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Sunday, September 23, 2012

A Birthday Post

Greetings Friends!  Yesterday was the first day of fall and know what else???  It was my 49th birthday.  I don't know how the heck all those years "happened" but I guess I'll have to just roll with it!  LOL

My dear friend Chris had planned a special road trip for us to Lone Star Merchantile in Fuqay-Varina.  Chris always manages to make me feel oh so special on my birthday. 

My chauffeur.  ;o)

 The Halloween display at Lone Star - I spent most of my time in this room.   There were so many little detailed things my brain could barely process it all.

I wanted all of these guys to come live with me.

My budget demanded that I maintain some restraint but I came home with these lovelies.  A few pieces of fabric for finishing, some wools, and a fabulous patchwork/wool applique pillow kit.
If you are ever in the area you do not want to miss this shop.  The staff was very helpful and friendly and their kits and supplies were top notch.  I am already thinking about my next visit.  :o)

We then headed to the main part of town to have lunch at Nil's Bakery Cafe.  

My "Terry's Salad".  Chris and I had the same dish and it was oh so good.  Roasted Veggies, Olives, Hummus, and Homemade Bread.  YUM!

While we were there Chris showered me with gifts.  (I am spoiled!)

 A Treasured Friend gift bag from Victorian Motto.  Can you believe all the gorgeous things that were in this package?!  I love all of Nancy's trims and know this will be put to use right away. 

This wonderful Bent Creek kit and the cutest card.  Not pictured is a huge bottle of Olive Oil from Trader Joe's.  Love!

After lunch we headed across the street to Cup Cake Bite for a bit of dessert. 

Chris "made" me get a cake pop.  LOL

It was a wonderful day out and I enjoyed every second.  There is just nothing better than spending time with a friend.  Thank you Chris!

I have lots more to share...later. Thank you so much for your comments and visits.   I will leave you with a picture of poor Lola who can't imagine why her momma didn't spend the whole day with her and her kitty.

35 comments:

Vickie said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Myra! What a great day you had.♥

Jackie said...

Happy Birthday Myra! It looks like you had a fantastic day!

Patty C. said...

Happy birthday! Sounds like you had a great time ;)

Deb said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Myra. It looks like a wonderful - friend, stash, lunch and cake. Doesn't get much better than that!

Laura said...

Happy Birthday!!! Looks like you had the best time with your friend! That is my idea of fun, fun, fun!!! So happy you were able to spend your day that way!

cucki said...

happy birthday dear myra,,
sound like you had a fun time..
love for you xxx

butterfly said...

Happy Birthday Myra, so happy for you that Chris took you out for a great day , nothing better than time spent with your friends, hugs.

Daffycat said...

What an awesome birthday celebration! I cannot think of anything better than to spend a birthday stash shopping.

Glad it was a happy one and wishing you many happy returns of the day!

heike said...

Happy birthday, Myra.
Happy, that you had a great day yesterday.

Hugs, Heike

Faye said...

Happy Birthday Ms Myra~~~ Glad you and Chris made it up to LoneStar Mercantile....Its a really cute shop, isn't it??? I fell in love with it! The nicest fabrics and the service is great.... Looks like you found some cool eateries too....hmmmm...maybe my next trip I will check them out~~~ HB, Faye

pj said...

Happy Birthday Myra...so glad you had a fun day! It's so great to spend time with friends who like the same things we like. You aren't over the hill yet so enjoy the year ahead!!!! pj

Annette-California said...

Happy Birthday Myra!!! That's a fantastic day of celebrating you got to share with Chris. Oh how fun, shopping, food, desserts:)))) Perfect!
love Annette

carol fun said...

Happy Birthday Myra -- looks like you had a wonderful day - good friend, good food and good shopping - the trifecta of a good time! hugs- carol fun

Cindy's Stitching said...

lots of nice stuff. Happy birthday

Mouse said...

happyyy bithday to you ... it sounds like you had a fab time .. gorgeous goodies you got too and that food looks very yummy too :) love mouse xxxxx

Simple Pleasure said...

Myra
Happy, Happy Birthday...hope this year is filled with all those little things that make you smile!
Your day with Chris sure sounds like perfection...a dear friend, a fabulous shop, wonderful food!
Busy Hands...Happy Heart
Patricia

Barb said...

What a special day you had with Chris! I'm not sure what I like better , Lone Star or that yummy food!!

Ellen said...

Happy Birthday, Myra! Gorgeous gifts and the food n dessert sure look yummy!

Hugs,

robindefender said...

Ha! I love Lola's kitty!

Happy Birthday. Looks like you and Chris had a great time. I love the new Lonestar shop... it's so much fun to wander through!

Deborah said...

Happy Birthday! Looks like you and Chris had a wonderful day.

Chris said...

Hey Myra!
What a perfect day Saturday was! Everything was perfect. Thank you so much for spending your birthday with me. Thank you for your wonderful friendship.
Lola looks like she is really guarding that toy!
Enjoy your Monday!

Chris said...

Hey Myra!
What a perfect day Saturday was! Everything was perfect. Thank you so much for spending your birthday with me. Thank you for your wonderful friendship.
Lola looks like she is really guarding that toy!
Enjoy your Monday!

Carol said...

Looks like a most perfect day, Myra--happy, happy belated birthday to you, my friend. I hope the coming year is filled with only good things and more time for yourself :)

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Happy birthday, Myra! It looks/sounds like you and Chris had a great, fun day! That salad is huge and looks delicious! Glad you found some stash.
Lola is so cute!

thegreytail said...

I woould be broke in no time in that place.. even dust will probably look fantastic! ;)
I'm happy you enjoyed your birthday and had such a nice friend to share it..
and that meal.. gee I need to try one of those!!

valerie said...

Happy Birthday Myra! It looks like you had a fantastic time with Chris! That salad looks yummy!

Catherine said...

A very happy birthday to you, dear Myra!! What a special way to spend your day by sharing it with Chris. Good friend, good shopping good food ~ sounds like a perfect day!
Here's to many more!

Sally said...

Happy Belated Birthday Myra:) Sounds like you had a wonderful day.

Berit said...

OOh, what a great day! Thank you for sharing with us!

I am so caught up just in looking at your Halloween shop room pics! I want the stacked boxes, orange tabletopper (is it quilted?), and the witch and bats "gourds/pear". :D

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