Happy Things

Double Birthday Love

August 23, 2013

I turn 31 tomorrow, I’m excited to be in another year and I can’t believe time is going by so fast. I fully accept this new age and hope it is a new and wonderful year. I generally don’t fear getting older, not at all but I do get a bit weepy nostalgic a lot these days. The last two years have been a lot of up and down and I praying for some new-found stability. I’m ready for whatever is coming regardless.

I also cut my hair off Wednesday night at two in the morning with safety scissors, (don’t do this-the safety scissor part.) because I couldn’t find my shears. So, there’s that. My hair had gotten so long and it is very thick, it feels like I’m wearing a blanket on my head always, I just got fed up trying to sleep and went to the bathroom and chopped it off. So, new birthday year, new birthday hair. It feels so much better even though this is pretty much the same haircut I had all of middle school. It’s nice and a throwback. I feel all Babysitter’s Club/ Sweet Valleyish.


The Doc Martens are back, it’s been cool enough for them and I got these last year for my birthday and couldn’t wear them throughout the pregnancy, but yay, they are back. They still need substantial breaking in. I wore these same shoes in burgundy all throughout high school. Doc Martens were my favorite, I had a mary jane pair and short black pair. So maybe I am getting all nostalgic and reverting to my Daria style from High School. I have listened to quite a bit of 90’s music recently and it has been such a strange comfort to me. Strange because we know how depressing 90’s rock was but I love the memories. Maybe I’ll share my 90’s rock Spotify mix at some point in the future. Right now, it’s a secret, but not really.

doc martens

It is also a birthday or birth month rather for my blog, It’s been a year since I made the switch over to ellieeugenia.com and I want to thank all my friends and loyal readers. It really means a lot to me to have people who are investing in this with me. I love you guys. I always have a lot on my mind and having somewhere to let it out has been refreshing. Thank you for sticking with me, friends and subscribers.

I will be giving away one of my Geometry Bears screenprints as a birthday present to one person (pictured above). I try to only do give aways for things I really love or that mean something to me. This print is one I did that represents being a Mother, I have one hanging in my Living Room to remind me. If you’d like to enter just leave me a comment here telling me about your best birthday ever and also share the link to this post with someone. I’ll pick a winner at random next week.

I’m pretty sure my best birthday was a Rapunzel Birthday Party I had as a child, complete with Rapunzel Head Piñata and long braided hair. Yah, I liked Rapunzel before it was cool. So Hipster of me. ; ) Last year’s was also pretty great, spending time with good friends, good food and cake. Of course, cake, Cake is King.

Once again, thank you for meeting me here. It makes the lists as one of my Happy Things.

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  • Reply Annie Collins August 23, 2013 at 9:21 am

    I too wore Doc Martens in Middle and early High School till I grew out of my barely punk look to my barely hippie look. Now I am mostly a jeans and t shirt kinda gal and trying not to look too mom-ish lol. The print is beautiful but I don’t want you to have to ship to Korea and my kids would always want to know which cub they are and since there are two or from a child’s perspective six I would have to have two more kids and that is not happening lol. Anyway have a happy birthday and blessings to you from SK!

    • Reply Ellie August 26, 2013 at 9:14 am

      I miss you guys, we all do! I need to hear all about South Korea and his its nothing like the Korean dramas I watch. :p

  • Reply Gracie August 23, 2013 at 9:27 am

    One of my favorite birthday memories was this past one, 23. I had a fantastic but very simple birthday dinner with a small group of people, complete with poetry recitations and making a list of hopes for the next year. I love birthdays, and I love you! Happy birthday Ellie!

    • Reply Ellie August 26, 2013 at 9:14 am

      Love u.

  • Reply Michelle Coleman August 23, 2013 at 10:03 am

    One if my favorite birthday parties was actually my son’s 16th. We removed the furniture from our den to accommodate the Ska band, the Skaddles* – he had about 100 folks there from all types of peer groups. I remember laughing about his socialization skills(we were homeschoolers) as different folks ask how he had such a diverse mix of people genres*. It was a happy fun day and both my sons liked our company as much as their friends. They still do and that makes me quite happy. It was an out of the box day and it truly was fun! I hope this counts as I don’t recall a more memorable celebration besides when my husband gives me flowers on my sons’ birthdays- he says they are really my ” birth” days. Special every-time!!

    • Reply Ellie August 26, 2013 at 9:14 am

      Those were the days. :)

  • Reply Mikaela August 23, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    pictures of the hair please, for those of us not lucky enough to observe you in real life.

    • Reply Ellie August 26, 2013 at 9:16 am

      I miss you lady

  • Reply Elisa J August 24, 2013 at 2:41 am

    I think my birthday gets better and better every year! Spending it with my dear friends and family is the best!! Happy Birthday Ellie!! Can’t wait to hang next week. It’s been WAY TOO LONG!!

    • Reply Ellie August 26, 2013 at 9:15 am

      I love you.

  • Reply Melody August 25, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    i think my favorite bday was my 10th when my parents suggested a MARTA ride and then we got off at the old omni in ATL and saw the circus, and when i turned to beg if we could go, my Dad was already holding tickets – SURPRISE! these days i am more focused on creating special memories for my little ones’ birthdays :). thankful for new life! happy birthday ellie! :)

    • Reply Ellie August 26, 2013 at 9:16 am

      Aww I love the circus, and yes it’s funny how life looks different now and we try to make those moments happen for up little ones.

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