Monday, November 30, 2009

birthday slash christmas needs

i know...needs is a strong word. how about wishes? although as my husband is wont to say.."you can wish in one hand and shit in the other and see which comes out fulfilled first..." charming AND smart!!! but i am turning 40 this saturday and feel this week of blog posts needs to honor the passing into crone. and this crone needs some things...
for starters i will take 7 yards of this lee jofa fabric for my new 85 dollars craigslist chair...


i would also like to wake up every morning to this:

this cookbook of healthier baked options:

as well as this one, cuz momma needs to lay off the meat for a while:



this book of walton ford paintings so that i can frame some around the hizzy:




this globe for fiona's room (i'm not totally selfish):


lookie it lights up!!!


and these...also for fiona...her birthday is also this month and i want to give a few of these as party favors and then keep the rest for decorations for the party.


how amazing are these colors together...lime, lavender, ochre, cream and faded ruby...



and i am really not opposed to this:



so if anyone out there wants to buy me this stuff that would be awesome.
thanks.
love,
40.

24 comments:

Sarah @ Maison Boheme said...

You are the awesomest almost 40 year old I virtually know. Lets just get 14 yards of that fabric and split it.

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Brave soul announcing your big 4-0, although you're a poster child for how-to-be-more-awesome-than-ever. As for the wish list...I'll see what I can do... ;)

Tea Party Crasher said...

That last pic is killing me. My birthday's in January — maybe if we both wish really, REALLY hard, it will come true!

sketch42 said...

That is my favorite fabric ever! I have been dying to use it somewhere in my house!

LindsB said...

Such a great fabric for your new chair. I also would love to wake up to kittens and puppies every morning :)

girl world decor said...

when ur gay 40 means ur a troll.
when ur a straight woman it means ur a cougar.
crone is reserved for later, much later.

the NEO-traditionalist said...

Happy almost birthday! I hope you get everything on your impressively healthy list. Oh and the globe lamp is spectacular. We want to name our first little girl Fiona. You have such great taste : )
XX Kate

vicki archer said...

There is no way you are a crone...that is reserved for the real oldies like me....xv

Beach Vintage said...

Well well, the big 4...0. I am 2 years from it but I kinda can't wait. I think there is something cool about 40. Anyway, I love the cupcake book and the cute animals. Thanks for all your well wishes last week.

ticklishfromadistance said...

Well, than I am a crone plus three. Welcome, Dahling. And happy and healthy, too. I think these suggestions are all wonderful HINTS and I am loving that globe for my daughter's room as well.

mike said...

Mr. Charming and Smart here to remind ever aging wife that your birthday is actually on Sunday not Saturday.
No reason to crone the queen before her time.

Simply Mel said...

Did you not get the memo? 40 is the new 30! Hello?!?!? Here's to hoping both of your outstretched hands are filled with wishes!

Kristin said...

That fabric is just beautiful. And that globe??? So fabulous!

bluehydrangea said...

Welcome to the club old lady..what took you so long? and dang! You make 40 look good!!! PS your husband called, he said go ahead and get everything on your list!

Dad said...

40??? I never though I'd say "my youngest child is 40". How depressing is that?

Dad

Ms. Smart said...

Excuse me, Ms. Queenie B-day Cha Cha Momma soon to be Cullen, but just exactly where does the infamous Nicolas BB fit into the white fluffy quarter you so desire?

I image him lounging on a pale green velvet (to match his eyes) throne next to the largest feed bowl possible while the white fuzzies look on.

Lauren said...

hot damn u look good! definitely NOT A CRONE. (that's much later now)

happy almost birthday & hope some of your wishes come true (especially the globe foe fiona- love it!)

xooxoxox

susan said so said...

The truth? 40 is WAY better than 30-something. You're gonna love it.

xox,
Susan

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Tamstyles said...

i have it all in my trunk..i will drop it off tomorrow..Happy early birthday girl!

SGM said...

The 40!

I would totally hump Mark Bittman.

We did the pom-poms for my 5 yr old's bday and they were SPECTACULAR! (and so cheap and easy. Like you.)

xo

nkp said...

How great are your dad and the Mister for stopping by! Awwww!!!

Happy early 40, girl. I hope you get everything your big heart desires and then some!

erika said...

hey 40,
you can make those pom pom things - i'm gonna email you a link. my sister made them for my nieces birthday. very easy. very cheap. very cute.
happy birthday week to YOU!!!!!!

Siiri said...

Like SGM Said, the tissue paper puffs = best/cheapest decoration ever. You don't even have to buy them like that, because you can make that shite for about $.50 a peice. Layer sheets of tissue on top of each other (all one solid color or varying colors, duh, will give you stripes or not)then fold them, accordian/fan style, back and forth on itself, until you have a stack of accordian folds, use a twist-tie (extras come in your trash bag box - a la Hefty Sack), tie it in the middel, cut a scalloped edge, and proceed with pulling the layers apart.

There! (Did that make ANY sense? You probably already knew this anyway, but I couldn't resis)

Vintage Junky said...

So this is my first time to your blog... I followed a link from MHLP because I liked what she got you for your birthday. My birthday is tomorrow and my husband has no Idea that Rob is the top of my list. Just a cuddle though... I am not the cheating kind! I am happily married, but that man could make me unhappy real quick! Anyhow, happy birthday and I am a follower now!
Michelle