Today I turned 49 years old.  

That’s kind of tough and shocking to say out loud……and to type it and SEE it, even harder.  I have never been someone who was very concerned about my age. In fact, I frequently forget how old I am and have to quickly do the math. But now, I have 364 days…….until………..the big FIVE-O!  

Turning 40 didn’t really bother me, my forties have been fantastic.  I’ve learned to not be afraid to have my own opinions, laugh at myself and life more often and not worry about what other’s think as much.  The downfall?  I don’t always recognize the face I see in the mirror.  In my head, I still feel much younger than what I see looking back at me.   I’m pretty sure having two beautiful daughters who have become strong, and incredibly funny women as my two very best friends, play a big part in keeping me feeling young.

Since 50 is the new 30……..I figure, I’m celebrating 29 again right?!  and I plan to celebrate all year long!

A few weeks ago the wonderful people at Marble Slab Creamery invited me to Direct Your Delicious™ by coming in and trying their new unlimited mix-ins,……, YES! I love that their gourmet flavors of ice cream are hand-crafted right in each store.  It’s just like homemade ice cream, without the work or waiting!  —plus, what better way to celebrate another year young than going out for ice cream!    

We’ve all been stuck in this polar vortex this winter, so the first day it hit the 40’s and felt like spring, seemed like the perfect time for an outing that involved ice cream!

Marble Slab Creamery now has unlimited mix-ins!! details at

The days of weighing your ice cream are over!  Unlimited mix-ins were like a birthday present all in itself!  You can now have as many ingredients mixed into your ice cream as you’d like at no extra cost.  I decided I wasn’t going to hold back!!  I had fudge ice cream with brownies, strawberries and blackberries and raspberries.  

I took a little video while they masterfully mixed my ice cream,  made with real dairy from local farms, on the cold marble slab right in front of us!

Allison went a little more simple and had red velvet ice cream with cookie dough.


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My forty-something self could not stop thinking about the ice cream we had that day, so we made another trip last week!  This time I had Snickerdoodle – Vanilla ice cream with snickers and caramel, while Allison had Birthday Cake ice cream with cookie dough, Oreo cookies, and fudge!  

I think the key to feeling young, is the mentality and maybe going out for ice cream as much as you can!  We might need to start making this a monthly tradition!  Next time I’m getting a cone – they even make their cone batter from scratch!

FREE Ice Cream!! Marble Slab Creamery now has ulimited mix-ins! no more weighing your ice cream! Win $25 gift card at

update:  Giveaway has ended – congrats to comment #107 Jeni

GIVEAWAY: Since today is my birthday…….. Marble Slab Creamery and I would like give one lucky TidyMom reader a $25 gift card so you can experience a yummy treat on us!  What would you mix-in to your favorite ice cream flavor?  Let me know in the comments and I’ll pick a random winner on Monday.

Official Rules: No purchase necessary. Must be over 18. Valid in US only, void where prohibited.  Giveaway will end on March 9, 2014 at 11:59 pm CST. One winner with a valid entry will be selected at random using Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to claim their prize. TidyMom is not responsible for lost or undelivered emails. Prize: $25 Gift Card to Marble Slab Creamery.


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