I headed into work for a bit so that I could wrap up a few concepts for a presentation and then do a conference call with our client.
Just before I left for a lunch date with my mom, my creative team gave me a birthday card and a box filled with new bottles to add to my Essie collection! They also gifted me with this top coat, and I'm so excited to try it out -- the name of it is just so fun and clever!
Upon leaving work, I headed to the Mall of America to meet my mom at FireLake, one of my favorite restaurants. We both ordered the puffed wild rice salad (this is my favorite!), and a cup of their veggie soup. Both were so delicious and we especially enjoyed the soup -- it surprisingly had fresh ginger in it, which sounds a little out there, but it seriously made the soup! Would highly recommend it!
Just as we were about to leave the mall, we made a quick pitstop for some gelato -- we split a small cup of the key lime pie and wedding cake flavors and it hit the spot!
I haven't seen my mom since my cousin's birthday party last month, so it was fun to catch up. Before we parted ways, I swung by her car to open a few birthday gifts -- she got me an adorable little succulent plant, a bottle of my favorite wine, and some candy.
She also made me a batch of her famous homemade granola and I'm SO excited for this! This special treat was always a favorite in our house.
Upon arriving home, I worked on this blog post for a bit before Andy arrived home from work and we headed out for dinner.
I had been looking forward to this salmon dinner all day and it did not disappoint!
We ended the evening with some Bailey's chocolate cake -- such a sweet finish to a great birthday!
Do you usually take the day off on your birthday?
Favorite flavor of cake?