Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Spoiled little birthday girl!

As of today, I have officially made 38 trips around the sun without managing to cause too much irreparable harm to myself! And I'm feeling pretty good... over the last few days, I've been absolutely spoiled.

At the end of November, Dave asked me what I needed for my birthday (he's always so practical). The truth was, other than a car... I don't really need anything. But when the Black Friday buy 2 get 1 free sale popped up on Charmed Aroma, I asked if he wouldn't mind picking out a couple of candles.

If you've never seen them, they are great big scented double wick candles with a piece of jewelry hidden inside. You burn them down until your prize (wrapped in foil) is revealed. Apparently you can win a piece worth up to $5,000 but most of it is just nice sterling silver costume jewelry. They  give you an appraisal code that reveals the "worth" of item. While I think their "appraisals" are highly over-valued, the jewelry is pretty, the candles smell really nice, and it's a heck of a lot of fun! I've spent the last week burning my candles day and night to get my prizes...
I also got a pretty white tear-shaped stone pendant, but it was still in the candle when I took this picture.

Mom wasn't supposed to get me anything else, because she'd already given me some money towards a new dishwasher, but when Burt and I stopped by after his vet appointment on Saturday, she had a gift bag for me.
More of her gorgeous handspun, and some much needed quilting tools!

Yesterday afternoon, I went to the mailbox and there was my prize from the I ❤ Fall KAL!
500 yards of the most divine merino/bamboo I've ever felt, a fun little button and some cute animal bum stitch markers! Thanks so much Vera!

My paperwhite have also started to bloom, just in time for my birthday!
 And they smell so strong! They are the dining room and you can smell them as soon as you get anywhere near the room!

And last, but definitely not least... the best birthday present of all...
Baby Burt is back in business. He's eating on his own again (and bugging me for a little of whatever I'm eating) his energy levels are back up to MAX, and we seem to have put the worst behind us! I couldn't ask for more than that!


And before I forget - time to share some of this love.... the winner of the 10 year blogaversary give away - Jocelyn!!!! I'll email in a little bit to get your details. Congrats!

9 comments:

Araignee said...

Happy birthday! It looks like you were righteously spoiled! Those candles sound like fun. So happy to hear kitty is on the mend and....you've got snow!

Vera said...

Oh such fun things. I've never heard of those candles, but it sounds like fun. Love that yarn your Mom gave you. Glad my package arrived ok (I hadn't even noticed that the stitch markers coordinate with the yarn - completely unintentional, but fun).

Congrats to Jocelyn and Happy Birthday again Val!!

kathy b said...

Happy Birthday !!! I love your gifts. The Fall KAL win is amazing i must say! Have your best year yet!

elns said...

Yay! Happy Birthday, Valerie! Looks like you got some wonderful gifts. Wishing you all the happiness and all the best. Those bum stitch markers are so funny and cute!

Jocelyn said...

Happy birthday! What a fun set of gifts - so many things that are right up your alley. Being just a bit spoiled is a great way to celebrate 38 years. And thank you! You just made my day :)

Dee said...

Happy birthday. I know the BEST gift is knowing Burt is feeling better, but I laughed out loud at the animal butt stitch markers. They are the BEST!!!

Looks like you had a great 38th! Here's hoping your next traverse around the sun is the best one yet!

Delighted Hands said...

Happy birthday! The goodies in your life is just a reflection of all that is joyful in your life!

Mereknits said...

Happy, Happy Birthday. Your gifts are wonderful and I have to say those candles are a brilliant idea.

Eastside Cats said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Looks like you received a bumper crop of good things!