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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O'Quilts said...

Happy Birthday...no turning back the clock..you do not want to..keep sewing. My grandma was sewing at 99..so that is the answer:)

RaeLyn said...

Spend time around kids, doing fun stuff :)
raelynstoddard(at)gmail(dot)com

ElonieS said...

Exercise, and so something a little crazy every now and then :)elonie.sheen@gmail.com

Sandy D said...

Happy Birthday and I have been 29 for a looooong time too.You are too young to have grandkids but they keep me feeling young and put a smile on my face which makes you look younger.I hope.

ElonieS said...

I visited Amanda Jean! What a lovely blog! elonie.sheen@gmail.com

Erin said...

Happy Birthday! Play with babies and puppies. They keep you young!

Laura Payne said...

I think the best way to turn back the aging clock is to keep a smile on your face! If I end up with deep craggy laugh lines at the end of my life, then that's an outward sign of a pretty happy life, don't ya think? Ok, and for real now: use a good face moisturizer all the time and don't forget about your neck! Who wants a youthful face with a "turkey neck"? Not me!
I turned 50 this year. I remember 37. For me, 50 is better...in most ways. Happy Birthday!

momtoobusy@austin.rr.com

Brooke Crook said...

I have enjoyed getting older... No turning back the clock here!
Bdavi295(at)gmail(dot)com

Kathy said...

Please enter me in the drawing.

cindy matthews said...

I am 55 yrs young so be glad you are still in your 30's. You have accomplished so much for your young age. Things to do to stay healthy and younger looking: don't smoke and don't drink excessively, use an anti-wrinkle cream daily, don't forget your neck, try to keep your stress at a controllable level (kind of hard with 4 kids), and hug your family and friends alot!
cindymatthews57@gmail.com from iowa

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! Tell your friend I never skimp on eye cream (and I buy the good stuff).
jnkpalmgrengmailcom

Kathy said...

I also left a message for amanda jean - 2nd entry! (And I get the 29 again - but I would like to see 37 again, lol...perspective is interesting the older you get!)

Anna said...
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Kathy said...

And I left a note for Cheryl (her blog I already follow). Its a great book - would love to win the copy for my sis.

cindy matthews said...

Oh, forgot to wish you a very Happy Birthday!

Anna said...

left a comment for Amanda Jean!

annabholt at gmail dot com

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

Happy 29th ;) Keep smiling - that keeps people young!!

Anna said...

also left a comment for Cheryl!

annabholt at gmail dot com

FabricDonkey said...

Happy 29th birthday! How do I turn the clock back? I don't look at old pictures so I don't realize just how much older I look now. I focus on the fact I still look young for my age. ;)

fabricdonkey(at)gmail(dot)com

Lauren said...

Every now and then, pull out a coloring book. It's very therapeutic.
faith(dot)macaroni(at)yahoo(dot)com

Polly @ Helping Little Hands said...

Happy Birthday!!

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

Been to Amanda's blog and left a wee comment. She is a very clever lady :) I would love to win this book - it looks full of great projects. amycav at hotmail dot com

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Feliz aniversário!Faz temmmmpo que fiz sua idade....Aqui temos um dito popular que diz:Desde que trintei nunca mais contei. não se conta depois dos trinta.Então tenho trinta,um a mais que você,h´há.Seja feliz e abençoada por Deus sempre.Abraços bem abraçados.
tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

Laura said...

Happy happy birthday. I wish I could turn back the aging clock, but I will say I don't feel as old as I am. I have a great relationship with my daughters and we enjoy hanging out together. (it wasnt always that way!!) Even my oldest daughter's boyfriend feels like family and they keep us young. We laugh and joke and have a blast.

Ellen said...

My husband keeps me turning back the clock by taking us on adventures like hiking into the Grand Canyon (after a year preparation). Exercise is my key, but something you love.
garrett44@aol.com

Laura said...

I visited Amanda jean's blog. It is wonderful.

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

Been to say hello to Cheryl (chickend out saying 'nice calves'!!) but I did leave a comment. Super book - would love to win this - fingers crossed!

Linda said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
EXERCISE DAILY IS THE BEST FOR TURNING BACK THE CLOCK+THE MOST DIFFICULT TO KEEP AT FOR ME!
THANKS FOR SHARING!

msstitcher1948@yahoo.com

Amy DeCesare said...

Happy Birthday! I swear by hair color and lipstick.

Lisa E said...

Happy, happy birthday! I turned 50 this year, so I'm jealous that you're only 37. The secret to staying young? Enjoy life with your kids. They will keep you young!

Tara said...

Use Oil of Olay for any upcoming wrinkles, and lots of water and exercise! I work with geriatrics and these things are the secret to healthy living! Thanks for the giveaway! taracrawford (at) gmail (dot) com

ellen said...

life only gets better. keep moving!

patton_ellen@hotmail.com

Amy DeCesare said...

I've just left a comment for Amanda Jean on her blog.

Lisa E said...

I commented on Amanda Jean's blog.
lisaestrada (AT) yahoo (DOT) com

Terri in BC said...

No anti-aging tips here, I think it's all about good genes! I have been considering getting this book, thanks for the opportunity to win it!

Tara said...

Left a comment on Amanda Jean's blog (and oh how I love those thread catchers!) Thanks for the giveaway! taracrawford (At) gmail (dot) com

Lisa E said...

I commented on Cheryl's blog.
lisaestrada (AT) yahoo (DOT) com

Amy DeCesare said...

And now I've commented on a quilt at Cheryl's blog. Very nice friends you have! {They will also keep that clock turned back for you!}

kelli said...

I love the low volume quilts from Crazy Mom Quilts... I see a new scrap bin in my future.

kelli {dot} sanders {at} comcast {dot} net

Bea García said...

Happy Birthday!! I love birthdays that end on 0 or 5... Thanks for the chance to win! bea968{at}gmail.com

Tara said...

Just said "Hi" to Cheryl and added more to my "quilts to make" on pinterest. Those wine gums are just too cute! Why do I always like the incredibly high labor projects? Thanks for the giveaway and Happy Birthday! taracrawford (at) gmail (dot) com.

kelli said...

i love the Wine Gum quilt from Naptime Quilter!

kelli {dot} sanders {at} comcast {dot} net

charlotte said...

Happy Birthday...don't ever lose site of the kid in you. It will keep you young. And you're only as old as you feel. charlottemaxwell57(at)gmail(dot)com

kelli said...

i love the low volume quilts from Crazy Mom quilts!

kelli {dot} sanders {at} comcast {dot} net

Terri in BC said...

And I left a message for Amanada! terri-fisher(at)shaw(dot)ca

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Fui para Amanda e disse que a AMO,mas,é verdade,eu amo esta mulhre talento.

tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

Polly @ Helping Little Hands said...

Left a comment for Cheryl (polly.helping.little.hands (at) gmail (dot) com)

Polly @ Helping Little Hands said...

Left a comment for Amanda (polly.helping.little.hands (at) gmail (dot) com)

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Fui para CHERyl,tem um post sobre uma bolsa de acapulco,que temos muitas parecidas aqui no Brasil.tiacarminhapezzuto@gmail.com

kelli said...

Happy Birthday! Enjoy life is my solution, but I'm also 29 forever.

kelli {dot} sanders {at} comcast {dot} net

careyall said...

Happy birthday! Hope it's amazing. Love your stuff! We just got simply color in the mail in the shop I work at! Can't wait to dig into them for my projects.

--careyr24 (at) gmail (dot) com

careyall said...

Left a comment on Amanda Jean's blog:

Also coming from V& Co-- Your book looks fantastic and I've been looking for a scrap system that works for me. Colors is how my grandma did it but your system looks intense and amazing-- just my style!

careyr24 (at) gmail (dot) com

careyall said...

Posted a comment on Cheryl's blog:

I love this chair! I love your blog! Amazing. *Brought over by V & Co and now I can't leave!*

Now I can't get enough of these other 2 blogs. Lots of good stuff to look at.

careyr24 (at) gmail (dot) com

Noodle said...

Happy Birthday!! Have a wonderful day!
I totally enjoy getting older, and I love having grandkids and sharing their toys and books with them.

I think having a great relationship with my husband keeps me young. We laugh about what is going on as much as we can, rather than cry. And we talk about "What if..."s a lot. We also believe in the future, no matter how bleak things may appear; I guess we're Trekkies, in that way, lol.

I think we've learned much from of this out of necessity. (We drink a nutrition drink, too!)
And I use Eucerin Intensive Repair hand cream to wash my face.

That's my mishmash of tips. Hope these help! Thanks for the giveaway!

Diane cityofenoch(at)msn(dot)com

Claire said...

Happy birthday! Laughter and having fun are what I think keeps you young - well young at heart and never take yourself too seriously. I do hear some women swear by mayo, but I've never tried it (other than on a sandwich).

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Laugh every single day - that is the requirement! My 96 YO MIL said so.

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday! Wine in good doses. I see it as a preservative. That, and lots of chocolate.

A.J. Dub. (Amy) said...

I don't have any good advice for turning back the clock, but instead just enjoy the moment you are in.
Happy Birthday! I am right on your heels; 37 comes in April for me.

zippystamper at gmail dot com

Michelle said...

mldale79@hotmail.com

Siobhán said...

Happy birthday!

I'm a great believer in moisturizer and telling the odd white lie. For the longest time, I had my kids believing that when mothers turned 30, they actually started getting younger rather than older. They're 18 & 22 now and hip to my game, but it was good while it lasted. ;)

siobhanstitches AT gmail DOT com

Jenny said...

Happy Birthday! I'm less than two months to 40 now, so I have to be serious about turning back the clock. First, I just had a baby. Sometimes it actually makes me feel older, especially since my husband has nieces and nephews who have also delivered this year. But I figure it will force me to stay young. Second, I stopped eating carbs. I've been trying to do it for two years now, but I finally made it stick.

Hope I can get this book because I follow Amanda Jean and I've been wanting it!

Catherine said...

I turn back the clock by having regular temper tantrums...then I feel like 2 instead of almost 35. ;)

Jenny said...

Went to CMQ and said hello! Thanks!

Jenny said...

Went to Cheryl's to say hello. Thanks!

Amy said...

Happy Birthday! Eating healthy foods, and I should be exercising (I am not very motivated to that though) :) And lots of laughing.
vintagefern{at}gmail{dot}com

Barbara said...

happy happy birthday, sweet girl. I cannot believe how the years fly by as I started reading the blog Jan 2008. Hope you enjoy a wonderful weekend with the noisemakers.

Linda said...

Happy Birthday! Only 37? I also chose to be 29 for years until the ages of my children gave the show away. Tips on how to beat aging..... Stay young at heart, avoid looking at yourself in mirrors and shop windows and don't let none take a photo of you!
Linda on travjonuk@yahoo.com

lynaeve said...

thanks for the chance! I use lotion. I'm only 24, but my hands have aged to look like I'm 45

lynaeve said...

I left a comment on crazy mom quilts

lynaeve said...

I left a comment on the other blog. Thanks for the chance!

Gill said...

Happy 29th Birthday!
As you can't turn the clock back just keep moving straight ahead with your head held high! Actually I swear by pilates!
gillwatson(at)mailbox(dot)co(dot)uk

Gill said...
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Gill said...

I visited cheryl!
gillwatson(at)mailbox(dot)co(dot)uk

Gale, Ky quilter said...

Happy birthday! Oh, to be your age again. Time flies so enjoy every moment, smile a lot & laugh when you can, don't sweat the small stuff & moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!!! Hope you have a great day!!!

Gill said...

I visited amanda jean!
gillwatson(at)mailbox(dot)co(dot)uk

sonia said...

Happy, happy birthday. You look nothing like 37!

Terri in BC said...

Wow, thanks for the links to amanda and cheryl's blogs. I've been so busy reading I almost forgot to come back here and tell you I also left a message on Cheryl's blog! Thanks again for the opportunity.

terri-fisher(at)shaw(dot)com

lisaghowie said...

Thanks for the giveaway! No turning back the clock, but I try to slow it with exercise and a happy attitude for every day!
Happy Birthday!

lisaghowie said...

See how old I am? I forgot to leave the email contact on my comment!
lisaghowie@insightbb.com

Whitney M said...

Thanks for the giveaway and happy birthday! From your photos I would've guessed 29, so you don't need turning back the clock advice!
Ryan.whitneymoss (@)gmail.com

JaneB said...

Well, Happy Happy Birthday. I've got a few years on you (just a head start) so I will say, generally, turning back the clock is difficult. I do love Clinique's All About Eyes cream which seems to diminish the black circle puffy eyes thing a bit. Its pricey, so I usually get it from a gift with purchase.
jane.bitz@gmail.com

JaneB said...

Went to see Amanda Jean and told her 'Hi' from you. I love the rag rug that she made. I am not a knitter, but I may have to try this some time with my selvedge collection.
jane.bitz@gmail.com

Barb said...

Happy Birthday! I'm 60 and trying to eat right and taking supplements to keep the clock from ticking too fast.
Barb jobafa2000(at)Yahoo(dot)com

JaneB said...

And I also went to Cheryl's blog and said hi.

Wanted to say that I am so in love with your Simply Color and I'm going to get some when I can order yardage or get it at my LQS.

jane.bitz@gmail.com

Jessica said...

I tried being 27 again for a few years, but my family wouldn't let me get away with it :-(

So now I'm just going to have to grow old disgracefully and see how that turns out!

Love the giveaway & Happy 29th Birthday! :-)

Marcia W. said...

My 81 year old mother is recovering from a soccer goalie injury - sprained wrist. She eats healthy, takes supplements, works in the yard and grows a garden (she mows our 5 acres), and baby sits her 5 great granddaughters. Stay active and forget the worry about wrinkles (wrinkles amaze young children by-the-way). Oh! my mother is an active quilter (piecing and handquilting). Now I on the other hand, have the health of someone very much older. Hopefully, my health status will change before I turn 30 (as I am 29 too)

Lyudmila Afanasyeva said...

Happy Birthday!
My recipe is - less work, more rest! (quilting is a rest for sure).

lyumila.afanasyeva@gmail.com

Jessica said...

Happy Birthday, I wish I could go back to when I started college and tell myself which major I should have done!

jessicarwarfield at gmail dot com

Lyudmila Afanasyeva said...

visit amanda jean's blog leave her a hello comment - DONE! I liked her blog!

Lyudmila Afanasyeva said...

visit cheryl's blog and leave her a hello comment - DONE! I was already the follower:)

Alexis said...

I visited Amanda Jean's blog. I've been following that one for quite a while now. She's got some great stuff!

Alexis said...

Visited Cheryl's blog for the first time. I will definitely be back there. She really is awesome.

Alexis said...

I turned 25 this year and my brother keeps telling me I'm so old. I guess it's all about perspective. I think eating healthy, exercise and laughter are the keys to staying young.

Tiff Blakey said...

I turned 37 in September. It's not so bad. Most of the time I still feel like I'm 25. Then I remember I'm a married mother of four now. Much different than 25.

Happy birthday!

Tiffblakeu@comcast.net

Marcia W. said...

My email is in my blogger profile, here is an alternate. mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com
Left a comment at Amanda's blog too. #38 I think on today's post.

Jessica Lemley said...

Happy Birthday! I recommend celebrating every birthday like it's your 21st. Go a little (or a lot) crazy. chickadeejess@hotmail.com

Marcia W. said...

My email is in my blogger profile, here is an alternate. mlwright29(at)hotmail(dot)com
Left a comment at Cheryl's blog too... #18 or so on her Acapulco bag post

Jessica Lemley said...

I left a comment with Amanda. chickadeejess@hotmail.com

Jessica Lemley said...

I left a comment on Cheryl's blog. Chickadeejess@hotmail.com

Sew Create It - Jane said...

The best way to keep the clock from ticking forward is to play like a child...laugh like a child and eat chocolate like a child. And if you ever forget how, borrow a child and do those things with them :o)

Needled Mom said...

As my grandmother always said....keep busy and make younger friends. She lived to almost 104. I'll tell you that each decade gets better. I would hate to go back to my 20s or 30s.

Needled Mom said...

Left bloggy love on Amanda Jean's blog.

Sew Create It - Jane said...

Love love love Amanda's blog and have been a fan for a very long time :o)

Needled Mom said...

Left bloggy love on Cheryl's blog too.

Tiara said...

Left a comment on Amandas blog. I had no idea she was part of this awesome book

Tiara said...

I eat chocolate. It makes me feel young at heart at least

Meg said...

I'm only 24, so I'm not thinking about that yet. Hopefully I end up like my mom and look 36 until I'm 50! (a girl can dream, right?)

Dana Lynne said...

Happy Birthday! Just keep singing the Toys R Us song to yourself *grin* It's my theme song :-)

Dana

zenwaveofbliss (at) gmail (dot) com

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

Happy Birthday! Umm.. I moisturize. I wish I knew some better tips. I'm going to read what everyone else said!

Leila said...

I just turned three less than forty this year too! I started using Neutrogena anti wrinkle cream a few years ago - and keep on saying forty is the new thirty to myself! :)

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

I visited Amanda Jean - and realized that I follow her blog!

Callin and Kristen said...

I have been using a good natural moisturizer, trying to stay young looking. And sunscreen. Never too much sunscreen. Happy Birthday! Thanks for sharing.
graceful_after_falling2@yahoo.com

Becky (My Fabric Obsession) said...

I visited cheryl. I also realized I forgot my email in my last posts. I"m a reply blogger though so hopefully it won't be a problem.
beckmoyer at gmail dot com

Treehugger_31 said...

Play with children, smile every day, drink lots of water, and moisturize!!! :)
hroy_76@yahoo.com

Cammie said...

I exercise and eat as little sugar as I can. It seems to help my energy.

Dana Lynne said...

I left a comment at Amanda Jean's blog!

Happy Birthday to you!!!!

Dana

zenwaveofbliss (at) gmail (dot) com

Dana Lynne said...

I just popped over to Cheryl's blog!

My birthday was Oct 30! Scorpios ROCK! *grin*

Dana

zenwaveofbliss@gmail.com

Kristen Sanderson said...

Eat cake! And drink a big glass of wine to go with the cake. Hope you have a great day. ksanderson@hotmail.ca

Fiesta said...

Happy Birthday. I do not turn back the clock. I age naturally. I love my gray hair and all I do is buy the loreal gray shampoo just to make them sparkle more.

Fiesta said...

I visited Amanda. She has made the coolest rug!

Fiesta said...

I visited Cheryl and she is blogging about the coolest bag today.

Patchwork and Play said...

Happy birthday! 37 is great, and that's coming from someone who might remember what that age was like! Give up worrying what other people think...that keeps you young!

natski said...

I turned 37 a month or so ago and had a bit of a freak out too! :) I know exactly how you feel. If I could turn the clock back I would only be able to go back 6 years though or I wouldn't have met my gorgeous man. I have no wonderful age defying secets sorry, just enjoy everything while you can :)

Patchwork and Play said...

And I stopped by to say hello to Amanda!3

Tamie said...

Ok- the aging thing. I turned 50 this year and just embrace it. I have so many more life experiences (some good, some bad) but feel prepared to face whatever comes my way. I have a friend who says that if you pick an odd number (say 27 or 32) that it is more believable than saying 29 or 39. Just a thought. Thanks for the giveaway and enjoy the time with your mom.

Tamie said...

I visited Amanda Jean's blog- again.

Tamie said...

I went to visit Cheryl and left her some love.

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

Happy birthday!!! My kids make me feel older than my 24 years, so I'm no help! But for the sake of the argument, I'll say "Sew" ;)

contact AT blossomheartblog.com

Mama Said Sew said...

Happy birthday Vanessa! I no longer try to turn back the clock. Now it's just about maintenance! Laugh some, love more, and use a good moisturizer!

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

I popped over to Cheryl's blog - what a pair of funky suitcases!

Alyce @ Blossom Heart Quilts said...

And I said hello to Amanda too! You're right - we could all do with some of those awesome fabric baskets!

Little Ella Lu said...

I try to remember that growing older is a blessing many people don't get.

Mama Said Sew said...

I visited Amanda.
Cmhall410@hotmail.com

Mama Said Sew said...

Also said hi to Cheryl.
Cmhall410@hotmail.com

Darcy said...

I visited Amanda
darcyrios(at)gmail(dot)com

Darcy said...

I visited Cheryl
darcyrios(at)gmail(dot)com

Darcy said...

Happy Birthday! My kids keep me young and my crazy wacky husband who keeps me laughing

Irene said...

Happy birthday!!!getting older is always a blessing! igarciadi(at)gmail(dot)com

Trina said...

Happy Birthday!! I'm almost the same age and in the same boat. I think the answer might be sleep. I haven't slept much since having our first baby 7 years ago. But I think that's the answer to feeling good, less wrinkles, etc. I just need to figure out how to get more sleep :-)

trinajonas(at)gmail(dot)com

Jane said...

Birthdays are GOOD! There is only one alternative to getting older and I bet you aren't ready for that yet!

Jane said...

I left a comment for Cheryl and Amanda... A positive attitude, laughter, and Olay Regenerist...

Georgia Griego-Howell said...

Happy Birthday Lil Lady!
My best anti aging secret is... Handmade Vitamin C Serum
Good base recipe here:
http://www.gorgeouslygreen.com/blog/vitamin-c-gelserum/
I add an alpha hydroxy supplement and vitamin E
...Cell Turnover!!
I am planning my next quilt, for the latest addition to our family, I due in May.
Baby # 6
So this book would be well used!
Blessings for a lovley birthday full of Love, Laughter & Grace,
Georgia
>^.^<
Howellhomeschool at gmail.com

Kim said...

I don't have any advice for aging gracefully. I'm just trying to be OK with my new gray hairs! Happy Birthday!

Kim
februarymommy at hotmail.com

Lisa Marie said...

I think the most important thing is regular exercise. I used to pluck grey hairs to fight off that obvious sign of aging but have recently decided that if I continue I will have bald spots. Not good. I think age is just a number and having birthdays is better than the alternative!

Lisa Marie said...

I left a message for Amanda Jean.

jklmengland (at) windstream (dot) net

Holli said...

Happy Birthday! Enjoy the clock; enjoy your time. I'm halfway to my goal of 110 (Gram lived to 104) and am SO thrilled that (if I'm lucky) I get to do it ALL again (maybe with fewer, but better, mistakes)!

I have had Amanda Jean and Cheryl's book since it came out, so if I win, please give the book to someone else - I'll take the scraps though! Just organized mine today.

All the best, and thanks for the discount on your patterns!

Anonymous said...

Get lots of sleep! :)
hgalarneauathotmaildotcom

Lisa Marie said...

I left a message for Cheryl. Oh yeah, Happy Birthday!

jklmengland (at) windstream (dot)net

patsy said...

This book is on my Christmas list!!!

How fun would it be to get it early?
To keep young... I use sun screen!
Seriously- sunscreen on my face everyday in my moisturizer. I don't think the brand matters as much as a moisturizer with at least some SPF
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

debbiekl said...

Happy birthday! I wish I knew the answer to turning back the clock - or at least slowing it down a bit!

Suzzy said...

It is ok to get older. It beats the alternative. Hints are moisturizer, stay out of the sun, no smoking, and lastly have a child 10 days before you turn 40. Motherhood keeps you young.
SuzzyQuilts(at)yahoo(dot)com

Federlily said...

Have a happy birthday! I just picked up a junior ombre jelly roll at a quilt show this afternoon so as soon as I got home I ordered up your Bloom pattern. Can't wait to make it.

As to turning back the clock...hmmm...see the world through your kids' eyes, act like a kid again :)

Holli said...

I said hi to Amanda Jean!

Holli said...

I said hi to Cheryl (and that I like her baby cows . . . )(haha)

Suzzy said...

I said Hi to Cheryl at the naptimequilter blog site. What a cool blog name.
SuzzyQuilts(at)yahoo(dot)com

Suzzy said...

Happy BDay. Just letting you know I commented on Amanda Jean's Blog Crazy Mom Quilts. Love the bright colors she uses.
SuzzyQuilts(at)yahoo(dot)com

Chelsea said...

happy birthday! I'm turning 40 in february and it is just about the scariest thing ever. And I guess if I win everyone will know how old I am - don't post my post if I win, ok? My big tip is moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. I use a mix of jojoba, rose hip and avocado oils since "moisturizers" break me out and still leave me flakey. Nothing like being old and zit faced! So decent skin... Oh, and attitude. You've got to think young to be young. So 2 secrets I guess.

annemarie said...

I try to keep up with my grandsons - that keeps one young. a(dot)haun(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

annemarie said...

I visited Amanda - actually am a follower of her by email. a(dot)haun(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Kathie said...

Happy Birthday! I don't want to go backwards age wise, I'm finally able to relax :-)! Though it doesn't seem 20 years ago that I was 37, yikes!

hutch mom said...

ahh...the "stay young" answer would have to be two fold: laugh more & play w. your kiddos.
{just my two cents}
www.twogreenolivetrees.blogspot.com

Kathie said...

I left a comment on Amanda's Blog Crazy Mom Quilts

Kathie said...

I left a comment at Cheryl's blog.

Toni said...

Happy birthday ...always use the 2 and. 9 candle on your cake. Who is going to argue with the birthday girl.

Toni said...

I left message for crazy mom quilt

Mindy said...

The looming 40 is bugging me a bit too. Sigh. What do you do? The only alternative is to die, and I choose being 40. ;)

stephanie said...

Happy birthday! Don't get hung up on that silly number! The bigger it becomes, the more blessed you have been. Treasure each moment. Every grey hair. Every beautifully earned wrinkle.(when you do actually get them!)

Danna BC said...

Happy birthday! To turn back the clock I run, it makes me feel quick. :-)

lizibeth said...

well, I'm only 26 so this is coming from not TOO much experience on turning back the clock (:D) but I've found that I feel youngest, most alive, when I'm choosing joy every day. Happiest of birthdays!

Toni said...

I left meesage for Cheryl.

stephanie said...

I left a comment with Amanda.

Anonymous said...

I just embrace the life of a kid...I laugh out loud, I speak my mind with the frankness usually reserved for children. I make snow angels at the drop of a hat, I dance in the rain and I laugh hysterically at a fart...everytime. I don't care who you are, how old you are or what you grew up to be, but fart equals funny.

tally
tallysfunny@yahoo.com

QuiltSwissy said...

I love your awesomeness and your calves too, and that you are just 29! glen: who has to admit to now being only 39......

SuzyMcQ said...

Happy Birthday, V! I turn the clock back with a nice brisk walk with my dogs every morning!

Dara said...

I already have the book but I wanted to wish you a happy birthday. I am two years and seven days older than you. Happy day.

SuzyMcQ said...

Commented on Amanda's cute little blog, too!

Kathie said...

Happy Birthday! It's all in the attitude and you have a funny easy-going attitude!I'm way older than you and I don't like it either but...oh well.

Happier Than A Bird Quilts said...

I just forget how old I am. I swear I'm still 19, but I am far from it.
Oh and I don't shop at the mall...the fashions baffle me.

QuiltSwissy said...

I just got back from Amanda Jean's blog, awesome!

SuzyMcQ said...

Said hi to Cheryl, too!

Sallie said...

Play music from the decade that you like and dance! Thanks for the giveaway!

Happier Than A Bird Quilts said...

Commented on amanda jean's blog =)
happierthanabird at gmail dot com

Happier Than A Bird Quilts said...

I commented on Cheryl's blog
happierthanabird at gmail dot com

QuiltSwissy said...

I went over to Cheryl's blog and told her she must be a farmer because I thought she has great calves!

glen

Sallie said...

I left a hello on Amanda Jean's blog.

Sallie said...

I left a hello on Cheryl's blog.

rush said...

the aging dilemma? i am deeply in denial! rush88888 at gmail dot com

Shalini said...

Happy 29th Birthday !!! Woo hoo. Your blog is great, it brings a great big smile to both me and my 10 year old daugthers faces. She thinks your very funny too.

I like using Dr Haushka or Jurlique.

But the most important thing I find that helps is to SMILE (and lots), esp when not feeling your best and to help get back to sleep. Its my little trick but a wonderful gratitude inducer and humbler.

Your blogs certainly makes me SMILE too. Thank you for that. Love your creativity too.

My email is

Shalini said...

Ooops my email did not reflect. It is shalinianddavid@yahoo.com

jennyg said...

Easy I don't admit to my age and just feel the age I feel on that particular day.

jennyg4@live.com.au

rush said...

i waved to amanda jean! she hasn't waved back yet...oops...there she is! rush88888 at gmail dot com

Heidi W said...

Happy Birthday! Turning back the aging process - make sure you take time to refresh yourself even if it is only for a few minutes each day, or a chunk of time on one day... you need time for you! :)

heidijoweller (at)yahoo (dot) com

rush said...

i waved hello to cheryl from eastern north carolina. rush88888 at gmail dot com

jennyg said...

Hi I went to Amanda's site she as some lovely things.
jennyg4@live.com.au

Linda said...

I haven't figured out how to turn back the clock yet. I turned 66 last Monday, the 5th, and that's the first time I've seen it written down!! I used to say I was "21 and some months", which I stole from someone, but I don't remember who (because I'm 66..lol). Then, when I turned 41, I realized that I was 21 and 240 months! I have learned that every day above ground is a good day!

jennyg said...

Hi I went to Cheryl blog and said ello

B Greene said...

I left a comment on Cheryl's blog.
beckygreene10 (at) gmail (dot) com

B Greene said...

I left a comment on Amanda Jean's blog, too.
beckygreene10 (at)gmail (dot) com

B Greene said...

Be happy! Nothing makes you seem older than a sour disposition :-( Happy Birthday and don't worry about your fortie - they really aren't bad at all. I am a little concerned, though, about my upcoming fifties :-) Thanks, too, for the great giveaway chance - what a wonderful book... and SCRAPS - I love scraps!!!!

Debby said...

Vitamin C, vitamin D, and vitamins-12, seems to make me feel better and I'm 60 blankin' 1! I love your blog!

Yebbyanny@yahoo.com

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