It is officially official. As of 8:14 this morning, I am no longer in my 30’s. I know what you’re thinking. Clearly, I don’t look old enough to be 40. Orrrr you’re thinking, “She’s only 40?!” Either way, it happened. I don’t feel great about it, but I’m not exactly upset.
Of course, it always helps when one of your best friend’s (THE Thrifty Decor Chick) is celebrating her birthday on the same day (no, she’s not 40–yet)! If you came around last year, you know that we started a little birthday party! Except–instead of bringing cupcakes to class, we’re bringing $100 to Target. I’m 40, remember? I’ve graduated from cupcakes. It’s real classy in here now.
I said it last year, and I’ll say it again. This girl and I were meant to be friends. We have so much in common, it’s rather eerie at times, and there are moments where we’re pretty sure we share the same brain waves. Not real smart brain waves, but they’re there.
Like this bathroom? I want one.
This outdoor fireplace? It must be mine.
In light of how “unfun” it is to turn 40 for me, we thought we’d make this little giveaway fun! We’re back with a quiz! How well do you know us? How well can you figure us out from reading a post here and there? How good are you at totally guessing about two strangers?
Here are the rules!
Take the quiz here
Take the other half of the quiz at Sarah’s place
When you finish with Sarah’s quiz, leave your score (out of 10) in the comments section of her blog. That will count as your entry for the giveaway.
And what do you win? $100 buckaroos to TARGET!!
Richella at Imparting Grace says
Happy birthday, Chris!! I’m 10 years ahead of you–and I can tell you from experience that the 40’s are great. Not without their challenges, of course, but awesome. Think about it–you look great, you’re settled in your career, your kids are doing well but still in your nest. . . what’s not to love? So I hope you love it!
Lauren H says
Happy Birthday, Chris! I hope you have a great year! I just turned 40 a month ago and I shared your sentiments. But really, it’s just a number.
Enjoy your celebration!
Happy Birthday! Thanks for the fun giveaway.
Kim @ Plumberry Pie says
Happy Birthday to a couple of my favorite bloggers! Hope it’s a good one, Chris! I left my 30s this year too. Welcome to the club, my friend. Hoping to stop back for the quiz, gots to go now…
Happy Birthday to both of you! I only got 4 out of 10 correct 🙁 But I tried, lol…Thanks for the giveaway, Hope I win!
Happy Birthday! My daughter is turning 12 today too lol!
I can’t seem to find the quiz
Thanks for the fun giveaway! I got 6 out of 10 right. Not too bad.
Bertie DeWane says
I’m clearly not very observant if I should have known the answer to these questions by reading your blogs. I scored 5 out of 10. I love both of your blogs. Happy 40th!!!
3 out of 10! Ugh! I promise I read your blogs. I just have the worst memory!
Joanne Hudson says
Happy Birthday Chris & Sarah! Welcome to the 40’s Chris — it’s a great decade!
7 out of 10 … that ain’t bad, right?? 🙂
8 out of 10. Not too bad! Happy Birthday!
Happy Birthday! Enjoy your day 😉
Happy Birthday, Chris! The 40’s are great! but I have to admit I’m looking forward to 50 as it isn’t too far down the road for me. I hope you have a truly wonderful birthday celebration! What’s better than a whole week of celebrating, right?!
Once again happy Birthday! and yes I only got 5 out of 10. (and I do believe this is the first time I have ever commented on your blog. I love the inspiration… just been quiet because I’m usually on my phone and I hate trying to leave comments from it.)
Erin @ How to Nest for Less says
Happy birthday chickie! Hope you have a wonderful day and get spoiled like crazy 😉 One other thing… my BFF showed me a photo on Pinterest the other day and said she totally wanted to do it to her house. I was like umm… I know that house. It belongs to Chris! She couldn’t believe that I “know” someone famous 😉 haha, thought you’d like that! My little birthday gift to you 🙂
Erin @ How to Nest for Less says
…and I just noticed how many smiley faces I put in my post. Yeah…
Sam's mom says
only 5 out of 10… oh well, I guess that means I need to spend even more time reading your blogs and perusing your websites in the future! Lucky me!
Okay, so I don’t know you guys that well, personally, I guess. I only got 6 out of 10…womp womp…but I figured I would try anyway…thanks for the fun quiz! And of course, all the eye candy. So inspirational. Now, if only I could get you guys to come to my house and help a sister out.
8 out of 10!! Better than I thought I would do 😉 … happy birthday you two … wishing you a fantastic day!!
Only got 5/10 🙁
Leigh Healy says
Happy Birthday to you both! And neither of you look anywhere near 40!!!! I got a 7/10:-)
Happy Birthday! I got 8 out of 10!
5 out of 10 correct
Katie O says
Happy Birthday! I got 100% on TDC’s website, and 80% on yours!
Happy Birthday to the both of you I split the middle of your ages at 39. Great time to be our ages I think though! I scored 5 out of 10 (4 out of 5 on your quiz though ;))
I got 3/5 at Sarah’s site and 2/5 on yours for a grand total of 5/10… not so impressive, but meh, the prize doesn’t go to the high score, thank goodness! Happy Birthday to the both of you!
I’m a new reader just found you guys today… Happy Birthday. So of course I scored 1 out of 10… it was the height question I got right… I noticed the difference from the picture in both blogs. Great quiz. Have a wonderful and fun birthday.
Jasmine P says
I got 6 out of 10! Excited about the giveaway-crossing my fingers! Happy Birthday to you guys!
7/10 not bad!
Tiffany B says
Happy Birthday to you both! Thanks for the giveaway, I scored 6 out of 10. Your quiz was a bit harder (2/5) for me than Sarah’s (4/5)!
I got 5 out of 10. Happy Birthday!
Amy G. says
I got 9 out of 10. Perfect score on this blog.
Only 5 outta 10… Dang!
Hi! I only got 4 out of 10 correct, but I just started reading your blog a short while ago, so I guess I have much more to learn about you!
m Jones says
I scored 7/10. Happy Birthday Ladies
6 out of 10, 3 out of 5 on each quiz – I suspected that purple was your least favorite color, but I just couldn’t bring myself to pick it (it’s my favorite, most days).
6 out of 10! Happy Birthday to both of you … Thanks for the great blogs and the fun quiz!
Michelle Wright says
Happy Birthday to you!!!
I got 5 out of 5.
Maxine Couch says
Happy Birthday yall. I just turned 50 myself last month. Age is just a number. I scored 7 out of 10. Not too bad.
Happy Happy Birthday I got 1 outta 5 eeekkkss
Amanda Carr says
Happy birthday to you both! I got 6 out of 10. Boo.
Boy, I did not do so well — 4 out of ten! Happy Birthday to you both!
Happy Birthday! As I told Sarah, I’m old enough that I don’t remember any of these references, but I scored a 5/10 by guessing. Oh, and Sarah said “hi,” and to remind you that you’re 40! For the record, my 40th birthday was my favorite.
Happy Birthday Chris!! It’s a milestone and a great reason to live it up. Hopefully everyone in your life treats you special all week. I got 60% right over at Sarah’s but only 20% right here. I do love you both but those were toughies! Hopefully I’ll still be eligible for the Tar-jay gift card because I could use that up in 20 second flat. Have a wonderful week and a fabulous 40th year! (When I turned 40 someone told me that I’d already lived 40 years and was now celebrating my 41st year–kind of took the fun out of it, I thought!)
Happy Birthday! My score was 6/10. Does that mean I have some catching up to do on the blogs? Will do.
What a fun giveaway! I only answered 4/10 correctly but to be honest I have not been to your site before! I have been following Thrifty Decor Chick for awhile and now that I have been introduced to yours–I will quit typing and poke around your home (I love finding new blogs!!). Thanks!
Happy Birthday Sarah and Chris! I scored an 8 out of 10 (3/5 on Sarah’s page and 5/5 on Chris’s page). …And here’s to the next 40 (sounds better than 38, sorry Sarah).
Love your blog! 3 out of 5 correct here and at Thrifty Decor. Happy birthday!
joanne Pardo says
I scored 60% not bad!
Darlene Livingston says
Nice to meet ya, Chris, and Happy Birthday! I think I’ll be putting your blog on my daily, for sure. I only got 5 right, but maybe by next year I’ll be more Justa Thrifty savvy.
Happy Birthday to you both! I got a 5 out of 10.
I received 6/10…not the best 🙂
Happy Birthday ladies! I only got 4 out of 10. I’d love a Target gift card though!
4 out of 10 yikes! I love your blogs though! Great Givaway
Lisa B says
5 out of 10. Happy Birthday!!
Lisa Allen says
Happy Birthday! 6 0ut of 10….pretty good for not knowing either one of you!!
Happy happy Birthday! What inspiring work! Congrats & keep up the magic!
8 of 10! Omg looooove your house!
8 out of 10! And I just started reading your blogs! (I’m a good guesser.) Happy Birthday!
Happy Birthday! I scored 3 out of 10.
I got 6 right out of 10. Not a winning score I’m sure, but not bad for guessing on 100% of the questions! I have been following Sarah’s blog for a few years, and about a year ago when I found yours I remember reading a few posts and thinking “this woman really should be friends with Sarah from Thrifty Decor Chick.” I wasn’t surprised to find out later that you already were. Happy birthday to you both!
Jess Z. says
Hi 🙂 I got 7 out of 10, whoo hoo! lol. I just found your blog, excited to read 🙂
I only got 2 out of 5. I’m not even sure which two were correct.
4 out of 10
Happy birthday! I got 3/5 right.
I scored 40% on both quizzes! Happy Birthdays ladies!
I only got 6 out of ten! Oh well I’ll take it 🙂 Happy Birthday!!!
Happy Birthday to both of you lovely ladies! I got 7 out or 10 🙂
5 out out of 10 : )
Alexandra Stevens says
I got 8 out of 10! 🙂
Happy Birthday Chris! Apparently I DO know you, but Sarah not so much. What?? Anyway, I got 7 out of 10.
I got 6 out of 10. Happy Birthday!
Renee Kruger says
Happy Birtday Chris! Welcome to the club 😛 Well I found it funny that I got 2 out of 5 right on Sarah’s half of the quiz and 2 out of 5 on your half as well. I was “window” shopping at Target this morning and drooling over all the “wants” I saw.
I got 20% 🙁 Happy Birthday!
Caroline Morris says
Happy Birthday to you both! I got 6 out of ten correct on your fun quiz.
6 out of 10 – whew! I’ll need to pay a little more attention!
Happy Birthday to you both!! 4/10 – not so good!!
D SCHMIDT says
My score was 7 out of 10, not too bad at all 🙂
Wow, I stink…..I only got 3 out of 10 correct 🙁 Happy Birthday!
Jill Summers says
I scored an 8 out of 10!!
7! I’d love to wallow in grief at my score while wandering through Target… 😉
Jenn T says
5 out of 10! Welcome to the “40” club! I too entered this year. Happy Birthday to you both!
Argh……….6 out of 10 is pretty bad……..oh well. Have a very happy birthday!
Happy Birthday to you both!! I only got 4/10 :/
Happy Birthday Chris!!!
Happy Birthday to both of you! I really enjoy your blogs, but clearly I could do a better job of paying attention to the details…. 6 out of 10 :-/
5 out of 10!
Happy birthday to both of you! You share it with MY best friend!!!
Ashleigh Hall says
What a fun giveaway! I got 4/5 and 4/5 CORRECT! Many thanks for the opportunity to win!
Happy Birthday to both of you! I got 4 out of 10. 🙁 I guess I need to follow you both a little closer! 😉
As a member of the great 40’s and soon to be 50’s. I can only say I’m so glad I’m not a spring chicken anymore. Happy Birthday to both of you. I got 5 out of 10. I’ll take it since they were all guesses.
I flunked! Only got 2 out of 10! Happy birthday to you both!
Okay, I know you two pretty darn well and I only got 8 out of 10 right and many of those I had no idea and was just guessing! Love you two with all my heart!
2! Good for me 😉
Cheryl E says
I got 6/10. Thanks for the little fun break. Happy Birthday to you both!
Happy birthday you two!! I got 8 out of 10 correct!
Lisa Brown says
Sarah’s quiz results: 4 out of 5 correct…yay for me! That was fun 🙂
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Shelley H says
Happy Birthday! I got 6 out of 10 correct!
Nancy F. says
6 out of 10, not so great. Happy Birthday!
Jenn A says
I got 6 out of 10. Hope you guys tell us all the right answers tomorrow! =) Happy birthday!
Happy Birthday. I only got 5 out of 10 right. ha
Happy birthday! 40 is still SO young. I loved turning 40. Wait until you turn 50…that’ll scare the pants off ya! I did horrible on your quiz…only 1 out of 5. 🙁
Happy Birthday!!! 7 out of 10!
Happy Birthday! 6 out of 10 correct!
8/10! Happy birthday!
caroline scott says
only 4 right out of 10 ;( Happy birthday to you both!!!
Carol H. says
Yikes, only 4/10. But don’t let that ruin your birthday!! Have a great one!
I got 4 out of ten
Anne Haun says
Happy birthday!! I got 6 out of ten – should have done better!
Jean S. says
Happy birthday to youuuuuu! I got 6 of 10 right. Wop wop. ;o)
Mackenzie Bell says
Happy Birthday!!!! I got 5/10
Holly Osbeck says
Only 4 out of 10…but hope you have a wonderful birthday!
I only got 6 right. 🙁
I did better last year!!
Kelly K says
Happy Birthday Ladies! I got a 7 out of 10. Enj0y your day!
Happy Birthday!! I got 7/10 right, not to shabby right??
I’m embarrassed to say I only got 6 out of 10! 🙁 But happy birthday to you both!
Happy 40th birthday, Chris! I agree with other commenters, overall being in your 40’s is great!
My score was 5 out 10.
Lisa Wilson says
I got 4/10, pretty bad… sorry! 😉
Hi Chris! Sarah sent me. Happy birthday!!! I scored 6/10.
I didn’t do so well. Got 4 right all together.
Elizabeth Langston says
I only got 50% :-\ Happy birthday!
woah.. 5/10 boo! Happy Birthday! You don’t look a day over 25!
I got 1 out of 10…..there must be a special prize for that 🙁 Happy birthday to you both!!
Wow, totaled, I got 7 out of 10 correct! Not bad, huh? Great give-away, I hope to win! 🙂
what’s sad, is that I got 4/10 lol
Val Frania says
Happy birthday! I got 6 out of 10 correct!
5 out of 10 Hope you both have a Happy Birthday! (It’s my Mom’s birthday too!)
Happy Birthday. My score was a 6 out of 10 🙁
Shannon K says
Well I gotta a total of 7 out of 10! Happy Birthday to both of you! 🙂
Happy Birthday to both of you! My score was 6 out of 10 – 60%! Not too shabby! Although that would be considered failing in school…..
Happy Birthday!!! 8 out of 10 not shabby right ? Love reading both blogs !
Crystal @My Blissful Space says
Happy Birthday to both of you! I got 6 out of 10. 🙂
Thanks for the giveaway. I got 5 out of 10. Bummer.
Jessica Meyer says
Happy Birthday!!! I’m a total failure and got 2/10! Hanging my head in shame now…
Kim H says
Happy Birthday! i got 4 of 10 correct…. better luck next year!
6 out of 10, not too bad! Happy Birthday to you BOTH!!
Kristin Schmidt says
Wow! I got them all right! Seriously, 10 out of 10. (It helped to have done last year’s and get a sense of how you think when making these questions. And to look at the picture of you together and figure that Sarah was wearing higher heels.) But I’m also wondering if the quiz is broken…
Happy 40th, Chris!
It was my 50th birthday on Oct. 9th. 40 is young! I took the quiz and got 0% – sad!
Mya Bergen says
Thanks! I got 6 out of 10 🙁
quiz score 5 out of 10 correct
Boo got a 5/10….. not tp great but not to bad either… hehehe… have a great birthday :):)
Nancy Baggett says
Well I am only 5 out of 10, but happy birthday to two ladies that are a 10!
Brady W says
I got 7 out of 10! Love your blogs 🙂
Dawn King says
Happy Birthday ladies! I got 6 out of 10 right!
I got a measly 4 out of 10. So sad.
5/10 I couldn’t find Thrifty’s comment section. So I’m leaving it on yours Christy Bell. HUGS.
Happy Birthday! Did not do very good. 4 out of 10.
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I only got a measly 3/10 correct. But I still think you girls rock!
Hi Chris and Sarah, I got 5 out of the 10 questions correct :-/ I love both of your blogs though!
7 out of 10, not bad! love your house!!!
So sad, I only got 2 out 10 right. Happy Birthday you two. I hope you had a wonderful day.
I got 5 out of 10. It must be so fun to share a birthday with your bestie! Happy Birthday to you both! alice417 (at) aol (dot) com
I got 5 out of 10 🙂 Happy Birthday to you both!!
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Wishing you two the happiest of birthdays!
only 6 out of 10
I got 6 out of 10….60%! I should know you 2 better. I just turned 40 in September. Remember….We are double the fun of a 20 year old!!!! Can I get an amen on that??!!
Happy Birthday ladies!!!
My score is 6…
I just turned 40 this August! Not too bad so far. My score was 8 out of 10.
Happy Birthday girls!! I got 7/10 correct.
Happy Birthday! I got 6 out of 10 correct! Eek – I guess I have more reading to do 🙂 Thanks!
Amanda Boerst says
Happy Birthday!! I only got 4 out of 10 🙁
Torri M says
6 out of 10! Happy birthday! I’m nervous to turn 30 next year…so I kind of understand about 40? 🙂
Shanna Uptergrove says
Bahahaha! Only got 2 out of 5 right. Oh well, here’s my entry for the gift card though 🙂 Happy Birthday!
Well I wasn’t very good, I only scored a 2 out of the 10 questions. So sad. But a fun idea!
Heather Workman says
Love yours and thrify decor chick site. My score was 60 & 40%. Not bad, and fun…
Happy Birthday to you both. I love both your blogs. I had a score of 8/10. Kind of scary since I don’t know either of you!
Thank you both for sharing your expertise.
Oh to be that young again! Boy would I change a few things…Happy Birthday y’all!!!
Melissa S says
5/10. Happy birthday you two!
Happy Birthday to you both! I got a 7 out of 10.
I got 6 right all together! =o/ Happy birthday to both of you!
EMily Slabaugh says
I only got 4 out of 10 right. I tried. Happy birthday to you gals. Hope I win!!!!
Happy birthday! I think I remember being 40! I score 5 out 10. Not bad, huh?
I got 5 out of 10! How’s that for 50/50?! Happy birthday, you two!!!
my score was %80
I only got 3 out of 10 right, sorry… :/
Happy Birthday! I got a 5 out of 10…room for improvement but fun! Love both of your blogs!
I got 5 out of 10. This is my first visit to your site but I will be coming back! Happy birthday 🙂
4 out of 10. What can I say? I’m a horrible test-taker, I get test anxiety 🙁
Happy Birthday! Thanks for the fun giveaway 🙂
Jennifer L. says
Whooo! I love give-aways, but what’s more, I looove birthdays! Top it off with I love Trivia!!! Scored 6/10 . . . Thanks for the fun! And,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY :0)
Happy birthday to you both! I only got 5 out of 10 right!
Erin L says
I got 8/10 correct! 🙂 Happy belated bday to you both!
Sara @ Beautifully Contained says
Happy Birthday! I got 5 out of 10 right…you guys should post the answers once the giveaway is done 🙂
Well, I only scored 4, but at least I’m honest! haha
I got a 7 out of 10! Not to shabby… Happy birthday, ladies!
I have to be honest, I only scored 4, hard to believe I know, but it’s true. Happy Birthday (belated) just the same!
Crystal Barnes says
5/10…I apparently suck at this game. Happy Birthday ladies!
8 out of 10! Im pretty proud of myself.
Oh my goodness! I got 60% on Thrifty Decor Chick and only 20% here! Not too good. I need to pay more attention. Thanks for the giveaway.
6 out of 10 correct. Happy belated birthday.
6 out of 10 correct. Happy belated birthday!
Jessica W says
6/10 ouch… Happy Birthday!
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Emily Maldonado says
7 out of 10! Happy Birthday!