Kicking off 25 right

Oh hai there.

Ever feel like you're in that movie Click and that life remote is stuck in fast forward? Me too.

In the past 2 weeks:
- I turned the big 2-5.
- Rob and I signed our first official piece of paperwork together: A lease!
- We moved in and bought nearly all our furniture on craigslist.
- Took a birthday trip to Vegas.
- Watched Rob move 3 couches into our apartment.
- Made a real life budget. Then cried about it.
- Got a pet fish as a birthday present from my siblings! His name is Azul (but his nickname is Raul). I'm in love with him.

The night before my birthday, we were simultaneously packing for our 8 am flight to Vegas the next morning and dropping off boxes at the new apartment. When I got home, my Mom and sister had done this to my bedroom door.

BirthdayMoola$100 in small bills to take the Vegas the next day. Nothing says baller like a giant wad of cash jammed into my purse. So. Awesome.

VegasWe had a pretty lowkey to-do list in Vegas, mostly revolving around drinks, food and gambling. We spent a night over in old Vegas on Fremont Street, which was fun too. They have this amazing LCD screen ceiling that is worth the trip but it is a pricey cab ride (around $20).

Vegas-BuffetFor my birthday dinner, we knew exactly where we wanted to go. Bacchanal Buffet at Caesar's Palace is a pricey ordeal ($49.99 for dinner) but it's worth every penny. We've now been to 3 Vegas Buffets (Wicked Spoon and Paris Le Village Buffet too) and Bacchanal is the crowd pleaser. My favorite part? The warm, delicious, fresh pre-cracked king crab legs in hot butter. Their dessert bar is pretty spectacular too, with giant balls of mochi, macaroons and red velvet whoopie pies.

Vegas-PizzaWe also found the secret pizza spot in the Cosmo down an unmarked hallway with a pinball table at the end and it was SO delicious. And they serve their sodas in red solo cups so what more could you want?

Vegas-UsThe morning before our flight, I decided to play that wad of bills and a few hours later, I won a total of $175 at the Roulette tables! I wouldn't say I'm a huge gambler because I refuse to play more than $20 at a time, but when I start winning, my heart starts pounding like a maniac and I get SO excited. Rob says I get a twinkle in my eye that makes him nervous. The good news is that I love to leave when I'm up, I hate waiting to lose to leave a table. And honestly, we gambled mostly to get the free drinks so I was pumped to leave with more money than I came with!

FYI, screwdrivers (vodka and orange juice) are totally my new drink of choice while gambling. You can have them at 11:00 am and still feel like you're having breakfast.

Another FYI, if you have 3 screwdrivers before your 3 pm flight, you will take an hour long nap in an uncomfortable airport seat waiting for your flight and wake up feeling like you got hit by an 18 wheeler. Needless to say, Vegas and I parted as good friends but I was ready to head home.

When we got home from Vegas, it became a blur of moving boxes and perusing craigslist every hour. When we finally had enough furniture for people to come sit on, Rob invited our friends out for drinks and dinner to do a belated birthday celebration since I never actually blew candles out on my birthday. It was such a fun night and there were many laughs had and drinks consumed. Love you guys! BdaycollageTurning 25 was pretty eventful, especially since Rob and I are starting this new chapter in our lives, living together. Moving out of my family house was a big transition for me and I'd be lying if I didn't say there were moments I really missed being "home". But it was time for us to move forward in adulthood and I'm really glad we did. We love our new place and our neighborhood!

Considering that we've stopped picking up Craigslist furniture daily, I'm excited to get back into blogging and sharing my life with all of you! And now we're in the heart of Sacramento nightlife and a walk away from foodie places galore, I just know we've got an exciting year ahead. Happy to have you following along with me!

Tell me something exciting that's happened to you in the past 2 weeks!



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15 thoughts on “Kicking off 25 right

  1. Evani! These past couple of weeks have been great for you girl! So much transition and celebration 🙂 My favorite part of your update is the fact that you got a fish named Azul but it's nickname is Raul LOL! My least favorite part is that you went to Vegas for your birthday and I'm jealous (because I've never gone but I know who to hit up for sightseeing advice when I do 😉 As for me, I finally got called in for a couple job interviews these couple of two weeks... I've had a good feeling about them and am seriously hoping something comes through soon!

  2. Cheers to a whole new chapter of your life! It's going to be totally awesome.

    Sounds like you had the perfect celebration for your 25th. I'm so happy for you. And yum, I love a good buffet in Vegas, though I've never been to this one before. I'll have to remember it for the next time we go. Craigslist furniture is totally how we furnished our first apartment together too. Have fun, enjoy it all! 🙂

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  3. This sounds like such a great birthday! I've never been to vegas but I imagine that if I do I'd loveeee to have $100 in small bills! That was a really great idea!

  4. Eva

    Great blog! I love everything about it - Vegas, new lease, and birthday! I can't wait for our hangout this week to hear this in person.

  5. The last two weeks have been a whirlwind for you. Happy Birthday again and congratulations on the new apartment. I'm excited for you. How awesome of your mom and sister to plaster your door with money to take to Vegas!

  6. fizzandfrosting

    Happy belated birthday! Your Vegas trip sounds like such a blast. Congrats on your winnings! I'm such a weenie when it comes to gambling. I stick to the slots! 😉

  7. happy for you! 25 is going to be a good year! I too turned 25 just months before we got married! 25 was a very good year for me as well and a great age to be starting a life together! Glad you had a wonderful birthday trip and how fun is all that money on your door!!!

  8. woo woo. happy 25th again... I remember my 25th... I invited some friends and my bro and of course Rob to Lucky Strike in Hollywood and then randomly went clubbing at the Hollywood&Highland upstairs... all while Rob had a fractured elbow hahahaha... we waz drunk.

    anyways, this past 2 weeks was fun and drag at the same time. coming back from a long vacation is HARD FREAKIN WORK. Tell me about it.

    ooohhhh the joy of moving in. i can't wait to move in. The closest thing that moved in was my stuff to his storage. hahahaha

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