Sunday, January 18, 2015

Birthday Recap

Happy Monday friends!  I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend.  I spent the weekend ringing in the big 2-9.  I've been so busy at work lately that I sort of forgot last week that my birthday was coming up!  So unlike me.  I spent the weekend doing exactly what I wanted, which was a whole lot of nothing, with a whole lot of good food mixed in.  I've just been so exhausted lately between work and Wilkie's 5 a.m. wake up calls that a weekend of relaxation was all I could ask for!

I was so desperate to sleep in that I let Wilkie sleep in the bed with me and it was a success! He snoozed until 8:30, and that was everything I could hope for.  I'm sure I'll regret this set back in his crate training but I was desperate. 

The morning started with breakfast in bed, a new Food Network Magazine,  and flowers from Mike.  Locals - have you been to Beach Bagels?  I've never found a bagel in Wilmington that I really loved, until my sister brought me a Beach Bagel when she was in town for a wedding and staying down at Wrightsville.  So soft and delicious!  I love their everything bagels, but for my birthday I went with Chocolate Chip. 

My mom sent me a great cookbook for my birthday as well.  You can't go wrong with French comfort food!

I'm most excited to try this recipe - potatoes baked with cheese, cream, bacon, and caramelized onions? Ok twist my arm..

Of course, I had to treat myself to a little something too.  Locals - go to the Monkee's winter sale!  All fall and winter is 50% off, AND buy one get one free!  I got these Kate Spade bow shoes that I've been eyeing for about 5 years (perfect birthday shoes if I do say so) and a pair of Cole Haahn basic black pumps for my free pair.  Major birthday score!

I also received a pretty epic bouquet of flowers.  

And wore a pretty epic outfit to dinner (bow shoes included)… I knew it was just right when Mike was judging me and laughing at my ridiculous fur collar!  Hey, if you can't rock a purple fur and sparkly shoes on your birthday, when can you?

Mike took me to Ruth's Chris for my favorite thing ever - their giant onion rings! And of course a beautiful filet as well.  Our dinner was so good we already made a reservation for Valentine's Day on the way out the door. 

Cheers to another great year! 


  1. Dying over your KILLER outfit-I mean slam dunk!!! You look gorg!!! Looks like a fabulous weekend, see ya soon for Part II bday celebrations!! XOXO

  2. Those shoes are gorgeous! Happy Birthday to you!