Make a #WIAW Wish!

by Sarah on March 6, 2013 · 28 comments

A couple of years ago now, I found myself in a bookstore with one of my best friends from high school. She was going through a self-help book phase, and as I perused some of the ‘improve your life’ titles, this one caught my eye.

I flipped open to a random page, which advised purchasing numerous birthday candles and finding opportunities in your daily life to use them: on a whim, for a celebration, you just need a wish, because you’re cold.

We can chock it up as an impulse buy, as I definitely have no cracked it open since I purchased it, but it has followed me around the country as I’ve moved around since then, and I have consistently thought about this idea of celebrating every meal the way we celebrate birthday cake.  I’ve never actually done it, though. Until my third blog day came around.

blog day breakfast of carob cake proats w. creamy peanut butter, blueberries, and thawed frozen raspberry 'sauce'

I started the fun the day before–as I’d obviously need photos to use for the day of post–after Sister Smart and I made an “emergency” trip to the grocery store for candles.

sprinkles result in funfetti oatmeal

Start the day with a wish and sprinkles.

We should definitely do more of that. [Don’t you think, Jenn?]

 Even snacks seem more special when you’ve lit them up.

vanilla spice hemp protein mixed w. applesauce, puffed rice, crunchy nut cereal, love grown cranberry granola, and homemade honey sunflower seed butter

I made myself a blog-day-before carrot cake crust, based on Heather and Laura‘s sweet and savory cauliflower crust recipe(s).

carrot cake dessert crust topped w. raspberry vegan protein whipped cream, pears, strawberries, and carob powder

And celebrated the actual day by making a snack-sized version of Kath‘s Dough Boy Smoothie.

i almost lost the candle like i lost the peaches, blueberries, and peanut flour goop

 If only my school would have allowed me to set things on fire every dayon my blog day.

i melted the candle anyway. did you know soup is hot?

It wouldn’t have seemed right NOT to make some Nutty Butter on my Blog Day.

german chocolate cake that made me say 'WOW' out loud

Obviously, the only dinner was one fit for the Queen (of Throwing ‘Ish’ in a Bowl).

everything i could find from the fridge...topped with nooch, tj's mediterranean hummus, mango red pepper salsa, avocado sauce, ketchup, and mustard

And even though you might say it was ‘Cho’ blog day.

all i can really say is CEREAL DUST. (and the rest of my vegan raspberry protein whipped cream w. a chocolate raspberry chobani bite)

In my narcissisticworld, it could only be mine. :) 

apparently if you put sprinkles on it, plain chobani looks a LOT like vanilla icing


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