A birthday giveaway.

Cupcake wishes and champagne dreams!

I always dream big – gigantic, even – but when it comes to special days it is blown even more out of proportion.

Take today, for example. It’s my birthday. No special number, or special plans, but today is my day! And I? Feel amazing!

The leg is healing, I am beginning to walk without the cast, I’ve moved into my new apartment, and I spent last night baking cupcakes to take to work and going for dinner with a beautiful friend.

My wishes for 27?

– to continue to learn how to chill the fuck out; I’m getting pretty good.

– be completely open to all opportunity and continue to give up “no” and asking for more “yes”

– and tonight I’d love to go for ice cream with a cute boy then make out. So, you know, cute boy: call me.

I know my life isn’t a John Hughes movie, but I want my Jake Ryan. Sigh. A girl can dream!

My wishes for you? Win my giveaway, of course!

A birthday isn’t a birthday without pretty things! Actually, that defines my whole life. It’s all I ask for and all I believe I deserve. Pretty things.

So in the spirit of presents, I wanted to share some of my favorite pretty things with one lucky reader.

That’d be:
– larabars
– Tosca Reno’s Eat Clean Diet Stripped Cookbook
– a pair of #SweatPink shoelaces
– two yoga DVDs
– a tin of EnergyBits

Three ways to win:

1. Leave a comment and tell me your favorite birthday treat – mine is cheesecake… or red velvet cupcakes.

2. Follow me on Twitter (@laurabridgman) and leave a comment to tell me you did along with your twitter name.

3. Tweet the following: “it’s @laurabridgman’s birthday and she’s sharing her presents http://wp.me/p1hbOq-tp #prettythings” and then comment to let me know you did.

Simple, huh?

Contest is open to anyone, and closes on Sunday, September 30. Winner will be selected using Random Number Generator and contacted through email. Thanks so much for the wicked companies helping me kick off another great year of love. Good luck!

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69 responses to “A birthday giveaway.”

  1. Ana says :

    my mom always made me ice cream cone cupcakes to take to school on my birthday and they were quite a treat 🙂 Happy Birthday!

  2. Katy @ Fit In Heels says :

    OH YEAH!!!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEAUTIFUL!!! My favourite birthday treat is mint chocolate cupcakes- mint icing with chocolate cake. Not that I’m picky or anything. I obv follow you on twitter, and I’m going to tweet some sweet nothings at you right now! So glad you’re feeling better, and cute boy… I feel it. Also, I hate you for being so young. That is all.

  3. Katelyn says :

    Happy birthday! When I was a kid, I loved those Barbie doll cakes, where the Barbie’s skirt was cake.Nowadays, I love ice cream cake, especially a DQ cake and it’s fudgey chocolate bit layer!

  4. Caroline says :

    Happy Birthday! I hope this next year of life is amazing for you:) My favorite birthday treat is cupcakes! YUM!

  5. Mindy @Road Runner Girl says :

    Happy Birthday!!! My favorite birthday treat is red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting!

  6. Shannon Kelly says :

    We have the same birthday treat faves! xoxo miss you doll

  7. Gabby S says :

    Cheese cake or Italian Cream Cake! This year my husband is making this for my birthday! http://www.tickledred.com/caramel-brownie-cheesecake/

  8. Gabby S says :

    Following you! @Gabamonkey

  9. Kat @ sneakers & fingerpaints says :

    I heart cupcakes from Crumbs in NYC…filling. enough said. Happy birthday!

  10. Wehaf says :

    Blueberry pie! It may not be a traditional birthday treat, but it’s darn good!

  11. Wehaf says :

    P.S. Happy birthday!

  12. Jessica Righart says :

    Happy bday!

    Favourite treat is Birthday cake. Any size. Any shape, yummy!

    ohsogawjess at gmail dot com



  13. jenna says :

    happy birthday, girlie!! so glad that youre celebrating in style!! my fave b-day treat is definitely ice cream cake! spa love!!

  14. jenna says :

    following you on twitter!!! @jennaloveox

  15. lauren g says :

    I love carrot cake!!

  16. Renata says :

    Happy Happy Happy Birthday! I love desserts and one of my favorites is the Raspberry Lemon Cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory!

  17. Renata says :

    Following you on Twitter via @serene_streams!

  18. Renata says :

    I tweeted too! Thank you for sharing your birthday favorites! They all sound fabulous! https://twitter.com/Serene_streams/status/250417818649124864

  19. Georgiana says :

    My favorite dessert is definitely homemade pure Red Velvet Cake – light & fluffy – with rich ooey-gooey cream cheese frosting!
    Thank you & happy Bday! 🙂

  20. runwkate says :

    Happy birthday! You’re wrong – it’s not cheesecake – it has to be mudcake 😛

  21. szappanbubi says :

    My faves are Belgian chocolate cake or my Grandma’s wave of the Danube cake *_* yummmy!

  22. thepinkgrapefruit says :

    Happy Birthday! My birthday fave is a chocolate chip cookie cake! I JUST told my fiance last night how bad I wanted one this year!

  23. katrina says :

    I just love cupcakes of any kind…especially strawberry!

  24. Briana says :

    Cassata cake. My fav treat. Do they have Italian bakeries in Canada? If so, find yourself one stat.

  25. Briana says :

    I tweeted, sassyface.

  26. Briana says :

    Oh, and happy birthday 🙂

  27. Kammie says :

    Happy birthday! For me it’s cheesecake (polish, not american) with fresh berries… MMM

  28. Kammie says :

    Followed you on twitter (xokammie)

  29. Kammie says :

    I also tweeted!

  30. BalancingB says :

    Ooh, ice cream cake! It’s my special once-a-year, leave-the-leftovers treat. Yum. I hope you had a wonderful day! Xo

  31. BalancingB says :

    And I follow you on twitter, obvi.

  32. Krista* says :

    Happy Happy Birthday!! My favourite birthday treat… I’m going to have to go with an awesome birthday cupcake! But I’m also a huge fan of Menchie’s now. I want Menchie’s every day. And twice on my birthday 😉

  33. Krista* says :

    I obviously already follow you 🙂 And I tweeted about the giveaway!

    (So pick me!!)

  34. Laurel C says :

    Happy birthday!! My favorite birthday treat is a good ol’ fashioned carrot cake with cream cheese frosting 🙂

  35. Laurel C says :

    And I follow you on twitter!

  36. Julie says :

    Am totally going with the cute boy to make out with after ice cream as the birthday treat I would most like! 🙂

  37. Xing says :

    Thanks for the giveaway! An ice cream cake for sure!

  38. Xing says :

    Followed you on twitter, @beakholder

  39. Xing says :

  40. Lauren says :

    Chocolate cake is my favorite! It’s a classic!

  41. Anna says :

    My fave birthday treat is See’s candy, specifically Scotchmallows.

  42. Anna says :

    I already follow you on twitter. I am @amiller7905 Oh and Happy Birthday. I’m a September gal too!

  43. Betsy says :

    Happy Birthday! I love ice cream. Any kind as long as it has chocolate! 🙂

  44. Lori B says :

    Happy Birthday!! My fav would be icecream – I’m not big on cake (unless it is icecream cake) 😉

  45. Lori B says :

    I tweeted about the giveaway

  46. Lori B says :

    I follow you on twitter (as @envigeurfitness)

  47. mamalego says :

    Happy Birthday!!!

    I guess I’m boring .. But I just adore traditional birthday cake with lots of decorations!! The more chocolate, the better!! 🙂
    I’m also happy to follow you on twitter (MamaLego) 🙂

  48. mamalego says :

    Hi!! Happy birthday! I guess I’m boring but I love traditional birthday cake with lots of decorations .. The more chocolate, the better!!

    I’m also happy to follow you on twitter! (MamaLego) 🙂

  49. Patricia says :

    DQ’s icecream cake was always my favorite!!

  50. Michelle @Push.Pump.Progress says :

    hey lady! happy (almost) bday!! i friggin wish i was turning 27! my fav bday treat is my moms lemon meringue pie!!

  51. Michelle @Push.Pump.Progress says :

    i just tweeted the giveaway! @pushpumppro

  52. Carly-Ann says :

    I’ve taken over as the family baker so I am getting pretty familiar with elaborate birthday treats, but my preference is pretty simple: vegan lemon cupcakes. Yum!

    Hope you had an awesome birthday! xo

  53. Kait Jones (@kaitcreative) says :

    Angel Food cake with caramelized apples and vanilla ice-cream. Its just one step up from our family tradition of Angel food cake with strawberries and whipped cream. 🙂
    Happy Birthday!

  54. Ang says :

    My fave treat is pecan pie! However, now that I’m gluten free, I have to find a modified recipe. Happy Birthday!!!

  55. Jennifer McAmis says :

    My favorite part of birthdays is that no one judges you for large amounts of ice cream consumption 🙂

  56. Jennifer McAmis says :

    I follow you on twitter! @jennmcamis

  57. workingonmyfit says :

    Without a doubt anything red velvet!! – Happy Birthday!!

  58. workingonmyfit says :

    Following you on twitter. – @ysatc

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