Tuesday, October 02, 2007



I've had some good ones through the years, I remember my 13th I had a ice skating/ice cream party, that was fun. My 16th, my good friends threw me a party in a barn one of the gifts I got was a pair of fingerless gloves...hey don't laugh! They were all the rage! My 18th I was away at college and my college room mate and new friends gave me a huge surprise party when I came back from studying at the library. My 21st I don't remember, not because I was drunk or anything because I've never been much of a partier, I just don't think it was a big deal. My 24th was nice; my ex-husband and son took me to a very special restaurant and when we came home our friends were there to surprise me. Every birthday I've had with my husband now has been great he has always been thoughtful, he may not have a huge blowout party but he gives me very thoughtful gifts.

Not to say all my birthdays have been great, I remember a birthday when I didn't get the roller skates I wanted SO bad! I cried *remember I'm a drama queen* and cried, and cried, and cried until my mother finally took me to get the roller skates. I'm sure she wanted to wrap them around my neck! I remember a birthday where like "Sixteen Candles" everyone forgot! Didn't even get a card! But those birthdays were few and far between.

I really have been blessed with a good life, great friends and family and because of that I decided I'd like to give someone a birthday present. I've put together a little package of some vintage fabric, lace, ribbon, a cameo pin, buttons (vintage and not so), a vintage card and a Home Planner Book by the editors of Victoria. Just leave me a comment or tell me your favorite or funny birthday memory and I will put you in the drawing for the birthday gift.

Thank you again for all the wonderful Birthday wishes.



ShabbyInTheCity said...

Bee-you-ty-ful!!! Happiest of Birthdays to you :)

Back Through Time said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Michelle!!!! I hope you have a wonderful day and aren't you sweet to give something to someone else for YOUR birthday!:-)

Shelly @ thePINKbarn said...

Happy Birthday Michelle! What a great idea...a birthday giveaway! You have inspired me. Last week was my birthday, so I think I'll do a late birthday giveaway! How fun! Have a great day!

Monica said...

Happy Birthday to you!
You are too kind giving away a gift on your bday!
I have good bday memories too ,but my 13th always sticks out. I had a really cool candy bar cake but to my suprise they put trick candles on the thing..and I had never ever SEEN those before so I was quite shocked and huffin and puffin but they wouldnt stay out. Everyone got a laugh out of that!

Counting Your Blessings said...

How can I pick a favorite? Please stop by today. Happy Birthday!! Today is one of the best days... Blessings... Polly

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Happy, Happy Birthday !!!! You are a generous birthday girl......hope you can dance, dance, dance the day away :<)

Jennifer Froh said...

You are such a good writer! I love reading your posts! Okay, well.. I don't really have any memorable birthday stories.. they've all been fairly average. But I'm happy to wish you a HAPPY HAPPY Birthday... so how old are you? LOL!!!

Alexandra, Writing & Baking Enthusiast said...

Happy Birthday ~ may the day bring you joy, blessings, and peace.

Meggie said...

Happy Birthday, Xena Beena!..and many many more. Don't you just love getting packages delived to your home and waiting for you? How exciting! What a lovely photo and poem about your porch. And now that the floor is done, you can enjoy it even more. Count me in for the drawing...such lovely things you are giving away. Have a great birthday...can't wait to hear what your thoughful hubby does to make the day memorable.

FarmHouse Style said...

Happy Birthday Michelle!! Today is my son's birthday also.
Like you I remember lots of special birthdays; when I was 10 my Mom made me a Castle Cake. I felt like a princess:)

Hope you enjoy your day.

Lady N said...

I just started reading your blog today - how fantastic - happy birthday! Hmmm...my favorite birthday has to be when I turned 16 and was allowed to drive by myself! Love your blog!

Kathleen Grace said...

My favorite birthday was when my husband took me to a beautiful B&B for the weekend! I can't even remember which birthday it was, but we had a beautiful room and spent the weekend antiquing. What lovely things you are giving away! I hope you have a fantastic birthday!

Cassie said...

Well, my most memorable birthday was my 20th. I was at my grandmas house laying across her bed talking to my mother while watching something on tv, complaining about how there was nothign exciting going on... when life got very exciting! The news broke into programming to let people in the area know that tornados were cropping up all over the state and that violent and severe thunderstorms were everywhere. We were to stay tuned to a local station and stay indoors. Later that afternoon we were watching as the May 3rd F5 ripped thru our state (Oklahoma) and over 20 other tornados cropped up all over. I spent my 20th birthday either glued to tv, looking outside or hiding out in the hallway since we had no storm shelter at my grandmas at the time. At one point looking out my grandmas back door into the night lightning struck and we could see not one, not two, but THREE tornados on the ground and headed in our direction. They all hit transformers within the next several minutes which lights them up momentarily. It was eery and very scary. Definitely a birthday I will never forget.

Shelley said...

My b-day is February 13th. Every year for my birthday my mom would make me a red velvet cake in the shape of a heart. After so many years of the same cake I asked her to make something different.....a hawaiian wedding cake, very yummy. But now, I miss my red velvet cake and a few years ago I had a co-worker make me a red velvet cake. Now it's my son's favorite cake as well. :)

Counting Your Blessings said...

In case I didn't infer it... definitely count me in =) -Polly

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

My 50th was my most memorable. My H rented a limo & took 2 other couples to an awesome restaurant in a cave!

Happy birthday to you & many more!

Please visit me....DebraK

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! love the gift packaging!!

Nunnie's Attic said...

You're such a darling. I would love to be the lucky recipient. For my 10th birthday my parents had a party at McDonald's for me. It was a very big deal back then. My 21st birthday was spent at my uncle's bar with my family. It was the only bar that I hadn't drank in before turning legal (SSSSHHHH!) So that was a big deal for me. Now, I hardly ever drink. Guess the fun is gone. Or I'm getting old. I'm not sure.

Anyway - HAPPY BIRTHDAY! May the dear Lord bless you!


Alison Gibbs said...

Hope your Birthday was fun filled and special.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday -- you deserve to have an awesome one!!!

I am having trouble remembering my favourite birthday...maybe because I've had so many? ;)

Still, I remember being at the cottage, probably when I was 8 or 9, and my mom had made a cake with white icing and raspberries....YUMMY! :)

love ya,

sheldy :)

NeereAnDearCreations.com/wordpress said...

I don't have any good Birthday stories, but when I was quite young at Christmas I decided I should get all the presents ...so I sat under the tree and unwarpped all of them including the ones for my brother and sister...hehe


Jen said...

Happy Birthday to you! I just got done celebrating my birthday on October 1st! I hope that you had a wonderful birthday!

Alexandra, Writing & Baking Enthusiast said...

I had to laugh about the skates. It reminded me of my second Christmas at my in-laws. My mother-in-law, a stoic farmer's wife, gave me a roasting pan as a gift. When I (miss city girl) got home, I cried and cried, waling at the dark bedroom wall on that late Christmas Eve thinking it was the worst gift anyone could give to anyone and that it must have meant she thought I was lousy in the kitchen and was giving me a strong hint to improve my ways. That was a long, loooong time ago before I learned how to cook and realized how much I loved cooking.

the feathered nest said...

Hey girl! Happy Happy Birthday to you. Hope it was a good one!


Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Happy Birthday Michelle! Wishing you a day filled with all of the things that make you truly happy :)


Kari & Kijsa said...

Happy Birthday blessings go out to you from us! Love that pendant tied onto the ribbon! Beautiful!

smiles, kari and kijsa

Kari & Kijsa said...

ooops! We forgot to leave a funny birthday story. When I turned 16 my parents got up and plastered the drive to school with poster boards about my birthday! All I really wanted was a car!

blessings, kari and kijsa

Nin said...

Happy happy birthday!!! :D

Gabriela Delworth said...

Hello from Toronto,

Love the puppy, your Blog is wonderful... and the Jive is my favorite dance...(I wish I could though), thanks for the uplift!