good (birthday) things!

happy monday - this weekend was a blast! I spent lots of time with h, my friends, and family annnd i think i might still be in a food coma...

-friday night the girls and i got together for a picnic (in my kitchen), a storm dampened our millennium park picnic plans but we still had a great time AND lots of amazing picnic food (pasta salad, boursin cheese, bread, summer sausage, fresh fruit, puppy chow and funfetti cupcakes!)
-on saturday, h and i got sucked into season one of breaking bad. I can't wait to watch more episodes. later that night, we went to dinner with h's family, to our favorite Persian restaurant Doostan (I had my favorite meal: sour cherry juice, mast o moosir yogurt dip with pita bread, lemon chicken kabobs with dill rice and tomatoes). 
-we ended the weekend with a visit from my family on sunday. I took them to my favorite bbq restaurant, lillie q's (after a bad fire, it's back open!) the food was just as good as i remembered it and i got to try LOTS of sides with my pulled pork BBQ sandwich (I recommend the hush puppies, sweet potato fries, cole slaw and grits). 

Thank you to everyone for making my birthday so sweet! (i posted more photos on instagram) Now that the celebration is over, i want to detox and focus on my goals for the year - staying healthy and getting more active (more on that tomorrow). 


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  1. Happy Birthday Jillian! :) Love that photo...the cupcake looks like something I could seriously eat right this minute! Ha!

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  3. What a perfect weekend, and a wonderful celebration! You're going to get so hooked on Breaking Bad!

  4. Breaking bad is addictive!

  5. You packed so much goodness in your birthday weekend. Hooray! I love that you know how to live it up!

  6. YAY happy birthday! it looked fab on Instagram - and nothing says that picnics can only be enjoyed outdoors :)


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