Friday, December 17, 2010

~thirty six~

today I turn 36.
I am at a good place in my life.
I have wonderful friends and a family who
is the best thing that ever happened to me.
Who could ask for more than that?
I thought I'd share with you 36 fun {and not so fun} facts about me today.
1~I was born in a vw bug. Yes, the car. I came really fast and was delivered in the parking lot of the hospital.
2~it is true what they say about red heads, they are feisty. It's really not my fault, I was born that way.......
3~ When I was in elementary school I would re~arrange my room just about every week. Sometimes my sister and I would swap rooms.
4~I was a complete tomboy. My best friend was my neighbor boy and we would spend our weekends collecting tadpoles out of the nearby pond.
5~My parents went out of town once while I was in high school. I re~painted my bedroom walls in a giant black and white checkerboard pattern. That didn't go over so well.
6~As a child, soccer was my favorite sport.
7~Growing up, as a middle child, I was the biggest rebel. My older sister could do nothing wrong and my little sister was a honors student. I was just.....the rebel.
8~When I was 18 I got a tattoo without my parents permission. Come to find out later, it was a tattoo of a guy doing a dance for the chicken soup brigade dance for aids for gays and lesbians. Oops, yep, still have it. I just thought it was a cute dancing guy.
9~I will never let my kids get tattoos.
10~I am highly claustrophobic.
11~I am deathly afraid of public speaking.
12~I can chew an entire pack of gum in 2 hours.
13~I once ate an entire package of oreos all to myself in one sitting.
14~I get car sick.
15~I am still friends with my kindergarten teacher, my sixth grade teacher, and my third grade teacher.
16~I am pretty sure I am addicted to sugar.
17~I could eat creme brulee for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
18~my favorite movie is "Rudy"
19~I love to nap.
20~I get at least 10 hours sleep a night.
21~I met my husband when I was 16.
22~I knew he would be my husband one day.
23~I eat, live, breathe, and sleep design.
24~I love where I live.
25~I wouldn't be anywhere without my family.
26~I am very close with my mom.
27~I have made so many wonderful friends over the Internet, 99% of them I have never even met in person.
28~I have fallen off my diet, but swear I will get back on it after the holiday's.
29~my philosophy is, "you only live once"
30~sky diving is on my bucket list.
31~I have to have a clean house.
32~I hate laundry.
33~I love my dog like he is one of my kids.
34~when I was 16 and my husband and I had been dating for only 1 month, he bought me yellow roses. It's been our thing ever since. I woke up this morning to a dozen yellow roses waiting for me!
35~I am thankful everyday for the life I have.
36~I honestly feel like I am boring you now, so I must go! A good friend of mine is taking me out to my favorite restaurant for lunch!
I hope you all have a fantastic day!
I will be back later to announce the winner of the nest ring giveaway!


susie.m said...

Hope your day is an amazing one... Happy birthday!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!!! Have a fabulous day!!! :)

Finding Home said...

Happy Birthday, thanks for sharing 36 fun and interesting things about you! Take care, Laura

Meg said...

I used to rearrange my room too!!! But, I was NOT a tomboy.

Go skydiving-soon!!!

Samantha2818 said...

Happy Birthday Melaine - hope you have a great day!
Thanks for sharing your secrets!

kate said...

Happy birthday! Have a great day!

Annette said...

Happy Happy Birthday!! Hope you have a blessed day:)
Love your 36 fun facts!!

Maureen said...

I would say more then half of your list would easily apply to me!! Met my DH at 16 as well, now coming up to our 25th Anniversary! Pathetically clausterphobic, creme brulee is one of the food groups for me....I could go on and on!

Enjoy your birthday and thank you for sharing your wonderful blog!

the cardigan-inn said...

wow, that was a long and seriously not a boring one,
Happy birthday!! said...

I LOVE your list!!!!Happy Birthday to you. I hope it is a fabulous one:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Jodi said...

Happy Birthday, to you! :) I hope you have a wonderful day.

Cortney said...

Happy Birthday! Love the list, especially the yellow roses :)

La Maison Fou said...

Have a Happy Birthday.....

My wish for you, it only gets better! Enjoy your day.

Karena said...

Happy Birthday Melaine!! You have led quite a life and there is so much more to come!

I have a New Giveaway from My Sparrow, come and enter!

Art by Karena

[email protected] said...

Happy Birthday! Loved all 36 things about you! Can we see that tattoo?? Please?

Also, can we get a full house tour? Take us on through! I would love love that. :)

Heather Salazar said...

You're so funny!!

Happy Birthday


By the way THANK YOU!! for the vintage photo link. I love vintage photos and have used another site however this one is hands down the best Ive seen.

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!

The tattoo story is still making me chuckle!


Midwest Cottage and Finds said...

#34 made me cry...Happy Birthday Friend...I feel you are a friend as I know your family, your home and your dreams...and love what you do.....

Tonia Hobbs said...

Have a great day!!! I am a middle child and we have alot in common!!! Happy Happy Birthday! I know you will have fun!!!!

Kaelyn said...

Enjoy 36, it's fun! I turned 46 two days ago, that was harder to swallow.

Lolo @ The Adventures of Stig and Lolo said...

Love this :)
Happy Birthday sweetie! Enjoy your yellow cute :)


Kendra said...

Happy Birthday! May this year be the best one yet :)

Cathy said...

Have a wonderful birthday! A sky diving lesson would be a wonderful present!

Thompson Tales said...

Happy birthday Melaine!!! Hope your day is wonderful!!! I like your fun facts!!

paisley penguin said...

Happy Birthday!

Cottage Dreamers said...

I love your last baby (14 mos old) was born in the car too!
I hope you have a wonderful 36th birthday!
☺ Celeste

Allison said...

Happy Birthday Melaine! How sweet to wake up to yellow roses from your wonderful husband. A nice way to start your day of celebration! I enjoyed your list of 36 items. I share a lot of them with you. Have a Happy Day!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!!

Anonymous said...

Happiest of days to you! Enjoy!

Curtis said...

Happy Birthday Melaine!!!!!! My wife's birthday is Sunday, we met in gradeschool, and dated off and on all through middle school, junior high, and high school, took a break from each other from graduation until we were 20 and married at 22, we have been married for 32 years. And together all of our lives.
I wish you a truly BLESSED, and WONDERFUL birthday.
ps.... yellow roses is our thing too, she carried them in her wedding bouquet, so she gets them every year on her birthday and anniversary...
Blessings you for for another fabulous year!
Curtis & Sherrie

" SHABBY JUNK" said...

Happy Birthday! OH to be 36 again! I remember crying when I turned 30! Loved the things you told about yourself. Sounds like a great life.

Curtains in My Tree said...

Happy Birthday

I know just how you feel when you said your at a good place in your life ditto

Your 36 things about you was interesting don't know if I could think up that many


Diana Ferguson said...

I loved your list!!! Happy Birthday.

Rachel Noelle Pallas said...

~~*~*Happy B day!!~*~* Rachel

*How is your contest going???

Liesl Ayers-Southwell said...

Happy Happy Birthday to you!

Tadpols... I used to catch those all the time and put them in a fish tank in our kitchen and watch them grow into frogs. :O)

Hope you're day is wonderful!

Dawn said...

Happy Birthday!

Unknown said...

Oh Happy Day!!!!

BearShe Cottage said...

Happy Birthday. Have a great day!

Country girl said...

Happy Birthday to you! Hey, you never bore me!

kristy said...

Happy Birthday! Today is also my birthday, along with my twin sister Linda! Hope you enjoyed your day!!

Unknown said...

happy birthday! loved your list! susan

Nina Diane said...

Happy Happy Birthday to you!!

Haley's Hopechest said...

Thanks for sharing more about yourself! I loved reading it and wasn't bored at all. Have a wonderful birthday!

A Vintage Vine said...

Have a great Birthday!...the list so fun to read!!!

NanaDiana said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Melanie. I'd say you have a pretty good handle on life and your outlook is wonderful. The 30's are wonderful years...enjoy them! Hugs- Diana

Anonymous said...

I love it when you do lists. Funny thing is most of your items are also on my list. You forgot the "love mowing the lawn one". Have a Blessed Birthday!

Liz in Michigan

Artsaccomplice said...

Congratulations on the birthday!!!! Sounds like heaven, overall! You're such an inspiration for what I'd like to be one day! Wishing you and your family all the best during the holidays and the coming new year!


Kelley said...'s your Birthday!?

I am now singing to you....Happy Birthday to you..... la la lala la la..... Happy B day Dear Melaine....eeee..... Happy Birthday to you! Yea!

xxoo kelley

Andrea said...

I turned 36 on Oct 30, but in my heart, 27 I shall forever remain =) Have a good one!

Teresa said...

Happy Birthday! May this next year be your best ever.
Oh, and glad to know weekly room re-arranging is normal as my youngest is a habitual furniture mover. Makes me a wee bit crazy.
Hope your day was wonderful!

All That Jazz said...

What a great list, I loved it! Now I want to watch Rudy and Google what that chicken soup brigade dancing guy looks like, LOL! I hope you had a really wonderful birthday!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Happy, happy, happy birthday! I adore your blog, your warmth, your humor, and all your design secrets. I'm so glad you decided to go into blogging and entertain all of us! Hope you have a wonderful, joyous year ahead with your beautiful family.

dstep said...

Happy Birthday-!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

bullie_mama said...

Hope you had a fantastic day!

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday!!

ivonne said...

Thank you so much, you've inspired me in so many ways. Have a happy day!!!!

Simply LKJ said...

Happy Birthday Melaine! Love yellow roses too.

Art and Sand said...

A late Happy Birthday!
You mention all your friends from the internet.
That is one of the things I love about the internet (there are things I hate about it too.)
I read your blog quite often and especially loved watching the surprise bedroom redo.
When I saw that you had just turned 36 I laughed to my self. You are the same age as my eldest son. It confirmed that love of decorating can cross age barriers. Have a Merry Christmas.

Kathy said...

Happy Birthday Melaine, would that be Cactus?

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Happy, Happy Birthday!!

Laurie said...

Happy belated birthday! Your list was fun to read. I love that your husband brought you yellow roses on your birthday!

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