Just like that another year has been added to my timeline. Yesterday I celebrated my 26th year of life with a lovely morning shift at work full of coffee and good company, followed by a run, and ended with a mom cooked vegan meal.
I like to keep it casual these days when it comes to my birthday, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t do fun things the few days leading up to yesterday. Birthday weekend.
Thursday – Took a trip to Seattle to visit the Starbucks roastery again, and it was just as fun this time as the last. I made sure to stop by Pike Place Market for a muffin to pair with my coffee, because coffee tastings happen anytime, anywhere.
Friday – Ran 6 carefree miles and reflected on my years of life. Said goodbye to the dog, and settled back into life with my cats. Oh how I missed them.
Saturday – Worked 5:30a-2p and was immediately whisked away for a valentines day adventure. We ate good food and saw a movie. I’ll let you guess which movie. 😉
Sunday – Birthday! Was greeted at 5:30 am by a cup of delicious Sulawesi Pango Pango (my Starbucks doesn’t sell this coffee, so it was a real treat.) Two chocolates in the shape of coffee beans, and a blueberry protein oatmeal courtesy of Starbucks.
Came home from work, got my workout done, and prepared for my feast.
Homemade buns, burgers, and cake – all gluten free and vegan. My mom is the best.
That cake…ohhh that cake. We ate over half between three people. Chocolate w/a hint of lavender. I had my cake with strawberries, because that made it healthy.
Tomorrow you can find me at the Seattle Symphony being serenaded by my future husband, rounding out the perfect week of events. Life is good.
Q: What do you typically do for your birthday? I usually enjoy running a race for mine, but figured my half marathon next month was close enough.
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Happy Birthday. It sounds like it was a great one.
I also appreciated the link to your timeline–lots of great stuff in that one. Best for this year in your life.
Thank you, and glad you enjoyed the timeline! 🙂
Happy birthday! I love how it ended up being a several day celebration. I never plan anything crazy for mine but always hope there’s cake/chocolate/pie/anything sweet to celebrate.
Thank you! Yes, there MUST be sweets.
Gah how I wish I lived close to Seattle. Also happy birthday!!
Happy Birthday!!! 🙂
I have a birthday this week too – on Thursday! 🙂
YAY February babies! Happy early birthday to YOU!
Happy day pretty lady!
Happy birthday!!!! Strawberries definitely made that cake healthy. 😉
Heather @ HeatherRunsFast.com
Happy Freakin Birthday, girl! Sounds like a pretty awesome BDay Weekend. And yes, you’re mom rocks! Homemade Buns just puts her on the top of the best mom’s list. That’s awesome. You’d make a great Snow White 🙂 For my bday I keep it low key, too. It most definitely includes a run, good food, family and of course copious amounts of cake!
You would be proud…we finished that ENTIRE cake in less than one day.
aww brit, sounds like a wonderful weekend. a movie valentine’s adventure with your friend and a home cooked meal with your mom? doesn’t get much better 🙂 happy 26th year to ya!
Happy B-day! Great blog!
HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY SOULMATE!!!!! Oh shucks, I wish I would have known so I could’ve marked my calendar and sent you a little text. I will never forget about because now I’ve programmed it 🙂
Sounds like the perfect weekend and please tell me how 50 Shades was? I’m dying to go see it although I’ve heard its been getting terrible reviews.. I mean, doesn’t matter cause I’ll go see it regardless.
That cake! Oh your Momma IS the best! Delicious.. and is it me Brittany Wilson or are your legs uber skinny mini these days, holy smokes! Less running and more cake for you please 🙂
Ohhh girl, running has been good to my legs, buttttt all the cake is going to my arms and hips. I assure you I’m eating (too) well. Haha.
I thought the movie was good! I didn’t read the books so I had no previous bias about it, but I thought the reviews were way too harsh. I didn’t think it was abusive or pornographic or blah blah. I could preach about my thoughts, but I’ll keep it at that. It was good, saw some body parts, moved on. 😂
My birthday is right after Christmas, so I rarely actually “celebrate it” as usually everyone is broke 😦 I usually go to The Works for a burger and beer – and to Starbucks for my free Bday beverage! That is about it
Happy Belated Birthday!!! Your mom is the best for making you an entire gluten free + vegan meal! And please, please, please tell me the movie was good! I’m guessing you saw the 50 Shades of OMGOSHICANTLOOKAWAY. I saw SpongeBob 😛
I thought the movie was good! See my reply to Britta’s comment for more detail! 🙂
Natalie @ The Ravenous Mommy
Happy Birthday Britt! Your mom rocks 🙂
Happy Birthday!! That cake looked super fun!
Happy belated 26th! Oh how I wish to be 26 again. Have a fun year!
Yayyy happy birthday, Britt! Glad you had a fun weekend 🙂 I’ve never done “official” coffee tastings before (just tasting it in the morning while half-asleep), but I want to more and more after reading your posts. I usually go out to dinner for my birthday, but a race sounds a lot healthier…
Amy @ A Desert Girl
Your cats are so pretty. Did they welcome you back with open paws or were they all, “Ahem. You smell like d-o-g.”? I love that you run a carefree 6 miles – I may be able to handle a carefree block or two. Then I’m caring. 🙂 Happy belated birthday! Enjoy the show at the Seattle Symphony!
My little black man was rubbing ALL OVER me. Trying to get his scent on me I’m sure. HAHA.
Happy Birthday Britt! What a great day, I felt like I’d spent it with you… minus the film, coffee, cake, run and a good stroke of your cats! 😉
Chocolate cake with strawberries. That’s your two of five a day already! That’s some pampering alright 🙂
My birthdays have been different every year so I’m not entirely sure what’s the norm anymore but you can be sure there cake involved!
I forgot to ask: Will your mom adopt me?!
Surely!! Come eat! 🙂
Tell her I’m small… she’ll barely know I’m there… except for the occasional trail of rice cake crumbles. God I need more exciting food!
Heather P. at Fancy Alter Ego
Happy (slightly belated) birthday! That sounds like the perfect way to spend a birthday weekend!
ps – Where did you get that muffin? That looks amazing!
The muffin is from a shop called Cinnamon Works in the heart of Pike Place Market!! I make sure to stop by for a treat every time I’m there. SO GOOD.
Heather P. at Fancy Alter Ego
I work at Seattle Central starting in April, so I’ll have to check them out! I used to go down to the market once a week for lunch, but never ventured in there (seemed too dangerous…haha)!
Oh how exciting!! That’s a fun campus, I was looking into their dental hygiene program a few years ago. You must visit Cinnamon Works…something for EVERYONE. GIANT portions though so bring a friend. Or strengthen your self control.
Happy Birthday! Looks like you had a perfect day! I like to run a race on or near my birthday too. 🙂 This year I won a 5K the day before. I wish my birthday could be on the weekend this year but, alas, I’m turning 30 on a Monday. (-_-)
Happy birthday! That sounds like a fun birthday weekend. And that picture of Seattle is gorgeous. Your cats are beautiful. Typically I work and start school cause my birthday is in September, but I only have 1 more birthday where school is involved. Yay! But I like to treat my birthday like it’s any other day, really. Happy birthday again!!
Wow that cake looks delish!!!
Happy Birthday xo
Lindsay @ A Runnaroundd Life
Happy happy birthdayyyy! Birthdays are the best 😀 I have never heard of the Sulawesi Pango Pango. I need it right now.
It’s a new reserve coffee!! Launching this week at select reserve stores. So good.
Happiest of birthdays!!!!
Happy birthday!!! I’m so glad you had such a wonderful celebration! What did your Mama use for a recipe for veg gf buns?!?!!?!??!?!?!?! They look great! Chocolate lavender cake?!?! Yessss! Definitely a win.
As for me, I like to go camping by myself on my birthdays. I think birthdays are great days to reflect on how many wonderful years we’ve been alive!
Happy belated birthday, Britt! 🙂
The buns were harder than she liked, but I liked the crunch!! They were more like a toasted roll opposed to a soft bun though. I’ll have to ask her for the recipe. 🙂
That would be awesome! I haven’t found a gluten free veg bread that I like yet! Not a recipe or in stores. Man do I miss sandwiches!
Happy belated birthday!! It sounds like my kind of celebration. Yes, I’m an old person at heart too. Family, friends, and good food (especially chocolate) — do we need any more?? 🙂
Happy belated birthday to you!!! I completely support your birthday race line of thinking. I ran a half on my 35th birthday last month. 🙂
Big happy birthday Brittany!
It looks like you had the best birthday meal! 🙂
I have an ultra booked in for my birthday this year but that’s ages away in October. I’m not thinking about it yet… :S
Luv What You Do
What a fantastic birthday celebration! Enjoy this exciting year ahead!
What a FANTASTIC birthday!!!!! That cake looks amazing, and I’m sure your kitties loved partying with you!! Enjoy the Seattle Symphony tomorrow!! 😀
Congrats and Happy Happy Birthday girl!! My birthday was Saturday this year, Valentines Baby, it was verrrrrrry chill but to be honest that’s exactly what I wanted!
Thank you!! Happy belated birthday to you as well, the chiller the better in my humble opinion!!
Yes yes yes!
Ashley @ A Lady Goes West
Hi Brittany! Happy belated birthday to you, lady! Sounds like a great birthday. I always like to get a little sweat session in during the morning of my birthday. This last year, I did beach yoga with my family on my birthday morning (I was in Florida for it, so it was perfect!) And your love for Starbucks runs deep. Have you ever had Peet’s Coffee? We have that here in the Bay Area, and I tend to prefer it! 🙂
I have had Peet’s coffee! The founder of Peet’s was actually one of the three founder of Starbucks! HA. I love them both.
Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness
Happy belated birthday, lady!! Your birthday dinner looks awesome! 🙂
Happy Birthday Britt! You have such a great mom (and you’re not that white! We all look like ghosts here in Upstate NY!) 🙂
Rach @ This Italian Family
Happy happy birthday! Glad you had a great birthday weekend! 🙂
happy birthday! I want to pilgrimage to the seattle starbucks one day…
Happy Belated Birthday…. Seems like it was a good one!!!
Khushboo Thadani (@KhushbooThadani)
Happppy happy birthday, Britt- glad you had a super start to your year :)!
The Vegan 8
Happy Birthday Britt!! That chocolate cake looks to die for! So happy you have been reunited with your kitties…so cute. I bet you missed them like crazy! I’m with you on being snow white…I’m pale as a ghost!
Arman @ thebigmansworld
Happy birthday buddy! You’re mum….I’m impressed!
Did you see me in the movie? I played the whip.
…did they actually show the whip? Is there even a whip in the book?
Omg I’m dying. Yes…there were whips. 🙈
Yay, happy belated!!
Amanda @ .running with spoons.
Happy [belated] birthday, lovely lady! I don’t tend to get too crazy with the birthday celebrations anymore either, but chocolate cake is definitely a MUST for me. And I bet you I could give you a run for your money when it comes to the paleness factor. I make Casper look tanned 😉
An Unrefined Vegan
Oh, happiest of happy days, Brittany! What a fun day and P.S. your mom is stellar!
Karla @ Finding My Fit
happy [belated] birthday beautiful! that sounds like an amazing way to spend a birthday. and that cake, chocolate with hint of lavendar?! oh my lanta.
Happy Birthday girl! I say you keep stretching it out – post birthday week for the win!
Happy Birthday!! Your mom is awesome!!!
Change of Pace
Sounds like the perfect birthday weekend!! How awesome that your mom even made the buns from scratch?!
I much prefer low-key birthdays, too 🙂
Happy Birthday my friend. Your mom totally rocks, and I’m glad you were reunited with the cats. I would have made you jump out of a plane or something equally intoxicating for your birthday. Although these activities sound pretty delicious and perfectly you. Next year, think about the plane though. 🙂
Lauren @ ihadabiglunch
Happy Birthday beautiful!! I love your weekend plans. I know exaaaactly which movie you saw and I’m right there with ya. I bought my tickets in advance so yeah. Haha. It made me want to visit Seattle so there’s that! Chocolate with a hint of lavendar? So fancy!
You’re a brave soul who is using your time on this earth wisely — to discover your passion and GO for it. So it doesn’t matter how old you are because you’re leaps and bounds above those who don’t have the courage to find that happiness. Enjoy the rest of your birthday week!
Umm, this comment wins everything right now. Thank you, and you speak such wise/mature words!
Happy birthday! Sounds like a perfect celebration. 🙂
Happy birthday, my dear!
Happy birthday, Brittany! 🙂
Happy late birthday!! It was my birthday weekend as well, and I kept mine pretty low key too! Except now I am beyond over sugar with all the cake I ate…. oh man….
Good thing birthdays only happen once a year!!
Happy late birthday, lady!!
Happy Birthday!!! Sounds like you had a pretty great birthday weekend to me 🙂
Happy Birthday!! That cake looks delicious – your mom is wonderful 🙂
I like really low-key birthdays too. A run and a delicious dinner with the special people in my life is all I need.
It sounds like you had a fab birthday! My birthdays usually involve rum cake and a nice hike with family and friends.
Happy birthday! It sounds like you had a fabulous weekend. That blueberry oatmeal looks phenomenal. I’m also impressed your mom made homemade “burgers,” BUNS AND cake! I’m hungry now. 😉
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What a wonderful birthday weekend 🙂 Those burgers + cake = YUM! It’s really awesome that your mom considered your vegan preferences. I think my mom would enjoy a burger like that but I’m not sure if we could convince the rest of the family!
Have to say…happiest belated birthday! I’m still celebrating because birthday months are the best! I love having a simple day filled with my favorite things. =)
Love your birthday recap…I feel that I’m walking in your shoes! Happy Belated Birthday, Britt, hope you had a fabulous one, filled with lovely food and desserts! These cat pictures are adorable, I dig them! And your mum is so sweet, a fantastic baker and awe-inspiring! Wishing you an enriched weekend!
Seems like you had a grand birthday weekend! and go mum for making your day!! she sounds like the very best. and I think you’re the prettiest snow white ever. 😉
Nicole Marie Story
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, pretty girl:)
OMG i missed this post, which means i missed my chance to wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY when it was still near your birthday!!! ahhh i’m a bad friend. hope you had an amazing bday, my love, and i think you’re phenomenal (but you already knew that). that veg burger looks amazing, and alll the lollzz to the Snow White comment. xo
You could nevaaaa be a bad friend!