The Big 3-0!!

I had a major milestone Birthday last week! I have made it into my 30’s!! A little scary, but mainly exciting. I am feeling pretty good about leaving my twenties behind and moving on into the next decade of my life. So far, 30 has been wonderful! I was completely spoiled by my family and my husband! They know how to make a girl feel special.

But really, I’ve been celebrating for the last two months. I started planning a 30th Birthday trip earlier this year and then as we were picking the dates, I found out two of the three girls going with me were pregnant and due the week and the week after my birthday! Haha. So…we bumped the trip up to September! 

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I invited three of my best friends to spend a girls weekend in Seattle to celebrate! I am so thankful they were all up for it! We had such a great time! Unfortunately, one of them ended up sick the day we were leaving, so only three of us made it. We flew out Friday afternoon and landed in Seattle just in time for dinner 🙂 One of the girls lives in the Portland area, so she drove up to meet us at the airport and drive us around all weekend 😉

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We stayed at Hotel 1000, right downtown. If you’re ever in Seattle and need somewhere to stay, I cannot recommend it enough. It was beautiful and the perfect location. About two blocks from Pike Place Market & the Pier.

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We walked to dinner Friday night and familiarized ourselves with our surroundings. I don’t know about you, but I’m a planner. Even on vacation, I usually have every minute planned out. You know, so I can maximize my trip and see as much as possible. But for this trip, we truly just figured it out as we went. It was marvelous. We shopped, ate good food, drank lots of coffee, slept in and just enjoyed a relaxing weekend away.

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We saw this on our walk to breakfast Saturday morning. I thought it was fun.

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We walked to Macrina Bakery and were not disappointed. Can you read the description of that quiche? O.M.G. The BEST quiche I’ve ever had. It was to die for. I need to start cooking with fontina. Fontina in everything!

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Of course we took some time to walk through the market. I wish we could’ve taken flowers home with us. They are truly so beautiful. And do you see these pictures? Yeah, it was 70’s and sunny the WHOLE weekend! Why do Seattle-ites always complain about all the rain?? 😉 

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We also waited in line (about 30 minutes) to get coffee at the First Starbucks Store. Ah, the people watching. Waiting in line in big cities can be truly entertaining.

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Seattle Trip | all3sisters.com

I love these girls! We had so much fun together! From the Market we decided to head to the Fremont neighborhood and check out the Theo Chocolate Factory! We took the tour and consumed way too many samples! It was fun and very informative. And we found this beautiful view right outside.

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We spent the rest of our Saturday doing some retail therapy. I am an avid online shopper and rarely, I mean, hardly ever, actually shop in stores. But this trip reminded me how much fun it can be. Especially when you have two friends helping you out. It was a blast! And I spent all my birthday loot – you know, that I hadn’t received yet… 😉 We had dinner that night at Il Fornaio. Another place I’d recommend if you’re looking for Italian food in Seattle. 

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Sunday morning we walked across the street from our hotel, grabbed some breakfast & coffee and took it down to Pier 56. Not a bad view for breakfast!

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If you’re interested, this is Storyville coffee, may have been my favorite coffee of the weekend. And that breakfast sandwich was delicious!! 

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There’s just something peaceful about the Ocean, isn’t there?

Seattle Trip | all3sisters.com

Seattle Trip | all3sisters.com

This Sunday was opening week in the NFL and the Seahawks had a home game. It’s so fun to be walking around and see everyone in their jerseys. I need to live in an NFL team hometown. Haha. I think Ember would enjoy it too – she was fitting in just fine watching football with the boys while I was gone 😉 

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We finished off the weekend with a quick trip to Kirkland for lunch & a stop in at Sweet Cakes Bakery. Oh, man. There are no words. Just go. You will thank me.

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Oh, and that baby due the week of my Birthday? Yup, she was actually born on my Birthday! Pretty nice of my friend to give me such a special birthday gift!! 😉

Have you guys taken any Birthday trips? I’d love to hear about them!

<3 Michelle

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Happy Birthday Michelle!

Every year on our Birthday growing up, Mom would wake us up with a photo in bed. She should have passed the responsibility on to our husbands as the tradition ended after we moved out.

We look forward to gathering at Mom and Dad’s for our family birthday party and requesting our favorite dinner. Michelle typically requests fried chicken and mashed potatoes!

How are we celebrating Michelle’s Birthday this year, you ask? Vacation birthdays call for pizza and Michelle’s dessert of choice! Pizza Hut stuffed crust is a family favorite!

Mom made ‘Golden Oreo Cake Batter Ice Cream Pie’ for Michelle and we wanted to share it with you! Enjoy!birthdaycakepie|all3sisters.com

Golden Oreo Cake Batter Ice Cream Pie
Serves 10
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Prep Time
20 min
Prep Time
20 min
680 calories
86 g
85 g
35 g
8 g
18 g
173 g
472 g
51 g
0 g
16 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
173g
Servings
10
Amount Per Serving
Calories 680
Calories from Fat 312
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g
55%
Saturated Fat 18g
90%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 12g
Cholesterol 85mg
28%
Sodium 472mg
20%
Total Carbohydrates 86g
29%
Dietary Fiber 2g
6%
Sugars 51g
Protein 8g
Vitamin A
18%
Vitamin C
2%
Calcium
19%
Iron
23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Golden Oreo Crust
  1. 30 Golden Oreos, crushed
  2. 1/4 stick butter, melted
Cake Batter Ice Cream
  1. 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  2. 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  3. 1/2 cup dry yellow cake mix
  4. 1/2 cup sprinkles
  5. 10 Golden Oreo's, broken into pieces
  6. Sprinkles for decoration
Golden Oreo Crust
  1. In a medium bowl combine crushed Oreos and butter until fully combined. Press mixture into a 9 inch pan, making sure to make an even layer that goes high up on the sides of the pie plate.
Cake Batter Ice Cream
  1. In the bowl of an electric mixer whisk the heavy cream on high until stiff peaks form.
  2. Meanwhile in a bowl combine condensed milk, cake mix, sprinkles and Golden Oreos.
  3. Fold the condensed milk mixture into the heavy whipping cream.
  4. Pour into prepared pie crust, sprinkle the sprinkles on top, cover with plastic wrap and freeze for at least 6 hours or over night.
  5. Store in freezer.
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calories
680
fat
35g
protein
8g
carbs
86g
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<3 Jaclyn

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