Friday, October 30, 2015

halloween + birthday favs

ahhhhh my beautiful friends!

This week was nutso and completely got away from me! Bummed I only got to visit with y'all a few times and desiring a schedule but I am just gonna give that up for this month [yay for only 1 more day!] because it was so inconsistent...we are smack dab in the middle of sports, so Tripp's schedule is changing from football coach to wrestling coach which surprisingly means quite the schedule change at the McOtis {we say this would be our couple name if we were celebs [McKeever + Otis] becaue Lipp sounds weird [Lindsay+Tripp]}household. Back on subject, Lindsay! Right, right. So today is my weekly favorites and I'm sharing my birthday with y'all!

So I woke up Tuesday morning to the #25 being posted all over my house which is a definite perk to my mom staying with us during my birthday! I've gotten some crap since being older that I make too much of my birthday but getting older is a gift and I feel lucky for each year and having that one day {or week} out of the year is just a fun time to celebrate yourself. It's okay to celebrate you for that short time, YOU ARE WORTH IT!
Of course, I had to stop by sephora with some birthday money courtesy of Tripp Otis {do you know that they like ring a bell and make a to-do about it being your birthday?! so fun!}. I got a 6 pack of the Sephora Sleeping Masks {haven't tried yet} and Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Oil which I'm LOVING! It literally melts your make up off!

Also, I have always been quite the sports fan and recently a new Golden State Warriors fan {more for Riley Curry than anything else} and got For The Love by Jen Hatmaker which has been on my must read list for a while now {review to come}!
So my mom absolutely kills it on birthdays, she is most definitely the queen of gift giving! She got me the gold and black bag and filled it with all my favs...
1} Falsies Mascara 2} Hair Ties 3} Bobbie Pins 4} Pure Country [my favorite movie as a child] 5} comfy socks 6} a gold tape measure [I mean it's gold y'all] 7}tooth brush and paste [I'm a fanatic about my teeth] 8} gold jewelry [studs are my fav] 9} orbit WHITE gum 10} a monogram coffee cup 11} razors [I freakishly hate body hair and always have] 12} sunglasses 13}notebooks [I'm a listmaker] 14} straws 15} my favorite dry shampoo 16} my favorite hair product, John Frieda Leave In Conditioner 17] Amped Up texturizer 18} Betsey Johnson perfume
Mom also got me this Nicole Miller crossbody that may be my favorite thing ever {henry wanted in on the picture} &&&&
SO many work out clothes! yay! be prepared for more pictures when I get these babies on! Okay so my birthday rocked and I have a great husband that took off for the day and a killer mom that destroyed it in the making me feel special department! Also, special thanks to my two photographer assitants..
Tobes and my mom's dog Gabby :)

Okay on tooooooo.......

Ellen does this every year on her show and Andy never fails to make me laugh out loud! Watch & laugh!

These are just creepy and comfy enough to be totally something I would love!

I mean I refuse to be cliche but I will say that I have been playing the new Adele NON STOP but I know that everyone else is posting about it and listening to it so I will give y'all another tune that is Halloween related.


I mean it can't be halloween edition without my favvvvvvorite candy! If I'm trick or treatin' this is what I want in my bag:

Hope my lovely friends have a safe and happy Halloween! 

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  1. So glad you had a great 25th birthday!!! It's so fun to celebrate yourself for that one day and they totally don't ring a bell here at sephora lol!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. You got a ton of great loot for your birthday! I've been wanting to try those masks! And yes to the Nightmare Before Christmas song! LOVE! Have a great weekend! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  3. Happy birthday, looks like it was an amazing day!!

  4. Looks like you really hit the jackpot for your 25th!! I love all your gifts! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

  5. Looks like a FABULOUS Lindsaypalooza! So glad you spoiled yourself and were spoiled by those closest to you. Birthdays are the BEST!!!! :)

  6. Can't wait for the review of ht ebook you got! I have been curious about it!

  7. I have to say, I clicked on your blog because of the name. There are so many mom blogs,which are great, except for those of us that aren't moms and don't want to read about your kid's food. I am also a fanatic about my birthday and insist everyone make a big deal about it every year. Thankfully, I have patient friends. You really killed it on your birthday girl. What a great bunch of items! That Nicole Miller bag is to die for! Happy Birthday Girl!

  8. I am so glad you had a great birthday!!! Loving all the gifts and you are totally right...growing old is a gift so why not make the most of it?!? Have a great weekend!

  9. i have that 'we're all mad here' on a tank top :) love it. and look at all those workout clothes!! love it. i need new workout clothes! yes, so true girl, getting older is a gift, not something to moan about!

  10. What a bunch of awesome loot!! I'm glad you had a great birthday!

    And yes, girl, I'm loving the new Adele song as well. She always KILLS it!

    Have a great weekend!


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