Happy Birthday, Ivy!

Hello dears!

I celebrated my 18th birthday this weekend and had so much fun spending time with my family. On the 16th, I went to lunch with my mom at one of our favorite little restaurants and then went shopping afterwards! I got some great stuff at Forever21. The first item I spied was one of the things on my list I needed to get; a navy blue blouse! If I didn't have luck finding a navy blue blouse, I said I'd make one. But I got lucky and it's almost exactly what I'd envisioned. I also found another much needed item on my list, a navy blue cardigan.

On the 17th, I went with my dad and brother to an antique mall. I got a beaded clutch and another piece of hobnail milk glass to add to my collection.

Overall, I had a really enjoyable birthday. To most, turning 18 is an important milestone. I suppose it is, you legally become an adult. I chose not to make my turning 18 a big deal, as it really doesn't change who I am in an instant. I'm still the same Ivy I was when I was 17. Of course, saying you're '18' makes you feel like you have more responsibility, and in a sense, freedom. And you do have more responsibility. I make positive decisions and act responsibly. I've always felt mature, and freedom isn't something to handle loosely. I am definitely not the type of teenager to say, "I'm 18, you can't stop me!" or "I'm an adult now, you can't tell me what to do!". I don't act that way because that is not the way to act as an adult. That makes you look childish and immature. I think it's safe to say I have no plans to rebel.

Here are some pictures of what I purchased over the weekend!

Also, I recently joined Twitter, so please follow me @EviesTeaRoom!
Have a great week!


  1. How exciting! Happy Birthday to you!

  2. Happy Birthday!! and loving that navy blouse :)

  3. Happy Birthday! Love your view on turning 18 — smart and wise!

  4. Happy belated birthday! you found some lovely things at f21. my fav is the white blouse with the dark blue details.

  5. Happy Birthday :). Wonderful things :)