Monday, March 3, 2014

If you know me, you know this


If you know me, you know I love my birthday. I look forward to it. I celebrate it all month. I mean, why wouldn't I? It's the reason I'm here.

There are aches and pains and sagging things and lines that come from getting older. I can't bear hangovers anymore, I am literally done for days if I drink too much. I wake up creaking some mornings. I can't lose weight as quickly as I could in my younger years. I don't like to stay up really late anymore. I spend more time at home or at other people's houses than I spend in bars. But that's life, that's time. I wouldn't trade a day of getting older, because it's much better than the alternative.
I turn 37 on the 15th of this month. The Ides! The Ides. You'll see all my celebrations on my weekend that was posts on Mondays (and since I'm still in Mexico right now, you'll see this month's kickoff weekend on Wednesday), but I want you to be involved in the celebrations as well. I appreciate you for reading my blog, so it's fitting that the biggest giveaway I'll do this year is during my birthday month. 

This month's giveaway is a version of my favorite things:
$50 to Target
$50 to the charity of your choice
$10 to Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks, because life is nothing without a free coffee every now and then.

Thanks in advance for putting up with 2382983808 mentions of my birthday this month, and for reading every day. 

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Tomorrow: 10 things I do to make life easier in the kitchen.

Until then.
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60 comments:

  1. hope you have a great birthday month. I for one have never celebrated the whole month although that's a great idea. My bday mth is december :p

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  2. i love this giveaway. and obvs you know exactly what i'm going to do, right? muhahahahhaa

    charity: heart and stroke foundation. i always donate to them.

    -kathy
    Vodka and Soda

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  3. Definitely the Alzheimers Association. Thanks for the give away!

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  4. Happy birthday month! Mexico looks beautiful!! the snow back here at home.. not so much! charity would be Ronald McDonald House.. helped us out with lodging my hubby during the trying times after Carter's birth!

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  5. Happy birthday month! Mexico looks beautiful!! the snow back here at home.. not so much! charity would be Ronald McDonald House.. helped us out with lodging my hubby during the trying times after Carter's birth!

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  6. St. Jude Hospital for children. Happy Ides in advance!

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  7. Charity of choice would be Delco SPCA

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  8. Lupus Foundation of America for the win! Hope you're having a blast on your extra day!

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  9. March is also my birthday month! I love that part of the prize is a donation to charity. I would pick an organization called Life for a Child.

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  10. I usually do birthday WEEK but I think I like your idea of birthday MONTH even better!!!! I shall test this out.
    I would say ANY no-kill animal shelter. :)

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  11. Happy Birthday Month! Hope you are soaking up the last bit of rays possible in Mexico! Charity of choice is Susan G. Komen.

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  12. I would donate to the fanconi anemia research foundation (http://www.fanconi.org/)

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  13. Love that you could stay another day. Did not love that you were 3 weeks late 2/21 original due date! I love the St. Jude for a charitable donation, also. God love Danny Thomas for starting it all. Godspeed to be home easily and safe and sound tomorrow. Thankful for the smaller amt of snow received so far today. Enjoy the warmth. Love your MOMMA

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  14. Happy Birthday Month :)

    And yes... hands down the worst part of getting older are the all-day/multiple day hangovers. Ughh...

    My charity of choice would be ALS foundation. Praying for the day they find a cure :)

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  15. happy birthday month! my charity choice would be our local humane society. love helping out their rescue efforts. and hope you're enjoying mexico. jealoussssss.

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  16. FINALLY! Someone who loves birthdays as much as I do!!!! :)

    Charity of choice would be Riley Hospital for Children - We're doing some awesome things here in Indianapolis!

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  17. Pets of course! It would go to a shelter :) Happy birthday month!!

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  18. So jealous of your warm weather vacation right now, but Happy Birth Month! I like to celebrate for the whole month too. If I won the giveaway, I'd throw the $50 back to you for your Relay for Life.

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  19. Happy Birthday MONTH! Can't wait to see Mexico photos!

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  20. I would donate to the ASPCA or one of my local animal rescues if that was allowed!

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  21. I'd donate to the local humane society here.

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  22. Yay for a month long of birthday celebrating!!! I hope you are having a fabulous time in Mexico! I am totally jealous of your vacation right now! My favorite donation is the to humane society...gotta save all the animals!!!

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  23. My birthday is on the 1st of a month so it makes it less easy to do a whole birthday month. I'm jealous!! And I would donate to the MS Challenge since that's my big walk in September!

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  24. yay for birthdays! and for this giveaway i would go for American Cancer Society

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  25. Happy Birthday!! That quote is definitely one of my favorites. And wait a second. You do not turn 37 for real, right? I swear to all that is HOLY that you don't look a day over 25.

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  26. The Ides of March = a great movie! Happy Birthday Month!
    Probably St. Jude's. We've been giving to them for a few years now.

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  27. My charity is St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital

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  28. Love your Ides of March birthday! And my choice would be the Houston Food Bank or CAPS - Citizens for Animal Protection here in Houston. It's where Bauer came from so of course I would love it!

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  29. Aww, happy birthday! You look about 25, so I will take whatever you're having! Hope it's a wonderful day.

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  30. Happy Birthday!

    I'd either donate to Autism Speaks or Fisher House.

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  31. Happy birthday month!!
    - American cancer society

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  32. Happy birthday month!!! I do the same thing. And I buy myself presents and eat like a banshee on my birthday week fo sho. I would choose Alley Cat Allies as my charity, I think!

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  33. The Dollywood Foundation to help promote early childhood literacy!

    Happy Birthday month, I think 37 is the perfect age to be turning!! I will be celebrating the same age in May.

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  34. Happy Birthday Month!!

    charity: Wounded Warrior Project, help those who've protected us.

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  35. Happy happy birthday month! Glad you extended your stay in Mexico. My charity of choice is Nationwide Children's Hospital.

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  36. Woooo for birthday months! As always, St. Jude Hospital would be the charity of my choice!

    Hope your vacation was fabulous and you make it back to PA safely at some point!

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  37. Happy birthday! I would choose the ronald mcdonald house!

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  38. The MS foundations my mother in law and 18 year old little cousin have MS and there is no cure and it is very aggressive

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  39. I think I would do Heifer International!

    Happy birthday month and hope you are enjoying your vacation!

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  40. My charity of choice is the March of Dimes.

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  41. Heifer International. I think I can buy 3 ducks for $50! =) BIIIIIIIIIRTHDAY MONTH!!!

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  42. YWCA of columbus where I volunteer :)

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  43. The Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS) Foundation in honor of my friend's sons.

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  44. My MS Challenge Walk fundraising for the National MS Society!!!!! :)

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  45. Love the birthday MONTH idea :) If I won I would donate to St.Jude!!

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  46. Thanks so much for your generosity, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY (er, month, whatever). :D

    I'd donate to Kiva, the microlending organization. It's incredibly empowering, and runs 100% on donations. I give them money whenever I can!

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  47. It will be going to Cause for Paws Utah to help save more cute little animals! Thank you and HAPPY BIRTHDAY MONTH!

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  48. Charity for me would be your relay for life....too much cancer. ..need a cure stat!!

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  49. Happy birthday month!

    My charity of choice is Habitat for Humanity

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  50. I'm a sucker for all animal charities. I would prefer to donate to The Animal Rescue Site.

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  51. My charity would be Alex's Lemonade Stand for Childhood Cancer. I've donated to them through various things in the past and that was the first to pop into my head!

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  52. I'd like the donation to go to our Food Shelf - thank you.

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  53. I would donate to The Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

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