One week from today I am going to Kristin's wedding in the morning, then at 4pm I am hosting a dinner party for my family in honor of my niece Erin's 20th birthday. One niece (the eldest grandchild) is turning 21 this month; for that I said we must go out. But for Erin, we will do something at home for family and friends. My sister knows that I will always do something special, and I love the challenge of doing something that makes them all saw Wow!
Before I tell you about the party, though, I want to introduce you to Liam from Dallas. How old are you, Liam, about 7 or 8? Liam was that the Corona del Mar market today with his family, and he insisted that his mother buy this Eze slim basket; she ended up buying it for her sister and will buy another one from me online (free shipping). Look at the smile on his face, is he happy?? I asked him and his Mom if I could take a photo for my blog, and Liam says, a little shy but matter of factly: "Oh, yeah, I have my own blog too." Can you believe the age in which these kids are growing up? Where will technology and social networking be in 20 years? Liam's family also have their own "family blog," but I didn't get the whole name of Liam's blog, but it was Robo something. Please, Liam, I hope you see this post and tell me the name again!
People are just starting to get in the spring mode, and now shopping for Easter and summer; men and women are shopping for an Easter gift for Mom, so I sold a lot of little pieces today, perfect for tucking a little gift inside, and Mom can use the basket as a tote.
Yesterday and today, I have started getting ready for the birthday party, which will give me a head-start for Easter. At the back door, I redid all the pots with pink hydrangeas ($6.99 at Trader Joe's), and changed the bow on the dog to match the theme; this is basically the same shot Jacqueline did for the April Romantic Homes layout; he looks like a dreamy dog here!