Tuesday, August 13, 2013

A Good Time Girl's Bday!!!!

Well hello there!!!

I know, I know.... where the hell have I been?  Welp, besides school, work, mommyhood and enjoying my summer, I cant really say that I have a valid excuse for my lack of blogging.  My boyfriend gave me a camera just before my bday (a really nice Canon) but I have no tripod yet and getting people to take pictures for me has been somewhat of a hassle :(

Forgive me pleaseeee lol


With that being said, I apologize for my lack of posts and ensure you guys that I will do better in the future!  Lately I've been thinking about how much blogging has really added to my life.  I remember when I first discovered blogging and how inspired I was when I would find a new blogger that I loved.  I imagined how I would feel if that person took a 3 month hiatus right when I was looking to them on the regular for inspiration... that would suck! So whose to say that someone doesn't feel that way about my little ol blog!?  Because blogging is a hobby for me, I often feel like my readers aren't really engaged because many of you don't leave comments.  But that's not what matters... what matters is that there is somebody somewhere who loves my little piece of the world wide web and this post is for you guys.  Now that I have a new camera, expect better pictures and more post in the fall season!

Moving along, to my bday week.... EPIC.

I love my birthday and every year I celebrate no matter what but this year was different.  Coming out of my golden year (turning 31 on the 31st last year) was truly an experience.  I didn't make a big fuss out of my bday and it ended up being one of the most fab bdays ever!  And i got pictures to prove it....

My birthday started out with this surprise at work.. I felt so special!






Edible Arrangement from my boo cakes.. Flowers from my girls at work.

Surprise Pizza party from Beach Pizza in Westchester, CA.  They have my favorite shrimp scampi pizza...  #amazing

Homemade bday cake from my friend Fernando and his wife! YUM
 And now for dinner....
Papa Bear *heart eyes*

Ready for dinner at Benihanas!

#BathroomSelfie

My baby love at dinner.. This girl is so crazy you guys have NO idea!!!

My sister since elementary and my beautiful Mommie getting ready for spa day!

Me and mom... this day was so amazing!

My sister treated me to a day of bliss for my bday.. so incredible.

Private bday party at Burke Williams - Fresh Lemonade, Fruit and French Pastries!

Burke Williams really treated us right for my bday!

My mom taking it all in...

Next day - WINE TASTING! My 3 sisters!


If you ever go to Wilson's Creek, be sure to try their Grenache Blanc... my fave white wine/rose

Double Fisting... how appropriate!

Live Music @ Lorimar Winery

Bday girl!

Just a few of my fabulous gifts from the weekend!  Thanks @lashoediva

And now its time for the turn up!!! #KarmaLounge



#shenanigans


My MAC girls were in the building that night!  So many of my girls are now celebrity makeup artists! Love it.


The owner's wife at the Karma Lounge invited us back for drinks and jello shots.. So i'll be returning soon!



Delicious bday cake from Becker's Bakery in Manhattan Beach, CA.  Thank you @Pattyfbabe

Lapdances to @teeflii's smash hit "This D" 


My "Vegas Crew"  We have a trip coming up.... oooohh wee!!!! lol

And the celebrations didn't stop here! I spent the past weekend going to brunch and a jazz festival and I still have birthday dates lined up.  I must say that I am surrounded with amazing people who love me and I cherish each and every one of them.  This summer has truly been one to remember.

How do you guys like to celebrate your bdays?

XoXo,

ari

instagram: @goodtimegirlari