My birthday is Saturday and I’m very excited! I’m still not sure what I want to do for my birthday but it involves some combination of eating sushi, eating Thai food, going to see The Hunger Games, getting a pedicure, and going to see the Titanic Exhibition at Union Station in Kansas City. Sushi and the Titanic are pretty expensive so we’ll just have to see how made of money I’m feeling come Saturday.

Since it is my birthday week, I wanted to share some of my favorites (both items and shops) that I’ve marked to return to on Etsy in the last few months.

Vintage Fairies Tea Set, 193…


Yellow garland with paper fl…




Matte silver leaf ring


Screenprinted LACE jersey sc…


Basketweave Series – Blue Pl…


Upcycled Spring/Summer Scarf…


Ceramic Owl figurine – choo…


Vintage Alligator Tie Rack


Vintage Gold Hands RESERVED


Mid Century Double Cone Goos…


You make me so happy – Fine …


The silver leaf ring is probably my favorite. It’s so inexpensive too, I might just have to add that to my actual list of birthday gifts!

I was so excited about my new doe patronus t-shirt that I modeled it over lunch when it arrived in the mail!

So far, I’ve gotten a new Harry Potter shirt and a 7-qt. Calphalon stock pot. I love them both very much!


My older sister, Abby, just turned 30! She’s such an amazing sister and friend. Her husband called me about a month before her birthday and wanted to throw her a surprise party. So, I got to thinking about decorations. We wanted to make it colorful because we were having it out at my grandparent’s land in the country. My grandpa has labored over a man-made tank, built his own pier, and an entertaining area. It’s really amazing what that man has done with his land. It’s beautiful, really.

We decided on balloons, and I really wanted to do these zig-zag streamers and these photo booth accessories to add to the color and fun. Jordan Ferney, party planner and blogger extraordinaire over at Oh Happy Day, has some of the most awesome free ideas! I loved the streamers. My younger sister and her husband hung each one up individually on a ladder!

My niece and nephew, ahem, Batman and Bunny. They're awesome.

My sis and her hubby.

These added so much fun to the party! They are just so cute and look great in photos!

Happy Happy Happy Birthday to my wonderful sister!!!

*****Also, Jordan of Oh Happy Day lives in Paris and is giving away a FREE trip for two people in the continental U.S. You can enter here, and well…you should!****

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