Wednesday, June 22, 2011

My 27th Birthday Recap!

Let me just say first that I had a wonderful Birthday. I wanted something fun, out of town and low key. This birthday had it all. 

On Friday, my birthday we headed out of town and went to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. I've been there many, many times and I love that town. Even though I'm there a lot, I hadn't actually visited the theme park Dollywood since 2006 so that's what I wanted to do. The weather was great! We were so afraid it was going to rain but it held off for the entire time we were in town. 
We rode all of the rides, ate some good fries and even had a caricature made. I'd never had one done before so my mother and I had one done together. 

The caricature being drawn
But want to know the best part about being at Dollywood on Friday.... Dolly Parton was actually there. I even got to see her! 
Yes, her boobs are huge. Yes, she's super tiny. Yes, her hair is big and yes, she has recently had some major face work done. She was onsite since it was the first day of Kid's Fest. Besides getting to see her, we also walked through her museum aka shrine of clothing, awards and information. I got to see some of her famous outfits from 9 to 5, Straight Talk and my personal favorite Rhinestone. 
After Dollywood, we hit up one of my favorite shows in town... The Dixie Stampede. It just doesn't get any better than that. The food portions are huge, the entertainment is good and it's always fun. 
Saturday was the day of shopping. Of course the first stop was to the Incredible Christmas Place. Um... hello. Have you read this blog before? You know I love Christmas and everything related to Christmas decorations! 
I got a ton of great stuff... all to be featured in a post of their own. I also scored a new Vera Bradley bag and thanks to the Christmas Place's 25th Anniversary sale, I got it for super cheap! I got the Alice bag in the Loves Me pattern.
Then we found the greatest vintage shop. It was huge. It was probably the largest all vintage store I've ever been in. It was in Knoxville and called Nostalgia. 
They had everything from clothing and accessories to furniture and housewares. I got a great jewelry/vanity table top spinner. I'll post about it soon. It was that great of a find. But by far my favorite photo taken from the weekend in TN was this one from Dollywood...
And that my friends is how you turn 27

22 comments:

AC Quigley said...

What a great weekend you had - that's definitely a wonderful way to celebrate a birthday!
Andrea x

Tiffany said...

Scotty's family was at Dollywood this weekend too. His moms boyfriend works down there and we have season passes to dollywood and everything around. she asked us to come down with her but we went to Cincinnati instead. how cool would it have been to run into each other down there?

tara said...

Love that Vera bag! I just got one too and blogged about it today! :)

ModernMom said...

LOL I loved the way you turn 27! Dolly Patron and Vera bags:0 Fabulous! ...and of course Happy Belated Birthday!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Oh it looks like you had such a fun time!

Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

Sounds like a terrific birthday weekend!! :) And that last picture had me laughing big time. Thanks for that. :)

xoxo

JMJE said...

Sounds like you had an awesome birthday. I went to Dollywood once when I was in middle school but Dolly was not there that day.

Meghan said...

Ha! I love that last picture!

ag. said...

That last photo is so great! You're so fun! :) Really looks like a great birthday!

Lin said...

Wow what a great birthday! I love the fact that Dolly Parton was there, so cool.

Also, the photo of you biting the pickle is hilarious!

Hutch said...

I need an explanation on the giant pickle!

Steph said...

That sounds like a great birthday getaway! Love the bag and I can't wait to see what kinda Xmas stuff you scored.

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Yay! Happy birthday again! Looks like you had a blast :)

Keely said...

Happy belated birthday!!!!! I love your Alice bag!

iris said...

Haha, the giant pickle is hilarious. There's a "pickle run" near my hometown, whee you need to outrun a man in a pickle costume...equally hilarious.

Summer said...

that is totally how you turn 27 with a picture with a gigantic pickle, (which is super funny), seeing Dolly (did you say well Hello Dolly like the song bahahahahaha) OK kidding...scoring a super cute vera bag for cheap I almost got that pattern, they have so many to choose from that one is super cute and super summery and yay for going to Dollywood with your mom and to the Christmas Shoppe I love looking and buying ornaments we have like a gazillion LOL

glad you rang in 27 with a giant metal pickle bahahhaha

xoxo
sums

samnhal said...

Haha, that photo is hilarious. Is it weird that I didn't know Dollywood was a theme park? But that's so awesome that you got to see her, looks like you picked the right weekend.

Deidre said...

sounds like an absolutely fantastic birthday weekend. What fun! love that last pic. so funny.

lil desiqua said...

Happy belated birthday!
I can't believe Dolly was there when you were- that's awesome! Can't wait to see all the other goodies you got at The Chrsitmas Shoppe!

Also, I left something for you on my blog!
http://lildesiqua.blogspot.com/2011/06/bloggy-award.html

Amanda @ It's Blogworthy said...

Girl, you definitely did it in style! Love the pickle picture...I'm a sucker pictures of oversized things ;)

Amber said...

I loooove Dollywood & haven't been in forever. Looks like you had a blast!

Christy said...

Happy belated birthday!! What a great way to turn 27!! Looks like you had a blast!!!