If you have been reading my blog for a while you know how much I love my birthday! Not so much the getting older part but the fact that I have lived another year and how amazing my friends and family are about making me feel special for growing up a little more!
Obviously I’m not 24… That birthday was 2 years ago and I blogged about it HERE
. And also, 25 was 2013 which I recounted HERE
… But despite these facts by dear husband knew how un-chic seeing that 6 next to the 2 would be to me so he helped me to pretend I was turning 24 ^_^ I told him I didn’t want cake but being the traditionalist he is he still wanted something to stick candles into! Which resulted in the creation you see below!
My dear friend Betsy from Java Cupcake blog
gifted me delicious mocha espresso macarons! (above left)
My thoughtful mother-in-law gifted me these amazing gold handled scissors from Gingher
and my hubby let me have a little Amazon spree to purchase some desk accessories I have been wanting forever! A cordless keyboard and mouse, and an aluminum mouse pad, plus an adorable gold faux croc skin iPad case. I’ll take this opportunity to give a short review of these products:
I have a Mac laptop that I use most (with a few internal modifications). The keyboard and mouse
were a set for $20 with excellent reviews, which is why I purchased it. However when the package arrived it did not specify that they were made for the Mac operating system, however even though my laptop is from ’09 it was able to do a key recognition which set up the keyboard to be used. I really like the slim design and bright white color.
I’ve never purchased a mousepad before because they seem to be so small, so even though this isn’t the ‘cutest’ mousepad it’s very ‘me’. It’s a simple, flat aluminum design that was marketed as a ‘gaming’ mousepad
. However, the large size is what appealed to me most and was excellently priced at $12.
Finally, the iPad case
… It was only $8 which made me unsure of the quality but it is very well constructed with adequate materials which hold my iPad 2 securely. I especially like the swivel feature which allows the iPad to rest in an easy to read display in wide or tall screen mode. Besides the price the gold metallic color was the main selling feature for me — I love gold accessories!
Above is the one thing that kept me sane through finals week (which was also the same week as my birthday, my husbands work promotion and our 4th wedding anniversary!) — a French press
! I’ve always loved French pressed coffee but had forgotten how amazing it is!
For my birthday I decided a Spring colored manicure was a must so I choses Essie bikini so teeny and layered a rose gold glitter by Sally Hanson.
My mother sent me a fabulous care package which contained (among many other goodies!) the latest issue of Domino magazine — I was so overcome with happiness I needed a selfie with it immediately!
The lower left photo above is of those wonderful macarons from Betsy, the Longchamp bag (Navy tote 12x12x7 from my wish list!) as an Anniversary gift from my husband and a Starbucks gift card from my friends Sab and Sal for my birthday.
Even though we had a busy week prepping for my husband’s promotion extravaganza party he and some friends insisted we all walk down town for a birthday dinner for me… which I appreciated! It’s nice to not cook and clean up on your own birthday!And last, but not least a lovely surprise from my husband the morning of my birthday — the much anticipated Chloe Rose perfume which has been on my wish list since the day it released! And wow does it smell amazing! I like it even better than the original Chloe that he gave me for Christmas. This one is almost smells like it is sparkling. Very fresh and crisp.Alright, I am sorry this post was so long! But I have not blogged in a few weeks and wanted to do a little catch up! I promise to post photos from my trip to Scotland in March to search for Nessie within a few days.Have a wonderful weekend!