HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOMMY, I LOVE YOU!
Happy birthday to my best friend, idol, mentor, shopping buddy, pedicure partner, and best of all; my mom! You don’t look a day over 20 and I really hope that I get your genes!
I thought I would check in with you guys so you don’t think I have disappeared again! Things have been going at lightening speed in my life and I’m finally back in my own home for a little while… until the next adventure takes place! I spent the past weekend in Palm springs with my amazing friends for a much needed girls’ weekend. So much fun! Updates coming soon, but for now I have a delish avo snack idea for you guys!
My mom is obsessed with avocados. Literally. She cuts them open and eats them with a spoon! In honor of momma Cathie’s birthday I thought it was totally appropriate to share one of my favorite avocado snacks!
Today’s power snack is a Hass avocado drizzled with honey followed by a sprinkle of crunchy sesame seeds. Avocados provide nearly 20 essential nutrients, including fiber, potassium, Vitamin E, B-vitamins and folic acid. This will satiate your sweet tooth, give you a little bit on crunch to nibble on, and keep you full in between meals! Win win… win!
Avocado Honey Snack
1 Tbsp honey – divided
1/2 Tbsp sesame seeds or sunflower seeds – divided
Cut the avocado in half and remove pit. Drizzle each half with honey and sprinkle with seeds. Eat right out of the shell with a spoon!
Today is my dad’s birthday!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY POPS!
Of course I had to make my dad the ultimate RFFMBT gift of all gifts: fresh carrot juice! My dad loves carrots. He loves them so much that he has taught all of our dogs to be carrot addicts too. Every time someone opens a produce drawer in the fridge, the dogs automatically think it’s “carrot time” which means one carrot for my dad, and then half for each pup. Our late Yellow Labrador, Tiger actually started to turn orange on his chest from the daily carrot routine!
After my dad left for work this morning, my mom, sister, and I headed out for a nice morning walk around 6:45am to surprise my dad at his favorite coffee shop in town. He stops by for a cup of java at the same coffee shop every morning, so we thought it would be fun to take our puppy Elin and surprise him. Of course it was a total fail and we missed him by 10 minutes! We ended up taking a photo out in front with our coffees and texted it to him. He was more surprised over the fact that I was awake at that hour over everything else! Although mission coffee shop surprise was a bust, it was nice to get some exercise in before my brain even had time to recognize what was going on. The puppy enjoyed the walk too!
Now I’m off to run some errands before I meet up with my trainer Kandace. She always helps me to refocus and find balance between exercising and healthy eating. She is a great trainer, friend, mentor, and to top it off, a breast cancer survivor. I encourage everyone to read her blog about how exercise saved her life and kept her strong throughout her treatments. She is such an inspiration!
Stay tuned because I have a very excited announcement later today!