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Friday, September 18, 2009

Show me the cake! {'s a giveaway, too!}


The day is here. I'm 32.

My father told me that after turning 21 birthdays seem to come faster & faster - he was right.

A friend of mine said that after having kids your birthday will seem like just another day - she was right.

Do I feel different now than I did when I turned, say, 22? Oh, yes. Very much so.

Am I older? Indeed, I am.

Am I wiser? Perhaps.

Entering my thirties was pretty scary. I mean, it was what most of us considered 'old' once upon a time! As it turned out, it wasn't so scary after was actually kind of refreshing! And, here I am, eight years from 40 {I know, I'm being a bit dramatic today}, and I am okay with it all. Sure, I'll complain & kid about my age, but a really smart girlfriend of mine told me that she will never let a number {age} define her, so I should not let it define me. She's got a point.

So, today I turn 32. I will celebrate tonight with friends & tomorrow with family. It honestly feels just like another day...and I think I'm more excited about the fact that today is Friday!

In honor of my birthday, I'm giving one of you lucky readers the chance to win a $50 gift certificate to Sephora.

It's my birthday gift to you!

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post...that's all! I will announce the winner on Friday, September 25th...good luck!

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Anonymous Cheri Head said...

Happy, happy birthday Michelle!!! Hey, I've been 32 and I've been....well, a lot older than that. Trust me, 32 is a pretty great age!!


Sep 18, 2009, 10:55:00 AM  
Blogger Trish said...

I just dropped by to tell you Happy Birthday!!!!

I hope you enjoy yours as much as I am enjoying mine :O)

Drinks after work with the girls......YIPEEEEE!

PS. I think I should win the drawing since we share the same birthday....don't you???


Sep 18, 2009, 10:58:00 AM  
Blogger stacilynfeldman said...

VERY happy birthday wishes!! i'm not sure how i feel about a reverse birthday present - we should be feting you!

Sep 18, 2009, 12:20:00 PM  
Blogger BroncoMom said...

Happy Birthday to my Blog Friend Shell! Enjoy every second of you birthday. Make it as special and joyful as possible. 32 comes around one time honey!!
Happy Birthday to you.
P.S. I am keeping my fingers crossed for your gift to us - many thanks :)

Sep 18, 2009, 12:27:00 PM  
Blogger Loving Life said...

Hope you have a GREAT birthday! I agree that your birthday is just another day after you have kids. I use to LOVE my birthday and celebrate and talk about it all month, not anymore!

Have a great weekend too!

Sep 18, 2009, 1:55:00 PM  
Blogger Polka Dot Moon said...

Happy, Happy Birthday To You!!!

I'm a tad over 6 years from being 50! Can't believe I just typed that!!!
Enjoy! Enjoy!! Enjoy!!!


my favorite shop is SEPHORA {where else could I buy such fabulous products that make me feel not forty-something!!!}

Thanks for the great giveaway!

Sep 18, 2009, 2:32:00 PM  
Blogger Classy Fab Sarah said...

Happy Happy Birthday!
You don't look a day over 21!

Did you get a new concealer to try? (Guess I shouldn't ask that on a post where you're talking about being a year older... but anyway...)

Happy Birthday!!

Sep 18, 2009, 2:36:00 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Potts said...

Happy Happy Birthday!!! I hope you're planning on celebrating BIG. Birthdays should always be BIG!!1

Sep 18, 2009, 3:08:00 PM  
Blogger Southern Living: Preppy Style said...

Count me in and a very Happy Birthday! I'm right there with you, I turn 32 on Thursday!

Sep 18, 2009, 4:26:00 PM  
Blogger Lis @ ATruckerWife said...

Happy Happy Birthday! My next one will be 32 as well.

Sep 18, 2009, 4:36:00 PM  
Blogger Melissa G. said...

Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday dear Shell!
Happy Birthday too0 youuu!

That was me singing your happy birthday, and it's a good thing you can't actually hear me! I'm a horrible singer! I hope you have a very special day!

Sep 18, 2009, 4:38:00 PM  
Blogger amanda said...

What an incredibly generous giveaway! I hope your birthday is fantastic : )
oheeyore at hotmail dot com

Sep 18, 2009, 5:04:00 PM  
Blogger Chelle said...

Happy Birthday, Shell! I agree--never let a number define who you are!

Hoping that this new year is an amazing one for you! And hoping you have a fabulous day for your birthday!

Oh--and of course have a fabulous nite, too...hope you do something nice for yourself :)

Sep 18, 2009, 5:09:00 PM  
Blogger Miss Sweet Tea said...

Happy Happy Birthday my bloggy friend! It's your birthday but you are going to treat one of sweet!!! I really do hope that you have a fabulous day!

PS - I sent a card on Wednesday so be on the lookout for it soon {it will be after the fact, unfortunately}!

Sep 18, 2009, 6:06:00 PM  
Blogger suburban prep said...

Wishing you a wonderful birthday and year.
I turned 40 somthing last Thursday and it was very low key. Not even a cake but hubby took me out to dinner.
I hope it is a year of much happiness for you
Happy Birthday.

Sep 18, 2009, 6:10:00 PM  
Blogger C in VA said...

Happy birthday from the valley! May you have many more healthy, wonderful, fun filled years!

Sep 18, 2009, 7:48:00 PM  
Blogger ~Holly~ said...

Happy Birthday Michelle!! I hope you have a fabulous time with your friends tonight and a wonderful time celebrating with your family tomorrow! Hope all is well with all you!! I have to say I have never shopped in Sephora but every time I go to the Mall of Louisiana I see it on the boardwalk and want to go in so badly!! Enjoy your weekend!!

Sep 18, 2009, 8:56:00 PM  
Blogger cMs said...

Happy Birthday!!

Sep 18, 2009, 10:29:00 PM  
Blogger throuthehaze said...

Happy Birthday!
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Sep 18, 2009, 11:33:00 PM  
Blogger Brittany Ann said...

Happy Birthday you fabulous lady you!

Sep 19, 2009, 12:18:00 AM  
Blogger Melanie said...

Happy Birthday!!! what a great give away also~

Sep 19, 2009, 9:38:00 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

Happy birthday! Do you realize that we have known each other for, like, 22 years? At least you're turning 32, though. I'll be 33 in 4 months!

Sep 19, 2009, 10:18:00 AM  
Blogger Allison said...

Happy Birthday!!! I've been wanting to shop in Sephora too! I love that store!

(And I hope you don't mind me commenting since I don't *know* you!)
Cute blog!

Sep 19, 2009, 4:45:00 PM  
Blogger Shooting Stars Mag said...

Happpyyy Birthdayyy. Mighty kind of you to do a giveaway for us. Thanks so much!


lauren51990 AT aol DOT com

Sep 19, 2009, 10:36:00 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

Happy (belated) birthday!!

Sep 20, 2009, 12:08:00 AM  
Blogger Deanna G. said...

I'm a little late but Happy Birthday! And awesome giveaway :)

Sep 20, 2009, 2:06:00 AM  
Blogger Jen and Rob said...

Great giveaway! Hope you had fun last night and have even more today!

Sep 20, 2009, 12:14:00 PM  
Blogger Jules said...

Happy Birthday! I absolutely love reading your blog...we have a very similar sense of humor, and I just adore your stories about your kids. Keep up with the blog... :)

Sep 20, 2009, 6:53:00 PM  
Blogger Amanda K said...


May all your wishes come true!

Sep 21, 2009, 3:53:00 PM  
Blogger SLJ said...

Happy belated birthday! I just found your blog and it is adorable. Love the convo with your son... and I'm impressed he used the word appropriate and he's only 6!

Sep 21, 2009, 3:57:00 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Happy Birthday!
I love your blog!

Sep 22, 2009, 9:35:00 AM  
Blogger Joshua said...

I would love to win this for my wife!! Happy Birthday to you.
jhaislip (AT) gmail (dot) com

Sep 24, 2009, 1:12:00 PM  
Blogger Kerree said...

The whole year I was 29 I was freaking out that I would soon be 30 but when it came I didn't feel any different. I read today that you should enjoy every age you are and I agree :)

Sep 25, 2009, 10:23:00 AM  
Blogger Stacey said...

Happy Birthday! What a great giveaway!

Sep 25, 2009, 1:54:00 PM  
Blogger Danielle said...

First off, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Nice to see someone else doing a bday giveaway! :)

I will NEVER win this {it's just too cool a giveaway for me} but I have to say happy birthday and take a small chance.

Soooo sweet of you.

Sep 25, 2009, 3:17:00 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

Happy Birthday! Just found your blog. Love it!

Sep 25, 2009, 4:14:00 PM  
Blogger Sherry said...

Happy Birthday :)

Sep 28, 2009, 12:16:00 AM  

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