What makes a Happy Home? I love to take care of my family. For me, creating a home that is warm and inviting, where everyone feels welcome is pure joy! The smell of fresh laundry just in off the clothesline, a neat and tidy home and garden, a good home cooked meal, a few desserts here and there, the love of family, friends and fellowship all help to make our home a Happy Home. Join me as we celebrate the holidays, the birthdays and the every days!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Knick Knack Paddy Whack




Tomorrow is my little Schooch Bug's (aka Nicole, aka Knick Knack ) birthday party. She turned 12 this past Sunday. How can that possibly be true? It seems that we just got the call the she was born and how absolutely beautiful and perfect she was. She still is beautiful - inside and out. This girl has such a warm and giving personality. She never asks for anything. I had to coax her into telling me what she might want for her birthday. You know what she said? "What ever you get me I'll love." (edit: Nicole is our niece)



I know that she's reading this series of books and needs the next one, but I bought her the next three. I thought she'd like a fun bookmark to keep her place too, so I whipped one up the other night, the key will dangle outside the book. I bought her a few other girlie things just for fun.

Tomorrow is also Pink Saturday a day full of yummy pink goodness. Be sure to stop over at Beverly's to join in the fun!

21 comments:

Sares said...

Happy Birthday to your special girl! I am sure she WILL love what you got for her, especially the bookmark.

Sorry to hear about all your rain. I was bummed when we recently has 2.5! Only because we have rain here ALL Fall~Winter~and Spring long. I was sad to see it arrive so early here this year. We usually have a fairly decent September and October. This last week has been beautiful though.

Hope your basement dries out quick and that you have a great weekend with some sunshine!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi LeAnn Sweetie...
What a beautiful share. Oh dear this is her last birthday before she becomes a teenager. Oh my, I know where you are at. We have (3) of our 8 grandkids that are teenagers now. Oh are the hormones ever flying everywhere. It is surely keeping this Grammy running all the time.

I love it that you bought her not one, but the next 3 books to read. I love giving the kids Barnes and Noble book gift cards so that they can and shop. I never know with them which ones they might want. At least yours gave you an idea. I love encouraging them to read. It is the most wonderful gift we can give them.

Your bookmark is SO cute. I love the pinkness. Happy Pink Saturday sweet friend. Please know that you are so loved. Country hugs and much love, Sherry

Susan said...

Happy Birthday to your girl, Leann. I assume she is adopted. God bless her and all of you on this special day. Susan

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Happy Bday to your sweet niece! Love the tag/bookmark!!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Vee said...

Your niece is so blessed to have you for an aunt! A very happy birthday to her...

A Hopeful Heart said...

Happy birthday to your sweet niece. She sounds totally lovely..."Whatever you give me, I will like." (Talk about a thankful recipient.)

Books are always a great choice, and if she's a fast reader, she will be so glad you got the next three instead of just one.

And that bookmark is fabulous. I totally love it.

Blessings on your weekend.

Love,
Patti

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Happy Birthday to your niece. Love the bookmark with the key.
Enjoy your weekend.

Lisa said...

Oh aren't birthdays at that age fun! Have a great time!
Hugs, Lisa

Natasha said...

My son loves those books too-great choice!

Please send your niece a big Aussie g'day from me for her birthday!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Marydon said...

May your kid-lings day be blessed & joyful. Happy birthday. WOW! She is a sweetheart to appreciate whatever you select for her. Can we carbon copy this beautiful child?

Sorry I have not been with you more lately. We finally finished both house constructions & took off for 2 weeks. I apologize, but will be better now.

TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

bj said...

Happiest Birthday to her...

Please pray for the cure..
xo bj

Gracie Jewellery said...

A person can't get in to trouble while reading! Lucky girl not getting just one book but 3! Happy Pink Saturday.

someplace in thyme said...

Oh, Happy Birthday to the special girl in your life. What a perfect gift and I am sure she will love it. Life seems so fast, next year she will be a teenager, yikes! HA!
Enjoy it all, before long they go off to college and life is never the same again. It's better, because they become your friend for life. Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Fleur de Bee said...

Happy Birthday to her! What a beautiful tag. I saw several keys yesterday when I was at Michaels. Thanks for the inspiration!

Happy Pink Saturday!

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Hi LeAnn...Thank you for stopping by on this Special Pink Saturday. Your words were very comforting to me on the loss of my brother. I appreciate you so very much.

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Hi LeAnn...Thank you for stopping by on this Special Pink Saturday. Your words were very comforting to me on the loss of my brother. I appreciate you so very much.

Ginger said...

Hope your niece had a wonderful birthday. I'd say she has a pretty awesome Auntie!!! Thanks for stopping by LeAnn.

Hugs
Ginger

Heather said...

Very Cute!! Love it~ we usually buy a series of books as well when we get our kids books for birthdays and such it is nice to have the next book when your reading... & a VERY Happy Birthday ~love Heather

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Nice job!

PEA said...

Happy Birthday to Nicole, she sounds lovely and it's no wonder you're so proud of her:-)

I just love the bookmark you made for her and no doubt she will love the books.

Now to catch up on your other posts I've missed. I don't think I will ever see the day where I'm caught up with all of my blogging friends! lol xoxo

Annesphamily said...

Happy Birthday to this sweet little lady! You are amazing LeeAnn. I am always asking your advice. I have a swap partner who loves antiques and I want to try my hand at some tags to add to her gifts. Any suggestions where I can find some antique looking tag photos? Thanks for the other websites you gave me I appreciate it very much. I hope you have a great week. Your blog is always so inviting and fun! Thanks! Anne

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