Monday, August 30, 2010

Birthday Wishes & A Winner

Monday, Monday…I hope yours is treating you well! What do you have on tap for this week? I am traveling for work the first couple days of this week and then Thursday is my birthday! I will be turning 28! What is your ideal birthday? For me, its the little things that really make the day special. My wishes for this year are as follows:

Lots of time with Josh:

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My parents:

 

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and my fur child, Frank:

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I’d also like to go for a nice, long run. In terms of eats, I’m not a big cake person, but instead would love some Charleston’s Cafe parfait action:

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and a pumpkin spiced misto from Starbucks (I heard they come out on Tuesday!!!!):

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Other than that, not a whole lot I need :) I may treat myself to a new pair of Ryka cross trainers (my favorite!!), as the two pairs I currently have are pretty beat up from all of the teaching I’ve been doing lately:

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(photo courtesy of Ryka).  I’m excited for the year ahead!!

And now, for the winner of the Galaxy Granola giveaway….

Stacey from Healthy Life!!! Congrats, send me an email (itzyskitchen at gmail dot com) with your address and I will get your prize sent to you. Thank you again to Galaxy Granola and Fruit Not Fat for the giveaway.

52 comments:

m said...

Aw, Happy 28th coming up! On my birthdays I love cake and phone calls from my grandpa :-)

Michelle @ Find Your Balance said...

Aw, Happy 28th coming up! On my birthdays I love cake and phone calls from my grandpa :-)

Whoops - sorry I messed up the first comment!

Christina said...

yay!! will you be home from VA by thursday? hope so!!! let me know if you're celebrating this weekend! :) hope it's another wonderful year for you! :)

VeggieGirl said...

YAAAAAY!!! Wishing you an early happy birthday :))))

Julie said...

ooh MY GOD!!! i had NO idea that it was your bday coming up this week!!!

hahah i'm not a cake person either i just love exactly my favorite things on my bday the same way you do!

i'm not gonna lie. i actually called starbies and asked them to put the p-spice latte out early just in time for your birthday.

;) enjoy your day girl!

Esi said...

Happy almost birthday! I hope you have a great birthday week :)

*Naomi* said...

ahh happy early birthday!! Ryka makes great fitness shoes!! you know I love my ones that I bought when I was doing INSANITY!

great pics! :) xoxo

Holly said...

Happy early Birthday to you, Erica!!! It sounds like you have the best birthday wishes. :-) And thanks for the heads up on the Starby's Pumpkin Misto.....I am so going this week to get one!!

Janetha said...

woohoo, happy birthday week!

fittingbackin said...

Aw - looks like you have lovely plans for the big day! :) Hope you get your new shoes - those are cute!

Hope you have a great week!

Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) said...

I love those shoes, I think treating yourself to something nice on your birthday is so important. I always try to buy myself something practical, yet fun!

Corey @ the runner's cookie said...

Happy Early Birthday!! I love birthdays that are simple but special and spent with my family and closest friends - going out for a nice dinner and going somewhere or doing something fun are my favorites.

Jessica @ How Sweet said...

28! Girl, you seriously look about 23! :) I'm turning 28 in november and I don't wanna!

Maria said...

Happy early birthday! I am 28 and having a great year. I am sure you will too! Wish we could celebrate together! Have so much fun!

Jessie (Bites and Pieces) said...

Happy birthday in advance! I hope it's everything you want it to be! :)

Lea @ Healthy Coconut said...

I want to wish you a Happy Birthday. I will be out of town as well so I'm sending you some early birthday wishes.

Hope your day will be extra special.

Thanks for the emails and recommendations on wedding resorts.

homecookedem said...

Happy Early Birthday!! :) Love your birthday wishes!!!!! :)

Natalie said...

Happy (almost) Birthday! Have fun celebrating :)

Sarah said...

How great to look forward to your birthday after work travel! I hope you spend the day exactly as you please!
I'm not a huge cake person either, but I AM a big pie person. Bring on the apple pie when mine comes around in January. Although that parfait looks so. darn. good. I wish I could sample the real deal.

The Blonde Duck said...

Happy birthday, fellow Virgo!

I'm not a cake person either. I'm into pie...obviously, apple pie.

For you, I'd make you an apple pie parfait. :)

Beth @ DiningAndDishing said...

Oh an almost birthday - how exciting! Family time is one of the nicest parts of any celebration I think :).

Katie said...

I wish for those things for you, too! Love your birthday list.

Have a great 28, Erica!

Stephanie @cookinfanatic said...

Hey girl! So excited for your bday - yayyy! I'm 28 and I'll tell ya it's been a great year, I wish you all the same & more :)

As sad as I am to see summer fade away, I am so pumped about all the pumpkin goodies coming our way for fall!

Lauren said...

Awww Erica!!! I had no idea your birthday was this week! :) That's so exciting! :) Happy early birthday, but you know I'll be wishing you this again.

Where are you traveling to?

We Are Not Martha said...

Happy almost birthday!! My 28 is at the end of September.. Eeek! I love birthdays with the people I love full or relaxation and good food!

Sues

Stephanie in Suburbia said...

Oh I love the pumpkin spice, but that kind of makes me sad that they are coming out so early!

Happy almost birthday!

Megan D said...

Cute photo of you and Josh! Enjoy your birthday week!!

Kris | iheartwellness.com said...

28 is nothing! You don't look a day over 24 (that is where I decided I will stay ;)

I hope you have a great week and yes, I heard that the pumpkin spice is already out! Well it is here in Vancouver :)

xxoo

BroccoliHut said...

My ideal birthday would be very similar--plenty of time with Seth, family, and pups:)

hbobier said...

Happy Birthday, girl!! I feel like I tell you this all the time, but your dog is absolutely adorable. Little snuggle bug.. :)

My birthday was on the 23rd, so are you a Leo too? Yeah, I'm into zodiac signs. I'll admit it.

Yum Yucky said...

Ryka's are fantastic! ((hi Frank))
Happy birthday! Let's get this parr-tay started!

Heather said...

It's your birthday???!! AWESOME. I hope it's wonderful, and everything you wish it will be.

I hope you took the day off from teaching! :)

Miz said...

HAPPPY ALMOST you spring chicken.

I love to celebrate love on my birthday.

the child
the husband
just hang as a family.

CaSaundraLeigh said...

Ooo happy early birthday! I hope all your birthday wishes for the coming year come true & more!! !=)

atastelife said...

Happy Birthday!!! (Today's mine!!!!) And alas, it's not the most perfect birthday ever (dang tuesday) but I'm going to make it the best it can be.

In a perfect world - I'd spend the morning curled up watching my morning talk shows with lots of coffee followed by either a day at the beach, or a winery or just a fabulous dinner out.

Anne Marie said...

Happy early birthday!!

Lindsay @ http://pancakesnpajamas.blogspot.com/ said...

Yay! Your birthday is almost here! We are going to celebrate for sure. Pumpkin coffee and the fabulous Charleston Cafe parfaits are a perfect way to celebrate.

teresa said...

yay, happy upcoming 28th! it sounds like you have some wonderful birthday plans and gifts coming your way!

Nicole @ Geek Turned Athlete said...

I think those birthday wishes are totally doable! Happy early b-day! ;)

Susan said...

Happy early birthday!

I wonder if they can put a candle in your parfait. That would be so cute!

Angharad said...

Awww happy birthday for this week! I love how family orientated you are. So sweet. And how obsessed you are with that granola parfait!! Ha.
Have a wonderful, wonderful day. x

Kerstin said...

Happy Birthday Erica!! Hope you have a fabulous celebration!! Thursday is my bday too and I'm also eyeing some new workout gear :)

Priyanka@thehealthydiary said...

You don't look 28! Early birthday wishes girl!!!

Stacey said...

Glad you picked up a pumpkin spice latte. I'm always surprised how much people love them.

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

Happy Birthday honey!!!!!!! 28 will be a great year for you!!!! I know it :)

pumpkin spiced misto sounds sooo good and ryka shoes, have never tried them, but maybe i should if you love them so much!

have a super special day (and dont blog, comment, or do anything other than livin' real life!!)

xoxo

Seglare said...

Happy early birthday! I hope you will have a wonderful day and year! :)

glidingcalm said...

AHHHHHHHHHHHHH happy early birthday miss Erica!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hope your day is fabulous!!!

lizzyj1305 said...

hey gorgeous girl!
happy birthday(tomorrow)!!!!
I hope you have a great day and get to spend it doing all the things you love with the people you love! :)
xoxo!

Stacey said...

Happy early birthday. :)

Krista said...

I'm catching up on posts just on time! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, hun!!! Hope you're having a great day!

Holly said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR ERICA! i hope you have a wonderful birthday filled with all the fun family and friends. you are such a fabulous, giving lady - you deserve the best!

lots of love,
Holly

p.s. i always wondered if Ryka shoes were any good - thanks for the shoutout to them! i may give them a shot!

Campinggirl said...

Happy Birthday!