May 19, 2009

Feelin' 40!

Yep, I'm 40 today! I'd like to thank everyone for all the nice birthday cards and well wishes. It's so fun to get snail mail.....especially in the form of birthday cards! I've spent the day just piddling around the house, doing fun stuff here and there. I'm most thankful today for the wonderful 40 years I've had so far. My two girls and Eric are the best gifts I could have ever asked for.
And watching my girls grow up to be wonderful people. This is Josey hugging her friend Brittney last night after graduation. She's really going to miss her friend at school next year!
And these pretty tea towels that my mom gave me today. She's been working SO hard on them and she's doing a wonderfu job at her embroidery. I'm hoping she'll teach Jordan this summer.
And this cute little tricycle I picked up at the antique store. Mom and Dad saw it today while visiting and asked if we've added a two year old to our family. Nope, just the tricycle!
These are some new additions that I've wanted for a while. Clear, glass jars for my sugar, flour and coffee. From Walmart.
And the girls have been doing a count down to the last day of school. Only 3 days left, including today and then the fun begins! Jordan made a sign above it that reads *Only 3 more days til Mommy loses her mind!* LOL!
I've got the snack wagon filled up. I keep this full of little snacks for the girls and I. It gets emptied quite quickly once the girls are home full time during the summer. Wagon from Target a few years back.
Tonight we're skipping the dinner out so that we can watch American Idol. Go Adam!! I think I'll grab some sub sandwiches and we'll have a nice evening at home....my favorite place to be!
Thanks again everyone for your birthday wishes. Here's to 40 more years of the good stuff!!

66 comments:

chelle said...

happy birthday to you...you amazingly talented woman!!! you are an incredible inspiration to so many people! not only for your talent when it comes to paper crafting and sewing...but decorating...and being a mom...thank you for all of that!
and, here's to 40!!!!
chelle

connie said...

Happy Birthday Michelle! I am also a "Adam" fan! thanks for such a great blog.

Lisa said...

Happy Birthday! I MUST KNOW where your mom got the patterns for the towels! My 102 yr. old grandmother still loves to do this embroidery and she would just love these patterns. Any idea?

MichelleY said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MISHIE!!! You are looking SO HAWT and SASSY for 40. I can say that since I have a few years on you! LOL! Love Ya!!! MY

Stephanie said...

Happy, happy birthday, Michelle!! Hope every moment is filled with joy!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Michelle! I'm wishing you a wonderful day with your family. It would be fun to have you as a neighbor! Your crafting/card blog brings lots of inspiration to others. Thanks!

C Burke

Lynnette said...

Happy Birthday! Thanks for sharing your inspirations with us followers of your blog. I just love your creations.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to wonderfully creative person! Have a great evening at home with your family.

Hope

Becky T. said...

Happy Birthday!! 40 should be a good year... I'll hit it in December! Have a super day, you deserve it!!!!! :-)

pretty-pink-cards said...

Happy Birthday Michelle.... You reached 40 just 5 days before I do...
Loving your work and follow all that you do on your blog...

Caroline xx

Tamara said...

Happy Birthday to you!

I am glad you get to enjoy your day doing things you love - spending time with family, and watching American Idol.

I am just getting in to embroidery, and your mom's work is gorgeous. Those are the kinds of functional items I would love to make.

Caryl P said...

Happiest of birthdays to you!!! I'm a bit jealous of both you for that tres cool tricycle and your girls for 3 more days...I'm not done teaching until JUNE 29th!!!!!
Eat some cake during Idol, yum!

Dottie K. said...

Happy Birthday Mish! Hope you enjoy your evening with your family. Beautiful towels that your mom made for you. I always enjoy your blog and thanks for all the inspiration. Loved your notepad in Paper Crafts mag. :)

Karen said...

Happy Birthday!! Love the trike and those tea towels are fabulous! Where did your mom get that pattern? I'm thinking I might have to do a little craft swapping with a good friend who embroiders! :> Hope your day is filled with goodness and that you enjoy your Idol!! :>

Mary said...

A very Happy Birthday to you! 40 is the new 30 - enjoy!

Malyssa M. said...

Wishing you a very happy birthday! I visit your blog daily and love your creations! Have even 'adopted' the 'inspiration station' into my own scrapbooking! Hope you have a wonderful evening watching American Idol, although I'm rooting for Kris, so I kind of hope you're wrong on that count!!!!!!

Elaine said...

Mishie! Happy Birthday Dear Heart! I am happy for you but you don't look anythin near 40 Dearie! The picture of you with the girls and longer hair is darling! I hope you have a most wonderful day and many many happy returns! :) When you vacation in Seattle I'll have to treat you to a little somethin for a belated birthday celebration! (p.s. there are lots of great antiquing places to look at over here!) :)

wanda50 said...

Happy Birthday To You Girlfriend!!!...Thanks for sharing your papercrafts with us and for being a blessing to the papercrafting world. I love your blog and especially your amazing way to inspire us with your crafts and antiques of course. You now have me looking for ways to display my cards and crafts with antique finds. Here's to 40 and many, many, many more!!! God Bless...

Anonymous said...

Hi Michelle! Happy birthday and many more. I can't tell you how much I enjoy your blog. I look forward to it each day. I still miss your SU classes I use to go to at Martin Tractor. Those were always so much fun. Have a wonderful day!
Marla

bethtrue said...

Happy Birthday! Your snack wagon is darling - what a great idea! And your new glass cannisters look good on your counter!! :-) Thanks for sharing! Best wishes on your 40th year!

Shaz said...

Happy Birthday Michelle, hope you had a lovely day. It is my birthday also today I am 44 and I had a wonderful day, cheers to you.

Shaz

leenda said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Michelle! I hope you had cake & ice cream for breakfast!!

Katy Frame (Kate Creates) said...

Happy Birthday, Michelle! Looks like you had a great day. Thank you for sharing all of your creations with us! You are my absolute favorite blogger. :) Can't wait for AI tonight!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!!!Snail mail is wonderful!!! Lost art form, well... almost! I wonder if one day our kids will send everything through email...just a thought. Anyway I saw your glass canisters from Wal-mart and had to tell you I have them in my laundry room. They are filled with powder tide, powder oxy-clean and dryer sheets. They look fabulous!!!Especially when my laundry room is spotless and all the clothes have been washed and folded...Speaking of laundry, I gotta go! I love your Blog!

dolcreations said...

Happy Birthday to You Michelle..
You are such an inspiration to me.
You have such a knack for making cards, being a great mom!
I am also an Adam fan..go Adam!
I can't believe that you guys in the States have only 3 more days left of school. In Ontario Canada we have a month and half. Do you start early? Let me know..I'm curious!
Once again, Happy Birthday!
Christine

Julie Masse said...

Happy Happy Birthday Mish!! Sounds like you had a wonderful day! I'll be turning 40 on my next birthday so it's great to see that it's no scary! ;) Here's to 40 more! :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!!! I hope you've had a fabulous day. I always look forward to seeing your new creations each day. Thanks for the needed inspiration! May God bless you in the coming year.

Rachel S

Bohemian Gypsy said...

Happy 40th Michelle. Oh to be 40 again but I got 12 years on that *sigh* lol. I hope you enjoy your evening with your family too. Love the embroidered tea towels that your mum gave you and love the antique tricycle.
Regards
Michelle
Bohemian Gypsy

Jana said...

Happy Birthday! Enjoy. And being in your 40's is great!

Kathy Camasso said...

Happy Birthday Michelle! Thanks for sharing a little glimpse of your day; Enjoy Idol tonite; I can't wait to see who wins; I love them both!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy 40 years young Mish!
So glad you got to spend your special day with the ones you love and doing the things you enjoy.
Tammie in Southern MN

Jo R. said...

Happy, happy birthday to you Mish! Sounds like you had a wonderful day shared with the people you love. They're the best days! Thanks for all your blog yumminess - you're my favourite blogger.

Melissa said...

Happy Birthday! Thanks for sharing so much of yourself and your family with us! I am truly inspired by your beautiful work!

JeanFB said...

Happy Birthday Mish!! Wishing you much joy and time to create!

Cassandra said...

Happy Birthday Michelle!!!! I love your blog - not just because I love seeing your beautiful creations (which I do) but I love reading about your family, life, home and all of the other wonderful things you share here. My daughter turned 9 today - how fun that you share the same birthday!!! Hope your day was fabulous. Oh, and what a sweet picture of you and your girls!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

ahhhh...Happy Birthday Mish! I love the photos of the girls.

Fun gifts you rec'd too. LOVE the trike! How cool that it is red white and blue. Can't wait to see how you use it on the fourth or will it just be decor?

Sheri said...

Happy Birthday Mish! I'll be 40 in September too. Gosh. Doesn't it feel different? I find myself reflecting.I don't know if it's because I have twin 2 year old girls at this age. Have a wonderful day and thank you for sharing your beautiful creations and great ideas. I check your blog everyday to make me smile.

artfulwhimsies said...

glad you having a wonderful birthday!! your blog is such an inspiration for ideas and creativity!

Kay said...

Happy birthday Michelle!! I read regularly, comment not so much but I so much appreciate all the time and effort you put in to your blog. Hope you have a fab day!!

Alessandra Loiacono said...

Happy Birthday Michelle!!!! It looks like you had a wonderful day, you deserve it, but eat cake to make more perfect!!! And now I know where your talent comes from: you got it from your mama... She did a beautiful job with the embroidery, congratulations to her!!
I wish you all the best!! Thank you so much for all that you do and for always inspiring me! :o)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday ... hope you had a fantastic day!

Wendy said...

Happy Birthday Mish! Hope you had a fabulous evening with Eric and the girls. Thanks for sharing your wonderful blog with us!

Tracey McNeely said...

Happy Birthday Michelle! I saw my 40th a year and half ago, like you, my hubby and two wonderful children were all I needed.

Betty said...

Just wanted to wish you a Happy, Happy Birthday!!

Sandy said...

Happy Birthday Michelle!! Sounds like you've had a great day filled with many simple pleasures ... and that's the stuff life is made of.

joni h said...

happy birthday!

Laura said...

Happy 40th! 40 is fabulous!

Vina said...

Happy Birthday Michelle! I hope you had a wonderful day filled with love! Thank you for inspiring us with your little pieces of art & stories of your life! I'm a huge Adam fan too..hope he wins!
Take care.

Cynthia Smith said...

" HAPPY BIRTHDAY MISH" I will be able to remember your birthday easy because mine is the 18th.I turned 37. I am a ADAM fan from the start.My husband was a gokey fan. GO ADAM GO!!!! Thanks for such a great blog and all your great ideas.You are such a great inspiration and you get people motivated.You also are a great mom so happy belated mothers day also.CHEERS TO 40!!

Anonymous said...

Happy 40th Birthday, Michelle!! You provide so much inspiration to so many people. I enjoy your blog so much.

Debbie S

Zarah said...

HAPPY birthday to you!!

Andrea said...

Happy Birthday Mish! I'll be turning 40 this December - maybe that's partly why I am so drawn to you. Plus I have 2 girls who I adore! Plus you are a FANTASTIC artist and writer. Thanks for sharing with us! We really appreciate it! I recently cut way back on my blogs that I follow. I'm down to about 5 and you're included :)

Christine Blain said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! It's great to be 40 (coming from one who knows!); enjoy this wonderful time of your life, with your loving and much-loved family. Thanks for sharing all your beautiful creations, and truly beautiful photos, all the time! Love your snack wagon, but I reckon my boys would empty it in 5 minutes flat (need a full-sized supermarket trolley in this house, but I don't think it'd fit on the bench). Have a WONDERFUL day!

Kim G said...

Happy 40th Birthday!! You have a very loving family and it is fun to see and hear what you do!! Love your talent that you have. You find the neatest things on your antique hunts. Your card making is out of this world. I have to make a stop at your blog everyday to see what next you have crafted!!

Alicia said...

Happy Birthday! I love everything that you have posted! You are phenomenal!!

Jessie said...

Happy Birthday a little late! Hope it was wonderful!

patriciad said...

Happy Happy Day!! Love the towels your Mom made, sooo adorable. Hmmm, mom, you, Jordan and Josey. I see a pattern here! Hope you had a great birthday. Thanks for sharing a glimpse of your day with all of us. Enjoy the grand finale of Idol tonight. Good luck to Adam.

Jingle said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Kraftyaunt said...

Belated Birthday Greetings! Glad you had an opportunity to celebrate as you wanted! I too love those tea towels....never mind an embroidery pattern ....aren't they RUBBER STAMP patterns by someone????? Love em'

sarahmartina said...

HAPPY (belated) BIRTHDAY MISH!!!

What a wonderful thing to celebrate with family!

I hope it was AMAZING!

Nicola said...

Happy Birthday to you for yesterday. It was my birthday yesterday too and I managed to stay off my computer, well mostly.LOL. Hope you had a wonderful day.

Hugs
Nic

Jane said...

Happy Birthday!

jenifer said...

HOPE YOU HAD A HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!

MoonPrincess22 said...

Happy Be-Lated Birthday! I had to smile about the gift that your Mom gave you. Those dish towels are exactly the same ones that I am working on at the present. Great minds think alike?? LOL
Anyway, I am glad that you were celebrated so well. God Bless!

Rene said...

I would love to know where your mother found the coffee themed towels to embroider -- my daughter is getting married in Dec. and she and her fiancee love coffee of all kinds. Maybe you could post a note about it? Thanks!

Diana said...

I was so inspired by the tea towels your mom made you...I started a puppy image last summer, and finally finished it after seeing your towels. I actually have that coffee set of images. I really liked the colors your mom used in your set, and just had to start another towel with that palette...thank you for sharing your birthday tea towels, and thank you to your mom for really inspiring and motivating me!

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