Happy Birthday to Me… {Life}

Today marks my 27th birthday. Or as I like to call it, “Baby Monica Day.”

On this very day, 27 years ago I entered this world ready for all the sparkles and glitter and tufted furniture that the world had to offer.


I also entered the world with super curly hair…that I still hate.

Ever since I was little, I’ve had a love of things that make life a little more beautiful. In the picture below I am convinced I am marveling at some sort of tufted chair in the corner. Perhaps. It’s the same expression I make now when I watch Candice Olson on HGTV. It’s sheer terror mixed with sheer admiration. Impeccably Monica.


And I’ve always loved posing with things I love. Honestly, I have no clue what that stuffed animal is. And this is as close to seeing me in my underwear as you all are gonna get. I keep it klassy, folks.


And I’ve always been the type of girl who is up for a great party, frilly dress and breaking things.


So for 27 and onward, I hope to be happier than I was in my teens:


Smarter than I was in college:


As health obsessed as I was when I was engaged:


As gorgeous as I felt on my wedding day:


And a better person, inside and out, everyday.

My how time flies. I’m getting teary eyed just writing this post… like I’m saying goodbye to myself or something. But I am saying goodbye to 26 and hello to 27. I wish I could say I am like a fine wine that gets better with age, but honestly I feel like as I am getting older, I am spoiling. I guess maybe I treat myself like I am past my expiration date, when in fact I have a long shelf life ahead of me.

My gift to myself this year is me: as is, constantly improving and hopefully a little bit happier. And ready to get her hands dirty by playing with glitter.

What I wish my gift to myself would be:


Gotta love Kate Spade, gotta hate her prices. That lovely bag is $458.

And I have a bathroom reno to finish, so on my wish list she stays.

So in honor of Baby Monica Day, remember that you are fabulous, you are beautiful and you are special.


And remember to smile today. I surely am.

Happy birthday to me. 🙂



  1. Brooke
    March 8, 2012 / 1:58 pm

    have a great one!! 🙂

  2. Carolyn
    March 8, 2012 / 2:33 pm

    You are the MOST fabulous and the MOST special! Love you! Have an amazing birthday baby Monica.

  3. Anonymous
    March 8, 2012 / 3:30 pm

    What a beautiful post! I hope you have a FANTASTIC birthday! xoxo

  4. Anonymous
    March 8, 2012 / 5:11 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY Monica!!! What a fun post! 🙂 I wish all those things for you too! And then some!!!

  5. Emily
    March 8, 2012 / 6:11 pm

    Happy Happy Birthdaaaaay!!

  6. Go Against The Grain
    March 9, 2012 / 3:49 am

    awe I love baby monica!!

  7. ScrapCrazyyyy!
    March 10, 2012 / 3:24 am

    Hope you had a great birthday!