The Big 4-0!

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Today, I am 40. This is the first day of the rest of my life and it only gets better from here, friends!

 I am so thankful that in all my 40 years, I have followed my dreams.

I am amazed with what I have accomplished, but there’s so much more to do!


But if I do nothing else, I will start all of my days for the next 40 years with a grateful heart.

Now join me in a piece of cake and a glass of milk. Yes, milk! I’m not getting any younger so I have to keep these bones strong! 🙂

Thanks for being a part of my special day. It means more than you will ever know!

 xoxo, Tobi

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30 Responses to The Big 4-0!

  1. paige says:

    Happy Day Tobi!
    I think you already do all of these ~
    “Think, Travel, Celebrate, Charm, Decorate, Dress, Live – colorfully”
    ? Kate Spade, Becoming Myself: Reflections on Growing Up Female

  2. No way! Happy birthday, Tobi! Hope you have a wonderful day celebrating.

  3. Ivy de Leon says:


  4. Happy Birthday Tobi! Today is also my Daughter’s birthday, she is turning 14. I have long admired your work and often lurk on your blog 🙂 I hope you have a fabulous day full of love & surpises!

  5. Franki Parde says:

    Oooooh!! That cake!!! Both of you are delectable! Happy B-Day! franki

  6. Lindsay says:

    Such a refreshing optimistic attitude on your birthday! I have a friend that just turned 30 and it was like the world was coming to an end. It’s only just beginning! Happy Birthday!

  7. Happy, happy, Tobi!! You are proof that forty is beyond fabulous!!

  8. Monica Smith says:

    It really does get better once you turn 40. I am finding that 50 is even better than that.
    Have a blessed day!

  9. Midi says:

    Happy Birthday Tobi!!! That is the most beautiful cake. Enjoy your day and the next 40 yrs. May God bless you and your family richly…

  10. Tara says:

    Happy Birthday, Tobi!

  11. Buon Compleanno dear Tobi, from Vancouver with love! And yes, life gets better and better.

  12. Ed Sexton says:

    Happy Birthday Tobi! And yes it does get better.

  13. Cheryl says:

    Wow!! Have a very Happy Birthday! For all the knowledge and inspiration you poor out, you deserve it!

  14. hamptontoes says:

    Happy Birthday Beautiful! I hope your day is going well and that you are smiling ear to ear! xoxo, Lisa

  15. Happy Birthday Tobi!
    I love everyting about your site.
    It gets so much better after 40.
    Have a wonderful BD!!!!!

  16. Welcome to the 40’s! It is fabulous and will be the best years ever. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday!

  17. Karena says:

    Happy Birthday Tobi!! This is the part where I say….the Best is Yet to Come!

    Art by Karena

  18. Amy says:

    Happy Happy Birthday!!

  19. Happy 40th, Tobi. On this day, my wish for you is for the future to be blessed with happiness, health and fulfillment in spirit for you and your family.


  20. Shirley says:

    Have a wonderful Birthday. Sure would love to share a piece of that cake with you. YUMMY!!! You sure know how to pick them.

    Have a God Filled Day

  21. Tiffany Richey says:

    Happy Birthday Tobi! Have a wonderful weekend!

  22. Hope you had a wonderful birthday Tobi. Thanks for all the inspiration. You are amazing!

  23. Elaine Ford says:

    Happy 40th Birthday, Tobi! Thank you for the most awesome time at Design Camp, too!

  24. {darlene} says:

    Happy Birthday, Tobi!

  25. Maria Killam says:

    Omg I almost fell off my chair when I saw that you were only 40! With what you get accomplished I just assumed you were a tiny bit older!!! Happy birthday tobi!
    Xo Maria

  26. Happy Birthday, Tobi!!! Just had my 5-0 this week. Time flies when you’re having fun! 🙂

  27. Mary Stein says:

    Happy Birthday -you have worked hard to earn every blessing! Take time to indulge today.

  28. Irene Turner says:

    And…again here…*°•???°”*?Happy?*??? ?Birthday ?•? ? to?•*?you˜”*°•to you???°”*????¸¸.•´¯cha*??c ha°”*????¸cha! Cheers to a great year Tobi. So sorry to miss you at this years DBC2012. I’m sure your presentation will be fab!

  29. Happy Birthday, Tobi. You’re a fabulous inspiration.

  30. Happy Birthday Tobi…You get better every year. Have a great one. Mona