Friday, June 25, 2010

birthday week + towels [lots of dishtowels]

First dishtowel! The one I saw and loved and wanted from The Whimsy Cottage- it is mine!!!! Thanks so much Mom & Dad Mincy! How did you ever know what I wanted !? It is almost too adorable to use.....and I sort of want to make it into a pillow :)

I have already been spoiled rotten for my birthday (which is not until tomorrow)

(which reminds me that it is Gigi's birthday today! Happy Birthday, Gigi! Barb posted a pic of Gigi today - you can see her here with her cute new hair-'do- I love it!)


Second dishtowel(s)! I was contacted by a sales rep for the websites that include all modern.com. They said that I could review some of their products and that they would send me a gift certificate so I could pick out a few things. As soon as I saw the Ferm Living dishtowels- I knew. They stole my heart and I love them to death. I picked the red "weed" tea towel, the green "watercress", and the birdcage tea towel.

They are so nice and big....

the possibilities are endless, really. You could use one for a skirt....


A window treatment....


A throw........

Now it wouldn't keep you very warm, but it sure does look cute!


Ferm Living makes some great towels- very sturdy and well made. Not to mention beautiful.

And since it is my birthday tomorrow, and I am spoiled enough already- I am going to give away these two adorable towels.

Please leave me a comment telling me how old you are (*that part is optional) and how old your mental age is. I am going to turn 35. I absolutely do not feel 35. I feel about 28.....maybe, more like 27. So that is my mental age. Tell me how old you feel and your name will be entered into my little contest to win these 2 sweet and adorable tea towels (skirts/window treatments/throws).

60 comments:

Jaime O said...

LOVE the towels!

31 for real...25 in my heart... :)

Lauren said...

FABULOUS dish towels! Such fun! Have a wonderful birthday!

Katie R said...

Happy Birthday Eve!! Hope you get spoiled and thank you for sharing your spoils :) I am 27, and I guess right now I feel 27. :) I am not sure. Usually it might be younger but it's friday and I work as a Nanny while looking for a teaching job and It's been hot and humid this week. So I feel my age :) Hope your celebration is wonderful!

manda said...

Oh my gracious! I love those towels!! I am slightly obsessed with birds...yay!!
I just turned 35 in May but I feel like I am in my early 20s except that I drive a minivan. I don't know many 23 yr olds that drive a minivan, do you?

Kim's Treasures said...

Happy early birthday!!!! What a cool giveaway! I am 45 but feel like my brain is about 28.

Karen@Candid Diversions said...

Happy (early) birthday!

I'm 29. I pretty much feel 29. ;) However, my dad has been known to tell me that I've been in my 30s since I was born, so I don't know... (he means it as a compliment, fortunately)

Jessiekay said...

I so want the bird tea towel! I love it!

My real age: 31
My mental age: 31

Not sure if that's a sad thing or not, but I happen to love the age that I am. (For once!) I've spent my entire life wishing I was a different age - but for now, I'm happy.

Jeremy and Amy said...

Happy, happy birthday, Sara!!! BEAUTIFUL dish towels! I am 33, and I certainly feel more around 26 :) Don't know how I got so "grown up" so quickly :)

tacky said...

The towels match my kitchen!!! I am 40 and 1/2 years old...I still feel like that little girl who would spread the blanket outside to play make-up and dolls with her sister...when we were eight and nine...YET...I have an eight and nine year old!

Laura D said...

Happy Early Birthday! I didn't know our birthday's were so close togeher. (I probably saw last year, but just forgot. = ) )Mine is Monday and I'll be 29. (Which is still young, but makes me feel old because my mom has turned 29 for as many birthday's as I can remember! AND it doesn't feel like very long ago at all that that was "REALLY OLD." HAHA!)

Little Dude's Mama said...

Happy birthday!
I just turned 30; and two months later I can say I feel 30. It feels good to own it!

Dana D said...

I'm 35, but I never claim anything over 23! That's how old I was when I got married, and when my first child was born. Mama-hood took over, and that person aged. But Dana is still 23 in my mind! :)

Jill said...

Happy! Happy! Happy! birthday week!!! (mine is next week!) LOVE the birdcage towell!!!- actually love them all! :)
Have a wonderful weekend!
Many Blessings!
Jill

Tracey said...

Happy Birthday!
I'm 45 but in my head I am 16.
I was 16 when I met my husband. I
just can't believe we have been
married for almost 28 years. It
feels like we just met!

withpatience said...

Happy Birthday, Sara! You are so generous to share your goodies with someone else;-) I am 41 and depending on how much sleep I've had (5 month old in the house now;-)) feel ancient, like 99, or normal--41;-) I've always loved my age where ever its been!

Amy@OCD: Obsessive Creative Disorder said...

I love the bird towel and my kitchen is red!!! Anyway...

I'm 27... mental age ranges from 12-40 depending on the topic. :)

lucky_march_girl AT yahoo DOT com

gypsy@Hebrews11:13 said...

Happy birthday sweet friend! I am 34 and I LOVE the bird towel!!!!!!!!!!!! It goes with the metal birds my mom bought me:) Which I need to decide on a place for:) I feel much older than my friends most days...due to life experience. But I do enjoy and love life enough that I HOPE I come across as younger:)

Anouk said...

So Sara we're only a few days apart! My b'day is July 6th and I'll be the same age as you . . . mental age? Some days I feel 26, others 85 (when I can't remember anything). But mostly I feel 31 so I can be the same age as my husband!

Pam said...

Happy Birthday!

I'm 34, and proud of it!

I love those towels, and would use them to cover my lovely dough as it rises!

Jacqueline said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SARA! Those are soo cute! Even though I don't have my own kitchen :) I am 21 but some days I would like to be 10 again!

Marie@PoutyPinkPrincess said...

Happy Birthday! CUTE towels! I am 27 almost 28, but pretend and act like I'm 20ish! haha!

Cory said...

These are great towels, and I love all the ideas too!

I'm 32 for real, sometimes I feel about 70 and sometimes I feel about 16...usually it depends on who I'm with :)

Thanks,
Cory

debbiec said...

My real age is 49 yrs. How can an almost 50 year old feel like 25 mentally? I work with preschoolers!

Stephanie said...

LOVE those towels!!!!

I am 34, but most days mentally 24, but when playing with my two year old, I feel like a child as well, that's the best :)

Dianne said...

Happy Birthday Sara! I'm 41 and don't feel a day over 29 - I say that my children keep me young and they range in age from 15 years to 21 months, so I hope that stays true! I'm getting a new kitchen this summer and either towel would look great with my new stove - thanks.

blue_05shopping said...

Happy Birthday! Those towels are beautiful! I am 27 and mentally feel 27 but physically like 50. I have a lot of pain but I love reading your blog it cheers me up. I always love all the colors and patterns you use.

Elizabeth a.k.a Liz said...

Happy Early Birthday! You have a beautiful family and I love your creativity!

Real age: 30
Mental: 28 with an occassional old soul of 80. Lol!

knack said...

ferm living is my favorite!! i have wallpaper for my furniture form them....and it is the best!

...pick me! pick me!

I am 36 and my mental age is ....hmmmm someday i feel like 50.....and thene there a re days that i feel like i'm 25 again......does that count:)

Elizabeth a.k.a Liz said...

Happy Early Bday! You have a beautiful family and I LOVE your creativity!

Real Age: 30
Mental: 28 with an occassional old soul of 80! LoL!

knack said...

gigi wants to be entered too....she is 85.......and she says she feels 105!! :)

xo

Jenn A said...

Very cute towels! All of them! I am 38, but I feel more like 28 - except that my oldest kid is turning 12 at the end of the summer. =)

mrs.pabody said...

happy birthday!!! i can only dream of having style like yours, sweet sara! you are awesome!
ok... i am 32, but if you average my age and chloe's age (she's technically part of me right now, right??) i am 16... and i think right now i feel about 27 (i was a newlywed and still feel like i'm so new at all of this!) but sometimes when i first wake up in the morning with 6 weeks to go in this pregnancy, i think i feel about 63... ha! ha!
anyway, thank you for the giveaway! ;)

Jessica said...

My true physical age is 37, but my body is really about 50...mentally I am still in my early 20's- sort of a flake!!!

But, God loves me no matter what!

Martina said...

Happy birthday to you!
I am 45 but I often don't feel like it. Probably our kids keep me young in heart. Our youngest is 5 now!
Love your towels! So great

Garth and Becky said...

What beautiful towels! I hit the big 3-0 this year, but mentally feel older right now (getting life adjusted after having a baby!).

Montgomery Family said...

Happy Birtday, Sara!!! I LOVE your blog. check in on your creative ideas all the time! I'm 33 (for two more weeks!)...we just moved to Texas a week ago, so I'm so tired that I feel every day of it! But I usually still feel about 25.

Montgomery Family said...

Happy Birthday, Sara!! I LOVE your blog. I check it often to see what creative things you're up to! I'm 33 (for two more weeks), and I usually feel like 25. But since we just moved to Texas from Georgia a week ago, I feel every day of 33 right now! :-)

Diana said...

Happy bday!! I love your colorful blog!!!
I am 35 and feel like 28. Live life to the fullest, love our awesome God, and devoted to my family! Have the best day ever!

rachel awes said...

happy birthday &
thank you for the giveaway!
these towels are adorable!!
i am 44 & feel about the same/
which is truly a happy equation...
lol.xo

lori vliegen said...

happy birthday, sweet girl!! and thank you so much for sharing these fabulous towels with us!! i hope you have a wonderful birthday celebration! lovingly sent to you from your 50-year-old art friend who feels like she's 30! xox, :))

Rachel said...

I am 37 but I feel about 30...I have to be on my toes with 2 little girls running around. Thanks for the giveaway. The towels are just so cute!

Rachel C.

Bethany said...

I'm a teenager, but I feel like a kid! I don't know an exact age, but I just feel like a little child, trying to have fun with every situation in life!

Mary said...

Happy, Happy, Birthday Sara!! Hope you are having a wonderful day!!

I will be 54 - yikes - tomorrow!!
I do not feel that old inside, but sometimes my body says otherwise!!!

Wonderful towels, don't they make doing kitchen chores a bit more fun??!!!

Birthday blessings!!!

justin, jake and jenna's mom said...

Oh wow, I'm getting in on this one late! Happy birthday, my dear sister in law {btw}, sorry I'm late!!!

I love the towels!!!

My age: 37
Mental: pretty much 37 as far as I can tell :)

P.S. Pick me!!!

Joy said...

Those are fantastic! I really *heart* the birdcage one. My birthday is in 3 days as well and I'll be 33. My mental age is probably 27-28. :)

Stephanie said...

I am 32 and I feel 45... just kidding! I think I will always be about 23 in my head, which was me age the first year of my marriage. That felt so much like the beginning of the rest of my life.. I guess it was!

Lauren said...

BTW...I'm 35...but feel 30 some days and 65 others! Ugh! ;)

KQ Sue said...

Ok, take pity on the ancient one. I am 57, in my nightmare. But I am 30 in my dreams. Ok, body is siding with the nightmare. I keep telling it to hush! Bad body!

Erin Neiner said...

yipee skipee!!! an adorable giveaway!!! and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! Well, this was my big year and have been 30 for 9 months now; however, most days, if I were to blurt out how old I am without thinking about it, I'd have to say 25.

*love the part of your dinner date where you said, "the warm and easy conversation with my husband..." so great!!!!

Andy & Kellie Smith said...

Happy Birthday Sara!! I am 35 years old but most days I dont feel a day older than 28!! Then I see my tall girl walking around and it makes me feel my age. I think all the time I am not old enough to have a 9 year old!! Thanks Sara for doing give aways!! We need another art sale!?

{B} said...

okay, I love the black and white one!

so, I am 29, turning the big 3-0 this year;-( I think my mental age would be..........

hm, well, I asked Steve and he said my mental age is thirty. I'm not sure what I think about that? ;-)

Debby said...

Love, love the towels.
Happy Birthday. 35 is such a nice age.
I will be 60 in a few months. I think I feel like I am 50.....60 seems kinda old to me. Since I am around little ones all the time, I don't feel that old. It's all about having fun, isn't it.
Oh no the word verification that came up on this post is "lying". That can't be good, hah.

Lacy said...

What a sweet birthday! So glad it was fun! Your so cute about having Dave to yourself...I know how that feels. Anywho....I am redoing my kitchen at age of 34....but should have been done when I was 24! Ha! I feel 28ish id say. I would love some cute towels to jazz up my kitchen.

StacieB said...

I love the red towel in particular but they're both cute :) I am 28 and somedays my mental age is prob. 25 and other days it's prob. more like 35 :)

joeandkris513 said...

Hi Sara! I just scrolled through your comments 3 times looking for mine because I was sure I had entered a comment and left you a Happy Birthday wish. Seems I'm either loosing my mind or it didn't take. I'm 34, but feel 29. Wish I felt 25!
Glad your birthday was great! Sorry my comment is late - I really do care. =)

Jara said...

I'm 31, but I still feel like a 17 year old

Lexie said...

I love the towels! My real age is 31....I think my mental age is 24! Hah! Many guess younger than that...which I strongly disliked until recently...

Shelly said...

Happy Birthday Sara! I love the dish towels. My living room is done in a bird type theme so that one would go perfect.... maybe framed??

I am 32 for real but my mind doesn't see me older than early 20's somewhere.

joyfullness said...

Hey Sara...hmmm...i feel 67 sometimes...i am an old soul..but relish in the fact that i am only in my 30's as well...and perhaps, Lord willing..I will have so many more years to enjoy this great life!!
Happy Birthday to You!

Megan Walker said...

Oh my goodness, those towels are SO ADORABLE!!! I'm sorry I got here late for the party, but at least now I don't have to state my age - LOL :D

I will definitely check out the towel site - they sound like they're made really well and generous in size, and you're right - they're beautiful also. And you're too cute demonstrating all the things they could be! :)