Sunday, August 16, 2015


This post is way overdue but I wanted to share it anyway
since it was so great and brought a huge smile to my face

In April I turned the big 5-0
we had a party and I was surrounded by family and friends
I am truly blessed to have so many wonderful people in my life

there are those of course that wished they could be here
but were too far away to come
namely my best girl ever ~ aka my cousin Gina.

About a month or so after my birthday I came home to a delivery
the box was huge and I was scratching my head wondering what was inside

So ripping open the big box I pull out this beautiful memory box
you know that I am a word girl so when I saw this I had tears in my eyes
but I sure wasn't prepared for what was inside

it was FULL of goodies under layers of tissue paper ~ all wrapped in paper and tied with ribbon
and this note:

these were right on top along with instructions

the time, thought and effort behind this gift blew me away
every time I pulled another thing from the box I wondered what the little tag would say

who knew I shared my birthday with the Pillsbury Dough Boy!

I did know this one

this one made me snort laugh ~ Green Acres debuted on tv!

Diet Pepsi, Nutrasweet, Cool Whip, Apple Jacks, Shake n Bake,
Gatorade, Cranapple Juice & Pop Tarts all debuted in 1965

I checked the box for a key to the Mustang in the box but it was not there
maybe she will drive it here?  no?  Oh well ~ can't blame a girl for trying!

of course she knows I am all about the music and along with a list of the top 100 songs
of 1965, there was a flash drive with some videos and a key chain

I opened the tweezers and went ???  couldn't wait to read the tag on that one!

I still watch ~ of course she knows this so seeing the hourglass made me smile

and chocolate ~ yum!

There were more items ~ all with their little tags and ribbons

I texted her this pic when I was all done just to prove I did read and follow 
the instructions!

When I was talking to her next we talked about the gift and I asked her 
where she came up with the idea...  Pinterest of course!

For the end of the school year they did "Orange you glad it's Summer" 
and had a buffet of everything orange

she was working on a "Box Full of Sunshine" for her besties birthday
which was coming up at that time.

I love this idea and will be using it in the future
and luckily I have 2 years to plan before she turns 50!

Happy Sunday.


Jacqueline @ HOME said...

First of all Lori ……. Congratulations on your 50th ….. you are a mere baby !!!!
….. and, what a brilliant present from your cousin. She must have spent ages putting it all together and researching it. I am so impressed !! She must think so much of you. XXXX

Leslie Harris said...

Hey birthday girl!!!!! congratulations on the big 5-0. I'm so happy for you, it sounds like you were surrounded by lots of love at your party. And boy, what an awesome cousin you have. I loved seeing all those little items, how fun and SO creative she was. Gee,wht did we do before Pinterest? hahaha
hugs to you,