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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Birthday Love

Since it's my birthday and I run this show I am spreading some wisdom today. This year has been a year of great change and growth for me. It completely blows my mind to think how different my world was one short year ago. But ya live, ya learn and ya move on from things that hold you back in life. I hate getting older. I've always struggled with it. 29 scares the hell out of me! But at the same time, I know this will be a year of great change too, in a positive way! And I am ready to make things happen!
My new lock screen says it all
20 birthday wishes + 9 life lessons = 29th birthday

20 Birthday wishes:
1. Luke Bryan - you know I HAD to!
2. gold iPhone 5s
3. fall in love
4. meet Kasey Kahne
5. travel somewhere new
6. stop lying about my age - YEAH RIGHT...
7. run the hell outta that half marathon in March
8. a winning season for the Vols - a girl can dream!!
9. blogger meet up this year in Nashville
10. more craft nights with my girls
11. find a skincare routine to prevent wrinkles since I'm old...or get botox
12. give back more
13. tithe regularly
14. treat myself regularly - massages, facials, pedis - I deserve it!
15. spend more time with my grandparents & cousins
16. more hugs
17. maintain the 5am club
18. visit a vineyard
19. go to an NFL game (can you believe I've never been)
20. tell every single one of you how much I love you as much as I possibly can
 
9 Life Lessons:
1. If God brings you TO it, then he bring you THROUGH it. I promise, I have been through PLENTY of bad things in my life and every time, with HIM I’ve landed on my feet at the end of the day. Psalm 18:2 “The lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge.”
2. Don’t be a fair weather fan. Pick your team, run with them always. Coming from a Vols fan, I feel like I have mucho experience in this area.
3. Hand written thank you notes will get you far with people.
4. Always pick the boy who makes you belly laugh.
5. Cute panties can change your mood, always invest in cute underwear.
6. Love with your whole heart. I’m probably not the best person to give that advice, but it’s true. There is nothing better than loving someone so completely and getting that same love in return. It’s scary, but worth the risk.
7. Work to live, not live to work. This is my daddy’s advice really. I love my job! I am very blessed with it, and I get paid well to do what I do. However, family and home must always come first.
8. Learn to drive a stick. It will pay off
9. At any given time keep these in your purse/desk/car: compact, mascara, lip gloss, tampon, ponytail, floss – you never know when you’ll need those items. Oh and an airplane bottle of JackD – kidding…. Sort of…..

Got my free Birthday Starbucks so I'm ready to rock today!

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42 comments:

TheTinyHeart said...

Happy happy birthday, Nikki! Don't be scared of 29. I'm 30 and it's really not that bad (especially since I still feel 16 on the inside!). :) I hope all of your birthday wishes come true this year!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Danae said...

Happy Happy Birthday! I honestly love this post, probably my favorite someone has done on their birthday!

Sara Elizabeth said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOVE!! Can I tag along on that vineyard trip?! haha

Stephanie said...

Happy birthday pretty lady! I KNOW this year will be great for you! Love you! xo

Nikki said...

Happy Birthday Gorgeous!

Krista said...

Just found your blog! Love it!! I will definitely be checking back! :)

Erin @ Keep Calm and Sparkle said...

LOVE this lists!!! Blogger meet up in Nashville is soooo happening!! I have dates marked for November that I am hoping to go!!

Happy Happy Birthday for like the tenth time! :)

XoXo

Amanda aka Manda said...

I love this post! And we definitely will be going to a Titans game, maybe not this year, but definitely next! Maybe against the Colts! I sincerely hope you have a WONDERFUL birthday!!! And next year we're definitely doing a 30 bday trip! So get ready!

lil desiqua said...

Haha, love your life lessons- especially 4 and 5! I think I would add either a bobby pin or safety pin to the list of "things to always have"- they have come in handy for me in the past! (And maybe a coozie... kidding...kind of!)

Hope you have an awesome birthday!

P!nky said...

happy Birthday beautiful! Wonderful lessons and I totally think your list is fabulous! I think 29 is going to rock for you!

xoxo

Faith said...

Happy birthday love! Great wishes and life lessons!

29 is not so bad, you'll love it! Live it up for your last year in your 20s :)

Erin LFF said...

Happpppy Birthday sweet girl!! I love your lock screen and everything about this post! This year will be EVEN BETTER, I just know it :) Also, can I crash the Nashville blogger meet up? Thanks.

Stephanie said...

Happy Birthday my love! May 29 bring you lots of cute panties, and a reason to wear them regularly ;)

Cassie said...

i love you! happy happy birthday sweet friend!

Aly said...

Happy Birthday girlie! Hope you have a fabulous birthday, and fantastic year ahead!

Ashley @ LocalPostcards said...

Happy happy birthday!!! I hope you have an AWESOME day - and don't fret about being 29 - you're only as old as you feel! :)

Jamie said...

Happy, happy birthday! I hope it's a great one!

Fran @ Sassy Southern Bride said...

Happy happy birthday!!!! My late twenties have been so much better than the shambles my life was in during my early and mid-twenties that I have zero fear of 30. I am probotox though, and would like to get some. I blame studying for the between the eyes "elevens" I'm getting.

Jordon said...

I am LOVING the idea of a Nashville blogger meetup!! Happy, happy birthday!

smk053078 said...

Happy Birthday!!! What a year!! And if you call yourself OLD one more time, I am gonna cry....come on now...remember my age?? ;) And yes to cute panties!! I adore you!! xoxo

Wine and Summer said...

Happy Happy Birthday!!!

Hope it's the best year yet!

Jordan said...

LOVE your life lessons! Especially the first one :) Hope you are having an awesome day! xoxo

Rachel said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Alisa Marie said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a fantastic Day!! 29 isn't all that bad, I say it's the new 21! :)

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Happy birthday Nikki! 29 was an awesome year for me so I hope the same for you!

Whitney said...

Happy Birthday!

Kathryn said...

Happy Birthday! Great Life lessons too!

Angie van Deutekom said...

Happy Birthday! Cute post :-)

Britt said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope all your wishes come true, especially Luke Bryan ;)

Katie said...

Happy birthday girl!!!! Hope its a good year for you. I like your 20 birthday wishes :)
Blogger meet up in Nashville.....that would be so fun!

Rachel Sedaker said...

Happy Birthday! I hope this year brings you lots of happiness. :) You know, at 29 I felt so much pressure and stress, but as soon as I hit 30 it all disappeared and I took a deep breath- there is a lot to look forward to, and lots of freedom in getting older. I love seeing your wish list- that you have both giving back and treating yourself on there- both are so important!

Pamela said...

Love what you have set for your lock screen!! Hope you have a fabulous day, lady!

Whitney Leigh said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET GIRL!! I love you so freaking much!! :)

annnd I stand by you on learning to drive stick. WELL worth it.

also, I'm making Landon camp out tomorrow night so I get my gold iPhone. :) I can't wait!!

Kristin said...

I love this! Happy Birthday!! Hope all your wishes come true girl!

Kim Luke said...

love all of this. couldn't agree more!!!
Nashville, YES PLEASE!!
lovie you!!!

Ashley said...

FIRST.....happy birthday you muffin head! heart you!!

and secondly...I think I can help you with #6..hello Atlanta!!!

I am going to the dermatologist next month JUST to talk about anti-aging haha. I struggle with getting older too. I will share any great wisdom I get :)

Amy @ Living n Learning said...

Happy birthday a day late. :)

Meeting Kasey Kahne and going to a NFL game are both things I want to do as well. We should do them together I think. We would have a ball!

Jackie said...

Damn you should've put meet me in that list! JK BUT I was thinking... Vegas for 30. Because I'm not a fan at the moment of my 29th coming up. But good lists, and yes cute underwear always helps :) happy birthday again x a thousand

Ashley Barnhill said...

I'm the worst blog friend ever... HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!!! Hope it was everything you imagined and more! xoxo

Niki {Glossy Blonde} said...

Happy belated birthday pretty lady!!! I hope it was the best one yet!

Janna Renee said...

I agree with ALL of your life lessons! Especially about choosing a boy that makes you laugh. It is true...they are the BEST! Happy Belated! I hope your Birthday was everything you deserve!

shannon said...

EEEEEP!
happy belated birthday lovely lady!!