Wednesday, March 6, 2013

My 17th Birthday Recap!

   As of Monday, I am officially 17 years old! Do I feel any older than I was a few days ago... nope.. I feel exactly the same actually except that I am older!
  What we usually do with out family on birthdays is we go out to a restaurant for dinner. We usually don't give gifts though I did get a little gift from my friend! She got me a super cute wallet along with an apple scented lotion and shower gel set. I was super excited to see that she got me a wallet. I desperately needed one!

Since it was my birthday, I got to choose the restaurant to go to. Unlike most families, we don't usually go out to eat, so going out on our birthday is super special! The restaurant I chose was Applebee's! (I chose it since I had not been there in so long!) I loved my new wallet so much that I brought it with me to dinner! It didn't quite match my outfit, but ohh well. It's too cute not to bring! 



It was an simple yet amazing night! It was nice just to be able to go out and enjoy a dinner with my family to celebrate my birthday! The thing about my local applebees that I like is how friendly all the waitresses are! They are always upbeat and helpful! They even since happy birthday to you on your birthday! The food at the restaurant was pretty tasty as well! There isn't a wide selection, but whatever you choose is delicious! 

For my meal, I hate a three cheese penne without the chicken. The penne came with a seasoned breadstick for dipping into the cheese. (Which I didn't do haha) The pasta itself was really good! I am a huge fan of cheese (yeah, I know some people have sweet or salty tooths, but for me, I just love anything dairy!), so the penne was perfect for me. The penne was covered with cheese and had a cheese sauce on the bottom. What made the meal so unique were the bits of tomato on top. They were the juiciest tomatoes I had ever had! I think I need to get my hands on some of those tomatoes! 


There was quite a bit of pasta that was given to me, so I shared some with my mom in return for some of her meal.  I am a vegetarian so the steak was obviously out of the question for me, but I did try some of her mashed potatoes and broccoli! The mash potatoes were tasty, but what I really loved was the broccoli! They were seasoned to just the right amount. I loved them some much that I actually ate all of them from my mom's plate! That was okay with her though because my mom said she loved the penne I ordered. I call it sharing haha! 


My sister order a salad with chicken. I didn't get to try some of her salad due to the fact that there was chicken tossed everywhere. It looked pretty good, but for me, I am not a huge fan of salads. I hate raw vegetables and I can only eat them cooked.


Before leaving, we snapped some photos of all of us. I originally wanted to wear a skirt to dinner, but it was way to cold and I couldn't find a pair of leggings to match it. I just ended up with my cute puffed shoulder bow patterned shirt from forever 21 and a pair of jeggings! I finished the look off with some boots and an adorable bracelet! 


And here is a picture of my mom and I together and one of me with my mom and sister. I had to block my sister's face out since she didn't want to be seen... 



Overall it was just a super sweet night! I loved being able to relax and enjoy my birthday! By far it was one of my favorite birthdays! I enjoyed every moment of it and I still can't believe I'm 17!!! 

Shirt- Forever 21
Jeans- Forever 21
Bracelet- Charlotte Russe
Wallet- Similar @ Forever 21
Boots- Payless

How do you guys celebrate your birthdays? 
What is your favorite thing to order at a restaurant?
What do you think of my new wallet?


68 comments:

  1. happy belated 17th! :)
    looks like you had fun

    susievibes.blogspot.ca

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  2. Happy Birthday!

    I hope it was a great one!

    xo Ally

    www.gumbootglam.com

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  3. Happy birthday!! I had no idea you were so young!! It looks like you had a wonderful time :)

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    1. haha thanks! It was a very nice time and I guess I am young lol

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  4. Happy B-day!!Love your new wallet and your outfit.Would you like follow each other? Let me know. Kisses

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    1. Thank you so much!! And sure let's do it!

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  5. I'm so happy to hear you had a great birthday.

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  6. Happy birthday sweet girl! Just came across your sight and wanted give you some bday wishes :)

    xx http://everything-classy-and-fabulous.blogspot.com.au/

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  7. happy birthday! i'm glad it was good for you c:

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    1. Thank you! it was super good! haha

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  8. gah happy birthday! hope it was amazing :D
    <3 kylie; eymbeauty.blogspot.com

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  9. Hi!
    Happy Birthday still!

    I found your blog through Chictopia and I'm following you on Google friend connect.
    Keep up the good work with your blog!

    :)

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  10. Happy Birthday!! SO sweet! I will be posting about my belated birthday soon. but i do tend to procrastinate...lol.

    xx,
    klee

    kisskissbyklee.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you!
      haha procrastination is my last name when it comes to school! I look forward to seeing your birthday post!!

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  11. Happy birthday! Looks like you had loads of fun. :)

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    1. Thank you!! I did have lots of fun!

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  12. Glad to hear you had a fun birthday! My family usually goes out for dinner as well and no gifts - maybe a red pocket from relatives if they're invited but that's it. Same thing with friends as well since I can't be bothered organising anything

    dreamdustx

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    1. Thank you!
      ohh red pockets are nice to receive! I usually only get them during the lunar new year!
      haha I am pretty lazy with organizing parties too! and to think, I wanted a sweet 16.. lol

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  13. You had such a nice birthday dinner :) And I love Brocolli too!

    Would you like to follow each other?
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  14. Happy belated birthday, Mindy!

    Well I love birthdays =P And of course I would always always want to celebrate it with my love ones though chances like that don't come by often. Even though we always say 'oh we can eat whatever we want on that day', deep down of course it would be nearer to perfection if I get to choose what I want to eat and where I want to celebrate =P

    I think that wallet is really cute and your friend is very nice to give you something so lovely.

    Have an awesome 17th! After 18th, time flies >D

    mish
    www.mishberries.com

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    1. Thank you so much!
      Being able to choose the food and place is very nice especially on your birthday! I think it's the one time of the year where we can be selfish haha.

      Time is def. flying even now. I think high school just goes by like "that" now that i am a junior!

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  15. ahh Happy Birthday! looks like you had a great night!

    love from San Francisco,
    Britt+Whit

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  16. happy belated birthday! looks like you had fun!
    xx Kate

    The Style Department

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  17. cute wallet!!! awesome for you to have that bday dinner!! :D looks yummy!

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    1. Thanks! It was a really tasty dinner haha!

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  18. Oh swwetie Happy Birthday! well really cute pics your looks lovely and the food loks delcious.

    xoxo
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    1. Thank you and the food was so good!!!

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  19. Aww~so cute~ & happy birthday!

    xoxo
    EV
    eviiarty.blogspot.com

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  20. Happy Birthday! Nice pictures :)
    xx

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  21. Happy Belated birthday sweety!!!!! You look great and so does the food!! Yummmm :)

    x

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  22. happy belated birthday! the food looks yummy, you look pretty :p

    Love,
    Pudding Monster

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    1. Thanks Vania! It was delicious! haha

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  23. Happy Birthday -- looks like you had a nice time!

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  24. gorgeous style, adoring your blog miss!
    would love to see you in casper&pearl one day!

    lots of love from the c&p girls,
    casper&pearl blog
    xx

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  25. Happy birthday mindy!
    Do the best for you.

    Xoxo
    Rims Daily
    Nchulund.blogspot.com

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  26. I am following you now :)

    http://everythingthatclicks.blogspot.com

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  27. happy birthday! i'm your new follower :)

    ekanandapna.blogspot.com

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  28. Hey sweety! Happy birthday! This is such a amazing post to observe! Utterly like it! Are we following yet? (; If not then let's follow via gfc, bloglovin, lookbook and facebook! Let me know, I always follow back! Stop by me soon! xx

    With love ♥.
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  29. Happy birthday!!


    Thanks for the comment on my blog!
    Yes of course we can follow each other!
    I am following you now, please follow back:

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  30. Aww happy birthday. I'd love to be 17 again!

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    1. thank you!! haha I guess this means I should enjoy this year! =)

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