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19 Aug, 2011

Thirty nine is fine

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Misc. life

And it includes a cupcake from Thimblecakes:

Vanilla cupcake from Thimblecakes

A pretty necklace from Zahara in Westboro:

new necklace!

Time with my family, spent outdoors (more about my birthday excursion later!):

Along a dirt road

What else? Hmm. Dinner, which included a timely wine delivery from SavvyCompany, amazing sushi from MHK (in Westboro too!) and home made ice cream.

A great day indeed!

8 Responses to "Thirty nine is fine"

1 | Alicia

August 19th, 2011 at 10:40 pm


Happy Birthday! Sounds fine indeed.

2 | Rasha

August 20th, 2011 at 1:38 am


Happy birthday! That necklace is lovely.

3 | Marianne

August 20th, 2011 at 10:23 am


Happy Birthday! I love the necklace. Sounds like you had a special day.

4 | Giulia

August 20th, 2011 at 10:59 am


Happy Birthday! Mhhhh, MHK in Westboro – can’t get enough of it! and that cupcake looks yummy as well.

5 | vicky

August 20th, 2011 at 5:13 pm


Happy Birthday Andrea. Sounds like you had the perfect day.

6 | andrea

August 21st, 2011 at 5:21 pm


Thanks guys! :)

7 | Chantal

August 22nd, 2011 at 10:52 am


Happy Birthday Andrea!

8 | Capital Mom

August 22nd, 2011 at 4:42 pm


Happy thirty–nine!

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