Saturday, February 27, 2010

Brewvival & Answers

Hooray for Saturday! After teaching Body Step this morning, I ran home to get showered and to get ready for Brewvival:

Brewvival is a beer festival that was put on by the Coast brewing company in North Charleston. The festival featured around 24 breweries, food, and music! Josh, myself, and a number of our friends headed up to the festival. I am not a big drinker, so I only took a few sips here and there, but enjoyed the cool, laid back vibe of the festival and some of the food. I also played the supportive role of DD ;). Here are some pictures from the event. Goat cheese samples at one of the Coast booths:

One of the most delicious brews, Meph Addict, tasted like coffee:


Josh & I:

Our friends Mandi & Bryan:



Josh & his friend Jeremy:


My Aunt, enjoying a tasting of Sexual Chocolate (haha some of the beers had such funny names):

Me & Mandi:


Josh's pulled pork & pickles:



Such a fun day! We went out for some dinner afterwards and plan to spend the rest of the night relaxing. What did you do today?
Keep the ask me anything questions coming! Here are some of the Q&As so far:
What blogs are must-reads for you?
Who is your favorite housewife of all time?

Oh gosh! A very important question! I like Teresa from NJ. HILARIOUS!
What's your best advice for healthy weight loss?

Great question! Healthy weight loss is all about healthy habits. Consistency in exercise and eating a little bit of everything in moderation. Find a form of exercise that you actually enjoy!!! You will never stick to a workout routine if you hate it. And there are no miracle diets!
Do you ever have slip ups with your healthy lifestyle? or is it easy just to say no to junk sometimes, do you have lots of will power in that category? ha-sorry over flow of questions!

Hello :) Sure! Everyone has slip ups! As I have grown more and more to appreciate a healthy lifestyle, I think my slip ups occur less often. However, I think its healthy and necessary to have a good treat every once in a while! I don't consider those treats slip ups. I also try to find ways to enjoy traditionally unhealthy dishes in a healthier way (aka baked sweet potato "fries"). To be honest though, I do have a good amount of will when it comes to junky foods. I usually try to think about how I will feel after I eat it and that deters me from falling into the junk trap! Hope that helps.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!

46 comments:

Stephanie@cookinfanatic said...

the beer festival looks fun! enjoy the rest of your weekend :)

Jessie (Vegan-minded) said...

I LOVE beer so I would have really enjoyed going to that festival. Looks like you guys had a great time! My Saturday has been uneventful, but I am using the time to do some much needed housework. :) Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Britt said...

sounds like a fund day! we have been a bit lazy today but did hit up the farmers market and did some chores. still lots of people without power, including some friends who are making use of our guest room.

Maria said...

Looks like a fun time! Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Josh went snowboarding today so I went running and did some cooking/baking. It was a good day!

Maria said...

Oh and thanks for the shout out. I love reading your blog too:)

M said...

How nice of you to be DD! I love the Q+A! Great answers!

Krista said...

I might give beer another chance if I could find some with names like those! What a fun sounding way to spend the day!

Thanks for the shoutout! I'm tickled pink that you like to read my posts everyday....

eaternotarunner said...

Um I love beer and am very jealous right now :-)

Jessica @ How Sweet said...

I am so honored to be on your list. You are such a sweetheart! Love ya girl! :)

Your day looks like a blast!

Andrea @ CanYouStayForDinner.com said...

Wow, looks like such a fun day!! And thanks for a great Q&A. I love your reading all of your responses. Have a wonderful night!!

Mom on the Run said...

Looks like such a fun weekend event. I cannot wait until the weather gets warmer and our spring festivals start occurring.

Pam said...

Hey who don't love a great party...food, friends, and fun!...yippee!

Happy Footballing with that platter...you will have fun with the package...enjoy!

xoxo

Haleigh said...

Tall men+tiny women! You and your hubby are super cute together :) Enjoy the rest of your weekend! xoxo

tam said...

Looks like a fum time was had by all, you look so cute with ya man! x x

Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete said...

I need to go to another beer festival soon! It looks like you had a blast!

As for my Sat, I flew into the states on Friday-Saturday! I'm so happy to be back on U.S. soil! Well, at least for a few weeks!

inmytummy said...

That beer festival looks like fun. Beer festival = sure sign that Spring is on the way! Yes!

Abby said...

OMG so much fun..beer fests are always the best!!

Thank you so much for your comment, although Im takin a break, Ill be keeping up with your blog.. I always enjoy it :):)

Tracy said...

The beer fest looks so fun! Your weekends seem to always be a good mix of fun and productivity! I agree with you that the more you appreciate having a healthy lifestyle the easier it is to pass up "junk" food/poor choices. Once you realize how GOOD you can feel from being healthy, you don't WANT to put crap in your body!

bHealthier said...

Wow! that bun looks huge for some reason- was it really big or just a normal size hamburger bun ?

looks like you had a great time!

Heather @ Get Healthy With Heather said...

Looks like you guys had so much fun at the beer festival! So sweet of you to be the DD.

Wow you're going to Jamaica, that's going to be so much fun! I've only been there once like 10 years ago, but it would be fun to go back now that I'm an adult. We're going to Lake Chelan, which is here in Washington. We haven't really figured it all out yet but we'll probably at least go hiking and snowboarding a couple days. It'll be nice to get away.

CaSaundraLeigh said...

I am not a fan of beer at all, but I still like to go to festivals to see all there is to see and just hang out with everyone--looks like you had a ball! Btw, the Q&A is so fun to read! :-)

ktbwood said...

that looks like SOO much fun girl!! i am so jelous!! i dont like beer-haha but the environment sounds great!

Julie said...

what a great event! i'm not a big drinker either but coffee flavored beer? sign me up! i think i could swap that for the instant coffee in a heartbeat..

fill my mug with "coffee"

i hope we're both watching the housewives marathon right now ;)

Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) said...

ooh I bet I would have loved that beer festival! How fun!

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

I always love hearing what people read, too! The festival looks so fun...great pics and a great day for sure! :)

homecookedem said...

Haha! Love the name brewvival! ;) Looks like so much fun!! :)

Sarah said...

That looks so fun, I LOVE festivals like that! I don't like or drink beer, but I'd go anyway.

You are too kind, thank you for mentioning me. You are on my daily rotation as well :-)

Jessica said...

I love beer festivals! Used to go all the time, we should pick that habit back up!

simplyshaka said...

A beer that tastes like coffee??? Sign me up! And I love the one named Sexual Chocolate (love Coming to America). That festival looks so much fun

Susan said...

Chyeahhh for brew! Love that there's a beer called "Sexual Chocolate" because, let's be real, chocolate IS pretty sexual. The coffee flava really intrigues me though... Sounds like you guys had a blast and your pics are adorb!

Jessie said...

The festival looks like so much fun - goat cheese samples! :O

Have a great Sunday! :)

RhodeyGirl said...

Thanks for the shout-out!!

Have a great week!

teresa said...

what a fun day! i love the festival pics!

laura dishes said...

Haha- the height differences in the pictures cracked me up! You and Mandy are so petite, and your guys are both so tall! Sounds like a fun day... I'm like you- not crazy about beer, but it still sounded like a fun festival!

Esi said...

That sounds like such a fun day! Hope you had a great weekend!

insideiamdancing said...

Beer festivals are such fun! coffee beer sounds like my kind of thing. I am intrigued by the chocolate beer I saw recently...

Happy Monday!

Paige@ RunningaroundNormal said...

What a fun day! I wish they'd have more festivals near where I live. I just love the laid back vibe and sense of community you get from it!

I agree - Theresa is hilarious!!

*Naomi* said...

hahaha I love teresa too! she has such a mouth on her and I love it! also a big fan of bethanny...she is just great!

that brewrival looks so fun!! you and josh are so cute..glad you had a nice time and great weekend!

K from ksgoodeats said...

Tastes like coffee?! I'm sold! What a fun event and how sweet of you to play DD.

Haha to the sexual chocolate - I have a funny story that that drink reminded me of! Thanks for the sweet shout out. I never (well at least I try to never) miss and Itzy's Kitchen post!! Hmm...wonder who asked that Housewife question... ;) I have to agree though Theresa is one of my favs!! Prostitution whor-ah!

Katie said...

This looks like so much fun! I wish we had things like that here that were in the open air and not just at bars.

Have a great week, Erica!

Bella-Fleur said...

well hello
I just stunmbled across your blog and see you are in the charleston area. Let me just say I LOVE Charleston and have been visiting there for the last 16 years! How lucky you are to live in the area!!! I see you just posted about coast brewing I was just telling my husband we have to try this place this june! too wild ! anywho just wanted to pop in and say say hello. :-) if you are interested you can check out my blog www.bella-fleur.blogspot.com. I post a little bit of everything on there!
Sherry~

Veggies 'n' Cake said...

The pulled pork and pickles sandwich looks A-mazing. I want this for lunch today!

Holly said...

What a fun festival! Can't WAIT until it gets warm enough here for them.

I love your outlook on slip ups. I completely agree - life is too short to go completely without them! I have found sometimes it's best to "just say no" so one treat doesn't turn into, say, ten. :-)

Anne Marie said...

You and your hubby are do adorable!

Staci Dombroski said...

Man if I knew about that I would have driven myself out there! That looks like such a fun time!

Tina said...

Thanks for the shout out! You just read to see pics of Murphy, right? :)

Looks like such a fun beer festival!