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My birthday dress

Birthday Dress, at Polka Dot Cottage

My birthday gift to myself today, was a few hours of uninterrupted sewing time, and now I have a new dress to wear.

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We celebrated Neil’s birthday at Ocean Grove and Asbury Park this year. It was fun, and eating out saved me from having to bake cupcakes ;-)

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Just the right amount of fanfare

142/365: May 22 - Birthday cupcakes for me!

Of cherry cupcakes, birthday bunting, and taking my celebratory wants into my own hands. (aka, I am happier when I don’t expect the men in my life to be mind readers.)

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Ahead of schedule

58/365: Blanket-making leftovers

Guess what this is. This is the unused yarn that I have after hooking the last stitch on Aidan’s hexagon blanket. Wait, did I just say last stitch, as in, the blanket is finished? Indeed I did. And I’m about 3 weeks ahead of schedule! Last time we talked about it, I had a small […]

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Hotel hijinks

April is only four days old, and already we’ve celebrated a 15th wedding anniversary, a 7th birthday, and Easter. That April sure is a party animal.  Woo hoo!

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The ants go marching


Somebody around here is turning 43 tomorrow, and it isn’t me.  No, I’m the birthday boy’s incredibly young wife, who spent yesterday baking a chocolate cake from scratch, and a lemon icing to go with it. My usual birthday routine involves a cake mix and a tub of store-bought frosting, and while I’ve always liked […]

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Hanky panky

Handkerchiefs in a basket

Today is my grandmother’s birthday.  Since a lady doesn’t discuss her age, I won’t presume to blab it to everyone here on her behalf.  Let’s just say, she’s one year away from a big number which is one decade away from a huge number.  And that’s all I’ll say about that. What I can talk […]

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Outside the box

We have a birthday boy in the house today

It’s a certain someone‘s birthday today, and the boys and I collaborated on a banner. My instructions were clear: Aidan, you write HAPPY, I’ll write BIRTHDAY, and Eamonn, you write DADDY. Then we’ll hang them all up for Daddy to see when he comes downstairs this morning. Well, my boys are nothing if not outside-of-the-box […]

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