Wandering Wednesay

by HEAB on July 13, 2011

Yesterday was supposed to be Chuck Taylor Tuesday, but in my excitement to share Summer’s photos with you, I decided to post my weekly walkabout today instead. So, just where have my Converse All Stars taken me this week?

Chipotle. Not once, but twice.


My fascination with tortilla chips is kind of out of control.


After Summer’s photo session, my Chucks and I tried out Yogi’s, a self-serve frozen yogurt establishment. I filled my cup with tart, chocolate, and vanilla. Belly and feet were quite content.

Emily & Chris’s Chucks joined us as well. Not only does this couple take amazing photos, but they have excellent taste in shoes. 🙂


We all gave Yogis two very enthusiastic toes up.

You know what pairs really well with my new shoes?


My new tee-skirt!

Oh, how I love this skirt. On my Living List, I mentioned that I wanted to learn to sew, specifically to make this skirt. Then, I figured just buying the skirt would be much easier. So, I did. Em from Life Is Art (love her blog!) sells them on Etsy. She sent me photos of 3 different piles of thrifted t-shirts, and after picking my favorite, my new skirt arrived in the mail a couple weeks later. Thanks Em – I love it so much and cannot stop wearing it.

And last but not least,


I feel like I am back in my yoga groove…finally!

Whenever I have the chance go to my favorite Monday morning yoga class, I go. However, since Summer’s arrival, I rarely get there, unless my mom is in town to baby-sit. Mom was in town this week and off to yoga I went. Thanks mom! My teacher has been studying Dharma Yoga in New York these past few months, and I love how she incorporates it into her classes. The flow is a bit slower than other vinyasa classes, but challenging. Honestly, it’s kind of perfect, and my body and mind are loving it.

Been anywhere exciting this week…and have you ever slept in a skirt? Tee-skirts make great pajamas. 🙂


Shannon July 14, 2011 at 8:00 pm

Hi Heather! Love your skirt!! I just made your protein ice cream for the first time (I don’t know what took me so long) and OMG!! AMAZING!! It was a huge serving and I happily ate the whole thing. Thank you!!!

Lilly July 14, 2011 at 6:02 pm

Your blog is so refreshing- your glowing in your pics, and you zest for life totally shines through in these posts! Reading your blog is so enjoyable, thank you so much!

Nora @ Natural Noshing July 14, 2011 at 5:38 pm

I love Chipotle’s chips – that lime salt is like crack! So addictive…esp with their amazing guac! I’m such a salty tortilla chip lover 🙂 Now I am craving Chipotle’s chips AND frozen yogurt!!!
Love your skirt! I have one made in Montana by a local company – the name is totally slipping my mind right now..I’ll have to try mine as pjs 🙂

Deb (SmoothieGirlEatsToo) July 14, 2011 at 4:27 pm

Must concur with Averie- you’re looking great!

Your chucks series is so adorable. I still haven’t googled where chuck taylors comes from. As I said back in my day (when we walked to school uphill both ways barefoot) they were just called “Converse All Stars”. These young whippersnappers!! hahah

Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out July 14, 2011 at 8:39 am

You’re right – The skirt is super cute. And it looks awesome with your Chuck Taylors! 🙂

Emmy July 14, 2011 at 8:04 am

Heaby! I had to take a brief break from blog world (including reading!) in order to move house and other mind blowingly time consuming affairs! :). Ive had to sort of re-start my blog but im hoping to shift some of the old content over…
Anyways I come back and your photo skills are awesome (im talking about the converse shot – how comes you call them Chuck Taylors?!) and your daughter is SO beautiful. Loved reading the comment about how happy you are at the moment too!! Big Hugs!! xxx

HEAB July 14, 2011 at 9:01 am

Hi Emmy,
I was thinking about you the other day and wondering how you were doing. Good to hear from you, and thanks for your kind words regarding my photos. I’ve got a long ways to go, but I’m having fun learning about photography and editing.

Converse All Stars are often referred to as Chuck Taylors b/c back in the 1920’s Chuck Taylor, a basketball player and shoe salesman for Converse, improved the shoe’s design and became the product’s spokesperson.

Sylvia @ LifeIsGoodWithFood July 14, 2011 at 6:57 am

I can’t say that I’ve been anywhere exciting this week. I did go to the zoo just this past Saturday and got to witness an elephant peeing. It was like an explosive fire hydrant 😉

Tee-skirts sound cool! I’ve never slept in one before, but the comfy factor might lead me to buy one. Just the other day, I saw a post about Vibrams on sale at Edibleperspective; eventually I kept coming back to the site, caved, and bought a pair! They’re ready for pickup 😀

Kath (My Funny Little Life) July 14, 2011 at 6:48 am

Yay for finding back to the HEAB groove! 😀 I’ve already said that I love your Chucks, and I also like your new t-shirt and skirt. You look very pretty and relaxed in a lovely way! 🙂

I’ve never slept in a skirt, but I have a nightgown. While sleeping, it likes to crawl up to my belly, and when I wake up, I usually have the whole thing somewhere around my neck. 🙂

Aine @ Something to Chew Over July 14, 2011 at 3:43 am

A self-serve fro-yo place sounds dangerously good! 😉

The Healthy Engineer July 14, 2011 at 1:01 am

I didn’t mind that you shared Summer’s pictures instead of the shoes…they were so so beautiful 😀

Mmmm I haven’t had fro yo in wayyy too long

Samantha July 13, 2011 at 10:52 pm

Squeeee you got one of the skirts! Love them, yours is too cute and looks SO comfy!

HEAB July 14, 2011 at 6:54 am

Sam, I did. Finally broke down…could not resist!

Alison July 13, 2011 at 10:38 pm

You’re so mean Heather. I am now in love with that skirt and Em is on vacation! (or maybe Em is mean, instead of you). I just signed up to be emailed when she gets back in town.
How much did your skirt cost after shipping?

HEAB July 14, 2011 at 6:55 am

Haha, nah, I think Em is pretty nice. 🙂 The skirt will be worth the wait, and I paid exactly $51 total for it. Worth every penny as I never want to take it off!

Alison July 14, 2011 at 6:20 pm

So I’ve been spending too much time on Etsy looking at tee-skirts ever since I saw your skirt. Here’s one that I love and think you might like as well: (sorry for the horribly long link)


HEAB July 14, 2011 at 6:34 pm

Oh my gosh, I love it. So ordering one! Thank you. 🙂

Kiran @ KiranTarun.com July 13, 2011 at 10:32 pm

I am yet to wear my Converse All Star! It’s red in color and I can’t wait to wear it now that you’ve mentioned it here 😀 Summer’s photos are just as adorable as she is – y’all looked amazing 🙂

Ana July 13, 2011 at 8:31 pm

I LOVE your skirt!!!!!
My shoes are taking me to Brazil tomorrow! We are off to a long trip and will be arriving in Brazil on Friday, I miss my family a lot so I am super excited to go!

Jill July 13, 2011 at 8:17 pm

If you ever want some extra fabric to try to make your own skirts/pillowcases/whatever, I have two old skirts that are really pretty Indian/bohemian type patterns that you are welcome to have. I keep telling myself that I’ll use them for a project of my own, but they don’t really match anything I have and I don’t know if I’m quite “Martha-ish” enough for anything remotely close to sewing 🙂

I do like tortilla chips, but my *real* chip love is Sour Cream and Onion Ruffles. I can’t even buy them for myself because I can seriously eat about half a bag by myself. Classy, right? If you like salty you should check out the Orrville Redenbacher’s Naturals popcorn-the Buttery Salt and Pepper kind is amaazzzing. I may or may not have incorporated it into dinner a lot lately. Popcorn = corn = grain, right?

michelle July 13, 2011 at 8:08 pm

You look too cute in your runners and skirt! I bought my husband a pair and he refused to wear them…he thought they made him look like a mature guy ‘trying to hard”. geez, he’s 45.

Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli July 13, 2011 at 7:13 pm

Oh my gosh, LOVE the skirt! What a neat idea and it looks so comfortable! You “sound” so happy, Heather! Congrats for finding your yoga groove! I know that’s something you’ve been working on for a while now.

Not sure if you saw my response to your comment on my blog, but I WAS supposed to go to Nashville today to meet a friend and was going to see if you wanted to grab a coffee or something, but my friend had to cancel. So bummed that we can’t meet up before you leave for the summer…but we will DEFINITELY have to catch up when you get back!

HEAB July 13, 2011 at 7:52 pm

Yes, definitely! 🙂

Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga July 13, 2011 at 7:11 pm

tee-skirt! omg that is soooo adorable!

That is a side benefit of not nursing anymore..can you imagine trying to nurse in public in that number? haha! I nursed for so many years that my brain always goes to weird things like that…even tho she’s been weaned 18 mos. I still think that way…but i digress.

You look AWESOME, Heather! Whatver you’re doing workout wise or eating wise, the lack of formal structure that you posted about recently, keep doing it! It’s working. Hot.Mama.Alert. !!!

HEAB July 13, 2011 at 7:54 pm

Thanks Averie and thank you Spanx. 😉

Emily @ Comfortable Home Life July 13, 2011 at 6:57 pm

Oh great, another thing on Etsy for me to be obsessed with because I absolutely adore that skirt! Can’t say I’ve ever slept in a skirt– too much fabric. Your chucks bring you such fun places, I’m still loving this series!

Meghan @ StruggleMuffins July 13, 2011 at 6:37 pm

Hey Oh, tortilla chips are completely obsession-worthy. One of my favorite things is a big bowl of stir fried veggies (complete with nutritional yeast, miso paste, garlic, Bragg’s and other yummy stuff) that I eat with Tostitos Scoops (multi-grain variety) instead of a fork. I love snacks that double as utensils – double whammy.

Also love that you had a chuck convention at the ice cream place. I have yet to enjoy self-serve fro yo whilst wearing my chucks but I don’t doubt that the chuck factor heightens the pleasure factor of the overall experience 😉

HEAB July 13, 2011 at 7:55 pm

Love scoop chips…very high on my list of best inventions ever. 🙂

The Delicate Place July 13, 2011 at 6:11 pm

i love barbacoa from chipotle. so savory and delish! tee skirt clever AND functionally fun! dig it. glad you found your yoga groove again 🙂

HEAB July 13, 2011 at 7:56 pm

Always eyeball the barbocoa, but I’ve never ordered it. Will do so next time I’m there…read tomorrow. 😉

Hannah July 13, 2011 at 5:47 pm

That tee-skirt looks wonderful and so comfy! Perfect for doublechipotledays!

Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn July 13, 2011 at 5:41 pm

The things I would do for Chipotle. Ohhhh let me count the ways.

Baking 'n' Books July 13, 2011 at 3:10 pm

You are so pretty!

Love the skirt – so “freeing”. I haven’t worn a skirt in a long time – but that’s the kind I would like I think. Are there different colors?

I wonder if Emily wore her Chucks just for you?! 🙂

HEAB July 13, 2011 at 3:53 pm

Yes, you can choose a color scheme for your skirt. Em has several to choose from.

Emily and her husband always wear Chucks. I wore mine just for them. 🙂

Katie July 13, 2011 at 3:09 pm

I am so making one of those skirts! You should learn to sew, you know, in all your free time. No seriously though, its really easy. Even I can do it!

I do everything in skirts. I even went on a 4-day rim to rim backpacking trip in the Grand Canyon and hiked every day in a skirt. Best idea ever.

HEAB July 13, 2011 at 3:51 pm

I want to come visit you. You can teach me to sew…and make me cookies. I’ll bring the tahini. 😉

P.S. I would totally go hiking in a skirt. I own 2 by Mountain Hardware and wear them on walks all the time. So much better than shorts!

Lesley Lifting Life July 13, 2011 at 2:04 pm

Love that tee-skirt!

I think I’ve gone to Chipotle at least twice this week myself! ha.

Morgan July 13, 2011 at 1:33 pm

LOL, I am the EXACT same way when it comes to sewing – “I could spend a frustrating week ruining fabric, orrrrrrrr….I could just buy it!”

So glad you’re getting back into the yoga groove! Don’t you love how yoga is always there, waiting patiently for you?

katie July 13, 2011 at 1:24 pm

The skirt is so cute and so creative!

Loving the froyo action ; ) I want some !

Kristen - Anywhere There's An Airport July 13, 2011 at 12:53 pm

The owner of the yoga studio that I love in Orlando has been going to Dharma training in NY! I bet my teacher and your teacher know each other! 6 degrees of separation works! 🙂 Last time I was in the States I had the pleasure of taking her class that incorporated a lot of what she learned. Loved it! p.s. Chipotle is dearly missed in Madrid. It just might be my first night back meal next time around!

HEAB July 13, 2011 at 1:32 pm

I bet they do know each other. Crazy small world! Me teacher’s name is Jessalynn. Love her. 🙂

katie @KatieDid July 13, 2011 at 12:42 pm

the skirt is sooo cute! I’ve been saving mine for a quilt but it seems like such project, a skirt seems much more manageable. Then again I have no clue how to sew, so it all seems a little intimidating haha. My tom’s have brought me to the beach and bike rides on my new bike 🙂

The Teenage Taste July 13, 2011 at 12:24 pm

That tee-skirt is beyond cute! I’m browsing Em’s Etsy as I type this. 🙂

Stephanie @ extremebalance.net/blog July 13, 2011 at 12:11 pm

I suddenly and really intensely want frozen yogurt. Mm.

PS: teeskirts with a teeshirt in t-shirt sheets: awesome or overkill?

HEAB July 13, 2011 at 1:33 pm

Awesome…definitely awesome. I mean, can you imagine anything more comfortable?!? 😉

Grace July 13, 2011 at 12:10 pm

Happy to hear you’re back in a yoga groove, Heather! 🙂

HEAB July 13, 2011 at 1:34 pm

Thanks Grace. Me too! 🙂

J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) July 13, 2011 at 12:04 pm

Chipotle… only twice? 😉 I think I’d live there if we had one nearby!! And my summer home would be the froyo place, lol.

ClaireroseC July 13, 2011 at 12:03 pm

Fabulous skirt!! I have a chips and salsa prob as
Well… If I don’t go to a gathering without a bag and jar
People think there’s something wrong with they
Count on me to have them. HA!:-)cc

Mandy A July 13, 2011 at 12:00 pm

Hey girl! LOVE, LOVE the skirt! And the chucks, of course! 🙂

How is Yogi’s compared to our other favs here? Have you tried Menchies in Lenox Village yet? I’m obsessed.

HEAB July 13, 2011 at 1:35 pm

Nope, but I’ve heard good things about it. Since I live in walking distance of 2 different Sweet CeCe’s, Oasis, Tasti D Lite, and Yogi’s, no need to drive to Lenox Village. 🙂

I think Sweet CeCe’s is still my fav.

Cait's Plate July 13, 2011 at 11:54 am

Oh my gosh I LOVE that skirt! I would’ve done the same thing you did 🙂

I’m getting back into my yoga groove now too and it feels AMAZING! There’s really no other feeling like it.

Holly @ The Runny Egg July 13, 2011 at 11:38 am

I love tortilla chips too — and Chipotle’s are so good because they are so salty.

My sister Kim has a few pairs of Chuck’s- she loves them!

I have not slept in a skirt and I don’t like long sleepshirts/nightgowns because they end up all bunched up. I prefer t-shirt and underwear — with socks in the wintertime.

HEAB July 13, 2011 at 1:37 pm

I’m such a salty girl at heart – love my chips. 🙂
Also a t-shirt underwear kind of girl, but can’t do socks, even if it’s freezing outside. Always kick them off in the middle of the night.

Victoria (District Chocoholic) July 13, 2011 at 11:38 am

Your tee skirt is about the coolest thing ever. I want it! You’re so fashionable, I’m jealous

HEAB July 13, 2011 at 1:37 pm

You can easily have one of your own. Worth every penny. I’m living in it this week. Love love love it.

Mary @ Bites and Bliss July 13, 2011 at 11:22 am

I love Chucks 🙂 But the only pair I have now are so old holes are worn through them. I refuse to throw them away though because my friend did some sharpie art all over them back in high school. Good times 😛

Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) July 13, 2011 at 11:15 am

You sound sound happy and full of life! I love it! I want to start sewing skirts. I sewed a long time ago in school and I’m really wanting to make some skirts. I love yours! Too cute with the Chucks!

Jill July 13, 2011 at 11:14 am

Oh, I have an obsession with chips too! But, chipotle makes you almost have to remortgage your house! Well, unless you just go there and get chips!! ha ha.

PS Love the Summer pictures. She is gorgeous!! (Just like mom and dad.)

HEAB July 13, 2011 at 1:40 pm

Yeah, I think the best burrito/chip deal is definitely Baja…Burrito, not Fresh. Not a Baja Fresh girl, but LOVE Baja Burrito!

Liz July 13, 2011 at 10:59 am

That seriously sounds like the perfect week so far. And I totally had to stop myself from stopping on the way home yesterday for chips and salsa…it was really hard. 😉

Oh, and I LOVE tee skirts!!! I am totally addicted to them and can’t figure out how to break them into my work attire, but I am trying!! lol…Now I must go etsy shopping….

Liz July 13, 2011 at 11:01 am

OMG….I AM IN LOVE!!!!!! Holy crap…I am going to go broke buying tee skirts…..but I will be so happy and comfortable!!! hehe 😀

HEAB July 13, 2011 at 1:41 pm

I know, right? Etsy is a dangerous place. 😉

Tabitha July 13, 2011 at 10:57 am

Oh you know I had to google Chuck Taylor’s last week – I’d never heard of them – being a Johnny Foreigner! You look so naturally beautiful in that photograph, I really love your lifestyle Heather.

HEAB July 13, 2011 at 1:41 pm

Thanks so much Tabitha. I am loving my life as well. 🙂

jacobc July 13, 2011 at 10:50 am

I’m guessing since we didn’t see a pic of CD’s feet – he dosen’t share your good taste in shoes 😉

HEAB July 13, 2011 at 1:42 pm

Of course not…they don’t sell Chuck Taylors at Costco. 😉

Heather @ Kiss My Broccoli July 13, 2011 at 7:07 pm


Jen July 13, 2011 at 10:41 am

That skirt is awesome! And no, I’ve never slept in a skirt. Actually, I sleep naked a lot of the time, especially in the summer. I hope that’s blog appropriate to say…! By the way, you’re definitely not the only one addicted to tortilla chips. I’m obsessed with the Food Should Taste Good line. They make the best flavors!

HEAB July 13, 2011 at 1:43 pm

Nothing much is inappropriate here at HEAB. I think I mention “penis” at least once a week. 😉

Love the Food Should Taste Good chocolate and sweet potato chips. Oh, and the olive ones are good too!

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