1/10/13

birthday afternoons

 
yesterday was a red letter day for this gal! thank you all so much for the birthday wishes. i love an excuse to make a fuss over things and birthdays are my most favorite! (although i'd much rather save the fuss for everyone else and their days)

the weather was beautiful and so we took bare legs for a stroll and headed east while bub was in school. it felt so good to just be out! we toasted the day over good lunch and ice cream and window shopping. matt spoiled me with a new dress and a vintage map and cast iron scissors. and best of all i got to check something off of my 30 year old bucket list...# 18- find a perfume you like already! we stopped in a little paper shop and i found a tobacco-scented tonic that was perfect...a little masculine and a little sweet. apparently 30 year old katie prefers to smell like a bag of pipe tabacco.

we closed out the day with lemon cake and candles and a dance party before baths and good nights. i couldn't have asked for a better way to start out this new decade. and if you ever need to get a dance party going, invite max and bee. those two are party animals for sure!


23 comments:

  1. Sounds like a perfect birthday. Happy Birthday!

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  2. Ooh fun, looks like a great birthday! I love lemon cake. Mmm

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  3. Wow, the murals in your area are always so gorgeous! A very happy birthday indeed!

    -Heather

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  4. Oh that dress is swoon worthy! The wall murals in your town are gorgeous! The happiest of birthdays to you!

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  5. sounds like a perfect day! You look so cute as well!

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  6. What a wonderful way to celebrate your birthday!

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  7. Love the dress! So cute-looking :)

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  8. You take the most beautiful pictures. Penbwlydd Hapus from little Wales! x

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  9. Sounds fantastic!! Happy Birthday!!
    X

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  10. happy birthday!! we've got the same coat--i love it, so comfy yet girly! :)

    xo,
    kristyn

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  11. Happy Birthday! Looks like it was awesome! That dress Matt got you is so cute!

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  12. This was so cute! Happy birthday!

    -Lindsey

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  13. Hi Katie,
    Just discovered your blog and LOVE IT! Your style is uber-fantasticooo.. Soo dreamy are your pics. I am from Ohio and lived in Columbus in the 90's. Such good memories.

    PS.
    That dress is a dream.

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  14. happy 30th!!! so happy to see you rang in this big birthday exactly how you wanted.
    xo,
    andrea >>hecallsmewifey

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  15. That dress is beautiful! So happy to hear you had a lovely birthday :).

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  16. What a perfect way to start your 30s. Happy Birthday and hope there are many, many more perfect days.

    http://iliska-dreams.blogspot.com.au/

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  17. So beautiful and dreamy!! The best wishes for you!

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  18. First time reader here. Happy Birthday! Your photography is so calming and refreshing. Actually, that goes for your whole blog. I really love it.

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