Monday, August 1, 2011
Even though today Edie officially turns 11 months (insane!), I just wanted to share with you my birthday loveliness and surprise!
As most of you know, I tweeted a bunch of pics as my day went on, starting with my mom and I hitting up Fayez Beauty Spa for a manicure and pedicure to get ready for my brother's big day!
I received some lovely earrings by Stella & Dot from my mom and dad (pictured above)!
I also was blessed with cute Chloe sunglasses from Endoplasmic and Moxy that I already wrote about a few months ago in this blog.
Love them so much!
My Norwegian family got me a gift card to use while I am visiting in Norway to shop anywhere in the town of Stavanger - and I am uber excited to hit up Moods of Norway, Wolford and Ilse Jacobsen!
So excited to use it! Such a cool idea that all the stores get together to use one gift card.
I also got a cute surprise from my Norwegian sister-in-law as she knows how much I love tea and got me this really cute tea strainer from Denmark (where she presently lives) and it just makes me smile to look at. That she thought of me was really sweet!
There is this local designer that makes these really cool garden creatures using a torch - and it just has this haunting, Tim Burton-esque - very cool effect!
It's so weird that Sockboy and Mandiemoon thought of me when they saw this little Bunny in Stratford one day. I love him so much!
He reminds me of the killer bunny from "Monty Python and the Holy Grail".
Because we are leaving soon and my number one stress for traveling is with Miss Edie, so to make things easier I got the same diaper bag as Mandiemoon (with a different pattern of course;) from Petunia Pickle Bottom called the Wistful Weekender in Rambling Rose, because it had loads more room, not to mention it's loaded with style!
So I don't have to lug more than that one bag around while we take the long-long journey. :) I am sure it will make life a little easier, as it already has for the last couple weeks of owning it!
So with me buying that bag, I was pleasantly surprised that I actually received anything from the hubby on my day! He said we were going to go on a long ride and brought a rope with him that his mother spun herself the day before at Pioneer Village (random fact that I will talk about it another post).
I was a little nervous with what he would do with a rope and driving me miles away ;)
We ended up stopping at Milestones for a nice birthday lunch a tasty dessert, and then went for a long drive ending up at a gas station in Goderich.
I thought hmmm... What could be here? This lady said "You're here for the bike!" A bike?! I softly screeched in excitement. With smiles galore as they pulled out this beautiful Norco Rio Vista to my view.
The hubby found on Kijii what seemed to be last year's model and the girl who was selling it had bought a car and no longer wanted her bike. It was in beautiful shape with a basket included! It was perfect for what I needed it for - getting little groceries for nightly dinners up the street, as walking can be a lot sometimes :)
It was such an awesome surprise as I had no idea! The crazy thing was that it was the same colour as my bike I received when I was 9 years-old, my 15-gear Supercycle bike called "Storm". That time they hid it in the trailer we had at the time and that was also a moment I will never forget - so it was nice to relive something like that again :)
I have such wonderful family and friends and just so blessed. Thank you :) xoxo