Today is my birthday. I don't know if there will be any celebrating just yet. My kids are sick and at least one of them is staying home from school. We're waiting to see how the others are faring. Thankfully, with my campaign for Birthday Month, who really cares. There are 31 days in August. We should be able to find a day for cake somewhere in there. It's Birthday Month!
Remember when birthdays were an achievement? In the middle here, birthdays are just novelties, an asterisk on the calendar. If I'm fortunate enough to reach old age, birthdays might become accomplishments again. In fact, there should be necklaces to celebrate your age like an award ribbon. When I'm 86, I'll gladly wear my age on a gold necklace and swap it for an 87 with a smile.
This year's birthday doesn't just have a small asterisk next to it though—because I'm giving away big presents every day this month. And I've planned a big ol' glorious prize for today. Becky Higgins and Project Life are generously donating a complete kit of the Olive Edition I designed for them: a Core Kit of cards, an Album and a Big Pack of Photo Pocket Pages. Everything you need to complete an album. A $75 value.
My limited Olive Edition for Project Life is currently available only at Amazon.com. In addition to the items shown above, there is a big pack of 12" x 12" papers and super-fun month dividers. Everything is very reasonably priced. For more information on Project Life in general, visit BeckyHiggins.com. Becky and her team keep a faithful blog of ideas and inspiration. There are even videos to get you started. Also, for the daily play-by-play, follow @beckyhigginsllc and #projectlife on Instagram.
Comment to enter today's contest. Be sure to include your email address so we can contact you if you win. You don't have to type your email address into the body of the comment if you entered it in the email-address field on the comment form; I can access that info from behind the scenes. Today's giveaway will close at 11:59pm PST on Monday 8/12/13. Watch for the winner to be announced within a day or two at the bottom of the post.
For more info on my August giveaway madness, click here. Please share the word. Check back every day. I have amazing prizes planned this week from my friends at Copic Markers, Cricut, Puj Baby and more, prizes worth as much as $300. Prizes I wish I owned!
INSTAGRAM GIVEAWAY: Follow @heatherbailey and #HELLOgiveaway. Share today’s giveaway on Instagram (see Heather's feed today for an image to repost) & you’ll be entered to win a $15 gift certificate to HeatherBaileyStore.com. Be sure to tag @heatherbailey and #HELLOgiveaway12. (The number there at the end will change each day.) Today's IG giveaway ends at 11:59pm PST (Pacific Standard Time) on Monday 8/12/13. We'll announce winners within a day or two.
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UPDATE: Congratulations, Julie Gagen. You win today's HELLO Giveaway. We will email you with next steps. And congratulations to @shirleychialp Instagram for winning our Day 12 Instagram giveaway. The giveaway is closed, but you can still join the conversation and comment. I read each and every one. xo—HB