happy monday! and happy april! thank you to everyone who wished me a happy birthday, whether here on the blog or via twitter - you all are too sweet. i loved waking up to many tweets and texts and emails! my birthday weekend was a ton of fun!
friday night some of us so cal bloggers got together for a paint and wine night and i couldn't have asked for a better way to kick off my birthday celebrations. paint n vineyard in scripps ranch so graciously hosted all 20 of us for a fun painting class. we all brought snacks and were even lucky enough to have marie from 12 signs wine provide some "inspiration" for our evening.
paint n vineyard is such a neat little art studio. they do classes throughout the week where you can learn to paint their featured art work. they have artists who walk you through step by step and they provide all supplies! plus, it's a BYOB class and enjoying a glass (or 2) of wine is encouraged!
like i mentioned, we were lucky enough to have 12 signs wine at our event. their wine is delicious and is inspired by the zodiac signs - there is a different wine for each kind of sign! my sign is aries, which is a fire sign, and marie explained which wine coinsided with my sign and why. it was fun learning about my sign and the wine! plus, all four of their wines are absolutely delicious! and i know this first hand because i tried them all! it was my birthday, after all.
it was such a fun night. i loved being able to hang out with all these wonderful ladies and laugh at all of our painting skills. they even all sung me happy birthday and i turned bright red and almost cried (as captured in the above image). it's crazy how this huge blogging community can turn out such wonderful friendships. i'm so lucky to be able to call all these girls friends. can't wait until the next time we can all get together.
** an extra special thanks to karina irene for the photos **