hey you lovelies!
I am the queen of long and obnoxious blog post titles.
yes, I am flaunting my severe case of introversion and dislike of too many people in the vicinity of one cake.
no, I will never stop doing this to you.
in other news, I was bad and ignored you for the past couple of days while I tried my best to prepare for yesterday… my 21st birthday.
and (sorry, babes…) IT WAS WORTH IT.
because, yesterday was perfect. 🙂
(if you want to know what we’re eating this week, you can click here to see the double-menu post I did last week)
naturally, the day after a birthday has its perks.
like having almost a whole chocolate cake left over.
and eating said chocolate cake for breakfast.
as I am doing currently.
(you should know by now that this post is going to be FULL of images…)
ladies and gentlemen.
that is why I will never be skinny.
but can you blame me? I mean look at that cake…
(a moment of silence for the ridiculous, twenty-one-year-old woman sitting alone in her apartment eating cake for breakfast)
but anyway, onto topics other than my chocolate-eating habits.
because J made me chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast yesterday morning (!!!)
he’s the best.
but, better still, I then opened my incredible gift from him…
A CAMERA BAG.
I can’t wait to take it with me on my maryland and virginia travel sessions this spring!!
I wore my (almost) freebie charming charlie necklace, which I had grabbed up the day before with my $5 off coupon 🙂
plus an old bangle, some essie nail polish in licorice, my favorite tee and black maxi from h&m, and some target clearance shoes.
the wind was brutal, guys…
and joey was a total hunk, per usual ❤
my parents made the drive to visit for a few short hours ❤
as Joey headed to work, I fixed a cheese plate and threw together a simple salad.
we had a grand time, conversing and munching 🙂
and of course, we had cake!!
the chai ice cream was a hit, too. (find my super simple recipe here!)
I even sent home a chai tea bag with my mom so she could make her own!!
we then ran around to grab a few more freebies! (get an awesome list of my favorites here!)
…and took some selfies!
after they left and my man came home, we went out and searched for more freebies!!
chick fil a ice cream, sephora makeup, used my $10 victoria’s secret coupon, and free minibon and drink from cinnabon! 🙂
woohoo! we seriously hit the jackpot, just roaming the mall for all my free goodies!
we ended the night with dinner (free burger at Red Robin!) and drinks (almost free with a gift card we saved!) 🙂
I love knowing that our fun is guilt-free because we are being wise with our money.
it makes it all that much better!
(don’t mind me wearing his suitcoat because I was freezing)
I’M 21 NOW GUYS.
and the transition was pretty swell 🙂