Friday, October 30, 2009

Birthday MONTH: Day 30

 

Whether Hubs likes it or NOT...

We WILL have to continue celebrating my birthday during the first week of my POST-BIRTHDAY MONTH!

I didn't realize how far behind I was in opening gifts until this morning when I saw this on the floor in my library...

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There is no way I can post about all these goodies today and tomorrow, especially since it's Halloween tomorrow!

Excuse my photos...the weather here is EXTREMELY bad today. I'm using artificial light (which is a sin if you ask me) and I did the best I could.

So let's take the box on the top and see what's inside...

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This sweet little gift is from Zandra. She is my personal connection to my favorite Rock Star in the world and my personal supplier of smelling salt ;)   I have to crack open one of these EVERY time she sends me a gift! Seriously!!!!

Let's unwrap, shall we?

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Awe...YES her gift made it in time! Matter of fact, there really is NO time limit on MY Birthday...I could celebrate it all year if Hubs would let me! ;)  (He's so jealous!)

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Zandra says in her sweet little letter that I have touched her life and have touched so many others too through this wonderful world of blogging...

Where's that smelling salt?

She also said that she was able to get an extra kit from her class that she took with my Rock Star last year. Her heart is SO big, she is sharing it with me...I am sooooo loved!

Will you pa-leeze help me find that smelling salt?

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Okay, enough jibber jabber...I'm tearing into it! I LOVE surprises!!

Oh dear...oh my...look how cute!

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Zandra makes the CUTEST tear bears...Look at the detail in her handmade card just for me!!!! :)   I {l-o-v-e} it!

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Are you ready for this?

Seriously, I'll share some smelling salts with you if you need it...

Are you sitting down?

LOOK!

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Her beautiful card opens more with photos of her creations that she shared with me!!!

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The frame is precious! I love the bingo number...B 10...like Birthday month October!!! And she wrote "Happy Birthday Jodie"  in the bottom right hand corner. I just LOVE it!

The little flying heart is a pin! Perfect for my blue jean jacket that I'll be wearing to Silver Bella in a couple of weeks!!! Yay!

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And the best part? Zandra personalized the back of the frame just for me! What a keepsake this is. I cannot thank her enough. She's so full of surprises!!! (thank goodness for the smelling salts)

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I have met some wonderful people through blogging. Each and every one of you reading this is an inspiration to me. I'd like to thank Geralyn for giving me the opportunity to meet Zandra. It's amazing how the love can spread from one blog to another.

Are you spreading the love?

10 comments:

NicNacManiac said...

Oh my gosh JoDiE...this is some serious love you have been receiving for this awesome Birthday Month you so deserve!!
Sad to see it coming to an end, as I am sure you are as well!! Christmas is just around the corner...do you celebrate for 25 days of Christmas also!!
Thanks for sharing your special month with us...it has been really fun!! Happy Birthday girlie!!!!!
Hugs xOxO Nerina :)

Sandi said...

Do you know how lucky you are to have so many wonderful friends that can keep you in gifts for actually over a month's worth? If you don't know how lucky you are, I know, because I feel just as lucky to have you as a friend.

Sandi

Lee said...

I new a woman who sang Marilyn Monroe Happy Birthday songs on a keyboard was sumthin special.

I bet you sing her Christmas song too. I cant' wait for that one and it won't be long now.

I am glad we hooked up.
Lee

Sares said...

What fun! And the treats just keep on comin' Have a terrific Halloween!

Queenmothermamaw said...

Gosh I have never seen something as lucky as your. That is some tradition I would love to start. I have not been blogging very long so I guess I just keep on. I love it.
QMM

trash talk said...

Aw poor baby! Not enough time to unwrap all your gifts before the month ends. What a problem to have!
Ya know, if you would send me your address again, I might send you something too!
Debbie
P.S. You have got some talented friends lovely lady.

zandra said...

Wow, I can't believe you got it that fast! Of course, I forgot to send the chain! duh ;o) So, there is a smaller package coming and I included something else in there that I forgot to put in the first package! LOL (I'm going to get you out of the dark side and I am still trying to bring you to my side!) ;O)
HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
Hugz, Z

sew revived said...

You are spoiled rotten!!
Remember anything unopened turns to dust at midnite Oct 31st!!
LYMYM!

Geralyn Gray said...

Spreading the love like peanut butter--so glad you and Zandra have become blogging buddies....I am looking forward to your Silver Bella posts!!!!!!!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Love, love, love handmade gifts. I have very few friends who handmake things and so appreciate when others do. I try to always include something handmade in all that I do. Those tear bears are just absolutely adorable! I've never seen anything like it before. What wonderful gifts just for you. So nice when someone knows what you will love and what will make you happy. You so deserve it as you have inspired and touched so many in this world of blogging! Your photos are always so great to view. All the best to you Jodie! :) Tammy