[blueberry muffins and...]

On Monday we celebrated Jon's birthday. We started the day off with blueberry spice muffins, bacon and eggs and then proceeded on to gifts. Little A was very excited about this. I asked him what he wanted to give daddy and he said, "A big box! and then we can say Happy Birthday!"
So a big red box it was - complete with finger print cards from the littles (littla A turned his into a monster).
I made Jon a custom Shakespeare poster cataloging the Shakespeare roles Jon has played as well as a few famous Shakespeare quotes. After a wonderful morning we drove up the coast and found ourselves in Santa Barbara. What a marvelous day it was. Thanks Jon for having a birthday and for sharing it with us!

*Oh and thanks for all the hair advice. You guys are awesome!


  1. I like that shakespeare portrait. Custom made birthday presents are sooo much better!Nice job on that big red box too.xxx

  2. everything looks so great! Love your packaging and the kiddos fingerprint cards!

    Your drawing is fantastic.....so glad you all had a great day together!

  3. what a perfect day. love that the important thing to give dad was the big box to go with the happy birthday. it turned out beautifully.

  4. sounds so perfect! yummy breakfast, great box and that shakespeare portrait is incredible!
    ps gave my hubby the portrait you did of us last week for his birthday and he was thrilled!!!

  5. Okay I wanted to have a closer look at the words on your art work but I couldn't can you take one and add it?
    loved it all

  6. Did you make those muffins?! They look scrumptious!

  7. D-lyn - you can take a look at the wording up close art tmourning.blogspot.com

  8. love the shakespeare portrait
    is there any way that can make it to your shop? pretty please with sugar and sprinkles on top.

    i'm with desbisoux - beautiful box and hooray for customised presents. i recently customised a monopoly board for my boyfriend's birthday.

    each property was a surf break from around the worl. with different colours representing different countries. boardwalk/mayfair was 'pipe'. stations were ski resorts [for that year round thing]. fun!