It's a big weekend around these parts, and there is lots of celebrating planned. First up, my birthday. I will celebrate 44 trips around the sun on Saturday, 44 trips my friends! I am going into this birthday with a renewed enthusiasm for life and all that it holds. I am happy, I am feeling strong, and I am excited about the direction my life is headed. I wasn't sure how this birthday would play out a few months ago, but it seems that everything has fallen into place to create the perfect backdrop for my special day, and for that I am so very happy.
Second, we welcome spring on Sunday. If I am being honest it really doesn't feel like we had much of a winter, but still, I am excited about the arrival of spring. Seasonal changes hold a special place in my heart, I love them, and always feel like they are the perfect time to re-evaluate, set new goals, dream a little, and just take a little time to celebrate life. To welcome spring we are meeting friends in the woods for a hike in the morning, and then heading back to their place for a Spring Equinox lunch, and a bit of play time for the kids, while us adults chat.
Third, I have a little something for you. In celebration of both my birthday and the arrival of spring I am hosting a little giveaway. Up for grabs is a rope basket, a spring peg person, healing salve, and lip balm...all made with love, by me.
For an entry to the giveaway sign up for the Mama Collaborative newsletter, and leave a comment on this post that you did so. As you know Mama Collaborative is a new venture for myself and a small group of mamas. We promise not to land in your inbox too often, just a few times a year with shop updates, a few photos and maybe a short essay or poem.
I will close comments and announce a winner within this post on Monday March 21. Thank you and good luck!
And the winner is:
Oh happy birthday to you dear friend!!!! greetings from Varkala!ReplyDelete
Thank you my friend. Hope you guys are enjoying your time away. xoDelete
lovely giveaway :) I'm excited about your future endeavors :)ReplyDelete
Thanks Karen. I appreciate the support.Delete
Hi Kim, I wish you a very happy birthday! You sound very positive and full of hope and cheer. I'm very happy for you. I have entered your giveaway and I look forward to reading your newsletter when it comes. Thanks for the chance and have a wonderful day!ReplyDelete
Thank you Jennifer. I am feeling better than ever, and it feels so darn good.Delete
Thanks for subscribing, all us mamas appreciate it.
Wishing you a beautiful day and celebration on your 44th birthday! May the next year bring you happiness, joy and lots of laughter!!ReplyDelete
Thanks for hosting such a wonderful giveaway! I signed up for the newsletter. :-)
I a so excited about this new endeavor for you and your fellow mamas! I love everything in the shop and subscribed immediately.ReplyDelete
There is a small birthday package in the mail for you, but I am sure it won't arrive on time :)
So happy that this birthday can be a marking of all that you have overcome these past months.
Thank you my very dear friend. Oh, you are so sweet, I will keep an eye out for it. You should be receiving a package from me very soon too :)Delete
This birthday feels like so much more than just a birthday, it almost feels like a new beginning, a rebirth sort to speak. It feels so good.
Oooh! What a week-end you have planned. We also plan on celebrating Spring fully come Sunday. We will be celebrating everyone's return to health as well. It finally feels normal around here.ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday early my dear... I'll make sure and drop you a note on Saturday as well, but I want to make sure which the best year possible. You deserve it. xox
Thank you my friend. xoxoDelete
What a lovely giveaway! Happy, happy birthday and Spring!ReplyDelete
Happiest of birthdays to you! And thank you for the lovely giveaway :)ReplyDelete
Signed up! Happy birthday to you! You are an amazing woman! We, too are looking forward to spring, but for now we have a fresh little blanket of snow.ReplyDelete
Thanks Tiffany, for your very kind words. Enjoy that snow, the radio just said snow in the forecast for tomorrow :)Delete
What a lovely idea, Thank you for the giveaway. And Happy birthday!ReplyDelete
My birthday is tomorrow. :)
You are most welcome, and thank you for the birthday wishes. And big birthday wishes coming your way too. Enjoy your day, and may the year ahead be filled with good things.Delete
I signed up for your newsletter. Thank you
Happy Birthday! So glad things are falling into place for you!ReplyDelete
Thank you Diane. All the pieces are fitting together so nicely right now, and it feels good.Delete
Happy Birthday to you for Saturday. Have a wonderful day. I have subscribed to your newsletter it sounds lovely.ReplyDelete
Thank you my friend.Delete
Have been following your inspiring blog for a few months now. I found my way here through Alexa's Cozy Corner Creationz (another great blog!).ReplyDelete
I love how much you love and care for your little boy.
Happy 44th Birthday and a very happy year ahead!
Signed up for the newsletter. Thank you.
Oh how wonderful! I love Alexa's space, and I hope one day to meet her in person, she only lives a short one hour drive from me.Delete
Thank you so much for your very kind words, and your support.
Happy birthday!! <3ReplyDelete
What a fantastic giveaway!!ReplyDelete
So nice to read how you are enjoying life!
Glad you like it. And yes, enjoying life and all it has to offer :)Delete
You don't need a giveaway for me to be very happy to subscribe, but your giveaway looks lovely too! Happy Birthday for Saturday, I hope you have a wonderful day and a special start to Spring as well. I think it will be much better than Winter!ReplyDelete
Aw, thank you Sally, you are so sweet. Well, it can't get much worse than winter, now can it :) But honestly, I have a feeling spring is going to be very good to me, and filled with lots of good things.Delete
i'm excited to subscribe - thanks for making it so easy! :) i totally forgot our birthdays are so close - and i can't believe they are here again!! i hope this one is one of the best for you - after such a profound year - and that it is a wonderful day!! and sunny and warm!! :) xoxo much love!ReplyDelete
You are most welcome, and thank you for subscribing :) Yes, they are close, I didn't forget. There is a little package ready to be mailed tomorrow, a little later than I intended, so it won't make it for your birthday, but will surprise you sometime soon.Delete
Aw, thank you my friend. And big thanks for the support, I (and we) appreciate it.ReplyDelete
I had forgotten that you and My Peter share a birth date, he will be 23! Happiest of birthday's Kim, I am looking forward to seeing all the wonderful things that are headed your way this next year.ReplyDelete
PS- Thanks for the giveaway, I subscribed! :)
Happiest of days to him Tracey. I remember 23, it was a big year for me.Delete
Thank you Tracey, this year is going to be great, I can feel it, and I am so excited about where my life is headed.
And as always my friend, I appreciate your support, thank you. xo
Happy birthday dear Kim. I hope your day is filled with all of your favorites!ReplyDelete
Thank you Jodie. xoDelete
I love the way you say "around the sun" .... I'm going to start saying that on my birthday. You are an inspiration to me and such a beautiful soul. Happy birthday dear sweet blog friend - the shop is lovely. I love the little earth and moon felt balls.ReplyDelete
That comes from the Waldorf world...they celebrate trips around the sun, I love it!Delete
Aw, thank you so much for your kind words, and for the birthday wishes. xo
Happy Birthday! Thank you for the giveaway.ReplyDelete
Thank you, and no problem. Good luck!Delete
Happy Birthday! Here is to a great year ahead, full of wonderful moments! Thank you for the chance to win your awesome goods. Peace and Love to you.ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday! Thanks for having the giveaway. What a coincidence that it should have a peg person as part of it. I just bought a book on making peg people and plan to make some for my granddaughters. I've signed up for your newsletter and look forward to receiving it.ReplyDelete
Thank you! Oh what a coincidence that is. You will love making peg people, so much fun! Thank you for your support.Delete
Happy Birthday! Sounds like you're in a good place for the year ahead!ReplyDelete
Thanks Andrea! I am in a good place, and I hope the upswing continues :)Delete
Happy Birthday Kim! Enjoy your weekend and the celebrations! And thank you for the giveaway, I have already purchased from mama collaborative and love it, great idea opening a shop! Excited for the newsletter.ReplyDelete
Thanks Jenni, for stopping by and for your support of the the shop. We all appreciate it.Delete
What a wonderful milestone to celebrate! Wish you all the best in your 45th year! And I do love you lovely handiwork, dear friend. xoReplyDelete
Thank you my friend. xoDelete
Happy Birthday! Many happy years to you!ReplyDelete
What a beautiful giveaway. I am very excited for the newsletter.
I am always reading and waiting for your posts. Thank you for being present in my life without even knowing about it.
I am trying to post, but all I seem to be able to do is reply to comments already here, but I did sign up for the newsletter! What a lovely lovely giveaway--love the bowl and salve and peg person. You are so talented. Wishing all the best for you! Much beauty in your life from what I can see from the blog.Delete
Tara (Sorry I couldn't figure out how to post this in the proper place. I hope you see it.)
Thank you Victoria, for your very kind words, and the birthday wishes.Delete
No worries Tara, you are in! Thank you!Delete
Happy Birthday ! And Happy Spring!! Your newsletter sounds delightful- I look forward to receiving it.Delete
Thank you Lisa!Delete
Nice giveaway and I am happy to subscribe to the newsletter!ReplyDelete
Thanks for your support.Delete
Wishing you a very happy birthday, Kim!!ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday! And a lovely giveaway. I have subscribed:)ReplyDelete
I'm signed up! Happy Birthday and thanks for hosting such a super lovely giveaway <3ReplyDelete
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Thanks Heather, we appreciate the support.Delete
Happy Birthday! I will be 44 this year also. I am happy to see you share my same appreciation for every birthday we are lucky to see.ReplyDelete
Thanks Bonnie. And a happy 44th to you when the time comes :) Oh yes, every birthday that comes along is reason to celebrate.Delete