Sunday, March 13, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me!

Happy Sunday, everyone!  And Happy Birthday to me!  I am FINALLY 21!  I thought the day would never arrive, and before I knew it, it was here.  I don't have much to post that is food related because the second I finished decorating my cake, Dave and I needed to skidaddle to our friend's house for the festivities which left no time to photograph. (Unfortunately, 21 years into life and I'm still not very good with my time management).  I will inform you that it was a chocolate and white layer cake with cookies n' cream frosting and it was very, very scrumptious!  :)

I ended up taking most of this week off from work so I could enjoy my special day (or should I say week), and I was very fortunate to have absolutely beautiful weather for my birthday weekend.  (Considering last year it was raining buckets the whole time!)  I've been very busy having fun, but it unfortunately hasn't left me much time for my baby blog.  Leading up to today, I have been lucky enough to spend time with a lot of friends, some whom I have not seen in a while.  I spent a couple days in Boston visiting one of my best friends from high school which was really great because it had been so long since I had last seen her.  A band we've gone to see quite a few times happened to get back together, so in order to keep up with tradition we went to see them again.  Not only was the show amazing, but it was really great to finally visit considering she and I practically used to be attached by the hip!  (Thank you again Tani!) 

Then yesterday rolled around and I was so happy that I finally got to spend the day with another one of my best friends whom I also had not seen in a while.  We spent the day be-bopping around some stores and chatted the day away.  I happened to be swooning over a particular cupcake stand in one of the stores, and being the awesome friend she is, she scooped it right up and got it for me for me.  (Thank you oodles of noodles, Poopsie!)  After spending a beautiful day out and about, I headed home to finish up my cake, get ready, and spend the night out with my friends.  We stuffed our faces with dinner, cake, and of course a few drinks.  Oh yes, and then one of my other best lady friends got us tickets to go see Buddy the Cake Boss' tour this spring!  So exciting!  Good food, good friends, good times!  (Thank you so much Chicky!)

I have to say, I didn't feel much different waking up as a 21 year old this morning except for the hour of sleep I lost due to daylight savings.  But luckily that was all remedied with a wonderful brunch.  I got a fire-roasted fruit pizza that had kiwi, strawberry, banana, and marscapone cheese on it that was absolutely amazing, and then washed it down with a delicious glass of pink sangria followed by a mimosa.  Oh yeah, I wasn't messing around this morning.  YUM!  Dave and I then meandered around a bit while the sun was shining, and I got to sit on a big old boot (as seen above!), and made a few purchases.

This was my highlight purchase of the day.  I am pretty excited about sporting my new Lululemon yoga pants and my new jacket from Urban Outfitters (not together though..I would look quite silly), but these 3 beauts were by far my favorite things I picked out today.  As they sit chilling in the fridge, my biggest decision I face is to figure out which one I want to try first.  Hmmm, decisions, decisions....

Oh!  And I got this little guy too!  I decided it was totally okay for someone else to make me a treat for once, so thanks to Whole Foods I also enjoyed a yummy little chocolate peanut butter cupcake.  But if you'll now excuse me..I think I hear one of those nicely chilled beverages calling my now legal name!  :)


  1. I know I'm a few days late...but Happy Birthday! Seems like you had a great day :)

  2. Hey I miss your posts. Are you sick of baking?

  3. Thanks so much Cait! :)

    Auntie Susan- I have been baking I just didn't get to photograph! I had to make a few dozen cupcakes for a scholarship auction for Dave's co-worker and I made brownies for my co-workers. Unfortunately my schedule this week at work didn't leave much time so I'm hoping with this weekend off I can play catch up!