Guess Who's Back…Back Again…

by Holly on August 8, 2009

in dinner,eating out

Shady’s Holly’s back, tell a friend…

…and SOOO happy to be back!  I missed y’all :).

First and foremost, thank you to Janetha, Alison, Matt, Angharad and Katharina for sitting in the hosting chair as the acting Healthy Everythingtarian this week and writing a wonderful variety of guest posts.  I loved each and every one of them (which ALL got rave reviews from my co-workers!) – THANK YOU!

I also have to thank YOU all – I also got some lovely feedback from the guest posters saying how wonderful Healthy Everythingtarian readers are, and for that, my homedudes, you WILL be rewarded (hint: scroll down to the end of this post).

Good news…I am not homeless in Madison!  Woowoo for that!  When you read this, I am actually probably currently moving into my new digs.  I actually haven’t seen the apartment (one of the downsides of moving from another state…eek!) but a friend looked at it for me and gave it the go-ahead, so I am crossing my fingers it’s no drug house or anything.  I guess we’ll see…

This week away from the blogosphere was full of totally awesome firsts…

my first can of Zevia ever

my first can of Zevia ever


my first giveaway win ever



my first shocktop ever

my first Shocktop beer ever

…as well as lots of normal daily activities…

pedis with my sissy (mine are on the right)

pedis with my sissy (my ruby red toesies are on the right)


the usual yogurt-fruit afternoon snack combo

coupons from the lovely peeps at Chobani

coupons from the lovely peeps at Chobani


wise words of wisdom i find useful when wanting to rip my hair out

…and, of course, full of friends!

my senior year prom date and moi

me + my high school junior year prom date


me and some of my besties

Man, so much housekeeping to do!  Listen up yo, here we go, here we go…

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Another bloggy award…this time the lovely Justine from Confessions of a S.A.H.M. passed on the “Honest Award” to me for being opinionated (comes easily to me), truthful and writing from the heart.  Thank you darlin!  I’m supposed to pass it on…but I have to pass it onto all of you for being “honestly” fabulous readers :).


You’re probably thinking, ummm blogger award? In addition, an exciting announcement should also be made by the end of the week for y’all!  Stay tuned to find out exactly what that upcoming news entails.  Gosh, I’m so mysterious…muah ha ha!

Finally…I have to give a huge, long overdue shout-out to my (former :() co-worker Laurie who is single-handedly responsible for giving me the kick in the butt I needed to start this blog.  In other words, she is the one you can yell at thank for my foodie ramblings, bad jokes and daily appearances here on The Healthy Everythingtarian.  Love you Laur!

So, get ready to back on normal schedule including some “This and That” love and a looonnnngggg overdue “Holly Investigates” post.  Now that I am finally settling in, the bloggy goodness is going to skyrocket with awesomeness.  Does that even make sense?  Ahhhh…whatev – enjoy the weekend everyone!


Rosey Rebecca August 8, 2009 at 4:05 pm

YAY!! Welcome back!! I missed you! I love the overflowing blueberry yogurt!

Lynn (The Actors Diet) August 8, 2009 at 4:19 pm

have a great weekend girl!

janetha August 8, 2009 at 4:22 pm

woohoo holler to the holly, glad you are back. those empanadas look BANGIN and hooray for pedis. shocktop is so good, no? cute photos with the ladiesss. love you long time!!

homegirlcaneat August 8, 2009 at 4:24 pm


Loves ya and can’t wait to hear your review on Shania ;)

Kailey August 8, 2009 at 4:57 pm

woah cream cheese, nutella and pb all in one delicious pastry sounds amazing!!

jenngirl August 8, 2009 at 5:39 pm

Congrats on settling in, glad your week off was full of funness!

Those empanadas sound like heaven, and your toes look pretty! :)

Alison August 8, 2009 at 5:50 pm

Welcome back welcome back welcome back (sung to the end of that slim shady phrase)

On the edge of my seat for your big announcement! Do we really have to wait ALLLLL week?? ;)

I WENT TO CHIPOTLE! I totally thought of you while I was there.

Hope you are getting settled, you gotta give us the “grand tour”. Photo tour that is.

Meredith August 8, 2009 at 5:54 pm

That empanada sounds so good!

April (Foods of April) August 8, 2009 at 6:32 pm

Yay I really missed you!!

And what the heck is that empanada and why the heck isn’t it in my tummy?? ;)

JB August 8, 2009 at 6:47 pm

i also gave you that award! look:

have a lovely weekend holly! :)


Mia {runs & rests} August 8, 2009 at 6:51 pm

Yay! Wecome back! Those empanadas are killers!

Abby August 8, 2009 at 7:02 pm

You had me at “cream cheese, PB and nutella empanada”…
Anyway, so glad you’re back, (although slightly shrouded in mystery with your little hints.) Glad you’re not roaming around homeless with nothing but a cardboard box to sleep in and a seemingly endless supply of Chobani coupons.

Can’t wait to hear how your new digs and duties work out. And by the way, two trailer park girls go round the outside, round the outside, round the outside.

Emily (Healthy Fit Mama) August 8, 2009 at 7:20 pm

Glad you’re back! You had some great guest posts this week.

Can’t wait to hear the big announcement!

Michal Mymo August 8, 2009 at 7:40 pm

Welcome back girly :) That is a really inspirational quote, and its true too. Is it like a card or a magnet or something? I wish I could get a copy of that for my fridge.

Whit August 8, 2009 at 8:01 pm

Holly, Holly, Holly!!!!! I have missed you loads and bunches, but thank you for introducing me to the fabulous Mama Weeds, cause I think we were seperated at birth or something. Plus you might be our triplet, I am investigating the matter.

traveleatlove August 8, 2009 at 8:12 pm

Holy empanada! That sounds amazing!

Tay August 8, 2009 at 8:42 pm

Yay glad you had a great time and have a good rest of the weekend!! I’m glad you’re back – missed your posts! ;-)

leianna August 8, 2009 at 8:43 pm

So glad you are back, hope Madison is treating you good! Can’t wait to see whats coming in your wonderful blog!

runnerskitchen August 8, 2009 at 9:02 pm

I love that quote! Such a good thing to remember when changes are abound. Can you give the details on that empanada? Looks ahhhmazing!

Andrea@WellnessNotes August 8, 2009 at 9:05 pm

Welcome back! Looking forward to the grand tour of your new place… ;) And of course to the exciting announcement!

buffmuffy August 8, 2009 at 9:24 pm

hmm those empanadas sound intriguing!

Faith (Thought 4 Food) August 8, 2009 at 10:17 pm

Yay, welcome back, I missed you! I can’t wait to see your new place, how exciting!

Christina August 9, 2009 at 7:28 am

hope you like the new apartment…welcomeback!!

Matt (No Meat Athlete) August 9, 2009 at 7:36 am

What I want to know is what’s a Shocktop beer??? Looks delicious! Congrats on your giveaway win and blog award!

ksgoodeats August 9, 2009 at 8:40 am

YAY for having a home :D Good luck moving in! Unpacking is the worst part!

Oh no you diiiiiint with those empanadas! Those sound dangerously delicious!

Did you like Shock Top? I wasn’t a big fan when I first tried it but everyone seems to like it so maybe I’ll give it another shot. WELCOME BACK!!!!

uncle tommie timbertoes August 9, 2009 at 8:52 am

Hola mucho bueno senorita. I see your back but since this is a blog about honesty, honestly,I never realized you were gone. Wat-ev, it’s nice to know you are back in the town that developed this obsessively complusive liberal democratic save the world mentality that was partly rubbed off on you by hang’n wit yer favorite uncle.

Moving is always good, it forces you to change and, when done as many times as I have, it eventually teaches you that it’s not where you live that matters, it’s how you live.

Peace up, peace down, peace in & peace out

Katharina August 9, 2009 at 8:52 am

Thank you so much for asking me to write a guest post on your blog!!! It was a lot of fun, and it was cool reading the other posts too. I hope you have a smooth move! I didn’t know what my last place looked like either before I moved in. I doubt it’s a drug house lol. The empanadas filled with cream cheese + peanut butter + nutella sound amazing! HAve you had empanadas with cream cheese and guava?? Anyway, thanks to Laurie I stumbled upon you, and I believe you’re the best Holly that’s out there :) Much love!!

Evan Thomas August 9, 2009 at 9:32 am

Those empanada’s sound ri-ridiculous. And I dig the Zevia, but the labeling on that one’s different than the ones I got, weird.

Lindsay @ bananaandchocolate August 9, 2009 at 1:09 pm

Welcome back! Those empanada’s look amazing!

Jacquelyn August 9, 2009 at 6:25 pm

cant wait to hear about your delicious times!! and ps i love ur purse! where did you get it?!

Anne K. August 9, 2009 at 8:53 pm

Hey girl! Glad you’re back and have a place :) Love all your firsts–I’m a big fan of that Zevia. Have a great night!

broccolihut August 10, 2009 at 9:43 am

Haha, I’m glad to see that I’m not the only one who freely uses Eminem references in her posts:) Glad to have you back!
Looks like you’ve had lots of firsts, but I think that empanada sounds the coolest.

lowandbhold August 10, 2009 at 3:29 pm

Yay! So glad you’re back and not homeless! Can’t wait to see pics of the new digs. Sorry about the broken laptop too :(

Holly August 11, 2009 at 11:08 am

it was obv fried…but it had layered swirls of peanut butter, cream cheese and nutella. my guess is the filled it all, fried it up and then topped it all with powdered sugar!

Holly August 11, 2009 at 11:09 am

please let us be triplets…please let us be triplets…

Holly August 11, 2009 at 11:10 am

check this site out! they also have quotable magnets that are fabulous!

Holly August 11, 2009 at 11:11 am

thank you for completing the Eminem reference :)

Holly August 11, 2009 at 11:11 am

thank you – sorry i’ve been to MIA to see it! love ya!

Holly August 11, 2009 at 11:12 am

i could not be more happy you went to chipotle! i hope it was everything you wanted and more. thank you for completing the eminem reference as well :)

Holly August 11, 2009 at 11:13 am

haha gotta LOVE eminem references!

Holly August 11, 2009 at 11:13 am

ohhh thanks! i got the purse at urban outfitters a year or two ago. it’s canvas and neutral – aka my summer staple!

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