Turning 25. – my birthday weekend

25. birthday

YAY! This year I’m so excited about my birthday. I don’t know why, but 25 feels so grown up and as I have my life together. (What I totally have not) haha


My birthday/party?

For the amount of excitement I had for my birthday, it turned out pretty chilled. No party (until next weekend), no fireworks or big cake. Just me and my boyfriend, having a lovely day, eating Donuts, watching The Office and cuddling up on the sofa. And I enjoyed every minute of it!
There isn’t much I can say about my birthday, with my little party being next week and my family which I will probably see in a few days.

Just that I’m happy and thankful for each and every person I have in my life!


25. birthday

What I learned so far
  • Not everybody likes you or what you do. And that is ok!
  • Keep it simple.
  • Being a bitch doesn’t make you happy. But good manners and a smile can take you everywhere.
  • Don’t worry too much. It’ll lead you nowhere and also it won’t stop the bad things from happening.
  • Go after your dreams.
  • A healthy lifestyle is a million times better than a “diet”. Trust me.
What’s on my bucket-list, till I turn 30
  • Getting married to my best friend ♥
  • Take a road trip through Italy.
  • Becoming a mom.
  • Jumping out of a plane (skydiving).
  • Travel somewhere out of Europe.
  • Working in a job I love.


I hope you enjoyed my little birthday post…

The picture cover picture is from the From Roses stock shop. See more  here
Because I wasn’t in the mood to take any pictures on my B-day.


Much love, Ilka x



  1. Jan
    18. October 2016 / 13:46

    Hey Ilka,

    even though your birthday is a couple of days ago – I hope it was great and best wishes for you on this way…
    I am really impressed with how much passion and love you run this blog. I am really looking forward to keep reading your posts.
    Hope you and your family is doing well.

    About your target: Travel somewhere out of Europe –> come to bavaria and visit your cousin! It`s actually quite the same. 🙂

    Have fun & best wishes…

    • Ilka
      18. October 2016 / 14:56

      Thanks, I had a great time.
      Yes. We’re all fine. The next time I see my fam I’ll say hi from you 😉

      That’s so kind of you to say. I really appreciate your comment and I’m glad you like my blog 🙂
      Sure, I’ll come and visit. It’s not quite out of Europe but you don’t speak German so it’s far away. haha

      Love and say hi to your fam. Ilka x

    • Ilka
      15. September 2016 / 11:11

      Ah, thanks so much girl. Glad you enjoyed the post.
      And thank you for the wishes. xxx
      Much love.

      btw I really like your blog! So gorgeous. You’re doing great. <3

  2. 7. September 2016 / 04:00

    Happy birthday!
    Gosh a road trip to Italy is seriously the dream!
    I could not agree more on a healthy lifestyle vs a “diet”!Cheers to a new year with some bucket list checks!

    • Ilka
      7. September 2016 / 08:25

      Thank you so much, Jessica.

      I never been to Italy or on a road trip, but I imagine it perfect. And I’ll blog about it, for sure.
      Yay for a healthy lifestyle and not a boring ‘diet’.
      I hope you stop by for all my adventures to come. Love x

  3. 5. September 2016 / 15:29

    Happy quarter-of-a-century birthday!

    Found your blog through one of the FB groups we have in common ^_^

    Your website is very nice and well designed…are you sure you are a newbie? 🙂

    • IlkaB
      5. September 2016 / 17:29

      Hi Nancy and thank you so much. That’s a huge compliment and I would say it made my day. Haha, yes I would say I’m a ‘newbie’. Started IEB 4 month ago.
      Oh I’d love to connect with you (really like your blog)
      Much love and I hope you’ll stop by soon. Ilka x

  4. 5. September 2016 / 14:48

    Happy Birthday! I think I’d prefer a birthday of donuts rather than cake 🙂 Enjoy your party next week.

    • IlkaB
      5. September 2016 / 17:26

      Thank you, Katie. Oh yes. Donuts are THE BEST. haha.
      Hope you stop by again, when I publish my little ‘Party Post’
      Much love, Ilka x

  5. 5. September 2016 / 14:10

    Happy Birthday! 25 was a great year for me and I’m sure it will be great for you!

    • IlkaB
      5. September 2016 / 17:25

      Thank you so much, Candra. <3

  6. 5. September 2016 / 12:41

    Just stumbled on your site from Blogging Boost Community and I absolutely loved this post!
    Thank you for the awesome tips, and a very happy birthday to you!

    I wish you the best

    • IlkaB
      5. September 2016 / 17:18

      Hi Ima, welcome. I hope you’ll stop by more often.
      Thank you so much. I had a lovely birthday.
      Much love, Ilka x

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