Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Birthday Weekend Recap

I had a wonderful time this birthday weekend with wonderful people.  There were lots of great dinners and nights out and gifts! The presents included lots of stripes, lots and lots of owls and just lots of good stuff.  You can see all the owl cards below that I want to try to make into some art for the walls.  And that big basket of flowers is from my parents, so pretty and springy!

After the husbo said the painted cabinets were my birthday gift for about a month, he surprised me with a big present! This West Elm island was just hanging out in the kitchen one night when we got home from dinner!  I was really really surprised!  (The shelves weren't all set up like this, he knows that's my favorite part : )

I wasn't sure if it felt too cramped at first, but we took a leaf out of the kitchen table and now I'm loving it.  The awesome beehive vase on the island was a gift from my sister-in-law (thanks Court).  I also got some Ray Ban sunglasses, an owl necklace (so cute, thanks Nads) and a bunch of clothes.  And can't forget the gc to HomeGoods (yay!) from my mother-in-law.  It was a perfect birthday!


  1. The kitchen looks great! You are very very welcome =)

  2. Love your new kitchen island! What a fun surprise!! Happy belated birthday.


  3. The kitchen looks great. I would love to see a pic of the owl necklace.

  4. Kitchen looks very nice i love it!