Tuesday, March 3, 2009

It's My Birthday...And YOU Get The Gift!


Happy Birthday to ME! That's right, I have arrived at the big 3-0. I cannot believe I am 30 years old. I made a list several years ago of things I wanted to do before I was 30. Needless to say, many of those things have never happened. I could make the excuses of divorce, childbirth X 3, or even remarriage, but it's truly no one fault but my own. i believe we each make our own destiny. With that being said, I have renewed my faith in "the list" and I plan to shoot for having most of it completed by age 35.


Anyway, now that I've rambled on about that, time for the good stuff! Your GIFT! I am giving away a $10 Starbucks card in honor of my birthday. All you need to do to enter is leave me a comment telling me what your ideal gift would be for your next birthday. For extra entries you may blog about this giveaway, follow my blog, or leave me an additional comment on one of my other posts. If you do any of the additional entries, please leave a separate comment for each one! This giveaway will end on Tuesday, March 10th @ midnight. I will notify the winner via email on Wednesday the 11th. Please make sure you leave your email address in your comments so that I may contact you. Good luck!

110 comments:

CC on March 3, 2009 at 6:00 PM said...

I'm a wee bit older than you... but my ideal gift (as I told my husband) is the fit bit (http://www.fitbit.com/) It still hasn't released to the public, but I keep checking. any day now....

Jill on March 3, 2009 at 6:51 PM said...

Happy Birthday!! My ideal gift would be for someone to pay off my credit card!! :-)

Jenn on March 3, 2009 at 6:55 PM said...

I like Jill's thinking! LOL. I"d like a new house with a big yard!

pdandeh on March 3, 2009 at 7:36 PM said...

My ideal gift would be a months worth of dinners prepared by a personal chef!!

pdandeh at gmail dot com

tami on March 3, 2009 at 8:30 PM said...

my ideal gift would be a gift card to the bookstore!!!( but i love starbucks too!)

Jen B on March 3, 2009 at 8:33 PM said...

I'm interested in learning to sew, so I'm hoping for a sewing machine for my birthday this year.

I just turned the big 3-0 this year too...it's not as bad as I thought it would be!
Thanks for entering me...
Jen
jenbrookern@hotmail.com

Angie's Spot on March 3, 2009 at 8:49 PM said...

Happy birthday!! My ideal bday gift this year would be a Wii with Wii Fit. I've tried everything else to get motivated to exercise and I think this would be lots of fun. Thanks!

anticswithangie[at]gmail[dot]com

Angie's Spot on March 3, 2009 at 8:50 PM said...

I am now a follower of your blog.

anticswithangie[at]gmail[dot]come

Angie's Spot on March 3, 2009 at 8:57 PM said...

I just left you a comment on your robbery post. Can you tell that I have a slight Starbucks addiction? LOL! Thanks!

anticswithangie[at]gmail[dot]com

Victoria said...

Happy Birthday! My ideal gift would be a new, paid-off car... it's not going to happen, but i can dream. utgal2004[at]yahoo[dot]com

CJ said...

Happy birthday, Diane!! Mine is coming up in 2 months. My ideal gift would be a brand new bright yellow Chevy Cobalt!! I won't get it unless I buy it for myself but I still dream!

cjlampley(at)aol(dot)com

mkdeal on March 3, 2009 at 10:12 PM said...

I would love to have maid service. I never seem to have time to get everything done!

mkdeal(at)q(dot)com

Kim

Elissa on March 3, 2009 at 10:18 PM said...

I would LOVE new light fixtures for our main floor.

elissa at huebert dot org

Cheryl on March 4, 2009 at 12:29 AM said...

I would love to be able to go out to see a concert for my birthday.

mondocane95 at gmail dot com

Shannon on March 4, 2009 at 7:57 AM said...

Happy Birthday!

Found you on The MotherLoad...

For my next birthday, I would love love love to have the day to myself. Maybe get a mani/pedi, do a little shopping at Target, lunch by myself at a little cafe where I can read a book in peace...

That's not asking too much, is it? ;)

Vanessa on March 4, 2009 at 9:50 AM said...

My ideal birthday gift would be two days and nights alone in a luxury hotel with a stack of books and movies. Oh, and room service and massage.

Bethany Haile Photography on March 4, 2009 at 10:06 AM said...

Happy Birthday!! I turn 30 this year too....hmm, I have been telling my hubby for a month or so that for my birthday I want to have almost the whole day with him in a local "big city". I just want to wander around, take some pictures, eat at a fun restraunt with no kiddos. Then I want to pick up the kids and spend the evening together watching a movie or something. So that is all I want....of course a piece of jewelery or some flowers, or clothes would be good too! ;)

Bethany Haile Photography on March 4, 2009 at 10:12 AM said...

I blogged about your giveaway too! You are awesome to give presents on YOUR bithday! I love it...I'll have to keep it in mind when its my birthday!!

Steph on March 4, 2009 at 11:33 AM said...

Happy Birthday! My ideal gift is a weekend away with my hubby, just the two of us. Thanks for the giveaway! P.S. My birthday was the 28th!

Steph on March 4, 2009 at 11:36 AM said...

I left a comment on "What is this world coming to?".

Steph on March 4, 2009 at 11:37 AM said...

Following you! I'd love it if you'd come check out my blog, too!

http://www.onedayonedollaratatime.blogspot.com

I do a recipe of the week and all kinds of money-saving tips.

Danielle on March 4, 2009 at 11:52 AM said...

Happy birthday to you!

My ideal birthday gift is a spa vacation.

ldsmom2201 at yahoo dot com
http://juanshappywife.blogspot.com
http://homeschoolunitstudies.blogspot.com

YZgirl4 on March 4, 2009 at 11:59 AM said...

I follow


yzgirl4[at]verizon[dot]net

YZgirl4 on March 4, 2009 at 12:00 PM said...

OOps, I think I messed up posting my first post.

First of all, Happy Birthday.

My ideal gift would be new backyard furniture so that while my kids are playing outside, I can put my feet up and relax!

yzgirl4[at]verizon[dot]net

cdziuba on March 4, 2009 at 12:56 PM said...

My ideal gift would be a restaurant gift card to a place I love called Bahama Breeze!

Katy on March 4, 2009 at 1:46 PM said...

i will be turning 30 this year too.I was just thinking yesterday when i was cleaning out my freezer that next birthday i would like a another freezer (deep freeze) to put my stock pile meat in.

.j.e.n.p.c. on March 4, 2009 at 2:25 PM said...

hmmm how bout a diamond ring! haha you know the one!... .

jenniferlouise.longo@gmail.com

Bovee Brigade on March 4, 2009 at 2:43 PM said...

How often do us busy moms think about an ideal gift? Well, mine would be a massage a week for a year...or more than a year. :)
thebovees49091@yahoo.com

Keri on March 4, 2009 at 2:50 PM said...

Happy Birthday! My ideal gift would be a new kitchen - we're talking a total remodel!

Anonymous said...

My ideal gift for my next birthday would be to have a weekend off....no kids, just relaxing somewhere nice!
ad.rhodes at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Thirty is great- it's the thirty-somethings that make you feel old. :)

My best gift would be a whole day to myself to read/scrapbook/whatever. The catch to that is that I don't want two loads of laundry and a sink full of dishes waiting for me when I get back on duty. :)

m-sallen at juno dot com

Zeida on March 4, 2009 at 3:19 PM said...

The perfect birthday gift for me would be a new house without all the maintenance of my 1927 current house...or a day at the spa:)

Jay said...

My ideal gift would be date with hubby. Something we don't do nearly enough. Thanks!
rbjj32825[at]lycos[dot]com

Anonymous said...

Oh, I would love some sort of getaway trip with my husband! But second to that, just a wonderful day with my sweet boys is good enough! Happy 30th!

Tracey
rleary5101@charter.net

naomi w. on March 4, 2009 at 3:49 PM said...

I love Starbucks! Please count me in!
My ideal b-day gift would probably be a computer right now. But it changes a lot. :)

Rachel on March 4, 2009 at 4:37 PM said...

Happy Birthday to you! I hope you enjoy being 30.

My ideal birthday gift would be either a sofa or a recliner. I'm currently using the floor, and would love a piece of furniture that I could use!

Rachel on March 4, 2009 at 4:42 PM said...

I've enjoyed reading your blog. I have left comments on "What is this world coming to?" and "Attentin all Bank of America customers."

Sharon D. said...

Happy Birthday and thanks for entering me :) The ideal gift for me is to spend my whole Birthday with my husband going out for coffee and checking our Antique shops for the perfect gift :)
zokiemichael(at)sisna(dot)com

Rachel Boldman on March 4, 2009 at 5:11 PM said...

My ideal gift would be a day to shop and spend as much money as I wanted!! :) Let me dream!

Rachel
racheeb at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

My ideal gift would be a cabin in the mountains!

ladyinwaitingarea@yahoo.com

Noah on March 4, 2009 at 5:40 PM said...

A full spa day!

Amy on March 4, 2009 at 5:43 PM said...

Happy birthday! My ideal birthday gift would be a week's vacation in Maui - sun, ocean, room service, sleeping in.

amybds (at) yahoo (dot) com

Doreen on March 4, 2009 at 6:51 PM said...

Happy Birthday!! I think my ideal birthday gift would have to be that someone would pay off all of my debt! That would be wonderful! Wishful thinking I know...:) purposedrivenlife4you (at) gmail (dot) com

Doreen on March 4, 2009 at 7:06 PM said...

Blogged: http://treasuredgiveaways.blogspot.com/2009/03/starbucks.html

I love Starbucks! My fav is their Frap's! :)

purposedrivenlife4you (at) gmail (dot) com

Doreen on March 4, 2009 at 7:06 PM said...

Blogged: http://treasuredgiveaways.blogspot.com/2009/03/starbucks.html

I love Starbucks! My fav is their Frap's! :)

purposedrivenlife4you (at) gmail (dot) com

Doreen on March 4, 2009 at 7:09 PM said...

Left a comment on your Free Gillette Bodywash post! purposedrivenlife4you (at) gmail (dot) com

Doreen on March 4, 2009 at 7:12 PM said...

Trying to add to follow you and something is wrong. It's not pulling up and even when I go to my blog to try to add your site, I can't get it to work. :( Can you add me as a Follower? I'll keep trying! purposedrivenlife4you (at) gmail (dot) com

Leland's Mama on March 4, 2009 at 7:17 PM said...

Happy Birthday!
My ideal present this year would be a new car but I'll be a wee bit more realistic and go with a wii & wii fit or a computer!

Anonymous said...

I will be celebrating my 50th birthday in May. My co-workers usually dress in black when someone turns 50, but I'm going to ask them to dress in their most festive, colorful clothes on my birthday in celebration of the fact that I've made it this far because I am also celebrating 5 years of life after being diagnosed with breast cancer!
bkittie@hotmail.com

Sarah on March 4, 2009 at 8:41 PM said...

Happy Birthday!
My ideal gift would be to have my credit cards and student loans paid off. It's never going to happen so I guess I'll just have to keep working on it myself, but one can dream.

sresch(at)hotmail(dot)com

Jen on March 4, 2009 at 8:58 PM said...

my ideal gift...for once I don't want to bake my own cake, that and peace and quiet for an hour maybe?

mamato6 @ cox.net

chani on March 4, 2009 at 8:58 PM said...

my husband and i share a birthday so we always do something special. it's always ideal!

chani.adams(at)gmail.com

Jen on March 4, 2009 at 9:08 PM said...

left a comment on "what is this world coming to"


mamato6 @cox.net

Miss Mommy on March 4, 2009 at 9:19 PM said...

I would love a day at the spa!! Ahh...just thinking about it gets me in the best mood ever!!

Happy Birthday to you!!

Tanya
couponslover2003@yahoo.com

Shannon on March 4, 2009 at 10:00 PM said...

I'm following ya!

nuthouseshannon@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

well my ideal gift would be to be surprised by oprah and have nate come and do an entire home makeover. if he could do the landscaping too that would be even better :)

charlenegale at yahoo dot com

Katrina on March 4, 2009 at 11:08 PM said...

Someone to come and give me a million dollars! (you didn't say it had to be realistic!)
Happy Birthday!

Jen on March 5, 2009 at 7:25 AM said...

I follow you now

mamato6 @cox.net

Teresa on March 5, 2009 at 8:58 AM said...

If I could have anything for my birthday, it would be a weekend away...somewhere warm and exotic. I would want to go without children! Peace, quiet, beaches, books,.....awwwww Calgon take me away!
TRigell at aol dot com

Teresa on March 5, 2009 at 8:59 AM said...

I am happy to follow.
TRigell at aol dot com

Stephanie on March 5, 2009 at 9:01 AM said...

Enter me to this giveaway. Happy Birthday!

Jen on March 5, 2009 at 9:48 AM said...

I blogged about it here... http://seivadjen.blogspot.com/2009/03/starbucks.html bad addiction

mamato6 @cox.net

Shannon on March 5, 2009 at 10:45 AM said...

Happy Birthday! My ideal gift would be the winning lottery ticket =)
dands229(at)comcast(dot)net

Anonymous said...

I would love a spa day! Hour long massage would be heavenly.
Thanks for offering this gift card!
Cindy
cindy[at]axcesnet[dot]com

bison61 on March 5, 2009 at 1:26 PM said...

we can't afford it right now, but I wish my husband and I could take a long weekend at a B&B

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

Darlene said...

I am a twin and we will turn 50 on our next birthday. I would love to spend the day with her and "pamper" ourselves with maybe manicures/pedicures and then enjoy a Starbucks with that gift card.
Happy 30th to you, too.
dhpaul33@yahoo.com

The Perfect Trio on March 5, 2009 at 2:49 PM said...

i left a comment on your target post!!!! GOOD ONE!!

The Perfect Trio on March 5, 2009 at 2:49 PM said...

i left another comment on the walgreens post, i think...

The Perfect Trio on March 5, 2009 at 2:50 PM said...

my ideal gift would be a week long vacay away from home duty!!!!

The Perfect Trio on March 5, 2009 at 2:51 PM said...

i am now a follower!!!

Tracy on March 5, 2009 at 4:04 PM said...

A helicopter flight to Catalina island

ttmogan at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

new car!

ehollingsworth84 AT Hotmail dot com

*~Dani~* on March 5, 2009 at 7:26 PM said...

I'm thinking a brand spanking new Coach purse would be the perfect gift!

dmhabers at gmail dot com

Stephanie on March 5, 2009 at 8:23 PM said...

My ideal gift would be to have my degree finished & a real vacation from everything! Happy birthday!

scg003 at yahoo.com

Buki Family on March 5, 2009 at 10:08 PM said...

i would LOVE a weekend camping trip with my husband and son!!! can someone tell him that this is what he should do for me???

Clarissa on March 6, 2009 at 8:56 AM said...

follower!

Clarissa on March 6, 2009 at 8:57 AM said...

clarissa (at) digitaldeacons (dot) com

I want a cd player for my car for my birthday!!

Clarissa on March 6, 2009 at 9:07 AM said...

Blogged:
http://collegechick.wordpress.com/2009/03/06/gift-cards/

clarissa at digitaldeacons (dot come

Andi on March 6, 2009 at 9:25 AM said...

Definitely scrapbooking tools and materials! More, more, more! Thanks for the opportunity!

Bethany on March 6, 2009 at 11:12 AM said...

Ideal gift that's not gonna happen? A Honda Ridgeline truck.

Ideal gift that COULD happen? A new vacuum cleaner (wouldn't a Dyson be nice??) for my new apartment.

Melissa on March 6, 2009 at 11:57 AM said...

My ideal gift would be a gift card for nordstroms so I could get some new dresses!

Marie said...

My ideal gift is to sleep in and to have a clean house. My little boy loves to spread his toys all around

mccataquet@comcast.net

JamericanSpice on March 6, 2009 at 5:55 PM said...

My idea gift would be a Wii bundle! I want that thing so bad

Tamara B. on March 6, 2009 at 6:38 PM said...

Happy Birthday! Hope your day was filled with lots of laughter, love and happpiness! Formy next birthday I would love to receive a gift certificate to a local spa and just be pampered for a little while.
tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

Tamara B. on March 6, 2009 at 6:39 PM said...

I am a a follower.
tamben7996(at)aol(dot)com

Nicole on March 6, 2009 at 9:11 PM said...

Happy Bday! An ideal gift would be maid service for the whole year!

Bethany Haile Photography on March 6, 2009 at 11:35 PM said...

I commented on "The Many Uses Of Peroxide..." and have to say...Peroxide is my new favorite item in my house! :)

Bethany Haile Photography on March 6, 2009 at 11:35 PM said...

Oh...and I am following you now too! ;)

Crystal on March 7, 2009 at 8:06 AM said...

Happy Birthday!! I am 26, so sounds like I need to make a list of things I would like to accomplish before 30! WOW!! My ideal gift would be a treadmill with a side of a $10 Starbucks giftcard!!

Ashley on March 7, 2009 at 9:43 AM said...

I would LOVE to get the gift of babysitting services once a week (or I'd even take once a month) for my upcoming birthday!! A golf membership for me and my hubbie would be really nice too! :)

Happy Birthday!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday to you! I'd love a 2 hour massage! Thanks, debbie
debsicola@yahoo.com

Misty on March 7, 2009 at 11:01 AM said...

Happy Birthday! For my next birthday, I will have a tiny infant! So, my ideal day would be breakfast, lunch, and dinner in bed - lots of quiet snuggle time - and somebody else to clean the house! :-)

Staceybug on March 7, 2009 at 11:54 AM said...

I'd LOVE to have a new car. Mine is just to small and is getting up there in age.

queenstacey25@gmail.com

Amber on March 7, 2009 at 3:00 PM said...

Happy belated birthday! I would love to get a AF NIKKOR 50mm f/1.4D lens for my camera.

appetizerforacraftymind@yahoo.com

Heather on March 7, 2009 at 9:30 PM said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! It just seems like yesterday was my 25th and here I am sneaking up on my 27th! Anyways, my ideal gift would be being pregnant. I've been waiting 6 years to be a mommy again but had to endure a divorce and many failed relationships before one finally told me he wanted to spend the rest of his life with me! He said two months after we are married we can start trying! It's a dream come true! We are getting married this August and HOPEFULLY by my birthday in Dec I will be newly pregnant! Thanks! youknowyouwantme2 at gmail dot com

Denise on March 7, 2009 at 9:36 PM said...

Happy 30th birthday. 30 was a hard one for me, but that was almost 5 years ago, so I'm over it. My ideal gift would be a day all by myself to do whatever I wanted. With 4 kids, I don't get much alone time. So I'd love some time to just think, shop, eat, drink, etc...Thanks!!

The Jacobsen Family! on March 7, 2009 at 9:37 PM said...

Happy birthday! For my next birthday, I would love love love some pampering! I have 3 kids and could use some relaxing time away!
garyandalesha@cox.net

janetfaye on March 8, 2009 at 10:43 AM said...

Happy Birthday!

My ideal gift is a Wii Fit for my new Wii!

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye on March 8, 2009 at 10:43 AM said...

I follow your blog.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Catherine on March 8, 2009 at 6:46 PM said...

Happy Birthday!

I would love a new car for my birthday!!!

csmastroianni@gmail.com

Malaika said...

I would love a massage for my birthday. A real, honest to goodness hour long massage by someone who really knows what they´re doing. That would be a real treat.

So would winning this giftcard so thanks for the chance!

laikilu@yahoo.com

Latte on March 9, 2009 at 8:45 AM said...

My ideal gift would be lots and lots of Starbucks for sure!

Latte

thornfaithc -at- yahoo -dot- com

Lanie on March 9, 2009 at 11:42 AM said...

Free Day to do as I wish!
kaseylanie_4@msn.com

Rue on March 9, 2009 at 2:07 PM said...

For my next birthday, I would so love an all expense paid trip to one of the adult programs at Space Camp at the US Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. It's summer camp for big people and you get to play at being an astronaut for a week (or a weekend, but since we're dreaming big here, I'd want the week long trip!)

Since I probably won't get that, I'd also like a new hand mixer. I've just about burned out the motor in my current one.

cherice said...

I've been wanting a personalized photo bracelet! Thanks and Happy Birthday!!!!!

chericehodges@gmail.com

Purplemommi on March 9, 2009 at 7:32 PM said...

My kids got a Wii for Christmas and I want a Wii Fit for my birthday.

Anonymous said...

My ideal gift would be a day OFF! Just a day to ME to relax, sip my coffee, and read!

Oh, and BTW, you aren't 30, you are 20-10. :-)

Thanks for the chance!

Candra
candrab13@yahoo.com

Vampybunny on March 10, 2009 at 1:48 PM said...

My ideal B-day gift would be for someone to pay off my credit card debt!

Hope your B-day is good one:)

livingbratzdoll@yahoo.com

Laurie said...

Happy Birthday. My ideal gift would be a new kitchen floor! It's just something I've been wanting to do, but haven't found the time:)

Laurie
savethosepennies (at) aol (dot) com

Linda on March 11, 2009 at 7:01 AM said...

Happy Birthday to you! My ideal gift would be a cashmere sweater.