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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A Peek From My Porch

A Peek Into My Life This Past Week

Last week was a great week - it included my birthday, which is always fun.  That celebration pretty much consumed the week.  I love spreading it out over several days!  If we're going to get older, we might as well have fun doing it!
Breakfast in bed - a family tradition!

In our family any birthday always starts with breakfast in bed.  My husband made my favorite breakfast ~ French Toast.  He served it up with bacon and coffee on my prettiest dishes.  It was sooo yummy! (Why does food cooked by someone else always taste better?!)

The rest of the day was special with calls, texts, messages and cards.  Who doesn't love getting a real card in the mail?  I saved all my cards that I'd gotten earlier and opened them at breakfast.  It made my heart smile!

My husband always knows how to make my birthday special.  Not only was there breakfast, but he got me roses and a book I'd hinted come right out and asked for!  I love Jan Karon's Mitford series, and this is her newest book.  I'm loving it!

I got to go to KY to celebrate with my family the day after.  My parents made homemade ice cream and served it with a delicious chocolate cake.  What a combo!  It was so good!  It was a sweet time visiting with my sisters, brothers-in-law and my parents. There was reminiscing and laughter all evening.

That's not all that happened, but that's enough about my birthday.  Let me show you a project that got finished last week!

I mentioned my new door color a couple weeks ago.  To pull that color out onto the porch, I made slip covers for my rocking chair pillows.

Those were marked to $10 for the pair on clearance.  They were pillow shams, so I cut them down to fit the chair pillows and then sewed them up.  I love the addition of the coral color against the black chair.  I'm still working on my fall display out there, but at least the color part is finished!

I'll give you one last peek from last week...

I didn't know Liza Jane was a Jan Karon fan, but evidently she is.  =^..^=

What's going on in your world this week?  Is anyone else a September girl?

With love from my country porch,


M said...

Oh, my goodness....that kitty is too much, what a sweetie, and to think she like Jan Karon, well that's the berries!

Denise said...

I know, I can't resist her cuteness either!

Dianne said...

Sweet Liza Jane. If you get tired of her, I'll take her ^..^

Denise said...

Don't think there's a chance of that, but you can come visit her any time you'd like! Bring your lint roll. =^..^=