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Mississippi Street Fair

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

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  1. Erin

    How cool! One of the artist’s work who you featured in your pictures used to be the art teacher at our school!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That’s cool! Thanks for the link. I loved the art work and could I afford it, I would have gotten one of the paintings. So cool.

  2. Beth

    That fair looks like it was so much fun! Gorgeous artwork and that beer looks amazing. Sorry you were bummed about your choice of food, although the catfish and fries look tasty to me! I agree about the ethnic food, though. I love me some Indian or Thai food.

    I’m really bad about taking advantage of stuff that goes on in my town, although I live in a pretty tiny town (it’s practically rural), so there’s not a ton going going on to be missing in the first place. It’s funny how you can live in a place for years and still not have experienced things that the town has to offer.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Where abouts do you live? I agree, it’s easy to miss out on things hometowns have to offer. There are a bunch of things I want to try and I just never think to do it.

      Indian and Thai food are my favorites too.

  3. Brie

    My favorite thing I’ve discovered in town recently is an antique market the first weekend of every month. It’s a great place to find inexpensive, unique furniture that you can refinish for around the house!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      That’s cool! Didn’t you find a dresser and refinish it? I haven’t been to an antique market in ages. There are lots of cool finds there.

  4. Deb

    Not a lot goes on here. We have a farmer’s market literally 5 blocks away on Thursdays, but I’ve never been. Just gotten really mad at it for making me have to take huge detours to get where I’m going because they close the streets… lol.

    Love the earrings!

    I remember when we got Sashi. Bf wanted a puppy so bad and I DID NOT want one. Didn’t wanna housetrain or anything else, and since he works a lot, I knew I’d be the one doing it. Then I saw pics of her litter on a freecycle list and I knew we were coming home with one of those puppies. Now I can’t imagine life without her. She’s totally my dog, though she has more respect for him.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I think you should go to the farmer’s market. I LOVE them–they are so fun. There’s usually good, cheap options for food too (lunch or dinner depending on when it is) and I much prefer fresh produce from the market then a store.

      I totally agree with you on animals. Michael is the one that is kind of pushing to get a dog and I’m the practical one thinking about the training, how to introduce it to my cats, costs, etc. But in the end I bet I will be the biggest marshmallow when we get one!

      1. Deb

        I think as long as its a young puppy, the cats will be easy. We had so many issues with getting Lucy, who was 7 when we got Sashi, and used to being the only dog, to accept her. There were a LOT of very one sided fights (attacks) on Sashi and I had to take her to the vet’s to get patched up a few times. Now though they are the absolute best of friends and everyone knows their place. Dog food though! Both dogs are about 70 pounds, and we feed Nutro Naturals, which is not cheap, but you really do get what you pay for with dog food. A $50 bag lasts us about 16 days. Eeek! But they’re our kids and they deserve the best we can afford to give them even if it means we don’t get to blow some of that money on ourselves.

        I forgot to ask in my earlier comment- the ropes thing- is that where you swing the ropes up and down like giant snakes really fast? With really big heavy ropes? I see some of the trainers having clients do that pretty often at my gym.

        1. Lisa Eirene

          Yes, the rope thing is where you swing it up and down or side ways. It’s SO hard! But really, really fun. Give it a try.

          The dog thing–we are still undecided on a dog breed. In September we’re going to volunteer to dog walk for a local shelter/program that does fosters to see what it is like (It’s called the Pixie Project). I am conflicted on getting a puppy (which would be better for our cats) or an older dog who is already trained but grew up around cats….

  5. Yum Yucky

    say whaaat!? I’ve never seen a street fair that huge. You lucky woman. I wonder if there was a cake stand? Just curious.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Oh yes, it was crazy there! I’ve never been to one so busy. I did not see a cake stand, sadly…

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