|It's my birthday!|
I realize it might be a bit shameless to make today's blog post about me, but it's my birthday and I thought it would be fun to share my day here with you.
As a long time celebrator of birthdays, I feel like I have gotten better at them. The early ones, of course, are easy. Ideally, moms and dads make those first ten birthdays extra special for you so you don't need to work hard to have fun. I remember my mother gave me a birthday party when I turned about six or seven and I wore one of my favorite-ever dresses-- a brown, smocked, knee length dress covered with Winnie the Pooh images. It had a ribbon around the waist and I picked it out at Sears, Possibly from the "Winnie the Pooh" collection. I learned that just having a special outfit makes a birthday more fun.
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series releases in October!
My next significant piece of birthday wisdom was gleaned much later. I was speaking to a girlfriend about birthdays, and that year I was a bit blue I hadn't done a better job of celebrating my special day. She said, "Day? Joanne, you need a Birthday Week." Suddenly, it wasn't too late to celebrate because I was still in "my" week. I went to the florist that very day and bought myself the kind of bouquet I secretly longed for but no one knew to choose for me. I took an inordinate amount of joy seeing my all-purple arrangement and I learned a great lesson for all the rest of the years that followed. A) don't wait for anyone to make your birthday special for you when you are well-versed in what you love and B) it's never too late to spoil yourself.
|A gift for YOU!|
So, as an experienced celebrator, I will make many plans with family and friends today and for the next week. And to cap off my birthday extravaganza, my husband is taking me to Disney for a quick visit and dinner out. I might even see Pooh. I know I'll definitely have a fancy drink while wearing my favorite dress.
**Have any favorite birthday memories from childhood? Share with me and I'll give one random poster a fun present suitable for YOUR special day-- a cute makeup bag, Fabulips and a pink, glittery makeup mirror to ensure birthday fabulousness at all times.