It’s my birthday!!

It’s my birthday today! I’m turning 27. The number scares me a bit…. a little too close to 30, but I guess I can’t stop the aging process so might as well enjoy the day 😀 Adam is taking me out to dinner tonight and I can’t wait to wake him up so he can give me my gift 😉 I LOVE gifts!

I did get early birthday gifts from my parents in law… chocolate themed gifts.  They know me so well!  Wanna see?

chocolate box cookbook

Can’t wait to make something from this book. The pictures are incredible! Do you think I can make something like this?

cupcakes picture

Or this? This one looks like advanced baking :)

raspberry choc box pic

I also got a real chocolate box (with a very pretty picture of Boston) from Harbor Sweets. My parents in law introduced me to Harbor Sweets a few years ago and I can’t get enough of their chocolates. We had their sweet sloops as our wedding favors. Yum!

chocolate box


And for some more chocolate action, I also got this baking kit. Oh I can’t wait to put all this stuff to good use!

molten chocolate cake mix


Since it’s been a few days since you’ve seen what I’ve been eating. Here is a beautiful breakfast I started with this morning. I’m back to craving Barney Butter when I wake up, but I’m measuring it and being a good girl :)

This is a Food for Life english muffin with Barney Butter on one half and cherry preserves on the other, plus 1/2 banana, 1 giant strawberry, blackberries + coffee.

birthday breakfast

breakfast closeup

Today is also Friday before a long weekend. I’m in a fantastic mood!! Hope you have a great day today. See you later! :mrgreen:

Oh wait, I can’t resist. Here are a few pics of baby Colby. He’s so tiny and SO cute!

baby Colby

Adam with Colby

me with Colby

Colby in crib

Ok, now I’m off :)

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21 comments to It’s my birthday!!

  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! I have been waiting and waiting :) Lookds like some awesome goodies :) never heard of harbor sweets, looks like something else to try! cute pics!

  • KellyB

    Happy Birthday!!

    Can’t wait to see what you make from that book. They do know you well! Do they read the blog?
    Congrats on your lovely nephew–what a doll!
    Hope it’s a great day, Elina!

  • Elina

    Shannon, Harbor Sweets is awesome. I still have never been to their factory (it’s in Mass) but I really want to go!

    Lara, my parents in law do read the blog :)

    Thanks, ladies, for the birthday wishes!

  • Happy Birthday!! Love the chocolate themed gifts :)

  • Happy Birthday!!! The chocolate gifts look amazing and can’t wait to see which recipes you try! Your breakfast looked delish too! I’m on a total blackberry kick right now — sooo good and good for you! have a wonderful weekend!

  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Have a fantastic day and do everything you love!

  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Those look like great gifts. I’m so glad you’re so happy 😀

    That little baby is so cute. Have a wonderful day!

  • sister inna

    hey happy birthday you twentysevener!! you have to make those chocolate raspebby box looking things!!! you have to. no scratch that i want to.. i want to bad.. real bad!!!!
    fingers crossed for an awesome gift from the hubs 😀

  • ahhh happy birthday!!! 27 is NOT close to 30. 3 years is a long time, plus 30 is the new 20, haven’t you heard?? 😀

  • K


    What an adorable little baby!

  • Tiffany

    I know I told you earlier, but I doubt you’ll mind if I repeat it: happy birthday! And waking Adam up for presents cracks me up; Kyle and I do the same thing!

    Colby is adorable! And posts involving chocolate are always the most delicious to read :)

  • Happy happy birthday! I think 27 is a great number :) That cookbook is gorgeous!

  • Happy birthday! I will admit that the numbers scared me at first (particularly that when I realized I have now been out of college for longer than I was in it) but as geeky as it sounds, I’ve enjoyed getting older. I feel like every year I’ve come into myself so much more than I did in my 20’s and that right now I’m living for me which is a nice feeling. That cookbook looks amazing. I will have to see if my local library has a copy.

  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I hope it is wonderful! Can’t wait to hear about your b-day dinner and gifts! 😉

  • HAPPY Birthday!!!! I love 27 it’s been a great year and I think my 30’s are going to rock, hello look how healthy and fit we are!?!

  • Mandy A

    Happy, Happy birthday!!! I hope you have an awesome day! 27 is nothing… wait till you get to 29… haha! And my hubby actually turned 30 this past week!!! There’s no stopping it… trust me, I tried :( Now only a year away!

    Colby is adorable!!!!!!!!!! Congrats Aunt Elina!

  • Happy Belated Birthday, Elina! Yummy chocolate gifts :)

    Colby is simply adorable!

  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! don’t be afraid of the number…you’re still vibrant and passionate and youthful inside, even when you turn 70!
    Colby is SUCH a cutie…look at the expression when he’s sleeping! I think he’s already a deep thinker…

  • Happy birthday! I hope you got some more amazing gifts!

  • Happy Bday!!!! 27 is pretty scary. I’ll be 28 soon. That seems even scarier.


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