Saturday, August 10, 2013

This is 49.....and a Birthday Giveaway!

If you read my most recent post, you know that I celebrate my birthday for the whole month. Yes, you'll probably get tired of hearing me say that because this is NOT the last time you'll hear me say it this month :)  I was actually born on August 10th, so today will be a little extra special, and I'll even share it with you because that's just how I am! 

I just turned 49 today, and I'm happier than I've ever been! While I was having my teeth cleaned earlier this week, my dental hygienist mentioned that she didn't become a dental hygienist until she was in her late 40s.  She had been a psychiatric nurse up until that time. She asked what I would like to do if I could do anything I wanted. I waited for her to take that awful dental tool out of my mouth and then told her that I would make things.  I've always made things. My mom was a seamstress (aka sewist) but I had no desire to sew when I was living at home. My first real attempt at creating was crocheting, then I moved on to knitting, then cross stitch, then scrapbooking, then finally quilting. I think I finally found it! I simply can't seem to get enough of it. 

49.....
It's being happy and content with everything in my life. 
It's being a 6-year cancer survivor.
It's being a mom to a healthy, happy 24-year-old son. 
It's being married for 30 years to a wonderful husband. 
It's having the best dog ever - Giacomo the Schnoodle.
It's having a loving and supportive family.
It's having great friends - friends that I get together with once a month (out to dinner with one group and MQG sew days with the others), friends that I've met online (yes, you can have friends that you've never met in person). 

This is 49. 




In celebration of being the great age of 49, I'm having a great little giveaway! Two winners will each receive a $20 gift certificate to Winter Creek Cloth!  All you need to do to enter is follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter below. That's it! And the winners will be chosen just in time for Winter Creek Cloth's Inventory Blow-Out Sale which starts on August 19th! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway
By the way, have you checked out the Fab Shop Hop yet? There are so many shops participating, including Winter Creek Cloth! Great prizes to be given away! I've been hopping around and I don't think I've even gotten through half of them! Check it out! 



32 comments:

  1. I love spending the day doing something for me (like sewing all day), then spending the evening with my family.

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  2. I love to start the day with breakfast in bed while I read for a bit, then I try and schedule something with friends on that day. The best is a roadtrip to some favorite fabric shops.

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  3. Happy Birthday. Birthdays are good. I had my 69th, last month.

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  4. Happy birthday! I can join you in celebrating the whole month since mine is in August too!

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  5. Well... My birthday is Jan 1st, so there is always a celebration happening :-) This coming year I will be turning a half century so I really want to do something different than the usual family gathering... Not sure what but I've got my thinking cap is on!!! Enjoy your month.... I think that is an awesome idea!!

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  6. Happy Birthday and congratulations on feeling so content with what you have in life. It's so easy not to appreciate the good things, isn't it. And a birthday is always a good time to take stock. Lovely give away. Thanks so much.

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  7. I like spending a quiet day with my husband of 27 years. Funny thing is today is his 52nd birthday and we spent the day moving our youngest daughter into her college dorm in 95 degree heat. Relaxing in the motel with a couple drinks finally. Hope your birthday fantabulous!!!

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  8. i always do random acts of kindness for others because i am grateful to have another birthday and play it forward. babscorbitt@gmail.com

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  9. Happy birthday! I celebrate by eating out with my family:)

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  10. Happy birthday! I like to spend my birthday with my family & if I can have a little bit of sewing time that's lovely too! Hope you enjoy your month of celebrating, it's such a lovely idea.

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  11. First of, happy birthday! Love how you summed up all the wonderful things in your life like that! :)
    I like to spend it with my mum. Just enjoying yourself with the things you like to do and the people you love. That's the most important thing :) And of course some nice cake or cookies ;)

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  12. Have a wonderful Birthday Lisa|!!!! Thank you so much for your generous giveaway

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  13. Happy, happy birthday, Lisa!!
    The best people to hang out with are the ones that are happy and contented, and that's you!!

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  14. Lisa, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Mine was on the 8th, this year my sister and family came from MN to KS to celebrate with me and also to bring my mom for an extended stay.

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  15. Happy Birthday! I was born on my Mom's birthday. We always celebrated together. Since she is gone, my husband always makes my day special by planning surprises. Thanks for the chance to win!!!

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  16. My husband and the kids usually take me to dinner. And give me a card and a few presents if I am lucky. Three days later is our weddign anniversary. So we really don't go over the top for Birthdays. Happy Birthday to you. Thank you for the chance to enter your birthday giveaway.

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  17. I celebrate my birthday on Aug. 30 with my daughter. She was born on MY birthday 23 years ago, so we always have a joint get together. Such fun. Thanks so much for sharing

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  18. I like to have at least a couple of hours to do something just for me. Usually it's quilting or something related. I celebrate my birthday August 10th also and am a stunningly young 56 this year. Happy birthday to you Lisa!

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  19. Hubby usually takes me out to a nice dinner, then back home for cake, ice cream and opening presents.
    Thanks.
    Peggy
    peggy_verdongibbs@att.net

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  20. Beautiful photo Lisa - so happy! A belated Happy Birthday (though I think I'm only a day and a bit late with the time zone difference which makes me feel slightly better!). I love that you celebrate for the entire month - you have much to celebrate! My birthday is usually low key - just the way I like it - with my children waking me up early to shower me with home made cards and gifts (I love these!). Some gifts and breakfast from my husband and lunch with a friend. And I don't do any housework!!

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  21. I go shopping and buy something for myself. A new dress or pair or shoes. Or treat myself to a facial or pedicure. :)

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  22. a halloween party , my birthday is NOV 1

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    1. I celebrate all month too.. its not over until I have seen all of my family

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  23. I have some friends that I get together with to celebrate. It's usually a lunch and movie...sometimes a few drinks but always fun!
    hulseybg at gmail dot com

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  24. Happy birthday! You are looking good, girl! I turned 48 on the 3rd. We are almost sisters! :-) I am so like you. I always want to make things. And I've tried all crafts (and still do). I think I found it in quilting, too, but it doesn't stop me from still trying new stuf. :-)

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  25. HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :)

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  26. I celebrated my birthday by heading to Denver to visit friends with my hubby and daughter.

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  27. Happy birthday! I saw your tote swap posts on IG and had to come check you out. I really want to take yours home!

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  28. Happy Birthday! You have a wonderful attitude about aging; I need to take it to heart!

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  29. My last birthday I was heavily pregnant and hoping the baby would stay put so we wouldn't have the same birthday!! Usually though I just like being with family and friends, I always have 'birthday breakfast' with my mum :)
    Happy belated Birthday to you!

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