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  1. Jessica at 2:05 pm

    I am feeling perturbed by 30 and I haven't yet reached 29, so I feel ya. If I could give you an extravagant birthday gift to cheer you up it would be a night at Grantleigh Manor. 🙂 Happy Birthday Emily!

  2. Patricia at 2:06 pm

    Happy birthday! I hope you have a lovely day. I so enjoy reading your blog – love the ideas and inspirations. Welcome to a new decade!

  3. chelsea at 2:25 pm

    Oh my gosh!! How exciting!!! Happy, happy birthday, Emily!!! 30 is wonderful! I hope you have a beautiful year!

  4. Haley v. at 3:00 pm

    Woohoo! Happy Birrrrrthhhhday to youuuuuu!

  5. Eva at 3:06 pm

    Happy birthday! Enjoy your special day, the gifts and the cake (that looks delicious by the way)!

  6. Lesley at 3:28 pm

    Happy birthday Em! I was in San Diego for the weekend and I kept coating on the sunscreen with you in mind 🙂

  7. LPC at 3:39 pm

    Happy Birthday. The 30s are great and the 40s are better. Keep on biking.

  8. mrsem Author at 4:05 pm

    Jessica: A British manor with a Lemur farm?! That kills me with so much awesome.

    Lesley: Well done!

    Everyone: Thank you!

  9. Julie at 4:07 pm

    Happy Birthday!!! The 30s are a great time of life!

  10. Jamie at 4:08 pm

    Happy Birthday!

    My 30th scared me to death, but my thirties have been so much better than my twenties. I hope you can say the same in a few years.

  11. Tiffany at 5:27 pm

    Happy birthday you darling, darling girl! I hope you'll find, as I have, that your thirties are fabulous!

  12. Jesse Lu at 5:27 pm

    Happy Happy Birthday! I hope you get to take a bite of a wonderful cake like the one pictured. mmmm, red velvet… or my favorite- the Princess Cake.

  13. Towely at 10:10 am

    Happy Birthday Emily!!

    I am 29 and on the verge of 30, let me know how it goes so I can stop worrying so much!


  14. Amanda at 11:15 am

    Many happy returns of the day, lovely, lovely Emily! May it be a truly wonderful year.

  15. Tamia at 2:13 pm

    Happy Birthday! I turned 30 on the 4th and I have to say, I *am* feeling a newfound sense of direction and ambition. Take time to reflect, but keep moving forward!


  16. mrsem Author at 5:00 pm

    Towley – In general, it was a lot like wedding planning. The stress and worry leading up to the birthday was a bit ridiculous. The day itself was great. And the "being" is the best part.

  17. erica at 7:00 pm

    happy birthday!

    leon and i are sorry that we didn't see you while in the city. marga showed us around your neighborhood, though. so cute!

  18. L. at 10:11 pm

    Oh, the happiest of days to you – if it is any consolation, you are a total inspiration for how to live such a good, clean, fun and breezy life. I would love to be what you are when I turn 30, which is only 3 years away for me. You make it look good, and better yet exciting, lady!

  19. Tania at 1:41 pm

    I hope you had a wonderful birthday! I remember meeting you at one of the tweed rides and am sure you approached the whole bday with grace and fun 🙂