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Treat Yourself Tuesday: The Birthday Edition

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treat yourself tuesdayIt has been awhile since I have linked up with Becky’s Treat Yourself Tuesday link.  I have been slacking!  It isn’t that I haven’t treated myself, but I just have not shared it with all of you.  The past four days were one giant weekend of treats.  You have to treat yourself when it is your birthday weekend/week/month, right?  Lots and lots of treats are coming ‘atcha!  Oh, and for the heads up, remember when I talked about being annoyed with bad lighting?  Yeah, this weekend was full of that! 😉

treat tuesday 32514 4I eat a mostly “clean” diet and when I crave pop I normally go with Zevia, but when you are on the road in the middle of Iowa, sometimes a good ole Diet Coke is necessary.

treat tuesday 32514 2My parents got another puppy dog.  This is Ruby.  She is a mini goldendoodle and she is adorable.  I liked to pretend she is a teddy bear.  P.S. Please ignore the nastiness of my hair/lack of makeup after a day at work and a 5 hour trip home.

treat tuesday 32514Friday morning I treated myself to a date at the gym.  And yes, it was actually a “treat” for me.  I have started lifting weights pretty regularly and am really enjoying it.  I love the feeling that I have after a good workout.

treat tuesday 32514 9Whoa, two selfies in a row.  I am still not sure how I feel about the selfie, but apparently it is happening.  After the gym, I got all showered up and went to get my haircut.  It was much needed.  My bangs were so long that they were fitting back into my ponytail.

treat tuesday 32514 8My puppy dog, Sadie, and me.  She always makes me smile!

treat tuesday 32514 7Friday night I went out for Mexican food with my parents and boyfriend.  We got both corn chips and flour chips.  You cannot choose just one, right?

treat tuesday 32514 6And some of the most delicious cheese enchiladas ever.  Seriously.  I love this place.

treat tuesday 32514 16After dinner, my boyfriend and I met up with two of our best friends.  We played Cards Against Humanity (I should probably be a spokesperson for this game?) and went out for drinks.

treat tuesday 32514 5Rumchata shots, anyone?  If you have not tried Rumchata yet, you are missing out!

treat tuesday 32514 10I loved being back home and spending time with him.

treat tuesday 32514 15It is not a weekend home without eating at my favorite pizza restaurant, Moto’s.  We got the Cajun (think potatoes, cheese, eggs, and a whole lot of spiciness).  I will never not order this pizza when I am there.

treat tuesday 32514 14We also ordered the German.  This one had “sausage” (this place is completely vegetarian- cool, right?), sauerkraut, and lots of cheese.  It was taaaasty!  I am so glad that I finally came around to liking ‘kraut.

treat tuesday 32514 13And no birthday weekend is complete without some cake.  Hy-Vee cake will forever be my favorite.  There is just something about it.

treat tuesday 32514 12On Sunday evening when I got back into town, I hung my late Christmas present from my parents.  My puppy dogs in print.  I love it!

treat tuesday 32514 18Nothing like spending your birthday at work.  But lucky for me, my co-workers treated me well.  They bought me a card and we ate (organic!) blue corn tortilla chips with garlic hummus and salsa.  It was my kind of afternoon snack!

And that about wraps it up.  A great weekend was had by all!  Good people.  Good food.  Good drinks.  I am sad that it is over, but I sure did enjoy it while it lasted!

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  • Lucie@FitSwissChick March 25, 2014, 5:48 am
    Looks like such a nice and fun birthday weekend Hannah! Your hair look sso pretty and the puppies are definitely adorable. I wan to dive into this cake!! Lucie@FitSwissChick recently posted...THANK YOU and some last words on thisMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 25, 2014, 12:53 pm
      Thank you so much Lucie!! And I know, right?? I want to eat the cake all over again!
  • Becky @ Olives n Wine March 25, 2014, 5:57 am
    SO many treats all in one weekend. You know I'm loving the pizza and the Mexican food AND the cake ;) I will forever love Hy-Vee <3 Thanks for linking up and happy birthday again! Becky @ Olives n Wine recently posted...#28 Treat Yourself TuesdayMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 25, 2014, 1:24 pm
      There is just something about Hy-Vee cake...nothing better!
  • Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate March 25, 2014, 6:33 am
    Ruby totally looks like a teddy bear- so adorable!! We have new neighbors behind us and they also have a mini goldendoodle, Wilson. Our pup Maddie just loves him! Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate recently posted...A Pinteresty WeekendMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 25, 2014, 1:28 pm
      Aww, I bet! Doodles are SO cute...I'm a bit biased though ;)
  • Marie @ Little Kitchie March 25, 2014, 6:36 am
    Happy birthday! :) Everything looks so fun. And that Cajun pizza?!?! Re-creating that at home ASAP! Marie @ Little Kitchie recently posted...ham & cheddar pull-apart breadMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 25, 2014, 1:29 pm
      It is SO awesome. My favorite pizza ever BY FAR.
  • Sarah @ Absolutely Ridiculous March 25, 2014, 8:08 am
    Looks like you had a great birthday! BOTH of those pizzas look absolutely amaaaaazing... I may need to try to recreate them at home! Sarah @ Absolutely Ridiculous recently posted...Treat Yourself TuesdayMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 25, 2014, 1:29 pm
      Yes!! Everyone needs to....and then share the recipes with me! ;)
  • Nicole @ FruitnFitness March 25, 2014, 8:15 am
    Ah I love Ruby, and Sadie too! I'm so glad you got to have a wonderful birthday weekend with friends and family. Nicole @ FruitnFitness recently posted...Treat Yourself Tuesday – a night outMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 25, 2014, 1:30 pm
      It was a great weekend! And no weekend home is complete without some doodle time :)
  • Amy @ Long Drive Journey March 25, 2014, 9:11 am
    Happy birthday, girl!! I'm glad that you had such a good time celebrating! Amy @ Long Drive Journey recently posted...Building a Better BreakfastMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 25, 2014, 1:31 pm
      Thanks so much, Amy!! :)
  • Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat March 25, 2014, 10:21 am
    Loving all your treats, especially all that yummy food!! Delicious! Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat recently posted...I LOVE CarbsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 25, 2014, 1:32 pm
      I definitely ate A LOT of yummy food...food definitely = treats to me! :)
  • Kate @ Baking in Yoga Pants March 25, 2014, 10:51 am
    This all looks amazing! I treated myself in some similar ways this weekend :) That makes for an awesome birthday! P.S. I love the Kinnick sign in one of the pictures, it makes me miss Iowa! Kate @ Baking in Yoga Pants recently posted...Treat Yourself Tuesday – Shop Til You Drop!My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 25, 2014, 1:33 pm
      Gotta love the Iowa pride!! :)
  • Ang @ Nutty for Life March 25, 2014, 11:56 am
    DID I MISS YOUR BIRTHDAY!!?!? I am a horrible person, please forgive me. Happy freaking birthday, March birthday buddy! Looks like a fab time.
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 25, 2014, 1:34 pm
      Haha, too funny!! You are NOT a horrible person!! But thank you!! ;)
  • Alisha @ Alisha's Appetite March 25, 2014, 1:06 pm
    Happy birthday!! Aren't those Iowa country roads so fun to drive through ;) Your parent's puppy is ADORBS! Looks like a fun weekend. Alisha @ Alisha's Appetite recently posted...Family Visit + Easy Coconut Tilapia {Recipe}My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 25, 2014, 1:35 pm
      Yes, and the sad part is that I was on I-80 half of the way and on a 4 lane highway the rest...still only small towns on the way except for Des Moines :(
  • Brittany (Healthy Slice of Life) March 25, 2014, 2:33 pm
    I'm not sure I've ever seen flour chips at a Mexican restaurant before! However, I won't complain about the corn ones... mmm! Now I want Mexican for dinner! Brittany (Healthy Slice of Life) recently posted...Stocking the Fridge & Visual Meal PlanMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 25, 2014, 3:21 pm
      Oh my gosh, they are SO good! They are definitely my favorite over the corn tortilla chips, at least at this restaurant. I HAVE to order them every time that I go.
  • Jackie March 25, 2014, 6:14 pm
    That cake looks delicious! Jackie recently posted...{Tasty Tuesday} peanut butter jelly smoothie!My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 25, 2014, 7:31 pm
      It was SO good!! I can never say no to it :)
  • Emily @ More Than Just Dessert March 25, 2014, 6:51 pm
    HyVee is amazing for so many things. The only one in Madtown is clear across town but I still go there once a month, its just comforting! haha Happy Birthday, Lady! Emily @ More Than Just Dessert recently posted...Nasoya TofuPlus Review, Tofu Chocolate Pudding, and Giveaway!My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl March 25, 2014, 7:32 pm
      Thanks Emily!! And yes, Hy-Vee is great! I may be slightly biased though since I worked there for 8 1/2 years ;) Going to Hy-Vee is definitely comforting for me too!

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