Friday, February 24, 2012

happy things to end the week with.

♥ my birthday isn't until March 7th but already the birthday mail love has made it's way to my doorstep! it feels like Christmas morning every time i get a pretty package. These are from the lovely Lauren Nicole (gift giving goddess) and sweet Alyssa. (i'll blog about the mail love in a different post) THANK YOU dearest friends with all my heart xoxo everything was perfectly me

speaking of birthdays, my brother Marco's birthday was on the 22nd. Last year, i asked a big favor from my heart. So many of you wonderful friends sent a birthday card/care package to him while he was serving a year long deployment (his third!) in Iraq. I can't tell you how much it still means to me. 

I am thankful this year we didn't have to do that, and instead i sent him the above bows from love my boutique on etsy. They're for his little girl that him and his girlfriend Christina are expecting in June. The amazing part of the story is if it wasn't for that deployment in Iraq, my brother would never have met the love of his life

♥ this is what i wore for my friend Manny's 80s themed birthday party. Remind me why the fanny pack went out of style? it was so convenient! especially when we danced all night.

♥ my friend sarah not only makes beautiful jewelry, she's also an artist. She gave me this pretty canvas with one of my favorite quotes (and truths) : this too shall pass.

♥ my cute new hot pink (with zebra print inside) luggage that i'm using to take home for my birthday trip. I CAN'T WAIT to see my family again!

♥ and because it's been awhile since i've indulged in one (and the weather has been amazing the past two days) i treated myself to a pedicure in OPI's "mermaid's tears" before meeting my girlfriend Candice for a lunch at Corner Bakery (i love their soup bowls!). 

Happy Weekend Lovies! what happy things are you ending the week with? 

(i can add this to the list-- ♥ my husband just asked to take me out on a date tonight) 

+please leave a link below if you do post-- i'd love to share in your happiness xo


Leanna Vera said...

Your 80s outfit is fabulous!

Last time I got a manicure, I chose Mermaids Tears as well. Great minds think alike!

FourJedis said...

That is a great ending to a week! About to wrap up my work week, go pick up my kids and work with them on learning to ride a bike. Tomorrow we have a sitter and my husband and I are going to a glamorous surprise b-day party for my dear friend.

Maddy said...

that 80's party dress is so cute! you could totally rock it now sans fanny pack ;)

Her and the Boys said...

That nail color is to die for! Perfect for spring. Happy Early Birthday!

Claire Kiefer said...

Awwww, date nights are so sweet. :) You have so many things to be happy about! I'm soooo excited for your upcoming trip home, especially! I'm glad you've had such a wonderful week & that you're already feeling the birthday love. I love you lots!

Marz said...

Just so you know I'm stealing your pretty pink suitcase ;) You're going home with my boring black one! haha

You look so beautiful for the 80's party! Mom couldn't stop saying how pretty you were the next day when I was home for lunch haha she misses you so much! I'm so glad you are coming home to us for our birthday ;)

I can't wait to see Marco's baby girl and see the bows in her hair one day :) Too cuuuute!

Here's my list twinkie girl:

of course it includes C.J.!!! good girlfriends and movies ;)

I love you! xoxo

carmar76 said...

packages! i love packages! LOL i also LOVE that you & marianne get to spend your birthday together!! : ) that thought alone is a happy thought to end the week with! LOL

i'm heading to the video store in a minute & going to watch some happy movies to end my week! : )

Erin {pughs' news} said...

You're on my list this week:

Happy Weekend, lovely. Have a fab date night!

Karina said...

So many happy things to end the week with :) and just imagine next weeks list :D Too exciting!!!

I love your 80's outfit! Especially the fanny pack ;) You always look beautiful! Love your toes and especially color!

Little Marisol with her little bows! Too cute!!

Yay!! Just a few days for you to be in Wichita Falls with your family! I'm so happy for you and this most magical trip!!

Love you more than Ferrer Rocher!!


Gracie said...

I think your 80' outfit is great. You looked awesome :) Plus birthday packages already :) That's really exciting!
I absolutely adore that hot pink suitcase. You won't be getting that mixed up at all.
Lovely lovely things to be happy about. x

Faiza said...

happy week! so many reasons to smile and give thanks.

btw...i just thought about mermaid happy and sad tears and dreamt up some crazy seaside OPI!

Ria said...

Those are surely all very happy things to end your week with! I am green eyes for your luggage, especially.

I am sure that fanny packs (or bum bags as we call them over here) tried or maybe even ARE making a quiet come back. Perhaps only in elite fashion circuits, or perhaps I am very much mad and mistaken. Either way your outfit was super cute <3

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