How to turn 30

It was a day that I dreaded for months. I knew it was coming but I really didn't want it to. I don't know exactly why I was so adamant about staying in my twenties forever but aging into a new decade seemed overwhelming in the worst way possible.

It felt like my life was going by too fast and soon I would be 60. I watched my close friends turn 30 gracefully and that made me feel weird because I was seriously affected. And then I worried there were going to be a lot of responsibilities with being in my thirties. I was afraid that people will actually expect me to have it all together and get a dog and have a baby and then there's all of the confusion that I feel when I go to the mall because I have no idea what a 30-year-old wears.

So the only logical way to cope with all these feelings was to have a pizza party with pepperoni pizza, cookie cake, custom koozies and a photobooth with a giant piece of pizza to celebrate. Obviously.

This was probably one of my top 5 favorite nights of my life and I'm so grateful for everyone who came! My best friend came from Ohio and my house was filled with almost all of my best friends and favorite people. And then two days later, we went to the beach where our dear friends Danielle and Jonathan met us for a few days, also a top 5 favorite memory.

It was the most magical week and when I woke up on my birthday, I realized that as long as I have all of my people with me, getting older isn't so bad.



My Grown Up Christmas List

Are you stumped when it comes to what you should get for your favorite gal pal/wife/mom/manicurist? Today I share with you my list to help inspire you in your shopping endeavors. Only 20 more days ya'll! Before I get started, when I was at my parent's house last week for Thanksgiving, I found my PJ Sparkles doll! I was so excited and after a few minutes of grooming, okay it took me an hour to brush her hair, but she looked as good as new!

 Here comes PJ Sparkles! I sang that all weekend.


Anyway, she was on my Christmas list in 1989, so now I'll tell you what's on my list in 2014.

First, the Fitbit. I have been hitting the gym a little more frequently and I would love to know how many calories I burn. I also plan to see how many calories I burn while I'm sitting on the couch watching Netflix. I love the teal one!

Screen Shot 2014-12-04 at 5.18.36 PM(Photo via Fitbit)

 Next, a Pandora bracelet, and some charms of course!

Screen Shot 2014-12-05 at 12.18.37 PM(Photo via Pandora)

And this mug from Starbucks. I love a good travel mug and I hope Santa already picked this up for me (ahem Tim) because it appears to be out of stock.

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(Photo via Starbucks)

A new phone case to match the mug! I absolutely love the phone case I have now but it has changed color from my jeans which is very upsetting. But how perfect are these gold and pink stripes?!

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(Photo via Best Buy)

And last, but certainly not least, smartphone gloves. I LOVE texting and I LOVE being warm so this one is so obvious! These gloves from J. Crew are to die.

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(Photo via J. Crew)

So hopefully that helps to get you through these last few weeks of Christmas shopping!

What are some things you would add to this list?