October 24, 2009

Happy Birthday to ME!

Okay… I wouldn’t ordinarily make a big deal about my own birthday, but Kelly’s visiting family this weekend and so she’s not here to do it for me!!


Happy Birthday to Victoria! :-)

2009_1024NewPics0029 Yummy! My favourite cake, waiting for me in the kitchen RIGHT NOW as I type! I’m tempted to go and have a slice after I post this little story, but I’ll wait for after our dinner.

And what are we having?



Pizza Hut Pan Pizzas, Supreme & Hawaiian!

It’ll be scrumptious!




And what have I done on this lovely, sunny fall day?2009_1024NewPics0017

Did I go to a spa for a facial? Did I meet some girl-friends for lunch and great conversation?

Nope. Brian and I worked (yet again) on the soon-to-be paving stone walkway in our front yard! I hauled rock dust up the stairs and helped to move and re-stack some Allan Blocks so that they’re out of the way of our working area.

And get this… come 2:30 this afternoon all worked STOPPED so that Brian could come in to watch a BC Lion’s (football) game, followed closely by a Vancouver Canucks (hockey) game. What about me?!

Are you feeling sorry for me yet? Do you feel crummy that I’m ONLY having Pizza for my birthday dinner? Are you shaking your head at the fact the I’ve spent my day trudging in the yard and then being forced to watch sports all afternoon & evening?!

Well… take a look at this:



While Brian (and – okay – ME out of the corner of my eye) watch and enjoy a Canucks victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs (Go Canucks!) I’m busy playing on the internet, doing a little blogging, putting together an “Interior Ideas & Inspiration Sheet” for one of my clients’ bedroom and writing this post.




The fireplace is blazing… the critters are asleep around us…

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We have some potato chips and dip to nibble on…


All and all… it’s a pretty darned terrific day!

And that’s not all!pl_otree

Yesterday, Brian and I bought a beautiful Bloodgood Japanese Maple for our front yard! It’s still at the nursery, but we hope to have a spot ready for it next weekend… here’s what it will look like in a few years ~

An absolutely beautiful tree that’s red all year long!

I’ll take some pics and share when I can… while the tree we purchased is covered with fantastically vibrant red leaves right now, they may have all dropped by next weekend :-( I might not be able to show you how FANTABULOUS this tree will look against our Gloucester Sage (Benny Moore) house until next spring!! Oh well… I’m still happy!




Last night… we went for my REAL birthday dinner… a fabulous steak dinner at The Keg! Love it!! We had an absolutely wonderful evening!



And last weekend… Brian surprised me with the purchase of a NEW CAMERA!

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Perhaps you can see the difference… the photo of my New Camera was (obviously) taken with my “Old” Camera. When compared with the photo – taken with my New Camera – of my “Old” Camera (confused?!) the background is somewhat blurry and my hand is darker. Okay… maybe you can’t see the difference, but I can!

I love my hubby!!!

Pizza has arrived… we each have a glass of red wine for my Birthday Toast - “Skol!” - I’m about to ask Brian to change the channel away from sports (enough for one day, don’t you think?!) and soon we’ll be cutting into my Birthday Cake…

So as you can see… things are JUST RIGHT here!



Rebecca Corvese said...

Happy, Happy Birthday. I like a laid back birthday myself. I'm just as happy sitting around my house having a glass of wine with one or two friends as I would be having a big party thrown in my honor. I'm curious... how do you put together your Interior Inspirations for clients? Is it done on Powerpoint or do you just put together some websites or something similar? I ask, because I'm an interior designer and I like to find out what other designers like to do for their clients.

MissBliss said...

Happy Happy Birthday!!!!


Donna @ Paisley and Perspective said...

Happy Birthday Victoria!!! Sounds like a perfect birthday day to me - and when you top it off with a football and hockey game (I'm a big CFL and NHL fan) it can't get much better. Well, except maybe potato chips and dip - HEY - you've got yourself a perfect day! Enjoy!

PS - same thing happened here - work stopped at 2pm as the Ottawa University football team played - and then the Ottawa Senators played. Tomorrow I'm cracking the whip... :0 lol!

And PPS - I can't wait to see the finished walk way - it's looking great!

Rebecca Corvese said...

Hi Victoria,

I do pretty much what you do, except I drop furnishings, lighting, flooring, etc. into a powerpoint along with pics I've taken of the client's space. In some cases I'll drop in the recommended product into the pics. I don't have photoshop, but I need to get it! I do the same with floor plans/elevations. Only if requested.

qerat said...

Happy Birthday Victoria.
I beleive It is always the little things that make us happy. A quiet, warm evening together with someone you love, when all is well with your world is the best gift you can have.

Kat said...

Happy Birthday Victoria! Sounds like a good day to me, I much prefer laid back to big deal. That cake looks delicious. And I love your new tree, it's going to look gorgeous. Can't wait to see the finished walkway. Hope the rest of your weekend is great, take some pointers from kitty there lol. Kathy

Porchlight Interiors said...

Happy birthday Victoria! It does sound like you had a great day - doing yard work does make you feel good! Tracey xx

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Happy Birthday, Victoria! It sounds like you had a great day! I would be okay with a birthday like that ~ except if I stay home I'll be getting up to give candy out every 15 minutes ~ all day! I have a red Japanese maple in my yard that I can see every morning as I drink my coffee. I think you will love yours; they are so beautiful against everything else that is green.

Pam Kersting said...

Happy Birthday Victoria~ Great choice to of the the Japanese Bloodgood maple. It will look spectacular against the backdrop of your sage green home. I would suggest that you uplight it from below. At night it will almost glow! Enjoy!

Christy said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you break down and eat cake before your dinner after all! It's only your birthday once a year - and that's a tradition with us! Enjoy your day!

DesignTies said...

You're such a horn-tooter, V!! ;-P

Hope you had a good birthday -- I see Atkins was tossed out the window yesterday ;-) Hey, everybody needs chips & dip and pizza and cake on their birthday :-)


Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Happy Birthday Victoria! Your blog is so fun. Sounds like your birthday was sooo your style. Have a great birthday month!

Unknown said...


Happy Birthday! The new rule is when you birthday falls on a Friday or Saturday you continue the celebration until the weekend is over that Sunday. Sounds like celebrations went well. My birthday was Friday (23rd) and I will continue celebrate til midnite tonight. Cheers to a Happy B-Day, Happy, New Year to us!


Sharon said...

Happy Birthday Victoria!:) Sounds like a perfect birthday, one with things you like and most importantly, with the person you love. Wish you many happy things

Danica said...

Happy Birthday Victoria! I also got a camera for my birthday last month, and I love it! It sounded like a nice relaxing day, which I would prefer rather than a big event. Glad you had a good time. :)

Gayle said...

Happy Birthday! It sounds like you've had a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!!! Wow!!! It seems that you had a perfect birthday party. The foods looks so Delicious. Yummy!!!

puna said...

Happy birthday! The cake, the pizza, and the dip. It all looks fab.

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