birthday week

So my long awaited birthday surprise date was Wednesday night….

and my husband surprised me with a dinner at the Catbird Seat! I secretly act like I don’t like surprises, but I always end up liking the end result. More to come on this dinner on tomorrow’s post – basically it will be all food pictures. I wore my new Anthropologie dress. My two best friends and I treated Anthropologie’s sale room like it was our own personal shopping experience Saturday and bought everything.

My husband, Josh, surprised me with something I have been eagerly anticipating, an Instax polaroid camera!  I have been playing with it all weekend.

{my new fujifilm instax}

While we were at Catbird, I could not stop staring at this beautiful light fixture (sorry for the poor picture). I knew I had seen it before and have been searching around for it and found it finally.


{lighting at catbird seat}

It is a Lindsay Adelman, lighting genius, of course. Below also in a mint version (!).


{lindsay adelman: click to link}


Since it is is out of my price range and I have been contemplating purchasing or DIYing a Sputnik style, I was excited to find this inexpensive DIY version from her.


{you make it: click to link}

we are relaxing and recharging today (read: spending the day on pinterest) and visiting with friends tonight. have a great saturday.