Tuesday, November 24, 2015

November Happy List - Birthday Month

November is a big month at our home. My husband, Dan, and I have birthdays 6 days apart. Our son, who traveled from out of town, and daughter spent time with us so that made our birthdays extra special. This year, the last of my 50's, I hosted my own birthday party with a few girlfriends. Why wait for a 60th birthday party? We had our nails done and lunch afterwards. It was called a Girlfriend Gratitude Birthday Party because I am very grateful to have these women in my life.

I noticed that while working on my computer that day, Google had cakes and cupcakes as its logo. Since I knew that Google changes its logo frequently in honor of special times, I scrolled over it to see why they had baked goods. I was surprised to see that they were wishing me a "Happy Birthday!" Oh, wow!!! Remember to check for this on your special day!


I attended an auction and had my eye on a box of vintage dolls.

I especially liked this one, but there were several people bidding on them so I didn't get involved. Since this was my first auction, I was still kind of shy when it came to holding up my number.

Speaking of dolls, my friend Anita, has a knack for finding great stuff at the Goodwill stores. She finds things in amazing condition, even new items in unopened packages. She spent $1.99 on this vintage bride doll that is about 2 feet tall!!! Isn't she wonderful? I'm amazed that not only someone let go of this doll, but also that GW sold her so inexpensively!


A few weeks ago when I was in Atlanta, Georgia, I saw this home all decked out for Halloween. It's the type of decorated home that cars line and pull over to see and stay awhile. I can only wonder what they will do for Christmas!

I also saw this pumpkin made from painted mason jar lids tied together. I've seen these on Pinterest and have wanted to make one for myself. Maybe next year...

Also while in Atlanta, my friends Becky, Missy and I stopped at an art show in Piedmont Park. Here are some pieces that caught my eye:

Missy, Becky and Me at Piedmont Park art fair
Becky gave each of us the fixin's to make a little angel ornament constructed from a cotton boll.


I took a painting class and learned some new techniques while I painted this wreath. I am so thrilled to have the shop Palette & Paper closeby. Mare, the owner, brings in amazingly talented artists to teach us new things. I go home happy with my work.

Mare also has cool items in her classroom space. For example, this lattice piece holds memorabelia.


And finally, Dan and I took a quick trip down to French Lick, Indiana. We were excited to see the Christmas decorations in the hallways. We've seen them before, but we still enjoy them every year.

I often conclude my monthly happy lists with something about my grand dog. This was in the French Lick Christmas decor that reminded me of my Tangerine. LOL

Thank you for visiting and reading about my November Happy List.  

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones!


  1. Patty, I wanted to wish you a happy birthday. All you girls have very pretty nails and hands. Hope your thanksgiving is filled with love and family. xoxo,Susie

  2. You did have a busy month, it's funny but most people know lots of birthdays in november, I always say it is the best month to be born but that's because it's my birth month.
    Your wreath is lovely.
    An that spooky house is so well done but would hate to come across it on a dark and stormy night.

  3. Happy Birthday! I'm also a November gal, born on the 27th. Thanks for sharing highlights from your busy month.

  4. Happy Belated Birthday! It looks like you had a fabulous November! I love the Television diorama! The old dolls are beautiful! Thank you for sharing and I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  5. What a fantastic birthday! It's always the best when you share it with those you love! You are so talented, your painted wreath is PRECIOUS!


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