Happy Birthday To Me

September 19, 2016

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Today is my birthday and I’m turning 23! Even though my #taylorswiftyear is over and no one likes you when you’re 23…I’m ready to embrace this new age with open arms. Some people think as you get older, birthdays don’t really matter. I am not one of those people. I absolutely love birthdays and I think they are so special and should be treated as such. It is your day to celebrate you and I truly believe it is one of the most important days of the year. I love when my birthday comes around because it is a time to for me to reflect on the past year: where I’ve been, where I am, and where I want to be in the next year. It is also just a time to celebrate me and come on now…who doesn’t love that?!

This past weekend, TJ and I went on a one day mini vacation to one of my favorite places in the world: Palm Springs. It turned out to be the best day. We started with outlet shopping, lunch at the Parker, an afternoon by the pool, dinner at Flemings, and a movie night. I don’t know how we managed to pack so much into one day, but we did and believe me, we were exhausted! The next morning consisted of walking around the grounds of our beautiful hotel and snapping some pictures in this gorgeous Azazie dress. It was the perfect way to celebrate my birthday.

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To celebrate my birthday with you all, I want to share a little more personal side of me! I’m sharing 23 things that you may not know about me! Thanks so much for celebrating with me and following along my crazy life!

  1. I’m an only child. Yes, at some point I did want siblings, but I learned to embrace it and now I’m like what siblings?!
  2. I was in a sorority in college. So it didn’t really matter that I was an only child, I found so many sisters that I will forever call my best friends.
  3. I met my boyfriend at Starbucks. Yes, it is SO cliche, but it’s true and 4 years later, I fall more and more in love everyday.
  4. My favorite number is 19. I was born on the 19th and it has remained my favorite number for my entire life. Throughout sports growing up to choosing numbers on the lotto. It is lucky for me.
  5. I don’t drink coffee. I cannot stand the taste! I do love Starbucks though, I will forever get a passion tea sweetened in the summer and a hot chocolate in the winter.

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6. My favorite restaurant in the world is Mon Ami Gabi in Las Vegas. If you have the chance, go! Sit outside right on the strip and people watch while eating the best crepes I can find in America.

7. I’ve never left Southern California. I was born in Southern California, went to college in Southern California, and now live in Southern California. I think I am destined to be here my whole life.

8. I’m such a girly girl. Everything about me screams girly girl, but I am so adventurous. I love camping, I want to go sky diving, and I wouldn’t mind going cage diving with sharks.

9. I love the heat and hate the cold. My dream temperature everyday would be 100 degrees. I absolutely love the hot weather and would never make it in a city that has an actual winter (although I do love the winter outfits).

10. I am obsessed with Sex & The City. I know…who isn’t right?! But my obsession is real. I can probably quote every line from the first movie.

img_0043 img_001711. I love calendars. I have about 4 on my desk at work alone.

12. My dream man is Calvin Harris. Shhhh…don’t tell TJ!

13. I’m a perfectionist. In all aspects of my life. Something isn’t complete to me until it is nearly perfect. I know nothing and no one will ever be perfect, but I will always strive for close to perfection.

14. I studied Psychology in college. I planned on being a Marriage and Family Therapist, but had a senior year crisis and ended up in HR. I absolutely love it and plan to get my masters in Business one day.

15. I want to travel the world. I know everyone wants to travel the world. But I have this desire to see and experience everything I can in this short life we are given. Nothing is more important to me.

16.  My favorite food is Mexican food. I could literally eat nothing else for my whole entire life.

img_0041 img_003617. I love country music. A lot of people make fun of me for it, but I don’t care. The lyrics are so fun and full of life and the melodies are so catchy. What’s not to love?!

18. I am obsessed with baseball. While I do like other sports, baseball will always have my heart. Go Angels!

19. I love playing craps at a casino. And I’m pretty lucky. Ever since I’ve turned 21, I’ve been addicted to casinos (this could be a good or a bad thing). I’ve never lost and I can be playing craps for hours.

20. My favorite animal is a sea otter. I’m obsessed.

21. I am a huge concert lover. I go to so many concerts a year and I will never stop. There is something so magical about being with other people who know all the words and singing along to your favorite song. Gives me chills every time.

22. My favorite Disney movie is Tangled. The scene with lanterns never fails to make cry. My dream is to view something so magical like that in real life.

23.  I secretly want to move to a different city. While I love California, I think it would be so thrilling to experience living a new city. Not forever, but at least for a little bit of my life.

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Thanks so much for reading and learning more about me! Hope you all have fabulous weeks!

Stay chic!
XX-Samantha

12 comments so far.

12 responses to “Happy Birthday To Me”

  1. Elise says:

    In love with this dress! look like it’s great for twirling haha

  2. Brittani says:

    Happy Birthday!! You look gorgeous and I love this dress!

    xo,
    Britt

    http://www.bybrittanilauren.com

  3. Candy says:

    Happy Birthday!!!! 23 is so young 🙂 I absolutely love this pink dress. It’s gorgeous and looks amazing on you.

  4. Kristen says:

    I hope you have the most amazing birthday! You look absolutely stunning in this dress! xoxo

    Kristen
    http://www.everychicway.com

  5. Cristin says:

    Happy birthday!! Love the post! Such a fun idea.

    Cristin | http://www.thesouthernstyleguide.com

  6. Samantha says:

    Happy Birthday!! I too love playing craps in Vegas.. Maybe it’s a “Samantha” thing lol.. That dress is beautiful on you! Xoxo
    Samantha
    http://www.findingfabulousonline.com

  7. Dawn says:

    Happy birthday beautiful! Love your dress and all the 23 things about you.?

  8. Morgan says:

    Happy birthday! Can I also say that its so cute you met your man at Starbucks!! #goals

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

  9. HBD, lady!

    xoxo.
    L
    livingincolorblog.com

  10. Sam says:

    How Fun!! Happy Birthday!

    xx Sam |The Heart of the House

  11. Maggie says:

    Ahh happy birthday!! This dress is so cute! Love the frills 🙂

    http://www.maggiealamode.com

  12. WOW! You really look ADORABLE wearing that dress!
    You’ve pulled it off perfectly!
    Great post!

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