Tuesday, July 1, 2014

July Wishes / Goals + Some Fun Birthday Facts

Hi friends! Happy 1st of July. I love July because it's my birthday month and I seriously love my birthday! It's like my own personal holiday where I get presents! It makes me want to jump up and down with excitement, and yes, I've been known to do that.


Here are some things you should know about me and my birthday:

1. I always come up with a reason to celebrate big each year! This year is my last birthday in the 20's and that's definitely a reason to celebrate big! 

2. I usually start my birthday list on July 24th (my birthday is on the 23rd). Ok, that's a joke but I really do send out my birthday list 3-6 months in advance. I only sent it out 1 month early this year. Sad, I know. 

3. Because I am on top of things and send out that list super early I have to send monthly reminders to people (mainly family) letting them know my birthday is "such and such" months away. 

4. Although I'm pretty vain about my birthday I do love to treat others on my birthday. I usually have a little goodie bag or some type of small gifts for friends. It's fun! For a few birthdays I've tried to sponsor a missionary or do something for someone else. I highly recommend it! 

5. After I'm vain and conceited about my birthday and gifts I'm always so humbled and think "Why was I so obsessed about my birthday and gifts?"

6. That humbled feeling I just mentioned is quickly forgotten on July, 24th. ha ha!

7. I love being around family and friends! It's one day a year that so many people I love, and that love me all get to be together at the same time. 

What I'm Looking Forward to This Month

1. Gifts! Enough said.

2. Time with Dave. Birthday's being married are just fun! 

3. Time with family. 

4. Foodie Pen Pal - You can read more about that here & here.

5. Trip to see my friend Amanda aka The Lady Okie. I don't have a date picked but I'm gonna make it happen in July =) I haven't even told her this yet. ha ha! Get ready, Amanda. 

6. Blog Giveaways! I'll be doing some small giveaways throughout the month on various social media platform. Plus, I'll be doing a giveaway of some of my favorite things so stay tuned! I'm excited to bring you all into this birthday fun. In fact, let's just do a little giveaway now! Just leave me a comment and I'll throw all your names into a bag and draw them out. I'll probably be sending a canvas burlap bag I paint and who knows what else =) I'll leave the giveaway open until Friday morning.

7. Dresses - I'm on a mission to wear my dresses this month. I have so many but they just sit in my closet for a long time. Not this month!

8. Running - I'm setting a goal to run 3 times a week. Crossing my fingers!

9. Blueberry Picking! You read that right. I'm going blueberry picking this weekend. I've always wanted to go and decided NOW is the time.

10. Bible Memorization - Remember yesterday's post on community? Well, me and some other women here in Woodward are going to start memorizing Bible verses together. I'm looking forward to it. 

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Ok! I've rambled on about my birthday enough but I'm excited. Now, I want to hear from you.

Do you have a favorite birthday memory? 
What is one of your favorite gifts you have received? 
What do you do for your birthday? 

Linking up with Melissa The Nectar Collective for Weekly Wishes & with Chantel for  Jack of all Trades


38 comments :

  1. I'm the exact same way! I celebrate my birthday for as long as I can, which basically is until my live just can't take it anymore :) Happiest Birthday Month!

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  2. Happy birthday month!!!! I love that you celebrate your life to the max!! Who else is going to if you don't?! right?! Yes to dresses! I am going to try and wear more skirts and dresses this July too! They are so comfortable in the summer!

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  3. Haha! #6 in the first list! Yes!!

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  4. :) It really makes me smile to see someone who gets overly excited about their own birthday--I feel pretty much the same way!

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  5. i love how excited you get about your birthday! :) have fun blueberry picking!! that is the best! i normally eat 1/2 and put 1/2 in the bucket lol

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  6. Happy birthday! My birthday is in February, so I still have some time to go, but as I will be turning 30 next year I definitely want to plan something extra special.

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  7. Love this and I LOVE birthdays! Mine, My husband's, my friends... any reason to celebrate is a good reason! ;)

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  8. My family always has made a big deal of birthdays and I love celebrating mine and everyone else birthdays! Have a wonderful birthday month!

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  9. Sounds like a great month!!!! Happy birthday month!!! If you don't have the Bible memory app I strongly recommend it! you have to pay for it, but it's worth every penny!!

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  10. Happy birthday month! It definitely warrants a month-long celebration. I have too many favorite birthday memories to count - I think that's why the day is so special!

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  11. Hello you beautiful Leo. I had to click on your post as I'm also someone who celebrates the month of July - and the 23rd is my Birthday too!! I believe in celebrating every birthday (and claiming the whole month). Happy July to you!

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  12. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MONTH!!!! I hope you get everything on your list! I love the dress goal. For some reason, I never wear my dresses. I might need to steal your idea. My blueberry picking confession: Last year I went blueberry picking twice and I got 26 pounds of blueberries! I had this great idea to eat my frozen blueberries all winter long, but I got over excited and ate a blueberry smoothie for breakfast every morning. My blueberries were gone by the end of November. Ha!

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  13. Happy Birthday Month! Hope this month is a great one filled with celebrations of you but also that you feel blessed with all those God has brought into your life as family and friends. Sounds like you've got lots to look forward to this month. God bless!

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  14. I'm so jealous you're going blueberry picking! That's one of my favorite childhood memories...my grandma had tons of bushes in her garden. Send me some?!

    My hubby's birthday is this month too. Yah for July birthdays!

    My Wholesome Home

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  15. I'm glad you love your birthday a lot too! Thanks for the birthday month wishes.

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  16. Dresses are more comfortable in the summer & summer dresses are just so fun. I will say that sometimes in winter I'll wear thick tights under maxi dresses and skirts. ha!

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  17. I know, girl! I try so hard every year but I'm always back at making the big lists.

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  18. I'm so glad you feel the same way! Birthdays are the best. Also, my birthday in Korea was super fun (that's where the picture is from) so I hope you have some awesome birthdays in China.

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  19. That's awesome that you eat 1/2 of what you pick. The farm I am going to had a disclaimer that basically said they won't tolerate too much picking and eating. ha ha ha! How often do you go blueberry picking?

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  20. 30! Yes, definitely something big. How do you feel about turning 30? Are you excited? Sad? People have such a vast array of feelings about the big 30.

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  21. Agreed! I married into a family that has 2 other July birthdays. We usually have some type of big bash together. However, I don't think any of them lOVE their birthday like I do. I'm glad you celebrate with so many people. That's fun!

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  22. I'm so glad your family loves birthdays. It's such a fun day to make memories. My husband's family usually has 'themed' parties - from Hawaiian to everyone dressing up like the birthday person did when they were a child. It's random but fun.

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  23. I haven't heard of that app but I'll look into it. I know I've heard of the Navigators app but I'm not sure that is the same. Thanks for that recommendation and thanks for the birthday wishes.

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  24. I'm so glad you had a great 21 birthday! What all did you do for your birthday? I also think that is fun that you celebrate everyone else's birthday as well. I agree it is super fun. Thanks for the birthday wishes.

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  25. Thank you, Joy! I do feel very blessed (more than I deserve kind of blessed) to have so many family and friends that I love and that love me. Thanks for stopping by.

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  26. BIRTHDAY MONTH! Holler. Excited to see you at some point this month!

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  27. The NW does, and that's one of the reasons I can't wait to move home. Right now we're in Nevada though. So no berry picking.

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  28. Kay, I love all your goals!! And I love how you treat your birthday, I actually wish I was more that way, maybe next year! :)

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  29. July is the best birthday month! ;) I love that you're so excited about your birthday and gifts and sharing with people! hehe. And the label on your post : "i love presents"... epic!!!! :)

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  30. JOY! YOU WON THE GIVEAWAY =) Please e-mail me your address and I'll send you a prize. My e-mail can be found on my contact page. If I don't hear from you in 24 hours I'll pick a new winner.

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  31. I'm excited too! Birthday's are so fun!!! Enjoy your birthday week!

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  32. You should totally celebrate big next year. Even all the little things add up to make the month extra special. I'm glad you are excited for me and don't think I've completely lost it =)

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  33. Thanks, Meredith =) I really do love presents so I just had to put that label in there. One time at Christmas my Mom bought me my WHOLE ENTIRE CHRISTMAS LIST and I was so excited opening gifts that I actually had to stop because I was hyper ventilating. This happened when I was in my 20's. ha ha!


    What month is your birthday in?

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  34. Ye-haw!!! Email sent.

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  35. Oh that's awesome!!! haha. And so nice of your mom! My birthday is in July too :) celebrated it just this past week!

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  36. How fun! happy belated birthday =)

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