Thursday, March 24, 2016

My Birthday Gifts 2016

I have a dear friend, Denise, who gave me this wonderful idea.  She is single and likes it that way.  Each year for her birthday, she makes a list of 30-ish gifts to give herself.  One for each day of her birth month.  Denise starts working on her list the month before.  'No rules really, of what to put on the list.  It might be something expensive, or not.  As my birthday approaches, I'd like to share my list of gifts I plan to give myself! 

1.  Stretch consistently enough to do the Splits on both sides
2.  Good running times in these upcoming 5ks
3.  Socks for work
4.  Fuzzy socks for cold mornings
5.  Running socks
6.  A Nap
7.  A Massage
8.  Manicure
9.  Pedicure
10  Asclepias
11.  Hanging Baskets
12.  One Day to Read
13.  One Day to Sew that Cool Loopy Handle Purse
14.  Ice Cream
15.  Remote Control for my Camera

Hiking always makes the list!

16.  One Day to Hike
17.  Sidewalk weeded and mulched
18.  Company-Ready Clean House
19.  Finish the Kitchen
20.  Piano Music
21.  Snuggle Time with the dogs
22.  A Walk to the Park
23.  Seeds Organized  -  Toss Old Ones
24.  Closet Organized - More tossing needed
25.  Sew Headbands for Work Outs
26.  Clean Library Room
27.  A Day to Craft
28.  A Class - either sewing, craft or photoshop 
29.  A Shopping Trip to Whole Foods
30.  One Day to Garden
31.  Begin Pet Photo Challenge
32.  Fluff Ball Pens
33.  Banner - May Flowers
34.  Chocolate Cream Pie

I definitely need to pause more often and just be kind to myself.  For some reason, that's hard to remember!  What would you like to put on YOUR birthday list?
;-)  -Marci


  1. That's truly a wonderful list, my dear Marci, and just because I'm taking a little break, I want to wish you a Happy Birthday ahead !

    May your Easter be blessed with Peace and Joy, as well, I wish it to you with all my heart !

    With sincere gratitude


  2. Great idea! I am already having ideas swim through my head as to what I would like to "gift" myself. The best birthday is coming up in May! I won't have to wait long for those gifts! Thanks so much for sharing over at Celebrate Your Story, I am pinning this to the party board!

  3. The mani and pedicure for sure and I think maybe two days to read a real book. This is a very good idea and a great reminder to take care of us.

  4. wow you are going to be busy but I am sure you can accomplish anything you put your mind to! Happy Birthday and so many more!

  5. Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop

  6. What a great idea! My birthday is next week and I'll have to give this some thought. Thank you for sharing at the Celebrate Your Story! Link Up Party.


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