Eighteen Days of Eighteen.

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Why hello there everyone!
So, for my eighteenth birthday my parents had this extraordinary and super fun idea... To give me a present each day, for eighteen days before my eighteenth birthday! When I say I have the best and sweetest parents in the world, I'm honestly not kidding. My parents would do anything in the world for me (like drive two hours and a half hours away for my senior pictures), and I never feel like I can be thankful enough to have them. They love me endlessly and it shows... God has gifted them to me and they truly are the best gift in the world. I wouldn't trade them for anything ❤

But here are all the photographs of the presents I got for each day! There aren't exactly eighteen photos because some of the days the gifts counted for two days because they were a bit expensive, and some of the gifts I received more than once so there was no need to take a picture of the same item twice! Here's an overview of what I got...(In order of picture).

1. Two dozen roses (my absolute favorite flowers!).
2. An adorable Audrey Hepburn purse!
3. A Cinnamon crunch scone from Starbucks.
4. Chocolate & Strawberry scented face mask.
5. A miniature bunt cake.
6. Crest Whitening Strips.
7. A box of chocolates and a miniature notebook.
8. The Chocoholic blizzard from DQ!
9. A beautiful black ring.
10. A chocolate purifying mask.
11. Chocolate chip cookie (notice a chocolate theme here?).
12. Gold Sparkle Nail Polish.
13. A box of Altoid Mints.
14. A Blue Berry Scone from Starbucks!

I'll be back tomorrow, but instead of being seventeen I'll be eighteen! Tomorrow I'm going shopping all day in Columbus with my parents and grandmother. I'm planning on hitting up H&M (for the first time!), and of course the lovely Forever21. Not to mention I'm having a birthday party with my mom's side of the family when I get home! Whew, it's going to be a busy day tomorrow so I must get to bed... Expect a post (or two!) tommorrow though with more birthday festivities :)

Hope you all are doing lovely!
With much love, Lauren.
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29 lovely little notes:

LeAhnna said...

Happy happy happy birthday! Have a fabulous day tomorrow :)

Shady Del Knight said...

Happy 18th birthday, Lauren! It's such an important milestone in your life. I hope the coming year will be your greatest ever! God bless!

Maria Elyse said...

Aww, what a sweet idea! It sounds like your parents are just lovely. :)

Happy 18th Birthday tomorrow, Lauren! I know Jesus has soooo many incredible plans for your life and is gonna use you in amazing ways. Have a wonderful day, dear! ♥

xo
Maria Elyse
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Mary said...

What a FANTASTIC idea! I love all the fun treats they left for you, and now you've got me thinking how I can do this for my friends + fam on their birthdays :) I hope you have a WONDERFUL birthday, beautiful-- you deserve a day as special and fabulous as you are!

Stacey Kay said...

Happy birthday you are definitely going to LOVE Columbus. I actually did a Short North Shopping Guide for some of the best boutiques in Columbus - a MUST SEE if you have time. Here's the link - http://www.examiner.com/women-s-fashion-in-cleveland/experience-columbus-short-north-shopping-day

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Taylormarie said...

That is the most creative idea ever :) I love it..haha
I hope you have lots of fun shopping,let me know how h&m is, I've never been there either.

-TaylorMarie<3

Jamie Rose said...

Happy birthday! This is such a sweet and awesome idea. What great parents you have! I loved seeing all the delicious pastries and the fun face masks.

Sara said...

Happy Birthday! may all your dreams and wished come true :)

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Charlie, Feminine Bravery said...

Oh wow, how nice! Happy birthday Lauren! xxx

Jul said...

Happy birthday! your parents are SO sweet, I'm so jealous :) just kidding...anyway the idea of a gift every day is really adorable.

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Marisa Noelle said...

Aw, what a lovely idea and sweet post:) My parents are quite awesome as well. What a blessing indeed! Gotta love all the chocolatey goodness and those pretty roses! Happy birthday!! x Marisa

Rachel said...

Wow that is so sweet! I love that idea! I hope you have a fantastic birthday!

Wild Flower said...

Happy birthday sweetie! 18 is a big one I hope you have a great time at H&M, it's amazing there. And the gift idea is really cool, all the foods looks wonderful and now I am hungry! Have a great one,

Kaylee
xo

Mary ♥ Mur said...



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Dresses for Dinner said...

This is seriously the cutest idea, ever. It shows how much they care and since eighteen is a pretty big deal -- this just makes it better! I'm so glad your parents are awesome! This reminds me of the episode of Gilmore Girls when Rory turns 21...they do a big 21 adventure...anyways, happy birthday! Can't wait to hear about your shopping trip!

And if you see this/have the time definitely check out the vintage/boutiques in Columbus! They're awesome.

kate gabrielle said...

That is SO sweet!!!!! Happy Birthday! :D

rosalina said...

AGREEE.. parents, they are the greatest gift God ever gives to us. Word cant describe how awesome they are (:

Happy Birthday once again for ya! :D

xoxo,
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sojourned in style said...

Happy 18th Birthday! this is a pretty brilliant idea, how clever! in a world of "I hate my parents" its nice to see someone with true appreciation for them.

April said...

What a great idea! Happy birthday again. Hope you have fun shopping. Can't wait to see what you find!

jess said...

Happy birthday! The purse is adorable.

Bad Joan said...

Happy Birthday! Work that bling of a ring. Love it.

GTBB,
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OrigamiGirl said...

Happy Birthday! It's a really cute idea. I like how chocolate themed they are. Have a great day.

OrigamiGirl said...

Happy Birthday! It's a really cute idea. I like how chocolate themed they are. Have a great day.

Margaret said...

That is seriously the sweetest thing I've ever seen. What a cute idea! Maybe I should slip my mom an idea...hehe...

A very Happy Birthday to you! I still have a few months left to catch up to you and I feel strange leaving behind my childhood forever..

Tieka, Selective Potential said...

Aww, that is such a sweet idea! I absolutely love it! Happy birthday! xo

wafflegarden said...

this made me hungry.

Laura said...

That is such a cute idea! I love the roses and the black ring!

Laura
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