So I had a little help from my friends at Starbucks... Yes, how's that for random? I went in for some starbucks lovin' and ordered my favorite drink right now: Cinnamon Dulce Frap. that cost me $3.20 (pre-tax) and therefor I picked the numbers 3 and 20 as my lucky numbers and Mr.Handsome picked number 29 (for my soon to be age of course)
- 3 vee said...
you are so sweet!!! 10 days to celebrate awesome!! we will have to have a chatfest! :)
the most useful gift for me was a breadmaker my sister gave me. homemade bread is the best and makes the house smell so yummy! have a great weekend!
- 20 megank said...
The most usefull gift...I'm a popcorn junkie so my mom got me an old fashioned "Whirrly Pop" stove top popcorn maker, and it makes the best popcorn ever!
- 29 kristina k said...
best present ever....my camera. no question about it. :)
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LOVED reading your most useful gifts. I believe I am SO jealous of all you girls who received a car. But hey, totally happy for you ;) And my most useful gift? A little cheesy watercolour kit my Dad bought me while waiting at the airport back in the day. I believe I was 11 or so. It meant the WORLD to me. Mainly because I knew we didn't have lots of money and it was a completely random purchase. I only expected salted peanuts from his travels through airports :) And he didn't buy anyone else anything. Just me. He said it reminded him of me and he had to buy it. I am to this day forever grateful for that. Being the only color- crazy-splashy-paintbrush lovin' kid in the family was okay but knowing he recognized my talent even then it really made me feel special. The watercolour set is gone now but that was my most useful gift and most memorable. :)
So to all you ladies with birthdays in September, I send you lots of love! I LOVE sharing birthdays with people. Only because I grew up having to share my birthday parties with my two sisters. Yes. We are that close in age. We are 1 year apart. AND we celebrate our birthdays within weeks of each other. So that means we are twins for about a week :) For instance NEXT Monday is my sister Cindy's birthday. (we'll be twins for a week) And almost 2 weeks later is my sister Norma's birthday (both Cindy and Norma will be twins for almost 2 weeks). Freaky? Why yes. But hey, we didn't choose it ):
Now I'm really wanting a Strawberry Shortcake birthday party like we did way back in the 80's.
Anyway, onto some creativeness:
This is for TAIF. It was also for my challenge over at SIStv here: Genius Idea, really.
I made this as my "inspiration folder". The wooden piece is like an inspiration board (sticker from paper pixie) and the clip holds the pictures that I love plus some practice embroidery swatches I've had fun practicing on :) The folder opens up from the top not the side. I like to do things differently. ;OP
I had done this a while ago but was going to replicate it and do another one. Why? Well, because... It's a secret. And I'll tell you. But you have to promise not to tell k?
*you pinkie swear*
Okay. I thought I'd have to start again because I sewed the folder together. Yep. Together. That means, it doesn't open from the side. Nope. So. This only opens from the top. So this is a half folder thingy. I tell you, this happens to me more often than not. It happened with this:
Can someone tell me what a folder that doesn't open is good for?
At least I think it's good looking. So that got stuffed in the pile I'm kinda wanting to throw away but can't. (but eventually will)
So yes. Learn from my mistakes. Don't sew your folder together okay?
And because it's my birthday week I want to share some eye candy with you :) These are the prettiest flowers that I love. Maybe it's because red is my new favorite fall color? I don't know. But these make me happy.
So thank you sweet friends for the birthday cheer! I am thankful and happy. Thank you all for your best wishes. I am genuinely touched and you've helped make this birthday week a very special one.