Thursday, September 1, 2011

A Discount Birthday

I'm 34 today. I really like birthdays. As I've gotten older, I think I've started expecting less on birthdays, and that makes it more fun. Instead of being on edge, wondering if my husband (or others) will fulfill whatever expectations I have, I can really enjoy whatever comes my way. It's nice to be celebrated, whether in big ways or in little.

I didn't really have a list of "wants" this year--instead, I'm looking forward to spending some time with my husband. Tomorrow night we'll head to Maggiano's. We love good Italian food! I purchased a Maggiano's BuyWithMe voucher recently. In my opinion, a dinner out is even more fun when it's discounted! We recently babysat for some friends' kids, and we'll be "cashing in" when they take care of our kids tomorrow.

In mid-April I got a very cute dress at the Ann Taylor 40% off sale. I posted this photo on Facebook, saying that I needed to plan a date night so that I could wear the dress.


It's taken over four months, but I'm finally going to get to wear the dress! It'll be great to have some much-needed alone time out with my man.

And tonight, I'll get some dessert:

I got a Groupon for Marble Slab Creamery several weeks ago, and have been saving it for my birthday. I'm getting a great discount on a cake I plan to thoroughly enjoy. I might even share!

All in all, as I eat my discounted food, wear my discounted dress, and appreciate free babysitting, I think it'll be a birthday full of rich blessing!


Sandra said...

Happy Birthday, Beth! It sounds like you are going to have a very "rich" birthday. :)

You look absolutely gorgeous in that beautiful dress. I'm sure The Engineer will be very proud to escort you to dinner in it. :)

Amanda said...

Happy birthday! And I also think you look gorgeous in the dress!

Dan & Hillary said...

Happy (frugal) birthday!!!

Laurel said...

Sounds like a wonderful birthday...and that dress is so pretty and pretty on you!! Hope the day is magical~

Mellodee said...

Happy Birthday to one of my favorite people!! I hope you have a wonderful day filled with all the things you love! And have a great date night in your lovely (and COOL) new dress. It's very flattering and suits you to a "T".

(The little dress on Chickie is adorable too!)

Have a great day, my friend!

Anonymous said...

I hope you had a fantastic birthday!! The dress is too cute!

SurvivorBlessing said...

Happy Birthday to you.

I have to agree with you - the older I get the less I expect things, and voila, I got so blessed this year... I never thought it possible. I had an awesome day. Thank you.

Love the dress!!!

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

How fun to dress up and go out, without kids! We are big discount users too. Have a great 34th!!! I just turned 35 and a half. :)

enthusiastically, dawn said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, to one of my favorite Bloggy Gal Pals! Beth Ipray your birthday and the next year is a blessing and I know your date night will be fantastic! Enjoy your cake!
You look "Mahveliss, Dahling!"

Unknown said...

What a beautiful dress! I hope your night out is wonderful.
Happy Birthday.