Saturday, February 20, 2016

Birthday Weekend


I turned 25 on February 8th, but since it fell on a boring old Monday, I did all birthday related activities on the weekend before.

On that Friday I went with my mom and my sister to check out a new bakery in town.



The Bakery was in a beautifully restored Victorian house, with furniture that looked like it could have been original. It was such a lovely place.

We sat at the big table in the dining room. I loved how they decorated it to look like it was still somebodies home.

It was tough to decide what to get, but we went with this chocolate chip cookie dough cheesecake bar, and three cappuccinos. The bar was really good but I'm glad we split it three ways because it was soo filling.

I couldn't decide what kind of cake I wanted, and while at the grocery store looking for cake mixes we came up with this concoction; a fruity pebble marshmallow cake!


For my birthday dinner we invited some friends over and had a make your own mini pizza buffet, which was a lot of fun. We have been obsessed with homemade mini pizzas lately. 




The pizza I made was a pineapple pepper pizza with barbecue sauce. It sounds strange but it was really good!


I am halfway to 50 now! Most of my life I have felt older than I really am, but I'm not sure how old I actually feel.. 27? 30? 32? 45????? Can you even really feel a certain age or not? Does it even matter?  I'm not sure. But, I'm happy to be leaving my early 20s behind. There is so much uncertainty with life in those few years and I'm glad that's behind me now. I have a great feeling about this year ahead and I can't wait to see what it brings!



19 comments:

  1. Victorian home turned bakery?! Can I just live there??<333
    The food looks so delicious too. :)
    What a nice way to have spent an early birthday celebration.

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  2. What a truly stunning location for a bakery. I can't recall having seen a more beautiful use for a restored Victorian home (that wasn't being used simply to live in, I mean). That looks like such an awesome spot to stop in during the midst of one's special day.

    Big hugs & tons of happy wishes for your year ahead!
    ♥ Jessica

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    1. Yes I thought it was quite a nice use for an old home! Thanks a bunch!

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  3. The food is so delicious :)
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  4. happy birthday! :)


    xoxo, rae
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  5. You take the best photos! Glad we got to hang out and do some fun birthday things together xo ♡ mom

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  6. Sounds like a lovely weekend! I love homemade pizzas and pineapple and pepper sounds like the perfect topping - I need to buy some pineapple chunks for the pizza we make but I always end up with too many since Kris doesn't like it. Boo.

    Also, that's the best birthday cake I've ever seen!

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    1. Haha, that was our dilemma too, I couldn't eat the excess pineapple fast enough!

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  7. Happy Birthday! Everything looks delicious! Yeah, age is just a number ;)

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  8. A lovely victorian home with all that awesome food? Yes please!
    Happy Birthday, may it be an awesome year!

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  9. That is a fancy looking bakery!! And mini pizzas?! YES PLEASE.

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    1. I've been craving those pizzas almost every day!

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  10. That bakery looks amazing, I'm so glad you had such a lovely birthday! Your cake looks delicious. I always feel like that regarding age too, totally alienated from my own age but not sure where else I fit and when I start thinking about age it's such a strange concept anyway, I mean why are you supposed to be a certain "way"? I used to freak out over my 30s creeping closer and being 'old' but now I'm actually looking forward to it, there's so much unnecessary anxiousness to being in your 20s comparing yourself all the time. I hope you have a great 25th year, and belated happy birthday!

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