Friday. FRIDAY! Yay!! And it’s a long Holiday weekend for most of us, right? Mr. Beet and I will be keeping it low this weekend, save for church, a friend’s picnic and a 5K race. And on Monday afternoon while the rest of the country is grilling hot dogs, we will be making our Bunny in a Bun, inspired by the carrot dogs served at Jack’s Cosmic Dogs in Charleston. We love that place.
We were there a few months ago while visiting Charleston and I picked up a jar of their famous Sweet Potato Mustard, my favorite condiment of all time.
I think we may also go out for a nice lunch this weekend – specifically at a place called Black Rooster Taqueria in Orlando. They have THE BEST guacamole.
And pumpkin seed dip. I love this stuff, but I have just heard that it has been taken off the menu for the rest of the summer since it is more of a seasonal item.
Along with a tall Watermelon-Citrus Agua Fresca, this has been one of my favorite lunches as of late.
I have also been on this Starbucks kick lately. I recently just started a speech class at a local college and Starbucks has been my go to beverage before class. I’ve been trying everything from the Waffle Cone frappe…..
….to the Mango Black Tea Lemonade and Strawberry Acai Refresher…..
…to the #PurpleDrink. I recreated the Purple Drink at home and it was more pink than purple. But what I have learned is that some stores use freeze-dried blackberries, which delivers the bright purple color, while other stores use fresh blackberries, which makes the drink more of a deep pink. Either way it’s pretty tasty.
And my love for coffee isn’t just limited to Starbucks, especially when Dunkin Donuts has the Croissant Donut and Key Lime Donuts.
But it’s OK – all these donuts are not going to weigh me down – I am happy to announce that I have been selected as an Ambassador for the 2017 Asheville Marathon and Half at Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC. I am beyond excited. And of course, as an Ambassador I have a discount code for anyone that wants to register- use the code ANNAMARIE2017AMAROCKS for 15% off registration!!
And don’t forget if you are interested in running The Perfect 10-Miler New Jersey in October you can save $5 with the code PERFECT10ANNAMARIE
And lastly I had a blast last night visiting the headquarters of IZEA – a place where bloggers and online creators can make income representing brands. I DO NOT have an affiliate code- I do not get paid anything or get any credit if you sign up whether for the free plan or a paid plan, I just really like working with them. We had a local blogger pow-wow there where we learned more about their company and how they work.
I hope everyone has a safe and joyous Holiday weekend and see you next week!!