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Happy Friday. I am up to usual Friday shenanigans – recapping my favorite moments, food and posts from the past week. As always, I am joining the Friday Favorites party with Heather from Life in Leggings, Andrea from Momfessionals and Angela from Happy Fit Mama.

Paws for Peace walk Harbor House of Central Florida Beauty and the Beets

First up, last Saturday I participated in the Paws for Peace Walk to benefit Harbor House of Central Florida. Harbor House is dedicated to ending domestic abuse. However, 48% of those who are victims of domestic violence delay leaving their situation for fear their pets will be harmed or killed. The Paws for Peace walk raised money to assist with a safe haven for not only human victims but for their pets as well. Thank you to everyone who supported my team and I was able to reach my goal!!

Paws for Peace Walk 2016

There were hundreds of dogs that brought their human owners to walk. I did not have a dog so I brought my stuffed furry baby- Hooter, my first puppy.  And we had fun visiting all the vendors and meeting new faces.

Smith & Adams Confections Orlando Paws 4 Peace Beauty and the Beets

Biscuits from Smith & Adams Confections- Orlando, FL

After the walk, Mr. Beet and I tried a new restaurant in Orlando called Black Rooster Taqueria. The first thing I ordered was the Mexican Iced Coffee with cinnamon, orange and Mexican cane sugar. Deliciousness. I have really been into all this spiced coffee lately.

Black Rooster Mexican Iced Coffee Beauty and the Beets

We also had the pumpkin seed dip….what? Pumpkin seed dip? Super delicious. I am totally planning to recreate this at home.

pumpkin seed dip Black Rooster Beauty and the Beets

And I had a very colorful Kale Salad. Coffee and kale salad? Why not?

Kale Salad Black Rooster Beauty and the Beets

I also met up with Meghan from Meghan on the Move and last weekend we ran the Lake Minneola 5K and I am happy to say that I set another PR. This running thing is getting to be easy. OK, that’s a lie. I pushed it and felt like I was going to throw up after the race, but I did it. And both Meghan and I finished fourth in our respective age groups. We have vowed to spend the summer building up our strength and endurance so we can be TOP 3 next year!

Lake Minneola Half and 5K Beauty and the Beets

And for that…I deserve doughnuts. I met up with the Central Florida Lady Bloggers at a local Krispy Kreme and we got to experience their new Cookie Jar Doughnuts. While most everyone loved the Oreo Cookie Creme Filled doughnut the best, I personally preferred the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Doughnut the most.

Cookie Jar doughnuts Krispy Kreme Beauty and the Beets

And the Snickerdoodle Doughnut was pretty near perfection too.

Snickerdoodle Krispy Kreme Beauty and the Beets

And we also sampled the Oreo Chiller. And this is why I have to run.

Oreo Chiller Krispy Kreme Beauty and the Beets

Favorite meal of the week was this Zoodle dish with Roasted Tomatoes. Recipe coming soon!!

Roasted Tomato Zoodles Beauty and the Beets

And Lavender Lemonade. So into the lavender thing right now too.

Lavender Lemonade Beauty and the Beets

….and don’t forget, here is a discount for you if are planning on attending the Food Wine Conference next month in Orlando:

Discount to the Food Wine Conference (1)

So what are your plans for the weekend? Anything exciting? Tell me on the comments and I will see y’all next week!!

Angela @ Happy Fit Mama

Friday 29th of April 2016

I've lost all train of thought after seeing those doughnuts. YUM! Thanks for linking up to High 5 Friday!


Friday 29th of April 2016

I need to start staying away from doughnuts. They are ruining my concentration as well. Happy Friday!

Helen Corbin

Friday 29th of April 2016

Love your Little Precious Hooter :-) I have to say that all that food looked delicious especially the doughnuts,


Friday 29th of April 2016

My precious Hootie!! He's a great pup and he doesn't eat my doughnuts!!

Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood

Friday 29th of April 2016

That's such an amazing cause! oh and those donuts? I need them in my face right this very second.


Friday 29th of April 2016

It seems that doughnuts are all I have been eating lately. Happy Friday!