December 21, 2007

37

Yesterday was a big day for me. I am now officially the new face of 37. I think this will be my best year yet. Sweet Hubby reminds me that I say that every year, and my response is, that it's true every year. I have big hopes and dreams for myself this year. I think it's my year to shine.


It was a magical day from beginning to end- wonderful presents including a Hello Kitty waffle maker, wonderful books, rain boots and a new purse. Yay me. Of course it's not about the presents. Well, not entirely.
The day started with birthday waffles of course, followed by a trip to the book store to browse and drink coffee. After that window shopping at Anthropologie while Sweet Hubby acted like he wasn't even bored, and then lunch out. For dinner- a favorite burger place followed by the highlight of the day, a trip to The Flying Cupcake. Magical! I offered to move in. I think they thought my enthusiasm for the establishment was a bit scary. Seriously. Who could resist this place? Even Sweet Hubby wants to go for his birthday next month. I may never have to bake another birthday cake as long as I live.
Can you believe that silly man behind the counter thought he was going to give the Birthday Girl a plain strawberry cupcake with no pretty, twirly ballerina on top? What does he think I am? A grown up?
Here is Emma realizing she just made a terrible mistake by turning down a cupcake for an ice cream cone. Everybody knows that toppers are for cupcakes only. Sorry sucker. Better luck next time. Wanna look at my ballerina again?


Sweet Hubby insisted on buying me this little souvenir so that I would always remember this special day. As if I could forget.

Next time I'm coming home with one of these glittery Eiffel Towers for me and maybe one for Emma. If you come see me I promise to take you for a cupcake too.

44 comments:

  1. We have the same birthday! Happy Birthday to you. This shop is so cute! Check out this cupcake place close to me: www.saintcupcake.com. YUM! But, they are missing the glittery eiffel towers. :)
    (I too had a wonderful day that was topped off with a heavenly wedge of bread pudding with creme anglaise. Could I BE any happier?)
    Here's to December birthdays! :)

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  2. Hello friend! Happy Birthday! What a perfectly lovely day you had and what a dreamy place you visited! I am in love with it! Also I am in love with those glittery Eiffel Towers! You may have to snag one for me! Happy 37th!

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  3. Happy Birthday Jen! What a gorgeous day you had - love all the photos.

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  4. Happy Birthday! We just celebrated my dd's today!

    I simply must visit that place! I keep forgetting about it...that might make a nice day out while school is out: Lunch, Kids Ink and cupcakes! Actually, that might make a good girl's day after the kids go back to school!!

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  5. Happy Birthday Jen!! Looks like the (sigh) perfect day!! Your hubby really does sound sweet...!!

    Since I just turned 37 also, it is decidedly a very good age to be (of course, 27 would probably be better...)!!

    Linda
    xoxo

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  6. oh yay! happy, happy birthday cottage girlie! i love your enthusiasm and your post sounds a little spit-firey if i do say so myself! thanks for sharing the great pictures. we have no such cupcake place 'round here, but oh wouldn't that be divine!!! have a wonderful, happy, memorable christmas and many, many blessings! xoxo

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  7. you're already shining. :)
    37...big year for me......I had Lucas, my first and only.

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  8. My birthday was on Dec. 19th...I was snowed in rofl. NOt so bad though...sittin on couch doing crafts. Actually my kinda day. Happy Birthday Jen! That cupcake place is flippen cute! Cherry

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  9. What a perfect day!

    And what WAS that guy thinking??? Of COURSE a birthday princess needs a ballerina on her cupcake!! Sheesh!

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  10. Happy Birthday! I cracked up when you said your dh didn't even act bored while you were window-shopping. That's just like my husband, too. :) Love your blog!

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  11. Happy Happy Birthday dear Jen! What a great day you had!

    I'm wishing you the very best year yet!

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!
    Pat

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  12. What a fabulous birthday celebration. The nerve of that man, giving you a PLAIN cupcake.
    Hope you have a joyful Christmas!
    Hugs,
    Nan

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  13. happy birthday, jen!
    thank you for sharing your delightful day. i want a cupcake!!

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  14. Happy birthay, Jen! Why shouldn't each year be better than the one before? Loved all your photos. I can't think of a more idyllic way to celebrate being alive!

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  15. Jen, It looks like you had the perfect birthday. How could you NOT buy one of the Eiffel Towers? I want one!!!

    I'm wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

    Happy Holidays,

    xoxo ~ Cathy

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  16. Happy Birthday!!!What an incredible day so the year will be even better!!! I love the cupcake shop, we don't have anything like that in Australia. (there's a thought!). Anyway, i am looking foward to 37 next year, hope i get spoiled like you. Love and sweet blessings Meri xxx

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  17. Happy Birthday! Mine is today- I love having a birthday this close to Christmas. I wish I lived close to a cupcake place, those look goooooood!!! Glad I found your blog.

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  18. A belated happy birthday to you, Jen. I LOVE the ballarina topper on the cupcake. It's the best!

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  19. Happy Birthday to you, and by the looks of all the glorious pictures...looks like you had quite a day!
    Sending best wishes for a happy birthday and happy holidays!

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  20. Happy Belated Birthday Jen!!
    What a great place. I would love to go there for my birthday. I love the little birthday dog boxl
    I had a birthday cake with those ballerinas on top when I was little.
    I love those.
    Glad you had a great day!
    Rosemary

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  21. Sounds like a perfect day to me. I love the shop, how cozy and fun. I wish we had something similar nearby. There are lots of fancy shops - a bit too "precious" and swanky. None of them have cupcakes either!

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  22. Happy Happy Birthday, Miss Jenn.
    Your friend,
    Lisa
    coastalnest

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  23. Wishing you and your's a Merry Christmas

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  24. Happy belated birthday, Jen...what a fun day! I also wanted to wish you a very Merry Christmas,

    Andrea

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  25. Well happy birthday! It looks like my kind of day! Shopping, present, and sweets, who can beat that?!?

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  26. All the best to you at this Christmas time!
    Whenever time might permit...You are invited to visit the nativity scenes gallery posted Dec. 23 at Oak Rise Cottage blog. The collection includes over 50 countries from the various continents. Each nativity set expresses the story of Christ’s birth according to the perspective of the artist:
    http://oakrisecottage.blogspot.com/2007/12/nativity-scenes-gallery-at-oak-rise.html
    Hope to see you soon,
    Carrie

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  27. Now THAT looks like a fun birthday! Happy 37th and have a Merry Christmas.

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  28. Awwwwww...what a great read Jen! You made me smile and laugh...what a great DH you have, really.

    Happy day to my sweet cottage nest friend...have a wonderful year!

    Sally :)

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  29. Happy happy birthday, Jen!

    Rosalie

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  30. Happy Birthday, Jen! I always think that "this" year will be my best year yet, too!

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  31. So completely fabulous, just like you! Happy Birthday! And I know just what you mean--I always think this year is going to be the very best! And, I also want to say Merry Christmas! And blessings to you for a bountiful New Year!
    ~Angela :-)

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  32. Ooo, I'd move in too! Happiest of birthdays to you & a very merry christmas too!

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  33. I wish for you and yours the merriest of Christmases filled with family, love, food and fun and many memory making moments.

    Christmas hugs!
    Kat

    (and Happy Birthday too!)

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  34. Wishing you a blessed and merry Christmas....may you have peace, love and joy....

    Gypsy Purple

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  35. Well, I too hope that this is the best year of your life! Merry Christmas ..(shhh - I am a day late!)

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  36. Hi friend... Everything look lovely... Hope you and yours had a marvelous Christmas!

    Cielo

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  37. Happy Birthday! Happy happy birthday! Love the cupcake.

    xoxo

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  38. It has to be your best year yet. It started off with such a perfect start. I am having such a cupcake craving right now......
    Happy Birthday!

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  39. Happy Belated Birthday! Nothing could be better than a cupcake with a pink ballerina on top. I hope your day was lovely! I love your blog!

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  40. Happiest belated birthday wishes Jen. What a perfect way to spend the day. The cupcake shop looks absolutely divine!

    Wishing you and your family a happy and healthy 2008!

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  41. Your birthday sounds like it was wonderful - such fun! I wanted to go to that cupcake place so badly when I went out to see my husband in November but we ran out of time. I would SO get an Eiffel tower too!

    Belated Happy Birthday and Happy New Year!

    Donna

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  42. How fun is that place? I don't blame you, I would like to live there too. Happy Beltated Birthday.

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  43. Happy Happy Birthday!!

    Ohh my goodness what a funnn funnn place!! Lucky girl! Loving everything to bits!

    Hope your day was super duper sweet!! Thanks for sharing such lovely pics!

    Best Wishes! Happy New Year!
    xoxo Jenny

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