Herb and Fire Pizzeria Review

by mindy @ just a one girl revolution. on July 27, 2016

in My Grand Rapids,Reviews

Earlier this year, Herb & Fire Pizzeria opened their doors in Grandville’s Bucktown Shopping Center. As a self-declared pizza aficionado, I couldn’t wait to try this new casual dining option!

herb & fire pizzeria

Herb & Fire offers a menu of several signature pizzas, but the highlight for me was the Chipotle-esque create your own pizza bar! Starting with freshly made dough, I was able to choose from a wide range of sauces, cheeses, and toppings. Although the casual atmosphere suggests a limited offering, I was highly impressed with how many gourmet options there were to choose from. I’ll take all the goat cheese, please! With unlimited toppings for only $8.95, this was a great deal! The pizzas are small enough for a single serving among the hungrier crowd or shared with a friend.

Herb & Fire is an amazing option for those with dietary restrictions. As a vegetarian, I loved the copious amount of vegetables. It made me happy to see options like roasted garlic, artichokes, and a variety of leafy greens. Vegans will be happy with the dairy free cheese option. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a pizza place that allows vegans that option. They also offer a gluten free crust that they bake in a separate oven. It appears they have something for everyone!

For those not in the mood for pizza, Herb & Fire Pizzeria also sells grilled flatbreads and salads. They have three locally brewed beers on tap for the 21 and over crowd.

The seating inside does feel a bit limited, but they do have a patio with several additional tables for the warmer months. A pizza to go is always an option, and there is also online ordering available.

Herb & Fire Pizzeria is a great addition to the Grandville community. I’ve eaten there twice and it’s been busy both times, even well after the dinner hour. I am so excited to have a pizza place with vegetarian friendly options outside of the norm.

Disclaimer: I paid for my own meal, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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A New Look for Just A One Girl Revolution

by mindy @ just a one girl revolution. on July 26, 2016

in Health Coaching

I am so pumped because last week, I started working on a new look for Just A One Girl Revolution. (If you’re on an RSS feed, pop over to see the fancy new digs!) I hadn’t changed my design since 2013. This felt long overdue. For quite some time, I had the ideas in my head for a new logo, but my (minimal) design skills couldn’t quite match up. The hours in PicMonkey paid off, because I am absolutely in love with the finished product. I strayed from my normal tendencies to choose bright, bold color schemes and opted for something a bit cleaner.

2016 logo

 

Although I’m still doing some tweaking, I am pleased with how everything is coming together. With the new look, I want to make a lot of other changes. Right now, the big project is going through all my old posts. I’m deleting a lot, especially from the early days. When I started blogging in 2010, the trend amongst healthy living bloggers was posting at least once a day. I followed in their footsteps.

The Older Content

I didn’t know what I was doing at the time and certainly hadn’t discovered my voice in this space. It was a time when I posted just to post, trying to find that voice and grow my blog. I admit just as much in my first ever post in this space. I wholeheartedly believe there is value in that season, but I also want this space to be something that will be useful as I make more active strides in my health coaching business. A post that says little more than I’m on my way to Detroit for a Backstreet Boys concert is really fun to reminisce, but mostly just takes up space. With over 1,600 posts, I know there is a lot of fluff. I don’t intend to delete all of the fluffy posts, but just try to pare down.

Many posts I’m leaving are getting a mini-makeover to (hopefully) make them more reader friendly. Some just need a little tidying with a typo or two, while others need some pictures. Some are getting a lot more TLC for one reason or another. It’s been a really fun walk down memory lane. It’s certainly one of the more time consuming projects, but I think it will be a worthwhile adventure in the long run.

Going Forward

As I mentioned, I really want to be more focused on building my health coaching business. As I study for my personal trainer certification, that will be a factor as well. I don’t want this new design to be just a new look, but Just A One Girl Revolution 2.0. I want to provide content that provides real value to this space, be it informative posts about health trends, new workouts, and things along those lines. More and more, I’m realizing my passion for health and wellness, and I want Just A One Girl Revolution to reflect that. While there will certainly still be fluff posts because I love a MySpace style survey now and again, I hope to publish more content that will truly benefit readers.

Thank You

Finally, I wanted to take a minute to say thanks for reading! When I started blogging in 2010, I honestly didn’t think I would be sitting here six years later, still sharing my voice. I have had some amazing experiences because I took the chance to start writing. I have met some of the most amazing people, many of whom are now amongst my best friends. While I know I’m far from one of the big name bloggers, I cherish what this space is in my life, and what is has done for my life. So, thanks for being a part of the journey.

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