Monday, December 1, 2008

Artful Blogging, Lollishopping and Birthday Floggings...

OK , I will start with the last bit of this post's title.... and work my way back...
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Believe it or not, they are all related....

Today is my birthday.

Wasn't going to mention it, but a whole swirl of very photogenic things just made it impossible to ignore (always thinking in blog-ese...some photo-ops just have to end up on these pages!)...and trust me, the elder peanuts in the gallery know exactly what I am talking about... ignore is something you try to do once you're past the big 2-9 (Ok...the huge 3-9)...

But seriously....

I got a few pretties over the weekend and today that I thought I would share. Mr. Sunshine sent me a bouquet of sweet white daisies and a box of oh-so-delicious, melt-in-your-mouth truffles. It's not the easiest thing in the world to do, coordinate flower delivery from a combat zone (a simple phone call is out of the question and many online sites are blocked over there for security reasons), so for this I am grateful. And aren't they just sweet? I love daisies.....

"Well Hello There Santa!"
by The Polka Dot Pixie

This little guy is a "to me, from me" gift....
and guess where I found him?

On Lollishops, of course! Just in case you haven't heard, Lollishops is up and running...
Experiencing a few little hiccups, but already I am loving the ease of listing and the look of the site. Pure indulgence for our frou-frou feminine sides...and ordering was easy peasy!

I got my lollishop set up over the weekend, just in case you'd like to take a peek...lots left to add, but I got some holiday stuff put up, just because time is running out for those holiday orders....



And last but not least, my other favorite b-day gift, from my wonderful in-laws....A subscription to my ultimate, "when I grow up I want to blog like them" guide book: Artful Blogging. I can page through this magazine time and time again, every issue. It's truly a keeper (and I am sure there's quite a few of you who already know that)!

So there goes it, my thankful to still be here, 40-something birthday post....
40 is the new 20, right? And just in case you were wondering, no flogging for my birthday (my kids can't catch me to dispense the birthday spankings) , just needed a word that went with blogging and lollishopping....

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Until next time,

13 comments:

Jennifer said...

happy HAPPY Birthday, Steph!!! *GIANT HUGS* and oh!!! I have been eyeing up that Mr. Santa glad you snapped him up! LOL! A very wonderful day wished to you and many more!

pammyjo said...

Happy Birthday to you!!! Love the lil' Santa from Polka-dot Pixie. I love to me from me gifts. Giggle! Your flowers are super sweet. Enjoy the rest of your week. Hug! :o) P

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Happy birthday!! Wishing you much success on Lollishops!

Malissa said...

Happy Birthday! I love the name of your blog! I recognized it from Elf. Beautiful pictures too.

Diane Duda said...

Hope you had a perfect day!

Sharon's Cottage Quilts said...

Happy Birthday Steph!! Wow! 40!!!! Forty is a GREAT birthday!! A new beginning! I loved the 40's!! It's a wonderful time in life, when you get to say "I'm gonna do what I wanna do!!" I hope you have a Teriffic Birthday. Big Hugs!
Sharon

Jemjoop said...

Well, Happy Birthday! Wonderful flowers what a treat. And I love your Santa LolliFind!
Jen

SunshineandRavioli said...

Thank you all for the birthday wishes!! It was a good day....

Hilary said...

Your art is so wonderful! I love your sites music! :)
Keep up the amazing work!

Tonya said...

Happy belated Birthday Steph. Love your polka dot santa, he is too cute.

Hope your DH is doing well and staying safe. Hope your doing well too.

I turn the big 40 next month, not looking forward to that.

Kathy said...

Happy Birthday to you~

KayEllen said...

Happy Birthday toooo youuuuu!
Hope you are enjoying your December...
I will check out your lolli shop:)
Blessing s to you and your family!

Hugs,
Kay

poppy said...

Happy Belated Birthday!