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a small celebration with an outdoor garden party…..

I had  a little celebration at my house this weekend with a few friends to celebrate my 40th birthday. Thank goodness for my friend Tracey, if she hadn’t snapped a few pictures for me with my camera, I wouldn’t have any! Such a bad blogger! I wanted a small outdoor garden style party.
 It was very nice and small and casual, just what I wanted.
 It also dropped into the 40’s that night so I was calling it the “Polar Party.”
 Just some goodies set out on the deck. My little lemon tree in the pot was shivering  a little.
 A few cocktails.
 a cozy, warm fire, ’cause we certainly needed it.
 Anne Marie brought some salted caramel chocolate cupcakes which were amazing, I ate the last one for breakfast this morning. :)I hope she is going to be selling these at the Nada Farm sale .
They are incredible!
 I used my Aunt’s vintage pickle jars for  a night time glow. I left them dirty, I thought they looked so pretty that way.
It was a nice way to bring in a new decade. 🙂
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  1. What a beautiful setting! Happy Birthday! Mine was yesterday. I love having an April Birthday. Spring is a great time to be born! Thanks for sharing!

  2. it looks gorgeous jen. i am so sorry that i missed it. i was thinking of all of you before i drifted off into my coma sleep that night.

  3. Happy Birthday!!! Oh this all looks AMAZING!!! How wonderful to have a bunch of lovely and talented ladies all together – love Tracey and Anne Marie too!!! Much love to you on being another year “younger!” 🙂


  4. Sounds like the perfect way to celebrate…you’re thoughtful touches I’m sure made the night extra special. Welcome to the 40 club 🙂

  5. Happiest of Birthdays to you!! And many more!! Your deck and all the treats look beautiful!

  6. Happy Birthday! What a beautiful celebration you had, I really love the jars with the candles in them that’s a wonderful idea. I hope this year brings you many blessings! I love your blog and your home is so beautiful!

  7. Lovely! Hope you had a wonderful time!
    I do the same kind of lighting except w/ tea lights and mason jars. I’m obsessed with mason jars!!!

  8. Jen,
    Hope you had a wonderful birthday.Your outside setting looks lovely.Welcome to the 40’s my friend and I ain’t talking about the temperature outside LOL.

  9. LOVELY PICS:) I really like your blog and I want to follow but I dont see twitter or facebook in here??

    If you want some swedish decor inspiration, you can check out my blog:)
    Have a great week.

    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se

  10. Happy 40th Birthday, Jen! Looks like a great time! I just celebrated my 40th in Feb…not as depressing as I thought.
    Girl, you look gorgeous at 40!!!

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