Beyond Blessed: A Heartfelt Birthday Thanks

Angie Abundance, Appreciation, Believe, Birthday, Blessings, Celebration, Champagne, Chocolate, Coffee, Cooking, Faith, Family, Feelings, Food, Friends, Fun, Generosity, Gratitude, Happiness, Health, Journey, Joy, Laughing, Learning, Life, Love, Pampering, Party, Passion, Peace, Positive, Present, Rituals, Time, Traditions, Universe, Writing 0 Comments

“The cake had a trick candle that wouldn’t go out, so I didn’t get my wish.  Which was just that it would always be like this…” ~Janet Fitch Dear Universe, Today is my birthday.  Before the day gets started, I just wanted to say thank you for the gift of another year. My life is full of things I am …

Star-Studded

Angie Celebration, Champagne, Entertainment, Family, Friends, Fun, Los Angeles, Movies, Party, Shows, Stars, Traditions 2 Comments

“What did Dom Perignon say to fellow monks after he invented champagne? … ‘Come quickly, I am tasting the stars.’”  ~John Green Dear Universe, I’ve always liked watching the Oscars. The glitz, the glamour, the fashion, the speeches… The friendly betting. For years, my family and I have had an Oscar pool.  We pretend it’s for big bucks, but really …

Paint Nite

Angie Balance, Birthday, Entertainment, Friends, Fun, Going Out, Inspiration, Joie de Vivre, Painting, Party, Passion 0 Comments

“If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced.” ~Vincent van Gogh “Painting is just another way of keeping a diary.” ~Pablo Picasso Dear Universe, I’m no Picasso. So when one of my best gals suggested a girls’ night of painting for my birthday (the motto “Paint …

Birthday Bliss

Angie Birthday, Celebration, Entertainment, Family, Friends, Fun, Happiness, Joie de Vivre, Mimosas, Party, Traditions, Wishing 0 Comments

“How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you were?” ~Satchel Paige  Dear Universe, Today is my birthday.  I’m sure at some point I’ll be surrounded by loved ones, make a wish and blow out my candles (I do love wishing, after all). Other than that, I am not sure what I will do.  I kind of …

It’s a Wrap

Angie Gifts, Giving, Holidays, Party, Traditions, Winter 0 Comments

Dear Universe, I’m not a fan of wrapping.  I’m not sure I know anyone who is. In theory, I like giving loved ones beautifully wrapped presents that look like a professional handled them.  In reality, I don’t always have the patience or the time (often getting to it at the last minute). More often than not, it’s a gift bag …

Happy Fourth!

Angie Celebration, Freedom, Fun, Party, Summer 0 Comments

Dear Universe, Since I enjoy the summer and get togethers with loved ones, it’s no surprise that I look forward to July 4th.  It’s the perfect day for carnivals, cookouts, pool parties, beach gatherings, boat excursions and firework displays.  Yes, I’ve done all those things on the fourth, but not on the same day, of course! Some of my favorite …

Fairy Festivities

Angie Fun, Inspiration, Party 0 Comments

Dear Universe, This weekend I attended a birthday party for my best friend’s daughter.  I found myself feeling as I usually do when I go to one of my friend’s parties: in awe. My best friend is a woman of many talents.  One of them is party planner extraordinaire.  I’ve never seen a celebration she’s planned that isn’t creative, fun …