Now in case you don't have any party hats in your stash, I have a few extras...
A few decorations to get us in the party mood
A few appetizers for our gathering, starting with some chipotle popcorn chicken bites
Bacon jam on apples, this just sounds like fun, doesn't it?!
Tenderloin crostini??!! Yes, please!
Some Spring rolls...
Gotta try these Polenta-Olive Tapenade bites
7-Layer dips for everyone!!!
And some Salmon Caper bites. Yum!
Now, it wouldn't be a birthday party without a cake or two...
Get ready to "open" presents, Kim...
First, a poster for your craft room
A little necklace
A pair of fun Lucy shoes
And a little something to keep you healthy!
Now for THE most perfect necklace...
Followed by the most perfect scarf
And the most perfect ring set
And shoes for the game
And I wish they had photos of tickets, but they don't. We'd meet up at every Giants/Cubs game all season long! At least I can 'give' you the schedule, and we can pretend we're together...
While we were at the Lake House together last October, Kim made this sweet, amazing card. I loved it then, and it's been in my mind ever since. Well, today is a good day to 'borrow' her idea, and CASE her a birthday card.
And my little tribute to Kim:
Since this is a birthday post, and since this post has been really long, if you want the "recipe" just shoot me an email. I will tell you that the little polka dot paper was kindly and oh so sweetly thrown into my scrapbox at the Lake House by Miss Kim herself. I hoarded it until I need the most absolutely special card with this most special paper!
Well, Happy Birthday Kim. Can I just say my life is richer for having known you?! It really is. You are a blessing, not only to me, but I suspect to all those who have the privilege of knowing you. True story. What an immense delight to have actually met you in person, too. I can still picture us sitting side-by-side at the dining room table laughing and crafting. Wonderfully perfect memories. Celebrate today. Enjoy your birthday. And may God bless you all the days of your life.