Birthday Wishes, to ME! And a Giveaway! *ended*

My Favorite Things Event is in celebration of my birthday.   I’m going on vacation (tonight!) and wanted to put something up and I have some more goodies to giveaway!  Yay!  So I’m going to talk about my birthday.  Which isn’t until June 29, by the way.

For my birthday in the past few years I’ve used my birthday money from my grandma and sometimes my mom, and I’ve gone to Powells, the biggest bookstore in the US, and the coolest, for sure! and I’ve bought books. Sometimes I go to Saturday Market and buy something too.  Like two years ago I bought a cool purse.  This year I’m not sure if I’ll be able to buy books yet, but I’ve been composing a list of books I’m DYING for.  So I’m going to share that list with you guys.  Just for fun.  No one needs to buy me any or anything 😉

My birthday shopping is very organized.  I first compose a list of books I want.  Then I go to and I find out which ones they have used and write down the cost of the books and then I sort out which ones I’m willing to pay that much for and I just narrow it down a bit, I suppose.  This year I’ll be going to a Jacqueline Carey signing on the 18th so that will likely be my ‘birthday’ trip to Powells.  Even though it’s the Cedar Hills Crossing branch and not the downtown branch that I love so very much.  But I know I’ll be buying books then so I figure that’s about all I’ll be able to afford.  So while there I’ll be buying Naamah’s Curse in hardback to be signed.  And Naamah’s Kiss most likely because the copies I have are for giveaway.   I may pick up a couple of others of hers as well, and I have all my copies of the Kushiel’s Legacy books to be signed too.

Naamah's Kiss (Kushiel Legacy)Naamah's Curse
Perchance to Dream: Theatre Illuminata #2

Eyes Like Stars: Theatre Illuminata, Act IOther then her books I have all these others on my wish list.  A few at the top of my list are:

Eyes Like Stars and Perchance to Dream by Lisa Mantchev
I have some serious cover lust for these books!  And they sound wonderful as well, of course! 
Then I REALLY want White Cat by Holly Black.  I’ve heard great things about it and I’m pretty sure it’s a series I’ll want to collect.  
White Cat (Curse Workers, Book 1)
Glimmerglass by Jenna Black also sounds fantastic and is on my wishlist.
Glimmerglass (Faeriewalker, Book 1)
I’ve also been wanting to put in a preorder for Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare and Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.  
The Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, Book 1) Beautiful Darkness
Here’s a few others on my WL:
An Echo in the Bone: A Novel (Outlander) by Diana Gabaldon
Would-Be Witch (A Southern Witch Novel) by Kimberly Frost
Barely Bewitched by Kimberly Frost
Thief Eyes by Janni Lee Simner
The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker by Leanna Renee Hieber
and The Darkly Luminous Fight for Persephone Parker by Leanna Renee Hieber
Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld (the paperback copy coming out in the fall has a great cover!)
Boneshaker (Sci Fi Essential Books) by Cherie Priest
The Boneshaker by Kate Milford
Red-Headed Stepchild (Sabina Kane) by Jaye Wells

Those are just a few things I’m wishing for for my birthday.  So now we’re on to giveaway time!  I found this awesome etsy seller that had some cute faerie bookmarks and stuff.  I ordered a few things and then she sent me some extra stuff for me to giveaway!  So the shop is called Flying Unicorn and her stuff is really unique and cute.  She makes tags, like super fancy gift tags, bookmarks, scrapbook embellishments, customized mini albums,  cute cards and other great stuff.  She has fantastic prices and her customer service was perfect!  When she heard I was going to giveaway some of the bookmarks I ordered she sent an awesome tag.  You can use it as a unique gift tag, or you could even put it in a frame and hang it up!  I’m also going to giveaway a journal I bought for giveaway.  Perfect for keeping book lists or keeping notes if your writer.*Giveaway Ended*

First place winner will get the journal,  a bookmark, and a birdcage tag.
Second place will get the fancy tag with the flowers, a bookmark and a birdcage tag.
Third place will the bird and faerie tag and a birdcage tag.
I’m keeping the third bookmark!

To enter please leave a comment about what YOU do for your birthday or what you like to do for your birthday. And feel free to say something about the Flying Unicorn shop!  Be sure to leave an email address.  Must be 13 or older and in the US or Canada.  Contest ends June 29th.

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  1. Flying Unicorn has some beautiful items for sale! For my birthday I like to go out for a big breakfast with my family, and then go out for dinner, just my husband & me. Yep. I love to eat!!


  2. For my birthday I usually just like to go out to a nice dinner with my family or boyfriend (depending what city I am living in when it arrives). However, my dream birthday would be to go down to spring training and see my favorite baseball team play.


  3. Beautiful bookmarks, tags and journal! I need those. Well, on my birthday, hubby takes me out to dinner. I love to go bookshopping at Books a million, that would really make a great birthday. Awesome wish list. Happy early birthday to you!!

    mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

  4. Let me just say that I actually let out a moan when reading that you’re going to a Jacqueline Carey signing, as I am a HUGE fan of the Kushiel and Naamah books. I own the first 3 in paperback, but I’ve read all of them and I can’t wait to read Naamah’s curse.
    Anyways, for my birthday, I usually have a birthday feast of some sort, and my best friend will buy me a few new cookbooks. Check me out at

    hopester777 at gmail dot com

  5. Happy Birthday! For my birthday I usually go out to dinner with my parents and siblings. With my friends, I like to go out to see a movie dinner or lunch!


  6. My birthday is so close to Christmas that we usually just have a small get together with my parents(my mom still makes me a birthday cake :) and my husband and I go to dinner. Sometimes, maybe every three years or so, we go out of town for the weekend.
    Flying Unicorn does have some beautiful things!

    You know how to contact mw… 😀

  7. Those bookmarks are beautiful!
    I usually try to have a big cookout with my family for my birthday, and I always ask for books, amazon gift-cards (so i can buy kindle books) or cash :-)

  8. Awesome stuff, Looked at Flying Unicorn’s shop and added it to my favorites, there’s way too many things on there that I want!! =D
    For my bday we usually just go out to dinner and movie maybe, last year I went to New Orleans and it was wonderful, I hope to go somewhere this year. Not sure yet it’s until August. Have fun on vacation!!

  9. I don’t really do nothing for my birthday either. Sure would love to go out to eat so i didn’t have to cook. There is some beautiful items on there. Have a great time.
    Sue B

  10. For my birthday I just have a little family celebration. I’m getting smart though. It’s time to start bugging for lap-tops and gift-cards to iTunes and Amazon…

  11. Around here we make a big deal out of birthdays. You get a whole birthday weekend, and everyone has to treat you super special and take care of your every need the whole time. This is also when my dreamy husband usually gets me a “big” gift since the kids get theirs at Christmas. My favorite part though is being taken care of. Hope your birthday turns out to be the very best one yet.

  12. To celebrate my birthday, we went camping for 3 days. I just came back. It was a nice getaway. I also get to go for a massage. Yahoo. That will be this week sometime.
    Happy Birthday.

    dorcontest at gmail dot com

  13. Happy Birthday!

    I love to celebrate my birthdays with the day off enjoying my favorite things…usually Chinese food for lunch…some time to read….a walk in the park with our chihuahua…a mocha frappacino sometime during the day….dinner out with my guys and a big cake with ice cream or ooey gooey dessert afterwards.

  14. Happy birthday. For my July birthday I would love to spend some time with my husband and children relaxing without interruption or obligations getting in the way. Just some quiet family time.

    I love the Fairy Size Secret Tags at Flying Unicorn!

    robin [at] intensewhisper [dot] com

  15. I love to go to an outdoor market, have dinner, see a movie, and of course, eat cake. But most of all I love to spend the day non-stressing with people I love!

    Happy birthday to *YOU*!

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!
    artsyrockerchick at aim dot com

  16. Back in the day, before the kids, I used to party like a rockstar on my B-day! Now, its an overnight and dinner with the hubby, which is definitely a great way to celebrate too. No kids!!!


  17. My family usually has a party on my birthday and my cousin makes a custom cake. Last year, she made me a giant cat cake. It was so cute. Then, hopefully, we go to the movie. The Flying Unicorn has some lovely things.

  18. For my birthday I just like to do whatever I want. Legal of course. I am a good girl. And no birthday is complete without a Great American Cookie Co. cookie cake! I like to do something with friends or family as well.

    jessbess2505 [at] yahoo [dot] com

  19. I love to stay in and invite friends and family for wine, cheese and other snacks. We eat, play board games and visit. It’s become a tradition. All my friends bring a bottle of wine for my birthday present!

    I love the mini-albums from Flying Unicorn!

  20. I like to spend time with family and friends on my birthday. Just traditional stuff like eating dinner.
    I looked over her shop and everything is gorgeous! I really like vintage looking stuff and birds. I added it to my favorite sellers so I can look at it, and probably buy something, later.

  21. Usually for my birthday we go out and play miniature golf, Not sure why, it’s just something we started and kept doing.

    And the Flying Unicorn shop is so nice! I love so many different things!


  22. usually for my birthday I just have dinner with my family, but I would LOVE to spend my birthday in saint agustine florida: They have sooo many faerie stores, its beautiful. And thank you for The Flying Unicorn Shop, I haven’t looked at it before and the things are so beautiful.

    email: loonymoonyy55(at)gmail(dot)com

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