the big 3-0

Last week, I hit a milestone. Yup, you guessed it — the big three-O. Just like I’ve done nearly every year on my birthday, I made myself a rainbow chip cake with rainbow chip frosting (not funfetti – rainbow chip is way better) and posed for my annual birthday shot with my cake. (and since Leo is all about food — my dog).


Of course Leo tried to get in on the cake action — sorry Leo, cake is for people. He will get his annual dog birthday cake in December on his birthday.

I had a good day. It was low key — much different from last year, when I celebrated my birthday in Germany but it was perfect for this milestone birthday.

I got several nice cards from friends and family, a few calls and texts from others, a nice sushi dinner out with my husband and a big box arrived from my Mom and Dad, who must have read my article on Retro Renovation about Flamingo Fiesta ware...


…because they sent me a whole place setting plus a few other pieces!


Thanks Mom and Dad! I love my new flamingo Fiesta ware!

rainbow fiestaware

Now I have a whole rainbow of colors! Dinner is so much more fun to eat on pretty plates!

I know turning 30 is a big deal, but I don’t feel any different. Age is just a number, right? You are as old as you feel. All I know is that right now, I’m at a good place in my life. I have a wonderful (and adorable) husband, the best dog (and cats) in the whole world, I’m living in my dream house and I’m working at a job that I love. Life is good.


34 thoughts on “THE BIG 3-0

  1. Congratulations! And I think I’m going to check out some Flamingo ‘ware for my kitchen too 🙂 It’s great to see you on Retro Renovation-keep up the great work!

  2. Hi Kate! I read your blog all the time and love it and I just had to let you know my birthday was last week as well and my parents got me the flamingo fiesta set! What a coincidence, right? It also looks like we have the exact same colors of fiestaware too…we must have the same great taste! Happy belated birthday!

  3. Happy Birthday, Kate! I think quite a few of your birthday wishes have already come true. May you have many more Hallmark moments!

  4. Happy Birthday Kate! I’m a Fiesta connoisseur myself (yes, I had to look up how to spell that word, haha). And I remember being happy about leaving my 20s behind. 😉

    • Thanks Jeanne! Fiesta ware is awesome! I just can’t get enough! My 20’s were good but nuts! I’m living a more stable life now and I’m loving it. 🙂 Looking forward to all the fun my 30s have in store for me!

  5. Happy birthday, Kate! What a lovely color of Fiestaware! My favorite is Persimmon – partly because I love oranges, and partly because it reminds me of my grandmother’s persimmon pudding – yum! But this color is great!

    • Thanks! Everyone has a favorite color of Fiesta ware! My problem is I can’t decide which color I like best! I love the new Flamingo color, but also love the turquiose and Shamrock colors…that’s why I have a whole rainbow! Too many good colors for me to pick just one!

  6. So glad you had a Happy Birthday, Kate!!! Love the pic with the *drooling* dog at your side. LOL I have the same thing with a CAT!!! Love your Fiesta Ware! The colors you put together are beautiful! That Flamingo is stunning! And so glad you’ve joined Retro Renovation…it’s a PERFECT fit!!!! 🙂

  7. Happy Birthday to you! My daughter Tasha Luna is born Sept 15 and our son Grayson Danger is born Oct 3
    we recently celebrated Tasha’s birthday at our house. it was the first time we had a party in our 1957 ranch house. i love the open floor plan. we were able to fit around 40 people just fine. mid century ranch homes are made for partying! hope yours was special too.

    i collect Fiesta ware too. my favorite is turquoise blue.

    take care

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