Welp, another birthday, another year older. Shall we begin the special treatment?


Birthday pomp and circumstance makes me a little shy. For starters, whenever anyone draws attention to me and sings “Happy Birthday,” especially if a Japanese drum and fruit boat are involved, I look like a beet afterwards. A card and a cake and I’m a happy girl.

Fondue 3

When I found out that the Pilot took today off, I couldn’t believe it.

Then, he kindly reminded me that it’s Veteran’s Day and he gets the day off anyway.


I’m just glad he’s here… and that my favorite little gift and I will get to spend the entire day with our family of three (4 including Bell, who is convinced that everyday is her birthday and we should celebrate her existence)Β 

See ya later tonight <3



Taking this weekend to remember those who have fallen and those who fight to protect our country and freedoms <3Β Happy Veteran’s Day to to all of the veterans and their families.

A little gift from me to you: Funfetti Workout Blitz– leave a comment with your time after you give it a try!Β 


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  1. Happy birthday to my favorite blogger- hands down! Hope it’s the best birthday yet.

  2. Happy happy birthday Gina!! Hope it is absolutely wonderful! πŸ™‚

  3. Happy birthday! Hope you have a wonderful day.

    And that birthday clip is hilarious- it had me bursting out laughing while at work. I got a few “You’re crazy” stares from people walking by but it was worth it.

  4. Happy Birthday, Gina! Glad that you and Pilot get to spend the day together, too! What a fabulous bday bonus!

  5. Happy birthday!! It’s my brothers birthday today too πŸ™‚

  6. Happy Birthday! I’m with you, Gina! Simple B-days are the best.

  7. Happy Birthday, Gina! Simple birthdays with the ones you love=the best! Enjoy!!

  8. Happy Birthday Gina! πŸ™‚

  9. Happy Happy Birthday!!! Enjoy your special day and Happy Veteran’s Day to your husband – his service his greatly appreciated and we also appreciate all you do in support of a servicemen.

  10. Happy birthday little lady!

  11. Happy birthday! And I got ‘er done in 13 minutes!

  12. have a wonderful birthday. You are spending it the perfect way.

  13. Happy Birthday, Gina!

    I love that family pic – holiday pic, perhaps?

    Also love the looks of that CrossFit-esque workout πŸ™‚

  14. It’s my birthday today and my guy surprised me by taking the day off too! He also bought me fun neon nikes for the gym and took me out for a delish lunch at my favorite restaurant. Hope your birthday is awesome!

  15. Happy birthday, Gina! Have a great day!

  16. Happy Birthday! I hope you have a fantastic day with your family of 3 (4) and got spoilt! Thinking of you πŸ™‚

  17. Happy Birthday! Hope this is your best year yet!

  18. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! It’s cool that the Pilot is off today. Love when things just happen to work out like that πŸ™‚

    Funfetti Workout Blitz including warm-up: 11 min 45 sec + HIIT
    I’m a hot sweaty mess!

  19. Happy Birthday! Hope you’re having an amazing day <3

  20. Have a wonderful birthday!

  21. Happy Happy Birthday Gina! Have a fabulous day with your family!

  22. Happy Birthday!!

  23. Happy birthday – glad it is a family day!!! (Today my grandpa is 98!)

  24. Happy birthday Gina! I hope you’re having an amazing day with the Pilot and Liv! πŸ™‚

  25. Happy Birthday! So glad you get to spend the day with your family πŸ™‚

  26. Happy Birthday!

  27. wishing you all the very best to your birthday!!! x

  28. Happy Birthday to my favorite blogger in the world!!!! Enjoy your day!!! Best Wishes from your friend Gina (from Massachusetts)

  29. Happy Birthday!!!

  30. Happy birthday, and thanks to your hubby, my hubby, and to all the brave women and men who serve and have served.

  31. I hope it has been a glorious birthday, Gina!

  32. Happy birthday Gina. I hope you had a lovely day with the fam.

  33. Happy Birthday GIna, I hope you’ve having a great day with that adorable family of yours!

    And as cute as Bella is, she does deserve to think everyday is her birthday πŸ˜‰

  34. We have the same birthday Gina!!! Now I’m wondering, did I leave this exact comment last year on Nov. 12th and forget?? Probably…But regardless, happy birthday!! (PS you look so lovely in that family photo!)

  35. Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hope you and the family have a wonderful day together!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =)

  36. Happy Birthday Gina!! Hope you had a fantastic day! So glad you got to spend it with your whole family!

  37. Laura @ backstage balance says:

    Happy Birthday, Gina! Hope that it was your best one yet πŸ™‚
    It’s my sister in law’s birthday as well!

  38. Happy birthday Gina! My bday is in 10 minutes- November 13! No wonder I love you and your blog! Wishing you all the best on your day! Xx

  39. Happy Birthday! And I’ll definitely be trying out that Funfetti workout soon!

  40. Happy Belated Birthday! I popped over here this morning looking for a kick in the pants to get myself to a 10 am Bikram class…and I think I got it. Thanks for being a super fitness inspiration!

  41. Happy Birthday, Gina<3

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