Wednesday, October 16, 2013



Today is my 28th birthday and I am so excited to celebrate with you. Because I will be at a work conference all day today, I had a delightful birthday wine tasting extravaganza last Sunday. I ate so much cheese and so much cake and had so much fun. I don't think there is anything better in the world that being surrounded by people you love.

I am also elated to finally launch my new blog design! Happy birthday to me! If you haven't noticed, things are a little different around here... a little more pink and a little more professional. For the past week or so I've been hinting at the fact that I had a surprise coming up and now today is here and I can finally share with you all of the beautiful work that Tasha has done to make my vision come to life. I cannot tell you enough wonderful things about her and I cannot thank her enough for her patience and her talent.

But wait, there's more! Because I had such a fantastic experience working with My Cute Lobster Designs on this new and improved design, I'M HOSTING MY FIRST GIVEAWAY! Woooooooooo!

One lucky winner will win a "You're Choice Design Package" from Tasha at My Cute Lobster Designs.

Now I know you may be thinking, "Maureen, I don't have a blog, what can I possibly design?" Or you could be thinking, "Maureen it's your  birthday... you are supposed to be getting presents, not giving them." But you know what? Tasha can design ANYTHING for you: Facebook banners, business cards, Twitter backgrounds, or even a thank you note!

And yes, it's my birthday, but I am so excited to give you this present I just can't stand it! I've been planning this for a while. ;)

enter by leaving a comment before 6pm EST on 10/21 
winner to be announced Tuesday at 8am EST

How to enter: Leave a comment on this post.
What one random commenter will win: 3 graphic design items from My Cute Lobster Designs
Why this is awesome: Because it's Maureen's birthday!
What can you say in your comment: Anything
Example 1: Yo Mo!
Example 2: I love _______ about your new blog design.
Example 3: My favorite thing about my birthday is _______.
Example 5: I would love to see more ________ on She is Moments.
Example 4: My favorite color is pink too!

Regardless of whether you enter the giveaway or not (though I really hope you do), thank you for stopping by my blog today. I am really glad that you are here. 

Note: This post was not sponsored. I just had a great experience working with Tasha and wanted to share the joy!

Birthday photos by 22nd Street Imaging


  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my wonderful sister in law! 1. I love your new blog design. It's perfect for you! 2. You are inspiring me to potentially do something: After doing artwork for Kristina's bakery, I have been thinking of creating a blog or website for people go to go if they want any of my artwork...HOW PERFECT would it be if I won your first giveaway!! Regardless, if I don't win, I will still read your blog every day and love it. :) Have the best day!

  2. Yo MO! (People call me Mo too!) Hope you have a great day, even though you are at a work conference. And hopefully we will be able to be IRL friends soon once we can find a day to kazaxe together :D

  3. Happy Birthday! That cake looks to. die. for. Glad you got some fun even if you have to be at work today. Love the new blog look!

  4. Stephanie @Shades of Color ArtOctober 16, 2013 at 8:24 AM

    Happy Birthday Maureen!!! I hope you have a great day today!!!

    PS: I'm LOVING your new design! :) xoxo

  5. Happy Birthday, Maureen! In addition to applauding you on your choice of an October birthday (clearly the best month for such an occasion), I must also acknowledge a few things about the photos above.
    1. I enjoyed the slow motion sequence
    2. The gentleman leaning against the wall looks like he was either caught mid clap or about to raise a harmonica to his mouth and bust out some awesome tunes
    3. Your tiny friend sitting with you is more interested in the aforementioned gentleman than the cake and open flames in front of her
    4. As far as I can tell there was an arbitrary number of candles chosen to adorn the cake
    5. Whoever was taking those pictures is very talented and you should likely cultivate a strong relationship with them

    Lastly, awesome blog!

  6. I was with you when you turned 16 on the 16th! I love you so much, my daughter-from-another-mother. Can't wait to celebrate with you in person! Oh! And I LOVE this blog -- as soon as I have a little time I'm going to camp out here for awhile. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, my Mo!!!

  7. Happy Birthday Maureen! I hope 28 treats you right!!

  8. Joseph T. AquilinaOctober 16, 2013 at 3:42 PM

    Happy Birthday!!! hope it's the start of a wonderful year for a wonderful year. XXXLsizedxoxox

  9. I love love love your blog design! I didn't see the one before, because I just started following you today from Shades of Color Art, but I am really loving the look you have now :) and your blog! Happy birthday!

  10. Love the new do for the blog! Happy birthday! Cheers to a fabulous year ahead! My fingers are crossed for that giveaway since my blog in screaming for a facelift!

  11. I hope you have had a wonderful birthday, Maureen!

  12. Happy Birthday pretty girl!!!!!!!

  13. Michael CastelblancoOctober 17, 2013 at 11:33 AM

    Happy 28 to you, lovely Maureen! I concur with Kimberley. I shall have to dive in to your blog-i-verse. Glad to see you happy and being spoiled on your b-day.

  14. First of all, a very happy birthday! Looks like you had a great day! Your new blog design is just beautiful and love the giveaway! My little blog could use some redesign, so winning would be perfect!

    love from Belgium!

  15. Happy birthday. I like pink too.

  16. Ashley you won the giveaway!!!! See here:

    Thank you again for the birthday wishes! :)


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