Turned 30 on Good Friday. Not only was it on a Friday but we also had the day off from work! Coincidence or fate?
Like I mentioned in my little “letter to my 20s” in the previous post, we had a big house party at our place. Low country boil potluck complete with cornhole, beer pong, dance party and all my favorite people! Could not have gone better!
Here’s a recap of the whole weekend –
Thursday at work my lady coworkers surprised me with Sublime Donuts. That heart you see there was filled with raspberry jelly! Twas heavenly. For lunch, we went to JCT Kitchen and had mussels, fancy cheese and salad-because ya know, balance. Kept the party going that night and went out to Midway Pub in East Atlanta. Love my work fam!
Friday was clean clean clean. Love throwing house parties because it makes ya whip the house in tiptop shape! Though I was struggling from all the fun the previous day with the Indigo girls, haha!
Too pretty not to include in my recap, the birthday brunch we made in between cleaning up. What makes this avocado toast even yummier? Using this Ezekiel bread. It also fills you up more, but without bloating, and holds you over for longer. Just started using this over regular organic wheat bread and I’m HOOKED! Another plus is that it’s kept in the freezer (because it’s made from live grains). Since my work provides lunch and Dustin usually takes leftovers, regular bread usually goes untouched for a bit and molds too quickly-this is a great fix to that problem!
Now onto the PAR-TAY-
I know, porch needs a face lift but we don’t own the house sooooooo LOOK AT THAT BEAUTIFUL BOIL! Dustin really knocked it out of the park with his first try. Everything was flavorful and boiled to just the right softness-way to go babe!
Dips on point.
We provided the boil stuff and everyone else brought goodies like this hummus spread brought by a coworker and yummy homemade black bean dip brought by Sara (Psst! She has a great blog and IG, follow her along as well!)
Dustin asked what I really wanted to have at my party and I quickly responded “a 3 and 0 balloons!” Wish, granted!
Gal pal Cline and I went to walk around the neighborhood to find a good photo spot and stumbled upon this stone amphitheater just around the block from my house! Going to totally enlist a musician friend to play some tunes here one night!
Wore a dress I got while selling clothes at Buffalo Exchange (originally from UO) my trusty Sam Edelman boots (till I changed into Chucks) and my Salt shades.
Another guest, Kyle the pie guy, brought a vegan brandy blackberry pie and carried it over in his very own pie box! The lemon zest was a really nice touch, A+
It’s a good dang day when chocolate covered strawberries arrive in the mail! Sent to me from my bro and sister in law from Shari’s Berries. Great gift idea and really yummy!
I was told on your 30th, dessert calories don’t count! These beautiful cakes Dustin got from the same baker that did our wedding cakes. We just can’t get enough of them! Left is the strawberry cream and right is cuatro leches. Check’em out here.
My “Woes” put together this hangover gift basket for the following day, I certainly do get by with a little help from my friends! They are truly the best.
Spoiled rotten. Just look at all that fun stuff! One thing’s for sure, the Lisa Frank activity book that came with the hangover basket DEFINITELY cured all the next day blues!
Not covered in this recap are all the blurry photos of my ladies and I breaking it down on the dance floor-that’s for Facebook, ha!
Saturday was basically a wash (minus stepping out to get Pho at Soba in EAV) so next is Easter –
Easter morning was church with the in-laws and then lunch. Afterwards we came home to chill and I made some decorative eggs. I was inspired by Homey Oh My’s pumpkins and recreated it on eggs which proved to be a little difficult but I’m very happy with the turnout! First thing, eggs sweat, which I discovered as the paint started to bleed. Annoying thing number 2, hand-painting! I should have followed her lead with paint pens. Not going to lie..painting on a small, rounded object was a pain! But if you want something unique and not super messy, these mud cloth eggs are it!
Since we had off Friday we had to work Monday but hey, I’ll take it!
Hope everyone enjoyed their time spent with family, chocolate covered eggs and/or Netflix!