Tuesday, October 4, 2011

celebrated this birthday like it was 1984.

how do you do that you ask?
first, make sure you are turning 27 this year and then be sure to include the following ingredients...


an ice-cream date to Brusters with a special order of cake batter ice-cream, topped with cookie dough + a cotton candy explosion, sprinkled with pop rocks.


pretty packages from awesome friends.


a handwritten note in French from your 16-year old sister, 
along with a gift card to shop your heart out.


some of your favorite foods...like homemade spinach/artichoke dip 
and your favorite rice dish at your favorite Japanese restaurant in town.


and a skype date with your sister who likes to blow your birthday candles for you using the nearest candle in her house (make sure the skype date involves lots of laughing and giggle).


and that's how it's done, folks!

much love.
[happy tuesday, friend.]

p.s. we got FOUR WINNERS for the Pink Lemonade giveaway. are you Dodi (#121) of Someday My Prince Will Come, Melissa (#2) of Simple, Melissa Ashley, Lily Garay (#62) of As She Writes, and Stacy (#24) of The Other Pocket? then shoot me an email at muchloveilly at gmail dot com with your mailing address so we can make sure you get your lovely Pink Lemonade rosebud earrings right away! congrats, ladies - and thank YOU, Paige!

49 comments:

  1. You didn't say it was Bruster's cake batter ice cream before. So jealous! We don't have a Bruster's up here any more. And yes, Cake Batter ice cream is better than cake for sure. *wipes drool from keyboard.*

    Looks like you had a terrific birthday! Happy Birthday again!

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  2. awww, you and your sister are the cutest!! your ice cream treat looks so delicious!

    cute & little

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  3. Happy, happy, happy birthday Ilene!! Hope your day was amazing! xoxo!

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  4. Happy birthday!!! Looks like it's been a sweet awesome day! Love the fall birthdays ...I can't believe mine is coming up too!!!

    Check out the saweet GIVEAWAY!!!

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  5. awe! most definitely looks like the best way to celebrate the big 2-7!!!

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  6. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! You and your sisters are the cutest EVER. xo!

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  7. happy birthday! october's the best!

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  8. What a fabulous day to spend with your fabulous sisters. Love those first two photos!

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  9. omg those ice creams look SO GOOD!!

    I love your blog!! I'm your newest follower :D

    www.closetvoyage.com

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  10. happy birthday lovely, I hope you had a great day!

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  11. Aww, happy birthday! Looks like you had a great time! :)

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  12. You seriously have the cutest sisters and family. I'm so glad that you had a great birthday (happy belated birthday by the way).

    I love the packaged you received and I just adore Reverie Market too (can't wait for my purchases to turn up). x

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  13. So fun! You and your sisters are so stinkin cute. You know how to do birthdays right!!

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  14. this post is super duper cute!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

    P.S. Woohoo, I'm a '84 baby too! ;)

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  15. this makes me so so so happy.

    let's do a joint 28th bday celebration next yr <3


    keepin' it real since 1984

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  16. what a beautiful way to celebrate!!!! very thoughtful of everyone around you too! 84' babies are the best ;) lol. *biased*

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  17. super cute birthday celebration. loooouurrve it. :)

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  18. Sounds like so much fun!!!!! I'm glad you had such a wonderful day with your sister!

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  19. Cute bday celebration...you & your sister are adorable!

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  20. so glad you had a blast on your day, girl! i don't think you could be smiling any bigger so i'll take it as a sign that you had a good time ;)
    oh, and cake batter ice cream rocks my world. BFF = you and me!

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  21. Girl. Happy 'late" birthday!!!! Looks like it was a great one! And food looks delish!!!

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  22. It's actually Simply, Melissa Ashley haha but yay! I'm going to email you right now :)

    You and your sisters are so precious! Looks like you had a wonderful bday.

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  23. YUMMMM I loveeee cake-batter ice cream with all of my being. Happy birfday month!

    Lovely Little Rants

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  24. aww, happy birthday! it looks like the perfect day!

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  25. awww so sweet!! happy birthday girl!!
    1984 was the best year to be born ;)
    xox dana
    thewonderforest.com

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  26. Aww - it looks like a perfect birthday! So glad you had a great one! :)

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  27. So glad you were celebrated my friend! you deserve that! I am sure you bring so much joy to those around you!

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  28. Aw how fun! Souns like you've had a lovely bday, Happy belayed birthday, skyping totally makes distance go away!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

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  29. Awww, so sweet!! It looks like you had such an amazing birthday! You deserve it!!

    (PS I am totally craving that ice cream! Sounds DELICIOUS! mmm & that spinach and artichoke dip! YUM!)

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  30. Awww looks like you had tonz of fun! love the pictures! : )

    Natalie
    www.projectdowhatyoulove.wordpress.com

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  31. Looks like the makings of a pretty fabulous bday!

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  32. Aw! You are so cute! You and your sisters. :-) I'm glad you had an awesome birthday with Ashley and got to chat with Kristine!! :-)

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  33. Beautiful photos!:) you guys are so pretty
    -Tori
    fashiontrendsmore.com

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  34. This is the greatest post! Happy birthday! Where in SC are you? I went to college at Winthrop University and am from Charlotte so I always perk up to someone living in the Carolinas!

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  35. So glad that you had a wonderful birthday and I adore skyping with my family as well:) It's always so much fun. Happy Wednesday, darling.

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  36. Yay, happy b-day! This post is SO cute and it looks like you had an amazing day and yum, all of the food looks so good & is making me very hungry. ;) xo veronika

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  37. Yay you are too cute!!! Happy belated bday, sweetie! So glad you had a fabulous time :)

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  38. aww, happy birthday to you dearie! i just had a birthday a couple of weeks ago and am enjoying my last one in the twenties! so glad i found your blog and i really love your sweet writing style. i'll be back for sure (maybe even multiple times a day---but not in the crazy stalker way :).

    Andi

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  39. happy birthday to you my love!! there is no way youre 27!!

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  40. Awww....you're adorable.

    Happy [belated] birthday to you, sweet Ilene!

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  41. I'm a big fan of your blog and just love what you're doing. Great!

    XO,
    Lucija
    WLL

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  42. Haha so cute!! Happy birthday again!

    xo
    Kristina
    something2writeabout.wordpress.com

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