Happy Birthday To Me!

It’s here, my birthday. In my opinion I think it has got to be the worst possible week to celebrate a birthday. But unfortunately out of all the things in life that we are able to choose, our birthday is not one of them. I promise to stop complaining now.

In honor of my 30th *cough 33rd cough* birthday I thought I would share 30, 33 things about me.

#1 I’ll admit it. I was half tempted to copy last years list and just add one more.

#2 I take my coffee with a whole lot of cream, but I also can’t stand weak coffee.

#3 I feel like I’ve changed and grown A LOT in the past year.

#4 For example: gray is no longer my favorite color! I can’t even pick a favorite color because I love so many now. Don’t even get me started on patterns!

#5 In 2016 I became addicted to using paper planners, 

#6 My most dreaded household chore is cleaning the shower. I HATE cleaning the shower.

#7 My love for pumpkin spice grows a little deeper every single fall.

#8 I just started watching the Gilmore Girls recently. I am currently on season 1 and will be lucky to finish them all by the year 2020. I really do love the show, I just don’t watch TV that often. 

#9 I geek out weekly over our families budgets and spreadsheets. 

#10 I consider myself pretty open around here and don’t keep much to myself, but I honestly feel like some things just don’t need to be shared on the internet for all to see and hear.

#11 I love taking photos of food. It doesn’t move, wiggle, or complain.

#12 I have a hard time taking me time. Usually when I try I can’t stop thinking about the 100 other things I should be doing.

#13 My favorite person to shop with is Anna. Not only is she a super frugal shopper too, the company is always so good. I’d be lost without her friendship. 

#14 I never imagined my 30’s being this good. They are WAY better than my 20’s which has me hopeful for my… well, you get the idea. *gulp*

#15 I can be a bit of a hypochondriac.

#16 I want to run a full marathon (with Anna) some day just to show myself I can.

#17 I like to do burnouts when I drive our 37 Ford. The first time I did one I laughed until I almost cried. I never understood why guys like to do them, but now I totally get it.

#18 I never have a birthday cake because I absolutely refuse to make my own. Since the best cakes are the homemade ones, I just go without. Maybe some day my girls will be capable of baking me one!

#19 I love giving other people presents and surprises but waiting until the right time almost kills me. I just get SO excited.

#20 Sometimes I feel completely unqualified to teach our children. Every year after testing I am assured that we are doing really well. As long as that continues, we will continue to home school. I hope that is forever.

#21 As much as I love our home I’m ready for a change.

#22 Russ is almost exactly 4 years older than me and I don’t ever let him forget it.

#23 Anyone who I text often knows I am the queen of typos. I put at least one in nearly every single message.

#24 It isn’t uncommon for me to misplace things. My keys, wallet, phone, or other important legal documents.

#25 Baking is my thing. I would happily bake almost every single day, especially if someone else cleaned up the mess.

#26 One of my closest friends is someone I have yet to actually meet.

#27 I am TERRIFIED of bees, wasps, hornets, and any other flying, stinging insect. 

#28 If I money wasn’t an object I would totally drive a Range Rover. I took one for a drive once and it was amazing.

#29 Once upon a time I was payed to plan, schedule, and organize things. My OCD is probably no longer surprising.

#30 Every time I go to Starbucks I get a bit panicky over how small the menu is and all the options that I know exist, but aren’t listed. I’m probably missing out on something great.

#31 I used to be pretty musical: singing, guitar, and the flute. Now all that is out the window and I am left serenading my girls in the car. 

#32 I love being a blogger. The friendships that I have made blogging are some of the sweetest I have. Someday I hope to meet several of you in person, even better if it is several at once!

#33 I think this coming year is going to be a crazy whirlwind, but goodness I am so excited.

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  • Jessica

    Happy happy birthday Beth!!! I hope your day is as amazing as you are! πŸ™‚ Big hugs!!

    • Thank you so much Jess. It was a great year!

  • Happy Birthday!!! I hope you have the best year yet!

  • Happy, happy birthday!!! Hope you have the best day filled with some sort of treats that you didn’t bake yourself πŸ™‚

  • Happy Birthday! Hope it’s fantastic!

  • Happy happy birthday, sweet friend! I hope you’re celebrating with everyone you love and lots of cake!!!! Maybe someone will read this and make one for you! Hehe.

    • It totally happened. My Anna made me a cake and it was amazing.

  • Heather Bramlett

    Happy Birthday to you! Hope your day is GREAT!!

  • Nichole H

    Happy Birthday!!! I always think I am missing out at Starbucks too!

    • I am so glad to hear I am not the only one!

  • Number 30!! I feel that way when we go to InNOut haha.


    • Oh InNOut…. SO jealous.

      Thank you so much!

  • Amy Smith

    Hope you had the best birthday! These were so fun to read & to learn a bit more about you. Girl, give me all the cream with a little bit of coffee. πŸ˜‰

    • It’s totally the best part, right?! Thanks Amy.

  • Happy Birthday!!! I agree, I’ve loved my 30’s way more than my 20’s. And that does give me hope for my…next milestone. Ahh! LOL. I love that you do burnouts! I’ve never done one and I think you’re so cool for having even tried it! Nascar life goals right there my friend. πŸ™‚ I also love that you’re so close to Stephanie and you haven’t met. Blogging friends are such a great part of life. I keep thinking we need to have a blogger retreat where we all just meet up in Pigeon Forge or somewhere and hang out for a few days. Loved this post! <3

    Whitney @ Come Home For Comfort

    • The first time I did one it was Russ instigating the situation. Such a goober. Getting everyone together would be AMAZING! I had one group of blogging friends who made an attempt but finding a location that everyone agreed upon felt impossible. I would LOVE to make it happen some day.

  • chall1018

    I hope you had the happiest of birthdays! I loved reading this and learning a little more about you! I am the same way with TV shows. I started Gilmore Girls earlier this year and I think I am only on season 4 or 5. I just don’t have time for tv. Maybe one day! Oh, but we did binge watch the entire 2nd season of Fuller House on Christmas Eve Eve. It’s one show that we all love and we had absolutely NOTHING to do that day! It was lovely. #24 is totally me. All.the.time. A Range Rover is totally on my β€˜if I win the lottery’ wish list. They are so awesome. As I am reading this I am nodding in so much agreement! We have a ton in common.

    • I haven’t watched Fuller House but I bet the girls would like it. I should totally put that on our things to do this winter list. Glad to hear I am not the only one always loosing things :P.

  • Lizzie Simantz

    What a fun post Beth!! I loved learning 33 things about you πŸ™‚ I also have a really hard time taking “me” time and am a bit of a hypochondriac. I hope you had the best birthday!! xo

    • Hypochondriacs unite! Baha ha! Oh goodness that could be a dangerous combo :P. I did have a great day, thank you.

  • Well I think I need to make you a homemade cake!! I hope your birthday was wonderful!!!

    • Aaawwwww it’s totally the though that counts. I had a great day!

  • Wow….33 things…I’m so impressed! I’ve loved getting to know you better this year by being a more regular follower. And I’m with you on the Range Rover….lottery anyone? Hope you had the best day!

    • It’s pretty much the only way that will ever happen :P. I had a great day!

  • Meghan Flinn

    I hope to do a similar post like this on my upcoming 33rd birthday! I love reading random facts about people! I too HATE cleaning the shower!! And I love that you like photographing food since it doesn’t move or wiggle! And in my case it doesn’t cover his eyes with his hands!

    • Lol! These posts are so much fun. I keep thinking I am going to run out of things to say though :P.

  • Whitney Jordan

    Happy {belated} Birthday!! I hope you had a wonderful one. The list maker in my loved your birthday list!! My favorite parts… Gilmore Girls – definitely keep watching, paper planner person for life!!, your food photo comment made me LOL and made me realize that food photos are definitely easier than people photos, let’s plan a blogger meet up because obviously that would be so much fun AND I would bring you a homemade birthday cake. I always request a cheesecake because they’re delicious and my husband can pick it up at the store πŸ™‚

    • A blogger meetup would be so fun. I’d love to plan one for St. Louis because I know several bloggers that are all about 4 hours or so away from there and it is so central. You toss in a cake and you’ll have me fully convinced to make it happen :P. Thanks for the birthday wish friend.

  • Happy belated birthday! I think I said it somewhere on social media. Right… Hopefully πŸ™‚ It’s the big four-oh this year. The end of my thirties were fab, so maybe it won’t be so bad!
    Amen on the not sharing everything on the internet, I just don’t have enough time to even try.

    • You are totally going to rock 40! Thanks for the birthday wish 😊.