Monday, June 11, 2012

twenty-six.



My birthday was last Thursday, and I am officially 26 years (+4 days) old. We've been celebrating all weekend long....or in other words...eating the best food and having way too many desserts! (from here, here & here, to name a few) We also had pancakes for breakfast yesterday, and I was wishing I had about ten more sets of my "26" number sparklers. So much fun.

I'm excited to see what this new year brings. So far so good! I think 26 has a lot of potential, and I've never set my hopes so high. Don't let me down, twenty-six.

**Other weekend activities included: hiking, going to the movies, eating cupcakes on the beach, doing some birthday shopping, going to church, and Aaron & I staying up late reminiscing and telling stories. That last one was my favorite.

81 comments:

  1. Although a little late - happy birthday! Mine's today, 22! A lot of bloggers had birthdays lately, it's really nice. :)

    And I love your dress!

    http://www.tamarasblend.com/

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  2. happy b-day! you look great in that dress! I hope you have a great year :)

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  3. Happy Birthday! You look beautiful. :)

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  4. loooove that dress! happy birthday! the past 10 months of 26 have been good to me so i trust you'll have a great year ;)

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  5. Happy Birthday! Sounds like a great weekend celebration.

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  6. First - happy birthday! I love your dress, so colorful and young and fun! And how cute is the 26 on the top of the pancakes? Adorable!

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  7. my word girrrll. you have the best wardrobe!! and you are SO GORGEOUS. happy 26!(:

    x.

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  8. Happy birthday dear! You look gorgeous. Hope 26 is a good one <3

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  9. happy birthday!! best wishes for 26 :)

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  10. 26 was one of my favorite years. its a good age to be! happy birthday!

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  11. sounds like a lovely birthday celebration! i just turned 27 and lemme tell you, it only gets BETTER! (:

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  12. You are gorgeous! And happy birthday, girl! I hope it's the best year yet!

    p.s. I love your new blog updates :)

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  13. I just turned 26 as well, and it has been daunting but I'm excited for the year ahead! Good luck to you!

    -Mollika

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  14. happy belated Whitney!! 26 looks great on you :)

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  15. Aw bless you lovely little lady, happy belated birthday!!! It sounds like it has been lovely xxxx

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  16. happy belated birthday! so glad you had a wonderful celebration weekend :)

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  17. Belated Happy Birthday wishes! :) That dress has amazing colours x

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  18. 26 looks great on you! Love the photos as always! Glad to to hear you had a great one!

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  19. Happy Birthday pretty lady! I just bought those sparkler candles for my son's birthday next month. :) Not sure if they were going to turn into a flaming mass and you wouldn't able able to see the number but either way, i thought they looked cute. I'm glad you had a fabulous day! great pictures as always.

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  20. I love your dress! those photos are so cute!
    jennybodell.blogspot.com

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  21. Happy belated Birthday :-)

    Ohh my 26's were so happy!

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  22. Your photos are always so pretty.
    Congrats on being 26!

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  23. happy birthday, pretty lady! <3

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  24. happy (belated) birthday! this is such a cute idea and i love these photos of you! pancake instead of cake lol :)

    alissa b
    http://alissab.us

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  25. Happiest of birthdays to you! You look so lovely! I'm 26 is going to be wonderful...

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  26. what, how do you make every event looks so fabulous! you are rockin' "26" girls!!!
    and those pancake toppers are more than perfect! where are they from?!
    happy belated birthday, girl!
    xo TJ

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    1. they are TOPS Malibu number sparklers :)

      http://topsmalibu.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=2&products_id=396

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  27. What a pretty dress! Happy birthday!

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  28. Happy 26th! Gorgeous photos :) where is your dress from?

    andrea brionne @thedailyeverythings.blogspot.com

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    1. thanks girl! i got my dress from old navy on sale for 7 bucks!

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  29. Happiest of birthdays, dude! Hope you enjoyed it! (And with all of those delicious looking pancakes, how could you not? ;)
    xo.

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  30. A belated happy 26th...looks like you certainly started off the year on a great note :) So here's to a year full of great things and lots more pancakes :)

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  31. wishing you a very happy birthday! i love how you're embracing color :)

    leyla.

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  32. yay! happy birthday! you are so very sweet! :)

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  33. Happy birthday dear!! Sounds like you had the most perfect weekend!!

    xoxo
    peacelovedecor.com

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  34. Happy Birthday! You look beautiful in those photos and I am sure being 26 will more than deliver on your dreams, hopes and expectations x

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  35. You're amazing, and I hope 26 brings you bucket loads of happiness!! Annnnd, you're gorgeous. But you already knew that. ;)

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  36. Happy birthday, Whitney! Sounds like such a lovely day! x

    Kate {Something Fabulous}
    http://thesomethingfabulous.blogspot.com

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  37. happy birthday... your photos are amazing!! how do you get them so perfect??

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  38. Congrats you young girl! I do love your blog and am your newest Follower! :-)

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  39. Happy Birthday. Sounds like you had a lovely weekend, good for u! :)

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  40. Happy birthday! You look adorable and telling stories sounds like the best.

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  41. Happy belated birthday, fellow Gemini! My birthday was last Wednesday! :)

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  42. happy (belated) birthday Whit! you are the cutest girl on the blog block and hope you had a great day :)

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  43. Happy birthday! Wow, your blog rocks. found it from Rockstart Diaries. I'm your newest follower and can't wait to read more =)

    - Sarah
    agirlintransit.blogspot.com

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  44. Have a great birthday, beautiful! I found your blog through Naomi's and I LOVE it! Great recipe for the pink stuff :)

    xx
    holly foxen wells

    www.ThreeLayerCake.blogspot.com

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  45. Happy 26th, you look beautiful, your dress is lovely and those are the best sparklers. Where did you get them? I must hunt some down for my husband's upcoming birthday!

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  46. happy happy birthday!! you look fabulous! and those pancakes look pretty good, too ;)

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  47. We have the same birthday!! happy belated :)

    www.eatblogpray.blogspot.com
    xo

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  48. Aw, Happy Happy Birthday to you! So glad you had a wonderful weekend celebrating! I welcomed my nephew this weekend (on Friday!) So there's another awesome Gemini in the world to share your birthday week!

    Kacie

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  49. happy 26th! 26 was a crazy year for me, but it was also a beautiful time. :)

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  50. awe happy 26th birthday! sounds like you had a splendid time celebrating! those sparklers are so darn cute!

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  51. twenty six! that's a great age.

    happy day (and you are stunning, my girl!)

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  52. happy belated, doll! i'm going to nab those candles for my guy's 30th.

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  53. cute dress girl. glad you had a great time celebrating. as much as I loved 25...I'm thinking 26 will be pretty good too!

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  54. may and june seem to be presenting a lot of bloggers birthdays. maybe it has something to do with our sign! ha! i found you via rockstar which i sure most have. you have some massive eye candy going on here and i love it. i followed immediately. your blog is darling and super inspiring.

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  55. Happy 26th Birthday!! I just discovered your blog and you are adorable.

    Love all your gorgeous photos, especially the beautiful food ones.

    Catherine (your newest follower)
    FEST (food, style & travel)

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  56. girl, those pancakes look ridiculously good. i'm so glad we were able to catch up this weekend. it's been too too long! can't wait for all the amazing stuff you're going to do. twenty-six is definitely the year. and p.s. i'm dying for that hair tutorial. although i fear my hair needs to grow a bit.

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  57. Happy Belated Birthday! I just love your dress :)

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  58. from one Gemini to another...happy birthday ;)

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  59. happy happy birthday!!! i loveee that dress! So cute!

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  60. A happy belated birthday! That dress is so fun! I always love your photography - each post has such amazing eye candy. Unfortunately my internet is kind of slow and so it takes a good 5-10 minutes for your whole blog to load. Since your photos are so beautiful, it's like I'm being taunted as I wait. I noticed that your pictures are saved a lot bigger than they probably need to be, so it might help to scale them or save for the web if you haven't been so your blog would load faster. I only mean this as a helpful tip and hope it doesn't come across in any other way. :)

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  61. I wish you a happy belated birthday! My birthday was on Saturday and it was a great weekend, too. I wish, I had number sparklers like you, they are beautiful!

    higgledy-piggledy Wonderland

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  62. Happy belated birthday! Sounds like a great weekend celebration.

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  63. a bit late but I still wish you all the best and beautiful in the worl :) lots of happyness, love, health and peace :)

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  64. Happy belated birthday!! I love these photos :)

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  65. Happy Belated Whitney!!! :)

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  66. Happy B-day! Great pictures, really love your blog ;-) http://bluedustcollector.blogspot.com/

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  67. Cheers to June birthday babies:)
    Mine is tomorrow. You look beautiful. The dress is gorgeous!
    Hope this year proves to be a great one!
    Anna

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  68. Happy Birthday!

    I, too, am 26. The year of the tiger was certainly a good time to be born.

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  69. Happy belated birthday! your outfit is adorable! where are your shoes from?

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