Happy Birthday to Me

It’s official, I am 30 years old. Yikes. With that comes a 30 year old face, one that seems to be much more willing to welcome little lines and age marks that are doing a wonderful job of freaking me out. I’ve never had beautifully smooth or blemish free skin but over the last couple years I’ve definitely noticed an increase in wrinkles, just little ones but still they’re there staring at me in the mirror.

So when I saw that Joanna Goddard (one of my favorite bloggers) posted about her favorite anti-aging cream products last week I decided it was fate intervening, telling me it was time to hop on the bandwagon and start investing in my skin (aka – I’m a huge sucker and saw my bday as an opportunity to splurge on myself).

Olay, please don’t disappoint, this face needs a little love!

In other news, this weekend I made this amazing soup for the second time around. Sharing it because it’s delicious AND easy to make – not always an easy combination to find. Go make it, I promise you won’t be disappointed. Ina knows whats up!

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Friday Five

Meetings, driving, work, repeat. That has been my week and boy am I excited to relax (kind of) tomorrow 🙂 My little sister is visiting Geo and I this weekend. She’s 9 yrs old so we’re planning on doing some geocaching with her, maybe some baking and then ordering chinese food (her fav) for dinner. Sunday I think I’ll pamper myself for the day while George plays in a frisbee tournament – it’s going to be a good weekend. What are you up to?

Friday Five:

My thoughts are with Paris tonight. What has happened there is horrible and there really are no words to descibe how I feel about it. As George put it earlier tonight, “This is not the world I want to bring our children up in” and I couldn’t agree more.

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My birthday is on Monday! Eeks. The big 3-0!

My lovely husband started my birthday weekend early and surprised me with flowers and two gifts that I’ve had my eye on. A Madewell tote that I fell in love with two years ago and the new Mary Louise Parker memoir that I heard about on NPR just yesterday – can’t wait to dig into it.

My new favorite show is the Netflix Series, Master of None. It’s smart. It’s witty. It’s real. It’s created by Aziz Ansari – enough said, right? If you’re in need of a new show, this is it.

My mom is all about saving the bees and I couldn’t help but think of her when I saw this 🙂

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Have a lovely weekend!