Celebrating My Birthday Around Town

 
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Hello!!  I know I've been pretty scarce around here lately.  I'm still working on the certification program, doing lots of reading, and trying to slow my life waaaaaaaay down.  Once the certification program is over, I would love to spend some time catching up on all the photos I want to work on and everything I still want to share with you here.

In the meantime, I did add and change up the links and info in the sidebar of the blog.  I added a graphic for my Etsy shop and added a link to the Supa Naturals webpage in the "Shop" section.  This company carries my favorite CBD products, that I purchase myself, and I have a referral code with them you can use by just clicking on the picture.  I also moved the Poshmark widget and Search box up higher along the sidebar.

And now on to the post...





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Before we get started, I am 5'9", typically wear a 22/24, wear a 40B bra, a size 11 wide shoe, and my measurements are 52/49/58.


My birthday came around in May and I decided to leave the house.  It is a very rare occasion these days, but I knew it'd be good for me to get out and do something fun!  As it was also a rare day of getting dressed cute and wearing something new in my closet, I took a few photos.  I'm also hoping to do some smaller posts in the future just showing you what I've been wearing or working out in, and talking about different places around town I ventured to for whatever reason.  I feel like that might be a fun way for me to get in the habit of sharing again.

Celebrating My Birthday Around Town (Portland/Vancouver Area) - DivineMrsDiva.com
Woodland Mushroom Tiered Long-Sleeve Dress - Hot Topic
Cropped Cable-Knit Cardigan - Old Navy (similar)
Sheer Mock Garter in Burlesque - Snag Tights
Aubrey Lace-Up Boots - c/o Aetrex
Tall Brown Boots - Torrid (worn later in the day)
Skye Marble Celtic Pendant - Two Skies Scotland


The first stop on my birthday outing was La Provence for a delicious brunch!  We were able to sit outside on the patio, however, next time I will ask for a different seating option because the chair was ROUGH for plus-size people.  The arms poked into my thighs and gave me bruises.  Brunch was incredibly tasty though.  I had the 'West Coast Benedict' and Sean had the 'Ultimate Polenta & Eggs'.  The potatoes and butternut squash were an unexpected stand-out that I really enjoyed.  I also decided to indulge in the 'Mimosa Flight' of orange, pomegranate, raspberry, and grapefruit mimosas!

Celebrating My Birthday Around Town (Portland/Vancouver Area) La Provence - DivineMrsDiva.com

Celebrating My Birthday Around Town (Portland/Vancouver Area) La Provence - DivineMrsDiva.com

Celebrating My Birthday Around Town (Portland/Vancouver Area) La Provence - DivineMrsDiva.com


Next, we headed to a new pottery studio in downtown Vancouver called Kilnfolk.  At the time I was there, they had only been open for a couple of weeks.  Going on an early afternoon on a Thursday was very quiet.  It was really just Sean and I and a couple of helpful, friendly employees in the store.  We were able to relax, flowing with inspiration as we painted our ceramic pieces.  Sean was really surprised at how relaxing painting can be!  He chose a plate with a "nature meets technology" idea, while I decided on a cute fairy house with mushroom turrets!  I wanted a purply, princessy piece with moss going up the sides.  Our pieces took a few weeks to get fired and ready, but I was so excited to pick them up and see the final result!  The paint dries to such a pastel, chalky look that it can be so hard to picture how it will look out of the kiln.

Kilnfolk also has pottery wheel and hand-building classes for date nights and family and kid nights, as well as a 4-week course and various workshops.  You can walk in for pottery painting or clay playtime.

Celebrating My Birthday Around Town (Portland/Vancouver Area) Kilnfolk - DivineMrsDiva.com

Celebrating My Birthday Around Town (Portland/Vancouver Area) Kilnfolk - DivineMrsDiva.com

Celebrating My Birthday Around Town (Portland/Vancouver Area) Kilnfolk - DivineMrsDiva.com
Our fired pieces!  I stuffed my fairy house full of solar-powered fairy lights and placed it in my fairy garden out back. 
I look forward to sharing it with you in full.


After stopping by the house to freshen up and check on the chihuahuas, we headed out to The Melting Pot in Portland for dinner.  We haven't been to a Melting Pot restaurant in quite some time, though our typical Valentine's Day dinner consists of homemade fondue inspired by the courses at Melting Pot.  It was fun to have the luxury of not cooking or cleaning up.  We've only been to a restaurant about nine times since the pandemic started, so it has been such a big deal.  The Portland restaurant does have a more dated and fraying interior from when I last remember it, but the servers were very nice and friendly.  I will say, the booths were also a bit of an inconvenient squeeze if you are a plus-size person.  A group of four plus-sized friends came in and were seated at a booth, but had to ask for a table to be more comfortable.

Celebrating My Birthday Around Town (Portland/Vancouver Area) - DivineMrsDiva.com

Celebrating My Birthday Around Town (Portland/Vancouver Area) The Melting Pot - DivineMrsDiva.com

Celebrating My Birthday Around Town (Portland/Vancouver Area) - DivineMrsDiva.com


The weekend prior, we headed out to an early birthday dinner at La Bottega in Vancouver to celebrate with a couple of friends.  It was a chilly, rainy day for the most part, so I could still get away with long sleeves.  I've been a bit obsessed with checking Target for cute dresses lately, and this one falls into that category.  The food at La Bottega was delicious and I would love to try more from the menu!

Celebrating My Birthday Around Town (Portland/Vancouver Area) - DivineMrsDiva.com
Balloon Sleeve Velour Dress - Knox Rose via Target  (wearing a 2X)
Skye Marble Celtic Pendant - Two Skies Scotland



I had a really fun, relaxing birthday!  I told Sean it was a perfect Taurus day out of eating, painting, and eating some more. haha  It was nice to get some fresh air and get out of the house and feel like myself for a bit. 

What activities have been bringing you joy lately?




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