let's do the hippie hippie shake July 04 2012

I'm doing a guest post over on Sarah K's blog, Ocean in my bedroom today. Head on over to check out this outfit, hippie hippie shake dress ! 

Below are some photos from my mom's surprise 57th birthday party (it's okay that I told you how old she was...she smiles about it instead) 

The theme was a 'Mad Men' party. Old type writers, crank phones, olives, maraschino cherries, pretzels, and ritz crackers were to be found at this soiree. The criteria: Dress from the 50's or 60's era, bring your dancing shoes, and always have a glass of wine in hand (accompanied by a Pop eye look alike cigarette). 

Thank you to everyone who came and made the whole event so grand.

 My mom has had some really crummy birthday's the last few years. In 2010, I was hospitalized and 6 days later I had my double lung transplant. In 2011, I was hospitalized AGAIN on her birthday and 2 days later was told I had a tumour in my head..lymphoma cancer styles). 

It had been a ROUGH two years, but we got through it, and my mom is the rock of this family. We thought we'd show her how much she means to us, and throw rocks at her...kidding, we showered her with love with 35+ people and rocked out to some 50's tunes, while jumping out of her living room yelling SURPRISE dressed in a time capsule warp. 
Happy Birthday mom! May all your birthdays be forever like 2012!