20 August, 2009

The More Things Change, the More They Stay the Same

Although, today marks another year in my life, things have not changed much through the years. Ever the fashion forward little Leo, I've insisted on silk scarfs as head gear from a tender age...

Apparently, I also started young orchestrating my own celebrations by requesting "specialty" cakes, like the above strawberry puppet confection my mother made to order.

These days my friends know me well enough to know what will thrill me...

Not much variation in the ole present request department either. Jewels and tartan to please at three...


...and Tartan to please last year.

One thing has changed though. This year my biggest request is that I get to spend my special day with Babe. Cake and presents still très important, but secondary to the company...

Kindness of Mel for alerting me to the fabulous Signets and Cyphers family crest rings just in time for my birthday wish list last year and bff Kimba for the beautiful book...XXOO


  1. Happy Birthday to you! Wishing you a year full of summer time! Sandy beaches, pink skies, the warmth of the sun, bikinis, sunscreen, jewels of the sea, and clear waters and most important to share it with those you love.

  2. Deae Allie in Gtown,
    Very coincidentally, Happy Birthday to you and me! Hope you and Babe have a great day together. Unfortunately, my "Babe" has to slay dragons today. Thanks for sharing, Denise

  3. Happy Birthday!!
    I love your childhood photos!
    So cute!

  4. Happy Birthday to you!! Warmest wishes for a great year ahead.

  5. Allie...Happy Birthday. I'd say both you and Mr. Babe are very lucky indeed!

  6. love love love it- hope your day is even more filled with sunshine and cheer than you are :)


  7. Thank y'all for the well wishes! Nothing like waking up to a full inbox of Happy Birthdays...XXOO Allie

  8. Oh, Happy Birthday, Allie!!!!! Have a fun-filled, terrific day. I'll be thinking about you and sending warm wishes just a few blocks up the road to Georgetown!

  9. Oh Happy Birthday! I hope you have a fantastic day!

  10. Happy Birthday to a fellow childhood tow head. Although yours appears to have persisted while mine has gone the way of hand smocked dresses made in America.

  11. Happy birthday! Enjoy your day and eat lots of cake!

  12. Happy Birthday!!!

    Love that you had that little blonde bob way back in the beginning.

    I'm a tartan freak. Really. I got that tartan book the moment it came out. I'm assuming you saw my post a week or so ago on the tartan Agenda/DayPlanner 2010 books I found?

    Back to your birthday....hope you had a great one (I'm a little late to the game)...Glad you're getting to spend the day with Babe! :)

  13. Happy Birthday! Hope it was the most fantastic ever!!!


  14. I hope you had a most enjoyable birthday with your loved ones. Love the Signet ring as well as most all of your recommendations.

  15. Happy Belated Birthday! Love your childhood photos.