Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Birthday Wishes

I'm going to turn 33 (gasp) exactly 1 week from today!
Don't you think I should be celebrating a birthday week instead of day?
hmmm...& maybe 33 presents & 33 cakes w/21 candles ;)
(cupcake found here)

In lieu of said day of birth
I thought I'd come up with a list of 33 things
I'd like to see transpire in my life this upcoming year.
So without futher ado...

1.Inspire those around me...2.Stretch my creative design to more than jewelry... I feel a painting waiting to burst forth!3.Take my sewing to the next level & make something wearable!
4.Laugh everyday!5.Spend more time being in the moment rather than anticipating what's next!6.Take long walks in my new neighborhood.7.Make weekly to do lists ( I am soo not a list maker...it's taken me 10min. to get to #7!)8. Fall in love {could someone make this happen please :) } hmm...maybe this should be no.1!9 Learn how to bake bread.10.Forgive to the fullest.11.Be bolder at marketing my business!!12.Accept failure as a starting point to try again13.Have more patience with The Boy!14.Take more risks!!15.Take more naps :) 16. Learn to speak Sarcasm as a second language {instead of as my default 1st language :)}17.Is anyone still here reading this ???18.Be more consistent with The Boy.19.Start my own local craft market.20. Write more handwritten letters21.Remember to buy stamps for letters ;)22.Print out pictures {instead of saving them to the depths of the computer to be forgotten}23.Smile at strangers.24.Take guitar lessons (I've wanted to do this forever!)25.Spend more time praying for others.26.Take more road trips to the coast.27. Create more memories with The Boy!28.Write a poem29. Go dancing with my girlfriends!30. Be more gracious to others.31. This list is very daunting which is the reason I don't make lists!32.Live every day to the fullest!
33.Give more love than I receive!

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In honor of celebrating my 33rd year I am offering 33% off everything in my shop! Just mention my birthday in the note to seller at checkout & your discount will be refunded via paypal once your payment is received. Now through the 29th!

I'm working on some new On The Rocks necklaces which should be up for grabs before Christmas & in time for you to use the discount...pics coming soon! & If you just have to pick up something for me for my big day (hint hint) I'd love this (I'm a size 8 1/2!) or this or anything over here!

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Have you
finished up your holiday shopping yet? I put the last touch on my mom's gifts today! I can't wait to show you what I made her! I'm super excited but she reads this (hmm.. she may be the only one hahaha) so I can't spill the beans just yet! Happy Shopping my birds!

XoXo's
Johanna




6 comments:

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Happy early Birthday! Love your list and many are the same things I'm striving for and I have a few years on you...sigh!

Sweet Friend...time goes quickly...do everything on your list like there's no tomorrow...okay? You have an abundance of talent and the whole wide world should know it!

Painting hey? Can't wait to see what you do!

I do hope you meet someone to share life with...you deserve it!

I just want you to know that I'm so happy our paths crossed, I thank you for you endless inspiration, countless giggles and I hope one day our paths meet in person. Oh, and I hope that I will soon be the owner of one of you lovely creations...I adore everything you do!

Love and hugs,
Karyn

SewSweetStitches said...

LOVE #19- That's so cool! And you say you're not bold w/marketing? I'd never even have the guts to participate in a craft fair let alone start one! Go for it!

Createology said...

What a wonderful list of "33" things you would like to focus on this coming year of your life. A very special Happy Birthday. May you celebrate "33" in a big huge way all year long! Thank you for sharing your list as I am not one to make lists very well but I certainly like yours. Well done! Your creativity is amazing.

Kate said...

Jo, you're the best! Happy, happy birthday to you. Still haven't gotten to the post office to mail your gift, or anyone else's for that matter. i suck! anyway, just wanted to let you know that I adore you and want you to have a very wonderful birthday and Christmas. Thanks for being so rad!

Emily-Claire said...

Happy early birthday to you! I love your list. I know for a fact you can already check off #1 as you have truly inspired me!

I hope you and your son have a fabulous Christmas. I'm sure your mum will love her present!


P.S. Thank you for all of your sweet comments on my blog. :)

Adventures with Millie Making Jewelry said...

Great inspiration! Have a happy birthday and a wonderful new year!

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