Birthday Weekending

Birthday week has come and gone, but was packed full of sweetness, surprises, copious amounts of food, and excitement!


Since my birthday fell on a Wednesday this year, and I couldn't celebrate with my usual champs and margaritas it was a low key day filled with sweet messages and phone calls from friends, family, and my favorite bloggers. I also treated myself to some birthday freebies (read more about the birthday month freebies you can rack up here) with a venti at Starbucks and a sandwich at lunch from Firehouse.

However, that evening I discovered on my app that I had been charged for my $6 drink at Starbucks instead of them cashing in my birthday reward. For dinner, H grilled for us and brought home ice cream cupcakes from Coldstone, and we enjoyed dining al fresco on the patio before relaxing and watching the Olympics.


I even had a surprise waiting for me when I got home from Andrea. She is seriously the sweetest, and sent the perfect card. How cute is that coffee cup?


Thursday, I went back to Starbucks to utilize my birthday reward drink since it was never cashed in the day before. Later on, I called customer service and let me tell you it was on Nordstrom level - they were amazing! They credited back the amount I was charged on my birthday, and credited me an additional birthday reward drink.

After work, H and I went to hibachi to cash in my free birthday meal which was of course delish!




On Saturday, it was time for our hospital tour to see where we'll be meeting baby girl for the first time. It's such a beautiful facility, and honestly looks and feels more like a hotel than a hospital - I was seriously impressed! After a quick stop to visit the memorial at Pulse (where I blubbered like a baby) it was time for lunch downtown, where we finally checked out Wahlburgers. No Wahlburg sightings, but the food was delish and the service was great.

*I also cashed in my additional b-day reward - yum*



Sunday was time for b-day celebrations with friends over a yummy brunch by the lake at Vanbarry's. I got the Amaretto French Toast which was amazing! 



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Joining Biana and Meghan for Weekending
and
Erin for Weekend Snapshots
*Cheers to a fabulous week*

50 comments:

  1. Looks like such a fun birthday celebration! Loving all the coffee :) Hope you have an awesome week!

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  2. Aren't the tots from Whalburger's so good!? I'm so glad you had a perfect birthday weekend and even happier that you enjoyed so much starbucks!!! xo, biana -BlovedBoston

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  3. Those tots looks scrumptious and the gang looks so cute at brunch!! Glad you had your tour and that you have a great, state of the art Hospital to have baby girl at. Thanks for the shout out. Love surprising precious blogger friends like you!!! Happy Monday gorgeous!!

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  4. What a great birthday week! Glad you got your freebie Starbucks! I didn't know you could get so many free things on you b-day, that's crazy and also I am no wanting an ice cream cupcake! Holy yum!

    Xoxo,
    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  5. Oh my that french toast!!! And the Whalburgers looks so good too! You have me all paranoid about if starbucks charged me for my bday drink now too I am going to go check haha. Awesome that they gave you an extra one :) And how fun that you had your hospital tour!!! We are actually taking a birthing class and touring our hospital next Saturday! We wanted to knock it out before football season. Hope you have a great week!

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  6. Happy late birthday weekend! I LOVE birthdays so a birthday weekend is RIGHT up my alley! How fun that you also got to have your hospital tour!

    The Adored Life

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  7. Glad you ended up getting your free Starbucks and had an awesome birthday week! How exciting to go see the hospital--I bet that made it feel so real!!

    www.rosyoutlookblog.com

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  8. Starbucks yes!!! I LOVE the free starbucks for your bday its literally the best! I love that you got to go see the hospital so cool! Hope you had a great bday week!
    xoxo,Victoria
    www.coffeeandablonde.blogspot.com

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  9. what a great birthday weekend! i was bummed i couldn't make it yesterday but glad you had a blast. and isn't winnie the best?! i have visited friends there and wow. and glad starbucks had great customer service! heck no to screwing up the app so glad it was remedied with more yummy coffee :) happy monday girl!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  10. Sounds like a fab weekend!!! Andrea is a gem of a human being and that card is adorable. You look great and I am glad that you had a fun birthday weekend. I hope that you are feeling good today too!! xo

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  11. Yay for such a wonderful birthday weekend! I was so sad I couldn't make it out to your brunch but I was thinking about you! We'll definitely have to go out and celebrate soon. And YAY for Starbucks customer service! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  12. Sounds and looks like a great weekend! Glad you were able to celebrate. I've always had great experiences at Starbucks too, and you got an extra drink. Win! We need to schedule a hospital tour. It's getting real!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  13. The perfect way to celebrate! I love everything you ate, so much deliciousness!!

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  14. I'm so very happy that you had a wonderful weekend celebrating your bday. Glad starbucks made up for their mistake, they do have great customer service. Ok, that french toast looks amazing. Glad you like Wahlburgers, I love their tater tots. SO happy to hear that you like your hospital, it is so important to like where you are going to give birth. It makes things less stressful.

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  15. What a fun birthday weekend! All the pictures of this amazing food is making me hungry! haha That's so great you loved the hospital. I've heard that the maternity wings at so many hospitals don't feel like hospitals at all! Have a great start to the week!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

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  16. Sounds like a lovely birthday week full of goodies and fun with friends! I think the cupcakes were a great substitute for champs to celebrate with. Brunch sounds yummy! I haven't tried the french toast but next time. Hope you have a lovely week ahead!

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  17. So glad you had a great birthday weekend celebration! You looked gorgeous!

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  18. Looks like a fun birthday weekend! Love the colorful cupcakes! YUM!
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

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  19. What hospital will you be at?! And yay for two birthday drinks!

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  20. You had the best birthday weekend, along with so many yummy food and drinks! Glad to hear that Starbucks has great customer service as well!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  21. Such a jam-packed weekend! SO glad that you had a great birthday and bonus Starbucks drinks. Your hospital seriously does look like a hotel!

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  22. Glad you had a nice birthday weekend! So much yummy food :) Beautifully Candid

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  23. Glad you had a nice birthday weekend! So much yummy food :) Beautifully Candid

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  24. All of these treats look so yummy! Hope you had the best birthday, and so much fun celebrating! XO

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  25. All your birthday celebrations sound like such fun to me - glad you had such a great time... and so many free starbucks drinks!!

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  26. Looks like you had an eventful weekend. Glad you got a bonus birthday drink :)

    http://www.thebeautybeau.com

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  27. sounds like great bday celebrations! free bday starbucks? YES PLEASE!!!

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  28. Ummm, I didn't know about the ice cream cupcakes.

    Great photos, great birthday weekend!

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  29. Sounds like you had an amazing birthday weekend! Minus the Starbucks fluke! But at least you got a bonus! Kobes is always a bday must!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  30. Looks like a good birthday celebration weekend! Jealous of all the Starbucks drinks!! I love coldstone but have never tried their cupcakes!

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  31. What a great birthday weekend full of freebies friends and great food! Glad you had a wonderful celebration!

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  32. So much Starbucks!!! Lol! I'm so glad you enjoyed bday week girl, you deserved it! :)

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  33. So happy to hear that you had a great birthday weekend! Yay for extra free starbucks!

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  34. Sounds like you had a fun birthday! Happy birthday gorgeous!

    XoXo,

    Tamara - LoveofMode.com

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  35. Yay for such a fun birthday weekend! That's so great that Starbucks ended up giving you two birthday drinks!

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  36. Hope you had a lovely weekend! Loved this post

    http://www.jessbethan.blogspot.com

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  37. You had quite a great weekend - sometimes I like when my birthday falls during the week, because it means I get to celebrate during the weekend AND into the weekend. Have a great one!!

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

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  38. So glad you celebrated multiple things - that's the way to do it, girl! How much longer before baby girl's arrival?! I know you guys are so excited! I need to check out these ice cream cupcakes! YUM! Have a great week, lady!

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  39. So much celebrating! So fun! Glad you love the hospital! We were totally treated like royalty at ours! It was such a wonderful experience! Xo

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  40. That's so awesome that Starbucks credited you back the money on your account, and that they gave you another free birthday drink too! I've been dying to go to Wahlburgers since they started doing the show, but that sucks that you didn't actually see anybody from the family! It sounds like you had a great weekend to end your birthday week!

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  41. I got coldstone cupcakes one year...aren't they so good!? That french toast sounds amazing--glad you had a great weekend! Yay for STarbucks making it right, they have great customer service!

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  42. Happy Belated Birthday! It sounds like a fun weekend! Yay for the extra Starbucks! I'm glad to hear their customer service is top notch!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  43. Yay for birthday weekends! Glad you had a good time, lady!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  44. Happy Birthday! August birthdays are the best! Looks like you had a great time!

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  45. So glad you had such a wonderful birthday weekend!

    Zelle
    Southern Style

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  46. What a fun and relaxing birthday weekend!!

    Alisia - Appetizer

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  47. So glad you had a fab time celebrating your birthday weekend! That brunch sounds amazing!! Birthday month goodies are the absolute best, I just got my email for a free bundtlet from Nothin Bundt Cakes :)! That hospital looks so cool, totally not like a typical hospital! Those ice cream cupcakes look sooo yummy, the closest Coldstone to us is a good 30 mins away, but may be worth it :)!

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  48. This sounds like the perfect birthday week! So much Starbucks! Glad you had a great time with family and friends!

    Ashley // acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  49. ice cream cupcakes?! yum!! i would be so mad about starbucks charging me for my drink. glad they credited it back and you were able to get another freebie!

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