Yes, there is a giveaway at the end of this post. And yes, it’s sweet. But before you get to that, you have to endure my birthday ramblings.
First of all, a huge THANK YOU to everyone who wished me a happy birthday the other day. It was so amazing to be bombarded with your lovely comments – I definitely felt the blog love. My coffee was feeling it too.
I woke up with a huge grin on my face. Hmmm…that’s odd, who in their right mind is thrilled to be older? (whatever…I’ll go with it). This year has a LOT in store for me, I can tell already.
I had cake for breakfast.
Yes, you read that correctly. CAKE.
But why not?!? What are birthdays, if not excuses to disobey the normal and monotonous yadda yadda ho hum of daily life, right?
Knowing I would also want cake in the PM, I had the (surprising) presence of mind to only cut a small sliver. Well, that plan kinda backfired and the “sliver” ended up just whetting my (sweet tooth) appetite…so I further indulged in some more desserts.
Averie’s treats are now all gone :( I can’t believe I had the self control to savor them for THREE whole days. That is for sure a record for desserts lasting in the hippie household.
Like a cracked out Lindsay Lohan, I was nearly twitching from the sugar high.
Momz and popsicle got me the Babycakes cookbook full of their delish looking recipes…stay tuned because you may just benefit from this little gift 😉
Sissie-poo also got me a perfectly fabulously awesome gift. Drum roll please…
A SPIRALIZER!!!! Happy happy joy joy.
(A preview of what’s to come…) THANKS Laura 🙂
Lunch time came a bit early (duh – my metabolism pounded through that sugar faster than B. Spears and a pile of blow). I decided to treat myself to several “courses” (which is the klassy way of saying I grazed all after noon long).
Course 1: Hummus & apple slices Course 2: “Pumpkin butter” & carrots
Course 3: Steamed BN squash (nooch may have found it’s way to this dish)
Noon-time snackface, much?
After lunch, I headed out to get my
window shopping on. Brrrr. I lasted 30 minutes in the chilly weather. Instead, I turned to Gossip Girl in PJs (a WAY better refuge). A snuggie would’ve completed the look, but fortunately, that day hasn’t come…yet.
I did manage to bundle up enough to get to the gym, where I put forth a solid 6 mile effort on the elliptical. Loves. My iPod still doesn’t work, so if anyone has any suggestions, holler at me porfa? (the Apple store has exhausted all options, so I’m at the end of my rope)
I got ready for the opera (an outfit photo just for you Kailey) while munching on some WF stoned wheat thins (blasting The Phantom soundtrack in the background), then I went to get my nails did, and meet up with my boo for a hot date at WF. Where else?
Little bit ‘o this, little bit ‘o that (and a whole lotta oil).
Tummy full. Happy Hippie.
It was raining, but whatevs. I was soopah excited 😀
I finished off the cake when I got home, then packed my lunch, and hit the hay. Work weekend (boo)!
And NOW, for the moment you’ve all been
waiting for scrolling to get to…
Remember the other day when I mentioned my newfound love, agave? Well, the amazing peeps at Xagave have offered to give one of my readers the very same cookbook AND bottle of Xagave…and that’s not all!
In order to make this giveaway more personal, I will also be baking a new recipe from my Babycakes cookbook using the Xagave syrup, which one of YOU will win as well!!
So, here’s how you enter to win.
(1) Comment mentioning the very first thing YOU would like to make (if you were the lucky recipient of said agave).
(2) Comment telling me what you’d like ME to make (the cookbook is full of awesome recipes, so I need your help).
(3) Guess what place I came in in the San Francisco Nike half marathon. Whoever gets closest will get an extra 3 entries (hint: there were 20,000 runners).
That’s it! You all have until Marathon Sunday to enter, and then I will be choosing a winner the following Monday (11/2/09). Good luck 🙂