My husband’s birthday was Friday and we’re making it a three day celebration. He kicked it off with a free birthday meal at Denny’s followed by a dinner party last night and a beach outing today.
We spent the week getting the house ready, planning the meal and buying the groceries. To top it off he wanted something I’d never cooked before. Above is my first prime rib. It turned out pretty good if I say so myself.
It was a fun evening with conversation, food and, at least for me, wine!
Around the Web
Here are some of my favorite posts since the last edition two weeks ago.
Coffee Cake and Cardio shares tips for attending your first spin class. This is something I want to try and armed with these I will do it soon.
I didn’t know about Verizon Messages app until reading about it at Let’s Walk and Talk. Installing it on my iPad now.
The World According to Eggface shares six recipes for adding protein to your Greek yogurt. (My favorite brand is Chobani Simply 100.)
This Paprika chicken with green beans recipe from Keep it Up David looks delicious and easy.
Cranky Fitness has an interesting guest post on if you should eat carbs or not.
She’s talking about underwear over at Roni’s Weigh and I can’t wait to hear if she finds the solution. For now, I have panty lines.
FitKnitChick talks about fitness after 40 and why 40 is not the new 70.
If you’re looking for some way to change up your morning eggs like me here’s a recipe from The Gracious Pantry for an egg and vegetable basil scramble.
Fit to the Finish discusses the hardest two letter word in weight loss.
This is a new section where I’ll share good deals for healthy lifestyles. (Note these are most likely affiliate links.)
DiscountMags.com has fitness magazines on sale this weekend. Get one year subscriptions to Shape, Women’s Health, Weight Watchers, Natural Health and Yoga Journal for less than $5! Other titles are on sale as well.
Pay $10 for a $20 to spend at The Body Shop with this Groupon offer.
Stock up on vitamins and supplements with the Buy 1 Get 1 Free sale on Nature’s Bounty brand this week.
Here are some of my favorite giveaways this week.
I’m hosting a giveaway for Swipe travel deodorant wipes. They’re great to throw in your gym bag, purse or suitcase for freshening up on the go. Enter before it closes tomorrow!
Newlyweds on a Budget has a promo code for a free name change kit. Head over there and get it before this offer runs out.
Enter by Tuesday evening at Under the Big Oak Tree for your chance to win Milo’s Kitchen dog treats and a $25 Visa gift card.
Losing Weight and Having Fun is hosting a giveaway for a variety box of Quest Nutrition bars. I really like them and two will win!
I love my Camelbak water bottle and now they came out with a pitcher. Enter the giveaway for the Camelbak Relay at Fitful Focus.
Gluten Free Boston Girl has a giveaway for a one month supply of CeliAct’s Gluten Free Diet Support.
Thinking about doing yoga? Live from La Quinta has a giveaway for a one month membership at YogaDownload.com.
The Frugal Toad is giving away a four pack of Eyewitness Travel Guides. I’d love to get the one for Italy!
If you experience hot flashes enter to win a menopause mop at Friend for the Ride.
Surviving and Thriving is giving away a Starbucks gift card this week.
Want some BlogHer swag? Enter the giveaway at Celiac and the Beast.
That closes this edition of Weekly Chronicles. Have a great week!