Monday, August 12, 2013


I had the best birthday weekend.  Brandon and I went to O-Ku on Friday night and later stopped by Halls for a nightcap.

Saturday, my actual birthday, was started off with those very anticipated chocolate chip pancakes.  Oh, and a princess balloon bouquet and banner.  Little ways to my heart.

During breakfast, Brandon let me know that I had an appointment for a facial at my favorite place 45 minutes later.  He made sure to point out that he made this appointment for me two weeks before I mentioned it on my birthday lust list here on the blog!  Immediately after that, my mom surprised me with an appointment for a mani and pedi.  Even Brandon joined me.  Lots of little indulgent surprises!

 ...followed by lunch at Saffron (thanks to Brandon's mom!).  Perfect afternoon!

I was surprised with these pretties when we got home. 

...and then my parents arrived!  After visiting for a little, we jumped right into the cake & ice cream.  Getting those candles lit was truly a group effort.  Later, we went to Saturday mass & had dinner at Coast.

As for Sunday...  Well, Brandon and I spent the entire day on the couch watching Orange is the New Black on Netflix.  Literally - the. whole. day. - with the slight exception of a little tennis match.  

This birthday was a slam dunk.  To those of you who commented on the blog or on instagram, thank you for the birthday wishes!  
Hope y'all have a great week.  I'm hoping to breeze through this one.  My mom, MIL, and I are hosting a bridal shower for one of my absolute dearest friends this Saturday.  I can't wait! 


  1. So glad to hear you had a great Birthday! Looks like everything was perfect! and I have to start watching Orange is the new Black, heard it is great!

  2. Happy Birthday to you my dear! So glad you had a great time celebrating! How good is orange is the new black? It's based on a true story. Crazy.

  3. Love love love your black and white shirt. Where is it from? Happy belated birthday!

  4. It looks like you had a great weekend, love the pictures! :)

    Sincerely Miss Ash

  5. ohhh what a fabulous birthday weekend! this gives me great ideas for mine in october!
    happy monday and happy belated birthday, pretty!

  6. what a great day! little indulgent surprises are my favorite!

  7. What a lovely weekend! Happy Belated! :)

  8. What a lovely weekend! Happy Belated! :)

  9. Yay for a perfect weekend! I love all of the indulgences on Saturday - that's exactly how I like to spend my birthday too!

    I've got to start Orange is the New Black!

  10. Happy (belated) Birthday, looks like you had an awesome weekend! My husband and I have been watching Orange is the New Black's a little crazy/graphic, but totally addicting! Gotta love watching shows on Netflix where you can just watch episode after episode! xoxo

  11. I spent mostly the whole day Sunday watching Orange is the new Black as well. Hooked! Happy Belated Birthday :)

  12. I love that you ordered a whole sandwich and fries from Saffron! I'm the same way no salads for me! Glad to hear you had a great birthday!

  13. Happy Belated Birthday! It looks fantastic! I just celebrated a birthday too! :)

    Love this tennis photo of you two - too cute!


I love reading your comments! If you ask a question, please make sure your email address is connected to comments through your Blogger profile. If you aren't sure how to do this but still want your question answered, please leave your email address at the end of your comment! Thanks! :)