Happy Birthday Kim of Bella Rustica


[Kim's gorgeous labs enjoying a day at the beach]


Happy Birthday Dear Kim

The lovely and talented Kim from Bella Rustica is celebrating her birthday today

Self described as;
Federal Agent
Creative Woman
Animal Advocate

I would have to include in that list

supportive friend to all who know her



Kim is also a lover of all things Italian and has incorporated that love into her creation of beautiful homewares with an Italian flavour.. Check out her Bella Rustica blog [here] ... and her online Bella Rustica Market [here] and don't forget to wish her a very happy birthday from all her blogging friends.. Kim hoping your year is full of happiness and joy and all the good things life can bring..
Sorry - I've been Missing in Action

Sorry everyone I have been missing in action this week... a few things on my plate and when I have been doing the rounds blogger has been causing me grief with comments.. so hopefully I'll catch up with everyone soon ... miss all your wonderful posts that cheer my day


Julie b


IMAGE SOURCE: #1 photo by Kim - alterations by me. #2 from Bella Rustica website


Jg. for FatScribe said...

Julie -- good to see that you have your priorities right. "pay the bills first, feed the blog second!" Let's start to use that tagline around the blogosphere (if it isn't already trademarked!)... ;)

the old boathouse said...

Hey Julie... Happy Birthday to the lovely Kim!! Love the sandcastle in the background ....I can imagine you doing beautiful things with images of sandcastles...so dreamy and full of whimsy.Have a lovely day...cheers Katherine

sharon santoni at my french country home said...

Hi Julie,
How kind of you to wish Kim such a beautiful Happy Birthday.
Really sorry to hear you've had worries this week, anything we can do to support you?

desde my ventana said...

Hi Julie,
Really you are a great friend for all your friends.
Have a great day,

Mise said...

Happy birthday, Kim! Your cushions are wonderful.

(And, Julie, your image for Ange is beautiful - everything you work on looks so very distinguished.)

Paula said...

Pass by the second time and wnat to joing the birthday celebration. Happy Birthday, Kim. You have a great and caring friend in Julie! Hugs and peace from Germany, Paula

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Hi Julie!
Popped over to Kim to leave her a HB message...you are a good, true blue friend! I was having the same problem leaving comments yesterday....frustrating! Hope you have a good day today! Take care, Laura

BellaRustica said...

Grazie Julie. From The Birthday Girl, Kim Kelly

Blondie's Journal said...

You did an excellent job with the photo of Kim's dogs. What a lovely birthday card! I have missed you!! Hurry back! :-)


C.J. said...

Julie, what a good friend you are!

Beatnheart said...

Dear Julie, I agree with all of the above...good friend, talented...I don't know you in the flesh but wish I did. I have found that these days I need and want to surround myself with the best people that I can. People I can look up to and admire...You are one of those people. I can see that by the care you put into your work, your creativity and your kindness to others...Qualities I truly admire...Good on Ya...Cynthia

Renée Finberg said...

you are too cool.
i love the doggie pic.
AND.....kim's header is fabulous.

Tamerie Shriver Halliday said...

Great job on the photo for Kim! Paws, Scout and Kenyon have never looked so good!


Dumbwit Tellher said...

Julie now that was a gorgeous birthday tribute to Kim. How you transformed the photo of her dogs is incredible.I absolutely love it. Happy Birthday to you Kim, you sound like a fabulous woman & a good friend to our equally fabulous Julie.

Cheers my dears xoxo deb

oldgreymare said...


So happy I visited Kim's site. The Old dog post 3/8 really hit a nerve, strummed a string....

Your card is absolutely lovely, of course. I went over and wished her a HB. As C.J. mentioned above, You ARE a good friend.


Pooch Purple Reign said...

nice pooches...

Unknown said...

Ciao Bella! smiles.

Sarah Klassen said...

Love this photo + a very Happy birthday to Kim!

Julie, you are such a good friend -- with you, words come from the heart :)

Ange said...

A big happy birthday to Kim... Will pop over and say it especially seeing as you took the time to make such a wonderful post! You are a wonder Julie. xxx

erin's art and gardens said...

ohhh...just love them pups amidst the sandcastles! you are just the nicest lady to remember kim's big day...i'm going right over to check out her blog...bet it's good, real good. i have been m.i.a. too...

Les Cotrions said...

You are a very sweet friend Julie and your friend is sooo talented!!!
Happy wek end and happy birthday Kim!

Unknown said...

Another fab photo, Julie. You are so thoughtful to celebrate Kim's birthday on your blog. What a good friend you are.

Angie Muresan said...

Julie, how can you be so sweet? You are really the coolest friend for remembering and honoring birthdays.

Happy Birthday, Kim! Wishing you a wonderful journey in the year ahead.

ceecee said...

Happy Birthday to Kim! These are marvelous photos. Love those pups.


Gypsy Purple said...

Lovely post! LOVE the pillows!!

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Dear Julie,
So sorry that I'm late for this post but, I will send belated birthday wishes to Kim and hope that her special day was filled with wonderful suprises and fun.
I love the dogs on the beach. They really look as if they have been enjoying themselves. Do you think that they made those sandcastles ? !! XXXX

Marina Saclley @ Iced VoVo's said...

Julie ... your photos are just divine ... as always (I hope you dont tire of me telling you)!
I just popped over to Kims blog and beacause I also love anything Italian ... I was in heaven looking at all her fabulous craft.

You are one dear friend!
Hope everything is well with you and your blogging was dearly missed.
Have a great weekend.
Sending you hugs and xxxx

count it all joy said...

With dogs and cushions like that, this is girl I've gotta get to know! Also, any friend of yours etc....I'll pop over and say hello right now. Hope this week has been a good one for you -computer hassles notwithstanding.

We've just returned from a day at the Easter show. Oh my giddy aunt - the woodchoppers! I'd forgotten how utterly fantastic that sport is...okay, truthfully, I'd mainly forgotten how alluring the site of a man in a singlet swinging an axe with all his might can look. Okay...too much information, I need to go and have a Bex and a good lie down now. Meredy xo.
p.s. I wonder if woodchopping competitions have made it on to youTube? I'm so bad.

rjerdee said...

Missed you but no problem...we'll always be here when you get your plate cleared :) Carry on, dear Julie...you must be heading into the heavy-duty part of your work year, eh?

Greet Lefèvre said...

Dear Julie,
I just wanted to stop by to tell you that I am not forgotten you! But I was so busy the passed days!
Have a nice weekend my friend!
PS And Happy Birthday to Kim

Jeanne Henriques said...

Gorgeous photos Julie...hope you have a beautiful day :)

Happy Birthday wishes to Kim...I will be sure to say hello.


Beatnheart said...

Thank you for the visit...yeah I've been slack as well....no worries..

Bree Oliver said...

Great cushions, Kim has some lovely products.

Samy said...

What a lovely tribute, you are one of a kind!

desde my ventana said...

Hi Julie
Yesterday I received from my friend Marie-Ange REVER AU SUD an invitation to participate in a game between blogs.Hoy is my turn to choose new players and I have chosen you to participate ..... only if you want and it looks good.


Randi said...

I love the way you transformed the birthday card - gorgeous result!

beachvintage.com said...

Happy Birthday Kim. Glad I am home, missed you Julie.

Luiza said...

Hello, my sweet friend!
How kind of you , thinking of Kim. I´m sure you made her very happy by making this post.
Her cusions are so gorgeous!!!

Hope you are feeling good =).

Take care , Julie.

Elaine said...

Aw, the dogs are looking good in your photo. How nice of you to devote an entire post to your friend and her birthday.

Will definitely check out her blog.