12.04.2013

Happy Birthday to Me



So yesterday was my birthday.  Blah blah blah.  Having entered that stage of my life where it is no longer polite to inquire about a woman’s age, I will not bore you with the details of my age.  Suffice it to say, that my idea of birthday luxury was a day to myself spent making stuff and starting on my holiday trimmings.
 
A decade ago I would have been gladly dancing on tables somewhere.  A few decades ago, I would have been adamant about the separation of church and state otherwise known as #Don’tYouDareLumpMyDecemberBirthdayintoChristmasorIWillCutYou. Ironically, yesterday, rather than shopping or getting my nails did or considering an Irish Car Bomb at noon, I happily chose to putter around the house, working on holiday orders, decorating the house for Christmas, and listening to Rikshaw Design’s pandora station. Admittedly, there were moments yesterday, like when a live Jack Johnson song came on, that I yearned for those care free days of day drinking and seeing live music, but they were fleeting and I was really just overjoyed to have the house all to myself to start on the tree.
 


















As to the trimmings for the big tree, of course I raided my pink and gold stash as my IG peeps saw last night.  Follow me.  Duh.  Perfect Christmas colors in my book.  Duh.  It was a perfect birthday day.  While I still have some rabbits to pull out of my Santa hat, I am digging this little start.

All photos and layouts by me.

kisses,  mrs. V

14 comments:

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

oh emily, i read this and weep. i so just feel the same way. i yearn sometimes to go drink or party and then i realize i am quite content with my life. must be the age-in-between-ness. at any rate - happy happy birthday. i hope they celebrated you as you deserve. and that you got to do all you wanted, whatever that may be.

and i cannot believe i totally blanked on the cutting board sale. im totally remiss. sometimes time just gets away, but when i saw the post below, i was like ARGH!

Rebecca { MyDarlingHouse} said...

Happy Birthday lady!! I feel the same way about mine these days. I always get a two hour massage and then go to my parents for massive amounts of cake :)

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

Happy Birthday! I am with you 100%. Funny how practical we get as the years go by. I think it is because we know what is really important.

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

Happy birthday, lady! You might find a certain package at your house on Friday I hope it feels birthday-y.

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

Happy Birthday my friend! Your day sounds like pure bliss to me. I request the same thing for my birthday. That is 'living it up' for me these days. :)

Tiffany said...

Happy Belated Birthday! On a separate note, I love the blue lights on your tree.

Jennie Murphy said...

Happy Birthday ! You were a Christmas baby! Of course you were;-))) Lots of lights and pretty things! The busiest time of the year! That sounds just like you !!!
Xoxo
P.s - did you get my email regarding the board?

Elisa of Fancy Free Me said...

happy belated my dear! love the pink on your tree!

Kim said...

Happy Birthday sweet young thing!! It is fun to re-live those more "fun" days sometimes ... but nothing makes me happier than to be in my home with my peeps!! (well ... sometimes I prefer to be alone!!) xo

Andrea said...

Happy belated birthday!! Your home looks AMAZING!!!

XOXO,
The Glam Pad

House of Pemberley said...

Happy Birthday! I'm so glad you enjoyed your day!!!

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

Happy Birthday sweetie! Love your resolve and yes, it happens, youre growing up (*&^@!), but you have done lovely things with your life and your creativity from this view, and I wish you the very best year ahead.. I love your tree and can't wait to see the rest. xo Nancy

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

Happy Birthday sweetie! Yeah, sometimes it sucks getting older, but then when you own it, it's ok-it's got its perks, right? I love your tree and everything you do. Hope you were treated royally. xo Nancy

SHERRY HART said...

Happy Birthday doll. You nailed your Christmas decor....wish mine was done:(. Just so tired this time of year with client deadlines....rats.