Birthday Presents and a Winner!

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You guys seriously know how to make a girl blush!  Thanks to all of your wonderful blog comments and tweets, my27th birthday wouldn’t have been the same without you!  I just wanted to give a big WELCOME to all my new followers and friends and let you know that I am super excited to check out your blogs/shops as well, I truly am!  🙂

Special thanks to Ilene, Holly, Ms. Megan, Shawni, and Blair for giving me a birthday shout out on your blog, so sweet!  (Hope I didn’t forget anyone!)  What a sweet present it was to open up these blogs on my birthday and see a little something special! 🙂

And in other present news, here are a few of the other things I received this year from family and friends!

I’ve pretty much been wanting this little baby for quite some time now!  It’s the Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM Lens to add to my growing collection of lenses, but this time its a wide angle, and boy does it go wide!  It’s perfect for starter Canon rebel and D series cropped cameras (since it is an EF-S lens) and I must say I’ve already used it and I LOVE IT!  Will show you some pictures taken with it in a later post! 🙂

Some of my friends bought me this baby over here on the right.  You know what that is?!  It’s a Presto Professional CoolDaddy Electric Deep Fryer, yup you read that correctly, it’s a DEEP FRYER friends!  Egg rolls, fries, chicken wings, coconut shrimp, chimichangas, ohhh tasty tasty breaded goodness!!   Can’t wait to get it all greasy!  And remember a few days ago I blogged about my Corn Dog Maker too?  Geez, we’re so lucky to be owners of such AWESOME kitchen appliances, don’t ya think?

My sister-in-law and brother recently took a trip out to Japan/Korea and came back with literally 27 presents for me on my 27th birthday!  Well, I didn’t count but it’s pretty darn close to 27!  I felt like I was on Oprah and literally winning all of her favorite things (or maybe since I went to see Oprah with my sister-in-law, it rubbed off on her)!  😉  Every time they would give me a present, I’d say, there’s more, there’s more??  Are you kidding me?!  She gave me bags, a lens insert bag, ear muffs, shoes, socks, tons of cute tape, clothes a watch, food cutters, twine, headbands, face cream, fabric, cute tray, wrapping paper and more!!

My parents got me a really cute red handing accessory organizer with a damask print, where I can finally organize all the beautiful jewelry I receive from all those beautiful handmade shops out there, some cute t-shirts, and a handy travel briefcase from the Joy Mangano collection to use on my short business trips!  And some other friends got me cards, gift cards, deodorant, lotions, and a book guide to the “eat and drink of kansas city”!

I was totally overwhelmed with the response to my first birthday giveaway and the moment you’ve all been waiting for, the winner of my favorite things picked by is…

Congrats to Lilian from Unstitched!  I will send you an email shortly asking for your mailing address so I can send you your box full of goodies!  Sorry if you didn’t win!  Remember, I will have 2 giveaways a week through the end of the year, so your chances to win something aren’t slim! 🙂

Lastly, I’ll leave you with some inspiring birthday images!

via weheartit, that’s how old i am now!

via weheartit, this grumpy kitty is too cute!

via weheartit, a cool camera red velvet cake (i’m guessing that’s the flavor, yum!)

via weheartit, this is how i felt during my birthday celebrations, in cloud 9! 🙂


  1. November 2, 2010 / 3:19 pm

    I’m glad to hear that such a lovely lady had such a lovely bday!

  2. November 2, 2010 / 3:37 pm

    Happy belated birthday! Looks like it was a good one 🙂

  3. November 2, 2010 / 3:37 pm

    Awwww!!! That is so sweet of your sister in law and brother to get you 27 little presents!!! When I turned 13 my friend bought me 13 little presents and it was such a surprise!!!
    I am so glad you had a fantastic day!!!
    You deserve only the best!!!!
    much much love,

  4. November 2, 2010 / 3:49 pm

    Holy cow you got a lot of presents on your birthday! ^____^ I’m glad you had a great birthday! You totally deserved it!

    Congrats to the winner also! ^___^

  5. November 2, 2010 / 3:51 pm

    Um, I’m feeling old.


    Definitely feeling old.

    {So glad you had a fun day!}

  6. November 2, 2010 / 3:52 pm

    wow, sounds like you really hit the jackpot! so sad i missed i missed your giveaway! but glad to hear your b-day celebration had you on cloud 9 🙂

  7. November 2, 2010 / 3:58 pm

    Gah! I won?! 🙂 Wow, I mostly wanted to wish you a very happy birthday, but this is just icing on the cake (pun intended 😉
    I’m so very happy that you had such a wonderful birthday and got so many lovely presents – a lens! a deep fryer?! Wow 🙂
    Thank you for the giveaway, Sandy!! You completely just made my day!! 🙂

  8. November 2, 2010 / 4:01 pm

    lucky lady~ that’s a lot of love from friends and family!

  9. November 2, 2010 / 4:04 pm

    Sandy! I’ve missed you. 😀 Happy Belated Birthday.. by the look of things, you had a terrifc one!! yay for all the fun birthday gifts.. and I’m sure your day was filled with lots of love and good company as well. 🙂

    Hope you’re having a great day.. hugs.

    xx Love & Aloha

  10. November 2, 2010 / 4:05 pm

    looks like you had a great birthday. BELATED bday btw! 🙂 im jealous with all the wonderful things you got. 🙂

  11. November 2, 2010 / 4:17 pm

    dang girl! you racked up!!


    of your gifts… and the winner!! (very jealous)

  12. November 2, 2010 / 4:24 pm

    Happy belated birthday, sweetest!! I’m so sorry I missed it. Looks like you got some sweet loot, that camera is *the best*!

    Congrats to Lilian as well 🙂

  13. November 2, 2010 / 4:43 pm

    Hurray for fun birthdays! Looks like you had a great celebration and I love the “27 gifts” you got! How thoughtful!

  14. November 2, 2010 / 4:49 pm

    i’m sorry i missed your birthday. hope it was grand 🙂

  15. November 2, 2010 / 5:17 pm

    you totally made out on your birthday, love it all! esp the cam lens 🙂 🙂

  16. steph
    November 2, 2010 / 5:29 pm

    yay! glad you had a great birthday!!!

  17. carla de leon
    November 2, 2010 / 5:39 pm

    i’m so glad that you had a great time on your b-day! 27 presents?!! you deserve each and every one of them. xoxo

  18. November 2, 2010 / 6:13 pm

    wow lucky lilian!! congrats to the winner! looks like you got a lot of new toys to play with! that camera cake is so cool.

  19. November 2, 2010 / 6:13 pm

    happy 27th sandy! your gifts are awesome! glad you had a great bday!!!

  20. ChantaleP
    November 2, 2010 / 6:27 pm

    Awesome happy goodness and it couldn’t have gone to a nicer person. Really, sincerely… you are that. : )

  21. November 2, 2010 / 6:35 pm

    Glad you had such a wonderful birthday! I love the picture of that camera cake at the end. Very cool.

  22. Eafong
    November 2, 2010 / 7:05 pm

    OMG Sandy! That was the lens I was thinking about tooooo! I was doing my camera lens research last night 🙂

  23. November 2, 2010 / 7:11 pm

    sandy! what a fabulous post:) you are such a loved and special girl to receive such fun gifts for your bday and such special messages from friends and fellow bloggers:) i am super excited to meet you in april at creative estates. are you going to any other conferences before then?

  24. November 2, 2010 / 7:24 pm

    happy 27th!!!! looks like you got some pretty good gift there~ let me know how you like the fryer~

  25. November 2, 2010 / 7:45 pm

    hey, friend! so glad you had such a good birthday – sure looks like it! and i love that image of the red velvet nikon camera cake. and man, i’d love that lens too – can’t wait to see the wedding pictures you took with it.

    love you, friend!!

  26. November 2, 2010 / 8:59 pm

    aww I’m glad your 27th birthday went well! =)

  27. November 2, 2010 / 9:32 pm

    So glad you had a wonderful birthday! I love the 27 presents 🙂 and can’t wait to see what those new lens will do!

  28. November 2, 2010 / 9:37 pm

    happy belated birthday! Looks like you had a good one!

  29. November 2, 2010 / 10:52 pm

    That’s so cool Lillian won! Awesome.

    And it looks like you had a stellar 27th birthday. I’m glad you got all you wished for and more. Birthdays are always so much fun.

  30. November 3, 2010 / 12:07 am

    Golly, what a lot of treasure! I’m happy to see you were suitably spoiled for your birthday. Enjoy all your new toys!! xo – g

  31. November 3, 2010 / 2:11 am

    Lillian won??? I love her! Lucky gal! I am so happy you had an awesome birthday, You totally deserved it.

  32. November 3, 2010 / 4:09 am

    Oh wow what a birthday haul!!! Lucky you, especially with that wide angle lens 🙂 Hope you had a wonderful day xx

  33. November 3, 2010 / 7:12 am

    That camera cake is so cool o_o !!! Glad that you had a blast on your bday =D !!

  34. November 3, 2010 / 10:45 am

    Sounds like you had a glorious birthday!! You absolutely deserve all the joy and gifty goodness! And you know, at least at our house we declare birthday WEEK, so you still have a few days to live it up and pamper yourself =)

  35. November 3, 2010 / 11:48 am

    HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY dear friend!

  36. November 3, 2010 / 11:49 am

    P.S. 27 is a GREAT age!

  37. November 3, 2010 / 1:14 pm

    hope you had a wonderful birthday~~! you deserved all the gifts you got~ every single one of them! can’t wait to see all the cool photos you take with your new lens! =)

  38. November 3, 2010 / 3:05 pm

    Sounds as though you had a lovely birthday, which makes me oh so happy!!! Loved all your pictures, especially the red velvet camera cake…love red velvet cake!

    Thanks so much for stopping by my site and for the nice comment…so glad you love that shopping spot too!

    Liesl 🙂

  39. November 3, 2010 / 5:20 pm

    i’m sorry did i read that right? deodorant? for your birthday? :p

    happy belated sweetheart, it’s been a busy work week. glad to see you having a wonderful time with so many lovely presents, minus the deodorant 🙂

  40. November 4, 2010 / 8:22 pm

    an awesome birthday for an awesome woman!

  41. November 5, 2010 / 2:00 pm

    I’m so glad you had such a wonderful birthday!! And you got such great gifts, that’s awesome! I’m so excited to see the photos you take with your new lens. I’m jealous! hehe. I want a wide angle lens sooooo badly. One day!! And I love the idea of 27 presents for your 27th birthday! I think next year for Keith’s 25th I may do that. 🙂

  42. November 5, 2010 / 4:16 pm

    Jealous if the new lens, I’m looking forward to seeing shots with it!

    I would be so dangerous with a deep fryer…

  43. November 6, 2010 / 1:03 pm

    Happy belated birthday. That lens rocks and so much goodies you got! Can’t wait to see your photos using that new lens. Ooh, speaking of photos, i have a huge photography gig for a national non profit-looking a few others to help out. wanna fly out and join?? e-mail me…

  44. November 7, 2010 / 11:41 pm

    how could i miss this!!! happy belated birthday sandy! i’m sure you have a blast. wishing you much blessings to come your way!

  45. November 9, 2010 / 12:25 pm

    Happy belated birthday! That was so sweet of your SIL and brother! One of my friends got me 30 gifts for my 30th a couple months ago. I thought that was the sweetest gift EVER!

  46. tabeer
    November 19, 2012 / 7:51 am

    i just wantt too appriciate u.. reallyy awsumm collection.. 🙂 keep it up!!

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