Thursday, March 24, 2016

Belated Birthday Wishes, Maria

"I'm late, I'm late for a very important date..." so the song from Disney's Alice in Wonderland goes. And it's going that way for me too. I missed Maria's birthday; she of rieslingmama fame. Just in case you've missed her big day as well, be sure to run over and leave her a little birthday love, even if it is a little late! I know she'll appreciate it! We'll have a quiet little party in her honor today. Pretty sure I know just the right spot! How about a beach party South Haven Michigan? I can just picture sand chairs and a nice bon fire, can you?!

Sunset over South Haven, Michigan.:

Gotta have some bokeh wine glasses at our party...

Twenty One Fifty Nine :: Confetti Wine Glasses DIY:

And naturally something to go in them

My newest obsession seems to be subscription boxes, birchbox, glossybox, barkbox and now best of all, Bright Cellars!! Take their quiz today to see your matches!:

Oh! And how about these for treats???!!!

Champagne cookies:

Is this the most perfect is this birthday cake, or what??!!

Wine barrel cake with chocolate grapes and wine bottle - For all your cake decorating supplies, please visit

And let's not forget presents for our birthday girl!

A little framed beach glass...

Beach glass artwork (sea glass found in Lake Michigan):

Something soft and sweet

Having lived in 2 of the Great Lakes states, I would like to takes this with me to our next home...:
Something warm and fun

Fog Grey Michigan Mittens:

And something shiny to top things off

Copper Lake MIchigan and Michigan State Pendant. $40.00, via Etsy.    Rose Kren  .sprouts.:

I'm not going to show you the card I made for her in this post. It's winging its way across the ocean, and I'd like it to be a surprise for her. I know you'll all understand.

So sorry this was so late, Maria. But I did think of you on your special day. Hope you celebrated just the way that makes you happiest. And may your year be filled with joy and wonders! Birthday blessings to you!


Kim Heggins said... truly are the party planner of the blog stars! I just love all of what you put together for Maria's birthday. I love each and every little detail.

Geri said...

Another fabulous soiree dear friend! The b-day cake is amazing! Can't imagine how long it must have taken you to bake and ice it!!!

Looking forward to seeing your card :)

Susanne Vargas said...

Again you have outdone yourself, to find the perfect birthday cake, gifts, everything for the birthday girl! Hope you will show us the card, once she receives it!

cm said...

Seriously, you need to take up 'real' party planning! What a fabulous array of wine-and-beach themed items. The 'real' wine and glasses: sign me up for a taste or two! And the cookie version: sign me up for a taste or 12! The necklace: oh my! I'm not one for jewelry (because I'm a cheap-o) but this one, I'd wear for sure! Another smile making post!
Hugs, love and misses~c

Brenda said...

I am in total agreement with Carol in that you need to take up party planning in real life Bev! You have thrown Maria a fine birthday party, loving the location and all the party goodies. I'm late myself so trying to get caught up with all my commenting. It is going to take me a while! But like you said, better late than never! Hugs, Brenda

shirley-bee said...

Another wonderful party, Bev (as was Kim's). You have such a knack of making fabulous choices for the birthday girl :)

maria f. said...

That sandy beach in the first shot... my head is buried in it. In shame. You dear, sweet, wonderful lady. I am here to search for the most fabulous, gentle and serene happy birthday CAS card on your blog - to thank you for sending it my way - and what do my (now teary) eyes see? This perfectly planned party of yours in my honor. That I'm just seeing now due to the Easter/Easter break crazy days at our house. Shame upon me. Vielen, vielen dank meine liebe. And may we break open one of those wine bottles together (your beach or mine) one day soon. Thank you so much for being so incredibly kind, Bev, even in the midst of your stress playing nurse. I do hope everyone is getting back to health and maybe even enjoying the first signs of Spring. Giant hug across the pond.

Anita in France said...

Another fantastic celebration, Bev ... two in one week ... and I missed them both (at the time!) ... good thing they just keep partying on! Hoping to see your card as I'm meandering through my catch up! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Petra Swart said...

You choose the perfect setting for a wonderful party, Bev - what a beautiful beach and wonderful drinks to enjoy on the sand chairs!!!! As soon as I have visited all your posts of the last week or two, I'm off to meet Maria in Blogland - I can't wait to visit her blog and see what she makes!!!!