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Thursday, May 13, 2010

My Birthday Giveaway!

Happy Birthday to Grandmayellowhair! Happy Birthday to Maggie! Happy Birthday to Ms. Pearl! Yep today is my birthday and what better way to celebrate than to have a giveaway for the best friends in the whole world. So grab a cupcake and let's get the birthday party started.

Remember my trip to Warrenton/Round Top Festival well I collected a few things out there that I thought would be great to give away to you on my birthday. At first I thought I would take pictures of the goodies and show them to you today but now I have decided it should be a surprise gift! I know that’s not very nice of me but you have to play along because whose birthday is it anyway…lol
I will show you one gift that I am giving the winner but just one. Who knows as weak as I am before the giveaway is over with I might show other gifts in the future post.  If you win I think you will like whats in the box besides the perfume.

This is a Vintage Bottle of Evening in Paris still in its orginal box! Actually I think this bottle came out the year I was born. Very very old ...!

Let’s make this simple because I need simple in my life right now. All you need to do to win is leave me a comment on this post before midnight May 31, 2010 central standard time and be a follower. I will use the Random Generator to pick the winner.

As all of you know I have been having a pity party for myself for two weeks now and so while resting today I thought I should go through some of my mothers things in a couple of boxes that I have not had the heart to open since she passed away. She had some old pictures of me and what better day to show you than on my birthday! So laugh like I did as you view my pictures.

Not sure how old I am here but don't you love my boots with a dress. And that's the way everybody dressed at Warrenton. Who would of thought that Maggie started the fad. lol  I have this lamp of my grandmothers so I was thrilled when I saw me in a picture with it. Guess what the lamp is pink...

On the back of this my mom wrote that I was 9 years old and 4th grade.  I can not tell you how I hated the way she kept my hair short and permed.

I skipped about 8 years and lots of curly hair to show you my graduation picture.  I am 17 here.

Fast forward again four years where I would be 21 years old in a few days...I got married two days before my 21st birthday. Maybe I should put this wedding dress in my gift box for the giveaway. lol ...I loved pink back then too...notice the pink roses. We were actually married on Mother's Day! I should do a post about me trying on this dress a few years back. OMG what a hoot that turned out to be. Espcially since this was a size 3 or 5 and we want talk about the size I was when I tried to put it on.

Not sure what year this is I am guessing I was probably 31 or 32...(not much older now) lol
Hope my kids don't see this post.  The boys hated how I dressed them a like. How I wish I could go back to these days. They just grow up way too fast.

And here we are all grown up!

Thanks for joining me down memory lane! 

Also wanted to share a early birthday gift from Annie! She sent me two autographed copies of Good Housekeeping where they did a whole page about her in their June Issue.  She signed one for me and one for Kaci.
 Annie thank you for doing this for us. I can not tell you how much this meant to me to get this in the mail and I adore how you put it to Grandmayellowhair. You are just a precious angel honey and I love you.
Check my earlier post I wrote about her being in Good Housekeeping! It is one you will really enjoy reading.

Is this not precious how she did these. I am thrilled and I know Kaci will be too.

Thanks for spending my birthday with me and good luck winning my surprise box giveaway!

Love to all



Tracy Suzanne said...

Oh' Happy Birthday Maggie!!!! Sorry I haven't been around much. I just got through writing a post to publish tomorrow morning and saw your post at the top of my reader. I'm so glad I didn't miss the chance to wish you a happy birthday.

I love all those sweet photos from years gone bye. And what a beautiful wedding photo. And you just as gorgeous now! I remember all those perms and the smell of them as well. I also remember my first bottle of Evening in Paris. I love that dark blue bottle and remember my dad saying it was a very special perfume. (I was little). I also remember us having only one t.v. back then and it looked almost identical to yours! hee-hee. I'm telling my age now.

I know it's so hard to go through our Mother's things once they have gone. My hearts with you and your in my prayers.

I wish you a most blessed and happy birthday Sweetie! Hugs...Tracy :)

Tracy Suzanne said...

Sorry about writing a book.

The Paper Princess said...

Happy Birthday Maggie - I hope you have a fabulous day - I so enjoyed your post and I think it is so sweet to share your joy by offering your followers sweet goodies!

I am hosting a giveaway all month so please stop by and join the fun!


bunny said...

So I finally get to see you. Why were you hiding...your very attractive..both you and ms. pearl. Your son on the far right looks like Prince Albert of Nice lookin' family Maggie...hope your taking care of yourself....Have a great rest of the week.

and I'd follow you anywhere...




Marie S said...

Happy Happy Birthday Maggie!
Thank you for just being you!
May you be safe.
May you be happy.
May you be healthy.
May you live with ease!
Love and hugs, dear one!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Happy Happy Birthday, beautiful friend! Loved seeing all the pics of you through the years. Just stunning, from short curls and boots, right up til today! Eat a big ol' yummy icing filled piece of cake for me!!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

joanne said...

I am so honored to be able to wish you Happy Birthday!! I love your walk down memory mom had a lamp just like that in white and I just recently rewired it so I could us it again. Your family is beautiful as is their momma. I am so glad we met and have become such good friends. Love you Maggie, enjoy your special day!
I had just written you an e-mail before I came over here so it probable won't make any sense..;p

Nichola said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE all these photographs - I feel like I've known you forever!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY gorgeous girl! The best is yet to come!!!!!
Love Nichola XXX

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

Happy Birthday! Loved your birthday post and all of the great pics! May you have many more precious birthdays.

Irma :)

Susan said...

I hope you got spoiled rotten for your birthday! It's hard not to feel sorry for yourself; you're usually healthy and able to do as you like. Suddenly, you're in constant pain and stuck in bed! I feel sorry for you too, Maggie! Hope you're feeling like your usual self soon, alter ego and all!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

wow our birthdays are only one day apart..mine was the 12th..and I was married at the age of 21 as well..and I was born on Mothers day the year I was born..I hope you have a wonderful birthday..;)

Glorious Hats said...

Gorgeous Grandmayellowhair, Happy happy sweet 16, oh YES! Wishing you the best year ever, with many happy moments and few incidents that cause transformations into MS Pearl. :D So enjoy following your blog. Hugs, Jane

Lesley said...

Good afternoon Maggie, first of all, Happy Birthday. 'Evening In Paris' My late mother always wore it, and I can remember as a 10 year old I saved and saved my pocket money to buy her a bottle for Christmas. It must have been the tiniest bottle of perfume ever made, but she loved it. What lovely memories your post brought back. Loved your photos too! Blessings friend, and I hope you're healing well.

Patti said...

Happy Happy Birthday Maggie!! I LOVED seeing all the pictures you posted!! I hope you are healing well!! Take care of yourself and have an awesome birthday!!

Jennifer said...

The photos and you sharing your memories was so special - I love to do that too. I'm an only child and going through my Mom's things at the age of 24 was tough for me. Take your time while healing...Jennifer jennsthreegraces

Arkansas Patti said...

Happy Birthday Maggie. Am sending you wishes for your return to great health.
Loved the progression from cowboy boots to proud mother with beautiful children.
Have a wonderful day and year.

Kim said...

Happy Birthday Sweetie! And Cheers to many many more! I enjoyed your photographic walk down memory lane. - The little cowboy boots cracked me up!
Hey, maybe those two old farts will come over and help you celebrate........HAHAHAHA

Libbie said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAGGIE!!! I am showing Annie right now!! She came in & saw your blog & said THAT IS GRANDMA YELLOW HAIR"S BLOG :)

She LOVED IT & you gave HER a treat before kindergarten!!!

It was SOOOO fun to see pictures of you growing up! & the picture of you 4 ALL GROWN UP...gorgeous!!! I just love seeing little glimpses if your life! Yeah...the kids growing up goes fast. I wish I cold stop here too :)

But I hope you have a WONDERFUL DAY! I know you are in pain but I am sure your frieds here will be sending you a lot of love...a TON!

My Aunt Brenda of Proof of Bliss has such a good time reading your blog too! Pretty soon you will know the whole fam!


Better run & get ANnie ready for school!

Linda said...

Happy Birthday, to you...
Happy Birthday, to you...
Happy Birthday, dear Maggie,
Happy Birthday, to you!

My hubs was singing along with the 'Sweet Sixteen' song. He thinks he is still 16! LOL!

We could have been triplets! Our mom used to keep our hair short and permed too. We had the 'poodle' cut before it was popular! We had a TV just like yours. We wore cowboy boots too.

Hey, we went through Warrenton 2 times this last week! We stopped the first time, and I bought a wonderful pair of flip-flops at the Bass shoe place. We were going to stop on our way back, but couldn't make it before they closed on Tues night, and weren't open on Wed when we passed by.

Brynwood Needleworks said...

ahem...(cough)...Happy Birthday, to youuuuu, Happy Birthday, to youuuuuu, Happy Birthday, Deeeeaaarrr Maa-ggiiiieee, Happy Birthdaaayyy, tooooo youuuuu. There! See what you made me do? And in front of everyone, too! That just goes to show you how much I love you, girlfriend!

Hope you have a fabulous, wonderful, magical birthday. And, I hope you get all the loot your heart desires! ;-)

I especially love the photo of you in your cowboy boots. You were a looker back then, too!

Love you,

PS. Of course, I hope to be entered into your birthday giveaway, too!

Jacque said...

Happy Birthday Ms. Maggie...AND Ms. Pearl...AND Grandma yellow hair!

What a fantastic walk down memory lane. Your pics are almost like looking at mine--and the permed hair...I am thinking we must be about the same age!

You have a gorgeous family!! I know you are so proud of them all!

I do wish you many good days ahead...time heals but THANK GOD for the memories! Those are the greatest gifts we have.

How in the world were you lucky enough to stumble upon that perfume??

Have a happy, happy birthday!

Sissy said...

The very best wishes to you, my blogger friend. Just split seconds before reading this I thought: "Oh, its the 13th. Today was Mom's birth date; I must write about her today". Yes, you, she and I all born under the astrology sign, Taurus. So many traits you share with her: strong love of others, hard work, that hidden Ms Pearl, honesty, kindness, integrity, love of old things...I could go on and on.

May you have the best of good times today, Maggie. Happy Birthday and may you have the best of the best for the rest of you life. You deserve it all. You are something! Mom was too; I miss her so.

Ah that wonderful "Evening in Paris", my most favorite of smells as I grew up. Nothing compared to it! I can recall its odor at this very moment.

I send my love to you on the speedy wings of an angel.


Lynns Lovelies said...

Happy Birthday Maggie!!
Love all of the photos, especially the boots~lol!
I know what you mean about freezing time...looking at our sweet children as babies always brings several tears, because we just love them so much, beyond words.
Hope you are healing sweet friend and know you are loved...


The French Bear said...

Maggie, Happiest of all Birthdays to you sweet Maggie May!!!!! Love your photos, gosh, cute hairdos!!!! He he, I can only say that cause I have similar pics!!!!! Have a super day and let everyone spoil you, you deserve it!!!!
I wish I was closer, then I could spoil you!!
Look at you, so generous even in pain......that's why I love are such a sweetheart!!!
Margaret B (TOM)

Sea Witch said...

Happy Birthday mags. No wonder we have so much in common, my birthday is the 17th of May.
Wishing yhu the best ever day with all our birthday wishes and needs met. SEa Witch

Nezzy said...

Ahem.....(tune of Happy, Happy Birthday Baby)


Thanks so very much for the stroll down memory lane with ya. It all began with the Evening in Paris perfume. My mama used to wear this...bought it a Ben Franklin 5 and 10. Your pictures are just precious sweetie.

What a birthday present from little Miss Annie. Wow, how sweet is that???

God bless ya and have a glorious day celebrating and feelin' better!

Dan said...


Happy Birthday!!! I loved seeing all the pictures they are all wonderful! I hope you have a wonderful birthday and that the coming year brings you much needed love, joy, and peace. You are a very special lady and deserve all the best.

I hope you are healing up. Remember, don't push yourself too much. I hope you have a wonderful day!


C.J. said...

My Dear Maggie, first, Happy Birthday! Secondly,the memories your pictures brought back up, I cannot thank you enough. I want you to read all of these posts and put your mind on them and not your physical status, yes, I know it's hard, but do it and see how important you are to all of us. Have a special day, you deserve it.

cindy said...

Maggie, I just love those boots. How incredibly cute.

Melanie said...

Happy Birthday Maggie!!! I hope you have a wonderful birthday! You deserve it! :)

Love & hugs!

~ ~

Shelly said...

Maggie Dear!
Happy Birthday! I'm loving the photos! They could have easily come out of my families albums,,well other than the cowboy boots, ours up here in Washington were rubber and mine were red!

Oh my heavens, those awful perms!I can still feel the hair being cinched into those rods on the back of my neck! And I swear mom's hairdresser Fern was trying to asphyxiate me with those chemicals!

Your children are so gorgeous! And I love that recent pic of you with them!

Thanks so much for sharing! The sky is blue and the birds are singing a special song this morning JUST FOR YOU!!

Big Hugs and "Pieces"

Garden of Egan said...

Happy Birthday to YOU ALL!

I bought the Good Housekeeping mag just because of your previous post!

I hope it was a good day. I love the pictures. You are so beautiful!

Debby said...

Happy Birthday. I hope you are feeling better each day. Are you doing anything special for your big day? I loved the pictures. So cute. The family one is great. Get better but take it slowly. ((((HUGS))))

Kissed by an Angel said...

Happy birthday dear Maggie!! I hope you have a wonderful day!! I loved those photos!! My mum used to perm my hair too, wasn't it awful!!! I have a very similar photo of me, permed hair, tv, pretty dress, minus the boots though!!! You are fantastic, I love you a lot!!!

Delena said...

Happy Birthday Maggie

I just love old photographs. I have some of my mom when she was in her 30's and I just treasure them. I laugh when I see my pictures when I was around 6 or 7. In every picture my bangs were cut so crooked! I would love to win your giveaway!

Lisalulu said...

happy happy Birthday! What a wonderful Birthday trip thru memory lane! THE BEST POST YET> and you have so many friends to share it with! You lucky girl...but you go have good long rest and relaxation day, you need to pamper yourself!

~ Regan said...

Happy Birthdays to you, Maggie!!!

Ilove seeing your pictures- what a beauty you are! :)

Hope you have all the happiness your heart can handle today!

Sue said...

Happy Birthday, Maggie! No one deserves a good one more than you!!

And what fun I had looking through your family pictures. You've all grown up just fine.


Julie Harward said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAGGIE!!! I love the pictures from little til a mommie, all of them so sweet! And sweet little Annie in GH, that was so neat!
I hope you are going to do something wonderful celebrate YOU! Come say hi :D

Tina Eudora said...

Happy B'Day Maggie! And many, many more fun filled years to come!

sjmcdowell said...

My dear Maggie I wish you the Best Birthday ever and wish I was there with you to celebrate YOUR DAY!! Oh how I love the pictures of you from little girl up to the present time. You are such a lovely lady in all ways. God Bless you dear friend!!

Hugs, Smiles and Laughter today and always,

Susan XXOO

Taos Sunflower said...

Happy birthday, Maggie! I've no doubt you'll have a great day, because it's clear you know how to get a party going...look at what you've done with this blog. have more followers of your blog than any of the blogs that I watch. That ought to tell you something about how much you're loved! (PS It's OK to have a pity party now and again...I think it gives better perspective when you come out the other side.)

Diane at Crafty Passions said...

Maggie ,
Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I do hope your feeling better !
Love this cute post, the pictures are adorable!
Don't we all have pictures of ourselves that make us blush.. LOL!!
Take care of yourself.

Deb said...

Happy Birthday. You have a beautiful family and your a pretty little thing too. So sweet of you to have a giveaway for your birthday.

My Grama's Soul said...

Happy birthday to you Maggie......I knew you were a trendsetter! (O:(O:

I love the big hair picture, ah......I remember it well.

You truly have a beautiful family.

Get well and take care of yourself.


Loui said...

Hi Maggie..
am a your blog!
here's wishing you the best birthday ever..yet!
with wishes for many more to come!
Love the birthday bash strolling through memory lane..your photos were wonderful then..I can sympathize with the permed hair..I too had to endure that torture at the hands of my mom and the neighbors.. enjoy your day!
love the present pic..beautiful!
warmest hugs..laughing smiles..

artangel said...

Maggie a great big Happy Birthday to You!

I hope you're feeling better very soon and can go out and celebrate your birthday in suitable style!

I love the pics you posted - strangely I have photos with a very similar run of hairstyles!!!

Wishing you a wonderful year xxx

Jane Jeffress Thomas said...

Hope you have had a wonderful and happy birthday. I love surprises!!!! Keep celebrating!!!!

Auntie Cake said...

Happy Happy Birthday Maggie! You grew up very beautifully! Hope you are getting to feeling better and are able to enjoy your special day today. You deserve it! No tractors today, okay?

PS- I will need to tell mom and dad about your birthday, you really should "come home" for the party. We would make it worth the trip!

nanny said...

Happy Happy Birthday......Mine was May 1!!! Good ole may girls....
Love the pictures and oh my gosh, mom loved evening in paris!!!!!!

nanny said...

Happy, Happy Birthday.......May 1, here! Good ole May babies!!!
I love the pictures, esp the one by the TV...Halo light, uh? So many memories!
Hope you are feeling well!!

Brenda Eason said...

So glad you came to visit. I have been just taking one day at a time. Im so glad I came by for your birthday! I needed that cupcake.
Also I could sure use a prize =)
Happy Birthday you are beautiful

Mumsy said...

Happy Birthday dear, sweet Maggie! I wish for you many more years filled with love, happiness and good health. I hope that you have had a super wonderful day. Leaving you HUGE birthday hugs. You are such a special lady and I hope your birthday was special. Hugs

Meghan said...

Happy Happy Birthday Maggie!!! I loved all of your pictures - you are quite the looker, lady! I hope you have the most marvelous day!!!

Gerry said...

You had your cowboy boots
I had my majorette boots

We both had permed hair

Goes to show ya, aren't we really just all the same to some degree.

I hope you enjoy your birthday as much as I always enjoy mine.

I send much love to you, Maggie.

Hugs, ♥♥♥s and birthday wishes,

Mimi Sue said...

Happy, happy birthday Maggie! Love all your pics. I think I had that same hairdo in the 70's. The Captain and Tennille look! Hope you're feeling better and have a wonderful day. Mimi

Cherrie said...

Happy Birthday to you! You share your birthday with my Dad who turned 82 today! Hope you had a great day and that you are feeling so much better!
Love Ya,

Cottage In The Sun said...

Happy Birthday - Hope you had a fabulous day!!! I love your photos! -My bday is tomorrow :)

Just Deb said...

i'm a new follower (courtesy of Debbie) thanks for visiting my blog! i love that i'm listening to Neil Sedaka on your site, he's an absolute fave of mine! nice to meet you :)

Sares said...

There's a whole wealth of information in this post!Happy Happy Happy Birthday! Sign me up for your giveaway, I just KNOW you have more fabulous goodies to go along with that beautiful bottle!
I loved seeing the pictures, especially the one with the cowgirl boots, too cute!

Angela said...

Happy Birthday beautiful Maggie. Just wanted to let you know that I've added your daughter to Fearless Friday today. ((hugs)) May God be gracious to you this day and bless you and make His face shine upon you now and always. amen amen amen!

Letherton said...

happy b-day
found your blog and wanted to say hi.
Take a minute an check my blog out if you haven't already.
I have lots of great giveaways going on.
Thanks :)

NitWit1 said...

I gave my mother many a bottle of Evening in Paris and other EIP products. Daddy got an overload of OLD SPICE products.

Molly said...

Happy Birthday Maggie!!! I love the photos you posted, especially your wedding photo, so lovely! Enjoy your weekend!!!


A great big Happy Birthday wish for you! I love your little cowgirl boots. You have beautiful children. They do grow up so fast.

Grandma Nina said...

Happy Birthday, Maggie. I found you through Blog Frog and love your blog. These pictures are great. I also used to dress my boys alike when they were young and they also hated it. But they looked so cute!
So nice to meet you.

Diane said...

Happy Birthday sweet 16!!
Today is The Actual Baby Shower
come by to Visit the Live Stream link
it's Simple and can be loads of fun!
Breezy will be thrilled!
Now Let's Get This Party Started!
Hugs, Diane

Always Nesting said...

Maggie, I LOVE these photos!! How did I miss this post and I'm not even drugged up??? You are gorgeous!! I'm so glad you are posting but how about how you feel? Happy Birthday, girlfriend!! Hopefully next year your day will not be as "eventful" as its been for you lately.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Happy Birthday sweet friend! You really do look marvelous! Loved seeing the 'old' photos! You were a cutie and some of your photos look a lot like mine! Enjoy the weekend! ♥

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Lady!
Truly enjoyed all the photos. Dress and boots I remember that! Lovely family you have. Hope you're feeling better

Yaya' s Home said...

What a fun post. I didn't remember to enter for your drawing when I was here before, so now, I'm back. I do hope your birthday was good. If you were in pain on your birthday, I hope that when the pain stops, you will have a chance to Party On Doooooown.

Take care and get feeling better, y'hear?


~ Yaya
Yaya's Home

Terry said...

Howdy Maggie
Happy Birthday girlfriend :)
I love those photos !
Thank you for sharing your special day with us here in blogland.
I am sorry to be so belated ,but know that I have been thinking of you and praying for healing !
Count me in on the sweet giveaway fun .
Will write again soon .
Love and hugs
Happy Trails

The White Farmhouse said...

You look FAHBULUS dahling in the last pic! Love the old pics too. I got some of those hanging out here too. I love looking at old pics. It's funny cause I used to look at old pics of my mom and ask her "what's up with your hair!" Now my kids do the same to me. It was all the rave though! How dare they laugh!

I hope your birthday is filled with love and laughter all the year through. Also hoping that you do start to feel better really soon! Thanks for visiting and commenting! It made my day!


Thank you Maggie for stopping by and adding me as a new favorite. I will place you in the give-a-way drawing.............YOu blog is wonderful, I love the music...........HAPPY BIRTHDAY...............XO MARY

PEA said...

Happy belated Birthday Ms Maggie!!! I was on a bloggy break for 2 weeks and I'm afraid I missed your birthday:-( I so loved seeing the pictures of you throughout the've always been gorgeous:-) LOVE the little cowboy boots you had on in that first picture. I've written your birthday down on my calendar so that I won't miss it again next year!!! You make this world a better place to be in...don't ever change:-) xoxo

Laura said...

Hi Maggie-
Thank you so much for coming by my blog. I am now a follower-
I am also a Texas blogger, and I love your pictures of family.

I miss my mother everyday too.

I hope you feel better. I have been reading other posts to catch up.

White Spray Paint

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Sweet Maggie...
I too have been having so many health issues and wanted to pop over and say hello and let you know that I have been praying for you too a swift recovery. This has been a long road for me. I see the pulmonary specialist this morning. I have struggled to breathe for weeks now, and find myself so exhausted. We can only take one day at a time sweet friend. One day at a time.

I would so love to be entered into your drawing. I have a dear friend who has always loved this cologne. What a wonderful surprise it would be for her.

I will stay in touch. I read a lot of posts just have not been up to many comments. I will keep in touch sweet friend. Please be well soon. You are in my prayers.

God bless you sweetie...Sherry

Shelly said...

Hi Maggie,,,,
I KNOW I already posted for your giveaway! But DON'T DELETE THIS,,,,I FIGURED IT WOULD BE OKAY IF I ENTERED FOR LULU.....Since she is SO Sick!!! So,,,if you can throw this in the mix for Her!!!

What day is your birthday and email me at with a physical addy,,,,and WE need to find out when Lulu's is, becaue I think it's soon and hers is a "milestone" one like 39, I'm thinkin'!


Debbie Jean said...

Happy Birthday!!!! Hope that you are felling better!!

God Bless~
Debbie Jean

Bina said...

Happy birthday, Maggie. I have just "met" you via my blog hopping...but I pray it has been wonderful and I look forward to getting to know you more in the future :) (My birthday was the 26th :)

Great giveaway!