Happy Birthday, Matt!

Yesterday was Matt’s 34th birthday! 

Y’all know I love celebrating birthdays so I had big plans to run across town to pick up his favorite booze, grab some balloons and put on makeup. Anyway, none of that happened. Caroline is still hanging out on vacation time and on top of that we’ve started a new Mom’s on Call schedule this week so yesterday was seriously rough. She refused to sleep and wanted to be held all day (and no, the k’tan wrap wasn’t good enough). Ergh. So anyway, I didn’t get to bake a cake from scratch like I usually do for his birthday (post here). However, I did have funfetti cake mix on hand that I doctored up a bit and a small stash of homemade rainbow chip frosting in the freezer.

I also used my jumbo muffin tin to make huge cupcakes which were a big hit! And instead of vegetable oil I used coconut oil which made them so ridiculously moist and delicious.
Note: I wrote in the card after I snapped this pic to save y’all from the cheesiness.

I knocked his gift out of the park this year. I surprised Matt with Jason Aldean concert tickets (his favorite country artist) and already secured a babysitter for the night (thank you Mr. and Mrs. Marcellino)!

When Matt got home, I passed the baby off to him and they took a quick snooze together while I prepped dinner. We decided his birthday was the perfect occasion to eat the fish we caught over the weekend instead of going out for a fancy dinner (our tradition for his birthday).

Matt’s birthday celebration may have looked a little different this year but he loved it so I’m going to mark it as a success! Happy Birthday, Matt! We love you!


  1. Pamela {Sequins and Sea Breezes}
    July 9, 2014 / 12:22 pm

    This sounds like an amazing birthday even if it wasn't what it usually was! I can't believe you whipped up those cupcakes with an upset baby! They look amazing! You did a great job!<3, Pamelasequinsandseabreezes.blogspot.com

  2. Jessica @ Better Together and Forever
    July 9, 2014 / 12:26 pm

    What a great birthday you threw for Matt! Last week in the store I found Betty Crocker Party Rainbow Chip cake mix and thought of you. I wasn't able to find the rainbow chip icing though. I did purchase that box of cake mix and want to make it soon to see if it is the "true" rainbow chip cake mix and not just sprinkles in the cake batter. Ill let you know how it turns out! πŸ™‚

  3. A Brew of Blessings
    July 9, 2014 / 12:36 pm

    …And the best wifey award goes to you! Have fun celebrating and yay for a date night!

  4. Dee Stephens
    July 9, 2014 / 1:25 pm

    Sounds like perfection to me! And, just about the exact same thing I did for Brad's birthday except that he got an ice cream cake! His favorite! That concert sounds amazing!

  5. Jillian Manesh
    July 9, 2014 / 1:36 pm

    awww so sweet! happy birthday to him! xo jillian – cornflake dreamsΒ 

  6. Nichole @ casadecrews.com
    July 9, 2014 / 1:37 pm

    A) Good idea on the coconut oil in lieu of vegetable. B) OMG, Jason Aldean?! Jealous πŸ™‚

  7. Nina @ Flowers in my Hair
    July 9, 2014 / 1:40 pm

    It certainly looks like a success, girl

  8. Annie {Home of Malones}
    July 9, 2014 / 1:42 pm

    What a perfect birthday!! I'm seriously jealous of your cupcake and cake making skills!!! You need to work in a bakery! I need to read some tutorials…

  9. Zelle B.
    July 9, 2014 / 1:44 pm

    Looks like such a wonderful birthday! And I could use one of those cupcakes right about now! xo

  10. Shayna @ The Fancy Yancey
    July 9, 2014 / 2:14 pm

    Even though everything didn't go "as planned" it still turned out great! Sometimes the simple, easy times are the best! Happy Birthday Matt!

  11. Julie @ Coastal Runner Girl
    July 9, 2014 / 2:34 pm

    Those cupcakes look delicious! I never thought of adding coconut oil instead of veggie oil! πŸ™‚

  12. Rachel S.
    July 9, 2014 / 2:53 pm

    I saw Jason Aldean earlier in the year and I was 3rd row! He has a great concert! Have fun!

  13. Hope @ Hope in a Blog
    July 9, 2014 / 2:56 pm

    I literally laughed out loud when you said, "anyway, none of that happened." Ha! Love it :). But go you for making homemade dinner + dessert for him…so sweet! Also, now that we are moving back to Charlotte that concert looks suuuuper enticing ;)!

  14. Kenzie Ashcraft
    July 9, 2014 / 3:10 pm

    That will be an awesome concert! My husband's birthday was a couple of weeks ago and I bought him concert tickets to see Michael Buble' in August! πŸ™‚ Happy Birthday, Matt!!!-Kenzietheashcraftbunch.blogspot.com

  15. meg-made
    July 9, 2014 / 3:14 pm

    That sounds like such a perfect celebration (especially the part where he gets to nap with his baby girl on his chest, too cute). Sounds like you pretty much spoiled him rotten!!! xx

  16. Lisa Loves John
    July 9, 2014 / 3:20 pm

    Looks like a perfect birthday, even if a bit different than planned πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ And I'm going to need to try those cupcakes…!!

  17. Karra
    July 9, 2014 / 3:31 pm

    that was the cutest gift & my husbands favorite is funfetti cake! They look SO GOOD.

  18. Kiki Nakita
    July 9, 2014 / 6:06 pm

    Sometimes, the simple things make for the best moments.

  19. Laura {happily ever} Parker
    July 9, 2014 / 6:42 pm

    Happy Birthday Matt!! I think you did a great job on the celebration this year!

  20. Meghan
    July 10, 2014 / 12:37 am

    Happy Birthday Matt! Our birthday celebrations changed after we had Noah too. And while more low key I love them. Wait until next year when she will be excited to help blow out the candles… Or at least try πŸ˜‰

  21. Playground Prepster
    July 10, 2014 / 9:16 am

    What a great birthday! I'm so impressed you made cupcakes (even if it was from a mix) and dinner! I have a five week old and that all sounds impossible! Happy birthday Matt!

  22. jen hangca
    September 23, 2014 / 6:41 am

    Looks like a perfect birthday! Love those cute cupcakes. Send Flowers and Gifts to Philippines

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