Birthdays only come around once a year, and when you wake to a box of Sprinkles cupcakes on the kitchen counter there is no question what”s for breakfast: a cupcake of course!
The cupcakes were from Kevin’s parents. They know my big love of cupcakes, red velvet especially. I had never tried the cream filled chocolate one that I enjoyed for breakfast and after eating it I decided there probably won’t be a Sprinkles cupcake I won’t enjoy I still don’t know what it is about the Sprinkles kind that are so gosh darn good!
Before I ventured out into the kitchen I woke at about 6am to Skype with my Mum back in Australia. She stayed up late
and I woke early so she could watch me open my presents. I had absolutely no idea what was in all the boxes that arrived earlier in the week but promised my Mum I wouldn’t peak until we could open them together.
I got quite a surprise!
I have always enjoyed scrapbooking and card making, but since I have been in the U.S I haven’t been able to do any as all my tools, stamps, die-cuts etc. have been back home. I fell in love with the Big Shot die-cut machine last summer when I was home visiting and my Mum had a scrapbooking party where her friend brought over her Big Shot. My Mum thought that now I am done with the internship I will have more time for hobbies such as scrapbooking. I cannot wait to bust this thing open and start playing with all the different die-cuts!
The surprises kept on coming throughout the day, with a bouquet of flowers being delivered from Kevin
For Dinner I went to a local winecafé called Postino with a friend I met during the Internship. Heather is a local Phoenix gal and knows some great restaurants that I have never heard of. I love locally owned, unique restaurants that aren’t the normal chain
restaurant type as I feel they provide such a different dining experience.
We decided on the bruschetta plate and chose four different options to share
We went with
- Brie & apple with fig spread
- Ricotta with dates and pistachios
- Roasted peppers with goat cheese
- Prosciutto with Figs and Mascarpone
They were all equally delicious but Heather and I both agreed the Brie & apples with fig spread was our favorite.
After enjoying lots of girl talk with a little wine (Riesling for me, Rose for Heather) we headed to pick up some frozen yogurt from Mojo’s.
My birthday was filled with so many surprises and lots of love and laughter from family and friends, I know there are great things ahead!