30th Birthday Giveaway

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My twenties are coming to the end and I’m crossing over into 30 territory here on June 26th.

I’ve not fixated on a birthday like I’ve fixated on this one. My poor friends have endured months of me jokingly making “well I’m turning 30” a part of almost everything I do–even in a completely nonsensical way.

For example, “Well, it’s time to put gas in my car because. . .well. . .I’m turning 30 this year!” See, there is no sense, but somehow it pops into my mind more often than not!

My twenties were (you should know I just sat here for a minute wondering what word to type here) big. I moved to North Carolina when I was just 19, so every single thing that has happened, from college graduation to finding and marrying Justin to having my boys, happened in my twenties. I started the blog in my twenties. We got Grits and Gravy during my twenties. The list goes on and on. There were certainly challenging times in which much learning and growth happened, and for those I am thankful. I wouldn’t be who I am today, nor would I be able to connect with people on a similar journey, had I not endured some hard times.

I’m looking forward to 30! A lot of that has to do with recently finding a health/fitness program that really resonates with me. I feel better than ever, and my self-confidence continues to grow deeper roots into my soul versus into any outwardly, temporary thing (like makeup).

I absolutely love being a mom. My boys are my joy and I am just so happy and thankful to God for them!

I have an enormous giveaway for you today that is a round up of a bunch of my favorite things. It includes some new loves as well as some things I’ve loved for a long, long time. The total value of this giveaway is over $800! WHAT!

I wanted to offer this giveaway as a way for you to celebrate with me! Thanks for being a reader, I mean it. Without readers, this entire blog experience would be very different, and I’m genuinely humbled that you take the time to read my blog when you do!

On to the giveaway!

My favorite flat iron: ghd Classic Styler ($185) //Minted $150 gift card (I especially love this print in Rose) // My favorite Living Proof products: Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo ($22), Restore Conditioner ($59), & Restore Mask Treatment ($42) //  Scarlet & Gold Shop $100 gift card (I LOVE their t-shirts) // My favorite paper products to help me get organized: Paperworks $100 gift card to any of their subscription plans // I’m obsessed with these earphones: Sudio Sweden Vasa Bla earphones in Pink ($110) // My go-to hairspray: Kenra Volume 25 hair spray ($17) // And two lip products I love: Dior lip glow ($33) & Bite Beauty Agave lip mask ($26)

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In total: My favorite flat iron: ghd Classic Styler ($185) //Minted $150 gift card (I especially love this print in Rose) // My favorite Living Proof products: Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo ($22), Restore Conditioner ($59), & Restore Mask Treatment ($42) //  Scarlet & Gold Shop $100 gift card (I LOVE their t-shirts) // My favorite paper products to help me get organized: Paperworks $100 gift card to any of their subscription plans // I’m obsessed with these earphones: Sudio Sweden Vasa Bla earphones in Pink ($110) // My go-to hairspray: Kenra Volume 25 hair spray ($17) // And two lip products I love: Dior lip glow ($33) & Bite Beauty Agave lip mask ($26)

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Comments (171)

  1. Amber says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    I turn 30 on July 30th, so I can totally empathize with this post! And it would be awesome to win this giveaway as a great turning 30 gift!

    • Sarah R says
      Posted June 20, 2016

      Champagne birthday! 🙂

    • Posted June 20, 2016

      I turn 30 on July 30, too! 🙂

    • Charlotte says
      Posted June 21, 2016

      My baby sister also turns 30 on July 30th! 🙂

  2. Shelly Brucker says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    Happy Birthday! What an awesome giveaway!!

  3. Karen says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    Happy Birthday! This year I went to the next decade, and life just continues to get sweeter!

  4. Dawn says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    Wow, that is very generous of you! Happy Birthday!

  5. Chelsey Croce says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    Happy Birthday! You are so wonderful! Amazing giveaway!

  6. Jenna says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    My $300 flat iron just bit the dust so I don’t just want, I NEED to win this giveaway! hehe Turning 30 wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. I’m happier at 30 than I was at 20, or 25 or 28. There’s a certain self-confidence that comes with getting older that I’m really enjoying. Happy 30th!

  7. Suzanne says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    Happy birthday Kate! ? Turning 30 was awesome. I’m not sure how I feel about edging towards 40. Good thing I have a few years!

  8. Lauren Greenwell says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    This is an AMAZING giveaway, but just a fun side note: we have the same birthday!! I’ll be turning 26 on the 26th 🙂
    Happy (early) birthday!!

  9. Kasey says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    Happy Birthday! Thanks so much for doing a huge giveaway! I love your blog and have even told many of my friends to read it-or I send them links to your posts when I think it may be something they’d enjoy. I also turned 30 this year too-I can’t say I feel 30, but at certain times I definitely feel it more than I thought I would. Enjoy!

  10. Sarah R says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    Happy Birthday! 30 has been interesting, eye opening for sure. I’ll be 32 this fall and I think I’m fixated on the ‘big 40’ more then I even noticed my 30’s arrival.
    Is the contest open to us Canadians too?

  11. Katie Brammell says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    Happy early birthday! I turn 30 on July 22 so I can totally relate!

  12. Kaitlin says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    So excited about this giveaway…such an amazing roundup of goodies! Loved your words on the impact of your twenties…I’m 24 and know that the next several years will probably come with a lot big life change!

  13. Karly says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    Well first off, As long as I have been following your blog I had no idea we shared the same BIRTHDAY! How cool?! I’m just a year behind you.. LOL. I’m the one lately who has been saying OMG “The last year in my twenties”! Also, because I feel I have accomplished so much in my 20’s. Its the years that you create a life for yourself. Anyways, what an awesome giveaway you have planned! Happy Early Birthday also!

  14. Molly says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    I also turn 30 this weekend (June 25)! Would love to win this awesome giveaway! Happy (early) birthday!!

  15. Katie says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    Happy Early Birthday! I turn 30 in two years and i keep thinking about it. I have been following your blog for about a year and I love it. I also love everything you post to snapchat! I would love to win this giveaway, it would be awesome, you are so sweet to do this!

  16. Posted June 20, 2016

    Oh, Kate, it only gets better! I’m so glad you are excited about this “milestone”. And this giveaway… oh my word.

  17. Erin says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    Happy upcoming birthday! You need to share more about your new health/fitness program on the blog. Have a great day.

  18. Holly Lund says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    I would love this!!! Your recommendations are always spot on! Thanks being such a great positive force out their to follow. I always enjoy your posts and have been a long time follower of yours since before you had your boys. We need more people like you in this world of negitivity. Happy 30th birthday! I hope it is the best year yet for you.

  19. Glenda says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    Happy Birthday Beautiful Kate!
    Enjoy your sweet day with your family and friends?
    I’ll be celebrating my birthday on the 24th- (32)? Glad you found an amazing workout you love! Thank you for this sweet giveaway- I could totally share this with my mama!

  20. Lindsay B says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    Awesome giveaway !! I turned 30 last week. I was really looking forward to it ! I love following your blog and would love to win this ! Have a wonderful birthday ! Blessings to you !!

  21. Sarah says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    Happy Birthday! Mine is on the 28th, and with being an up-and-coming beauty enthusiast, this package would be awesome to win!

  22. Rachel says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    I’m turning 30 just a few days after you – July 2nd! This would be a great birthday gift! Happy early birthday, Kate!

  23. Michelle says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    Nice giveaway! Thank you, and Happy Birthday!

  24. Ann Jacobsen says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    Well, Happy Early 30. I would love to win any of these amazing gifts!

  25. Sabrina Lynch says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    What an awesome giveaway! Hope you have a great birthday – thanks for sharing it with your readers!

  26. Kim says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    What a generous giveaway and I hope you have an amazing birthday! I’m 25 but I’ve heard good things about 30 🙂

    Kim

    http://bit.ly/28JO7JW .. Farmers market&chambray!

  27. Andrea says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    Happy Birthday Kate! You’ve done lots of wonderful things in your 20s and I’m sure you’ll continue to do great things in your 30s!

    http://www.thebeautydojo.com

  28. Jennifer says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    Wow! A girl can only hope 🙂

    I just turned thirty in January and it’s been great! I’ve noticed a maturity change in myself, for the better. I also just accepted a new job in NC so I’m super excited!

    Cheers to being thirty in NC girl!

  29. Christine says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    My firstborn, a son, turns 30 on the 26th of this month. How cool that you and he share the exact same birthday?!? I must say that my 30th birthday was my hardest so far, I just didn’t want to leave my 20’s, because, like you, so many significant things happened in my 20’s. I am now 53 and love life.

    I’m a little bummed that I can’t enter this great giveaway because I got rid of my Facebook over a month ago after doing some research on electronic addition and I decided it was a time waster for me. I also do not have a twitter account and don’t really have an interest in getting one. Care to offer any other ways to enter the giveaway?

    I have been a follower of yours for a number of years now. I wish you a most blessed birthday!! Look at it as the start of something that could turn out to be even better than your 20’s.

    • Breanna C says
      Posted June 20, 2016

      I have the same problem. I have no FB or Twitter 🙁

    • Mallory says
      Posted June 21, 2016

      Right there with you guys…I do use Instagram for photo storing purposes and was hoping that would be an option. Bummer.

  30. Rose says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    Happy birthday, Kate! I’m almost 32, and am loving my thirties. So much more than my twenties. I bet you will, too. 🙂

  31. Julie C says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    Happy Birthday, Kate! Your 30’s will be great: all the energy of your 20’s plus the wisdom you’ve gained through that decade. Thanks for opening new doors for my daughter, Lauren, in your sweet way; you are the real deal even more sweet (if that is possible) than you are on your beautiful blog!

  32. Posted June 20, 2016

    Happy almost birthday! I turn 30 this summer, too!

  33. Leigh says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    You wouldn’t believe what decade I’m heading into!

  34. Ashli says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    Fun giveaway! Happy Birthday, Kate. It is my 30th too. This August. I just don’t think about it. Then I read posts like yours and do. HaHa.

    http://www.backwardsnhighheels.com

  35. A New Old Fashioned Girl says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    Happy(early) Birthday!
    This giveaway looks so amazing!
    A New Old Fashioned Girl

  36. Rachel says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    Happy birthday!!

  37. Ann says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    Such a great giveaway to celebrate your 30th Birthday with. I didn’t have a problem with turning 30 and like you my 20’s were great – so many wonderful memories. I won’t lie and say that my 30’s were just as great as my 20’s – I am 41 – but my 30’s were great in a whole different way. Not as many milestones in my 30’s but I grew so much as a person. I discovered so much about myself and my life.
    I hope you have a wonderful Birthday and that your 30’s are GREAT!!!!

  38. Jennifer says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    This is an amazing idea. It’s your birthday, and your giving away the presents. Hope you have wonderful day. I turn 32 this year, and your thirties are even better! Thank you for all of your helpful tips, and down to earth personality.

  39. Christina says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    Just wait until you are 49. Next year is the big one. Yuck.

  40. Amanda Okorie says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    Happy Birthday Kate!!! Welcome to the 30s, they’re pretty awesome! Thank you for doing a giveaway. That is very kind of you

  41. Lauren says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    Turning 30 this year as well, and while I seem to be freaking out, it’s less about “getting older” and more about “THIS is really what 30 looks like?” Its such a bizarre thing when you look back at your early 20’s, or before, and imagined what “THIRTY” would be as compared to how it actually feels! I still feel like a little kid, despite actually having a little kid, a mortgage, and a husband!
    In short, #ifeelyagurl

  42. Shelly says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    Happy Birthday! I’ll be 50 in February but feel better than I did in my 20’s in SO many ways!

  43. Sherry says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    Kate, (never commented on any blogs, always just a reader) having said that…your 30’s will be as exciting if not more exciting than your 20’s! So many things that you have going on in your life will become more bountiful and extraordinary! Happy Early Birthday!

  44. Kallie says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    Awesome giveaway! Happy almost birthday! 🙂

  45. Heather says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    Happy birthday! I really looked forward to turning 30 2 years ago and then I was surprised that 31 was a little hard for me. 31 however was the best year I’ve ever had! Set the bar high for this year. Hope you have a wonderful day and year!

  46. Stephanie says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    Being 30 is so great! You will love it. 🙂

  47. Stacey Stennes says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    I’m new to your blog and loving it so far! I am a working mom in my thirties and your blog is something just for me! Keep up the great work and happy birthday!

  48. Julie Bush says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    What an awesome giveaway! My son is turning 12 on the 26th! Happy early Birthday to you! Hope you have the best day!

  49. Kacie says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    Awesome giveaway! I didn’t mind turning 30. One of my friends and I have birthdays a day apart, so we threw a HUGE party. It was a great way to ring in that year for us. But, I had a great year 29 with friends… dating guys off an on because I wasn’t sure what I wanted and none of them that I went on dates with clicked… just having fun. I will also say that I was in the best shape of my life. Oh, how things have changed, ha. But, at the end of year 29, I met my now-husband and things have been great since.

  50. Chris says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    What a fantastic giveaway!!! I loved 30- I got married right before I turned 30.

  51. Carmen says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    I’m turning 30 on July 22!! What a fantastic celebration giveaway!! Hopefully it’s open to Canadadians too? I didn’t see anything about that this time. 🙂

  52. Ashlee says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    Happy birthday!!! I love your blog and check it at least every few days. I am so excited fo for this giveaway.

  53. Connie wilson says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    Thank you for letting me share in your Birthday celebration! ????

  54. Anna H says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    Happy birthday from Holland!
    Just turned 28 but not afraid of 30, it is just a number.
    my boyfriend turned 38 but can act like a 5 year old 😉
    Have a very nice day!
    I would love to win your give away but not sure if readers from abroad can participate.
    X Anna.

  55. Lynn says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    I remember turning 29, 39, and 49 were far worse than turning 30, 40, and 50! It becomes anticlimactic after all the dread and anticipation. The older I get, the more I understand, AGE REALLY IS JUST A NUMBER! Great giveaway, by the way. Love your blog, I have learned a lot about hair and makeup from you and I’m 55!!!!

  56. Jane says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    This would be amazing to win. My husbands birthday is the 26th as well. Happy birthday!!!!

  57. Shelly says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    I just turned 30 & its not so bad….I still can’t believe it though! I feel like I just got out of college!

  58. Samantha says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    I completely understand. I am turning 28 in November and I feel like I haven’t accomplished nearly enough!! Happy birthday!!! I’m super excited about the giveaway!

  59. Becca says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    First off, love your blog! Second, I totally get the turning 30 thing. I asked my husband to take me to Disneyland cause I just wanted to be a kid for a bit 🙂 But I’m a year in and its fine 🙂

  60. Lisa says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    I’m much closer to 40 than 30 but I can honestly say that I’m not sweating it. My 20s were for having babies and my 30s have been watching them grow and flourish. I get more comfortable with my own skin with each passing year. NO WAY I’d go back!

  61. Karen says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    Happy Birthday from Oregon, Wisconsin! I love your blog!

  62. Kelsie f says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    We have the exact same birthday and I’m also turning 30 and feeling just like u ?. I don’t think 30 is old but just don’t feel old enough to be 30 ha ha but being a mom is the best! I don’t have a Twitter but I entered with FB at least! Happiest birthday birthday twin ??

    Kelsie

  63. Maegan says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    This giveaway is Amazing! I never win anything so maybe this is it for me! 😉 Happy Birthday Kate! I lol’ed at your post because I talked the same way when I turned 35 this year. I had my sweet girl in my twenties, but this year I was an aging high risk Momma when I got pregnant with my darling little buddy (he’s old at 4 weeks, Sniff-sniff). All I can say is that it really does just keep on getting better!

  64. Karen says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    Happy Birthday! Enjoy your day. I love reading your makeup suggestions.

  65. Nicole says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    I can’t complete the giveaway bc I don’t have Facebook or Twitter- sadsville- but! Enjoy your 30s! I’ve loved them so far- I’m 33.

  66. Maggie says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    I am so loving your blog. I watch tutorials over and over. Even though I am old enough to be your mom I am still loving all of your advice and I especially love those tutorials. Please keep going.
    Have a wonderful 30th birthday with all three of your boys!

    Maggie

  67. Carol Posey says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    Happy Birthday! I’m here to tell you it just gets better! Thanks for your giveaway.
    Love your blog!

    Carol

  68. McKristie says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    Happy Birthday – I love birthdays!

  69. Barbara says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    Happy birthday! Speaking from experience, your 30s are going to be awesome. It’s not like I’m wrinkled and dead or anything (I’m in my 40s) but I loved my 30s. They were more settled and it’s difficult to explain but I knew myself more so I was a better mom, wife, daughter, friend.

  70. Posted June 20, 2016

    Happy Birthday!! Your 30s are awesome! I turn 33 on the 29th and I’ve absolutely loved this decade so far! Thanks for hosting the amazing giveaway!

  71. Christina says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    Wishing you the happiest of Birthdays!

  72. Mayra Gastelum says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    30s are awesome!! Thank you for the chance to win this amazing giveaway.

  73. Amy Laur says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    I just turned 30 in May! I’m also a mom of 2, but my 2 are girls and under the age of 3! This giveaway is amazing!!! I sure hope I can have a chance at winning it! ??

  74. Alyssa says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    Happy 30 to you! I turned 30 earlier this month as well, and was also pretty excited for what lies ahead, and watching my boy grow. I truly believe the best is yet to come.

  75. Aleesa J says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    How amazingly generous to give away these treasures on YOUR birthday! You are so kind hearted and incredibly giving… such grace and selflessness, we all admire these lovely traits that you humbly encompass. I’m grateful you have a blog and have enjoyed following all of your talents. Happiest of birthdays to you, 30 will look amazing on you. ?

  76. Leanna says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    Happy early birthday!! It is so, so kind of you to be having a giveaway like this. I love reading your blog, and watching your snapchat. I’ve also gotten way better at doing my hair thanks to all of your tutorials. You’re the best!

  77. Stacey says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    I’m a mom of 2 sons also and, like you, I thank God for them everyday . My youngest shares your birthday! What a great way to celebrate your 30th by giving! Love your blog!!

  78. Ashleigh says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    Holy cow! Literally all of the things I’ve been lusting after since you’ve mentioned them! This is a wonderful idea — not surprising! 🙂

    Happy early birthday!

  79. Posted June 20, 2016

    Happy bday!!! I just hit my 30 milestone yesterday! ?

  80. Mary Beth says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    Kate — me too!! I turned 30 this January and have been saying I’m “almost 30” since I turned 28! Six months in and I’m a little more confident, satisfied, and to be honest feeling quite great. You will love it.

  81. Emily says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    Happy early birthday Kate! Enjoy your day! 🙂

  82. Cindy says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    Happy Birthday, Kate! Thank you so very much for giving us the chance to win such lovely and generous gifts.

  83. Posted June 20, 2016

    Happy Birthday! Make sure you take some time to celebrate, 30 is a big deal! And what an incredible giveaway!

    Brittany | thechicette.com

  84. Brittany says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    Nooooo! So bummed I can’t enter ! (No fb or twitter) Lots of fun stuff in that giveaway!
    I turn 30 next month and I’ve been reflecting on what my 20s have been like too. Such a defining decade, definitely one of transitions and changes! Hope you have a great one!

  85. Wallygirl78 says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    Thanks for the opportunity! I’m a few years older than you but I’ll be celebrating another year on Thursday (June 23rd). Hope your 30th is wonderful. Happy Birthday!

  86. Jenhoov says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    I just turned 30 on 6/14….or as I have decided…celebrated my 1st anniversary of my 29th birthday 🙂 I like you had many amazing things happen in my 20’s…I met and married my husband, finished school, had my twins in 2014…but even though I am in slight denial about my 30’s…I get to welcome our baby girl in just 23 days 🙂 So I’d say she is going to be kicking it off pretty well for me!! This give away wouldn’t hurt either 😉

  87. Lisa says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    Please share more about your health/fitness program! Thank you Kate!!

  88. Stephanie says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    The thirties are great! Happy Birthday!

  89. Lindsay says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    Wow. What an amazing giveaway. 30 is awesome, Happy Birthday!!

  90. Jen says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    30 is a great age to be! Happy birthday and thank you for the amazing giveaway!

  91. Mel says
    Posted June 20, 2016

    I’m 31 and so far my 30s have been the best years of my life!!

    Mel | http://www.thegossipdarling.com

  92. Mary Engler says
    Posted June 21, 2016

    Love your blog and have the best birthday ever!

  93. Tiffany says
    Posted June 21, 2016

    WHAT??!!!?? Spoiling others on your birthday, must be because your turning 30 ?. I hope you have an amazing day, blessing on another decade of BIG moments (and the little ones too!).

  94. Rebecca C says
    Posted June 21, 2016

    Happy 30th! I’m also turning 30 on the 28th. You definitely have your stuff together a little more than me. That’s the theme of my 30th year, “get my stuff together.” Lol. Especially since I’m getting married this year too! Eek. Thanks for such an awesome giveaway.

  95. Lydia says
    Posted June 21, 2016

    Happy Birthday Kate, 30 is great!

  96. Aaryn says
    Posted June 21, 2016

    Happy early 30th! I’m so glad you blog. You are a light in my day, and I know you are to many others, as well. So thank YOU!

    (Also also my boyfriend loves watching your snapchats because you are so hysterical. He asks me to save watching yours until he can watch them with me!! So stinkin’ funny.)

    • Aaryn says
      Posted June 21, 2016

      And I just realized I say “so” a lot…so…my bad.

  97. labrie says
    Posted June 21, 2016

    Happy 30th!
    What a great give away!

  98. Elizabeth says
    Posted June 21, 2016

    Happy Birthday! An amazing giveaway! What a sweet way to celebrate.

  99. Barbara Barnes says
    Posted June 21, 2016

    Happy 30th Birthday…I remember seeing a full rainbow at the end of the day on my 30th. It was God’s promise that beautiful things were in store for me, and He was going to continue to bless me beyond measure. I am now 55, and He has. I hope you have a wonderful birthday.

    • Claire says
      Posted June 24, 2016

      Beautiful comment, Barbara!

  100. Amanda says
    Posted June 21, 2016

    I turn 30 this year too! (In October) I don’t have any (shocker) social media accounts. I entered with my email but I’m not sure if that even counts. Anyway, I hope you have a very happy 30th birthday Kate! Enjoy, you deserve it ?

  101. Mallory says
    Posted June 21, 2016

    I’m 30 and feel like I’m 22…and I stopped counting at 22 🙂 A BIG part of that is my health/fitness so I’m so happy you’ve found something you enjoy, it makes all the difference! Glad you’re feeling as great and beautiful as you look on the outside! (PS I “liked” your FB page with my husband’s page as the only social media I do is Insta…his initials “LER”)

  102. kathy says
    Posted June 21, 2016

    Your 30’s and 40’s will be wonderful! I have six kids and my littlest one was born when I was 42. It’s been great!
    Have a wonderful birthday!!

  103. Ina says
    Posted June 21, 2016

    I turn 30 as well in July and I´m feeling the same way as you do. A lot happend in my 20s, great things as well as things that made me grow up and learn lessons.

  104. Maggie Howard says
    Posted June 21, 2016

    What a giveaway! So generous as always. Thanks for always treating your readers. 30 will be great!

  105. Kelsey says
    Posted June 21, 2016

    Happy Birthday!

    I’m ending my 20’s soon as well! It feels strange but I’ve always heard your 30’s are the best years of your life! 🙂

  106. Anne says
    Posted June 21, 2016

    Kate,

    Happy 30th Birthday! You should be so proud of yourself!

    Enjoy your beautiful family! You radiate joy.

    You inspire me to to take care of myself.

  107. LIndsay says
    Posted June 21, 2016

    Happy Birthday! I turned 30 in May and it definitely feels strange. I think I may have had a third of life crisis. I decided to go back to school to get my Master’s degree. I thought people bought expensive cars and quit their jobs with things like this happen. Doesn’t 30 sound exciting?!

  108. Darby says
    Posted June 21, 2016

    OH HAPPY DAY Kate:) What a fabulous giveaway!

  109. Christy says
    Posted June 21, 2016

    Happy Birthday! I so remember being fixated on turning 30 and 40. I just turned 46 and for some reason that really bothered me. A few months before I turned 46 I was really wanting to change my makeup and hair just make myself feel better. I came across your blog and I have learned so much. You are just so positive and refreshing. Thank you. 🙂

  110. Brooke says
    Posted June 21, 2016

    Happy Birthday! Looks like a ton of great stuff in the giveaway!

  111. Kathy says
    Posted June 21, 2016

    Love reading your blog! I too will be turning the big 3-0 in August!

  112. april hampton says
    Posted June 21, 2016

    I have loved reading your blog for a long time! And I also have never won a giveaway. Ever. Seriously.

  113. Mallory Evans says
    Posted June 21, 2016

    I turned 30 on the 16th! It was a great day and I feel exactly like you do! Except I have two girls instead of boys. 🙂
    Happy Birthday Kate!!

  114. Posted June 21, 2016

    This is so amazing! I just turned 30 this year too, 1986 babies for the win!!!

    This prize is absolutely amazing. I’m a big fan of living proof, and all those stationary are just adorable. This year is a big one for me too. I’m starting my own blog, moving into our first home and just embracing my 30’s. I’ve always been excited to turn 30 and I feel like this is going to be my year.

    Happy almost 30 Kate! xoxo

  115. Shelley K says
    Posted June 21, 2016

    Have a super birthday. 30 is amazing, and so are you! Just wait, it gets better in the 40’s, I promise!!!

  116. Angie says
    Posted June 21, 2016

    The 30’s are the best! I’ll be turning 40 in October and loved my 30’s!

  117. KATHY W. says
    Posted June 21, 2016

    Happy Early Birthday Kate. I found your blog one day and I’ve been back every single day since. That was about 2 years ago or longer. I always look forward to what you are going to share with us. You are such a strong woman and our world needs more strong women. God bless you and your family Kate ??

  118. Lisa says
    Posted June 21, 2016

    Happy Birthday Kate! Long time reader- found you from a post someone shared on Pinterest and the rest is History. This would be a great gift to win!

  119. Julie says
    Posted June 21, 2016

    Awesome…and happy birthday!!

  120. Amanda says
    Posted June 21, 2016

    Happy 30th Birthday and awesome giveaway! Hope you enjoy celebrating your bday with family and friends 🙂

  121. Hannah Cousar says
    Posted June 21, 2016

    Happy 30th! It only gets better!!

  122. Amy says
    Posted June 21, 2016

    Happy 30th! I’m fast approaching too and would love to win the giveaway!! 🙂

  123. Amy says
    Posted June 21, 2016

    Happy 30th! I too am approaching my last year in my 20s! I would love to win the giveaway – such a fun package!

  124. Posted June 21, 2016

    What a wonderful giveaway. Happy 30th ! Love your blog !

  125. Cherif says
    Posted June 21, 2016

    Wow! What an amazing giveaway! Happy Birthday!

  126. Elizabeth McCoy says
    Posted June 21, 2016

    What an awesome treat, I hope I win :-)…..You are in the PRIME of your life! Happy 30th to you!

  127. Tara says
    Posted June 21, 2016

    The kids will grow up so fast, so enjoy it. My kids are both in high school and I just don’t know when it happened. Pictures of them from 2 and 3 years old seem like they were taken just last summer. Enjoy the kids and happy birthday!

  128. Sandie Frank says
    Posted June 21, 2016

    Love reading your blog even if I’m old enough to be your mom!! 30’s are the best!!!! Hope you have a wonderful birthday!!! And that giveaway sounds Amazing!!!

  129. Pam Lavagnino says
    Posted June 21, 2016

    30s are FANTASTIC! Each stage of life has its blessings if you choose to see them 🙂 Happy Birthday!

  130. Lisa says
    Posted June 21, 2016

    Thirties are even better than your twenties! Cheers to 30!

  131. Robin says
    Posted June 21, 2016

    Am I the only person on the planet without a Twitter account? Is there a way to enter without it?

  132. Stephanie says
    Posted June 22, 2016

    Happy 30th!!!

  133. Britni says
    Posted June 22, 2016

    Happy Birthday! I’ll be 30 in less than a year too! Time sure flies.

    Awesome idea for the giveaway ?

  134. Ruchi says
    Posted June 22, 2016

    Happy, happy (early) birthday!! Your 30s are great! Enjoy!

  135. Leslie says
    Posted June 22, 2016

    I’m turning 30 this year also. I also have 2 boys (3 & 1) . Love reading about your family. I would love to enter this giveaway, however I don’t have social media. And I won’t join because I honestly love being disconnected from everything. It stinks because the only way people do contests these days is through social media. Anyway… Happy birthday.

  136. Kori says
    Posted June 22, 2016

    Amazing giveaway! Happy birthday! I loved turning 30, and loved being in my 30s. There really is something about that feeling of finally being completely comfortable in your own skin and feeling like you’re really a grown-up.

  137. Jena says
    Posted June 22, 2016

    I turn 30 next month! Maybe I’ll have to add some of these to my list!

  138. HTorri Belton says
    Posted June 22, 2016

    Happy Happy

    • Torri Belton says
      Posted June 22, 2016

      Happy Happy Birthday Kate!!! I pray you have a truly blessed year as you continue to enjoy the “small things” this life brings your way ( that actually tend to be treasures you’ll carry in your heart for a lifetime)…
      I am actually embarking on the journey hood through my twenties, but my mom’s 30th birthday year was a great one for her because that was the year she had me! (her 5th born child out of 8 children) Twenty years later, here we are, as close as ever and the best of friends!
      Take the time to enjoy this time with your family and friends, it goes by so fast; these years of milestones and cherished memories, you won’t regret it, I know I haven’t 😉 and in the end you will be blessed…
      Again, Happy Happy Birthday and may this be the best year you’ve had yet

  139. Mel J. says
    Posted June 22, 2016

    Happy Birthday, Kate. What a great gveaway.

  140. Jacqueline Amandus says
    Posted June 23, 2016

    Happy Birthday! Welcome to Club 30!! So thankful you take the time to share your interests with us. I really enjoy hearing what you have to say 🙂

  141. Barbara L anglois says
    Posted June 23, 2016

    Happy birthday…..FYI…the 30’s are great! No worries. Love your blog and your giveaway items are beyond awesome!

  142. Whitney says
    Posted June 23, 2016

    AHH i am turning 30 in July and am like “how did we get here?” XOXO

  143. Elisabeth says
    Posted June 23, 2016

    Happy Birthday Kate! I love the blog and your gracious attitude. Keep up the great work!

  144. Lindsay says
    Posted June 23, 2016

    Happy Birthday! I love watching your tutorials and hearing about all of the products that you use. Your tutorials are so easy to follow and everything is always so polished! As a young teacher, I enjoy getting tips from you and trying new things with my hair especially when I want a new style. Have a blessed birthday! 🙂

  145. Rachel says
    Posted June 23, 2016

    Kate! Your blog is an inspiration. I have been in my 30’s for almost four years, and it is great. Honestly, it has been better because of you! Thank you.

  146. Kristen Musick says
    Posted June 24, 2016

    Happy, happy birthday! 30 is the new 20 ;). So much to look forward to! Have a lovely day with your beautiful family!

  147. Michelle says
    Posted June 24, 2016

    I turn 30 on June 28th so I can totally relate to this post! Happy Birthday!

    • Claire says
      Posted June 24, 2016

      Happy Birthday, Michelle! I turn 49 on June 28th. 🙂

  148. Caitlin says
    Posted June 24, 2016

    Enjoy your 30’s. Like you I had most of my ‘big life moments’ in my 20’s. Now that I’m 31, I am loving this decade of stability. I’m now reaping the rewards of all the beautiful changes in my 20’s and I’m sure you will too.

  149. Page Miller says
    Posted June 24, 2016

    Happy (early) birthday Kate! I’m in my mid-twenties and my husband and I are expecting our first baby! I hope to make many more great memories as you have in your twenties!

  150. Amy says
    Posted June 24, 2016

    This is an amazing giveaway! I don’t tweet or Twitter(?) but I do follow you on FB so hopefully that counts for something! I hope you have a wonderful Birthday. I celebrated my 34th Bday last week and let me tell you, thirties are the best! So many things to look forward to☺️ Happy Birthday Kate

  151. Vanessa Jaques says
    Posted June 24, 2016

    This is my favorite blog! I have learned so much about different product and cooking. Thank you, Happy Birthday Kate!

  152. Claire says
    Posted June 24, 2016

    Happy Birthday, Kate! You are truly beautiful inside and out. As someone who turns 49 on June 28th, I can tell you that your 30s will be wonderful, and 40s are better than you can believe. There is much peace in realizing all the gifts that we have been given, and embracing “imperfections” as perfection. A toast to you, Kate, for making us feel prettier and happier every day! (I might slip in a cupcake along with the toast… Who’s joining me?)
    🙂

  153. Ashley Berry says
    Posted June 24, 2016

    I love love love my thirties. So much better than 20’s. Happy Birthday!

  154. Melissa says
    Posted June 24, 2016

    Happy Birthday – I have fB and instagram and follow on both… no twitter… I would get one entry ?

  155. Lee Ann says
    Posted June 24, 2016

    Happy early birthday! What a generous giveaway!!

  156. Lindsey says
    Posted June 24, 2016

    Awesome giveaway! Happy Birthday and I love reading your blog.

  157. Breanne says
    Posted June 24, 2016

    Happy birthday, Kate!

  158. Christine says
    Posted June 24, 2016

    Oh to be 30 again! Happy early birthday! Thanks for all your tips, tricks and stories. They will only get better!

  159. Ana Campbell says
    Posted June 24, 2016

    Oh my gosh, this is so perfect in every way! Happy Birthday, Kate!

  160. Sarah says
    Posted June 25, 2016

    Wow this giveaway is awesome. I would love to win it all, but mostly the Vasa Bla earphones! I’ve actually asked for that for my birthday which is in a couple weeks. But it would be sweet to win them first!

  161. Tara says
    Posted June 25, 2016

    This is super exciting. I’ve been following the blog and youtube for years. What a wonderful way to give a lucky subscriber something back.

    Turning 30 is big, and while I agree that big things happen in your 20’s, I’m now 34 and my 30’s are by far, hands down are my favorite years. Here’s blessing that your 30’s are just as magical, if not more, than your 20’s!

  162. Lauren says
    Posted June 26, 2016

    Happy Birthday! Hoping your 30’s are just as blessed as your 20’s.