Hello again lovess!
How I’ve missed you all! Again, I must apologize for leaving for a while there but I’m back today to share with you a “lifestyle” post which I haven’t done in a while? So I want to share a little bit of what I was up to for my birthday and what I got as gifts as well as another collective “birthday” haul.
I realize I’ve splurged a lot for my birthday so I’ve cut back a ton since, I promise lol. Anyway, I felt ALL the love from my family and friends that very day and I was kind of taken aback by all of it. Their love was very overwhelming but I think I was just happy to have my mother here for it too. ❤ I just love her so much! ❤
Ok, let’s start with what I did and I will show you some gifts along the way and end with the haul stuff, so how about it? 🙂
This picture was actually taken the night before and I was doing so well for Sober October up UNTIL the night before my bday so I nearly made it all the way but failed LMAO. I didn’t get drunk or anything, but I do love some Boone’s Farm wine, especially now that we found a place that sells them. 😀
You guys have already seen my Panda onesie in full, I was wearing it that night. I love that my boys were willing to take pictures together, haven’t done that in a while it feels like.
The following morning I woke up to Alex bringing me something. I had told him “I want this bday to be low-key, nothing fancy, let’s just do nothing” but of course he doesn’t listen to me. He’s just too sweet, I don’t deserve him lol.
Be brought me a birthday card saying what I had told him haha, tiramisu (one of my favorite desserts) and a very beautiful galaxy rose. (He just knows me too well!)
Here’s that rose up close. Isn’t it beautiful?? I still have no idea where I want to put it.
My auntie was also in town and she walked in with a beautiful bouquet of roses. Sadly they died but I loved the sentiment and I love my auntie so much too!
My mom and auntie gave me more stuff as well. My auntie bought me this gorgeous ruffle cold-shoulder top and a mascara (not pictured). She told me the mascara was like super amazing so maybe that one will be my next one? I will let you all know if it is.
My mom got me those beautiful makeup brushes and she also bought me those heeled boots from Walmart a few days later when I was gushing about them. She knows I love those kinds of shoes and she felt like she hadn’t “given me anything”. She also gave me a bracelet I’m wearing right now, she said it’s for protection from bad energy, evil eye etc.
After unwrapping some of these wonderful gifts, Alex, CL and I headed out for brunch while my mom and auntie stayed home to catch up. Alex treated me to some waffles from The Waffle Window (one of my favorite places) and I just HAD to get their Pear Nutella waffle.
It had a bit too much nutella for my liking, but the pear was amazing nonetheless. I cannot believe I never thought about putting pears on top of my waffles at home lol.
It was a nice, sunny day out, and the leaves looked amazing as well! I just had to get a picture of my awesome Kakashi Hatake Jounin Hoodie (from Naruto Shippuden, he’s one of my favorite characters, lol).
Shortly after we headed to the mall for CL to burn some of his crazy energy and to buy a few more things which I’ll show you in a bit. I think we were there for a good two hours before we headed back home to get ready for dinner with the family.
We went to Olive Garden to have dinner with my dad and his wife, my brother also came along and of course my boys too. It was so nice having both of my parents here for my bday because this doesn’t happen often.
The waiter brought my piece of cheesecake out with a little candle which I thought was super thoughtful of him. My dad and his wife insisted on singing “Happy Birthday” and yes, I was embarrassed but still very sweet of them lol.
I got to take some photos with both my parents and CL because he also insisted on being in the photo haha. He’s so cute when he asks “can I see the picture?” ❤
And then we just went back home to relax. I wanted a chill, low-key birthday and that’s exactly what I got. I was very thankful to have my parents celebrating my birthday with me and also very thankful of all the love I got that day from family and friends! ❤ 🙂
Tried so hard to get Sophie to take a photo with me to prove she loves me but nope lol. Just kidding, she does love me… CONDITIONALLY!
Now, onto the haul! 🙂
So I’ll start off with a few more gifts from my besties! 🙂
First one is from Hunida. She’s an amazing person, totally go follow her blog 😉
It’s a bunch of Asian beauty products with some of her favorite candies which my boys and I completely devoured lol. I was so surprised when I saw this package at my door, she’s so sweet.
I didn’t take a picture of the card but it was very cute, it had a cat in the front that said “This is Murray. Murray loves to be treated, pampered, and be the center of attention. Be like Murray.” It just made me giggle and I found it cute because she has cats too.
Next one is from Courtney, who is also like super duper nice and so down to earth. We’ve been keeping in touch a lot lately on IG and replying to each other’s stories, lol. You should follow her too if you haven’t yet.
So Courtney and I both love Harry Potter so she asked me what kind of things I liked and she settled on these super cute keychains. I was honestly so stoked that I got Harry Potter and Alex was loving the fact that I also received Voldemort hahaha. I love all three, I will need to keep them safe, wouldn’t want to break them.
Next are some more gifts from my husband, except for the socks, those are from my neighbor because he knows I love The Office. Funny because Alex had gotten me the DM shirt too on my bday when we went to the mall. Can’t wait to wear them together XD
We also found an Ichiraku Ramen tshirt (also from Naruto) and I just had to get it. On a totally different day before my bday he got me the Jounin Hoodie I wore above, I’ve been wearing the heck out of it lately!!
I did forget one thing here (not pictured). It was a vinyl figure from Funko’s Five Star collection. Another Naruto character I love, Kurama, the Nine-Tailed Fox 🙂 He looks so cute!
I don’t know if this next one counts as a birthday gift but I did get it days before my bday so….??? LOL
If anyone is into cars, you might have seen Hyperdrive on Netflix and one of the drivers we loved, Fielding Shredder, was selling limited edition poster with “pieces of his heart” (his car).
I was SO STOKED that I was able to get one. We also got a tshirt for Alex and some stickers and a keychain for me. Some items are signed, yay!
Lastly some stuff from Sephora, Ulta and other places:
From Sephora I went to buy The Inkey List’s Vitamin C Cream and I was also looking for The Ordinary but the store I went to didn’t have the brand. So I settled on that one item and got a few freebies with my points and some masks for my auntie and mom.
I did also get the Invisi Bobble thingies for my hair, I haven’t tried them yet but I hope they work. From Ulta I got the 1″ styling iron, the NYX brow pencil, and the birthday freebie.
The cherry blossom lotions (my fave) I found at Walmart when my mom and I went together. Yes, they’re CF I’m so happy!! And the mouse I got from Amazon, it’s noiseles so it doesn’t click so much which is awesome for when I’m working on my laptop after my boys fall asleep. 🙂
So that’s it you guys! I didn’t do much for my birthday, like I said, low-key. Loved all the gifts I got from friends and family. I seriously love everyone, and special shout-outs to Hunida and Courtney, I love you gorgeous ladies!!
Thanks for stopping by, I’d love to know what you guys have been up to lately?
Have a lovely Wednesday!!!
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