My Birthday, My Way….

My Birthday Month has officially begun!
Let me start over by saying I haven’t really “celebrated” my birthday since I was, like, 9 years old. Usually, I get all excited on the inside, but don’t say anything to anyone. Then, it’s just a normal day except with a family dinner at the end. 
This year, my birthday month started off with a bang! 
I spent this past weekend through Monday in Cincinnati with GF Guy. We dressed up as Elves for Halloween, met Nick Lachey from 98 Degrees, I got hit on by Justin Jeffre (also from 98 Degrees), you know… the usual….
Do you ever step back, look at your life and the things that happen to you, and go WAIT A MINUTE! MY LIFE IS SO RANDOM?!
… well, I do…
Anyway, I have pictures on my phone, but can’t upload them for some reason. Instead, I am going to have to “steal” some from my friends facebook photo albums!
No, I am not drunk in these photos. I strictly adhere to a 1 glass of wine limit, at all times. I just get a little crazy when around theater folks! What can I say, I love to dance and act goofy, and they don’t judge me for it!
I couldn’t get the cute picture of GF Guy and myself to upload. Instead you must be subjected to crazy me, Snoopy, Tami, and Charlie Brown! By the way, the crazed look on my face is panic as Snoopy knocks me over! HAHAHA!
Nick Lachey, his girlfriend (Vanessa Minnillo), and “Martin von Colt” backstage after Rock of Ages.

Martin is a prop from the show who looks disturbingly real. It has become something of a cast joke to put his in random places and take photos of him. He’s like a 3-D “Flat Stanley”!

Here is Martin riding a stuffed Llama…. SEE WHAT I MEAN?! Creepy and weird baby….

I arrived home at about 1:30AM too pooped to unpack. Yesterday, was more of a fog than anything else. I don’t operate well on 4 hours of sleep! However, there were 2 shining moments amidst yesterday’s fog. GF Guy sent me some gorgeous sunflowers in a cute pumpkin vase, and my Fairy Blog-Mother sent me an entire case of organic pumpkin puree! (Seriously, everyone needs a fairy blog-mother like mine! She is wonderful!) I chose to go to bed early and awoke today feeling refreshed and back to my old self!
It wasn’t even 7:00AM before I found myself in the kitchen whipping up a batch of muffins, courtesy of my fairy blog-mother. These bad boys are my new favorite breakfast. The are a combination of my Comfort Muffins and Pumpkin Spice Comfort Muffins. This time, though, I channeled Amy of Simply Sugar & Gluten Free! Enjoy! (I just realized I forgot to take pictures…. sorry! They look very similar to the above mentioned muffins.)

Pumpkin Oat Muffins
(Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free)
(Yield: 12 Muffins)



  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. In a medium bowl combine all ingredients.
  3. Spoon evenly into a lined muffin tin.
  4. Bake 12-13 minutes until done.
  5. Allow to cool before eating for best flavor.
These will last about 1 week if stored in the refrigerator. I ate two this morning crumbled atop a bowl of pumpkin puree!

  1. What is your current favorite breakfast?
  2. Do you go through food phases, like seasons?
  3. What was your favorite “boy band” growing up?

3 thoughts on “My Birthday, My Way….

  1. Happy Birthday month. Hope every day is filled with fun and joy. 1. Homemade GF Oreo cookies – but now they are gone so it will back to my usual yogurt and apple.2. Yes, I love to eat seasonally! 3. I don't know any boy bands but we can talk girls . . .

  2. Wait, I am confused….is that really Nick Lachey?? And how the heck did you get to see him backstage?? I think I missed something!Favorite breakfast? Oatmeal forever.Yes, I definitely go through food fazes! Right now I am in an egg white faze. It's weird. Also an almond milk phase.Growing up I hated boy bands. I also hated barbies and dolls. And yes, I'm 100% straight.

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