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Happy Early Birthday To Me!

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Happy Early Birthday To Me!

Hi! If you know Lil Red, then you will know that I simply cannot wait to give people their presents for gift giving occasions. My fiance, Johnny, on the other hand prefers to open gifts until the day of the birthday or holiday or at least get fairly close. So, imagine my surprise when Johnny wanted to give me my birthday presents super early. Our birthdays are one week apart from each other in June and this was an excellent development for me because I had been dying to give him his gifts!

Earlier in May, Johnny gifted me with an amazing standing makeup holder for all of my bits and baubles. And, this past week, he gave me my main gift… the original Paper Mario for the Nintendo 64!

For our one year anniversary, Johnny got me Paper Mario: The Origami King for the Nintendo Switch and this past Valentine’s Day, he gifted me with Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door for the GameCube. Can you tell what one of my favorite video games is? To complete my collection, I needed the Paper Mario for the N64 and I also need the one for the Nintendo 3DS. With my early birthday prezzie, I am one step closer to having all of the Paper Mario games and I am eager to give my new (old) one a try as I have never played it.

Time and time again, I am blown away by Johnny’s thoughtfulness more than anything on gift giving occasions. Whenever we give each other presents, it always seems to be exactly what we both wanted. This shows me that we are actually listening to each other when we talk and that is the best gift of all. Johnny is such fun to shop for and he received some Legend Of Zelda Amiibos as well as a blazer from his favorite website, Phix, for his birthday. Nothing was better than seeing the look on his face when he opened them and I can’t wait for a lifetime of birthdays and holidays with him. ❤

What is your favorite video game? Who is your favorite person to shop for? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

*Way* Early Birthday Gift!

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*Way* Early Birthday Gift!

Hello! When it comes to gift giving occasions, I always can’t wait to give my giftee their presents and am notorious for buying gifts way ahead of schedule. Johnny’s birthday gift, for example, was purchased four months before his actual birthday! I’d be a liar if I said I wasn’t constantly asking people to give their gifts early and Johnny is, normally, pretty good about waiting till the day of the occasion. This past week, however, was a totally different story.

Unbeknownst to Johnny, I had arrived home before him after work and errands and was there when he walked in the door with a huge gift wrapped box. Because I had already seen my early birthday gift, he agreed that we could open presents a month and a half prior to our birthdays and I was gifted with the following:

For one of my early birthday gifts, Johnny got me a huge standing makeup holder for all of my must haves that are maybe always cluttering the bathroom! Not only will it be perfect for all of my lipsticks and glosses that I feel like I am misplacing constantly but it will also provide a safe space for my makeup brushes, eyeshadows, and highlighters which I have had to replace before from water damage.

This gift was so thoughtful because Johnny told me he remembered how much I liked it while he was browsing through additional storage options for our apartment. I had, honestly, forgotten about it and love my new makeup holder so much because it is something that I wouldn’t buy for myself. Rather, I’d probably end up buying more makeup lol!

If there’s one thing Lil Red loves, it’s organizing and I really enjoyed arranging my jewelry boxes and wall hangers just so for easy access to all of my favorite accessories. I expect that my makeup holder will be no different and am looking forward to setting it up to my liking. I also think I am going to end up finding tons of products that I forgot I even had so it will kind of be like shopping in my own apartment. 😀

After mine and Johnny’s super early gift exchange, we played video games and listened to records for hours and it was the best month and a half early birthday celebration ever! I can’t wait for more festivities with my fiance on our actual birthdays in June. ❤

How do you keep your makeup or accessories organized? How early do you like to shop for gift giving occasions? I want to hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah

Happy Early Birthday To Meeeee!

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Happy Early Birthday To Meeeee!

Heyyyy everyone! I hope all of you had a fabulous and relaxing weekend! As you can see by my featured image, I got a new purse for my over a month early birthday gift! I’m SO in love with my new Betsey Johnson bag it’s ridiculous. As soon as I saw this little baby in Macy’s I knew it had to be mine, so I immediately notified my mom so she would know exactly what to get me for my 21st birthday in June. One major character flaw on my part is that I’m one of the most impatient people in the world, so of course I couldn’t wait another month until I turn the big 2-1 to receive my gift! Thankfully my mom understands the needs of her impatient, drama queen child because she got it for me this weekend! 🙂 The super fun thing about this purse is that the removable, old school phone handle has a cord and a jack attached to it so you can hook it up to your cell phone and talk on it. SO CUTE! I love everything and anything Betsey Johnson and I can’t wait to break out my pretty new baby this week! I took some adorable Chatty Kathy pictures today with the newest addition to my collection, so make sure you take a look:

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^^^Please excuse my super messy bedroom! Annnd in case you were wondering the brand and where I purchased my dress and heels, here’s the usual break down for ya:

  • Cutout dress: TJMaxx, I actually don’t know the brand for this one because the tag was itchy so I cut it off. Whoops!
  • Glitter back wedges: Plato’s Closet, Arizona Jean Co.
  • Telephone purse: Macy’s, Betsey Johnson

HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!!!! Have a great rest of your Sunday and make sure you continue to tune in at http://www.lifewithlilred.com for the latest and greatest! What was your favorite birthday gift ever? Are you as impatient as I am when it comes to your birthday? I wanna hear from all of you, so leave me a comment and let’s chat! Much love. -Sarah