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April 19, 2013

Hello 27

Today I'm turning 27. I actually started my birthday celebration at 10am at Utah; this time zone business is messing me up real bad. I thought it would be fun to include 27 "fun facts" about myself!

1. My name means beautiful grace. If you saw all the scrapes and bruises on my body you'd know that I barely live up to it as graceful isn't something I've mastered just yet.

2. My good friends call me carebear or merry carrie. I've been told "my happy" is sometimes too loud.

3. I'm deathly afraid of heights. However, what I'm really afraid of is way too embarrassing to ever put in a blog post. Trust me!

4. My favorite color is pink which shocks absolutely no one. I often like it with a splash of green.

5. I used to be fluent in spanish, which I'm sadly no longer.

6. I'm a city girl at heart. (Born in Boston)

7. I dream of owning a girl's dress line. I'm about 252 steps closer to that goal than I was a year ago.

8. I can't sound out words to save my life. Not sure how I passed the 2nd grade.

9. I believe that kindness never fails.

10. Handwritten letters are my love language. If I were to start a second business it would be very similar to Edible Arrangements. I mean who doesn't like to get chocolate in the mail!

11. I want to see a taping of the Ellen show but haven't been able to get tickets to save my life. *fingers crossed for this upcoming year*

12. I believe that everything is better with a monogram on it.

13. I eat an excessive amount of ice cream. Check out my instagram if you don't believe me.

14. I went gluten free and it was life changing. Goodbye bread, hello rest of my life!

15. I feel like you can't go wrong with cardigans and big sunglasses.

16. I used to be a teacher and have the upmost respect for people in that field!

17. Spring is my favorite time of the year; just hate all the pollen.

18. I'm a bit sassy after you get to know me a bit.

19. Scary movies and I don't mix well. I've been known to watch the Disney channel more times than I should probably admit to.

20. I make bows just to wear them on my shoes because I can.

21. The blogging community has changed me in the best possible ways.

22. I wish someone had told how hard it was to own a business, but also how rewarding it is.

23. I have an entire closet for dresses. It's kind of a problem that I'm addressing.

24. I started a gratitude journal a few years ago and it was a game changer. It has made me look at the brighter things in life and taking the focus off the negatives.

25. I would wear pajamas any day of the week if it was appropriate.

26. Sometimes I like to give gifts and balloons to strangers.

27. I have never been more grateful for the life I have. I'm so so blessed with all that I have. Thank you for walking through life with me. Y'all are the best!! 


  1. Happy Birthday girl!
    I am right there with you when it comes to the pink and green combo, love it!

  2. Happy Birthday!! I came to your blog from Molly Stillman and it brightens my day. Also, I'm with you on #16. It nearly killed me (close to literally) and I respect anyone who stays.

  3. Happy birthday! I have to know- was the word "ad(dress)ing" used to talk about your closet full of dresses an accident or on purpose? Because it cracked me up!

    Also, my biggest fear is June bugs... it may be the most embarrassing thing ever.

  4. Happy birthday Carrie! May this year be fantastic for you! PS- I think we are long lost 27 year old twinsies..I am super afraid of heights, love pink, ice cream (hello chocolate!) and handwritten letters in the mail and LOVE dresses and skirts. I would love to own my own business someday..preferably a cupcake shop but who knows?! Fun to read more about you!