it’s my birthday

by lizzie & isaiah on January 22, 2012 · 20 comments

Yo. It’s my birthday. I was going to say something cynical and introspective because that’s kind of how I feel.

But this weekend doesn’t deserve it. My mom took Isaiah and I to the rodeo this weekend, we went shopping together, Isaiah made a delicious, gourmet meal, and we watched a movie. I went to bed last night feeling full of love and pre-birthday anxiety like middle school.

I usually deflect any attention that falls on me for my birthday. When it’s anyone else’s day, I get giddy over picking out gifts, sending cards, giving hugs and buying dinners. This year, I have just been enjoying my family’s affection and it’s been…nice.

It’s weird, but I’m silently marveling at how amazing it is that my mom, like, birthed me 24 years ago. That’s pretty epic and impressive, right?

Isaiah, in the meantime, loves me for some odd reason I can’t figure out. Vinny has given me hugs for the weekend like he knows what’s up.

Basically, I’m 24 and I think this might be the first birthday I’ve just enjoyed.


giveaway results and a discount!

by lizzie & isaiah on December 2, 2011 · 4 comments

Thanks to, we have a winner for the holiday card giveaway! Heather from Just Another Story was the lucky number six! Congratulations to Heather.

So check out her blog and wish her congrats. What you shouldn’t do is whine and pout. Because Jenn is offering 25% off to everyone who entered at Ribbons and Bluebirds. So head on over to her shop and use code Giveaway25 before Christmas, because that’s when the discount expires.


diy holiday bags and tags

by lizzie & isaiah on November 30, 2011 · 11 comments

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handmade holiday card giveaway

by lizzie & isaiah on November 29, 2011 · 21 comments

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