birthday girl
I celebrated a big birthday in February and, although I am a little late, I wanted to share the details. FMK hosted the celebration for me at Brooklyn Winery. They have the cutest private rooms and handle all the set up, decorations, food and drinks… what more could a husband ask for?!

brooklyn winery spread

Because a lot of our friends have babies, we decided to have appetizers and wine in the afternoon (3-6pm) so people could stop by before their dinner plans or before their babies’ bedtime. Although it was an exceptionally snowy day, so many of our sweet friends braved the cold and made it to Brooklyn to celebrate this milestone birthday with me.

HOUSE of Harper family

Being a new mom, having a loving husband to put this all together for me, celebrating with friends who will brave the snow just to be there to share a glass of wine on my birthday, knowing my family and friends back home in Texas were thinking of me because my phone kept buzzing with sweet birthday wishes from familiar voices… all left me feeling extremely blessed.

Brooklyn Winery appitizers

In my 30’s, my goal is to be more intentional. Your 20’s (for some) is a rather selfish decade. I thought a lot about myself and what it was I wanted. What do I want to be when I grown up? What do I want to do this weekend? What do I want to buy myself with this year’s bonus? etc, etc.

Brooklyn Winery cabernet

Maybe it is getting older or maybe it is being a mom and realizing life isn’t all about me, but this birthday has made me want to be a better person. A stronger Christian. A better wife. A better daughter and sister. A better friend. To spend more time putting my faith in God and less time worrying about things out of my control.

Brooklyn Winery private room

So, here’s to focusing on the things in life that really matter and letting the rest fall into place.

One Stylish Party tassel balloons

Outfit details: vest: on loan from David Peck (last seen here) | blouse: ASOS | pants: Theory | shoes: Renvy via Gilt | necklace: c/o Jane Pope Jewelry

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Photographed by FMK