{Happy Birthday}

1. Golden Oats, 2. Pretty Monarch Butterfly 003, 3. captain lou's, 4. {my pooch}, 5. NO. 34, 6. My first day of vacation!, 7. Reminder Of A Honeymoon, 8. Barbados Palm, 9. Bingo Number 34

So it’s my birthday and New Year’s eve all in the same day!! I love, love, love my birthday!! I really can’t think of a more special day to me!! Everyday I am soooo happy to have another day above ground and my birthday always makes me stop and think of where I come and where I have yet to go!! I know a lot of people make resolutions but I am not typically one of those people! But I do like to take a moment to reflect on the fact that I am one year older and thus there is one less year to accomplish my goals!! I am a very goal oriented kind of girl!! Lately..I have really been thinking about me and who I am …the thing is .. is that people always seem to say that girl is so cute, creative, talented, confident. And I think to myself {me} really…I mean deep down inside..I often feel like a real mess .. …but then I think the one thing I really do is OWN who I am…I really like being me.flaws and all… and I think that owning who you are..allows you to not dwell {too much} on the things that are negatives..but to rather own them and then work to change them!!! So Yes..I do have a lot of confidence as a person and it is merely because I really do OWN being me!! Good and Bad….

But now for things that I want to really own and thus change!!
For some time I have not been happy about my level of fitness…now, I am not overweight by the ratings thing at the doctors office..but I just don’t feel proud of myself in this area and it is time for me to own it and take care of it!! SO I will!! That is certainly one thing about me ..when I get determined at something …I GET determined!! Life is long and I just really feel that I need to take a good hard look at how in shape I am and make improvements!! It can be done!! Don’t get me wrong.. I run or do the elliptical practically every day..but my mind has just not been that into it and my eating …. WELL that’s a whole other topic!! But I sort of think that eating and fitness go hand in hand!! So if I want to be more fit..than I have to clean up my eating a bit more!! Especially during the weekends!! So for this year… I am going to get my butt in gear and be the person I know I can be…once again!!
A little less pizza and beer and a little more edamame and wine…oh ok Jamie.. not wine..how about hot tea!! Or just wine every other day..instead of everyday ..HeeHee!!

Well hopefully for those of you who do celebrate the new year with resolution ..you do so going into it really owning who you are and knowing that whoever you are…YOU ARE GREAT!! You just might need a few adjustments!! HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

"And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years."
Abraham Lincoln


  1. Happy Birthday!
    Enjoy your day!

  2. Happy Happy Birthday! Such an awesome birthday mosaic too. Funny and charming post about being okay with one's self. Spot on! Hope you have an terrific day!

  3. Happy Birthday! :)
    Love the blog! Great entry today. You are so right- You have to OWN it. :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. :)

    I love your picture collages (is that what they are called?)


    ~ Hillary

  4. Well b-day girl you did it another year under your belt. Hope your b-day was filled with good things and good memories!
    much love,

  5. Happy Belated Birthday! Thanks for the blog comment - I am actually starting my contest prep today, a week earlier than intended. I cannot wait to marry him! :) Glad to hear being married is wonderful, all too often we hear the bad jokes about marriage and hear of failures and it's scary. BTW, I saw a poster for St. Joseph in your blog - is that where you're at? I grew up in Berrien Springs and moved to Kzoo 10 years ago...

  6. Happy Belated Birthday. Sorry I missed it. These past few weeks have been crazy. I am just not blog hunting daily like I used to :{

  7. Happy Birthday! We share the same birthday month! Thanks so much for your comment about the building for my shop "@ the beach". I really like your blog, you are so creative! Thanks again and Happy New Year!


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