Five simple things


I am a bit late on this post today because we've been bottling up our beer. Let me tell ya, what a fun experience. The Mr. was pleased with the taste of it when we did our tasting glass and I think it's going to carbonate and be a wonderful wheat ale when it's done with it's last sugar fermentation. With that said, I have to hurry and post this due to the fact that The Mr. and The Bean are loading up the back of our Compass for a impromptu road trip to an area in south-central-eastern-ish, Oregon, to look at some land we've had our eye on for the last two months. It's about a three-hour trip to the area, so we are planning to camp and check the land out well in the morning. The wildfires in the mountain area might make it a longer trip, but we'll see when we reach that point. If you follow me on Instagram, be sure to check out my Instagram Story above my profile to see how the brew bottling went today. We are extremely excited about it! So with that, here are the things that made this week great!

1. Birthday!

So of course, I have to add that Monday was my birthday. It was not only my birthday, but my fortieth birthday at that. I had an amazing day, seriously, it was one of the best days I've had in a long time. I woke up feeling extremely nervous for some reason, and then as the day progressed it got better. Turning forty really hit me hard, but it wasn't the hard that I was expecting. I cried a little, but over all, it's not that bad after all. I am so grateful for the friends and family that wished me happy birthday and some of them went above and beyond to make the day extra special for me.

My mom and dad sent me this beautiful bouquet of flowers. They were a wonderful surprise!  I love the mix of colorful flowers and they fit perfectly on the table as if they belonged there.

The flowers were accompanied with some chocolates from the Candy Basket Incorporated in Portland, Oregon. If you aren't familiar with this company, they are worth your time. Their chocolates are to die for! 

 And of course, no birthday is complete without some birthday cards. They topped the day off just right!

2. The Mr.

 The Mr. added to my special day by surprising me with a few of my favorite things. The cupcakes above are one of those things and these definitely top my list! They are from the food co-op in Corvallis, Oregon, and are buttercream and chocolate. The berry ones are just as great, but the chocolate with the buttercream are my guilty pleasure. He also got me some organic cotton socks I've had my eyes on too. The best part is the message on the socks. I love buying things guilt-free and feeling good about them. The Mr. knows me well!

3. Front door

There's just something about the front door that apparently makes for a good place to nap.

4. Flip Flops

Being from the south a new pair of flip flops go along way. These were actually The Bean's and they didn't fit him anymore, so now they are mine. I have broken them in and they are so comfortable because of the memory foam sole. Perfect for these last few hot days we've had and great for a pair of quick slip-ons and out the door-type shoes.

5. Eclipse stamps

Have you seen these? I just can't get enough of them and think they are so cool! The heat of your hand turns totality back to the moon. 

Have a great weekend!

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