break out the balloons & birthday candles.

by @according2kelly on June 3, 2008

happy happy birthday!
it’s my special day.
happy happy birthday,
that’s all i have to say.

except, it’s not actually my birthday. not for a couple weeks at least. but this year’s a big one. i’m turning the big 3-Oh! it’s amazing. as a kid, 30 seemed soooo old. i thought for sure, i’d have a pack of kids, live in the house i would retire in, & pretty much have it “all together”. but life is sure different than i ever imagined it would be, but i love it. although, turning 30 means i’m looking forward to gray hairs, mid-life crisis’, & the terrifying thought that i am no longer in my twenties. yikes! anyway… my parents always taught me that it was better to give than receive. with that in mind, i’m throwing a month-long birthday celebration, here on the blog. each week i will be hosting a giveaway featuring some of my favorite things. so stay tuned… details coming soon. i can’t wait to get this party started!

image via flickr.

30 comments
Dan & Dorey
Dan & Dorey

Happy (Early) birthday! I love that you are celebrating by giving away gifts. =) BTW: I remember thinking, when I was a kid, that I would have everything "all figured out" by the age of 25, lol. =)

Aranne and Dan
Aranne and Dan

that is such a great idea... something I might have to steal from you.. but I would have to come up with what I would give away!!hmmm... but I have months to think about it.. Happy Birthday month to you!

Ginger
Ginger

Happy Birthday!!!!!

Marilee
Marilee

Oooh, very nice idea. Hopefully I will win something because my birthday is Saturday. I am not turning 30 though. I was born in 1960 and that is all I am gonna say.

Amanda Conley
Amanda Conley

Happy Birthday! I turned 30 in January. It's been kinda weird for me...I never thought I'd make it here! (and w/ three kids to boot.)

VerrySherry
VerrySherry

that's timed perfectly! Today is my birthday!! sounds like fun.

TUTU Monkey
TUTU Monkey

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Kelly.....30's are the best......ENJOY!!

Kimberly
Kimberly

I can totally relate! I just turned 30 in October. I thought it would be traumatic, but it ended up being great! Happy (in a couple weeks) birthday!

Traci
Traci

You are so full of fun creative ideas!!!30 isn't sooo bad, but I tell you the years after seem to creep up fast!Here's to your 30th soon!

Jessi
Jessi

The best is yet to come. I hope you have a wonderful birthday!

Darilyn
Darilyn

That's a great idea. happy Birthday to you.

J&S
J&S

What a great idea. You are darling.

Sandra Ree
Sandra Ree

How generous of you Kelly! :) Nope Wendy I am...February I'll be turning a 1/2 century old.

Tina
Tina

I just turned the big 35 and its still not so bad. I had a hard time but the older I get the younger my grandparents are!!!Happy Birthday!

Wendi
Wendi

Happy Pre- Birthday!After reading all your comments, I have concluded that I am your OLDEST reader!(38) Yikes!I really need one of those sassy, sexy, flirty and fun aprons now!!!(That and some botox!)

Leslie
Leslie

Hmmmm...30! Been there, done that like 20 yrs ago and it isn't so bad. Happy birthday!

Lissete
Lissete

I wish I were 30 again! Happy early birthday! "Thirty, flirty and thriving."

gab
gab

Welcome the thirties! Really my best decade yet!

Ashlee
Ashlee

It's my bday month too! YAY! I'm the 22nd. THough I don't hit the big 3-0 until next year. :0)

kacey@doodlebugspaper.com
kacey@doodlebugspaper.com

Whooo HOooo For a birthday month!! I hope you celebrate big and enjoy every minute. Eat lots of cake for me!!!And if you want me to sponser a giveaway on behalf of your birthday month .. just give me a shout!:o) Kacey

Shepherd Family ACAL
Shepherd Family ACAL

Happy Early Birthday! I have been 30 since October I am still in my head about 26 so hey whatever! But I agree about being a kid thinking 30 was SOOOO old! It so isn't unless you are 13!Have a happy Bday month!

Jenni
Jenni

Happy Birthday, Kelly! I just turned the big 30 the beginning of May! I love your blog, so creative. And your boys have gotten so big!My mom loves her necklace. I need to send one to Peggy, now if I could just figure out their address in Florida, nobody seems to know it - you know the Hannemanns! :)This is Sterling's wife, by the way!

Nicole
Nicole

Yay!! Sounds like fun! And since my birthday is the day before yours, I'm hoping maybe I'll win! :)

Lindsey
Lindsey

Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!! I LOVE celebrating! I think my birthday posts went on for about a week! Enjoy.. have fun.. and 30 ain't so bad.

Tanja
Tanja

Okay-I have shouted via blogging to my bloggy friends!Have a great day-

mama jo
mama jo

i'm so glad you're turning 30..it's been a wonderful 30 years since i first saw you...but, i have to say...talk to me in a few years about being EXCITED about gray hairs and all the rest of that fun stuff...it sucks...

Casey
Casey

what a nice idea :) my birthday's in a few weeks too, the 29th to be exact

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