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It’s the Small Things


October 30, 2011 by Katie

Hey everyone!

Sorry for the lack of posting today, but… It’s my birthday so I’m taking a break! I awoke this morning to a beautiful sunrise!

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You are correct: I couldn’t even manage to sleep in on my birthday! I promise, I tried! Another special birthday thing: the pretty flowers I got at Trader Joe’s!

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Only $2.99!!! I love Trader Joes…

Another goodie? On Friday for lunch I FINALLY made Chelsey’s Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash with Basalmic Maple Glaze! You should really try this – the glaze makes it AMAZING!

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Notice anything missing? Perhaps the quinoa? I was so hungry (and on the phone…) when I was making this that I completely forgot to cook the quinoa! By the time I realized it, I was too hungry to wait! Haha, so I used double the amount of chickpeas for a one person serving. Worked for me!

And last but not least, you know you’re officially a year older when you have to insert your age on the elliptical:

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Hope you all are having a great weekend! I’ll have a birthday re-cap for you all tomorrow!

What are some small special things that you like to appreciate?


  1. Happy Birthday! Those flowers are so pretty!

  2. Happy birthday! Those flowers are lovely :-)

  3. Happy birthday :) You look great in your bday outfit from your restaurant dinner out post!

  4. Emily says:

    Happy Birthday! Those flowers are beautiful!

    I couldn’t sleep in either, but a sunrise is always perfect in the morning when enjoyed with a cup of coffee/tea and some quiet reflection time.

  5. Katie H. says:

    Happy birthday!!!!

    That’s so funny what you said about the elliptical–that’s always when it really sinks in for me that I’m a year older :-)

  6. Happy birthday girly! I love the flowers at TJ! They have them right at the opening of the store and they always tempt me ;)

  7. Happy Birthday!! And those flowers are beautiful! 2.99, cant go wrong!

  8. Emily says:

    I hope you had a spectacular birthday! It seems like you did for the sunrise to the flowers to the food. So lovely!

    I am new to your blog but I am already loving it! So creative and the food you make looks awesome!

    I am just starting out with blogging and training on my site, would love to connect!

    Have a great Sunday!!

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