Good evening! I wish I had posted on Sunday or Monday about my weekend because now I’m playing catch up! I wanted to share my birthday weekend with you along with some eats as of lately.

Fitness, Flavor & Finds

On Friday night my parents drove down from Georgia and we had a birthday dinner to celebrate my 25th birthday on Sunday!

The night started with some Chips & Salsa and Shrimp Appetizer + Wine obviously πŸ˜‰

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My mom & dad whipped up some delicious dinner: Steak with Mushrooms, Broccoli, Rice, Salad & French Bread.

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The two most important men in my life: love this.

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Sadly I forgot to get a picture with my madre! But I did manage to have her take a picture of me and my birthday gift in the mail from my dear friend Kristen.

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One of my other birthday gifts was this beautiful island that my dad crafted for me. Here he is doing some finishing touches on it on Saturday morning.

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I’m sort of in love with it.

 

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Saturday afternoon was spent working and then relaxing in the grass behind our house. The flowers are all blooming and it’s just beautiful here.

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Then Saturday evening Darin and I got dressed up and headed out for another birthday dinner, just the two of us.

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Mexican, my favorite! This little place called Fuego was delicious. I ordered the Grande Maragarita. Who knew it’d be the size of a fish bowl!? I didn’t complain πŸ˜‰

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Sunday morning I was treated to breakfast on the patio. Southwest egg wraps with grapefruit + coffee with Darin.

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Then we ventured to the beach for the day! It was our first time visiting Gulf Shores since we moved her and it was such a gorgeous day!

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This week started off with another birthday package in the mail! I’ve been spoiled this birthday!

From my lovely friends Alex & Erica. So excited to read this Pioneer Woman book! And of course sip some delicious Starbucks, they know the way to my heart.

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Eats I’m loving lately:

Darin had to work late tonight so I mixed up this stir fry dish for myself. It was so delicious, you should try!

Sumo Stir Fry for 1:

  • 4oz of Chicken- cut into pieces
  • 6 Brussel Sprouts- cut into quarters
  • 1/2 cup of Kale
  • 1/4 cup of Portabello Mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup of Chicken Broth
  • 1/2 tsp of each: Salt, Pepper, Garlic Powder & Cayenne
  • 2 tbsp of Low Sodium Soy Sauce

Cook the chicken until cooked throughout and set aside. While it’s cooking, heat the chicken broth in a skillet and add the brussel sprouts, kale and mushrooms for 5 minutes, until vegetables are tender. Mix in the chicken with the vegetables, adding the soy sauce and seasonings. Stir all ingredients together and serve up! It’s delicious and so filling.

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I found these Blue Diamond Toasted Coconut Almonds at Target. I mean, they basically made these for me. These and the Salt & Vinegar flavor.

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I’ve heard lots of raves about Justin’s Maple Almond Butter and I’d have to agree: amazing. It’s on sale this week at Fresh Market for $6.99 so I snatched some up!

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In fitness news, Best Body Bootcamp is in full swing and working me over as usual! I took my Cardio outside tonight instead of the treadmill because the weather was just too beautiful. I also found these Chevron print running shorts from Champion for $12 and had to snatch them up.

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I tried them out on my run and they were awesome. I was definitely a sweaty mess after the interval run as shown below:

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I ended my night with some Chamomile Tea + Anthropology Mug << part of my birthday gifts from Kristen.

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I hope that you all had a wonderful weekend and are enjoying your week so far!

What’s the best birthday gift you have ever received?