i woke up on monday, the first day of my third decade, to the smell of something incredible cooking. i got up to find the kitchen was magically transformed and there were a few gifts including hands-down the best handmade birthday card i’ve ever received. not many people know about my secret obsession with vintage camping gear and backpacks, but those who do, do. i also got the gift of a handmade lost wax cast flag pin. all from the lovely, beautiful, and incredibly talented cheri. it was perfect, thank you!