Growing Up on Throw Back Thursday…
My 49th birthday is in a few days. I found this photo from a blog post in July of last year, under which was typed, “I don’t wanna grow up.”
Well, because we all have to grow up and make our mark doing it, I thought I might share a few lesser known things about me, my life, my family, and my mark on the world.
- President William McKinley is my great, great, great Uncle by marriage.
- I’ve been a vegetarian for 24 years.
- When I was 15, my Dad took me to a Frank Sinatra concert. During a quiet moment, I stood up and yelled, “I love you, Frankie!”
- Four out of the seven members of my family have had cancer. None of us needed chemo and all of us are survivors.
- I’ve met two famous people…Celine Dion and John Tesh.
- My favorite number is seven and here’s why:
- I was born in the 7th month of 1967
- There are 7 years between me and my only sister
- There are 7 people in my immediate family
- There are 7 chakras
- And now, I get to include this: 7×7=49
But, I still don’t wanna grow up.
Just in time for my birthday, I got some pretty bling from Pearl & Clasp. It’s a perfectly sized pearl and silver bracelet with strategically placed bobs. I love the texture and look of the round gems which give off a bit of a sparkle. Now, all I have to do is figure out where my husband is taking me for dinner so I can show off my pretty, new bling. Happy Birthday to me!
From Pearl & Clasp:
With full-time jobs and a combined 10 children between them, Pearl & Clasp co-founders and neighbors Tara and Sari saw firsthand that women need to look stylish, even if they don’t have unlimited funds or time to shop. Pearl & Clasp was born from the need for busy women to get unique jewelry and professional jewelry repairs without wasting valuable time or overspending at their local boutique jewelry store. To meet these needs, Tara and Sari partnered with an experienced jeweler in New York’s Diamond District to provide restringing and jewelry repair services to women nationwide. At Pearl & Clasp, women can send in their pearls for restringing and have them delivered back to their door via FedEx or USPS without having to make a mad dash to the jewelry store during their lunch break or in between carpool runs. By opting for a practical workroom and a website-based business instead of an expensive storefront, Pearl & Clasp keeps its costs low and its quality high, making expert pearl restringing services and quality pearl jewelry with unique designs available to women in every state at the most affordable prices. Come visit our workroom on your next trip to New York and to see firsthand how every pearl necklace and pearl bracelet is restrung by hand, and how attention to detail is at the core of every knot we make. Get to know us!
Thank you to Pearl & Clasp for my complimentary bracelet in exchange for this review.
Four years ago today, our sweet Emma Grace came into our lives. She answered our prayers and is the light of our lives. She’s our one and only. Happy Birthday precious girl! Thank you for your smile, laugh, wit, and spunk!
My niece and nephew shared a birthday yesterday. So, for Throw Back Thursday, I thought I might embarrass them a bit. Megan turned 20 and Ryan turned 27.