Tuesday, May 11, 2010

It's My Birthday AND I'm Having A Giveaway AND It's Eat What You Want Day!

Someone once told me that birthdays aren't for celebrating growing a year older but for celebrating you and your life!  This sounds good to me since I don't want to think about being a year older!  The best way I can think of to celebrate with my blog buddies is to have a giveaway!

This giveaway includes a lavender sachet, two vintage hankies and a generous handful of vintage buttons!  The sachet is handmade by me from a vintage hankie and is embellished with three vintage buttons and a strip of vintage lace. 

The deadline for entries is Monday, May 24 and I wll announce the winner on Tuesday, May 25.  Here is how you can enter:

Simply follow this blog and leave a comment telling about your favorite birthday memory!

For extra entries:
Mention  this giveaway on your blog with a link to this post (leave a comment with a link to your post).
Mention the giveaway on Twitter and leave a link in a comment.
Mention the giveaway on Facebook and leave a link in a comment.
Visit my Etsy shop and heart either the shop or an item and leave a comment about it.

Oh, one more thing.  Today is Eat What You Want Day!!!  It was created to give people on a diet a guilt free day of splurging on their favorite foods. But it's back on the diet tomorrow!  Can you believe it?!  I guarantee you it's pretty much what I do anyway and especially on my birthday! 

I hope you have a truly great day!


  1. Happy Birthday Annette!!! My best B'day memory is when I was 13 years old and for as long as I can remember I had baked my own cake. My mom worked the 3-11pm shift at our local hospital and with 11 kids never had any spare time. Being the oldest girl, I just assumed the cake baking job for our family. On that B'day a lady knocked on our door and she was carrying a B'day cake. She said she had heard about me baking my own and she wanted me to have my own special cake. Turned out she was a nurse who worked with my mom and wanted to give me a little treat. I was so surprised and happy to get that little grocery store cake...I smiled for a week and it showed me how good people can be to each other.
    Hve a wonderful day and save a piece of that cake for me!
    your friend,

  2. PS.......you know I am drooling over all that vintage goodness!!!!!!

  3. HaPpY BiRtHdAy !!!! Big hugs I will blog about this too. Have a fantastic day !!! : )

    My most memorable birthday was the year my husband actually managed to throw me a surprise party .... and I was actually completely surprised !

  4. OOH, I WANT some of that cake!!! I can say I'd eat all I want of it, but I think about a piece and a half into it I'd want to yack :) Happy Birthday!!!!! I am a follower and would love a giveaway win, but mostly, I just want to wish you a happy and an indulgent eating day!

  5. Happy Birthday, lovely lady!!

    My fave birthday moment was when my middle daughter (who lives in Arizona ... and hadn't had Bubby yet) surprised me and was at my house when I got home from work on my birthday. She actually scared the hell out me (and her two sisters who had no idea what was going on when she walked through the front door and ran and hid in the bedroom as she saw me coming). We had a lovely FAMILY dinner out, something we'd not done for a couple years since she'd moved. It was the best!

    Your cake looks luscious, your giveaway even better! I'm in!

  6. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! That cake looks amazing!!
    Here's to many more :) Birthdays that is LOL

  7. Happy Birthday! Enjoy your cake!
    The lily of the valley scarf is beautiful

  8. Happy Birthday,,,I am a follower,,and I will add it to my sidebar,,my favorite birthday memory is when we went up to Salt Lake City and I got to go to Shepherds Bush and spend what I wanted,,the drive was beautiful we went the back way thru the mountains,,

  9. Happy Birthday! Great giveaway

    Please follow & Comment my blog back?

  10. HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY! Hope you had a great day and PIGGED OUT !!!!


  11. Happy Birthday!!! (a bit belated). That cake looks awesome btw, I am drooling just looking at it! ;)

  12. Happy B.Day (sorry I am late)

    I hope you had a wonderful day and yes, I believe B.Day's are for celebrating life and with the ones you love, it is a "ME" day (which Mom's struggle to allow themselves) So, go ahead and eat what you want, celebrate well :)

    I will blog about your Giveaway on my Friday Post :)

    I love my sachet and I think this is a beautiful giveaway :) T.

  13. Oooo, Happy Birthday!
    My favorite birthday memory? My wonderful husband took me on a 6 hour whale watching tour of Monterey Bay in California. We saw tone of dolphins, humpback whales, and even a blue whale! But the reason this is the most special birthday memory? My husband gets VERY seasick (didn't really know this until that moment), and he spent the entire trip a sickly green and hanging his head at the back of the boat. Then the sweet man insists on bringing me out again a couple years later! True love? You bet!

  14. Hello Annette...I'm right in the middle of baking your wonderful chocolate chip cookies...you left out one very important step.......how to keep from eating all the uncooked dough!!!!! I love this recipe ;-)
    Janet xox

  15. Awesome, I want that lavender sachet! My favorite birthday memory is hands-down my 21st birthday, when my boyfriend proposed to me. :) Best day of my life; I was on cloud nine for weeks.

  16. Happy Birthday .... I would love to be the winner of the bunch of precious stuff.
    My favorite birthday was my 17th ,,,, I thought everyone had forgotten and was feeling sorry for myself ... almost refused to go with my friend when she came to rescue me .... and deliver me to my surprise birthday party.So many friends there as well as the boy I had a crush on .... he is my hubby of now 38 years!

  17. Happy belated birthday :) I'd love to enter your giveaway - you are a winner in my giveaway as well (dropped by to let you know). I'm so excited to make a photo card for you. :)
    My fav bday memory: my 24th birthday... I had my husband, parents, kids & childhood best friend have pizza on our home's sunroof & cake. Simple - only a few people. Exactly how I like it! Such a sweet, relaxed time.

  18. Happy Birthday!What a generous giveaway

    My fave memory is when i was 7 & my mom brought out this amazing castle birthday cake she had made herself (it had Hershey's bar drawbridges & other tasty details). Everyone oohed & ahhed and then laid siege

  19. My best childhood birthday was finally to be able to have that first slumber party with tons of girlfriends.

    Have a wonderful birthday, it is a fabulous giveaway!


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