Happy Birthday Spring and Me! – Friday Link-Ups

Happy Friday!

Happy First Day of Spring!

Happy Birthday to ME!

Celebrating all of the above by linking up with Oh, Hey Friday, High Five for Friday and Friday Favorites (add’l links below)!


Favorite Song This Week


Ready by Kelly Clarkson. I know, I know, I used a Kelly Clarkson song last week. This isn’t from her new album. It’s my favorite from All I Ever Wanted. This song has always made me feel so happy and hopeful. It may have been involved in my wedding ceremony and fits the Spring theme of the day, too.



Favorite Quote This Week

Okay, not actually a quote. Favorite set of words that resonated with me this week. Close enough.




Favorite Funny This Week



Favorite Holiday This Week


The First Day of Spring! I know, you thought I was going to say my birthday, didn’t you? Nope! Admittedly, Spring does get some bonus points for being on my birthday, but that’s not all it’s about. Spring is my favorite season – always has been. The flowers and greens outside end up fueling a cliched, but very real, feeling of newness, freshness and rebirth. Also, I love the way Spring smells. A few of the Spring-specific smells would be orange blossoms and spring rain… but everything about Spring smells so clean. I may or may not be sort-of rushing this post so that I can get outside and enjoy it.


orange blossom


Favorite Birthday Wish


Not that this is really fair, since I appreciate every birthday wish I receive… but this one was pretty special. Natalie is my friend Allie’s daughter. (You may remember Allie as the friend with a good memory) While Allie lives across the country, and I don’t get to see her or her family as much as I would like, I fell in love with this little munchkin the first moment I met her. She’s my favorite little buddy and receiving this special message has been the highlight of my day!



Friday Favorites via MeetAtTheBarre


 Have a wonderful weekend, e’rybody!


  • Stephanie Smallsen
    March 22, 2015

    Happy belated bday! Im definitely loving all the commercials esp the Shaq Cinderella team one. The Rob Lowe ones they keep on showing and The Sam Jackson/Round Mound of Rebound ones are alright too.

    Hope youre having an amazing weekend filled with lots of march madness and booze

    • Jeans and a Tank Top
      March 24, 2015

      Thanks, Stephanie 🙂 The Shaq Cinderella one IS great. I do also like the Charles Barkley/Sam Jackson/Spike Lee ones where they’re in the car. Only two days until Sweet Sixteen – since I already got Georgetown wrong in my bracket, I’ll root for Duke for you. This round, anyway.

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