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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Birthday Picnic

My 18th birthday isn't until the end of the month, but I celebrated it early with a picnic this afternoon. Oh, I'll go out for drinks once I'm of age, but this was exactly how I wanted to celebrate with my friends from school. We picnicked at the Legislature grounds, which are gorgeous and have fountains and wading pools to frolic in.

OOTD: polka dots
I am of the humble opinion that flip-flops are perfectly acceptable footwear in the summer months.

a dress
The dress is from Penningtons and the cardigan from Old Navy.

This beautiful vintage turquoise necklace was a graduation gift from my father.

Teal Toes
My feet are all beat up, all the time, but I was happy with the paint job.



So much delicious food! It was quasi-potluck style, and a few people brought food too.

pasta salad

White cupcake with white icing. Delish! It tasted exactly like the cupcakes that would've been at my fifth birthday.

mint & lemon
Chocolate cupcakes with mint icing, and lemon cupcakes with lemon icing. Both were a hit! Keegan helped me, and we made four batches in one afternoon.

dotty cupcakes
These cupcake liners are so cute!


Oreo cheesecake, recipe courtesy of Martha Stewart.

They use a whole Oreo as a "crust," how cool!

stepping stones


I thrifted these lovely linens to use as picnic blankets. They were nice and bog, and both of the prints are adorable.

I had such a wonderful time with my friends today. They are all so lovely, and I can't think of anything better than sunshine, good food, and good company.


  1. awm how cozy, love picnics! looks like you guys had an awesome time, love the pics. and you look really cute, love the braid and the necklace!:D

  2. we have the same kind of feet where our 2nd toe is longer than our big toe. is that normal.lol doesn't matter, looks like you had fun

  3. Wow! I really want to go on a picnic now!

  4. I'm jealous of your picnic! Love the dress - the seams/detailing on the skirt are totally cute.

    Happy (early) Birthday!

  5. what a great birthday party idea, i love it!

    you look great too, i love that polkadot dress! you have made me rethink penningtons too, haha.

  6. Awww this is awesome! I love your hair...the braid is so romantic looking. Im going to try that cheesecake with a golden oreo...plain cheesecake and then put fresh strawberries om top! Yeah!

  7. Looks cute, nice food!
    This would've looked extra cuter with flats or something, though, or a different sandal.

  8. I love the dress, very pretty! and your hairstyle is super cute too, you're adorable! happy birthday in advance!

  9. Thank you everyone!

    @Jennifer, picnics are so nice, I hope my friends and I have more in the future.

    @Katie, I don't know if it's normal, per se, but it's definitely not that uncommon.

    @Elizabeth, Penningtons is definitely worth the occasional look around, I've found some great pieces there.

    @misss_e, that would be delicious! I haven't perfected cheese cake yet, but I may have to try that next time