Sweet as…

by lindsay cotter on February 7, 2012

I fully intended to adopt this Kiwi phrase. I hear it way to often.

sweet as- Urban dictionary defines it here.

Second most common phrase in New Zealand after “awesome“. Said when something is rather good instead of just “good” or “OK”. Often followed by “bro”.

EX: How was the surf at Ragland yesterday?
Sweet As bro

 

I’ve noticed that this saying is said a lot. But you know what’s different about it? I think it’s said with a GENUINE purpose.

So here’s to SWEET AS (‘s)…….not to be confused with sweet a**. Winking smile

SWEET AS

Life in slow motion. Life in vivid colors. Life, taking risks and not looking back.

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SWEET AS … being tired from a good day

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SWEET AS … things that make you laugh because they are so true

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SWEET AS …. your good friends making their FITNESS dreams a REALITY!

Jess and Jo!- READ HERE!!

SWEET AS … a rest week for Tuesday trainer and hearing all these INSPIRING Ladies!

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SWEET AS… my dinner last night because I finally found Corn Tortillas. It was Taco Tuesday in the Cotter House.

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Now tell me…

What’s your SWEET AS today?

Cheers,

LC

{ 103 comments… read them below or add one }

Jess February 7, 2012 at 7:25 pm

Sweet as…reading this blog post where one of my favorite blog friends in the world shows such awesome love and support for me and my sis as we follow our fitness dreams. You are so awesome. Thank you!! I’m seriously bowled over by all the support flooding in from bloggy land today on my news! It’s totally humbling. <3 you!

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LCCotter February 7, 2012 at 11:01 pm

you deserve every ounce of jubliation and joy! So amazing and so inspired by you two!

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jobo February 7, 2012 at 7:29 pm

awwww!!!! You are the sweetest! Sweet as sweet! :-) I needed this today as my day has been a complete cluster…and that just brightened it immensely and helped me take a step back and breathe. Life doesn’t have to be so fast all the time, now does it? XOXOXO!

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LCCotter February 7, 2012 at 11:01 pm

well i a glad this made your day, cause your announcement made mine. REALLY!

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Kim K February 7, 2012 at 7:32 pm

sweet as…the gorgeous orange lilies i bought for myself today!

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Kim K February 7, 2012 at 7:33 pm

and…sweet as….your pretty face!

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LCCotter February 7, 2012 at 11:00 pm

sweet as you freakin rock! and how’s the family? WE always think about you. xxoo

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Susan February 7, 2012 at 7:34 pm

NZ sounds like such a positive place if the two most common words/phrases are “awesome” and “sweet as…”. I want go there now! Okay, I already wanted to go there, but now I’m even more sold.

I love the feeling of being tired from a good day. It’s a distinctive feeling from just being tired in general. It’s like being lovedrunk or something.

I am still on the hunt for good corn tortillas!

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LCCotter February 7, 2012 at 11:00 pm

i want you to come here now too. Can i bribe you with good corn tortillas and walks on the beach?

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katie @KatieDid February 7, 2012 at 7:52 pm

Sweet as… coming home starving for a late lunch and remembering there are leftovers ready to be eaten! The best :) Hope you’re having a good day (night?)!

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LCCotter February 7, 2012 at 11:02 pm

gahh, me too! thank goodness for leftover taco meat. HEck ya!

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Yolie @ Practising Wellness February 7, 2012 at 7:52 pm

sweet as…practising yoga in the morning with my Kiwi – it was awesome! ;-) xyx

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LCCotter February 7, 2012 at 11:02 pm

now that is a good kiwi! he deserves some hokey pokey.

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Heather @ Better With Veggies February 7, 2012 at 7:57 pm

Sweet as finishing my first 50K and still having enough energy to go wine tasting!! =)

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LCCotter February 7, 2012 at 11:03 pm

sweet as… someday i want to do that with you! and yes, lets talk TRX. anytime!

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Tara February 7, 2012 at 7:58 pm

I like that expression!! Sweet as… my dream where I went to New Zealand and saw you. Not even kidding. My dream was in such detail that my status on facebook (in my dream) said “in Christchurch!”

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LCCotter February 7, 2012 at 11:03 pm

um, i think dreams can come true. Let’s make that happen!!

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Heather (Where's the Beach) February 7, 2012 at 8:06 pm

Ah, love it. What a great expression!! Taco Tuesday sounds good to me. That might be what we have tonight.

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LCCotter February 7, 2012 at 11:04 pm

tempeh tacos or tofu?! Either way, they will be sweet as…. heather.

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Katie February 7, 2012 at 8:10 pm

Love that phrase! I think I might have to adopt it as well…and I’m really far from New Zealand. :-)

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LCCotter February 7, 2012 at 10:59 pm

yes, adopt it. We can start a new US saying.

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Laura @ LauraLivesLife February 7, 2012 at 8:16 pm

… finding out that someone thinks that what you are doing is awesome (especially when you’ve forgotten it yourself)!

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LCCotter February 7, 2012 at 11:04 pm

you are awesome beyond words! don’t EVER forget that.

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Gen February 7, 2012 at 8:21 pm

Awesome post!!!! :D
For today, me sweet as would probably be getting to do a quick aerobics routine with the ladies in the community where we work!

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LCCotter February 7, 2012 at 11:04 pm

and sweet as those muscles… getting strong!

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Lindsay @ Lindsay's List February 7, 2012 at 8:23 pm

Taco Tuesday?!?! I’m coming!!

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LCCotter February 7, 2012 at 10:58 pm

bring the guac! xoxo

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Julia @ pain, pride and perseverance February 7, 2012 at 8:28 pm

Sweet as a compliment from a coworker I look up to and aspire to be like!

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LCCotter February 7, 2012 at 10:58 pm

well you deserve it and even more friend, cause you inspire me! sweet as JULIA!

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Julia @ pain, pride and perseverance February 7, 2012 at 8:29 pm

Sweet as a compliment from a coworker that I look up to and aspire to be like :)

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The Hippie Health Nut February 7, 2012 at 9:12 pm

Ha! Learn something new everyday. Um- tacos, yessss! :)

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LCCotter February 7, 2012 at 10:58 pm

and GF TACOS!! WOO WOO!

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Lisa February 7, 2012 at 9:17 pm

My sweet as today is definitely going to be tacos for dinner!

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LCCotter February 7, 2012 at 10:57 pm

i made mine with shrimp and bean sprouts with almond butter and spicey mustard. weird, yes. Good, heck ya! Sweet as… weird combos!

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Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) February 7, 2012 at 10:15 pm

I love learning through you! I want to come there so badly! Life just seems so beautiful and relaxing! My sweet as moment was when my boys started working out with me this week! It felt so good to have them be so into doing something with me especially when they had to get up at 5:50am!

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Bre February 7, 2012 at 10:18 pm

Sweet as….you and reading this post! :) Beautiful beaches and yummy food pictures—that’s sweet as. Sweet as running…which I’m going to head out and get done now- which usually results in the second kind of sweet as…;) hahaha sorry I couldn’t resist!

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LCCotter February 7, 2012 at 10:57 pm

YEA BRE!! Sweet as running BLISS!!

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Diana February 7, 2012 at 10:19 pm

I find it so interesting how different English-speaking countries use the same words to mean entirely different things! One of my good friends from college is from South Africa and she would always use words we were familiar with in ways that would make us just go “huh?!” For example she would say “just now” which we would think would mean she was going to do something at that moment but really meant she was going to do it at some undefined future point in time…lots of confusion ensued.

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LCCotter February 7, 2012 at 11:05 pm

haha, i think i might adopt that saying next. Man, we’ll have a whole new language soon! love it.

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Christin@purplebirdblog February 7, 2012 at 10:35 pm

I love it! Both sweet as and sweet ass! ;)

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LCCotter February 7, 2012 at 10:56 pm

sweet as a sweet ass… haha, new saying for us!

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Christin@purplebirdblog February 8, 2012 at 4:53 pm

Best saying ever! :)

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Brigid February 7, 2012 at 10:39 pm

Sweet phrase ;) I find local slang so interesting. English words can be rearranged in so many different ways to mean so many different things. Thanks for sharing. I would love to go to New Zealand sometime in my lifetime. This phrase makes me want to go even more now!

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LCCotter February 7, 2012 at 10:54 pm

sweet as…. come on down Brigid. We got room!

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Lou February 7, 2012 at 10:50 pm

Oh, this makes me smile… love a good bit of kiwi slang. Love the pictures of New Brighton too, I used to lifeguard round those parts… there’s a brilliant bulk foods place over there too. It’s called Binn Inn… but with a Kiwi accent that’s Bun Un. Hehe.

My sweet as is playing in the sunshine with Misty and a few of his little mates – play date ahoy! SO sweet :)

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LCCotter February 7, 2012 at 11:06 pm

those beaches are wicked! haha, is that a saying too? maybe i made that up. Wish you and misty were here to frollick with me. And now i must go find this Binn Inn.

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Shannon February 7, 2012 at 11:42 pm

i like the one about calling your mom :) going to do that!

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LCCotter February 8, 2012 at 2:38 am

oh good. i hope you had a nice chat. ;-)

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Sarah @ The Healthy Diva February 8, 2012 at 2:45 am

This post is sweet as bro! Today I’m actually in a world of pain from going to the dentist, but trying to find the silver lining!!! I’m going to focus on having fun in the kitchen making zucchini hummus and spinach bread instead. A day of healthy green things ahead….sweet as!

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LCCotter February 8, 2012 at 7:29 am

oh no, poor sarah! I heard hmmus heals tooth pain. ;-)

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Marcia February 8, 2012 at 2:48 am

Yay for taco Tuesday!
For me today it’s sweet as total domination of my hill interval workout.
And i called my mom too. : )

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LCCotter February 8, 2012 at 7:30 am

yes! that feels so good. Hills and thrills, right?!

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sophia February 8, 2012 at 3:18 am

Hee hee, love it, Lindsey. Today…My internship was sweet as bro. It was nice because of the camaraderie and also I got a lot of stuff done!

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LCCotter February 8, 2012 at 7:31 am

oh sweet as Sophia! thats a good feeling. Like a kick ass sweet as.

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Pure2raw twins February 8, 2012 at 3:47 am

awesome post as usually my dear…today was sweet as because are working towards reaching our dream…getting ready to take the next step to grow our bakery. exciting yet scary.

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LCCotter February 8, 2012 at 7:31 am

next big step is…… ? catch me up and i am there supporting!

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Christine @ Merf In Progress February 8, 2012 at 4:16 am

You bet your sweet as!!!

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LCCotter February 8, 2012 at 7:32 am

um HELLO stranger! Youre sweet as because i love hearing from you. How are ya?

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Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean February 8, 2012 at 4:17 am

have i told you lately that i freakin’ love reading your blog. brings back SO MANY MEMORIES :) love it

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LCCotter February 8, 2012 at 7:32 am

memories need to be recreated so i think you should come visit NZ now!

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Katie February 8, 2012 at 4:26 am

Sweet as finishing up the prep work for all my classes this week by TUESDAY!!!

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LCCotter February 8, 2012 at 7:33 am

hell ya teacher of the year award. Sweet as that extra cup of coffee paid off!

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Sara @ Nourish and Flourish February 8, 2012 at 6:40 am

Sweet as…learning a new expression! I’d love it if you’d share more Kiwi sayings with us!

Sweet as…catching up with YOU! I’m excited that you found tortillas–cheers to the return of Taco Tuesdays! I hope you’re now able to share the tradition with the taco-un-enlightened New Zealanders!

Sending lots of love and hugs your way! xoxo

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LCCotter February 8, 2012 at 7:34 am

oh i adore you. Wanna come play in NZ with me? I think that’d be sweet as. And taco will be made! hugs.

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Kristin @ STUFT Mama February 8, 2012 at 8:11 am

Taking a day to rest a bit and listen to my body. Enjoying each moment for what it is. :) Sweet as having an amazing friend like YOU!

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LCCotter February 8, 2012 at 6:59 pm

ohh this is sweet as. Sweet as having an amazing friend like you too! God is good!

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Nichole February 8, 2012 at 8:12 am

Corn tortillas, they really do make a difference!

I love being tired on a good day:)

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LCCotter February 8, 2012 at 6:59 pm

it was the tired but happy feeling. sweet as sun on your race while you nap. hehe.

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Miz February 8, 2012 at 10:15 am

YOU.

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LCCotter February 8, 2012 at 7:00 pm

and sweet as you…. see you in a month.

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Sarah February 8, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Great post! Very lovely pictures of the ocean :)
Sweet as waking up rejuvenated and ready to take on the day (after a cup o’ joe of course!)

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LCCotter February 8, 2012 at 7:01 pm

yes, coffee is the best part of the morning. sweet as the smell of a good cup!

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Kath (My Funny Little Life) February 8, 2012 at 3:53 pm

Aww, I love this expression! :D

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LCCotter February 8, 2012 at 7:01 pm

germany has some fun expressions. I think i learned a few while i was there. Refresh my memory!

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teabagginit February 8, 2012 at 4:53 pm

sweet as … my new love of marmite! :) and a reminder of why i love your blog – great recipes, tons of inspiration, and new food finds!

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LCCotter February 8, 2012 at 7:02 pm

and i love yours. Marmite and good soul talk. Sweet as!

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Tiff February 8, 2012 at 6:21 pm

Thanks for clarifying ~ I was definitely thinking of the other “sweet as*” phrase. haha

The tacos look fab!

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LCCotter February 8, 2012 at 6:58 pm

now you want to use that phrase, don’t you? ;)

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Danielle February 8, 2012 at 6:35 pm

yummm – sweet as….taking control of my career

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LCCotter February 8, 2012 at 7:04 pm

way to embrace your career danielle. SO SWEET as!!

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rachelle February 8, 2012 at 6:44 pm

Awww gorgeous picture and the tacos look scrumptious. My Sweet as was watching my Dad’s basketball team win last night. They have had a few hard games and it was so so sweet to see them succeed yesterday. :)

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LCCotter February 8, 2012 at 7:03 pm

ahh sweet as VICTORY! give him a high 5 for me.

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Michele @ nycrunningmama February 8, 2012 at 6:47 pm

Life’s unexpected surprises…although it drastically change my plans in the near term, it is the best thing that could have happened to me =)
Great post, Lindsay…

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LCCotter February 8, 2012 at 7:03 pm

yes! changes, even the sudden ones can be good, or rather… sweet as!

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Tessa @ Amazing Asset February 8, 2012 at 7:02 pm

Excellent post as usual :) Sweet as… not feeling guilty about not being as productive as I should have been yesterday. Today is a new day to get stuff done!

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LCCotter February 8, 2012 at 7:02 pm

hell ya. that is some major sweet as Tessa. Love it!

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Sabrina @ Radioactive Runner February 8, 2012 at 7:17 pm

ohh, I love your beach pictures. I also love “keep calm and call your Mom”.. haha I should frame that ;)

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LCCotter February 8, 2012 at 10:18 pm

i know, cute isn’t it? My mom would love that poster too.

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Jess @ Blonde Ponytail February 8, 2012 at 7:47 pm

Ha! Sweet A**…I like your new phrase, a fab reminder of all the good surrounding us!

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LCCotter February 8, 2012 at 10:18 pm

yes, and you are sweet as with a sweet ass. whoops, i just said that out loud. hehe.

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Health Bee February 8, 2012 at 8:32 pm

Hi Friend, How are you? When are you coming back to the US?

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LCCotter February 8, 2012 at 10:16 pm

i’m good! trying to comment on your post but DISQUS won’t let me. bugger We will be back in the US around march.

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Health Bee February 9, 2012 at 1:36 am

I saw your comment. I guess Disqus went through after all. :-)

Welcome back soon!

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Rach February 8, 2012 at 8:57 pm

Love this! And Taco Tuesday sounds fabulous!

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LCCotter February 8, 2012 at 10:17 pm

it’s a repeat in our house for sure.

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Heather @ Dietitian on the Run February 9, 2012 at 12:32 pm

Sweet as…feeling those random muscles groups burn during a yoga class, or watching the legs do their thang’ when you unleash for a tempo run! :)

It took this long to find corn tortillas?! Craziness.

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LCCotter February 9, 2012 at 6:39 pm

oh that is a good feeling. I miss hot yoga!

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hillary biscay February 9, 2012 at 1:49 pm

ahhh love that expression! so kiwi. sweet as bro . . .love it!
how funny is it to be so excited to find something we take for granted here? i think you need a tortilla press –just got one and they are small and definitely portable. you could order masa harina online and make your own there, easy! :)

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LCCotter February 9, 2012 at 5:59 pm

a tortilla press? I’m all about that!!

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dorry February 10, 2012 at 4:07 am

so glad you found corn tortillas! Billy started to just make his own when he lived in London because he couldn’t find them anywhere. :)

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Missy February 10, 2012 at 8:36 pm

sweet as watching the wind move the trees…(palm trees mostly)
i spend a lot of time doing that (don’t laugh) because it brings me to God. The wind moving invisibly but definitely reminds me of his Presence in us and with us.

Hard to explain but seriously that’s my sweet.

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LCCotter February 11, 2012 at 12:31 am

no i can so relate. In fact, i wish i could be there now doing the same. But i will look at the mountains and watch the leave blow. Bliss.

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lauren @ wwob February 16, 2012 at 4:52 pm

Aww I forgot that kiwis say that!!! bahaha it took me so long to grasp!

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