Thursday, November 10, 2011

V and Co: a craptastic giveaway for my 3-6

so yes i turn the big three-six today.
for some reason the number 36 is hard to look at. i soooo don't feel 36, i feel uh...maybe 26. 26 would be so doable. if i were turning 26 i would so totally be like "i'm so cool i'm reaching my prime and i totally have 10 years till i turn crochety 36 and 14 years till i turn GASP 40. but haha that's sooo far away. but 36 is like... flarrrg. :) 36 is 4 freaking years till i'm 40. AHHH! breathe. breathe. breathe...

okay well it's not really THAT bad (well it is but not really), but it is kind of weird to think i'm that old. i mean don't get me wrong throw in 4 kids and a weak bladder, i definitely feel 36 but other than that and the varicose vein that throbs and the ooookay...moving on.
so to celebrate and make myself feel better i'm going to give stuff away, to make others happy will make me happy and totally take some of the attention off of what's at hand here today.

check what i've been collecting:
i've got fabric, i've got patterns, i've got books, i've got scentsy products, i've got notions, i've got aprons and i've got...well crap load of stuff to make up my "craptastic giveaway day" and to make me feel like this is a good fun day!
we've got charm packs from andover, kona, and moda.
we've got a layer cake, and we've got cute little mini charm packs, some of future lines due to come out and oh some not featured! (they are kate spain's current and a couple of new line) but yeah i got these babies from market.
and ahem lets not forget to mention one lucky person will be receiving a fat quarter bundle
we've got cute little notebooks from lizzy house.
and i've got a scensty warmer and three of my fav smells for the fall and winter season going to one lucky winner. (pictured above)
i've got by far one of my FAVORITE books ever:  Oliver + S Little Things To Sew to give away.

i can sit and stare at this book every day all day. and sometimes i do. :) i have yet to make something from it, but the pictures alone make me happy so i can only imagine what it would feel like to have something made from the book. :) soon. hopefully.

and last but not least i have this apron that i just got. cause you know holidays are a coming and fast! and i don't want to get any cooking on me, and you probably dont either sooo, i'm giving away one apron of your choosing from this site.

so here's how to enter. no, i'm not going to make you jump through a thousand hoops to get a chance to win something.
but there are two things you can do:

first and foremost:
1. just wish me a non crappy birthday. :) that's all i ask.

second if you wanna: 
2. go to the terrace hill site and come back and tell me which apron you would pick as your winning. (basically so if you are randomly picked i already know what to order!)
but PLEASE PLEASE leave an email address attached to the bottom of your comment. you can even write like this: vanessa[dot]christenson [at]gmail[dot]com if you are afraid of spam getting you. but at least this way it makes it so easy to pick winners and let you know that you won that it makes me not want to pull my hair out.
i will pick the winners (i haven't counted how many there will be...but you'll see the list of them) on monday. :)


oh and to add to the fun: 
for today only i am giving you 50% off all patterns in my shop. just enter the code PDF36 for pdf patterns and PAPER36 for paper patterns at the check out and you will get your patterns (paper and pdf) for half off. offer is for today only and will expire at midnight central time so load up on it. :)

sale end! wow!!! thanks!

oh and last but not least: since i know all of your are going to be partying up for my birthday today, go ahead and take tomorrow off, i mean it's a national holiday for that reason. so might as well use it up. :P

okay i'm going to go eat chocolate, drink diet caffeine free diet dr pepper, and watch friends for a while. then maybe i'll get around to eating normal food and getting into some jeans for the day.
have a sweet weekend. we'll talk next week. best of luck.

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Angela D. said...

Have a GREAT birthday! 36 isn't all that bad....and 40 isn't so bad either (speaking from experience). Just remember it is just a number:)

ButtonMad said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! 36 looks fantastic on you! Have a wonderful day.
They've used really cute fabrics for the aprons but I love the one you've pictured most.
Have a great day.
Tamara
Handmadesa(at)gmail(dot)com

Trisha said...

Happy Birthday~ You do not look 36! You look closer to 16! What a fun way to share you birthday. So sweet!

trishamacqueen@msn.com

Kim D in SD said...

Happy Birthday! I hope it turns out to be your best birthday ever!

There are way too many cute aprons to choose from, but I'm loving this one:

Stylish Retro Apron with Vintage Style using Kate Spain's Terrain Geometric Blooms of Lavender,Aqua, Pink & Green

So cute! Thanks for offering such an awesome giveaway!

februarymommy{at}hotmail{dot}com

Nicole Christoffersen said...

Happy Birthday, V! 36 will be a great year! Live it up! I like the "Stylish Retro Apron with Vintage Style using Kate Spain's Terrain Geometric Blooms of Lavender,Aqua, Pink & Green" apron. Wow! That's a mouthful, isn't it?! Thank heavens for iPads "copy" feature!

Kwilter100 [at] yahoo (dot) com

Trisha said...

Oh crap forgot to tell you which apron! See I am way older at 39 and pee everytime I sneeze! So of course I can not manage to remember all I am supposed to do!
Black gingham is the so cute! That is the one I would love to own!

trishamacqueen@msn.com

Ziezo said...

Happy Birthday! 36 is just a number, the only thing that matters is how young and energetic you feel! Have a fantastic day!

ziezoDesigns at gmail dot com

Just Me said...

Happy Birthday! I have a feeling that this year will have wonderful things for you in store!

Nancy said...

Have a wonderful birthday - 36 is young! Really! Enjoy your life now, because before you know it, your kids will be grown, and you'll wish you had this time back.
Have a silly day, laugh a lot, and enjoy it!

Ziezo said...

Just love the 'Gypsy Bandana Retro Apron Vintage Pattern Jewel Red'

Thanks for being so generous!

ziezoDesigns at gmail dot com
http://www.etsy.com/shop/ZiezoDesigns

Ashley said...

Happy birthday! :) 36 isn't that bad, your beautiful! :) I love the "Teal Pinafore Retro Full Apron Love & Kisses Vintage Style Polka Dots" -- it's so bright and cheery.

My email is ashley(dot)pickrell(at)yahoo(dot)com

Nancy said...

I like the "1950's Inspired Retro Full Apron Black and White Gingham Check Baking Apron with Hot Pink Accents". I love aprons!

nrbird @ gmail.com

Diana said...

Happy Birthday, we share a birthday and I am WAAAAAY older than 36, I thought people like me were old when I was 36, now people my age are young at heart though old in numbers.
I love the Retro Chic Apron Vintage Inspired Modern Lace Floral in Coffee and Cream, Black, Gray NEXT SIZE UP.
Have a FABULOUS day and don't forget to do something FUN!!
Would love to win any of your"crap"
dianacarofano (at) gmail (dot)com

Marrissa said...

Have a super fantastic, unbelievably brilliant, perfectly un-crappy day!!! :) Happy happy birthday!!

Angela Hansen said...

Happy Birthday!!! 36 really was not that crappy (I just finished it). Don't they say 40 is the new 20, or at least the new 29. Have a great day.

acnhansen at yahoo dot com

The Hojnackes said...

Isn't aging fun? Okay, maybe not so much. Happy birthday! I hope it is wonderful.

Kris from DukeSaysSewWhat said...

Happy Birthday! Time to check out a new restaurant in your new town! Enjoy your day. I made my second shag pillow today! :)
krisnduke (at) gmail (dot) com

Jen and Daz said...

Happy Happy Birthday!!! Hip Hip Hooray!!! Hope you have a fabulous day full of laughter and fun!!

I love the Cute Kitsch Retro half apron! Well, I loved a lot of them, but this one is darling!!!

Here's to a fabulous year of being 36!!!

jencjones(at)hotmail(dot)com

Jessie said...

Happiest of birthdays to you! Really, it seems like you have so much going for you right now--this year can't help but be fantastic. :)

Linda said...

I'll tell you how old I am so you can feel young, and not like crap. I'm 58 years old, and feel like I'm 24. Think young thoughts you young mom!

aksherry said...

Happy Birthday!!! Enjoy being 36!! You look fabulous and you have a gorgeous family!
aksherry@live.com

Linda said...

Love that black and white gingham apron with the pink trim. But do tell me, will I have the same waspish thinness as the mannequin, when I wear the apron? Fabric, the Lizzy House notebooks, and the Oliver + S books are super giveaway gifts. Thanks!

Angela said...

There are so many cute aprons. I loved the Vintage Inspired Retro Full Apron Gray, Pink and Toffee Geometric Eden in Amber (I copied and pasted that long title. Thanks for the chance to win and Happy Birthday.

acnhansen at yahoo dot com

Krista Hansen said...

Happy Birthday!! I hope it's a great day and that you were spoiled by your family. I think you look 26. Maybe 25!
What an amazing giveaway. My hubbie lost his job yesterday, so winning this would be awesome.
P.S. I like the Fandango retro apron.

Tara said...

Happy Birthday! My husband just turned 36 and shared many of your same complaints (although not the weak bladder) but don't you worry, he had some extra things to complain about! It's a fabulous day and you have had some amazing accomplishments in 36 years! It will only sound crazy for a little while, then all will be right in the world again!

Kirsten said...

Happy happy happy birthday!!! I hope it will be the opposite of craptastic for you! And wow, fantastic giveaway!
kirstennelson123(at)gmail(dot)com

Deanna said...

I hope you have as wonderful birthday as you are, because you deserve it!!! 36 isn't *THAT* old. LOL! My husband is turning 36 next month...I think he's a little terrified. :)

Deanna
rdpoulsen at gmail dot com

Deanna said...

LOVING the Momo for Moda orange and brown...darling!

What a fun way to celebrate your birthday...Thanks for the chance to let us help you celebrate. :)

Deanna
rdpoulsen at gmail dot com

Charlotte said...

Happy birthday to you!!!! You share your birthday with my grandma - she is 95 today and still claims she is 18 on the inside. I don't think that every goes away!

Lea said...

Happy Birthday! I have just turned 34 and felt exactly how you have described it. Then I thought hang on I need to live in the now and stop worrying about the fact I'm 12 months off 35 and god forbid 6 years of 40!!! Hope you can enjoy the moment and thank you for your generous giveaway.

I love the Geometric Blooms of Lavender, Aqua, Pink and Green.

lea (at) willowtreecreative (dot) com (dot) au

tpott said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! 36 isn't so bad even my age 46 isn't terrible. As long as you and your family are happy, don't sweat the numbers. That's what they are just numbers. Have a wonderful day! By the way, my sister is 50 today. If you didn't know how old she was you'd think she was in her early 30's. ;-> Toni Anne

Tara said...

I am constantly spilling on myself so a nice, dark and busy print is right up my alley! I love the Daisy Doodle Dandy Retro Full Apron. What a fantastic giveaway! Thanks for your birthday! And thanks for the discount! I bought your houndstooth quilt when it was a baby quilt and planned to try and figure it out for a king size, and now you've done the work for me. Maybe I can justify buying it again since it's half off! taracrawford (at) gmail (dot) com. Oh and yes, I'm also the same Tara who forgot the email a few comments up. Oops. Pregnancy brain.

SuMoCat said...

Happy Birthday! from someone who is two weeks and two days and four years older than you. Yep, I'm FORTY! and it's actually not that bad. :)

sumo7195(at)yahoo(dot)com

ecuakim said...

Happy Happy Birthday! Have so much fun celebrating!!! (Yes, I said Celebrating!!! You are young and gorgeous and talented, what's NOT to celebrate!)

ecuakim at hotmail

SuMoCat said...

I'm liking the Stylish Retro Apron with Vintage Style using Kate Spain's Terrain. Supercute!

sumo7195(at)yahoo(dot)com

tpott said...

Love the retro full aprons. I forgot to add my email on my Happy Birthday! comment sorry. ;-> Toni Anne
Tpott@optonline.net

Christy said...

Happy birthday!! you look great... i thought mayb 20's but not 30's!! :-) have a great day!!
christy@nsw1.com

ecuakim said...

And oh, LOVE the Fandango Retro Floral Apron. Gotta love Kate Spain.

ecuakim at hotmail

Katy (France) said...

I hope your birthday is filled with rainbows and unicorns and chocolate and all things scrumptious!!!

A desperate 30-something girl said...

Happy birthday! 36 isn't that bad! Love your blog! And i love the Stylish Retro Apron with Vintage Style using Kate Spain's Terrain Geometric Blooms of Lavender,Aqua, Pink & Green!

Mariekedeibert(at)gmail(dot)com

Christy said...

i like the retro full apron nicey jane hello roses... they are all so cute!!
christy@nsw1.com

kates said...

Happy happy birthday!!

The Dandy Damask would match my kitchen perfectly.

katiejewellsmith@gmail.con

Andee Curtis said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I love Birthdays! These aprons are so cute!!! I like 1950's Inspired Retro Full Apron Black and White Gingham Check Baking Apron with Hot Pink Accents.

Thanks for offering such amazing give aways!

luvsdance4ever@yahoo.com

CitricSugar said...

Happy birthday (the non-crappy kind!)

Also, you don't look 36. You look 26. But you're wise like 46. It's a great combo. ;-)

Amy from Our Dish said...

Super duper awesome birthday wishes to you!!! Stay out of those jeans ALL DAY.

readyamyfire at gmail dot com

Christy Wheeler said...

Happy Birthday! I hope your family made it a great day for you.
I love the flirty sweetheart apron.
Thanks!

living4mydream at msn dot com

sam said...

Happy birthday!!!

Jessica Munk said...

Well, I was going to wish you a fantastic birthday before the request. I really do hope you have a great day. You deserve it! I've totally been craving watching friends. I think it's the fall season... Along with that's when the seasons start, I also watched all 10 seasons the fall after my first baby was born :) happy birthday! Jessica dot Munk at gmail

Maria Morell said...

Happy Birthday! I wish you a full happiness day! Greetings from Barcelona!

quilterbell said...

Happy birthday! 36 is not too bad, you could be 37!, that is bad!, Ihave experience in the matter.
I love the yellow mellow retro apron, it looks really fresh.
Have a great day!

Quilterbe@yahoo[dot]com

bakeandsew said...

Happy Birthday!

I turned 40 this year, shhh, nobody knows, I am staying 38 forever!!

Sunnybec said...

Happy Birthday, heck you are still a baby!! I will be 59 next YIKES now THAT is old!!!!!!!

sunnybecwildfern(at)gmail(dot)com

Trevor and Lisal said...

Happy 36! You look great!
trevordrn(at)gmail.com

Trevor and Lisal said...

I love the Think Pink apron. trevordrn(at)gmail.com

Sunnybec said...

My favourite apron is Strawberry Fields and I hope they make a bigger one than in the picture, it's a long time since I was that slim LOL.

sunnybecwildfern(at)gmail(dot)com

Deb said...

Happy Birthday. Have a fantastic day and I hope you get spoilt rotten. I like the Stylish Retro one in Terrain.

Mary W Quilts said...

Hope you have a wonderful, non-crappy Birthday! Do your kegels and squeeze before you sneeze :-)). I love the bridal shower retro apron. Thanks, Mary
mawillis@comcast.net

Amanda said...

Happy, happy birthday!

amandarollins at gmail.

Patchwork and Play said...

Have a FAB birthday! I am in my 50's and, most of the time, I don't feel more than 25!!! After all, it's only a number!

Patchwork and Play said...

I love the Bridal Retro Apron! Too cute!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

happy, fantastic, wonderful, great, non-crappy birthday to a generous 36 year old from a 52 or is it 53 year old who feels 36. wow, i wonder how much stuff i need to give away o my birthday! such lovely aprons. one of my favs is the Retro Full Holiday Apron Apron Bright Multi Floral Red and Black

thanks for the chance to win your giveaway! peggyapl(at)gmail(dot)com
peggy aplSEEDS

Jessica said...

Happy Birthday - hope it is fantastic and you get to eat tons of chocolate and have a great day :-)

I love the idea of a Birthday giveaway - and you are giving away such beautiful things, thank you so much for the chance to win!

My favourite apron is the Retro Chic Apron (http://www.etsy.com/listing/82292487/retro-chic-apron-vintage-inspired-modern) and I hope I win it as I always get food all over myself when I cook!

My email is jrundle99(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sara said...

Say 36666! Happy birthday and have a great day with your family! I just love the Bridal Shower Retro Apron--1950s . Hope I win, kisses from Portugal

saroto@gmail.com

Eli said...

Wishing you a very happy birthday and many returns!

Thank you so much for giving away all these fabulous goodies on your birthday.

eli(at)sharksdinner(dot)com

Claire said...

Happy 'non-crappy' birhtday V. 36 is not that bad - seriously after 35 is easy, then 40 turns up and well, you still 36 and it's what's inside your head and heart that matters...One day I will be 76 telling myself that I am 36. I have been 36 for a few years now and infact, even my own kids accept that I'm 36, again and again and again. Embrace it, 36 is awesome!

Eli said...

Terrace Hill have som incredible stuff. I'm totally in love with the Fandango Floral Retro Apron.

RyanSarahN said...

Happy Birthday! I think birthdays are fun no matter what the number. And what a great way to celebrate! Love the teal polkadot apron. And I also love that book - I've only done one project so far but they are all so cute I love looking at it! ryansarahn at gmail dot com

Fonville Farm said...

Happy Birthday! I hope your day is fabulous and filled with some amazing shoe sales! I mean who could hava a crappy birthday with amazing shoes?!? ;)

Fonville Farm said...

Ok, so have you really gone mad?!? How can you choose just one apron? I would find my choice and go to the next page and forget which one I wanted on the previous page! But I think I did narrow it down to the Vintage Inspired Retro Apron Moda Bliss Medallion Lime Green and Pink. They are amazing, and thankyou for offering one!

Juliette said...

Here's to an oh-so-full-of-good-surprises kind of birthday!

I have to say I'm really liking the Stylish Retro Half Apron Vendor, Waitress or Retro Homemaker Half Apron in Aqua and Green and Gold. My kicking around the house pants don't have pockets, so this is like pockets to go!

Again, happiest of birthdays to you!
(Email's in my profile)

Tas said...

Have a fabulous, non-crappy 36th!
I am on the other side of 40 by a few years and it isn't that bad over here, I promise!

Lovely aprons. My pick would be this one:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/77246395/cute-kitsch-retro-chic-apron-in-sky-blue

So many gorgeous goodies. Thanks for the giveaway.

taswege(at)internode(dot)on(dot)net

KaHolly said...

Happy Birthday!! I'd give anything (almost anything) to be 36 again!!

mac said...

Have a very happy birthday. When 50 is only a few weeks away, 36 sounds fantastic. Thanks for all the beautifull give aways. I like the Vintage Inspired Cute Retro Apron-- Moda Floral Aqua Cocina Style.

mac2451(at)optusnet(dot)com(dot)au

charlotte said...

Happy birthday. You are really as old as you feel, so you are 26 today!! Yay!! I am 54 but still feel 26 too. It's in your head truly. I love the apron you showed the best, but I would be happy with any. You have great taste.
charlottemaxwell57@gmail.com

Whitney said...

Happy, non crappy, birthday 3-6! It's going to be a great year for you! whitneyannethomas{at}gmail{dot}com

Kathy said...

Happy, non-crappy birthday. Oh to be 36 again... Don't do anything I wouldn't do. Thanks for celebrating with us and for all of the prizes.
Shahann at yahoo dot com

Honey said...

Happy Birthday! Hope it is wonderful and crapfree!

Juliamward[at]gmail[dot]com

Whitney said...

Oh...and the apron: think pink vintage apron.

I think a birthday giveaway is a great idea, btw. I was just telling my BFF yesterday that I would buy people gifts full time if I was rich...it is fun and makes me happy. Thus, this time of year buying Christmas gifts and getting to wrap them up...it's wonderful!!! Anyway, making a few gals' day will be what makes 3-6 not so bad. You. Are. Amazing. And you got through 3-5 (which, while there appears to have been many blessings...sounded tough as well...can you say busy year?!?!?).

whitneyannethomas{at}gmail{dot}com

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Happy Birthday!!!

The Vintage Inspired Retro Apron Moda Bliss Medallion Lime Green and Pink Apron is so pretty!

Hope you have a fabulous day!!!

Pacas said...

Hi Vanessa! First of all - HAPPY BIRTHDAY (MUITOS PARAB√ČNS)
I would LOVE to be 36 now (I'm 43), so you're very lucky on being 36 today. Thanks a lot for the giveaway, you're the one who should get gifts instead of giving it :)
Have a FANTASTIC day!!!
Kisses, from Porto, Portugal
Paula

Kathy said...

I would pick the Women's Retro Apron--Vintage Inspired Go Green in Dandy Damask Avocado.

I just checked out your shop and got the Houndstooth PDF pattern. What a great deal! Thanks so much! I did a Google search yesterday for that pattern and thought it was kinda pricy. Your prices are great!

Shahann at yahoo dot com

Lilly said...

Happy Birthday! Have a fantastic day!

The Teal Pinafore Retro Full Apron Love & Kisses Vintage Style Polka Dots is adorable.
Thanks a lot for this great giveaway.
eli_green22 at yahoo dot com dot br

Very Verdant said...

Hi, just found your blog this morning via Pinterest! Love!!!
Really 36 is not so bad, I will be 38 in September and this mother of 4 refuses to feel old. So, happy non-crappy birthday to you! You deserve it!

sonja

sonja greene (at) very verdant (dot) com

LM said...

36!!! You're a kid... I'm approaching 40, now that's scary ;-) Wish you a wonderful birthday... and thank you for the giveaway. I would pick the Vintage Inspired Retro Full Apron-- Kate Spain's Central Park Lavender and Green-Hostess Gift for Her... it's so pretty!
lourdesmampel(at)gmail(dot)com

Robyn of Robyns Nest said...

36 is not that bad really.....wait until you're 46, you'll wish you were 36 all over again. I hope you have a wonderful birthday & thank you for being so very generous giving gifts away for your own birthday, really it's another excellent way of 'paying-it-forward'
;- )
budgie41[at]bigpond[dot][com]

Shann said...

Happy Happy #36!!! You don't look a day over 26. :) What a nice giveaway in honor of your birthday. Every single thing is lovely. I would pick any of the aprons. Each one is fantastic! Hope your special day is wonderful! :)

Robyn of Robyns Nest said...

I'm loving the 'Think Pink Retro Apron--Vintage Inspired in Dandy Damask Petal Pink October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month'

budgie41[at]bigpond[dot][com]

Kathleen Grace said...

I wish you a non crappy birthday and I can tell you how to feel soooo much better about 36. CLose your eyes and just for a moment tell yourself you are turning 50. Uh huh, now 36 sounds like the prime of your life! See? So much better! lol
Thanks for the chance at all this great stuff, I would choose the Autumn retro apron.
kathyscottage@yahoo.com
Happy Birthday!

Stacey said...

have a HaPpY nOn CrApTaStIc DaY vAnEsSa

hope you get to spend it doing what you love, and with who you love, and enjoy it with your lovely family!
Super awesome giveaway!! I would love to win, moving next week, from a 1 bdrm trailer with my mother in law (for the past 3 yrs, with her, hubby, and 4 kiddos, cramped, YES!!), into a 4 bdrm old farmhouse without the mother in law, yeeehhaawwwww!!! So, winning all those goodies would sure be put to use, promise!! and it could be considered a housewarming gift :O} LOL

again,

have a HaPpY nOn CrApTaStIc DaY vAnEsSa

Stacey
stacey@staceysplace.com

I love this apron, Vintage Inspired Retro Apron Moda Bliss Medallion Lime Green and Pink

Susan said...

Happy, Happy,(no not crappy) birthday!
I would love the Flirty 1960s Retro Apron Black Pink & Apple Green Daisy Print. Have a great day!
justsusan(at)live(dot)ca

Liz said...

Have a very happy birthday! You have accomplished so much in your short 36 years :) Enjoy!!

- Liz
anderson.1083(at)gmail(dot)com

Donna said...

Happy Birthday! Have a non crappy day! I had a crappy birthday once. I have since discovered that particular day could have (would have) been great had I opened my eyes to new possibilities.

ENJOY YOUR DAY!

Tonya said...

I like the fabric, Happy Birthay, I'm 36 and it's not so bad......

Donna said...

My apron favorite is - Vintage Inspired Full Apron 1960s Black Pink & Apple Green Daisy Print Next Size Up. I love the colors.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

fweeatwast(at)yahoo(dot)com

Liz said...

My favorite apron (hard to choose!!) is: Cute Kitsch Retro Apron in Sky Blue, Red, Orange & Brown fabric "Momo for Moda" Freebird Line.

Again, have a great birthday!

anderson.1083(at)gmail(dot)com

kutiequilter said...

Happy Birthday! 36 is such a fun age -enjoy! (I like 56 too!).
I like the aromatherapy and zen garden next size up apron.
Have a wonderful day!

Rebekah said...

Happy Birthday! Yeah...I NEVER would have guess you are 36. You look dang good.

petteyr(at)gmail(dot)com

Andy, Michelle, Isaiah, Ella, Joshua and Elijah said...

Happy Birthday! 36 is not old! Just think, when you're turning 46, you'll feel great! (like you're 36. :) )

mmlittler at hotmail dot com

Andy, Michelle, Isaiah, Ella, Joshua and Elijah said...

I would love the Splashy Rose Retro Apron. Thanks!
mmlittler at hotmail dot com

Aster Cody said...

Happy Birthday. Have a good day, do something you love and just enjoy yourself. 36 is a good year.

...die Lise said...

Happy, happy non crappy birthday!!! Have a great day!
lise-liebt.[at]web[dot]de

these ars great! Fabric Magnets for Organizing Dorm, Refrigerator or Office, Fandango Geometric Circle Dot

Amy said...

Hap-happiest birthday wishes to you! Love your blog and the way you connect to your readers. You're the best and you don't look a day over 26... In pictures anyway. :)
Btw, I just finished making your houndstooth quilt. Such an easy pattern with GREAT results. Thanks so much!!

Willa said...

happy birthday!

I thought 24 was traumatic! All I could think is one more year and I will be a quarter of a CENTURY!

I don't remember arriving at 25 and it being significant.

Happy Birthday and many more to come.

kimland said...

Happy Birthday from a fellow Iowan. oh my 36, it only gets better (trust me). Have you found PineNeedles in Cedar Rapids yet? Spendy but, full of inspiration! Also, like Rose Cottage.

I like, the stylish retro using Terrain (would like to wear it as a dress, do you think anyone would notice the backside is missing?)

Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT DAY!

kimmlandis(at)gmail(dot)com

Annie said...

Happy (non-crappy) birthday! Thanks for the giveaway!
annie@thepurcell.com

Teri said...

Have a fabulous birthday. I am just a little older than you and it just keeps getting better. I would love the apron made from the bliss fabric. Actually I think all of them are cute.
tjfritch[at]mchsi[dot]com

Anonymous said...

Hey... at least your only 36 and not 46! Hope its grand!
Moda Floral Aqua Cocina Style
jenni@goywam.com

Anna said...

Happy, happy birthday! At least you remembered how old you are - I need to do the math each year :)

Anna said...

The stylish retro apron is cute!

m @ random musings said...

happy happy birthday!

Vickie said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Vanessa! I hope you have a great day! As we say around here, having a birthday is way better than not having one!!!

jvglphist35(at)gmail(dot)com

Katie B. said...

Happy happy birthday! You don't look a day over 35. I kid, I kid! Have a great one.

melissa said...

Happy birthday!!! And cOngrats on the bOok!

myorizane at gmail

Baskets Of Quilts said...

Happy 26th birthday! It's ok to lie about 2 things in life- your age and weight. I'm 25 and I weigh 110 lbs.
Basketsofquilts [at] gmail [dot] com

Barbara said...

Happy happy birthday, dear girl.

You are one of THE most fab, most real bloggers in the ethers and dearly loved around the world. It's always a fun day to read something from you.

Much love from the South to you

The Farmhouse retro apron is to die for !

BIG HUGS

Barbara
barbara@bellsouth.net

Vickie said...

The Vintage Inspired Retro apron is the one I love! Thanks for sharing on your birthday!

jvglphist35(at)gmail(dot)com

Stephanie said...

Happy Blessed Birthday, Vanessa! Remember - age is only a number!

Stephanie
rsrreynold[at]att[dot]net

andrea creates said...

have a super birthday! you're as young as you feel-at least that's what i tell myself ;)

notes of sincerity said...

Happy Birthday to you.
Happy Birthday to you.
Happy Birthday dear Vanessa.
Happy Birthday to you!

I hope your day is extra special! Just like you!! :o) You are so sweet to share your goods with us! :o)

As for the apron, I absolutely adore the "Retro Autumn Retro Half Hostess Apron--Chocolate Brown Multi Colored Tiny Floral Perfect for Thanksgiving". Oh that is just so pretty! :o)

love ya. Trish

Wren said...

My first thought when I saw your age was "Gosh, look at all she's accomplished, and she's only 36!"

That was one of my favorite years. I hope your's is just as excellent!

Carla said...

Wishing you the most awesome, rockin', fun filled birthday ever!!

Carla said...

So many beautiful aprons but I would pick Splashy Rose Retro Full Apron Oversized Coral, Yellow, and Blue Floral! It's darling :o)

Garden Gnome said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! let them eat cake!

I would love black gingham

txjunebug@gmail(dot)com

Wren said...

The Farmhouse Red Retro would be gorgeous hanging in my red kitchen! They were all so cute, I just went by color!

Summer said...

36 is the new 26! Happy, happy birthday!! sjohn3663[at]aol[dot]com

Anonymous said...

Hope you have a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY and a wonderful, God blessed year ahead! :) anamarie_04@yahoo.com

Summer said...

Love all the aprons...hard to choose one. But I really like the Meadowsweet with the aqua rickrack. Cute!! sjohn3663[at]aol[dot]com

Lynn said...

36? You're a baby! I hope you birthday is filled with sweet memories!

lynnmariewood(at) yahoo.com

Lynn said...

I would love to win Retro Hostess Apron, Zen Garden Gray, Pink, Citron and Orange Foral..darling aprons!

Happy Birthday!

Linz said...

Happy 18th birthday... again! :) I hope you have a super duper non-crappy birthday!!

Linz said...

I would get the Think Pink Vintage apron! SO many cute ones!! But pink... yes please!!

Kelly said...

happy birthday! and if it makes you feel any better, when i met you (briefly) at market, you very much did not look or act "36". and that's a good thing! you seemed cute, and fun, and peppy, and YOUNG! i have issues with birthday numbers, too. i'm 31, but ever since i turned 26, i've been bitter. :) 25 seems like the perfect age to just freeze.

Joan and Kevin said...

Have a Wonderful Birthday!!!!!!!!
I love the retro apron in Lime Bliss fabric. Remember you you are not getting older you are getting better!

Kelly said...

i love the pink, amber and sage paisley delight apron! except, as i'm entering into my third trimester in my third pregnancy, i can't even really imagine being able to get that thing around my huge belly.

assortedjoys said...

Happy Birthday! I hope 36 is a great year for you! Also - you are still very far from 40!!

assortedjoys said...

Yay! Cute aprons! I really like this one: http://www.etsy.com/listing/77246266/cute-kitsch-retro-apron-in-sky-blue-red

camillemalucci at yahoo dot com

polka dot skies said...

Hope you have a super birthday!

Casey, Amy and Ryleigh said...

Have a wonderful birthday! Can't think of a better way to spend it - chocolate and Friends too? Perfect!
I love all the aprons - so cute!

Abruce21 (at) gmail (dot) com

polka dot skies said...

I love all of the aprons!
Here is my fav! Stylish Retro Apron with Vintage Style using Kate Spain's Terrain Geometric Blooms of Lavender,Aqua, Pink & Green

ekillen[at]bellsouth[dot]net

Shanna said...
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Shanna said...

Happy non-crappy birthday!!

Slfarns(at)gmail(dot)com

KATPaperCrafts said...

36 isnt all that bad! Have a great day and just have some fun!

Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts said...

Have a fabulous birthday! As someone that just turned 37 this year, I bet you're going to like 36. I did. :)

Thanks for sharing all of that loot on your bday!
ellisonlane@gmail.com

HeatherBC said...

Happy Birthday - I turn 37 this year, totally feel like it should be 27 - where did time go?

I love the Teal Pinafore apron - all those aprons are so darn cute!

heathermbc@gmail(dot)com

Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts said...

Those aprons are cute- I like the orange and brown Momo Freebird one.

Enjoy your long weekend!!

ellisonlane@gmail.com

eatmoresmores said...

Happy 36th birthday! I turned 36 two weeks ago and I can let you know that its no different than 35. :) Have a great day! As my husband reminds me, getting older is better than the alternative.
stephensons4 at embarqmail dot com

Carly said...

Happy 36th!! You definitely look like you are in your 20s, you spring chicken, you. I hope your birthday doesn't suck.

Carly(dot)mikenna(at)gmail(dot)com

Carly said...

I would love the Daisy Doodle Dandy apron!! I just remodeled my kitchen & my walls are that turquoise color so it would look fabulous!!

Carly(dot)mikenna(at)gmail(dot)com

Jessie said...

You look great, I would have guessed 25! Happy Birthday!

Tennile Martin said...
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Hannah said...

Happy birthday! I'm sure it will be wonderful (and not crappy at all)!

hannah dot talecki at gmail dot com

mjb said...

Happy Birthday:) Have a fun day on your non-crappy birthday:)
mjbrueggemann at hotmail dot com

HollowSquirrel said...

Life just gets better and better with age, I think, so enjoy! Happy birthday, young thang!!
hollowsquirrel at gmail dot com

Hannah said...

I love the Teal Pinafore Retro Full Apron. Thanks for giving away so much crap!

hannah dot talecki at gmail dot com

Jessie said...

So many cute aprons! I love Stylish Retro Apron with Vintage Style using Kate Spain's Terrain Geometric Blooms of Lavender,Aqua, Pink & Green! I would look AMAZING in the kitchen wearing that :)

Dawn Hendrix said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY...... 36 is just a number.. imagine how WISE this makes you! My husband is 43 today... lol now thats old and I keep reminding him!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Catlin said...

Happy, happy birthday! Just enjoy it! What a great giveaway. I love all the items. I think the teal pinafore apron is my favorite. Thanks so much!

cmgedge at hotmail dot com

Cameron H said...

I hope you have a totally non-crappy birthday!!! :)

A.H.Shaw said...

Happy birthday. Thanks for letting us share in it! You are too adorable for 36. ;)

I love the apron: Cute Kitsch Retro Apron in Sky Blue, Red, Orange & Brown fabric "Momo for Moda" Freebird Line

adamandangela(at)gmail(dot)com

Karen H said...

Happy Birthday, Vanessa! I'm sure you will have a great year. Doesn't each year only get better?!
I think the Thanksgiving Retro Apron is really neat. Thanks for the chance to win!

jkham(at)netins(dot)net

Sarah N. said...

Happy birthday, Vanessa!

I wouldn't want to be back in my twenties. Too much drama! And no sweet kiddies - yes we had them late!

Thanks for the great giveaway!

mamaisquilting(at)bellsouth(dot)net

Sarah N. said...

I would choose the apron made out of the Bliss fabric - but they are all adorable!

Thanks again for the great giveaway!


mamaisquilting(at)bellsouth(dot)net

mjb said...

The aprons are adorable! I would love the retro autumn half apron:) Just too cute:) Thanks for the giveaway! Enjoy your birthday and many more!
mjbrueggemann at hotmail dot com

Laura said...

Happy birthday! It can't be all that bad if watching "Friends"! Watch Rachel's 40th birthday episode- it will make you feel better! :P

jwpbride at gmail dot com

Julia C said...

Happy Birthday! Hey, you only turn 36 once, so enjoy!



dewiec (at) yahoo (dot) ca

HollowSquirrel said...

I lurrrve the cute kitsch vintage apron! hollowsquirrel at gmail dot com

Becca said...
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Laura said...

Oh, and if I won an apron I would LOVE thee Christmas one (Holiday Wonderland Gumdrop and Glitter Mint from Kate Spain's "Flurry" line)! What can I say, my son's obsession with the Super Why Christmas episode (on repeat) has me in the Christmas spirit!

jwpbride at gmail dot com

AR said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! 36?!?! Who could tell? You look fab! Thanks for giving us a reason to celebrate! It's not a national holiday here in Norway, but what the heck...

I love all the aprons, but Retro Full Apron Vintage Style Nicey Jane Hello Roses was gorgeous.

Have a great day!
Anne Rita
Norway
annerd@online.no

snugglebugs said...

Aww! I think your chocolate and soda plan sounds like a yummy way to start the festivities! And any birthday involving snuggles from 4 kiddos will be simply marvelous, right? Have a wonderful birthday!

Bet dot wise at gmail

Becca said...

Oh, YEAH! I love birthdays and even enjoyed my last one; finally into my 30's now (ugh).

So, Happy Birthday to ya!! I hope that it is an absolutley fabulous day and you are able to enjoy every minute of it.

Oh my goodness... the aprons are SO cute; so many to choose from. I am torn between two: the red floral farmhouse and the bridal shower retro. So cute! Thanks for the opportunity.

bguido[at]gmail[dot]com

Rachel said...

Happy Birthday!

I like the "think pink retro" apron. For either me or my sister.

boling.rachel@gmail.com

Wenda said...

Have a great birthday - trust me it just keeps getting better! I love the Briday shower retro apron - but they are all beautiful. Have a great day!

wendak50@hotmail.com

Ellyn said...

Happy Birthday to you! I am WAY ahead of you & still enjoying the good life. Never fear!

ellynz@sbcglobal.net

snugglebugs said...

Oh, and the think pink retro apron is just darling! What a sweet idea to have a giveaway for your birthday!

Beth dot wise at gmail

Ellyn said...

I love the gypsy bandana retro apron... so pretty! thanks for the lovely giveaway

Ellynz@sbcglobal.net

Catherine said...

Have a non-crappy birthday

little lady said...

Wishing you a non crappy birthday! And a non crappy year :) You are amazing, keep doing what you do until you are 102!!!

Jen[dot]tiroletto[at]gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Joyeux anniversaire! Have a brilliant week end celebrating. Thanks for all your give away and I'll defo go to your online shop later on! If it'll happen that I win the apron, I would love the Bridal Shower Retro one (so cute).
Happy birthday again, you really do look younger than 36!
Love your blog, ideas and joyful spirit!
Eve from Brighton UK!!
eve@crua.net

Tim and Jennie Lindstrom said...

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday!!!

Dorian said...

LOL, well if 36 is old, I must be over the hill at 41!

I hope you have a fabulous birthday, don't think of it as being old, just think of it as a great day to eat all the chocolate you want ;)

Tim and Jennie Lindstrom said...

I like the Stylish Retro Apron with Vintage Style in Kate Spain Fabric.

Jennieandtim2002@yahoo.com

Jessica said...

Happy Birthday - Hope it's not really crappy! My favorite apron is the gypsy bandana!
jessicaaverett (at) gmail

Chiska said...

I wish you an amazingly happy birthday. I was always freaked out by that 4 oh! birthday, but it happened this year and so far nothing has fallen off. In fact it's starting to look like life is beginning all over again--in a good way. Not the crying, not sleeping, trying to figure out what in the heck you did to get here kind of way.

What great aprons! I like your taste too--My favorite is the avocado damask.

Chiskag at gmail dot com

Tonya said...

Happy, happy birthday!!! 36 isn't that bad, but some days, I would like to time travel back to my early 30's!!
Love the Stylish Retro Half Apron.

tschmidt8 at yahoo dot com

Fox and Amy said...

Happy Birthday! I say 4 kids and a published book and an awesome home means you've done a ton for your time :)
P.S. I love the Retro Thanksgiving Apron!
Amy
ajh15@hotmail.com

Erin said...

I hope you have a wonderful uncrappy birthday!!! Wishing you a hot bath and a glass of wine (if that is how you relax) or some alone time to get some crafting in.
Have a great day!
Erin
emstone28@gmail.com

jillredding said...

36 was a landmark birthday for me too. My Mom was 36 when she had me so I always thought you are not old until you are 36. Now that I am 49 I wish I was 36 again. I do have to say that I am happier now than I have ever been so even though I have some aches and pains that I didn't before, things do still get better every year. Happy Happy Birthday!

Renee said...

Happy non crappy birthday! 36 still makes you a spring chicken, and hey, publishing a book... that makes you incredible!!!

I love the bridal shower apron.

cptfitz(at)yahoo(dot)com

Heidi said...

Hope your 36 bday is wonderful! Surprise me if I win. I like surprises. I'm 40 and you think you feel old now...it gets WAY better. I'd gnaw off my left pinky finger to be 36 again. Anywho, have a great day!

"Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many." ~Author Unknown

Heidi
barclay601 (at symbol) gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!
This is pretty crappy awesome giveaway.

williams 9306 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Dawn said...

Happy Birthday Vanessa! *You're just a baby! ;)*

All the aprons are fun--"Vintage Inspired Retro Full Apron Gray, Pink and Toffee Geometric Eden in Amber" is a favorite.

dlehrwl at gmail dot com

Erin said...

For my apron I would pick the Stylish Retro Apron with Vintage Style made with Kate Spain fabric. I love the gathered top and the big bow at the waist!
Thanks,
Erin
emstone28@gmail.com

Tiffany said...

have a wonderful birthday! you deserve it! thanks for all of your inspiration.

tifcramer(at)gmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

I really like the Retro Half Apron in Aqua Green and Gold

williams 9306 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Meg B. said...
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J-me said...

OO such fun!! I have Twin sister's and it's their birthday today too! (they are actually turning 26)

I hope you have the best non crappy birthday ever, and have a great lazy and fun day!!

Oboed[at]aol[dot]com

Tiff said...

You know they say 30 is the new 20. So your really still only 26. : ) Have an amazing birthday & thanks for the sweet giveaway!



binghamfamily(at)gmail(dot)com

Bemmanator said...

Have a very awesome birthday! You look great and not nearly 36! I love your site and your quirky style. I also love the Nicey Jane Hello Roses apron...I don't usually wear aprons but I love Nicey Jane! Have a great day and you don't have to put on jeans until later this afternoon! :)

gailtmonroe(at)hotmail(dot)com

Tammy said...

Happy Birthday!

You look fabulous, darling. Let those numbers keep adding up and mock them all with your grace and beauty.

Love those vintage aprons - so fun!

Enjoy every day like its a special day!

tamhullender[at]gmail[dot]com

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