Saturday, November 5, 2011

My cup is full...

I had a birthday. On Monday. Shhhh. I didn't turn a year older. I just had some cake. And got a few really fabulous gifts.

Don't you just love when someone knows you so well that they can pick out the absolute most perfect gift? That's the kind of birthday this was.

My friend, Anne has this killer screen porch. Perfect spot for relaxing after a day at the beach. This summer she added a hand painted wooden sign that reads...

When the sky turns pink, it's time for a drink.

It was love at first sight. So guess what I got for my birthday this year? My own version of that sign. But with a different sentiment. That I adore. And looks oh, so pretty in my kitchen. Thank you, Anne!

BSD wasn't here to celebrate. So I took the liberty of buying my own gift this year. I was going to splurge on a new lens. With his blessing. But instead I decided to buy a pair of shoes. For a lot less. That mean a lot more.

A pair of Tom's for me. And a pair for a child in need. I am happy. If you've ever considered a pair of these, I highly recommend them. They are crazy comfortable. The winter answer to flip flops.

And then, the best present of the day? A special gift made by the Big Ballerina. She didn't have BSD to take her shopping so she had to think outside the box. Not only am I touched to my core by her thoughtfulness and effort, I am also incredibly impressed with her creativity. I think she may be onto something here.


For those of you who don't know, I have a major Diet Coke addiction. Diet Coke from a fountain. With just the right amount of ice. No bottles or cans, please. So for my birthday I received my very own, specially decorated Super Big Gulp. Along with a matching card that read...

"May all your cups be filled with 2/3 ice and Diet Coke."

Now.that.is.love.

20 comments:

Pam said...

Happy Birthday to my kindred spirit!! Love that Tom's gives a pair to children!! And I LOVE your new sign!!

Jennifer Thompson said...

Happy Birthday!!
I love the home made gift and card.
PS...I have stopped aging as well, I'm forever 29. With every passing year I just have more experience and get better at being 29!

mandy said...

happy birthday! and i love love love that decorated diet coke.
xoxo

Nicolle said...

Happy Birthday sweet friend!

I adore the gift and card that your daughter gave you. :)

LOVE the sign, and the glimpse of your porch. Those wreaths are beautiful. I keep saying I would like to try a pair of Toms, and since you say they are the winter version of a flip flop, I'm getting some for sure.

karren said...

iI will have to check out those shoes! I have a hurty foot that doesn't like shoes at all. Love your daughter's gift. Very creative! Happy birthday.

Megan said...

Happy Birthday! I love your presents and your daughter's gift is amazing! She is wise beyond her years!

Amy said...

Happy Birthday!!! Sounds like it was a great one.
That Coke Cup is great!

Kim {Yep, they are all mine} said...

Happy, happy, happy birthday!!!

BB's gift is perfect. What a sweetie :)

Melissa said...

that is sooo totally lovely- she is an angel that knows her mamma soooo well!!

happy birthday sweet....loooove the sign!

melissa - miss sew & so
xxx

Kerri said...

Happy Birthday Kim! Sounds like you had a perfect day...minus hubby being home of course. Your sign looks great above your doors...so beachy! Love the new shoes! And the handmade gift from BB is the BEST...it has love written all over it!

Gabe said...

My sister is the same way with fountain diet coke. . .but she recently stopped cold turkey! Crazy girl, ending her addiction like that:)

Glad you had a a wonderful day. . .sorry BSD is away, kind of a bummer!

Happy Belated birthday, dear friend!

sloan said...

my bestie is a fountain diet coke girl, too - and with the same ice-to-coke ratio issue, too!! I could not love BB's gift to you any more - LOVE!
Happy Birthday, friend!

Karina said...

Happy happy birthday. Cheers to you and another year younger. I love that sign....and your beautiful wreathes. Sorry your hubby wasn't home to celebrate with you but I think your DD did a great job getting you the perfect gift.

Cindy said...

Happy Birthday!!!
What a beautiful heartfelt gift...friends and daughters rock!!
Wish hubby had been home
have a happy night kim

i need to try those shoes....although they might not be good in snow...:)

erin said...

haha, I love it! When Cami and I play coffee shop she always says: you want a grand latte with whole milk and an extra shot. It cracks me up every time.

The Toms are so cute too. Happy Birthday!

Kristi said...

Now that is ADORABLE!!!!! I love it. You are one lucky lady! Happy birthday to you...looks like you had a great day.

Oh, and I love the sign!

Nicolle said...

ps. I loved your comment on my blog about that book I am reading. You got it right friend, it's all about living it, not preaching it. :)

have a good day!

Jen said...

Happy Birthday! What cute gifts! Glad you had your cake and left the years behind!

Amy said...

I'm so far behind I missed your birthday :-( Glad you had a great one! Happy belated birthday! LOVE that sign.

Kristin said...

Happy Belated Birthday dear sweet friend. You don't look at day over 25, so you have nothing to worry about, and look how your gifts just get better and better with age. The sign from Anne is AWESOME! I covet it and ever come to visit, you better make sure it's nailed down TIGHT! I need to check out Toms because I'm still wearing my flip flops in November and my tootsies are getting a wee bit cold. And your handmade gift and card from BB are priceless...aren't kids THE BEST! I bet you wouldn't trade that cup for all the Diet Coke in China now would you! Hope you had a wonderful day and a great BIG piece of cake!!! XOXOX