40? I Demand a Recount!

Hi friends! I hit the big 4-0 today and things are already going downhill. When I finished up my live class on Friday my throat was scratchy and by the end of the day I was achy, tired and cranky. I spent the weekend under blankets drinking tea and alternating Tylenol and Advil. I have decided that turning 40 is bad for my health and from now on I’m going to be 32 πŸ™‚

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Actually I woke up to lovely presents and a no-bake cookie “cake”Β from hubby and kids ( love peanut butter no-bakes and I am not crazy about cake as vegan cakes tend to be lackluster) and then my mom and sister stopped by and took us to lunch. My sister gave me a pretty adult coloring book and I remarked at how it will be nice for me to use during my convalescence and she accused me of milking my illness. Pffftt. She just doesn’t understand how long it take people my age to get over a cold. Since I had no voice to shoot videos I spent some idle hours online watching craftsy classes (today is the last day of a big sale if you want to check out some 50% off classesΒ shameless affiliate linkage) and looking at new watercolor paints online. I know, I need more paint like a hole in the head right? I wasΒ checking out the brands you guys had been asking me to review and a few sets hopped into my cart. I have not hit “buy” yet so if there were any brands you were curious about let me know and I will see what I can do.

All kidding aside I am very lucky to have lovely friends and family (that I hopefully have not given this crud too) to celebrate this milestone with. I am so grateful to have you here as well so I wanted to let you know why I did not have any new videos up this weekend (if I go a few days I get worried emails LOL:) and if you know of any good remedies to get rid of a sore throat let me know. It is driving me crazy, every time I swallow it feels like razors and I sound like Rudolf when his dad made him cover his red nose with mud. That would make for good video huh? OhΒ well, I don’t get sick that often so I guess I am due. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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189 Responses

  1. Happy birthday! Hope you feel better soon. Thank you for all the wisdom you share with us !
    Sally G

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  2. I have tried putting a slice of garlic on the back of your tongue and suck on it. It worked for me

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  3. Hope you feel well soon! It looks like you got quite a few gifts.

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  4. Happy birthday Lindsay:-)

    My daughters birthday is today. She Is 40…

    Hope you are feeling better.

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  5. Happy Birthday, Lindsay. Hope this is the best so far but not as good as the next ones. You are such an inspiration to so many. God bless you and yours.

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  6. Happy birthday and feel better soon I love following your you and all your creative ideasπŸŽ‚πŸ˜πŸ‘

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  7. You could be 29 forever like a lot of ladies are–haha. But then you would have to miss out on all the wisdom that comes with getting older. Embrace it πŸ™‚ I just hit the big 5-0. Other than some gray hairs and wrinkles, it’s not so bad. Sorry you feel ill on your birthday. Happy Birthday and hope you feel better soon!

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  8. Happy birthday Lindsay. I turned 60 last month so if you think 40 is bad just wait!! However as a wise person said, ‘its better than the alternative’. Aint that the truth. I love your videos and I am so glad to have found you on You Tube, you make me a better painter – and I’m a real beginner! I hope you feel better soon. Tip for sore throat/cough Cut up two lemons, put in jug and cover with hot water. Put a tablespoon of glycerine and a tablespoon of honey (or more if you have a sweet tooth) and drink it through the day. Keep it in the fridge if you leave it overnight. It really really helps. Get well soon. x

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  9. Happy Birthday to you! 40 is wonderful, I was so happy and excited when I turned 40 six years ago. Hope you feel better and have a BIRTHDAY DO OVER when you are up to it. I’m recommending you get a bottle of BUCKLEY’s Because as soon as you felt bad and took one dose BUCKLEY’s would have knock it out, my family swears by this stuff. Again, Happy Birthday and many more!

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  10. Happy Birthday feel better soon Love following your creative ideas

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  11. I drink tea with honey for a sore throat.
    Happy 40th bday, you are still young!

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  12. And a happy birthday to you!!!! Hope it is wonderful. Enjoy 40 my friend. You are just going to get older from here on out!!!!!

    Lots of love, BJ Nichol

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  13. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, sounds like you had a great day. Loved your story:-)

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  14. Happy Happy Birthday!!! Thanks for all your great blogs!!

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  15. Happy Birthday, Lindsey. 40’s so bad. I’ve surpassed that now by almost 29 years. I think for me, 30 was the “hard” year. Get well. Awaiting more tutorials. But don’t strain your vocals. Let them heal properly, along with your throat.

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    • that was to be “40’s NOT so bad.” for some reason the word “not” didn’t make it into my post.

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  16. Happy Birthday, Lindsay!!
    I’m fast approaching 60! and cannot believe it!! Where does the time go????!?! I still feel like I did in my 20s – well, except my knees hurt, and my hip hurts, and – well, nevermind!!
    You’re fine at 40!! And I hope you feel better!

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  17. Dear Lindsay, Happy Birthday Dear Lady!! Am hoping you feel better soon, best medicine is rest, rest and more rest and lots of liquids but being a talker like me, I’m thinking you may be stretching you vocal chords as I type, lol! Many Blessing on your birthday and may the new year bring you all the love, laughter and joy you can hold πŸ’œβ€πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’›πŸ’œπŸ’šβ€πŸ’™ And Thank You for all the crafty love you spread to all of us, it’s a gift I wish I could return to you a hundred times over! Love from Hollister, California, Anne 😚😚😚

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  18. Happy Birthday Missy….trust me when you get to be in the 60 range you will think 40 was still a baby πŸ™‚ Sorry for not feeling well. One thing I learned from a very dear elderly lady from the deep south is to put a slice or two of raw fresh onions on the bottoms of your feet and put nice warm clean socks on and go to bed for 8 to 12 hours. It really works believe it or not. The onion will pull all the infection / toxins causing your throat to hurt out of your body. You will be shocked to see how much black is on those onions when pull your socks off. Also, a nice glass of warm wine with some lemon helps to get you to la-la land. Feel well soon πŸ™‚

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  19. Just celebrate the ‘anniversary’ of your 32nd birthday. ;0

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  20. Happy birthday, .Lindsay. And feel better. Take your time, enjoy being 40. Try 65! Being a senior is not for sissies, lol

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  21. Happy B-day fellow 40 something-ish pal, yup, it’s all downhill from here, so enjoy every good moment!! My daughter swears by drinking pickle juice to get rid of a sore throat (it doesn’t hurt that she is a huge dill pickle fan)–take all the rest you need and feel better soon!

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  22. Happy Birthday Lindsey. Thanks for all you wonderful videos and great tips. Love to watch. 40 looks great on you. Get well soon.
    One of your biggest fans Kristi☺

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  23. Thanks for the chuckles, Lindsay. A wee dollop of Vick’s Vapor Rub under the nose can help to soothe your throat and make breathing easier. Sad to say that Vick’s might help you get better and ruin your reason for being pampered, though. LOL Happy 32nd birthday!

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  24. Have an absolutely fabulous day, Lindsay! oh to be 40 again….

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  25. Happy birthday, πŸŽ‰πŸŽŠsuch a shame you feel awful, both my husband and I have come down with very soar throats, usually honey and lemon in hot water, this time not a chance. We have resorted to ultra chloraseptic throat spray, its marvelous, anyway Lindsay, put your feet up you deserve a rest πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜€

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  26. Congratulations & you’ll like the recipe for Spicy Orange Tea. The honey is an expectorant & soothes the throat. The spices also have medicinal properties

    1 cup water
    10 whole cloves
    3″ piece of cinnamon.
    Simmer the above 10 minutes

    Add to the above:
    1/3 cup honey
    1 cup water
    1 cup orange juice

    Bring to a boil, add 4 tea bags & steep covered off the heat for 5 minutes.

    Enjoy & I hope you feel better soon.

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  27. A very Happy Birthday Lindsay really hope you feel better soon.

    Thank you so much for all your really informative and friendly lessons..I really look forward to them.

    take care have a wonderful day

    linda x

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  28. Happy birthday! You share a birthday with my ten-year-old niece! So sorry you’re sick, especially today. I hope you feel much better soon!

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  29. Happy Birthday, Lindsay. Have a better day.

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  30. it will get better. wait until you are 80. I do hope you have a very beautiful birthday otherwise.

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  31. happy birthday Lindsay!! and i sure hope you feel better very very soon!! i still follow you on fb and get ur emails for the blog and yt vids just not have been active….but when i see ur posts on fb, i do like them for you! sorry for being awol, but i still love all you do and will always be a fan!! πŸ™‚ ❀ God bless

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    • Thanks for checking in Cindy:) I always enjoy hearing from you. I hope everything is good with you and that you are well:)

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  32. Get well soon Lindsay!

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  33. Sorry you are suffering through your birthday. I’m fond of Honey for a sore throat. I know some Vegans won’t eat honey…do you? Hope you feel better soon. Age is all in your mind..and the aches. My Mom is 93 and says she still feels like she’s in her 20’s….until she tries to get up.

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  34. Happy Birthday Lindsey! Thought of you (and spoke of you) today at the Craft Fantastic booth at the StampScrapArt Show in Raleigh NC. Very small show compared with the Springfield Extravaganza but lots of fun nonetheless, plus I managed to find lots of goodies.

    Definitely a drag to get sick on your birthday weekend! Go ahead and milk it for all it’s worth – moan and groan. Let your crew wait on you. In addition take advantage of the wonderful antiviral properties of wine! Not certain if it’s a sure cure but with enough you won’t care how you feel.
    Cheers,
    Pam
    Efland, NC

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  35. Happy 40th birthday! My 40s were wonderful. I hope yours will be too!

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  36. Happy Birthday

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  37. YOU SURE GOT A LOT OF ADVICE LINDSAY SO I WILL JUST SAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY AND DON’T FRET THE AGE. i’M 85 AND LOVING LEARNING WATERCOLOR FROM YOU. YOU ARE SO MUCH HELP AND I LOVE YOUR ATTITUDE. SUCH A CHEERFUL OUTLOOK WHEN YOU ARE MAKING YOUR VIDEOS. BETTY FROM S.CA.

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  38. Awe. I’m sending you some get better real soon vibes. Hope it works. Happy, Happy 4th. Big birthday hugz

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  39. Oops. I meant Happy 40 th Birthday. LOL

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  40. 32 works for me!!

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  41. Happy Birthday Lindsay. I’m 65 so 40 sounds great to me. I’ve always
    thought it to be a women’s most “powerful” years. A time when you seem to really “get your head together”. When I complain of being 65 my father (at 95) says “Don’t be ridiculous” – he has a point there! lol.
    Have a great day and thanks for everything you do in utube land.
    Joan in Australia.

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  42. I’m not sure if they are vegan but I’ve read that eating a marshmallow helps a sore throat. Happy Birthday! Hope you feel better soon!

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  43. Happy Birthday. Be glad it’s 40 and not 80. LOL Sorry you don’t feel good. Usually warm salt water gargle helps, but yours sounds like maybe a visit to the doctor might be in order. Glad you have great family and friends to help you. Edna

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  44. Sorry your unwell not nice on your birthday….have to say it’all downhill from here lol the years will go by faster than ever…..I found that out years ago😣 hope your better soon. I love watching all your videos the tips you give are great thank you.

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  45. Happy birthday! πŸŽ‚ πŸŽ‰ . For a raspy and aching throat try honey just take a spool full and see how smooth it is going down plus it will help with the raspiness. Do this a few times a day. Feel better soon. 😷 πŸ€’

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  46. Happy Birthday! If 40 is old then i’m really OLD. Feel Better Soon. As my Mom always said” You’re only as old as you feel”.

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  47. I sure hope you are feeling better soon. If you think 40 is bad for your health wait untill you are like me, older than dirt. Then you will really know how bad age is for your health.

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  48. Happy Birthday from Florida! Got better soon, take care of yourself…..
    We need you…………….

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  49. Happy Birthday Lindsay! Joining you on the other side of the country with a sore throat and cough that gives me a headache. Hope you feel better soonest!

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  50. Happy Birthday! I like to use Coldeaze to shorten cold and symptoms…it has zinc in it,but you have to begin taking it with the first symptoms.

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  51. Joyeux anniversaire Lyndsay, ma fille a eu 40 ans en avril et j’ai eu l’impression de les avoir pris en un jour.. chaque Γ’ge a ses avantages ! l’essentiel est l’Γ’ge du coeur, une bonne santΓ©,un bon moral, c’est ce que je vous souhaite de France.. mon 63 est passΓ© mais ce ne sont que des chiffres ! soignez vous bien ! Nicky

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  52. Happy Birthday! Relax, relate and release…

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  53. Happy 40th! I’m sorry to hear you’re been sick, though. Summer colds really suck! My fav remedy is to use a neti pot for the sinuses and then a few drops of peroxide in the ears for a few minutes (until the crackling slows down). I think it held off my last cold but who knows. If that fails, a hot toddy is nice! πŸ™‚ Get well soon…

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  54. Happy Birthday with hugs and prayers for a quick recovery coming your way!!!
    Jan

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  55. The best thing I’ve ever found for a sore throat is hot lemon and honey. I love lemons and their juice so I can take it strong, but you can make it to your own taste. I pour some lemon juice in a mug (several tablespoons) and add honey to taste (for me a couple of generous teaspoons) and then add hot water. I love that something that tastes so good (to me) is helping my throat. The lemon juice cleans the throat and the honey heals it. The first time someone made this for me it was my roommate in college and I’ve been using it ever since. I guess that’s a testament to how well it has always worked for me.

    Hope you feel better soon. And happy 4-0! My opinion on birthdays is that I can be any age I want to choose! πŸ™‚

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  56. Yikes, Me and my husband were both complaining about sore throats today!! Hope you had a great birthday and are back on your feet soon…always look forward to seeing what you are up to and would miss you very much if you were not online with your talented, great ideas. Get well soon Lindsay!

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  57. So sorry that your birthday (I also just had a big one recently – 60! OMG! Well at least one thing good is I am getting closer to retirement so that work thing will stop getting in the way of my crafting!) was met with being sick! If your throat is really bad and you have a fever you might want to go to the doctor to make sure it’s not strep! My favorite remedy is hot as you can stand saltwater gargle. I also like lots of thin broth soups, lemons and salt, and retail online therapy!

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  58. First, I’m sorry you’re feeling so ill…..I’m also sorry you feel turning 40 is an unpleasant event.. I.turned 78 last month! Whew!!!! I can’t believe it’s true! I feel too young to be that OLD!

    I hear warm honey is soothing for a sore throat…..at least it’s something good tasting to try.

    Thanks for ALL you do.

    Shirley

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  59. Happy Birthday! Trust me that every year gets better. Lemon in water works miracles for a sore throat. Cheers!

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  60. Happy Birthday and many more Lindsay! And go for “32”, besides you barely look old enough to be a mother of 3!!! I certainly won’t tell. Get well soon as I have become ‘addicted’ to daily VIDEOS!

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  61. Happy Birthday ! Hope you are feeling better!

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  62. Happy 40th! The best is yet to come!!!!!Sounds like you need a strept test!!!! A zeeee pack is good too….its your birthday, have a hot Toddie!!!!!

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  63. Happy Birthday!! Sorry you are not feeling well. Get better soon before you begin enjoying extended time on the sofa!! I look forward to your blogs.

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  64. Happy Birthday and Happy Healing. Try gargling with some honey and warm water mixed together. It won’t speed healing but it will def. soothe your throat and make you feel better. Be kind to that throat and we will see you back to happy crafting very soon!

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  65. Have a Happy Birthday….drink honey in something….tea or whiskey works. Drink pickle juice….lemon juice….and chinese hot and sour soup. (My receipe is the best!).

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  66. Happy Birthday! Sorry you are not feeling well. Hope your family are all taking very good care of you. For a sore throat, I have found that a nice cup of tea with a good slug of Drambuie can be very helpful.

    Thanks for letting us know why you had not posted. We really do worry if you haven’t appeared in the last 24 hours. That’s what you get for being so good about posting almost every day. My day just isn’t the same without you.

    Get well soon.

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  67. Hi Lindsey! Happy birthday! I am sorry to hear that you are under the weather on you birthday. Today is my birthday too! I am 42, but I feel like 20 (only when I don’t try to do stupid stuff like jumping and lots of physical excercise, then I feel like I am 80!!!). I have to say my day has been awesome. I tea dyed index cards in my backyard and worked in my flower garden. I love watching your videos and your blog. My best friend and I are always saying “Lindsey this, and Lindsey that.., did you see what Lindsey did?” Like we know you personally! We will be in a store and say to each other “Do you think Lindsey uses this product?” It is funny, you are like a rockstar to us! Get well my friend.

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  68. Happy Birthday!! Sorry to hear you’re unwell, hope you feel better soon *hugs*

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  69. Happy birthday and feel better soon!

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  70. Happy Birthday, and so sorry you are sick! My mom and I always say, well – for the 40th birthday, anyway – we are celebrating the 8th Anniversary of our 32nd birthday. Somehow sounds better =) I am celebrating quite a few more anniversaires than you, and take it from me, it just gets better!

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  71. Happy 40th! Life begins at 40, ya know. Gargle with warm salt water twice a day. Lavender tea with lots of honey is also good. Get well soon, Sweetie. πŸ™‚

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  72. Happy birthday, Lindsay! Sending Healing vibes your way!

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  73. Happy, Happy 40th Birthday, Lindsay! Even when you are ill, you continue to brighten our lives with your humor. Sending lots of hugs and “get well soon” wishes. πŸ™‚

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  74. Throat Coat Tea works wonders. Recommended by my ENT specialist.

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  75. Happy BDay.Wishing you many many more!

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  76. Happy Birthday!! Hope you are on the mend very soon. We have always used hot lemon and honey water. Do you eat honey? If not, perhaps hot tea with lemon?

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  77. Hang in and feel better! Don’t worry about videos. They will happen when they happen.

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  78. Get well soon! I love your website! I especially love your watercolor videos. At present time that is my media. Many thanks, Debbie Hamilton πŸŽ‚πŸ–ŒπŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

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  79. The best natural thing I have come across is to use a lot (3 – 4 large pieces) of candied ginger in boiling water in a teacup. Let it cool off just enough to drink it almost as hot as you can stand it. Use your spoon to keep pressing and pushing the ginger around to get it to steep into the water. If you like ginger you can eat it after you finish the “tea”. I did this around six times in a day, and drank Celestial Seasons Ginger Lemon tea, and it got my voice back in two days. I may have just gotten better, but I LOVE ginger and it was a good excuse to splurge on that much sugar.

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  80. Happy Birthday!! I hope you feel better. I have used lemon with honey. If you don’t do honey try a warm salt water gargle with some lemon, that has also worked for toothaches.

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  81. HAPPY BIRTHDAY. Get well soon and don’t think of the number 40 it’s just a number. 🍰

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  82. so sorry you don’t feel well. Summer colds/viruses are terrible, temperature\wise and wanting/having to stay cool/warm and that battle.
    I’m sure you’ve gotten some great remedies. I haven’t read any of the posts.
    One we always use (not fun, but so effective) is salt and vinegar gargle. 1 teaspoon salt, 2 tablespoons CIDER vinegar in a small juice glass of warm water, as warm as you can tolerate. Gargle prn. Usually won’t have to gargle more than a couple of times, depending on the virus. Mine usually don’t come back after using this. Strep throat, I’m not so sure, haven’t had that to try it on, but the common cold is usually benefitted much by it. In fact, we have a friend who would not use this for a couple of years, didn’t believe it would help. Then got desperate and tried it and can’t believe how effective it was. Have more stories, but that’s good for now.
    Hope it helps. If so, put it in your recipe file box for future use.

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  83. Happy Birthday! I turned 60 last Sunday and survived.I am new to your blog, although I have watched many of your YouTube videos. Thank you for sharing your ideas, knowledge, and bubbly personality. I did take advantage of the sale on Craftsy and got your class on muti media. I did not know anything about Craftsy and was surprised that it is here in Denver, as I live in the way southeast suburbs. I used to get those sore throats where I felt like I had swallowed broken glass. They became so bad, so long, and so frequent, that I had my tonsils out at age 35. It was the best thing, as I hardly ever got sick after that. I am not a fan of surgery, but it was worth it (we did have insurance that helped a lot).Hope some of the remedies above will work for you. t is a bummer to get sick…especially on Christmas or your birthday.

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    • my sister always would get sick on Christmas too! I don’t get sck often, it is probably why I act lice such a baby LOL!

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  84. Lindsey, you’ve got a long way before you start going downhill! Happy birthday and feel better real soon!

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  85. Wishing you a speedy recovery and hope you can celebrate your birthday some more when you are feeling better. πŸ™‚

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  86. Hahahaha! Welcome to the 40 side! Brewhaha!! πŸ˜‰

    Oh happy BIRTHDAY Lindsay!! I’m so sorry you’re sick and on top of a milestone bday – that sucks!! But you are lucky to be loved so much!!

    My sister and I are about 14 months apart and I’m the oldest blah! But I get to tell her what to expect and sometimes I’ll make up something horrible, hahahaha!

    You take care of yourself and I can’t wait until you’re feeling better! 😁,

    Christina W.

    PS: whiskey, honey, lemon – repeat whiskey immediately after – then repeat again – this’ll surely help somethingπŸ˜‰

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  87. You think turning 40 is bad, just wait until you turn 50…lol! Happy birthday, Lindsay, and hope you have many more!

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  88. Happy Birthday and hope you feel better soon! You might try Throat Coat tea… πŸ™‚

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  89. Happy birthday, Lindsay! When I turned 40, it was about zero degrees outside the coal black army GP small tent, and there was about 10″ of snow on the ground somewhere in the Huhnsrueck Mountains in Germany. 1983. 1st Brigade, 8th Infantry Division. I remember thinking, “Well, this is what it’s like!” The family was about 50 miles away in our quarters in Mainz, and I guess my only word of of wisdom is that I have survived! Now I’m retired I’m a retired Army Chaplain and living in CA where it’s about 90 out today! Love your blogs! Get well quickly!

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  90. Happy Birthday, Lindsay!!!! Sorry about you not feeling well. I hope you get well soon!

    My Grandma always swears by a combo of vinegar and honey as a reliever of sore throats. I’m not sure if Vegan’s can have honey? But that’s her homemade recipe.

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  91. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Sorry about your sore throat. Bummer! My husband always tells me to drink some Jack Daniels and go to bed and sweat it off. Hope you feel better soon.

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  92. Hello Lindsay,

    🎡 Happy Birthday to you!!! 🎡🎡

    I wish you a speedy recovery from your summer cold.

    Take care and rest up,

    Janet D from Massachusetts

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  93. Happy Birthday. Hope you get well quickly.

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  94. Happy Birthday. God Bless. Hope u feel better. πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‚πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

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  95. Happy Birthday Lindsay!! 40 doesn’t seem right does it? I mean old people are 40 and we’re not old!!( I’ll be 39 in September) Shhh! Don’t tell anyone! Lol Really thought you look great! You don’t look 40! I hope you had a great birthday and get to feeling better soon. We miss your videos. Also what is no-bake cookie cake. Is it just no-bake cookie mix in cake form?

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    • I hope you feel better, Lindsay. I’d say ” Happy Birthday, but it’s probably too. late for that. A better tomorrow, then. Try gargling with salt water. That usually helps my throat. Age is just a word. I’ve been going backwards in age for so many years that I forget how old I really am. I’m a very old thirty year old. I think I speak for everyone when I tell you that your lessons are such a joy to watch. You are so much fun and make so many people happy. I would watch you even if you weren’t such a great teacher. God bless.

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  96. Happy Birthday Lindsay. I hope you feel better soon

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  97. Happy Birthday! my usual cold remedy is a nice warm tea with raw honey. I’ll pass on the lemon and ramen soup with miso instead of the season broth it comes with. Or omit the noodles all together, Miso’s great. Probably the only way I’ll willingly eat tofu.

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  98. Happy Birthday Lindsay!!!! don’t you know that when you turn 40 the crap starts to run down hill…(old wise tail from the deep…deep south),,,but I would have love to have had a sore throat on my 40 Bday…I had a wreck and total my car….and my daughter was with me…we both were ok…a little whip lash…and bruises…

    For your throat make sure you gargle with salt water…it will help with the pain and help it to heal…

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  99. Happy Birthday, dear Lindsay!! β™₯β™₯ Sending birthday hugs and well wishes across the miles! Hope you feel better soonest. Happy new decade! So many exciting, new adventures are ahead of you! β™‘

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  100. I think we are so great in our forties! Enjoy enjoy!
    And Saline, saline, saline Again for your cold, head and gargle. You might try some BenGay right at the base of your throat where the clavicle dips. ( I don’t know how else to say it. Or Vicks if you use it. However you can get menthol there. My grand baby just had that throat virus. 😦
    Feel better.

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  101. Happy Birthday, Peace & Blessings! Best remedy for sore throat is 1 T. apple cider vinegar (the amber vinegar) to an 8 oz. glass of water. Use as a gargle once an hr. or as often as needed. Can swallow small amount if pain is deep in throat. The pectin in the apple is very healing and this will work for laryngitis as well. Hope u are back to your bouncy self soon —40 is just a number!

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  102. 40? You’re just a kid! Life gets better and better. Happy birthday! Susan

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  103. Happy, happy. . .

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  104. Hey, Amazon prime day is coming up!

    Happy belated birthday!! I hope you’re feeling better!

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  105. Happy Bday! Sorry you are a little under the weather, but happy to hear you have such a great family and friends to make sure your birthday is so good!! I turn 74 this year and have never had a bad bday …. always celebrated each one with pleasure and looking forward to each coming year. Our actual age doesn’t mean a thing … Oh, I am proud of the years I have been on this earth but I don’t let the numbers become a chain around my neck. Just love life and enjoy. P.S. – Have always just gargled with warm salt water to heal a sore throat and it has been working for all these years! Hugs, Jane

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  106. Happy birthday! Sorry to hear you are poorly. Get well soon then you can celebrate your birthday again! !!! X

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  107. Happiest of Birthdays … Wishing you a year of fun, laughter, and creativity. To help ease the “pain” of entering your forties (such a baby, you are), I’ll leave you with this family rule we have. “Birthday celebrations are extended to 1 week per decade.” That means that for the next FOUR WEEKS, you should be feted, taken to lunch, given little surprise treats, etc. to commemorate your big day. I, myself, am looking forward to a full SEVEN WEEKS of being the Birthday Queen in 2017. How bad is that??? LOL

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  108. Val Peacock
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY 40 is a great time, Lots of crafting and things to do.
    I had mine 25 yrs ago, still memories as my Father was with us for a holiday. Which he can never be again.
    Sorry your throat is bad I expect the children are enjoying the eye glare rather then the shouts. Enjoy the rest Val

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  109. Happy Birthday Lindsay! Maybe you should celebrate your birthday over again after you get well so this bad experience fades.My 59th birthday is soon and I can tell you age means nothing, it’s Health that matters. Getting older would be a party if we’d all stay healthy.

    When I had a bad throat ache my doctor prescribed codeine against the cough that was wearing me out night and day but also advised me to inhale a lot. You know, pouring boiling water over a heaped tablespoon of salt, hanging your head over the bowl and covering it all up with a towel. I did that a couple of times per day for ten minutes and that helped a lot plus my skin looked like I was 10 years younger which I didn’t mind either.

    Actually, I did miss your videos but I assumed you were hanging out at the beach! I’m so sorry it turned out you were feeling so bad. It’s hard for active people to just rest on the sofa doing NOTHING! Were you able to have fun with the adult coloring book? I can picture your family waiting on you …. bringing you everythng you need and trying to make you feel comfy …..

    I can’t wait to see your next video, they make my day but of course: Take your Time and Get Well Soon!

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  110. Celebrate 75th with 50, mostly family and some friends at a Cubs game. Almost remember 40. Happy July Birthday.

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  111. Feel better soon!! Miss your videos y r so loyal rarely works missing a day. And happy birthday!!

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  112. Happy 40th! We just celebrated a friend’s 40th birthday today. Hope you feel better soon!

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  113. Happy birthday get well soon x

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  114. If you can get “thieves” EO. A drop on your thumb and press it to the roof of your mouth takes care of a sore throat. hugs from Woodsboro MD.

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  115. Happy Birthday Lyndsay hope you are feeling a lot better today. 40 is just a spring chicken. Thank you for all the lovely videos you put up for us
    Get well soon xxx

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  116. a bit late, but Happy Birthday to you, It was mijn mothers birthday too. Saddly see past away in 2009. And of course feeling better soon. gr. Miriam from the Netherlands.

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  117. Happy Birthday! Feel better soon. If it isn’t any better soon, go to the doctor., might be strep. Love your videos.

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  118. Hi, Lindsay, happy birthday to you and get well soon. I und erstand what you feel beeing 4-0. Since hat time I have never celebrated a birthday again. Thats my way to go with it and mostly it works πŸ˜‰
    Don’t worry, be happy and as I see you in your Videos which I love, love, love, you will take hat. I’m thinking oft you today sending you lots of good vibrations from germany.
    With love Christina

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  119. A big Happy Birthday Lindsay. A bit of a bind having a cold and sore throat on your birthday. Honey and lemon tend to do the trick with sore throats. Couple of teaspoons of pure lemon juice (if you can stand it) then follow through with a teaspoon of honey. Hope you feel better soon. Have a nice day and put your feet up and enjoy your colouring book. Everything will sort itself out. Take care. Hugs. Xx β˜ΊπŸŒžπŸ‹πŸ¨πŸΈπŸ·

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  120. Boil water, let salt dissolve and gargle with it when it’s cooled down enough for you to tolerate it. Works like a dream and you can google the recipe. And happy birthday!

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  121. gargle with lots of warm salt water………. drink warm lemon and honey, and lots and lots of laying in bed with coloring books….. it is the ONLY cure for the common cold and sore throat and get better fast. Heidi

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  122. Happy Birthday! I hope you had a great day despite your cold

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  123. Sorry you are sick on your birthday.Looks like you got a lot of home remedy suggestions. You are having a big 40, you are a kid. I am having the big 81 in three days. You are a spring chicken!!!LOL

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  124. Happy, Happy Birthday!!! Sure hope you are feeling better. You are tooooo nice to be sick. Get plenty of rest——— ya right with three kids home for summer vacation. Hang in there. Blessings from DE

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  125. Dear Lindsay,

    What a birthday gift. 😦 Hope you feel better soon. Happy “32”.

    pat v, a fan

    On Sun, Jul 10, 2016 at 5:00 PM, Thefrugalcrafters Weblog wrote:

    > thefrugalcrafter posted: “Hi friends! I hit the big 4-0 today and things > are already going downhill. When I finished up my live class on Friday my > throat was scratchy and by the end of the day I was achy, tired and cranky. > I spent the weekend under blankets drinking tea and altern” >

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  126. Happy Birthday! When My sister turned 40, she hurt her knee. She said (and it now is a famous family quote)”I knew things would go downhill once I turned 40, but I didn’t know it would happen THAT DAY.” Hope you feel better soon!

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  127. BUON COMPLEANNO! This means Happy Birthday in Italian. Here in Italy we say: ‘life starts at 40!’ so enjoy it!

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  128. Belated birthday wishes!! My birthday is tomorrow (12th July)!! Hope you feel better soon.

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  129. Razor blade swallow?! That always meant strep throat for me… Might want to get that checked out sweetie! Happy 40th! You are a blessing to me… I’ve learned so much from you! Rest, take care of you and until you are back, we can still do happy crafting from all you have taught us!πŸ˜ƒ

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  130. I agree with previous writer, it sounds like strep. Sure hope you go to doctor for meds. Happy Birthday–you are also a blessing to me. Whenever I’m feeling so-so, I know you’ll greet me with a happy smile on your video. Happily crafting and waiting for you to rest and mend….take all the time you need. πŸ™‚

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    • I don’t think it is strep, no white patches on my throat and it feel better today (until I starting gabbing LOL!)

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  131. So sorry you are not well, and feeling miserable. “Enjoy” the time “off sick” as a break from the usual, and we look forward to your new, “revived” self very soon!

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  132. Oh my word…forgot to say HAPPY BIRTHDAY πŸŽ‚

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  133. When I was a kid, back in the day, ( late 1950’s) my dad made us chew up and swallow aspirin. Don’t know if that worked, but it cured us from ever telling anyone that we had a sore throat. It was as horrible as it sounds. love love love your videos, I just started doing watercolour, at age 62 because of your teachings. I think my favorite part is when you say “don’t worry, it’s just paper, nobody has to see it, cuz it’s your painting.” It gave me permission to be creative, without being perfect. Thank you for that,as I have a passion for painting now.

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  134. If you are receptive to “Health” tips, drop the tylenol. It is NOT good for anyone. You are ONLY 40? You are still YOUNG and vital. Want a GREAT Health tip? (I do NOT benefit financially from this tip.)Go online to Puritan’s Pride.com and purchase Serrapeptase made by Source Naturals. It will help with lowering High Blood Pressure if you have it. It also helps arthritis. I would also recommend Hyaluronic Acid 100 mg. These both are capsules. The Hyaluronic Acid is an overall body benefit. It helps replenish the fluid in the pockets of joints, and has numerous other benefits that taking a capsule can do. It helps keep the skin supple as we age to help avoid the age wrinkles. I have been taking this for 3 years. It works.

    Happy Life and HAPPY BIRTHDAY. “Life is What You Make It.”
    Carole

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  135. Hi Lindsay πŸ™‚
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR LINDSAY
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
    AND MANY MORE!!!!
    You are still YOUNG, so enjoy life!
    So sorry to hear you are not feeling well. Using warm water and a little salt and gargling, usually helps get rid of a sore throat.
    Rest, relax and the videos can wait until you are better.
    Sending you FEEL BETTER SOON WISHES.

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  136. Well. We share the same birthday! Mine came a *ahem*. Fewer years before you… But I will share.
    In fact.. I can set the clock back to be
    Age 32 also… Now we even share same year!

    Happy birthday and milk the cold all you can!!

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  137. So sorry you aren’t feeling well. I take Boiron products (look up by symptoms). They are inexpensive and very effective. I’ve used Cold Calm for colds, oscillococcinum for flu (really works fast). I looked up sore throat and hoarseness and Roxalia tablets are recommended. Homeopathic, so no bad side effects. If you can’t find in pharmacy section of store, order online, which is usually less expensive. I am not affiliated with Boiron, just a happy customer.

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    • thanks Jane, I prefer to stick with natural remedies too but the aches had me running for the Advil LOL! Will check on your recommendations tho! Feeling better today:)

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  138. Age is a state of mind Lindsay, but happy birthday anyway. Love your vids!

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  139. Happy Belated Birthday Lindsay. My 40’s were the best time of my life! Got remarried and had a baby! 40’s are the new 30’s! Hope you feel better. I got the same thing on Saturday!

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  140. Hi Lindsey,

    Sorry about your sore throat! And super sorry it feels like razors. What you’re describing sounds like Strep throat, which we give antibiotics for. Please see your healthcare provider! I’m not normally one to run in for every little thing (us RNs are notorious for ignore symptoms), but, if you’re still feeling like you have a throat of razors or ground class… go in and get it checked for step!

    Ok?! Love your videos– thanks for putting a smile on my face so often!

    On Sun, Jul 10, 2016 at 3:00 PM, Thefrugalcrafters Weblog wrote:

    > thefrugalcrafter posted: “Hi friends! I hit the big 4-0 today and things > are already going downhill. When I finished up my live class on Friday my > throat was scratchy and by the end of the day I was achy, tired and cranky. > I spent the weekend under blankets drinking tea and altern” >

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  141. Hi Lindsey…

    Just wanted to wish you another Happy Birthday! And 40? Shoot, I’m not even sure I remember that! I do NOT like the 10 year birthdays…since 30 something always happens and it’s all been getting worse…nope, haven’t been enjoying those.

    Hope you will be feeling better eventually…colds are such a bummer when one has things to do! They just seem to need to run the course but I do like the honey, fresh/candied ginger, green tea hot drinks when I’m sick.

    So this past Saturday, I went to the Rubber Stamp Convention in Carson, CA…my first and it was really fun looking at things and doing lots of talking. Rubbernecker was there and they were fully familiar with you (owner’s son and brother worked it) as were some employees of JudiKins…seems you have gotten around! Ha! There is another one in November and I will block days off for both days…I need more time to chat.

    Get well soon…we can’t go too long without new videos. Hey maybe you could just do one with subtitles and hand motions! πŸ˜‰

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  142. Happy Birthday! I know how it feels. The big 40 happened to me just before Christmas. Get well soon Melanie x

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  143. Happy belated birthday. Having celebrated my 40th over twenty years ago, I think it just keeps getting better! With age, comes wisdom and reflection on the things that are important. Hope you’re feeling better very soon. Just remember, I think 60 isn’t that old now that I’m in my sixties!πŸ˜›

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  144. Sorry you are sick but greatful it’s your birthday cause the day you were born was a blessing to all us crafters! So get well and rest up to celebrate everyday for being “you!”

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  145. Sorry you are sick! AND on your birthday! Get better soon and start posting some good stuff as you always do.

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  146. I, too, just had a birthday. My 78th. I am still having fun and learning so much from great people like you. Thank you so much. Hey! We are still on the right side of the grass!

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  147. Happt birthday! Gargling salt water really helps! Get better soon we miss you!

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  148. Happy birthday! Hope you feel better soon gargling salt water really does help a sore throat. You should use a humidifier if it’s dry because you need to keep your throat moist. Hurry and get well we miss you.

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  149. APPLE CIDER VINEGAR and HONEY in hot water helps my throat, cold or flu. Hope your feeling better soon and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

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  150. Hope you are feeling much better by now.

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  151. Belated Happy Birthday! Hoping you are beginning to get better by now. That nasty cold thing got my Dear One and I, and sadly, keeps coming around again about the time we are feeling in the pink again. I hope that does not happen to you.

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  152. Hope you feel better soon – about once a decade I’m ill on my birthday – so hard having to be upbeat for others when you feel like hell and want to go back to to bed! I booked today (Monday) off work to get some painting done and ended up being sick also (my disability flaring up and not really then able to control my temperature or blood pressure), eventually got out of bed at 1900h but feel miles better already. It usually passes in a day or so.

    As for 40 – you’re a few years ahead of me but you know, every passing year I seem to enjoy aging more – I feel much more in tune with myself if that makes sense?
    R

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  153. Dissolve salt in a half glass of warm water. Gargle with it several times. Do not swallow. Works everytime to get rid of a sore throat. Unless you have Steph throat. Happy Birthday. Your my favorite You Tube artist.

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  154. Hi Lindsay. Happy birthday!!!! Sorry you are under the weather. The way you get around going up in years with numbers is this. Pick a favorite number and then you have 2 different ways to go. My number is 39. So I tell everyone that 39 has been the best 18 years of my life or I tell people that I am 39 years old with 18 years of experience. It works every time!!! hahaha Pick one or both and enjoy!!!! hugs, patty

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  155. Happy Birthday! I loved the 40’s, 50’s weren’t bad; after 65 it gets kind of iffy, but the alternative… Get some rest and enjoy.

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  156. Happy birthday your life is just begun. Have a wonderful day

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  157. Happy Birthday Lindsay!! I hope you get better very soon!!

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  158. Happy Birthday, Lindsay!!!
    Try a mixture of lemon juice and honey for your throat. Just sip a spoonful every once in a while as needed. Works for me.
    I just had my birthday on July 7 – me and Ringo.

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  159. Happy Birthday! I hope you feel better soon!

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  160. Happy Belated Birthday! Sounds like everyone else covered every possible home remedy, and I read that you’re starting to feel better. Yay! Just had to throw in a quick mental image I had when I read that you received an adult coloring book… yeah, for some reason, for just a second, my head read that in a naughty way. LOL! Can you imagine if they made them though?!? Well, that would be one way to get more men to color and show their artistic sides. Ha! πŸ˜€ Hope you’re feeling back to normal real soon!

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  161. Where is the link for video requests and questions? I searched unsuccessfully.

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  162. Happy birthday! And I hope you are better now. Summer crud is the WORST kind of crud.

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  163. Happy Birthday! I hope you feel better soon! Thanks for all of your hard work and sharing your amazing crafty goodness. It is much appreciated. I turn the big 4-0 in September and have mixed emotions. It’s all good! Enjoy!

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  164. Happy birthday. Well, it is the new 30, so they say. That makes it better. Hope you feel better soon.

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  165. Belated Happy Birthday, Lindsay! I bought your Craftsy class and can’t wait to get started. Gotta get some supplies first. You should point out that, if your fans buy the class, they can get their Frugal Crafter new video fix even when you’re down with the crud πŸ˜‰ Just sayin’. Hope you’re feeling better.

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  166. Happy belated Birthday……..get well soon

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  167. Happy Belated Birthday!!!! Hope your feeling better.

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  168. Happy birthday. 40 isn’t so bad. I just turned 45 last month. I’m already a granny lol. My 5th grandbaby is due next year!

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  169. Hi Miss Lindsay. I’m so sorry that I missed your birthday but am glad you are feeling better. My daughter turned 40 on July 4th, but is insisting she is just 35. She forgets that I was there when she was born and that she is a bicentennial baby. Always thought she was good in math. At 62, I can only tell you it just gets better and better! I’m retired and having SO MUCH FUN! Thank you for all the years of instructional videos. You are great company and I enjoy your energy and ideas so much. Happy birthday! Embrace your age…it beats the alternative!

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