can’t get it out of my mind

at the orthodontist office last week one of the ladies working with me said, “you will have a perfect smile by the time you are 30.” i don’t know why that sentence has stuck in my head. i am really okay with turning 30. maybe i will have a breakdown. but i am good. i really like where i am. i wouldn’t go back to 20 if you paid me. seriously. i have even devoted to stop pulling my gray hairs. yep. they are there and i just say hello. no more pulling. no coloring. they are apart of me. apart of my almost 30 self.

i found this and thought it was fun, thought provoking, and cute. so i wanted to share.

30 things every woman should have and should know by the time she’s 30.
by pamela redmond satran.

by 30, you should have:

- one old boyfriend you can imagine going back to and one who reminds you of how far you’ve come.
- a decent piece of furniture not previously owned by anyone else in your family.
- something perfect to wear if the employer or man of your dreams wants to see you in an hour.
- a purse, a suitcase and an umbrella you’re not ashamed to be seen carrying.
- a youth you’re content to move beyond.
- a past juicy enough that you’re looking forward to retelling it in your old age.
- the realization that you are actually going to have an old age—and some money set aside to help fund it.
- an e-mail address, a voice mailbox and a bank account—all of which nobody has access to but you.
- a résumé that is not even the slightest bit padded.
- one friend who always makes you laugh and one who lets you cry.

- a set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill and a black lace bra.
- something ridiculously expensive that you bought for yourself, just because you deserve it.
- the belief that you deserve it.
- a skin-care regimen, an exercise routine and a plan for dealing with those few other facets of life that don’t get better after 30.
- a solid start on a satisfying career, a satisfying relationship and all those other facets of life that do get better.

by 30, you should know:

- how to fall in love without losing yourself.

- how you feel about having kids.
- how to quit a job, break up with a man and confront a friend without ruining the friendship.
- when to try harder and when to walk away.
- how to kiss in a way that communicates perfectly what you would and wouldn’t like to happen next.
- the names of: the secretary of state, your great-grandmother and the best tailor in town.
- how to live alone, even if you don’t like to.
- how to take control of your own birthday.
- that you can’t change the length of your calves, the width of your hips or the nature of your parents.
- that your childhood may not have been perfect, but it’s over.
- what you would and wouldn’t do for money or love.
- who you can trust, who you can’t and why you shouldn’t take it personally.
- not to apologize for something that isn’t your fault.
- where to go when her soul needs soothing; be it to her best friend’s kitchen table, or a charming cabin in the woods.
- what she can and can’t accomplish in a day…a month…a year.
- why they say life begins at 30.

i have several favorite lines. what are you favorites?

today i am trying to accomplish making something out of these scraps.

and loving my new fabric necklaces that i am calling “fabric pearls.”

i will post more about my new necklace experiments for the craft fair later on …


hi! thanks for your comment. i buy most of my fabrics at jo-ann fabrics. that particular one came from there and i absolutely LOVE the colors!!


hello! where do you get the adorable fabrics for the fabric pearls? particularly the one that is under the white with pink polka dots? (it's the one that has a lot of green, pink, and orange!) thanks!


Yes, Kelsi, I loved that one also!!! (Mine is definitely the kitchen table, just fyi). lol

Susan and Melissa
Susan and Melissa

Wow, I am way stunted in my development with that list. Better get on it!


ashley, that line is definitely one of my favorites too. i also love, "where to go when her soul needs soothing; be it to her best friend's kitchen table, or a charming cabin in the woods." i am so glad you love my blog! i hope you are doing well and settled in back in the 'boro!-kelsi


My favorite was how to fall in love without losing yourself. I love your blog, Kelsi!!!


hi beth! i will be at the golden antiques craft show in greensboro april 17th and 18th. i will post more details a little closer to the date. after the fair i will be listing a lot of the new items like the fabric pearls in my etsy shop. thanks for you comment and feedback!! i am glad you like the new necklaces! - kelsi


Hello!What craft show will you be at? And are you bringing the fabric pearls-- i love them!Beth in North Carolina