I am not one to be nostalgic of younger times - other than a desire to forgo gray hair and crinkles in the corners of my eyes I don't have a hankering to return to high school, college, or the beer infused 20s.  Lots of great memories for sure, but the experiences gained makes me enjoy my now so much more.  Plus having a great husband for 15 years and two kids that bring joy and giggles to my life everyday I wouldn't trade for all the beads in the world.  So not only do I look forward to my birthday, I love reaching another birthday.  I mean - presents are involved - what could be cooler?  It's been a great weekend because we celebrated a little early, on Saturday.  Along with a delish cake from our local pastry shop and a wonderful dinner at a chichi place with long time friends Melinda and Steve, my husband really pulled out the stops in the gift department:


Beautiful flowers


A replacement for a much loved and aged appliance (removing the bottom plate of my current bread machine is often required to keep it running)


And be still my beading heart...a lampworking starter kit.  Apparently the dropped hints and e-mails filled with hyper links worked.

The birthday goodness continues because I have taken the day off, it's 11 and I am still in my PJs, and we have a fun day planned with a bestest girlfriend and her kids.

So I must pay forward all of this goodness with a little giveaway.  Leave a comment and I will draw names next Friday, April 8th.




17 Comments

  1. Happy Birthday Elisabeth! I love birthdays too! Mine is on the 13th.

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  2. Happy Birthday!! Hope your day turn out great!

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  3. I hope you have the bestest of Birthdays! PJ's at 11 is a great start!
    Hugs

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  4. Happy Happy Birthday! Sounds like you are a happy woman, god bless!

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  5. Happy birthday! I'm soo jealous of your lampwork starter kit! I took my first lesson on Saturday and I'm hooked!
    Deb x

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  6. Happy Birthday! Count me in.

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  7. Happy Birthday, Beautiful!!

    I hope your day shines with the kind of love and laughter that makes your heart sing.

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  8. Hi Elisabeth and a Happy Birthday to you my dear, what a thoughful husband you have you are so very lucky they are few and far between how kind of you to have a giveaway on your bday all of those beads look wonderful and would be cool to win thanks for the opportunity ttfn L:)

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  9. Hsppy Birthday!! It sounds like it's off to a fantastic start! Thanks for the giveaway!

    Lisa

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  10. Happy Birthday Elisabeth! You are being spoiled!
    My own birthday was a couple of weeks away and even though I couldn't enjoy it too much because my health condition I also had great presents and even though I missed my own birthday lunch (I fell asleep, I know how lame of me) but I didn't miss my birthday cake and presents.
    I love the fact that over all presents and celebrations you are happy with your life. THAT is worth a celebration.
    A big hug from Spain

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  11. Happy b'day, Elisabeth! Mine is later this month and my big gift will be the arrival of my 16-month old grandgirl (w/ her parents of course). I cannot wait for this! We skype with her and she brings us much joy. Such a smart, funny little girl! Glad you're having a day off and a day of fun!

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  12. Hope you have had a wonderful Birthday. I'm like you, I thoroughly enjoy each stage I've passed thru, and look forward to the next. The bread baker in me is very excited for you to get a new Zoji! And I can definitely relate to the late morning in the pjs!! :)

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  13. Sounds like it was all fabulous & so much fun! Happy belated Birthday & to many more!!

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  14. oh darn! you forgot to draw a name...I'll get in on te giveaway then. I don't know how I missed the announcement the first time! thanks for the giveaway!

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  15. Count me in! :)

    I found you from Lori Anderson's blog, I love your beads! :)

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