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I'm so glad you are here. I'm Elizabeth and this is the blog. This is the space I tend to. The place I share my heart and our stories. I pack these pages full of tips, stories, adventures, travels, outfits, and recipes. It's a little bit of everything and a whole lot of me. My hope is that these words & photos would encourage & inspire you. That being here will brighten things at least a little bit. Please stick around & explore. There is something here for everyone! Click through the categories below for more! 

Happy Birthday to Me

LOCATION: Colorado Springs, CO
DETAILS: Floral Fit & Flare Shirtdress || Ankle Booties || Heathered Tights || Slub Crew Cardigan || Perry Street Bleecker Crystal Flower Earrings, Gorjana Crescent Shimmer Necklace, Urban Gem Clover Necklace (Rocksbox, get your first month free with code: OAKANDOATSXOXO)|| ONA Capri Camera Bag || Blind Date Bobbie Pins

Today I turned 27. Every several years (it’s five unless it is a leap year and then that makes it 6 I think) my birthday falls on Mother’s day. The last time that happened it was my 21st birthday and my mom and I shared the holiday by seeing Star Trek in theaters and then hit up On The Boarder for some Margaritas. This year my mom is in Arkansas with my dad watching my baby sister graduate from college (OMG!) and we celebrated with my mother-in-law yesterday in a joint Mayberry family Mother’s Day/ Birthday celebration. So today I don’t have to share my holiday.

I don’t know what I am doing today. I told Bruce that I didn’t care what happened, but I wanted to celebrate and I didn’t want to plan it! Rest assured that whether we are running off to the mountains or just hitting up our favorite local breweries, I will be bringing my camera and documenting.

Someone the other day asked me how it felt to be “so old” – which I thought was an interesting question in general but the truth is I don’t! I don’t feel old. Yes, I may be approaching or in my late 20’s but I don’t feel hopeless or helpless or even old. I feel excited, thankful, and much wiser than I used to be.

When I look back on 26, I see a whole lot of wonderful and a whole lot of crazy. That is life for you. But one thing I can tell you is that no matter what, it was sweet. This blog has changed drastically with my last year’s birthday present (my Canon Rebel) and I’ve been in awe with the growth and truly enjoyed meeting so many more of you! Not only have fun things been going on in blog land, but fun things have been going on in life – vacations, weddings, babies, community, family, and friends.

Thanks for celebrating with me I so appreciate you!

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If you were hoping to send me a birthday gift (you are seriously way too kind! ) and you are trying to figure out just what I would like for my birthday —> I want to point you to my Walk for Life fundraising page! Anything you give will change lives AND it is a birthday gift that gets to be tax deductible!! 

  • Happy Birthday, Elizabeth! I wish you an amazing day <3 cheers from Italy! x

  • Josra

    Happy, happy birthday!!! I hope your day will be filled with adventures! Oh, and your desription of your last year, really got me thinking. That's what I want my life to be about: Community. Thanks for being "so old" and sharing some wisdom with me 🙂 I'm so excited for this next year on your blog!

  • Happy birthday beautiful! Just 4 days after me 🙂

  • Happy birthday!

  • Happy birthday! & these pictures and your outfit are beautiful!

  • Gabriela Keeton

    Happy Birthday! Hope this next year brings you all your wishes!

  • Happy birthday!
    I hope you guys have an awesome day! If your weather is anything like ours is, you will definitely be gallivanting outside!
    I hope that I will be able to advertise with you soon. Depends on the hubby's paycheck 😉

    Kristin // The Peculiar Treasure
    thepeculiartreasureblog.com

  • Happy Birthday Elizabeth!! I hope your day is full of fun and adventure, just like this next year will bring you 🙂

  • Happy, Happy Birthday, Beth! I hope you're having a wonderful birthday! You look beautiful in these photos. 🙂

  • You are so so pretty! I love your outfit too 🙂 Happy Birthday!

  • Happy Birthday! Here's to the next year being even better!

  • Welcome to the 2-7 club!!

  • Happy birthday Elizabeth! Enjoy your day!

  • A very happy birthday! Hope you had a wonderful one!

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  • Cat Elsby

    Happy birthday!! I hope it's filled with beautiful memories and great beer <3

  • Joyeux anniversaire! I hope your day was magical. 🙂

  • Amy

    HAPPY (belated) BIRTHDAY!!
    I hope it was truly, truly wonderful!
    also, your outfit. i'm rading your closet and taking it all …sorry, not sorry. 😉

  • Happy Birthday!

  • HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! You look so beautiful!

  • Happy Birthday!! I forget how old I am often. haha.

  • Happy birthday friend! I hope you had a fantastic day! 🙂

  • Happy birthday!! I feel like after about… 23 I feel the same. I definitely don't feel 27 and can hardly believe that's how old I am!

  • Rachel

    That dress is adorbes on you! Happy happy birthday!

  • This is the first time I've seen your blog, and I'm so glad you have that outlook on birthdays. I turned 30 in April and told friends and family that I was actually looking forward to being 30. Many years ago, a friend's father gave me a perspective on birthdays that I will always hold close – that they are the anniversary of having yet another year of life. For her father, it was another year of life that he had with his daughter. For this reason, I embrace birthdays. I embrace thirty. I want to embrace forty. And fifty. And every birthday that many of us may dread as we meet the ages that once seemed so distant. Because every birthday is a reminder that we've been given yet another year of life. Another year to choose to celebrate instead of dread. I have some friends that aren't even expected to live to 30. How can I not be grateful!

    Happy birthday to you! And thank you for sharing your birthday sentiments with us.

  • Happy Birthday, pretty lady! I am loving your outfit in these pictures. That dress looks amazing on you! The colors are so pretty. Here's to another great year! Hope your day was awesome.

  • Love Peace Beauty

    Happy Birthday! My bday is May 8 and also falls on Mother's Day some years, in fact I was born on Mother's Day. 🙂 I will def follow you on IG! I love that dress!