Happy Blogivbirthersary Day!!

Last weekend, I had the great pleasure and honor to meet up with a few lovely lady bloggers for a delicious and festive brunch.

On Saturday, I made my way over to my neighboring state of Delaware on a rainy and dreary morning.  Rachel, of Rachel’s Table, had graciously invited both me and the wonderful and effervescent Jules, of Go Jules Go, to her home for some drinks and delightful vittles.  Also in attendance was Julie, another friend of Rachel’s, who is an artist and gummy bear aficionado.  And it just so happened to be cause for celebration for us all, as that day was Rachel’s one year blogiversary, Jules’ two year blogiversary was upcoming on Tuesday, and my birthday was on Wednesday of this week.  So obviously, we would be having some drinks to toast all of these significant life events!

I was on booze duty, of course, so I provided the champagne that we planned to drink with our brunch.  Rachel was prepared with some special champagne glasses for each of us to use as our very own.  Personalized, of course.


This was Jules’ glass . . . professing her love for all thinks cute and chipmunky.


And this was mine . . . complete with chipmunk wine charm borrowed from Jules (she was very specific that she was only lending us her charms).


And because Rachel had never seen me before, she wasn’t exactly sure how to depict my face on the glass.  Hence the question mark over top of my head.  Above that it says, “Why am I not drinking right now . . . and where is my face?”  Excellent questions, both.

Once drinks were firmly in hand, it was time to get our grub on.  Rachel whipped up an absolutely delicious breakfast feast, made from only the freshest and localest of ingredients.

Ham & White Cheddar Frittata and Spinach & Goat Cheese Frittata

Ham & White Cheddar Frittata and Spinach & Goat Cheese Frittata


Local Amish Bacon

And then of course there were these fabulous chocolate croissants from Trader Joe’s.


So F-ing Amazing

One other special guest was also in attendance at this brunch . . . the infamous and adorable, Uncle Jesse!  Jules’ faithful companion came with her to Rachel’s house and entertained us with his head tilting ways.


How cute is that face?

And although, classically, canines are referred to as man’s best friend, this canine companion was a mommy’s dog if I had ever seen one.


Once brunch was over and we had all stuffed ourselves with all the delectable, hearty goodness on Rachel’s Table, it was time for some fun.  So we all played with mustaches.

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Then we took a tour of Rachel’s Alice in Wonderland home.


I kept waiting for a plate of cookies to appear with the words “Eat Me” printed on them . . . but I feel that would have been a much different kind of party.

Sadly, the day had to come to an end as all of us had to return to our regular lives and leave our bloggy friends behind.  But the day was full of good food, flowing champagne, and lovely and engaging conversation.   I was happy to have driven the almost 2 hours each way to get to spend time with these lovely ladies.


Rachel & Jules

Thank you, girls, for letting me crash your wonderful soirée!!  I had such a great time.  Can’t wait to make this happen again sometime soon.  How do you feel about an outing in Baltimore?  😉

(Check out Rachel’s take on our bloggy brunch . . . with Frittata recipes!!  Yum.)


And in case you missed it . . . yes, I did indeed say that my birthday is this Wednesday.  I will be thirty-mumble-something-mumble.  And while I am way too humble to ever ask for anyone to shower me with cash and prizes . . . I’m just going to say that unfortunately, this year I have to work on my birthday, and not only that, but I am also scheduled to go to court and deal with all the crazies that inhabit that asylum.  So . . . I’m just saying.  There’s got to be something that could perk me up after all of that insanity.  I’m pretty sure you know what you have to do . . .


58 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. hiddinsight
    Feb 25, 2013 @ 08:50:08

    Hope you have a great birthday!


  2. Valerie
    Feb 25, 2013 @ 08:58:26

    Happy birthday!! Holy crap… I can’t wait to meet up with you this weekend!! :0)




  3. Go Jules Go
    Feb 25, 2013 @ 09:15:08

    Wait. Wait. Where are my wine charms… There’d better be 4… Okay. There are. WHEW.

    And look at all that stache action! I wasn’t sure we actually had fun til I saw those pictures.

    Tee Hee.

    Love you ladies. And happy early birthday, Misty!!!


    • mistyslaws
      Mar 06, 2013 @ 10:07:30

      I would never ever THINK to steal one of your charms. Ok, ok, I would think it, but I would never actually DO it. Well, I mean, if you hadn’t been watching so intently, I might have snatched it, but I would have given it back! No, no I wouldn’t have. I would have hidden it and lied my ass off about having it. But I would have felt really bad about it . . . well . . . 😉

      So, when are we meeting again? And can you bring those adorable charms? 😀


  4. She's a Maineiac
    Feb 25, 2013 @ 09:22:28

    I’m weeping over this news. Champagne? frittatas? Mustaches? Life is so unfair.

    Oh and happy birthday! I know what will cheer you up, Misty. I am much older than you! See? It worked, didn’t it?


    • pegoleg
      Feb 25, 2013 @ 15:58:19

      I know, Darla. How about if we make a pact to meet up for some insanely fun blogger-buddy fun and not invite THEM? Hmmm?


    • mistyslaws
      Mar 06, 2013 @ 10:08:49

      Unfortunately, your age has no bearing on the increasing amount of grey hairs on my head, so nope, not feeling better. :p

      You are obviously invited for the next one. I’m sure it would only be about a 12 hour drive, right?


  5. Don't Quote Lily
    Feb 25, 2013 @ 09:37:22

    Looks like a fun time!
    Happy almost Birthday! 🙂


  6. about100percent
    Feb 25, 2013 @ 09:48:12

    You just had my dream birthday celebration, as mustaches are my favorite thing to do at breakfast, second only to boozing it up. HBD!


  7. Hippie Cahier
    Feb 25, 2013 @ 10:04:10

    On one hand, I want to inquire about the local Amish bacon as opposed to that price-inflated imported Amish bacon. On the other, bacon’s bacon. Am I right?

    Happy almost birthday. Thirty mumble something is a wonderful year. You’re going to love it.


  8. Vesta Vayne
    Feb 25, 2013 @ 10:11:58

    I love the Misty Question Mark Glass!!

    Also, I want a fritatta. And another dog.


  9. Rosie
    Feb 25, 2013 @ 10:42:56

    Amish bacon, mmmmmmmm— I mean: Happy Birthday! Amish bacon, mmmmmmm!


  10. Nelson - One Old Sage
    Feb 25, 2013 @ 10:51:50

    Happy Upcoming Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day.


  11. winopants
    Feb 25, 2013 @ 11:21:49

    Champagne, bacon, and chocolate croissants, that is my vision of a perfect lady brunch. Nice you guys all live so close, I feel like I’m far from everything 😛


    • mistyslaws
      Mar 06, 2013 @ 09:55:40

      It really was pretty perfect. We’re not THAT close, but close enough. I mean, we can’t just pop over to each other’s house every weekend or anything (shame), but if we plan something with enough time to organize, we can make it work. Hmmm, that reminds me . . . I think we need to plan our next one . . .


  12. Leanne Shirtliffe (Ironic Mom)
    Feb 25, 2013 @ 12:19:14

    How I wish I didn’t live across the continent. Awesome.


  13. Fresh Ginger
    Feb 25, 2013 @ 12:21:03

    In the theme of Alice in Wonderland, Happy Un-Birthday to you! And, I love that those wine charms came in handy this weekend. 🙂 I wish I could have been there.


  14. wcdameron
    Feb 25, 2013 @ 12:34:42

    Happy Birthday Misty! You are still a baby….


  15. thoughtsappear
    Feb 25, 2013 @ 12:55:34

    You met Uncle Jesse? I’m totally jealous!


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  17. JM Randolph
    Feb 25, 2013 @ 13:12:15

    I want to come!! Or go?? It looks like you had a blast! Everybody looks so beautiful. Uncle Jesse has the perfect puppy head tilt. Happy Birthday, Misty! And like Darla, I will cheer you up by telling you I’m older than you too. 🙂


    • mistyslaws
      Mar 06, 2013 @ 09:58:39

      You can!! Next time, definitely. 🙂 And thanks for the birthday wishes AND for trying to cheer me up about being older. It doesn’t really help with all these grey hairs, though. 😦


  18. rachelocal
    Feb 25, 2013 @ 13:12:25

    I want to remake your champagne glass now that I know you better! I’m doing it.

    Oh my goodness, my upstairs hallway does look like Alice in Wonderland. So creepy! Did I tell you that the door on the ceiling locks?

    Thanks for making the trek all the way out to Delaware. I so enjoyed meeting you! And HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! 🙂 Glad we celebrated blogibirthiversary together!


    • pegoleg
      Feb 25, 2013 @ 15:58:59

      I love your hallway – so totally Alice In Wonderland!


      • rachelocal
        Feb 25, 2013 @ 17:41:34

        Hi Peg! I didn’t realize it looks SO Alice in Wonderland until Misty shared this photo. The poor guy that lived here before us was a little crazy and I think the attic was his headquarters or something. No one else in the neighborhood has an attic.


    • mistyslaws
      Mar 06, 2013 @ 10:01:00

      Yay! I can never have too MANY champagne glasses. Make sure you get the very distinct tilt of my mouth on my big round head JUST right. :p

      It was so so so so much fun!! And the drive wasn’t really THAT bad. I mean, I can’t do it every week, but I would do it again! It’s funny, because we drove right by you last weekend going to and from AC, and I was like, “that’s where Rachel lives, down there!” My husband was extremely interested and impressed, as you might imagine. I was tempted to do a pop-in. How surprised would YOU have been? 😉


  19. pegoleg
    Feb 25, 2013 @ 16:03:01

    It looks like a riot. Happy blogiversary to all! And what can I get you for your birthday, Misty? Hmmm, let me think…. 😉

    (Why does Jules get the economy=size mustache?)


  20. transformednonconformist
    Feb 25, 2013 @ 21:58:13

    Sounds like you had a lot of fun. Happy Birthday!


  21. Queen Gen
    Feb 26, 2013 @ 03:21:20

    Are you going to court on your birthday to find out who stole the tarts?


  22. bschooled
    Feb 26, 2013 @ 16:33:30

    Happy Blogivbirthersary Day!! I love that you guys played with mustaches…that’s one of the few games I would never get bored of…


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