diaries yesterday. Thanks for sending that Sara! I can’t wait to test out some of the recipes. (I once made Mama Pea’s Tamale Pie, which I got from her blog, and it was amazing. I bet these are great too!)

peas and thank you

SWEAT: Here is a workout I did last week. It’s a 10-minute boot-camp style cardio routine. I did it twice in a row.

10-Minute At-Home Cardio

I made a video for it, but it’s dreadful. I posted this PDF (click the link above) that you can print. If you don’t know what the moves are and just can’t live another day without laughing at viewing my video, shoot me an email. I’ll email it or post a better version next Saturday.

BEER: I tried a new beer this week. Kevin and I went to a British restaurant, so I had a grilled chicken salad and an English beer. (I prefer to order my drinks in context.)

samuel smith

I got a Samuel Smith’s Oatmeal Stout. I give this beer a B, and let me briefly explain why.


It is strong in toasted malts, and it also has a nice coffee flavor. I like to think of this as a pint of breakfast – toast n’ black coffee. It’s very smooth and relatively mild, but it still has a lot of flavor. On the other hand, it does not have that thick, milky like consistency – I’m thinking of Guinness here. It’s actually thinner with a little carbonation to it. Overall – I was very satisfied.

grilled chicken, lettuce, cucumbers, & beer

11 Comments to “One Love, Some Sweat & A Beer”

  1. Yo Tiff!

    I know what you mean about packages arriving in the mail. I guess that’s why Amazon is so successful. Imagine if they started selling beer. Heavenly!

    Have a great weekend!

  2. I love receiving things in the mail too. It doesn’t matter if I bought it or not. Just fun.

  3. Packages in the mail are the best. I didn’t get Mama Pea’s book but I got a box full of Godiva chocolates that made my day! Can’t wait to see what you make from the cookbook 😉

  4. I love getting packages!! And you are so right! Even when it is FROM you and TO you, it’s still a present and feels exciting to see it on the doorstep 🙂
    I love Mama Pea’s book and know you’re going to love it!

  5. I totally agree! Packages make me feel like a kid at Christmas :p Can’t wait to see some re-created mama pea recipes!

  6. Ahhh! Packages are always the best!!

  7. Packages and mail are always fun! Unfortunately I never received my Mama Pea book from winning the blog tour stop at Janetha’s blog 😦 Boooo US Mail

  8. That workout looks great! I’ll def have to try that out! And I looooove mail too! SO FUN!

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