Birthday Beachweekend

I am old. Old balls.

I spent a great weekend celebrating the start of my birthday month! Oh wait. You didn’t know? I celebrate my birthday for like an entire MONTH. I love birthdays. People should celebrate each other as much as possible.

I started the weekend by treating myself to losing $5 in the mega millions. One day. One day I will have #richpeopleproblems.

Since Brad had a bachelor party in Vegas, I had a beach weekend with a few girlfriends in Whidbey at Holly’s (I have known her basically my entire life! How cool.) and that was my sunset on the drive which the picture does NOT do justice.

My other AMAZING friend Kelly made cupcakes. WHOA. Not only does she know me too well, but these were hands down Ah-mazing. MO-Freakin-JITIO. With rum and mint and lime and SUGAR. And look how pretty they are!

Then I made a giant thing of limeade/vodka/corona DRANK. We had a fiesta.

Sarah made awesome Guac and homemade chips and Lauren died. Literally. Oh did you know I am a doctor and can diagnose bruised ribs? Well I diagnosed her and now you can call me Dr. K.

Then Lauren blew my mind and MADE me this framed Hunger Games shout out cross stitch. SWOON! I am promptly placing it on my desk at work since my co-workers and I talk about the Hunger Games basically daily. (I am now realizing I never did a post about the movie after my Things I Want post, but the only thing to say is if you haven’t seen it or read it don’t talk to me. Meh.)

Then Kelly who just blew my mind with the mojitio cupcakes gave me this! She knows I like to print or take recipes out of magazines and this is a changeable magnetic recipe holder with cupcake magnets! So cool! SHE MADE IT. My friends are too crafty.

Then I had the Sunday Fried Chicken dinner at Brave Horse Tavern with some buddies and then took Monday off because it was my ACTUAL birthday no one should work.

Brad and I spent the day at my favorite bakery, my favorite park and CANLIS. Yum. Oh and not done yet. Then the next day my co-workers and I had a Costco Hot Dog lunch- $1.64! A dog and a drink! Add a dollar and you can get a CHURRO! Love Costco.

It’s only week one of birthday month. What else can I pack in?! Thoughts?

{Things I Want}: Or More Like Things I Love About MARCH!

Let’s begin right away…

1. GIRL SCOUT COOKIES GO ON SALE. Love them all but ideally in this order 1. Samoa’s 2. Tagalongs 3. Thin mints 4. Do Si Dos 5. all the others

I used to be in girl scouts and loved selling cookies, because besides taking peoples money they got the best gift on Earth! Oh by the way check out my recipes for homemade samoa’s!

2. March Madness

Okay. In college this was based mainly on the hot college guys playing ball, but now its also all about the BRACKET. I love to predict and play against friends and of course win. Who will be in the sweet 16??

3. It is a month until my birthday MONTH. Not day. Month!

4. On top of it being the countdown to my birth, there’s this great holiday devoted to my Irishness…A little thing called St. Paddy’s Day! Beer and potatoes?! Where can it go wrong? (oh yeah after about midnight…)

5. HUNGER GAMES MOVIE! I’ve already got serious plans and tickets.

6. I also have a massage scheduled, a Stella and Dot party to attend, a camp for kids I volunteer for kick-off, a book club party night, a good friend Anna in town, and a pop trivia night! BOO YAH HEY HEY! I LOVE MARCH!

What do you love about March that I am missing???

{The List}: When I’m 64

So the title only really has to do with the Beatles song, which always makes me think of getting older…

This post is going to be about my amazing Bingo Birthday Party and knocking bucket list #110: Sing Karaoke!

I actually sang karaoke at my last birthday party at Hula Hula with Holly and Heather to Journey’s ‘Don’t Stop Believing.’ This year it was to one of my favorite songs B-52’s ‘Love Shack’ with Holly, Heidi, and Kelly C. I had no idea I’d be doing karaoke, but they had submitted our names and surprised me! Oh and that’s right, we went to Bingo Karaoke at the Senior Center…again. But this time we dressed up in crazy outfits.

But Wait, There’s More

A Teaser

Here’s a preview of what is to come tonight…

I’m going out for my Bingo Birthday Party!!! My actual birthday is next week on April 2nd, but tonight we celebrate with bingo and at a dive bar!!

I’ll share this champagne cupcake recipe later, but here’s one to tease/torment you with!!

Yay to birthday parties, sun, and hopefully winning some money!!! Off to get a mani/pedi!