Tuesday, October 20, 2009

I'm Pretty Sure This Is The Best Day Ever...

First of all, a HUGE thank you to all of you that partied with me over the weekend at Vanessa's Halloween bash. There were so many awesome blogs participating, I enjoyed visiting each and every one! I was a little worried when I wrote my post as I wasn't sure everyone would "get" my brand of humor but most seemed to enjoy it so THANK YOU! In the end I left around 180 comments and visited over 200 blogs (not all had party posts) so I count it as a success! lol

Next, I'm not sure you if you knew this but 10 days after Toot was born, I was born! All right, 10 days and a few years after. Yes, you guessed it - today I turned 33! Go me! :P

My hubby started the party early last week by getting me a crochet magazine I'd been drooling over and 2 new crochet books. This past Sunday my mom took us to the local Renaissance Faire which we go to every year to celebrate my birthday (pictures to come later, I was lazy :P) and tonight my dad is taking us out to dinner (pizza, oh baby!) AND Toot slept until 7:30 this morning! Woo hoo! lol

I don't have much going on on the ole blog here for my birthday but I do want to share a project that I recently did that displays what my entire life philosophy is based on: a quote. I finished another journal for the LPS circle journal and the theme of this one was "Favorite Quote". This is a fun one for me because I quite like my favorite quote, which is from the movie "Harold and Maude". Here are my pages (P.S.-These pics are craptacular, I had to take them at night - boo, hiss!):



And a close up of each side:





So the quote is: "Everyone has the right to make an ass out of themselves, you can't let the world judge you too much." I love love love this quote! If you've never seen the movie "Harold and Maude" I really recommend you check it out. (Cat Stevens did the entire soundtrack for the movie and the music is amazing!) It's all about being who you are, which is a unique individual and to embrace life. Here is a scene where Maude is talking about being unique.



It reminds me of this song that "Happy Monster Band" sings on Playhouse Disney (yes, I went there) it goes,

"I'm someone no one else can be,
I'm different than you, him or he,
I'm happy too as you can see,
Cause I'm the best at being me."

This may seem like a silly kid's song but I wish there was more of this philosophy being taught to our kids than being like celebrities or copying each other. Here's the entire song:



Anyhoo, didn't mean to wax poetic there! Thanks for sharing this day with me and have a cupcake before you go!


Want to make these cupcakes? Go HERE for the recipe! (and then send me one! ;)


Have a great day everyone!

32 comments:

  1. Happy, happy, happy Birthday Maggi! I'm hitting the 33 mark in february so I'm not far behind ;) Sounds like a fabulous week has been had. I love the quote and after watching that clip I think I would love the film too :P I loved 'I was steering' *shake of the head* at the end of the clip.

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  2. Happy Birthday Maggi! Have a fabulous day my friend! :)

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  3. Happy Birthday! Have a fantastic day. I wish you the best. Great post. I quite enjoyed it. I hope you will have a wonderful time. Cheers!

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  4. super duper happy birthday to you!

    so glad toot gave you the gift of sleep! :D

    i visited all the blogs too - doesn't it tick you off a bit when they have no post? guess i am a woman of my word. knew i was about half way done when i 'passed' you. i started at the end of the list and you must have started at the beginning. LOL :D

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  5. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET FRIEND! I hope your day is as special as you are!

    LOVE your journal pages and the quote is awesome!

    Big Birthday Hugs to YOU! Call me and I'll sing my now quite famous Marilyn Monroe style Happy Birthday song to you!

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  6. Happy Birthday! :)
    Sounds like your birthday is off to a good start so far, I hope the rest of your day is fabulous!!!
    Have a happy happy birthday :)

    (And thanks for the yummy cupcake recipe)

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  7. "HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU" "HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU"....HOPE YOUR DAY CONTINUES BEING THE BEST:)

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  8. Many, MANY happy returns of the day, Maggi...what a week of celebrations it has been in your house...and Halloween in just around the corner!

    It was fun to sorta 'follow' you around the blog hop...saw your smilin' face on many of the comments left just before my own...I counted that even with the ones who didn't have posts, I visited 300+ because I linked to others as well...2 solid days for me, but really fun!

    Have a great day!

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  9. Happy Birthday Maggi!!!!!!!!!!

    I agree with your philosophy as well! I love people that are different and I don't understand why others want to copy each other so much :-) I say be different and unique! ;-)

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  10. Happy Birthday, Maggi!! Have a wonderful day!

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  11. Mmmmm... thanks for the cupcake! Yum! And I am cracking up because you admited your age and you normally dance around it. You can always feel better knowing that I am older than you! LOL! Love your philosophy Maggi! That quote, piece from the movie, and song are all awesome! Life would be BORING if we were all the same.
    Happy Birthday Friend!! enjoy the pizza tonight! And I hope Toot behaves all day for you!

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  12. Happy Birthday sweet friend...loved the post and the cupcake was DELISH!!!! Wishing you th best day ever!!!! :-)

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  13. Hi Maggi! I love your blog! you have so much fun stuff to look at! Happy belated birthday from a fellow 33-er! Kori xoxo

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  14. Yeah Happy Birthday! We are both Dragons and Libra's (my B-day was the 18th) so we are essentially the same person right. lol just kidding. I hope your day is awesome as my birthday weekend (yes it took the whole weekend to celebrate all things me) was awesome :D

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  15. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! AND you're sharin cupcakes;) U r 2 sweet. I have anxiety problems and my Mr. is always sayin "dont care what other people think!" only he does not say it that nice so thanks for sharing such a great quote! I will keep it in mind and watch the movie too;)Keep havin a great day.

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  16. Happy Birthday Miss funky pants...you rock!

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  17. Happy birthday, wish I were 33 again!

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  18. Happy Birthday!! Don't do anything I wouldn't do!

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  19. Oh wow! Happy Happy Birthday Maggi! May all your bday wishes come true! Have fun at dinner!!!

    Kisses!
    Mo

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  20. Happy Birthday! Hope you enjoyed your day!

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  21. LOVE that layout! ^-^ And thank you for the cupcake!

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  22. happy birthday girl!!! loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the pages....and that cupcake was yummyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!! HEHEHEHEHEHE :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) and happy monster band...*sigh* u really didn't got there....did u??? LOL!!!!!!! Sending the old photos to u tomorrow afternoon! hope u like :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  23. Happy BIRTHDAY babe, enjoy that pizza, I would :)

    The cupcakes look delish btw.
    xxx

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  24. Happy Birthday Maggi, fun post and I would love to make those cupcakes, not sure if I could manage to part with them though...lol Hope your dinner was wonderful and you have a great week!
    xoxox

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  25. AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW MAGGI -
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEETIE...WOW 33 THAT IS SO YOUNG. SOUNDS LIKE YOU WILL CELEBRATE IN STYLE AND I HOPE IT'S THE BEST. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY...TO ONE DEAR SOUL & TALENTED ARTIST.
    LOVE HAROLD & MAUDE - GOD BLESS YOU WITH ALL GREATNESS!!

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  26. Well, this cinches it-October is a month of magic, because some of my favorite peeps were born in october (including my fab mommy goddess!)

    Happy Birthday brilliant lovely funny wonderful Maggi-you really are a gift to us all!!

    XOXOXOXOXOX

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  27. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! :-)

    Oh my goodness, those cupcakes look good. It's 5am here. 5am is not too early for cupcakes, right? Mmmmm....

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  28. Happy (belated) birthday!!!! BTW, I adore Harold and Maude. Great quote.

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  29. You Witch!!! WHY didn't you tell me it is your birthday?????
    Send me your addy, I will send out a card!!!

    oh, and you could put one of those cupcakes in the mail for me, I wouldn't mindd!!!!

    Oh, the maude quote, classic!!!
    The weird disney song, not so much. sorry. i said it. my bad.

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  30. I added you to my blog roll! Keep up the great posts! Kori xoxo

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  31. Tremendously joyful birthday wishes to you, my wonderful friend! I wish you a year and a lifetime of bliss, inspiration, reasons to smile, serenity, good health, and endless creative outlets!!!!!


    Endless birthday hugs!
    ♥ Jessica

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  32. Hello Maggi darling, I have missed you so much!!! I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your kind wishes for my dad's speedy recovery. I am one lucky girl to have you as a friend; you truly are the gem in my teacup. I am now off to stroll around your blog to see what I have missed.

    Love & Hugs
    Duchess

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