Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Birthday recap: Diamonds are a girls best friend.

This year was the first year I spent it with just my mom. Since I was 16 I started having a big party to celebrate or going out somewhere. And when my beach house plans fell through I thought id spend it with my momma. So as I said in my last post she had a surprise present for me and I had racked my brain and asked her and my sister over and over again but never got anywhere. I am glad they didn't tell me because then it wouldn't be as special. So I got myself all dolled up and sparkly, as I was getting ready I was still trying to crack this surprise.

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She said I had asked for it years ago but now that I am 25 it seemed like the perfect gift. And my sister was jealous of this gift, well me and my sister have such different taste in pretty much everything. So as I was putting my face on it hit me. DIAMONDS, on my 21st birthday there was this pretty pink cocktail ring I spotted while my mom was getting her wedding ring cleaned but my mom said "Maybe for another birthday". I asked my mom and sister but of course they said I wasn't right. I headed over to meet my mom at her house and we drove to get said present. She said she had to stop at the jewelry store to get her ring cleaned ( Hmm...) and then Nordstroms where my present was. I was like what's there I know I hinted at a coach purse but my sister wasn't into purses or stuff like that. We arrived at the jewelry store she had told the manager that she needed her ring cleaned. Then she said "It's my daughters 25th birthday so I wanted to get her something special" I immediately said " I KNEW IT I KNEW IT OMG I KNEW IT" So I walked around looking at all the pretty sparkly earrings,rings and necklaces. But then I saw these two pretty sparkly rings that were so simple and beautiful, I knew they had to be mine. While my mom was paying the lady said for their birthday costumers they get a complimentary pearl bracelet.. " What I get more?" The lady laughed and put it on my wrist. I kept staring at it and saying " Omg mom thank you, I love you best present ever".

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(And I have found if I am being bothered by a creepo just swap the ring onto my left ring finger and bam. Creepo repellent.)

By that point I was starving so we went and got dinner and had a fantastic time. It was a nice relaxing birthday spent with my momma, it was perfect.


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All in all it was a great birthday. Nice and relaxed and I still have my girls beach get away still in January and this time on a weekend. Silly me planning it on a monday-wednesday days after thanksgiving. I didn't really think that whole plan through.
In other news I have been kicking butt at the gym, I fell off the wagon (excersise wise for about a month). I am back on and it feels great. Gotta keep with it, one day at a time.

xo

Monday, November 28, 2011

25 years ago today.

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( I swear every picture I have of my dad is him wearing flannel. I own just a handful of his old shirts now.)

Little old me was born. I can't believe I am 25 today, time has flown by so fast and maybe a little to fast. Last year when I turned 24 it seemed just like any old birthday. But this year I turn 25 which brings out questions like "What have I done in 25 years" "Where is my life going" etc etc. So that's been fun. I had originally planned to go to the beach for a few days but I wasn't the smartest on planning thinking people could get three days off after thanksgiving week. So that trip has been rescheduled for sometime in February. Tonight I will be celebrating with family and friends. I hear that my mom has some magical surprise present for me, I was not expecting anything else after getting a beach house. But she has something up her sleeve. I cannot get any hints out of her, although I did get one from my sister "You'll shite yourself" (She did not say shite) We shall see what this mystery gift is.

Also this past weekend I put up my Christmas tree. It's the first Winter in my new little place. So I am pretty excited.

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Yes it's pink what other color would I have?

Well I am off to have a good birthday work out at the gym. Then maybe spoil myself with some new make up at mac.

xo

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Seattle: in photos.

This past weekend I spent a few days in Seattle. To see a show and take a mini trip on a Ferry. Which I had never been on until that day. It's so cool although I do have a big fear of long distances on big boats ( Thanks Titanic) But it was a short trip so I was ok. I got into town Friday evening just in time to go to dinner and get drinks with my friend before heading to the show we were going to that night.

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Their spicy tuna was so delish to.


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We were still early for the doors to open so we popped into another bar on the way.


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Show time.

Now I didn't take any photos at the show besides my camera phone one. I did have my camera camera with me. I think I was just so into the show. But luckily my friend Lori is a great photographer so she snapped some goodies.
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More of her show pictures Here
Now they played with Wild ones and Youth. Which I had heard of but never heard before that night. And I am glad I was there they were both all three Portland Bands. I would defiantly see any of their shows agin. Then Typhoon took the stage and they did not disappoint I don't think they can put on a bad show. The band of 10-14 members just fit on the stage. They played some new ones and some old. I was a bit sad they didn't play one song but maybe it was a good thing because that song likes to make me a little teary eyed and I didn't want to go on crying at a show. Anywhooo it was a great show and so glad I was able to drive up to see them. The next day we woke up bright and early headed to a new favorite cafe the ridgeback. They have the yummiest crapes and waffles. After we stuffed our tummies full of good food we headed off to catch the Ferry so we could spend a mini day in Port Townsend.


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We wondered around downtown Port Townsend which we didn't really look into being a sunday a lot of stuff seemed to be closed. So we walked around circles downtown (Cause it's really tiny) a few times snapped some photos. Then came across the coolest underground cafe and wine bar it was so cool. I need to see if Portland has one cause I could probably live in there on a comfy couch, Hot toddy and a book.

After some sight seeing we headed back to catch our ferry and head into Seattle grab some grub and have a relaxing night in. Before I had to head out bright in early (5:45 ew) the next morning cause I am a really nice sister and give my brother a ride to class.

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This is Nolan, Lori's cat and he is the cutest kitten on earth. The end.

It was a good weekend it's nice to get away every now and then. And I'll be getting away again this weekend. Tomorrow Lori will be coming down for a show ( Sallie ford and the sound outside and pickwick) But the following day we shall be off on a mini day/night beach trip and staying with my grandparents. I always love a excuse to see my grandparents and stay with them and see the beach. But they are saying we are getting snow and the drive there can get a bit iffy so it's still up in the air. * Fingers crossed* Well I am off it's going to be a busy day today. Munchkin,errands, cleaning and fitting in the gym as well. Have a fantastic day.

xo

Monday, November 7, 2011

Music Monday: Sallie Ford and the sound outside.

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Now they are one of those bands I've heard of but never actually did some looking into listening to. Then when I found out one of my favorite bands Pickwick will be opening for them in a little over a week right here in Portland. (which they are from by the way) I thought I should look into them to see what kind of show it's going to be. And boy oh boy my ears were so so happy. I immediately felt like dancing around my house. I think I may have heard them play in a commercial on tv around Christmas time but I am not sure. Anywhoo Sallie's voice is amazing. And the show is going to be amazing I already know it. I will be dancing my booty off Sallie ford & Pickwick in one night. I can't wait. Oh your probably wondering what they sound like yeah? well here are a few of my favorite songs.

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Are you in love with her voice yet? Are you dancing around your house yet? Well if you are and live or will be in Portland November 18th you should defiantly go to the show. Its going to be a good one I know it. It will be at the wonder ballroom. Or check out their site for a list of tour dates. So be sure to check out Sallie for and the sound outside


xo

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Today: In pictures

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So I've lost count at how many times I have listened to this just today. I highly HIGHLY suggest buying it for this christmas season it is a MUST!


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Today was a lovely day. Ran some errands, Attempted cleaning. But autumn made my house five times messier then it started out with. Tomorrow is a new day. I MUST get this house spotless! Turns out I will be having a family dinner at my house on Sunday so this house needs to be super clean. I have some family that haven't seen my new place yet so I want it to be extra nice. I sure have my work cut out for me, I've been working later and the idea of cleaning after a long day is the last thing I want to do. I am going to end tonight with a glass of wine and Grey's anatomy, my idea of a perfect night in.

xoxo