Wednesday, March 16, 2011

A Birthday Break and A Blogger Friend


Hello there my friends.
I hope you are having a wonderful week so far!

I just wanted to come by and tell you that I am taking a little break this week/weekend and will be mostly away from my computer. (I will be around just not as much)

I am very far behind on house work, very far!
I need to finish up on painting, clean rugs, blah, blah and
along with work (YUCK) and hopefully we are getting our floors (YEAH!!!)

BUT most importantly,

FRIDAY

it is my daughters birthday, and not just any birthday (although all birthdays are special) because she will be a

TEENAGER!!!!!

OH I am not ready for this! :)

I can't believe that she is growing so fast

My beautiful little baby girl

who loves life,

loves to goof around,


is quiet and gentle,

has grown a love for a special place,


who's smile lights up my world,

and Oh!
Oh yes,
there is the face that I seem to get more and more!! :)


With everything that she has been dealing with over the last few years, she is such a beautiful young lady who loves with all her heart, finds the beauty in everything and is my pocket-full of sunshine!

Happy Birthday baby!
We love you more than you know!!!

So for the remainder of the week we will be doing some special things with her and making her first steps into the wonderful world of 'teenagers' as special as possible!



I also wanted to thank my friend Julie from Being Ruby who surprised me one day with an idea for a new button!

Julie, who shares a love of the sea, is so creative and writes and photographs beautiful images that inspire me every time I visit her!
I loved her creations and chose one for my new button, I love it and it suites me perfectly!

It is on my sidebar so feel free to grab it and please make sure you go say hi to Julie, you will be inspired and leave with a smile on your face and your heart.

Thank you so much Julie!


I will be back Monday to show you some progress from our Family Room!


(sneaky peak of the hall)

Have a wonderful week and weekend!!

HUGS!



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52 comments:

Val said...

Enjoy your time away from the computer and HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUR GORGEOUS GIRL!!!!

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures/Treasured Moments said...

Enjoy your time and your daughter. My son will become a teen next month. Your daughter is so beautiful. You need a big stick to beat off the boys! You can paint it white and it will look good in the corner by your front door.

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Your daughter is a very beautiful girl! I'm sure she is on the inside too. I hope she has a most wonderful birthday week-end!! Tell her to stay away from the boys, lol!
Good luck getting all your chores done. It is a mountain I seem to never be able to climb! I am very excited to see your new floors soon. But not as excited as I'm sure YOU are!

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

Hey sweet thang!

Good for you in taking a break. I think I've taken one, too, LOL Just not aware of it yet. I hope your daughter has a wonderful birthday! She is beautiful like mom. I love her darling baby picture with the jeans hat. Too cute! A teen... oh my!
Looking forward to your family room reveal!

Have a wonderful week and enjoy your time with family!

Big hugs!!! ~M p.s. Great button :)

D and G Stories said...

Enjoy your weekend! Sounds like it will be a fun one. :)

Finding Home said...

What a beautiful young lady, have an amazing time and celebrate that beautiful soul! Take care my friend, Laura

Martina said...

Happy birthday to your sweet girl! She's so pretty! And, despite what others say: it's fun to live with teenagers and listen to loud music again ;) Have a lovely time!

At The Picket Fence said...

Happy Birthday to that beautiful girl and I hope you guys have a fantastic time celebrating this major milestone with her! :-)
Vanessa

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

Happy B-day to your lovely daughter. What a chic young lady she is.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

first off, enjoy your break! second, happy birthday to your daughter, and third... whoa. good luck as she enters (imagine this next part with a daunting echo type effect) the teenage years!

Kindra-At Home With K said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter. Oh boy, watch out teenage years! LOL Enjoy your time off this week. Hugs.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter and hope you have a lot of fun this week together.

Blessings,
Linda

Cat & Cricket said...

Michelle~ first off.. i am glad you are taking a break!! Second~ happy birthday to that beauty..( god help us all though with those teenage girls! hehehehe!)
Enjoy you week with your family...
hugs~
C

Desire Empire said...

HI Michelle

Such a lovely post about your beautiful daughter. She is lucky to have such a loving and creative mum. Happy birthday to her.

Best wishes for your blogging mini break. I know what you mean about the housework piling up.

Carolyn

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Oh lovely Michelle, I hope you have the best time ever!! What a special, special time for you. Enjoy it!!

Sarahxxx

Seaside Style said...

Michelle, I hope you have a wonderful time with your daughter, they grow so quickly it is amazing!XOXO

Kelle Dame said...

Take your time my dear! Your house is always fabulous, even when it's a fabulous mess :)Your daughter is just beee-utiful!
I fear the teen years!!! My daughter is 2.5 and I already know her inner teenager!! Yikes!
We'll all be here when you get back!
Kelle
xx

Deborah said...

Sweetie, what a lovely post about your beautiful daughter!
Michelle, she is such a sweetheart!
What an exciting weekend you will have...cant wait to hear all about it...:)
The teen years...such delicate years and I know that the faith, love and compassion you have will bring you through these years with your children arising and calling you blessed.
You are such a beautiful person Michelle with a heart that is so tender and your family knows it well and all who know you.
That young lady is so blessed to have you for her mom, her guide and her forever friend.
Happy weekend my dear kindred xo
Hugs and kisses to your sweetheart!


Love you so!
Deborah xoxoxoxoxo

Love of the Sea said...

Your daughter is a beauty. So pretty!! Have a great weekend.

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

What a pretty girl, just like her mother! Enjoy your special time away Michelle.

Lisa said...

Love your new button. Your daughter is gorgeous, they grow up too fast. Hope she has a smooth transition into the teenage years, and you all enjoy the rest of the week.

Hugs,
Lisa x

Kirsty said...

Hope you enjoy your week off! And congrats on the teenager thing but yeah... good luck with that :P haha

Tonya said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter!! I am loving that sneek peek pic!! Can't wait to see more!!

Polly said...

Happy Bday to your girl!! She's a cutie!! Hope you all have some birthday fun!!

Love how things are looking in your home Michelle! Always so pretty and inspiring!!

xo

Polly

Low Tide High Style said...

I was on my way to bed but had to pop by to see what you've been up to! Glad you are taking a break to enjoy ushering in the teenage years with your beautiful daughter! She is simply gorgeous just like her mother! And I love the view of the hallway, I can't wait to see more! How sweet of Julie to make you your new beautiful button!

Kat :)

blessedmom's simple home said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter! I hope she has a wonderful one. My mom had her 85th birthday today :-)
Blessings,
Marcia

Stormy said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter!

She's beautiful, just like her Momma!

Don't forget to make time to RELAX
while catching up on the "bla, bla"

xx

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Happy birthday to your gorgeous young lady!!! She's going to wow the boys in the future with her beauty ... [are you ready for that? hehe]

thanks for the mention Michelle.. It was a pleasure...

Have a great break.. ciao xxxx Julie

simpledaisy said...

Your hallway is looking fantastic!! Happy Birthday to your daughter! She is just as beautiful as you are:):) Have fun with her party!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

MICHELLE! THIS IS STUNNING! Such beauty here with your daughter (WOWOWWW...) and then your hallway is done. HOW DID YOU DISTRESS THE DOORS???? Dearest, take a break. We all need it. We all have been going 100 miles per hour during the harshest winter and we need to stop a bit. I will miss you, but you will be so rested up! PEACE AND LOVE TO YOU ALL! Anita

Erin said...

Happy Birthday to your darling! Have a great time!

Sue @ House Pretty said...

Your daughter is so pretty. And she looks very athletic as well. I'm in no rush for my "baby" to grow up. She's 3 1/2 now, and it took SO long to make her (9 1/2 yrs.), that I don't want to "lose" her. Sniff! Sniff!

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

Enjoy some time to catch up on life! Happy birthday to your daughter. She is such a beautiful young lady!!

A Vintage Vine said...

Happy Bday to your sweetie pie...she is a doll! Enjoy your time off!!!

A Cottage Muse said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful young lady!

Enjoy your little break and we'll see you soon!

Jessie said...

What a gorgeous girl you have! I hope that things are getting better. You are in my prayers every day. It is difficult when our kiddos have problems that we can't solve. We don't ever want them to feel anything but joy. Have a great time with your TEENAGER!

The DIY Show Off said...

Happy birthday, sweet girl! She's beautiful, Michelle! Enjoy your special time away. As mom to 2 daughters, girl time rocks! :)

Love the sneak peek!

Roeshel

Brenda Kula said...

Well it was a really cute "sneaky peak!" Your baby is gorgeous, just like her mother. Tell her Happy Birthday from all of us!
Brenda

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

enjoy your time with your daughter this week on her special birthday! she is just beautiful like her mommy!!

Pam said...

Happy Birthday to your little girl. Enjoy your time away. I like your sneak peak. The doors are gorgeous.

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Have a wonderful time with your gorgeous girl and your family!! I'm sure there's lots of cake involved!!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Love the quando, quando...., brings up images of good times in piano bars!

Infatuated with Homes and Gardens said...

Happy birthday to your beautiful daughter, have a love the entry way, enjoy your week:)

tinajo said...

Huge congrats to your girl, she´s beautiful! :-)

Rene said...

I hope you are enjoying your weekend and your teenager Michelle. She is gorgeous like you - even when she is giving you "the look". I hope you get caught up on all of your house duties. I am behind at home too.

Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) said...

Michelle - Your daughter seems beautiful indside AND out. What a milestone! My oldest is ten and I see my future before me!

Loretta

THE OLD GEEZER said...

Greetings from Southern California

I am your newest follower.
I invite you to visit my blog and follow back :-)

God Bless You :-)

~Ron

Anne said...

Your daughter is lovely! I wish her a very happy birthday and best wishes for a relatively smooth journey through the teen years....!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Michelle,

Sooooooo good to know you had a great little break off and that it was well spent with your beloved family!!! Now is your weather cooperating? We are getting melt, so that is good, but the weekend was gray. HOWEVER, I don't know why, but those gray days make me happy!!! I think 'cause I can stay in, write, draw, play HOUSE or just relax....thank you dear one for coming to visit my post! I know, when I am away for at least ONE DAY, I feel as if I have missed EVERYONE and their worlds so much! I will be on spring break for a whole week next week and I am so excited. We did more picture hanging this weekend and it was sooooo fun. It is amazing how a little rearranging can change everything. I wish you a perfect day today dear friend!!! BISOUS, Anita

Pamela said...

Michelle I hope your baby girl had a wonderful bday this past Friday!! They do grow up so fast but I am thankful that my baby boy will only be 7 this Wed. It seems like yesterday I was pushing him around in the stroller. Oh and love the living room color!! I am thinking of painting our master a similar color. I was gonna go green but over the weekend at Lowes found two gallons of the same creamy color so it got me thinking.....

Holly said...

Happy Belated Birthday to your sweet teenager! She is gorgeous and has a wonderful mom!

Amy Kinser said...

Such a beautiful young lady and such a wonderful time in her life. Our son turned nineteen last week, one daughter is sixteen and one is eight. Teenage years can be tough, but oh they are such a blessing also. My teenagers are my best friends. Even with all the hormones changing and with the attitudes on certain days, I love all the life changes that they are going through. One thing I have learned is that you should never act surprised or mortified by anything that they tell you. Even if you are dying inside, just keep it together and listen to them. You always want them to feel like they can come to you about anything.

Okay, you didn't ask for any of that teenage advice, but I felt led to share it.

Bless you, my friend, and your lovely birthday girl.

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