Thursday, May 15, 2014

HALF BIRTHDAY Favorites

HELLO HALF BIRTHDAY!

Sorry for the shouting so early this morning but I am really excited. 

I'm one of those incredibly obnoxious people that celebrates their half birthday. I think this is my favorite day of the year because it's usually great weather and I get notes and well wishes from the people who REALLY know my birthday (and know how to count +6 months from what facebook says). 

I also really love half birthdays because I still get presents! In the past there's been dinner celebrations, cake and even once was an opportunity for me to introduce mom to a guy that I was dating (kind of - I didn't really introduce him that way). 

What better way to celebrate a half birthday than to tell you a few of my week's favorites with Amanda?!

Favorite Half Birthday Gift

Thanks to mom and dad I now have another set of dumbbells to add to the family (3's and 5's owned currently).



I don't think I'll be doing My Favorite Arm Workout with 10's though.

Favorite Awkward


In traffic on Thursday morning I was stopped and was talking a double-chin selfie for my snapchat friends. I was beyond embarrassed when a cute boy in the car next to me was looking over and laughing at my attempt to take an incredibly unflattering photo of myself. What an idiot. 

I blushed and aborted the mission - and instead took this one where I'm clearly blushing.





Favorite Win

No, it wasn't the Blazers winning game 4 in round 2 of the playoffs (because they lost game 5) - it was the news that I won Kenzie's Smile Brightly Giveaway and have this LED kit coming next week!









Favorite Playlist I Found

A few weeks ago (maybe months I'm not sure) Brooke shared this song but it was recently pulled from Spotify - which made me really really upset.

In my quest to find it on YouTube I actually found an hour-long relaxing mix that includes a Kygo No Diggity - you've got to give this a listen!



That's enough for today - I'm a big fan of brief favorites/confessions these days. Don't they say less is more?

Who else is linking up with Amanda's Friday Favorites?

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32 comments

Kathy @ Vodka and Soda said...

yyyeeeeaaaahhhh for adding the 10s to your weight family!!!! it's always so awesome when you bump up your weight. try the arm workout but do only half the reps, then add one more rep each time and watch your strength double fast. so awesome

-kathy
Vodka and Soda

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

I died over your video about the double chin pic fail! bahahah
You HAVE to take before and after pics of the whitening kit! Wait... I forgot who I was talking to... of COURSE you'll take pics! ;P

BLovedBoston said...

Winning a giveaway is almost like winning the lottery - so yay for you!! Can't wait to see your results from the kit! Happy Friday and happy half birthday :)

Amy Fashion Blog said...

Happy Half Birthday. It so cool that you celebrated it. sadly I don't even pay attention to when mines is coming up. I just make a big deal out of my birthday.

MakeMeUpMia said...

Happy half birthday :) Congrats on getting 10's! I love to use mine, but can only for a few minutes haha. My husband uses 20's, I like to think I'm tough and grab one of those puppies… yeah no.

birdie to be said...

Congrats on the win... and thats a great pic, pretty girl.

P!nky said...

WOOHOO congrats for winning!

I hate getting caught taking selfie's....doh!

Happy half bday!!!! Enjoy half a bottle of wine tonight ;) WOOP WOOP!

Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes} said...

Hahaha I have totally been caught taking weird/embarrassing selfies before! So not cool! But then again, I've also caught other people doing them so at least we're not alone! Congrats on winning that giveaway! Awesome! Happy Friday!

<3, Pamela
sequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

Krystal R. said...

I dont even know when my half birthday is haha I just sat counting to figure it out and yay for upgrading to tens! I'm still at 5's.

I have NEVER won a giveaway no matter how many times I enter lol Also that selfie was cute and where are you seeing a double chin? Ill show you a real double chin if you want to see one ha!

Kristen said...

less is definitely more. someone needs to drill that into my brain, i get so excited and want to post all the things, and all of my posts are far too long. stop it kris, stop it.
also that selfie is too freaking cute. that is a hilarious story as well, oh well! his loss you weren't sending either selfie to him, what what.
yay for 10lbs - you can totally do your arm workout in those! you're a badass.
have a great weekend and happy half birthday (which i am so going to steal.. one day.. i dont even know when my 1/2 birthday is.. i think its in august, which is my husbands birthday and i get presents for that anyway.. so eh)

Lauren said...

You celebrate half birthdays right! I need to get on that bandwagon! And I have almost been caught snapchatting a few times at work. I think I would be mortified!

Kate @ Another Clean Slate said...

Wait... you get presents for your half birthday?! How do I get my friends to play along with this too?!

Em said...

Oooo HAPPY HALF BIRTHDAY!!! Omg too funny about that double chin selfie mission. Reminds of when I was rocking out to Bon Jovi's "Livin' on a Prayer" and looked over only to see these guys looking over with "what in the eff is this girl doing?!" looks on their faces haha

Jessi @ Jessi's Design said...

bahaha love the awkward selfie moment - made my week basically. Congrats on the giveaway!!! Have a great weekend you half b-day celebrator you! xoxo

Ally {Life as I know it} said...

I love that you celebrate your half birthday! I already make such a big deal about my birthday I think people would start to think I've lost it if I start celebrating my half! Have a great weekend and check out the giveaway on my blog!

Amanda Elizabeth - Meet @ the Barre said...

I kinda laughed that your mom beat you to the link up ;-) We are all just a tad bit competitive no? ;-) Happy Half Birthday!!! Oh girl time for some tinted windows I do way to much car dancing to not have them! You won a rafflecoptor *insert total jealous face* just kidding congrats girl that is amazing! Thanks for linking up and hope you have a great weekend! xoxoxo

Him & Me (But Mostly Me) said...

Happy half birthday!!!!! I'll celebrate with a drink on the plane!!! :) Enjoy it!

Marisa @ Uproot from Oregon said...

Half birthdays are the best!! I celebrated mine in January. Hint hint (heck yes I can't wait for July). Glad you got a fun weighty present and I think it might be dangerous to take those on the treadmill! Haha.

Melissa Suggitt said...

oh my gooood im so sad that i cant find any kygo on spotify.

also i love that you celebrate your half birthday and that y our family is in on it.

Kasey Lynne said...

still laughing about you getting caught taking a double chin selfie! that is classic! wish i could see the guy's face.

and yay for winning a giveaway! you should've taken a snap video of you dancing like all those people who won on oprah!

brooke lyn said...

1) i am sorry i forgot your half birthday, i am proud if i remember someone's real birthday. 2) i am pissed you didn't send the double chin snap. 3) i heart Kygo.

Brittany said...

Happiest of Half Birthdays M'dear!!!!

Try the 10's for your fav arm workout. Like Kathy said just decrease the reps!!

Helene in Between said...

you are cray if you think you have a double chin but still LOL. and yay for winning all the things!

Mandy @ Mandy's Money said...

happy half birthday! the snapchat story is too funny, the same thing always happens to me when I'm driving to/from work!

Just Me, Angie! said...

Happy 1/2 Birthday, Sweetie!

Nadine Lynn said...

Congrats on winning! I love when I win stuff!! So fun!

Also...yay for beasting up to 10 lbs!!! Get it bro!!!!!!!!!!!

Rebecca said...

Happy half birthday!

Katie Elizabeth said...

Happy half Birthday! I made a big deal out of my half bday in high school one year and my friends even made me a cake and got me cards haha I had totally forgot about that! Hope you have a great weekend! :)

Anna said...

HAPPY HALF!

That Oprah gif is the best btw.

aimerose said...

Hehe happy half birthday. Just came across your blog and I love it.
Would love if you checked out mine sometime too so we can stay in touch!

AIMEROSE

Kayla Moothart said...

Love that mix - so far (hasn't been an hour yet)! So awesome!

Tracey said...

Welcome to the family ten pounders! I need to upgrade to some of those...I currently only have 5s and 8s.

Also, I am so guilty of thinking no one can see me in my car...only to realize the person beside me is staring like, WTF are you doing in there?