on being known

i got some really sweet gifts from my closest girlfriends for my birthday last week!


nicole gave me the feather notebook.  she almost always gives me notebooks, which i love because i’m a notetaker and idea sketcher.  she gave me some fancy hand cream that i would’ve never treated myself to – it looks good and works amazingly!  she also gave me the #5 to add to a couple other 5’s i have.


joy gave me the vintage bingo cards in the most beautiful shade of teal with bits of red, and the old tool caddy.


but my favorite part?  the tool caddy was filled with my favorite treats that joy makes: blondies!

the best gift of all was that they made me feel known.

nicole knows i love making lists.  she knows my hands are always overused and neglected.  she knows my love for chippy paint and family-centric decor.

joy knows i love vintage and distressed finds with history!  she also knows my love for color and whimsical decorating.  and she knows that they way to my heart is through my stomach.  with blondies.  always blondies.

these girls know my likes and dislikes, but they also know my highs and lows.  they’ve walked with me in the valleys and celebrated with me on the peaks.  they know my failures and love me anyway.  and when i fail hard, they bring me blondies.

thank you girls, for knowing me.


  1. 1
    LIsa W. says:

    BOY did this post strike home. Are girlfriends…best girlfriens the best!!!!! They always get you what you would NEVER get your self. And they do love you to the moon and back no matter what. I always think, how important my children are, but remember my girlfriens were there first for many many years, and will never leave me. You touched my heart, AND so happy to hear across the nation you TOO have those best friends!!!!

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    belated happy birthday !!!

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    such cute gifts!!! love the bingo cards!!!

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    Do you happen to have the recipe for those blondies?? Cause they look AMAZING!
    Happy belated birthday– i love the 5 and bingo cards as well

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    Whitleigh says:

    Happy belated birthday!! I have one of those caddies. That is actually an old chicken feeder! Enjoy!!

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    What sweet friends. I try to think of the person when I am planning a present. I look for the thing that they will love. A little thought goes a long way. So glad that your friends helped you feel extra special on your birthday!

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    Love it when people really KNOW you! It’s the best. What great friends! Happy Birthday. I’d love the recipe for the Blondies….they’re my fAvorite too.

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    I love this! How fantastic is it to feel so well understood by others! My last birthday was a milestone (30!!) and I was overwhelmed by the generosity and thoughtfulness of my friends! Happy belated Birthday!

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    How sweet! This is why I spend so much time on choosing a gift, because when you think of the right gift, it means the world! (It doesn’t always work out the be a great gift, but I’m trying!) Happy belated birthday!

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