Saturday, November 10, 2012

V and Co: it's my birthday giveaway

well it's my birthday.
yup.
last year i turned 36 this year i'm deciding that i'm turning 29.
and then next year.
29 again.
sound like a plan?
yeah i'm excited to turn 29 i feel like it's going to be a good year :) 29 is a good year.

actually 37 isn't so bad. i feel pretty great, and it isn't till i write down "3 years from 40." that i want to throw up. seriously?

okay i'm 29. 11 years from 40. that's better. :)

these last two weeks my mom's been here and we've been organizing and cleaning. and then organizing some more.
it's been nice to place all the scraps i have in color bins. it looks really pretty even if it's not as pretty as
amanda jean's fabric box's :)
but none the less it's nice to get things organized.


btw oh have you heard of this book? yeah it's pretty amazing. and pretty to look at.
Sunday Morning Quilts by Amanda Nyberg and Cheryl Arkison has been out for a little while but i have been saving this book for a special occasion to finally talk about it and give away a copy of it.
no wonder this book has been flying off of shelves! it's gorgeous and amanda and cheryl are amazing at what they do. 
taking pretty left over project scraps and compiling them and creating a gorgeous project all on its own.
i love amanda and cheryl's style. clean and colorful. 
and never wasting your scraps.

i have a signed copy to give to one lucky winner.
AND i'm going to include some of my simply color scraps to go with the book. 

and well for a limited time i'll also include a 37% discount on all of my PDF patterns. (only PDFs)
just include the code "BIRTHDAY" at the checkout and the discount will be given! (good through wednesday 11-14-12)

okay, now for a chance to win Sunday Morning Quilt's book and some of my scraps you need to:
1. first chance: leave me a comment and tell me what you do to turn back the aging clock. (i'm just asking for a friend, i swear.) (leave a contact email at the bottom of your comment)

2. second chance: visit amanda jean's blog leave her a hello comment and that you love her awesomeness  (leave me a second comment that you did, with a contact email)

3. third chance: visit cheryl's blog and leave her a hello comment and that you think she's got great calves (kidding just tell her you love her awesomeness too) (leave me a third comment saying you did so)

three chances. do one or all three your choice. :)

but please leave a contact email where you can be reached if you win.
 (you can type it out like vanessa(dot)christenson(at)gmail(dot)com if you like. :)
the winner will be announced on wednesday! 
:) okay have fun and happy birthday to me!

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Lora said...

Happy Birthday! I have a younger boyfriend to keep me young. I'm 43, he's 33. =)

kate brown said...

Happy Birthday!!!!! Well, you cant turn back the clock but what you can do is enjoy the moments, always look for what is good (worrying about the bad stuff just makes you feel like crap and gives you bad wrinkles!! ) Just do your best and when you have to, step back and stop, readjust yourself and keep on going! LOL its great fun!!

barbara woods said...

enjoy every year

barbara woods said...

i follow your blog

kate brown said...

LOL I visited Amanda and told her she had great calves then I realized it was the wrong person to say that to!! ( iamkate101@aol.com

barbara woods said...

i visited her blog and left a comment

kate brown said...

Went to visit Cheryls awesome blog!

Jeanine The Crafting Fiend said...

100% shea butter on my face/neck. important to not forget the neck - it's the dead giveaway of your age if you leave it out.
thecraftingfiend@gmail.com

abelian said...

Doesn't matter what the calendar says, as long as you keep your brain busy learning new things.

Dot, who's 3 years from 80! Now THAT's scary.

Jeanine The Crafting Fiend said...

commented on amanda jeans blog
thecraftingfiend@gmail.com

Jeanine The Crafting Fiend said...

said hi to cheryl thecraftingfiend@gmail.com

Lori said...

I turned the big 5-0 last month. Moisturizer, sunscreen, exercise and keep your wardrobe updated with current fashions! LOL. Happy birhtday

jennifer said...

No way! Its my birthday too! Happy Birthday to you!! Hmm. To turn back the clock my cousin told her oldest that she was 10 yrs younger than she really is, so every year her daughter tells everyone her moms age is 10 yrs younger than she really is -- ha! I don't have any good tricks like that one. Just keep up with your kids-- that'll keep you young as you need to be. Happy Day!
~Jennifer
kooifish at yahoo dot com

jennifer said...

Visited Cheryl's blog-- what fun!
~Jennifer
kooifish at yahoo dot com

Denny1600 said...

Happy Birthday! Mine was a couple of days ago and I'm (much) older than you. 50 something. How do I try to stay younger? I keep having a 29th birthday, too. I recommend staying active--walking or hiking. Buying fabric. Chocolate. Moisturizer. Concealer. Sewing!

Denny1600 said...

Forgot: denny1600 at gmail dot com

Part of the aging process . . . Sigh

Anonymous said...

My grandpa used to say "never give up your horses" so for us sewers its never give up our stash! ntgiven(at)shaw(dot)ca

happyhubbub said...

I don't have the secret of youth - the best thing I have going for me is good genes. Seriously, my mom looks amazing (lol)

~vee
bvcanoy(at)yahoo(dot)come

happyhubbub said...

I left a comment at CrazyMomQuilts

~vee

bvcanoy(at)yahoo(dot)com

happyhubbub said...

Left a comment on Cheryls blog - fingers crossed :)


~vee
bvcanoy(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jennifer said...

I told Cheryl she is awesome.
sdjg@pacbell.net

jan said...

No magic answers for not aging. I'm 66 and want you to enjoy every bit of the fun times. Thanks for a chance to win this fun book and some scraps too.

philrwa@mashell.com

Patty said...

Happy 29th Birthday! I've lied about my age for so long that if I have to tell someone my real age, I actually have to think about it. I've been 29 for many years, until my youngest child turned 30, So now I am 39!

Beth said...

Happy Birthday - and use ALOT of sunscreen!
beth(dot)sebastian(at)gmail(dot)com

Beth said...

I visited Amanda Jean!
beth(dot)sebastian(at)gmail(dot)com

Beth said...

Said Hi to Cheryl!
beth(dot)sebastian(at)gmail(dot)com

elizabeth said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!

I think you should be telling us how you turn the clock back!! I had no idea what your age was. To keep myself feeling youthful i exercise everyday, wash my face 2x/day so i can put on appropriate potions and i wear sunscreen every day, even if its raining or I am not leaving the house.

email: turtlegirl00@hotmail.com

Katie B said...

I try to exercise to turn back the clock! Happy birthday

Kldemare at yahoo dot com

bdaiss said...

Happy birthday Vanessa! May you rock 29 for at least 11 more years. What keeps me young? My kids. They also make me old beyond my years though, so I guess it's a toss up. :D

Rachelle said...

I just remind myself that one year older is better than the alternative by far!

elizabeth said...

I just visited (and subscribed to) Amandas blog. She is amazing!! If i don't win the book I think i will have to put it on my xmas/bday list:)

bdaiss said...

I left Cheryl a comment...thanks for leading me to her! More inspiration to add to my to-do list.

elizabeth said...

Just visited (and again subscribed!) to Cheryl's blog. Thanks for shedding light on two more great blogs!! Hope you are having a wonderful bday!! :)

VickiT said...

Happy Birthday Vanessa!
I do absolutely nothing to turn back that aging clock. Did you ever hear that saying "don't mess with mother nature"? Yea, I'm not gonna mess with her at all. LOL Ok that's a little lie. As I got older I moisturized my face 2-3 times a day to help keep my youthful glow. HA didn't help but my skin isn't horribly dry so that worked. I have no 'glow' anymore though but hey, who wants a glowing face anyway right? LOL

I hope you are totatlly spoiled on your birthday.

bdaiss said...

And a comment or three for Amanda Jean. She is so incredibly talented. Personally, I'm drooling over that pillow she made her son!

elizabeth said...

also--my mother was 29 for three years... I was filling out a form for school while she was doing dishes and it asked age and she replied 29. I said, "mom, this is the third year you have said that." she was 32... i say go for it! :)

VickiT said...

I posted to Amanda Jean's blog. I've been a follower of her blog for quite awhile. And yes, I have had her book on my wish list since she first released it. I just love the cover quilt.

(oh shoot! I forgot to leave my email address in my first comment but it is linked from my blogger profile so hopefully that's ok)
vburr at charter dot net

Melanie said...

Best thing to turn back time is a full night's sleep :)

Melanie said...

Left Amanda Jean some love...her super scrap happy quilt is amazing!

Polly said...

Oh Sweetie, you're just a pup! Enjoy each and every minute for it goes by so quickly. I'm 65 on T-day, doing Crossfit and drink lots of greensmoothies. I'm getting older, we all are, but I never want to be old. There is a difference. LOVE your sweet, contemporary patterns. Happy, Happy Birthday. May it be a great year for you and all you love. pollyhada@gmail.com

VickiT said...

I left a message on Cheryl's blog too and yep, mentioned her great calves too even. lol

Melanie said...

Left Cheryl love on her blog...the wink wink quilt is fabulous!

Polly said...

Just back from visiting Amanda. Fun new find for me. pollyhada@gmail.com

Polly said...

Just back from Cheryl's - this is so much fun. BTW - thank you for your generous discount in honor of your b'day. pollyhada@gmail.com

Fran said...

Happy Birthday! And don't worry about the number, living a happy life is what really shows on your face (& sunblock every day no matter what helps as well).

Fran said...

I said hi to Amanda Jean & told her that she is awesome (she really is BTW)>

Fran said...

I said hi to Cheryl as well & commended her on her awesomeness (again, a genuine belief). I didn't mention her calves. Happy birthday again, hope you enjoy the celebrations.

Barbara said...

Happy birthday! I'll be turning 24 in Jan so my advice is from what I see from my parents. Just act young and always have fun (: No one will believe you're over 29 ;)

theoriginofwonder(at)gmail(dot)com

Barbara said...

I left a comment for miss Amanda Jean (:

theoriginofwonder(at)gmail(dot)com

Unknown said...

Happy birthday! And Ive been in love with this book since I saw it at my aunts fabric store but ive been waiting for xmas to get it for myself. Hmmm how to turn back the aging clock....im not sure, I turned 30 this year and im still being asked if im over 20....my mom has always said oil of oley is the key, people dont believe shes 50 with a 30 yr old daughter lol.

Bleunoko@gmail.com

tammi said...

Always use sunscreen, keep smiling (they're called frown lines for a reason) and forget your age. Don't think about what "people your age" do and do what you love!

Barbara said...

Visited/commented for miss Cheryl (:

theoriginofwonder(at)gmail(dot)com

Dawn said...

Sorry...can't turn back the clock. :) You are only as old as you let yourself feel. In my mind I'm still 20.....the only time I know the difference is when I look in the mirror. lol

Dawn said...

I left Amanda Jean a comment.

Cathy said...

I lost 90 pounds this past year and I eat healthier than I ever have. I feel like a new person....and I just turned 57!!

Dawn said...

Well, it's too late to do what I did to turn back the clock - I have my kids in my late 30,s. In fact, I was pregnant with #1 when I was turning 37! So now that they are in their late teens, I hang with women 10 years younger than me cuz our kids are the same age. Happy Birthday! Age is a state of mind, and birthdays are better than the alternative!

~Kelie~ said...

I don't have any great tips for aging. I'm thinking that if u can destress it'd be the best way to subtract a couple years! Thanks for the awesome giveaway and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

tammi said...

I left a comment on Amanda Jean's blog

tammi said...

I left a comment on Cheryl's blog

Kristi said...

Today is my birthday and I'll always be 364 days (NOT a year!) older than you. Feeling younger already? Happy Birthday to us!
kkmpalmer (at) gmail (dot) com

Unknown said...

well i don't really do anything to stop the aging clock because i'm quite young.. but remember,that happiness is the best beauty maker! :) no worries and you will look amazing! :)

Mystica said...

Happy Birthday.

Tell your friend to smile!

mystica123athotmaildotcom

Mystica said...

Went to amanda jeans blog (which I follow anyway) and commented.


mystica123athotmaildotcom

Barbara M. said...

Happy birthday Vanessa! I suggest you.. why don't you fix 27 in your thoughts? It's a nice age, closer to 25 then to 30 , gold time for women! Never mind if the passport lies. Forever young.
I like very much this book and I hope to win it. Barbara from Italy

Barbara M. said...

I left a comment to Amanda just a minute ago, finger crossed for me! Thank you for the chance to win. Barbara from Italy

JLL24 said...

Happy Birthday! Isn't being 29 the best? Cut the white sugar and eat more bell peppers, its helps, alot, I know. Other than that just being a Gemini keeps me young...as we always feel like a kid. LOL or maybe just crazy..

JLL24 said...

Hi, left a comment at Amanda Jean'
s blog...still love that rug.

JLL24 said...

I did as you asked and also left a comment on Cheryl's blog. thanks

JLL24 said...

Oops! forgot to leave my email address: jllbaloch(at)gmail.com
Hope you have a wonderful birthday.

Alisia said...

Happy Birthday! My advice to staying young is to act like act like a kid sometimes-have fun and laugh alot!
alisiadomer@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Honey, just don't sweat it! Worry about life (even aging) causes wrinkles! And just like Debby (above), I just turned 61!

DeborahGun said...

Happy Birthday!! I think regular exercise is the key to feeling young :-)

DeborahGun said...

I commented on Amanda Jeans site - I love her blog.

DeborahGun said...

I commented on Cheryl's amazing blog!

Cheryl said...

Happy birthday. 37 is still young, there is no need to become 29 for at least another decade:)

Cheryl said...

I left a comment for crazy mom quilts

Michele said...

happy birthday!

getting older--it's all attitude

Michele said...

Happy, Happy Birthday! I so know what you mean about trying to pretent that the number is different than reality. I do not like the number I will be 2 years from now.

To turn back the clock all I did was to bring my babies home. Having a 3 and 5 yr old certainly keep me very busy. thankfully I don't look my age at all but he parents of my kids' classmates are really surprised if they learn my true age.

Michele said...

I follow Amanda's blog already so I already know how awesome she is...I've told her that many times plus again today just to make sure she really knows it.

Tammie said...
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Dorian said...

LOL. Happy, Happy birthday! I hope you had a great day. I am 42, my fourth child is 7months old. I was told, when I had him, that "He will keep you young". LOL, so there you are, have a baby, keep yourself young :D

Tammie said...

Laugh and exercise! Sometimes I laugh while exercising.

Elsa said...

Happy Birthday Vanessa!
I'd say (for staying young) ~ drink lots of water, get plenty of exercise, eat as well as you can, get plenty of sleep and love love love!

Elsa said...

went to Amanda's blog and said hello ~ she's got a great blog!

Elsa said...

Went to Cheryl's blog ~ love it! That bag is too much!

Sarah said...

Happy birthday, Vanessa! What do I do to keep young? I have decided not to worry about it. My kids are at such a great age - I wouldn't want to go backwards. Since I inherited my dad's red hair and freckles - I tend to avoid the sun - so that helps with the wrinkles!

Sarah said...

Left a comment for Amanda!

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Sarah said...

Left a comment for Cheryl!

Thanks for the great giveaway!

barbaradougherty126 said...

I drink lots of water and do water aerobics! Also, smile. :)

bobster126@tampabay.rr.com

Clothed in Scarlet said...

Hahaha I hear ya! I used to say I was having the _____ anniversary of my 29th birthday. Then the anniversary years got to be so large I just embraced the age :o) I turned 50 this past September. I have to say that staying fit and exercising are probably the best way to feel younger. Or at least not feel older anyway. Thanks for the give away Sarah at sllj40 at yahoo dot com.

Sewinlove9 said...

Walking keeps you young - with or without a dog! Happy Birthday.

Canadian Abroad said...

To feel younger have older friends! I've got 12 years on you and am facing a freaking scary number. I am planning on getting amnesia right before it happens!

Clothed in Scarlet said...

Hi Vanessa, I'm back from Amanda Jean's blog. I've her for a long while...I might have come across yours from hers lol. Thanks for the give away :o) Sarah sllj40(at)yahoo(dot)com.

Clothed in Scarlet said...

Hi, I'm back hehehe! I've been over to Cheryl's blog to say hello too. Thanks for the chance at the give away. Sarah sllj40(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sewinlove9 said...

Hi. Just wanted to let you know I left a comment on Amanda Jeans blog. Love her fabric boxes - want to make those!
sewinlove9@gmail.com

Christina said...

My husband lets me take days or nights off from the house regularly... it makes me feel so rested that I swear I'm younger! christina112358 at gmail dot com

Debbie said...

Get lots of sleep!
gussek at hotmail dot com

LauraH said...

I visited Amanda's site-really nice!

LauraH said...

I left a message on Cheryl's blog.

tamarajayne said...

Laughing is one of the best feelings for making you feel young and carefree! I also love a good go at a rope swing but that's not always an option (or a good idea!). Stay happy ♥
handmadebytamarajayne@hotmail.co.uk

LauraH said...

Happy Birthday! I think one way of staying young looking is getting a good amount of sleep! I haven't tried it, but I hear it really works! lol

Anonymous said...

Oh dear!!! I´ve been thinking to buy that book, but never seems to have any money leftover! I do hope I win :) Now I´m off to Amanda and Cheryl´s blogs!
Gun, Sweden
gun@lapp.se

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday! Don´t we all have our 29th birthday and then no more :) I´ve just visit Amanda´s blog. She really does beautiful things!
Gun, Sweden
gun@lapp.se

Anonymous said...

OK! Third chance, I´ve visit Cheryl´s blog and told her about the calves :) and a little bit more!
Gun, Sweden
gun@lapp.se

Megan said...

Happy Birthday!!! My dad has always said that you have to grow old, but you don't have to grow UP!!

Valerie Joan said...

Happy Birthday you YOUNG thing you!

Well....since I will be celebrating 57 in January....I too have had issues with certain numbers...30 was the big one! oh that one hurt!
about 5 years later, a friend, who was a bit older than me said to me. "Age is just a state of mind, if you have no mind you have no age"! So with that I wish you a Happy Birthday, just make sure you celebrate just a wee bit more than last year and a wee bit less than you will next year! Embrace your age! When people ask how old you are, you tell them, because 9 out of 10 times you are going to get...But you don't look it..you don't look a day over 30! If you act young, look young, feel young, this will reflect through you to others! I often think, especially with 57 must around the corner, so this is what 56 feels like, it isn't so bad, I still feel young, I still can run up the stairs, I keep my mind active and I love life...If you are young internally you will project that to those around you!

Of course I do tell my 34 and 32 and 31 and 22 yr olds that I am still too young to be a Grandma! LOL that is my excuse I give for not having grandchildren...i know when they are able and ready, I will be too .... that will be another AGE HUMP I will have to face! Bring it on Sistah!

Mindless = ageless me! Valerie
eyesofyellow (at) yahoo (dot) com

Valerie Joan said...

Oh I was so busy giving advice, I forgot to ask about the photo of the rug...is that from the book or on your floor? I love it!
Valerie

ErikaB3 said...

Exercise, healthy eating and not taking myself too seriously. Oh and I somtimes smother my emotions with chocolate and chips and that seems to have kept the grey hairs aways so far.

justacraftymother said...

Happy Birthday! This Wednesday I will be turning 38, just 2 more yrs till 40!!!! ugggh! how I turn back the clock....well "im a toys'r'us kids, i don't want to grow up"lol

justacraftymother said...

I just tole Amanda she rocks it! :)

justacraftymother said...

i just told Cheryl that she has nice calves! haha

Valerie Joan said...

Just posted on Amanda Jean's Blog...and I found the knit rug! Thank for sharing...and GREAT BOOK, one that i will get if I don't win!
eyesofyellow (at) yahoo (dot) com
Valerie

quiltma said...

My hint to help with aging is Smile More.... smiling makes less wrinkes

Valerie Joan said...

here I am, back...telling you that I left a message with Cheryl! Thank you for sharing this book and Amanda and Cheryl's blogs!

Vanessa, I hope with all the words and wisdom about how to handle getting older helps! you are so right to ask....as we do get older, we do need all the help we can get! I am reading the postings and getting a few ideas too! and many I do use/do already! Thanks and I hope you had a wonderful birthday with your family and Momma....(has she decided where her next stop will be - I am hoping it is my house - this sewing room will challenge her!)
Valerie
eyesofyellow (at) yahoo (dot) com

Nancy said...

Happy Birthday.... Keep the clock at bay with exercise and facials !

nclement@ct.metrocast.net

ashacpatel said...

Thanks for being so awesome! To stay young, I Jump in puddles & eat way too much fro yo with my wee ones!

ashacpatel@gmail.com

ashacpatel said...

Visited Amanda Jean's blog! Thanks for the chance to win!

ashacpatel@gmail.com

Make It Happen Mama said...

Happy birthday! Personally, 29 was a challenging year for me, so I think you should go with my current age, 31...or just stick it out with 37 - as far as I can tell, the 30s are MUCH better than the 20s! :-)

Maureen said...

I like to live for the moment! Every year is a delightful experience & I look forward to the new! Age is just a number & doesn't stop you from feeling good, doing the fun things you want & being happy!
Thanks for a chance at the give-away!
mgw070 at shaw dot ca

Maureen said...

Yaay, thanks for the tip to visit Amanda Jean's blog! It truly is awesome & this is how we get around blogger-ville....others showing us where to visit!
mgw070 at shaw dot ca

Maureen said...

And again, thanks for pointing us to Cherly's blog! Another great read & an awesome fellow Canadian!
mgw070 at shaw dot ca

Lynne said...

Happy Birthday! I have no turning back the clock secret. But doing something you love doesn't hurt. lynnegibson32@gmail.com

Lynne said...

I commented on Amanda Jean's blog.
lynnegibson32@gmail.com

Lynne said...

I commented on Cheryl's blog also.
lynnegibson32@gmail.com

Brooke @ little b quilts said...

Hmmm, I think that sewing keeps me young...or at least, it keeps me from going crazy with little ones around all the time :-)!

brookeali(at)hotmail.com

Karen said...

Happy Birthday! Might not turn back the clock, but take time to be thankful every day.

Karen said...

I visited Amanda's blog and left a comment

Karen said...

I commented on Cheryl's blog.

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday! What a great giveaway! To turn back the aging clock I like to train for triathlons! LOL! Swim, bike and run... : )

Andrea said...

lots of laughter and fun :)

dancinapple [at] gmail [dot] com

Rae R said...

Left some blog love with Cheryl. Thanks! raybanfandango at hotmail dot com

Rae R said...

I (try to) get a good night's sleep and also try to find joy in the journey. Thanks, and Happy Birthday! raybanfandango at hotmail dot com

pvenisnik@yahoo.com said...

Finally became a grandmother at the age of 68. Spending delicious time with my now 1-year old granddaughter and sewing for her as I did for her mother has turned back the clock for me and made me feel 29 again!

Trish said...

I turned the dreaded 4-0 this year! And my only stay young secret is refusing to grow old! I feel younger than 40 and don't really think about it, unless I think about it... ya know?

btw, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Deb said...

Happy Birthday! Unfortunately, time is relentless. Just enjoy your family and things that are important.

erin mcsweeney said...

Best anti aging is drinking lots of water great for the skin.

JenH said...

Happy Birthday to you! Thank you for the giveaway opportunities! I like to hang out with younger friends to make me feel a few years younger than my age ... that is until I start mentioning things (like tv shows, songs, etc.) that totally date me. Ha!

reissycup at yahoo dot com

JenH said...

And I just left a comment and started following Amanda's blog.

MegJill said...

Happy Birthday!!! My answer to turning back the clock is to just have more kids. Then you'll get to go to playgroups with all the young moms again and pretend you aren't a lot older than them!
MegJill at
he4rken at yahoo dot com

Cecilia said...

Grand kids help keep you young. :-) Thanks for the great giveaway.

Cecilia said...

I left Amanda Jean a comment.

Cecilia said...

I also left a comment on Cheryl's blog,

Carmen said...

I visited Amanda's blog and told her how awesome she is!

carmen_louise44@hotmail.com

Carmen said...

To turn back the clock I get as many doggie kisses as I can!!

carmen_louise44@hotmail.com

Carmen said...

I visited Cheryl's blog and told her that I heard she's got great calves!

carmen_louise44@Hotmail.com

Vickie said...

Happy Birthday to you! I would not have sun bathed so much.

Vickie said...

vicmazurek@hotmail.com

kristi said...

I think I will live vicariously through my kids!

brettandkristi@gmail.com

Jennyroo said...

Happy birthday! turned 37 this summer, so I can feel your pain! THe only thing that made it better was that I seriously thought I was turning 38, it took until the week before my birthday before my husband heard me say that I would be 38 and he corrected me. oops! I blame the 6+ years of sleepless nights thanks to these 3 babies of mine.

As for advice: one word for you.... MOISTURIZE! :)

jlwhite (at) sasktel (dot) net

Jennyroo said...

I left Amanda Jean some love.
jlwhite (at) sasktel (dot) net

Jennyroo said...

I left Cheryl some love.
jlwhite(at) sasktel (dot) net

Deanna said...

You are only as old as you look. So take care of your skin, drink lots of water, and exercise. After that, just make up a number....no one really cares. :)

Louise said...

The book looks great! I'd say to keep on smiling and laughing. Laugh lines are better than frown lines!

cgkings@centurytel.net

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday. Playing with my grandkids makes me feel young. fran.daoust@yahoo.com

Linda said...

DON'T WORRY about 40, it is when you reach 60 that you need to worry! Have a great birthday. Love the looks of this book.

lindalerwick at juno dot com

Kay said...

Happy birthday, sweetie. I am way older than you and the only way to get around it and look young is to have a husband that looks older than you!! Apart from that how about a makeover at the beauty counter as it is all too easy to get in a rut doing the same look for years which can bre aging in itself. If that doesn't work then eat chocolate, as it is my answer to any problem in life.
ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

Kim-the-girl said...

I am so not good for commenting on turning back the clock... I feel like a 90 year old lady with my 9 month pregnant body right now! But I think I'll stick with Teddy Roosevelt (from Night at the Museum 2) and say, "Physical Exercise" :)

Great giveaway! Thanks a bunch!

kim . woodbury at gmail {dot} com

Kim-the-girl said...

Just left a comment on Amanda's blog. She really is awesome!

kim.woodbury at gmail dot com

Kim-the-girl said...

Just left Cheryl a comment too!

kim.woodbury at gmail dot com

mshaf23 said...

Happy birthday! Stay young by running and wearing sunscreen :)

Sarah ACP said...

Happy birthday! I love your blog. I have been following for a while now. Thanks for the giveaway. slp(dot)acp(at)gmail(dot)com

Jocelyn said...

Drink lots of water. I find as I age, it is harder to remember how old I am. I say stay 29 for a few more years! :) Happy birthday. I browsed through this book at a LQS the other day-it's great!

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Unknown said...

Said hi to Amanda :) Taylor.taylormade@gmail.com

Unknown said...

I want this book! I think age is mental, my 84 yr old grandma won't dance with her class at the old folks homes cause all the old ppl are weird! Haha

Heidi said...

Sorry, but I'm not at the point yet where I want to turn back the aging clock. I'm only 27 and a couple years ago I got mistaken for 17. I guess the secret is to look younger than you are. :)

Heidi said...

Left comment on Amanda Jean's blog.
craftaliciouscravings (at) gmail (dot) com

Jean Burke said...

Exercise, eat better and have a good outlook on life - both the good and bad. Peace....

Martha Carolyn said...
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Martha Carolyn said...

I'm 29 and should totally be using anti-wrinkle cream, working out, drinking lots of water, etc. But actually I'm not really doing any of these things. I might need to get on that...

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M.W. said...

No turning back the clock. I just take off my glasses when I look in the mirror!
Shawn

M.W. said...

Just left Amanda Jean a hello and awesome note.
Shawn

M.W. said...

Just visited Cheryl's blog and left her a awesome note.
Shawn

Whim and Pearl said...

Happy Birthday!!
Moisuturize and use sunscreen (I'm not very good at using either, tho!)

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Whim and Pearl said...

Second - I visited Amanda Jean's blog and commented!

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Whim and Pearl said...

Third - I visited Cheryl's blog and commented!

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Unknown said...

Hang out with people mostly older than you--it makes you feel young :-)

The Stivender Family said...

drink lots of water to keep the skin hydrated!

Lisa said...

dear,just be glad that you're 11 years on THAT side of 40, I'm 12 years on the other side!!! (Still don't know how that happened.)I feel like a 25 year old in a old body! ha!
Love your blog. Lisa
mrslisa60@juno.com

Colleen M said...

I can't believe you are 37! You don't look like you're 27!! Don't worry at least you're not turning 50 in 37 days! Yikes, that's a tough one:) I say you're only as old as you feel.

Karen said...

I turn 34 on Wednesday. I've loved my 30s so far. I am less unsure of myself and like where I am in life. I did start using eye cream- they don't have anti aging ingredients, but just something to keep them moisturized. Don't listen to the advice of people who say you're only as old as you think. That's how you end up with women wearing very inappropriate clothing for their age. Nobody is Forever 21!

Anne said...

I would go back to the weight I was before 5 children! Oh my...I have a long ways to go!

CJ said...

Happy Birthday! Sunscreen!

CJ said...

Left a comment for Amanda Jean. :)

CJ said...

Left a comment for Cheryl.

hollymade said...

Laugh a lot. At the very least you'll forget you're getting older!

holly.hacker at gmail.com

Brynn said...

Yeah, I'm not a good person to ask about the clock - I'm still plucking my gray hairs by hand. Congrats on hitting 29!

Brynn said...

I commented on Amanda Jean's blog - the first sewing blog I ever came across :)

Kellers said...

Happy Birthday! I'm about to be 37 also. Having babies and watching more cartoons than news keeps me young!!

Anonymous said...

Coffee. Lots and lots of coffee. I know I feel about 100 until I've had a couple cups! ;)

I would LOVE to win! Please??

~Amber
elfinspired@comcast.net

Anna said...

Happy birthday! Be happy and smile, if you feel great, you'll look great.

DamascSt(at)gmail(dot)com

Anna said...

Left a comment on Amanda Jean's blog.

DamascSt(at)gmail(dot)com

Anna said...

Posted a comment on Cheryl's blog too. Yet more quilting porn for my list. :)

DamascSt(at)gmail(dot)com

Allison Sews said...

I just turned 34 and everyone tells me I look 23 so how about if we just trade situations? Then you can turn back the clock and I can look old enough to not get carded every time I want a drink! :)

Deb said...

This book has been on my wishlist...I would LOVE it. Thanks for the chance...and you don't look a day over 29.

Erin M. said...

Thanks for the giveaway. This is the ONE book that's out that I'd really like to have, (enough so I might add it to my Christmas list).

Play often. The humor you use in your blog makes me think you ply often in your house, keep it up!.

I'm off to visit Amanda and Cheryl's blogs as well.

Diane aka cameldiva said...

My secret for feeling young is refusing to be bitter and jaded. I had gone out on a date with someone significantly older than me and when I asked him why he liked younger women, he said the women closer to his age were jaded and bitter!

You are only as old as you feel so do something that makes you feel young again.

Diane

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday(belated)
Tmr is my birthday.(13th)...this would be fun to win!
Nov 11-17 there are 5 immediate family birthdays. Ages ranging from my son's 6th birthday to my grandmother's 92 on Friday. Hehe, I'm the 2nd youngest of the 5 birthdays :)

If we add you to the list, you are the second youngest! :)

Hope you had a great day!
The kids are in cahoots already so I know my day will be great!

Kere

mrserb (at) excite (dot) com

Linda said...

I did go back to Amanda's blog...even though I had just been there as she is on my favorites list, too. I left her a message.

Erin M. said...

Left some blog love.

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Erin M. said...

Left another piece of blog love, for two total extra entries. Thanks for the push to thank Amanda and Cheryl for their work and inspiration.


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