Welcome to Carrie Ann Ryan’s birthday blog hop day!
As a kid, birthdays were wonderful (except for the time when my crush hit me in the head with a balloon). I was a chocoholic then and I still am now so birthdays usually consisted of chocolate cupcakes with homemade chocolate icing and colored sprinkles. My mouth waters just thinking about them. These grand occasions usually consisted of a party either at my house or at a local pizza joint with several lucky kids from my class.
With age, birthdays have definitely evolved. I’ve reached a point in my life where I just accept them. They still remain an exciting day because they’re your day, but I don’t necessarily jump for joy at the thought of becoming a year older. I’m comfortable with it because it just is. Admittedly, I look forward to the many trips I’ll make to Barnes and Nobles afterwards as the majority of family and friends, who know me, get me B&N gift cards.
No, these days it is not the big parties or dinners for me that woo me. In actuality, I love planning birthdays for my family and friends. There is something so rewarding seeing their face light up because you’ve nailed the perfect gift or a beautiful party. Even better when you catch them by surprise. I’m a baking fanatic as well so having the opportunity to bake cakes for family, friends or co-workers is fun too. In fact, that is what I’m going to do after writing this blog. Don’t worry, if the cake comes out well, I promise to share the recipe.
What about you all? Why not share what you do or don’t like about birthdays. One lucky winner will win a free $20.00 gift card to Amazon or B&N from my blog. In addition to this, all will be entered in to win one of two grand prizes:
1) A Kindle Touch
2) A $60.00 Amazon or B&N gift card
You have until 11:59 EST of the sixth to to comment so give it a try (and don’t forget your email!!!). The winner for my blog will be announced on the 7th and Carrie Ann Ryan will announce the two grand prize winners. Oh and of course, Happy Birthday Carrie Ann Ryan!