Thursday, July 3, 2008

Happy 4th of July!!


I can not believe how fast this summer is going!! Last time I was blogging my sister and I were hanging out in my camper for my birthday. (I have been recovering from mono, thanks for all the prayers and well wishes!I am feeling much better!) We had fun making tags and then she threw me a surprise birthday party on my patio that Saturday evening. I was definitely surprised and embarrassed! There we are together, I am the one on the left with my hair up... (I am not sun burned, I turned red from embarrassment. lol)


She made me the cute little pennant that I hung by my little corner shelves.



She made these darling little petifors instead of a birthday cake, aren't cute?! I have added a few photos of the patio.



















I made cherry camper tags while we were in the camper. I put those in my Etsy store, along with the vintage dancer tags.







Here are some of the cute decorations, I just loved the twinkle lights I left them out there for the summer!!







My son had his wedding reception and I made the cake, I wondered how I was going to have the energy to make it through but I did. I used my grandmother recipe, sort of a family tradition, she used to do wedding cakes. While growing up I got to hang out and watch her. She taught me a few tricks;-)


I plan on being back into the blogging circuit again, so I will be popping in in the next few days............Until then have a wonderful and safe 4th of July!!!

23 comments:

BittersweetPunkin said...

Glad to see you are feeling better!! LOVE the photo...you don't look red to me...

The tags are so pretty as is that cake! Have a great weekend!!

Linda said...

Hi Michelle, I'm so happy your are feeling much better.

I loved seeing all your pictures, what a fun birthday celebration. You have a special sister...cute, cute picture you are both so pretty.

Have a wonderful 4th. Hugs, Linda

p.s. The wedding cake is gorgeous and I bet your granma's recipe is delish.

Susan said...

Glad you are back and feeling better! The wedding cake is beautiful! Happy 4th of July!

BittersweetPunkin said...

Happy 4th!! I hope you have a great weekend!!
Hugs,
Robin

Mary Isabella said...

I am so glad you are feeling better. Happy 4th...Hugs...Mary

Sugar and Spice Art Confections said...

Glad to see you back! Congrats on your son's wedding! Your party looked like lots of fun too! Your former Frankfort, In. customer who moved to Connecticut...you know the one who begged you to open the store??? Becky A.

~~ATTIC CLUTTER~~ said...

Oh so sorry to hear you had momo..( I had it as a teen one summer) glad you are doing better ..rest alot(:) Love the red chairs so much~!!!
hugs Patty

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Michelle, this entire post is just amazing. So glad u r feeling better. Love the posted photos of you and your Sis. Wedding Cake....wowzer!

Sugar and Spice Art Confections said...

Just dropping back by! I am loving this blog! That cake is gorgeous! Talent all around your house!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

How cute to do the tiny cakes instead of a big one!

Connie said...

My little sweet chickee!!! Thanks for visiting me and listening to my rants and hootin' personality!! I'll be back to visit with ya, my sweets!
Smoochies,
Connie

Kathleen Grace said...

Glad you are feelingbetter, Mono can take so long to recover from. I love those cherry red chairs in your yard. You did a wondeful job on that wedding cake. That is a ton of work, but it turned out beautifully!

Cathy said...

Hi Michelle,

I absolutely love your tags. I'm going to have to go and check them out. Love your blog!

xo Cathy

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Nice to see you Michelle! I had mono once YAWWWWN! I think I slept thru it!
Those little cakes are precious :)

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

What a fun surprise birthday!

And the wedding cake you made is lovely.

Blessings~
Cathy

Counting Your Blessings said...

So, so glad that you're doing better! I was worried about you =) You're gorgeous by the way! Have a beautiful week. Blessings... Polly

Casii said...

Love all the photos! Green with envy over your creativity, but so glad you are feeling better. The cake looks fabulous and I'll bet it tasted even better.

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Glad to hear you are feeling better! Happy belated birthday! The party looked like fun!

Cottage Contessa said...

Hi Michelle! I'm sorry to hear that you were unwell sweetie, but happy to hear that you seem to be back on track although very busy still! Sounds like your birthday and time with your lovely sister was just wonderful, and the photo of the 2 of you is terrific! I hope you have a really great week sweetie.
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Michelle said...

I'm so glad you are feeling better.. Your party looks like fun and sisters are special! You and yours look so happy. Great job on the wedding cake.

Michelle

BittersweetPunkin said...

Popping in to say hello to you!!
Hugs,
Robin

black eyed susans kitchen said...

It sounds like you had a lovely birthday inspite of still not feeling 100%. The wedding cake is nothing short of fabulous. Susan

Linda said...

Just stopped by to say hi. Hugs, Linda