Apr 13, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me!!

I have a monumental birthday coming up, the one with a 4 in it... At one point I mentioned that for my birthday I would like some bookshelves built into our basement (we have a friend who is a master at this). So after some measuring and discussing our friend built them over spring break. He and Scott just got done installing them this weekend, take a look:
And here they are with stuff on them:


  1. OMG! Those are absolutely gorgeous! What a wonderful birthday present. What wonderful family and friends!

  2. Oh, wow! I want some, I want some!! Those are absolutely AWESOME, Jana. Really, really awesome. LOVE! And btw, they totally look like they belong to a librarian, the way you organized the books! LOL. :-)

    Have you read Savannah Grey?

  3. Oooooooh! I am so jealous. They look great! My husband does not enjoy projects like that at all, so I don't see this happening in my future.

  4. Gwendolyn: Thanks! I am so in love with them!

    No, I haven't read it, but I have a copy I can DL from NetGalley.
    I saw your glowing review so I am going to get it soon!!

    Tina:My husband doesn't normally either but he feels really good when he actually does some home improvement stuff. However, if he hadn't had so much fun working with our friend who built them the experience wouldn't have been as good!

  5. LOVE IT! What an awesome 4 (oh) birthday. I love how you display your books just like in the library - makes me want to snatch one up and reeeeeaaaaadddddd. Happy Birthday Jana!

  6. Oh, those bookshelves just brighten everything up, don't they. Your books look very lovingly dispayed. Happy Big Birthday!!

  7. happy birthday Ms. Jana! Those are so awesome bookshelves.... I'm secretly hating ;) only messing! Congrats, they look beautiful in your home!

    ps. Have you been keeping up with Champions league? Real Madrid vs Barcelona for the semi-final... who are you rooting for? :)

  8. Excuse me while I drool over the amazingness of your bookshelves and turn green with envy...

    Best birthday present EVER :-)

    Jessi @ Reading in the Corner