Tuesday, February 11, 2014

My Birthday Adventures

February 8th was my 23rd birthday! And I must say that this has probably been the best birthday ever. It was an entire day filled with fun activities! (Yay for birthdays falling on Saturday!) Since my new goal has been to take more photos, I tried to document all the fun moments of my birthday adventure.

I had a party Friday evening and my mom made these super cute drinks. I don't exactly remember what was in it, but I'm pretty sure it involved cranberry juice and wedding cake flavored vodka.


Instead of a cake I had delicious brownies with frosting. 


We started my birthday morning off with a trip to McDonalds for an egg and cheese biscuit and a hazelnut iced coffee. I am obsessed with those coffees..



Next it was time to do one of our favorite activities of driving around and exploring. We set out to find a creepy place we found about a year ago while exploring. 


Found the creepy place! Looks like they were building an entrance to a fancy neighborhood but then abandoned it.



After that we checked out some antique stores. 


*Wait a minute... What's that in the corner...*


 IT'S A LAND CAMERA.

I have been wanting one of these for a while now and I was just telling everyone the night before how much I really wanted one. I was so excited!  The downside is that they stopped making this film in 1992 and it's really hard to find. And expensive!! But I'll probably give it a shot, just to see how it comes out. I still would like to get a slightly newer version of the land camera that you can still but film for. But this guy is in perfect shape!

 After all the camera excitement it was time to bake lavender lemon cupcakes with my mom. I took a bunch of photos  that I'll share along with the recipe later.

For dinner Steven and I went out for Thai food. We shared a shrimp and vegetable curry and sticky rice with ice cream for dinner.




We ended the day with a bag of yummy Indian snacks!


15 comments:

  1. Happy belated birthday!! It looks and sounds like you had such a great and eventful day! Those drinks and cupcakes sound delicious, and look very pretty too. That is something that I would like to spend my birthdays doing, exploring eerie abandoned places, I've always loved doing so. What an exciting idea and visiting antique stores is always good fun. Glad that you had a great day!

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    1. You should do it! I totally recommend it :)

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  2. Happy birthday, I'm glad that you had a lovely day! Those drinks are so cute, I've never seen nonpareils used like that before. Congrats on the land camera, what a wonderful find!

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  3. Love all the photos, sweetie, they turned out super. Just like your celebration. I'm glad you Loved every minute of it.
    What is that whitish stuff that looks like it's oozing out of the spooky brick work of that abandoned place? ectoplasm?!!
    Now I want to try that iced coffee at McDs. Is it better than Starbucks?

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    1. I'm not sure what that stuff is! I hadn't noticed it until now! That particular coffee MIGHT be better than starbucks! But make sure you get a medium hazelnut iced coffee. Those taste the best. I've ordered l larges before and they aren't as good for some reason.

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  4. Looks like an awesome day. driving around and exploring creepy places is one of my favorite things to do on my birthday, too! The lavender cupcakes look so good and the camera is awesome! I have been looking into experimenting with old cameras and film as well, so let us know how it goes!
    Happy birthday :)

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    1. Exploring is so much fun isn't it? There for a while we did it every Saturday. You should go for it with the old cameras! Then we can compare our experiences with it! :D

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  5. Aw, happy birthday! Looks like you had an awesome day. Can't wait to see what you do with your new camera. Aaaaand I'm a bartender and I'm totally going to use that sprinkle rimmer idea for fancy cocktails - yay! :)

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    1. Thanks! :D You should totally do it! I would be so excited if I ordered a drink and had those sprinkles on it :)

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  6. aw it looks like you had a wonderful time! hope you had a great birthday, and those drinks look so good!

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  7. Happy belated birthday! Your cocktails and cupcakes look delicious, and hooray for taking more photo's :-)

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  8. Happy (belated) Birthday! Looks like you had an amazing day. Thank you for sharing it. My favorite parts were all of it! :D

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