Anniversary Weekend

by Danica on June 10, 2013

We had such a great weekend over here – I hope you all did too!

It was honestly just one of the most fun weekends we’ve had in a while.  It reminded me that no matter what I’m struggling with right now, my little family is what’s most important to me, and I just feel so blessed and grateful!

Enough of being a cheeseball though…
a photo dump from the weekend for your viewing pleasure:


One year ago, we froze the top tier of our wedding cake, and this weekend we let it thaw, cut into it, and tasted it!  We didn’t expect it to be even close to edible, but actually, it tasted really good!

wedding cake top tier one year later

Zida wanted a slice too :)


My second attempt at homemade oatmeal molasses bread still didn’t rise…it still tastes great (just very dense), but I want so badly to get it right!  I immediately called my grandmother to see if she could help me solve the problem, and she did!  When I try it next I think I’ll have it figured out!  Then I can finally share the recipe with you :)

homemade bread fail

new haircut – shorter and lighter for summer

new summer haircut

anniversary roses!

anniversary roses <3

Did you know that Friday was National Donut Day?
I’m not a huge fan of donuts to be honest – I really only like homemade (baked) ones.
But on Saturday morning, Jesse and I spotted these at the Farmer’s Market and decided to pick them up.  One was vanilla and one was apple.  They were pretty good!

farmer's market donuts

other farmer’s market purchases: rhubarb and tomatoes

farmer's market rhubarb and tomatoes

anniversary celebration date night!
*when we get all dressed up to go out for a fun date night, but we can’t get a full picture of us because the only other one around is our dog…cue the awkward selfie ;)

anniversary date night

a little froyo happened
*yes, there’s actually some frozen yogurt under those toppings


HIIT run to kick off my Sunday

HIIT run

a trip to Whole Foods made me happy :)

whole foods

we stopped at Barnes & Noble, and these are the two books I left with…I’m not going through a little crisis about what I want to do with my life or anything ;) haha

has anyone read either of these?  what’d you think of them?

Barnes and Noble books

and this was actually taken this morning…a great verse to remind me that beauty comes from within…

Monday morning devotional - beauty


Favorite froyo topping?

What book are you reading right now?

Those of you that are married – did you save the top tier of your wedding cake?  If so, was it still good a year later?

{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy June 10, 2013 at 9:20 am

Happy Anniversary, again! I have read and own both of those books :). I liked both of them, but of the two, Bethenny’s is my favorite!
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2 Danica June 10, 2013 at 8:38 pm

Thank you!
I remembered when I bought the book that you’d talked about Bethenny before, and met her, right?! I’m hoping I learn a thing or two :)


3 Laura June 10, 2013 at 10:39 am

Happy Anniversary: glad the cake was edible and you had some QT with your man!!

Love the new haircut, definitely be nicer and cool for the summer!

I have read the happiness project multiple times, I seriously love that book! Enjoy!
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4 Danica June 10, 2013 at 8:39 pm

Thanks, girl!

I’ve only heard good things about the happiness project so I’m excited to read it!


5 Jenny June 10, 2013 at 12:07 pm

Happy belated anniversary! Looks like a nice weekend :)

I started reading A Place of Yes last summer, and for some reason, I fell out of the habit of reading everyday and have yet to finish it. It’s been staring me down for a while now, and I think you’ve convinced me to pick it back was a really great book and I’m going through some things now that I think some self-reflection would benefit from. I totally love turning to books! I want to read the Happiness Project too.
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6 Danica June 10, 2013 at 8:40 pm

Jenny, you should let me know what you think of A Place of Yes once you’re finished – I have some other books I need to read first so it’ll be a little while before I get to either of these – you’ll have to share your thoughts on it!


7 Jessica @ Prayers and Apples June 10, 2013 at 2:55 pm

Love your new haircut! ♥ I’ve been too busy to read lately – but I’m going to try to hit my NASM training book soon :) I think that Bethany one looks interesting!
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8 Danica June 10, 2013 at 8:41 pm

Exciting about the NASM training! I’ve looked into that some recently – you’ll be a great trainer!!


9 Maria@The_Brooklyn_Fig June 10, 2013 at 6:42 pm

So glad I found your blog- love it! Happy Anniversary :)
We’ll be married a year in July and I’m excited to have our cake- how long did you let it defrost for?
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10 Danica June 10, 2013 at 8:42 pm

Oh yay! Thanks so much for stopping by :)

I thought the cake would take a day or two (at least) to completely defrost but it actually only took half a day, maybe 6 hours? I was impressed!


11 Jessie June 10, 2013 at 10:07 pm

Happy Anniversary to the two of you <3 You both are darling, and it's so obvious in photos to see how madly in love you are with one another. Wishing you many years of happiness, joy & love <3 <3
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12 Danica June 11, 2013 at 7:54 am

Thank you so much Jessie!! <3
And you’re right – I am pretty crazy about him :)


13 kendra @ kennygump June 11, 2013 at 12:11 am

that cake does look good. we were super young and had a nice and easy wedding. we had costco carrot sheet cake. no tiers to save. classy i know.
we are reading the happiness project for book club soon (not sure what month we decided) so i’ll be reading that too.
i love all berries, coconut and chopped almonds.
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14 Danica June 11, 2013 at 7:56 am

We had a little 2-tier cake that we cut and then saved part of, but all of our guests had cupcakes! There were 3 different kinds and carrot cake was one of them – it’s one of my favorites!

I probably won’t get to reading the happiness project for a little while, so whenever you finish it you’ll have to let me know what you think of it!


15 Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl June 11, 2013 at 12:34 pm

Loving the new haircut! And I cannot wait to see what you think about Bethenny’s book. I have been wanting to read it for awhile now!
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16 Kelly - IRUNLIKEAGIRL June 11, 2013 at 2:21 pm

Loved the Bethanny book, she’s my favorite


17 June 15, 2013 at 11:52 pm

Right now I’m reading:
Hal Higdon’s Marathon training guide,
Born to Run
What’s Math Got to do with It?

Happy Anniversary!
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18 Tara@PNWRunner June 17, 2013 at 11:21 pm

I had frozen yogurt for the first time the other day. (well from a frozen yogurt shop) I loved it! I felt like a kid again, mixing all the sodas together! lol. I loved the white chocolate chips and granola on top! Yum!
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