Home and Garden Thursday

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This has been an unintentionally light week for me, so far, I had some technical difficulties and a good surprise. I also had to attend meetings on days I’d normally be sharing, so in balance all things do work together for good.

50th birthday cakeLast Saturday was supposed to be a family cookout organized by my son. He wanted all my children to get together, now that they’re grown and all doing their own thing, getting together as a family has become less frequent. I really was looking forward to this. Little did I know that for two months my son had conspired with my siblings and other family members to throw me a surprise birthday party – early. My birthday falls on December 24 and I will turn 50. That’s a difficult time to get people together – so I had not expected anything. They surprised me beautifully – I wept like a baby when I saw my sisters. It was such a wonderful day. I am so thankful.

Here are the Top Viewed Posts from last week’s party:

Top Viewes Home Decor Post

tablescapes by dianeDiane at Tablescapes by Diane  shared her beautiful autumnal tablescape featuring whimsical items, vintage dishes and some new things – beautifully done!

Top Viewed Gardening Post

frugal little bungalowDeb at Frugal Little Bungalow shared some amazing fall photos of the scenery in her corner of the world – absolutely gorgeous!

Top Viewed Thrifting Post

jannJann at Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson shared this amazing Seed box she got from her sister – a former garage sale find her daughter couldn’t find a place for! Jann certainly found one and embellished it beautifully

Top Viewed Collecting Post

jonellJonell at Like Gramma’s House shared a beautiful tablescape featuring Fiestaware and her Grandpa’s Goblets.

Top Viewed Crafting Post

purples hues and meThis adorable owl created by Gail at Purple Hues and Me is made from something you may have at your home.

Top Viewed Cooking Post

miss toody goo shoesAmy at Miss Toody Goo Shoes shared these delectable Pumpkin Pecan Cups

Top Viewed And More Post

ashtree cottageSusan at Ash Tree Cottage shared her studio – the lovely solution to her storage cabinet; a good decision involving investment property – definitely a wonderful post.

I am so honored by all who visit and who join in at Home and Garden Thursday – many of you share week after week and visit beautifully. Some are new, I hope you’ve had opportunity to welcome them. You all make Home and Garden Thursday a complete delight.

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  1. Well Happy early Birthday to you, Kathy..what an awesome surprise! You have some great featured blogs today..as always, thank you so much for hosting this party.
    Love, Mona

  2. Awe, what a great family you have. I’ve found getting together with my family as we’ve gotten older more difficult too, but when we do get together, it’s even more special. Anyway, I’m glad you had a wonderful birthday!

    • Fortunately my siblings live very near each other – I’ve always been the one to live far away. I love now that we live near my husband’s family – and within driving distance from mine. I grew up away from my extended family and have learned to appreciate the value of family for my children – I have the most wonderful husband to whom family means so much!

  3. Thank you so much for hosting and the feature! 🙂 I enjoyed reading about your surprise the other day / it was wonderful! 🙂

  4. Hi Kathy, what a wonderful son you have! Hope you have a awesome birthday as well on Christmas Eve! I also turned 50 in February!
    Thanks for hosting!

  5. Kathy,
    What a great way to celebrate your birthday even though it is in Dec.!! Happy Birthday ahead of time!!
    Thanks so much for the party and for stopping by!!

    Hugs,
    Deb

  6. Thank you for sponsoring Home and Garden Thursday. I enjoyed your features.

  7. What a delightful surprise to have all your family together to celebrate YOU!! Happy Birthday Kathy!!! I think maybe you’re going to have a long celebration this year for this momentous milestone. Many wishes for God’s favor and blessing in your next half century, Kathy!

  8. Thanks for hosting another great party! Beautiful features!

  9. Thanks for hosting another wonderful party….hugs, Penny

  10. Happy early birthday Kathy. It’s a big milestone for sure! So fun to get all your family together. What a sweet son. It is always such an honor to be featured here. I appreciate it so much! Have a wonderful week.
    hugs,
    Jann

  11. Great features Kathy. I’m drooling over those pumpkin pecan cups.

  12. What a sweet surprise for you, Kathy! So very special! 🙂 It’s moments like that that you want to remember forever! Have a fabulous birthday week, sweetie!! ♥

    xoxo laurie

  13. Pretty features. You deserved a very special birthday sweet lady, not everyday we are 50 a wonderful milestone! May God bless your new decade and yes, it’s a wonderful one, I’ve enjoyed every minute of mine! Thanks for the party too.
    Big hugs,
    FABBY

  14. An early Happy Birthday to you Kathy – what a wonderful milestone birthday. Hope you enjoy this decade as much as I did… love the features, thank you for hosting… Cathy

  15. Thank you so much for hosting, Kathy! Always a pleasure.
    Happy birthday to you, and many, many more!
    Big hugs,
    Patti

  16. Happy Birthday, Kathy. How thoughtful of your son to organize a surprise party. Enjoy this new decade ahead.

  17. Happy early birthday to you sweet Kathy. You are just a youngsta’! Thank you for another wonderful party and have a terrific remainder to your week.
    Blessings,
    Patti

  18. Thanks for hosting and Happy Early Birthday!! Also, thank you for featuring Gail’s little owl that she shared at The Dedicated House! Have a lovely rest of the week. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  19. Happy early birthday, Kathy! So happy you had such a wonderful surprise. Part of life’s most treasured memories, I’m sure! Susan

  20. What a lovely surprise! Happy early birthday. 🙂

  21. Happy Early Birthday, Kathy! What a wonderful surprise from your family! Thank you so much for featuring my Pumpkin Pecan Cups!

  22. How sweet. Happy early birthday 🙂

  23. What a pretty table! Happy Birthday and thank you for hosting!

  24. Lovely features, Kathy! Thanks so much for hosting!

    Poppy

  25. What a lovely early birthday present! I have a birthday in December too, so I know how hard it is to get family together. Lovely features and thanks for hosting each week!

  26. Happy birthday, Kathy!
    Thanks for hosting. The features are beautiful!

  27. Happy early birthday!

  28. Lovely features, Kathy. Thanks for hosting and enjoy your weekend.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

  29. Happy early birthday! What a fun surprise for you!! And thank you for hosting.

  30. Suzanne of Simply Suzannes at Home

    Thanks so much for hosting, Kathy!
    Have a beautiful week,
    Suzanne

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