Happy Birthday Phoebe Buffay!

Well my baby girl, Miss Phoebe Buffay is ONE YEAR OLD today! Time flies. I picked her up at 9 weeks old, so I’ve had her since she was a teeny little ball of fuzz. Look at this face…

I was so tiny!
Wow ducky was clean then!


To me it just screams Phoebe Buffay. That was the only option for her name, when I thought of it I didn’t sway at all, I just knew she was a Phoebe. Looking back through old e-mails the other day I found one from the woman that brought Phoebs into my life. First of all Phoebes original name was LILLY! I forgot all about that. Lilly’s are feminine and gentle and sweet, definitely not my girl. Phoebe is feisty, cute and sassy. Just like her mama šŸ˜‰

In the e-mail the woman wrote: “She is a very funny girl who is always playing, she is beautiful girl with a great personality, and too fun and loving to be a show dog”. Wow is that the understatement of the year.

Phoebe is by far the most fun dog I’ve ever had. Growing up we had several pups, but none of them had the personality like Miss Buffay. She walks and I giggle. Ever met a dog that hops like a bunny rabbit? No? Well let me introduce you to Phoebe. šŸ™‚

Down here!
Down here!

If you want to read more about her story and my INSANE love for her- click here: All about Phoebe!Ā (it’s under the FUN section now)

Since it’s Phoebe’s birthday, what better way to celebrate than with ANOTHER giveaway!?

Today I bring you the best headband on the market for the fitness fanatic. Sweaty bands.

pink sweaty band

thick sweaty band

These are the only headband I will wear during workouts, because they are the only ones that do not slip. I’ve tried many brands, expensive name brands, and they never stay. These stay put and come in hundreds of cool colors and designs. The lovely people at Sweaty Bands sent me a 2 pack and want to give away a 2 pack to a lucky reader!

sweaty bands

All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below here telling me your favorite workout gear! Besides sweaty bands, I absolutely love neon clothes! So fun šŸ˜€

The winner will be picked at random next Saturday August 10, 2013. You may enter once. The prize will be sent directly from Sweaty Bands. Make sure to follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as well because I will be doing future giveaways through social networks too! Good Luck šŸ™‚


Yesterday after I dropped Phoebe at G-Mama’s I went to Party City to pick up goodies for Phoebe’s party (hey she only turns 1 once people!). You will see it all tomorrow no worries. After spending way too much, I headed to the gym. Sweaty band on and all!

Sneakers so bright!
Sneakers so bright!

I did a pretty long elliptical session, then hit shoulders.

  • Shoulder presses, 15 lb dumbbells, 15 reps x 2 sets, then 44 lb barbell, 8 reps x 2 sets
  • Upright rows, 44 lb barbell, 10 reps x 4 sets
  • Shoulder shrugs, 35 lb kettles, 15 reps x 4 sets
  • Car drivers, 10 lb plate, 20 reps x 2 sets, then 25 lb plate, 10 reps x 2 sets
  • Forward raises, 25 lb plate, 12 reps x 4 sets
  • Lateral cable raises, 10-15 lbs, 10-12 reps x 4 sets each arm
  • Shoulder abductions (open and close- elbows in next to body), 25 lb dumbbells, 10 reps x 3 sets
  • Seated machine lateral delt raise, 30 lbs, 10 reps x 3 sets

44 lbs

After the gym I went to PetSmart to pick up a few items (again I went overboard), then headed back to pick up my little one.

At home we made ground bison and it was GOOD! I used just Mrs. Dash steak seasoning and a little olive oil spray. Delicious. I threw in zucchini just because I needed to use it.

ground bison

I paired it with some more rice paper wraps to get my veggies in. Good dinner!

Bison dinner

We finished our night with blogging and lounging. Excited for her party today! Come back tomorrow to see how it went and don’t forget to enter below for the Sweaty Bands šŸ™‚

XOXO With a Cherry On Top,

-Minnie and PHOEBE!Ā 

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  1. Taylor Sommerfeldt

    My favorite workout gear are my Nike capris and shorts! They’re the most comfortable and always stay put during my workouts

  2. Meghan Bell

    I love bright colored tanks and shoes. Nike and under armor are my favorite. I need new workout clothes sadly I’m a student with no money lol can’t wait until I can finally work and get some new stuff.

  3. Alexis

    My favorite workout gear is Nike pro shorts/capris and Nike running compression shorts- these are softer than the pro shorts and thicker/ more stretch! I also love UA fitted head gear polyester t shirts. THE MOST COMFORTABLE! All Nike shoes.

  4. Rebecca P.

    I love Buff Bands for my hair and love my cheap (but effective) Old Navy Printed-Compression Capris, So comfy!

  5. Chelsea @ LittleOneRuns

    Favorite workout gear, by far spandex, whether it be capris, shorts or pants.
    Happy Birthday Phoebe Buffay! šŸ™‚

  6. Jessica

    Happy Birthday Phoebe Buffay!! My most have go to favorite workout gear is my under armor headbands! I gotta keep that hair outta my face!

  7. Laura Bunker

    Old Navy striped compression capris an my Brooke’s Glycerin shoes in neon yellow!!!

    1. Katie

      I’ve seen a lot of people talk about these! Do they fit true to size? I’m guessing I’d go with a small, that’s usually what I wear!

  8. Ayla

    I love Nike Legend 2.0 Slim fit capris and neon tops. Also love my Asics Gel Noosa shoes.

  9. jen

    Happy Birthday Phoebe!!! My favorite workout gear are my Yurbuds earphones! they are blue (my favorite color) and they don’t slip or get gross and grimy! Love them!!!

  10. Jessica

    Phoebe is so cute! šŸ™‚
    I love my Nike tempo shorts!

  11. Leetra@runningmylife

    Happy Birthday Phoebe! My absolute must-have-totally-love running gear is my Bob double stroller. I literally couldn’t run without it since apparently leaving a three year old and an 18 month old home alone is frowned upon šŸ™‚
    And I’ve been dying to try sweaty bands… Maybe they will become my second favorite running must have.

  12. Erin G. @ Treats and Sneaks

    Happy Birthday, Phoebe! And I absolutely LOVE Sweaty Bands! They really, truly don’t slip! Besides my Sweaty Bands my favorite workout gear would have to be any tank with a fun saying on it and my Garmin watch for running.

  13. Ariel

    i love pairing black or charcoal tights or shorts with a super bright top and sneaks. neon pink and purple, viz yellow, bright coral and teal are my fav colors to rock at the gym. it’s funny, because there i am, this tiny, little neon girl in the weight room, in a sea of beefy men wearing black on black on black LOL.

    ps: happy birthday phoebe!! can’t wait to read about the festivities

  14. tam

    Happy birthday Phoebe!
    My favourite workout gear is probably black leggings, they are so comfy and flexible for the gym!
    Also love my heart rate monitor to keep track of my progress!
    Have good weekend, all the best Tam x

  15. Liz @fitlizzy

    Happy Birthday, Pheobe!! My favorite workout gear is my new pair of Mizuno Wave Rider 16s; they’re so lightweight and springy, not to mention iconic! Sweaty Bands look awesome! I have such a small head and workout bands always slip off of me – even though I have lots of loose hair I’d live to keep out if my face!

  16. Keri

    My favorite workout gear is my watch! It’s nothing special, but it works well for running and keeps me to my 30 sec rest between sets!

  17. Cat

    Happy Birthday, Phoebe! Favorite workout gear…..I’d have to say lululemon groove crops back when they made them. They’re so comfortable and soft! I also love their ta-ta tamer bra for bootcamp workouts. I feel uncomfortable with all the jumping in anything else!

  18. Brandy

    My favorite workout gear is nike dri-fit shorts I have 5 of the same pair but different colors. I wear them to workout, hangout, and sometimes as just an everyday short. They are definitely the best!

  19. Andrea

    Love my striped tube socks and cut off tees

  20. Erin

    Happy Birthday to Phoebe!

    Besides my headphones, which I can’t workout without, I’d say my favorite workout gear is my Lululemon groove pants!

  21. Ally

    Lululemon spandex shorts and a lose fitting old TShirt!!

  22. Mel

    My must-have favorite workout gear are my capri leggings, reebok nanos and rubber bands/hair stays. I have long thick hair like you do and I have to have it out of my face! Thanks for the contest! Happy birthday cute girl šŸ™‚

  23. Stacy

    My favorite work out gear are neon capris and a bright yellow tank top. Would love to try sweaty bands!!

  24. Catherine

    Nike running shorts and thick hair ties. I hate when my hair is in my face.

  25. Lauren

    my fav workout gear is definitely any super bright neon sneakers! Cool workout gear definitely keeps me motivated for my 5am workouts! šŸ™‚

  26. amyt

    Do shoes count??? I love my workout shoes!! I love shoes period!! :-)) Happy late birtday to Phoebe!! btw – loving your wraps…I so need to do this!

  27. Lauren

    My fave workout gear is my bright hot pink sneakers!

  28. Stefanie

    Definitely my gym boss! I use it for cardio and body weight exercise HIITs.

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