Monday, October 12, 2009

Birthday Week 2009

Hello everybody and welcome to Birthday Week 2009!!

Why is it birthday week? (Other than the fact that I am so fabulous my life should be celebrated for any entire week....)

Because I share my birthday week with 4 other fabulous ladies.

  • Monday, toady, is the birthday of Sole Matters. Go tell her Happy Birthday!!
  • Tuesday is the birthday of another fabulous Sarah!
  • Wednesday is my birthday, get excited!
  • Thursday belongs to one of my newest blogging friends Chatham. She and I have a lot in common and I'm so glad she spoke up - she completes birthday week!!
  • And last but not least, Friday is Natalie's Birthday. She is having a fabulous giveaway that ends on her birthday so be sure to check her out.

Did I miss anybody? Is it your birthday this week and I missed you?? If so let me know!

So this year on my friend's birthdays I had been trying to come up with a fabulous gift that meant something to me. I mean, I love random gift cards and pimped out champagne glasses as much as the next girl... but in the end it's all just stuff.

Well, I just spend 15 minutes combing my archives because I was SURE that I had thoroughly loved on one of my favorite books of this year. But apparently I didn't.


The Middle Place by Kelly Corrigan has got to be one of my favorite books of all time. The book is a memoir of Kelly's childhood and also of her struggle to beat breast cancer. It also touches on the importance of friendships and how women learn to lean on each other. (If you want to see the video that made me order the book, go here. What did we ever do before youtube? Man, that video makes me cry - every. single. time.)

Beautiful, right?

Ok, so if you want to win that book... just leave a comment, ok?? On any post this week, 1 comment will enter you to win.

So for today, tell me this: what's the best birthday gift you've ever recieved? And if that question doesn't work.... tell me your favorite book of all time. Mine's a toss up between The Middle Place and Tuesdays with Morrie.

So Happy Birthday Week 2009!!

Let the fun begin!!

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28 Classy Comments:

Lacey Bean said...

Happy Birthday week!! I'd have to say my favorite book of all time is A Tree Grows in Brooklyn. I can read it over and over and over again. :)

Jenn said...

Happy Birthday week :-) my favorite book...geeze that's though. I'd have to say Straight Up & Dirty. It's a memoir I read right after I left my husband. Great read for anyone dealing with a divorce or a bad breakup!!

Natalie said...

Happy Birthday WEEK! Thanks so much for the shout out!! Looking forward to all this week shall bring!

My favorite gift was actually a surprise party thrown by my friends here in Tampa. I love love LOVE surprises and normally either figure them out or someone trips up. This time I was clueless .... it was so perfect and very emotional!!

Have a fantastic week!!

Ashley Lauren said...

Happy Birthday!!

My favorite book is probably To Kill A Mockingbird. I reread it about a year ago and it meant so much more to me now than at 14 reading it for school!

Rae said...

Happy Birthday Week! I too celebrate my birthday for a week. :) Enjoy!

The Northerner said...

Happy birthday week! Hope it is off to a great start!

My husband proposed to me on my birthday, so my favorite birthday present is obviously my engagement ring!

suburban prep said...

I hope that you have a fantastic birthday.

My faovirte books as a child were the Little House on the Prairie series. As an adult I have enjoyed the books by Katherine Stone.

Gwen said...

Happy Birthday Week Lady!!! Take a week to celebrate!!! You deserve it. :) XOXO

The Coastal Chicster said...

Happy Birthday, Sarah! My favorite birthday gift of all time are the Tahitian pearl earrings my boyfriend gave me this year. My favorite books - there are so many! Catch-22 by Joseph Heller and A Salty Piece of Land by Jimmy Buffett are the first two that popped into my head. =) Enjoy your week!!

Fashion Face said...

Happy Birthday Week!

Do you ever notice how dads/boyfriends/all other males do not get the concept of birthday week! Silly boys!

Ok so my fav bday gift would have to be a suprise visit from my cousin/best friend who lives in Cali on my 16th b-Day! We only get to see eachother usually 2x a year so it was a w-o-n-d-e-r-f-u-l suprise!! I was sitting there ready to cut the cake and in she walks!.....the tears were flowing that day!

Anonymous said...

happy birthday week!! i hope its fabulous!

and... my best bday gift is my puppy delilah! my husband got her for me 2 years ago and she will forever be my favorite birthday gift. :)

Becky said...

Happy Birthday to you! Favorite birthday gift...gosh I would have to say CASH! LOL! Not very exciting but I love to get it!

for the love said...

Happy Birthday week! Hope it's wonderful!

"The Middle Place" sounds wonderful. If I don't win the giveaway, I'm heading to Barnes & Noble to pick up a copy for myself and one for a wonderful woman I know that's battling breast cancer. Sounds like a book she'd love.

My favorite book is "To Kill A Mockingbird." It gets better everytime I read it.

Annie said...

yay for birthday week! how fun!
i hope it's a fabulous one for you!!
best birthday gift, was a tiffany necklace and flowers from my fiance. he wasn't working at the time and i had no idea he was getting me anything it was a big surprise to get flowers at work and then a present when i got home :)

Megan said...

Happy birthday week!! So fun!

elin said...

Happy Birthday Week!! And that yellow cake looks fabulous!

ChatTeaKathy said...

Happy B-day girlie! I am a firm believer in week-long birthday celebrations. You deserve it!


Catie said...

Happy birthday week!!!!

One of my favorite of all times (there are a lot, I have to say) is Hunting and Gathering, by Anna Gavalda. I love, love, love it!

Maria said...

i love celebrating events for longer than necessary! :) enjoy the week!

Chatham said...

Beautiful cake and Happy Birthday! I'm Thursday!
High-five to Libra's!

Allison said...

I think my favorite bday present would have to be my laptop. :)

Krista said...

Happy Birthday week! My favorite gift ever: my husband bought me a star and named it after me - I love it! And my favorite book: Eat, Pray, Love

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Jennie said...

Your birthday cake looks delicious! Happy early week!!

Jennie said...

Oh, and my favorite book is anything by Jodi Picoult. Love her.

Jen said...

Happy Birthday Week!! I'm celebrating with you--today is my birthday! :)

Favorite book would have to be The Lovely Bones.

etta said...

My favorite birthday gift was a shiny rock to wear on my left hand two days after my 21st birthday. :)

Lindsey said...

Happy Birthday! Mine was last Friday, I love birthdays! My favorite book is anything by Emily Giffen, I love her.

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