Happy Monday Friends. I am one year older as of yesterday and one year wiser, right?? Unfortunately the weather sucked ass this weekend. I am talking pouring rain both Saturday and Sunday, it put a little damper on things but I still had a nice birthday weekend. Sweet Sterling woke up on my birthday and said "Mom, I am sorry its raining on your birthday. Lets just get cozy and eat cake." Sweetest thing ever! Here is what went down.
Thursday night we made the taco casserole I blogged about Thursday. We always make our own taco seasoning- how gorg is it? Below is Matt's plate of food. I always joke and tell him he should be a food stylist his plates are always so pretty!
Friday I hit up DT to do a little shopping with Caycee. Now that she has lost so much weight girl needed some new clothes. I managed to find two beauties at F21.
Then she took me to lunch at Basil for my birthday. I love me some Thai food, it was so good!
Saturday I met a girlfriend for some afternoon wine at Bin152 to celebrate both our birthdays. I wore my new Forever 21 Polka Dot Shirt Dress.
While we were having wine one of our friends stopped by and told us Matt Lee was down the street signing cookbooks. We promptly closed our tabs and headed off to stalk him. I was so excited, it is sad how excited I get about meeting chefs. Matt signed my cookbook and was super nice. You can see how giddy I am in the picture:)
Now lets talk about birthday gifts. Baublebar was sweet enough to send me a giftcard that I used for these gorgeous necklaces.
Gold Essex Necklace |
Gold Essex Necklace |
Caycee surprised me with the Tkees flipflops I blogged about last week and ladies these are the best flipflops. So comfortable and cute on. I highly recommend them, I see myself living in them all Summer! Tkees are my new jam.
My mint clutch from Gap came and it is even better in person.
Sarah From Social Dress Shop sent me this Camilla and Marc Hot Pink Dress I had been eyeing forever!! It is on major sale now, somebody else should snag one before they are gone!
I was pretty lucky in the gift department and I haven't even celebrated with my family yet!
Sunday I made myself my own birthday cupcakes. It is times like that I wish my mom lived in town because she would have made them. But Sterling and I had fun making them. I wanted Strawberry, that is my favorite kind and I have a really great and easy Strawberry cupcake recipe! Recipe coming, if anyone is interested in it!
The rain stopped long enough for us to hit up the Yacht Club a drink before dinner. It was freezing there but I will say they pour the biggest glass of wine in town!
Matt cooked me a delicious Birthday Dinner. Shrimp sandwiches with jalapeno coleslaw and spicy mayo. They were off the hook good. My man can really cook.
We were trying to recreate this sandwich on the new cover of Bon Appetit but with Shrimp instead of chicken. Highly recommend. I am happy to share our Shrimp Sandwich recipe too.
My birthday ended with lots of snuggles with this sweet guy.
I want to thank everyone who messaged me on FB and instagram wishing me a Happy Birthday. It meant so much to me! I had a really great Birthday so thank you! I am lucky to have so many wonderful people in my life. 33 is gonna be a good year, I just know it!