Happy April! It’s got to be spring now, right? There will be no April Fool-ing you here today– just an insta-recap of the month we just left!
March started out slow for my instagram game, but before the mont was over, I had so many awesome shots to chose from! I’m sharing 9, as usual, that signify some of the cool stuff I did last month.
 March started with the oddest flower delivery of all time– this arrangement was sent to me by UPS as an apology for a customer service faux pas!  I enjoyed a couple of restaurant week dinners. Here’s my delicious dessert from dinner at Tapeo with Celina and Elissa.  I have been mildly obsessed with the tiramisu latte at Starbucks.  I shopped a lot! I wasn’t in the mood to buy clothes in the cold weather, but I did pick up some pretty make-up items  I played a lot of Nintendo 3DS! This should come as a surprise to no one. I’ve been trading pokémon with my friend, Tim, which has made the experience so much better.  I won an instagram contest with this picture from a barre class at Simply Barre in Southie, hosted by Elissa!  I battled more cold weather. Boston will just not let up!  My new Hunter boots arrived! There is a whole saga behind this, but the short version is: my beloved Hunters bit the dust after the worst winter ever. Customer service did me a little bit of a solid and helped me get a new pair to love!  I took some selfies. Again, this should come as a surprise to no one.
At this point, my birthday was over a week ago… 10 days to be exact! On the day itself, I celebrated by going to dinner with my family. This weekend, my friend’s threw me a little birthday brunch to ring in my next year. It snowed heavily in Boston on Saturday morning, and by the time we left the streets were slick with slush. Still, I shuffled through Beacon Hill with a belly full of brunch, bag full of gifts, and heart full of thanks. Here’s my belated birthday recap!  My brother got me a record player for my birthday!  He got my Taylor Swift’s 1989 as my first record. This is also the year I was born!  My friend Julia got me this adorable iphone case featuring a dachshund drinking Starbucks and a nautical monogram wine tumbler!  My dear friend Stacie sent me these adorable dachshund magnets! Are you sensing a theme?  My first selfie of age 26. Eep.  Beacon Hill Bistro where I dined with my sweet friends Carissa, Kelsey, Chelsea, Sarah, and Elaina.  Poached eggs with hollandaise is my absolute favorite!  Carissa made me a cross-stitch Piplup!  Kelsey bought me these awesome Edward Gorey Tarot cards while we browsed the paper shops on Charles St. My friends just get me. A sincere thank you to everyone who made me feel so special as I entered the latter half of my twenties. It was a wonderful birthday and I sure hope that sets the precedent for the year! And happy birthday to my fellow Capricorns!
As I’ve been saying, I took a bit of time off around Christmas to have a nice, long vacation. I got to enjoy the holiday in upstate New York with my family and I got to come back home, play video games (stayed tuned for ORAS progress tomorrow!) and of course, shop! I wanted to share with some of the new things I brought home!
Top Row: Santa Baby
Mom & Dad got me this classic Omega timepiece for Christmas/my birthday, which is fast approaching! | My awesome parents also searched far & wide for this Martha Stewart dachshund pillow! I’m obsessed with dachshunds. | Martha Steward does me good every Christmas. You know you’re old when you’re psyched to unwrap mixing bowls!
Middle Row: Nicole Spends Money
Every relative is supporting my coffee habit this year. I’m swimming in Starbucks gift cards! | I picked up Lena Dunham’s Not That Kind of Girl at B&N last week. I guess this is officially my first read of 2015! | I gave in and started my Amiibo collection last week with the purchase of Pikachu & Kirby!
Bottom Row: Always Accessorize
My brother got me the Alex & Ani skeleton key earrings from the Providence Collection! I’d wanted these so badly! | When he ordered them for me, these Sacred Stud Anchors came up under “you may also like.” He thought I would also like and got them for me too! And I really do! | I bought myself a FitBit Flex on New Year’s Eve. It’s taken me a while to be able to fasten it on myself and to get it to track my sleep, but now that I’ve figured it out, I really like it!
What did you get for the holidays?