Birthday

by jordanfaeh

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// Sweater (H&M) Plaid (Husband’s–similar) Boots (Old Navy–similar) //

I’m a lover of traditions.

Birthdays tend to get less exciting with age, but I love the little traditions we’ve held onto when my birthday rolls around. Truman and I always go out for a nice dinner and then he lets me rummage through a record store a pick one out for our collection. If we’re close to one of my favorite boutiques, he also lets me pick something fun out.

Back in the spring, I won a free blowout from Lark Blow Dry Studio at a church retreat and I knew I wanted to save it for a special occasion where I would be in Omaha. I didn’t even know what a blow out was (except for the OTHER kind of blowout that we all hate). The thought of getting pampered for a bit sounded lovely after months of just letting my hair air dry.

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The studio was beautiful and relaxing. The lovely head massage and conversation was the perfect retreat from my daily duties of mommy-hood and I suddenly realized why blowouts are so appealing. Lark is like a mini vacation. I used to consider the grocery store to be my mini vacation but pampering trumps running errands, hands down. I was fortunate enough to meet the lovely owner, Sara, and she was such a joy. Her vision for bringing Omaha a concept like this is fascinating and it’s easy to see why she’s been so successful so far. I highly recommend booking an appointment at Lark for your next special event. Heck, create a reason for needing to make a visit. In a perfect world, I would grab my girlfriends, make a trip up to Omaha and spend the day Christmas shopping and getting pampered. I’ll have to see what my husband feels about that 😉 Thanks again, ladies!

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I met Truman after work and we headed down to the Old Market to browse through records at Homers and eat at our favorite Italian restaurant, Nicola’s. It was a real treat to have the entire evening to take our time and enjoy things that we can’t do with babies.

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I wasn’t able to find any of the newer records I’ve been wanting, but I managed to pick out this gem with one of my favorite songs.

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Cheers to birthdays, and traditions, and cheap vinyl, and sexy hair. And cheers to you, 25.

Jordan

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