18th Birthday Wishlist + Giveaway! {#LIPlinkup #22}

What is “Life In Pictures”?

Take as many pictures as you want throughout the week or day to recount the things you did avoiding as much text as possible. Your job is to guess what happened! For more info, click here.

Here we go!

 April 28th marks my 18th birthday.



That’s right. I’m legal now >:)

happy selfie

Me on Easter Sunday at Heather’s house for dinner!

The older I got, the shorter my wishlist became. Does anyone else resonate with that? (does anyone remember last year’s quest bar giveaway, by the way?)

I’ve always wanted little bits and pieces of random things, but all in all, I just want to not ever be in debt(aka, please, could I win the lottery?) but since that’s pretty unrealistic, I guess I’ll have to settle for the little nonsensical things that give me a little bit of pleasure every time I see/use them:

A Spiralizer

Duh! This is one of the hottest new kitchen gadgets. I can certainly see myself using this on zucchinis to make low carb pastas.

Adapt Your Life

Keto friendly bars. In CANADA? Enter coupon free220 here at checkout to receive a free ADAPT sample with your order!

An Ice cream Machine

Because who doesn’t love ice cream? I used to try really hard to make it manually by freezing my ice cream mixture in the freezer and mixing it every 10 minutes but that got tedious and the result was literally crushed ice. Not. Ice. Cream.

A Tote

I have so many things to carry! I’d love a big comfy bag with a solid bottom so I can fit my wallet, food, cards and possibly even running shoes. I just love totes.

An Amazon Gift Card

You can find anything on Amazon. Period.

Coconut Butter

Because I’ve still yet to try coconut butter in my life! My friend mistakenly bought me coconut oil when I said for coconut butter because she couldn’t tell the difference. Thanks, Kayla. I guess I could still use the coconut oil for other purposes.

The Ketogenic Cookbook

Written by two of my favourite authors of all time–Jimmy Moore and Maria Emmerich.

The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance

A fantastic book for keto athletes. I’ve yet to read this book but it’s on my list! I am so up for optimizing my athletic performance, especially in HIIT and endurance workouts.

Hint Water

I’ve only seen these products at Cassey Ho’s conventions but I’ve never tried them for myself yet!

and of course, my long list of amazon wishlist products…

And some other things not found on the internet:

  • a nice night at a hotel with room service

 and again, winning the lottery would be nice.

Just saying. 🙂

All in all, I don’t know what to do or ask for for my 18th birthday. I always imagined it would be some sort of great, expensive event where I do something dramatic, like travel on my own or host a big party, but now that the time’s finally come, I can’t seem to find the time or money to afford any of that. But I don’t want this to be a boring old, any-kind-of-day birthday. Let’s face it; my past few birthdays have been extremely uneventful to the point where it almost breaks my heart that it was even considered a “special” day.


On another note for you guys, Swanson’s Vitamins was kind enough to sponsor this event…enter below for a chance to win $50 to their online shop for supplements, food, and personal care products!

$50 Swanson Vitamin’s Giveaway
a link up with Amanda, Heather, Katie, and Becky.

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What did you get for your 18th birthday? What should I do for mine?


  • healthyhelper

    Happy (almost) Birthday!

  • Mary

    Happy soon-to-be birthday!

  • Happy extra early birthday! I also entered your giveaway! And I would also LOVE a vacay for my 18th bday!

  • Judith

    Happy early birthday!

  • Happy Happy Birthday to ya, Linda! To be honest, I don’t remember my 18th birthday so well either…I know for my 16th I had an “adult” Alice and Wonderland style tea party with friends. That was fun.

  • Whitney H

    I went to Disney world!

  • Vangie

    Happy early birthday! Thanks for the giveaway.

  • cool 🙂

  • Ahh! Your birthday’s just a week from mine! That makes it easy to remember! ;P I don’t really remember what I did for my 18th birthday because I kinda blocked most of that year out (’twas the year I was going out with psycho-ex! there’ll be a post on that in May, haw haw). Whatever it is that you end up doing, I hope you have an awesome day and a ton of fun! Eat some amazing food too! :]!

    • Exactly one week? As in…you’re on April the 35th! 😀 WHICH DOESNT EXIST >:D

      I can’t wait to hear more about your psycho ex. In fact, I love it when you tell your life stories, I love love love to hear them so you should make more posts on those!

  • Angela @ HonestlyAngela

    Happy early birthday!!

    For my 18th I didn’t have an id so I went to a bar where my friend was the bouncer so I could get in. I don’t remember much from that night at all – except that I drank a ridiculous amount. I don’t recommend celebrating this way!

    I can’t believe you haven’t tried coconut butter- it is so good! I have made my own before just by blending unsweetened coconut in the blender until it is a pb consistency. It hardens after awhile but you can just heat it up in the microwave a little.

    • Isn’t that much like eating shredded coconut?

      WOW WHAT A BIRTHDAY! I’m not interested in drinking, don’t you worry. 😛

  • Literaturemistress

    Hello Linda,

    for my 18th birthday I had a house party with friends that I don’t remember all that much of because…Sangria. =D

    Aaaand: I joined your linkup: https://whatdoesonedowiththat.wordpress.com/2015/04/24/life-in-pictures-1/

    Have a nice day – I hope you have fun with whatever you end up deciding to do on your birthday! =)

  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY SOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ah! I cannot believe you’re only 18! I remember exactly where I was when I turned 18! Hong Kong! Probably one of the BEST birthdays EVER! Fireworks and everything!!!!

    And um, can I have 300% increase in hourly wage too? LOL! Oh wait, I don’t get paid hourly! bah aha ha ha!

    Girl…… Lets make some ice cream treats with that ice cream maker – you’re totally getting it!

  • Runnin Rocker

    Well have a wonderful birthday LInda! 18 what?! I can’t even remember that long ago!! lol I probably wanted a fake ID when I was your age – not suggesting this…just probably what I would have wanted! Have a great time whatever you do!

  • Happy birthday! When I turned 18 it was a month after I went away to college. Im sure I went out to celebrate, but it was so long ago I don’t remember the specifics. I hope you have a grew time celebrating!

  • bre & ree @ bumpandrunchat.com

    Happy Birthday!

  • Brittany @ blissfulbritt.com

    I love the life in pictures idea. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

  • Angela @ HonestlyAngela

    Happy happy birthday Linda! Have an amazing day ☺

  • Celina

    Happy Belated! I still need to try chipotle! My 18th was nothing special…but my 19th was 🙂 plan a year ahead and make it happen! xx

  • dailysouthernsunshine

    Happy birthday!!

  • Jill Schlegel Snethen

    Happy Birthday! Love your birthday list. All awesome ideas

  • Dandi D

    Swanson’s is one of my favorite online shops. Happy Birthday!

  • Juliana

    Great giveaway!!! Happy Belated birthday. I really love your blog and I’ve gained a ton of fitness tips!

  • AmandaSakovitz

    Happy bday! Agreed that winning the lottery would be nice lol!