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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Happy Birthday to me!

Today is my birthday! Happy Birthday to me! I'm never excited about my birthday and I didn't do anything special today. This morning I took Noah horseback riding and then I relaxed the rest of the day. I've been feeling a bit blah these days. Maybe it's the end of summer and upcoming change of season...I really don't know. Well, let me share some photos with you while I reflect on that for a while. :)
I decided to work on some decos this afternoon but only did two. I didn't like the way one of them came out so I'm only posting this one. As you have probably gathered the theme is Diddl.

Okay, some photos of my birthday cake, cards and presents. As you can see by this photo of me with my cake, I also look like I feel, blah.

I've been spoiled with pretty cards from my friends. :)

And, presents too. My friend Maiken from Norway knitted this pretty cloth for me. I really love handmade items. They are truly the most special gifts.

This wonderful package of goodness comes from my friend Rosita in Finland. Some beautiful rubber stamps, craft supplies and such pretty earrings I'm guessing her very talented daughter Emilie made.

Some pretty stationary from my friend Francoise in Belgium.

Another wonderful package from my friend Lone in Germany. Some pretty Diddl stationary, small notebook, tags, stickers for crafting and some very pretty labels she made.

And yet another great package from my friend Nicole from USA. Some pretty Halloween stationary, small notebook, Hello Kitty stickers and notepad and a cute kitty cat washcloth.

Jeffrey and Noah went shopping to this really pretty store I like where everything is handmade and environment friendly. They found this cute little box made from a tree trunk. It's so original and I love it.

And of course they got me some handmade soap which they know I love.

And, that was my birthday. I'm so happy with everything I received. Thanks to all of my friends, Jeffrey and Noah.
Besides cards and presents I also received a couple of swaps. Below is a photo of some Diddl FBs I received from a group swap. Aren't they just adorable?!

And, some Matryoshka FBs from another group swap. I love these little ladies. They're so pretty and colourful.

Yesterday we went to an event at Howard's Park. It's near our home and they have it every year. It's a type of festival in the park. It used to be for artists to show and sell their work but through the years it has become not much of anything really. We were quite disapointed. The entire park land used to belong to a very rich family called the Howard's. The photo below shows actors dressed as Mr and Mrs Howard.

If you want to have a family picnic or just relax with a book it would be nice on this day since there are musicians playing classical music throughout the park.

And, here I am in front of the fountain (which by the way looks like it is coming out of my head) at the park. It really is a pretty park. Noah's school is right across the street from the park.
Have a wonderful week everyone!


  1. Happy Birthday, I hope you had a lovely day! Hugs

  2. Happy Birthday :) Hope you had a wonderful day !
    Love that tree trunk box ;)

  3. Happy Birthday, dear Jaqueline - I am sorry it is a little belated, but I was away since saturday and untill this morning - and this is the truth NOT an excuse. :) I wish you all the best there is for you and all the people you love and... there is a present for you on its way, I mailed it about a week ago, so I am hoping it will arrive soon. The letter is on its way too, I sent it on friday. Sending you love and hugs!
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