It’s My Birthday!

Well, it’s official- I’m old.

Ok, so being 28 isn’t OLD. I may sometimes over-exaggerate a little. Not only is today my birthday, but 4 years ago Mathew proposed to me, and it truly was a wonderful proposal.

The Vintage Modern Wife engagement

I have a full day of not-a-lotta planned, and I kinda like it. Only because I know this weekend is going to be crazy with my baby shower. Today’s plans? Checking out the Mardel One Day Education Sale so I can grab some classroom supplies, having lunch with my mother-in-law (and hopefully dessert at my favorite local spot, Katie’s Frozen Custard), I have a hair appointment with my favorite lady at 3, and then for dinner we’re going to attempt to BBQ fajitas (it’s currently raining) and some family will come over.

It’s going to be a very relaxing day!

8 for my 28th Birthday Wishlist

If you know me at all- you know that I make my birthday a big deal. Mathew and I got engaged 4 years ago on my birthday, 2 years ago we went to Austin and I was surprised with goodies from Michael Kors, and last year Mathew surprised me with a private plane ride around town! I even got to fly the plane on my own!

Needless to say, birthdays have been pretty special for me, and I admit- I’m really spoiled. Last year I made a 7 for my 27th birthday wishlist, so I thought it’d be fun to do the same this year for my 28th (which is on the 17th). I actually got a couple things off my list last year, but really, this is just for fun. I are going to be SO spoiled starting next week with my birthday, Addison’s first shower that weekend, and then our Babymoon trip the following week to Lakeway Resort and Spa, that I don’t expect any of these things. But hey- a girl can dream, right?

1. “On Wednesdays We Wear Pink Tank” for Addison and I 

Let’s be honest- When Addison is here, I’m going to want to match her like ALL the time. I die over mommy and me clothes, and this top comes in adult AND baby sizes! Couldn’t you just die!? I love the font choices of this shirt, and the price- $17.99 for the adult, $16.99 for the kids.

2. Lush Bath Bombs

I love baths. The fact that my doctor said I could continue to take baths as long as I don’t keep the water too hot throughout my pregnancy has been WONDERFUL. I love to just sit, relax, and soak. Lush bath bombs are a favorite of mine, and I wish I had a whole bucket full of them so I would never run out. This Lush Bath Bomb in Softy sounds DIVINE, but to be honest- I’d take any scent.

3. Kendra Scott Earrings

Kendra Scott

I feel like I’m the only person in the world without Kendra Scott earrings! I love the bright turquoise, size, and their classic shape. I feel like I could make these earrings work with SO many outfits. Sigh- a girl can dream, right?

4. Sequin Camera Strap

As a “push present” Mathew is buying me a DSLR camera and a 50 mm lens. I will be using that thing like crazy to take a billion pictures of Addison and pictures for the blog. I love this Silver Coral Camera Strap because it’s fashionable and trendy! Plus, anything with sparkles is a-ok in my book!

5. My Mom Is Blogging This onesie

Ok, so this one really isn’t for me, but can you imagine little Addison wearing this “My Mom is Blogging This” onesie?! I mean, how could she NOT have this in her wardrobe? I definitely want this for my birthday just so I can put it on her all the time. So cute!

6. Acrylic Makeup Organizer

I have SO much makeup. Most of it stays put away in a heavy duty train case, but for everyday wear, I’d love to have some acrylic makeup organizers to put on our counter so I’m not taking up so much room in our bathroom drawers. Putting together the Large Acrylic Makeup Organizer with the Luxe Acrylic Modular System would look like the image above- perfect for my stuff.

7. Philosphy Hooray for Sorbet Trio

I mentioned above that I love baths. I’m not lying. Get me body wash/bubble bath and I’m a happy camper. Although I don’t think that Philosophy body wash suds as much as I’d like, the smells are undeniable. This Hooray for Sorbet trio sounds like it has all the perfect smells of summer. Plus, I love anything apple or mango scented, so I really feel like I couldn’t go wrong with this.

8. Lily Jade Anna Bag

Ok, y’all know how much I love Lily Jade (especially my Sarah Grace bag), but hey- a girl can never have too many bags! I love their Anna in Black with its purple interior and sleek design. Everyone needs a black bag, right? I’ll be over here…dreaming!

So that’s it for me! 8 for my 28th birthday wishlist. You guys have NO idea how long it took me to come up with this list. Everything I want right now is for Addison, so it was hard to come up with things for myself (and even still, half the stuff has to do with her lol). I can’t believe I’m turning 28 on Thursday. The funny thing is- I said my whole life that I was going to have my first child at 28. In just 7 or 8 weeks that will really be happening! Geez!

This doesn’t mean I’m getting old, does it?

Go Happies, No Crappies!

The Vintage Modern Wife: Happies and Crappies Link Up

Welcome to our  30th week of Happies and Crappies link up day! We wouldn’t have been around for so long if it wasn’t for you awesome ladies linking up, so we really appreciate you!

The deets on Happies and Crappies link up:

1. Happies and Crappies link up will be posted EVERY Friday at Midnight CST . Happies and Crappies link up was created so you could write about the happies (good) and crappies (bad) from your week!

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3. Please follow your hosts. We won’t make it mandatory, but we appreciate the love.

4. If you tweet about your post, feel free to tag myself, Sarah, and use the hashtag #HappiesandCrappies


1. My classroom is coming along! I thought I’d give a little sneak peek on Instagram, so I posted my calendar, and then my tulle wreath that was from yesterday’s blog post! I can’t wait to be finished, but I keep finding tiny projects to work on. You know- details only I would notice..

1st grade calendar bulletin board
Tulle wreath for classroom door. Super easy tutorial!
2. I seriously love my first grade team. I had lunch with them all yesterday and every time I get to spend time with everyone it just solidifies that this school is where I’m meant to be.

3. Mathew and I are getting addicted to Lost. Like for REAL. I can’t believe I never watched this show when it was on tv. Thank God for Netflix.

4. We are going to a Rangers game for Mathew’s birthday in a couple weeks! The best part is that Mathew specifically asked me to invite Neely & A as well as Amber & Nate to the game! Plus, we got to see some family from Dallas the other day (they came down for dinner) and Mathew’s cousin Kevin and his wife Alicia are going to the game as well! Mathew was in their wedding a couple months ago if you remember.


1. Although Warped Tour with 11:11 Apparel was fun, it was CRAZY hot. I caught on my phone that it was 116 degrees outside that day which is more than I could almost bear. I drank water constantly during the day and only peed once (sorry TMI) which goes to show that I was sweating all the water I was drinking. It was THAT hot. I’ll work with my sister and her company again another time, but definitely not in that heat!

2. Summer is officially over. I’ve been working hard on my room and next week starts my 2 weeks full of in services. Tear! Summer was too short- but at the same time I’m excited to start my first year!

Now it’s your turn to link up! Tell us about the Happies and Crappies from your week!