It’s all about me…..

Ok….it’s not my birthday today but can’t it still all be about me?

My hubby always celebrates the birthdays as a week.

I like it that way.

I milk it.

I think it would be even more special if he made MY birthday a birthday MONTH.

Don’t you?

But anyways…..

I wanted to show you ONE of the gifts my momma gave me…..

It comes in this little box…..

With some inspiration…….

You open the can and there is a mollusk in the water……….

You pry open the mollusk and there is a pearl……you just don’t know what color of pearl there will be.

These are harvested mollusks  of course……they are “raised” to make pearls……meaning they are always going to have pearls in them.

Personally…..I see this being done over seas with people sticking the pearls in them but………I’m a sceptic……

Aren’t I awful?

By the way….feel sorry for me if you want…..I have a boo boo on my thumb…..therefore the band-aid.

 You find your goody and your color has a meaning…….there is a line in this pearl because it is not a fake pearl….it is a real one…….

It was special to me though…..because my mom couldn’t pick out what color of pearl I would get…..

And mine was white.

Which signifies Peace…..

You can read how the word “Peace” has special meaning to me here.…..

Then you place your pearl of “peace” in your locket with your cross………

And for me…….it has special meaning………….

I thought this was a neat and different gift.

I was afraid the water would smell like Tuna or something……it didn’t of course….it is just in water to preserve the mollusk.

It does state on box…….DO NOT EAT THE MOLLUSK…..


How could I have done that when I was fighting the gag reflex?

: )

My mom…..

Gotta’ love her.

She also gave me an antique 4 piece place setting of Blue Willow dishes with tons of serving dishes.

We grew up with Blue Willow dishes…..

I love them.

So it is my step towards my own collection.

My mom…….

Gotta’ love her.

Thank you all for your happy birthday wishes……

I am making bids on some furniture pieces on Craigslist to try out my new sprayer!

Can’t wait.

We had a fun day just browsing Thrift and Consignment stores, which is what I wanted to do for my bday.

Didn’t get alot and believe it or not…..NOTHING home decor’ish…….but ONE lamp shade.

But it was still fun.

One other thing…….be ready….my blog is getting ready to “simplify” soon………

Be ready!

Don’t leave me……

Invite your friends.

I will be posting more.

And hope you all plan to stick around!

I love having you visit me.



0 thoughts on “It’s all about me…..

  • May 20, 2011 at 11:44 am

    In Las Vegas when my son was 5 (now 13) I let my son pick out an oyster at a Kiosk to see what pearl was in it.  It was supposedly rare blue one (looks silvery gray) and I had a ring made with it.  I am giving it to his someday wife on their wedding day for something old or blue with a pic of him picking out the oyster.  Happy Birthday week!  What a sweet mom you have.

  • May 20, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    @2feb5a7e4de8134ba30b33bea48ac90f:disqus I LOVE this idea. What a neat heritage piece that is going to be! You are always soooo inspiring. Love, Me 

  • May 21, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    I sang Happy Birthday to you yesterday so I will just say “Cheers” to you today! What a great gift from your Mom! I’ve never seen anything like that. So where are the cake pictures?? I was looking forward to them!!
    I’m glad you had a good day doing what you love! Take care, VBg
    PS. Tracy’s idea is fabulous don’t you think!! I know her future DIL will treasure it always.

  • May 23, 2011 at 2:17 am

    I have Birthdays weeks too! Glad I’m not the only one ;) 


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