Sunday, November 15, 2015

Beachin' Birthday

California surfers

Gray Whale beach

Platinum blonde blogger

The most patient man in the world, who looks pretty sick and tired of my shit right now haha
Halfmoon Bay

beautiful nature


Beach Hoppin'

OK so, let me start off by telling you something you may or may not know about me... I'm pretty fucking superstitious. When my birthday fell on Friday the 13th this year, I just took the entire day off to celebrate by scheduling a mani/pedi and maxing out my parents' insurance at the dentist because this is that magical year where I'm not insured anymore... Anyways Friday the 13th did not fail me and I got miserably sick with a stomach bug! I wasn't able to cancel my dentist appointment last minute without paying a huge cancellation fee, so I sucked it up and went. Well guys I'll spare you the details, but I'll have you know that this appointment did not go by without incident... I was a straight up Regan from the Exorcist and had to leave without finishing the filling they were working on.

Anyway, after Jake left work early and picked me up, I spent my entire birthday in bed. We rescheduled the festivities to Saturday the 14th and rented a car to visit as many beaches as possible including Gray Whale beach and Halfmoon Bay (my favorite!). The tide was high and wild so we spent most of our time dodging water and stalking surfers who were equally afraid of the aggressive waves.

Orchids in greenhouse

Little shop of horrors plant

Carnivorous plant terrarium

Sundew plant
Probably will be dead in 3 days
Succulent and Cactus Collage

Birthday Carrot Cake

The Little Things...

Stopped by this amazing strip of local florists and greenhouses including this gem, "World's Rare Plants" which is a huge selection of beautiful carnivorous plants. That place is amazing! I've always wanted a sundew plant but assumed it would die from being over touched or suffocated in cat hair, but we got one anyways for my birthday. In case you're wondering, I named him "Dewey" and I need you all to say a little prayer for Dewey to live a long life with me! Fingers crossed.

Finished off our evening with a big slice of carrot cake and some Lord of the Rings. How was every ones weekend? Did anyone do anything fun and exciting? Also, does anyone have any luck keeping carnivorous plants alive? I would love tips and tricks, if you have any!

24 comments:

  1. The photos are so good. It looks like you had an amazing time at the beach.
    Happy Birthday :)
    http://anythingandeverything.weebly.com/

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    1. Thank you Arya! We truly had an amazing celebration this year and thank you so much for the birthday wishes! :)

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  2. Happy belated birthday! So sorry to hear you got sick on your birthday. =( But it looks like you guys made up for it and had an amazing weekend. :) Lovely photos, and by the way, your boyfriend is a babe! :D x

    Following on bloglovin' <3

    Kay
    http://shoesandglitter.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Awww thanks Kay! It was such a bummer the day of, but we definitely made up for it all weekend! I'm super exhausted and sore from running around now haha And yeah, I'm pretty lucky to have such a cutie by my side! The beard is a new thing for him but I'm diggin it lately ;) Hope you have a great week!
      I'm following you on BlogLovin' as well so I can keep up with you!

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  3. Oh my gosh I'm so sorry to hear about how you got sick on your birthday…Your trip to the dentist sounds absolutely HORRIBLE! I can't believe they wouldn't let you cancel even when you were that sick! I'm glad to hear you felt better the next day and got to have a fun time with Jake. Dewey is sooo adorable. I have always been fascinated with carnivorous plants!

    Emily
    http://hausofhounds.com

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    1. God I KNOW!! They were going to charge me $100 to cancel and were like "well we confirmed the appointment yesterday and you said it was OK at that time..." I'm like guuurrrllll I don't have a crystal ball to see into the future". So happy it's all over but I have to go back soon to finish the filling we started hahah. I've always loved carnivorous plants too! I'll let you know how he does in the apartment and let you know so you can start growing your collection ASAP ;) Hope you, Brian and the weenies had a great weekend!

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  4. Happy Birthday, lady! :) These pictures look so great and I'm so happy you had good time! :)

    Mallory // Perhaps Bananas

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    1. Thank you so much Mallory!! We had a GREAT time :) Hope you had a good weekend as well!

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  5. What a beautiful beach! Great photos
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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    1. Thank you Laura! We've never been to Gray Whale Cove before and it was not disappointing! Btw I am drooling over your beautiful leopard print coat featured on your blog! ;) Might have to save up and purchase one of my own!

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  6. aw that sucks about Fri 13, I hope the next birthday will be better and superstition-free! looks like you and your beau had an amazing time at the beach though! :)

    Metallic Paws

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    1. Thank you so much Izzy! Next year will be better for sure. If not, we can always reschedule again haha I hope you had a great weekend as well!

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm glad you like them :)

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  8. Hope you are feeling better now :) Great post and pics. Gemma xx
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    1. Thanks Gemma! I'm feeling SO much better, thank god.

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  9. it looks so nice at that beach! & omg I FEEEL YOU when it comes to not being on your parents insurance anymore. Im probably going to take a trip to my hometown this month so I can have my last appointment lol

    xx Sera | STARDUSTBOHEMIAN.COM

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    1. Ugh! Don't you wish it could be extended till we're 40? I have no clue what I'll do for insurance but I should be good for a while. Towards the end I got vaccinated and had like a Dr appointment every week just because I could hahaha

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  10. Love your photos Rachel :) Also, lucky your for having a special someone to stick around haha!

    Real Life Nerd // www.vivienekok.com

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    1. Awww Thanks Viviene!! I know I am so lucky that I have a super patient man who is wlling to pick my sick butt up from the dentist hahaha Poor Jake has seen a lot of shit between me and our gross cat. Hope you're having a good week so far!!

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  11. First of all, happy belated birthday and I'm sorry to hear about your bad luck on Friday the 13th! I absolutely love the photos and that beach looks perfect.

    TRENDGALORE
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    1. Thanks for the Birthday wishes Hana! No it's OK! I'm so happy it passed quickly so the entire weekend was ruined by how nasty I was lmao. Happy you love the pics ;) It was hard narrowing them down! Hope you're doing well!

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  12. Those pics look amazing! I am so jealous that I wasn't there to help you make bad decisions! You need to take me to that orchid shop, but seriously don't (I will buy everything). I can't wait for you to get the present I got for you!!!

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    1. I KNOW!!!! When you come visit, I am totally taking you there! You will LOVE it! All of the orchids are like 5 dollars or 3 for 10. It's crazy! And that carnivorous plant house is soo fun. There's also a succulent house (our wet dream) next door but honestly, it seems so boring compared to the pitcher plants, venus flytraps and sundews. I can't wait to see my present you sent!!

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