October 26, 2011

A Few Surprises

I checked the mail on the day of my birthday and was happy to find a few surprises! I'm one of those people that likes to sign up for free samples. I've gotten samples for just about everything; dog food, perfumes, razors, diapers (and I don't have any kids!). Basically, I sign up for just about whatever I can get my hands on. It's fun! You never know what you're going to get. An added bonus is that companies usually send coupons along with their products, and I LOVE coupons. In today's loot, I received a Biore cleanser sample AND a full size mascara from Jordana. Usually by the time you receive your samples you forget that you even requested them in the first place so the mascara was definitely a great surprise. I read a lot of positive reviews so I'm excited about that.

Also, my friends gave me a few birthday gifts. Such sweet girls <3 Can't wait to play with all my new goodies!

October 25, 2011

Birthday Fun

Today is my birthday, and I feel inspired to blog! A fresh start, maybe? I've said that before, but this time I'm really determined! This past weekend I threw a little get together to celebrate my day in advance. I'd like to share some of the pictures taken :) A lot of DIY and thrift store decorations! I wanted the cocktail/lounge/dinner party feel more than an actual birthday party. The pictures make it seem very dark, but it wasn't. I might have overdone the photo effects, but I thought it made the white decorations stand out more. The party was a success! The food turned out great, we had a few cocktails, and I played some dance music. It was a good time.