30 Pictures in 30 Days…

This is an ice cream maker. A real one. Like the good, old-fashioned, wooden ones that make lots of noise but make the most amazing homemade ice cream. Summertime when I was younger meant three things: Cardinal Baseball, Swimming, and Homemade Ice Cream. Some years ago my dad’s old ice cream maker finally kicked the bucket. I found this beauty on ebay. And not a moment too soon. I’m so ready for home made ice cream! ❤ Oh, The Frost King, my new BFF!

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happy REAL birthday…

 

Well, yesterday was my actual birthday. And it was a great day! ❤ But first let me get you caught up on days 9 and 10.

Day 9. I was browsing amazon tonight for random things and came across this STL Cardinals license plate cover! If you are unaware I LOVE the cardinals. Live and die by Cardinal baseball really. And I figured that this chrome cover will be the perfect edition to my new car. New car, which was not a birthday gift, for those of you briefly stricken by overwhelming jealousy. 🙂 I’m excited for it to come in!

Dias Diez. I’m super excited about this gift. While it was a much more expensive one, it’s one I’ve been wanting for a while! I finally signed up for a membership at Gold’s Gym and started personal training. I had my first session on day 10 and it went great! I was super nervous but it was awesome and I can’t wait for my next workout!

Finally, yesterday. It was a GREAT day! I worked out first thing in the morning (funny story: showed up for Body Pump @ 5:30am…and there is no Body Pump on Fridays. Duh!) and then came back home for a nap. I got a birthday Starbucks Iced Tea and went to class. After that, enter birthday gift numero uno: I got an amazing massage at BJ Grand Salon. It was so relaxing! I also got some new shampoo and conditioner! I know that sounds boring but I’m totally a shampoo snob and I was very excited about it! It’s a new line made by BJ for girls who work out a lot. It’s a special formula to keep your hair from doing that stringy workout thing. Plus it’s all natural: no chemicals, etc. They are trying to go green too; so if you save the bottles and take them back in, they will refill them! And most importantly it smells awesome! Plus, I got a free water bottle! Who doesn’t love free!? I haven’t tried the shampoo yet, but I’ll be sure to report back. After my massage I got to have lunch with my daddy. We went to Lake Pointe Grill and I broke my diet for the first time since Christmas. It was delicious, but I was SO full! I also got a few amazing gifts fresh from Paris thanks to Daddy and Therese! ❤ Finally, I had a little time to relax before my last but certainly not least gift to myself for the day…Twist N Swirlz. Mmmm!! For those of you who are not familiar it is UH-MAZ-ING self-serve yogurt with every conceivable topping known to man. Seriously, too many flavors to choose!! But I did…sort of…Verdict: Banana Fro-Yo with fresh strawberries, hot fudge and a little granola to top it off. Banana Split. OH SO GOOD…oh ya, and a small side of Peach Ginger because it’s so amazing but I just like it plain. Yes, I got two. They were small people! Hence my ‘sort of’ decision. 🙂 YUM!