July 26, 2017

Happy Birthday to Me ♥

This is my birthday month.


Another reason to love July.
Birthdays seem to come around quicker and quicker every year.

I've reached the point where I have to pause for a few seconds to figure out hold old I am.
I do math in my brain.   I subtract my birth year from the current year to be sure.  Does anyone else do that?  

I remember as a kid thinking people in their forties were horribly old.
Now I'm in my mid forties and let me just say...
...it's not so bad.  It's actually pretty good.
:)

I bought something for myself.  My family gave me some lovely presents but these last few years I've been giving myself something too.  A gift to me from me.  I've been wanting one of those journaling Bibles I've seen all over Pinterest so I went online and ordered me not one, but two of them.

Only one has come in.  The other one was a pre-order and won't be shipped out until August.
I'm better at coloring than drawing so I am thrilled that it comes with a few of these cute illustrations already in place.  

I also ordered these other two coloring books.
They were on sale and a steal at 3.99 each.  

Coloring books aren't just for kids anymore.  They are supposed to be good for you as they relieve stress.  Plus it's like art so it's a win win.  Now I just need to buy some good coloring pencils and I'll be set.

On the day of my birthday, hubby took the afternoon off and we all headed to the zoo.  I hadn't been to the zoo in years and it was quite relaxing and enjoyable.  The best part was spending the day with my favorite people.


Here's one of those rooster ornaments I managed to finish.  The body was a breeze to make but it was all those finishing touches that made this "small" project take forever to finish.

This is a favorite blouse made even better with a little crochet.  I really don't like wearing tank tops under my shirts.  I feel I am already bulky on top I don't need an extra layer of clothing especially in these summer temperatures.  I whipped this up and it did the trick.


I know I'm late finding this out but I just recently discovered the Wish app.  I've ordered a handful of things but these acrylic crochet hooks were the first to come in.  I didn't expect much for the price.  The smaller hooks are flimsy and none of them have a size marked on them.  Probably the thicker ones are usable if I file off the rough edges.
 At least they look pretty in a jar. 
That's worth three bucks right?
:)

Happy birthday to all my July born readers out there.
Hope this month has been a blessed one for you too.



10 comments:

  1. ♥ HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU ♥

    We just celebrated our sons birthday.

    I love your sweet gifts to yourself.

    Homespun Hugs ♥ Teri

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  2. Oh dear, happy birthday.. loads of love..

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  3. Happy birthday, sounds like you had a great day with family always good creating magical memories. Your gifts to yourself are a joy.

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  4. Happy birthday. Spending time with our loved ones is always the best time spent isn't it xx

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  5. Happy Birthday!! I love the way you added crochet to your blouse. I have a few coloring books myself. Enjoy the rest of your birthday month!!

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  6. Happy Birthday, I also buy myself a little gift from me to me LOL And I also have to count my years to make sure I am right, one time I was off...
    Love how you made that shirt more modest (your so smart( Enjoy your new Bible coloring)
    Blessings to you and yours, Roxy

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  7. Happy birthday month to you, Beca! I love your crochet idea and I may have to make a knitty insert!
    The Bible is super lovely and fun and YES coloring is fun and soothing.

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  8. What a sweet post . . . Happy Birthday!

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  9. Happy belated birthday to you xxx

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  10. Ha ha, had to laugh. There was a time when I too thought that 40 yrs old was ... 'old'!
    Not anymore lol. Glad you had a nice birthday. Mine's in July too, a lovely time of year for a birthday. Cathy xx

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