Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Life is Way Better Than Good

I recently visited Amber Dawn's page (to let her know that I had completed my 25 charms) and came across something pretty cool ... the Diary 2009 Project ... when I checked it out (plus examples from the Diary 2008 Project) I decided to give it a shot ... well to be honest, I emailed the host & asked if May 29th was still available - I told myself if it was, I was in ... it was and I am! I'll be sure to post what I come up with ...

... ooooh! even better, maybe I'll try to do a couple of designs and let YOU pick the one you like best.

Click on this image:

You know that you've been curious ... so, GO AHEAD!

In other news ... turning 40 is the BEST! - everyone has been so amazingly wonderful I think I just might burst! You might remember that I have a tradition of celebrating my birthday for the entire month of May (if not, go here for the scoop) and this year has been a May to remember. I hope y'all don't mind humoring me as I run down the highlights:

a set of rechargable batteries
(it should be noted that I take LOTS of photo's and go through batteries like water)
sushi for lunch (delivered by uber-spouse & cool-kid at work)
a birthday card from a co-worker every Tuesday since May began
a FABULOUS facial (by the aesthetician at the salon I work at)
a new (and well overdue) haircut (by one of our Master Stylists):

(it should be noted that prior to this I had nearly no layers, long bangs & it was past my shoulders)

the first season of Battlestar Galactica
(I hadn't seen the show till visiting a girlfriend in Phx & mentioned I wish I had ... she remembered)
a chai latte and chocolate covered espresso beans (delivered to work by uber-fam)
a movie date (with wicked-cool-mom-in-law) to see Sex & the City this weekend!
a shopping spree (for a new outfit - also with wicked-cool-mom-in-law)
a Monica Magness doll form extraordinaire
(purchased from her Etsy store, but packaged with bonus treats)
Across the Universe (the movie - which I like a lot)
Stardust (the illustrated book)
beautiful art postcards by A Fanciful Twist
(purchased from her Etsy store)
and this really fab card from a set of twins that I adore:

AND ... in just over 4 hours I will officially be 40!

Don't forget to post a comment on my "It's My Party" post if you'd like to be included in the give-a-way drawing.
I think I should mention that I am a self proclaimed novice crafter (that still dreams of growing up and being an artist one day). I am making all the "party favors" for the give-a-way myself ... I can't promise any "high art" or perfect little pretties, but I am having fun making the favors & can guarantee that they are made from a happy place & imbued with much love.

Like I said ... life is better than good. :)


JenniB said...


oh my! we have the same haircut.
it looks great!!

3rdEyeMuse said...

jen-knee! I've missed you bunches. glad to know you're around.

Donna said...


Your haircut looks amazing! =) I'm tickled that you like BSG! I'm so addicted to it right now that I just don't know what I'm going to do when it is all over...maybe watch it again from the beginning? =) THAT sounds like a plan!

I also love, love LOVE the book Stardust! A million times better than the movie - but the movie was pretty good, too! Do you know the book was originally written in the 80s?

Reading through your list - we have so much in common! I wish we lived closer...what FUN we could have!!

Have a truly, super-duper, giddy-giggly BLAST of a birthday!

Janet said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! I love love love the new haircut. And thanks so much for telling us about the Diary 2009 project. I went right over and signed up!

Marilyn said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Your big day is here and your list of presents says it all--what a fabulous birthday month! Love your haircut--soooo cute--I'd wear that style in a second but, alas, I've got the curly hair, blech! Sex & the City, I love those girls. Apparently, I'm not the only one--our newspaper's weekend insert had five pages of updates, background, trivia, etc., lol!

Enjoy your special day...hugs! Marilyn:)

Fete et Fleur said...

A very Happy Birthday to you! You look beautiful in your new haircut!
Have a fun day!!

xx Nancy

Janet said...

LOVE the haircut! Hope you have an amazing birthday :-)

e. beck said...

happy happy happy happy day, week, month, and 40th year! ..... i think the best bit you told us about was the groovy cool haircut ..... you look like an artsy young thing .....
happy birthday..... e

3rdEyeMuse said...

could a girl get any luckier?!? lots of great birthday wishes and being referred to as an "artsy young thing" ...

thank you, thank you, thank you

mermaid musings said...

you are very pretty!!!
and look! your BIG eyes are beautiful! You look great!
H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y!!!!!

Saucy said...

Okay well I missed your birthday but totally Happy Belated 40th to you - keep celebrating! We have lots in common including rockin' mother-in-laws, science fiction, and more! I know I like it here already.

Thanks for coming to my wedding shindig. It'll be a hoot!

inventivesoul said...

You look awesome. That is a FUN looking summer cut!

Happy belated birthday!
Amber Dawn

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

Looooooooove your haircut girlie! Gosh, I'm terribly late... trying to catch up on all your goodness!

Thank you for your enthusiastic posts and BURSTS of energy! I just love it all, Monica :)