Monday, August 13, 2012

Rules to Live by and Things I Love for Birthday Week:)

welcome to my birthday week:)
in case you're new around here, this is me.
 and to celebrate, i am pretty much doing what I want all week:)
and to start with, that means spending time with
 my favorite country girls!
there they pride and joy:)
we kicked off the week at a country concert;
Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan.
even though we got soaked before and after,
we had a FABULOUS time!!!
but then, i have a fabulous time pretty much WHENEVER we
are together.
so that's the beginning of my birthday week.

today, my girls wanted to go to coconut point to do a bit of
birthday shopping.
they had ideas, but still wanted to know what i would like.
seriously, am i the only mother out there who doesn't have a list of
goodies i want?  
so in this age of technology,
i created a picture board on polyvore to give ideas
instead of writing a list.
here is my birthday idea board;

Things I love

let me explain.
basically what this board shows is that i love rose gold,
bracelets...cross jewelry and western style,
i like things with inspirational words/messages,
whether wall signs or again...bracelets.
i also would like a fun kinda ring.
the denim backpack is one of my favorites but since that
would be hard to find, it stands for anything denim which i LOVE.
this is a great time to find sale clothes and i wear a lot of tank tops.
purses.....i could use one for Fall.  they know what i like,
which is pretty much everything.
the quilt on the chair is in case they found a cool one for our
new couch. highly unlikely but who knows:)
i also listed a few shops they might find something and
i wrote the words in turquoise/aqua
 cause that is the color i'm into the most these days.
still like pink...and always love creams.
and black is always safe.
but turquoise is a anyway:)

now for those life rules..........
i've had this on a page at the top of my blog forever,
but i thought maybe it was a good time to re-post it.

45 Rules to Live By
1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone…
4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.
8. It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.
12. It’s OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don’t worry; God never blinks.
16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
17. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
18. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.
19. It’s never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, and wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special
22. Over prepare and then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.
24. Smile at someone today. Better yet, find something to compliment them about.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words ‘In five years, will this matter?’
27. Always choose life.
28. Forgive everyone everything.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn’t do.
35. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
36. Growing old beats the alternative — dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood.
38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.
41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
42. The best is yet to come.
43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
44. Yield.
45. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.

until next time.....


  1. Happy Birthday. Sounds like it will be a fun one. Happy shopping.

  2. Happy belated birthday Suzanne! I came to your blog from Barefoot in Bluejeans. I have enjoyed reading through a few posts...and I got a giggle or two!~ You are a cool mom!...and a fun lady...with style!

    I just had a birthday myself, on August 19th and I turned 62. it is still hard for me to believe that i am in my sixties because inside I still feel like a little girls sometimes. Ha!

    I liked these 45 rules to live by that you posted. I do enjoy life...and all that God has given me. I give Him all the thanks and the glory!

    Have a lovely day!

    Linda @ Truthful Tidbits


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