It's My Birthday and A Giveaway!!!

Wow! Well you all know how to make a girl smile!!! All the comments on my Union Jack Buffet were SO sweet and encouraging - who wouldn't appreciate that?! So thank YOU!  If I haven't gotten back to you yet, I will very soon! :-)

On another great note...



Any lovely guesses on my age???
Ok, I'll just tell you -


It's been quite the year. And honestly, when I take it
ONE day at a time, it's hard to reflect on an ENTIRE year!

A few highlights:

November 2010
I get the bright idea (from Ana White)
to build beds for our girls.

January 2011
Whibey Island Retreat - 4 days alone
(i.e. quiet...reflective...and serious goal setting)

April 2011
I published my first blog post.
1. I knew nothing about blogging and had not followed any blogs.
2. It's kind of sad that old console is not done - sheesh.
Going to fix that this week!
3. Check out Kristy's blog here- I was SO excited
that she was my first follower! Her work is amazing!

May 16th, 2011
I'm officially off of my kidney medication
of prednisone after an entire year.
I haven't talked about this with you yet.
I'm not quite ready, but one day soon...

June 2011
9-year Anniversary w/ the Hubby!
Finished The Rock & Roll Half Marathon!

August 2011
My big sis gets married!!!

September 2011
My 1st baby girl starts Kindergarten! What?!!!

November 2011
The Big 2-9! :-)

It's been a year of change, but good change.

And now for some birthday fun for YOU
with an appreciation giveaway!

Yes, while I was out and about on my sister day
I was thinking of you and decided to pick
up this cute little snap bracelet @ H&M
to giveaway on my birthday - to you. :-)

Over time you will notice...
I love pink and I love sparkle!

Whether for yourself, daughter, sister,
mom, friend, niece, etc.
this is perfect amount of sparkle to add
to a casual outfit or a bit fancier look.
No...it's not a huge giveaway,
but it's cute, fun, and free!

So make it YOURS!!! :-)

Here are the guidelines - let's keep it simple.

Comment on this post letting me know
what you are most thankful for this Thanksgiving!

Extra entries:
Share this giveaway link via Facebook, Twitter, or Blog
and comment letting me know for each one.

That's it!

*If you are not linked by e.mail, you need to include an e.mail
address so I can contact you if you win! If I cannot contact the
winner within two days, a new winner will be chosen.

This giveaway ends Saturday, November 19th at 9pm PST. Shipping cost included. US Residents only. The winner will be drawn at random via random.org and announced on Monday, November 21st at http://www.rustichic.com/.

Good Luck!!!

(one of my fave picts. of me and bub-summer 2010)


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Miss Charming said...

What a beautiful bracelet! (I love all things blingy, too!) Hope you have a wonderful birthday.

Newest follower.

Amy Hurley-Purdie said...

Happy Birthday! I just discovered your blog and I went through it all! Love what you do and found it very inspiring : )

Anonymous said...

Happy HAPPY Birthday! 1. You turning 29 reminds me that I'm turning 30 in a few months. 2. Love the snap bracelet. 3. I'm most thankful for Josh's grandparents surprise visit and that they'll be spending Thanksgiving with us. They haven't visited us in 3.5 years (but we went and surprised them this summer), and I'm SO excited.

Rachel Johnson said...

Happy Birthday!
I am a new follower and am super excited about it!
What I am most thankful for this Thanksgiving is the wonderful family the Lord has given me. I have 2 beautiful healthy boys and a hands on involved husband. I am blessed!!

Rachel Johnson said...

I shared you on my facebook (and also "like" you now!)

Hyphen Interiors said...

How pretty! What an eventful year!

Cami said...

Happy Birthday my dear friend! I will share this on Facebook! Hugs, Cami

Cami said...

Whoops, forgot to say what I am most thankful for this thanksgiving. I think I would have to say I am most thankful for all of the people in my life, my family and friends. Each relationship enhances my life in so many ways. I am so blessed to be surrounded by people to love and who love me back despite my many flaws! :)

Anonymous said...

I am thankful for so many things, but am feeling most thankful that I have Jesus in my life. My beautiful family, my sweet boys, our health...So many things to be thankful for :)


Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

Oh HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! You are right, what a year! I am most thankful for my sweet family, the older I get, the more I realize how lucky I am to have them (c: And holy crud, girl! That is one fab giveaway...I would've totally kept it for myself! hehehe! Here's to many, many more fantastic birthdays!

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

Tweeted all about your cute giveaway! @AubreyEdwards3

Betty, in West Texas said...

May you have a Happy Blessed Birthday.....OH, to be 29 again!
I am thankful for God, that the one year breast cancer check-up results showed me to be cancer free, and all the wonderful supportive friends who were there to help me through the year 2010.
This is my first visit to your blog and I truly have enjoyed all your beautiful creative work! I am looking forward to your next post and getting 'me' going again on projects I have waiting.

Jeanine said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great year and that this year brings you many blessings.

I am most thankful for my family, I don't know what I would do with out them...
The bracelet is beautiful!

Jeanine said...

I shared the give away link on my facebook