Forty is Fabulous

In July I turned 40.  Admittedly, I am not exactly where I would have liked to be in life at 40. But I did my best to celebrate the milestone and all the good I DO have in my life.

 

Started with my birthday Starbucks and the most amazing donuts in the world (which I’ve only ever found in Kenosha, WI).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then ended the night with dinner at Tsukasa where the boys enjoyed a Hibachi meal for the first time.

And then took home a little Cheesecake Factory for dessert.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In continued celebration of all of our 40th’s we did our own Pinterest inspired Cake Smash photo shoot…

Freshman Football

They’re record wasn’t great and there were missed games for injuries. But the memories were worth it all…

 

 

 

I took this pic, it’s not a great quality photograph but I couldn’t delete it after he told me that I’d caught him taking a quiet moment to pray before the game.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

my two faves

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some awesome pro shots…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A lot of blood, sweat and a couple tears went into EARNING these numbers!

Wilson Phillips w/The Rembrandts

It was truly a year full of concerts so when I had the opportunity to see Wilson Phillips pretty much in my own backyard, I couldn’t pass it up.  And honestly I was blown away by how great of a show the put on. They of course did all their hits but all did a super fun mix of covers etc.  And Carnie Wilson is HYSTERICAL. I totally want to be her BFF!

I, not surprisingly didn’t know much at all from The Rembrandts but the ONE everyone knows…think ‘Friends,’ made it all worth it.

Northwestern Football

I got ‘Large’ tickets for him and a friend (and of course ME) to a Northwestern football game for his (early) birthday present.

Was a gorgeous day. And a great game!

Forty, Friends and Tattoos

To celebrate out 40th birthday’s four friends from high school all got compass tattoos.  All different designs, different sizes and in different locations. But all have our four initials instead of the normal N, S, E, W of a compass.  Mine after shading. Loved it then still totally in love with it. I’ve gotten one more small tattoo since but am ready for another large piece…soon!

March Scentbird: Versace Versense

This month I got my third Scentbird subscription shipment. It was Versace’s Versense. I’m not totally sure on this one. Might give it a couple days and get some other opinions on it.  But I’m loving trying these difference designer fragrances so much I upgraded my subscription to get more scents each month.

 

Here’s Scentbird’s description:

Versace’s Versense features tart citrus spiked with an earthy fig accord. Green mandarin and bergamot zest sharpen the senses for a floral heart of jasmine and lily, warmed by drily-spiced cardamom and cedar. The dry down adds aromatic olive wood to musk and sandalwood to round out this earthy, spiced floral.

Check out my January and February scents too!

If you’re not familiar with Scentbird here’s how it works:

PICK A SCENT from our extensive assortment of designer perfumes.
JOIN get a monthly supply of the luxury scent of your choice in the sleek Scentbird vial for $14.95 per month.
ENJOY Receive a monthly purse spray with a 30 day supply of the perfume of your choice.

Use my link here to join and we’ll both earn free perfume!

New Kids On The Block

I know it’s been a while so you may have forgotten but I absolutely LOVE New Kids on the Block and after getting to meet AND HUG Joey McIntyre last year I saw them in concert AGAIN! They might not exactly be kids anymore but man they put on a great show and take me back. Of course it doesn’t hurt to have a great group of girls to go with.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February Scentbird: Dolce & Gabbana’s Dolce

In February I got my second Scentbird subscription scent, Dolce & Gabbana’s Dolce. I really like this one! It’s light but a little warmer than last month’s.

Here’s Scentbird’s description:

Tropically bright top notes of neroli leaves and papaya blossom blush with sweet sugar over airy, white amaryllis, lilies, and soft narcissus. A soft blanket of cashmeran and musk add a warm, calming glow to the base of this perfume after the soaring runway takeoff of white florals in the heart.

 

Check out what I thought of January’s scent here!

If you’re not familiar with Scentbird here’s how it works:

PICK A SCENT from our extensive assortment of designer perfumes.
JOIN get a monthly supply of the luxury scent of your choice in the sleek Scentbird vial for $14.95 per month.
ENJOY Receive a monthly purse spray with a 30 day supply of the perfume of your choice.

Use my link here to join and we’ll both earn free perfume!

First Graduation

Yes, it’s sort of old news but I’m catching up on all I’ve missed. Last June we celebrated the first graduation milestone with ‘Large’ graduating 8th grade.  And a graduation party a couple weeks later. Of course, we’re almost done with the first year of high school, but that’s a story for another time.

 

January Scentbird: Burberry’s Brit Sheer

I bought myself a Scentbird subscription as a Christmas gift.  The first scent I got was Burberry’s Brit Sheer. I’m super in love with this scent, it’s light and fruity.

Here’s Scentbird’s description:

Brit Sheer’s sunlit sparkle of yuzu, mandarin orange, and pineapple fades into a soft, floral heart of peonies, peach blossom, and sweet pea. White musk and amyris wood add a bright sheen to the florals, while the amyris wood’s creamy texture echoes the pineapple and lychee notes.

If you’re not familiar with Scentbird here’s how it works:

PICK A SCENT from our extensive assortment of designer perfumes.
JOIN get a monthly supply of the luxury scent of your choice in the sleek Scentbird vial for $14.95 per month.
ENJOY Receive a monthly purse spray with a 30 day supply of the perfume of your choice.

Use my link here to join and we’ll both earn free perfume!