Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Oh, Happy Day

A beautiful day to celebrate a birthday...
even the gas stations were paying tribute to the great year of '76...
We drove up to historic downtown Mckinney to walk around all the cute boutiques.
During which I came to the realization that I am not a boutique shopper.
I'm way too cheap and every time something caught my eye I'd either think:
1. I could totally make that or
2. I know where I could get that online for 1/3 of the cost.
Do people honestly spend that kind of money on stuff?
The find of the day had to be these that I saw in the baby section of one of the shops:The name?
"Hooter Hiders." (and yes, if you sew, you could make them).
We stopped for lunch at Pei Wei and then on our way home I was mentioning to Roger
that I need to take my scissors
with me on my next walk so I can gather some twigs for a little project
that I've been mulling over in my head.
Lo and behold, what is in the alley behind our neighbors house
when we pull into our driveway?
This lovely pile of treasure. Happy birthday to me!It's my day and I can do whatever I want.
So I take the wood that I need and then
whip out these bad boys that I had got for 80% off in the fall sectionwhich means I paid this:Pulled the flowers from the nappy looking "leaves" and stuck them onto my (neighbors) branches. And 5 minutes later I had this...
the hardest part of this project was waiting for the hot glue gun to heat up. Literally.And it looks perfect right here... at least until the mantel gets it's xmas makeover.
December 1st - I'm still sticking to that promise I made to myself.
Maybe by then I'll actually dust.
No promises there.
Then it was off to Sierra's talent show...where she rocked the house. And yes, that is my shirt she's wearing. Or WAS my shirt.
Now that we are the same size (on the top at least) my clothes are slowly disappearing.Came home to open presents and have some obligatory cake handmade with love by my man graciously presented on a cookie sheet. The kids were in charge of the candles, can you tell?
They don't care so much how many there are, just that they get to light them on fire.


  1. I'm pretty sure you're like the least lazy person I know. If only I had a tiny smackerel of your motivation and creativity, my house would look 100 times better than it does. Happy Birthday!

  2. I was going to say something funny because of the title, but figured there are prude people that read my I would stick to the point! I dont know where you come up wiht your creativity.. it really does amaze me!

  3. Happy Birthday Rebecca.
    It will be mine tomorrow.
    I am sharing your blog with others. I sort of say you are the HGTV personal designer for me!

  4. What a great day!! I love it all!! Dark hair is cute for a change~ I miss the blondes!! Happy birthday girl!!

  5. Love the cherry blossom-not cherry blossom deal!

    So my thought when I saw Sierra with your shirt on was, "hmmm, I don't think I ever wanted to steal mom's shirts with the doilies, puff paint and glitter on them..." I wonder if I actually ever did? HA!

  6. Happy Birthday Rebecca...I totally remember the surprise party for you the first year you lived here. That was a lot of fun! We miss you!

  7. happy belated birthday!!! the internet has been down for a few days and last night i was lost in the land of science project boards!!! glad they are over! hope your day was awesome! it looks like it from the pics. what a busy day you had.

    and yes, you are right it's not that big!!! i'll be having that one next year!!!! argggggghhhhh!

  8. Happy a little late birthday. You look fabulous.

    Okay, I just have to tell you that the secret code for me to post on your blog this time is butrachi which sounds to me, of course, like "butt scratchie" because I have a 5-year-old.

    And for the comment I left on your other post a minute ago was "sintemptin." Really. Sin tempting. Makes me wonder what exactly you post about, other than tall, drawly Flordians breezing through town.

  9. Hey, we share the same look a lot younger than me....but, HEY...we have the SAME birthday....HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I stumbled upon your blog for the bathroom makeover....great job by the way.

  10. Happy BIRTHDAY!! A little late... I love your floral design, so eyecatching. I can not give you enough compliments on your stlye!!! LOVE IT!


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