Likes & Favorites: February Finds

Helllloooo. It has been a WHILE since I’ve done a Likes & Favorites (my last one was in November–I just checked). Between the holidays & my brief blogging hiatus, Likes & Favorites kind of fell through the cracks. But we’re back now & I have a whole bunch of good stuff that I’m liking & hoping you’ll like too.


coffee, my forever like & favorite.


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Likes & Favorites: Birthday Weekend

Birthdays are the best days of the year, so why limit them to 24 hours? As long as I can remember, I’ve stretched my birthday out over days (or even a week…), because 1. I’m a birthday diva & 2. It’s more fun. Here are my favorite things from this past ~birthday~ weekend!

Cupcakes on cupcakes

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One major theme of my birthday: cupcakes. I absolutely adore cupcakes, so I was not complaining when my fabulous roomie got me 4 from Sweet Elizabeth‘s in Manayunk (the salted caramel one was to die for) and my co-workers got me a pumpkin spiced treat from Philly Cupcake. They were all delicious, plus look how cute they are!

Fun fall outfit

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As the birthday girl, I had to make sure I looked **flawless, so I opted for a (basic) fall outfit. It was comfy, warm and stylish.

{Dark Wash Jeans | American Eagle} ♦ {Navy Vest| Gap} ♦ {Knit Sweater | Stitch Fix} ♦ {Suede Booties| DSW}

Good food with my favorite people

I ate very well my birthday weekend. On Friday, Ryan took me to White Dog Cafe (my faaaave) and we had maple-brown-sugar-BACON ice cream for dessert (amazing). Then on Saturday, we went on a double date with my parents down the shore which resulted in nachos, wine and lots of laughs. Can’t complain about good food with even better company.

Surprises & sunsets

I’ve always liked surprises & I think the smallest ones are the best. On Friday, I found this cute little sign on the wall next to my desk, and when I got home, I was greeted by flowers, balloons and a big hug from Ryan. And then on my actual birthday, we braved the chilly autumn weather for a surprisingly beautiful sunset. Doesn’t get much better than that.

Pinterest worthy wall


Haley and I had this HUGE white wall in our living room that we literally had no idea what to do with. After dismissing a gallery wall or floating shelves, we decided on gold dot decals, arranged like confetti. Now it looks like someone actually lives here, plus it always feels like a party. Oh, did I mention this only cost $13?

Liking 23 so far & Favoriting a relaxing, fun bday weekend.

Likes & Favorites: Adulting (part 2)

Last week I defined adulting. This week I have a few thoughts on the subject:

1.  Going grocery shopping on a Sunday is like the Hunger Games. With everything being restocked, you have a slim chance of beating that suburban mom to that last container of hummus.

2. You don’t know the true meaning of “being broke” until you experience that pure joy of seeing your paycheck hit your bank account… only to see it quickly vanish because it’s time to pay rent.

3. Saturdays are for adventures. Sundays are for napping.

4. You’ll miss college in some regards but not having homework= heaven.

5. Post grad, you dread Monday’s more, but Friday’s are even sweeter.

6. You still save extra money to buy alcohol.

I’m sure I’ll have additional thoughts on the adulting matter, but for right now, here are the likes & favorites of the week.

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