May 24, 2013

Happy Birthday to me!

As soon as my University work obligations are done later this afternoon, I'm planning on spending the whole weekend celebrating my birthday. 

 I started early by treating myself to this vintage-inspired picnic basket from World Market.

Sandy (521 Lake Street) featured it on her blog last week and it just had to come home with me.  Thanks for the tip, Sandy!

As long as the mosquitoes don't carry us away, we are planning to do a bit of landscaping around the gnome house that Chris has been working on this week.

 I promise to share the big reveal once the landscaping is complete. For now, here's a sneak peek of the miniature window boxes that Chris and I worked on Thursday evening.  I dug up moss from woods and painted wooden knobs to look like toadstools. 

A date night with Chris, visiting a few estate sales Saturday morning, attending the Allegan Antique market with my mom and sister on Sunday, finishing up a few more Western decorations for Josie's birthday and enjoying our local Memorial day parade (featuring Emma's marching band) is all on our weekend agenda.

Happy Memorial weekend, everyone!


KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Happy Birthday Kim, best wishes today and for the coming year! That world market picnic basket is adorable! And the window baskets are coming together beautifully, mushroom knobs are too cute!

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Happy birthday, Kim! You sound busy, busy and happy! ♥

Perfectly Printed said...

Happy Birthday!! Have a great weekend, it sounds like you have some fun plans! Can't wait to see your Gnome house!

Lee said...

Sounds like a WoNdErFuL BiRtHdAy weekend!
Sorry that I am going to miss Allegan again~please share pictures of your finds. Love the lily of the valley teacup~enjoy every moment of your weekend~ Hugs!
PS Don't feel sorry for me~I am heading into TC this morning for some vintage shopping!

craftyles said...

Have a wonderful weekend. Sounds like so much fun. I'm loving those little toadstools. Happy Birthday to you!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Happy Birthday Kim!! Hope you have a wonderful day!! Sounds like a really fun weekend ahead! Enjoy!! :) xo Holly

LBP said...

Hope you have the most wonderful Birthday ever!!! Sounds like a super fun weekend. I love that adorable picnic hamper. Wish we had a world market near here!



Tiff said...

Happy Birthday!!! It sounds like you have a lovely weekend in store. Can't wait to see the gnome house reveal :)

Enjoy your weekend and be sure to spoil yourself.


Nellie said...

Happy Birthday, Kim! I wish you a wonderful year ahead!

Your week-end sounds packed full! I hope you enjoy all of it.

Those miniature toad stools are precious!

xo Nellie

Simply Shelley said...

Happy Birthday....enjoy! Sounds like you have some greats plans ahead...blessings

ImagiMeri said...

Goodness sake's your activities just whirl my brain pretty lady. Happy Happy birthday to you, and I'm sending you a big blogging hug! May this be the best one so far, and may you have nothing but sweet memories far into the future.

Love ya'

Anonymous said...

Oh Happy Birthday to YOU! How fun - it sounds like your weekend will just be overflowing with fun things to do. Blessings to you and yours!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Kim,

Happy Birthday! sounds like you have a wonderful weekend planned. Oh, I can't wait to see the gnome house reveal. All of your ideas are so cute! Love the toadstools!


Addie Talley, Photographer said...

Happy Birthday - hope its wonderful!

vintage grey said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Kim!! Wishing you a wonderful and fun weekend!!! You deserve it all!! Hugs and love, Heather

Cheryl G. said...

Happy Happy Birthday Kim!
What a darling basket!
What fun that your husband works with you on some projects!
Sounds like a wonderful weekend!
Excited to see what you find and the finished Gnome house!

Corey Moortgat said...

A happy, happy birthday to you! Already, your gnome house looks like it's going to be cute! Sounds like you have a great weekend planned.
We're going to attempt to go camping (first time with three kids!), then I hope to sneak away to do some antiquing in a nearby town tomorrow while the rest of the gang hangs out at the campsite. I figure since it's my birthday, I should get to go do something a little fun (not to say camping won't be fun, but it's going to be in the 80's, and who knows what we can expect from the kids...!!)

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Sounds like a perfect (and busy) birthday weekend. Make the most of it and treat yourself like a birthday girl! Xo

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Well that sounds like a Birthday Weekend that's jam-packed full of fun! And you deserve it!
Happy Birthday to you my friend!
Enjoy It!
Erica :)
ps...LOVE the picnic basket!!!

Pam said...

Well, I'm off to World Market now! Have a wonderful day and weekend!

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Happy Birthday! It sounds as if you have a very fun weekend in store. Love your new picnic basket and the little toadstools are far too cute...mind if I copy.

Lutka And Co. said...

Happy Birthday! Have a wonderful weekend!

Jboo said...

Happy Birthday!! Have fun celebrating!

Courtney said...

Happy, Happy Birthday! It sounds like you have a wonderful weekend planned. ENJOY!!!

Beach Mama said...

Have a most wonderful birthday celebration this weekend! Best wishes for the coming year!

Barbara said...

Happy birthday, Kim! Enjoy your weekend!

vivian said...

Have a wonderful birthday Kimmie! Love the door knob mushrooms! freaken awesome!
enjoy your weekend girlfriend!

Lynne said...

It sounds like a perfect birthday weekend. And to top it off, perfectly beautiful weather!

We have a busy weekend planned . . . sorry I will miss you at Allegan. Maybe June . . .

Happy Birthday Kim!

Janet said...

Happy Birthday, Kim! Hope you have a blessed day with family and enjoying the things you like most.


Sounds like you have a wonderful birthday weekend planned! Darling mushrooms from the wood knobs!
Love the picnic basket too! Was thinking about purchasing one too!

GardenOfDaisies said...

Happy birthday, Kim! Sounds like you have a very full and fun weekend planned. Can't wait to see what you get at the estate sales and market.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...


Love the picnic basket!! Hope you had a wonderful Birthday and Holiday weekend!!

I gave you a shout out in my latest post!!


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Happy Birthday sweet girlfriend! I hope you are still celebrating and having a wonderful long weekend! Sending you BUNCHES of birthday hugs! HAVE FUN!!! Eat more cake! heehee!

Joanna B said...

Agh!!! Happy Birthday!!