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day 11.

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For myself on my birthday,

I wish for a year of new opportunities and new experiences.

I wish to keep loving myself more and more every single day.

I wish to live in the moment as much as I possibly can.

I wish for happiness.

I wish to not let fear control me.

I wish for motivation and determination.

I wish to step out of my comfort zone more than I probably want to.

I wish for new friendships.

I wish to let go of the things I cannot control.

I wish for dreams becoming reality. 

I wish for a year full of possibilities.



Birthday Celebrations

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. I didn’t really intend to not blog the past few days, but, well, to be honest life got in the way. It happens. Anywho, I’m back to recap some of the birthday happenin’s that went on last week.

For a little back story, I had a horrible 18th birthday two years ago (honestly have no idea why, I think it had to do with the fact I was away at school), but ever since, my mom always does the sweetest things to make sure I have a good birthday (she’s the best).

Last weekend we went out to eat to celebrate a little early since my birthday was during the week and this past weekend both my sisters were out of town. I chose to eat at the same restaurant we did last year and then the plan was to come back home and have cupcakes for dessert. get-attachment.aspx

We enjoyed dinner but throughout the meal I wasn’t feeling very well. I had a stomachache earlier in the day and then a headache came on later as we got to the restaurant. I thought I was just hungry and it’d go away once I ate, but it actually made it worse. Long story short cupcakes definitely didn’t happen since as soon as we got home from dinner I curled up into bed for the rest of the night.

I was bummed I got sick, but I still enjoyed having dinner with my family. Since we ordered cupcakes from a bakery we decided to freeze them and have them later in the week when we could all enjoy them.

On my actual birthday (thankfully I felt all better!), I woke up to a beautiful sunny day. get-attachment.aspx

balloons from my mom :)

Hilary took me out to breakfast, IMG_4107

my dad sent me flowers since he was out of town for work (how did I get so lucky?), get-attachment.aspx

the vase is a coffee mug. how cute!?

And then me, my mom, and Emily went to paint pottery later in the afternoon (Hilary works nights so she couldn’t come).get-attachment.aspx

We ended the night with dinner at a local Greek restaurant and some froyo.get-attachment.aspx

Because a birthday’s just not complete without it :)

Thursday night we got to “finish” celebrating and finally eat the cupcakes! We ordered Gigi’s Cupcakes which is originally based in Nashville, but we have one near downtown Indy too! get-attachment.aspx

We grilled up some homemade pizzas (which I really need to share the recipes for because they’re delicious) and had dessert.IMG_4128

I also opened my cards from my family and received quite the gag gift from Emily and Jordan which I’m not sharing because the story behind it is embarrassing ;) IMG_4127

My birthday present from my parents has to do with Layna and I’s road trip that is this upcoming weekend. I’m waiting to share what that is though :)

Friday Layna and I went to Purdue to visit with friends. We went out to dinner at Scotty’s Brewhouse which is a new favorite of mine. Great food and cheap prices. I’m sold. I got the vegetarian black bean wrap. I could only eat half because it was so filling, but so so good!get-attachment.aspx

waffle fries FTW

Also they served their water in mason jars which I’m a total sucker for.


We also ended up getting Insomnia cookies delivered at midnight. If you’ve never had them, please go drive to a college campus and try them out for yourself. You’ll thank me later.

Layna and I rounded out our trip Saturday morning with breakfast at Panera and a day full of shopping. Nothing quite like it :)

I feel so spoiled. I sure don’t deserve that many days of “celebrating”. My family and friends are the best<3

Have a marvelous Monday :)



20 Things I’ve Learned In My 20 Years

With today being my 20th birthday, I thought I’d share 20 things/lessons/randomness that I’ve learned in my twenty years of being alive. My sister did a similar post and I had fun reading it, so I thought I had to give it a try! (ps-“twenty” sounds so old. Wasn’t I just turning thirteen?).

1. Never be late. In fact, try to arrive a few minutes early.

2. Mean people are always going to be in your life. Just try to remember to be the bigger person and never let them hurt you.

3. You can learn a lot from little kids. They know to eat when they’re hungry, and stop when they’re full. They tell you the honest truth. They don’t judge each other and will become friends with just about anyone.

4. Try yoga at least once in your life. It’s good for the body and mind.

5. At one point in your life chop your hair off or get bangs. It’s a liberating feeling.

6. Groups of 3’s never work. Someone is always left out.

7. Taylor Swift’s music has gotten me through more times than I can think of. I honestly would not be the person I am today without it.

8. Vegetables really aren’t all that bad. At all. In fact I think they get a pretty bad rap when they’re actually pretty dang good.

9. If you’re having a bad day (or just want a good laugh) watch some How I Met Your Mother, New Girl, or Friends. I promise you’ll feel better and probably end up wanting to move to a big city and live above a coffee shop/bar with your bestest friends.

10. You’re worth so much more than the number on the scale, size of pants you wear, or how much you workout.

11. Ending every night with Gilmore Girls will make you fall asleep with a smile on your face.

12. Some “friends” really aren’t meant to be in your life.

13. Embrace your natural hair color and texture.

14. Sometimes you just need a big bowl of ice cream. Or a pint of Ben & Jerry’s.

15. Never let anybody believe they are better than you. And on the other hand, never believe that you’re better than anybody else. We’re all humans. We’re all equal.

16. Starbucks is expensive but if it brings you joy, I say indulge. It’s worth it :)

17. Never, ever take your parents for granted. They do so much for us and I don’t think I truly appreciated mine until a few years ago. Always let them know how much you love them.

18. Never “diet”. Just eat healthy (most of the time—see #14). And exercise occasionally. It may take some time to get used to but you’ll never want to go back.

19. It’s okay to be sad for no reason at all every once in a while. In fact, when you’re feeling that way, get in your car, go for a drive, and blast one of these songs. Maybe cry a little (or a lot…).

20. Eat some chocolate everyday. Yes. Every.single.day. :)