Thursday, March 23, 2017

An Amazing Birthday Weekend

I know I'm quite late with this post but I wanted to tell you all about my amazing weekend last weekend. 

Yeah, I know....I should have told you on Monday....but the week was busy and got away from me - sorry about that!


It might still be winter outside my window, but inside my cozy home there are are now touches of spring everywhere. 

I was blessed to celebrate yet another birthday this past weekend....plus it was St Patrick's Day....so there were celebrations all weekend long!

On Saturday morning I got a wonderful package in the mail from one of the sweetest blogger friends, Kris over at Junk Chic Cottage.  Kris had a giveaway a short time back, and I was so lucky to be one of the winners of this super cute spring tote!


Just look at how cute that is! And Kris is so creative with her packaging, what a sweet surprise to open first thing Saturday morning. 


I can't wait for a little spring to come our way on the mountain top but meanwhile this tote would brighten the bleakest day, without a doubt. 

Thanks, Kris! 


The Cyclamen, that was a recent gift from a dear friend, was elevated to a new level when I decided they would look adorable in a gift from another sweet blogger friend. 

Doreen from Fox Den Rd brought this bright and cheerful watering can with some Lily bulbs inside, as well as some other very thoughtful gifts, when she visited last Spring. What a great visit that was, and one of the most gorgeous spring days. 

Nothing like what's outside my window right now. 

Later that day I had another surprise arrive....a gift my sister sent, which she knew I would love....because she's a regular visitor here on the blog.


Do you remember a while back I told you all about my obsession with this linen spray? Yup, she paid attention! Thanks, sissy....I love it!!  I'm so lucky!

On Sunday morning I had another package to open. By the time I crawled out of bed, Sweetie had a gigantic wrapped box in the middle of the living room waiting for me. 

I wish I had taken a photo of the box....but I was not quite awake yet, still a sleepy head. 

Outside the box were two very sweet cards taped to the top....one from Sweetie, and one from the babies....of course. 

The babies always know just the right card to buy....and just what to write inside it. They're so smart that way!

Inside the box was a variety of kitchen goodies....and you all know how much I love my kitchen goodies


Sweetie went all out with a variety of items from one of my favorite companies, LeCreuset. 

They are the makers of my big red pot that I use all the time and love soooooooo  much, and I can't get enough of all their gorgeous and incredibly functional products. 

I like my things to not only look good but stand up to a ton of use in my kitchen. LeCreuset fits the bill, no doubt. 

Me thinks my sweetie wants me to keep cooking for him....and I'm happy to!

Later that day, my daughters arrived home with sweet gifts as well - I truly feel so spoiled and loved!


I have lots of flowers and plants to keep my Cyclamen company now and bring some spring into the house....yay!


And some French Rose to enjoy on the deck on a warm spring day. I'm already looking forward to sitting in the warm sunshine, enjoying a chilled glass of this beautiful wine. 

I split the colorful mixed bouquet from my older daughter into two separate bouquets. 


The tulips went into a little glazed pottery pitcher I bought many years ago at a farmers' market. 


I just love the country simplicity of tulips in a pitcher. 

The rest of the mixed bouquet went into a crystal vase for the dining room table. 


I love the beauty of having flowers all over the house, brightening my days. 

It truly is the little things, isn't it? Our local grocery never has nice bouquets, so I'm looking forward to having flowers in the garden to cut and bring indoors. 

Soon....but not soon enough. Sigh. 


The potted tulips from my younger daughter are sitting on the edge of the kitchen sink, making me smile every time I wash a dish. 


My daughters know me so well....they also gifted me with a gift card to Lowes which I am already planning to use for some spring annuals whenever the weather allows. Thanks, Shanny and Frankie!

And Amanda stopped at my favorite nail salon to get me a gift certificate for a little pampering for Mommy....which I'll need after all the spring garden work, for sure. 

Between all the thoughtful sweet gifts, cards, phone calls, Facebook messages, texts.....and a very special dinner Sunday night at a favorite local restaurant...I am feeling beyond blessed and oh so loved. 

Thank you, sweet family and friends. 

I love you all. 

xo

49 comments:

  1. Sounds like you made quite a haul with all those who love you, my gardening friend!
    Brenda

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    1. I sure did, Brenda! I'm a lucky lady!!

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  2. Happy birthday...I hope I wished you one earlier., if not sorry. You did get some beautiful gifts, Who doesn't love flowers. hos tulips are gorgeous. The kitchen items are wonderful. Love the red. Blessings for a fun filled weekend coming up. xoxo, Susie
    p.s. I won a bag from Kris too. love that girl.

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    1. Such a cute bag, Susie, isn't it? If only our weather wasn't so gloomy I'd be sporting it today!

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  3. What a wonderful, wonderful birthday week. You are blessed to have family that loves you so very much and know just the perfect things to tell you that they do love you!
    I am so glad you were spoiled for a few days in a row. You deserve it. I hope the spoiling continues right on through this weekend. xo Diana

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    1. It actually did continue, Diana! The girls and I had a spa day followed by a fabulous dinner!

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  4. Oh my word, Happy Birthday !!!!! Sounds like a fabulous birthday.

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  5. Happy birthday...hope your year is at good as your celebration! :)

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  6. Happy Birthday!!!! What thoughtful people you have in your life. You are truly blessed and you deserve all the love :)

    xoxo,
    rue

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    1. I AM truly blessed, Rue, without a doubt!!

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  7. Belated Happy birthday! It looks like you had a wonderful celebration and got some lovely gifts.

    Have a great weekend ~ FlowerLady

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    1. Thanks so much, Lorraine! I was spoiled, for sure!!

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  8. What a wonderful and blessed birthday you had!
    xoxo

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  9. Debbie, your birthday sounds perfect! SO happy you had a good weekend - Happy Birthday to you! My daughter #1's birthday is always the first day of spring, which in itself, makes me smile every year. It's a wonderful time of year to have your special day. Mark my words....someday your honey will be sorry he got you hooked on Le Creuset. I see a major collection in your future! (and I love every piece of it already!).

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    1. I've been hooked on LeCreuset for years....my sweetie is very good to me, he really helps stock my kitchen with all the things I love!

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  10. What a wonderful birthday you had! You are truly loved and blessed, indeed. The flowers are lovely, but that red Le Crueset is to die for! Happy Birthday!

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    1. Thanks so much, Vickie! Someday your home will be built and you can pull all your kitchen goodies out of storage - I bet you can't wait!

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  11. So many of your sweet bloggers have birthday's this month. Sounds like yours was so much fun. Glad you got your tote. Now lets bring on Spring!!!! Happy Friday.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Kris

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    1. The robins are back as of this morning, Kris, that must mean spring really IS around the corner!

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  12. Happy Birthday Debbie! Hope you have a great weekend :)

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    1. Thank you, Karen! I did have a lovely weekend....little late getting back to all my blog friends, life's been busy!

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  13. What a nice weekend and a Happy Birthday for you and to you! So nice to have it all here on your blog for when you want to remember again.

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    1. That's so true, AnnMarie! Last year on my birthday I spent the day in the lower level getting my seeds started - this year I can't get the doors to the garden cottage open to get the seed trays out so things are a little delayed!

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  14. A belated Happy Birthday to you! It looks like you had a wonderful one! Nancy

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  15. Happy belated Birthday! I enjoyed seeing your new gifts! Thise Kitchen goodies are the best! And the tulips ad a perfect touch to your sitting area.
    You are loved
    Lisa

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  16. Happy, Happy Birthday to you! I am enjoying all the beautiful spring flowers you received.
    Your "Pillow Talk" post has inspired me to make new pillow covers for my living room throw pillows as soon as I return from my trip next month. Thanks for the inspiration and sharing your creative decorating talents.

    Blessings,
    Mrs.B

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    1. I'm glad I inspired you, Mrs B!! I wish I had the sewing talent so many of you wonderful bloggers have, I'd be creating new things all the time! Looking forward to seeing what you create for your throw pillows!

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  17. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday! Looks you had an splendid day, with lots of goodies and best wishes from lots of people. You do, indeed, have lots of very thoughtful folks in your life. That is priceless! xoxo

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    1. So true, Donna, absolutely priceless indeed!

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  18. Happy belated birthday! Your loved ones know you well and gifted you with all the things you love. The plants and flowers are just the ticket when we've still got winter out our windows. Enjoy!

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    1. My tulips have already lost their petals but the potted ones will be planted in the garden to return every spring!

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  19. Happy Birthday!
    Even your blue skies are sending birthday wishes.

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    1. No blue skies today, MJ - nothing but drizzle and fog on the mountain top today, oh well at least the robins are back!

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  20. It's always great catching up with you. Love all of your spring touches and I can tell you, spring is on the way. Winter missed us altogether here in my corner of the world, a fact that I am not happy about, as I do enjoy mild winters, but spring has sprung and that's that.

    Happy Birthday!

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    1. I'm sure you've got tons of lovely flowers around your beautiful home, Dayle - we've got a ways to go before that happens here!

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  21. Your friends and loved ones did a great job, Mountain Mama! I'm so glad your day was filled with joy and beauty. And that Le Crueset, wow! That's going to be fun to use and beautiful to see!

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    1. I've already used some of it, Dewena, when I hosted a big dinner party over the weekend - what a great night that was!

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  22. Happy Belated Birthday! Love the touches of Spring that your Gifts bring to your home! In East Tennessee we are in Spring bloom! I posted a new to me author on your Facebook page, I think you will enjoy his books. Suspense, insight and descriptions of New York Mountains. http://www.johnverdon.net/pages/index.php

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    1. Thanks for the suggestion, Rhonda, I put a couple of his books in my cart on Amazon!! :)

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  23. Your friends and family know you well! Love those fresh spring flowers, and how you make it look and feel like spring in your home, even with snow still outside! And what an amazing gift from your Sweetie! I love LeCruest too! Beautiful, beautiful! Sounds like you know the way to a man's heart - through his stomach :) Hugs to you today :)

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    1. I made his favorite meal last night, that sure won his heart - he truly loves meatloaf with mashed potatoes and gravy and it was the perfect chilly rainy night for it!

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  24. Al beautiful and well-deserved. "Happy Birthday, Deborah"

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