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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Abby's Surprise Birthday Hop!



She is more than a best friend, she is my comadre (I am her daughter's godmother and that makes us comadres), she is like my sister!

Her friends invited me to be part of this surprise Mexican inspired hop and I am super happy to be part of it!

Just when I thought I was so proud of my heritage, 13 years ago I met Abby... a Spanish teacher that had her house decorated with a Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo theme and often wears dresses and blouses so typical of our beautiful culture/heritage!  So this hop's theme is really a good fit for her.

Hope you just arrived from Jamie's blog, if not please start at the beginning HERE at Michelle's blog.

I only have a not so good picture of what her gift looked like....

So you must be thinking this is supposed to be a Mexican themed hop, where is the Mexican stuff... well, I am here to tell you that the poinsettia is native of México and that there are over 100 cultivated varieties and that we call  this beautiful flower "Noche Buena" (Christmas Eve).  The Aztecs used it for medicinal purposes and as a red dye. And legend of the association of the poinsettia and Christmas date back to the 16th century.

... I had shared on a FB group that she is part of what I had created for my sisters, but could not share the fact that one of these envelopes was for her (these are or were for my sisters) and was not able to take a good picture or even decorate her envelope containing a gift certificate because we were not supposed to meet until after Christmas and her birthday.... she surprised me by stopping by my house at the wee hours this past Sunday...  I gave her her gift (combination Christmas and Birthday, I know, she always suffers with the fact of getting a combo gift, LOL) without having decorated it or having taken the picture to share here.  She knows I love her! it's all that matters! right Abby?  She will forgive me once she is at Glen Ivy Spa receiving her massage or facial, or both!

Enough blah blah
On to the hop!
Blog Candy!
One lucky person will be selected to win the Mexican Food set from Jaded Blossom. The winner will be selected from all blogs so be sure to comment on everyones. Plus get an extra entry by visiting and liking the Jaded Blossom Facebook page, and let them know you came from the hop.


Here is the complete line up in case you get lost ~