Monday, August 15, 2011

Happy Birthday Napoleon and Lizzy! Cool Free Graphic's to celebrate

Happy birthday Napoleon Bonaparte! Today is a special day for me too. It is my 30th birthday. I know young but not young. Life this year has had so many changes for me I am not sure how I really feel about it. Number one I accomplished and have stuck with my goal of living smoke free. I officially became unemployed at the beginning of the year. One of my biggest hardships this year was losing my 15 year old dog this year. It still brings me to tears.  I can honestly say I will be glad when this year is completely gone because even through it had its good moments it also has had its very bad moments. My ray of sunshine has been my blog and I am so thankful to have this wonderful circle of friends here that really have been there for me in some hard times. Thank you for everything you mean the world to me!!!!!

As a real thank you to all of you I made these adorable graphics that are FREE to use for anything!!!! Anyone can have it, post it on your site, post it on facebook, share it on Twitter do whatever pleases you and once again THANK YOU FOR BEING YOU! Be sure to check out the bottom of this post for some more on Napoleon Bonaparte. Please keep in mind that the Napoleon Quote card graphic below is exclusive to historically obsessed.
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"Name at birth: Napoleon Buonaparte Born august 15th 1769
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Napoleon is the most charismatic general in French history, famed for his military successes and (at the same time) for not quite conquering Europe. Starting as a second lieutenant in the French artillery, he rose quickly through the ranks until he staged a 1799 coup that made him First Consul of France. (In 1804 he went further, proclaiming himself emperor.) He led his armies to victory after victory, and by 1807 France ruled territory that stretched from Portugal to Italy and north to the river Elbe. But Napoleon's attempts to conquer the rest of Europe failed; a defeat in Moscow in 1812 nearly destroyed his empire, and in 1814 he was deposed and exiled to the island of Elba. The next year he returned to Paris and again seized power, but this success was short-lived: the French army's 1815 loss to the Duke of Wellington at the Battle of Waterloo finished Napoleon for good. He was sent into exile on the island of St. Helena, where he died in 1821. His body was returned to Paris in 1840, and his tomb there remains a popular attraction.

Extra credit: Napoleon was short enough that early in his military career he was nicknamed "The Little Corporal." According to, at his death he was 1.68 meters tall, or about 5'6"... Napoleon died of an unidentified ailment, possibly stomach cancer; because traces of arsenic were later found in his remains, some have suggested he may have been fatally poisoned.." ~Lizzy~


  1. A very Happy Birthday to you!!! Hope you have a fantastic day and that life gets better soon. I can empathize with you on the good points this year as well as some really terrible points - the first few months of this year were so bad I didn't think it could get better, but it did...slowly. Stay positive!!!

  2. Happy Birthday to you and Napoleon! And thank you for our presents!!!


    Congratulations on giving up smoking. For that I give you the biggest goat hug on record. That is a huge accomplishment and something you should be very very proud of.

    Life does, indeed suck sometimes. I won't tell you it gets better as you get older but time does mellow the painful moments and heighten the joyful ones.

    Celebrate the good and try to put the sad in a box. Trust me, I know it's hard...I've got 22 more years of sads to box up.

    Enjoy your day! Your blog is a pleasure to read.

  4. Happy Birthday! You forgot to mention how much your blog has improved this year... I LOVE the layout and the design.

  5. Happy birthday! I turned 30 last year and frankly, loved leaving my 20s behind. (Too much instability!) Congrats on being smoke-free -- that's huge! I hope the rest of your year is more pleasant -- full of rich books and happy events!

  6. Happy birthday Lizzy! And Napolean.

  7. Kristin, thank you for the encouragement, it really is nice to know I am not the only one not having a not perfect 2011. Hang in there too and really it has to get better since we have already gone through some pretty low points.

    Allison, I love you to pieces and enjoy it. I am glad you like them.

    Pricilla, LOL I LOVE goat hugs and I will take all I can get! I know Patty it is the up and downs that are hard and I know eventually it will get better. I have to admit I am just so dang distracted lately I have not done much reading.

    I love the advice eloquently stated and noted. I could never give up here or on books though I love them way to much.

    Rosanne, I really enjoy the new layout too it loads so much better and is made completely by me. I am always a sucker for blue french things. Thank you Rosanne!

    Audra, I am with you out with the old in with the new. Me too here is to better times!

    Carole, yes happy birthday Napoleon because he was a very interesting historical figure. I feel honor to share a birthday with the ambitious man.

  8. It's tough to loose such a pet, but well done on the fags, not so good the job and wait until you hit 56 years...

  9. Dave, it is and this is finally a time when I am okay to talk about it. Oh I still want them Dave but I figure since I have made it this long why not stick with it. I just felt done with them.

  10. Hope you had a great birthday, Lizzy! The images you created are awesome. Thank you!

    Hmmm, Napoleon was the same height as me. He was short for a man. =O)

  11. Michelle, thank you I did have a good birthday. I am glad you liked the graphic's and for a woman his height would be perfect but for a man not so much. I admire his ambition and his intelligence.


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