Party Time!

Hey Kids,

Put down that Christmas wrap,

and clear a space on the table . . .

I’m about to serve you a nice big slice of birthday cake!!!

That’s right! It’s Paulette’s birthday! πŸ˜€

Step right up, Paulette, and put on your pink party crown!

We know you love winter and especially snow . . . so here’s wishing that snow will arrive for your birthday (or at least for your “birthday weekend”!) Enjoy your special day. πŸ˜€

I’d love to celebrate all the birthdays here on the blog. I lost my b-day list when the computer went down a few weeks ago, so if you sent your date before, or would like to add it now, for the first time – please email it to me at this address:

crystal (at) beadhappilyeverafter (dot) com


Have a joyful weekend, everyone! With the holidays just around the corner, let’s keep reminding each other to take a deep breath now and then. We don’t want to miss any of those quiet moments that make the season special. πŸ™‚

See you Monday!



Cupcakes For All

Grab your party hats and noisemakers, Kids!

It’s Donna’s birthday. πŸ™‚

Shall we sing?

What’s that? You want to warm up first?

Ok . . . mmmmi-mi-mi-mi-miiiiiiiiii… (ahem). πŸ˜‰

Ready now?

Happy Birthday, Dear Donna . . .

Haaaapy Birrrthday tooo youuuuu!!!

Congratulations Donna! (don_mae) πŸ˜€

I’m going to guess your birthday has actually fallen on Thanksgiving Day multiple times over the years. Tell us about that…… please? Is it a good day for a birthday, or did you feel you were sharing the spotlight with the holiday (as Christmas babies often do)?

By the way, did you know if you blow out a virtual candle on a virtual cupcake, your wish will come true?!?! Yep! πŸ™‚

Enjoy your day, Donna!

I’d love to celebrate all the birthdays here on the blog. Sadly, I lost my b-day list when the computer went down. If you sent your date before, or would like to add it for the first time now, please email me at this address:

crystal (at) beadhappilyeverafter (dot) com



What Day Is It?

Hi there, Kids! πŸ˜€

If you have a chance to regularly read the comments here, then you know that Kelly Ann usually gives us a little weekly report on what “holidays” are scheduled for that week. It’s always fun to read the variety on her list, and it’s very sweet of her to take the time to compile it for us.

For example, this week in one of her comments, she let us know that

Monday was National Sausage Pizza Day (along with Columbus Day).

Tuesday was International Moment of Frustration Scream Day (Crystal says: “Gosh, don’t ya just love that one?”)

Wednesday was National Bring Your Teddy Bear To Work & School Day

Friday (tomorrow) will be Boss’s Day

Of course there can’t be “holidays” EVERY day of the week, but there’s an interesting coincidence about this week’s list!

Did you happen to notice there wasn’t anything for today – Thursday? πŸ˜‰

Could the reason be that today is . . . .


Please join me in wishing Carol a very
HAPPY BIRTHDAY – filled with fun and sweet surprises! πŸ˜€

(I’d love to wish YOU a happy birthday on your day, too. Just click here to let me know the date!)



Friday Favorites – Friendship

Friendship is the theme for this week’s Friday Favorites.

We begin with a sweet illustration from a vintage children’s book and end with some wonderful quotations on the subject. πŸ˜€

Don’t these little ladies look as if they’re the best of friends? They look so relaxed and comfortable together. I’ll bet a secret or two is being shared at this tea party! πŸ˜‰


Here are just a few of the many beautiful quotes on friendship. Which one touches your heart?

“Can miles truly separate us from friends?
If we want to be with someone we love, aren’t we already there?” ~ Richard Bach

“A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.” ~ Bernard Meltzer

“A friend is someone who reaches for your hand and touches your heart.” ~ Anonymous

“Friendship? Yes Please.” ~ Charles Dickens

“I get by with a little help from my friends.”
~ John Lennon

β€œIf all my friends were to jump off a bridge, I would not follow, I would be at the bottom to catch them when they fall.” ~ Anonymous

See you Monday with the new questions!