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Monday, March 30, 2015

Two Birthdays, Thrift Shopping, And a Lot of Food

My apologies for the earlier version of this post which was published accidentally before I finished writing it. 

This week we had two birthdays, my 37, and much more importantly Tubby reached the illustrious age of 14. We celebrated like we always do: lots of food, some thrift shopping, lots of snuggle time.

Since my birthday fell on a Thursday and I cheated and celebrated on the weekend, actually
My aplogies for the earlier version of this post which was published accidentalty before I finished it.  two weekends. The Sunday before my husband and I went to one of our favorite resteraunts, Ippudo Ramen. There are lots of places in the. It's and in Jersey to get ramen but this is the best. It's a bit pricier but totally worth it. It's delicious and I love how pretty Ramen looks in the bowl. 

Plus they have pork buns

We followed up ramen with a stop at Ample Hills Creamery. This is seriously the best ice cream ever We brought home a few pints. 

Fry was keen to try Shamrock Flake. 

The next weekend we continued the celebration. Now any body who reads this blog knows I'm crazy about vintage clothes, but I'm also nuts for kitschy collectables.  While I prefer to buy clothes online I like finding my kitsch in junk shops. Sadly there are few good thrift stores near me.   Saturday I visited the only good one, Unique thrift in Union NJ.  

It's pretty hit or miss but I was super lucky. I scored two Pyrex like dishes, 

some cutesy McDonalds glasses from the 80s, 

a souvenir plate, and best of all two blue heaven China plates and a platter. 

I'm crazy for blue heaven China. The whole mess was about ten bucks. 

Ever year on my birthday I have take out sushi and potato chips. This year I was lucky to find a stash of my favorite chips at Walmart. Lays wasabi chips thru are amazing. Perfect with sushi and Chardonnay. I stocked up. 

 I always watch the greatest movie ever made in my birthday, also known As The Wrath of Khan. I love everything about this movie. Ricardo Montalban is the only actor who can compete on Shatners level. It never gets old. 

Sunday was of course all about Tubby.  We are so lucky to have our boy with us at the age of 14. Every day is a gift. Tubby hasn't played with toys for awhile so all of his presents were treats.

His favorite was the cake from Po's Bakery.  

We hope everyone had an amazing weekend. 


  1. Happy Birthdays! I love his T sweater!

  2. Sounds like both you and Tubby had a great birthday! Mmm the ramen looks very yummy. I'm impressed Lay's got wasabi/ginger flavor! It must go really well with sushi :-)

  3. We love all the photos so much, and the food looks yummy! Happy Birthdays to all!

  4. What great birthdays! Happy Birthday to you both!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  5. Looks like every one had a great birthday!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  6. Looks like you both had a great Burfday wiv lots of foodables......yay......just how it should be.
    Wish we'd been there to watch "He tasks me" wiv you, we luffs it too!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  7. We're more your treat kind of dogs, too. We don't play with toys much....other than to destroy them.

    You got HER with pork buns and sushi! What a fantastic celebration you and Tubby had! Happy Birthday, again.

  8. Wow you guys know how to celebrate a birthday! Happy Birthday to you and Tubby and many more :)

  9. Wasabi Ginger sounds delicious! I'm not a potato chip eater but I think I could make an exception for that flavor!

  10. Yum! Does dad want to come here if he is willing to share? Mom here is greedy
    Lily & Edward

  11. Happy birthdays and not only does the good look yummy love the retro crockery. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  12. Oh happy belated birthday! Guess what, my mom had that exact china pattern! I recognized it immediately. And Happy Belated Birthday to Tubby too~~


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