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Birthday Wishes (and a giveaway!) – Winner selected!

Today is my birthday (boooooo), but I thought it might be fun to share a few little birthday wishes of mine in the hopes that by making them public, perhaps a few of them will come true. On my birthday, I wish…

…that Anthropologie wasn’t so darned expensive.

…foundation would wash out of a certain dress.

…we celebrated birthdays based upon personal growth instead of a number (READ this book!). Of course, I can’t decide if that would make me significantly older or significantly younger.

…we truly could bottle up a scent and make it last forever. I used this lotion the other day and instantly, I was transported back to our trip to Hawaii this spring.

she had a store so I could physically caress each and every item she makes. Seriously, browse her store online if you dare. (Note who the shoes pictured above were named after ;-))

…one of my children picks up a camera to shoot with me someday.

…my emails would answer themselves.

…that my children realize that the gifts you can’t buy in a store are the greatest gifts…*before* they’re in their thirties.

Oh. And one more thing: world peace.

So, how about a “birthday” gift for the Creative Mama readers? Jessica, the artist (and yes, I think she’s an artist) behind Joyfolie will be giving away a pair of Hansel or Gretel boots (size 1-7) to one of you. Just leave a comment and tell me ONE wish you have before 11:59 p.m. central time tonight and you’ll be entered to win. The winner will be drawn at random tomorrow and I will update this post when the winner is chosen. And on that note, I *wish* you good luck!

Update: Congrats to Colleen with comment #111 who was our winner selected by Random.org. Enjoy!!!

About Michele


Michele is a former marketing guru turned child and family photographer in Austin, TX. She is surrounded by three energetic kids at home and a husband who works tirelessly to keep them all educated and fed. Much like her life, Michele's work is chameleon-like... always changing with her mood and inspiration. Her mind is constantly abuzz with new concepts, but thankfully, she is regularly reminded by her kids to slow down and enjoy life's simplest moments. Michele is the owner and photographer of Pinkle Toes Photography and she also provides resources and templates for photographers all over the world via Pinkle Toes 4 Photographers.

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  • http://www.kaylamathews.com Kayla

    I wish I was lucky enough to get something FREE once in a while!!! =)

  • http://Candiddiaries.com Carri

    I wish my boys could see and feel how my heart flutters when they walk into the room. That includes my husband.. Happy Biryhday!! My husband and I share the same birthday in September as well . Sept 22

  • Emily

    I wish that I could walk to my oven, open it and have magically a finished batch of my grandmother’s gingersnaps just waiting… I’ve never been able to get her recipe just right :)

  • Tanya

    I wish to get our messy huge yard landscaped. Happy Birthday! I am a September girl too.

  • Leah

    I wish things would get easier with my husband’s business and quit being a roller coaster.

  • http://www.taceyphotography.com Tacey

    I wish that when my Mom\’s goes to her Doctor\’s this week…the news isn\’t as bad as we expect.

  • http://www.joyfolieblog.com/ Jessica

    Happy Birthday, Michele! I, too, wish that make-up came out of clothes… like colorstay lipstick from my fav distressed jeans :) Can’t wait to see how the boots fit! XO

  • michelle

    I wish our puppy would instantly be potty trained. Happy Birthday!

  • http://freshmommyblog.com Tabitha Blue

    Oh I wish those things as well!! And those Gretal boots? GORGEOUS!!! I’d love a pair for my wee one. :)

  • Jacki

    I wish a tiny leprachaun would add 3 hours of sleep to our lives every night! Happy birthday!

  • http://www.garabellephotography.com Emily

    I hope I’m not too late!! I would love a pair of these boots for my sweet little girl Izzy!

  • http://www.iammel.com.au IamMel

    I wish I didn’t have to lock my doors at night and worry so much about what kind of world this is turning into for my children, and children’s children. x

  • http://the-old-nichols-farm.blogspot.com Jess

    I wish that we can get to the root of my son’s difficulties, and find the tools we need to help him.

  • Sara

    Happy birthday. Thank you for the wishes and for Creative Mama – it is a joy to read and feel a connection to lovely women and mothers and be inspired. I, too, hope that my children realise that the best gifts are the ones money cannot buy.

  • http://jeriamrine.wordpress.com Jeri

    Happy Birthday!!! I wish that my little one would be potty trained, already!

  • karen

    I wish for my brothers safe arrival home.

  • Lindsay

    Happy birthday Michele! I wish I had 8 arms so I could multitask better! ;)

  • Sarah W

    Yum, those boot a are CUTE!
    I wish….
    That there were more hours in the day!
    Thanks for the opportunity

  • Carolyn Fulgi

    I wish I could find the perfect place to have my studio!

  • Tehmina

    I wish i can have my creative business up and soaring!

    Happy Birthday! :)

  • http://softthistle.net Marylin

    I wish I had the means to visit my friends in far off countries.

    Happy Birthday! :) xx

  • Kristin M

    I wish I was pregnant again! :)

  • http://SomethingBlueEvents-wa.com Kim T

    I WISH my sweet baby girl wouldnt grow up so FAST!

  • barbara

    I wish for my mom would find her soul mate!
    Happy Birthday

  • http://www.SarahLaneStudios.com Sarah Lane

    I wish time didn’t go by so darn fast! Happy birthday sweet girl!!