Happy 33rd Birthday To Me

Today is my 33rd birthday and even though life is not what I pictured at this age, I can’t help but be so thankful for the many blessings I’ve been given. Throughout this past year I have gone through quite the rollercoaster, but I feel it still showed me just how strong I can be because of what I experienced.

This year has also shown me quite a major shift with friendships leaving and coming into my life. I don’t know what the future holds, but I’m still thankful those friends were in my life when I needed them most. It’s sort of bittersweet, that’s the best way I can describe it.

Last night I spent some quality time with my family. My mom went all out and made me a delicious birthday dinner and the flan that I asked her to make me because it’s my favorite. This is a Puerto Rican flan (de queso) that you really can’t compare to the regular Mexican flan because it has a personality of its own. I don’t know what my mom did this time, but she made it so scrumptious, I was in heaven with every bite. She was even amazed how it came out too.

These little guys are another Puerto Rican dish; mofongo. It’s basically plantain made into little bowls stuffed with ground beef. Yum!

I stopped by Nothing Bundt Cake to pick up my free birthday bundlet! So worth it I tell you!

I got my all time fave Red Velvet and this one has chocolate chips in it, yassss!

This week’s Happy Planner is all decked out with my birthday decor and Halloween theme the rest of the week.

Can’t get enough of gold and Halloween bats washi tape.

So yeah I am a happy young woman who even though people think I’m still in my twenties, I have grown ten times than where I was a year ago. Let’s see what this year brings.

Today I’m working half a day and then heading home to work on my blog because I got some things up my sleeve and I need to make sure I stay on top of it. Then later tonight my bestie Lisa is gonna cook me a birthday dinner at her new place she just moved into.

Thank you guys for already showing me so much love on social media. Feel free to keep up with my Snapchat to see how my birthday pans out: bellaimami.