I had a blast celebrating my birthday yesterday even though I didn’t do anything special. I slept in late and had a sweet cuddle buddy named Lucy. I actually walked on the treadmill for the first time in ages. And, I got lots of sweet comments on the blog and Facebook wishing me a happy birthday. I have to tell one on Joe, (don’t I always) he called really early to say good morning before he left to go play golf and he forgot to wish me a happy birthday. He knew it but with the guys all standing around and talking he just forgot to say anything.
I snickered to myself because I knew that he would soon remember or see it on Facebook and have to call back. Sure enough, he called a little later and mentioned it. I just burst out laughing and said, “It is a good thing that you got on Facebook, isn’t it?” He laughed too and confessed that Facebook was where he had seen the reminder. Lol! Things like that don’t bother me or hurt my feelings, in fact, we just don’t make a big deal out of birthdays or anniversaries. My Energizer Bunny Friend wanted to know if I was going out for a birthday dinner and I told her yes. I went to Dairy Queen and got myself a blizzard. Hahaha! That is cause I am fancy like that. BUT, let me show you what I bought myself for my birthday. You have no idea how much I struggled with this purchase. I am a reasonably frugal person and a frivolous purchase is not something that I normally buy, especially when it is expensive. My one weakness has always been handbags. I have been wanting this purse for over a year but I just couldn’t bring myself to actually spend the money. I kept hoping that Rodan + Fields would offer that as an incentive prize but so far that hasn’t happened. Since I couldn’t bring myself to make the purchase I decided to “earn” the purse. I set a very hard goal for myself that I had to meet for 4 months in a row. I did it!!! But, when it came time to make the purchase I just couldn’t do it and I left the store empty-handed. Finally, it dawned on me that I worked for this purchase. I work at the lumber company, the blog, Plunder jewelry, and Rodan + Fields and if making an occasional frivolous purchase makes me happy then why not go for it? Guess what, it is still in the box and I haven’t even taken it out except to show Joe what it was that I bought. I guess I am going to have to learn to take baby steps. Lol! This blouse by Vince Camuto was part of my Trunk Club shipment and it is pure romance. The ruffled geogette sleeves and overlay give this a flowy feel. The floral pattern is diffused and that just adds to the romance. The inner lining is a knit material and gives you plenty of coverage. This is in the shorter crop style that is so popular right now but it is not really short. This is a great transition length to help you get used to everything not being a tunic. The bateau neck is large enough that this top just slips over your head making is super easy to put on and not have to worry about fastening the tiny buttons. This is machine washable so that is a big plus. You know that I like different and unique and I found it in the Constance necklace. As soon as I saw this necklace I knew that I wanted it. The mixture of the different prints is so appealing to me and fun. It is a longer necklace at 37″ and would look fantastic on a plain shirt with jeans. I like how there are so many different elements such as the chain, the printed strips of material, the wooden bead and the almost rope-like band. This is different and I like that. The cream tassel earrings are super cute with just a touch of added sparkle. They are the Esperanza and they have a 3″ drop. I am also wearing three new tortoise shell bangles, the Sierra (white), the Suzie (peach), and the Tanesha (seafoam.) May is my 2nd year anniversary with Plunder and I am celebrating all month long. When you make a 50.00 purchase (excluding taxes and shipping) you will receive a FREE piece of jewelry from me as a gift! Join me in the business of Plunder Design this month and I will gift you 2 pieces of jewelry. Go to plunderdesign.com/taniastephens and hit the shop tab. Pick a party with my name on it and then have fun. I am wearing a dark gray pair of ankle pants today. I think gray is such a wonderful neutral color. It is not as stark as black and is a great alternative. This pair is really old but they will still be in my closet for years to come.
I had a blast going “live” last night on my Facebook event. However, a weather front moving through just about had me down. The tight and tense shoulders and headache started early in the morning and was still going strong when I went to bed last night. I was having so much fun talking to everyone in the event that for 30 minutes the pain was forgotten. Friends make everything better!!! Thanks so much for all of the birthday wishes yesterday, I am truly a blessed lady. 😘
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