Monday, April 25, 2011

happy birthday + weekend recap

First things first, here is a picture of my hair cut. It's only been 3 weeks since I had it cut, but my hair grows SOOOOO fast that it's already lost the cute shape/style that it had. But I promise it still looks much better than what is showing up in the photo (and shorter too).

I'm kind of depressed to be at work on my birthday, but I had such a good weekend that I guess I can't complain too much. Here's the recap! (Beware: lots and lots of pictures ahead)

On Thursday after work, C and I went to play mini golf!

Afterwards, we ate dinner at Blue Dog Tavern, which is delicious! The waitress brought me a free birthday ice cream sandwich. The picture doesn't even begin to show how big that thing was!

On Friday, I slept in so late! I don't think I got up until after 1. We decided to go shopping and have dinner at Lazy Dog Cafe. Neither of us had been before, but it was so fun. We got there in time for happy hour so we got a pitcher of white peach sangria.

We were going to watch a movie at the theater afterwards, but decided to buy Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and watch it at home. Such a great movie! We had seen it in the theater, but I pretty much forgot everything that happened and I loved watching it again.

Saturday was a very good mail day! We had three packages delivered.

What could it be?

Easter gift package from Cheryl's!
Thank you Easter Bunny!

Something for me?
From Spotted Moth!!

OMG OMG Ohh.Emm.Gee!!

Thanks to the birthday fairy (aka MOM who also happens to be the Easter Bunny!!) I was a very lucky girl this year! I can't even tell you how much I love my new purse, dress, and necklace! And the people at Spotted Moth packaged up my gifts so nicely and even included a handwritten happy birthday card. It was so sweet! Thank you Mom!

On Saturday I also got a gel manicure. This time I got the Harmony Shellac, and I really like it. There were so many more colors to choose from than when I got the OPI gel so I picked a pretty bright pink (I believe the actual name is Tutti Frutti).

On Sunday we got up early because I wanted to drive up to Santa Ynez for the day. We stopped for lunch at Los Olivos Grocery, which is this little market that makes delicious food at their deli. After filling up on sandwiches, we drove over to Solvang.


I made a friend :)

We ended my birthday weekend with cocktails from Maggiano's!

Now I think this is officially the longest post EVER. I shopped my little heart out this weekend too, and I'll share all of those goodies on another post.

Thank you to all of you who have been helping me celebrate my birthday this year. I appreciate all of the kind comments and can't wait to pick a giveaway winner soon!

ps - don't forget that each comment on my blog until April 30
counts as an entry in my surprise birthday giveaway!


Jackie said...

happy birthday!!

Mrs. Sergeant said...

How fabulous is that bag! Happy Birthday! I'm glad to see you had an awesome weekend filled with fun.

Mrs. Sergeant

~The Neaves Nest~ said...

Happy birthday!! Love the new bag! So

Micah said...

Looks like you had a great weekend! We watched Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows as well. Love your Spotted Moth stuff!

Summer Athena said...

looks like such a good time. you deserve it! happy birthday, love.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Sorry I missed it. And love the new haircut!

Muffy said...

Looooooove this post!!! #1) Your haircut looks CUTE. #2) MINI GOLF! YAY! #3) That ice cream sandwich is HUUUUUGE! #4)Everything looks delicious-- I LOVE SOLVANG! So happy you enjoyed your trip! Happy belated birthday! XX!

Janna said...

Happy Birthday BEAUTIFUL! Even though you have to work...I hope it is a great day! Glad you had such fun celebrating this weekend!

Brandi said...

Happy Birthday!!! Looks like you had a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!!! I'm so glad you had a good one!

Kate said...

Happy Birthday!!! Looks like you had a fabulous weekend! I hope that today is a great day for you too!

Annie said...

Happy Birthday!!

Looks like you had a amazing weekend!!

Amber @ A Little Pink in the Cornfields said...

Happy birthday!!!!!!!

Day Old News said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! Sounds like you had an amazing weekend! Go Solvang!

Lifes-A-Blog... said...

Happy Birthday, looks like sooo much fun, I'm jealous, pretty nails, dessert looks like HEAVEN, and finally FIERCE bag! Love it! That is defenitely goin on my wishlist, it looks so vintage!

Danielle {breakfast at toast} said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY, friend! Looks like the PERFECT birthday weekend!

BroncoMom said...

Aww Ms Sweet Tea, looks like a winner of a birthday celebration weekend to me.
Love the all the pictures.
BTW, you can never post to much.

Megan said...

Your new bag is too cute! Looks like you had a great Birthday!

Glitterista said...

Happy happy birthday! :) Glad you had such a fabulous weekend. Love the bag, and I think I did the exact same color last time I did shellac nails.

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I'm so sorry this is late! From the yummy goodies, new purse, pink nail polish, etc...looks like you had an awesome day!!! And your hair is always cute!! :)

Kassie said...

I'm sorry you had to work on your birthday! But I'm glad you ended up having a great one. :)

The Ramblings of a Thirtysomething Wife said...

WOW! Looks like you had a fabulous birthday weekend. Love the new 'do and also all the beautiful gifts from Mom and Spotted Moth. You lucky girl - you got the Doctor Doctor bag!

Mary A. said...

You are the Cutest. Thing. Ever!

Happy birthday and DROOL over the handbag.

little miss southern love. said...

Looks like an awesome birthday weekend!!


lil desiqua said...

1. that white peach sangria looks DELISH!
2. the bag is absolutely fabulous....a little jealous!
3. that nail polish is the perfect combo of flirty and!

Happy birthday!!

DC GOP Girl said...

Mmm sangria! Love it!

And what great bday gifts from mom!

Hope you had a FANTASTIC day! xoxo.

Mrs. Jansson said...

It looks like you had an amazing birthday! What wonderful gifts you got. (I love your new bag - super cute!)

Pink Martini said...

Happy (belated)birthday! What a great change of birthday events you had. So glad it was happy for you. Wishing you a wonderful new year ahead! :) xoxo

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Happy belated birthday! Looks like you had a BLAST! I'm seriously craving an alcoholic beverage now ;)

Your mom is too cute - what a great package of wonderful gifts!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Happy Birthday!!!! I had to scroll back to find your birthday post!!! Love all your photos!

Blessings & Aloha!