Let me start off this post by saying that being in the center of attention can be difficult for me. You wouldn't always know it but I am inherently a very shy person. Combining 6 friends from 30 years of different walks of life with 2 cousins at a place I love was only a little worrisome for me because I wanted it to go so well. Other than a few roadblocks (literally, meaning icy roads) the weekend was amazingly special to me.
It started with a special guest~
I had joked about wanting snow for my birthday. The location of my gathering typically had snow on the ground in February, but it had all completely melted away a few weeks before my party. But it returned in all of it's frosty glory! In fact, the snow almost prevented the weekend from happening!
We stayed in a cozy log cabin at the top of a winding, steep, snowy road. Our celebration kicked off with a happy hour jewelry party in the ranch house. This large room has so much history and character! I set up the table decor for light snacks and beverages.
I made the faux grain sack runners. I'm making some for the shop later this month!
A party isn't a party without M&M's, right?
The line of jewelry is called Silpada Designs. Have you heard of it? It is sterling silver and really fun, both elegant and western. Perfect for this rustic cowgirl! I can't wait to show you what I got after it's delivered. By the way, the woman who hosted got those great dress form jewelry holders on the left side of the table from Pottery Barn Teen.
I didn't get as many pictures as I liked (I was too busy snacking on goodies and trying on beautiful jewelry!) After the party my friends and I went to a nice dinner. It was a chilly snowy night most of us ordered a cozy helping of pot roast and garlic mashed potatoes and veggies.
The toast I made our first night says it all~
here's to family, friends, and fabulous at forty!
Thank you all for your sweet birthday wishes! I'll back soon to share a new project inspiration!