Top 10 ways to party on your birthday.

First of all, HAPPY VALENTINES DAY everyone!!! Eat lots of Chocolate and listen to a lot of love songs!! Billy, get prepared for a gushy cheesy post all about my obsession with you later on today.

How to party on your birthday:

1.  Start the day off with a sweaty treadmill run.  I did the last 10 miles of the Boston course while watching ‘Spirit of the Marathon’ on one side of my computer screen and the Boston course on the other side of the screen.  I am going to know this course by heart two months from now.  (We moved the treadmill to another room….something about the downstairs neighbors not wanting to hear me run at 5 in the morning so that is why the pictures are missing, I will show you what the new room looks like when we are finished moving everything)

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2.  Refuel with the most ginormous batch of roasted veggies and two avocado’s worth of guacamole.

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3,  After you finally shower to show your husband appreciation for all he does for you, enjoy some more of your giant piece of cake. Do not blow dry your hair….that is asking for a little too much effort.

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4.  Watch a few episodes of ‘Pushing Daisies’ with the husband and then head on over to church.

5.  Go over to your Mamacita’s house for the most amazing lasagna dinner of your life.  Thanks Mom and Dad.  Jello, corn, green beans and garlic bread too!

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6.  Open fun presents from your family.  My candy cupboard is officially stocked for at least 5 days.  My cute little niece game me a necklace, bracelet and 32 cents with a card that said, “Janae, I love you.  I’m sorry I had to do a small present cause I was running out of time and couldn’t go to the store by myself.  Love, Sadey.”  She started working on the present Thursday.

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P.S.  Did you read the previous post about my Boston tickets?  I cried for five minutes straight.

7.  Hang out with your BFF’s all night.  Would you like my sis to do a hair and make-up video for the blog? She is professional!

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8. Request a Sundae bar for dessert.  My Mom went above and beyond all of my expectations.

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9.  Eat 3 servings of the sundae bar and refill the whipped cream on top every time you run out. (Approximately ever 95 seconds).

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10.  Crawl into bed by 9:30 because you are so excited to get up and run in the morning.

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What is going to make your Monday awesome?

-Running on the treadmill while watching Friends and a HOT DATE AT NIGHT WITH BILLY.  We are going to make dinner together and then see if we can both run on the treadmill at the same time side by side while watching a chick flick and eating swedish fish.

Favorite Italian dish?

-Lasagna (my mom’s specifically) with pizza in a close second.

What is your favorite roasted vegetable?

-Broccoli, 100%

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That sundae bar looks amaz. I *might* be a little bit jealous.

And I am so glad your mom is keeping up with the Utah tradition of jello on Sundays. And I do believe I see manadarin orange slices in there? A must-have addition. Good job, Janae's momma!

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JANAE I LOVE Your ZEST for life!! you are always os happy and i really admire that about you!
your bday sounds like the BOMB.COM….esp that sundae bar and those gifts from your niece!!!
hmm fav roasted veg =brussel sprouts!

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WHat a wonderful birthday! You look gorgeous, and so does your sister! I would love a video! :)

Happy Valentine's Day!!

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– I already celebrated V-Day, tonight I am training, she is working late

– I dont like Italian food, I know, I know, pick your jaw off the floor, you speechless, I get that alot

– I made a pretty darn good mix of roasted squash, zuccini, mushrooms and red onion mix

Happy Valentines Day

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I'm so glad you had an amazing birthday!! That ice cream sundae bar is phenomenal! I'm about to head out for a run right now. It's beautiful weather here. And tonight Billy is cooking a great meal at home. I'm in charge of dessert. I love pasta and pizza. I love roasted vegetables – a favorite is sweet potatoes! Happy Valentine's Day love! xoxoxoxo

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YES she should so do a hair and makeup post, slash I am so glad my hammy is all better, I am running again! I ate so much avocado this weekend..slash send your mom to my house to make an ice cream bar mmk?

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Yes PLEASE to your sister's video!

I can't get over that precious card from your niece. So cute. :)

I love ALL roasted veggies…but broccoli has got to be up there. So good!
I laughed out LOUD when I imagined you and Billy running side by side. Hah!

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Sounds like the perfect birthday weekend! You have a really amazing family – its so wonderful they all got together to give you so many special gifts and great food!

Fave roasted veg is butternut squash.
Fave Italian Dish would be pizza, and any pasta dish with ricotta cheese!

My Monday is going to be awesome because I came to work early so I can leave early, go for a run, then deliver cookies, cupcakes and brownies I baked to my mom's house and dad's house (along with valentine's cards) and then going home to make dinner with my boyfriend! And then eat a couple pounds of fresh fruit with chocolate fondue for dessert! :)

Happy Valentine's Day

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Happy belated birthday!

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What a blessed, blessed woman you are! Sounds like you had such a great well deserved day!! ((hugs))

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You are sooooo stinkin' cute!! I'm glad you had such an amazing birthday =)

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Sounds like an awesome birthday! My monday is going to be awesome because my mom said I can borrow their treadmill all week while they are gone until our new one comes! I don't have to go crazy or freeze running outside again (I need to buy more cold gear!)

My favorite italian is probably baked ziti right now. I just learned how to make it and I can't get enough!

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You're kind of famous in my household now. I talk about your accomplishments like you're my child (and I think we are the same age, just about). I keep telling Angela how AMAZING Billy is and what a great husband I just went on and on about how a treadmill is the BEST gift in the whole world. I hope she gets the hint… Hahaha,

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My Monday is already awesome. I woke up to find a Valentine in my e-mail that was hilarious and sweet from the guy I like. No complaints here! I just ran 5 miles, and I'm making Valentines with my kiddos today. And then a dinner with the girlfriends tonight :) Should be a great day!!

I'm so happy for you that you got those tickets to BOSTON! I am sooooo excited for you and your adventure ahead!

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I'm so happy that you had such an amazing time!! The sundae bar looks right up your alley!!

Roasted veggie – green bean. For sure.

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What an awesome birthday! I love pizza, pizza, pizza and roasted brussels sprouts. Happy Valentine's Day!

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what a wonderful day you had yesterday! That is so great you got the Boston tickets…you have a wonderful family.
Today will be awesome because I get my hair done (which is much needed) and surprising the kiddos with their valentine gifts!
My favorite italian dish is just a simple pasta with a fresh basil pesto sauce. I could drink pesto I love it so much.
As far as roasted veggie, I love them all, but I think my favorite would be asparagus.

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you look so beautiful!! it sounds like the birthday weekend was fabulous.

pizza is definitely my favorite and i love a good roasted sweet potato! happy valentines day, friend :)

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First, Billy is GREAT for getting you that treadmill! I had a feeling that's what your gift from him was. ;)

My Monday is going to be awesome because my family is so amazing.

My favorite Italian dish is probably something like asparagus risotto and scallops. YUM!

Roasted veggie? Geeze, I don't think I can pick just one.

PS – I was telling my mom the other day that I couldn't wait to see what you got for birthday….Like I really know you or something! LOL! Happy birthday, lady! So happy you got everything you wanted! You deserve it!

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Your sister should definitely post a hair tutorial!! You guys both have amazing hair :)

Happy Belated Birthday!!

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I love your list! Looks like you had a wonderful birthday! You are very deserving so I am happy everyone treated you so well!!

My Monday is awesome because I am making it awesome. I am wearing a new sweater and I feel good!

Favorite italian dish is spaghetti and meatballs. I'm simple.

Roasted Veggie – Hmm I don't know. Corn. Ha.

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I have never tried brocolli roasted- maybe that is where I am going wrong! Fave roasted veg is a throw up between peppers, courette and aubergine- I like the mediteranean ones :)
Fave italian food? All of it! Well pesto and pasta veggies, thin proper italian pizza, calzone, ice cream! :)
I love your happy posts :)

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What's going to make my Monday awesome? I don't know yet. Just got a call that the gym pool is closed, so no swimming for kids = no gym time for me … maybe. I need an alternate workout plan. May include quick outdoor run in beautiful 60 degree weather … if the DH can get home in the daylight. Gave all the little monsters Valentine's – – loved it.

Roasted … sweet potatoes.

Italian … veggie lasagna!

And, had to do a double read of your number 3 after reading SUAR this morning

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Monday is ok. I went for an easy run this morning and got some strength training in before work.

My husband requested your favorite dish for valentines day!

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OK, so i'm like a million posts behind…but i went back and caught up. A TREADMILL!??!?!!?!? that is so BOSS! seriously. billy=king.

love that you ran the boston hills. awesome!

happy birthday :)
happy day-o-love!!!

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Yay for such a good birthday! Your family ROCKED it out :)

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Oh my that lasagna looks sooo good!!

Roasted veggie: sweet potatoes

Italian: pizza and eggplant parm tie :)

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WHOA that Sundae bar looks soooo good! Your Mom really does know how to put on a party :)
& that lasagna- YUM! It's making my tummy grumble, it just looks so good!
I'm STILL so excited for you with your new treadmill!!! :) I was running on my treadmill this morning thinking that you were probably running on YOUR new treadmill at the same time- LOL! I'm such a nerd- but I just think that treadmill is pretty awesome!

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Your little niece is adorable!

Sounds like an amazing amazing birthday. HOORAY!!!

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Perfect celebration! I love, love, love that your fam bought you tickets to Boston. You deserve a stellar, runtastic bday and I am so glad you got one! See you in Boston where you can tell me what the course will be like since I was pretty much black out with excitement running it last year.

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Your neice is such a cutie!

That sundae bar looks amazing!! Can I come over next time you guys have that??

You and your sis are georgous!!

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Wow, what an AMAZING birthday you had! Awesome!

My Monday was made super awesome by Thomas signing his name to all his classmate's valentines for the very first time :D That and a killer spin class (still sitting in piles of sweat…)

Fav. Italian food? Does pizza count?

I love ALL roasted veggies, but I probably make sweet potatoes the most- the whole fam adores them :)

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Eating fried chicken and beer tonight is going to make my Monday awesome.

Favorite Italian dish: Lasagna, errr time.

Favorite roasted vegetable: Asparagus!

Happy v-day!

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happy Valentine's Day Janae! Hope it is as special as you! xo. I'm actually doing my make up and getting dressed up for a fondue date with my hubby. I am not running since it is my day off but I also feel like I hurt my hammy again…maybe a little tear. :( taking it easy but will be living my running life through you until then. :)

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omg. i just adore you. i didn't say happy birthday and as a devoted reader i am sorry so you get a two-in-one:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! &
HAPPY VALENTINES DAAAAAAAAY!!!!!

hope you enjoy your treadmill!!!

-jamie

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Love side-by-side treadmill runs with the boy! I haven't got to do that in a while… I'm jealous. I have no idea what my fave Italian food is but your lasagna looks pretty good! But not as good as roasted butternut squash :-)

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absolutely perfect! What a special day! I was thinking of you and celebrating your day in my own little world.
The boston bracelet brings tears of joy to my eyes.
LC

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absolutely perfect! What a special day! I was thinking of you and celebrating your day in my own little world.
The boston bracelet brings tears of joy to my eyes.
LC

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Wow, you have received some AMAZING birthday presents! Your fam must love you :)
Favorite Veggie: Spinach and lately brussel sprouts if they are cooked right, which is funny because I used to hate them!

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Happy Valentines day! looks like you had a great birthday! so awesome!
italian dish= pizza
roasted veggie= sweet potatoes and asparagas

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That sounds like the perfect birthday! I'm so glad you had a good day! And I neeeeeeed that sundae bar! :)

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Sounds like the perfect birthday to me!!

Yes, I think your sister should do a video post.

Favorite roasted vegetable: sweet potatoes, asparagus, and carrots

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You had an awesome birthday! Mm sundae bar. Roasted broccoli + squash + sweet potatoes are my favorite!

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Your niece is darling! How sweet of your family to get you tickets to Boston. What a blessing! I am sure that is a HUGE relief!! Your sister looks like a professional that is for sure!! I love her hair! You too are beautiful!! The ice cream sundae bar looked Amazing!!

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Happy Belated Birthday Beautiful Girl!

It looks like you had the most fabulous birthday! Your Hubby is such a sweetie suprising you with a treadmill. And your siblings are awesome for getting you those Boston plane tickets. Your parents rock too!

Have a wonderful Valentine's Day too!

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I love asparagus!!! mmm

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Happy Valentine's Day! Your birthday was the best! I can't watch Spirit of the Marathon without getting all choked up. Every. single. time.

I love all things Italian…I'm a Jersey girl, what can I say? But my favorite is anything with eggplant. Which makes me feel like I could kill for an eggplant parm sandwich today…and is unfortunate because you cannot get one of those in Mississippi.

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sounds like an awesome birthday!

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Hair video-yes!
Happy belated birthday by the way :)

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I totally just posted this comment on the wrong post- sorry you have to read it twice!!:
Sundae bar sounds amazing!! What a perfect family dinner. Haha, I'd love to know how the running side by side on the treadmill works out – don't hurt yourself :)

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I eat broccoli every.day.of.my.life. No joke! Glad to see someone else loves it so deeply. And I'm I loved hearing about how FABULOUS your birthday was!

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Woohoo, looks like you enjoyed your birthday tons! I am also jealous of your uber-treadmill, that thing seems to do EVERYTHING you'd ever want a treadmill to do. MMMM ice cream sundae bar.

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UMMM yes please to Rachelle doing a post! She is a mom and she always looks flawless!! I don't even have kids and I only get ready once a week! Ok maybe more than that but you get the idea! Birthdays are the best and so are days that celebrate love. Happy V-Day! xoxo

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Sounds like a great way to spend a birthday. Glad you enjoyed yourself. Happy Valentine's day to you and Billy!

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I love your lists!! Your preparation for Boston is unbelievable–I forget that you do not run full-time but know that will change some day soon!!

YOU ARE ALREADY AN ELITE ATHLETE!

Looking forward to a family (Cooper + Spencer) Valentine's Day walk and romantic dinner!

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awww I'm sorry I missed your birthday! But belated happy birthday sweet young lady! Praying that you have many more and continue to inspire others along the way =)

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SO late to the party but HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!

You are such a blessed and lucky chickie!!!

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Sounds like you had an awesome birthday! Hope you have a great Valentines Day tonight!

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Awww! Happy Birthday again doll! You're adorable and it's no wonder why so many people love you! You made out like a bandit with all your awesome gifts and even awesomer food! :)
Happy Valentine's Day! Have a great one!

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That sounds like an AH-mazing birthday! Happy Birthday!! And Billy gets the most Awesome Husband of the Year award for your present!! I would have wet my pants!

A nice quiet evening at home watching Cake Boss with my hubby would make this Monday awesome!

Lasagna! And pizza too!

Potatoes! or broccoli!

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I am drooling over that sundae bar, what a great idea! And that is so awesome about the plane tickets, I can't wait to meet you in person!

My favorite roasted veggies are broccoli and sweet potatoes, preferably together on top of a giant salad.

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looks like you had a great birthday!! The necklace and bracelet are adorable.

my favorite Italian dish is speghetti… i LOVE it!!

Happy love day :)
PS: that's AH-MAZING about the Boston tickets….. what a wicked surprise!!!!

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Happy birthday and Happy Valentines Day!! The sundae bar looks amazing – I may need to have one for myself even though it is not my birthday! :)

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What is going to make your Monday awesome?

-*I* am going to make my Monday awesome, but spreading the love. I got little valentines for everyone in the office, and mailed out a bunch to my friends last week, too. They should start getting them today.

Favorite Italian dish?

-When I was in Italy I had the most amazing pizzas ever. EVER. One had roasted zucchini on it. AMAZING.

What is your favorite roasted vegetable?

-Beets. I love beets. LOVE BEETS.

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what an awesome day! hope your monday lives up to what your weekend was :)

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Aw it looks like your birthday was perfection – you deserve it girl!

Hope you and Billy have a great Valentine's Day!

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My monday is going to be awesome because Mike is here and I'm going to shove my face with chocolates and wine and kisses. haha :)

We had to move my treadmill too because it was in my room for awhile and then I made the whole kitchen shake when I ran on it…uhh..not good.

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Monday will be awesome if I can finish homework and studying, not bomb my test tonight, and meet up with my mom, gramma, and her best friend from out of town for dinner=)
Fav Italian Dish- Baked Ziti or veggie lasagna!
Fav roasted veggie- asparagus or potatoes, can you tell I'm indecisive?

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What a great birthday! Those airline tickets are the best! Along with the lasagna! It's been a while since we've had that!

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OMG Sounds like the best day ever! Today I ran in the morning because Brian has a surprise for me after work!! SO excited! Have fun with Billy on your date!

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Happy (slightly belated) Birthday! :) Your treadmill is amazing–what a great surprise! It looks like you had a fantastic day.
We're making dinner at home, too, but we haven't decided what yet. My favorite italian dish is ravioli, and squash is my favorite roasted veggie.
Good luck with the tandem treadmill run!

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Thanks for your comment, that was nice of you :). Wow that is an awesome birthday present from the hubby AND the siblings! So exciting! I'm glad you had a wonderful day. And I love having birthday dinners with family, so fun! But I might have to request an ice cream bar this year….

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! again, but whatever, i'll say it all month. enjoy your day of love, gorgeous girl!

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Best…birthday…ever….

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I am bringing homes surprise cupcakes for the Fiance' from his favorite bakery and watching the man vs. computer showdown on Jeopardy- so lame I know!

Fav Italian is Baked Ziti, hands down! Roasted Broc all the way!
Sounds like your Bday was great! Hope you have a fab Valentine's Day!

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I love love love roasted broccoli. Yum! It looks like you had a spectacular day!!!!

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Please have her do a makeup and hair video. Also, I'm a hairstylist and want to switch colorlines and was wondering if you'd ask her what colorline she likes. I need a good rec. Thank u, u can email me at amynyc@comcast.net

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Happy V-day. Enjoy your hot date with Billy. The hubs and I always make each other Valentines, so already prepping by getting out the crayons, markers, and construction paper. This will make my monday awesome fo-shizzle.

Favorite is roasted broccoli as well. yummmmy.
Favorite Italian: Spaghetti, (at the moment) but overall probably pizza.

And yes, tell your sis a guest demo on hair/make-up would be fabulous.

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I want your sister's hair. Period.

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

I posted piccy of cupcake and wished you Happy Birthday on my blog.

You are an amazing women and desreve great things. This is going to be an GREAT year for you and you will acheive all that you want to.

Bless you heaps

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Sounds like an AMAZING Birthday!! How will you top this one?!?

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I'm so jealous of your sundae bar!

My Monday is great because I'm spending it with my family.

Happy birthday!

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I'm excited to see what you and Billster cook tonight! Okay, Bachelor–I am envious of the places they visit. First Costa Rica, now Antigua?!! Michelle bothers me, but I'm not sure who I am "rooting" for yet! Do you have a favorite?!

When are you and Billy taking your free trip?!!

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You and your sis are BEAUTIFUL!

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is jello really a Utah thing? I can't imagine jello with lasagne??? Happy birthday!!

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Happy Happy Birthday!! It looks like you had the most fabulous birthday weekend ever. I would LOVE to see a video from your sister on hair and makeup. I am obsessed with her hair and want it as my own (not to sound creepy or anything, haha, but it's gorgeous).

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Happy Birthday!!!! (Downstairs neighbors are so annoying…)

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Happy birthday!

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Mmm sundae bar!!

LOVE broccoli!

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You watch Pushing Daisies too?! I LOVE that show! And the adorable Kristin Chenoweth!

Italian dish– Chicken Alfredo! nom, nom, nom!

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you are so cute!! sounds like the best birthday ever!!! :) :)

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