IT’S MY BIRTHDAY!

Today is my birthday, yay! I had an eventful weekend with some of my closest friends in both St. Louis and Chicago. What better way to start my birthday weekend than getting my nails done? And I must admit, all my sorority sisters STAY with their nails done, so I couldn’t hang with them without fitting the part. Oh, and when my girlfriends and I get our nails done, we ALWAYS bring the wine. Thank you Tracey for the adorable wine tumbler, it was just what I needed!

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After nails, I rushed home to get ready for dinner. For those that know me, you know I am always late. I’m late because I always want to make sure I look perfect and have everything I need. I think that’s more important than being on time, ha! JK, I am on time most of the time (wink wink). Plus, my friends are awesome and didn’t mind (because they know how I roll). I booked a reservation for us at Scape in Central West End. I LOVED it, so amazing. Everything was so fresh and tasty.

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This drink was amazing, yum! AND this scallop dish was to DIE. Seafood is my favorite, so I was honestly in heaven.

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Me and the girls! So thankful to have these wonderful ladies in my life!

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I spent the second day of my birthday celebration in Chicago with my sorority sisters celebrating our 2nd Anniversary. In case you missed it in my previous posts, I am a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and crossed through the Delta Beta chapter in Spring of 2013. When I got there, Mariah picked me up from the Amtrak station and we hung out a little before dinner. Everyone met at Ron of Japan in downtown Chicago for dinner. It’s a Japanese restaurant with hibachi grills and yummy drinks.  It was so much fun catching up with everyone and spending time together.

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After dinner we went back to Mariah’s to freshen up then headed to the bar where our celebration was held. As seen below, Yohana and I were on the same page with the stripes.

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My pledge family 

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The main reason I was in Chicago was because of these beautiful ladies. I’ve been through so much with them and when we link up, it’s a party. When Delta Beta gets together, I literally laugh so hard my stomach hurts, it’s ridiculous.

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Huge shout out to my best friend, Lauren for the birthday flowers! They are absolutely gorgeous!

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And finally, my actual birthday! I feel like when it’s your birthday, you need to wake up feeling great and even better, dressing great. I pulled out my favorite green dress, white blazer, and pink shoes. The best part was that I arrived to work where my co workers had decorations and brought in some my favorite foods! I had always wanted to try Strange Donuts, so I couldn’t wait to dig in.

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 I know Edible Arrangements are known for being expensive, but they’re totally worth it! It was seriously some of the freshest fruit I’ve ever had. Thanks, Mom & Dad!

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I ended my birthday weekend by enjoying dinner with my mom and dad at Bailey’s Range in downtown St. Louis. For those that know me, they know that I LOVE a good burger. I am a tough critic but it was definitely good. I think my favorite part was the fun and homemade dipping sauces along with the boozy shakes, yum!

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Overall, I am REALLY excited about this next chapter in life. As each year passes, I see myself transform into the woman I want to be and I continue to learn about life and myself. One of my life mottos is to always do what makes you happy and to live everyday like it’s your last. I appreciate all the birthday wishes and love – THANK YOU!

Vivie

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