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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Hearts and Wishes

Yesterday was an emotional but fun day for me.  I turned 50.  I know that the number shouldn't matter but for the past 6 months I have been re-examining my life and remembering some childhood experiences and I just can't believe how fast time flies.  (Made even worse by Ethan turning 18 on Saturday). Today, I'm fine.  I thought too much and felt too much.  I have a lot to be thankful for and that's what I should focus on.

My good friend Cecilia spent the day with me treasure hunting.  We always have so much fun together and she made me enjoy my day for what it was.  We went to one of my favorite stores in DeKalb called, My Favorite Things.  It was her first time there and she loved it!  Last time I was there I bought a small heart sewn from vintage quilt pieces so there were some tattered places on it which added to the charm.  This time I found 2 more but slightly larger.

These had even more tattered places on them to add to their charm.

I also found a wonderful green rusted and chipped iron plant stand.  I have sold a few that I had displayed in my sun room and now have it down to three with this one included.  It is fabulous!  

Notice the snow outside of the door?  The sunroom is not insulated so I don't spend much time out there right now.  I have been slowly going through my planter collection and as soon as it warms up, I will be able to find a home for this stand in the sunroom.  For now it looks great on its own.  Like a giant flower.

Happy treasure hunting!


  1. Happy 50th Birthday! I had my 60th last the years are going by too quickly. Fun way to celebrate your day.

  2. Happy Birthday!! I'll soon be 57 even though I don't feel that old. 50 didn't bother me, but getting closer to 60 does.

    1. Hi Cindy, thanks for the birthday wish. Milena

  3. You know what, buttercup? Fifty is the new thirty!!! =D You're gonna' LOVE it, trust me!

    Wishing you a belated but blessed Happy Birthday, and a year filled with discovery, adventure, blessing, and joy <3 (from Deb from homewardFOUNDdecor)