twenty six

Happy Birthday to me!ย 
One year older and wiser (?)…I won’t say anything about how old I’m getting, cause I tend to get a lot of flack whenever I do that. So I guess I’m not that old…but the other side of 25 feels weird.ย 
In honor of my birthday, here are a few things I’m loving right now, just for fun! ๐Ÿ˜‰
The start of our family stockings: Charlotte’s was first cause her name is the longest to embroider. Mine’s next, followed by Sadie and Rory. At least only half of our family have long names! ๐Ÿ˜‰

This little felt flower clip I made the other day. Nothing special, just loving the little leaves. My sister Janae came over to hang out the other night and we made hair clips galore! We had a great time watching music videos on you tube while crafting it up! This one’s my fav right now.

This pile of sweet new fabrics just waiting to be played with! I picked the top one up at Joann’s for 50% off…love those Joann’s ladies…she gave the end of bolt price to me on the whole yard, not just the last two inches. ๐Ÿ˜€

Almost done with my gifts I am making this year, but still some shopping to do. Getting close though! (close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades so I’d better get crackin’!)
Also can’t wait to see lots of family this week for Thanksgiving. We’ve got about 40 people coming (!) and had to move the dinner to our church in order to fit us all. Should be fun-and filling.
Can’t wait to get our tree/lights/decorations for Christmas up!!I am sooo excited this year!
My birthday plans are: watch Harry Potter tonight and eat some cake with my family. ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy days.ย 


  1. Happy Birthday! Enjoy Harry Potter! I really enjoyed it, but I am one of those crazy Potter fans that will love it no matter what!

  2. If you think the other side of 25 is weird, just wait until you see the other side of 30! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Happy Birthday! I <3 your birthday necklace. GORGEOUS GREEN!

  3. Yay! Happy Birthday!

    P.S. I love the stocking and the flower clip. Super classic and adorable.

  4. Happy Birhtday!! Mine was just on the 11th. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Happy Birthday!! Wait until you hit the dark side of 30, haha(don’t you HATE when people say that stuff? I did when I was 25 ๐Ÿ™‚
    We have 35 for Thanksgiving–there will be much furniture rearrangement involved. Oy.
    Have a good one!

  6. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I know exactly what you mean about the other side of 25. I’m also about to turn 26 and it’s freakin me out! At least I have a child so I’ve accomplished something! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Enjoy Harry Potter, we can’t wait to go either! And thanks for being my new favorite craft blog and constantly inspiring me to sew!

  7. Happy Birthday! The projects are looking lovely, I’m excited to see the finished projects. We have to hold Thanksgiving at the church as well :).

  8. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Loved the photos of everything you showed. So cute. Can’t wait to see those stockings!

  9. Hooray for You! Enjoy your special day.

  10. happy birthday!!!!

  11. Happy Birthday Jess! I hope you have a great day!

  12. Happy Birthday Jess! I hope you have a great day!

  13. Happy Birthday Jess! I hope you have a great day!

  14. Happy Birthday Jess! I hope you have a great day!

  15. Happy Birthday Jess! I hope you have a great day!

  16. Happy Birthday Jess! I hope you have a great day!

  17. Happy Birthday Jess! I hope you have a great day!

  18. Happy Birthday Jess! I hope you have a great day!

  19. Happy Birthday Jess! I hope you have a great day!

  20. Happy Birthday, Jessica! I hope you enjoy your day! Your stockings are looking soooo cute…I can’t wait to see them all when they’re done!

  21. Happy Birthday Jess. You are only 26, now I feel old. I hope you have a great one.

  22. Happy birthday! Love the peek at the stockings and that little flower clip. Enjoy time with your family!

  23. Happy Birthday to you! your embroidery on the stockings is impeccable, and I LOVE the flower pin, it’s so simple and cute!
    Excellent choice for your birthday gift to yourself!
    Have a great day!

  24. Happy birthday, Jess, and don’t stress….You’re a young-un! Have a great day!

  25. Happy Birthday little MISS! You can claim another year of wisdom! Enjoy Harry Potter, hope to see it soon myself. I wish we could be out there for the big turkey bash. Kiss those babies for me.

  26. Happy Birthday Jess!!! I hope you have a great day together with your wonderful family! ๐Ÿ™‚

  27. Happy 26th Jess, sounds like you have wonderful plans this week! Enjoy;) Oh and I love the felt flower and fun new fabrics!

  28. Happy Birthday!!
    I turned 26 in March, it’s definitely weird being on the other side of 25. A mom at my sons preschool asked how old I was recently and now I’m the “baby” (but I do feel better about being 26 now lol)
    Have a very happy birthday, I love your blog!

  29. Happy Birthday! I’ve never written you before but figured your birthday was a good day to start! I wish you a happy, healthy and blessed year. And keep on blogging, cause I LOVE reading it every day ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. Happy Happy Birthday to you!!! Make sure you get spoiled rotten! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I loved that music video. I hadn’t seen it yet. It’s a good one. Thanks for sharing

  31. Oh jeez – we have the missionaries and one of Richard’s soldier friends coming for Thanksgiving – I thought I had it rough with feeding 4 men. 40 people – wow!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I hope it’s the bestest. ๐Ÿ˜€

  32. Happy Birthday Jess!! 26 was my scariest birthday too. It’s ok to say you feel old, no matter how young you are. It’s your prerogative, and it’s all relative anyway, right?! (says the lady about to turn 29 who still tells everyone she’s 25)

  33. Happy Birthday! Beautiful necklace, good for you for treating yourself! ๐Ÿ™‚

  34. Happy Birthday, Jess! I can’t believe you’re almost done making your Christmas gifts… I haven’t even started! That little hair clip is adorable, and I love the necklace.

    LOVE that song from Glee, by the way. I immediately downloaded it after I watched the show:)

  35. Happy Birthday! This is my first time commenting here, I think. Although I’ve been reading your blog for the past 4 months! I also live in CA, I have a 9 month old baby girl, I LOVE sewing and we’re pretty much the same age. Thanks for sharing all the wonderful things you make! They’re inspiring.

  36. Happy Birthday!
    Don’t worry about the age thing, it is only a number. I have two kids older than you (& one who just turned 26) and I’m wondering how they got ahead of me because I’m only 22!

  37. Happy Birthday! We watched HP tonight too. The old ones. We’re doing a marathon one every night and then going to see the new one in theaters on Wednesday. We never actually treat ourselves to a theater movie!

  38. Happy Birthday Jess.
    26 is soo young. I just turned 30 and although I know its not old… it doesn’t stop me feeling old.
    Enjoy your day and eat loads of cake! x

  39. happy b-day (belated)! ๐Ÿ™‚ great presents for yourself and the embroidery on the stocking is really great.

  40. happy late birthday! sounds like you had a great day!!! i sooooo need to catch up on the harry potter movies! love the glimpse of the stocking, hair clips too cute and the necklace you picked out is beautiful!

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