Tuesday 13 October 2009

Special Occasions and stuff

It was my birthday last week....

"Happy Birthday to me"

I turned 45, I hear that's the new 25...... well that's my story and I am sticking to it!!!

anyway, I had the best day, lots of cards and pressies and yummy food, champagne and the most to die for chocolate birthday cake, you might see a bit of it on my hips in the photo below!

My gifties, electric essential oil burner from Mummy, my fave Body Shop White Musk body lotion from Babes (flowers have dried up - literally!), Babes grandmother gave me money which I bought new clothes with, German exfoliating body mitt from my best friend Mary Thistle, the three pictures made by my clever MIL and the gorgeous cameo necklace from my special princess. That was just on the day.....

since then I have had a pamper pack of eyeliners, eye shadows, body scrubs and brushes from Babes Aunty and a book cleverly wrapped in calico from "my friend"

I do like birthdays that go on!!!

Among the boxes of stuff my friend Michael gave me, I found this fabulous vintage advent calender... click on the photo and you will get better detail, it is just wonderful, lots of glitter!

and these Easter decorations (are you drooling Bunny Rose girl?), the big egg is paper mache, fabulous!!!

So busy, getting the final part of my application done for university next year, lots of ongoing projects around the house that need to be finished and lots of selling on Trade Me.

I am selling my collection, ha ha, didn't even know I had one, of Rose books!!! I have about 30 of them!!!! Most are old, some are vintage and have the most fabulous prints and illustrations in them.

Anyone interested they are on Trade Me but you can contact me directly by email if you don't live in NZ or Australia.

Also selling some pretty cool stuff like these wooden Houses counters...

and complete boxed sets of Housee which I bought a few years ago to use in my creations and never had!!

Life is busy, life is good!!!

Take Care


Great-Granny Grandma said...

Happy belated birthday. Sounds like you had a fun time.

Connie said...

This is very strange as I was just thinking about you and the princess, decided to surf the blogs for a while before bed, and there you ARE, sugar!!! Squeeeeeal....just wondering how y'all are doing. Take care and remember there is at least one chick in USA who thinks of you and princess regularly.

Alicia ~ Time Worn Style said...

Love all your pressies too :0)
Must check out those gorgeous old rose books.

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Happy Birthday Rachael. I agree, 45 is the new 25 (that might have something to do with the fact that I am turning 45 next week too)... LOL.

I did a double take on the photo of your MIL's painted canvases. They are one of my designs featured in Handmade magazine recently. I designed them for my daughter but they haven't returned from the magazine yet.

Hope you had a great day.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Alison Gibbs said...

Happy Birthday. Thank goodness 45 is the new 25 - so maybe that makes me only 35!!!LOL
Lots of lovelies for your birthday

Lori said...

i am SO glad to hear that 45 is the new 25...i will have to remember that line...i will be 44 here shortly...hope your birthday was wonderful!!!

Jennifer Hayslip said...

Happy Belated Birthday Rachael!! Im so glad to hear life is good! You have some fabulous goodies and Im loveing the vintage advent calander and bunnies!!!! Yes...I also heard 45 is the new 25! tee! hee! XO,Jenn

LiLi M. said...

Hello Rachel and happy belated birthday to you. I had mine last week too and I reached the new 28 hehehe!!!

Siobhan said...

Happy Birthday Rachael! Looks like you had a wonderful day and been just a little bit spoilt at the same time. Lucky you! :)


Sugar Bear said...

Happy belated birthday! I love birthdays - doesn't matter the age - it is your own special day!

Gail McCormack said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you Dear Rachael!

Glad to hear you had a wonderful birthday

You've certainly found some treasures in those boxes. Will go over the take a looky right now


Ruth Welter said...

Happy birthday to you sweet Rachael. IT looks like you got quite a lot of wonderful goodies. Enjoy them, you deserve it. Glad your school plans are going forward...take care and enjoy.


Fete et Fleur said...

Happy Birthday my dear! I'm with you a birthday should last at least a week, maybe a month! ;~)


Monica said...

Looks and sounds like you had a great birthday! Happy Belated Birthday to you :)
AND WHAT HIPS?? You look fab girl!

bluemuf said...

Happy Belated Birthday Rachael. It looks and sounds like you have a very good one.

I can't believe that beautiful advent calendar it is gorgeous.

You take good care of yourself and princess

Hugs Karen

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Happy Birthday! Your treasures are wonderful! Looks like you are so so busy. It does feel good to 'clean out', doesn't it? Hope princess is doing well...


Pineapple Villa said...

hi rachael and happy birthday..i am so overdue a visit here..believe it or not i am in my daughters hospital room with a netbook and am finding its fast and i have time to visit my blogging friends for a change..plus she is sound asleep so i am having a break too..am off now to catch the rest of yr news..melxxx

Betty said...

Happy Belated Birthday Rachael!! I'm sure 45 is the new 25 because that means that 50 is the new 30...so I will be turning 30 again soon ;o)

Natasha Burns said...

Happy birthday sweetie! You got some wonderful things, sounds like you had a great time!

Anonymous said...

Hi Rachel, Happy Happy Birthday. Is 60 the new 40?? I sure hope so. xoxo Lynn

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday you gorgeous girl!!! I am so glad you had such a wonderful birthday!! No one deserves it more than you!!! You got some gorgeous gifts too Rachael, wow!!
And YES, I AM drooling over all your bunnies!!!! WOW!! I am going to have to go back and look again!! The advent calender is so pretty too!!
Love you sweetie!

Merci-Notes said...

Happy Birthday!!!!
And Congratulations on going to University!!! yippeee!!!
May I ask what you are going to focus on?

With Kindness,

Anonymous said...

nice post. thanks.