twenty nine candles

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

today i turn a whopping twenty nine...lord please tell me it ain't so! i can't lie, i feel like i can't be this old, like i should still be in college, running around the sorority dorm and spending my nights at the library tap room (tennessee peeps, i know you understand this), but apparently those days are long gone. i feel like i have done a heck of a lot of maturing this year, moreso than any other. i have learned what it's like to put my needs aside for someone else. i have learned the value of true friendships and just how much family comes first. and most of all, i have learned that i am stronger than i sometimes give myself credit for.
twenty eight was one incredible year...not sure i can top it, and to be honest, i'm not even going to try. this year, i want to try to wave goodbye to trying to being so obsessive and sweating the small stuff...who cares if the house is a mess, or the laundry piles up every now and then, or if i have to wait a week or two to get a thank you card sent out? i want to savor each and every moment i can with my family and friends and take note of the little things. i want to simplify my life so that i can focus on what really matters and enjoy this year!
i am so excited to have dinner with a few of my closest friends tonight, nothing fancy, just our favorite pizza place and great company...i'm excited for all that's to come so bring on the candles! ;)

and as always, i want to say thanks for your continuous support and dropping by, even if it's just to check up and say a little hello! it means the world to me friends.

- 68 Comments

  1. Happy Birthday, Natasha! You have a great outlook on life, and for that, I think this 29th year will be an amazing one!!

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  2. Happy Birthday lady! With that attitude you've got a GREAT year ahead of you! :)

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  3. Happy cake & candle day! 29 & holding! :)

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  4. Happy 29th dear friend ... may it be an amazing year for you!

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  5. Happy Happy Birthday!!!! I hear once you turn 29 you NEVER EVER get over... you stay at 29 for forever ;) Hope it is a great one to you!!!

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  6. Happy Birthday!!! :) I hope this year brings you everything you want and even so much more! You definitely deserve it!

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  7. Happy Birthday! Such a great way to look at life! Celebrate tonight, you deserve it!

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  8. Happy Birthday! Hope it's perfect!

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  9. Happy Birthday! Hope it's fabulous!

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  10. Happy 29th, lady! You have accomplished so much and have so much to be proud of! :)

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  11. Happy birthday! Your attitude on life is right on the money I believe :)

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  12. Happy Birthday! I turned 29 a couple months ago, and I kept saying that it was my FIRST 29th birthday... :) Have a great day!

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  13. Happy 29th! May your day be filled with happiness. You deserve it :)

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  14. Happy birthday! Have a fabulous day!

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  15. Happiest of birthdays sweet friend!! I know you'll celebrate in style. Have fun! XOXO

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  16. What a great outlook :) Happy Birthday to one sweet lady, enjoy your day!!!

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  17. happy 29th! you're 28th was something else my friend!! I'm sure this year will be just as great, just in different ways!

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  18. Happy Birthday doll!!!!! Enjoy the last of your twenties, but don't worry, when you hit 30 next year, it really isn't as bad as ppl make it out to be! :)

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  19. Happy birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day. I love your blog, I find it so inspiring. You deserve a wonderful day and a fantastic year!

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  20. Happy, Happy Birthday! Hope you have a beautiful year ahead! Enjoy that pizza tonight :)

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  21. Happy Birthday! Hope your year is just as wonderful as 28 was!

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  22. Happy Birthday! You have a great outlook for this next year of your life! Have fun tonight :)

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  23. Happy 29th Birthday! At least you're not 30 like me! HA ha ha ha

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  24. Happy Birthday! We share a birthday!! :)

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  25. Happy Birthday et bonne soirée avec vos amies..

    Mélanie (Paris)

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  26. Happy Birthday Natasha, hope your day is fabulous! xoxo

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  27. Happy, Happy birthday sweet friend.
    Have a great time tonight and enjoy every little bit - this year ahead is going to be GREAT! xoxo

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  28. Happy Birthday! :) Hope you have a wonderful day with friends, family and your baby girl!

    xo

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  29. Happy Birthday, sweet friend! xoxo

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  30. happy birthday natasha. hope it is a great one and a special day with your little girl. here's to many more.

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  31. Happy birthday pretty girl!!! I want to be like you when I'm 29 which is just 2 short years away.

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  32. Happy Birthday, friend! I have a feeling this is going to be one of your favorite years yet! Have a wonderful day! xo

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  33. awww happy birthday love! I'm sure it will be just perfect with your closest family and friends! xo

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  34. Happy Birthday! I'll pour one out in honor of your birthdays past and present to the Tap Room and OCI (hopefully not gone forever, sob).

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  35. Happy Birthday! I hope that you have an absolutely lovely day!

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  36. Happy Birthday Natasha! Wishing you a fabulous day and a more carefree year ahead!

    xoxo,
    Brooke
    www.decorgreat.blogspot.com

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  37. Happy Birthday Natasha!! I turned 29 yesterday #CancersRock ;-)

    theglamtrak.com

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  38. Happy Happy Birthday! I hope all your Birthday wishes come true:)

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  39. Happy birthday Beautiful Mrs.! xo

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  40. Happy Birthday Girl!! I hear ya about turning 29, I truly can't believe I am there too??! Time flies!

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  41. Happy Birthday! Hope 29 is a wonderful year for you!

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  42. It was indeed a momentous year for you. Happy birthday and best wishes for an even better 29!

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  43. Happy Birthday beautiful lady! Your blog is such a joy to read- thank you for letting us into your life :)

    Enjoy your special day!

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  44. Happy birthday girl! You have had quite a year - hope you enjoy your special day!

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  45. Happy Happy Happy Birthday! You deserve one {actually 365} wonderful day{s}! Remember, today is your day, so do something a little extra special for yourself! :) Love ya!

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  46. Happy Birthday Lady!!! Hope you have a wonderful day..you certainly deserve it:)

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  47. happy birthday and I hear ya loud and clear! mine was last week. not a fan of this 29 thing...

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  48. Happy birthday, lady! You don't look a day over 21 if that makes you feel better. ;) I hope that you have had the best day celebrating with those who love you most. I know you've got a whole gang of them! Praying that this year is even better!

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  49. Happy 29th beautiful girl!! I join you in August and I'm really looking forward to it - hope you had a wonderful birthday!

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  50. Hope you had a wonderful birthday!! I've got a few more months before turning the big 29 but i feel the same way you do, regarding feeling like you should still be in college! Time flies but 28 was definitely your year!!

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  51. Happy Birthday!!!!!

    fitfashlife.blogspot.com

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