Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy bird-day to me!


Yep, I'm a New Year's Baby...so thanks for ringing in my birthday last night! (though I pooped out last night before midnight and went to bed at 11:00.....)


Wow, a new year...hard to find the time for introspection as we have quite the houseful here (6 of us, with houseguests ( add 5), staying with my inlaws who take care of their 2 great-grandchildren during the day...)...I'm not one for resolutions but I do need to sit down and do some "listing" here soon - goals for our time here in the States - people/churches to visit, places to go, cards to send, friends to call, things to purchase...so that our time here isn't a waste. So far as we've spent time readjusting, enjoyed the holidays with family, and had our friends here - not a lot has been accomplished. That's probably a good thing, actually. In addition to the "busy" things we need to accomplish while we are here - we really need times to unwind as well. 2007 was quite a year.

OK, enough of the introspection. On to the good stuff! It's my birthday, after all! I have a couple of cutie tootie stamps sets to give away, and in the theme of bird-days...well...bird stamps, of course! So...2 prizes this time.

What to do:
1. Leave a comment on this post. Any comment at all will do for the "little birdie told me" set.

2. Or, take a guess at what I cook every year for my birthday dinner. For the 2nd set, I'll choose a winner from those who guess correctly.

I'll draw names Saturday at 9 pm eastern time. Sound good? Off you go then! As for me...I think I'll find some breakfast. Or maybe DH will make me an omelette...

54 comments:

  1. Happy, Happy Birthday, Dina! I KNOW what you have every year for your birthday dinner, but I won't say(wink). Let's see what everybody else guesses! I hope your day is blessed!

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  2. Happy Birthday--may this year be the best one ever for you. As for the bird set, I do believe anything with birds would be my favorite and this set has adorable bird images as well as the sentiments that are very usable. And for dinner, I am not sure, but maybe would guess pizza. Wish me luck.
    Cheryl Sims

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  3. Happy Birthday Dina!!!!! I'm going to guess your birthday dinner is pizza, based on how your banner used to look (love the pencils you have now, btw - and it doesn't make me hungry when I go to your blog like it used to!) :-) I already have the ADORABLE first set, so if you happen to draw me, please pick another winner! I hope everyone reading this post realizes you designed those cuties!!

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  4. Happy Birthday, Dina!!! Many blessings to you today! I love these bird stamps & don't have any YET! I'm going to guess your Birthday dinner is spaghetti! Hope I'm right!

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  5. Those birdies are adorable, and on my wish list (which I confess is rather lengthy) for smARTworks!

    We all seem to be thinking Italian ... I'm going for lasagna!

    Have a truly wonderful birthday, and a year filled with the joy of the Lord!

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  6. Wishing you a blessed New Years!!!

    Happy Birthday!!! Hope you have a wonderful one. How exciting to have your b-day on New Years.

    That Stamp set is TOO cute! Thanks for letting us celebrate with you!!! -Samantha

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  7. Happy Birthday, Dini, and Happy New Year! I'm guessing you have beans and cornbread for your birthday dinner!

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  8. This is hard!!! First of all, I had no idea you designed those birds. They are adorable - BOTH sets! Ok....I am "into" birds these days...as is most of the stamping world - or so it seems. As for your birthday dinner.....At first I thought spaghetti and meatballs...now I am thinking beans and rice. I don't know why, but that is sticking in my head. Happy Bird-Day! I hope it's wonderful!

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  9. Happy Birthday, Dina! Wish I had a phone # to reach you at. My computer crashed around Christmas and I'm just now back on it and checking things. Hope you have a GREAT day today, company and all!! Love you!

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  10. (The above "anonymous" is me, dana c. Guess Blogger has switched around how people can sign these comments!)

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  11. Happy Birthday!!!! Or BIRD day I should say!! I looove that Birdy set.

    And as for my quess as to whats for dinner...I am thinkin some kind of pork roast????

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  12. Happy Bird-Day Dina, may you have a wonderful and creative new year!

    As for the dinner thing, I was going to say cake, and then realized cake is not dinner, soooo..I'll guess Chicken in some exotic marinade?

    Thanks for the sets, I know you designed them and they are fabulous!

    Tejal

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  14. Happy birthday! These stamps are super-cute! I am going to my in-laws so I don't have to cook tonight...woo hoo!

    It helps to finish answering the question before pressing Enter...hmm, I will guess steak! (I have no clue!)

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  15. I just came across your blog today by chance. I love those stamps! Those birds are adorable! I haven't the slightest as to what you cook for your birthday dinner. It's New Year's, so I'm just going to say ham, black-eyed peas and cornbread. (That's what we're having!) Happy birthday!

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  16. Ghazal(ghazal_31005@yahoo.com)1/01/2008 4:36 PM

    Happy bird-day to you! May all your dreams come true.
    For your birthday dinner I'm going to guess lasagna, it's one of my favorites.
    Thanks for the chance to win the birdies!!!

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  17. Happy Birthday Dina;
    What a wonderful day to be born, the first of the year! What a wonderful blessing you must have been for your parents! How cool. Hmm... I tried to see where you were from to possibly guess what you might have for your birthday dinner but I could not find it. So I am thinking CHEESECAKE!! That's what I would have! LOL
    Happy birthday and God bless you!
    ksun_1999@yahoo.com
    Kelly

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  18. HAPPY BIRTHDAY & HAPPY NEW YEAR! Your dh will never have problems remembering your birthday!! I'm guessing you have spaghetti & cheesecake for dinner. YUMMY! Hope you & your family have a blessed New Year filled w/God's favor & blessings!

    Linda C.

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  19. Happy Birthday - what a lovely day to have a birthday on. I wouldn't like to hazard a guess at your menu, but would be more than happy to win the little birdie set.
    Happy new year.
    Ros

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  20. Happiest of birthdays!!! My guess is...
    FRIED CHICKEN!
    Thanks for the chance!

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  21. What cute stamps! I'll guess you had a pizza for birthday dinner. I really don't know, but it's easy and if you've been living overseas, you may have missed it! Happy New Year to you and yours :)

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  22. Happy Birthday to YOU and a very merry New Year! Count me in on these sweet stamp sets!
    I just love the birds with the swirlie tails.
    Ok my guess for your birthday dinner will be spaghetti with garlic bread and the candles will be on top of a cheesecake. Have a wonderful birthday and thanks for a chance.
    cmeyers@hughes.net

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  23. Number 1 you shouldn't have to make your own birthday dinner!!
    Number 2 Many happy returns of the day!!
    Number 3 I know you made pizza before, so I guess I will go with that.

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  24. Wow I had no idea you designed these stamps. They are adorable. Birds, birds, birds...I love birds. A New Year baby, huh. What a celebration! How fun. As for dinner...I'd go with pizza because it can be ordered out AND delivered. Go with the pizza. Happy 2008!

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  25. Ah, Happy Birthday!! Do you cook pizza for your b-day? (and someone should bake you a cake!!)

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  26. What a fun birthday!!! Those stamps are super cool! I guess that you cook steak every year for your birthday. Thanks!
    Cheryl KVD

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  27. Trena in Naperville1/01/2008 10:52 PM

    Happy Birthday Dina!! Way to start the year!!

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  28. Trena in Naperville1/01/2008 10:53 PM

    p.s. I think you cook spaghetti to celebrate your birthday. :^)

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  29. my gramma always said pork, cabbage and peas is the traditional NYears dish. Poor BABE. I had a veggie burger and cole slaw. no peas-only me to eat them anyways. hubby is fossilized in front of the tube.

    Happy Bday-7 minutes late.

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  30. Well, here goes for my comment -- Happy Birthday! And as for what you cook for yourself, if it was me it would be spaghetti. That's what my mama always made me because it was my favorite!

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  31. Congratulations! It's a bit sad you can only celebrate once but I hope at least you got double presents!

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  32. Happy Birthday Dina..hope u had a gr88 bday..though I am a bit late..I wish u had a nice spicy indian food in dinner..as Iam India..I wuld prefer a nice candlelight dinner...table set with choclate truffle cake..& spicy paneer,makhni dal & stuffed naan..!!
    I hope u serach it on net..u'll get those awsum receipes..!!

    I love that set..I know its been designed by u..!!

    Shivani

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  33. Happy Birthday!
    My guess for your birthday dinner is Ham and Hoppin John.
    Lina Peterson
    craftylin1968@aol.com

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  34. Happy birthday, Dina. I really love your blog. Thanks for sharing so much of yourself and your life. I'm guessing that you fix yourself some fried chicken. I appreciate your thoughts.

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  35. dear dini,
    happy birthday to you, i wish you all the best for you and your whole big family. i´m happy to make YOU happy with my christmas card. unfortunately i didn´t knew your birthday.
    also i´m wishing you a wonderful new year with a lot of of news or surprises.
    many greetings
    bea

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  36. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!
    Well, for what you make every year I will guess MY favorite birthday meal: Meatloaf!!

    Well, I tried!
    I hope you had a great day!!

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  37. Have a Happy Happy Birthday!!!!

    Hmmm...I'll guess what my husband always wants for his birthday, homemade carrot cake!

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  38. Happy birthday to you!!! my guess that you going cook for lasagna. Hope i'm right. :) enjoy your day! :)

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  39. HappY Bird-Day !!!!! Hope you enjoyed your day !!! And for your brithday dinner Maybe you make a fried rice Or SHRIMP ......!!!
    HAVE A GOOD DAY!!!

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  40. Happy birthday! I think that every year you cook rice for your birthday? LOL. Not sure but it sounded good!

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  41. Hi Dina - happy happy birthday to you!! And best wishes for the new year too. My guess is that you made pizza for your birthday meal. :-) Mmmmm! Sounds good to me! Hope it was a great day!

    Beth (mommy to a precocious 4-yr old)

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  42. Happy Birthday!!! Hope it was great! My guess is Macaroni and Cheese. :)

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  43. Your birdies are as cute as can be. Happy Birthday - how exciting to be a New Year's baby:) I will guess that you will having an Indonesian rice dish as your birthday meal.

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  44. Me? I am going to guess Lasagna cuz that is one of my fav dishes. But someone else should cook for you! It's your birthday!
    Happy Birthday. Hope I win!

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  45. Selamat ulang tahun, Dina. Semoga panjang umur. Hope it was a great one! ~ Savitri

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  46. happy bird-day! thank you for sharing with us.

    something you make on your bdy... hmm... cake?

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  47. Happy Birthday!

    Noodles for long life..so i'll guess Spaghetti =)

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  48. Happy Birthday to you! & Happy New Year too!

    hmmm well my gut says LASAGNA, but I'm wondering if your cute bird stamp sets mean you cook a bird for dinner, i.e. CHICKEN dish of some sort? bluemoonbynite@yahoo.com

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  49. Happy Birthday! I mean, Happy Bird-day to you! And Happy New Year! Let's see...I'm guessing that you make something Italian for your birthday...hmmm, pizza? Anyhoo, wishing you a blessed year!

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  50. I know these are two way off kinda weird guesses, but do you make Gyros and or grilled cheese sandwiches?? LOL I have a craving for these!! Ho
    pe you have a GREAT year!!! And Happy Belated!!

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  51. I love the little birdies. I've never really used any on cards, but I'm seeing many pop up and would love a chance to win a set so I could try.

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  52. Happy Birthday, I love your blog. What great inspiration. I would guess something with rice in it for dinner. Blessings to you and your family.
    Connie (connielynn40@yahoo.com)

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  53. I know what you like to eat for your birthday and already asked you via email if you got to eat
    it!

    Wouldn't it be fun to know what some little birdies overhear?!!!
    Melody

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