Tuesday, September 15, 2009

goodbye 29

hello 30 :)
Seems like this birthday crept up on me. I still feel 25. I don't think of myself as "older". I hope maybe a little "wiser". But definitely happier. 29 you've been a pleasure. I'm sad to close this chapter (marriage, love, Mr. Handsome) but I'm ready to go onto the next. I anticipate many more happy memorable moments. He's the best pre-birthday party date ever.

Pre-birthday celebrations started with this little guy:
birthday present 09

I haven't shot film with one of these since college! Yikes. I got nervous all over again :) I LOVE this camera. I can't wait to share new prints from this little guy. I had once mentioned to Mr. Handsome (at Urban Outfitters) how cute and cool these cameras were. How we'd never be able to afford one. How it's expensive. How they take the coolest pictures. How much fun i had shooting with one of these back in the day. I put the camera back and that was the end of that. Mr. Handsome loves to surprise. :) He got me good.

Next: He took me to see my FAVORITE of all time group The Gipsy Kings. Hayayaay! I am not much of a dancer but my heart could not stop dancing and I could not stop smiling all night :) Wow! Even still. WOW.

And just yesterday we both took the day off and we headed up to MOZZA (go figure lol) next a shopping trip to Anthropologie and last to potterybarn ( all things I really wanted to do to celebrate my birthday). 5 hours plus 300 miles later, we were home. Tired. But very happy after a day well lived and full of happy moments. And i hadn't taken ONE single picture! I asked Mr. Handsome for a pic and he was wonderful enough to pose for some sweet shots xoxo.

debee & mr. handsome

debee pre-birthday

Silly us. I am totally head over heels for him. He puts up with my crazy. ALL.THE.TIME. LOL!
(pray for him)

To top it all off, i had the chance to make some art pages with KR's September kit. <3
Inspired by matisyahu's "for you" lyrics. Totally making me happy :)


And a page dedicated to Mr.Handsome and I staging our engagement for his mom's camera. I'm glad we did. I think this beginning part is just as important as every part of our relationship. I totally wish i had a picture of my parents during their engagement time.


Totally missing playing the drums. But Just another page with feelings and love for the drums. (head over to your local music store and hit some for me!)

Remember the crazy times you had when picking your hair style for your wedding? This is a page for mine. I had so much fun buying stuff on etsy and planning the hair style I felt best made my special day perfect. I LOVE my sweet sister in law Sara. She just worked her magic and voila! I think she's amazing xo. She made me feel pretty and happy.

And lastly, this page completely inspired by the amazing Sabrina W. Harrison.

Today, go treat yourself to something. Celebrate life. Move yourself to do something that makes you feel happy. I hope and pray you have an amazing week. Sing at the top of your lungs while driving in traffic. Get down and bust a move in your copy room. Or even treat yourself to some Starbucks love for me. :) Today . We celebrate!
with love and blessings,


Unknown said...

Happy, happy birthday, sweets! May it be everything you've wished for.

Vee said...

happy birthday love!!! have fun with your new camera, looks awesome! :)

Anonymous said...

happy birthday honey!
the littles and i
are gonna have teeny tiny cupcakes
in your honor

Bekka said...

Happy happy birthday, Debee! Sounds like it's been fantastic so far!

Elisa said...

Fabulous stuff! Love everything specially drummergirl.
Happy Birthday!!!

Elisa said...

Happy birthday!!!!
you´ll see 30 are not so bad, I was a little worried the very first days but then I thought...with this change of decade many good things are coming, so why should I be sad???? our wedding, new life with H, love, love, love
thanks for inspire with your art

Diane B. said...

happy birthday! aren't the 30's the new 20's anyways??? :)

Amber Zimmerman said...

Happy Birthday! Your lo's this month just knock my socks off!! The Sabrina Ward one. . .WOWZ! I could stare at it forever. Girl - you are seriously talented. Hope your bday is a sweet one! =)

Melissa Mann said...

Happy Birthday, pretty girl!!

Totally jealous of the new camera!

And your layouts...oh.my.word. seriously - you just rock my socks every month with those KR kits!!!

Happy Week!

Rose said...

wow. beautiful photos + layouts + memories. happy birthday!

A Soldier Girl said...

Happy Birthday boo and the layouts are FABULOUS

Mari said...

just had to stop by your blog, Heather posted some sneaks:) And Oh MY!! The layouts are gorgeous!! I really can't understand how you do this, they are one piece of art!!

And once again, happy birthday sweetie!!!
How was it? The big 3 0 ?
I have one year left, and then it's my turn...Do I have to start worrying?:)

Deanna said...

Happy Birthday Debbee!
The camera and photos and pages are amazing. I really love looking at your creations. Thanks for sharing!! :)

Vel said...

OMG I love your work...and happy birthday! :)

bethchien said...

gorgeousness, girl!

rachaelwood said...

Great reveal! Lovin the funk. I am just getting to know 29, she just joined me in June. I am looking forward to a wonderful year! Hope 30 is as kind to you as 29 was.

Jessy Christopher said...

I always look forward for ur next creations & today I am smiling all the way looking at ur beautiful & unique layouts :) such an awesome camera u got there, U r blessed!! Happy birthday to u!

dani said...

Sounds like your birthday was something so special - I hope it was a happy day!!!!

Love this post - so pretty, so positive.


Dina said...

so, so inspiring.

Anonymous said...

Such a huge fan of your work. It always inspires me to go and CREATE something. All the best on your 30th birthday :)

Anonymous said...

hello sweet girl
looks like your birthday celebration was a fabulous one! the layouts are just beautiful and so inspiring.
i hope you're having a great weekend.

Francesca Di Leo said...

love it all Debee!!!
fabulously fabulous!!

janel. said...

Great post!!
Happy belated. I too have the big 30 coming up. Your celebration looked amazing!!

Denise said...

I haven't checked in for awhile so Happy Birthday!! your new layouts are crazy inspiring Debee. Leaves me a little breathless!

Nicole Renee said...

Love those layouts, they are stunning!