"We are all wanderers on this earth...our hearts are full of wonder, and our souls are deep with dreams." ~ Gypsy proverb

Friday, June 7, 2013


I woke up later than usual this morning, probably from watching this movie last night--cute, super cute :). Soy latte at 7am, it disappeared so fast! I just might have to get a frozen something later, because I have every reason in the world to say "yes" today...

Dance class, a perfect way to start a birthday. It was a packed studio, but the energy was electric, we were all excited to be exactly where we were. When the instructor asked what our focus should be today, I wanted to speak up and say "celebrate!!" But shyness took over and I hesitated, and someone else said "let go" and another said "surrender" and yet another said "joy!" And I realized, I didn't have to say anything at all, we were all there for the same reasons.

I had a date with a Green Goddess dressed in spinach, kale, apples, lemon, ginger and apple juice. This is why I need a good blender friends, because I can't get enough of all things green in a cup.

1:15 pm
By this time, the happy birthday messages, calls, and texts have started dropping in, and I see that wishes are coming true...

And now I look ahead to the rest of my day, I see reading some new mags I picked up,  I see sushi in my near future, I see a few surprises being planned by the three people I love most dearly...

Oh!! And one more thing I have to share!! Speaking of surprises, look what found its way to my house anonymously yesterday! I've been subscribed  to receive handmade gifts!! For June and July I will be receiving a variety of lovelies in the mail--all from independent artisans, all handmade.  Someone knows me very very well :). It's such a wonderful idea, I just may have to share the love :)...

Have a wonderful weekend, thank you for all the birthday wishes :)!


  1. I thought those were some dancing toes! Happy Birthday-what a wonderful way to celebrate. Wishing you a year of wonderful discoveries and happiness!

  2. Happiest of birthday's to you my dear MJ. Just reading your post made me smile, you sound so wonderfully happy and I hope that for you every day!

  3. Many Happy Birthday Wishes to You, MJ!! Keep that joy going!


  4. Have a Happy Happy Birthday and may all your wishes come true!!!!!
    Chey xo

  5. dance class!? that's so so great!

    you're putting me to shame with your healthiness. argh although i've never been a green-in-a-cup sorta gal, i do need to get out of this slump.

    what a nice day, i'm sure the moments with the fam were the best. but such a great day of balance - love plus self-nurturing.

  6. happiest of birthdays to you!!


  7. Lovely photos of your world. Happy Birthday!

  8. Happy happy birthday to you! And yes to all of your beautiful wishes coming true. XXOO

  9. happy birthday sweetie!! Celebrate all year :)

  10. happy belated birthday xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


  11. loved this

    love and light

  12. Happy belated birthday! Such a lovely day and a dance class! xoxo


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