My 30th Birthday

6:07:00 AM

Today, is my 30th birthday. I am leaving my twenties in the dust and embracing (sort of) my thirties. I really enjoyed my twenties. In my twenties I graduated from college, made some big life changes, married Brian, and learned a whole lot about myself in the process. I thought in celebration of the big day I would share some facts you may or may not know about me.


1. I don't have my ears pierced. I tried twice when I was younger and they never healed correctly.
2. I went to private school until my junior year in high school.
3. I am turning 30, but still feel like I am in my early twenties.
4. I was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. I have never lived anywhere else.
5. I went to the University of North Texas (Go Mean Green). My degree is in Textiles with a minor in Marketing.
6.  I met Brian when I was in high school. Read my anniversary post here.
7.  I hate driving. I only drive when it is absolutely necessary, i.e. work, etc. But, if I can I will try to ride with someone else.
8. Brian's nickname for me is turtle.  It's a long story, but it's because I walk really slow.
9. BEB will be celebrating it's 2nd official birthday in July.
10. My full time job is in a large hospital in Dallas.
11. My mom, sister and me all have birthdays in May. My Anniversary and engagement anniversary are also in May. It is a very busy month for our household.
12. I am always hungry. If I don't eat on time, let's just say I am not fun to be around.
13. I have a blended family. One sister who is 35, one step-sister who is 31, and one step-brother who is 37. I love having so many siblings.
14. I could live off of tacos! When Brian and I are deciding on where to eat for date night 99% of the time I suggest Mexican or a taco joint.
15. My first job was at Abercrombie Kids at the Galleria Mall. At the time I could fit into all the clothes, so it worked!
16. My favorite vacation Brian and I ever took was to Hilton Head Island, SC. If I could live anywhere besides Dallas it would be South Carolina.
17. I am always at least 15-20 minutes early for every appointment I have. I'd rather be really early than even a minute late.
18. Every year for our anniversary and my birthday Brian and I take a trip to celebrate. Big or small we try to make it somewhere during the month of May to celebrate. This year we went to San Antonio. We are planning another trip coming up in the fall, so stay tuned for another travel guide.
19. I love all things skincare related. I didn't realize this about my self until I started blogging again, but I am very passionate about skincare products. I love doing reviews and trying out new things to share with you all.
20. Brian's parents live in East Texas on the lake and my MIL has a boutique shop in their town called Clara Ida Frances. You will often see me snap it on Instagram. It is a hidden gem...I might be a little biased, but it is true!
21. I love the Carmel Macchiato at Starbucks and I drink it way too often.
22. On my side of the family I have 5 nieces. And my sister is pregnant with the first boy in our family! We are all very excited. He will get lots of love from his cousins.
23. I was on a competitive swim team until I was 8. I love swimming, but hate any kind of competition.
24. My mom and aunt are some of my best friends. I always call them first when I need advice.
25. I have to get at least 8 hours of sleep a night. Without that I am not able to function at work.
26. I can't handle being unorganized. It drives me nuts.
27. I love being outside in the sun, but I burn really easily. Funny Story: On our honeymoon, I asked Brian to keep an eye on me to make sure I wasn't burning. Let's just say that is the last time I trusted him to do that. I had the worst sunburn I have ever had. It was painful and kind of funny.
28. I have never broken any bones.
29. Brian is the cook for us. I hate to cook! When you see recipe posts on BEB they are always from him. It is the only content here on my blog that he has full control over.
30. Brian and Kasey (Running In Heels Blog) shoot all my photos. Sometimes I hire a professional, if it is a special collaboration, but otherwise all the photos seen here are shot by them.

I hope you enjoyed this post! I know I enjoyed writing it. Thank you all for the sweet birthday comments. You all are the best! xo, Nataly

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  1. Such a fun post! Happy 30th Birthday! Have a great one!


  2. Happy Birthday! Loved learning more about you today!
    xo Jessica

  3. Happy Happy Birthday! Loved getting to learn about you!

  4. Happy Birthday!! Loved learning more about you.

    1. Thank you Karen! So glad you liked the post!

  5. Happy Birthday babe! And I loved reading these little facts about you!

    Lee Anne

  6. Such a fun post! Happy 30th! I turned 30 in March and thought life was over since I loved my twenties but so far 30s aren't too bad!


    1. Hope you had a great birthday too! I am hoping my 30s will be a lot better than my 20s!

  7. Happy 30th!! You're going to love your 30s way more than your 20s!! :)

  8. Happy Birthday! Love getting to know you more.

    xo Laura Leigh

  9. happy happy birthday to you! 30, flirty, and thriving, girlfriend (i hope you get that reference haha)! i loved reading more about you! it made me giggle reading that you always choose mexican for date nights - i do too! i love tacos hehe.

    1. Thank you Stephanie! Can't live without those tacos girl! Lol

  10. such a fun post! I hope you had a wonderful 30th birthday! We don't look a day over 21 hehe me included haha

    Sarah Lindner

    1. hahaha thank you sweet girl! I don't feel a day over 21 either!

  11. Happy belated gf! I loved reading this! My wedding anniversary is in May also and I love tacos! I also get hangry when I don't eat lol

    1. Thank you so much for reading and the bday wishes!

  12. Ahhh Happy birthday! Love this list of 30 facts! I'm right there with you- I need 8 hours of sleep to function!

  13. I loved reading these facts and I love it even more that I actually new a ton of them! So happy we've become so close over the last year!