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April 26

Birthday Weekend

Well… I’m officially off to for my birthday-weekend getaway.  I’m turning the big 3-0 this weekend, can’t you believe it?!  With a husband 9 years my senior, it’s hard to complain to him that I’m feeling old…. but I kinda am.  I’ve been happy being in my late 20’s that I’m not quite ready to be in my early 30’s.

Anyhow…

Felix asked me a while back what I wanted to do for my birthday.  I immediately told him I wanted to go to NYC and go fabric shopping.  After checking on airfare, I starting singing a different tune since I didn’t want to pay $300+ for a quick weekend getaway  on one airline ticket.

So he’s planned a vintage shopping excursion which is almost better in a way.  :)  It’s been a complete surprise up until last night!  I didn’t know where we were going or what we were doing.  He’s planned the entire weekend trip!

He created a map of our stops!  Our B&B is about 1.5 or 2 hours outside the city; far enough to be a getaway and close enough to well… have a short drive.

And I have to say for the record:

I am thrilled I am NOT to be at work!  Let me reiterate:  I AM NOT AT WORK… WORKING!  Wooot!

Work has been really bad and stressful as of late.  It’s not letting up and I’m at the end of my rope.  So this trip is totally what I need, and NOT working on Friday is the best!

I’m not off for a leisurely breakfast before hitting the road!  Cheers and I hope you all have a lovely weekend too.

  1. Kerry / Apr 26 2013

    How sweet, what a thoughtful trip. Have fun and happy birthday!

  2. cathy / Apr 26 2013

    Happy birthday, hope you have fun!

  3. SewLittleTime / Apr 26 2013

    happy birthday liz! sounds like felix has some great plans!

  4. Marie / Apr 26 2013

    I felt exactly the same about turning 30 this February, but I was so spoilt by friends and family on the day, that it wasn’t as bad as I expected. And now I’ve just gone back to being in denial again ;o) Haha! Enjoy your day and your amazing-looking trip…not being at work is always so nice!

  5. Jane / Apr 26 2013

    Happy birthday! Not working is the best. Don’t let the stress affect you!

  6. Kay Bingham / Apr 26 2013

    Happy Birthday, looking forward to reading about your vintage gems. P.S., I wasn’t keen on being 30 but the first 3 years of it have been ace ;o)

  7. Lauren / Apr 26 2013

    So fun!! Happy birthday, I hope you find LOTS of awesome goodies :DDD

  8. K-Line / Apr 26 2013

    Oh have a wonderful time! You’re just a baby still :-)

  9. Anthea / Apr 26 2013

    Happy birthday!

    Take care! Being stressed out about work doesn’t sound good.
    Enjoy your trip!

  10. ClaireE / Apr 26 2013

    What a great surprise trip. I’m sure you will have a great time. Happy birthday!

  11. Claire Jain / Apr 26 2013

    Have a great birthday trip :-D Happy B-day!

  12. Jennifer / Apr 26 2013

    It sounds like such a lovely, thoughtful trip! Have a wonderful birthday!

  13. Salma / Apr 26 2013

    Happy Birthday Liz! Have a wonderful trip and I hope you return refreshed and renewed!

  14. Stephanie / Apr 26 2013

    Happy early birthday! :)

  15. Rachel in central VA / Apr 26 2013

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY Liz! I know what you mean about the older husband- mine is 12 years older than me, so I have no excuses ;) That being said, they have other pluses ;)
    It sounds like he has the perfect weekend planned- because it sounds like so much fun to me!

  16. Kelly / Apr 26 2013

    Felix is so sweet! Have a very happy birthday!!

  17. Rochelle New / Apr 26 2013

    Best Birthday trip ever!! Hope you have a super amazing birthday and I can’t wait to see what things you find on your way :)

  18. Michelle / Apr 26 2013

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Darling! I hope you have a wonderful weekend celebrating your fabulosity and enjoying your reprieve from work.

  19. Jen / Apr 26 2013

    Happy birthday to you! That looks like a great trip—I visited the same area as a little girl, and it’s beautiful.

    Elkhart…Home of the RV Museum & Hall of Fame! Hmmmmm…. ;)

    Have fun!

  20. Lisa / Apr 26 2013

    So I have followed your blog for a long time but this is my first time commenting. I am actually from the Grand Rapids (MI) area and noticed that you’re making a stop in Kalamazoo/Portage area. I hope you’re stopping at the Field’s Fabrics there but since you’re going to be so close to Holland, I would recommend stopping at that that Field’s over the Portage store. The Holland Field’s is bigger with a better selection. Also, Field’s sells a TON of designer fabric but rarely do they mark anything. I’ve actually found your Marc Jacobs navy and red silk at Field’s for super cheap unmarked! :)

    Just had to reach out to a fellow sewer and hope your time in Michigan is spectacular!! Feel free to email for Michigan advice if you need it! :)

  21. Gail / Apr 26 2013

    Ah, you’re going to my home town!

    A very happy birthday to you – I hope you have a really fantastic weekend. As a Michigander, I’m a little biased but I do believe the lake is much more beautiful on the other side – I hope you get to enjoy a beach for a little bit.

    And if it’s any consolation, I’ve always felt my best years were my early ’40s – you’ve got quite a while before you get there!

  22. Tasha / Apr 26 2013

    Happy happy happy birthday fellow April baby!!! Have a FABULOUS weekend!! *hugs*

  23. Jenni / Apr 26 2013

    He’s definately a keeper isn’t he! ;o) I’d say have a great weekend but it sounds like it’d be hard not too! so enjoy and have a happy birthday :o) ps I’m older than both of you and it’s not so bad!!

  24. Ginger / Apr 27 2013

    Yay, what a fun trip! You’re driving through my childhood hometown! Have a very happy birthday!

  25. Ashley0107 / Apr 28 2013

    Happy birthday, and enjoy your weekend :)

  26. VickiKate / Apr 28 2013

    Happy Birthday Liz! We’ve got the same age difference with our husbands, mines 9 years older too. I hope you’re having an absolute blast on your get away, can’t wait to see what you find!

  27. Bridget / Apr 28 2013

    What a thoughtful gift! I hope you had a fantastic weekend and found loads of cool things. A very happy birthday to you!

  28. Meli / Apr 30 2013

    Happy birthday!!

  29. Meg the Grand / May 7 2013

    Well done, Felix! Have a MARVELOUS birthday, my friend!! Cannot wait to see pictures of your adventures!

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