I can’t help it. When it’s my birthday, I like to make a big deal about it. Tonight, was no exception. Dinner with friends at Baris? So great!

I have to admit, I had an outfit in mind for tonight, and was totally upset when it didn’t work out. Ever had that favorite dress not fit? Yep- that was me. I wore a beautiful teal dress for my lingerie shower  (which btw, looking at those pictures- I look so fat and that was exactly a year ago!) and I tried that dress on today, and it was HUGE on me. I’m talking, way too big on the hips, too baggy up top…just in general I looked goofy wearing it.

I ended up going with this outfit for the night- a dress my aunt gave me for our honeymoon (which fits me MUCH better now), a sweater, and some cowboy boots.

Then, I saw this AMAZING tutorial that I found on (where else?) pinterest and decided my hair HAD to be done like this for the night. If you click the link, it takes you to a blog called “Hair and Makeup by Steph” and gives you step by step instructions on the hair bow hair do. My result?

Not too shabby, right? I really like the way it turned out (though I think it’d be even cuter if I curled my hair just a bit.) Stephanie’s tutorial was really easy and I was able to do my hair with one attempt! Usually these Pinterest hair dos are a bust for me because I can’t ever figure out how to mirror the other person. This was so simple and took me about 2 minutes!

So Mathew and I headed out the door after I finished my hair, and went to Baris. I wasn’t able to get a picture of us at the restaurant, but I got one later (minus two of our friends that had to go home a little early) at 3 Spoons, a froyo place.

My lovely friends were so kind to get me some gifts tonight. I got a 3 tiered pad a paper for notes (which I can always use), a gift card to Hobby Lobby for crafting (yippee!), nail polish (in a beautiful color), and a bracelet. \Tonight was great. It was so good to have so many friends all in one place!

Oh! Just to add in too- I got a package from my sister with these goodies today! A healthy cooking cookbook, hello kitty cookie cutters, and this adorable keychain that my sister made with a picture of Pearl in it! Isn’t it cute?

I have to say… I’ve been really blessed lately 🙂

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