Happy Birthday To Me!

by Sherry

This has been a really fun and exciting week for me.  Yesterday was my birthday and I found this box sitting on the kitchen island.

Look what my sweet hubby bought me.
(Insert jumping up and down and screaming)
I was totally surprised!
 I had casually mentioned a while back all the neat stuff that the Silhouette would do.
  I never imagined he would remember this  (or that he was even really listening).
Don’t get me wrong, Steve is a good listener,  it’s just that I talk a lot…really a lot.
  He can’t possibly retain all the garbage info I am constantly throwing at him.
I also got my favorite Chocolate cake, the sweetest card and dinner
reservations for Saturday.
I came home yesterday from spending time with my friend Lynn of the blog The Vintage Nest
and found Steve had vacuumed and  mopped all the hardwood floors!  Our home has hardwood
 floors on the entire first level and it is quite a job to clean all these floors. He knows how much
I hate this chore and he decided to help out.
Definitely a keeper!
I just had to show you what a good job he did.
I also won this adorable tote bag from Peggy at  According To Braswell.  I just received the bag
and it looks like a vintage grain sack.  I love it and  thank you so much Peggy.
As if all of this isn’t enough .
This week I also received a gift I won from my dear friend Penny @ The Comforts Of Home.
See the cute enamel plaque that says Antiquities, Rue Carroll?  This was custom made for me by
Ramsign.  It looks just like the plaques you see all over Europe.
Thank you so much, Penny.
This tiered stand I have in our guestroom was a gift this week from Homegoods.
I entered a design contest held by Homegoods several months ago.  My room did not
win but out of the blue I received a gift card thanking me for my support.
It has been a wonderful and exciting week.  Thank you to my husband,  kids,  family and
friends for all your love and support.

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Natasha March 3, 2011 - 7:53 pm

Happy Birthday Sherry! I am so glad to hear that your birthday was so fabulous. Your gifts are wonderful and wow, what a fabulous hubby you have!

I hope the fun and happiness continues all weekend!

Best wishes,

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage March 3, 2011 - 7:53 pm

Happy Birthday Sherry!!! What a fantastic day it was for you~ So many wonderful presents!! Your floors are absolutely beautiful too- Well done to your hubby! 🙂

A Vintage Vine March 3, 2011 - 7:56 pm

Happy Birthday…you are a lucky girl to have a hubby like that! A Silhouette….YEAH for you! Love the other things too!

French Basketeer.com March 3, 2011 - 7:59 pm

A very Happy Birthday to you, Sherry! I have a French bottle I have saved for you that I need to send….to add to your birthday loot! Have a party all week long!

Red Door Home March 3, 2011 - 8:12 pm

You did have a fantastic week! Happy birthday!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions March 3, 2011 - 8:13 pm

Happy Birthday, Sherry! Yes, I would definitely say he is a keeper! What a very thoughtful hubby you have.

Mom in High Heels March 3, 2011 - 8:21 pm

Well happy birthday!!!! You scored!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria March 3, 2011 - 8:23 pm

Happy Belated BD my Dear friend..and your right Steve is a keeper..Len only walks on wet floors and I doubt if he ever moped one in his whoe life ha ha!! Not much help in the house..Love all your special gifts for a special lady..Have a GREAT dinner on Sat. hugs and smiles Gloria

Allyson Pecilunas March 3, 2011 - 8:26 pm

How sweet is your hubby!! I love when you get gifts that you drop little hints about 🙂 Looks like you had a great birthday and scored some nice stuff! Happy Birthday!

Miss Char March 3, 2011 - 8:28 pm

Sherry, I'm just sitting here all excited for you and your wonderful week as I read your post. I bought a Cricut at Thanksgiving and its still sitting in the box. I'm actually finally taking a class tomorrow night on how to work the dang thing. I can't wait to see what wonderful creations you will show us once you have your Silhouette up and running. Congrats on your other treasures and your clean floors too.

Designs on 47th Street March 3, 2011 - 8:34 pm

Hi Sherry and a BIG Happy Birthday to you!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂 You are just full of good news today. Your husband is very nice indeed and you can tell him we bloggers think so. Oh I would love to meet up with you and Lynn for some fun together.

Congrats on your wins and gifts, etc.

Enjoy YOUR day and year!


Blue Creek Home March 3, 2011 - 8:42 pm

Hi Birthday Girl!
You are on a roll with gifts and wins!!! You deserve it all on your birthday.
I am still trying to grasp the 'husband mopped all of the hardwoods' part of your surprise day!
I hope your day and Sat. night out is delightful.

Betsy March 3, 2011 - 8:44 pm

Happy Belated Birthday. Can you send Steve over to help me out, I have a long list. Well, maybe when it's my birthday. What a wonderful surprise to get the Silhouette. I've been thinking about adding one of those to my "want" list. Enjoy!

[email protected] Sentimental Life March 3, 2011 - 8:56 pm

Happy Belated Birthday! Glad you had alot of nice surprises!

[email protected] Charm March 3, 2011 - 9:05 pm

Okay…I'm the first to wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY WEEK!!! You got some great gifts…sounds like he is a keeper…wonder how I can get Mr.CC to clean all our wood floors for me today:) That bag you won is so awesome…love the look of it!


The enchanted home March 3, 2011 - 9:13 pm

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!! We have to take care of oursevles, right:) Love the tote bag….

Judy March 3, 2011 - 9:47 pm

Happy happy (belated) birthday Sherry! Can I borrow your husband? LOL….mine tries to help out by loading and unloading the dishwasher but then I can't find where he's put anything. And he only puts about 3 things in the dishwasher but he tries!

Hope you have a wonderful birthday weekend…

Rose H (UK) March 3, 2011 - 9:48 pm

Happy (belated) Birthday wishes Sherry! Your husband certainly is a keeper – how sweet and loving, and what a great gift :o)
You've certainly been lucky winning those lovely prizes too. Hope your week continues to be great!
My very best wishes
Rose H

Julie @ followyourheartwoodworking March 3, 2011 - 9:50 pm

Happy Birthday Sherry! I believe I am follower number 1000!! Woo hoo!!

Victoria at Party Puff March 3, 2011 - 10:02 pm

Sounds wonderful! Enjoy your new treasures and Happy B-day!

AntiqueChase March 3, 2011 - 10:03 pm

Happy BIrthday Sherry!!
Love your new goodies.. especially the silhoutte.. (I'm sure I just spelled that wrong) but that's because I only have a Cricut Cutter.

Have you ever noticed how similar our kitchens look?

Pamela March 3, 2011 - 10:06 pm

Happy Birthday Sherry!!

What a wonderful hubby you have!!!
I love that grain sack purse it's beautiful!!
Have a great night Saturday!

Pamela ox

Restoration House March 3, 2011 - 10:14 pm

Happy Birthday Sherry! Wow, you are one very blessed lady! So happy for you!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style March 3, 2011 - 10:15 pm

Sherry, happy birthday to you and please send your husband here to mop my floors! That would be gift enough. You have been one lucky lady. I love the bag you won and that is the cutest sign.

Yvonne @ StoneGable March 3, 2011 - 10:49 pm

Happy Birthday to you!!! Great gifts, prizes and custom made things. Oh, what fun!

Amy @MaisonDecor March 3, 2011 - 11:01 pm

Happy Birthday Sherry!!!! So happy to hear you are having an awesome one!

Weedwacker March 3, 2011 - 11:11 pm

Hi Sherry! Happy Birthday!! What a wonderful husband you have. Lots of love went into those efforts. You have a husband that pays attention–
a rare gift among men. Hope you celebrate all week long!

lvroftiques March 3, 2011 - 11:15 pm

Awwww what a sweet hubby! Clean floors AND the perfect gift?! He certainly has your number *winks* And you had a wonderful week for extra gifts as well! Love the grain sack bag! Hope you have a wonderful dinner out! Vanna

julie - eab designs March 3, 2011 - 11:18 pm

Happy, happy birthday Sherry!! Enjoy your wonderful gifts – they are all spectacular! Best wishes!

Linda @ A La Carte March 3, 2011 - 11:36 pm

Wonderful gifts and such a happy surprise! love husbands that really listen! hugs, Linda

Susan March 3, 2011 - 11:59 pm

Happy Birthday Sherry! What an awesome gift!

ButterYum March 4, 2011 - 12:25 am

Well, first off, Happy Birthday!!!!! Secondly, Congratulations – not only for receiving such a great bday gift from your hubby, but for training him to pay attention ;). I hope you have tons of fun with your new toy!


Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio March 4, 2011 - 12:29 am

Happy Birthday Sherry! You received some wonderful goodies! I am glad that I was able to provide one of them. I love that tote and the tiered stand from Homegoods…

Martina March 4, 2011 - 1:07 am

Happy Birthday Sherry!! So glad you had a fabulous week. Love that bag you won, and what a great hubby you have!! Martina

Theresa March 4, 2011 - 1:11 am

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY SHERRY!!! Yesterday was my birthday too! It sounds like we both had a wonderful day! You really have some wonderful new prizes and Steve sounds like the best one of all! xoxo

[email protected] March 4, 2011 - 1:11 am

Happy Birthday, Sherry. Glad it was a great day for you!


NanaDiana March 4, 2011 - 1:31 am

Please tell me that you are dead tired of your husband and looking for a new home for him….doya suppose my hubby would mind if he moved in?;>)

Happy Happy birthday! I'd say that you are well-loved! I'd say the biggest testimony to that is the hardwood floor caper. God bless a man that will do THAT! Hugs- Diana

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ March 4, 2011 - 1:38 am

Happy Birthday to you. Sounds like a fabulous one. I would love all those gifts of love!

Jennifer @lifecraftsandwhatever March 4, 2011 - 1:51 am

Yeah, you suck. (spoken from someone who is COMPLETELY JEALOUS) 🙂

Happy Birthday! What a great gift, and yay for hubby listening and helping out. Hope it was a wonderful day! And I just saw that you're at exactly 1000 followers, go you!

Barefoot Apron March 4, 2011 - 2:33 am

YAY!! :::jumping up and down with you::::::

This rocks! Follow the Silhouette blog. You'll learn lots and get ideas! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

At The Picket Fence March 4, 2011 - 2:40 am

Oh, Happy Happy Birthday Sherry! What a fun week you have had with all of those wonderful gifts and treasures…including that treasure of a husband it sounds like you have! 🙂
Thanks so much for linking up to Inspiration Friday!

My Cozy Casita March 4, 2011 - 3:03 am

Happy Birthday Sherry! What a great gift.
hope you have a wonderful day My best wishes.


Bohemian March 4, 2011 - 3:07 am

Happy Birthday… so glad you got what your Heart desired! Looks like DH pays attention… Good Man!!!

Dawn… The Bohemian

Sue March 4, 2011 - 3:12 am

Happy Birthday Sherry! I'm with the rest of the group, the floors alone would have been a fabulous gift!! Enjoy all of your treasures.

Tricia - A Rosy Note March 4, 2011 - 4:33 am

Happy Birthday to you!! What a wonderful and exciting week you had Sherry. By the way, the Mister sounds like one great guy 🙂

Sarah March 4, 2011 - 4:40 am

Happy Birthday, Sherry. I'm happy you were the one to win all these terrific gifts. Very appropriate! ~ sarah

Sweet Bee Cottage March 4, 2011 - 5:22 am

Well Happy Birthday! What a fabulous day! Fun to see all your treats – especially that clean floor!

WhiteWhispers2u March 4, 2011 - 6:44 am

Lucky Lady! Fabulous Gifts Enjoy~Cheers Kim

classic • casual • home March 4, 2011 - 6:56 am

What a splendid birthday. You deserve it!
Mary Ann

classic • casual • home March 4, 2011 - 6:58 am

PS….so happy I make one thousand and ONE followers. Off to explore your lovely blog.
Mary Ann

Gail March 4, 2011 - 10:52 am

Happy Belated Birthday Sherry! I would say you have had a wonderful birthday week so far. What great gifts you have received.

Enjoy your day,

Stephanie March 4, 2011 - 12:12 pm

Happy belated birthday Sherry – mine is today and I've had a great week too! I got to go to Canton yesterday – check out the pics I took at LaurieAnna's!

she dreams big! March 4, 2011 - 2:40 pm

Sherry, this birthday must be on the list of 'best birthdays ever'!

Happy Birthday, my friend! May you get your floors mopped for many more!

Hugs ~~ Connie

Sommer March 4, 2011 - 3:22 pm

Happy Birthday Sherry! Your loot is INCREDIBLE! I'm over the moon with envy lol. I would be delighted if you would share this at my VIP party today as well.

Fabulous work!



[email protected] The Vintage Nest March 4, 2011 - 3:25 pm

And all I gave you was an egg salad sandwich! 🙂

[email protected] The Vintage Nest March 4, 2011 - 3:25 pm

oops…..make that chicken salad. 🙂

Becolorful March 4, 2011 - 3:29 pm

Happy birthday. What a great gift to give yourself. I have been on the fence about this little lovely. I am a Mac user and until recently the Silhouette has not been Mac friendly. I will be stalking you now for a bit asking you questions about it like ease of set up, what to buy to go with it, what you intend to do with it, etc. I will give you a week or so to play first but I will be back…. 🙂
Cheers to another year,
Pam @ BeColorful

Stephanie @ Home March 4, 2011 - 4:12 pm

Happy Belated Birthday! It looks like you had a great one 🙂

Magali @ The Little White House March 4, 2011 - 5:39 pm

Happy Birthday! You have a husband who listens to you? Where did you find him? Do you think they are out of stock, now?

Antiques And Teacups March 4, 2011 - 6:58 pm

Just adding my wishes to others for a wonderful birthday week and continuing birthday blessings!!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ March 5, 2011 - 12:58 am

Happy Birthday Sherry! I'm so glad you've had a special week…your blog is special to all of us! Enjoy the weekend! CELEBRATE!!! ♥♥♥

Confessions of a Plate Addict March 5, 2011 - 4:16 pm

♪♫♪ Happy birthday, deat Sherry! Happy birthdaaaay tooo yooouuu! ♫♪♫ Looks like you have some wonderful goodies to help you celebrate, too! Your hubby sounds like a real keeper! Enjoy your weekend!…hugs…Debbie

ShantyGirl March 6, 2011 - 2:46 am

Happy Birthday! I love your bag and all the rest of your goodies!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal March 6, 2011 - 4:48 am

Happy Birthday! What a wonderful surprise. Your hubby is a keeper for sure. He does floors! I'm impressed 🙂 I love that bag you won too. It's so cute!

Rene March 6, 2011 - 12:27 pm

Happy birthday Sherry! So glad you are feeling the love,

Vintage Barn 27 March 6, 2011 - 3:09 pm

Happy belated birthday Sherry! Love your gifts from your husband. Especially the cleaning of the hard wood floors! We have them in our kitchen/dining and know the work that goes into cleaning them. How amazing your husband is to do that for you. The tote is just lovely too!

Designs By Pinky March 6, 2011 - 5:33 pm

Happy BELATED birthday, ASherry! I have been away and am just catching up on blogs! Sounds like you had a GREAT week!!!! XO, Pinky

Laura Ingalls Gunn March 6, 2011 - 9:10 pm

Oh my so many wonderful treasures but more importantly I am so happy you had such a wonderful day. May it also be a beautiful year!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for leaving such a supportive comment.

Corn in my Coffee-Pot March 7, 2011 - 1:09 am

Happy Birthday!
Sounds like you've had a spectacular birthday.
I think the best surprise was the wood floors being cleaned and mopped!

How sweet is that?

[email protected] March 7, 2011 - 11:30 pm

Happy happy birthday!

designchic March 8, 2011 - 12:28 am

What a wonderful week you have had…Happy Birthday!!

Pamela March 8, 2011 - 1:28 am

Sherry it sounds like you had such a wonderful!!! Happy belated bday!

Entertaining Women March 8, 2011 - 3:12 am

Happy Birthday! You had a banner week with all the wonderful goodies. The Silhouette look intriguing. How is different from the Cricut Expression? Thanks for sharing all of your neat surprises. Cherry Kay

Romatic Domestic March 8, 2011 - 3:25 am

Happy Birthday Sherry! Sounds like it was a wonderful day.


Handy Man, Crafty Woman March 8, 2011 - 3:27 am

Wow, what a great bunch of birthday presents! I would have loved just the floor cleaning, lol!

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. March 8, 2011 - 3:36 am

Happy Birthday Sherry, and congrats on all the wonderful treasures!

Tara @ FabuLESSly Crafty March 8, 2011 - 6:25 am

Your hubby rocks!!!
I got mine for Christmas and I was just as happy… your gonna ADORE it!!

New follower from Homemaker on a Dime… Would love for you to stop in and say hello!

♥, Tara

Please Visit Me Back @ FabuLESSly Crafty!

Low Tide High Style March 8, 2011 - 4:20 pm

Sherry, I'm so sorry this is late but Happy Birthday! It looks like you made out like a bandit!

Kat 🙂

CAS March 8, 2011 - 9:22 pm

Wow, aren't you a lucky lady this week. Happy Birthday & best wishes for many more!

Mary Ellen March 9, 2011 - 1:39 am

Oh gosh how excited you must have been !! I know I would have if I had gotten one of those great Silhouettes!!! I sign up at every blog that is having a giveaway for one thinking maybe one will come to me but……
A very Happy Birthday to You!!

bee blessed

BEACH BUNGALOW March 9, 2011 - 12:52 am

Happy Birthday fish girl! I just had one too, Saturday.

Hope your week just gets better and better!

Sue @ Beach Bungalow

Becca March 9, 2011 - 12:52 am

Happy Birthday! And, what a great hubby! I look forward to seeing what you create with your gift! Have a great night, Becca

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style March 9, 2011 - 12:53 am

Thanks for joining the party, Sherry.

AshTreeCottage March 9, 2011 - 1:19 am

Belated Happy Birthday! And yes, you are one lucky and very much loved girl!!

Susan and Bentley

Shelia March 9, 2011 - 1:48 am

Happy Birthday, Sherry! What a wonderful hubby too to treat you to the cutter and to do the floors! 🙂
Love your little bag and sign. Life is good at your house!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia 😉

All That Glitters March 9, 2011 - 3:48 am

Happy Birthday Sherry!!! Your hubs did good!

Marsha March 9, 2011 - 12:45 pm

I just found your birthday post on Savvy SS. I too celebrate my birthday on Mar. 2. So Happy Belated BDay to you.

The Pennington Point March 9, 2011 - 5:15 pm

What an amazing birthday! Happy birthday from the Penningtons! 🙂 I am so, so excited about your new Silhouette! You and I should have a Cricut/Silhouette challenge. Love you! Lisa~

The BellaCasa Blog March 9, 2011 - 8:48 pm

Definitely a keeper…you mean the hardwood floors, right? Just kidding…I know you mean the hubby. What a nice jesture for your birthday. Come by for a visit and say hello.

kristina March 9, 2011 - 10:17 pm

ahhh! yay for you! i just got a silhouette and LOVE it!!!! HAVE FUN!!

xinex March 9, 2011 - 11:06 pm

Belated Happy birthday, Sherry! What a sweet hubby you have! Love the presents and the clean house!…Christine

{Bellamere Cottage} March 10, 2011 - 9:00 pm

Happy, happy birthday! What a lucky birthday chickie you are too!


LLH Designs March 11, 2011 - 2:34 pm

So glad you had a great birthday week! I did, too…back in January! It filled my love tank to overflowing! 🙂 so nice to be loved well on your special day.

Happy, happy!

peggy braswell March 12, 2011 - 7:45 pm

It is Sat,March 12, but never too late to wish you a happy b'day. Soooo happy you liked the bag/tote+who knew it would arrive on your big day. What a wonderful husband. Hugs to each of you. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

SHERRY HART March 13, 2011 - 4:31 pm

Happy Birthday Sherry…how funny…mine was the 4th!

for the love of a house March 19, 2011 - 3:22 pm

Happy Belated Birthday Sherry!! Looks like it was a fabulous week! What a sweeeeeeeeet husband you have!


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