Wednesday, March 17, 2010

easy being green

flap, flap

come fly with me and let's land on a green branch...or blarney stone.
image from verdigris vie
$25 gift certificate -

a give-way for being green
it would be easy landing here....in this hammock, no reservation necessary!
just a bit of calling it "first"
an easy green market tote from branch at the ready

Today is all about being green and flapping my birthday wings.
Ever since I was a wee one, my day (St. Paddy's day) has been celebrated with something green.
My birthday (today) has always been all about green and something lucky.
No wonder green is my favorite color.

David Gauld - 1893 (thank-you little augury)
Consider this your lucky day!
Leave a comment and enter my giveaway for $25 gift certificate from here.
Winner shall be chosen midnight tonight, March 17th and posted in the morning.
Do you find it easy being green? Care to share an easy tip on living green?

45 comments:

Dumbwit Tellher said...

I'm thrilled to be the first on your post to wish you a very happy and green birthday Patricia. What an exciting day to celebrate ones birthday, you are truly blessed and of course, 'lucky'! Hoping it's a great day and an even greater year ahead. xx

Frau said...

Happy Birthday Patricia!! I hope you have a fabulous day! Pretty special to have your Birthday on the luckiest day of all!

Dagny @ Beautiful Living said...

Happy Birthday!!! I guess what I do that's "green" in everyday life is recycle. I recycle everything I can, from paper, glass and steel to clothes (always donate what we don't use anymore).

Thank you for your comment, I SO wish we could meet one day! Victoria is such a super sweet blog friend, really loved the guest post she made for me :) Mr B and I planning on making a trip over the pond some day (it's kind of difficult with the girls being only 4 months and two years, but we'll get there).

We used to go to Cali once a year for a road trip, but haven't been since 2007! :(

Red Door Home said...

Happy birthday! Have a special day.

The Buzz said...

Happy Birthday, Patricia! With the power back on, I hope you treat yourself to a great dinner and a pint of ale. And don't forget to recycle the bottle!

Debra said...

Happy Birthday dear~ I think the best tip would be to just really use our heads and our conscience. Reuse, regift- when bringing one thing into our homes, give one thing to someone that could use a lift. Have a special day Patricia.

Purple Flowers said...

Happy Happy B-Day!
We find it easy being green. We do alot of recycling of paper, glass, plastic (trying to cut down on the plastic). Books no longer wanted get passed to the local Library. Clothes get passed onto local charities. We're always looking for new ways to recycle and/or pay it forward.

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Best wishes for a very happy, lucky, green Birthday!!!

Helen Young said...

Happy Birthday! My nephew's birthday is today too - he's nine. Green is my favorite color - I used to have a green kitchen and a green front door. In my current house my bedroom and bathroom are green, very soothing. Have a great day!

Laura Casey Interiors said...

Happy Birthday!! hope it's a great one and the power stays on all day. xo

Deidra said...

Just stopping by to tell you that I love you and I'm so happy for the day you were born! Happy Birthday, Patricia!

5thsister said...

Kathleen (purpleflowers) sent me over to wish you a marvelous birthday. She has a wonderful tribute to you over on her site.

Green is my daughter's favorite color. Hazel green is the color of my eyes. We are green by separating our garbage into trash or recyclables.

You have a lovely blog, btw.

other-option said...

Happy birthday! Most of the furniture pieces I buy for the house are second hand - less going to the landfill that way.
- Danielle

North of 25A said...

Happy Birthday, Patricia!
A little odd but true: I save all of my bathroom tissue cardboards for the lower school art teacher at my daughter's school. Lower School Art Studio is a much anticipated class & I love the idea of creative recycling.

Kwana said...

Happy Birthday to you Green Friend. Look at you with a giveaway on your birthday so nice. Have a wonderful day today. It's time to party all week!

elizabeth said...

It's your birthday..and the sun is shinning..
what a blessing it is..

Hope it's full of wonderful moments..

big hug from a far..

xo
e

Mel said...

i love that hammock - great pics. wishing you a very happy birthday!

Jeannine @ Small and Chic said...

Happy birthdy, Patricia!

Thanks for turning us onto Branch. I don't think I heard of the store before and I'm already loving what I see!

Emily said...

Happy Birthday Patricia! Here's to you and all that is green and good in this pre-spring world. Enjoy yourself - hopefully you have something special planned like a facial or massage...or maybe a quiet moment to breathe in the day.

I'll be having my first give-away this week. I hope you're a lucky winner!!

Joyce said...

My dear friend Happy, Happy Birthday! That little wee bird is so adorable and just as adorable as our birthday girl. Celebrate,celebrate and have fun today with your close group of knit galpals and family. xo

Steph said...

Happy Birthday! HOpe it is wonderful!
We always use "real" napkins, I feel like it is such and easy way to save some trees!

Janet said...

Sometimes I think the prettiest bouquet is a simple vase of branches and green leaves. Flowers shouldn't be the only ones to come inside.

Happy Birthday!

Ina in Alaska said...

Hope your birthday is wonderful!!!

thepreppyprincess said...

Happy, Happy Birthday wishes Patricia, may you enjoy a simply glorious day!

Sending a green Birthday smile,
tp

annechovie said...

Here's wishing you a wonderful St. Paddy's birthday, PVE! xo

Karena said...

Great green images! Happy birthday!!Patricia thank you for sharing!!

Karena
Art by Karena

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

Hope you have a very happy birthday!

LindsB said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I Hope you have a great day, full of fun green things for you!!

JMW said...

I saw your comment on my blog, so I had to rush over and wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Enjoy plenty of green cake today. Great giveaway, too. We try to be "green" by taking usable grocery bags to the store, recycling, waiting until the dishwasher is totally full before running it so we save water, etc.

Emily A. Clark said...

Fun post! Happy, happy birthday to you :)

style chronicle said...

Happy Birthday to a special lady!!

Thea said...

I grew up in a very "green" simple living family. We always ate from our garden and rarely bought packaged items. We recycled mostly everything and reused or repaired things instead of getting new things. I still use the principles in my life today. Being "green" is just a way of life.

simply seleta said...

Happy Birthday to a beautiful friend! I think it's perfect that green suits you so well - it was meant to be. Big hug from your seashore sistah.

A Day That is Dessert said...

Happy birthday Patricia!! xoxo

MySanSouci said...

Happy Birthday, Patricia! What a wonderful day to celebrate your birth and being green! Many warm wishes from Heather in TX!!

Mary Lou Rutledge said...

My eyes are green. LUCKY me!!
Happy Birthday to you.

VictoriaArt said...

Oh yes we are trying to be green all the way, as much as we can do - receycle, re-use, reduce, building and eating, living!

One more time: All the best Patricia, for this coming year, which will bring hopefully lot's of beautful things and the success of all your plans!
Good luck!

XX
Victoria

The Zhush said...

Dear Patricia,
One of my very first friends here in Blogland...Happy Happy Birthday and Happy St. Patrick's day as well...hope you are enjoying this lovely day! All the best,
xoxo
Sue

maureen @ The Inglenook Decor said...

patricia! sweet sweet post & happy birthday to u! we recycle everything here :) u are a truly blessed woman !

pve design said...

Thanks to each of you for your warm wishes and for doing your part making it easy being green, re-use, re-gift, restore, recycle is so important.
I will be back in the morning to announce the lucky winner!
pve

Cristin said...

Happy birthday! Hope is was a great one.

xo,
cristin

My Dog-Eared Pages said...

Happy Birthday Patricia [two more minutes!!] ox Barbara

Rebecca said...

Happy day!

My wishes are that you had a wonderful birthday. A day filled with love, laughter, family, and friends.

Splendid Willow said...

Oh lovely Patricia! Happy birthday! Sending you warm thoughts and tons of good energy! (Luck is already on your side!)

Cyber hug,

Mon

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

A very happy (very belated!) birthday, Patricia! May the luck of the Irish see you all the year through.