Showing posts with label birthday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label birthday. Show all posts

Thirty, Flirty & Thriving




It's Official... I'M THIRTY!!

I've gone through quite a few emotions leading up to this day; dread, anxiousness, disbelief and now thankfully I've reached excitement and a place of readiness. 
My 20's were amazing. They were jam packed; full of new beginnings, new places, new opportunities and new friendships. I look back on the last ten years and I feel so blessed. As I sit here typing this and I imagine the next ten years, I truly believe it can only get better. 

Cheers to being thirty, flirty and thriving!

oh my... Aliyah's 7 & I've got another gift idea for you


Last night we celebrated Aliyah's 7th birthday. A group of all her Florida friends and family came together to make her birthday (that is actually today) as special as we could. The party was held at her favorite restaurant, Sweet Tomatoes, and it was full of yummy food, presents, a special bday cupcake and lots of giggles. I honestly can't believe she is 7, it's been fun to reflect on the past six years. She has grown to be an amazing young lady, a brave big sister and a supportive and steadfast friend. I can't wait to see what this next year holds for her.

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1// $2 Beauty Bag set of two (Target Dollar Bins - In Store)   2// Matte Nail Polish (hand me down she asked me for)   
3// Lip Smuckers Chapstick in Watermelon   4// $1 Nail Art Stickers in Leopard Print (Target Dollar Bins - In Store)   
5// ELF Shimmering Facial Whip    6// Bubble Yum Bubble Gum   7// $1 BFF Ring Set (Target Dollar Bins - In Store)   
8// $1 Stationary Set (Target Dollar Bins - In Store)   9// Circo Girls Woven Top


I am currently on a budget, like most people, but I still wanted to get Aliyah something I knew she'd love and something that'd make her feel special. I gave myself a $20 limit and I am happy to report that I checked out at $16.78. When it came to wrapping, I used a bag that I had saved and then I sorted all the items into two groups. The first group of bits and bobs went into the bigger beauty bag and the second group of beauty items went into the smaller bag. Aliyah's makeup collection is growing and I thought the two bags would not only be fun for her to open on her birthday and find the goodies but that they would also be great to help her keep all her makeup, lipgloss and nail polish organized and in one place. I topped the bag off with her shirt, the little layers of ruffles on the back replaced the tissue paper I would normally buy.

She seemed pretty happy when she opened it, which to me is a win. Giving gifts is one of my favorite things to do, that being said I've had to learn to be wise and to embrace a budget savvy mindset while shopping for all the goodies. A great gift doesn't have to break the bank to be special, it just has to be full of love.

Happy Birthday Aliyah! I love you lots!

My Birthday Wishlist, for the Big 3-0

I can't believe I am typing this, but I am just twenty short days away from turning the big 3-0! Ahh! I can barely believe it. My good friend Tabitha created a birthday wish list for her big day and I thought it was such a great idea. I don't know about you, but I have a hard time thinking of stuff I'd like when asked on the spot. Doing a post like this is a nice way to collect all the little things that have caught your eye and a great way for those who want to bless you with a gift to find out what kinds of items you like without having to ask you flat out. So without further ado here is my round up...

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    1// Starbucks Gift Card 
I can't lie, Starbucks visits are a regular thing in my life so a Gift Card is always a win. 
I love a good book... these are a few I've had on my Amazon wish list for awhile now. 
I love all of Essie's Nail Polishes, they have great color pigmentation and awesome coverage. 
I love my Instax Mini and I can never have enough film for it. 
I am a big fan of the Pink Body Mists, the scents aren't too overpowering but last throughout the day. 
I love my Lifeproof case and I've been eyeing the Bike Mount for awhile now. 
I have been looking for a new computer bag for a few months and I finally found the one I want. I love it! 
I am totally a Marshmallow and I'd love to have the series at my fingertips. 
Asos is one of my favorite shops, I have a wish list a mile long on items I'd love to add to my closet. 
I am a major music junkie, there's always a new tune I'd love to add to my music library. 
This is a video camera that comes with a waterproof case. Definitely a pricier item but one I wouldn't mind owning. 
This stuff definitely makes you smell like the beach and it is an amazing body buffer. My skin feels amazing after I use it. 
13// Lush Face Masks in Brazened Honey and BB Seaweed 
Both of these masks are amazing for your skin, I've used them many times and I can't wait to use them again. 
I love the white version of this, the darker trim is so nice and the texture is a fun dimensional detail.


Of course this list is personalized to me but if you have any ladies in your life that have a bday coming up some of these items would definitely be a good gift option for them. I know this post was all about a list of specific items, but I truly believe with my whole heart that when it comes to buying gifts for the ones you love it is all about the thought and time you put into it and less about the actual present. If you were to make a bday wish list what items would be on yours?