5 days as 25, 360 more to go

So I had such a wonderful birthday that I felt it was only right to share it with you.
Sorry it has taken me five days to do so.
But I had to see how it felt for a bit. ;)
And so far it feels good. 

So first things first I decided to chop my hair off.
Something I haven't done in 2 and a half years.


Lots of long dark hair.
It was nice but sort of boring for as long as I've had it.


Short and sassy. 
I've now got lots of blond highlights and side bangs.
Just good to freshen yourself up as you get older. 

Next I had the giant surprise birthday weekend for boyfriend. 
Ps. He is now being referred to as "Sparkle-Beard".
Oi couples are ridiculous.
More on the his birthday fun later.
As it requires it's own blog post.

After his crazy weekend,
I was hoping he'd planned something low-key for my day...
3 days later.
And he did!

I worked in the morning.
Jean shopped in the afternoon.
(every single pair of jeans I'd owned had a hole in them)
I found 3 pairs at Old Navy that totally fit perfect and were super cheap!
$75 for all three!
And then I got all dolled up and met with boyfriend for some relaxing fun.
We saw a pre-screening of...


It was pretty good except that the first 5 minutes made me nauseous.
But a Coke ICEE and Reese made it better. ;)
Then we caught a late night dinner at 

 Key Lime Martini
My absolute favorite.
Dessert in a glass. With graham cracker crust.

It was a fantastic night.
I didn't get any food pictures because we ate it up too fast.

But I will share with you a couple of my favorite gifts.
I love that people like to get you sweet things because they care.
It's SO not expected or required.
But it feels nice to know someone picked something special they thought I would like.
It's what I LOVE doing for other people. 

ONE. An amazing giftcard to ModCloth
They have the cutest clothes that I just adore.

Can you tell I'm obsessed with the color gray right now?
You may also remember how I raved about them already here.
I am so excited to shop!
Thanks Lesley and Cory.
BEST BOSSES ever! ;)
Then I also received this darling beautiful gift from Cory:

It reminds me of my favorite song from Trisha Yearwood from when I was a kid.
xxx's and ooo's
"She used to tie her hair up in ribbons and bows
Sign her letters with X's and O's
Got a picture of her mama in heels and pearls
She's tryin' to make it in her daddy's world"

I also got a wonderful gift certificate for a 1hr. massage from boyfriend.
So in the next few weeks when I really need it,
I will be making an appointment at Dosha
and getting the best relaxation ever.
It really was a great gift,
because every since my awful car accident,
I have the WORST back pain I could ever imagine.
Thanks babe.

And thank you to all who wished me a happy birthday
or got me a wonderful gift!
I appreciate your love!

Happy Sunday!


  1. see, if I'd known you had back pain due to a car accident I would've offered you a couple massages ages ago! Well, I will definitely bug you next time we're up there. My work with structural integration is very well geared toward things like nasty affects from car accidents.


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