Food Trucks Rock (plus some exciting news!).

Another Monday, another weekend with family gone in a blur!

But first, I want to share some exciting news with all of you!

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… I got a full-time job! Thumbs upThumbs up

For those who have been following me for a while, you know that when we moved to Atlanta, I wasn’t able to find an immediate, full-time school psychology position.  I’ve been doing some psych work on a part-time basis, while also working at Lifetime Fitness.  But I really wanted to find a full-time position for next school year.

Well, mission accomplished!  I received a formal offer with a local school district last week, and I could not be more excited and thankful!  I realize how difficult jobs are to come by these days, and I feel abundantly blessed to have this new opportunity! Smile

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OK, moving on!  Brandon’s parents came to visit us this weekend!

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(That’s an old picture … evidently taking pictures of people, rather than food, has escaped me recently!)

On Friday, Brandon and his dad went golfing, while his mom and I went shopping for more house-related items.

After several hours and three one too many trips to Bed, Bath, & Beyond, we met up with the guys at Chili’s for lunch.

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I devoured my shrimp tacos with avocado.  Delicious, but gone way too quickly!

Friday night, we took them to Suwanee Town Center to eat at Mellow Mushroom.

Yep, the same thing we did with my mom last weekend.  We’re a creative bunch, aren’t we?

Cheri and I started dinner by splitting a spinach salad.

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Then we split the House Specialty Pizza.

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It was incredibly tasty, just like every other pizza I’ve had at Mellow Mushroom.

And I’m sure this comes as no surprise, but after dinner, more frozen yogurt was consumed. Winking smile

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(P.S. I just discovered a new frozen yogurt shop less than a mile from our house.  This could be trouble.)

On Saturday, we did more house-related errands, including buying patio furniture!  Then Saturday afternoon, we all hopped in the car and headed to IKEA.

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This was my first ever IKEA experience.  And I gotta say, I was a little scared.  Why did no one warn me what a zoo this place is?? Disappointed smile

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But they did have some pretty cool stuff.  We ended up getting two end tables for our bedroom, a painting for our dining room, and a bamboo plant for one of the guest bathrooms.  Score!

After surviving sensory-overload at IKEA, we were all starving.  For dinner, we headed to the Atlanta Food Truck Park.

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If you watch as much Food Network as I do, you know that food trucks are no longer just for hamburgers and hot dogs.

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You can find some pretty tasty, gourmet treats hidden in these trucks!

The Atlanta Food Truck Park just opened a few weeks ago, but word has gotten out quickly!  This place was seriously hopping.  We were lucky to even find a parking space!

After checking out all of the trucks, I decided to choose Yumbii for my dinner.

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According to their website, Yumbii is Atlanta’s “first and finest food truck.” 

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Their dishes are a fusion of Mexican and Asian flavors, and everything on their menu sounded awesome!

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I ended up selecting their Fish Taco: A panko-crusted tilapia topped with hoisin-tartar sauce, a spicy Korean BBQ sauce, and soy sesame vinaigrette salad.
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On the side, I had their Sesame Fries: sprinkled in a sesame splash with their special spice mix.  Served with chipotle-ketchup.

The whole meal was incredibly flavorful and I loved every mouthful.  But the fries with that chipotle-ketchup stole my heart.   I could have eaten a bucket of those fries!

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The rest of the crew all ordered from Sweet Auburn BBQ.  I didn’t try any of their dishes, but everyone said the BBQ was very tasty!

For dessert, we had to head to the King of Pops.

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Remember how our church was selling these popsicles for a fundraiser?  At church, I had already tried the chocolate sea salt, the orange creamsicle, and the Arnold Palmer.

This time, I chose the Key Lime Pie flavor. Smile

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(I’m so weird).

This flavor was just as delicious as the others.  It even had a big piece of graham cracker in the popsicle!

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I think the chocolate sea salt is still my favorite, but really, you can’t go wrong with any of their flavors!

And because I didn’t have enough sugar that day, I also bought a strawberry cupcake at Yum Yum Cupcake to bring home.

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I ate it that night, while sitting out on our new patio furniture!

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And in case you were wondering, it was amazing. Winking smile

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Question for ya ….

What did you do this weekend?

Ever try food from a food truck?  What did you get?

Which popsicle flavor would you have chosen?

IKEA … love it or hate it?



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48 Responses to Food Trucks Rock (plus some exciting news!).

  1. Cait @ Beyond Bananas

    Congrats on landing the job! The market is tough right now.. so that is awesome!!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Thank you so much, Cait!

  2. Laurie @Love, Laugh, Laurie

    Congrats on the job!!! So exciting! Also, food trucks are on my summer bucket list. They look so good!
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  3. Amy DeBlasio

    Congratulations on your new job!!!

  4. Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean

    congrats girl!!!
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  5. kaceyjt

    Congrats on the new job! So exciting! I love the idea of a food truck park…wish we had one of those around here! I think the only thing I’ve ever ordered from a street vendor/food truck was a pretzel in NYC:) I’m an Ikea lover and every time I visit one, I want to completely redecorate my house!
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  6. Lindsay @ In Sweetness and In Health

    CONGRATS!!!! I’ve been praying for you that everything would go through smoothly :D . I’m so happy for you! And yes, IKEA is totally overwhelming haha…but also awesome. That food truck park looks amazing. And those fries…oh yum!! I hope you have a great Monday love <3
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  7. Megan@ The Running Doc

    Congrats on the new job! I can’t go to IKEA unless I know exactly what I’m looking for, otherwise I end up completely overwhelmed!

    That food truck food looks super yummy! Lately food trucks have been all the rage in San Antonio and I love it because it’s so fun to have so many different food options in one place!
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  8. Kat

    Congrats on the job!! :)
    And I kid you not, when my hubby and I are bored, we hit up IKEA. Sometimes we even plan a date night there. Get dinner, then spend the night walking around IKEA.
    We are so lame lol
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    • notsodomesticated

      Haha no, you’re definitely not lame. I think I’ll enjoy it more the next time I go. It was just overwhelming because I wasn’t expecting SO much stuff and SO many people!

  9. amy @ fearless homemaker

    congrats on the new job – so exciting! i’m so happy for you, chica! and all that food looks sooo good, especially that cupcake. YUM!
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  10. Sarah

    Congrats on the job. Cooking Light had a great (and easy!) fish taco recipe last month. Here is the link to the recipe: http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/cumin-spiced-fish-tacos-50400000120711/ We’ve made it twice since I got the magazine and are making it again tonight. I skipped the toasting the cumin seeds and grinding them though – I just used ground cumin and mixed it with the salt and pepper and garlic and such.

    • notsodomesticated

      Thank you!! I’m seriously ALWAYS looking for a good fish taco recipe because I love them so much! I definitely need to try this one!

  11. Theresa

    yay congrats on the new job!! Ikea is SUCH a zoo but you can def find some good buys there…although assembling it is a whole other story ;)

    those fries sound amazing…we do have food trucks around us but they are mostly for buying fat sandwiches!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Haha my husband hasn’t attempted to assemble our stuff from IKEA yet. Don’t tell him how difficult it is! ;)

  12. Gretchen

    Congratulations on the new job! :) How exciting!!!
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  13. Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries

    yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyy! i’m SO happy for you and your new job. God truly has a way of working things out for the best!
    as for Ikea, ehhh, i go back and forth about the place. i like the great deals, but i agree, the place is quite overwhelming. i also love the $1 ice cream cones. ;)
    and it’s okay, i am right there with you on the weird thing… just another thing i love about you! :)
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    • notsodomesticated

      Haha I love you, too!! :)

  14. Yellow Haired Girl

    Congratulations on the job! That’s fantastic!

    What a jam packed weekend. Those fish tacos look amazing. And I’m glad you survived Ikea. I think it’s worth the chaos ;) my bedside tables are from there and I loooove them!
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    • notsodomesticated

      How funny … we both got bedside tables there! ;)

  15. Andrea @ Andrea Out Loud!

    congrats about the job!!!!
    oh man, i have never been IN an IKEA but love some of their stuff! i would probably be intimidated too haha
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  16. Cinnamon @ eatpraytri

    CONGRATS x 1000 on the job!! whoo hoo!!!
    I am so jealous that you went to Chilis!! I love that place and they don’t have them here. :( The first time I went into an IKEA I was by myself. I had to go sit in the car and recover afterward b/c it was so overwhelming. I love it now of course, but that place is CRAZY!! All your food looks amazing and I’m pretty sure we might have the exact same patio set. LOL. great minds….
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    • notsodomesticated

      No way haha! Did you get it at BJ’s?

      • Cinnamon @ eatpraytri

        No we got ours at Lowes, but they look really similar. I will have to send you a pic so you can see. I think they might be slightly different…so maybe they are more like cousins. ;)
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  17. Jennifer Upton

    I ordered the exact same thing at The Atlanta Food Truck Park!

    • notsodomesticated

      No way!! Did you like it?

      • Jennifer Upton

        I did, a lot! Really have wanted to go back. Hope to soon!

  18. natalie @ southern fit foodie

    CONGRATS ON YOUR JOB!!! YAYYYY!!

    Wow that’s a LOT of good food in one weekend! I’m jealous! The food truck park is amazing – I wish we had something like that close by (maybe Nashville has one?). I adore IKEA, but it can be completely overwhelming, especially the first time. You can’t beat the deals though.
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  19. Krystal@Ms.Random

    Congrats on the FT J-O-B, that is awesome. It’s so hard to get into schools here.

    Mmmmm food trucks…you left me drooling. I love watching Eat St. We don’t have many food truck in Ontario.

    I love IKEA!! Some good finds and yummy cookies.

    Have a good week! XX
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  20. Holly

    Heyyyy lady!!! Sorry long time no talk :/ My fault!! You are awesome, thank you for staying in touch & I promise to do better :)
    Looks like a FUN weekend!! Guess what?? We have a bamboo plant in our guest bathroom too…that we got from Ikea! Great minds think alike ;)
    I would LOVE to have one of those popsicles!! That one looks especially delicious with the graham cracker in the middle. Mmmmmm
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    • notsodomesticated

      Hey Holly! So nice to hear from you! :) No worries … you’re a busy lady with a baby on the way!! ;) And I love that you got bamboo at Ikea, too! I really think it adds a nice touch to the room!

  21. Holly

    PS: HUGE HUGE HUGE CONGRATS on your job!!!! :D
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  22. Tessa @ Amazing Asset

    Woot congratulations on the new job! And wow, so much good food going on in these parts this past weekend! I watched all of the food truck shows too yet have never purchased anything from one! Next time I venture into Boston, that is certainly going to happen :)
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  23. Amber with Slim Pickin's Kitchen

    Congrats on the new job! That’s super exciting! Also, I have yet to go to IKEA. It’s a bit intimidating to me too. I’d rather buy stuff off Craigslist!
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  24. Shelley

    Congratulations! Joel and I actually went to a food truck festival last weekend in Columbus. It was really fun. We tried food from a few different trucks. I

    • notsodomesticated

      Hey Shelley!! Thank you so much! :) And P.S. Emma is looking gorgeous in her pictures! She’s getting so big!

  25. Meg

    oh my gosh! I AM SO PROUD OF YOU! Congrats on the new FULL TIME job!!!!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Thank you, Meg!!

  26. Alyssa @ fit and fun in third

    Congrats on the job girl!!! I’m so excited for you! :)
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  27. Molly

    First, congrats on the job!! Second, I live two feet from the Atlanta Food Truck Park and its so hard to resist not eating there every day for lunch or dinner, everything I have tried is so so good and so convenient! They also do a farmers market type thing on the weekend!

    • notsodomesticated

      Hey Molly! How cool that you live so close!! I’m so jealous!

  28. Jana @ Newly Wife Healthy Life

    Congrats on your job girl, how exciting! :-) I agree with you that Ikea is for sure a zoo. I bought all of my furniture there for college, begin was nice for that time of my life! Ikea can be so overwhelming but there are a few great deals on frames, mirrors and other home decor
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  29. Kailey

    CONGRATS ON THE JOB :D that is awesome girl!
    I am always amazed by how delicious food from trucks are – they look better than some restaurants haha
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  30. Corrie Anne

    congrats on the job! that’s wonderful!! i’m hoping to try a food truck this week on kevin’s b-day!! :)
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  31. Baking Serendipity

    Love Ikea! Love food trucks! And I am so happy for you and your new job! :)
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  33. Brittany (Healthy Slice of Life)

    Congrats on the job!! What school will you be at? Excited for you!!
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    • notsodomesticated

      I don’t know the school yet. I just get employed with a school district, and then closer to the school year, I’ll get assigned to 2 or 3 schools. School psychologists hop around a lot! :)

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