# 29

happy st

Today marks 29 years that I've celebrated St. Patrick's Day. While I think about all the birthdays I've celebrated the one thing that I enjoy most out of everything is not the presents, not the attention or knowing that I'm getting old, its the time I share with the most important people in my life. My family and my friends. I will be the first to say there are times I take things for granted, but over the last few years I have realized what and who is important in my life and I am learning to block out the things and the people that don't matter.

I'm a planner, I'm a perfectionist and I have to be in control of the things I'm a part of and during these times I can sometimes forget to just enjoy the moment and enjoy the experience; those memories that are being made. For once I'm starting to do that; taking a step back and just enjoying the moment and the memories that I will take with me for another 29+ years. While there will probably always be a part of me that worries or stresses about something that I can't control, I'm learning to at least "take a chill pill" and enjoy the "moment" just like I did this past weekend.

Today at 29 I think of all the wonderful birthdays I've celebrated; slumber parties and craft parties, to surprise parties and painting parties. I'm not at all Irish, but having my birthday on St. Patrick's Day, has definitely given me some "Luck of the Irish" over these years.

Happy St. Patrick's Day!



{ My brother is probably really mad I posted this picture of him. }

bday 1

{ Thank you Lacey for the tour of your work #NAB #29 }


{ I love this wrapping paper Arica used on my birthday present }

bday 3

{ I kicked off the weekend with an amazing happy hr on Friday! Thank you Lacey! }

bday 2

{ All of our peacocks are different, but amazing! Check out my post on Paint On Tap Studios later in the week #artistsintraining }


{ My Mom and Lacey! xo }


{ A surprise cake, shaped like a Buffalo! Thank you Annette!! }