Thursday, September 18, 2008

birthday season

According to Hallmark, August is the month with the most birthdays. I guess they'd be the people who would know that type of thing.

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STORIA HOME

It's birthday season around here. The entire side of my husband's family has their birthdays within two months of each other. Ben and I are the lone rangers in December and April. So there is a fair amount of celebrating going on. And gift buying.

It's not that I don't enjoy finding gifts for people. Everyone knows I don't need much of an excuse to hit the shops. It's just that it can be a little overwhelming. Granted, some people are easier than others. For example, you could buy my brother-in-law a garden hedger or a six pack of fancy beer and he'd be as happy as a clam. But some people, they pose a bit of a challenge. I'm not naming names here (mother-in-law), or pointing fingers (father-in-law), but if those individuals would be willing to create a list of items for me to choose from (hint), it would probably help get rid of the pinching sensation I feel at the base of my neck whenever I set out to find just the right thing to give them.


Who is the Birthday Queen? Jerusalem Greer!






I have a new friend on Etsy that makes having a birthday funner than ever. Jeruselum (isn't that a great name?) of Storia Home makes and sells her fabulous party decorations. She has a darling blog and a inspirational website. She has just the thing for your next party.

Here is her personal Manifesto:

"Make Do and Mend!" Taken from a poster from the WW II era this phrase sums up everything for me. Learning to "Make Do" can be the very thing that spurs on great creativity and it can also be a way to save the planet, one vintage find at a time!

AND you lucky people have a chance to win the birthday banner in the first photo. Simply leave a comment on this post and I will use my little random number picker to select a winner on Monday!

I want to wish my good friend Becky a happy birthday today! You look fabulous darrrrrllling!

23 comments:

LaMia Designs said...

this banner is too cute...I would love it for any birthday I was celebrating...such cute items!
best wishes to you...
www.lamiadesigns.blogspot.com
thanks for the contest!

LeaKarts said...

That is so cute--what a great shop! Every time I think I've seen it all on Etsy, I find something new :) Now I know just where to go for party supplies.

The MacPherson Family said...

Hey April. Long time no talk. I'm glad you found me. Heard from any of the old friends? It looks like life has treated you well. Thomas is so cute. How is Heidi? I love your jewelry!!! You have such a great talent. I love homemade stuff. I think that homemade is the best. I would also love the birthday banner for my daughter MaKayla. She and her twin brother will be turning the BIG 8 in Jan. Have a fabulous day!

RedefinedPossibilities said...

I could use this cute banner for my family birthday bashes!

ann packard

dollcloset said...

That's a super cute banner! I love the colors!

Natalie Hutchison said...

I LOVE birthdays!!!! I like to consider myself the QUEEN of birthdays. The presents, the decorating, and cup cakes! I think everyone should love their birthday. Mine is my favorite hoilday of year! I love celebrating everyones birthday even if I barely know them! Oh they are just great.
Natalie Hutchison

Jen said...

That banner is to die for! How cute! I can win it just in time for my birthday, too! Awesome!!!

-10oneworld on etsy
sedonajen@msn.com

Digital Misfit said...

What an adorable banner! Not only is it super-cute, but I love that it is reusable!
I have to agree with Hallmark about the August thing - while I am a December baby, my best friend, niece, brotherinlaw and sister are all August birthdays.

I really enjoy reading your blog :)

heidig@gmail.com

Cate said...

Your blog is adorable! I'll have to check out that party supply website. Looks like really cute stuff.Thanks for holding the contest!

-Cate

Amyesq said...

I adore that banner! Oh please let me win!

Bedke Family News said...

April, your things are too cute. I could get lost for hours on your blog. Who takes your secondsister photos?
Chareese

Cathe Holden said...

We have a birthday season in our little family, it’s early spring and I NEED THAT BANNER!

I know you're picking randomly, but I thought that would be worth a try.

Vinyl Rocks My World said...

What a super banner! That would be my favorite birthday present to myself! :O)
My 3 roommates would love this as well! And it would be so darling for my future niece/nephew coming into the world in January! Oh, all the uses I could get from it!

Kari said...

That banner is super adorable, love it!

I hear you about the August birthdays. Both my family and my husbands family has lots of birthdays in August. It really adds up quick.

Michelle said...

Oooooooo......I would love to be entered into the drawing. Her stuff is so cute!

Fancy said...

Very cute! Our birthday month is May :)

Christopher And Tia said...

Thats a gorgeous banner! Way nicer than any banner I ever had, haha. I'd love to win.

xx Tia

Kiersten said...

Oh, April, I can't believe I forgot about your blog. Yay for remembering!

Jenny said...

A good friend of mine just sent me this web site and think your stuff is wonderful. I can't wait to Christmas shop. The birthday items are great as well. I love to celebrate everyones birthday.

Cofygirl said...

That banner is fabulous! Her eye for detail and color is fantastic!! Love it!

Amy said...

YAY!!! Cofygirl from etsy directed me to your blog. I think I might be addicted!

Sin City Spuds said...

I want to win!

Sock Monkey Greetings said...

Pick me..pick me...my 40th birthday is this week!!! :)