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In Celebration Mode!

by Courtney on July 30, 2010

Whooooo’s excited it’s Friday? C’mon, let’s see those hands up in the air! :-D

I’m definitely feelin’ the excitement today, since I’m going to have a BUSY BUSY few days of celebrating coming up ahead of me. Most of today has been spent in the kitchen, making birthday cupcakes. Jay’s birthday (and Cody’s!) is on Sunday, so we’re having a few friends over tomorrow to help us celebrate. Tomorrow is actually also our friend Mal’s birthday too, so there’s lots to celebrate. Oh, and hey, I guess while we’re in celebration mode, I’ll just quickly throw in there that today is my 1/2 Birthday. What’s that you ask? Who in the world celebrates 1/2 birthdays? Oh yeah, THIS GAL, right here! Happy 1/2 Birthday to ME!! I just love birthdays!

So when I asked the hubby what kind of cupcakes he’d like for the party, he responded with, “Umm, how about all of them?” Oh hubby, you’re so funny. ;)

I decided still that I would make three different kinds…yes three. Hey, what can I say, I’m crazy like that. Oh yeah, and I’m not working. ;) Here’s a little sneak peek at what my kitchen has looked like all morning…






Some of these might look familiar…some of them are a new adventure! :-o


My main meal came in two batches today, since I wanted to get up and out of the house first thing to get my supplies. Before leaving the house, I snacked on a piece of Manna Bread. Since I finished my Carrot & Raisin loaf, it was time to try a new flavor: Fruit & Nut!


Topped with a smear of Blizzard Butter. :-P


I think I may like the Fruit & Nut loaf MORE than the Carrot Raisin. Immediately upon biting into it, the bread had a quick burst of cinnamon & nutmeg which was surprising yet totally delicious. And I’m definitely diggin’ the chunks of nuts in it too (there’s almonds, cashews, & hazelnuts). It’s a WINNER! :mrgreen:

While I was out, I also took part in some Coffee Friday celebrating.


Then breakfast #2 was consumed while in the midst of baking: a vanilla flavored Chobani topped with strawberries, blueberries, and some Bare Naked Fit granola.




Now it’s time to take a break from the kitchen and start working again on the deck. “I love painting. I love painting. I love painting…” Maybe if I say it enough, I’ll start to believe it? ;)

Fashion Friday may have to be put on the back burner today since I’m super busy, BUT I promise I’ll find a way to make up for it next week!

Question for the Afternoon:

Do you have anything fun or silly that you like to celebrate? (like 1/2 Birthdays…even though I don’t think they’re silly!)

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1 Lizzy @ LBBakes July 30, 2010 at 1:03 pm

I always celebrate my 1/2 birthday too! I also love to follow all those random national food days/months. July is National Ice Cream Month. :)

Cupcakes look great, by the way!


2 Shanna, like Banana July 30, 2010 at 1:13 pm

I celebrate my whole bday half month ;)

what a good wifey you are!


3 TheBloggersBrother July 30, 2010 at 1:33 pm

“Hey Dan would you like an Oreo cupcake?”
“Uhh yes please!!”


4 Courtney July 30, 2010 at 2:59 pm

Tomorrow!! :-P


5 Jen is Green July 30, 2010 at 2:14 pm

hello oreo cupcake!! they all looks delish!!!!

i also celebrate my cat’s birthday, but I forgot his this year. oops. :-(


6 Courtney July 30, 2010 at 3:00 pm

Haha, me too! Thankfully the two of them share the same birthday! ;)


7 Amanda- The Nutritionist Reviews July 30, 2010 at 2:29 pm

I celebrate half birthdays too! It’s just more fun that way. Happy half birthday!!!


8 Kristen D July 30, 2010 at 2:37 pm

Hi! Random delayed question but what brand/type of bread do you use for the cinnamon toast sundae? Thanks!!


9 Courtney July 30, 2010 at 2:59 pm

I just used regular, 100% whole wheat bread that we had in the house. I believe the brand I used yesterday was Country Kitchen, but we swap around with brands a lot.


10 Amy @ Second City Randomness July 30, 2010 at 3:03 pm

Happy 1/2 birthday! :)

I often celebrate on Tuesdays or Thursdays with my friend. Tuesday is the “Tuesdays suck so let’s try to counteract it” or Thursday is the “We’re so close to the weekend I can feel it”. It makes the week a little more fun that way…


11 christina July 30, 2010 at 3:23 pm

GOOD HEAVENS!! i need to be at your house right now!! happy 1/2 birthday!


12 erica July 30, 2010 at 3:26 pm

happy 1/2 birthday!

i think you’re on to something there. i’ve gotta start celebrating my 1/2 birthday!!!


13 Lauren @ Healthy Delicious July 30, 2010 at 4:11 pm

we celebrate our 6 month dating anniversary… even though we’ve been together over 11 years!


14 Kelly July 30, 2010 at 5:16 pm

YUM!!! You make me want cupcakes! My hubby and I still celebrate our dating anniversary even though we’ve been married for almost 5 years. :)


15 Wendy July 30, 2010 at 8:56 pm

Omg cupcake heavennnnn! Wish my computer screen had smellovision!
My 3-yr-old about burst a blood vessel when I showed her the pic of the Oreo ones!


16 Homebake Queen July 31, 2010 at 12:31 am

Those Oreo cupcakes sound totally decadent!

We celebrate ‘Mid Winter Christmas’ in New Zealand – because Christmas falls in the height of Summer, so roast turkey with all the trimmings isn’t really what you feel like when you’re sweating like a pig! But when winter rolls around we get together with our family and have all that delicious winter Christmas food and exchange small gifts :-)


17 Hillary July 31, 2010 at 1:56 pm

Happy 1/2 birthday!!


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