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What I ate Wednesday: Β Birthday Edition Β 

Hey y’all! What a special day I have had. The Lord has blessed me with so many amazing people in my life. To me, the cool thing about a birthday is that you get to hear from them on this special day. I love that!! Makes my heart just plain happy. 

So breakfast… a special gluten free blueberry muffin from the famous Mason Dixon Bakery. And cold brew + almond milk. 

I got to work and had special office decor and surprises… talk about the works! They went for it with all of my favorite things. 

Lunch… Jason’s deli for the office lunch party (I mean meeting…). Gluten free California club with that delicious cookie. 

Snack was a chai tea latte with almond milk (thanks to Tripp’s Miss Carolyn!) and an RxBar. 

Nothing like a steak dinner + La Croix (a whole case thanks to Uncle Rob!) to end the day thanks to David πŸ™‚ 

And desssrt… a “flight” of gluten free cupcakes from Mason Dixon (thanks to David for this surprise!!). Plus the most amazing vanilla ice cream. No corners cut for this golden birthday. I didn’t know about this whole golden thing until recently. Only turn 29 on the 29th once πŸ˜‰ 

What a full heart I have going into this next year πŸ™‚ 

And to keep with the birthday theme… I wanted to do something special! I have 3 Beautycounter products that I want to gift to 3 people! The next 3 orders placed using THIS link before midnight tomorrow night (3/30) will get a full size product from me. As I get the order confirmations, I’ll personally email you and give you the product list to choose from and get it in the mail. That easy!! 

Talk about a good time to dip your toe into safer products πŸ™‚ 

Thanks for making my birthday SO special!! Tripp did his share and got us matching shirts from the Lady and Little shop on Etsy. 

And he was almost still for a picture lol! I plan to wear my Live Simply this weekend and will be sure to snap a picture of us πŸ™‚ Ha! 

Good night!! 

April Menu #2

Well I’m sliding in here last minute with the menu, but it’s here! This weekend was busy, but such a great weekend. My mom came down and helped me landscape the front of our house. She also helped me style up the front porch. She has a green hand when it comes to flowers and outdoor living so when I requested a weekend of outdoor help for my birthday, I knew I was doing something right.


20140406-215601.jpg We had a full day of work getting all of that into the ground– she also transplanted hastas and day lilies from the farm for me to use. That helped a lot! Anyways. Super fun and a great birthday gift πŸ™‚
Menu time, because I need to hit the hay!
Breakfast: Cacao chia pudding with dates (just using the dates as sweetener); eggs and roasted root veggies
L- Bacon wrapped chicken thighs with spinach salad topped with walnuts and grapes
D- Shepherds Pie
L- Shepherd’s Pie leftovers
D- PaleOMG’s Spaghetti Pie
L- Spaghetti Pie leftovers
D- Pot roast with carrots and sweet potatoes
L- Pie leftovers
D- Meatballs with zoodles
L- Pot roast leftovers
D- Skillet salmon with whatever veggies are leftover

In case you didn’t see, I did a guest post over at Against All Grain! A big book review roundup– go check it out here and see what paleo books you need next!

And if you’re here because of that post, welcome to Cookin’ Up Life! I’m so happy you are visiting the blog :)>