Sunday, August 9, 2015

{almost} birthday babe

I had the most enjoyable girl's day out with my mom and aunt yesterday.
We walked up and down the streets of a charming town, laughed 'til we almost peed ourselves, talked serious stuff, went into kitschy shops and a thrift store, stopped for iced tea at a local coffee and tea shop (where the barista overheard my aunt talking about my upcoming birthday on Monday, so she decorated my cup), and had the most delicious al fresco lunch.

We dined on the rooftop patio, which had soft, pleasant music playing and a good view of the town. Oh my goodness, the food was marvelous! I had marinated pork tacos with roasted pineapple, and sauteed corn with epasote, serrano peppers, chipotle aioli, and cotija cheese.

 Our waitress must've picked up on my mom talking to me about my birthday, so at the end of our meal, she came out with a tres de leche cake with three forks for sharing. And the cake was absolutely delicious. My no-sugar eating plan, be damned! That cake was worth it.

My little town had its annual fest this weekend, of which I haven't gone to in years. There's carnival rides for kids, loud bands, tons of people, and lots of beer. Just not my style. The older I get, the more I crave peace and quiet. There's also fireworks over the lake on the Saturday night of the fest. I watched them from my back yard, wearing jeans, closed shoes, and a long-sleeved hoodie with the hood up over my head. Try and get me now mosquitoes - mwah ha ha! As I was holding up my phone to take photos, wouldn't you know it, those little buggers descended upon my exposed hands. Next year, gloves? Happy weekend, everyone.


  1. It sounds like you had so much fun! What a nice day with the ladies. Tres leches cake is my FAVORITE! Oh my god, I love it so much. I think you deserved it, sugar be damned is right! I hope you have a wonderful birthday, my friend.

  2. Sweet and pretty picture, sounds like a meal and evening fit for a Princess! Have a very Happy Birthday!

  3. You are looking gorgeous Birthday Babe!! Isn't it great to be older AND better??!!! Love how you celebrated---wish I could have been there!!

    Talk soon! :)


    P.S. What towns?

  4. Happy Birthday, greetings and best wishes!

  5. Happy Birthday, Melanie!! How wonderful that not only your aunt and mother, but the whole darn town came out to celebrate your birthday! Girl times are the best and your meal looks delish!

  6. Happy Birthday, Melanie! Looks like the best kind of day and of course you had to eat that's your birthday!

  7. Happy Birthday!! Looks like such a great day with your mom and aunt!

  8. Happy Birthday to you!! Loved your beautiful looks like you had lots of fun. Have a wonderful day!

  9. Happy Birthday! What fun, good food and drinks you had. Tres leches cake is delicious!!

    Have a good week ~ FlowerLady

  10. Glad you had a great day out with your Mom and aunt. From the smiles you did have a great day with much to smile about. Happy Birthday!

  11. Those tacos look awesome.

    I know from Facebook and IG that you had a pretty great birthday today!


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