Wednesday, February 1, 2012

FC Snapshot: The Birthday Girl

It's February, people! It's the month that has the unnecessary "r" in the middle that makes spelling it in the second grade extremely difficult. Not that I'm bitter or anything.

I love this month. I love it because of Valentine's Day. I love it because it is short and leap year gives it attitude. I love it because next month is March which means we are only a few weeks away from spring which is the beginning of all things new and wonderful and warm.

Let's all just breathe this month in.

So, for the next 29 days, I am going to give you a snapshot of the various things, people, culinary excursions, fashion choices and random objects that come into my life. A picture a day...or more like an Instagram a day since that is my all-time favorite iPhone app ever.

And if you have a picture that rocks your world, send it to me and I'll post it on here for you. Like a picture-swapping party. I would love it! I would love to see a snapshot of your day too!

So for today, I am celebrating one of my most favorite people. She's lovely. She's kind. She's sassy. She's been my friend through rain and shine, good hair days and bad, one random trip to Las Vegas and lots and lots of late-night talks.

She's Melanie. And today is her birthday.

Look how fabulous she is.

We took time out of our days to go to tea. And I had a salad that had an entire artichoke in it. And some quinoa. And garbanzo beans. It was heavenly. And then we split a cookie that could be the best cookie I have ever eaten. I must get the recipe to share with you.

I love this place. I would love to own a shop just like it where I could make cupcakes and trifles and sell pretty things and wear fabulous shoes. And I would name that fabulous cookie after Melanie. It just seems like the right thing to do.

Happiest of birthdays, sweet, wonderful friend!


  1. Oooo I love that place! My friend and I tried to go there on Monday, but they are closed on Mondays!
    Happy Birthday Melanie!! I'd definitely buy a cookie named after you! :)

  2. Thanks for the new perspective on February Sarah! I'll be your partner if you want to open a shop like that - and I'd love to try the Melanie cookie =) Heather

  3. Hooray for February and hooray for Mel and hooray for Las Vegas! She looks so pretty next to that flower picture. Happy Birthday Melanie!


  4. Happy February! Happy Melanie! Happy Cookies! Yay!

    -the Seester

  5. This just reminded me that I haven't been there in a long time! Lovely picture of the birthday girl. It captures the Southern Belle that she is! Looking forward to this month's blog and the pics to come.

  6. Oh yay, I made the blog! That's the best birthday treat right there! You rock, little Sarah Dell Rymer!
    The Birthday Girl