Monday, September 3, 2012

Birthday Divine ♥

This last Tuesday was my 29th birthday and I decided to celebrate with my pupikin, Lulu, who turns two on the fifth.

 So, inspired by my many beloved Mamma friends, I created a picnic with coloring items and food like they have at their two year old parties. 

And like all my other birthdays, we picked blackberries and played silly games for kicks.

But before all this could happen, I had some preparation to make.

I made myself a party dress


Using the same hand cut pattern as my previous post, Rags to Riches, I modified the dress just a little at the neckline, and with a satin blue ribbon in the back, to match the more elegant crushed velvet fabric.

Get these Caribbean Blue Earrings at my shop

And once I had a party dress, Lulu, my Queensland Heeler Doglet, had to get her scent on....

In the wee hours of the morning, she was sprayed by a skunk! After a decent shampooing, thorough scrubbing and baking soda hoedown we were almost ready....

I soaked pinto beans and rice for two days, cooked the beans in the crock with crushed garlic and the rice on stovetop with tumeric and tomatoes. We served salad with fresh cucumbers and dandilion greens from the garden, and fresh made salsa as well. 

I even provided human grade dog treats for the doggy guests.

All packed up, it was time to go picnic!

There was plenty of berry picking, napping, card playing, coloring, chasing, creek dipping, bubble blowing, back rubbing, merry making and more!

Much thanks to everyone who shared this experience. It was a birthday duo divine ♥

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