birthdays and good intentions

Jul 16, 2013

I had every intention of doing an outfit post this past weekend/yesterday... but somehow, that went out the window. I'm blaming it on two things a) I keep living in the same combo of denim jacket, some kind of dress and flip flops. b) Martin & I are in full summer + adventure mode and our nights are spent living for ice-cream dates, tucking our bare feet into the warm ocean sand, and chasing Scout (our dog) through the waves. It's safe to say we are beach bums and we wouldn't have it any other way! Also, yay [throwing confetti in the air] it’s my birthday this week. Gulp, admittedly kind of scary. I can’t believe I’m well into my thirties. And... that's all I'm going to say about that! ;) Each year, as I watch another year go by, I remind myself of the same thing: love your life, have the courage to do great things and don’t take your people for granted. Good words to live by!

<<< I'm a little late to the party but I finally bought the Beautiful Mess app. And I love it - it's so good. Can't wait to start playing around a little bit more!! It's such an easy way to add cute little graphics to my photos. >>>

xo veronika

18 sweet notes:

  1. Sounds like you've been having some great summer adventures. Happy birthday!

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  2. Happy almost birthday, V! I hope you have a special celebration planned, including a gluten free cake, of course ;) As for your blog plans, outfit post-schmoutfit post, I say - it's summer, the most important thing is to get out there and enjoy it, which you two (well, three) are obviously doing :) Hugs!

  3. These are lovely reminders dear Veronika, best way to live a fulfilling life, and I'll keep that in mind too! :-)
    And I'm also addicted to A Beautiful Mess app, so funny and girly, just perfect!
    By the way I've decided to start my working out process by running 2 times a week in my beloved park! Since I've never really worked out in my life, I'll start slow, but spending more time in this beautiful place will be such a motivation! And you're right, places like this are good for mind and soul, especially in a city like Paris, everyone is so stressed out, and I'm very easily affected by that so I really need a place to relax at the end of the day!
    Hope you're having a lovely birthday week darling and thanks again for all the inspiration and kind words...

  4. Sounds like the perfect way to spend a weekend–and happy early birthday!

  5. Sounds like you and M are having a fab summer so far! You look beautiful as always V! Looking forward to seeing some snaps from your B Day♥

    1. Thanks Jenn. Hopefully, I'll remember to take lots of snaps of my b-day! ;) xo

  6. Happy birthday week! I'm also well into my I feel you. I hope you have a blissful and adventurous week.

    Courtney ~

  7. Happy birthday, Veronica. That's a beautiful remainder. I'm guilty of taking my love ones for granted.

  8. Have a wonderful birthday Veronica! Enjoying summer is much more important than an outfit post in my opinion and I enjoy these photos just as much. Have a great week and weekend! xx

  9. Happy almost birthday! My birthday is on Sunday. :) XOXO.

  10. "love your life, have the courage to do great things and don’t take your people for granted." What a beautiful philosophy. I hope you have the loveliest of birthdays, Veronika!


    1. Aw, thank you sweet Hannah!! Hope your day is lovely!! xo

  11. HB V!!!!!!!!!!!!!! yah, i'm especially thinking about you today and loved the awesome time we had together the other eve! gotta make it our mission to go back there again, it was comfy,coz and tasty-lish :)

    duuuude, plan B is what it's all about so if that's why the outfit didn't make it in this week then so the heck what. besides it kinda did anyway cos i adore your darling combo of denim/dresses! oh how i'd love to see Scout catching some waves, he'd be a super surfer i'm sure. with all that fur going on, i'd guess the floatation would be a splendid sight -baha!!

    words to live by = yes and more yes. plus, gotta say, the only indication that you're repping the 30's is wise words like that and your symbiotic lifestyle...otherwise your beauty is like a forever 21-ish stunner 100%. happy day my friend, thinking about you + can't wait till our next mixer filled with fun! xo ♥

  12. AWWW this post Is TO cute:) and you look SO beautiful.

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  13. Happy belated birthday to you sweet lady!! I love your short but sweet words to live by that I definitely need to remember more as well, especially the not taking loved ones for granted when times get tough. I loved this little photo roundup you did, you look so happy and so does the pups. Glad you & Martin are enjoying a wonderful summer at the beach so much, how fortunate to have it so near! Also, are all of these pics through the beautiful mess app? i love the vintage effects on them.
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