Ahh…the pictures you have all been waiting soo long for.

I apologize for taking so long to upload them – however, they make me physically ill.

For those of you that somehow may not know, Mr. How Sweet and his friends decided it would be fun to grow moustache’s a few weeks ago. Thank goodness Mr. How Sweet caved after a week.

Granted, I was not feeding him. His hot, delicious meals were no longer on the table when he got home each evening. However, I don’t think that was a dealbreaker.

Even he realized that he looked like a cross between a crusty 1970’s redneck and a dirty, 1980’s adult film star.

This is an idea of how Mr. How Sweet normally looks.

Well, when we are out in public, that is.

At home, he resigns to lounging around, eating, and doing chores in his shorts alone. His peaches and cream skin can rival any character of Twilight or True Blood.

I shouldn’t be talking though, since my skin is so pasty it is practically translucent.

Someday we will have pale, freckled, red-headed ginger kids. If that isn’t a recipe for bullying, I don’t know what is.

If you don’t mind, I’m going to enter counseling now.

Mr. How Sweet’s moustache grossed me out beyond belief. He looked…old. And crusty. And like someone I didn’t even know. And with the way Mr. How Sweet eats, I was just waiting for some crumbs to be stuck in that ‘stache.

Gag me with a spoon.

So are you ready?

Take a deep breath.

And you might want to have a bucket near by in case this induces vomiting.

This is what Mr. How Sweet looked like with the ‘stache . . .

I know.

You don’t need to say it.

Last Friday when I arrived home, not only did he have a smooth face, he also had a bag of Godiva truffles.

He knew he owed me bigtime.

Thank goodness this phase is over.

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60 Responses to “The Great Moustache Debate.”

  1. #
    Fit Chick in the City — March 14, 2010 @ 5:29 pm

    Oh no! That image is now burned in my brain!! Show us some cupcakes, cookies or anything else! =)


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    Abby — March 14, 2010 @ 5:30 pm

    You deserve more than Godiva chocolates for waking up to that everymorning!! eek!

    Not to say anything against Mr. How Sweet.. but all men with ‘staches look like child molesters in my opinion.

    You have more patience than I ever would.


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    Melissa — March 14, 2010 @ 5:31 pm

    Bahahaha! That’s grossly awesome…but makes me glad my boyfriend can’t grow a real mustache. I’d react the same way. Our friend is participating in “Mustachio March” 2 weeks in and it’s bad!


  4. #
    Radha — March 14, 2010 @ 5:31 pm

    Yes, I agree with you! VERY nice with no moustache! Love your blog! XO


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    julie — March 14, 2010 @ 5:32 pm

    Oh my god, lol…he looks like Kevin James in Paul Blart: Mall Cop. bahahahahahahaha


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    Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete — March 14, 2010 @ 5:34 pm




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    Morgan — March 14, 2010 @ 5:34 pm

    Is it bad for me to say he looks like a stereotypical porn star? Godiva was just the beginning. I think he owes you a new pair of shoes too!


  8. #
    Evan Thomas — March 14, 2010 @ 5:35 pm

    My gut reaction to this whole thing was that you were reeeaaaally overreacting. After that, I just don’t know what to think. It was a lost cause for all involved


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    Nicole @ Making Good Choices — March 14, 2010 @ 5:36 pm

    haha thanks for finally showing the pictures, I was laughing at your entire post. haha, thank god he caved! withholding things is the best way to set him straight! ;)


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    Morgan @ Healthy Happy Place — March 14, 2010 @ 5:36 pm

    lol! glad the stache is gone!


  11. #
    kay (eating machine) — March 14, 2010 @ 5:37 pm

    give him a half gold left front tooth and he’s a dead ringer for my 10th grade biology teacher.

    that friend, is NOT a good thing


  12. #
    Midgetkeeper — March 14, 2010 @ 5:39 pm

    Hahahahahaha, wow. Thanks for sharing the pictures!


  13. #
    Ashley — March 14, 2010 @ 5:39 pm

    BAhahahahaaaa…1 – It’s BAD but actually not as bad as I had imagined. 2 – You are insanely gorgeous 3 – You know that news show where guys get caught coming over with beer to a 13yr olds house that they met on the internet? hmmm…that picture is suddenly getting creepier ;) 4 – YUM chocolate


  14. #
    Estela @ Weekly Bite — March 14, 2010 @ 5:45 pm

    I have no words….

    Literally… I have no words….

    You deserve a medal!


  15. #
    liane — March 14, 2010 @ 5:49 pm

    Oh gosh, you poor, poor, poor girl!
    I too thought he looked eerily similar to the guy in the Mall Cop movie, but I wasn’t going to say that, because then, I’d be admitting to watching the movie ;)

    Every November a local radio station challenges the guys to grow mustaches in the name of charity, and every year the number of men who resemble molesters increases on my city streets. Dear lord, they need to put a stop to anything that requires men to grow mustaches. Even if it is for charity. It needs to stop!


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    Someday we are going to have pale, freckled, red-headed ginger kids too!!! I am a brunette with blue-green hazel eyes, but we are sure that our kids will gets the strong Irish family traits- Ryan is a ginger and absolutely loaded with freckles… I love them! :)



  17. #
    Mae — March 14, 2010 @ 5:54 pm

    Wow that’s a lonnnng ass link!! haha


  18. #
    Caitlin@TheTwentyFifthYear — March 14, 2010 @ 5:56 pm

    The shock from the first time I saw it was all worn off them BAM! This hit me like a bad aftershock. I seriously don’t get the whole men facial hair competition thing..I mean is it some sort of weird superpower to them? Like a screwed up Captain Planet?




    “Cheesy-borderline-creepy grin!”

    “With your powers combined I am child-predator-meets-porn-star (crus)tache!!”

    I can just hear the theme song now.


  19. #
    raina — March 14, 2010 @ 5:56 pm

    I do not like mustaches. Love your blog.


  20. #
    Low — March 14, 2010 @ 6:23 pm

    haha, it’s not as bad as I thought. But at least he was kind enough to bribe you for forgiveness ;)


  21. #
    april — March 14, 2010 @ 6:36 pm

    Ahhh!! Just kidding.. it’s not that bad! ;)


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    Teri [a foodie stays fit] — March 14, 2010 @ 6:37 pm

    BAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAH! He doesn’t even look like the same person! Mustaches are so creepy!!!!


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    Shannon O | Confessions of a Loving Wife — March 14, 2010 @ 6:41 pm

    The desciption: “a cross between a crusty 1970’s redneck and a dirty, 1980’s adult film star”, was very well put. I could even look for long… I had to scroll away…

    Thank for the laugh Jessica!


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    Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) — March 14, 2010 @ 7:03 pm

    Ahahahahahahahahaha!!!! So much better without it! He really does owe you!!


  25. #
    ida — March 14, 2010 @ 7:21 pm

    wow- he looks just like the principal in Ferris Bueller’s day off with that ‘stache. glad you got your cute hubby back.


  26. #
    Katie — March 14, 2010 @ 7:30 pm

    Oh my gosh. It’s too good. I’m so happy to have a picture. I showed my husband and he said “That’s awesome” and I yelled at him. I’m going to employ your no-cook strategy if he is ever able to grow a crustache or beard.


  27. #
    Sara — March 14, 2010 @ 8:01 pm

    Wow! I’m glad for you that he finally shaved.


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    Jenny — March 14, 2010 @ 8:08 pm

    When my other half grows out his beard, I think he looks like a dirty trucker. It’s only because he stops clipping the little hairs on the back of his neck too, and those start to curl. Ewwwww. I know exactly what you mean, Jessica. Nice face, tell him to keep it that way!


  29. #
    One Healthy Apple — March 14, 2010 @ 8:45 pm

    First I saw the picture at the top of the post (umm….barbie and ken?! hello!) and then there was this picture. I think Godiva is a good start!


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    Jessie (Vegan-minded) — March 14, 2010 @ 9:12 pm

    First of all, I just want to say that you two make an adorable couple. That being said, I am very glad for your sake that he shaved that thing off! You are well deserving of those chocolates girl! This whole post had me cracking up out loud. :)


  31. #
    Heather (Heather's Dish) — March 14, 2010 @ 9:12 pm

    bahahaha this is hilarious, but i’m so glad it’s over for you :) my husband’s in the middle of a mustache-growing contest at work (granted, it’s for charity) but i just couldn’t kiss him after a while…thank God he trimmed it that night!


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    Deb (SmoothieGirlEatsToo) — March 14, 2010 @ 10:19 pm

    That first photo of you is stunning. Like supermodel couple stunning. And the person above who said that he doesn’t even look like the same person is right! I love Evan’s reaction- tee hee- the sole man commenter did not feel your pain! hahah. I say he buys you a pair of Manolos. Or a Tylie Malibu handbag.


  33. #
    Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) — March 15, 2010 @ 1:19 am

    Congrats on the shave job, amen and I bet you are sooo happy!

    Jessica, you are soooo gorgeous! That pic of you, and Mr Sweet’s not too shabby but you take him to the next level..you know, a hot gorg woman can make a decent guy look even better. Girl. You need to post more pics of yourself so we can see your beauty daily, or at least weekly…please! :)


  34. #
    Lisa — March 15, 2010 @ 4:19 am

    Oh dear lord. You poor thing!


  35. #
    The Candid RD — March 15, 2010 @ 5:08 am

    LOL, Pale, red-headed ginger kids, YOU ARE HILARIOUS!! I know the Mustache picture was supposed to be the highlight of this post, but that was instead :) Nick is afraid we will have pale red-headed ginger kids, because my dad is one. He doesnt’ look like it now, but he was as a kid. Even though he is northern italian, many of them have pale skin and red hair. Nick is scared. I laugh.

    Your hubbie looks…well..interesting with a mustache. Hmm, almost like a serial killer. He looks much, much better without it!! Good for oyu for not serving him food, nice idea!


  36. #
    Christie @ Honoring Health — March 15, 2010 @ 6:05 am

    Oh my. I think mustaches are so 80′ porn star. My BIL has one and every time I see him I wonder when he is going to cut that thing off.


  37. #
    Ally @ Sweet & Savory — March 15, 2010 @ 6:53 am

    Is it bad that he looks like a porn star or a child molester with a mustache??? Nothing against your hubs, as I just think anyone with a mustache these days looks like that!

    What a good man to get you truffles….you deserved it!


  38. #
    Amanda — March 15, 2010 @ 7:29 am

    Um, yeah. Definitely like the NO stache phase better. Had he tried a gotee? (sp) My hubby has one and I like it. Most of the time. :)


  39. #
    Tina — March 15, 2010 @ 8:26 am

    Haha! He definitely looks much better sans ‘stache! And I think your kiddos will be adorable. I can still join you in counseling for our own pale skin though. I hate being pale but also hate what tanning can do to skin.


  40. #
    Anne — March 15, 2010 @ 8:37 am

    Ahaha. Mr How Sweet looked very German with his moustache :D


  41. #
    janetha — March 15, 2010 @ 9:49 am

    i hate moustaches! unfortunately SO many of my guy friends participate in “moustache march” and it is the worst month of the year. luckily the boyf knows better than to rock the ‘stache. haha. love this post! and you! oh and those PBJ bars look SO good~ bookmarked them for sure! have a great week :) xoxo


  42. #
    Achy Breaky — March 15, 2010 @ 10:20 am

    That’s a bad ass mustache!


  43. #
    Mr. How Sweet — March 15, 2010 @ 10:48 am

    Achy Breaky,

    Thank you. I thought you would agree that the mustache was, in one word, tight.


  44. #
    Nicole, RD — March 15, 2010 @ 12:23 pm

    Haha, I love it!


  45. #
    Kare — March 15, 2010 @ 9:19 pm

    Hee! My fiance was going to grow a righteous ‘stache of his own for a three-month work contest. I tried to be cool about it, but I admit to making him promise to shave it off as soon as judging was complete.

    Luckily, all the dudes chickened out, and there were no righteous mustaches to be seen.


  46. #
    Jessica — March 15, 2010 @ 10:18 pm

    LMAO. Much better without the stache. You guys look so cute in that pic. Such a pretty couple!


  47. #
    Untypically Jia — March 16, 2010 @ 7:31 am

    Oh wow.

    So much better without the ‘stache! Wow.


  48. #
    Allie (Protein Girl) — March 16, 2010 @ 9:30 am

    Bar har har! He needs a tight pair of highway patrol pants and he’s ready to write you a speeding ticket.


  49. #
    Sherrie — March 16, 2010 @ 12:25 pm


    Thank goodness he came to his senses. :)



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