Friday, January 20, 2012

Some Birthday Fun!

I’m taking the weekend to have a little birthday fun!


Who knows where it will lead but I’m sure I will enjoy it!

I treated myself to something special from Etsy.


I searched Etsy for a ‘heart banner’ and

found the perfect banner for my window at Robinhill Quilts!

(she sent me a pretty strawberry, too!)


And later I found out she had a blog so I visited her at her blog HERE !


Do you like this special touch in my dreamy bedroom?


The hearts are cut from an old quilt


but not the one I’ve been working on!

I’ll have the ‘latest’ news of the old red quilt SOON!


So enjoy your weekend!

I wonder where my birthday dress is and my white sandals

and if my mother can trim my bangs any shorter!!!

See you back here in a couple of days!

I’m sure I’ll have some photos to share!


BECKY said...

Happy, Happy Birthday! And I love the Heart Banner. It fits your window area just perfectly! I laughed when I read the part about your mom cutting your bangs too short! My mom always did that, too. She'd trim one side and then say, "Oh, it's uneven. Now I just need to trim a little bit more on this side...." etc! Pretty soon...No Bangs! I learned at a very young age to hide when she came toward with "her barber" scissors! :D

LBP said...

Happy Birthday! It's my birthday too on Sunday! I really like the heart banner.

I had too short bangs as well as a "Toni" perm. Remember those?


Anonymous said...

happy birthday to you!!What a sweetie, I'm still smiling from that last remark you made, lol
thats a beatiful banner and I will check oiut her blog as well.IO cant wait to see what you did with the quilt

Sheila said...

Hope you have a wonderful birthday doing things that make you smile all day. The picture of you is so sweet - showing off your beautiful party dress! Those were the days...

Ali said...

My goodness, is that you in that photo? Have a very Happy Birthday weekend!

Ali x

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Well a great big Happy Birthday to you friend. How lovely! ENJOY!!~ XO

Jaja said...

Happy Birthday Lady...It's My Birthday Too, how Wonderful....Love and Light, Jaja

Hillcresthome Prims said...

Oh my, you were a cutie pie.I loved seeing the old picture. I love what you bought yourself for your BIRTHDAY!
Have a wonderful,super,fun and safe Birthday weekend.
Happy Birthday!!!
Birthday Hugs and Kisses,
Tricia XO

Sweet Bear Creek Whims said...

I love your heart banner! I believe I have been to that sellers Etsy page, very cute.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday wishes to you!!!

Love the heart banner and it is perfect in your lovely room.

Have a wonderful day.

Connie said...

Happy Birthday, have a wonderful weekend!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Happy birthday! Have a wonderful, fun filled weekend!

Vee said...

Your little birthday girl self looks like a butterfly! Yes, your heart banner is way cute!!

Barbara F. said...

Happy, happy birthday, Diane! I am sure you will have lots of fun birthday things to share. You were adorable in the photo. I love the heart banner, I was thinking about one just yesterday. xo

ImSoVintage said...

Happy birthday. Your picture reminds me of ones of me as a child. Love the sweet new addition to your room.

Marydon said...

G'morn Diane ~ Love your Thrifty share yesterday. Will have to try & keep up with you 5 gals, that is interesting.

Love this darling pics ... Happy Birthday, my friend. Oh, yes, how I remember those short bangs era.

May your birthday be filled with many blessings & joys, sweet lady.

Have a great weekend.

Cindy F. Adkins said...

Happy Birthday, Diane!! Your bedroom is beautiful! Have fun!!
Hugs, Cindy

Shelia said...

Happy Birthday, Diane! Have a wonderful day. I have a picture of me as a little girl doing just what you're doing - holding out the skirt of my dress! LOL You're so cute!
Love the heart banner!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Catherine Holman said...

Happy Birthday Diane! My mother used to cut my bangs like that too.
Birthday Hugs,

Jess Schleicher said...

Happy birthday!

The Bear's Blog said...

Miss Lavender Dreams, HAPPY BIRTHDAY.

Have a beary fun weekend and celebrate, celebrate, celebrate. EAT CHOCOLATE. Giggle.

Love you....


Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you, Diane. My Mom's birthday was this week. I don't think I have told you that her name is Diane, too, spelled like yours with one "n". I like the hearts banner you treated yourself with. Aim anxious to see what you have done to (I mean with) heehee your new old quilt!
I noticed that you had some good ideas from other bloggers. I hope you will have a wonderful birthday doing something you enjoy whether just a peaceful quiet day or a kicking up your heels kind of day. You're the best kind of blogging friend and you deserve a special day!----Shannon

It's me said...

What a sweet girl you are !!...happy birthday darling !! and enjoy

Robin Hill Quilts~Eileen G. said...

Happy Birthday Diane!! Thank you so much for mentioning my blog~the heart garland looks wonderful in your bedroom~It is so wonderful to connect with so many talented women in blogland! I will feature you today on my blog and send my friends your way to say Happy Birthday~so nice to have "met" you! ♥E

michelle said...

Happy Birthday Diane!! I hope you have a wonderful day and weekend! You look adorable in your white dress and I have to say that I love your angel in your room, she is so beautiful.

Ames said...

(((HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!))) dear friend. Love that banner. I'm going to check out Robinhill Quilts. Do something special for your birthday. "Cause you're special! Hugs ♥~Ames

DaCraftyLady said...

that garland is so adorable love the hearts...have fun I am celebrating my daughter's "B" day and making her a cake and then going to her home to visit..have fun...and do stop by my crochet blog for a chance to win my give away

Corey Moortgat said...

Happy Birthday! I LOOOOVE that photo of you at the top- what an adorable photo!

Cameron said...

Happy, Happy Birthday to you!!!
I think that pic of you as a child is just adorable!

Enjoy your wonderful weekend....that garland looks perfect in your cozy bedroom, btw!

Big hugs,

Kim K. said...

What a darling photo of yourself at the top of today's post. That skirt looks very twirly. Happy birthday! Have a wonderful, fabulous weekend! Your heart garland looks perfect in your bedroom.

TheRustyThimble said...

Happy Birthday my sweet friend, hope you have a wonderful weekend Diane

Can't wait to see your quilt and I love the banner how Beautiful

Diann said...

I hope you have a wonderful birthday! the heart banner is adorable. And you know I can't wait to see what you have done with the quilt!

Brenda said...

Have a wonderful birthday! I'm enjoying learning more about you on your blog. I love Etsy! I even have a shop I'm trying to get off the ground, boy is that hard work!

Poppy said...

Happy Birthday! I came to visit because I'm very interested in your Thrifty Living series but find all sorts of goodies on your blog! I'm so happy to find you! I am a stay at home mom with 6 children plus a licensed childcare that I run out of my home. My husband and I are very focused on frugal living so you can imagine how excited I was to stumble upon your Thrifty Living 2012! Wonderful idea you ladies have!

Have a fantastic birthday weekend!

Best regards,


cynthia lee designs said...

Happy Birthday Diane!!!
Love the heart adorable and romantic!!

sissie said...

Have a wonderful birthday Diane!

Love your quilted heart banner.


Anne said...

Happy happy birthday to you, Diane! I always buy myself a fun present. Hope you found something great! This year i bought a pair of platform black and linen sandals... i love being "tall!"

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Happy Birthday Diane! Enjoy yourself.

A Wheeler said...

Happy Birthday ! love the picture ,maureen w


Hope you have a great birthday. The quilt banner is great. Have a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Now that photo is just about the cutest thing ever! You were a little doll with your ruffled dress. Happy Birthday. Love your heart banner. How special that she made it from old quilts. Your bedroom looks so pretty. laurie

Della said...

Happy Birthday Diane! Enjoy your weekend! You were such a sweet and cute little girl in your pretty party dress! Love the ruffles!

PatC - All is Bright said...

What a cute picture of you! Happy birthday friend and may you have many, many more!!

Di said...

Have a very happy birthday! The hearts are great in your bedroom! Many hugs, Di@cottage-wishes

Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a very special weekend.

I love your heart banner. I am in love with just about anything with hearts. Your banner is so pretty!

Hugs and thanks for joining my new blog.


KarenHarveyCox said...

Happy Birthday dear lady,

Oh, that photo of you is sooooo adorable. I love your banner. Wishing you a wonderful celebration.


GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Super cute photo!
Enjoy your birthday weekend!
The heart banner is pretty!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

You have a wonderful "thrifty" birthday, LOL. Let us know what thrifty tips you have encountered on your trip.

Enjoy the day.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Dan said...

I hope you have a very happy birthday! Thank you for visiting my blog today! I just became your 1,000th follower! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


Linda @ A La Carte said...

Happy Birthday!! I know you will have an awesome weekend. Love that heart banner...nice find. Hugs to you, Linda

EllenaElizabeth said...

Happy Birthday to you and thanks for sharing your lovely photos.

Gail said...

Happy birthday! Love the heart banner.

12 Months Of Christmas said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DIANE!!!!!! GOOD FOR YOU!!!! I love that you bought yourself a treat! I did the same... only I thought I'd just keep it to myself - but you have inspired me to SHARE my day! So... I think I shall do the same! LOL! (I decided I wouldn't have birthdays anymore, but I can see there is no reason to HIDE from them... so I just may share too!)

I hope you get spoiled rotten, do whatever you enjoy doing, and all your wishes come true!!!

Lots of HUGS,

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Have a fabulous birthday I hope you party and dance till your white sandal fly off your feet!


Pam at Antique or Not said...

Happy birthday, sweet Diane! And congrats on your 1,000th follower...that's awesome!


Sugar Lump Studios said...

I hope you have a wonderful birthday! :)

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I Love her blog! She is one talented lady! Your heart banner is absolutely perfect. Happy, happy birthday wishes to you, sweet friend! Twyla

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Happy Birthday! Did you put your party dress on to celebrate!!! Love that photo! So cute! Love the little hearts in your bedroom too, it looks so sweet!

Have a wonderful time and I'll check out that blog too!

Diane Writes said...

Hello name mate! How could I not know your birthday :(

Happy Birthday and I am sending you all the best here from the Philippines. You deserve all the happiness in the world. Enjoy your day and share to us how you spent it.

Jacqueline said...

Are we both birthday girls this month? Happy Birthday to the Queen of Everything! I love the picture of you when you were little. I am posting all about PLAY today and I have a feeling you know exactly how to do that...after all these years.
May the coming year be filled with joy and happiness and peace for you.
I have my first grandchild coming in mid May Diane and my daughter getting married the first of June. It will be a year to remember for sure!
I miss you my friend!
`the girl with the curl`

Cyndi said...

Happy Birthday, sweet Diane! I LOVE that photo of you....just so dang cute! And I think your gift to yourself is beautiful and looks so sweet in your pretty bedroom!

Hope you have a terrific birthday weekend!



Anonymous said...

Happy birthday to you. I love your heart banner. Good choice.

KAT said...

yea I had bangs like that also the tip top of fashion they were ! so adorable. Im looking forward to seeing what you are up to with that quilt ! and I love the hearts decor you found on etsy !

You really can find so much cool stuff on there


Kasia said...

These hearts are beautiful and look great in your bedroom!


Donna said...

Hahaha, you're so cute in that frilly dress! And why oh why did our mothers feel so compelled to cut our bangs down to tiny little stubs?! My mom did that too and I hated it!

Love the new banner and it's perfect for a little romantic touch in a bedroom!

Donna said...

Whoops! I forgot to wish you HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Tammy said...

Happy Birthday, Diane!

yorkie's primitives said...

Happy Birthday!! I love your heart banner. Going to check out her blog, Valerie

momto8 said...

happy birthday!!
The banner looks great!!
I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can!

Screaming Sardine said...

HAPPY B-DAY, Diane! I hope you're having a very special weekend cuz you're so very special!!

Tracy Screaming Sardine

Jann Olson said...

Oh what a precious picture! Yes, yes, I remember my bangs being cut quite short. Happy Birthday! Love, love the tattered quilt heart banner!
Hope your birthday celebration was wonderful!

Trace4J said...

Happy Happy Belated Birthday. I tried twice during the weekend but could not post on your blog. It kept going all white. Anyway I hope you had a wonderful birthday sweet friend. Love the heart banner too.
Love & Joy to you

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I hope you had a fantastic birthday! I think the little heart banner is adorable. What a nice find!

Ricki Jill

Megan said...

Hope you had a very happy birthday! I was a January baby too :) What a sweet photo of you... so pretty! Love the banner ~ beautiful touch to your bedroom. I admire your red quilt... one thing I can't do YET is sew... someday!!

Prims and Annies said...

Happy Birthday!!
Your childhood photo brought back so many memories.My hair was so blonde it looked almost white when I was little and it did not start to change until I was around 10. My mom not only liked to cut my hair short..Like maybe 2 inches long, but she would perm it..and then it was even would take almost a year to grow out and then she would do the same thing again. But one good thing did come out of it...I can perm hair..I decided about 10 years ago not to perm it any more and have been happy with it.
You Valentine decor is so sweet, especially the garland. And, the Gulf Coast pictures are awesome.
Smiles and Huggs to my friend.

labbie1 said...

Happy Happy Birthday! Hope it is a fantastic weekend and I'm so glad you found just the right swag for your beautiful bedroom!

Love the picture of you in your fancy dress! I have pictures with bangs like those too. What were our mothers thinking? LOL