Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Happy Birthday Anita of Castles, Crowns and Cottages

Good morning! I wanted to take a minute today to wish my sweet friend Anita from the beautiful blog, Castles, Crowns and Cottages a very Happy Birthday!

Image and Recipe HERE

Anita for those of you who do not know is an extraordinary woman who taught herself French and became a French immersion teacher, she also taught herself to play the harp and is now an accomplished player. She is a poet, a writer, and an incredibly talented artist as well. Anita is proof that "where there is a will there is a way".

Aside from all of her accomplishments, Anita is the kindest, most compassionate woman.  Her beautiful prose uplift many and her comments each morning make my day. We have become close friends through blogging and  I am blessed to have her in my life.

I wish you dear friend a very happy day. Happy Birthday! I wish I was there to celebrate with you. I would make you the most delicious chocolate cake and toast you with a glass champagne.


  1. Hello Elizabeth:

    To this we should most certainly add our own birthday greetings to Anita.

  2. OH my Gosh! Anita is my favorite person. Happy Birthday Anita. You have such a lovely friend, enjoy the cake. yvonne

  3. WOW!!!!!!! How very, very kind of you my dear friend! And look at that cake! You have combined my two favorites: CHOCOLATE and BERRIES! In fact, you know as I sit here every morning and come to visit with YOU, I am eating my yogurt laced with LOTS of cocoa, and then mixed with raspberries...yes, every morning that I come see you!

    What can I say but thank you for always being here for me. Whether it's your fabulous recipes or new blog finds, you always start my day off with a new idea but most of all, a smile. I have several things in my daily life that are from you, especially that tin of CHOCOLATE!

    This is so wonderful of you. Much love to you, a most GENEROUS and wonderful friend. BISOUS BISOUS!!!!!! Anita

  4. Happy birthday Anita! You are indeed a lovely person. Hope you have a wonderful day!

    blue hue wonderland

  5. Happy Birthday Anita! That cake. . Lets have some!

  6. How sweet of you Elizabeth, your words about Anita were spot on.....she is a rare person, loyal and devoted friend, kind fellow blogger and her talents....where do I even begin?????? She is amazing, and has such a beautiful way of expressing herself and her innermost thoughts. I think she needs her own book!
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY the sweetest gem in all of blogland!
    Now if only I could figure out a way to cut me a slice of that dense rich chocolate cake....yum!

  7. Happy Birthday dear friend! So good to talk to you today..
    How sweet of you Elizabeth, Anita is indeed a gem!

  8. What a sweet post for one of the sweetest most delightfully creative friends in Blogland. Happy Birthday, dear Anita! I'm reading this late in the evening, and if it were not so late I'd pop open a bottle of champagne in celebration.

  9. Ditto to these wonderful greetings!
    Lovely :-)


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