Friday, February 10, 2012

My Birthday!

yay

it is my 30th birthday!


yesterday my parents and I made this Swedish princess cake

a beauty, if I may say so myself


this is by far the prettiest cake I ever made

for the roses I used this video ~ actually very simple


I am spoiled with beautiful gifts

ribbons ~ new and vintage


a beautiful hand written card from my littlest Canadian friend M ~ Andrea's son

she is lucky to have such a cute family


and I am lucky to have them as my friends

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this amazing wedding shawl is made by my lovely aunt, I feel so special!


the beautiful look-book I got from Andrea, along with beautiful ribbon and vintage knitting patterns

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I am very thankful to be able to celebrate my first Canadian birthday with these wonderful people around me

and it even snowed a little today...




43 comments:

  1. Happy Happy Birthday to you my friend!!! Enjoy it with your parents! Oh and your cake is stunning. xooxo

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  2. Gefeliciteerd met je verjaardag! Maak er een leuke dag van!

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  3. Hartelijk gefeliciteerd. Wat een prachtige taart. Geniet ervan!! Groetjes van Hannie

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  4. Hartelijk gefeliciteerd met je verjaardag! Geniet er van, gezellig met je ouders en man. Wat een prachtige taart, bijna jammer om aan te snijden.... Groetjes, Anne-Marie

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  5. happiest of birthday wishes to you, my sweet friend. so happy your parents made it safely, enjoy every minute with them. that cake is absolutely amazing. love your vintage ribbons, too, lucky girl.

    xo
    molly

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  6. Blessings on this new stage of your life. The 30´s are awesome!!!
    Happy B-day.

    Ana BC

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  7. Gefeliciteerd!
    De cadeau's en de foto's ervan zijn erg mooi!

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  8. beautiful! Happy Birthday Maaike...sorry we missed it :( that cake looks amazing btw, you did a lovely job!

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  9. Gefeliciteerd! En wat een beauty, die taart!

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  10. Happy birthday miss , I wish you a lot of goods things and thanks for you beautiful blog !!!

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  11. Happy Birthday! That cake looks tooo pretty to eat. Love the ribbon,scarf, and book to! snow and friends are lovely! thanks for sharing!:)
    Hope your birthday wishes come true!
    Gerri

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  12. Happy Birthday! :)
    Your shawl is gorgeous!
    Vivienne x

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  13. Happy Birthday to you...happy birthday to you...

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  14. Een heel speciale verjaardag, 30! Ik hoop dat je een leuke dag hebt. Aan de lieve cadeautjes kan het niet liggen. En je taart....om op te vreten zo mooi !!!! :)
    Gefeliciteerd!!
    Groetjes,
    Karin

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  15. Happy happy Birthday! That cake looks amazing - you guys did a fabulous job! Enjoy all your gifts and have a wonderful weekend. x

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  16. Happy birthday Maaike! Lots of great goodies!! X

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  17. Hartelijk Gefeliciteerd met je verjaardag, 30 jaar, prachtige leeftijd. Ik had toen zoiets van "YES" nu hoor ik erbij...
    Een deze zomer word ik 55, zucht, ja dan hoor je weer ergens ander bij...
    Jou wens ik een geweldige dag en vier het leven!!!
    Groetjes uit een schaatsgek Fryslân.

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  18. Happy 30th birthday Maaike!!
    Your cake is soooo pretty and beautiful gifts too...Your aunts shawl is very special,
    Hope you have a lovely weekend,
    Susan x

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  19. Hartelijk gefeliciteerd! Ik wens je een mooi, creatief en vooal gezond levensjaar. Je taart is een plaatje, wat een prachtige kleur. Mooie foto's!

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  20. Happy birthday! I love swedish Princess Cake and yours is absolutely stunning!
    Hope you have a nice day!
    Naomi
    xx

    P.S.: There's one more thing I've always wanted to tell you: I love your blog!

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    1. thank you so much Naomi, so nice of you to say that!

      xo
      Maaike

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  21. Heel erg gefeliciteerd en wat glimlacht die taart toch heerlijk naar me :-) Super mooi geworden zeg en het kan niet anders dan dattie heerlijk is.

    Geniet

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  22. Such lovely images Maaike. For a lovely lady. Hope you had a fantastic day! And now you have even more snow :)

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  23. Happy Birthday Maaike, hope you have a wonderful 30th year, with lots of creative ideas...

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  24. Warmest and best wishes to you, Maakie, on your 30th birthday!!! Lot of love and happiness to you!
    Hugs from Russia
    Natasha & Fam.

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  25. P.S. Beautiful gifts you`ve got there, and your cake looks perfect and delicious as well :o)
    love
    Natasha

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  26. Even though I'm a day late: congratulations! Have a lovely weekend. And that birthday cake looks fantastic.

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  27. Wow it was also my fiance's 30th birthday yesterday! I hope you had a fantastic day!

    The cake is utterly beautiful! You are very very talented! xxx

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    1. thank you Jewel for saying that!

      xo
      Maaike

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  28. Happy Birthday! The cake is gorgeous,as is it's name!

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  29. Happy birthday! I loved all your gorgeous photos today. Your cake looks so very yummy!

    Danielle

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  30. Hello,
    I visited your blog today. Happy Birthday. My daughter also turned 30. Your blog is so lovely, and your pictures are very unique. I love that red polka dot tea pot! While I was reading, I noticed you like to travel. My daughters love to travel, and went to Amsterdam a few years ago. We started a blog, and we would love it if you could visit us and follow. I would enjoy coming back to visit with you. Your blog is filled with beauty and is so cheerful to me. I hope to hear from you, and Happy Valentine's Day.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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    1. thank you Sheri, so nice of you. Will definitely visit you back!

      xo
      Maaike

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  31. (nog) Gefeliciteerd, leuke taart en mooie cadeau's.
    Geniet er maar lekker van.

    Groetjes Ymie

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  32. Happy 30th Birthday Maaike, hope you had a lovely day, the cake looks amazing, it must be lovely having your mum with you, and what pretty presents you had - a very lucky girl I think.
    love Jillx

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    1. thank you Jill, I feel very lucky indeed :)

      love
      Maaike

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  33. Happy birthday to you! Beautiful, yummy cake and lovely gifts! Hope your weekend is wonderful. Tammy

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  34. Beter laat dan nooit... Nog van harte met je verjaardag!! Je taart is AMAZING... ik ben geen bakwonder, dus kan alleen maar met open mond gapen naar zo'n creatie! En...30...over 1,5 maand is 't bij mij ook zo ver ;-)

    Liefs, Heidi

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  35. little too late but happy birthday. on feb 10 I turned 31. Isn`t it funny?
    PS: your blog is very nice

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    1. what a coincidence! happy belated birthday to you too :) and thank you for your comment

      xo

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  36. Aw, M's note!! :) made me smile <3 I am loving catching up on your blog!! The photos of Miami are wonderful and the baby blanket is just perfect. Such a lovely baby blanket. I love it! I can't wait to see you, friend. Miss you tons! xxxo

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  37. Whooo, die sjaal is mooi! Bofkont! ;-)

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