Tuesday, May 10, 2016

My Special Day



Yesterday I celebrated my birthday! It was a memorable and happy day for me. Here are a few highlights from my special day.

For my birthday outfit I chose to wear this white lace crochet cardigan. My mom purchased it for me from a thrift store a couple of years ago. It was in perfect condition and only cost five dollars. 
  
I don't wear it often as it's one of the most dressy items in my closet, a special occasion kind of thing. But on my birthday, I paired it with jeans as I wanted my outfit to be special, yet comfortable and not too formal. 

My bright lime green shoes (which somehow look yellow in these photos) and a bag with the same lime green accents added a splash of spring color to my outfit. 





This year I decided to bake my own birthday cake. I noticed that lately the bakery cakes taste way too sweet for me, and I usually avoid sweet treats altogether. 

For my special day, I wanted a cake entirely to my liking. I cut the sugar in the original recipe in half. But I compensated for the sweet taste with lots of raspberries and blueberries. 
Everyone in my family liked the cake. Even my dad, who doesn't give out praise easily, complemented my baking. 

I snapped this photo with my phone, so it's not of a good quality. I forgot to take a better picture later one.


I received lots of warm wishes and wonderful presents on my special day. I got fresh cut flowers, potted tulips, which I'm going to replant in my garden, a gorgeous orchid (I hope I'll be able to take a good care of it), a lovely bonsai lemon cypress tree, which smells incredible, and a beautiful hand-crafted tissue box cover.  


My dear friend Valentina decoupaged it for me. Such a beautiful and delicate work. 


It had been a wonderful birthday! 
My family and friends made me feel truly special. 

33 comments:

  1. May the LORD bless you throughout the year ahead!

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  2. One day too late, but happy birthday!

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  3. Aww Happy Birthday Olga! I love that outfit and flowers. It sounds like you had a great day. Enjoy your birthday week. :)
    Julie xo

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    1. Thank you Julie, it really was a great day.

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  4. I am so glad that you had a wonderful day. I pray that you will have a blessed year to follow.

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  5. Best wishes Olga. Your outfit was lovely and it looks like you really enjoyed your special day!

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  6. What a lovely day you had Olga! Happy Birthday to you!!!

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  7. Happy Belated Birthday Olga, I love your page and postings, Have a blessed year ahead !

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    1. Thank you Audrey. And I'm glad to know you like my blog :)

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  8. Happy Belated Birthday Olga !!!! See you had a wonderful day !!!
    You are very "chic" with your new outfit !
    Big HUG !
    Anna

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  9. Happy birthday Olga! That top looks great on you!
    xx Beca

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    1. Thank you for the birthday wishes and compliments :)

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  10. Wszystkiego najlepszego z okazji urodzin. Piękne prezenty i tort, oczywiście

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  11. Happy Birthday, dear Olga!! Wishing you a fantastic year ahead. The crochet top looks lovely on you. Love.

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    1. Hi Sangeetha, thank you for stopping by and birthday wishes.

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  12. belated happy birthday. God bless you.

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  13. Happy Birthday Olga, you look fantastic in that ourfit. Have a wonderful year,
    Meredith

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  14. Happy Belated Birthday Olga!!! I miss you :-)
    hugs,
    Bella

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  15. Belated Happy Birthday Olga,myour outfit is lovely the top is beautiful and your cake looks yummy. :) xx

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  16. Belated wishes Olga..... lovely top... i love all your gifts.... especially ur cake... I wish you a wonderful life ahead...

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  17. Glad you had a great birthday & the lace cardigan is gorgeous on you!

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