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Friday, June 3, 2011

I Am So Fortunate!!

Hello my dear friends,

this is what was waiting of me yesterday morning when I came downstairs. My girls got up before 7am and decorated the cake they had baked the evening before and then they set up the table with so many wonderful gifts for me.

All this was for me ~ how wonderful!!

I was so excited!! My birthday cake looks amazing!!

My girls baked me a Swiss chocolate cake (to look like soil) with mint green icing (to look like grass).

They had decorated it with chocolate hedgehogs, one of my favourite animals, and real flowers from my garden. It looked so pretty and it tasted fantastic!!

This is one of my gifts my older daughter Ashleigh made me. It is a bird feeder she made from a glass cup and saucer. The vintage bottle is filled with birdseed.

My baby girl Caylagh B. made me this little birdhouse, well fairy house complete with fairy dust and a new fairy named Chante.

Chante is an Iron Fairy and she comes from Australia. She is my fourth iron fairy that now lives in our home.

This is my new muffin recipe book. I really enjoy baking muffins these days and I can't wait to start using this book!

My older daughter Ashleigh also gave me these lovely gifts. She made me a bottle with fairy dust and  a beautiful sun catcher made from a vintage crystal and pretty glass beads. The little read book is a very special gift. It holds poems written by her about me and other things in her life. So far I have not been able to read any of it because I tend to cry at things like this and I didn't want to cry yesterday ( I am a big softy).

Another one of my great gifts is another pair of old baby shoes!!! Yay!!!

My hubby gave me a new leather wallet which I love.

And this is my last gift which is so beautiful and gorgeous.

It is a garden fairy. 

I called him Peter just like Peter Pan.
He will find a new home in my backyard under a bush just in view from my dinning room window so I can see him every time I look outside. I even went to Walmart and bought a new set of solar garden lights which I am going to drape around the bush so even in the dark I will be able to see little Peter.

Another lovely surprise was all the birthday wishes I received from my friends all the way from England, Germany, the US and Australia and of course here in Canada. The day ended with us going bowling and on returning home my daughter Ashleigh cooked dinner for all of us which was such a nice treat for me.
I am so fortunate that I have so many wonderful people in my life!!! That is the best gift of all!!

Have a peaceful and creative day,

Karen B.


  1. Hello Karen,
    I'm so glad you had a wonderful birthday! Your daughters are so sweet! The gifts they gave you are fantastic and you can tell they took great thought into each one.
    What blessings you have, my friend.
    Happy Birthday hugs,

  2. Happy Birthday Karen and yes you are one lucky lady to have your wonderful and thoughtful family!
    May your days all be as bright and joy filled as this one!
    Tina xo

  3. Happy birthday! It all looks totally wonderful, how sweet of your family to make your day so special.

  4. What an enjoyable day you had, so nice when family make you feel extra special. Many happy returns Karen.

  5. Happy Belated Birthday. Looks like your day was perfect with family, handmade gifts, good food and lots of togetherness. Happy June continues...