Birthday Pinks

Fare-the-well, Summer, for September is upon us and I am another year older.

Image from Little Birdie Blessings

Yes – it is birthday month for me and I daresay I have had my fill of birthday celebrations of late!  Specifically, that of my grandbaby, Mackenzie Joy who turned three years old this week.

Nana Kathy had the joy of celebrating her big day just one week ago during my New England visit!

I had a great time decorating the dozens of cupcakes my daughter-in-law made for the party.

It was a Veggie-Tales theme and my own daughter, Bethany, was quite the cupcake queen creating such whimsical Bob and Larry and the gang images out of frosting!

Of course, there were a plethora of presents to open . . .

And, a good time was had by all throughout our baby girl’s birthday week.  That little flower-bud surely sleep like a top that night after bath-time!

I will have more on my New England trip and a super bakery find in future posts I’m planning!

I’ll be planning quite a few posts, it seems – and not just for me!  I’m helping my friend Karan at the Across the Pond Tea Shop step into the world of Blogland with her own blog.

I hope you will pop over to visit her HERE, and comment, and follow all the fun things she has going at the shop – one of my favorite little places to retreat surrounded by lovely things – and tea!

She’s introducing herself to Pink Saturday with this great little retro pink Hall teapot!

Currently, I am finally sort-of kind-of caught up on my own business now that I’m back home, and am forced to consider my own birthday plans for my special day on September 1st which includes a trip to the bookstore with hubby for my birthday pick.  I’m looking at Anne Voskamp and Susan Branch selections.

In addition, my birthday can not come and go without a shout out to Blogland’s own Abby from Little Birdie Blessings as we both share a birthday date – and – a few other things in common, too.  You shall have to visit her HERE with a Happy Birthday wish of your own!

Happy Birthday, Abby!!

On my homefront, I am enjoying a summer long gift from my husband – our front cottage garden that he tends so lovingly for me.  It is bursting with lots of pink Zinnias and golden Black-Eyed Susan’s – some of which are returning from last year’s garden, plus some that we planted anew this year.

I just love all the color – so cheerful!  I smile and sigh each time I look at it – especially the Knock-out Roses we put in for the first time – just thriving!

And, my Rose of Sharon bushes in the backyard are flourishing in pink . . .

Plus, this lovely white with a deep pink interior!

So, with lots of birthday hoopla behind me for Nana’s sweet little one, I think I’ll be passing my own day a bit more on the quiet side with good books and my daddy taking us to dinner after church.

Joyful sigh . . . simple pleasures with favorite things and loved ones . . .

Sharing Birthday Pinks this week with Beverly’s Pink Saturday at How Sweet the Sound.

About Miss Kathy

"I teach families how to restore their God-given authority as the primary educator in their child’s life through the experience of reading together as a family. Learn how to use literature to create teachable moments, build strong minds, and bind loving hearts."

Kathryn Ross, writer, speaker, and dramatist, ignites a love of literature and learning to equip young and old towards developing a Family Literacy Lifestyle—reading together, learning together, loving together. Her works challenge families to deepen their literacy skills and grow into the greater things God has purposed for them. She’s taught in Christian and homeschool circles, trained in the Principle Approach® through the Foundation for American Christian Education. Miss Kathy owns Pageant Wagon Publishing, producing homeschool enrichment materials, devotional works, study guides, and theatrical dramas for church, school, and community production. She podcasts at and blogs at


  1. Wishing you a very blessed and happy Birthday!!

    Jocelyn @

  2. Have a Happy Birthday! On the book selection, Susan Branch’s A Fine Romance is outstanding. It feels just like you are rambling alongside Susan and Joe in the English countryside. I couldn’t put it down till I finished it.

  3. Happiest Birthday, Kathy. Are you like me? 29 again??

    Love your photos, as always, and your granddaughter is really precious. The cupcakes looked delicious, though way too cute to eat!!

    I’ll head over to Karan’s blog right now!


  4. Thanks for the birthday shout out. Love the cupcake photos, what fun you must have had. Your little grand daughter in the pearls and hat is so very precious. Have a wonderful rest of September. ~ Abby

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