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Manic Monday

So I decided to try something different. Maybe just for this week. Maybe for awhile? Because Mondays are not really that great. And on Mondays we need extra reasons to smile. Also, my brothers and sisters are forever sharing links that make me laugh until I cry and my cheeks hurt and I can’t think of a better way to pass those along. Plus, I like The Bangles, so there’s that.

red velvet waffle #terrace cafe

1. Let’s start with this Red Velvet Waffle. It was so freaking good that Chad and I had basically annihilated the whole entire thing before I remembered I should take a picture (sorry). I mentioned before that my brother works for Terrace Cafe, an awesome restaurant that boasts a soul foodie organic menu and the best cup of coffee I’ve had in… ummm ever. If you ever find yourself in the Charlotte area GO THERE. Not even kidding. Just look at this salad with Honey Sherry Vinaigrette. Looook at it:

grilled chicken salad @ terrace cafe

2. My brother shared this with me, I shared it with my friend Deanna @ Sole Food Kitchen, and now I’m sharing it with you. This guy is so serious about his Five Guys Burgers and Fries that it’s like oh my dayum. WATCH IT.

3. I sent THIS CLIP to my sister because we love Cinderella and Kristen Wiig and my sister loves the Housewives of everything. This has alla that. Nuff said.

4. I read THIS ARTICLE written for BlogHer by Mouth From the South. It is spot-on hilarious. #1, #4, #8, #11, and #12.

5. We had a tea party for my friend Pat over the weekend. I made another attempt at decorating cookies.

tea party cookies

Not quite as good as my first attempt? But that first go I didn’t try to draw tea cups either. Just sayin. I’d also like to add that I sincerely hope I am as adorable as Pat when I reach her age (which I will keep to myself, Miss Pat). Her humor is dry, her jewelry is so cute and funky, and she still renounces all mom jeans.

6. I’d like to introduce this portion of Manic Monday called what in the h*ll is Norma Jean thinking?

what is Norma Jean thinking?

Feel free to offer explanations. I am looking forward to them.

7. I’m so excited to tell you guys that I’ve added 3 new sponsors to Sugar Dish Me…

Abe’s Market offering green products of every variety, including some lunch boxes that I reeeeeally want, and I eat my lunch at home every day. Yes. They are that cool.

Mod Cloth offers AFFORDABLE vintage style. Plus stuff for your house. I would like allllll the dresses, please.

Love is on the Way Couple Tees
BoldLoft I applied for with Valentine’s Day in mind (all the candy is already set up in the stores you guys) but I really think this stuff is cute with any gift for your other half in mind. The juice glasses and pillow cases are my favorites.

8. Send me funny stuff! My email is heather[at]sugardishme[dot]com … I’ll post your stuff and mine starting next week. It’s Monday. We all need to laugh. Really.


Friday 11th of January 2013

Cute cookies! And cute cat!


Saturday 12th of January 2013


Pat Tate

Wednesday 9th of January 2013

Heather, I don't mind you counting my years (82), just don't count my wrinkles!! The 'Tea Party' was absolutely absolute! Can you come and live with me??


Thursday 10th of January 2013

Hi, Pat! So glad you enjoyed the tea party! I think my family might miss me, though you and your home are so darling... it's tempting!!


Tuesday 8th of January 2013

Oh Norma!!!! She's probably like jealous of all your cooking haha Or maybe she's like hey girl hey I can fit in this bowl and I'm so cool, I'm a cool cat!!! lol Or maybe she's just crazy, drunk on cat nip and hung over and she thought that was her bed? haha Either way adorbs!!! Congrats on your sponsors so cool!!! I don't know what that first picture is off but it's a little creepy looking lol It looks like maybe you murdered a strawberry and it is foaming at the mouth? haha I don't know!!! Anyhow..I love Mondays...and that waffle sounds good!!! Next time, pictures!!!!


Tuesday 8th of January 2013

That photo is the last bite of fluffy red velvet waffle covered in cream cheese drizzle... it was HEAVENLY. We completely devoured it. Norma is in a constant state of crazy. She is so weird.


Monday 7th of January 2013

I think Norma Jean is saying, “ Mom seems to love everything that comes out of this ....Here I am MoM!"


Monday 7th of January 2013

Hahaha... you might be right. Glad to hear from you! It's been a little while!


Monday 7th of January 2013

And did you know our new governor's favorite food is hamburgers? Should I send the link? Maybe I'll wait until I stop laughing. Which may be, um, never... :-)


Monday 7th of January 2013

Norma is SUCH a weird-o. Why is this comfortable? I had no idea Gov. McCrory's favorite food was hamburgers. Hmmmm... the more you know, right? Oh my dayum.