Friday, March 6, 2009

today's craft has been brought to you by the letter "K"



This is my sister's birthday gift.
She turned 18 a couple of weeks ago.
Yes. I'm a total slacker and haven't given her the gift yet.

Isn't she a total DOLL?

I adore her.

I made the "K" to go in her room. The room that she will only be living in for a few more months since she'll be heading off to COLLEGE this fall.

When I started college, she was just 4.

When I started college, the Spice Girls had a hit song on the radio.
I actually jammed out to "Mmmm Bop".
I took over an HOUR to get dressed to go anywhere.
I had never heard of Raffi, Laurie Berkner, or The Wiggles (say it ain't so!)
I had at least 3 silky shirts because that's what Jennifer Aniston wore on Friends.
My hair was...blonde. For a semester or two.
I drank REAL coke - not Diet Coke.
There wasn't a Starbucks on every corner. In fact, I'd never even entered a Starbucks.
Adidas shoes were soooo cutting edge.
I thought that 21 was old.
Northface jackets and Vasque boots were worn even if you had no intention of EVER hiking.
I wasn't ashamed to listen to Hootie and the Blowfish
I still had a Walkman.
I only had like 4 friends who actually owned a cell phone.
Those same 4 friends were the only ones I knew that actually owned a computer - and it was purely used for word processing.

I'm seriously o-l-d.

Speaking of old, I'm turning 32 on Monday.
I actually REMEMBER when my mom was 32.
Pathetic.

Anyway - Happy belated birthday to my sweet, adorable, funny sister.
Hope you enjoy your little birthday "happy"!
I love you!

30 comments:

Kodi said...

Ya know, my name starts with a K too...and I have a b-day coming up...cough cough. :) You are way to cute and sassy to be old. I'm 22, so I can be the judge of that. The K is lovely.

Kelli said...

Your list is taking me back! My brother turns 18 in May and is leaving for college in the fall too! I can't believe it.

I do still drink Real Coke though, I can't give that up.

Rach@In His Hands said...

Super cute K....and your sis is pretty cute, too!

Ahh, the silk shirt. I had one that was bright orange and pink...it made a statement. ;-)

At 18 I couldn't even fathom being 26....that was SO OLD. Now I think it's not too shabby!

Molly said...

What a adorable couple of sister that you both are. Love the "K"....your craftiness amazes me!

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

Dude...I still love Hootie and the Blowfish, I'm off to itunes now ;)

Happy Birthday to both of you!! :)

SarahHub said...

First, such a cute gift for your very cute sister!

And second, I relate to everything on your list. I am turning 33 this year!

Erin said...

I love this letter. The paper you chose is so cute! Great job!

Anjitee (aka Angela) said...

I love your K and your memories. Where did you get the letter base?

Brittany said...

I LOVE this craft idea!

So, how'd ya do it? Paper and ModPodge? Please don't hold out on me!

Your sister is adorable!
I think any girl would love their initial in their dorm. Or, maybe I get too excited about typography! :)

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

I just turned 32 a couple weeks ago, and I LOVE it. Yes, I'm weird...I actually like getting older. I think it stems from being the baby of 5 children...but whatever. Happy early Birthday!

Your "k" turned out fabulous! I love those papers. I use those two quite frequently. And you got all fancy and even covered the sides with paper. That is dedication!

Happy Weekend ~ Amanda

misty said...

32... i just turned 32 about 2 weeks ago. i'm shocked that you're "that old" (ha)... you don't look it. not at all!!!

cute letter K. i'm guessing you got it at hobby lobby? we have a M, but of course i just painted ours. your's K... cuteness!!!

Kelly said...

Hi, I just stumbled across your blog. May I ask where you found that K?? I've been looking for a large one for our house (Our last name begins with a K)and I love the look of yours.

32 isn't old...(I'm 36!) You're only as old as you feel. Some days I feel 21 other days I feel 71! LOL

Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories said...

She's a doll...but then, so are you. :) Guess it runs in the family.

Love what you did with the K, little Miss Crafty Thang.

And I turned 32 in Dec. so I know the feeling. Crazy, huh?

Shea said...

Love the K and it will be so perfect for a dorm room! You are your sister are too cute!

Jill said...

Okay....to make a long story short, I know you through my brother and sis-in-law, Brent and Becky Lollar.

I LOVE reading your blog!!!! It cracks me up on most days! I'm really into doing some crafts here and there, and I want to know how to do this. I have mommy brain, so you'll have to explain REALLY good. :-)

Jill Wright

Kelli said...

How cool that you taught Tammy's son! She was so wonderful and I'm looking to go and see her again, I'm glad she's local.

Kris J. said...

see, this is what i'm talking about. paper crafting = intimidating! gimme some fabric anyday, lol. but you do know i expect a spiffy "k" of my own come august. just putting it out there. ;) love the sister, she's simply adorable!

sandy said...

How cute!

I came by to Welcome you to SITS! It's great to have you as part of the group:0)

Don't forget about Spring Fling tomorrow! It should be a lot of fun:0)

angi_b72 said...

Welcome to SITS!! You will love it here!

Brittany said...

Thank you for visiting my blog, and giving me your crafty tip! I can't wait to try it out!!

Also, I really appreciate your thoughtful comment and prayers, as they were absolutely felt. :)

Julie said...

Funny list...I love Laurie Berkner (although that Susie kinda creeps me out)
Welcome to the SITS community :)

Mandy said...

This just cracked me up because I just turned 32 a couple weeks ago, I can totally relate.
I'm with the Welcome Wagon for SITS, we are so glad you joined us! You'll love it--it's a fabulous group of ladies. Welcome, welcome, welcome!:) -Mandy

Rachael said...

happy {belated} birthday to your little sister, she is beautiful! and happy {early} birthday to you. i will be 32 this year as well, so many of these things i can relate to. and well :) i love the k, it is so pretty!

stopping by from SITS to wish you a warm welcome. tomorrow is the spring fling, i hope that you stop by!

AP said...

wow that is gorgeous!!!

as I was reading your list I was thinking she must be the same age as me!! close, you are one year older
welcome to SITS

Jen said...

I am loving your blog and that 'K' is awesome. I just came over from SITS to say hello and welcome! You have such adorable children and I totally laud out loud at the photo of your daughter picking your hair. Too funny.

A bug welcome to SITS!

Rhea said...

I turn 32 in a month. Happy Birthday to your sister! She's adorable. Love the K.

I'm with the SITS Welcome Wagon! I've been with them for a while now, and it's an wonderful, supportive community for women bloggers. I've read so many fun blogs and met so many amazing women. Welcome new SITSta!

And don't forget to visit SITS tomorrow for the huge Spring Fling/giveaway!!

greedygrace said...

Cute craft project! Love it!

Visiting from SITS to say hi and welcome!

K said...

Great letter choice (see my username.)

Your sister is a total doll. Happy birthday to everyone.

Welcome to SITS!

Brandy said...

Hey my birthday was yesterday too! YAY!!! Well except I turned 33...

Pretty sis!

Just dropping in from SITS to welcome you. Don't forget today is SPRING FLING so there are giveaways happening everywhere! Including my place so drop by!

3 Bay B Chicks said...

You are not old. Because if you are o-l-d, then that means that I am o-l-d-e-r. I'll be 34 next week.

Let's take a closer look at your list, shall we? Adidas is still cool, as is wearing Northface sans hiking, and Jennifer Aniston still knows her stuff when it comes to fashion.

I like to think that we aren't old...we are just improving with age. Besides, I see some pretty darling kids in your sidebar that I am sure were not part of your package deal during your twenties.

Happy Birthday to your sister!!!

So glad that I was able to discover your lovely blog through SITS. Welcome!

-Francesca

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