Hey friends!  Happy Friday the 13th 🙂

Growing up I was very superstitious and really like creepy things so I thought any Friday the 13th was the COOLEST day ever.  HA!

This weekend, Brian and I are doing a group Valentine’s Day dinner.  Liz, Aidan, Brian’s mom, and maybe a couple of other friends are coming over and I’m super excited.  There will be yummy food, dessert, and wine for all!

I hope you guys have a great Valentine’s today, tomorrow or whenever you are celebrating 🙂  Happy weekend too!

five things friday

Five Things I Ate:

  • Teff!  I tried this tasty grain over Christmas break when my grandma made it.  Some of you requested her recipe, and she sent it over to me.  I finally got a chance to cook it up, take some pictures and eat it for breakfast this week.  I can’t wait to share the recipe with you all soon!



coconut flour pancakes

  • My lunch time salad…outside…in February!! 🙂 Yes, it’s been very lovely here.

Salad:  romaine, taco chicken, chopped carrots, cucumber, black olives, red wine vinegar, salt and pepper.


  • Homemade soup and salad. The soup is kind of like a chicken tortilla soup, and it was super tasty! Brian thinks I need to share the recipe with you guys, so I’ll have to make it again and pay very close attention to the details and take some pretty pics for ya!

soup and salad

  • Coconut milk latte from Hot Chick a Latte.  I drive by this coffee shop every single day on the way to and from the gym, so I finally decided to stop and give it a try for a little mid-week treat!  Super yummy 🙂

hot chick a latte

Five Workouts I Did:

  • Taught Bodypump
  • Went to Boot Camp
  • Went to Spin Class

spin workout


  • This weekend I plan on running outside to take advantage of the beautiful weather in the forecast!

Five Things Making Me Happy:

Wednesday night, they had their inaugural Love Fest at the Love Pad (their offices) and I was so happy to be able to attend.  Maddy and the rest of the team are just as sweet in person as they are online 🙂

love grown

love grown

Me, Marisa, Lauren, and Lynn (I love meeting other bloggers!)

love grown

love grown

  • Little Bernie 🙂  How could I NOT mention him.  Although he was testing my patience a bit last night, he is pretty darn cute and snuggly.



  • School…so far I have been doing really well on all of my Statistics quizzes and an exam I had last week and I am SO happy about it.  I was honestly pretty worried about this class, but so far it has been great!! 🙂
  • Brian’s mom, Kate, is coming to visit for the 3 day weekend!! YAHOO! 🙂  I’m excited she gets to meet Bernie when he is such a little pup (although I feel like he has grown a TON already!)
  • 3 day weekend!!  Enough said.

Posts I Have Loved This Week:

Your Turn:

  • I love hearing about what you guys do, so tell me something fun about your week, weekend, Valentine’s day or whatever 🙂

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  1. I’m a certified bodypump instructor now! So excited! I remember I was talking to you at the gym about my interest in bodypump! Thanks for the advice!
    Btw, Berine is just so adorable and I can’t get enough of his pictures!

  2. Tara, from now I believe in Friday the 13th as the coolest day too! Guess what! I got an email from Les Mills this morning, my certificate!

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