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Happy Birthday to Me – I turn Forty today. Ack.  Do I have to be a grown up now? I sure hope not.
(This might explain my verse and quote of the week, in case you were wondering)

40th birthday gag gifts fortune

Here are some Birthday ideas I saw that made me crack up:

Forty Sucks!

50th birthday gag gifts

If the person turning 40 has a sweet tooth, buy them 40 lollipops or gobstoppers, wrap them up nicely and and label your gift with “Forty Sucks”!

So silly!

Put some M&Ms in a “pill bottle” and include these directions for use:

  • BROWN pill

              Take one to temporarily calm your chocolate cravings

  • RED pill

               To be take at the first sign of hot flashes

  •  ORANGE pill

                As a treatment for depression

  •  GREEN pill

               To calm you down when if feel frustrated

  •   YELLOW pill

                To cure headaches 

  • BLUE pill

                 Reduces bloating

Now that you’re turning 40, it’s possible that you’ll experience all these symptoms simultaneously, in which case you should just EAT THEM ALL AT ONCE!

And some fun facts for you:

How much things cost in 1970

  • Average Cost of new house US$23,450.00
  • Average Yearly Wages $9,400.00
  • Average Monthly Rent $140.00
  • Cost of a gallon of Gas 36 cents
  • Cost of a United States postage stamp 6 cents
  • Cost of a Sports Illustrated 15 cents

(Holy cow that seems so different from now. That does make me feel old.)

(Ideas and images taken from Homemade Gifts Made Easy)

But enough silliness, on to the cool Birthday presents I got today:

My Ribbon Flower T-Shirt was featured today at these two wonderful places:

You can view the link here.

And here:


You can view the link for this one here.

Both these sites are amazing resources – tons of tutorials waaayyy better than mine, so check them out!

How’s that for a birthday present. Pretty awesome. Definately eases the pain of turning 40. :)



  • Reply April 29, 2010


    Happy Birthday!

  • Reply April 29, 2010

    Emily {Frilly Details}

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! I hope your day is fantastic!!!

  • Reply April 29, 2010


    So happy to have a new follower. And I did take your advice about the giveaway!

  • Reply April 29, 2010


    Happy birthday and welcime to the other side. i got here a year ago and so far it doesn’t seem much differnt…

  • Reply April 29, 2010


    HaPpY HaPPy BirTHdaY…. I won’t sing another note, CAUSE I stink at singing:) Welcome to the FUN, the FABULOUS, and the FANTASTIC side of Life! (see not ALL F-words are Bad,like Forties for ex.:) The Good news is being in your FORTIES is ALL of the above.(I’m 41 so I KNOW).
    Hope you have a WonDerFuL DAY!!!

  • Reply April 30, 2010


    Happy Birthday!

  • Reply April 30, 2010


    Stopping by from Trendy Treehouse’s Follow Me Friday. I am your newest follower.

    I love this!

  • Reply May 2, 2010


    Happy Belated Birthday! I love the M&Ms prescription joke!!

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