Monday Morning Musings | No. 257

The best birthday weekend…

This past weekend was so. much. fun. I won’t be over it anytime soon to be honest with you!

Friday was my actual birthday and both Ryan and I took the day off to play. We took Laurens out to breakfast, swung by the bookstore, stopped by my favorite coffee shop, took afternoon naps, went on a sunset walk right before the rain rolled in, and made homemade pizza for dinner. It was one of my favorite days! Just slow and happy and with zero place to be.

Veronica Beard Top & Shorts (on sale) // Mango Bag // Sunglasses // Baby Shirt, Shorts, Sandals

And on Saturday we kept the celebrating rolling with plans for the Winter Park Boat Tour with friends. Ryan had rented out the boat for the night so we spent the day making snacks, icing cupcakes (I made these!), and gathering ALL the wine… but as luck would have it, as soon as we arrived at the dock the sky opened up and it POURED!! We quickly pivoted and by the grace of God snagged a reservation for 18 people (HOW??) last minute on a Saturday night. Needless to say we had an unforgettable evening. Ryan gave a toast, we drank wine, laughed until we cried, and shut down the restaurant. I’m so grateful to have these people in my life.

We spent Sunday putting our life together! SO much laundry, cleaning out closets, grocery shopping, etc. We even had a little backyard play date (pulled out all the water toys!) with our neighbors. It was a much needed productive day at home to round out all the fun.

I mentioned this in my Saturday newsletter (subscribe here!), but I’m putting it here too because honestly it was life changing for me. Listen to this podcast on how to celebrate your birthday, it’s simple but fully eye opening in my opinion…. I’ve texted it to more people than I can count! I put a handful of these ideas into practice this year and I’m here to tell you, it was 10 out of 10 advice.

Okay, now that I’ve told you all things and caught you up on all the weekend events, let’s get into my five favorite things shall we?!

5 Things I’m Loving

A few new obsessions…


$2.98 Lip/Cheek Tint!

I shared this lip and cheek tint on Thursday over on my stories, but I’ve been wearing it every single day since. Honestly, it’s FANTASTIC. The color I’m currently wearing is “Rose” and it’s so good!

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Classic Linen Dress

I just got this dress in and it will be a summer staple for me. Easy, incredibly classic, and so chic! LOVE every single thing about it. Including the price! 10/10

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Summer Whites

This set is even prettier in person and is currently on sale! I have been falling in love with all things VB lately, and this set just embodies everything I want my style to be: effortlessly feminine. LOVE.

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Life Changing!

This is so random, but so life changing! I switched to pre-cut parchment paper sheets and I LOVE THEM SO MUCH. I use parchment paper almost every night for dinner and this is so much easier than fighting with the roll!

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The Cutest Show

When You Give A Mouse A Cookie was my favorite book growing up, and now I love reading it to Laurens! Last week I posted about how much I loved this book and so many of you reached out about the Amazon show for kids! We popped one on over the weekend and he LOVED it… and so did I. Seriously so sweet, I just love the illustrations.

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