Five for Friday

I had an amazing, amazing birthday — thank you ALL for your comments, tweets and Facebook love.

So how did I celebrate?



2011 Birthday 02

Last year, my oatmeal bar was such a hit that this year, my colleagues planned and put together an amazing party involving three blenders, several bags of frozen fruit and toppings galore.

I love being able to celebrate with healthy, delicious food rather than cake and ice cream — and I love that my co-workers get me enough to know that it’s important to me. Wonder what we’ll do next year?

Five For Friday time!

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1. Blog Auditions and Additions

2. Social Media Titles

3. Vegetarians “Just Don’t Understand”

4. QR Codes: What, Why and How

5. Happy Birthday to Me!



1. Shopping spree (what? it was my birthday!)

That is not beer

2. "It's my cat in a box..."

3. Fun gear for the big day!

4. Pretzel kitteh sez let me sleeps

RR Tap Handles 2

5. You get a tap and you get a tap and you get a tap...

O.P.P. (Other People’s Posts)

1. Speak da Troof (via Skinny Runner)

2. You Don’t Have to Quit Your Job (via Be More With Less)

3. What Does an “Athletic” Body Look Like? (via Stumptuous)

4. When to Say No to a Potential Client (via Pursuing Our Passion)

5. 12 Lessons Learned While Marketing “The Four Hour Body” (via Tim Ferriss)


1. @swimmerjoe | @izonorlando | @centralfltop5

My co-host and producers for this little slice of fabulous (video embedded below). If you watch nothing else, watch Joe try to pronounce Ne-Yo.

Top 5 Episode 3

2. @mindoverbooty

Wonderful host of this week’s #fitblog chat!

3. @gettinfitbritt

Somehow, she knows EXACTLY when I need a compliment…plus, she’s adorable and I love her blog name.

4. @eatslovehappy

The girl is super fun, incredibly enthusiastic AND she takes part in all the health and fitness chats!

5. @AthletesPlate

Amazing, amazing, amazing blend (blogging friend) who makes me wish I could go back to college and do the whole thing over — at least when it comes to eating and exercise!

Random Things I’m Digging

1. my new Brooks running shoes

2. watching my dogs chase bunnies and squirrels in their sleep

3. elderflower marmalade from IKEA

4. seeing the sunset on my way home from the gym

5. crushed ice

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  1. says

    First of all, happy belated birthday!! Something tells me this is going to be your biggest, best year yet!

    Thanks for featuring us in you fab 5 post! I love this concept – it’s so easily digestible and great!

    Have a wonderful weekend, Katy! :)

  2. says

    Your birthday looks like so much fun! Love the smoothie bar and anything that involves rainbow sprinkles is awesome by me. :)

    Thank you so much for the shout out, too! Glad you enjoyed that post. It was definitely one we had been meaning to get off our chests for a long time.

    Enjoy your weekend – hope there are more festivities planned!

  3. says

    what a great idea to have a SMOOTHIE bar :) I would have def been there to celebrate a fabulous birthday with ya! great post girl! have a wonderful weekend!

  4. says

    Happy Belated Birthday to you Katy!

    What a fun oatmeal and smoothie bar. I might have to borrow this idea. I love that it’s healthy and it can spark conversation too because you can do a “show and tell” with your food. What did you put in yours? What did you get? So fun.

    • says

      What didn’t I put in, is more like it?

      We did small cups of various smoothies, including: almond milk, banana, almond butter, frozen berries, spinach, cocoa powder, granola, sprinkles…

  5. says

    Love the gig you did with IzonOrlando! Awesomeness, you all rock! Wonder if Izon should do another show featuring “A day in a life with bloggers” 😉

  6. says

    Happy Birthday! So glad I found this blog! I totally agree — instead of going out for an indulgent meal/cake and ice cream, on my birthday my husband goes on a shopping spree at Whole Foods to get all the expensive health foods I normally don’t buy for myself! Ha, sounds so weird but I love the birthday feast we get out of the special goods :)

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