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Saturday, January 22, 2011

One year wiser?

Yep, it's that time of year again. I'm "excitedly" turning 37 today. This time last year I was moping around the house half-depressed thinking that I was 37 until I spoke with my dad late that afternoon and he informed me that I was really only turning 36! Wow, that totally turned my frown upside down and I got an entire year to prepare for 37 again!! I know...I'm kind of strange that way....

Now, I don't have any crafty fun things to share, but I thought, since this is supposed to be MY day, I'd share some fun things about me!

A couple of days ago I received this in the mail...

This was my complimentary issue as I am no longer a one-hit-wonder!! I'm published again and you can see my creation on page 70. This issue is positively gorgeous and, after thumbing through it, I was totally inspired to get to creating....sooo many lovely samples and GREAT techniques!! And yes, I have been very busy lately creating, however unable to share as I've been diligently creating samples for CHA! I'm pretty excited about that and I can't wait to show you what I have created when I get the green light. :) (So that's my excuse for my lack of posts lately!) :) I hope to get to spend tomorrow creating something I can actually share with you here, lol!

Overall, this past year has really been good to me. We've had our good family friends move to another city (bad), yet still come back to visit regularly (good!)...which I love. Finding out I have contact allergies to just about...everything, was kind of a bummer, but I still wear perfume daily! Having a cracked tooth (welcome to the late 30s???), or was this just a side-effect of living in Texas and munching on tortilla chips at every Mexican restaurant I visit...which is OFTEN! :) Meeting a wonderful new friend (who's name she happens to share with me) and having the kids get along so wonderfully. Did I also mention that they moved right down the street?! Yeah, I have quite a bit to be thankful for!

My birthday present so proudly displayed above. :) I {heart} these so much! I've been wanting a nice pair for a while and I finally got my wish! Yes, that's pink stitching on the sides. :)

Another thing I LOVE to do is dance. I probably look absolutely horrid doing it, but I love it and I sweat like a man doing it, LOL!!! So a surprise gift I received this morning was...


Now, I have Just Dance 2 for the Wii, but was dying to try this one out. We have a Wii and a PS3, but not the XBox 360 with Kinect. Do you know a 37 yr old crafty lady who gets an XBOX 360 with Kinect for her birthday? You do now!!! The kids love it and I love it! I've been sweating all afternoon. :)

So finally, I have some fun things to look forward to in the near future. My darling husband has planned a fun event this evening which I currently know nothing about! He arranged a sitter (all on his own, lol!) and just told me to look nice and be ready by 7 PM. I'm excited. :)

Remember this movie back in the 80s??


I lived, ate, and breathed Pretty in Pink way back when. I even listened to the soundtrack repeatedly when I wasn't able to watch it! So it's girl's night at the local Alamo Draft House next Tuesday, and myself and a big group of friends are getting together to go and see it. I. Can't. Wait!!!

And finally, another date/girl's night out the following weekend at a good 'ole country & western dance bar to kick off my new boots. Life is good. :)

So I hope you don't mind me sharing a little piece of me today. I hope to have something crafty to show you soon!! In the meantime, hope you are having a wonderful weekend!!!!

9 comments:

Karen Motz said...

Sending you BIG birthday wishes!!! And I LOVE the pink stitching on your new boots!!!!

Heather Jensen said...

Happy Birthday Melissa! You are a year and a half older than me. HA! :)

Those boots are awesome!! I love to dance too...just not in front of anyone. LOVE LOVE PPP and Sixteen Candels. Those were the days. I feel and 80's night coming on.
((Birthday Hugs))

hanksmom said...

Happy Birthday! LOVE the boots!

Nancy said...

I thought you were talking about me, but my name isn't Melissa and I live too far away! Love the boots. So pretty in pink! Hope you had a good one. ; )
~Nancy

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to you! Love the boots!Dede

Basement Stamper said...

Loved reading more about you and hope that you had a fabulous birthday and a nice night out with your hubby!

Colleen said...

What fun. And what great boots. Happy Birthday.

Jami said...

CONGRATS on the publication!!! I will have to get a copy of that mag for sure! Love your new boots! Oh and I love to dance too! I have a feeling we would have fun hanging out if we lived closer. I sooo wish you were coming out for CHA! Hope you've had a wonderful bday. We need to chat about RVs sometime soon.

Rose said...

Happy belated Birthday to you, Melissa! You're still a young one, lucky gal :) And, congrats to you on being published again!!! Have a fantastic day!

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