12.15.2010

Happy Birthday To Me

Well, the big day is finally here.  I am 30!  Or I will be at 9:18 this morning, so I am taking the next few hours of being in my twenties to enjoy and savour my youth.  I'm joking, really turning 30 is not bothering me as much as I thought it might - I have a wonderful partner and family, a dream job, a home I love, my health... What more could I want?  Well, maybe a little more birthday cake...

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I baked this cake from scratch for myself last weekend because it was on my 30 Before 30 List, and I must say it was heavenly!  You can find the recipe HERE.  The cake was perfect, and I recommend you give the recipe a try.  It was moist, chocolaty, and rich without being too sweet, if you know what I mean.

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My original plan was to take a cake decorating class and make it look super pretty, but I ran out of time, so to make it as pretty as I could I added berries {that also makes it a healthy cake, right?} and the pièce de résistance - the pink raspberry macaroon!  

As for my 30 Before 30 List it is pretty much complete with the exception of my manicure and pedicure {which I will be treating myself to today during my afternoon at the spa} and going to see a play {which will be done on the 23rd for our family Christmas tradition}... So, not bad.  Have you done an X before X list yet?  If so I would love to hear about it - I really enjoyed doing mine.  

I'm off to start my day of spoiling myself!  I hope all of you have a wonderful day, and please spoil yourself a little too - you deserve it dahling!
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Wait, wait... A slight change in plans!  I have just found out {at 9:00am} that I will be spending a part of my afternoon with these two {and a few other bloggers}...

That's right folks, Sarah and Tommy!  Lucky right?  I know!  What a perfect way to spend my birthday - totally worth canceling my spa appointment for!  Stay tuned, I will have all of the details for you tomorrow.
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16 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Staci! 30 is a special one. I am a little further along than you :) but today is my birthday as well! Hope you have a wonderful celebration - my thirties have been my best years..

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  2. Happy birthday! Hope you have a fantastic day!

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  3. Happy Birthday Staci! I hope you have a wonderful day pampering yourself...and tell Sarah and Tommy I say hello! xoxo

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  4. Happy Birthday Staci! Go live it up and enjoy your day :)

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  5. Happy birthday Staci and you'll love your 30s! Your cake looked amazing btw- well done on that one and hope you get yourself a special little treat today:) xo

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  6. Happpy Birthday! I just turned 30 last month- and had such a great celebration! Enjoy your day!- and spending the day with Sarah R- I am soooo jel!

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  7. Happy Birthday you youngster! Have a great day and I'll see you this afternoon!

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  8. Happiest of birthday wishes to you, Staci :) I hope your day is filled with joy, and by the sounds of it, that is very likely to happen (I mean, come on?! Sarah and Tommy? SWEET!)

    Have a piece of that yummy cake for me, it looks incredible.
    xoxo

    *Tania @ Passport2Design.com

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  9. Happy Birthday Staci! So great that you get to spend it at the Sarah and Tommy interview... it'll be so much fun! Can't wait to hear all about it, and have a fantastic day! xo

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  10. Happy Birthday, Staci!! Hope you have a wonderful day (: And say hi to Sarah for me!!! You're so lucky!!

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  11. a VERY happy birthday--just know how much joy you bring to your readers on a daily basis :) enjoy your day! xoxo {av}

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  12. Well, I know I was one of first people you spoke to this morning -- even if it was in a whisper -- I hope you had a great birthday!

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  13. Best. birthday. present EVER. I hope you had a fabulous day yesterday!!

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