Birthday’s + Green Floral Maxi Dress

Well if the photos were not enough to give it away- It is my birthday!

I am shocked that I am 35 (image how my mother feels).  It is crazy to look back at photos and think about all the birthday’s past and all the celebrations I have had.  I used to really really love my birthday and celebrating it was my very favorite thing but as the years keep adding up I have started to shy away from the huge celebrations.  Not really sure why but it seems the progression has been natural and I am okay about that.

To celebrate I wanted to share a few random facts you may not know about me….

  • I am obsessed with Justin Beiber.  There are very few people who know this but it feels good to finally share it!  My son has started to request his songs on Spotify and it truly is a shining moment for me.
  • I have an odd and unjustified fear of shingles stacked on roofs. Again unjustified.
  • Chips and salsa, blueberry donuts, meatballs and my mothers french toast are my absolute favorite foods.
  • My father took me to school on the first day of class from kindergarten to freshman in college.  Despite his travel when I was growing up he never missed a single first day of school.
  • I close all the doors in the house before I go to bed; bathrooms, bedrooms, closets.
  • I drink coffee from a straw.
  • My sense of direction is spot on- and I am rarely every wrong.
  • Getting into a freshly made bed with clean sheets is something I live for (right after I close all the doors)!
  • Despite being completely in love with Brendan I had to be bribed to go out on our first date. However I knew by the end of dinner I knew I would marry him.
  • i have a gnarly 3 inch scar on my left elbow from falling off a horse when i was 16 years old.
  • The back deck at my parents house in the mountains, my childhood home, is my favorite place on earth.
  • My family- Brendan, Declan and Rubble, are the most important people (and dog) in the world to me.  Without them my days would be heavier, my heart would be clouded and my birthday would not be nearly as special.
  • vanilla cupcakes with vanilla frosting are my weakness

This dress was the perfect look to ring in my birthday and I want to thank Farbik Denver for helping me style it and letting me wear it! I feel in love with it at their store and was confident it would be the best outfit for this post.  The colors, the backless nature and long flowy are simply amazing.  If you are headed to a beach, a formal affair or want to make a statement with a show stopping dress you need to scoop this up from Fabrik.  I have linked several similar dresses below and I tried to find varying price ranges.

another year around the sun

As I reflect on the last 365 I am in amazement at what life has offered me, what challenges I have overcome, what adventures lie ahead and how much has changed since last year on this day.  I have moved countries, I have started this blogging adventure, I have learned even more about motherhood, I have traveled to amazing countries and continents, I have met and nurtured some amazing friendships, I have fallen down and landed back  on my feet- I hate to be cliche but I believe the best is yet to come… 35 years and I am just getting started.

With Love,

 

45 thoughts on “Birthday’s + Green Floral Maxi Dress

  • Reply Claire May 22, 2017 at 8:28 am

    Stunning. Happy birthday!!

    • Reply pishtoposh May 23, 2017 at 2:32 pm

      Thanks love!
      A

  • Reply Whit May 22, 2017 at 9:40 am

    My favorite post to date. LOVE YOU!

    • Reply pishtoposh May 23, 2017 at 2:32 pm

      That is so sweet- Thanks Whit!
      A

  • Reply Casey May 22, 2017 at 11:32 am

    Happy birthday! Love your dress and love this post. I love that your dad always took you to school on the first day. What sweet memories ❤️

    • Reply pishtoposh May 23, 2017 at 2:33 pm

      Casey- it is one of my favorite things about my childhood!
      A

  • Reply Shannon | Mom Without Labels May 22, 2017 at 12:56 pm

    Happy Birthday!! That dress is seriously EVERYTHING. That open back is stunning. I loved all these facts about you. I, too, have Bieber Fever. So sweet about your dad always taking you to school! Loved this post.

    • Reply pishtoposh May 23, 2017 at 2:34 pm

      Thanks Shannon- not sure how to cure the Bieber fever… maybe I just embrace it! Ha.
      A

  • Reply Nicole May 22, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    Happy birthday Amanda and wow you look gorgeous! I love all of these pics you look like a million bucks girl! Totally dying over roof shingles btw and Ibhave seen your mom on your insta stories and she is the cutest! ♥️

    • Reply pishtoposh May 23, 2017 at 2:35 pm

      The shingles… I am not even sure what to do about it– it is so weird! Ha.
      A

  • Reply Victoria May 22, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    Happy Birthday! Gorgeous photos!

    • Reply pishtoposh May 23, 2017 at 2:35 pm

      Thanks Victoria!
      A

  • Reply Angela Kim May 22, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    Your dress is so fabulous! 35 looks beautiful on you my friend.

    • Reply pishtoposh May 23, 2017 at 2:35 pm

      Too sweet Angela!
      A

  • Reply Justine @ Little Dove May 22, 2017 at 11:38 pm

    I love that dress on you, you look gorgeous! And yes, blueberry doughnuts are THE BEST! Yum!

    • Reply pishtoposh May 23, 2017 at 2:36 pm

      Justine- aren’t they the best!!! Where are your favorites from?
      A

  • Reply Jeanette May 23, 2017 at 1:10 am

    Happy birthday!! You look gorgeous in that dress.

    • Reply pishtoposh May 23, 2017 at 2:36 pm

      Thank you so much Jeanette!
      A

  • Reply Caitlin @RogersPartyof5 May 23, 2017 at 6:51 am

    This dress is stunning on you. Happy Birthday!

    • Reply pishtoposh May 23, 2017 at 2:36 pm

      Thanks Caitllin-
      A

  • Reply Stephanie Lowry May 23, 2017 at 7:16 am

    Happy Birthday! That dress is absolutely gorgeous! Not to mention you look amazing!

    • Reply pishtoposh May 23, 2017 at 2:37 pm

      Stephanie-thank you so much.
      A

  • Reply Tabitha Blue May 23, 2017 at 8:49 am

    Happy Birthday… and LOOOVE this dress!! I need some more flowy sundresses for summer.

    • Reply pishtoposh May 23, 2017 at 2:37 pm

      Thanks for the birthday wishes Tabihta!
      A

  • Reply Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things} May 23, 2017 at 10:57 am

    You look absolutely gorgeous!! Happy Birthday! <3
    I can't believe I'm gonna be 35 this year as well. But like you said, we're just getting started! 😉

    • Reply pishtoposh May 23, 2017 at 2:37 pm

      Thank you so much. Just getting started.
      A

  • Reply Sam Thorpe May 23, 2017 at 11:37 am

    Happy Birthday! You look so lovely in this dress! Hope you have another great year! xo Sam

    https://iamsamthorpe.com/

    • Reply pishtoposh May 23, 2017 at 2:38 pm

      Thanks so much Sam.
      A

  • Reply Julie May 23, 2017 at 11:45 am

    Happy Birthday!!! You look so pretty in that dress! 35 is the age at which you are eligible to be president! I feel like that is a big milestone. Enjoy that coffee through the straw 😉 haha

    Julie |https://scorseofstyles.com

    • Reply pishtoposh May 23, 2017 at 2:38 pm

      I am going to be President!!! Better start my election!
      A

  • Reply Jean May 23, 2017 at 12:27 pm

    Happy Birthday!

    WOW that dress is beautiful and you are rocking it! I absolutely love the idea of this post, I may steal it for my upcoming 40th (yuck) birthday! 😉

    • Reply pishtoposh May 23, 2017 at 2:39 pm

      Too kind Jean- would love to learn more about you!
      A

  • Reply Tiffany Schmoyer May 23, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    You are absolutely stunning & that dress looks amazing on you!! Hope you had the best birthday! love the random facts haha

    • Reply pishtoposh May 23, 2017 at 2:39 pm

      Thanks Tiffany!
      A

  • Reply Laura Mitbrodt May 23, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    Happy Birthday! You look so amazing! I am truning 33 in july and apart of me is how did this happen haha I remember being 23 yesterday
    xo
    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

    • Reply pishtoposh May 23, 2017 at 2:40 pm

      I wonder all the time how I am 35… and then my husband reminds me I am not young anymore! Ha.
      A

  • Reply Dina May 23, 2017 at 4:43 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing – and Happy 35! I just turned 35 myself in April and know what you mean – we’re just getting started 🙂 Hope you have an amazing year ahead. The dress is stunning by the way – and your “about me” facts are the perfect way to celebrate!
    xx,
    Dina
    http://www.ModnitsaStyling.com

    • Reply pishtoposh May 24, 2017 at 10:31 am

      Happy Belated Dina- thanks for the birthday wishes!!
      A

  • Reply Andi May 23, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    Gorgeous woman! And how sweet is your dad?! Love this post lady. Happy happy bday!

  • Reply Brandi Kimberly May 23, 2017 at 5:43 pm

    Happy 35th you look amazing! I love the dress too <3

    -Brandi Kimberly
    http://www.cutebrandik.com

    • Reply pishtoposh May 24, 2017 at 10:30 am

      Thank you so much Brandi!
      A

  • Reply Jennifer Corter May 27, 2017 at 5:14 am

    Happy Birthday! And you look absolutely stunning in that dress!

    • Reply pishtoposh May 28, 2017 at 12:28 pm

      Thank you so much Jennifer!
      A

  • Reply Elizabeth Mayberry May 29, 2017 at 8:28 pm

    what a lovely dress! Happy birthday girl! I am a May birthday too!

    • Reply pishtoposh May 30, 2017 at 2:11 pm

      Thanks Lady!! Happy Birthday.
      A

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