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Thursday, September 4, 2008


On September 5th Rhea of Sweet*n*Shabby Roses is starting a new way to sell on your blogs...She is hosting First Friday's. All are welcome to join in for this once a monthly time of fun. Be sure to click on the sweet Aqua and Rose icon to my right to see this weeks participants for our First time of First Friday...and for more information on how you can join in on our next First Friday


I was born on 9-5-59...isn't that amazing! Now, I don't really go around broadcasting yet again another BIRTHDAY...but I was so humbled today by the many sweet people I know who took the time to show in such sweet ways that they care. I took some pictures of the wonderful goodies I received from family and from the mail today. A great BIG thank you too ALL of you for caring and thinking of me today.

My sweet hubby took my to breakfast at Cracker Barrel this morning. I just love their potatoe casserole they serve with breakfast..and their yummy biscuits! It is also such a fun place to shop in their general store..they always have the cutest stuff! This year I got to pick out my gifts early. One was a gorgeous silver and real pink coral bracelet from a favorite vendor who attends the annual Plymouth, MI Art in the Park. Then I got a COACH pouch purse at the Outlet Store for $ that's a steal in my book for Coach. Plus I have one of the sweet men in my life who don't get paying hundreds of dollars for a purse, so for him to get this for me was extra special...I have been using ever since I got it in July!

Then yesterday I spent with my dearest friend in Michigan, Susie...and what makes it so special is we SHARE a Birthday...yep our birthdays are the same. She is a few years older than I but is like a sister to me we are such a kindred spirits...we both share so many things in common along with our birthday. SO...we spent the day thrifting and have lunch together! She themed her gifts with many frangrant lavender items...I wish you all could smell them! are a dear. Oh you must stop by her web sit..she makes the night light covers and sachets...and they are just dreamy..and she also sent the prettiest Victorian cards of girls, another fav of mine along with bath petals...can't wait to use them! I am so fond of frofrou Victorian! Thank you Bertie!

Then there's Katie....what a character she it! I just love her spunk and zeal for life and she is gifted and talented in so many ways, she sews, does hand work, paints and oh so much more! She lives on the most amazing little farm that we often hear cute stories about the animals that reside there. Especially her baby kitties..who I would love to just squeaze and cuddle with! She made me the most beautiful magnet. The roses are made with coffee filters I believe..and then she glittered up the edges..Oh this is so pretty! Thank you sweet Katie!
Last but NEVER least is Karen. Karen is another funny, sweet and very talented gal as well. She sent the most beautiful tag she made I am sure, and it has the prettiest envelope. But I also wanted you to see the is JUST gorgeous. I am framing this one and finding a special place for it! Thank you Karen!!!

See what I was talking cup runneth over. God has blessed me today in so many special ways. I can only hope to be that to others as well!

Have a great day! Blessings..Lorena


Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Lorena!
What a great idea for the friday flea market! I'll be checking everybody out tomorrow.
Thank you for the wonderful post about Mary & Martha. I love that story. My mom was a "Martha" all her life and missed so much. So I always wanted to me as much "Mary" as I could be but remember the good qualities of the Martha that was in my genes! Anyway, thank you, I've been quite a lot of Mary of late, I guess that's okay!
Big Hugs, Sherry

Katie said...

Happy Birthday Lorena! You have already had a wonderful few days of celebrating I see and I hope your evening is just as fun! Love you lots!

Connie said...

Happy Birthday, sweetpea. Your items are lovely! I hope today is a very good day for ya, chick! Love ya,
Smoochies and hugs to the birthday gal,

Bertie said...

Hope you are having the happiest of Birthdays, Lorena!

Bless you!

Aunt May's Cottage

Nancy at ManicForMosaics said...

Happy Birthday Lorena! Errrrrrr, 1959? So you're um....29 RIGHT?!?!?! Yeah that's what I thought!!!

You are the sweetest person and you deserve ALL the good things that come your way and MANY MORE!!!

Oh, I'm having a giveaway so be sure to check out my blog!

Shirl said...

Hi Lorena, Happy Birthday! Your gifts are just beautiful! I'm sorry I didn't get your card out before vacation, you'll have something coming a little late! Were still in the Outer Banks braving Hannah. House is swaying and the bay just emptied out. Strange sight!
Blessings, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

What wonderful sweet things you received. I'm so glad you had a nice day. Love your purse. What a great deal!