Monday, July 9, 2012

Matt's 32nd Birthday!



Sunday was Matt's 32nd birthday, which meant we celebrated all weekend long.
 
Instead of a traditional funfetti birthday cake, I decided to bake a fresh strawberry and coconut cake - from scratch! I promise to share my recipe because this one definitely goes down as one of my best cakes, ever!
{Birthday presents}
On average, I spend approximately 40 minutes browsing the card aisle at Target. I have to read every single option before I select one. Am I the only person who does that?
Anytime Matt and I sit down to watch a movie, I end up completely distracted pinning, tweeting, blogging, facebooking etc. It drives Matt absolutely crazy when I ask him a million questions halfway through movies about what I've missed. So, as part of this gift, I promise to actually watch the first season of Suits {for the second time} without any social media distractions.
Gifts: 3 lb bag of Swedish Fish {favorite candy}, Season One of Suits, Desktop Golf, and a Jos. A Bank Tie Bar {Matt swears these are "coming back in style"}
We went to Fig Tree for Matt's birthday dinner, which was one of the best meals I have ever had in Charlotte. We will be back for sure!
Happy Birthday Matt! I hope 32 is your best year yet! I love you!
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26 comments:

  1. I do the same thing with cards at Target and the same thing with movies too! Ha! I'm glad Matt had a great birthday!

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  2. Happy birthday Matt! Can't wait to see the recipe for that cake! And I get in trouble during movies for the same thing - I'm always pinning or blogging when my fiance and I try to watch a movie!

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  3. Fig Tree is my favorite restaurant in Charlotte. Hands down! We celebrated my 30th birthday there :)

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  4. What a wonderful wifey you are for making your hubby feel so special on his birthday! :)

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  5. Looks like a great birthday! I do the same thing at Target with cards, I can never decide!! And I'm totally the same way when my husband and I watch a movie too, it's so hard for me not to be blogging or doing something on the computer! I'm jealous of your hubby's bag of Swedish fish, those are my fav :)

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  6. That cake looks and sounds wonderful. And I spend an embarrassing amount of time looking at cards too.

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  7. Just found your blog! So adorable!

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  8. Looks like a fun birthday! I love the looks of that cake. Sounds delish!

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  9. But fo' real.... you are SO GOOD at making cakes! I love it! And what a fun birthday --- you did great, friend.... always fun to make your hubby's day extra special. :)

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  10. i do the same thing when browsing for cards, haha. when i'm with hubs it drives him insane.

    looks like a great birthday. the cake looks so yummy!

    happy birthday to your hubby!!

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  11. Cards are not something to take lightly! They have to be a perfect fit! :) That cake looks delicious! Happy Birthday to your hubby!

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  12. I make my husband crazy with the social media during TV shows too. Looks like a great birthday! And Matt may be right {or in a weird group that includes my husband} with the tie bar.

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  13. what a cute pic of your birthday man! love him and YOU! xo

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  14. Your hubby and mine could be best friends--both love swedish fish and both could talk about how their wives are always distracted when movies come on. haha :) Love the cake though and can't wait to hear how you made it.

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  15. Your cake is beautiful - loving all your cute cake toppers! Can't wait to get the recipe from you! You did a great job with his bday! Hope ya'll had a fun night!

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  16. AWWW! Yay for birthday boys! You did a fantastic job on his cake as usual and he looked so handsome during birthday dinner!

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  17. New reader to your blog but I adore it! Can't wait for the cake recipe - it looks awesome.

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  18. That cakes looks divine. I love coconut. I can't wait to hear about it.

    What a wonderful and special birthday!

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  19. Your cake looks simply fabulous! My hubbys bday is Thursday- and I am prepping the cake already! {Martha Stewart icebox layer cake} Loved your flag on the cake as well.

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  20. happy birthday to your hubby! my loves name is matt to lol
    i do the same thing in the card isle i'm there forver and dont even get me started on when i go into papyrus lol

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  21. Happy Birthday to the hubby! We share the same bday:)

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  22. I am SUCH a card junkie! I will spend at least an hour picking out a card as well. In my mind, if I'm going to pay over 3$ for a small piece of paper, it better be perfect for that person and say what I want it to say!!

    Hope Matt had a great birthday!!! :)

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  23. Enjoy Suits!! It's totally amazing! AND the two main characters aren't hard on the eyes either ;) Fantastic blog and photos by the way. Your wedding pictures helped me decide on Dianne for our wedding as well!! You were such a beautiful bride! Happy Bday to your hubby!

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  24. Oh Yum!!! You are such a good wife! :) 32 is a BIG deal ;) I love birthdays!

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  25. Happy Birthday Matt!!! I know with such a lovely wife it was wonderful day!

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  26. hahaha my husband loves his tie bar/clip and yes, says theyre definitely in style! haha!

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