Friday, October 29, 2010

Birthday MONTH: Day 29

Oh Dear...

I have only TWO more days of my "birthday MONTH celebration".

Did I just say only "two" more days?

NOT!

We will just have to declare November as my POST Birthday Month!!!

"Why?" you ask???? oh let me tell you!!!!!

Believe it or not...I still have FOUR more birthday boxes to open.

i know, i know! i'm too spoiled for my own good :)

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After October 31st, I will take some time off to send "thank you" cards and catch up on all what I "didn't do" while I was having fun celebrating my 40th!

You know, things like clean the house, pull the weeds, wash my car, bathe the dog. The "chore" stuff that birthday queens just do NOT do during their birthday MONTH celebrations! 

Yep...it'll be back to "real life" for me soon. I'm not too sure if I'm going to adjust to it very well  ;(

What I AM enjoying is...is being so spoiled! I am SO eating up the month of October and enjoying every second of it.

Today, I opened a birthday box from my girlfriend Pam in Ohio. I met her a few years ago (through blogging) and we've made a pact to see each other in person at least once a year. She is my soul sister and my best friend, even though we are separated by five states! 

When I opened up my birthday box, the sign above was the first thing I saw. Naturally, I started giggling as this is something Pam would put in my package! She's hilarious and she loves Halloween! She just posted her spooky decorations throughout her home...you gotta go see! Click here

I dug a little deeper in the box and my giggles turned into gasps...

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There were all kinds of fabulous lace and fabric remnants and a 1948 Ladies Birthday Almanac with the coolest illustrations...

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   And, there was an old book about New Orleans' gardens and courtyards...{sigh}

I love me some New Orleans!

I immediately thought of the fun times we shared there just a couple of months ago when her and Sandy flew down and we stayed in the French Quarter!

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After reminiscing, I dug a little deeper into the birthday box and found this...

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Can you guess what it is?

At first glance while pulling it out of the box, I was thinking "what the heck is this?"

Once out of the box, I was like...WOW!  It's a beaded basket made from nothing more than beads and safety pins! Too cool!

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It's just beautiful in the sunlight. My photo does not do it justice. You're just going to have to trust me on this one!!!  :)

She left a note telling me that she has the matching one...except hers is blue/green! She knew that I'd love the rust/amber colors...she just knows/loves me!!!! :)))

Do you know exactly HOW MUCH Pam loves me????

This photo below may give you a little hint of how much...

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She loves me enough to "Share the LOVE of jewelry"

:)))

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Pam sent me a ring...

We are engaged!!!

{of course I'm just kidding about the engagement}...but she DID send me this BEAUTIFUL ring!!!

Pam sells Lia Sophia and knows how much I love it!!! Matter of fact (please don't tell The Man) but I have like...um...maybe something along the lines of...four bracelets...two rings...a beautiful brooch...two necklaces...and a "few" pairs of earrings. Like I said...it's somewhere along the lines of that. *wink

Seriously. It was my duty as a friend to help her start her business. (that's what best friends are for, right?)

;)))

And besides, Pam is my "personal jeweler".

What other person in the world would know to size my ring "especially" for my "PUFFY FINGER DAYS"???

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I'm serious when I tell you that she's the bestest friend!

{and as an added bonus...she comes with bling!}

Like I said earlier, five states separate us. That makes me sad.

But...God knew what he was doing because if Pam and I lived ANY closer to each other, we'd be terribly dangerous together and I'd be broke!  :)

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One thing I know for sure...I AM terribly spoiled :)

Keep Calm and Scary On...

HAVE A

HAPPY HALLOWEEN WEEKEND!

:)

See ya tomorrow with some more b-day goodies...

16 comments:

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You are so loved! What a wonderful Birthday box and that ring is so pretty! I love the Scary on....too funny. Just a couple of days left... make the most of them.

billi said...

Lucky you. I love Almanacs and you got a good one. I wonder if that was a good year. Sorry Your month is almost over, but it seems like you were very blessed!!

Catlyn Berry (Cizz) said...

I love the basket!...and the ring...and the Almanac...LOL! I love it all!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Birthday months are a great idea, one day is wayyyy to short!

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

More birthday goodies! You are spoiled, but that is OK you deserve it, right? Love the beaded basket. I have seen these before and thought they would make a great collection. Wonderful gifts!

xo,
Danielle

Mary Ann said...

I am so glad to have found your blog, Jodie... love your pictures and your whole "look" and your stories are great!

Mary Ann at Calamity Acres

Lisa Phillippi llelsik@aol.com said...

Oh what pretties! It is good to be spoiled! Your birthday month might have to spill over to November...just a little.

Pam @ Frippery said...

So you said yes! Bahahaha Just kidding. You make me laugh and I really miss all the hilarity we had on our little adventure! I think it would be just fine if we lived less than 5 states away. Maybe just 2 would be safe! Glad you liked your ring but I was thrilled to hear you didn't fall over when you saw that basket. Like I said, it could be tacky or terrific but I just love them! Happy birthday Jodie! Two more days then it's a whole new month for another BIG birthday...but I won't say who since she likes her privacy. Hee hee. Happy birthday month girl!!!!Love, Pam

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hey Jodie, the swap in your previous post was filled with so many wonderful goodies and your birthday box from Pam filled with lovely treasures. Lucky you! It truly is a celebration every day in your neck of the woods. Enjoy! I knew that there would be a post-celebration! Ha! Best wishes always, tammy

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Pam spoiled you with lots of great gifts, Jodie! There are only two days left of your birthday month but the next one is just eleven months away :-). Have fun unwrapping the remaining four packages!
BIG HUGS,
Julia

BEAR's Mom said...

well now i'm convinced we're twins separated by 20 years @ birth...
I KNOW LIA!!! wear those hoop earrings every day!!! oh and the matching necklace...
you down to 2 days...i told you you'd stretch it into turkey month and i just can't wait to see how long it takes you to open your Christmas presents...
Love you girl...you make me laugh :D

~victoria~

A Cottage Muse said...

I all with you about having a post birthday month!!!!! I think I said from the beginning, when you hit a milestone it should be a birthday quarter!!

Pam spoiled you rotten!! (but you deserve it)

xo
Sandi

trash talk said...

I think you're both engaging!
Heck girl...I say go till the end of December...make it your birthday YEAR!
Debbie

Claudia said...

Should I send an engagement gift to you two??? That ring is beautiful and everything Pam sent you is just perfect. Happy Almost End of Your Birthday Month!

xo
Claudia

Tamarah said...

Oh Jodie what a FABULOUS birthday box....Your LOVELY Friend Pam knows you VERY WELL & spoilt you silly....LOVE the 'bling'....Very VERY nice....!

Cheers.
Tamarah :o)

Payton said...

I love the 'puffy finger days' remark!! :)