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Birthday Love

I have the best friends ever! Okay, let me back up a bit. This weekend is my birthday weekend. I love celebrating everyone else’s birthday, but when it comes to me, I some times I don’t make a big deal about my birth or getting older. This year, my closest friends went way above and beyond what I was expecting.

It started with a surprise luncheon on Saturday, which kills me, because I’ve never had a surprise like this before. I was told we were going out to lunch, my friend, L, and I. She told me that it was just going to be the two of us, but when we got to the Blue Mermaid in Portsmouth, she told the waitress she had a reservation… for six people! What?!? And to surprise me more, she had gotten together a group of girls that normally don’t hang out together. What a great Facebook snoop she is! So proud and the lunch was delicious! I had this amazing Fire and Ice margarita with jalapeno (yes, you read that right) tequila, a bowl of coconut curry sweet potato soup, and a spicy chicken wrap that I believe had pineapple salsa in it. Yum!

And to make it even more special, I got spoiled with gifts. I got this awesome sparkly wallet/clutch that I can take when going out and it holds my phone perfectly as well as these amazing cookie cutters. The cookie cutters are all in these fashion shapes. Don’t worry, I’ll make cookies soon so you can better understand. And then I got this tea set from a friend. You have no idea how excited I was. We were talking about loose leaf tea the night before and SURPRISE! she got me a mug, loose leaf tea, and a tea ball so I can steep the tea right in the mug. Can’t wait to get more loose leaf tea.

All said, including the awesome night out with another group of friends to play pool, I’d say this was probably the best birthday I could have asked for. Hands down!


Crafting Cards – Birthday

Crafting Kitty: Pumpkin fell asleep on the table while making cards.

Opted to make a birthday card with my mom’s craft supplies. She could probably open her own shop with the number of things she has in there. Anyway, the cat – yes, my mom’s BLACK cat is named Pumpkin – helped me make a birthday card. I used the Cricket machine. It’s this thing that cuts out shapes and such from card stock.

Being showed how to use the machine so I don’t break it. I must seem like a klutz or something.

I took some of those paint sample things from Home Depot and decided to use them to cut out some shapes and such, then put them on the side. But when it came time to decide what color paper to put it on, mom had all these shades of blue, but none that I wanted. So sad. So what do you do when that happens? Make your own color, of course.

Making blue paper… cause I can!

Took a sponge and dabbed it in multiple shades of blue, then dabbed the paper until I got the right blue page. Glued on the cut out letters and stars, added another back layer of dark blue, and ta-dah! Birthday card!

The finished product!