Monday, November 21, 2011

The Best Birthday + Weekend Fun

A little re-cap of my birthday, because I'll always want to remember it. This post is super long, by the way  - but some fun beauty tips at the end!

I didn't win the lottery, & I didn't go away on a huge vacation.  I didn't get thrown a surprise party (because I have threatened my friends not to, ha!). I stayed right here --- in my little city that is starting to become "home" to me. And? It was perfect. 

It was the best birthday because I have the opportunity to celebrate another year of life, with the best people. Best family. Best friends to act completely crazy with. Best God to worship. Best church. The world's best pup-dogs to love on. Best boy to love me, for me. Best everything.

I am so thankful, & so so blessed. Thankful.


And happy. I am really, very happy.

I started it off by going to see the Breaking Dawn premiere with my fran, Candice --- which was {hellooooooooo} the best way to start any birthday off!! :))) It was AMAZING, best one yet!!!

I woke up to breakfast (and Starbucks!) (and flowers!) in bed by my sweets. He is seriously the best. Why? Let's just say, he isn't the most romantic guy on earth, but when he tries - it is so.dang.cute. And means SO MUCH MORE. My sweet pup girls.

I had to work, but only til 2! I was treated by my sweet friend Chelsea to a mani/pedi! BLISS. And a pretty pretty pink cuppy cake. :)) So generous of her! ::sorry no pic::

After that - shopping for the perfect birthday outfit! I.love.to.shop.

That night, we headed out to the Funky Door - an upscale wine restaurant with yummy fondue & wine of  course! It was a great time. We went last year on my birthday as well, & I wouldn't mind going every year for the next 10 years on my day. :))

Saturday morning, I headed to my massage --- thanks to my sweet love! It was wooooonderful. I was still considering it my birthday {ha!} so after my massage, we grabbed pizza, & went to see Courageous. Oh my goodness y'all --- so good!!! Every man should see it.

Waiting in line... {loving my new TOMS from Candice for my birthday!!}


We took the girls for a walk after, & ran into the prettiest fall leaves!!! My fav time of year!

Then! We cooked my F A V O R I T E meal. Chicken wellington, homemade mac-n-cheese, & Caesar salad. We also watched Lincoln Lawyer -- awesome movie! (If you're still reading this - congrats! :))

Sunday Morning. Ahh my favorite day of the week. Here is an OOD. Just a little something -- I saw this fabulous combination for the perfect nude lip via Pinterest & decided to try it out. I really love my red lips, but I'm diggin' the nude too! It's the perfect combination, if I do say so myself.

{Revlon ColorBurst Lipstick in Soft Nude & Super Lustrous Lip Gloss in Peach Petal}

Coffee before with my bestie, Lauren.

Church was amazing --- as always. We hit up Cracker Barrel with our other friend Krista, where I found this oh-so-cute mug for Christmas! Chicken & dumplings, sweet carrots, & biscuits are the perfect Sunday lunch.

We saw Happy Feet later that day in 3D which was pretty cute, not sure if it was worth $10+ popcorn & coke but oh well! It was a GREAT birthday weekend!!!

Oh! Speaking of lipstick, ever heard of lip stain??? You can find it at Target or anywhere else I'm sure. Well, I LOVE IT. It literally will last H O U R S. I found that & Cinnamon M&M's.

All I pretty much had on in this pic, WAS the lip stain. I bit dramatic, but apply as necessary & wah-lah!

Good day! :)

5 sweet comments...:

Vintage By Lori said...

Courageous is an amazing movie!!! Glad to you had a great birthday! Blessings!

Xo Lori
www.vintagebylori.blogspot.com

Rebecca said...

love that revlon lip combo! I think I'll have to buy the peach lipgloss =]

Mrs. Pedersen said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend! I loved Courageous and that lipstick combo is gorgeous!

Sarah @ Scissors and a Whisk said...

Awww what a wonderful birthday weekend :D

I'm hosting a gift exchange for our pets, and I wanted to know if you'd be interested in playing! :)

http://scissorsandawhisk.blogspot.com/2011/11/santa-paws-gift-exchange-for-pets.html

Jamie said...

So glad you had a wonderful birthday!

That picture of your pups is SO cute!