Sunday, April 12, 2009

I'm 25 today! "Hoppy" Easter Birthday to me!

So, you are probably wondering in your mind, "Jaala, do you feel any older or any different now that you are 25 years old?" The answer to this question is kind of complicated. I don't feel any "older" per say, but it is weird to think that I am no longer in my "early twenties". I have now officially crossed the bridge into my "mid twenties". That is strange to me. While I am still a Twenty-Something, there is something inside of me that thinks I am finally starting to "get older".

My birthday weekend has been wonderful. I looked at the calendar last year and realized that my birthday would fall on Easter Sunday for the 2nd time in my life (I also turned 12 on Easter Sunday). I was excited. Why? I don't know. I guess its kind of cool to have your birthday fall on a holiday every once in a while. I have a little brother who gets to have a Thanksgiving birthday when his birthday falls on a Thursday.... anyway....

Since my birthday is today and it is Sunday, I had most of my birthday festivities yesterday. Harrison and I slept in and went to do the grocery shopping. We ate donuts at Krispy Kreme Donuts, which was amazing, and then we went out and did some birthday shopping.

Before I tell you about the things I got yesterday, I want to tell you about what Harrison got me for my birthday. He gave it to me this morning. I woke up only an hour and a half ago (11am) and he had this ready for me.....

A gift certificate to the Trump Spa in Vegas. We are staying at the Trump hotel in Vegas for our anniversary next month. I am really excited about my gift. Did you know that I have NEVER had a full massage before? Well, I will now!

My Dear Lizzie Experience

My department at work were so kind to give me a birthday gift. It was a gift card to a sweet little boutique here in Utah County called Dear Lizzie. I had heard about this AMAZING place from a few people, but I had never had the chance to pop over.
These next few photos of the shop were taken from my iPhone, so they don't look really clear and they don't do the shop justice. The shop was so incredible. The owner of the shop was there and I talked to her for a minute about reading the article about the shop printed in this month's Romantic Homes magazine. She was so nice. She was very excited that I was there for the first time.

This beautiful jeweled bed could have been mine for a mere $4800.00. It was beautiful.

My entire experience at Dear Lizzie was amazing. The sites, sounds, and smells were fabulous. After poking around at the shop for almost an hour (there was so much to see)... I made my final selections for purchase. I asked them to gift wrap it for me since it was for my birthday.... The following picture are photos of what I purchased:

I purchased some jeweled hanging letters for my living room. They read "H & J". I love them. They now hang over my fireplace.
To the common person, buying some velvet ribbon might not seem like any big thing, but to me it is a little slice of heaven right here on Earth. I was able to buy a few colors to put in my stash of crafting notions.

I didn't buy any of this at Dear Lizzie, but I wanted to show off what I have in my mantle. HA
And here hangs my beautiful letters. They are the only things hanging right now, but I have big plans for this space on the wall. So, this is just a start.

I also purchased a box of "everything bird" stickers. I like birds a lot. Not real ones really, but I love vintage photos and drawings of birds, which is exactly what this tin of stickers was all about! AMAZING!

Thank you Jane!

Jane is such a good friend and co-worker of mine. She surprised me with a special edition Somerset magazine entitled "Marie". It is all about Marie Antoinette inspired everything. I love it. The magazine has been sold out but Jane worked her magic (like she always does) and she found a copy and gift wrapped it for me.

I love the little "Craft Star" button she included on the vintage lace bow.

This magazine may not seem like much to some, but this means a lot to me. Jane and I share the same kind of "style" and so this little token of love meant a lot.

What an amazing birthday. I was sent a couple of birthday cards and emails from friends and family. I love birthdays. I love the whole idea of having a special day to celebrate "you".

Thanks to everybody who is reading this and contributed to my wonderful and special day! I love you all!

1 comment:

Susiebelle said...

Fun! Happy!