Happy Days!

by agirlandhermutt on February 15, 2011

This time of year is my absolute favorite. Winter is starting to wean off a *teeny* little bit, my birthday comes around, and Valentine’s Day makes me feel loved! This year was no different.


I started the weekend of fun with a birthday skating party! When I was a kid I loved having roller skating parties. I had my own skates. Hello…that screams mad skills! Not so much the same with ice skating, but just as fun.

A few of the girls met up with me in Kendall Sq to get our ice skating on.

Despite the overcast weather, it wasn’t as cold as it had been in the past few days. We showed up just in time to have them kick everyone off the rink to start the Zamboni. Of course.

Finally they let us on the ice and we were off! Well, kind of. There wasn’t any falling involved, but I did think the kid in a helmet behind me was a pretty smart idea.

The rink is kind of small so after an hour and a half or so, we were ready to get our drink on. Lets be honest…activity on the birthday is to make room for some beer! Winking smile

We headed over to The Asgard in Central Sq for a bite to eat (veggie chili and a salad), some good drinks (Cider!), and a lot of laughs. Big thanks to more of my friends joining me to celebrate!

For my actual birthday on Sunday, I woke up bright and early to hit up Zumba with Tea Party Karen. Holy crap. The class was super crowded but it was AWESOME. You go expecting to sweat, but you haven’t felt sweat until after this class! I spent the rest of the day at the spa, thanks to The Scientist. He was out of town for the weekend so he kept me entertained by treating me to a day of luxury. Le Sigh…

I started off with a pedicure and manicure. The chairs were so comfy that I wanted to take a nap right then and there!

Mmm…tea and pampering!

I went for OPI’s Original Red on my fingers and some fun sparkly reddish pink color on my toes. Both services lasted an hour each!

After my mani/pedi I had an hour long Swedish massage. OMG. These should be part of my regular calendar appointments. The final results have made me smile every day since.


It was the perfect treat for my birthday and a great way to kick off Valentine’s Day. Big thanks to The Scientist!

Valentine’s Day is always a low key event for me. I love the idea of making sure the loved ones in your life know that you are thinking of them, but I hope that I make them aware of this year round! The Scientist and I don’t do gifts or a fancy dinner for the holiday, so this year we just hung out at home for wine & cheese night. There were also some flowers and cards involved. So sweet…

I also enjoyed a fun Valentine’s Day gift from my parents. Fun jewelry!Seriously, could anyone have gotten my style more spot on?!

Sparkly bobbles that can brighten up any day, right?!

I hope that you all had a wonderful Valentine’s Day no matter how you spent it!

PS. I have officially updated the 30 While 30 page! I’m in the process of coming up with the 31 While 31 list. Check out the update and let me know if there is anything you are dying to do this year!

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Michelle February 16, 2011 at 2:53 pm

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!!! Looks like you had a great weekend 🙂 Spa days are the best!


agirlandhermutt February 17, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Agreed! They should happen more often!


Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin February 16, 2011 at 3:30 pm

Ahh looks like you had such fun birthday celebrations! Love the color on your nails – and those gloves (mittens?) in your photo! So cute!


agirlandhermutt February 17, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Fingerless gloves with a mitten flap. The best of both worlds! Thanks!


Sara @ Running In Pink Project February 16, 2011 at 10:09 pm

This post is so fun. Hope you had a fabulous Birthday/ Valentines Day! 🙂


agirlandhermutt February 17, 2011 at 5:00 pm

It was wonderful! Thanks so much!


Tiffany @ Simply Shaka February 16, 2011 at 11:39 pm

I was like “Where is she??” in the first picture then I saw you. And can I just say I am loving the purple coat? Paired with the gloves (also cute) you are very Lakers-licious!

If I had a mani/pedi in that chair, you would have to pry me out of it, it looks too good to be true.

Happy you had a wonderful weekend!


agirlandhermutt February 17, 2011 at 5:01 pm

I never even realized how Lakerrific I am!


Dorry February 17, 2011 at 12:24 pm

What fun! I love your blue coat and bright red nails. I always feel sassy with red nails. Looks like an awesome birthday celebration!


agirlandhermutt February 17, 2011 at 5:01 pm

Yes! Red Nails=Sassy Instantly!


Jen February 18, 2011 at 4:08 pm

Happt Birthday! We have some mutual friends that I can see from the pictures. It looks like you guys had a blast! I don’t know how to ice skate , someday I will learn.


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