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Friday, August 23, 2013

It's a Sister Birthday

Happy Friday!  It was my first full week of my new job and oh my goodness!  So much to learn and so different from my teaching job before.  I'm not sure if I mentioned I will be teaching online from home, which is amazing.  It took a few days to get a hang of working from home, but I really think I'm going to love it.  But, even working from home I'm still exhausted.

Erica gave a wild, comical description of our trip to Vegas.  I will say it was probably one of our craziest trips.  She did leave out a very important event though!  We saw Lady Gaga!  Walking back to Caesars Palace one day there were a bunch of sirens and Las Vegas Blvd was shut down.  We were on a sky bridge trying to figure things out and I looked down and there she was!  I've included a photo.


Well, next week is my birthday so Erica and Maddie presented me with my prizes on Sunday when we were home from Vegas.  I definitely did not have a clue what I was getting.  I don't think Sister realized how excited I was because we were so exhausted from our trip, but I will say this is one of my favorite gifts she has ever given me.


Yes you are seeing correctly.  That is the complete set of McKee sailboat bowls.  They were still in  the original box too!  I've loved this pattern for so long but would never buy it for myself.  I feel like one lucky thrifting Sisterita!


Maddie also picked out this very special gift.  My baby cement deer from a while back now has a Mama!  When I pulled in the driveway yesterday I saw her ears sticking up and I jumped because I thought there was a live animal in my yard!


No birthday is complete without a new swanky swig.  Erica got this at Plucky Maidens, but already had the pattern.

Lastly, I picked up this Stellar Jay figurine at my GW last week.  Its paint is a little chippy and its marked Japan.  I think it will be happy with its other bird friends.

I'm going to go enjoy my last few days of my 26th year.  I'm turning 27 on the 27th so apparently this is a golden birthday someone told me.  Well, 27 is my unlucky number so I hope this is true.  Apparently mars is supposed to be so close that day that it looks like there are 2 moons, so that is a good sign.

Have a thrifty weekend!
Hanna

18 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday! Sounds like you all had a great trip! Love love love the McKee bowls. What sweet gifts.

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  2. Happy Birthday in advance!!

    Your are one lucky sister getting a set of bowls like that!

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    1. Oh Jill, you have no idea, I'm so blessed :)

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  3. Those McKee bowls are an awesome gift!
    It is a golden birthday! Golden birthdays are lucky! My niece just had her 12th on the 12th. Be excited..unlucky number..BAH! Embrace it and happy birthday!!!!
    See my blogpost here on Ben's 18 on the 18th.
    http://magpieethel.typepad.com/my_weblog/2010/04/golden-birthday-snippets.html

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    1. Laurie I love it! I just told my husband if there isn't a birthday hat on my deer in the yard on Tuesday he is in big trouble!

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  4. Looove the sailboat set, beautiful! :D Have a happy b-day!

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  5. Happy birthday (next week!).

    That bowl set is so nice. I didn't know it existed today until I saw one at an antique market, then the full set pops up on your blog!

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  6. Happy birthday! I love spotting famous people! We love the swanky swigs at our house. Yours is so cute!

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  7. Sweet! This is my first time to see that bowl pattern and it's awesome!

    Happy early birthday and good luck with your new job!

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  8. OMG on the McKee sailboat bowls! Those might have to go on the all-time best birthday gift list. I know you know how blessed you are to have a sister like you her!

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  9. Those bowls are amazing! Happy Birthday!

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  10. my birthday is aug 27th too, happy day bday twin!
    Erin

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  11. I have never seen those sailboat bowls before! How cute they are! How nice it is to have a sister that enjoys doing the same as you and will give you such great gifts! Happy Birthday!

    Ranae

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  12. Happy Birthday! I'm dreading turning 27 at the end of this year...

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  13. Well happy golden birthday! How exciting a Gaga sighting! I love that McKee pattern, I have 1 little dish that's missing its lid. Someday when I'm wealthy beyond my wildest dreams, I plan to have a small beach cottage all done up in sea "blues" and lots of McKee in the kitchen!

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  14. Oh my gosh, I'm swooning over your Mckee bowls!!! What an amazing gift. Happiest of birthdays to you! xoxo

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  15. Those bowls are fabulous! And the mommy deer looks so happy next to the baby! I just had a mommy and her two babies napping in my yard earlier today.
    Meh, after 26 the years just start to meld together. I'm way more worried about 30...
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

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  16. Happy Belated Birthday!
    I too went from teaching in a traditional classroom to teaching online. It is different but fun too. Best of luck!

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