Hippo's may look cute and friendly, but they are really vicious creatures that wouldn't hesitate to attack you if you get in their way. That's how I feel about myself--There is more to me than meets the eye! I am not by any means vicious but sometimes I like to pretend that I am sassy. I created this blog to share lovely things, creative things, thoughtful things, and just the things that I like.
My mom & my little brother came over to celebrate my birthday with me last week, and they, along with my husband, spoiled me like a little girl. I mean look at this super cute cake!
I was so tired, when I finally got home from teaching school & then dance that, even though they offered to go out somewhere, I really just wanted to eat pizza with my family at home, so that's what we did! Look at the beautiful wrapping!
I am definitely bragging right now, but look at the nice gifts that they gave me!
Joel surprised me with a Betsy Johnson purse I've had my eye on, and a Seahawks sweatshirt.
My mom gave me cute storage boxes, an awesome monkey bank, and a teaching plaque and mug.
My Grandma gave me the beautiful necklace and earrings.
Any my youngest brother gave me a beautiful leather bound copy of the Wizard of Oz.
These boxes are so me. My mom gets me. I already have stuff I need to sort through in them haha.
The pages of the Wizard of Oz book are soo pretty! If you look closely, they are not only foiled, but sparkly as well. Also, Emerald is my birthstone!
I decorated my bar cart in festive pink for my birthday month :)
The pennant banner was an impulse by from Target.
My new monkey is perfect for the bar cart! I love it!
I love my family! It was so refreshing to visit with them. I've been feeling stressed and down on myself lately about some things that are beyond my control and it was so nice to be reminded on my birthday that I have a lot of family and friends who love and support me.
My birthday week may be over...
but why not celebrate it all month right?
Today I turn 28.
Let's see where I am at in life right now:
I am married.
I have a full time job as a teacher + some part time dance jobs.
I bought a house.
I am blessed.
Hopefully some travelling.
Maybe a new car.
The last one absolutely terrifies me.
Everyone always jokes around about how guys are reluctant to have children.
Am I odd because I'm a woman and I'm not just dying to have a baby?
I still have so many things I want to do in life, and the thought of being absolutely responsible for another human being, in a world that is becoming increasingly more complicated and at odds with what I believe in is not something I am taking lightly.
Next year at this time Joel and I could have a baby.
Maybe we'll have a new car.
Maybe we'll go to Mexico.
Hi all! I was looking through some of my old posts the other day, and I realized that I have gotten a lot less colorful of late and I've really just been chronicling the fun events that I have gotten to do. I want to get to back to a more variety of different posts. For the last 2 years I have done a compilations of things I like for my birthday, so I thought I would do it again this year.
As you can see from my list, I have summer on the brain!!
If you've been following my blog since the beginning, you may remember a while back I posted about trying to find a new perfume. I lamented about how every time I find a perfume that I like, the company quits making it! So I've been on a search for a new perfume for a while. While in Las Vegas, Joel even agreed to letting me pick out and buy a new perfume.
We spent quite a while in Sephora smelling, what seemed like, every perfume in the store. I didn't like a single one!!
Well, I think I finally found the one! My mom discovered it first.
It's from Anthropologie and it is:
Royal Apothic Conservatory Eau De Parfum in English Rose.
After we recover from paying our taxes last month, I'm going to go for it!
Fun fact: Tomorrow starts my birthday week, and only 5 more weeks until summer vacation!