SHOW + TELL: A Birthday Shrine + The Giveaway Winner!

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The Giveaway

Thank you to everyone who participated in our giveaway this month. We loved hearing about all the different ways people relax and take it easy. The end of summer is the perfect time to do just that!

Now without further ado, the winner is…. KATIE SMITH!! Congrats Katie!

Now Onto Today’s Post…

Normally I look forward to my birthday every year. I love having a summer birthday and am always excited to throw a great party (usually tiki themed). But this year I have been dreading the thought of turning 30. So to lighten my mood and get excited about my favorite day of the year, I decided to make a little shrine for myself to honor this milestone and celebrate ‘officially’ becoming an adult.

I started making this pasta art shrine a few years ago when my friend Zerrin and I found the project in an old craft magazine from the 1950’s. We loved the idea so much that we decided to make our own. It was a really fun craft project! And the perfect activity to do with a friend. I only recently got around to finishing glueing the pasta and spray-painting the entire thing gold. It feels good to finally finish a project and I love how it turned out!

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Setting up my shrine display…

To make my birthday shrine display, I cleared a space on a table in my living room and laid a favorite cloth down. Then I set up my pasta art shrine and placed my favorite tarot card inside as a special reminder for myself. Next I picked some fresh flowers from my garden, gathered my favorite stones, candles and other items from around my house and arranged them all around the shrine.

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I love the look of my birthday shrine and having a special reminder for myself to see everyday leading up the my birthday. Each day, I light the candles and allow myself time to ruminate on what it means to be turning 30 years old and to be thankful for all that I have, and stay hopeful for the future.