Bday uniform

Thank you so very much for all of the wonderful birthday love and comments today… you sure know how to make a girl’s day <3 It was a perfect birthday.

For starters, Oliv and I didn’t get out of our jammies until after 4pm.


Side note: every thing I said about my legs not hurting was a lie. The good news is that they’re on the mend, just a little (un)friendly DOMS.

Worst enemy:

Stairs thumb

We spent the morning hanging out,


while Oliv napped, I got some work done and made a new recipeΒ 


(to come in the am!)

and then we got dressed and headed to meet the fam at La Encantada.Β 

Me and liv 5

While we waited for them to arrive, the Pilot and I enjoyed some cocktails


(their red sangria will rock your world)

and appetizers.

Armitage 2

Met up with my dad afterwards, who was at my little bro’s baseball practice, and then called it a night. It was everything I wanted it to be- low-key, especially since I’m hurting from yesterday- and filled with the people I love most.

A gift spotlight: new can opener!Β Β 

No more praying to keep my hand intact while trying to open the frijoles πŸ˜‰

I hope you all had a wonderful day. If you had the day off, hope it was spent doing things you love.

See ya in the morning with that recipe.



New on the Fashion page:Β Holiday yarn wreaths <— gorgeous and simple winter gift DIY

Something to do:Β Have you tried the new ab burner yet?! Give it a whirl before bed- I’ll join ya.

Something to think:

Source: via R1 on Pinterest

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  1. Happy birthday, love!!! Looks like the PERFECT birthday. I friggin love birthdays.


  2. That picture of you and Liv sticking your tongues out is too precious!

  3. Happy Birthday again, Gina! Sounds like my kind of birthday…family, good food and a low-key evening. Those are often the best πŸ˜‰

    I just had to tell you, I love the quote you put up at the end of your post…it’s entirely true. Something we could all stand to remind each other of a bit more!

    Have a great night!

  4. Happy Birthday, Gina! Looks like you had a great day. πŸ™‚

  5. That does sound like an ideal day- happy birthday!
    Liv went from adorable to beautiful. You two look so aike in the photo before your family dinner.

  6. Happy Birthday Gina! It’s always nice to have a low-key birthday. When I was younger, I always felt like you needed to do something extraordinary or crazy to make a birthday worthwhile. (a beach trip or circus party anyone?) But I’ve come to appreciate birthdays that allow you to do nothing that becomes everything. My birthday is tomorrow and that is exactly what I plan to do! (I also have spiked apple cider on hand in case I plan on getting a little crazy haha).

  7. Happy Birthday! Those jammies look so cute and comfy!

  8. Happy birthday!!! It looks like it has been wonderful πŸ™‚

  9. Sounds like a great day. Happy birthday, friend πŸ™‚

  10. Happy birthday!!! Staying in your PJs all day followed by sangria – sounds pretty perfect to me! <3

  11. I’m so glad you had such a good birthday, you deserve it! You and Livi are so cute together!!

  12. Happy happy birthday!! Sounds like you had the perfect day with your sweet girl. A new can opener sounds wonderful…going on the Xmas list!

  13. I did the ab burner this morning, and it was intense. In a good way, of course πŸ™‚ And that picture of you and Liv sticking your tongues out is too cute!

  14. Jammies until 4pm is the best birthday EVER. Nicely played! And I love love love the picture of you and Liv hanging out at home.

  15. Love the picture of you and liv sticking your tongues out.

  16. Eep! I missed telling you this morning, but Happy Birthday Gina! It looks like it was an absolutely wonderful one. And that picture of you and Oliv sticking your tongues out? Gush. So cute!

  17. Happy birthday! Sounds like a nigh on perfect way to spend it!!

  18. Happy (belated) Birthday, Gina! glad you had a pajama- and family-filled celebration πŸ™‚ btw, aside from your Liv pic, your snowflake pants are adorable!

    I just tried your November knockout workout. First time ever trying kettle-bell swings. I’ll come back crying when I start to feel it. But seriously, I loved the swings and how they get your heart pumping!

    Can’t wait to see the new recipe final product πŸ™‚

  19. Happy Birthday! Olivia is gorgeous!

  20. Happy Birthday! I can say, as a stay at home mom, that I stay in yoga pants pretty much all day unless I’m leaving the house…ain’t no shame! Plus, chasing two babies is pretty much an all day workout so it works ;P

  21. Happy birthday to my favourite blogger! xx

  22. Happy Birthday Gina!

  23. I’m late–Happy birthday, Gina!

  24. Looks like an awesome birthday complete with down time with your girl! So sweet! Hope you had the best day ever!

  25. Sounds like a perfect day with family. The resemblance between you and Liv in the funny face picture is incredible!

  26. Happy birthday girl! Looks like you had an amazing day with fabulous company! LOVE that purse you have…I can only see the color but it looks adorable! Where is it from?

  27. Okay, so all babies are cute, blah blah blah, but seriously, Liv’s smile is ridiculously off the hook. I’ve never seen a baby with such a big smile!! and her cute little gums with a few teeth… she looks like the cutest litte doll EVER!!!!!!!!!

    (happy belated bday!)

  28. Happy Belated Birthday, Gina! πŸ™‚

  29. Yay for birthdays! Hope it was a happy one!! I love that quote at the end of your post, too. πŸ™‚

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