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The Daily Dish~ My 27th Birthday!

June 20th, 2012 - Daily Dish


Good Morning! As some of you may already know, Sunday was my 27th birthday! It was a beautiful day…and truly a celebration of such a wonderful year…So I thought I’d share pictures from the weekend with all of you!

My husband, sister, and I started off the celebrations on Saturday by going to plum market where we found Zevia and Artic Zero! Zevia is a soda sweetened with stevia, and Arctic Zero is an amazing protein packed ice cream that has only 150 calories per pint! Both can only be found at specialty stores, so these really were special birthday treats!

From there we went strawberry picking! It’s been a birthday tradition that we started a few years back, and is always so much fun!

Even Sean enjoys it!

I was working hard to find the good ones!

Here’s the final product from all the ‘hard’ work! :)

Sean is always very good at finding ‘only the best’ ;)

For dinner we went to my favorite place to eat in Ann Arbor, Mongolian BBQ!

I opened a few gifts from my sisters boyfriend….Someone knows I like coffee and tea!

We spent the rest of the night in downtown Ann Arbor at the Summer Festival! There were live bands and all kinds of fun events, and the weather was just perfect which made for a wonderful evening!


The next day, (on my actual birthday), I started the day off right with a birthday cake protein shake with cone crushed on top…And of course a candle!

For lunch we went to Jimmy Johns and then we shopped for a while…

Of course we stopped by Biggby, my favorite coffee place! I asked for a ‘cup of whip’ which my sister and I were going to share to put on our coffee, (hey it was my bday), and the girl gave me an overflowing cup full! Haha…All we could do was laugh!

And we finished it all off with my other favorite treat,  fro yo!

For dinner, I went to my parents house where my mom set the table beautifully as usual!

We had my favorite meal…shish kabob!

We also enjoyed some of the strawberries we picked…

As well as a side salad and baked parmesan chips!

And Of Course My Birthday Ice Cream Cake! (Recipe coming this summer!)

The neat thing was, it was also fathers day, so my dad and I got to celebrate each other! :)

The cake turned out amazing!!!

Then came gifts! My husband got me a wedding picture blown up on a canvas…It was a very special gift to me!

I received tons of amazing Dashing Dish stuff…

But my favorite thing by far was the engraved DD cutting board! That was such a special gift from my sister!

I hope you all enjoyed this Birthday Edition of the Daily Dish! I am going to leave you all with another big announcement! My husband and I are moving!!! We are moving July 10th to a home that we are renting! We are still saving up for a home, and are trying to wait on the Lord’s direction as far as where we should live longterm, so we are going to rent for at least a year! We are only moving about 20 minutes away from where we are now, so hopefully it won’t be too big of a move, although I know every move is a lot of work, so please keep us in your prayers these next few weeks!

Hope you all have a blessed rest of your week! XO Katie


Andrea said:

Katie, you are such an inspiration! Was that Rowe’s that you were picking at? Good luck on your move. My hubby and I are boxing up our home too, we built a new home out in South Lyon, so I feel your pain… packing up a home for the last 9 years is alot of work. I will pray for you. Thank you for the wonderful inspiration you continue to give!! Also, cant wait to see your bday cake recipe. I made your frozen PB pie for fathers day, HUGE hit!!

June 20th, 2012 — 9:23am  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

yeah! thank you so much andrea! yes it is rowes! :) love that place! good luck with your move!!! xo

June 22nd, 2012 — 11:38am  | 

Lorrie Rulla said:

You made my Day ! I fill so Blessed to see where God has brought you and Sean. How can anyone not Believe in Our God and what He will do for you when you make Him the Lord of your Life and know Him as Father. Now after that is all said…… I can’t wait for your Birthday cake recipe ! I Love you Miss DashingDish ! xo

June 20th, 2012 — 9:31am  |  Reply

Amanda said:

Looks like you had a wonderful birthday! That cake looks amazing, can’t wait til you share the recipe! Congrats on the new home too, you have bigs things ahead of you that sound very exciting!!! :)

June 20th, 2012 — 9:33am  |  Reply

Cristy said:

Happy Birthday from your fans at Pretty My Party!

June 20th, 2012 — 9:34am  |  Reply

Jennifer said:

Happy Belated Birthday Katie, it looks like it was a wonderful one! Prayers for continued success, health and blessings! May 27 be the best year yet!

June 20th, 2012 — 9:47am  |  Reply

Kerri said:

Happy Birthday! Where did the aprons come from? They are gorgeous!

June 20th, 2012 — 9:52am  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

thanks kerri! they are from anthropology!

June 20th, 2012 — 12:24pm  | 

Dawn said:

Happy Birthday! Prayers and blessings on your move! You are the cutest :)

June 20th, 2012 — 10:19am  |  Reply

Dana @ My Little Celebration said:

So glad you had a lovely birthday! I’ve been seriously crushing on your blog since finding it last week and am so encouraged to know that you’re a lover of Jesus. Because, um, I am too!

Happy belated birthday new friend, good luck with the move, and p.s. your protein shakes are the shake to my shackle.


June 20th, 2012 — 11:34am  |  Reply

Melissa M said:

That sounds like an amazing birthday!! Strawberry picking.. what fun!! PS- totally been to MI when my hubby lived there and we had BD’s Mongolian. SO GOOD! I got a kick out of that! Hope you had a great day!

June 20th, 2012 — 1:25pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

oh yes it sure is! :)

June 20th, 2012 — 8:02pm  | 

Kim said:

Happy belated birthday!! I have such good memories of strawberry picking in the summers when I was growing up in Ohio. :)

June 20th, 2012 — 1:29pm  |  Reply

Charlene Canfield said:

It looks like you had a wonderful birthday weekend! Happy Birthday a few days late. And good luck with the move.

June 20th, 2012 — 3:37pm  |  Reply

Shannon - Healthiful Balance said:

I’m sooo glad you had a wonderful birthday! You deserve only the very best. :)

June 20th, 2012 — 3:40pm  |  Reply

Sonya Schroeder said:

I SO feel like I was there celebrating with you!! Thanks for sharing your life with us. Looks like your day was truly blessed!! hugs friend xoxo

June 20th, 2012 — 3:57pm  |  Reply

Sally Logan said:

You and your sister are just as cute as a picture!! So thankful I happened on to this site and have a new sister in Christ.Your birthay looked like so much fun and what wonderful gourmet delights you had!!Be blessed to bless others.Love in Christ,Sally

June 20th, 2012 — 4:17pm  |  Reply

Whitney said:

Happy Belated Birthday! I can’t wait for the new recipe to come out. Your pictures always look absolutely amazing!!

June 20th, 2012 — 4:39pm  |  Reply

Amanda- The Nutritionist Reviews said:

Are you still going to be in Ann Arbor? I live about an hour from you in Grosse Pointe!

June 20th, 2012 — 8:04pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

i will be in saline, so about 15-20 minutes away! :)

June 20th, 2012 — 9:00pm  | 

Beka said:

Hi Katie! I just recently found your blog and have absolutely loved pouring over your posts for the past few days. I really appreciate the quality of your work and really love your love for the Lord! Thanks for being an encouragement to me as a food and fitness lover, a blogger, and a follower of Christ! Keep doing what you’re doing so beautifully, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :)

June 20th, 2012 — 10:38pm  |  Reply

Julie said:

Happy Birthday! You are adorable, and I love your site! Thanks for all you do.

June 21st, 2012 — 1:01pm  |  Reply

Anna @ The Guiltless Life said:

Happy birthday Katie! Our birthdays are so close together – even our ages ;). I turn 27 next Sunday, July 1st. I’ll be heading with my best friend to Seattle for the weekend for some fun times – I never know what to do for my birthday so this is something different this year!

I LOVE your engraved cutting board, how special! And I really want that recipe for your ice cream birthday cake – no chance it will be posted before my bday, is there? :) :) :) Pretty please with a cherry on top ;)?

Good luck with your move! :)

June 21st, 2012 — 7:48pm  |  Reply

Brandi said:

Looks like you had a great day! Happy late birthday!

June 21st, 2012 — 11:49pm  |  Reply

Deirdre said:

Happy (Belated) Birthday! You have really inspired me with your healthy recipes, and I’ve been able to lose 60 pounds in a little over a year. Thanks for all that you do, for the beautiful person that you are (inside and out), and for sharing your mission.

June 22nd, 2012 — 7:14am  |  Reply

Paula said:

What a fun birthday, it looks like you had a very special time with your family; that’s wonderful! Good luck with the move, I just did the same thing a few weeks ago…my advice is label everything meticulously :-)

June 22nd, 2012 — 12:03pm  |  Reply

Amber @ Slim Pickin's Kitchen said:

Hey! Just ran across your website from The Lean Green Bean. Super cute! Happy belated bday also. My hubs and I both had bdays this month (his the 7th, mine the 19th) so we are super exhausted from them and are happy they are over. I *love* your bday cutting board too! Last but not least, Artic Zero is da bomb diggity! Especially the chocolate peanut butter kind, but they aren’t just in specialty stores here (Charleston, SC)! I’ve found it in every Publix I’ve been to in town. Do y’all have them where you are?

June 23rd, 2012 — 2:40pm  |  Reply

FoghornUnicorn said:

I love your site! It’s so cute, with great ideas! :D

June 26th, 2012 — 10:07pm  |  Reply

Lauren said:

Hi Katie,
I just found your site through Pinterest and am loving it! I’ve already written down a couple of recipes to try, and I’m excited to explore more!

June 28th, 2012 — 6:55pm  |  Reply

Dashing Dish said:

thanks so much lauren! :)

June 28th, 2012 — 8:51pm  | 

sara said:

i came across your blog via pinterest, and you are so cute and i love your recipes! arctic zero is a great alternative to ice cream ~ im in cincinnati and most of the higher-end krogers (grocery store) sell it! love your blog, i will be reading on the regular now!

July 5th, 2012 — 11:02am  |  Reply

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