Today my oldest daughter turned 22. Hard to believe since in my mind I am in my early 30's--though my body thinks its in its 50's. I felt lucky that I was able to spend the whole day with her. Janae and I are so much alike--we have almost exactly the same taste in decorating and the things we like to do.
I am on what I call a Kool-aid budget. (That is when you are so broke you can't afford beer). With birthdays I have to be creative...and thank goodness I have been blessed with a creative gene. Something I inherited from both of my Grandmothers and my Dad I think. Since Janae is such a girly girl and loves all that glitters and sparkles it was fun making her birthday gifts!
|I was so busy making her gifts I didn't have time to make homemade cupcakes!|
|Got this fake pumpkin at Goodwill and had to make it pretty so it would fit in at Janae's house.|
|This is how it turned out--so Janae.|
|Janae and I went to the "Street of Dreams" this year and in one of the houses saw a tulle covered lampshade and so I decided I needed to copy it.|
|I created this pillow because I thought it would look beautiful in her livingroom.|
|In real life it really sparkles!|
|I knew she would love this one because I made it for her furry daughters bedroomsee it here|
|Bella is one spoiled puppy dog (but shhh--she doesn't know she is a dog)|
|This is what it looked like when I bought it at Goodwill for 6.99|
|Here it is now|
|The boys at Sissy's party|
|Chantel at Sissy's party|
|Lucky for Janae her boyfriend is not on a Kool-aid budget and he got her this little beauty|
So another year down being Janae's mom. Twenty two years ago I spent 3 days in labor to have this beautiful girl and she has done nothing but bring me joy ever since (okay--well there was a few years in there I wasn't feeling total joy but mostly joy). She was born on my Grandmothers birthday...Grandmas first great grandchild. We lost Grandma last year--she would have been 94 today. Happy Birthday Grandma! Happy Birthday Janae!