I had such a super birthday... really just a blessing filled with so many perfect moments. Thanks to all of your who sent birthday wishes.
I started off the day with a homemade cappaccino right on the stove top. The only thing I love more is making a second cappaccino to share with a friend.
Then I went off for some 37 year old alone time. I stopped at Michaels to pick up some felt on which to mount those small collage pieces. I also went to Borders where I had a cup of potato soup. Yum! And browsed through the new issue of Craft.
It's a fun little magazine. It's totally riding the current wave of new crafty, sewing, do-it-yourself, recycling hipsters. The cover price is outrageous: $14.95, I think. That feels like the price for a book, but not a magazine. Anyway, the subscription price is about $35. So, obviously, if you're going to buy more than one issue at the bookstore, you MUST subscribe. Maybe I will.
Jeff and the kids took me out for lunch at Chili's. We all love the molten lava cake -- with four spoons! Then we went to see Happily N'ever After. It was very cute. Clever, funny and beautifully styled. (Lots of quilty images and patterns.) And who doesn't like a princess with brown hair in a short sassy cut?!
Jeff and I had a blast at the neighborhood party. The food was pretty good. I especially liked the little spinach pockets in the puff pastry. The desserts were not spectacular. Just chocolate chip cookies and brownies. Of course, I had the molten lava cake earlier.
I indulged in my first ever Cosmopolitan. Hmmm. Now I know what it's so popular and trendy. Or maybe it's not popular and trendy anymore. I'm always behind the times.
Jeff looked so handsome! I was especially loving the purple tie and the blue shirt. Having lived here for less than a year, we were delighted to feel like we "knew" so many people at the party. We've got nice pockets of friends from school, work and neighborhood connections and everyone seemed to have a good time.
I got some wonderful birthday gifts too. Jeff and the kids ordered an Artgirlz Extravaganza for me. Seriously, it's actually called the "extravaganza." It was a superfantastic box filled with charms, felt, paper, blank books, rubber stamps, collage elements and all kinds of inspirational goodness. So fun!
And my sister sent me a mat cutter, which was so thoughtful! Remember when I posted about what a bad job I do cutting mats? I haven't tried it yet, but surely it will be an improvement.
A great day!