I sat down to write thirty things about myself this morning, in honor of my thirtieth birthday. That is a hard task. I felt confronted with how boring I am….but nonetheless, I managed to think of thirty things, thrilling or not. Enjoy them and then we’ll get to the good stuff:
1. there is a crown and sash in my history
2. I played the clarinet in middle school and high school and never sat lower than first chair…I’ve only played it twice since emma was born
3. I cannot draw
4. If I chose my favorite singer today it would be patty griffin
5. I have a sweet tooth—actually it would probably be more like a molar
6. I grew up on a farm
7. I used to be an elementary school teacher
8. I am not a morning person
9. I’ve inherited my mother’s high standards for bed-making: smoothed out bed, hospital corners, folded down flat sheet, sides tucked in…etc.
10. For the life I me, I can not get my legs from knee to ankle to get anything tanner than pasty white
11. I’m a procrastinator
12. I hate talking on the phone
13. I shave my legs every time I shower (I guess my pasty white legs need all the help they can get)
14. I have showed sheep, pigs, a steer, chickens, dogs, sewing projects, cakes and hard candy in my county fair. (hint, hint for no. 1)
15. I always like to have something to drink with me in the car
16. I could do bagels and diet coke every day for lunch.
17. I had a great college experience
18. I just started drinking coffee—but I have to put some hot chocolate mix in it to get it down.
19. As I type this my four year old is drawing on a cucumber, and I walked in on my two year old squirting expensive conditioner all over the bathroom sink
20. I can get frazzled easily….breathe…in…out….calmly address no. 19…..
21. I still get a few blemishes , but I’m thinking I should start putting cream around my eyes…
22. I have one grey hair (that I know of)
23. I have two children and hope for more.
24. I can’t fathom that I look different or older than I did in college.
25. I hate being hot
26. I love a little bowl of mint chocolate chip ice cream in front of the TV at night, after my children are in bed—and I can really enjoy it.
27. My husband and I are obsessed with getting BBC/PBS shows from netflix—formerly “monarch of the glen” currently: “Ballykissangel” next: “miss marple?”
28. I love reading children’s books
29. I always have music on
30. I hope my next thirty years will be marked by growth: spiritual, emotional, familial, marital…(oh—and some loss—in the weight department)
**maybe I should clarify marital growth: I’m not planning on acquiring more husbands, just a deeper, richer relationship with the wonderful one I have now.**
Now as a sort of birthday in reverse, I thought I’d give the gifts today and share some of my thrift store scores with a few of you. I think we’ll go with the old name drawing method. If you would like your name in the hat for some of the fabrics below, please leave me a comment, and be sure to say you are interested. Last time I did this, I had a hard time telling which people wanted to be in the drawing, and which were just leaving a comment.
Gift# 1 and 2: (about 2 yards each panel)
gifts 3 and 4: (also about two yards, I think)
Gifts 5 and 6: (these curtain panels have tucks at the top, but they could easily be taken out with a seam ripper…about a yard to a yard and a half each)
obviously no ironing involved here, but I washed my set yesterday and they cleaned up nicely:
So there’s the stash for sharing. Remember, if you’re interested in having your name in the hat for one of these 6 pieces of fabric, please make it clear in your comment. And one small disclaimer–if you are an international reader, I’d be happy to send fabric to you, I only ask for a little donation towards shipping…fair enough?
So, I’m 30…wow. feels just like 29. I’m planning on spending my day poolside with my two favorite girls and then a small dinner celebration with the girls, Dan and some close college friends. A nice, simple, quiet day. Happy July26th to all of you! Have a wonderful day–for me!
62 comments on “30 on my 30th and some sharing”
Happy birthday! I’d love to be in the draw 😛 #13 made me chuckle – perhaps you’re shaving your tan off when you shave each time? lol just a thought.
Sweet Molly, I’m so terribly sorry for being late in wishing you a happy birthday, but here it goes: Happy birthday!
I’ve been super busy lately. And thanks for sharing 30 things about you. I really enjoyed reading them. You’re one sweet girl. 🙂
A very very happy birthday to you! I loved your list of 30! So very fun to read. I hope your birthday is very special–full of your sweet little ones, and some mint cocolate ice cream. 😉
Oh, and that third fabric is just AMAZING! Wow!
A very happy birthday to you!!!! I know that lots of people get very stressed about 30, but for me it was perhaps the best year of my life…
The fabrics are lovely, but do not enter me into the giveaway. The fabric deserves to go to someone who would know what to do with it!!!!
Happy Birthday Molly,That last one is great, but they are all lovely finds. Can you ever have enough Fabric?? Count me in.And the chocolate chip mint after the kids are in bed, is almost a ritual around here, really..LOL
Happy Birthday, from one of your lurkers … ! I would love to be entered in a drawing for some of that yummy fabric 🙂 Hope you have a great day!
(And mint-chip ice cream really is the best.)
And your fabric is wonderful, I would love to be included!
Happy Happy Birthday!!! It seems all the great ones have July birthdays. (hehe… mine is in two days) I wasn’t going to get in on your give away because I have so much fabric but my heart nearly stopped when I saw that last fabric. Please, please, please draw my name for #3… pretty please.I loved reading your list!!
Happy birthday, Molly! I hope your day is fabulous!
I would love to be entered into your drawing. I’ll keep my fingers crossed for a curtain, though it’s all cute as can be.
Two points:1. I love the fabric, and am very interested in winning! :)2. Being “hot” is not a bad thing. chuckle, chuckle.
Another lurker is out! Happy 30th Birthday hope you enjoy your mint choc chip ice cream tonight – have an extra scoop you deserve it! Would love to be included in the draw for the last fabric – it would be so great for my little one’s nursery.
Happy Birthday, sweet Miss Molly! Come on in- the thirties are fine!
I love your list.(There’s a crown and sash in my history too.)
Put me on the fabric list too, please! And you have a GREAT day.
Happy, happy birthday, Molly! I didn’t know you went to Wheaton. Probably complete opposite of my college experience at the most liberal university in the state! Other than that, we have lots in common. Just like sisters separated at birth…except I’m 3 yrs older than you are…hmmm, how would that work…? Oh well, I hope you have a wonderful day!! And put me in your drawing, ‘kay? I’m trying to build up my fabric stash 😉
Happy Birthday Molly! The 30s are great- you really are just getting started. Welcome!
I love reading your list-I think one of these days I will do the same thing. Lists are one of my favorite things to do and READ!
Happy, happy birthday! Your willingness to share beautiful fabric inspires me: I am a terrible hoarder, but love the idea of sharing the wealth.
Because of this, I’m going to ask to not be included in the drawing, not because I don’t love those fabrics (all three of them!) but because I’m trying to learn from your example. So I’m posting just to say happy birthday, I guess.
happy birthday! I love it when people list things about themselves…I think we reveal much more that way then in a regular entry. I would love to be entered in the contest. and I have to add that I am so jealous of all you girls that find such great fabric. I hardly ever see any in our thrift shops, etc!
Happy, happy birthday! What a fun list! I totally suck at putting things together like that – I become completely uninpsired – but yours is great. I read your blog every day (although I don’t comment much) and I love seeing the things you create.
Would you mind considering me for your drawing? You really got some good fabrics this go around. I especially love the blue & green curtains, but they are all great.
Have a lovely birthday!
have you noticed how many bicentennial babies there are among the blogging? happy 30th! (welcome to the ranks!)
Happy birthday, it’s mine today, too! I’m 35, and feeling a tad gloomy (wish #22 was true for me). Hope you don’t mind, I think I’ll pick up on your great idea and try writing 35 things about myself. Enjoy your day, and please enter me in your fabric drawing… I think that last one, especially, is so cute! By the way, I’m totally with you on #12… thank goodness for email!
Ha!! I like that last note you made, one husband is enough for me too :). I am addicted to eating a little bowl of ice cream at night, and it deffineltyd has to be AFTER the kids go to bed.
Happy 30th Birthday! I loved it when I reached my 30’s (odd, I know).
Those curtain panels are amazing! Wow, you did find some goodies 🙂 I would love to be entered in the drawing.
Happy, Happy Birthday! I remember 30. It seems so long ago, and yet just like yesterday. Have a wonderful day and please count me in for the drawing. Those are FABULOUS finds!
welcome to the thirties! so good to hear some more fun things about you… thanks for sharing!
love the fabric scores – definitely count me in for the fun!
What great finds- I never get so lucky at my local stores. And what a sweet thing to do on a birthday- my 35th is coming up and I plan on following your lead and sharing some of my stash. Count me in for the drawing- the third one (blues) is simply terrific. And have a wonderful birthday!
Happy birthday! Love those birthday lists — such fun. The 30s are great so far.
Count me in on the drawing! Great finds — especially that blue/green curtain!
Happy b-day to you. 30 seems like awhile ago for this grandma…Enjoy the day..the 30s..they are gone before you know it.
Happy 30th! That was a great birthday for me and I hope it is for you too. I also have a 2yr old and 4yr old so I have an idea of how it goes. Please count me in on the drawing, I especially love the horsies/birds/flowers fabric!
aw, happy birthday molly!!! sounds like a very nice, relaxing day you have planned. 🙂
the list is a great idea! and what IS it about legs that leaves them running away from the sun?? I feel your pain there. ha.
oh, and I would love to be entered in the drawing!
Happy Birthday, and welcome to the club! I laughed recognizingly when reading your 30 things.I can’t resist asking to have my name in the hat 😉
happy 30th, Molly! And yes, it is not much different than 29. I turn 31 this year and I’m thinking that won’t feel too different either. We’ll see. And your fabric is to die for! count me in 🙂
Happy Birthday! Hope you have a fantastic day!
HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I have the same prob with my legs just not tanning at all…what’s with that 🙂 I am going to be 30 in a year and half….I am excited about that. I would love to be entered in the drawing also.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOLLY! Hope you had a fantastic day with your little ladies and family. I love your list–I’m impressed with #13 [read: you don’t want to see my legs in the winter!], agree with #12, 23, 25, 28. Was laughing really hard about the marital growth comment! You don’t need to enter me into the contest. I just cleaned up my fabric stash this morning…uh, yeah, too much fabric!
Happy birthday to you!! I just realized today’s date and you share birthdays with my younger brother!
Oh, to be 30 again …
(please add my name to your drawing, if you don’t mind.)
I love that red fabric (the middle one), so count me in for the drawing, if you please.
happy happy happy birthday. may the coming year be filled with much joyful growth! the 30s are great – trust me!! xo
PLEASE COUNT ME IN!!! And a very Happy Birthday to you! You are much farther in life than I was at your age. I’m 41 with an 8 year old and a 5 year old and a deep desire to have more. Should have started at your age!
First off, I’m delurking to say Happy Birthday. I’ll be 29 in August and the years honestly just seem to run together and I still feel like I’m in college, in my head anyways. Secondly, I love your buttons and pendants and am so encouraged that you saw what you liked ans were good at and pursued it. Thirdly, I hate talking on the phone, too. I’ve never been one to just call someone and chat. I always need to have somehting to say and then the conversation can drift. Anyways, you do a great job here at MommyCoddle.
Happy Birthday! What an impressive list… far, far from boring. And Miss Marples is wonderful. Could watch that over and over back in the old days when I owned a tv.
Happy birthday! I’d love to be in the draw. 🙂
Happy hatch day!!!! Hope the mags reach you soon and you will have a lovely & relax time flipping them! 😀
One grey hair! Two children!! You lucky thing!!!
Happy birthday 🙂
Happy happy birthday *young* lady!! I’m trying to catch up on everything that’s been going on with you – you’ve been so busy. I love the new pendants and buttons and sweet pictures of the girls 🙂 Include me in your drawing if it’s not too late – wonderful finds! Big birthday hug!
Happy birthday! Have a wonderful day 🙂
happy happy birthday to you molly! horray for 30, so far so good. but wait, where is the silly teenaged photo?? i thought thats what everyone was doing this year, oh no? oh ok…
count me in on the goodies lady!
Wow, I feel behind! Happy Birthday dear Molly. You sound much wiser than your 30 years. All I can say is, the best in life is yet to come. Hope you enjoy you day. xxxxoooo.
And, heck yes, throw my name in the hat!
Happy Birthday!! I’m a day late, but my sincerity is as fresh as ever :)Thirty is a milestone…I had one last year, 40! I definitely use cream around my eyes, haha. Loved your list!
I really just wanted to wish you a happy B-day, but I must say,the fabric in the last photo is awesome!xo.
Happy Birthday Girl!!!! I didn’t realize you went to Wheaton. It was my first choice school and then I discovered a school in California, and I couldn’t resist! I had to go! We would have been at W at the same time though…..weirdly we’ve met now though:)
Enter me in the drawing chica!
happy happybirthday!hope you hada lovely 30th!xo
Oh Happy Happy Birthday Molly!! I hope you had a great day!
wow, that’s some dedication in #13! my legs seem to have forgotten what a razor even looks like…
happy 30th from hairy legs mcgee
oh, i’d love to be entered in the drawing as well if it’s not too late.
Happy Birthday Molly!
and congrats on your excellent thrift scores. glad you found some good ones. finding a good thrift store is the best b’day present ever!
and I’d love to throw my name in the hat 🙂
Belated birthday wishes!Ballykissangel and Monarch Of The Glen are definately must see TV!I love the scenes in the kitchen where you get to see all the vintage kitchenalia.My girls are always saying ‘We’ve got one of those!’.It took us a while to get over Archie going though!If I’m not too late I’d love to be in the draw for the last fabric please!
Happy birthday Molly! I especially loved #19 and #20. Put me in the drawing for the gifts – and regardless if I get it or not, if you e-mail me with your address, I’ll send you a little birthday prezzy 🙂
happy 30! i have been loving 30 🙂
Hope you had a Happy Birthday Molly! And no need to enter me into the drawing, just wanted to give you some birthday wishes!
happy happy birthday!one grey hair…sigh…i wish i could say that,heehee:)
and you can count me inon the fabric draw:)
happy belated birthday! you are going to love your thirties, trust me.
Hey, Happy Birthday Molly! Hope it was a wonderful one! I hear the thirties are great, too… let know, I’m almost there!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!Sorry I’m late, been on a blog break!I hope you had an excellent birthday. I love this list-you are somawesome! Here’s to many more happy birthdays for you!
Sorry I’m a little late, but Happy Birthday! I loved your list 😉 So far my 30’s have been wonderful, I hope yours are too!!
Happy belated birthday, Molly!!1976 was a good year :))))
Sorry for my late reaction, but I’ve been (still am?!) on a blog-break.