Wow! What a birthday weekend. Thank you guys so much for all the love you sent my way. It meant the world to me and made me feel so special. I had the absolute best birthday and cannot wait to see what my 25th year of life has in store for me! Don’t forget to link up to your weekend snapshots at the bottom of this post! Here’s how I celebrated this weekend:
Dinner at Market House
Friday night I met up with some of my friends for dinner at Market House. It was as delicious as ever and followed by a trip to a bar and comedy club.
I can’t even remember what was in this soup but I want to eat it all over again.
I love their fresh homemade pasta.
My favorite dessert: gooey butter cake with homemade Nutella ice cream!
The improv show was not anything to write home about. After leaving Josh and I headed over to Eat the Worm for some late night nachos. When we got home I was craving some funny improv so we watched Whose Line? on Netflix before calling it a night.
Saturday I woke up and it was my birthday!!! After a Pilates class it was time to open presents and I felt seriously spoiled. Josh is amazing and got me tickets to see Taylor Swift when she comes to Omaha in October! I am beyond excited and can’t believe I’ll be four rows away from her! I LOVE Taylor Swift and am trying to figure out how to get invited backstage to meet her. I know a poster of my cat loving her cats is for sure happening!
After opening birthday presents and freaking out for a good thirty minutes at the fact that I actually get to see Taylor Swift perform, Josh and I headed to Nebraska City for the AppleJack Festival. Nebraska City is the birthplace of Arbor Day and every year they celebrate with a huge AppleJack Festival dedicated to all things apples!
We arrived hungry so we grabbed lunch at El Portal. It was delicious!
Afterwards we parked downtown and were able to catch the tail end of a parade.
Nebraska City has a population of 7,200. During the AppleJack Festival the town receives between 60,000-80,000 visitors. It’s a big deal!
I had no idea Nebraska City had so many wineries but Josh and I enjoyed tasting the local apple flavors.
All while eating apple cider donuts! They were fabulous!
We had fun exploring the small town and I got my first apple cider of the season! It really put me in the mood for fall.
I loved these trees that were all over town. We heard from a local that artists from all over the country submitted ideas before the best ones were selected.
What would an apple festival be without apple picking? (I love this apple with a little apple butt.)
This was my first time picking apples and it was such a fun experience.
There were a lot of craft fairs and art shows going on that Josh and I enjoyed popping into. I loved this one that was in a gorgeous barn.
A random pretty house we saw on our walk.
Dinner at Lied Lodge
For my birthday dinner we decided to check out The Timber Dining Room at Lied Lodge. Lied Lodge is a beautiful resort in Nebraska City and the restaurant has rave reviews on Yelp.
Walking in Josh and I felt pretty good about our on-the-fly dinner decision.
The beautiful dining area.
I loved how they served the bread on wood!
We split the corn chowder to start. It was yummy!
For dinner I ordered the Chicken Roulade minus the Prosciutto and it was absolutely fabulous!
Josh got the Roasted & Sous Vide Cauliflower and absolutely loved it. We definitely plan on coming back and are hoping to do a staycation there in the winter.
Drinks at The Homy Inn
After such a fun day I wanted a low-key end to the night. Ever since Josh told me about a little dive bar called The Homy Inn that has champagne on tap I have been wanting to visit. I decided a champagne cheers would be the perfect way to end my birthday.
And a champagne cheers is what we had! I loved the atmosphere and the fact they give you popcorn to snack on at the bar. It was the perfect end to the perfect birthday. Sunday was spent working on a fun office project I’ll be sharing on here this week!
Questions of the Day: What was the highlight of your weekend? Have you ever been to a bar that has champagne on tap? Have you picked apples before? Does anyone know how to get invited backstage at a Taylor Swift concert?
Ana De- Jesus says
I have only participated in a link up once before but it was a great way to read other blogs that I might not have found before so good luck with your linky hope it goes well. Judging by your snapshots it looks like you had a fun weekend!
Trisha @ The Ham & Cheese Of It says
I will take all the FOODS. ALL OF THEM. They looked so delicious. I love posts that leaving me starving for deliciousness. Thanks for sharing it.
Such a great weekend there…. you look great! Love the bag!
Coombe Mill - Fiona Cambouropoulos says
What a wonderful looking birthday weekend. Popping by from Creative Monday
love this link up! looks like you had some good time!
the warmest wishes!
Heidi Kokborg says
Happy birthday! 🙂 It looks like you had a wonderful weekend 🙂
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I’m glad you had such a wonderful birthday weekend!! I hope 25 is your best year yet!
I love apple picking!! We haven’t gone this year, but we need to. And it’s getting too late!
I also love me some bubbly- but have never had it on tap. That looks marvelous.
Have a great week!
Linz @ Itz Linz says
Glad you had a fabulous birthday / you deserve it! I love that gray and black dress you wore!
Happy quarter of a century birthday Erin! What a milestone, congrats! Looks like quite the fun weekend you had!
Kate @ Green Fashionista says
Looks like a fabulous birthday weekend! Wine tasting and apple picking are two of my favorite fall activities 🙂
Yes to all that wine! 🙂
Great photos! The food looks yummy♥♥
[email protected] says
What a fun weekend to celebrate your birthday!! All the food looks so delicious & perfect. Mmmm mmmmm!
Happy birthday! The photos show that you had a great celebration. The food looks delicious! My best wishes for this new year. Have a nice week!
Lots of yummy food…!! Mmmh, now I’m hungry. 😉
Looks like you had an amazing weekend! Happy birthday!
Looks like you had a crazy busy weekend Erin!
Mary Kate says
It looks like you had such a good time!
Looks fun! The donuts from the apple jack festival are seriously hte best part haha!
Look delicious! Happy Birthday!!
Lee Anne says
Looks like you had a great weekend and happy belated birthday!
Patrick Weseman says
Happy Birthday and looks like a wonderful weekend.
Sara Giboney @ Sweet Success says
I’m glad you had such a wonderful birthday weekend!! The food pics look amazing!!
Alexandra @ My Urban Family says
Looks like such a fun birthday weekend! And I have not been to a bar with champagne on tap – but that sounds like heaven!
Alyssa @ Renaissancerunnergirl says
Happiest of birthdays to you – filled with food and fun, it seems!
Heather @ Life In Leggings says
Happy Happy Birthday! It looks like you had a great weekend full of celebrations (and lots of yummy eats!). Apple picking is on my list of things to do sooner than later. Thanks for hosting the link up!
Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says
All the food looks so amazing! Glad you had a nice time there.
Your birthday looked like perfection. I wish every day was like that!
xoxo, Christina (Copy Her Style)
Everything about this post looks so delicious! I shouldn’t be looking at it right before lunch 😉
You looked like you had an amazing weekend!! Loved looking at your IG photos!
xo, Jessica || The Petite Diaries
Wow…what a busy weekend…all the food looked delish..LOVE apple cider donuts!!!!
Looks like an amazing weekend. Beautiful photos.
Looks like so much fun and you look so pretty.
Great food pics! The apple festival sounds fun as well.
Holy cow! It looks like you had an amazing birthday weekend! Happy belated birthday. All of that food looks delish. It looks like you had a lot of fun.
What a great birthday weekend! I’ve been to Nebraska City several times but never made it down there for the Applejack Festival. Now I really need to go next year after looking at all of your pictures! Your food pictures always make me so hungry too! 🙂
tara pittman says
Looks like you had a wonderful birthday. Happy birthday. I want to party like this for mine.
Looks like you had a beautiful weekend and ate a lot of REALLY good food!
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I went apple picking for the first time this weekend too! The best part is climbing the apple trees and getting the best ones from the top. Your weekend looks amazing
Nicole Denton | Violet & Vine says
Those food pics are making me hungry 🙂 Happy birthday!
Your eats always look so good! That lodge is beautiful! I’ve been craving apple cider donuts-I might have to get my hands on some this weekend. Glad you had a fabulous birthday!
Your food pictures always make me hungry! Happy birthday and have a wonderful year!
Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie says
It looks like you had the best birthday weekend!! I’m drooling over that butter cake.
Rachel Mouton says
This looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing 🙂
What a fantastic weekend you all seemed to have had! The food looks delicious! 🙂
So much good food!!!
Melanie @ meandmr.com
All that yummy food! Dang good thing I was about to eat anyhow…
Laura Kathleen says
Wow looks like a fun weekend! I found your blog via some of your comments on other bloggers I follow! I really enjoyed this post and I look forward to reading more. I’ve just started my blog so I’m thinking participating in your link-up next week might be a great way to meet some new bloggers! Happy birthday!
Mama Munchkin says
I love apple picking… although it’s been too hot in CA to go just yet. I can’t imagine picking apples in 90 degree weather. My daughter and I just saw Taylor in San Diego and boy what we would have given to go back stage. So, when you learn the secret please share it 😉
Liz Mays says
Can I just do a repeat of everything you did myself? What a weekend, girlie!
joski byrne says
Wow all of this food looks so delicious – I want to try it all! 🙂
Elizabeth O. says
Another weekend with love and food? How can you say no to that! I love the shots with the food, you either take really good pictures or the food really looks that good. Lol.
Yay for birthday weekends! So glad you had a good one, babe. Happy 25th!
Le Stylo Rouge
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Happy Birthday, my fellow virgo. Looks like you had a great birthday celebration.
Happy 25th Birthday! What a great way to celebrate!! All the food looked amazing!
This looks like such a great time! All those nachos, and that guac! I love it.
Oh my goodness, everything looks so delicious! What a wonderful way to celebrate. Happy BIrthday to you!
Looks like you had an amazing weekend!
Shannon Peterson says
It sounds like you had a wonderful birthday weekend!!
Jolleen Ruiz says
Looks like you had an amazing birthday trip! All of that food looked delicious! ?
ooooh girl, that food looks AMAZING! Looks like you had a great weekend 🙂
The Conservative Mommy says
Happy birthday! It looks like it was a great one:)
That foooood!!! It looks like you had a great adventure! 🙂
Ah man, the food makes me remember that I’m hungry! lol I could sure go for a bowl of soup.
Jessica Cassidy says
It looks like you had a blast. I like all the photos you shared. They turned out so clear and crisp.
Omg so much yummy food!!!! How can any weekend not be fabulous with all of that 😉
Amazing, my favorite was the seafood dish! Everything looked amazing.
Glad you had a great birthday. that pasta looks amazing and the butt apple is so cute!
Cheers to apple cider donuts and birthdays! Hope you had a deliriously happy one!