happy may day!

happy may day!

today is not only the first day of the week (monday-i love),
and not only the first day of the MONTH!! (welcome MAY)
it’s also the first day of my 35th year of life.
i totally love new beginnings… a chance to let go the old stuff, and look ahead- plan and be excited about the next series of challenges and opportunites!
april was a huge lot of work, pressure and stress. full of good growing experiences. things i am happy to have behind me! i’m ready for a new month, a new year!
i have been contemplating where i am, where i want to be… how i am going to get there.
it excites me.

i have to tell you… i am liking the morning thing (GASP!)
saturday, i woke up at 5:15am with NO ALARM CLOCK. go figure!
feels good to take control of the day.  i am tired no matter what, i think that psycologically, i feel like i am getting more done, i am more in control.  Sunday, i did sleep in til 9:30am. – and took a nap. but it’s a day of REST!

i taught here locally, at Scrapbooks ETC. on saturday. it was fun to just do a regular class… no big event… nothing fancy… only 30 people, only 15 minutes from my house. it was good! taught about how to use masks, and- well, i love masks, and they are so easy and fun to use, so it’s a little thrill to teach! especially, the spray paiting part… so fun to show people how to spray paint!!
jodi made redvelvet cake for my birthday, so we shared a little of that!  yummy! thanks jodi!

i got a couple LOUNGES for the pool for my birthday… comfy ones, with padding. and finally got the wireless internet extender, so i can work by the pool! (rough life)… and eric gave me a video ipod… supposedly it holds 75 hours of movies….  interesting! i think i am going to be fighting with my kids over it.  soooo, it was a great day! SO low key, which was exactly what i needed ! my folks came down from SLC, we BBQd and made homemade icecream (another all-time-fav)……………………

deep breath…
here’s to a great NEW year for me… ! lots to make happen!
thanks for all the happy birthday wishes!

84 Comments
  • Melissa

    1 May, 2006 at 10:25 am Reply

    Heidi…
    Happy Birthday! I hope your 35th year is as RAWKIN’ as you are! Wishing you help, success, prosperity and a healthy new addition to the family!
    Lots o’ Love.

  • Katie Burnett

    1 May, 2006 at 10:30 am Reply

    Happy Birthday Heidi!
    Hope its your best yet!!

  • Vee

    1 May, 2006 at 10:34 am Reply

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY HEIDI!!!
    Hope I as rockin as you are when I turn 35
    many blessings for the new year to you.

  • thea reedeker

    1 May, 2006 at 10:34 am Reply

    Happy birthday to you from Holland
    So you’re birthday is the day we celebrate the Queens birthday in holland. All dutch people had a party!!
    love thea

  • Jessica K.

    1 May, 2006 at 10:35 am Reply

    How cool….today is the first day of my 35th year of life also!! Happy Dual Birthday girl! Turning 34 yesterday kinda hit home…when my mom was 34 I was a freshmen in High school and that just freaks me out!
    Here’s to a new year. Who knew 34 could look so good!?

  • Lene S

    1 May, 2006 at 10:38 am Reply

    Happy Birthday to you!
    :o)

  • Jane M Tikkuri

    1 May, 2006 at 10:39 am Reply

    Happy Birthday Heidi!

  • debbie

    1 May, 2006 at 10:41 am Reply

    happy birthday!!
    You make this early morning routine sound like a good idea- think i will give it a go!!

  • Christiane

    1 May, 2006 at 10:53 am Reply

    A very happy birthday, Heidi! Congrats on your switch to the “morning shift”.

  • katina eisner

    1 May, 2006 at 10:54 am Reply

    HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GIRL~~~!!!!!!!
    KAT

  • Kathleen

    1 May, 2006 at 11:01 am Reply

    Bonne Anniversaire Heidi!!
    Happy Birthday Heidi!!
    Feliz Cumpleanos Heidi!!
    May all your dreams and aspirations for this year be realized.

  • DoBea A.

    1 May, 2006 at 11:13 am Reply

    Happy Birthday! I am celebrating my birthday also. Normally, May 1st is just another day in my life, but this year I am thinking about what meaning my life is holding, what I yet want to accomplish. Thanks for being such an inspiration to women all over the world. I hope to one day reach that goal.

  • laura

    1 May, 2006 at 11:22 am Reply

    My birthday was the 29th, and from the other comments, it looks to be a big birthday week! Happy Birthday to ALL OF US!!! I think it is FABULOUS that I get to share my birthday with HEIDI SWAPP!!!

  • Kelli

    1 May, 2006 at 11:30 am Reply

    Happy Birthday. SO cool 😉

  • Christy

    1 May, 2006 at 11:30 am Reply

    Happy Birthday, Heidi! Hope you have a wonderfully special a year as you are!

  • Tena

    1 May, 2006 at 11:47 am Reply

    Happy Birthday Heidi!!! Enjoy. Tena

  • Nicole

    1 May, 2006 at 11:59 am Reply

    Happy Birthday!

  • Karmen

    1 May, 2006 at 12:07 pm Reply

    Happy 35th birthday!!! I love reading your blogs and getting inspiration for my own day/life/scrapbooks!

  • Pam

    1 May, 2006 at 12:07 pm Reply

    Happy Birthday, Heidi!
    Sounds like it was a wonderful celebration for you and your family.
    I can’t believe you are still doing that early am thing! What happened to my old nite owl pal????? LOL!

  • Karmen

    1 May, 2006 at 12:08 pm Reply

    Happy 35th birthday!!! I love reading your blogs and getting inspiration for my own day/life/scrapbooks!

  • Erika

    1 May, 2006 at 12:10 pm Reply

    Happy Birthday Dear Heidi! Happy Birthday to you!!!
    Sounds like you are having a great beginning to a new week, new month and new year!!! Keep it going! Have a fabulous day, just like the fabulous person you are!
    Erika

  • rhonda

    1 May, 2006 at 12:20 pm Reply

    Happy Bday!!
    I will celebrate my last “3” bday in 2 weeks. Only 379 days to the big “40”!
    HAPPY BDAY HEIDI!

  • Jenica

    1 May, 2006 at 12:30 pm Reply

    Hey there! Itws my birthday today, too! I’m 29…. last year of the twenties, oh no!! 😉 I got a video iPod from my hubby, too! Have fun!

  • Amy

    1 May, 2006 at 12:48 pm Reply

    Best Birthday Wishes to you from me!

  • marcilambert

    1 May, 2006 at 12:50 pm Reply

    happy, happy birthday!!

  • April

    1 May, 2006 at 12:53 pm Reply

    Happy Birthday Heidi. I hope you have a great year!

  • Coni

    1 May, 2006 at 12:55 pm Reply

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY and all the best to you, Heidi! May all your dreams for the new year come true!

  • Jody

    1 May, 2006 at 1:16 pm Reply

    Here’s wishing you all the goodness and delight you can handle in the next year. Love every minute of it- especially the unexpected little things that make you happy to be alive!

  • Nathalie

    1 May, 2006 at 1:21 pm Reply

    Happy birthday from Belgium !!

  • Grace Palazzolo

    1 May, 2006 at 1:25 pm Reply

    Happy Birthday!!!! I love May also the 6th Saturday is my 40th. How exciting. Have a great month of celebrating….LOL!

  • sarah green

    1 May, 2006 at 1:27 pm Reply

    Happy birthday from New Zealand Heidi!!! You are always so inspiring… but sorry even you can’t inspire me to get my butt out of bed at that time of the morning!!!! hahahaha

  • deb munn

    1 May, 2006 at 1:29 pm Reply

    Happy, happy birthday to you Heidi!
    Sending you lots of wishes for a happy and healthy year #35!! Enjoy every moment 🙂
    Peace and happiness…
    ~deb~

  • Kris in TX

    1 May, 2006 at 1:42 pm Reply

    Happy Happy, Heidi! (or, as I saw once on a Boynton card: Hippo Birdie Two Ewes!)
    Hoping you have a wonderful day and a nice float in the pool. Can I come over? I miss having a pool!

  • Katy

    1 May, 2006 at 1:46 pm Reply

    Happy Birthday Heidi … glad you had a great day.
    Katy

  • Didi

    1 May, 2006 at 2:05 pm Reply

    Hi there,
    One of my best scrap-friend just told me about your b’day, which is so so fun as I’m also a 1st of May girl, but today it’s the beginning of my 37th.
    So it’s my turn to wish you the best for your 35th year.
    Happy B’day Heidi, from Paris – France.

  • Tammy

    1 May, 2006 at 2:43 pm Reply

    Happy Birthday Heidi!!!
    Best wishes for a wonderful 35th year!!!! 🙂

  • Allison

    1 May, 2006 at 2:57 pm Reply

    Today is the day to “de-lurk” finally and wish you a Happy, Happy Birthday! I feel like I know you from your blog and love how inspiring and incredibly creative you are. I own the Beyond Metals/Attachments book and have loved your work ever since I bought that book… like forever ago! PLEASE come to Michigan so that I can take one of your classes… just to meet the “she” gal and see you in all of your true beauty (corny, sorry!) Anyway, have a truly special wonderful birthday! ;o)

  • connie

    1 May, 2006 at 3:12 pm Reply

    nothin’ like tooting your own horn

  • Vicki

    1 May, 2006 at 3:18 pm Reply

    Happy 35th Birthday!!!! Nothing like having a special day for just you. It sounded like your day was marvelous. Mine is in a few days, but I am alot older. It is great to hear how you love to teach and no pressure added. Although I loved your classes in Alabama. I bet the kids are loving the video ipod.

  • Mary

    1 May, 2006 at 3:45 pm Reply

    happy bday heidi! i’ve just become a regular at your website and i must tell you that everytime i come to your site, you inspire me to scrapbook and just dream big again. hope this year brings you lots of good health, happiness, and joy.

  • patty

    1 May, 2006 at 3:46 pm Reply

    H*A*P*P*Y 35th B*I*R*T*H*D*A*Y H*E*I*D*I*!
    sounds like you were treated like a queen-love it! enjoy your “new beginning”.
    -p

  • Chelsea

    1 May, 2006 at 4:00 pm Reply

    Big Birthday Hugs!!

  • Julie

    1 May, 2006 at 4:18 pm Reply

    From one “May Baby” to another…Happy 35th! Hope your day was glorious.

  • marlo

    1 May, 2006 at 4:21 pm Reply

    Happy Happy Birthday!!
    Hope your day is GRAND and filled with lot’s of love and good stuff.
    marlo

  • yvonne blair

    1 May, 2006 at 4:29 pm Reply

    Happy Happy Birthday Heidi!!!
    Hope you find as much inspiration in your new year as you share with us.
    Have a great day and a great year.
    Yvonne.

  • Veronica A

    1 May, 2006 at 4:35 pm Reply

    Happy birthday Heidi, may you have many more!

  • Leana

    1 May, 2006 at 4:47 pm Reply

    Happy Birthday Heidi! You share a birthday with my daughter Emily who is 6 today.

  • Rachel

    1 May, 2006 at 5:15 pm Reply

    Happy Birthday 🙂

  • fiona

    1 May, 2006 at 5:39 pm Reply

    Glad you had a great birthday, may you have many more. With your wonderful attitude I am sure this year will be a blast!

  • Helle greer

    1 May, 2006 at 6:24 pm Reply

    Tillykke med fodselsdagen!!!! (Danish Happy Bday).
    Glad you had a Fab. day.
    Wish you were teaching in Cali. real soon.
    Comming to Newport this summer???
    Lunch @ Fashion Island???
    Hugs
    helle

  • kathy northup

    1 May, 2006 at 6:41 pm Reply

    Happy Birthday, Heidi! Hope it was a glorious one!

  • brianna

    1 May, 2006 at 6:52 pm Reply

    Happy birthday, Heidi!

  • Jaana

    1 May, 2006 at 7:08 pm Reply

    Happy Birthday, Heidi! Hope your day is wonderful!

  • Talia

    1 May, 2006 at 7:13 pm Reply

    Glad to hear you had a wonderful birthday, Heidi!! Hope this year is full of love, happiness and lots of scrappin’!!

  • That Girl

    1 May, 2006 at 7:39 pm Reply

    Happy b-day and welcome to one day closer to 40 (smile)!

  • Alanna

    1 May, 2006 at 8:11 pm Reply

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY Heidi!!
    Alanna/Australia

  • Twistedsoda

    1 May, 2006 at 8:46 pm Reply

    happy birthday baby!!!

  • Wanda E. Santiago

    1 May, 2006 at 9:36 pm Reply

    Hey beautiful you deserve that and more!! To happiness to you and your family! Hugs Wanda

  • Sharon

    1 May, 2006 at 10:39 pm Reply

    don’t know if you’re still reading comments (!!) but i wanted to wish you a very happy birthday. may’s a good month…i’m 30 next week. and i’m actually looking forward to it!
    love sharon

  • TracieClaiborne

    1 May, 2006 at 10:51 pm Reply

    If you’re still reading these responses – happy birthday!!!! I’d love to hear more about what kind of spray paint you use and where you spray it (like in a box or what?). I have masks but I’m scared to use them! LOL!
    You’re awesome!
    Tracie

  • Lee

    2 May, 2006 at 1:53 am Reply

    Happy Birthday!

  • Sandra Karlsdóttir

    2 May, 2006 at 3:19 am Reply

    Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday to you! Happy birthday dear Heidi! Happy birthday to you!!
    I hope your birthday was a good one with friends and family 🙂
    Warm wishes from Iceland,
    Sandra

  • Sarah Corbett

    2 May, 2006 at 6:34 am Reply

    Heidi! Remember me? I am so sorry I forgot to say happy birthday on 4-30… I actually have remembered it all month long and wanted to send a card – a thanks and happy bithday card – but can’t find your address! Anyway, you are a totally awesome lady and I hope someday i can meet you in person to really thank you for your generosity! It was the highlight of my year so far!
    Sarah Corbett (your blog game winner)

  • AlissaE

    2 May, 2006 at 6:41 am Reply

    Happy Birthday!! You’re the morning person I could never be!

  • Beth

    2 May, 2006 at 8:08 am Reply

    Happy birthday Heidi! Wishing you 35 more!

  • Jodi

    2 May, 2006 at 8:26 am Reply

    Heidi, Im a May Day girl too!
    that’s so exciting to me since you have been my FAV scrapbooker since you were in the CK scrapbook hall of fame, years ago!

  • Michelle

    2 May, 2006 at 10:21 am Reply

    Happy belated birthday! Sounds like it was lovely 🙂

  • Eileen

    2 May, 2006 at 11:04 am Reply

    Happy Birthday! My daughter is also a May Day bday. She will be so excited when I tell her that you share a birthday!

  • Suzanne

    2 May, 2006 at 11:39 am Reply

    Happy Belated Birthday Heidi!!!

  • heidi larsen

    2 May, 2006 at 1:10 pm Reply

    happy b-day yesterday! i hope that you had a great day!

  • Tanya Webster

    2 May, 2006 at 3:25 pm Reply

    wowee…its my birthday on may day too!! Happy birthday to you!!! You have an awesome year ahead of you with that new little one on the way!! 🙂 T

  • Shawnna flipflopmom

    2 May, 2006 at 3:32 pm Reply

    Happy Late B-day!
    Hope your day was filled with many blessings —
    You ROCK!!

  • Christine

    2 May, 2006 at 7:37 pm Reply

    Happy Birthday from yet another May Day Baby! I just turned 36… can’t wait to see you at Creative Escape!

  • megan

    3 May, 2006 at 3:33 am Reply

    A belated happy birthday Heidi! Sounds like you had a fabo day! The Ipod and loungers sound like such a great combination :o)

  • maria

    3 May, 2006 at 4:16 am Reply

    Happy Birthday!!!

  • Karalynn Tyler

    3 May, 2006 at 4:46 am Reply

    Happy Birthday, Heidi!!! I’m so glad you had a fun and relaxing day.

  • Peta71

    3 May, 2006 at 4:47 am Reply

    I know this is a little late but Happy Birthday I too was 35 this year but in Feb have a great year Heidi!!! Oh and by the way I am loving all the new products here in Australia!!!!

  • Jana Perenchio

    3 May, 2006 at 7:18 am Reply

    Happy birthday to {you}
    Happy birthday to {you}
    Happy birthday dear sweet Heidi
    Happy birthday to {you}!!!!!!!!
    Hope your 35th year is your best EVER!!!

  • Jordan

    3 May, 2006 at 9:42 am Reply

    Hey Happy Birthday Heidi! Today is my birthday too! Hope your day is just abundantly blessed!

  • Amy Kinnon

    3 May, 2006 at 10:50 am Reply

    Hey Heidi, we have the same birthday! Wow…who knew I shared it with such a cool gal! Well happy bday to us!

  • Kim

    3 May, 2006 at 1:02 pm Reply

    Hope you had a great birthday! All the best in the coming year.

  • lisa

    5 May, 2006 at 8:24 am Reply

    happy birthday. I took that class from you on Saturday and I soooo loved it! you are a very nice, inspiring woman. Now off to buy some spray paint!

  • stephanie

    5 May, 2006 at 5:54 pm Reply

    happy birthday… a little late… i am a taurus girl too i turned 20+10 this year … hope you enjoyed your day!

  • jen paddack-hyde

    20 May, 2006 at 8:48 am Reply

    I’m really late on this post but Happy Birthday…thought it was cool your birthday was May 1st because so is mine:) This was the beginning of my 36th year:)

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