August 27, 2012

it was my birthday after all ;)

Age has never bothered me. Until yesterday. Turning 35 felt like a milestone... maybe what 40 feels like for some. I felt like it meant I've grown up, this is it, you're an adult. You have kids and a career and a husband and a house and holy smokes you're getting old. Middle aged. Me? Guess so. Good thing all the above makes me so very happy that it's not so bad knowing I'm getting older. I have to say right now this year I feel the best I have in a long time. Finally came out of the having babies and toddlers and not sleeping and hair falling out and job stressed and and and.. if you're my age you probably know exactly what I'm talking about :)

 So, I treated myself. A day late turning 35 birthday gift. I've been planning it for a while and saving my pennies. Hubs took me downtown today and I went and picked out my Hermes Avalon blanket. ( Insert me trying not to do a happy dance in the middle of the very proper store ) I paid cash. SO satisfying. Also part of me growing up and being 35. I splurged today, but I've worked my ass of making + saving money. My Mom asked if it was hard handing over that much money.. it wasn't. Not when I knew what I wanted and was determined to save for it. Happy Birthday me.. now get back to saving ;)
x




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11 comments:

Tiffany @ Savor Home said...

It's gorgeous and you totally deserved it!! Happy belated birthday!

Designwali said...

oh happy birthday! i know how you feel! love, love that blanket...i should start saving too..

Natalie said...

What a fabulous gift! Happy belated birthday!

Sarah B said...

Happy birthday Sarah! What a great and memorable gift!

charmaine said...

Happy Birthday!

Sara said...

LOVE IT! Happy Birthday :)

Emily said...

It's gorgeous! Good for you. That's such a great feeling- I saved for months for a Kate Spade purse for my "I got a big girl job" gift to myself- felt so good paying for it!

Happy Birthday, too! Hopefully you had a wonderful day :)

La Dolfina said...

I know the feeling Sarah, I am a fellow Virgo and just splurged on an Hermes belt!
Happy Birthday my friend, you are sooo young!!!!
XO

Kristi said...

Happy Birthday to you! The blanket is gorgeous...you have impeccable taste! BTW - I'm a big fan of little splurges to myself for certain milestones...birthdays, making it through a tough time at work, etc. I think it's really important to treat yourself as you do others.

Jenna at Homeslice said...

happy birthday!!

Street Fashion Paris by 2 lonley Swans said...

<>. All the best for u!