Birthdays last a week, right?

So I know I’m a little late, but it’s never really too late to talk about cake, right?


That’s what I thought. Winking smile

Last week, I talked about my “pre-birthday” celebrations with co-workers and then with Brandon in Columbus.

After a full weekend of celebrating my birth, I got to celebrate again on Labor Day with Brandon’s parents! 

And P.S. At that point, I was still 27.  My official birthday was still two days away.  But who says a birthday is only ONE day??? Open-mouthed smile

On Labor Day, before we went to Brandon’s parents, we stopped at the mall. 

We then played: “Guess which tie is not the same color as the others … “


Have I mentioned yet that my dear husband is colorblind?  He truly thought that all three ties were the same color. 

So being the caring, helpful wife that I am …

… I laughed hysterically and took pictures of him while he tried to figure it out. Smile

(Don’t worry, I eventually helped him!)

After our mall adventure, we headed to the in-laws’ house, which was all set up for a celebration!


As I’ve mentioned before, nothing my mother-in-law does is done “half-heartedly!”


For dinner, we had Cheri’s famous chicken kabobs.


These little kabobs pack a major flavor-punch!!  Yum!!! Smile

By the time dinner was ready, I was starving.  And I was obviously ready to eat …


… but evidently I was the only one excited to start my birthday dinner! Smile with tongue out

(There was a golf game on … need I say more?)

Eventually everyone sat down and enjoyed a nice meal together.  And then it was time for cake!!


Cheri made a delicious pumpkin roll with cream cheese frosting.  I must have told her about my love for all things pumpkin. Red heart


Cheri added a little vanilla ice cream and caramel to the side, and it was autumn on a plate.


As part of my birthday gift, George and Cheri gave me the perfect gift.


Chocolate.  Yep, they catch on quick, don’t they? Winking smile


Following my 3rd pre-birthday celebration, I took a “birthday-hiatus” on Tuesday.  But then on Wednesday … my OFFICIAL birthday … I woke up to this:


Everyone all together now:

“Awwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!” Red heartRed heart

I celebrated my “official” birthday with an “official birthday sugar-coma.”  Donuts for breakfast and lunch, and a DQ Blizzard for dinner. Angel

Kids, don’t try this at home.  This kind of sugar overload is for professional sweet-tooths only.

It was a perfect birthday week … followed by several days of healthy eating to “detox” from my sugar coma! Smile with tongue out


Question for ya …

What did you do this weekend?

Do you enjoy celebrating your birthday, or do you prefer that it passes quietly?

On your birthday … cake, ice cream, or BOTH??

I think you can all guess my answer on that one …

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26 Responses to Birthdays last a week, right?

  1. Kat

    What an awesome week of celebration!! And when it comes to dessert, I dont hold anything back, so give me that cake AND ice cream!! Actually I prefer the giant cookie cakes with ice cream. So. dang. delicious!! Is it my birthday yet? lol
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    • notsodomesticated

      Yum! I haven’t thought about a cookie cake in a long time. That sounds AWESOME!

  2. Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance

    Kristen it looks like you had such a great birthday! I’m actually extremely guilty of extending my birthday celebrations for as long as possible. It’s only once a year so you might as well milk it, right? ;)
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    • notsodomesticated

      Exactly! ;) When’s your bday, Brittany??

      • Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance

        January 30th :)
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        • notsodomesticated

          Bummer … we still have a while before we can celebrate haha! ;) (Because you know I’ll have to celebrate with cake and ice cream, too, right??)

  3. MirandaK

    Sounds like a really nice celebration! My birthday is coming up in a couple of weeks, so I think I’ll have to follow your example and extend the day! I think it’s better that way :) The cake looks amazing. For cake, I actually prefer without ice cream (and it’s not just because I’m lactose intolerant, I disliked ice cream caked before!).
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    • notsodomesticated

      Happy early Birthday! You should definitely extend it out … go ahead and just start celebrating right now! ;)

  4. Lyndsie @ highcottonlivin

    Sounds like you had an awesome birthday! There is no shame in letting a birthday stretch out for days! ;)

    It’s great that you have a great relationship with your in-laws. That is such a blessing.

    For my birthday I would prefer ice cream but if both are offered them bring’em on!
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    • notsodomesticated

      Hahah I like your logic, Lyndsie! ;)

  5. Taylor @ Crumbs Don't Count

    Happy Birthday! Mine is actually tomorrow :) September birthdays are the best (not that I’m biased). Mine lasts a week also!

    Cooper is SUPER color blind. His favorite color as a kid was hot pink because it was the only color he can see.
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    • notsodomesticated

      Aww Cooper is worse than Brandon, then! I work with a guy who can only see in shades of grey. Bummer!!

      And Happy Birthday, Taylor!!! Hope it’s a great one!!

      • Taylor @ Crumbs Don't Count

        Haha, your co-worker and Cooper are probably about the same then!

        Thanks Kristen! I hope yours was just as great!
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  6. Lindsay@ In Sweetness and In Health

    Wow, what an awesome birthday week!! That sounds like so much fun…and I’m so jealous of all the delicious treats you got to eat. That pumpkin roll…yummmm. Those things are fabulous! I love celebrating my birthday :) . And cake and ice cream is where it’s at!
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    • notsodomesticated

      When’s your birthday, Lindsay??

  7. Tracy @ Tracy's Treats

    I want that pumpkin roll!!! It looks so yummy! I can’t choose between cake and ice cream so I’ll just go with both :-)
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    • notsodomesticated

      Tracy, I think we’d be very good friends! ;)

  8. amy @ fearless homemaker

    looks like a fabulous time! i’m so happy you had a wonderful birthday week. =)
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  9. Janelle

    OMG Pumpkin & cheesecake frosting??? SO YUMMY!!!

    I watched a LOT of football this weekend. It’s one of the main reasons why I love fall so much! And always BOTH. Cake WITH ice cream is the best way to go :)
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    • notsodomesticated

      NFL or college football? Who are your favorite teams? :)

      • Janelle

        BOTH. For college, I will always have loyalty to USC and Michigan (random, I know) and NFL – CHARGERS!!!! Oh man, just thinking about those games makes me wake up this morning! Haha
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        • notsodomesticated

          Brandon’s whole family loves Michigan, but he loves Ohio State. And I’m obviously a Florida fan! ;) I love college football!

  10. Pamela

    I’m glad you had such a great birthday week! Your in-laws are so sweet..and that pumpkin roll looks just like one I make- were those toffee pieces on top? It’s one of my faves.. I prefer just cake. I’m not a fan of the soggy cake, and just feel like it sorta takes away from the intergrity of the cake.. unless it is meant to be served that way.. like apple pie a la mode, etc. :0)

  11. Tabaitha

    We stayed close to the house, since I wasn’t feeling very well do to a nasty head cold. In my family growing up, birthdays are huge. My birthday is in March and it was always around spring break. My dad also used to have to travel every year on the week of my birthday for work. So we would celebrate on my actual birthday, when my dad got back, and then later in the month with my friends after spring break. Birthday months are awesome! I’m just a cake gal. I like icecream, but on occassion and by itself.
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  12. Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean

    haha one of my good friends from high school is colorblind and we always used to make fun of him! so funny :)
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