On someone’s birthday (mine!)

Yesterday was my birthday. It was nice that my birthday fell on a weekend for a few different reasons, because

a) I didn’t have to go to work,

b) I was (theoretically) able to sleep in (but due to DST, I was up at 8 a.m. (which was technically 7 a.m. for my body),

c) I had time to bake birthday muffins,


d) I was able to cozy up in my bed when the first birthday wishes rolled in,

e) I was able to skype with my whole family! As always, I missed everybody terribly and I will never get used to celebrating my birthday without my sister, but at least thanks to technology these days, I was able to tap into the party that was going on at my sister’s place (where, as always, everybody was gathered, because after all it’s her birthday, too!) and see them all ‘face-to-face’!

I settled in with some coffee and a fresh muffin and opened the birthday packages and letters that had already arrived in the mail!


My dear friend Kim sent ordered me those beautiful prints. In case you’re not so familiar in recognizing the outlines of places: left is California, right is Germany = my two loves.
The California print was on my Etsy wishlist for a while, the Germany print came as a (very unexpected, but oh-so-fitting) surprise. I absolutely ADORE them and cant’ wait to put them up on my wall in a nice frame.


My sweet friend Maegan sent me some super-cutely wrapped gifts (that she had posted and that I had adored on Instagram about a week ago). They contained some very cute stuff for my kitchen (coasters, dish towels and a book about goat cheese. I LOVE goat cheese! How did you know, Maegan?!).


I got some gift cards from two other dear friends, stationary ♥ from J, and I’ve heard that there are a few more packages currently in the mail. I also got a ton of Facebook birthday wishes, some WhatsApp and text messages, a handful of emails, and two phone calls! Thank you all for making me feel so very loved!

It was beautiful outside yesterday, too and we went for a long walk in the afternoon.




Birthday sparkly shoes.


For dinner, I chose Sushi. We went to “Tamaya Sushi” in Midtown and stuffed our faces with delicious sushi rolls (for the record, we had four  – but only two are pictures here). Also not pictured is the raspberry lemon drop that I had in my honor. Heh.




I first had thought about taking a trip somewhere this weekend, but in the end, I decided to make this the world’s mellowest birthday in the history of birthdays and I really liked it that way!

Thanks again for your birthday wishes, for reading here and for being friends ♥

  1. Glad that your Birthday was a good one! I like mellow ones the best too!

  2. Happy belated birthday :) Nathan and I always celebrate our birthdays on a Saturday as well as our “real” birthdays, if the date happens to fall on another day of the week. We call it “Birthday Adventure Day” and turn it into a whole day of fun! I think everyone should have their birthday off work!

  3. Alles Liebe nachträglich auch von mir! Das sieht nach einem wundervollen Tag aus. Herzlichst, Fee

  4. What a wonderful day! Happy belated!

  5. Happy belated birthday

  6. I am a huge fan of mellow birthdays. I hope this upcoming year is one of the best for you. Your photos are lovely and it looked like the perfect way to spend your day.

  7. I’m happy to hear that you had such a glorious day. :) Sushi, birthday muffins, loads of friends and family thinking of you – could be worse. :)

    Ha, a mellow birtday. That is just what I’m hoping for in 2.5 weeks. :)

    Have a great week. xo.

  8. it was great being able to talk to you on your special day and i’m glad you had a nice one. HDGDL! <3

  9. The sushi looks very awesome.
    I had my first sushi last saturday and
    though it was from a discounter it wasn’t bad.
    I’m wondering how it would be if I would have
    it fresh… mhhhh

    the 2 cards from Kim are very cute. :)

    Nice to see that you had a great day.

  10. Yay! I’m glad to hear you had a good birthday. :)

  11. Happy to hear it was such a wonderful day! Love all the mail you got! How fun! xxx

  12. Happy belated birthday! I love those Etsy prints! Very cute! I am glad you had a good day and they must have pulled out the good weather just for you!

  13. my goodness traveling has got me behind but hurray your birthday! looks you like you had a fabulous day of celebrations, love it. and adore the prints, so so cute!

  14. I am so behind on blog reading after traveling so much lately! But I hope this first week of this new year in your life has been a great one. I am glad you had a wonderful birthday and felt surrounded by love. Celebrating with sushi sounds just perfect to me! I feel so bad that I did not send you any birthday greetings on your actual birthday… Total friend fail!

  15. Happy birthday again, my friend! Sounds you had an absolutely lovely day – cheers to another year!

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