Hope all is well with you! Thanks for giving me a little blogger break last week. It was great to just take some days to myself for my birthday, the boys birthday, and Labor Day weekend. So I have THREE weeks to fill you in on since I've been MIA.
The week of the 20th was the week before my (and my boy's) birthday week so I got ready with a hair appointment, my first facial, and a pedicure.
I think I might have mentioned to you lovelies I have officially stopped dying my hair (since November of last year), so I had my go to girl Lynn (at New Awakening's Salon in Stow) do a "clear top coat" treatment which would just make my natural color richer and add shine. I love, love, LOVE how it turned out and I got so many compliments on it. I would absolutely recommend it to anyone who's pretty happy with their natural color and just want to enhance it.
I got my first ever facial at Ulta at the Dermalogica bar and seriously I LOVED IT! I loved it so much that I went back and got another 4 days later, and I have another scheduled for next week! I got the 20 minute flash exfoliation and it did wonders for my skin, and cleared up pretty much all my blemishes. Right now they are running a special for the 21 Days of Beauty for new customers to get a 20 minute facial for $10. Seriously I am super jealous I can't use that offer because it is an awesome deal! Go get one by 9/22.
And of course pedi's with my mom. I stole this jumper from her closet and paired it with my new anchor Noto belt. I loved this outfit because it felt so stylish but with no effort involved.
I also got a little surprise in the mail from my lovely little ladies over at Small Girls PR. They sent me the book "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" which has been made into a movie and hits theatre's September 21st. Since music is so central to the books theme they also made an awesome playlist on Spotify which you can check out HERE.
That Saturday I hosted my Stella + Dot brunch, which you can read all about HERE.
And of course the usual with date nights, working, and kickboxing.
The following week of the 27th was madness and I was running crazy all week trying to get ready for the birthday celebrations and for leaving town that weekend.
I got Shellac done on my nails by my lovely lady Lynn again (book with her HERE) on my birthday. I am trying to find something that will help my nails be stronger so they can grow. It has now been over a week since I got them done and I can not believe they still look so good and none of the nails have started to peel and break like they always do. I will keep you lovelies informed on the progress but thus far, I am loving it!
Thursday we (myself and my boy) had a birthday party with our close friends on the Lockview rooftop patio. I ordered a delicious (I'm talking seriously delicious) cake from Judy's Sweet Sensations that was a huge hit with everyone. We went with triple chocolate cake, with half truffle filling and half mocha filling. Everyone had at least 2 big pieces and could not stop talking about how good it was.
I wore my new Loft purple skinnies and this adorable new yellow lace peplum top from Noto.
The following day, Friday I went out with my mom, Aunt, and Grandma to our bi-annual event of shoes + sushi (we do it on my moms birthday in April and on mine in August). First we hit up DSW, where I was very practical and picked up a small black cross body bag for Detroit and new kickboxing shoes.
Then we went to my favorite Sushi place, Big Eye Japanese in Fairlawn where we smashed on our favorites (their crab puffs are out of this world) edamame, asparagus tempura rolls, and more.
Some of my awesome and over the top birthday gifts.
Kate Spade owl Salt + Pepper shakers.
A sweet little cupcake from my nail lady.
A BN Nook Color + Gurgle Pot.
Marc by Marc Jacobs casual watch.
Package from Florida packed with all kinds of goodies. Love that Apple tote so much.
That Saturday we left for Detroit and I will be doing a whole separate post on that this week, so stay tuned. It was so much fun but when we got back I was exhausted!
Therefor this week was super lame and chill. I just worked and stayed at home catching up on blog stuff and other odds and ends.
I did of course make time to check out the new Yogurt Vi in Kent (who was giving away free yogurt) on Friday with my mom. It was delicious and I think its better than Menchies or Sweet Frog. They had more toppings than any other fro-yo place I've ever been to.
I also forgot to mention in my lovely little events post about Akron's Restaurant Week that starts this week! This is the second year that Akron is doing this, and I think it is awesome! Basically different downtown Akron restaurants put out special menus for the week (most of them are for dinner for 2) with special pricing. So if there is a spot you've been meaning to try, then is the week to grab a friend or go out for date night and score some awesome deals. Or just hit up one of your favorites, which I think we will be doing when we go to Lockview this week ;)
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Phew! That was a lot. I hope you lovelies had a great Labor Day and don't forget to enter my current giveaway to win an exclusive Open Sky FNO tote. Enter HERE by 9/11.