Good morning! I woke up today and was happy to be alive. I am grateful for my health, my family and my friends. And, I am grateful to be 40.
Believe it or not, I used to be shy and self conscious. I hated middle school and all the girls that made fun of me. Luckily I had some friends who accepted my geekiness in high school. And most importantly, I met this guy in high school:
Pretty Handsome Guy and I have aged together, although we are still in disbelief that we are older than some of our physicians! REALLY?! I still feel like I am in my 20′s. And yet, I am glad I’m not in my 20′s. I like the self confidence that comes with age. I like the acceptance of myself and who I am. I will never be a supermodel, and so what! Who wants that kind of pressure to stay thin and beautiful anyway. I know what I love to do now, and I love doing it. I like that I can laugh at myself. Afterall, if you can’t laugh at yourself, what gives you the right to laugh at anyone else?!
40 feels young to me. Sure, I’ve noticed a few changes: My hips have not forgiven me for being pregnant with two babies and inflict pain occasionally. My eyes play tricks and make me hold the menu forward and backward until I can read it. But, these symptoms are nothing. I have family members who live with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue. I will be grateful for every day that I do not suffer from these or other debilitating illnesses.
So, Whooooo Hooooo! It’s my 40th birthday today! And I have a gift for you!
I am stepping out of my comfort zone and am sharing a video with you today. I have so much to pack into the “Pretty Handy Girl in a Box” giveaway that I figured it would be easier to create a video to show you the contents (instead of filling this post with photos.) Be sure to put some ear plugs in, I am singing!
Contents of the Pretty Handy Girl in a Box: (subject to change if my boys break something, but it is more likely I’ll add more to it.)
- 3 pk. Purdy paintbrushes
- 8 pc. Mini Paint Roller set (tray, mesh, four paint rollers, handle and paintbrush)
- Scotch Blue Painter’s Tape with Edge Lock Protector
- 3 Benjamin Moore Paint Samples: Buxton Blue, Yarmouth Blue, Monterey White
- 3M All Purpose Sanding Sponge
- Sherwin Williams Designer Paint Swatch Kit w/ Fan Deck
- 1 Complimentary Paint Preview service
Tools & Gear:
- 3M Tekk Virutal Safety eyewear
- 3M Tekk Sanding Respirator with cool flow valve
- 16′ Tape measure
- Retractable Safety Scraper
- Women’s work gloves
- Scotch Tough Duct Tape
Home Decor Items & More:
- Glass Cloche
- Aqua paper decorated plate
- Blue robin’s eggs with paper nest
- Notecards from Scotland
- Decorative Flowerpot
- Bird salt & pepper shakers
- 3 Winter themed glass votive holders
- Blue wine bottle fork photo holder
- Hook Frame
- Citrus Striped Cake Stand
- Wine Crate
AND, a $25 Gift Certificate to Home Depot with mini Home Improvement 1-2-3 book
I can only estimate that the contents are worth about $200! So, tell me, do you want this box? (Unfortunately you must live in the USA. Otherwise it would cost me more than a fortune to ship it. However, for my readers who live outside the US, if you enter and win, I will ship you a few lightweight things instead. Including the gift certificate to Home Depot.)
Here is how you can enter to win! Sorry this giveaway has ended.