Friday, April 11, 2014


I would like to apologize for this late birthday haul, but better late then never! I am only posting my birthday haul because I really enjoy seeing what other people get for their birthdays, but I don't mean to offend anyone in any way. Now on to the fun!

I really did not ask for anything for my birthday this year, so everything I received was a surprise. At school, my three best friends surprised me in the morning! I arrived in my math class with treats on my desk, one of which was one of my favorite Starbucks drink, the Caramel Flan Latte, and the other was a mason jar filled with chocolate macarons. During second period, my other friend came in and gave me some pink and white princess balloons, to annoy me of my hatred for pink, along with her present. A couple of my classes even sang "Happy Birthday" to me which made for an extremely memorable and special day!

The first item I received was a lovely mason jar filled with delicious chocolate macarons. My friend, Nicole, is quite the creative gal, as she wrapped the jar with a pretty pink bow and hand-crafted a beautiful homemade window card. The bright colors reminded me of spring and made me so happy! She also crafted a sea bottle necklace filled with blue and white rocks. I plan on putting this on my key chain with my keys, so I can always be reminded of this special present. Nicole has a DIY blog, Knowing Nicole, with crafty tutorials for both the card and the necklace, so take a look if you want to see how to make those two things.

My other best friend, also named Emily like me, gave me a gift set duo of a body lotion and a mini body spray in my current favorite fragrance, Victoria by Victoria Secret. I had been wanting the lotion to pair with my body spray for a while now, and the mini body spray is perfect for travel.

My friend Ashley knows that I am a fan of Divergent, so she ordered a special edition Divergent nail polish/nail art set for me. The set includes four polishes and two shimmery top coats along with six small sheets of nail tattoos.

One of my church friends, Grace, baked me brownie cupcakes which were very yummy. I'm quite the sucker for brownies. She baked me a whole bowl full of these delicious treats; however, most of them were gone by the time this picture was taken.....guilty.

My friend, Nicole, also gave me a Target gift card with her present, and my parents gave me a very nice Visa gift card to spend as well.

I felt very special this year for my birthday whether it was celebrating at school, at home, or eating out with friends. If you missed my post on celebrating my birthday at Farrell's, you can check it out here.

What is your favorite birthday present from your most recent birthday?



  1. This is so sweet! Your friends are so thoughtful - especially the home-baked goodies. I didn't know there were Divergent nail polish sets- what brand is that by?

    1. The nail polish set doesn't have a specific brand, but it was from Sephora! However, I wouldn't recommend it because the nail polish quality is not too great, and the price is kind of high for not so great nail polish in colors that are not very unique.

  2. Aw! Nicole, Emily, Ashley, and Grace are so sweet!
    Friends truly do make birthday really special ♥

  3. your friends are so nice! hope you had a lovely birthday

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  5. that is so lovely! cannot believe you are only 17! new follower from me, follow back? happy birthday too

  6. pretty nice blog, following :)

  7. Oooh, so many yummy-looking baked treats! :) The Divergent nail polish set looks really cool as well. And you can't go wrong with gift cards - hope you treat yourself to something you really want!


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