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Birthday girl.

Just thought I'd stop by & share some photographs I took on my 23rd birthday yesterday. The boy & I were pretty proud of ourselves because we managed to have a fun-filled day without spending any money! The photographs are from Cincinnati's Krohn Conservatory which (according to their website) has more than 3,500 plant species from around the world. This is one of my favorite places to go when I feel like exploring & taking pictures. We also went to the Cincinnati Art Museum which is also free & then went to see Away We Go which I totally recommend. Such a sweet, cute, & funny film.

Reaching.

Fragile.

A tiny forest.

(I'm in love with Bonsai trees. I just adore how they look like tiny minature forests.)

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Hello! So, next Wednesday (July 8 to be exact) I'm turning 23. I guess I'm rather "meh" about the whole thing. After you turn 21, I feel like there's not really anything to look forward to. I mean, I'm not one of those people that feels depressed about getting "old" & I realize 23 is still considered pretty dang young. Regardless, I'm not overwhelmingly excited about my actual birthday. However, I am excited about a little get-together I've decided to host in honor of my birthday next Friday. It's going to be a wine/cheese/bread/etc themed party! I've actually never hosted a proper party at my apartment before, so it should be interesting. It's not going to be anything extravagant-- just a small gathering of good friends & (hopefully) good conversation. I've been spending the majority of the day making the playlist for my party. I plan on posting it here for you to download when it's finished! Should be pretty great by the time it's finished.

Anyway, all of this "party planning" business has inspired me to look for some interesting & lovely party decorating ideas out there in the black hole that is the internet. Here are just a few of my favorites:

These little nightlights are so freaking cute & would give the perfect ambiance to an evening party. (via marthastewart.com)

These are awesome because (a)I love cupcakes & (b) I love putting faces on inanimate objects.
So, combining those two things = DOUBLE WIN. (via aashdown)

Polka dots everywhere! My dream come true! (via camillestyles' photostream)

The morning of my birthday, I'd like to wake up to this. Just sayin'. (via 20x200)

What about you? Have any inspiring birthday images/links/decor ideas/etc. to share with me?