Tuesday, August 11

300 on 30

I've never been more aware of how quickly time passes as I've been since the birth of Charlotte. I think it is the fact that I count down each month of her life, and time seems to pass more quickly when you are counting down the days.

Today, I am given another reminder of how quickly time passes - my 30th birthday. It is here. I don't really have any poetic reflections of my past 30 years. Only that I am pretty happy to be where I am in life. I have everything that I thought I'd have by this point in life - I'm married to my best friend, have a beautiful, healthy child, and a roof over my head. Really, turning 30 beats the alternative.

Also, today is my 300th post. That is hard to believe. So, since it is 300 on my 30th, I wanted to do a little giveaway to celebrate and thank all of my loyal blog followers.

Stacy from inkspotworkshop.com has graciously offered a $30 gift certificate to her site. All you have to do is go to her brand new website, look around, then come back here and leave a comment specifying the one item you liked the best. You have until Sunday (8/16) at midnight. I'll choose a random winner on Monday.

16 comments:

Allison D said...

Happy, happy birthday to one of my most cherished friends! 30 looks fabulous on you!

Judd said...

Happy birthday Babes! I can't wait to spend the next 30 with you.

Clh03uga said...

Happy Birthday, Carrie! That sight is Ah-Mazing. I love the stuff there. Wish I'd known about those carnival invitations last year...we did a carnival party for Hudson and it was HARD to find invitations! My favorite item there right now though is the Notes for Baby-to-Be! What a sweet idea for people to well wish the new baby! Love it!

Emily said...

Hey Carrie. I loved the inkspotworkshop site. I love the gift tag stickers with the daisy on them and I also love the teacher stationary. I hope your birthday has been fun. I'm sure that Judd has something fun planned. Have fun on your trip.

NatalieDeltaGam said...

Hey girl!
I liked the pinwheel flower calling cards: http://www.inkspotworkshop.com/item.php?item_id=102&category_id=53
Also, do you think you could do a banner design (saved in a .jpg format) for my little business? It would need to be able to be blown up to a 2' x6' (2 feet tall, 6 feet wide). We're doing Suwanee Days and we need a banner. My business is now called "Bessie Bugs". I like funky/whimsical fonts and designs. I'll take your design to the sign place and have them make our banner. How much would something like that cost for you to design?
Thanks!!
Natalie
twougaalums@bellsouth.net

Sara said...

Happy Birthday to you! Hope you are having a great day. Can't wait to see all of you tomorrow.

Al & Nina said...

Happy birthday!!! Hope it is a very special one. N

Drena said...

Happy 30th! Maybe we should see a photo of just you in honor of 30 years. :)

Luis Benitez said...

Happy B-Day.. hope you are having a great one with the family.

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you had a great day :)

I just spent way too much time looking at that site -- very cute!! Loved the teacher notes, kid party invites, sticker tags...is that enough? :)

Molly said...

I liked the "hello" geese design. My grandmother refuses to really be email-riffic, so I need to write her more. And when we were kids, there were a pair of Canada Geese that always laid their eggs every year on their lake (didn't everyone's grandparents have a lake? what, only mine? oh, ok...). So they reminded me of her and reminded me that I need to write her more often.
But if I have to be honest, I clicked through to this girl's blog and saw her studio. That's what I REALLY want. Her studio. It's so clean and organized. Mine is usually 2 paint strokes away from a nightmare.

Molly said...

and btw, Happy Birthday!!!

Naomi said...

Hey Carrie! Happy 30th! Thanks for letting me stalk you and Charlotte. :)

I think the Mod Tree stationary is gorgeous... superfun but not too cutsie.

diane said...

Happy bday! LOVE that site! love the armadillo flat notecards,.. so cute. hope you had a great trip!

Rebecca said...

Hey Carrie! I hope you had a wonderful birthday! I love that site! I'm going to have to remember it. I especially love the Zoo Crew kids personalized stationery (and the Under the Sea ones too). It's all amazing though!

Shaye said...

Happy LATE Birthday!! I just LOVED the website. I am a stationary addict!! I am totally digging the tiny dancer invites...Neely's b-day is in Oct. I will be placing an order for sure!!