I’ve downplayed my birthday since my son was born. I mean, when his is the day after mine, it’s something that I’ve accepted. But this year I feel differently. I’m doing some things for me and I don’t feel bad about it at all. I’ve been buying gifts for myself since late October and I wanted to share them all with you.
The first gift I got myself were these awesome kitchen utensils from my dear friend Ree Drummond aka The Pioneer Woman. When her Pioneer Woman line came out at Walmart I quickly made myself a wishlist online of all the items I wanted to get. I’ve been in both of the Walmart’s that carry her line locally and never saw these items I picked up. So when I did see them, I had to have them then!
I have wanted both the slotted turner and the chopping knife since forever because she uses them all of the time on her show and on her blog. I am so happy that these are not only in my collection, but they were the first items of my collection!
As an added bonus, my Mom had asked me what I wanted for my birthday prior to me getting these items and I told her I wanted something from the Pioneer Woman line. Of course I couldn’t pick just one thing, so I emailed her my list from Walmart.com so she could choose. I’d be happy with anything, and this is what I got!
She was trying to get me the cast iron grill pan and couldn’t find it so she got me this cast iron skillet and wooden turner. I already have a cast iron pan but I say you can’t have too many! So I’m going to keep it. : ) It even comes with a few recipes included!
A couple of weeks before my birthday Erin Condrenwas having their Friends & Family sale offering 25% off everything. I decided it was the perfect time to order my 2016 life planner. I wanted to be sure I got it before the holidays come and I forget and start the New Year without it. Unfortunately they don’t allow me to stack coupon codes, but I did do well with the combination of the sale and money earned from my savings apps in my paypal account. So it didn’t feel like a big purchase after it was all said and done. As an added bonus, I received it really close to my actual birthday!
Isn’t she pretty??? I know, I love her too!
Oh and I can’t leave out these yummy Cake Parts from a local bakery called Your Perfect Cake. I’ve had her cupcakes before and they are absolutely delicious!! My co-worker was telling me the week before my birthday about these cake parts. Basically, in the mornings when they are baking the cakes and they cut out the layers they need, all of the scraps aka parts, are put into bags and sold by the pound. Totally perfect for me because I always wipe off the icing when I eat cake. It took me three days to eat the whole bag and it was worth every single calorie it was soooo good. : )
I have so much to be thankful and grateful for this birthday and I’m choosing to celebrate myself and all the great blessings I have from now on. 33 is an amazing age (I love the number 3) and I am really excited for all that is on it’s way to me!!! Be blessed!!!