Friday, June 11, 2010

Na Na Na Na Na Na, You Say It's Your Birthday! Na Na Na Na Na Na, It's My Birthday Too!

[Sorry about the LONG title.  I couldn't help myself.
"16 Candles" - it's a classic.]



Anyways, I do have a birthday coming up. 
Yep, that's right.
 
It's on Tuesday and just for fun I've decided to give a little "goodie bag" to one of you (my wonderful blog friends!)  The winner will win this fabric assortment and Mod Medallions pattern!  There are thirty-five 8" squares of fabric here (enough to make all of the medallions.) 

*Sorry, that they're just fabrics from my stash, but ever since I posted over at Stash Manicure I'm all about trimming down and a great way to do that is to GIVE AWAY!!!*


Just leave me a comment below telling me what the best b-day present was that you ever received or gave.  I'll pick a winner sometime on Tuesday.  Good luck!

112 comments:

amber said...

My twin sister flew all the way from Spain to Idaho to surprise me on our birthday, the best gift ever!!! Happy birthday. thanks for the give a way

Claire said...

My daughter arrived on my 33rd birthday. 3 weeks early and nearly came into the world in the supermarket, so a surprise but a pretty cool one.

Happy birthday!

traceyjay said...

oh pick me (if you do, you can have 2 winners, 'cause I already have the pattern)!

Best present...hmmmm...my son was born less than a month before my 30th birthday...does that count?

I'm making some birthday quilts... I think those are pretty great presents. :)

Happy Birthday! WE're almost the same age (I just turned 31)

Rachel said...

My husband presented me with a plane ticket to Paris on my last birthday. I depart on July 23!

Happy Birthday to you! :)

Sherri said...

Such gorgeous fabrics...hmmm...best birthday present would have to be going to Disneyland on my birthday with our whole family!

Laurie said...

Happy, happy birthday!! I want to know Rachel - her husband gave her a plane ticket to Paris! WOOHOO!! My best birthday presents are the in-bed breakfasts my kids make me each year. I'll miss them when they are all grown up! Hope it's a great birthday on Tuesday :)

Jeannette said...

My best birthday ever was a few weeks ago ( my 50th) when my 6 children orgainised a day out for me and a birthday party that evening with all my friends. During the evening they had arranged for a very dear friend to ring from overseas as she could not be with me on the day. I was very spoiled

Terry said...

Happy birthday! Love the fabric! Last year I gave two quilts as birthday presents and the recipients were so surprised! Anything hand made is a great gift to give or receive! :0)

Karen said...

Best birthday present was a mystery flight to Perth for the day. We were up at 4am and didn't return until midnight. I had never been to Perth. We saw as much as we could. It was a mad, mad day.

Katie B. said...

Happy birthday! My husband bought me a puppy when we were dating.

Duff said...

♫ ♪ Happy Birthday! ♪ ♫
the best gift i received was a sewing machine from my boyfriend of three months--nothing says lovin' like a domestic gift!!

Brenda said...

Happy birthday! My best birthday present was a handmade present from my daughter.She made me a coin purse. My birthday is often overlooked. I make the birthdays happen in our family so when it's my turn it is often forgotten.

lesthook said...

Happy Birthday! Mine is in a couple of weeks. It was years ago and I am not sure if it was my best but is the one I remember with the most love.It was a pair of tennis shoes that my husband gave me. I needed them badly and we were young (and very poor) military.

Kristen said...

On my daughter's fifth birthday we went to Disneyland to visit the princesses! The reaction on her face was priceless

Summer :) said...

My 24th was a wonderful birthday, at the time! I was extremely happy. That's all I'm saying because a year later I found out it wasn't such a nice gift! ;)

Peggy said...

I flew to California from Toronto Canada to help my sister celebrate her 50th birthday. It is something I would do again. It is great to be with family on their birthdays.

Jodi said...

My best b-day present was before we married my husband gave me a gold necklace in the shape a square but inside it spells I LOVE YOU if you look carefully! I still treasure it to this day.
Happy b-day to you! And I love your stash which you shouldn't apologize for - some of them are better than my best fabrics! Thanks for the chance!

Katie said...

Happy (almost) birthday, Ambs. I don't know how to sew, but I am so inspired to learn after reading your blog. Your fabrics and the combinations that you use are always so beautiful.
I just LOVE birthdays and love to do *big* birthdays for the kids. But, I'd have to say the best gift I have given was surprising my mom in Arizona for her 60th. I pulled it off and we were all able to celebrate together.

Jackie said...

The best gift I ever gave was giving my husband a road bike for his 40th birthday. He's become an avid cycler and it's opened up a new world for him. He's actually doing his first official triathlon tomorrow.

Happy 32 to you! I won't sing to you (and you should be *very* grateful for that!).

trish said...

Happy Birthday to you ... Happy Birthday to you ... Happy Birthday dear Amber ... Happy Birthday to you! :o)
My birthday falls on Mother's Day from time to time and I love celebrating those two special days together ... my children being my very best gift(s).
I hope your birthday is a wonderful one.
Thank you for putting my name in your hat.
Sincerely ~ Tricia

Bridget B said...

Happy Birthday!!! I like all my birthday presents- just having the family together makes them special. My DH likes to have surprise parties and even succeeds- sometimes ; )

Chris said...

One year on the eve of my birthday, I took my two youngest girls to the mall for shopping and a movie. They were in 1st and 3rd grade. They put their pennies together and made me stand in the makeup aisle of Boscovs with my back to them. They then told me to put my hand out and they chose a ring for me. They slid one ring after another on my finger until they found the PERFECT one. They went to pay and discovered they were about fifty cents short. The kind sales lady gave them the difference. I can honestly say that ring means more to me that the biggest diamond in the world. The ring was $9.99 in currency but priceless in love.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

The best birthday gift I ever received was a party for the BIG 50! What was so very special was that it was a surprise party given by my hubby and my best friend. She has since passed away, and I am often reminded of her sweet thoughtfulness. I really miss her/

ferne said...

My birthday is on Tuesday also! I am a little bit older than you though. So I guess I should have a give away too, huh? I'll have to think about that. My best gift was a spa treatment given to me by a good friend right when I was going through a particularly rough spot in my life. I really needed it!

jodi @ Pleasant Home said...

I love all my birthdays! I think birthdays are fabulous and I love celebrating them!

esquiltingpassion said...

My best present was a homemade card from my grandson when he was 5 telling me that I was the best grandmother in the world and he loved me.
(Connor has been living with me since he was 2, he is now 9)

Holly Sparks said...

Oh Amber, you're probably thinking, Holly STILL reads this blog?!?! and yes. I do. and I love it.

My favorite birthday gift was my sewing mechine!! how fitting. it was my last birthday the big 18!

I hope you have a happy birthday!

And I LOVE that pattern. I don't know if I have ever told ya that. you've got a gift.

Ida13 said...

My children sang me songs and gave me special b-day kiss.

Jodi Lise Chandler said...

My single mother raised six kids on a school teachers salary, needless to say birthdays were simple. Mom would bake a cake, with a quarter in it. It was so exciting to see who would get the slice that had a quarter. Such a simple idea, yet a wonderful memory.

Pokey said...

We were the surprise visitors to my MIL's 80th birthday last May. We kept it secret from EVERYONE until we showed up at the door. So fun!

Renee G said...

The best present I received was a scrapbook that my sister had made of a vacation that our families had taken together.
rsgrandinetti@yahoo(DOt)com

Fleurette said...

Happy Birthday! my fav gift is a bookmark from my daughter she made twenty years ago 1990 - I treasure it and use it everyday.

Shiree said...

Happy Birthday!! My best birthday present ever was the one where all our kids managed to be at home all at the same time, wonderful family day!!

Rafael's Mum said...

The best one I gave (and took longest to make!) was my first ever applique quilt to my mum when she turned 90. She was really happy with it and rewarded me with the best smile of surprise!

The happiest of birthdays to you!!

Catherine said...

Happy Birthday Amber! My daughter has just turned 13 two weeks ago. On her 11th birthday we really surprised her though by buying her, her first camera. The look on her face was priceless!

Princess and the Pea said...

My best birthday present ever was the first present my now husband ever gave me - he made me a CD with all of the songs that reminded him of me/us. He named it "When Darth met Tinkerbell" (he loves Star Wars and I love Tinkerbell) and designed a slip cover for it. He even put little notes inside saying why he chose each song. I loved it and had it playing all summer!

There have been other editions since... "Darth & Tinkerbell - the Christmas Album" and "When Darth and Tinkerbell got engaged" - He's such and old romantic!

This year he is taking me to Morocco (it's my brithday next week!)

Hope you have a brilliant birthday and thanks for the chance to win a selection of such lovely fabrics!

x

Frangipani said...

Happy Birthday!
Best birthday gift was one year when I thought all of my friends would be either stuck at work/ school or out of town and thinking none of them would be able to come celebrate but they all showed up anyway! To me it's not about the presents but the people you are celebrating with.
I wish you a lovely day :-)

Caro said...

Happy B'day! My bestest birthday was the one I got to spend in Rome with my husband. We were even able to squeeze in a short visit to Venice as well. The pattern is great and I love the fabrics from your stash. Thanks for the chance to win.

FML Crochet said...

Great giveaway! My favorite birthday gift was being pregnant at 30 with my wonderful daughter. My most sentimental was when I turned 25 and my husband had to be out of town. He gave me a teddy bear to keep me company.

pinsandneedles said...

Happy Birthday! The best birthday gift I gave was to a dear friend of mine and I surprised her with a quilt. She loved it!

Mai Future said...

Happy Birthday! I am relatively young so not as many birthday opportunities for me to pull from. Let's see, I have gotten tvs for two different birthdays (12, 18). My birthday really isn't a big thing ever so it is really hard for me to come up with something. All my really good presents come at other times.

Til said...

Happy Birthday!! Ah to be 32 again! I am now a whopping 45! YIKES! But I "feel" 25!!! Okay maybe not my knees but my head does anyway! LOL!
My BEST birthday was the year of my 30th. I had a hard time with that number...no idea why really but it was a hard one....so my husband put a sweet gift on my pillow every night for a week leading up to my birth day.....A day of glamour at the beauty parlor, a GC to get my nails done, gold earrings, sachets for my drawers and lots of girlie stuff....and on my actual big day he gave me a beautiful diamond saphire ring. That was the BEST birthday ever!!!!

Hope your day is filled with much happiness!

free indeed said...

Hubby bought me a Janome 6600 sewing machine a few years back! I couldn't believe he'd spend that kind of money on a machine, but it did my heart good! I have made quilts for all my 10 grandbabies on it and will make many more!

Dottie said...

Great giveaway! My best birthday gift was an engagement ring from Brandon! He proposed on my birthday 6 years ago!

grammy and papi said...

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you!!

The most fun birthday gift I ever gave was a scrapbook for my husband's 60th birthday. Our kids and I had a surprise birthday party for him and the scrapbook of his life that I made was a very loved gift.

Have a God Filled Day
Shirley

Sonja Hoyle said...

I love giving homemade gifts for birthday presents! I love receiving homemade birthday cards from my kiddies!

BTW, I adore your medallions pattern and would LOVE to win!

Thanks for the chance!

Mama Spark said...

I don't know that I have a particular favorite, although last year I turned the BIG 50 and my family sent me off to Florida to play with my friend, Mary for the week and that was pretty amazing!

Robin Hill Quilts~Eileen G. said...

Happy Birthday to you!!!
My favorite present was a ruby necklace my husband gave me 39 years ago~my first present from him....I have worn it every day since!
♥E.

Alisa said...

Well, how does a big fat gift certificate to Sephora sound. Well, I loved it and took my time spending it. I love guilt free shopping. Happy
Birthday to you! Your blog and patterns are wonderful. Have a great day.

SheilaC said...

For my 30th bday my (then) husband got me a mother's ring.... I was shocked!

Still wearing it today too!

Happy Birthday and thanks for the give away!

SheilaC

Doodle's Studios said...

My son was born on my birthday! That was the best gift.

christyephillips said...

Hi Ambs! You always have the best giveaways! You are so generous! My best B-day was probably my 30th when my parents came to watch the kids and Kent surprised me by taking a weekend trip, it was a much needed break! I can't wait to see you in a couple of months! HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Cassie said...

Oh yeah...I'm feeling good about this entry...;)

The best gift I ever received was my Lacasse cowboy boots. They are hot.

Happy early birthday, Sis!

Shari said...

Best gift recieved, my aqua, beach cruiser, retro bike. Best gift given , to my daughter , a Singer "feather weight" sewing machine.... Happy Birthday to you, Amber

Keri said...

Oh my gosh...when I saw the title I thought..."Did I miss that?!! I thought it was on Tues?!!" And then I realized I hadn't missed it. Thanks goodness...you know I'm notorious for stuff like that.

Anyway, the best present I ever got was from Chris. It was this "word art" in a picture frame. He got on some program and typed in all these words that he thought described me and then all the words print out in all different sizes and colors, etc. It was so thoughtful of him...and he's usually not so sentimental. It was a good surprise.

I can't wait to celebrate yours! Happy Birthday!

Shari said...

Hope you have a great birthday! I'm a little past 32 now but don't feel it. A memorable present for me was my step-dad gave me this great teddy bear on my 13th birthday and told me I would always be his little girl, no matter how old I got.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Oh to be 32 again! Happy Birthday Tuesday Amber!
Best birthday gift ever was when I was 50 and my daughter was away at college and she sent me a poster she made of the 50 reasons I was the best Mom! I still am thrilled by it.
P.S. Her name is Amber!!

emily said...

Amber! Look at how popular you are! Those fabrics are awesome! I probably don't deserve them because I'm no quilter, but I love them! :) Hope you have a fabulous birthday! Miss you!

Quilting Melodies said...

My favorite birthday was a night away from the kids at a Snowbird cabin with a fire and no Phone! Ummm..Can I go back?!

...so we added chickens said...

Happy Birthday! My best birthday present was a surprise trip to Paris with my now husband (we were just dating at the time). He told me to pack a bag for the weekend, and could I keep it to just one bag this time! (yes, even then he knew I can over-pack with the best of them). Also ranking up there in great presents: Fabric! And I have fun by giving handmade surprises.

felicity said...

Congratulations! I absolutely LOVE my birthday. The best gift I've given was a day of soaring (in a glider) to my husband.

Joan and Kevin said...

Have a super birthday!!!!!! My best gift was a new Bernina sewing machine. I just love it.

Quilting Melodies said...

Thanks for commenting over on my Quiltingmelodies blog. I get my Aurifil Thread at Quilts Etc. in Salt Lake or at Quilters Haven in Bountiful. Have a Happy Day!

Angie

Michelle Lovatt said...

Happy birthday :) I had a great birthday in March with my three teenage daughters. They are always so busy but they spent the evening with me playing on the wii, we had a lot of laughs.

That fabric looks great. Would love to win it :)

Jantine said...

First of all happy birthday to you! Enjoy your day.
Best present ever? I think it was my sewing machine. Couldn't even wait until my birthday using it!

Carol said...

Happy Birthday! I got a great birthday present this year, an Apple iPad, I love it. In fact I'm using it now for this post. Love the fabrics in your giveaway and the pattern too.

Nancy said...

Thanks for a wonderful giveaway...I just found you from Needle little inspiration....but I have already added you to my follow list..

bethelhome said...

Happy Birthday! The best birthday present I ever received was having a baby. My son was born the day before my 30th birthday. I had always wanted to be a mom and for the last 8 years he has been such a blessing and a special gift!

The Zoo Keeper-ette said...

It was actually a Christmas gift (close to my bday) from my son- he was 3- it was a box he wrapped all by himself with a note- here is LOVE for you from me! I still have that box!

candy at fiber dot net
HAPPY BDAY!! :)

Anita said...

A surprise party by bff Beth. It was so sweet and thoughtful and a lot of fun!

Kristy Lou said...

Happy Birthday!!! I love birthdays.

My favorite birthday present was more of just how the day was spent. I was sick with a bad cold one year and my boyfriend (now husband) and I just went down to the lakes and sat on the beach in the sun for the afternoon. It was perfect, except for me interrupting to blow my nose every 5 minutes. But besides that, perfect!

Quiltingdaisy said...

My sewing machine was the best present I ever received. It has been my trusty friend for over 25 years now. Wow I hadn't realized it's been that long and I use it constantly

kelly lautenbach said...

Happy Birthday! :) Best birthday gift? Hmmmmm... just enjoying the day with my family. I love it when we're ALL together.

eamylove said...

One year my husband and I took at trip to Las Vegas on my birthday. At dinner, he asked the waitress to make up a special dessert tray just for us. I saw her making it up and asked if I could try a cannoli, but she said it was for "someone special." Turns out it was for me! I thought it was a charming, sweet gesture.

Malmbergs said...

I have a very thoughtful husband who gave me a new sewing machine for my birthday. He knew how much I loved to sew quilts and decided it was time I had a great machine to do the job right.
Happy birthday to you - hope you enjoy it and thanks for giving away for your birthday.

Barb
barberg@sbcglobal.net

Andrea said...

Happy Birthday ... I just had the big 33 :D.

Hmmm, my best present. I'd have to say 3 years ago when I turned 30, not only did my husband plan a surprise party that involved flying my bestie here, but he and my parents gave me a new sewing machine! That was a wonderful birthday!!

knittybitties(at)gmail(dot)com

Sarah N. said...

My b-day is Thursday! I will be slightly older than 32 - 41 to be exact. The best birthday gifts I ever received were a gift certificate to Olan Mills for pictures with my then fiance (who hates having his picture taken!) and a poem written by my sister about quilts made by me and my mom for our family. Hope you have a wonderful birthday! And thanks for the great giveaway!

lulubloom said...

Happy Happy Birthday!

How nice of you to give a gift on your bday (such lovely fabrics!). My mom used to do that growing up.

Hope you have a great day!

gnee said...

Your blog is so fresh and fun. I'm new from Pleasant Home and so excited to look around this morning! Happy Birthday tomorrow too. My best present ever, on my 30th birthday, was my 5th child, our youngest. He is now 26 and has been a gift that keeps on giving each day. No material gift could ever compare! Have a good one!!!!!

Deb said...

Happy Birthday! Just last year my husband gave me a picket fence for my birthday. Since I'm a flower gardener I am loving having all sorts of perennials growing around it. It is one of my best gifts ever! I would love to be part of your birthday celebration by winning!

Stitched With Prayer said...

First and most importantly "HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMBER" !!! The big '32' huh...well your still just a youngster to me, I celebrated my big 60 last April and I think that was also the when I got the best present. We got married at 18 and didn't have a honeymoon because my hubby left for VietNam 5 hours after the wedding ceremony. Fast forward 42 years and for the first time in our marriage we went on a 'real' vacation, the first we have ever taken. After raising our 2 grandsons for the last 15 years, we are finally empty nesters as of about 9 months ago. Neither of us are interested in a cruise, so we decided to go to a Ranch in Arizona where we rode horses every day, ate Gourmet meals prepared by professional chefs. Met wonderful new friends from all over the world! We still stay in touch with several of them via email. We were also able to see hundreds of beautiful Hummingbirds, Cardinals, Great Blue Herons and too many other species to mention as it was the peak of their spring migration. We aren't bird watchers but it was an experience that took our breath away. We spent 10 days at this wonderful Ranch with no TV, Phones, computers, etc. (though we did have cell phones for emergency). It was like stepping back into the 1950's the moment we turned onto the road leading to the ranch. The night of my birthday they surprised me with a birthday cake that was sinfully delicious and I know it didn't fit into my heart healthy diet, but I dove into a huge piece all the same, LOL. It was the best present ever because it gave us 10 days of pure relaxation and de-stressing time. The beauty we were surrounded by while riding was overwhelming. The accomodations we not luxurious, they were lovely 50's style suites, set up for total comfort and rest. We will probably never be able to do anything like that again but the memories will be with me forever.
I hope your birthday is wonderful and filled with joy and love.

TracyJ said...

So glad I found your blog! It's beautiful. THanks for the chance to win such a nice prize, too. My best b-day present was my daughter, a few weeks before my birthday.

m•e•l•i•s•s•a said...

Happy Birthday!

Hope you have a FABULOUS day :)

beccaabug said...

Just found your blog. Love your little heart quilt. Happy Birthday.

Di~ said...

Sees Chocolates! give and receive. So glad I found your blog! yeah! and yup, Jodi sent me, it's all her fault. Thanks for the chance to win some lovliness!

Kimmer said...

Happy Birthday! The favorite gift received so far? 3 little garden gnomes (one form each of my daughters). The favorite gift I've given would have to be the sewing machine I picked up for my niece.
Thanks for the great giveaway!

Mike & Jen said...

I think that my best birthday present was to be born on my Grandpa's birthday. Every year, we celebrated it together, and it gave us a special bond.

Ariane said...

Happy Birthday!!! What a great giveaway!! The best birthday gift I have ever given was to my Mom. My sister and I made a queen size quilt for my Mom and Dad. We gave it to them on my Mom's birthday. It brought her to tears. My sister and I had worked 11 months on this quilt. It was a very touching moment.

Solange said...

One year, I got to listen to Maynard Ferguson play his famous songs "Gospel John" and "Gonna fly now" (from the movie Rocky). He and his band came to the local high school. It was exceptional! Happy birthday to you!

Sarah Anne said...

The best present I ever received was a bag of gummy worms and a gift card to Wendy's. HA! I'm totally joking!! I love you so much.

Chris flew me to San Fran for my 20th and we watched Phantom of the Opera. The trip was very romantic and lovely.

June 15th can't go by without you running through my thoughts. Hope it's fantastic. I can call you and sing a famous rendition of Happy Birthday? Any requests?
I never win these ding-dang blog contests, but I wanted to wish you my best regardless.

Karyli said...

I love the birthday kisses I get from my little ones and my sweetie. My last birthday, he gave me a beautiful jewelry chest.
Thanks for a fun give-away!

Sally said...

I'm not so sure about the best birthday present...hmm...When my husband and I first started dating, my birthday came soon after that and he gave me a pretty turtle necklace b/c he knew that I loved turtles.

Aaron and Dawn Graf said...

Happy Birthday! My birthday's are so close the Christmas that people usually forget, but one year my husband threw me a surprise party, and it was tons of fun, and the best part was that he actually kept it a surprise! (he usaually can keep a secret)

happy birthday!

Dawn

babiesdoc said...

the best birthday present that I ever gave was a quilt. It was the first really big one that I made==queen size
I made in combo for my parents 54th anniversary and my mom's 79th birthday.
My quilt was made with greens and blues from park slope and some garden party fabric. but, on the front I appliqued fabric hand prints of all my nieces and nephews that had been embroidered with their names and birth dates.the hands are in a circle as if holding each others hands My little nephews love to put their hands on Nonnie's quilt

Mary said...

Happy Birthday! I'm enjoying your blog thanks to the info from Pleasant Home.
One of my best birthday gifts was last October - on my 50th I found out I was going to be a grandma for the first time. She is now 3 weeks old and absolutely perfect!!

Suzi said...

Pick me, pick me! Love your quilts, they are beautiful.

Quilted Cupcake said...

Best present ever: my sister spent the day with me, doing crazy stuff like going to a parking lot concert by Uncle Kracker. That a great sister!

Gale Yawn said...

Happy Birthday! My best present is every day that I have my wonderful husband with me in this world. He's a heart patient and every day is special. The best present I ever gave was a hunting trip to Africa to my son for his 30th birthday.

Michelle said...

Happy birthday! The best gift I ever got was a ring from my son. It is not at all what I would have picked out but he put so much time, effort, and money into the gift that it is the best gift ever. He was so proud of himself for picking out something that I would "love" to have. He even found the saleslady that I normally buy my jewelry from to help him pick it out.

Christine said...

Came here via Jodi's blog, happy birthday and I am glad to have found your blog, will now have a good look around

Have a wonderful day
Christine

Dandelion Wishes said...

Happy Happy Day! As I feel really happy to give (rather than receive), the bestest, most recent gift I gave was a quilt to a friend for her birthday. She is a fairly new friend, but when she celebrated her 50th a couple of years ago I gave her a necklace that I now know is not really her style. This quilt was to make up for that! She was so chuffed - and to see her face was the best gift of all! I love giving quilts for presents- they are always well loved!

Amy said...

Congrats on your birthday. Great idea on the giveaway. Those are cute fabrics!

Katie R said...

happy birthday! my husband took me on a trip to DC for my birthday this year. it was amazing!

Aimee said...

Happy, happy birthday!!! I came to be here through Pleasant Home and she's right, you have a great blog. My best birthday was my 17th. I just remember it being a wonderful day with friends and don't have a clue what I got.

lej619 said...

My birthday is Sat. WOO HOO!!!!! Gemini's are the best!
I was over on Twiddletails and she said that we should take a hop over to check your blog out. I did and am glad I did.
it is refreshing!!!

Jeannette said...

Happy Birthday! My most recent B-day was a best because my son drove home from college with flowers and a gift certificate to my LQS!

Yvonne Crea said...

Happy birthdag. I came through Pleasant Home to see your blog and she is right, lovely. My best birthday is every year because I have a lovely husband en two daughters. I am blessed.

annekap said...

You were born on my husband's 20th birthday; he is 52 today! The best gift I ever gave was to my husband on his 40th birthday - I rented a small plane at a local airport and got a friend of mine who's an airline pilot to take my husband (and two daughters)on his first-ever plane ride. It was so awesome - and a total surprise.

Anne Kapinus
annekap@statecollege.com

luckymom said...

Happy Happy Birthday. My happiest and birthday presents were when I was young and my parents were still here. Thanks for the great giveaway and have a wonderful day.

Amy said...

My best birthday present ever? Hmmmm....hard to pick. I did get an elliptical last year and have been losing weight, which is a gift that keeps on giving all year! (cheesy I know!)

Robin said...

What an awesome giveaway!! I love all my birthdays!! The best gift would have to be having my youngest less than a month before my birthday!

Patty said...

I think my best birthday present was the year my DH had a surprise birthday party for me. I was totally without a clue. My family was all there and we had such a great time.