When you make a conscious choice to be happy, no one can take it away from you because no one gave it to you: you gave it to yourself.

A quote from April Green's - Bloom For Yourself Journal

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

WOYWW 210 - the 40th birthday edition!

Hello fellow desk dashers!

I'm linking up with Julia and The Stamping Ground to share my desk. Now rather than bore you all with the same pics as I've shared the last few weeks I've got a few different pics for you today.

Tomorrow is my 40th birthday! I love birthdays. Always have and am never shy with telling how old I am. I've ordered a special birthday cake to take with me to the Crop on Saturday to celebrate with you all there.

I've also bought these beauties to share with friends and family tomorrow, and with you all today. There's plenty to go round I'm sure!

I bought myself a new mat and thought it very apt for my boy Baxter!

Now my desk - 
Yep those pens.

My working desk, more pens, images and a WIP.

Right it's a beautiful day, I'm on strict orders to rest up so I'm going to sit out in the yard and read for a bit I think in the sunshine. Then a nap maybe. Then more colouring. Rest. You get the idea. 

Thank you all for all your comments. They all mean a lot to me.

Take care Zo xx


Jan Ltc said...

Great WOYWW thanks for sharing xx Jan (54)

shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Zoe, Happy Birthday for tomorrow! Have a smashing day.Those Tesco cupcakes are fab, we bought some for work last year- at out place the person who's birthday it is takes in cakes- so we bought a couple of those. Loving the mat too. See you on Saturday, Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #21 xx

AnyOldCraft said...

Ooooooooh cake sounds yummy. Shame the crop is so far away from me.
Those cupcakes look fab as well.
Yes I have a rather sweet tooth lol
HAPPY BIRTHDAY sweetie I hope you enjoy it :) #31

JoZart Designs said...

Happy Birthday Zoe. Have a wonderful time at the crop. I can't be there as I'll be in Germany visiting my grandees but I'll be thinking of you all.
Love Jo x

PaperOcotilloStudio said...

Happy Birthday to you! Enjoy the crop :) Lovely coloring on your desk..I wish i had your talent with markers! Thanks for sharing :) Shel @ PaperOcotilloStudio

Liz said...

Happy birthday for tomorrow. Have a great time at the crop on Saturday and an even better day on Sunday! ;-) xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Well, Zoe..I can't think of a better way to celebrate turning 40 than what you're going to do in the next few days!! Way to go, girl :-) Am really looking forward to seeing you at the weekend....
I thought it might amuse you that while I love sport, I've never been a footie fan, but now I take a keen interest in what's happening to Bristol Rovers. It's all your fault!! So on Sunday, I shall be singing UTG, lol!!!
Hugs, LLJ 18 xxx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Zoe, hope you are resting like you should ... it's too nice a day to waste it working anyway :) Have a very happy birthday ... if I were 40 I wouldn't mind admitting how old I am too! You do know that life begins at 40 don't you? So have a great year, live it to the full and tell us all about it :) Hugs, Elizabeth x #49

PS: love the doormat!

lisa said...

Ohhh cup cakes, Zoe. They look delicious.
Have a very Happy Birthday tomorrow. I hope you are spoilt rotten.
A day sitting in the sunshine sounds perfect. I hope you've enjoyed it and feel rested for the big day.
Hugs Lisax #25

pearshapedcrafting said...

I won't have a cake right now thank you (trying to keep my sugar levels down) but Saturday ….. mmmmm! Hope you had a good day in the sun! So looking forward to seeing you and your fab colouring! Chrisx 55

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I haven't visited it you in quite a long time now. I see the pen stash has grown by leaps and bounds. Happy birthday to you. I'm noticing all the cool people are Tauruses.
Judy #59

Helen said...

I never say no to cake, so thanks very much!! Have a fabulous day tomorrow and see you Saturday. Card is made, am bringing it with me, hope that's ok and yes it's blue... can't wait to see the hair too! Helen 4

Hettie said...

Happy Happy Birthday for tomorrow Zoe!! You have been celebrating all week and have a great way of celebrating on Saturday....doing what you love with people who enjoy the same. At least it will be a giggle!!
See you Saturday.

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Zoe, happy birthday and enjoy the crop.
Have a good woyww and happy crafting, Angela x 34

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! No cake for me either, but will see you at the crop and maybe have a piece in your honor :)

Happy pre-crop WOYWW!
Mary Anne (1)

My name is Cindy said...

Hi Zo! Not much sunshine here today but hope you had a good rest up yesterday! Now, I still can't work out, will we be seeing the blue haired version on Saturday? Just so I know what to look out for (because you are so invisible normally - NOT!). Great desk - but got rather sidetracked looking at the cakes... See ya Sta, Cindy xx

Eliza said...

Hi Zo and Happy Birthday to you wow 40 years young congratulations. I so wish I was going to the crop but it is a bit of a swim across the pond. I hope you all have a blast of a time and share heaps of photos.n Love the mat.

Belated WOYWW greetings.
Hugs Eliza & Yoda 67

Nikki said...

Happy belated birthday!!!! Your cake looked yummy too. OK I'm in love with your pen collection!!!! Happy late woyww hugs nikki