It’s a perfect night to get your baking on and feed your sweet tooth with a lollipop, cookie or a fun themed cupcake- costume not required!
Lollipop from Crate & Barrel
White chocolate ghosts via Martha Stewart
Fondant ghost recipe via Martha Stewart
Scary pear heads recipe via Martha Stewart
Today marks my parents’ 40th wedding anniversary. As in – FORTY!
Happy anniversary you crazy kids! Congratulations!
Image via You Look Like the Right Type.
Before the age of 5 I had seen a good chunk of the world thanks to all the amazing family trips my parents planned. Even before I really figured out what traveling was all about, I had caught the travel bug. When I was at my parents’ place over Thanksgiving weekend I had a chance to look through some family photo albums. I always enjoy the walk down memory lane. I can remember the cities and countries we visited and I try to imagine how my parents traveled with two small children to such far away places.
Here is a very White Cabana worthy photo of me at a beach in Portugal when I was 4 years old.
photo of me taken by my father
My tastes haven’t changed too much, have they? Beach, white, red – I’m a happy girl!
How about you? Did you travel as a child? Do you travel with your children?
What have you got planned for Labor Day today? A BBQ with family and friends perhaps?
Enjoy a wonderful day!
If you’ve been following regularly then you know that I love singing the praises of my extra talented group of friends. I feel so lucky to be surrounded by generous, honest, intelligent and kind-hearted people. Yes, indeed! Last month for my birthday my friend Suparna wrote me a sweet little poem. I asked her permission to share it here.
Through meadows green, on stones so clean
Skips the birthday girl
A calm day down Forest Way
She pauses at the door with a curl.
Why so quiet? One cannot deny it
The elf that lives within
Generally sings with tones that ring
Clattering pots and cups of tin.
She says, “Hello?” and feels she must go
But stops when she senses the smell
Of freshly baked cake and all that would make
A girl enter without ringing the bell.
It was dark inside, enough to hide
A GREAT BIG elvin party
Who flipped on the lights and screamed with DELIGHT,
“HAPPY BIRTHDAY JORDANA GARBATI!”
While my birthday has passed, I just love re-reading this made-for-me poem. Thanks Suparna!
p.s. Not only can Suparna write and rhyme, but she also coaches a Quidditch team for her students in Singapore. She has yet to tell me exactly how she goes about this!
Hey! It’s my birthday! Hooray!
via A Beach Cottage
No sleeping in for me today. I’ve got people to see and places to go and cake to eat!
My father turns 54 today and, like many people his age, he is constantly complaining about how “he’s getting so old”. Well, I believe that if you live your life to the fullest, acquire many interests, and just enjoy life there is no reason to complain about how old you are.
After all – your age is just a number!
To celebrate my dad’s birthday I’m sharing five things that my dad enjoys.
Happy birthday Dad!