(I had my first French Macaron the other day, Earl Grey flavored. It was yummy.)
I tend to be very laid-back when it comes to my birthday, to the point where maybe I don't start planning things until the week beforehand, and everyone is already busy because my birthday is almost always Labor Day weekend. As a result, I kind of take it in stride that my birthdays are usually a quiet affair with one or two friends, and maybe a movie or something.
I do love making wishlists though, even if I usually forget to ever take them out of my notebooks. There have been a great number of times my mom has said "Oh, I wish you'd make a wishlist for gifts." and I forget to ever give it to her... So I'm going to POST my wishlist this year. Just a collection of things I've seen here and there that I fancy. Probably a few of which I'll end up getting for myself a week or two after my actual birthday, because that's how I roll.
// Black Metal "Stay Home" T-shirt (Stay Home Club)
// My Drunk Kitchen mug (My Drunk Kitchen)
// Girls Don't Read Comics tote (Kate Leth)
// Home Run Henley in Oatmeal Heather/Dark Grey Heather (Wildfang)
// Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action (Franz Ferdinand)
// Honestly anything on my Etsy favorites list
// Stay Home and Watch Buffy tote (Stay Home Club)
Other things that make me smile include: handmade cards, baked goods, stickers, tea, anything from Lush, and good company.