The Big Three-Oh.

Farewell, dear 20s. You were fantastic, amazing and all of the above. You’ll now find me browsing the In Your 30s section of Cosmo and overhauling my skincare routine.

Looks like I’m sharing today with some pretty good company: Matthew McConaughey (40), Trishelle Cannatella (30), Heather Tom (34), Diddy (40), Jeff Probst (47), Ralph Macchio (48), Kathy Griffin (49), Markie Post (59), Laura Bush (63), Loretta Swit (72) and Doris Roberts (79).

PS: To ease my pain on this momentous day, please feel free to send virtual presents…

  • donnaB

    November 4, 2009 at 2:09 pm Reply

    Happy Day! You're a baby…enjoy those thirties!

  • GF

    November 4, 2009 at 2:25 pm Reply

    Many Blessings on this MOMENTOUS celebration of the day of your birth!

    Love your blog — also love that you're from da 'Burgh.

    Enjoy your Special Day!!

  • Tom

    November 4, 2009 at 2:28 pm Reply

    !!Happy Birthday!!

  • Jane Flanagan

    November 4, 2009 at 2:46 pm Reply

    Happy birthday, sweet Kelly!

  • Brandie

    November 4, 2009 at 2:55 pm Reply

    Happy, happy birthday! Here's wishing you a fabulous decade!

  • Scotti

    November 4, 2009 at 3:38 pm Reply

    Happy birthday! It's my birthday too!

    Not quite as exciting as having an election day birthday like last year but I hope your day is just as fun!

  • Shannon

    November 4, 2009 at 3:43 pm Reply

    Happy Happy Day! I made the pumpkin brioche cinnamon rolls this morning I wish I could share with you to celebrate, they are fabulous!

  • Brandi

    November 4, 2009 at 4:07 pm Reply

    Happy Birthday! Don't worry too much about numbers — I think 30 may be the new 20 anyways.

  • Who Sees the Seven.

    November 4, 2009 at 4:11 pm Reply

    Happy Birthday! I will be singing the same "see ya later 20s" song in a bit over three months. Let me know how 30 sinks in.

    Did you know we have to check off a new box now? No longer in the 18-29 marketing bracket. Now THAT hurts. But I know you will do it gracefully and with some fabulous design.

  • miss warrior to you

    November 4, 2009 at 4:17 pm Reply

    happy birthday! I send a virtual cheesecake with thirty virtual candles on it by express virtual birthday mail!

  • Amy@OldSweetSong

    November 4, 2009 at 4:30 pm Reply

    Happy Birthday! Welcome to 30, it's kind of awesome.

  • Lyndsy

    November 4, 2009 at 5:20 pm Reply

    Happy Birthday! I will be joining the 30 Club in February! Hard to believe! Cheers to a new decade!

  • Little Gray Pixel

    November 4, 2009 at 6:01 pm Reply

    Welcome to the club! I chuckled when I read your skincare routine comment because I think the same thing every time I'm leafing through those kinds of mags. Oh, really, now it's time for anti-wrinkle cream? *Wrinkles nose*

  • layersofmeaning

    November 4, 2009 at 8:11 pm Reply

    Happy Birthday!!
    Ralph Macchio is 48?!

  • Lindsey

    November 4, 2009 at 8:35 pm Reply

    Happy, happy birthday! I know 30 will be a great year for you. Have a great one darling!

    { Lindsey }

  • Cassie

    November 4, 2009 at 9:15 pm Reply

    Happy Birthday – I am sending you the virtual version of my big 3-0 present my husband has organised for me –
    a four day trip to the island of Jersey in the Channel Islands, staying in a boutique hotel/spa and an award winning restaurant!

    I am so lucky to have the actual version of this to take my mind off the dreading about this BIG birthday!

    30 is still young – keep telling yourself that! xx

    Have a fab day

  • Becky

    November 4, 2009 at 10:10 pm Reply

    What does Jennifer Garner say in the movie 13 going on 30? Thirty, flirty, and thriving!

    Happy Birthday!!!!

  • Melissa de la Fuente

    November 4, 2009 at 10:13 pm Reply

    ooh…. so happy to have found you (via Karey) and happy, happy birthday! 30's are good….oh, so good! So, welcome to our club 😉 Since we just met, here is my virtual gift to you, I hope you like it…:)

  • Alissa

    November 4, 2009 at 10:37 pm Reply

    I hope you indulge some and relax some on your birthday!!

  • Jenni

    November 5, 2009 at 12:04 am Reply


    30 ain't no thing. It's all in how you strut your stuff! 🙂 (This coming from the baby 24 year old! hehe)

  • Joslyn

    November 5, 2009 at 2:15 am Reply

    oooh 30 is so fun! i love my 30's and i'm five years into them…so much better than the boring 20's 😉

    happy birthday girlie!

  • jenX

    November 5, 2009 at 3:43 am Reply

    funny how we outgrow magazines. i remember when 17 mag became irrelevant and then glamour – somewhere around 38. suddenly, magazines like architectural digest are starting to look good. but if i start reading more or town and country, please somebody, shoot me.

  • Amber Lee

    November 5, 2009 at 5:22 am Reply

    Happy Birthday. And welcome to the 30s.

    LOVE the photo.

  • Alya

    November 8, 2009 at 5:32 pm Reply

    When I turned 26 this year, I thought I was gonna die! I literally did not want to get out of bed, because my sister notified me that I am approaching the late 20's. I realized that in actual fact, it's not so bad. In fact, it's just like last year!

    I sincerely and truly hope that when I reach 30, I'm going to be positive, happy and delighted about it! Because it's really just a number. A stupid number. But a number none the less!

    Have a great one!

  • Kate Gallagher

    November 9, 2009 at 3:22 am Reply

    Happy birthday…! (and good to "meet" you and your cute blog). You know my sister and I were chatting the other day… (I'm 25 and she's 42). She was saying that she felt her most beautiful- not in her 20's- but in her 30's…because she finally knew who she was!


  • Pixie

    November 9, 2009 at 11:35 pm Reply

    Let me tell you, my 30s have been waaay more awesome than my 20s. I'm so much more comfortable in my skin and therefore more comfortable with others. Happy (late by now) birthday!

  • Cynthia

    November 11, 2009 at 10:15 pm Reply

    Happy Birthday! Just think of all those "doh" moments you can now refer to with the flick of your wrist "ahh, yesss, well, you know, that was back in my 20s…"

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