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What I got for my Birthday

Quick disclaimer, I’m not bragging and this isn’t everything I was given either. Only what my husband and son gave me.

My birthday is my absolute favorite day of the year. I wait for it all year long and start thinking about what I’m going to wear and making a wishlist for my husband in August. I’m like a little kid when it comes to my birthday. So I decided I’d show you some of the things I got this year.


First from my son I got a Halloween themed Tumbler cup from Barnes and Noble


and an Alex & Ani Birthstone Bracelet.


I absolutely adore them both, and have already been using the cup non stop. And how lovely is the bracelet? I totally get the hype that youtube has been giving them. Thank you LeighannSays and Anna Saconne-Joly for talking about them because I’m in love.


From my Husband I got Pitch  Perfect, which we picked up on my actual Birthday. I liked it, I’ll watch it again, because I adore Brittany Snow and Anna Kendrick, but I didn’t see get the insane amount of hype it got. I wish there had been more of Becca’s style of Acapella done by the Bellas.


A Body Spray from Victoria’s Secret in Pure Seduction. I adore their perfumes and body sprays and always have a least one if not a few in my collection.fashionandhappythings-0275

He also got me a couple pairs of their Most Loved Yoga Leggings. These are probably the most accurately named thing I’ve ever bought, and I may or may not be planning an outfit post on how to make them work in public (the trick is to wear them like leggings). It’s terrible, but these have quickly become the only pants I want to wear ever.


and one of the Supermodel Essentials Hoodies.



I’ve expressed my love for Victoria’s Secret several times in the past. I just adore their pajamas and hoodies. For me they’re less about sexy underwear and more about cozy lounge wear. I’ll admit I was starting to feel to old for the V.S. Pink line, and thought Gilly Hicks might be a good replacement for them. And I do adore Gilly Hicks, and Aerie too, but I’ll always love the Victoria’s Secret stuff just a bit more. I don’t know why but I do. So I’m super happy that their Supermodels Essentials line is just as good as their Pink line is.

Here’s what the hoodie he picked out looks like on:


And Finally Someday, Someday Maybe by Lauren Graham. Which I am insanely excited about. I adore Lauren Graham and have seen nearly everything she’s ever been in. I still watch Gilmore Girls, despite the fact that I have nearly the entire series committed to memory.



I did get some other very lovely gifts from my family that I haven’t gotten a chance to photograph, but I am still very grateful for everything I’ve received.

Blogmas Day 6: Winterlicious Tag and bad news

First I’ll get the bad news out of the way, well bad news for me anyway. My laptop is currently dead, the hard drive is dead, and the screen is cracked. It happened today by accident .

The good news is my husband is going to replace the screen and the hard drive so I’ll have it back in a week or two. The other good news is that my laptop is not the only computer in the house so Blogmas will continue as regularly scheduled.

And speaking of Regularly scheduled I wanted to kick off my series of Tag posts with the Winterlicious Tag. I filmed a video of this as well and when I get that up I’ll link it here.

1. What is your favorite Winter Nail Polish?
A. Lancome Noir Caviar, it’s a lovely grey color and the formulation is amazing. It lasted 6 days with no chips, which I’ve never had from a nail polish before.

2. What is your favorite winter lip product?
A. Fresh Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Balm, this is definitely my most used lip product. the one I have is from a Sephora Beauty Insider Birthday Gift, but I adore it.

3.Most worn winter clothing piece?
A. I don’t know if this really counts but my Duffle Coat from Delias, I hate being cold so a coat is definitely what I wear most. OR if that doesn’t count then leggings, because I totally wear them under my jeans for added warmth.

4. Most worn winter accessory?
A. My bobble hat from Super Dry, I got it as a present last Christmas and I adore it, it’s just so snuggly and warm

5. Favorite scent or winter candle?
A. Fireplace candle, you can get them anywhere from Walmart to Hallmark to  Yankee Candle. Fun fact, I used to hate this scent because I’d forget it was burning and try to figure out what was on fire. Now I think it’s the coziest smell ever.

6. Favorite Winter Beverage.
A. Tea, hot tea all year round. Or Eggnog

7. Favorite Holiday Movie?
A. THE GRINCH. The original one, not the Jim Carey one, but the 30 minute animated one, I’ve watched it probably close to 200 or 300 times in my life (10 to 15 times a year, and I’m 26 years old)

8. Favorite Holiday Song?
A. Hilary Duff’s Sleigh Ride. I don’t know why that version but it’s the one that makes me the happiest.

9. Favorite Holiday Food/Treat
A. My Aunt’s Yogurt Pie

10. Favorite Holiday Decoration?
A. My Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus ornaments because they remind me of all the times we’ve taken our son to mail his Christmas Letters

11. Top of your Christmas Wishlist?
A. I covered this in a blog post already, and I’m sure you’re all tired of hearing it but the Original Short Gloss Hunter Rainboots in Pillar Box Red.

12. Plans for the Holidays?
Christmas Eve with my family and Christmas morning at home and Christmas Afternoon at my husband’s family’s house.