Well, the big week of birthday celebrations has officially come to an end. Jonny and I certainly had a marvelous week celebrating, and I so very much appreciate all of the phone calls, texts, e-mails, tweets, facebook posts, and cards I received yesterday. I definitely feel loved. Thank you. Today for Marvelous in my Monday with Diva Katie, I will share some of the marvelous things from my birthday.
My sister Stephanie posted this sweet message on her Facebook page yesterday, “Happy Birthday to my little sister… There is something so incredibly special about the relationship between sisters… while we have had some serious stealing-clothes-toothpaste-throwing-battles, there is no one else I would rather call my best friend I am so proud of the amazing woman/friend/wife/blogger/teacher/fitness guru/person you have become… and I know you have even bigger things coming your way! xoxox!! Go make Lindsay’s day and like her page over at Itz Linz (an amazing healthy living blog you will get hooked on!)”
Thanks for always believing in and supporting me, Sees.
Jonny got me the most perfect card:
True story. I always ask Jonny’s opinion for which shoes/purse/earrings/shirt/etc. I should wear, and sometimes he is like, “What’s the difference?? They look almost the same!” Oh hunny. I do love, love, love shoes and bags and
have way too many can never have too many!
Ok so I know, especially as we get older, birthdays are not as much about the gifts as they are about the people who we spend them with, but let’s be real: how could anyone NOT be excited if some of their birthday gifts involved this:
I totally got HOOKED UP with Lululemon this year!! 3 tanks, 1 pair of shorts, 1 purse, and two gift cards. Amazing? Absolutely. And don’t you worry, I’ll be modeling all of my new items in the days to come. The tank I wore when doing my TV Planks was from my mom and dad.
While I definitely didn’t “need” a new purse, I saw the new good fortune bags from Lululemon and instantly fell in love.
Jonny Zoey got me a Lululemon bag for Mother’s Day (best fur-baby ever), and while I love it, it is a tad large for everyday use. This new bag is much smaller, but is still spacious, versatile, and such a beauty!
Love it! This past weekend I also got some goodies in the mail. Itz like they knew it was my birthday! My FitFluential tank came.
I haven’t had time to do a photoshoot in it [yet], but rest assured I will soon. I’m wearing it to this morning’s CrossFit Intro class, so we’ll see how it does. You can still order your FitFluential tank here!
My iHerb package arrived this weekend, too.
I ordered Peanut Flour and Coconut Flour (thanks to Meg for using both in numerous recipes lately and making me branch out and order some!) and Maca Powder (thanks to Katie for writing about maca recently and listing the many benefits!). Can’t wait to try my new goodies. This was my first time ordering from iHerb and I noticed that their prices were lower than store prices. Also, as a newbie I received $5 off my order (use referral code VAJ523), and free shipping because I ordered more than $20. Pretty good deal if you ask me!
My marvelous birthday ended last night with a lovely dinner with my family at Maggiano’s. After tons of yummy food, a few rounds of Happy Birthday, and some help blowing out the birthday candles, my two favorite nephews gave me some marvelous birthday kisses.
Life is good. And my birthday was marvelous.
Have you ever used coconut flour, peanut flour, or maca? Leave recipe links or ideas down below in the comment section! What’s marvelous about your Monday?