MY BIRTHDAY





On Saturday I turned 65.  Yep....never in a million years did I think I would be this old.....don't get me wrong....I didn't think I would die early [crikey who does?] but it just seems like yesterday I was celebrating my 50th and BAM....15 years flew by like a pair of jet fighters.



A few friends got the chefs table at a local restaurant and to say I was honored that they all cleared their schedule to make time for me was an understatement.



You don't get to be my age without learning a thing or two [sometimes the hard way] so I thought I would share a few important tidbits.....


1.  Take care of your health.  You can have all the money in the world but that is not going to matter without being healthy.  I have worked out since I was in my early 20's....and it might not be the secret to eternal youth.....but mentally it puts you in a better place.



2.  Stay out of the sun....Yes we all look better with a tan but again.....you will definitely look older when you are actually old!



3.  Cultivate friendships.....that comes with some work.....but you will be a better person if you aren't thinking about yourself all the time:)



4.  Stay in the game.  And by that I mean keep working.....learn new things and interact with people [see #3].



5.  Take care of your teeth.  Unless you want to look funny when you get old. 

6. Forgive.  Really....cause who cares you're still pissed off.  It's not gonna matter when you are gone.



7.  Family is everything.  I mean this one.  They aren't perfect but newsflash.....neither are you.  It was a promise we made to our Mom when she was dying.....to not stay mad.  See #6.

That's pretty much it.

One of my friends gave me this gift.....

It was a framed picture of all the ways I have signed my name on the blog!


#bestgiftever

Cami had a hangover the next day:)

Enough about me.....

The railing went up on one of my projects designed by Rodolfo Castro.  I pretty much strong armed her into using him and now she is in love:)




Ordered this beautiful blanket from RH for a bedroom...

#notcheap



Love this reclaimed wall at Michael Ladisics new office.

Getting these pillows done to go in a neutral [surprise] family room.....

That was my week y'all.....

Shaygotthis






34 comments

Christy Spearman said...

Happy birthday!! I love your "Life Lessons" - so true!!

blue hydrangea said...

Happy Birthday!! Making 65 look Shafabulous!!

Holly Boyle said...

Happy Birthday and thank you for the gift of these reminders. Keep everything in perspective and it will all work out...you are Shaglorious!

Deb said...

Happy birthday Sherry! I turn 65 this summer. I used to think 65 was really old- not so much now! I hope your 65th year is a great one for you!

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Happy Birthday Sherry!

June Pope said...

I smiled through the whole post.
#1 There's no way you are 65. I think you should check your birth certificate again
#2 How are you still working so hard? I'm tired just reading your blog!
#3 it seems like you've cultivated lots of friends along the way who love and want to celebrate you
May more happy and productive years to you. You're such an inspiration to so many!
Happy Birthday Sha-cray-cray

Joni Coody said...

Happy Birthday Sherry! I so enjoy your blog! Thank you for always inspiring us and making us smile!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Happy birthday and you look mahvelous! Hubby's is today and he's two years older than you. Time flies the older we get. Love the framed sign offs gift. So unique!

karen said...

Best Blog Evah award and this was a great post. Happy Birthday , and I hope you will always remain a "sillyheart."
BTW you really look great! Pretty sure you know that.

Rodolfo Castro said...

Super Happy Birthday to you! And, thank you so much for bringing me into "our" project! I have loved collaborating with you, and working with the most amazing client. You are such an artist, and such a joy to work with!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday,1st I tell everybody about your blog and your talent 2nd I thought you were about my age 54 lol jokes on me!! the gift your friend gave you is the most thoughtful and cute gift! I love your tips however very hard to follow I will try, you look great!!! K Sunday

Scribbler said...

Happy Birthday! You do not look your age, and your tips for moving gracefully into your sixties and beyond are excellent. I always enjoy your blog posts and humor.

Maureen Richmond said...

Happy birthday! I never would have guessed your age. I will take all of your advice.

Maureen

Tammy said...

Happy birthday! You do not look a day over 45. Love reading your blog.

Emily A. Clark said...

Happy birthday to one of the dearest! You make 65 look amazing--and FUN :)

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Happy Birthday, Sherry! You look great, so take it and run with it. I've joined the decade as of my last birthday and it's not so bad. Here's to many more!

Betsy Putney said...

Happy birthday! Dang, I hope I look as good as you when I turn 65 in 10 years. Great words of wisdom, too!!

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Happy Birthday! Thank you for sharing your wisdom and beauty with the blog world. It is always a pleasure to visit here.

Mary Ann Pickett said...

You must have stayed out of the sun and flossed a lot 'cuz you look shafabulous! Happy birthday... and thanks for all your wisdom and fresh inspiration.

Annie said...

Shocked to learn you're 65 (after subconsciously thinking you're in your 40's) inspired me to truly believe it's all about attitude and passion that keep us young! Admittedly, looks do count and you've obviously scored well in that area, but it's your humor that also lowers you, in my mind. to a much younger age group. I, too, am 65 and religiously read your postings to enjoy your lightheartedness and serious talent. Did I identify with you today? Yes! Great news that you're my age! Made my day! And my wrinkles? Totally forgot about them! Thanks and Happy Birthday!

René said...

Happy birthday gorgeous!

Linda Pakravan said...

Happy Birthday dear Shafabulous (my fav)! Thanks for the advice!

Linda Darling said...

Happy birthday Sherry! Love that 65. Tomorrow is my 66th and I have a new appreciation for life, aging, family and friends. Glad you had a wonderful day!

pam {simple details} said...

Happy Birthday, Sharockinit! Love your gift! :)

Claudine said...

Happy Birthday! I stumbled upon your blog a few years ago. Now... I literally light up when I see a new post. Your work is beautiful and approachable. Your clients are VERY lucky! Thank you again for sharing your work with the blogosphere. It is such a treat to see the latest happenings in your world!

Mary said...

Happy Birthday. Your list is spot on! You must have been following your own advice because you look amazing!!!!!

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Happy Birthday...but I don't believe your 65....Really! You look so young...

Angie Tyner said...

Happy birthday Sherry! May you have many, many more!!!! ��

michele said...

happy birthday, sherry! sorry i'm late to the Dom and the sher-fest, but you don't look a day over 49 (keanu is reading over my shoulder and says 45...), and i'm taking all of your wise advice to heart. the love radiates from your pics, and i'm so happy your tribe made you feel special. hugs to you, blogstar. xox

Cindy Hattersley said...

Happy B-day! I had no idea you were older than I (well barely). I think we get the "old bloggers" award. Joni are you reading this? You look fabulous my dear...seriously I thought you were in your fifties...great advice!!

My Notting Hill said...

Happy Belated Birthday!! I would never have guessed 65 (you look terrific!) on your looks and your sage advice belongs to someone 80 plus. It looks like you had a shafabulous celebration! Michele

Katie Clooney said...

My first time here. Read about your post over at Cindy's. Happy birthday! I'm a few steps behind you. You look great and look as if you took your own advice. All the best for many happy, healthy years ahead.

Our French Oasis said...

Very Happy to have just found your blog and a very Happy Birthday to you. I love every single one of your points, very wise words and I would add laugh to it, a few laughter lines look way better than frown lines!

shirley said...

Happy Happy Birthday to the Shafabbbulous!!! Love you even though I only know you through your blog! you are one funny lady and sense of humor definitely helps to keep us young! So sorry Cami had a hangover :( You are beautiful inside and out! many many more to you!!!!

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