Let’s “B” Marvelous!

Happy Monday, loves!

Did everyone have a good weekend? I have to admit, before I took a minute to think about it, I would’ve said these past few days were just sort of ho-hum, but thanks to the lovely Diva and her wonderful way of welcoming in a new week, I was able to pick out  more than a few marvelous BRIGHT moments…and I even have a THEME!

Emma's Birthday Cupcakes

Starting with the HIGHLIGHT of the weekend, celebrating my cousin Emma’s NINTH BIRTHDAY…with her cute little BEAR cupcakes! Ugh, I feel so old! I still remember when she was just a tiny little BABE and she fit in one arm!

Emma's Birthday

And now she is a little lady with an eye for pink, an earring collection that rivals my own, and a penchant for kicking arse in Mario BROTHERS!

Body Pump

Speaking of kicking arse, I’ve been back in my BELOVED BODY Pump regularly for almost a month now…and last week, I even went TWICE! Yeah, just enough time to get rid of my DOMS and I was BACK for more! Has anyone else done the newest release?

This song (from the ab track) has BEEN in my head for two weeks…

♫ BABY I’m on my knees! ♫

Gym Selfie

I think I’m finally getting my groove BACK with my workouts. My knee’s been cooperating, I can almost sit on my feet again, I can feel BABY muscles starting to grow and the BEST part? my weight is starting BALANCE out!

Gym Selfie 2

Now let’s just hope I don’t lose my BOOTYBECAUSE that would eliminate about 50% of the selfies I take, wouldn’t it? 😉

Pumpkin Persimmon Oats & Yogurt

Oh and look, I actually took a picture my BREAKFAST this weekend! BUT umm, how am I only NOW realizing that pumpkin and persimmon are awesome together…with my LAST FREAKIN PERSIMMON?! If I had known, maybe I would have taken the extra effort to BREAK out the BIG camera instead of subjecting you to this BAD iPhone pic!

Photography TipsAnd SPEAKING of pictures, I just want to say that I am SO glad you guys liked my photography post from last week! I really wanted to make it more about the food and the fun instead of BORING camera talk since those kind of posts usually make my eyes glaze over and my BRAIN hurt!

While I would have loved to practice a few tips myself, the insomnia devils struck hard this weekend and I was pretty much asleep for every ounce of daylight, but I DID manage to meet up with some friends for pizza and BEER AND I ended up getting so sucked into that BOOK I mentioned on Friday that I finished it…
in TWO DAYS! 😀

MIMMSo maybe all that marvelousness can distract me from wanting to kill a certain landBEAVER for BREAKING my heart yesterday!

What made your weekend BLISSFUL?

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50 Responses to Let’s “B” Marvelous!

  1. Oh my gosh, that bear cake is so adorable! Love it!

    Relaxing and doing nothing made my weekend blissful! It was great!

  2. Your booty IS a things of envy. Speaking of… come to ATL for a glute camp!

  3. Such a cute theme idea! I have been obsessed with Ellie Goulding’s Burn recently. I think it’s time to get off that song though, so thanks for showing me this one! Girl has some great tunes. Also, I love cupcake- cakes! Adorable. Reminds me of the Chobani bear from the Super Bowl commercial haha.

  4. Tiff says:

    Cute cake! Gosh, I miss pump. Glad you’re getting back in the groove!

    I had pizza and beer this weekend too. Shocker, right?

  5. I’m glad you could find some marvelousness in your weekend 🙂 Also maybe it’s just b/c I’m a little slow but I just realized what your theme was haha….let’s just forget that happened lol

  6. BABE, first of all, you are so BODACIOUS I can hardly stand it… dat BOOTY.

    Also, I think your BODY pumpin’ BABY muscles are BAD arse ;).

  7. Gotta love all the booty focus in the selfies 😉 and let’s just not even talk about that stupid groundhog…

  8. I suddenly feel like I’m a little kid watching Sesame Street again… This post was brought to you by the letter “B” 😀 And I can’t even handle how cute that cupcake cake is — gah! I wish I was a little kid again. As for what made my weekend blissful, finding out you were going to Blend — I wasn’t kidding when I said I did a happy dance 😉

  9. Eric says:

    Booty rockin’ everywhere!

  10. Damn that’s a nice booty!!! My weekend was a little rough because I’m recovering from a knee scope on Thursday, but the fact that each day it hurts less and feels stronger each and every day made me blissfully hopeful that I’ll be running and jumping soon!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Haha, thanks girlie! And I totally feel your pain on the knee…my surgery last year STARTED as just a scope! 😯 Hope you’re healing well! Love the positive attitude! 😀

  11. Look at that booty tooch! It’s been at least 10 days since I’ve been to the gym but I’d say the number of boxes I lifted and carried this weekend gives me a free pass for the next year!

  12. My weekend was blissful because my husband actually wanted to go to Whole Foods! I had to practically clean out my ears and beg him to repeat it. Because, well, there’s a beer growler station there now and he was in it for the beer. But who cares?! Not I! I was like “hell yes we’re going to WF!” Whoop!

  13. Oooh girl, flex those muscles! I have yet to take a body pump class but your trending is making me curious and excited to try it out at my gym. Also, I need you to kindly pass that bowl of oatmeal perfection to the armpits of the United States , aka Arizona -__-

    iPhone quality or not, that bowl is speaking dirty things to me. That, or my cabbage & fish soup is sounding gnarly and unappealing for lunch. Eh, I think it’s a mix of those two 😉

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Haha! You’re cracking me up, girlie! As soon as I get another bowl for ME, I’d be glad to share! 😉

      And it’s definitely worth it to give Body Pump a try! I swear I was hooked from my first class. There’s just so much energy…you don’t even really feel how much work you actually do…until the next day! Lol

  14. That bear cupcake!! Awwwwwr!! I need my mom to make me one for my bbbbbbb-day.
    Yeah babe, look at that gunshow! You rock!!
    I went snowboarding with my bro and my sis in law this weekend and THAT was absolutely bbbboardingblissful!!

  15. Isn’t it so weird seeing our little cousins grow up? I still can’t believe my cousin is 14 and in high school now! I feel ancient haha.

    That’s awesome about getting back into Body Pump! I’ve still been too scared to try it out. 😛

    My weekend was blissful because I got to spend it with the boy after not seeing him all week (since he lives in another city about an hour away).

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Aww, that last part made me smile! 🙂

      You’ve GOT to give Body Pump a try sometime…I promise, it’s not scary once you get in there! Actually, once I took my first class, I was totally sucked in! So much fun…and obviously, a good way to sample new music! Ha!

  16. Oh my goodness those bear cupcakes are too adorable for words. You are going to hate me but persimmons showed up at my farmers market again randomly (along with strawberries?!), praise the lord.

  17. That bear cupcake cake is ADORABLE. Seriously, that’s so cute. ^-^
    Woo, body pump for the win!
    Look at them growing muscles guuuurl. Get it, girl! 😀

    I’m happy to hear you had a good weekend. 🙂

  18. I am totally jealous of the junk in your trunk in the non-weirdest way possible!

    What made my weekend blissful? A relaxing barbeque with friends after church!

  19. B-wine made it blissful 😉 hehe

    Drooling at those bear cupcakes, what a cute idea!

    I love mario brothers….all nintendo systems – original, super nintendo, 64, Wii and DS <<< Super nerd right here when it comes to mario.

    I only just tried Persimmons last year but I must say I love them too and really need more of them in my life.

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Haha, love it! Hope there was a bit of cheese in there too! 😉

      Omg, I LOVE Mario Brothers, but you sound like you could totally kick my arse too! And now I’ve decided that it’s HIGH time I broke out the DS again!

      So glad you tried persimmons…and liked them! They are my favorite fruit…right next to figs!

  20. Julia says:

    I can’t get over the adorable cupcake bear cake! So precious! I LOVE body pump classes – they are 200% the ONLY THING I can do to inspire myself to lift weights. I need to do all the body pumping. Headed to check out your photog tips now!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Oh great…now you’ve gone and embarrassed me…NO WAY there is anything in that post that you can’t do a million times better! You are definitely one of my top inspirations when it comes to photography. When I grow up, I want to take pictures of soup like Julia! 😀

  21. Gah, I totally have they same purple top you have, showing off them guns 🙂 Though my guns are not like yours…. more pancake flat. lol. i need to start lifting again. Booty tooch! rockin’ it!

    My weekend was blissful because I got to see Frozen. And then sing my husbands ear off with songs I just heard. lol.

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Haha! Oh mine are not far from pancake flat…but hey, gotta start somewhere, right? It’s funny, I was actually looking back on some gym selfies from a couple of summers ago when I didn’t think I had any muscle…yeah, I can DEFINITELY tell a difference! Ha!

      Oh your poor hubby! Lol

  22. Kat says:

    oh my goodness…pumpkin AND persimmon?! How on earth did I not think of that combination?! I mean seriously, they both are great with cinnamon, which is the #1 thing I use with both of them. How did I not think to try it out TOGETHER?! Great…now I have to go shopping…AGAIN!
    Thanks Heather! Geeze….

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Haha! What’s funny, is that was basically the exact same monologue I had after I took my first bite! And hey, you should pity me…I have to drive an HOUR to the international market that actually CARRIES persimmons! Lol

  23. Sarah Pie says:

    Oh phil totally broke my heart 🙁
    Loving your attitude for starting this week and how excited you’ve been to be killing it at the gym.

  24. I love your breakfast! It looks SO good! I can see how persimmon and pumpkin would be awesome together.

    My weekend was blissful because we stayed home and did a lot of baking and cooking…making chocolate chip cookies, bread pudding and homemade pizza! It was the perfect weekend, especially since it was raining.

    Also, I loved your post on the photography tips! I can definitely use a few!

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Sounds like the perfect rainy day…and seriously, those are my three FAVORITE things! Adopt me? 😉

      So glad you liked the post! Thank you!

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  26. I did a Body Pump class last week, and I loved it. Of course, I didn’t know it was Body Pump at the time, but details, details.

    You are booty-licious.

  27. Pumpkin AND persimmon- the double Ps’ – who would have thought they worked well together?! Let’s hope you can stock up and re-create soon! I am loving how the gym is back in the picture and there’s some serious booty tooching happening… hope that doesn’t come out as perverted.

    Seeing as I saved my broccoli posts for now, this is making it blissful after a craycray busy week.

    • kissmybroccoli says:

      Haha! Only because it’s you…and I know you’ve realized my struggles to get back to a sense of normalcy when it comes to diet and exercise…not perverted at all! 🙂

      And I owe you a HUGE #broccolibomb right now…EIGHT unread posts!! Eeek! 😯

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