Wednesday, October 20, 2010


 aging gracefully

as graceful as a bull in a china cupboard


Mid-life Madness

tis true

just sayin'

this is my attempt at making light
 of a very SeRioUs (insert dramatic music)  event...

one that I've been dreading.
like. the. plague.
but here it it or not, ready or not.

 if there is 1 thing 
I've learned in 50 years
is that
I take life too seriously.

seriously, you heard it here first.

no supersize photos here...these may  be the last ones you see of me like this:)  
I'll probably be mortified tomorrow when I look back...and then  hit delete
 because I am in such an (unreserved) mood
I'm going to do something I've been thinkin' about for awhile .
YOU ask  me  questions.
all sorts of questions
(and i'll answer)
that will give me plenty
to blog about
in my spare time.

Now, I'm off with my's a surprise!

I'll be back tomorrow to show you my birthday present.
I know you want to see it.


Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Enjoy your day! I remember when I turned 50! It isn't bad really...we definately know ourselves better now. And we look so much better than our moms did when they were 50!!
Have fun celebrating!!

Createology said...

Happy Birthday Miss Fabulous Fifty! It does get ever so much better. Have a Fabulous Fifty year.

glenda said...

How beautiful you are...please post one of these on your sidebar.
Your girls are the image of you.
1. did you find a new camera?
2. what program do you use to make those gorgeous shots you take?
3. what made you decide to start blogging?
4. Do you ever get mad and delete?
5. are followers important to you?

And I love everything about your blog, EVERYTHING...AND I wonder why you quit with the lace.
I hope you have a great day with your girls...

Kristen said...

Happy Birthday ! You're beautiful. It's always nice to see who does the writing :).

Hope you have a great day ! said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!You LOOK and ARE FABULOUS!!!!Just remember that!!! Who really cares what those silly numbers are any way. There are so many more fun and important things to be concerned about, right:)
Have a great one:)
Capers of the vintage vixens

One Shabby Old House said...

Happy Birthday Rene. Kick up your heels and enjoy your day!

FlowerLady said...

Happy 50th Gracie and what a lovely lady you are. May your day be filled with lots of love, laughter and good food.

Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady

" SHABBY JUNK" said...

Congrats on the bog 50! I am way over....57 now but I just don't realize it yet. Have fun and stay active,it's the key to everything!! ~JUDY~

podso said...

happy birthday! A milestone ... and you look great!

winnibriggs said...

Well I think you are looking good girl. And although you talk of growing shhhh! 'older' gracefully, I think we all have to lighten up a bit and enjoy being so YOUNG!!
Have a wonderful evening, will look forward to seeing your present.

Tete said...

Rene- I love your photos of you. You look wonderful and Happy Birthday, again!
I hope you and your girls have the bestest time together today.
50 isn't a bad number...and it's just a number...your heart never ages. It may mature but not age. I am sure there is a lot of joy and happiness in those 50 years and I am sure in that time you have made more people smile than you will ever know.
Hugs- Tete

Debbie Demmers-Lujan said...

Rene', I am anxious to see what you received for your birthday. I love the photos! I will be 48 in November and am thinking about the big 50...what I will do, how it may change me, setting new goals possibly? All that! Just finished my yearly craft show and did well...nothing like having lots of ladies in one day appreciate what you create! Please stop by if you get a chance! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! deb

Sweet Old Vintage said...

You seem to be bubbling over withyour new birthday present... Hum... I know it is lovely...

jAne said...

you. are. beautiful.
inside and out.
happy birthday, dear friend.


sissie said...

Happy Birthday and good for you celebrating your 50th feeling really free and liberated!

Wait til you hit 60! ugh!


stefanie said...

sooooooo cute!!! happy Birthday!!!

Susan said...

You are too cute! Happy Birthday, sweet lady, and may your day be filled with all the delight your heart can hold!
Can't wait to see what you got!

Faded Charm said...

You are beautiful inside and out Rene'. Have a wonderful day with your girls and just enjoy life!

Take care,


Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Happy Happy Birthday !!
You look great girl !


Auntie Bliss said...

I'm not far behind you! I hope to look as terrific when I get there too!!! Happy birthday :)

Anonymous said...

Awww another birthday...



Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Turning 50 really makes you do crazy things like take funny photos of yourself?
If so, THEN I CAN'T WAIT!!!!
You totally made me giggle with joy as I'm so happy you having so much FUN!!!!

I hope you have a wonderful time with the girls and YES...
I WANNA SEE what ya got!!!!

Enjoy every second of it girlie!!!!

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

ps...are you still going to "lie" about being 40-something on your blog profile?
(i promise not to tell anyone!)
you crazy girl you~

Sandi said...

Hi Rene,
You are much more brave than I. I hate posting pictures of myself so I don't. LOL
You look great! I am 51 so you need to catch up!!!

cindy @ cottage instincts said...

You are such a cutie! I hope I will be as beautiful and graceful as you in 7 years :)

Now, tell me how you and your hubby met, and how he proposed to you. Love me some romance!

debi said...

Happy Birthday Rene!!

50's not so bad!! lol lol lol

Linda said...

Happy Birthday, Rene! I love this post and you look beautiful!

Busy As Can Be said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day!

Jerri junque said...

Ohhh, Happy 50. Mine is in 13 days....I know what you are feeling...

Mrs. MK said...

Don't delete!! It was hilarious and honest. Love!

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

~*~*Happy Birthday!! You are adorable!!!~*~*Hugs,Rachel~*~*~

Pinkie Denise said...

Happy Birthday! Mine was yesterday and I am not to far n
behind. Hope you had a wonderful day with your loved ones

Destiny said...

Happy Birthday! Love your blog : ) You DO know that 50 is the new 30 right?! LOL What will you do with your next 50 years? Love your blog!


A Cottage Muse said...

Well Hello Gorgeous!!

Happy Birthday!!!

Vintage Rose Collection said...

I love this!!! Good for you doll!!! Happy Birthday.. I will turn the big 50 in January..YIKES! I hope I can embrace it as graceful as you!

Tasha said...

Cute - way to go! :)

Debra@Common Ground said...

Great photos!!! Love seeing the "real" person behind the blog!

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Happy birthday. I have read your blog and have seen how beautiful your heart is and I love the photos of you - just beautiful!


Sheila Rumney said...

Happy belated birthday! You make 50 look good!!!

I love your photos!!!
1. How do you achieve the wonderful vintage looking effects?
2. Do you have decorating tips to share. What motivates and inspires you in your decorating design style?

Have a great weekend!