Year 24

Hey everyone! I hope you are enjoying the blog so far! I am LOVING sharing these posts with you!  Next week the posts will be be more recent but I so wanted to share this special celebration that my family had for me on my birthday which was last wednesday, January 7th! I love that my birthday falls right after the start of a new year! In a way, it makes me really "feel" older! haha if that makes any sense! New year, new age...Anyway, it's great! So my family wanted to celebrate me and what better way to do that than decorate with things that I love like my moms antique serving ware and with my favorite sweet treats (we did not have chocolate covered strawberries but I LOVE those too!) The petit fours are from a local bakery and were delicious! But about that cake...my dad works with this man whose wife makes the most delicious cakes ever!! My favorite is her red velvet cake with cream cheese icing! (Did I mention that both the cake and the icing are homemade?) It's seriously the best! I have tried to get the recipe from her but she won't budge! So if any of you have an amazing red velvet cake recipe please share it with me!! I would love to try it! 

I am so excited you all get to see the first of many pictures I will post of Patton on this blog! He is always by my side and I wouldn't have it any other way! 

My outfit details: gold skirt: jcrew (old), pink cashmere sweater: cynthia rowley via t.j.maxx  (yes, Im a Maxxinista, and it's pretty great!

Sorry this post was short and sweet but it has been crazy busy today! Hope you all have a great weekend!! More fun posts to come next week! Subscribe below to receive email updates every time I post! Also, follow me on instagram at erincarolinedotcom! You are all so wonderful! Love you all!

 Seriously, how gorgeous is this display?!

Seriously, how gorgeous is this display?!

 How amazing are these champagne flutes filled with pink champagne and blackberries?!! So pretty!

How amazing are these champagne flutes filled with pink champagne and blackberries?!! So pretty!

 Petit fours on pink depression glass. Lovely.

Petit fours on pink depression glass. Lovely.

 Everyone meet Patton. Isn't he beautiful?! My favorite gift was this canvas painting my parents got for me of a picture I took of Patton last year. 

Everyone meet Patton. Isn't he beautiful?! My favorite gift was this canvas painting my parents got for me of a picture I took of Patton last year. 

 I mean....how perfect is this?! I will cherish it forever! 

I mean....how perfect is this?! I will cherish it forever! 

 How perfect is this glitter feather garland? So fun to make and it looked fabulous!!

How perfect is this glitter feather garland? So fun to make and it looked fabulous!!

 This red velvet cake is seriously the best! And it has the most delicious cream cheese icing!!

This red velvet cake is seriously the best! And it has the most delicious cream cheese icing!!

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