Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Today I'm thankful for love.
Yesterday was my 28th birthday. Holy cow I'm getting old {my mother is somewhere rolling her eyes}.
I have had a batch of pretty poor birthdays lately but this one was nice. I'm so thankful for sweet and caring friends and family who go out of their way to show kindness and love to me. My heart runneth over.

The day started with donut holes (and those crunchy was my birthday...don't judge) and a workout (see, not all bad...whew it was a doozy too).

Birthday breakfast (yes I just bite the tops off) followed by a 2mi run. I realize it's ridiculous. #bdayprerogative

Then lunch w my buds, presents, shopping, and baby kisses.

Baby smooches for the birthday girl
Isn't he precious?!!

Dinner w/ my mom and brother rounded off a pretty sweet day.

Birthday for an hour drive home where I eagerly await a glass of hot tea and warm jammies.


Now to the good stuff...
My First Giveaway
*Giveaway now closed*

Here's the scoop: I was at World Market today and thought these 3 little items would be great for my first giveaway.

We're talking small stuff here folks...don't get too excited. Homegirl's still gotta buy Christmas presents for the familia...but I hope these little treats will brighten your day.

  • Pumpkin Spice Bar Mix (because the world can't get enough pumpkin)
  • Texas Turtle Coffee sample (not sure this has anything to do w/ the Lone Star state really...but here it is anyway)
  • colorful measuring spoons (because they're awesome)
Let me just say that you're lucky those measuring spoons made it into the pic. They almost found a new home somewhere next to my whisk.

1. You must be a follower (yes I will check)
2. Leave a comment and tell me what your favorite holiday indulgence is (hot cocoa, cheesy movies, lights, etc).

That's it!

Giveaway ends Monday, Dec 4th!
Good luck.


  1. Happy *belated* Birthday!!
    What a fun giveaway. My favorite holiday indulgence is candles. Lots of Christmas candles!

  2. Yay for your Birthday, I will be 27 in a couple months and I feel old ( my whole family rolls their eyes too)My favorite holiday indulgence is Russian Friendship Tea( there are recipes all over the web just google it, and Holiday coffee and creamer flavors. They make the holidays so so so much better.

  3. HAPPY LATE BIRTHDAY!!! YEAH!!! My favorite holiday indulgence is Christmas music!! I can't get enough!

  4. Happy Belated Birthday old lady!!

    My favorite indulgence is sugar cookies. I will eat an entire batch myself....while watching Elf at least 16 times.

  5. hey im only a year younger than you :) and yes i feel old too :)
    my fav holiday indulgence is watching the tree all lit up when its quiet in the house sipping cocoa or hot tea listening to christmas music :)

  6. Happy birthday to you! I turned 28 this year too - and for some reason it still feels SO much older than 27 did. Time is flyin', no?!

    My favorite holiday indulgence is the decorating. It's just so fun to switch things around, play with glitter and make everything feel festive... UNTIL it's time to pack it all away again. :)

  7. Happy Birthday! I think 28 is a good age, but then again, I think it's because I like even numbers. :)

    My fave indulgence has got to be holiday parties with friends-- good food, good drinks, good people!

  8. oh no i am SUCH a bad blogger friend!!! i didn't know yesterday was your birthday!!! i really need to keep up with reading my favorite blogs. anyways...hope you're birthday was FANTASTIC. you should probably email me your address so i can send you a belated birthday card. :)
    and for this amazing giveaway...i love christmas lights!!! there is nothing better than a row of houses all lit up. fun!!

  9. I'm a follower via GFC. My favorite holiday indulgence in hot apple cider and a fireplace to sit by.


  10. Happy belated birthday, lady! I'm glad you had an enjoyable day. :) My favorite Christmas indulgence is Christmas movies. I can tolerate even the most corny movie if it has to do with Christmas. Last night we watched this terrible animated Christmas movie JUST BECAUSE it was about Christmas...and because the reviews said the songs were awful. So we got some good laughs out of it. :) Thanks for the chance to win!


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