Birthday Post + 3 Things You Didn’t Know About Me


Dress: Forever 21 (old, similar here) | Top: Forever 21 (old, similar here) | Shoes: Blondo | Bag: Stella McCartney | Sunglasses: Burberry (old, similar here) | Lips: Lust by MAC

Wow! The past year has passed by in a flash and just like that, I am another year older.  As I embark on a new beginning of another chapter of my life, I want to take a moment to give thanks.  Through all the ups and downs of this roller coaster journey we call life, I have made a great number of discoveries about myself, relationships and the world.  Today is a day to celebrate my family and friends, my achievements and failures, the lessons I have learned and the new experiences that helped me become the person I am today.  Each experience giving me an opportunity to grow.  I am happy with what I have accomplished and experienced thus far in life and I truly feel that I am blessed beyond measure.  I couldn’t be happier to be given another year to enjoy, share, experience and celebrate life.

In honor of this occasion, I am sharing 3 things that you didn’t know about me. 

  1. I have gone Skydiving
  2. I won Top 5 on my first bodybuilding competition
  3. I just turned 38

Okay, now tell me something about you in the comments and thank you being here!


In case you are in the market for a suede dress, I have rounded up a few other cute options below.


  1. Bea | 31st Jan 18

    Loving your style! You are so chic. Would you like to follow for follow on Bloglovin? 🙂


    • Maureen | 13th Feb 18

      Thank you so much Bea for your kind words. You just made my day.

  2. Amanda | 23rd Jan 18

    Maureen!!! You’ve been skydiving?! Ahh. So brave of you. How was it? And I have so many questions about your bodybuilding competition experience. I don’t plan on doing one but I have friends who have and have seen how much time and dedication goes into them. How long did you train? Top 5 is legit. You are amazing. Hope you had the best birthday!


  3. Sheree Ho | 23rd Jan 18

    Happy Birthday Maureen!!! wish you all the best!!
    PS: this look is so cute, love the shoes!!

    ~ xo Sheree
    Posh Classy Mom

    • Maureen | 24th Jan 18

      Thank you Sheree! I hope you are having a lovely week so far.

  4. Lorna | 23rd Jan 18

    You must hear it all the time, but wow 38? You look amazing for 38! We must have similar genes as I’m always told I don’t look 30 lol. That’s also impressive on your top 5 body building!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

    • Maureen | 24th Jan 18

      You are so sweet! Thank you for your kind words Lorna. You just made my day.

  5. Jessica | 21st Jan 18

    Happy Birthday! Love your jumper and boots! Layering the jumper looks very sweet. Happy Birthday to you too! Before I got diagnosed with EDS, i had been involved in heavier weightlifting, so to win a contest is quite an acheivement!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx

  6. Jessica | 20th Jan 18

    Skydiving is defintely on my bucket list! Belated Happy Birthday Maureen!

    Jessica |

  7. Nistha | 20th Jan 18

    Happy Birthday babe! Of all the three, you really dont look 38!

  8. Jennifer | 19th Jan 18

    That’s really cool! Thanks for sharing 3 facts about yourself. Happy Birthday!

    • Maureen | 20th Jan 18

      Thanks Jennifer! I hope your are having a wonderful weekend.

  9. Melissa | 19th Jan 18

    Happy Birthday pretty lady!! I can’t believe you have gone sky driving, thats insane and I bet an experience one can never forget. My husband did it 2 years ago and I was panicking for him lol


    • Maureen | 20th Jan 18

      Thank you Melissa! It was an experience and I am not sure I can do it again! LOL It took me 8 months to mentally prep and you can imagine how my heart wanted to jump out from body to yell at me!!! Ha! I hope you and your family are having a lovely weekend.

  10. Brandi Kimberly | 19th Jan 18

    How exciting for the sky diving and congrats on the body building comp! Happy Birthday!

    -Brandi Kimberly

    • Maureen | 20th Jan 18

      Thank you Brandi! Happy weekend girl!

  11. April | 19th Jan 18

    Happy Birthday girl and nice to know some facts about you. That’s awesome the you land a place for body building ! amazing!


    • Maureen | 20th Jan 18

      Thank you for your kind words April and I am glad you enjoyed reading my post. I hope you and your family are having a fabulous weekend.

  12. Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom | 18th Jan 18

    Such an adorable outfit on you and I love how you styled your hair! I could never skydive, I am so terrified of heights! Lol! And, that is impressive to win top 5 in your first bodybuilding competition! Happy birthday!


    • Maureen | 20th Jan 18

      Thank you Carrie! I didn’t think I could skydive either. Actually I don’t think I can do it again! Ha! It took me 8 months of mental prep before my bf (now hubby) decided to do it. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

  13. Cheryl Tucker | 18th Jan 18

    Fun post! Happy Birthday! It is fun to learn more about you and I love your outfit!

    • Maureen | 20th Jan 18

      Thank you Cheryl and I am happy to hear that you enjoyed reading my post. Happy Saturday love.

  14. Michele Morin | 18th Jan 18

    A birthday is a great time to share these details! Hope yours was happy!

    • Maureen | 20th Jan 18

      Thank you so much Michele! I am glad you enjoyed my post. I hope you are having a fabulous weekend!

  15. Mica | 18th Jan 18

    Happy birthday! I love the striped top layered under your dress! 🙂

    You’re so brave to have gone sky-diving too, the thought along terrifies me, haha!

    Hope that you are having a good week so far! The weather has been more bearable this week which is nice, not the crazy high temps we had last week!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  16. Marta | 17th Jan 18

    Happy Birthday Maureen!! Wow that’s amazing that you won a body building competition!

  17. Laura | 17th Jan 18

    I hope you have a wonderful birthday!

    • Maureen | 20th Jan 18

      Thank you Laura. Happy Saturday!

  18. Tina | 17th Jan 18

    Happy happy birthday Maureen! Loved reading a little more about you. That’s amazing that you were in a body building competition. You’re so inspirational!


    • Maureen | 20th Jan 18

      Awww thank you for your kind words. You just made my day! I hope you are having a fantastic weekend Tina.

  19. Maryam | 16th Jan 18

    Happy Birthday, darling! You look fantastic.

    xx, Maryam

    • Maureen | 20th Jan 18

      Thank you Maryam! Hope you are having a lovely weekend.

  20. Mary Leigh | 16th Jan 18

    I hope you had the best birthday! Wishing you all the very best this year! (And I love those ankle boots you are wearing in this outfit – so pretty!)

    • Maureen | 20th Jan 18

      Thank you Mary! I came across these shoes during the Nordstrom Anniversary sale last year. I wanted the Hinge booties but sold out before the sale became public. But it all worked out because I found these Blondo ones and I love them! Super comfortable out of the box and waterproof. It was meant to be! LOL I hope you and family are having a great weekend.

  21. Shelbee on the Edge | 16th Jan 18

    Adorable birthday look, Maureen! You are rock star with skydiving (I would never!) and winning body building competitions! Wow! I hope you had the most fabulous birthday, my friend!


  22. Elise | 16th Jan 18

    Happy Birthday!! Love this look, and wow, I wouldn’t have guessed anyone of those things about you!
    You are so brave to have gone skydiving!

    xx, Elise

  23. Maria | passion fruit, paws and peonies | 16th Jan 18

    Happy Birthday Maureen! Your outfit is super cute! x

    • Maureen | 20th Jan 18

      Thank you. This is my only suede dress or suede anything and I can honestly say, I am surprised by how thick and soft the material is. I love that there are two pockets in front and that they are functional! Ha! Happy Saturday Maria.

  24. Ruth | 15th Jan 18

    That is such a cute jumper! Happy Birthdays!

    • Maureen | 20th Jan 18

      Thank you Ruth. I have had this dress for a little bit over 2 years. I bought it thinking I’ll be working in an office but been stuck at home with baby! LOL Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

  25. Brooke | 15th Jan 18

    Happy birthday to you!!! That’s amazing you won top five in a body building Comp, you go girl!!

    pumps and push-ups

  26. Ada | 15th Jan 18

    Happiest of birthdays sweet Maureen and thanks for sharing these beautiful facts and fun post with us. Your outfit is super cute too, to add to the top of the cake that is this delightful post. I love how you styled that cute hunter green mini dress and girl you look about 10 years younger. I will be turning 38 this year, too.

  27. Roxanne | 15th Jan 18

    Happy birthday lady! I hope it is a wonderful and fun day for you! Skydiving sounds so scary! I’ve never done it, and I’m not sure if I have the guts to try!

  28. jodie | 15th Jan 18

    How fun and happiest of birthdays, Maureen!!

  29. Johanna | 15th Jan 18

    I love your little buns…cutest hair style. I wish I could rock those!

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