My sweaty palms have dried and my rapidly beating heart has returned to normal. And your support, as always, means the world. I’m pretty sure you guys have no idea how much your comments mean to me and affect me. You’re amazing.
And now we can move on. Hopefully for good!
Lunch today was a revamped version of last night’s dinner.
A salmon salad wrap!
To make the salmon salad, I combined:
- 3 oz. of salmon
- 2 tbsp. light Miracle Whip (don’t hate on the Whip!)
- 1 tsp. mustard
- 2 tbsp. chopped red onion
- 1 tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
Served with a cold, crisp apple and Greek yogurt sweetened with honey (that I clearly couldn’t wait to eat).
Now I think it’s time to discuss the big PBF milestone that’s happening today!
As many of you guessed earlier, today is the two-year anniversary of Peanut Butter Fingers!
It’s so crazy to think that I’ve been posting on this blog for two years… almost three times every day. Goodness!
I thought it might be fun to use my two year anniversary as a theme for looking back over some of my favorite past blog posts. Let’s do this!
PBF Top Twos
Two posts I’m most proud of:
Runner Up: Because of You
Two favorite Sadie posts:
- Sadie Turns Three (Totally corny poem about Sadie)
- Life Lessons from Sadie
Runner up: Everything About Her
Two posts that were the most fun to write:
Runner Up: My workout posts! I love blogging about new treadmill, strength training and circuit-style workouts.
Two favorite Ryan-related posts:
Runner up: Swamp Beast
Two favorite peanut butter recipes:
Runner up: Peanut Butter Energy Bites
Two posts I feel best reflect my personality:
- Weird Things I Do While Running
- Ass Grass (My favorite BodyPump instructor referred to this post as “Butt Blades” the other day and I just about died laughing)
Runner Up: Weird Things I Do Daily
On this special day, I feel like I owe all of you a heartfelt and very sincere thank you for making Peanut Butter Fingers a part of your day and stopping by to read and make my life a part of your life.
As hokey as it sounds, I feel like we have our own little pod of a place on the internet where we can communicate, laugh, smile, share stories and ideas. Blogging everyday and interacting with you guys brings me more joy than I can possibly describe.
Stacy @ Stacy Eats says
Happy two years Peanut Butter Fingers!!! I love reading your blog everyday, you are such an inspiration with your fun-loving attitude!! Congrats!
Julia @ The Coffee Crazed Teacher says
Yay for two years! Congratulations, I am so glad your blog is a part of my every day! I hope for 20+ more years from PBF! 🙂
We’re the lucky ones Miss Julie! Thank YOU for your positive attitude, awesome food/workout ideas and for sharing your life (especially Sadie pics!!)! You really are an inspiration to live better 🙂 I’m so glad your blog found it’s way into my daily routine!
Congratulations on two years!! I am so glad I discovered your blog, it always makes me laugh and smile and think, too! I have definitely learned a workout tip or two and am trying to get a better sense of style thanks to you fashion page. Keep up the great work!
Congrats on 2 years! I’m a newer reader and have enjoyed following your blog. You’ve given me new ideas for food, date nights, activities, and most importantly, a laugh. Having just moved to Tampa, it’s nice to see how happy you are as a Floridian and all the activities you’ve taken advantage of.
Ari @ Ari's Menu says
Congrats on your two years!!
Happy 2 Year PBF anniversary Julie!!! Thank you for the inspiration, encouragement and advice I have truly loved following your journey.
Here’s to the next 20 years! 😉
Happy 2 years! Your blog is great so just continue like that, you do a great job! And I read your previous post, people may not understand the purpose of you blog which is to share about health and what’s around it, it’s not a diet blog! They should read the blog more carefully, I mean, everyone can see the disclaimer on the right! I’m also very snacky so you can’t just make a post about a simple coffee and cookies break. Well, enough typing now, just continue, you rock!
Happy 2 year bloggy Anniversary to you!! You’re an inspiration and I love PBF. 🙂
Laura @ Unchartered 20s says
Aww you’re so cute! Happy Anniversary! PBF is great and all the hard work you put into it shows 🙂
Happy 2 yr blogaversary! While i haven’t been reading from the beginnimg, i can’t wait to go back and read all of your favorites.
Katie @ Peace Love and Oats says
Congrats! I hit my one month last week – so now we’re going for 2! And I love the post recap idea – I have a lot of catching up to do since I only started reading mid-july! Also, I love what you said at the end about our little pod on the internet – that’s totally how I feel and I have the hardest time explaining that to people!
Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife says
WOOT! TWO years 🙂 Congrats, girl! You make it awesome to come around and check things out! Keep it up.
Happy Anniversary!! This is such a great post, love it! I haven’t been blogging long but I honestly love it. All the people are so nice and I do feel like I know people because of reading blogs everyday! 🙂
Happy Anniversary, Julie! I love reading your blog daily, as well as several of your ‘colleague’s’. I really feel like I know you all & that you’re friends of mine (in a totally non-creepy kinda way). 🙂
You are seriously an inspiration!
I love reading your posts everyday and look forward to it! Keep going!! 🙂 xoxo
Heather H. @ Run Eat Play says
Happy Blog Anniversary, Julie! Your blog is my #1 favorite. Thank goodness I googled “fish shaped cakes” about a year ago, or I might have never found you. Keep up the awesome blog work!
julie @ peanut butter fingers says
I seriously LOVE that you find me that way!
Heather H. @ Run Eat Play says
Me too! My husband was coming home after fishing for a week in Canada and I wanted to make him a fun cake!
Roz @ Fit Blogging for Fun, Family & Profit says
Happy blogaversary!! How exciting!!
Erica @ For the Sake of Cake says
Congrats Julie! Such an accomplishment & you’re clearly a favorite of many! 🙂
Sweet and Savvy says
Congratulations! 🙂 I’m so glad you have stuck with blogging. You are making an awesome impact on the world!
Giulia @ Tutupa's Lab says
Congrats for your two years! And thank YOU, for blogging everyday and bringing positivity into my life everyday! I hope that didn’t sound creepy, but I must say that you, along with other bloggers, are a great inspiration and gave me the right push towards a healthy and happier life! My awkward little moment is over 😀
you’re the best julie! thanks for everything you do! i truly look forward to reading every single post you write! its become a part of my daily routine!!
Nathan Miller says
Congrats Kiddo! For those of us form the beginning, its been fun to see all the changes and have a little insight into your truly blessed life! Keep at it and again on a side note, way to make the leap and go all in on this blog!
julie @ peanut butter fingers says
Thank you for reading, Nathan. And for your continuous support!
Nathan Miller says
Anytime and Always! You were the frist blog that really drew me in and am proud of the growth of both you and Ryan!
Happy 2 years Julie 😀
& I still love the swamp beast post, makes me laugh everytime.
Hilliary @ Happily Ever Healthy says
Happy 2 years!!
I Love your blog. I just found it about 3 wks ago and I look forword to the email everyday. (I get it after lunch at work and its a great pick me up) You and your workout tips are great and of course you have to love Sadie.
Happy 2 years!!! Thanks for being so positive, it’s very refreshing and is what drew me in when I first found your blog! Hopefully there will be some celebratory frozen yogurt in your future 🙂
Liz @ IHeartVegetables says
Happy blogeversary! I went back and read some of your old posts, and they’re all great!
Amy @ ElephantEats says
Happy Blogiversary!! SO exciting. You should be extremely proud of how far you’ve come since beginning this little outlet. You’ve got hundreds of loyal followers and you’re doing it as your job now too…awesome!
Thank you for being such an amazing source of support for all of our healthy living journeys! You were the first blog I began following and gave me permission to love peanut butter more than I thought any 27 year old should.
Your optimism, sense of humour, and drive are things I think we all strive for.
Here’s to many more years of you sharing your daily musings, workouts, recipes, and photos!
Wishing you, Ryan, and Sadie all the best 🙂
KitKat @ Pursuit of Happiness says
I look forward to reading your posts daily – they always always always cheer me up, make me smile, lol at sadieisms, and introduce me to new blogging/fitness/ & pb related content.
So, thank YOU! 🙂
Kerry @ Half Healthy, Half Nuts says
Happy 2 years! I can honestly say that I look forward to reading your posts every single day. Keep up the amazing work!!
Congrats on two years…here’s to many more!!
Gina @ Running to the Kitchen says
I love Butt Blades as an alternative title! haha
It is funny how much of a connection you can feel with random internet “friends” you read about daily. Thanks for keeping us entertained 🙂
Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola says
YAY Congrats on your 2 year anniversary! That’s so exciting! I hope you know how much joy YOU bring to others- I look forward to reading your posts all throughout the day!!!
Happy two years, Julie! What a huge accomplishment.
No thank YOU Julie! Like you just said, your site provides a place of uplifting joy in my life. I come by every day, multiple times per day, and smile, laugh, and love on Sadie more than you could know! Thank you for bringing such positivity to my life, I <3 PBFINGERS!!!
kathleen @ the daily crumb says
congratulations julie!! and thank you for all you do for the blogging community. your blog (and sadie!) make me smile every single day and i have found so many workout tips, recipes, and other little tidbits that enrich my life.
You always seem to have healthy foods and items on hand to make quick meals. Do you usually grocery shop with the same list each week and what do you usually pick up when at the store? Healthy foods are usually more expensive when on a college budget. Any suggestions?
Oh my gosh…if PB energy bites are runner up, I must try the other two!! Thanks for sharing such great recipes!! Making cauliflower pizza dough right now 🙂
Aaaww happy birthday to PBF!! Did you know that yours was one of the first blogs that I started reading?
I just recently discovered your blog and I love it! You have a great voice and your posts are so much fun to read. Keep it up:)
Happy 2 Year Anniversary, Jules!! You have an amazing blog and never cease to entertain me and put a smile on my face. You have written some wonderful posts over the years and I love the “Top 2” choices you picked! I look forward to reading your blog for however long you have it! 🙂
Brittany @ Healthy Slice says
Happy 2nd blogday!!! PB fingers is amazing an I look forward to many more fun posts, adorable pictures of Sadie and actually being able to try some of your workouts 🙂
Bethany @ Accidental Intentions says
Congratulations on two years, Julie! That’s no small accomplishment. I’m so glad I stumbled across your blog back in Marchish–I look forward to your updates daily!
happy 2nd anniverary! congrats! I love your blog!
I love that you and Sadie both sport your tongues in side by side pics 😉 Congrats and cheers to you in all you’ve accomplished. You are a model for hard work, perserverance, and most of all, fun!
Happy 2 years Julie!!! xoxo
'Dee @ 'Dee's Garret says
Two things: 1) Yay for the Whip!! and 2) your blog is always a bright spot in my day. So happy blog anniversary and here’s looking forward to many more.