Saturday, April 23, 2011

{ 36 & A Giveaway }

Today I am 36.  
It's officially here.....
Today will be spent cleaning and working outside.
Sounds like the perfect way to celebrate a birthday don't ya think?!

In honor of the big 3.6.
 I will be giving away 3 Pressed Peonies of your color choice to 1 of my lucky and awesome readers!
All you have to do is leave a comment telling me what you did on your last birthday. 
Easy as Birthday Cake!

Well, duty calls I better get back to work!
Good Luck & have a Fabulous Weekend!

Giveaway will close on 4/26/11
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100 comments:

  1. This is so sad bz I don't remember what I did on my last birthday. I probably went to work and then cleaned the house like you did. Since it was fall maybe I raked the leaves or something. My husband just never remembers my birthday so I try not to make a big deal out of it.

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  2. My last birthday, mmmmm well I'm pretty sure I cleaned and made pouting faces until my husband went out and bought me a cheese cake, I was 5 month pregnant so no wine..

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  3. Happy Birthday! Hope you have a great day! Birthdays as an adult are just not the same as when we were kids. You still have the usual house stuff to do, and mine was 7 months ago and I can't remember much of what I did. Probably dinner with the husband and shopping at DownEast Basics, I love that store.

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  4. HAPPY BIRTHDAY RACH!!! Hope you have some fun today. Hmmmm my last birthday. I honestly can't remember. Apparently it was very memorable. However, I did get my birthday present in February because I wanted a new camera. So I celebrated 5 months late, but hey I got my camera.

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  5. Happy, Happy Birthday! Guess what?! It's my Birthday too =) Yay for April 23!!! Great day to be born. I'm celebrating my 31st today with a bit of cleaning too. And a BBQ later. Hope you have a fabulous day.

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  6. I can't remember much about yesterday, let alone my last birthday!! Okay, so my dh surprised me with balloons and tulips! Two of my favorite things--and yes, I spent the day doing the usual Monday things.
    Have a great birthday!! (insist on not cooking!)
    JoAnna

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  7. We on my last birthday, I too turned 36... I found a GAP green {my favorite color} shirt while thrifting about 4 months before my birthday and right on the front of that shirt was a gray 36... Perfect birthday attire... I had to work {daycare} but my sweet children all came baring gifts, a homemade apple pie and a nook ereader... For the ENTIRE day, my front door was revolving... I had one guest after another drop by... Ending with my parents coming with a Baskin Robbins ice cream cake... It was awesome turning 36! Happy Birthday Rachel...

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  8. * Well
    Sorry just noticed the typo...
    hahaha

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  9. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! i LOVE these peonies! I want to put them on a belt to wear with a little black dress! This last year for my birthday, hubby and I (fiance at the time) stayed in watching movies and eating junk food in bed :)

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  10. My last birthday was a really horrible day when everything went wrong. I don't even like to think about it!

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  11. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I hope its fabulous! My last birthday was incredibly special because it was the day we told everyone we were pregnant! It was a birthday present for everyone! :)

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  12. My last birthday was my 30th and my sister threw me a surprise party! So fun! Hope you have a great day Rachel!

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  13. I turned 50 in an amazing red cottage in Boothbay Harbor, Maine (right on the coast)! I went by myself and slept in, read for hours, did some antiquing, and had a delicious lobster roll. It was a memorable weekend!

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  14. I was pregnant (didn't know yet), so I spent most of the day puking. My family got together at my aunt's and enjoyed a delicious dinner on bday. I was able to get a cupcake down at least :)

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  15. I turned 36 on my last birthday. It's hard to admit I'm on the downward slope to 40 - yikes. We had a quiet night at home with Pizza, cake and ice cream and lots of presents.

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  16. My last birthday was almost a year ago (man time flies when you are having fun!) and I have no idea what I did on it--more than likely I was celebrating my daughter's birthday which is the day before mine :)
    Happy Birthday and I love those flowers!
    Carin

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  17. Happy Birthday!
    I went to a really nice restaurant with my husband.

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  18. Is it sad that I don't really remember? It was a week day, so I think I just did work with Matt and cleaned house.

    One of my best birthdays was when we went out to cinco de mayo for dinner...mmmm....

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  19. Happy Birthday! You're still VERY young! I have a December birthday, so we don't celebrate as much since it's so busy. My family did take me to my favorite restaurant.

    Warmly, Michelle

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  20. Happy Birthday! My last birthday we spent in the car traveling home (12 hrs) from Thanksgiving. It was not ideal, but at least I had my husband and kids with me ALL DAY LONG!!!

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  21. I spent my last birthday in Florida on an adult trip with my parents and siblings and spouses. SO FUN!

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  22. We went out to eat at the Golden Harvest. I love Chinese food!

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  23. Happy Birthday! My last birthday was awesome! This year should be just as great! I'm a July baby. I was camping for 9 whole days with just the hubby and our two boys!! Heavenly!!!

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  24. First of all, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! On my last birthday My parents took our kids and the Hubs and I were able to go have a nice date night and come home to an empty house! Both events are so rare, that it was the BEST present!!!

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  25. Happy Birthday!! On my last birthday, my husband surprised me by driving me from our home in NC to our family in NY to walk in the Relay for Life in memory of my grandpa (who raised me). I also had a surprise interview at a school in my hometown the morning of my birthday...and I found out I got the job!!!! So last birthday was definitely a fabulous one! Hope yours is just as great!

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  26. On my last Birthday we got a babysitter and my husband and I went out on a date...dinner and a movie.

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  27. Irishschubauer@gmail.comApril 23, 2011 at 11:46 AM

    My 40th birthday was in March and I had a sleepover with my four oldest and dearest friends. It was awesome!
    Heather

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  28. I honestly don't remember. How sad.

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  29. HAPPY BIRTHDAY RACHEL!! you're a very young 36 :) I don't even remember what I did on my last birthday. I think I got to sleep in and have french toast made for me. Not bad :)

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  30. Happy Birthday to you!!!
    My last bday was the big 4-0 and my hubby threw a huge surprise party for me, it was awesome! :)

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  31. On my last birthday I turned 35 so I will be 36 this year just like you. What a great age. Last year my parents were here picking up my oldest daughter to go for a week of Grandparent camp. We went to lunch, I got to wear a cheese hat while they sang to me. After stuffing myself and having non-diet soda :) we ventured back to the house to have my favorite cake, that my mom made and brought from their home two hours away for me. That night was an evening to hang with the family and then some quiet time all to myself, courtesy of my husband. so I hope yours is just as wonderful and full of yummt things.

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  32. Happy Birthday Rachel! I turned the big four oh last week and enjoied every minute of it. My family took me to Carrabba's Italian Grill, I was showered with gifts including coupons from my kids for whine free homework sessions, cold hard cash from my in-laws and my mom, a trip (and bill paid) to my very favoirte garden nursery, and lots of hugs and kisses. Couldn't have suited me more. I hope your day is just as lovely.

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  33. My last birthday. The big 4.5. I worked...I'm an elementary school reading specialist so I spent the day with 702 of my favorite little people. :)

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  34. I have found that as you get older (I am 27) that your birthday gets less and less attention. Last year on my birthday (New Year's Day) it was snowing, a blizzard here in NH. I stayed home and enjoyed some family time with my husband and kids. Although I wish I could have done something I did in my teens, I enjoyed the time with them.
    I hope you enjoyed yours as well. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!

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  35. My husband always makes sure my birthday is special. I hope you have a Happy Birthday! Best wishies!

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  36. My last birthday? Probably exactly what I do every birthday... the same things I do every day!! Now for my next birthday (I turn 30 in July), I will have to do something different!

    nickandashleycrown(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  37. Last birthday was spent playing with the kiddos and doing the normal motherly duties and then my hubby brought home dinner and the famous choc cake from COSTCO! if you havent tried it, go get it now. Don't walk....:) Its divine!

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  38. Happy 36th Birthday! I just celebrated my 36th birthday in March-- the day after I got home from the hospital, so I spent it cuddling with my newborn. I hope you have a great one and don't have to work too hard:)

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  39. Happy birthday! Hope you have nice weather for working outside. Last birthday I was camping during a family reunion :) mamalusco at ortelco dot net

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  40. Happy Birthday! On my last Birthday I worked then was suck in a meeting until 11:00pm, so we celebrated the next day!

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  41. My birthday was last Sunday (the big 3-0)! I spent it cooking for my family who was over to celebrate. Happy Birthday - April birthdays are the best ;)

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  42. Happy Birthday! My last birthday I stayed home and had fun with my family. We watched a movie on our backyard movie screen.

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  43. I can't remember. The REALLY sad thing is that my husband and I almost share a birthday (mine's the 17th and his is the 18)so I asked him what we did for our birthday - he can't remember, either. That can't be good...

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  44. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Mine also ends in .6 but a little more years have passed since 3.6! :-) Birthdays are meant to spend them anyway you like. My hubby took me out to dinner ... can't ask for more than that! Have a great day! The flowers are a-dora-belle!

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  45. Last birthday, like every birthday, I was in Portland at the antique show at EXPO. (Although for my big 50 I was at Disneyland because I got in free on my birthday)

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  46. If I remember right, Ryan was out of town that week so it was just me and the two-year-old, though I am sure Ryan would have cooked me dinner on the weekend when he came home.

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  48. My last birthday I went swimming with my kids. Then made myself a nice dinner and trifle for dessert. Yum.

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  49. I was home alone with the kids all day, Tob on a fire assignment, napped in the afternoon and then worked that night if I remember correctly. Pretty spectacular I must say! HAPPY 36th BIRTHDAY!!!

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  50. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! It's my sister's birthday too!

    My last birthday was spend doing what I wanted to do all day long! I can't remember the last time I did that!

    I slept in, had a great breakfast with my family. Took a long, hot shower! We went to lunch with my parents, then I went shopping while DH took the kids to the movies.

    It was delightful! I hope your day is fabulous as well!

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  51. Happy birthday! My last birthday was spent as it has been every year for about the last 15 years.....at pappasito's with dear friends!

    Hope you have a great one!

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  52. We worked all day in the yard and weeding the garden. Then my dad called and asked what I did for my birthday. When I told him I worked, he said I am getting old because now my birthday is like any other day, filled with work. So you must be getting old, too! :)

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  53. I spent my last birthday (35) in China with dear friends who were there adopting their new daughter. So special to be there (I was along to help out with their other kiddos). We had a wonderful dinner in Hong Kong - got to taste Peking Duck for the first time in my life. I'll be turning 36 next month... :)

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  54. I was on a trip to PARIS on my last birthday!!!
    Happy Birthday to you! I love the one posie I ordered from you some time ago....year or so ago? I always get a compliment on it...I'd love to pick or aqua one!!! =)
    enjoy your special day!

    Suzanne

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  55. I wish I had some pathletic story of doing housework and my hubby forgetting my birthday; however, I flew to Rome with my husband on a business trip. After he finished his work, we drove to positano in a sports car. It was amazing! Happy Birthday!

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  56. I am a teacher and I have started school on my birthday for the last 10 years (except a couple due to weekends). But my family tries to make it all okay by taking me to dinner and spoiling me with fun presents.

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  57. Happy Birthday to you! On my birthday I got to go to dinner with my hubby and sisters and their hubbies then go to a Jazz game, it was awesome!

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  58. Happy Birthday!! Enjoy it ti it fullest!

    This past birthday I spent hanging out with my hubby and then two-month old daughter. I watched Oprah to see if I could see my friend and her sister in the audience. I opened my gifts and finally got a labeler! Happy 29th to me! :)

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  59. My last birthday was on Tuesday and I spent it taking care of my sick one-year-old. I was thankful for a day at home though! Since he couldn't take me on a date as planned, my husband brought me take out and rented a red box. We watched Tangled while I sewed, so that made it a very good evening!

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  60. My birthday last year was spent at Disneyland with just my husband and I! We are about 30 minutes from Disney and it was the last day to use our season passes - - I'm going to miss Disneyland so much when we move in July to a new AF base in Ohio. Lots of happy memories there!

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  61. My last birthday was spent with my family at my Mom's. She cooked a wonderful dinner for all of us and ended the night with my favorite, pineapple pudding!

    susanlanthrip@knology.net

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  62. Happy Birthday to you!

    My last birthday was spent in the Outer Banks of NC...fun day!

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  63. Happy Bithday to You!!

    I am an April birthday too and my oldest daughter was born on my birthday. So we were able to celebrate together! A quiet evening at home, dinner and the works! We always retell the day of their birth and look at old photos!

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  64. Happy Birthday!!

    My last birthday consisted being showered with gifts and going to work!!

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  65. Happy Birthday lovely lady!!! My last birthday was spent going to my favorite fondue restraunt with my hubbs and then we went shoe shopping!!

    Angie
    rennieangie at gmail dot com

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  66. Happy Day! My last birthday was spent doing a craft show, not my choice, but it was fun. I love the cake pic, I would love to learn to frost that way.

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  67. Happy birthday!

    I really can't remember WHAT I did on my last birthday! Sad huh?

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  68. Happy Birthday!!! Hope you had an awesome day! On my last birthday we just had a quiet day at home! It was awesome!!

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  69. On my last birthday- July 29th, it was my Aunt Patty's funeral, so I attended that.

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  70. Happy birthday Rachel!! I spent my last birthday watching my husbands football team play and then got a great present at the end of the night 2 tickets to go watch my buckeyes the next day!! so it was football all weekend:)
    Hope your day was wonderful
    julie

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  71. Happy birthday! Love your blog.
    For my last birthday I checked my kids out of school and took them for a 2 hour surprise drive - ending up in Denver, Colorado - for a Rockies baseball game. And they won - just for me!

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  72. Happy Birthday!!! I will be 36 next month too! Last year I had a bbq with some friends and family.
    Hope you had a good day!
    robertjenny @ comcast.net

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  73. Happy Happy Birthday Rachel dear! Happy Days will come to you all year...if I had a wish then it would be....A happy happy Birthday to you from me!
    Last Year on my Birthday we were camping at the river...Wahoo!

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  74. I can't even remember what I did my last birthday, apparently nothing too great and grand! wkpanter at yahoo dot com

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  75. I spent is as I have for the last two years and for all the years to come. I feel so blessed to have been given the greatest birthday gift of all.....COOPER DAVID...my beautiful grandson born the same day as Grammy!!!!

    jayne

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  76. My last birthday was my 40th so there was a nice party with my family and I got an amazing camera which I had been wanting forever. Happy Birthday!

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  77. Happy Happy Birthday! On my last birthday, I went out with my hubby, went out with my friends, went out with another set of friends, the YW that I work with had a party, and I felt oh so loved!

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  78. Happy Birthday, Rachel!! 36 ~ my oh my....you are a spring chick!! I hope you enjoy every minute of your day. On my birthday last year, I was knee deep in preparation for Thanksgiving!! Yes, I'm a "turkey baby" and this year my bday will actually fall on T'giving! My blessed family always feels so bad when this happens and go out of their way to make the day special. We had pizza and cake that Wednesday, but I celebrated at Making Memories Unforgettable on Saturday with 12 of my closest friends. We ate, crafted, laughed and celebrated from 10 a.m. ~ 12 a.m.!!

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  79. I had a stone massage and went out to lunch and dinner.

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  80. I have the best birthday in the world, 12/26. On my last birthday, I hung out with family and basked in the post Christmas glow. :)

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  81. I spent the day at the zoo with my hubby! So fun! :)

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  82. We cleaned out our garage - which is STILL a mess after a year. I've decided it will never be cleaned. Hope you got what you wanted done, done! Miss you guys up there.

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  83. I just turned 50. Everyone forgot my birthday.

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  84. This is so sad....I don't really recall!! I know I went to work & hubby got my fave birthday cake.

    From scanning the other comments, looks like this is a common theme with Mom's!

    Thanks for the chance.

    Toni
    BTW my b-day is this Wednesday

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  85. Happy Birthday to you.
    Happy Birthday to you.
    Happy Birthday dear Rachel.
    Happy Birthday to you.
    :o) Sincerely, Trish

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  86. My last birthday I was in a fog. A new baby fog that is. I had just had baby #4 and so I got hugs from all the kids and lots of sleep from the husband. But this year I turn 30 and I will not be pregnant or having a baby so we will PARTY:) Happy birthday to you!!

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  87. My last bday was last Sunday 4/17 I turned 50! Can believe time as gone by so fast. I spent it with family having a wonderful dinner and watching nephews play baseball. It was a great day!

    Happy Birthday!

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  88. I'm not a fan of my birthday. I love everyone elses, but not my own. Whenever anyone would sing Happy Birthda to me I would cry. This lasted til I was about 18- not kidding. I am trying to be happier about my birthday for my kids. This year my son wanted to take me to breakfast. He chose Burger King. It was fantastic!

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  89. Happy Birthday!! I love birthdays! This year my hubby schduled a pedicure for me, my fav. The best part of birthdays really are spending time wiht those you love!

    Thanks for the super cute giveaway!

    Jenn@
    Builditsewitloveit.blogspot.com

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  90. I love birthdays- it's great to celebrate getting wiser and older. These are so cute, my daughter loves hair accesories.

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  91. My 36th (last month) was spent with my family - church in the morning, then a movie in the theater. So nice to spend quality time with the family:) 36 is not to bad so far. Enjoy your 36th year (or is it technically our 37th year since you have an entire year in before you turn 1?)

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  92. Happy Birthday!!
    Last year I got my hair done for my birthday. I plan on doing the same on my birthday (#34) which is on Friday the 13th :)

    taterbugjuice@hotmail.com

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  93. my birthday is always near Labor Day so it is usually quiet at our house. a cake with family is always in order. lindagerig@sbcglobal.net

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  94. My last birthday we went out for dinner. My birthday is on Halloween, so it's usually a fun time.

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  95. Happy be-lated Birthday! My birthday was in March and I turned 27! I spent the morning at work with fabulous co-workers who treated my to yummy desserts and lunch, and then I spent the evening volunteer rock climbing with children who have autism. My sweet husband took me out to dinner when I got home around 9. It was one of the best birthdays!

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  96. My last birthday I went to Church and my husband made dinner!
    hope i win

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  97. My last birthday (34th) I woke up excited to spend the day with my kids and going out to a new restaurant with my husband. I woke up feeling fine, had my normal cup of coffee and then about 30 mins later threw up. Felt so much better and was fine for another three hours. Decided to run to the mall for a new dress and as I pulled into the parking lot, got sick again. Ran three kids into the mall real quick to New York and Company (what was I thinking??). Decided on the way home that I was really too sick to celebrate my birthday and I ended up spending the rest of the day in bed with a 48 hour bug. :( Boooooo! Hoping 35 is better!!

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  98. That is not nice to a 48 year old as of February. LOL All I remember is it was my hardest b-day knowing the big 50 is coming up and I do not even look it. I was so blessed with great skin- noone knows my age, but inside you know the numbers get bigger.
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY and enjoy each day as it was yesterday.

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  99. Happy, Happy Birthday!! Let's see my last birthday I was 38 and we moved! Yes, ON my birthday. It was a Saturday and it had to happen. I think my hubby ran out and got a grocery store cake just before midnight. So exhausted and weepy we ate a quick bite before we crashed on our just set up beds. Fingers are crossed that this year will look better!

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  100. Happy Birthday! I ♥ your blog. For my last birthday I bought a Dyson and went out to dinner with my family.

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