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happy birthdayGuys it's birthday time! I still get really excited about my birthday for some reason. I hope I'll always feel that way actually :)

This morning I started thinking about what I want for this year. Big and small. Everything that came across my mind, I wrote down. Here's my list. Hold me accountable, k? It's your job.

01 Go back to Europe. No, but actually go this year.

02 Cut my hair short - like above the shoulders short - eep! Cue me scrolling endlessly through Kristen Ess's instagram feed for inspiration.

03 Do 50 real pushups, not the girl kind!

04 Buy a house. Not just any house, but my childhood home. For my dad.

05 Post a dance video to instagram - with some choreographed moves a la Dance Like Nobody's Watching.

06 Start a hobby. I turned my last hobby into my business - yay! but whoops.

07 Put all of my loose prints in frames, HANG THEM, and feel more like a grown-up as a result.

08 Buy an electric car and increase my BOSS status.

09 Work less and make more... or at least drink more. Relax. Have a beer.

10 Get more expensive jeans that make me feel like I'm in a Madewell catalog. What do you think of these?

11 Make more music mixes that I can listen to during the day to feel PUMPED. I'm comin' for ya Flo Rida.

12 Learn how to put on eyeshadow more than one way. I've been doing it the same way for 15 years.

13 Plant bee-friendly flowers. I have a strange urge to help the bees.

14 Start a garden - with whatever is the easiest to grow / doesn't require a green thumb.

15 Say YES only when it's a YES and no when it's a maybe, well I could, let me think about it...

16 Go see Kate.

17 Go see Tiffany.

18 Go see Janna.

19 Re-do my office. Set it up the way I see it in my mind. With double-doors, white walls, and a photobooth backdrop up at all times.

20 Take at least one Friday off each month to visit with family.

21 Create at least one project each month that blows my mind. I know I have it in me.

22 Get 100 likes on instagram (I know, but I want it!).

23 Successfully put Meowmers on a diet. The flab is cute, but it's gotta go.

24 Get ban.do to regram one of my photos. Some of my wishes make me laugh... but the heart wants what it wants.

25 Find and drink good quality tequila (and do so like a lady aka NOT dance on any tables... or do! Who cares.)

26 Declare artsocial a corporation (but ya know, the non-evil kind) and pay quarterly taxes because bidness is boomin'.

27 Go on vacation to a tropical place for the holidays like they planned in Four Christmases (but actually go).

28 Continue to work on letting go of worrying and fully accepting the fact that we're all in league with greatness. So we should own it.

29 Feel fully present in my work and walk away or take a break when I can tell I'm running on empty just to reply to one. more. email. Just stop when I need to stop.

This list is doable right?? Well maybe not the 50 pushups... I kid, I kid. I'm doin' it!

xoxo, erin


wallpaper love It's almost February!! In my opinion, the BEST month because my birthday and Valentine's Day are within a few days of each other. That means there's an entire glorious week of gifts and love and heart-shaped treats and (usually) confetti and (sometimes) mini vacations.

I snapped this photo the other day and thought it would make a perfect February wallpaper to get me in the Valentine's Day / birthday mood. Time to celebrate... and dream big!


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© Kate Donaldson Photo I bet my boyfriend thought I was kidding when I said I wanted a piñata for my birthday... nope, I was serious. Hey, February was dedicated to new experiences...

I never had one when I was little, so I figured it was best to get that activity checked off the ol' life list sooner rather than later. Although it was so much fun, I might want to revisit the whole piñata thing at some point... hmm new tradition, perhaps?

© Kate Donaldson Photo

Guys, I was a total piñata cheater. I didn't take turns with anyone and I refused to wear a blindfold, so I was basically peeking the whole time. Luckily, no one seemed to mind.

I was preeeetty darn excited to discover it was filled with ERIN-fetti, not gonna lie.

© Kate Donaldson Photo

Kate always has a way of making my silly antics look good. Now that's the sign of a great photographer, huh?

What's your favorite birthday tradition? Cake? Prezzies? Oh it's all so good...

Images by Kate Donaldson Photo.

A Very Hey Girl Birthday

Confession: I've been eating cake with every meal straight since last Saturday. I think it actually was a meal on Tuesday morning. So you know how we are questionable dancers? We are also questionable cake decorators. Turns out that Ryan Gosling really looks like a cross between the Zig Zag man and Van Gogh. Yes, his beard is made out of blackberries. Yes, this is what he actually looked like in The Notebook. And yes, he was delicious.