It’s My Birthday…..So, I thought I’d Share a Bit

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Yep! Barely a week after my Mr’s and just 5 days before Valentine’s Day.
How well do you think that holiday has worked out for us over the years?!! ;)
Not so well. We are so “partied” out by the time it comes.
Both of us!
But we are okay with that.

So since I posted up >>> some cute little pictures of my guy last week for his birthday…..
….I thought it only fair to post up a few of mine.

It all started with these two wonderful people….

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……who I love dearly.
That photo was taken on the farm my mom grew up on in North Carolina.

And ended up with my sister and I!
Here she is with me as a baby.
Awww, she so adored her baby sister…..

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…..until I grew up enough to be a little pain in the you know what!
Well, I wasn’t ALL the time. ;) …well, I might have been…. nah, I’m sure I wasn’t.

Yea, I’m the one digging in the dirt.
See, I already had my “artsy”, creative streak going strong…

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……I’m sure I was making something over there!! I saw beauty in the dirt, I’m sure. lol
That’s my sis and my two cousins, who are like brothers to us.
I have no clue who the kid on the other side of the fence is though!

Aww, sweet right?

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Yea..sweet, haha….not sure what this one did but he’s ’bout to get it!

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Poor unsuspecting little guy…hee hee

Yep, I was a mess…and a tomboy.

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A couple of past birthdays…..a long, LONG time ago….
(that’s my big sis below and no we don’t look a thing alike…I look like my dad and she looks like my mom)

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Action shot…blowing out the candles. Woohoo! Wonder what I was wishing for?
Sure doesn’t look like anything too exciting.

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And I guess I should be fair to my guy and post a lovely 70’s attire photo of me too….

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I mean really, it doesn’t get any better than that, now does it?
Plaid jacket, those socks, little lace up shoes…blue headband.
And the rest of my cousins up there…we were definitely rocking the 70’s.
That was also on the farm my mom grew up on. (front porch with rockers and everything!)

“The Breakfast Club” ??? …..Circa 1986…

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That’s me in the driver’s seat….I loved those pink pumps. ;)

My husband and I celebrating our birthdays (one candle for me and one for him!lol) some years back.
We always do the combined family birthday dinner/celebration since our birthdays are only a week apart.

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A recent pic of my Mr and I…last Spring.

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So there you have it.

A glimpse at my life….on my birthday.
And no, not telling ya how old I am today….but my “early life” photos probably give me away!! ;)
A BIG thank you to all of you who take the time to read this blog.
I appreciate each and every one of you!
And I am so grateful for the opportunity I have to share so many fun & creative things here with y’all….
…even this silly birthday post!! 


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  1. Ahh Namcy! Those pictures are adorable!!!! I love the shots of you and your 70s gear!!! Those look like good times!!! Happy happy birthday to you!!! Enjoy your weekend with the Mr.!!!!!

  2. Lol, great pics!!! Such a little cutie you were, and so petty now. My hubby and I have birthdays within one week of each other,too at the end of Feb. Just like yours, its kind of a “birthday week”. Happy Birthday, have a great weekend!

  3. So sorry I missed your birthday ~ Happy Belated and oh my goodness you were such a cutie!

    Have a wonderful year!

    Mary Beth

  4. This is a fun idea, Nancy! I let my bday slip by quietly, maybe then it didn’t really happen ha ha. I think I had the pants to match that plaid jacket lol! Happy Birthday :)

    1. Haha! I just realized this post was from last year! I came to read your Michaels wrap-up and this post was suggested at the bottom ha! I knew you had just had a birthday :)

      1. Haha!! Thank you Christy!! :) I let mine slip by quietly this year too!! I figure one post on the blog is enough!!! LOL And yes, gotta love those cool 70’s clothes! ;)
        Have a great weekend friend!! Enjoy this fabulous weather. I’m trying to get done here and get outside!

  5. Happy Birthday! I am newer to your blog and love it! I too am a child of the 70’s and 80’s. It was a great time! Enjoy your day!

  6. From one Aquarius to another, Happy Birthday!!! I hope you have a wonderful day! Thank you for sharing your photos, it’s so cool. I just loved the 70’s & 80’s…. take care!

  7. HAPPY BIRTHDAY 🎂🍨🎉 Nancy wishing you an abundance of creativity. I enjoy seeing the before and the amazing finished makeover. Have a blissful birthday.

  8. Nancy…wishing you a very happy birthday and many more to follow. I love following your blog. You are so talented and beautiful as well. Wishing you the very best always. Happy birthday to Mr artsy too !!.

  9. Happy Birthday to You! Looking at these pix bring back a lot of memories. My guess is we’re pretty close in age. I had pink pumps too!😉 Enjoy the celebrations. You’re like fine wine, you get better with age!🍷

  10. Happy Birthday Nancy! I remember all of the fun times we had with you, Sue, and my 2 boys growing up. You and Tim always fought because of similar family traits, but you actually loved each other. We all also had a lot of fun on the farm with everyone. You were a little “cutie” just like the rest of the kids in the family. xoxoxo Aunt Jo

    1. Thank you, Aunt Jo! :) Yes, we sure did have fun! They are like brothers to us. And yes, we did bicker with each other, lol, but we are great friends/cousins now!! xoxo

  11. That was so fun to look through. It’s like going through my parents old photo albums. I bet we are the same age judgung by circa 86 and rockin the 70s plaid. I love it” Happy Birthday!!

    1. Happy Birthday Nancy, checked my email late but so glad I did and saw yours! You were soooo cute and beautiful and talented now, handsome Mr. too! Enjoyed the pictures and I also really love your blog, especially the before and afters! Mine is 2 days before Christmas, we can’t choose them, haha! just wishing you many more happy ones! 🎂💖

      1. Awww, thank you so much, Celia! :) So happy you enjoy the blog!! And yes, my daughter’s birthday is a week before Christmas (19th) so I know how that one is! And yes, exactly!! xoxo

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