Friday, September 16, 2011

~ The Month of Simone ~


Is it selfish to claim a whole month as your own? And to name it after yourself? I got this idea from a friend last year and I have been planning it ever since. You see she turned 40 and took a month off and claimed it as "the month of herself". Now it's my 40th Birthday and I am doing the same. I am so excited. I have a few weeks booked in a beach house in Northern NSW and then off to Hamilton Island with my girlfriends. Blogposts over the next month will be images from "The Month of Simone". Hope you can join me!
When I return...... HUGE news!
winner of Tahn Scoons "New Vintage" book chosen by random.org is #77 Josephine Tale Peddler. Congrats Jo!

50 comments:

  1. GF! I think its cool.... I love it... Can't wait to read your news. :-)

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  2. It's a beautiful idea... and 40 is well worth celebrating. I'd like to adopt the concept too as I glide towards 50.
    Enjoy and I look forward to what you'll share during the month of Simone.
    Have fun :-)

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  3. Have a wonderful time simone
    and a deserved break - what weather to enjoy it in too

    x
    Loulou

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  4. what a fabulous idea and plan! enjoy every moment of your month of simone!

    xo
    elyse

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  5. I loooove that idea! happy 40th bday, have a very fabulous month off!!!
    Laura xxx

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  6. Fabulous idea Simone and I am oh so jealous!!! I am sure you will have an amazing time now the weather is beautiful!! Make sure you have some bubbles too!! What am I saying that is surely a given!
    Kiss Noises Linda

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  7. How exciting and what a great idea. Maybe I should do the same thing for my 30th next year... very tempting :)

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  8. Awww, Happy Birthday, and good on you! Wish I had thought of that...I turned 40 in July and only managed to fit in a 3 night break in Surfers before heading back to NZ to pack up my family and life and move to NSW! Happily settled in Port Macquarie now though...loving the Aussie spring weather :)

    xx Karen

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  9. That is such a fantastic idea...go girl! It sounds like you have it all planned. Mmm would love to be on Hamilton Island & the beach house sounds just as nice..lucky thing.
    xoxoxo

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  10. Hi Simone..a very happy birthday month to you! I look forward to some glorious snaps of your celebration month and reading all about it.

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  11. Happy Birthday! I hope you have a delightful one. It surely sounds like it will be.
    My 30th is in a week *EEEK*

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  12. It sounds like it's going to be a wonderful month :) Happy Birthday!
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  13. Happy 40th Simone. I awoke on the morning of my 40th feeling empowered like never before. the month idea is superb. Have a great time. Jane x

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  14. Happy Birthday dearest Simone!
    enjoy the month of Simone..
    and hurry back refreshed..
    and tell us the good news..
    as we admire your wonderful vacation posts!!!
    warmest hugs..
    Loui♥

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  15. What a great idea! Happy birthday Simone! I turned 40 last october, so almost another year to it... Enjoy your month honey,
    Maureen x

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  16. happy birthday! my bday's in september too, it's always a favourite time of year.
    x

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  17. Sounds like a great idea. Enjoy!!

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  18. Happy 40th! My birthday tends to last a month or longer whether I claim it or not. :) My 40th was my favorite birthday -- I hosted a sit down dinner for 20 friends with the help of a few. We actually served the guests a 5 course meal all made by us. I received handmade gifts. It was a wonderful evening. Enjoy the month of you! Best wishes, Tammy

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  19. Wow, what fantastic plans. How great that you can take the time off. I turn 40 in a few weeks and hopefully will get a few days off work but unfortunately we're not able to do anything fancy. Oh well :)
    I'm sure you will have an amazing time! X

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  20. Simone, happy birthday and enjoy the month of simone. Sandy x

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  21. Wow- wish i'd thought of that when i turned 40!!

    A whole month- we're all going to be waiting for the pickies!

    I can't complain as I did get to turn 40 on a Greek Island with the kids and husband in tow for two weeks- heaven!

    happy birthday sweet- & enjoy your month!

    40 is sooo the new 30!!!

    Melissa- Miss Sew & So
    xx

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  22. Ohhh! great idea. Mine would be DECEMBER. Not big birthday coming up, but still why wait until December 31st! Month of Lori ~ December! Now do we get cake everyday!

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  23. Actually, it should be the year of Simone!! Happy 40th and welcome to the club. Surprisingly, it's not that bad, it's actually quite cool. Pruxxx

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  24. What a great idea...hope you enjoy your birthday month and can hardly wait for the news!!

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  25. Happy Birthday my darling and what a fabulous idea. I too have my 40th in a couple of months and I am all over the place in my thoughts about it, this sounds like a fun idea and a great way to mark the occasion. Have fun and enjoy, I look forward to the pics. Have a wonderful weekend honey. axx

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  26. I know people who have claimed a season - the summer of Kath, or indeed an entire year. Why not! 40 is a great milestone - my partner next year then it will be my turn!

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  27. Sounds like a fantastic way to Celebrate! Enjoy every day of your "month off"! Look forward to the sunny beachy pics!

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  28. That is a fantastic idea... happy birthday!

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  29. Huge news?! Wow- got me intrigued and excited lady! And I think at 40 you definitely deserve a month - why not two?! :) xxx

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  30. Sounds heavenly! Savour every moment and happy birthday my dear! xo

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  31. What a fabulous way to spend your birthday! Have a great time and I can't wait to hear what your news is! :) Much love and smiles sent your way, dear Simone! xxoo :)

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  32. Have a wonderful birthday and a fun month!!!!

    Melinda

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  33. This is a lovely idea. Too bad my birthday was already in August and I didn't know about this. But next year, August is going to be the Month of Ana :)

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  34. What a fantastic idea ... I do it for a weekend & just love it ... how much better do it for a month...good on you!
    x
    Melissah

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  35. Happy birthday!!! Forty is such a wonderful age...very freeing! And you're off to a great start by taking the month just for YOU. Enjoy your time...
    Happy hugs,
    Jane (artfully graced)

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  36. Happy birthday Simone! What a wonderful idea! I think I will plan a whole month on vacations, and will have a " month of Simone " too, cause I was 50th the last month, and my name is Simone too! Enjoy your month! Best wishes from Rio, Brazil.

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  37. Happy Birthday to you xx
    What an awesome idea, I wish I had thought of that when I turned 40 earlier this year.
    Enjoy your 'Month of Simone' and I look forward to seeing all your images.

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  38. OH! Too funny! My sister does this each October!!! ;}

    m ^..^

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  39. Congratulations on your 40th!! I like this idea of Month of Simone. I might have to adopt this! Sounds like you are going to have a FABULOUS time, by the beach. ENJOY!

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  40. I think it is a great idea, Simone. I wouldn't want my six year old daughter to do the same but it's okay for us! Happy Birthday month! xx

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  41. What a wonderful idea! Sorry I am so late to the party. A-M xx

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  42. What a brilliant idea, might have to copy that one!! Look forward to hearing all about it :) xx

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