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Happy Birthday to Me!

Today is my birthday!  29 years young! (Give or take a few years.)

My husband doesn't really get me birthday gifts, but instead I buy myself something I want.  That begs the question: 
"What is the perfect birthday gift for a DIY blogger?"

This year there were two things are on my birthday wish list.  Number 1:
A new macbook! I'm super excited.. since a your computer is like your right hand when you are a blogger.

I really did desperately need one.  My previous computer (circa 2009) was dying a slow death.  The disk drive, keyboard and mouse trackpad weren't working and the battery no longer held a charge.  

So how was I typing you ask?  With this:
I had a wireless keyboard sitting on top of my laptop (which made shutting the lid impossible.)

I was also using a USB mouse and sitting close to the wall in order to be plugged in constantly.  If the plug ever got knocked out of the wall, or pulled out of the computer, it would shut down almost immediately.
Pretty amazing I was getting anything done at all wasn't it?

Number 2:
A nail gun and air compressor!  

I have never owned one, but after spending a little time with Kate (Centsational Girl) and watching her use one on the Alma Project, I knew I had to get one!  I was able to score a great deal on a set of 2 nailers and a stapler along with the compressor.  
I haven't used them yet (boy would they have come in handy on my board and batten and other projects) but i have big plans.  Crown molding and a few other trim ideas in the master bedroom for example.
That photo is also a little teaser of my big kitchen backsplash project that is on the horizon.  In that sense, you could say I'm getting myself a new kitchen for my birthday.  Shhh.  Don't tell my husband.  I don't want him to think I'm getting spoiled.

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