July 1, 2019
mussel shells

I turned thirty-five today with beachside walks, and miniature mussel shells, and toes painted red, and snuggles with sun-kissed kids. We’ll have grilled eggplant drippy with olive oil, and a green salad the size of my head, and cake dotted with strawberries. Later, s’mores. 

All I wanted was time, and I got it. 

Until soon,


PS. One entire decade ago.

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  • Reply Karen July 1, 2019 at 5:28 pm

    Happy Happy Birthday, sure sounds like ya are having an Awesome day.

    Ohhhhh to be 35 again

  • Reply Linda July 1, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    What a beautiful place and a beautiful way to spend your birthday!! Wishing you another wonderful year around the sun! Happy birthday!!!

  • Reply Cynthia July 1, 2019 at 7:02 pm

    Time with your family and time to wander are the best gifts ever! Happy Birthday and may the coming year bring more of the same! Thank you for all the lovely thoughts, information, inspiration, and tidbits you bring to the world!

  • Reply Rita Tocta July 1, 2019 at 7:40 pm

    Thanks for sharing your journey with us, it has been fun! To much more years full of tiny tips and Eureka moments, newspaper crowns, kids strabs’ kisses and homemade bread 🙂 Happy Birthday Erin!

  • Reply Esther July 1, 2019 at 8:49 pm

    Happy birthday to You! And thank you for this wonderful blog!

  • Reply Naomi Hawkins-Rowe July 1, 2019 at 8:51 pm

    Happy birthday!

  • Reply Marian July 1, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    Happiest of birthdays! Might I ask where your blouse is from? Not about consumption but if I do consume, I’d like it to be that blouse.

    • Reply ERIN BOYLE July 2, 2019 at 9:24 am

      Hi! It’s a dress from Elizabeth Suzann from a few summers ago!

  • Reply Judith A Ross July 1, 2019 at 10:17 pm

    Happy Birthday!

  • Reply Anna July 1, 2019 at 11:00 pm

    Happiest birthday to you! Sounds like a perfectly lovely day. Enjoy the celebrations and the snuggles and the sand and sun.

  • Reply Tamara July 2, 2019 at 1:17 am

    Happy Birthday! Sounds like a really good one.

  • Reply Mar July 2, 2019 at 2:54 am

    Happy Birthday!!! Molts d’anys!!!

  • Reply Auberie July 2, 2019 at 4:31 am

    Happy birthday Erin! 🙂
    Lots of love from Belgium

  • Reply annton July 2, 2019 at 6:03 am

    Happy Birthday!

  • Reply Anna July 2, 2019 at 6:07 am

    Happiest of birthdays to you, Erin! Thank you for the work that you do. I don’t comment very often, but your blogs is one of the few that I continue to read, and learn from, daily.

  • Reply Melanie July 2, 2019 at 7:19 am

    Happy birthday!
    Your blog brings me a lot of joy. All the best for the year to come

  • Reply Victoria July 2, 2019 at 7:56 am

    Happy birthday Erin!

  • Reply Krystal July 2, 2019 at 9:23 am

    Happy Birthday, Erin!

    I hope your birthday gift lasts all year long.

  • Reply Delphine July 2, 2019 at 9:26 am

    Joyeux anniversaire Erin … forever young!

  • Reply C July 2, 2019 at 9:36 am

    Happy birthday, Erin! Thank you for all the work you do. xx

  • Reply Jay July 2, 2019 at 9:40 am

    Happy Birthday, Erin!

  • Reply Jaspreet Chowdhary July 2, 2019 at 9:52 am

    Happy birthday, Erin! Thanks for all the ways you make the world brighter and internet better!

  • Reply Amelia July 2, 2019 at 12:02 pm

    Happy birthday!! Hoping you had a beautiful day. Thank you for being a leader.

  • Reply Audrey July 2, 2019 at 12:18 pm

    Happiest Birthday, Erin! I hope it’s filled with joy, love, and maybe a little champagne!

  • Reply Rebecca July 2, 2019 at 12:19 pm

    Happy Birthday Erin and thank you for the work you do in this space

  • Reply Helen C July 2, 2019 at 12:52 pm

    Lovely post, Erin! Happy Birthday and many returns for the day. Sounds like you’ve had a special day. My birthday is coming up this month too. 🙂 xx

    Helen | Helen’s Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  • Reply Lottie July 2, 2019 at 3:02 pm

    Happy birthday, Erin, sounds like a perfect day 🙂

  • Reply MJ July 2, 2019 at 3:03 pm

    Happy birthday! It sounds like a perfect day. (And if you ever decide to move to Canada, your birthday will be a national holiday as July 1 is Canada Day.)

  • Reply Carmella July 2, 2019 at 5:00 pm

    Happy Birthday, friend! Glad you’re enjoying it just as you wish

  • Reply Mef July 3, 2019 at 9:33 am

    Happy Birthday!

  • Reply Emily July 3, 2019 at 2:00 pm

    Happy birthday, Erin! From one cancer to another, I’m so grateful you’re here and wishing you a wonderful next trip around the sun.

  • Reply Barbara July 4, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    Happy Birthday! Wishing you fashion the next 365 exactly how you’d dream! Thank you for your inspiring work!

  • Reply KJ July 5, 2019 at 9:09 am

    Happy Birthday! I love your necklace – where is it from?

  • Reply Amanda Krieger July 13, 2019 at 8:16 pm

    Happy birthday! my favorite thing when clicking that link was seeing how, though it’s been a decade, your writing style is the same. Pithy and poignant. Enjoy.

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