So, I'm Thirty Today.



This birthday feels like a long time coming. I've been married for nearly twelve years + I have five children. I should be thirty. At least. I remember thinking back in my early twenties how I couldn't wait until I turned the big 3-0. I thought people would take me more seriously and I would have more things figured out.

I was right about both.

Thank you all for stopping in and joining me in my tiny piece of the world. I never thought when I started blogging almost four years ago that comments and emails from people I've never met could mean so much. You encourage me + brighten my day. Truly, I'm grateful for all of you.

To show my appreciation I want to offer a little giveaway. Friends, imagine a happy mail package loaded up with 30 of my favorite things. Awesome things. Well, not Oprah awesome (no cars or cashmere throws) but Dandee awesome. Think paper + Japanese masking tape. Maybe a piece of my favorite jewelry and a copy of a book I love. Sound good? It's been an awful long time since my last giveaway and you deserve it.

Just leave me a comment on this post and I'll choose a winner. Simple as that.

273 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday! I've loved reading your 30 days of kindness posts each day.

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  2. May your 30th year be your best yet! Have a wonderful day!

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  3. Happy birthday! I'm a year behind you and am totally inspired to do this before I turn 30. Well, why wait?! Maybe I'll do 29 days of kindness...

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  4. No need to send a gift this way. You are an amazing woman, wise beyond her years. I enjoy your blog, your creativness and your kind generous heart. Happy Birthday!

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  5. Happy Birthday!I've been enjoying your blog for many months now and I was especially inspired by the 30 days of kindness. Thanks for sharing your life with us.

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  6. I remember when you were 17.... I thought you were the prettiest girl in the ward! Happy 30th!

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  7. ~happy 30th birthday~ your 30 days of kindness posts have been so inspiring. thank you for sharing your lovely blog and for all of your delightful ideas:)

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  8. you are one of my favorite bloggers. for reals! and i've looved this 30 days of kindness that you did. inspiring!

    happy birthday!

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  9. What an awesome way to spend your 30th birthday! I've been thinking about doing something like this as well. You've double inspired me! Happy Happy Happy Birthday!!

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  10. you are such an inspiring mama, and person. i hope your 30th year is as blessed as the ones you have already had. celebrate with a BANG tonight!!!

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  11. happy birthday!

    And you are too generous to be giving gifts on *your* birthday! I am turning 30 in March and feel the same way you do. Seven years of marriage and three kids, I feel like I already should be thirty and I'm excited about the prospect of being taken more seriously! ;)

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  12. I've only recently found your blog and am so glad I did. We just found a job in Spokane, so once my husband's fellowship is done, there'll be another Mormon 30-year-old and her family setting up shop in Eastern Washington.
    Loved your posts on kindness. And the images were perfect. Would you consider making one post where you list all thirty things in a row so readers don't have to go through all for a quick idea on a kind act to perform?

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  13. i hope you have a lovely birthday. thank you for sharing the past thirty days of kindness with us. i have certainly been inspired.

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  14. I am thirty five now and I have to say the thirties are awesome!
    Happy Birthday!

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  15. Happy birthday to you. I am very happy to read your blog and to get to send you good wishes. I remember finding your blog because of the Want, Need, Wear, Read concept though I don't know how I came upon it.

    I hope you have a fabulous day!

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  16. Happy Birthday. You make 30 look so wonderful. Enjoy the beautiful day.

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  17. Happy Birthday, Danyelle! I love your blog (it's in my top five) and I hope you have a fabulous day.

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  18. Happy birthday!!!

    The inspiration I garner from your blog and your generous spirit are a gift.


    May this year be YOUR year!!

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  19. happy birthday! i hope it's wonderful, how nice of you to give things away. i'd love to receive! :)

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  20. Happy Birthday! I hope you have a fabulous year of being 30!

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  21. Happy Birthday! You've accomplished quite a lot in the past 12 years. Hope you have a wonderful time celebrating : )

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  22. Happy Birthday! I hope it's wonderful.

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  23. Happy Birthday! Your blog provides me with a daily 'quiet space' and much inspiration. I find it so special that you continue to share your life whilst having so much on your plate. And your faith shines through it all. Have a great day!

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  24. happy happy birthday danyelle!

    i can only imagine the loveliness of your 30 favorite things; you have the best taste.

    thank you for your beautiful blog. it's always a pleasure to stop by.

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  25. Welcome to the Big 3-0! It's a nice group to belong in. :) Happy, Bestest Birthday!!

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  26. Wow, you are so generous to be doing a giveaway. You have amazing taste so I would die if I got a bunch of your favorite things. Happy Birthday!

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  27. jennifer in arizonaDecember 18, 2010 at 6:39 AM

    happy birthday! all the lovely things i discover on your blog are so inspiring. thanks for sharing.

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  28. Happy Birthday. I love your idea about paying for someone's meal. That happened to me. I was out for lunch with a friend, and when we asked the waiter for the bill, he told me it was already taken care of. As it turned out my Dad was in the same restaurant and had secretly treated me. I loved it!

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  29. Happy Happy Birthday, Dandee Dear!

    Thirty is a good year.

    Have a great night out with your husband.

    Love, Bree

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  30. Happy Birthday! I hope you have a great day!!!

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  31. Happy Birthday! Thanks for inspiring us to all be more kind in our lives. I love reading your blog and hope your year is amazing.

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  32. a very happy birthday to you...you've certainly accomplished a lot (this from a ripe old 33-year-old!)...what a fun giveaway, too!

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  33. happy 30th!! next decade- finding your first grey hair and noticing wrinkles around your eyes!! so far, 30's are my favorite!

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  34. Happy Birthday! I turn 30 in six months. This would be such a great early birthday surprise.

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  35. Ive loved coming here every day to see what your act of kindness would be. You have created a beautiful little place for me to come visit, and I always enjoy your posts...for ideas, inspiration. Thank you. And Happy Birthday!

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  36. happiest of happies to you, my dear!

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  37. Happy Birthday! I'm endlessly inspired by you. My packages are prettier, my kitchen sink is cleaner and I am trying to be a little more kind. I'm so glad you take the time to be here.

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  38. Happiest of Birthdays! Your wonderful example+creativity keeps me coming back to Dandee- definitely one of my favorite stops on the internet. Hope your day is the start to an incredible year for you. :)

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  39. Happy Birthday. I've really enjoyed your 30 days series. Cheers!

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  40. Happy Birthday Danyelle! (and look! you got to wake up to a fresh blanket of snow on your birthday!! i thought of you first thing this morning when i looked out my window)

    What a pleasure it is to call you friend! Have a wonderful day.

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  41. Everytime I stop over to your place in the world my day is brighter. You are a wonderful Momma and a beautiful, creative person.

    This giveaway proves it!

    Happy happy birthday.

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  42. Happy 30th! I looked forward to your acts of kindness each day and tried to accomplish each. Thanks for sharing them with us.

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  43. Awww happy birthday! :) Your blog is so uplifting for me. I have seven years on ya. lol.

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  44. Happy Birthday! I'll be turning 30 this coming spring and am totally dreading it! I wish I had the outlook you had (though I have been married awhile and do have children). Your gift bag sounds awesome, right up my alley. Have a great weekend!

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  45. Happy Birthday to you!!!!
    You are such inspiration.
    Simone

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  46. happy birthday! i just started reading your blog as you started your 30 days and it has been a beautiful way to become familiar with your blog. hope you have a wonderful day!

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  47. Wishing you a 'Happy Birthday' and may you have many, many more - each better than the last! x

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  48. Happy Birthday! I like 30 because you don't feel one year older, but you do feel one year wiser! :)

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  49. Your blog is uplifting and an inspiration and I am so glad I have discovered it! I loved reading your 30 days posts and enjoyed the beautiful images. Happy Birthday!

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  50. Happy Birthday Danyelle! I hope you have a wonderful day and stay cozy in all this snow!

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  51. Happy birthday sweet sweet girl!
    I feel the same way about turning 30. I'm 28 and waiting patiently for 30 to find me! Im ready to embrace it! I pray your 30th birthday is filled with blessings!

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  52. Hi!
    I'm turning 30 in 8 days from now. I hope I will handle it just as gracefully as you did. Love your blog, I'll stay tuned!
    Cheers, Ella

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  53. Happy birthday! Since you've got exquisite taste, I'd love to see what a Dandee package is filled with! Have a fantastic day!

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  54. Happy 30th!!
    Love your site and the simple beauty of life you share.

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  55. Happy Birthday! Thank you for the inspiration as of late. May the day be full of blessings.

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  56. Your blog is my favorite! Congrats on thirty, it only gets better from here!

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  57. Happy Birthday!! Love this little spot in blogworld. Enjoy your dinner out. A very lovely 30 days its been- 30 years, I'm sure.

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  58. You do have things figured out. At only 30, you've become awfully aware of yourself and others. I'm only a couple months younger, and admire your creativity and generosity.

    May 30 treat you well!

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  59. I have been enjoying your blog for a year now and I must say, I look forward to it everyday. Such beautiful images and creations. They are inspiring. I too turned 30 this year and I want my 30's to be a time of confidence and service. I would love to win your box of favorites, but if I don't, I'll still look forward to hearing what you put in the box. I don't know you, but I kinda feel like I do. If we lived closer, I bet we would be friends!

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  60. How is it possible that you're only thirty?! That means I have less than five years to be as cool as you and that is too short amount of time. Happy birthday!

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  61. Happy Birthday, thirty is wondeful!

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  62. Happy Birthday to you! What a glorious attitude you have about turning 30. Thanks for all the inspiration. And not just this past month :)

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  63. Happy Birthday! I found your blog recently and I'm in love with it :) Also... small world, how do you know my cousin Melanie? (@You are my Fave) Hope you have a wonderful day and I also hope I win your fabulous giveaway!

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  64. Ok, I can't believe you've been married 12 years! That seems more amazing than the fact that you just turned 30. I have loved the past "30 Days" and the inspiration you've blown out to us like dandelion seeds.
    Happy Birthday!!

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  65. Happy Birthday! Age (and experience/wisdom) is a wonderful thing.

    {susan at persimmonandpink.com}

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  66. Happy Birthday, may the 30th year be your brightest!

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  67. Happy Birthday. Best wishes for the next 30 years.

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  68. Am a new viewer of your blog and I am enjoying it. Loved the 30 days of kindness. Sounds like you have accomplished wonderful things in your 30 years! Happy happy BD.

    xoxo

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  69. Happy Happy Birthday! I enjoy reading your blog so much and love your little etsy shop <3

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  70. giveaway or not, i wanted to wish you a most magical 30th birthday! i decided last year that i loved 30. it's a wonderful age. yes, people take you more serious, this is true. but i also FEEL YOUNGER. i don't know how its possible, but it's what 30 did to me. :) (and this year i decided i like 31 even better than 30!)
    so enjoy your day, enjoy your year, and enjoy this decade to come. you're in for a fun ride, and you, my friend, definitely deserve fun. :)
    ::hugs::
    -keely

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  71. Happy Birthday! I have enjoyed following your 30 days.

    jmshelby7@frontier.com

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  72. long time reader - never posted
    Happy Birthday!

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  74. so, you're thirty today.
    YOU'RE THIRTY TODAAAAA-AAY!!! (that's me shouting like Oprah)
    so grateful. for you.
    happy birthday, friend.
    love, lin

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  75. Happy Birthday!!

    My 30th birthday comes up next August and you've certainly inspired me to lead up to it with a little more class than I may have previously been planning on :)

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  76. happy 30th...i am so impressed with what you have done in your first 30...i can only imagine what will happen in the next 30!

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  77. Happy Birthday! I just love your blog!

    mrsb04jc at yahoo dot com

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  78. Happy Birthday! I'm running out of time to have people take me more seriously.... shoot.

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  79. happy birthday. I love your countdown to 30 idea!

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  80. I have enjoyed finding your blog and reading over your thirty days of kindness over the past month. SO inspiring! I was even telling my husband about what you did yesterday on our walk! Thank you for giving so much of yourself with this world!

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  81. Happy Birthday!!! I hope you have a wonderful day!!

    I have absolutely LOVED your 30 days of kindness posts. They are the first posts I look at on my reader each day!! Thank you for doing that!!! I'm sure I will be looking back on them often.

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  82. Happy Happy Birthday! You are so giving... may this year be even more amazing than you can imagine ♥

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  83. I have truly been inspired in the short time I've been reading your blog (since we met at Project Craft! What an amazing woman who enjoys every aspect of her life. And from what I've seen, the person who receives your gift is going to die from excitement! Hope your day is amazing and full of cake :-)

    -Randi

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  84. Your 30 Days of Kindness have been lovely! Happy 30th Birthday!

    Thank you for inspiring!

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  85. Happy birthday! i know you dont know me, but i found your blog and its such an inspiration to me! :) thank you for all that you do :)

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  86. You, my dear, are a gem.

    I've been reading for sometime now and always leave inspired and happier. Thank you.

    Happy Birthday! Cheers to you!

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  87. This really sounds so awesome. Happy Birthday!

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  88. Happy Birthday to you! You are one special lady to inspire so many people. Stay cozy on this fabulous day!

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  89. Happy Birthday! I agree, once you are a mother, it seems as if you should be thirty. Kinda silly, but true. Enjoy your thirties!

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  90. Happy Birthday. You have such a sweet blog. I am double your age this year......thirty sounds like a baby to me. I can't believe you have been married for 12 years and have five kids. I married at 19, have been married 40 years and have four adult kids.
    So again Happy Birthday and Happy Holidays.

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  91. Happy happy birthday! I found your blog and love it. I've read every single post throughout the last week and I think you're amazing.

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  92. Happy birthday. Glad you were born. Wishes for a creative year.
    danamsummers@yahoo.com

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  93. Happy, Happy Birthday! I'm so grateful for your blog and all of the creativity you put out in to the world! I hope you have a wonderful weekend full of all kinds of celebrations.

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  94. Happy Birthday!
    I started reading your blog earlier this year & have loved it! You are one of the most thoughtful & kind bloggers I have read- thank you for sharing your creativity with us.

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  95. I've been a lurker....Happy Birthday to you!!! My birthday is this Thursday and I will be 38! I have been married for 14 years and have seven children :)

    Have a fabulous day with your darling family!

    All the best,
    Laura

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  96. Hope you have a wonderfully happy Birthday, Danyelle!

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  97. love your blog. & loved your thirty things. you are a generous, kind, inspiring woman. happy birthday to YOU!

    [and yes, i come out of the woodwork for a good giveaway. shameful? maybe. :)]

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  98. That is so sweet of you to give on your birthday... plus those 30 days of kindness. You are a sweet wonderful person. Happy Birthday!!!

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  99. HAPPY BIRTHDAY. I hope you have a wonderful year x I have found your 30 days of kindness so simple and yet, so truly inspiring - THANK YOU

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  100. So, I found your blog by accident, through a friend of a friend of a friend. I agree with you in that reading something written by someone I've never met can be so uplifting and make me so happy.
    I love your creative mind and the fact that you are a "do-er". That is what I aspire to be and it really is just as easy as starting. Thank you for giving me the courage to try.
    Happy Birthday! I am not quite to where you are yet, but I hope when I am, I can find that I have done the things I wanted to do.
    PS Thanks for introducing me to the music of the Avett Brothers.

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  101. Happy, happy birthday! I get what you're saying about turning 30 and having people take you seriously. I also was/am a young wife and mom. I'm turning 28 tomorrow. 2 years to go.
    I love reading your blog! Thank you for the constant inspiration. :D

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  102. Happy Birthday!!! Thank you for posting your 30 days of kindness I would peek in everyday to see what I can do to others which was a truly a gift to me :) Thanks for sharing your kindness with others and inspiring me to do so!!!

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  103. Happy Birthday Danyelle! I turned 30 last month and it was exciting and a long time coming for me as well. I enjoyed your 30 days posts. Thanks for blogging!

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  104. Happy Birthday Danyelle! I love reading your blog and learning more about you and your family through it. I hope this is a wonderful birthday--it sure sounds like it is!

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  105. Happy Birthday! Hope it's a super duper day:)

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  106. Happy, happy birthday! What a wonderful way to ring in the new decade. May this one be better than the last!

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  107. Happy, happy day. I think you're 30 days of kindness was the perfect way to gear up. Have a great new decade!

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  108. not throwing my hat in the ring for the this giveaway... just remembering how happy your happy mail made me last year! such fun to see your favorite things. The tote is now our official library bag and I use that masking tape all of the time! thanks again for being so fabulous! xxo -elizabeth in so cal.

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  109. Well, Happy 30th! I hope it was a wonderful day for you. I sure do enjoy stopping by your tiny piece of the world and am so glad you put it out there to inspire us all. Add my name to the pot --- you had me with japanese masking tape. (It's the little things ya know.)

    Kim

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  110. HAPPY BIRTHDAY *<:)

    I have also followed your blog for the past couple months and have truly been inspired by your thirty days of kindness. Thanks for sharing! You're a great Example!

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  111. Hope your day has been as great as my month has been due to your posts! Happy Birthday!

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  112. Happy Birthday! I found your blog randomly through another blog, and have been inspired by what I've read here, especially the 30 Days of Kindness and the advent wreath suggestion from last year. Oh, and last night I just put a basket of wrapped goodies by the door for anyone who drops by this Christmas. I have you to thank for that little bit of Christmas cheer! Hope your day is full of love and laughter!

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  113. Happy Birthday! I found your blog randomly through another blog, and have been inspired by what I've read here, especially the 30 Days of Kindness and the advent wreath suggestion from last year. Oh, and last night I just put a basket of wrapped goodies by the door for anyone who drops by this Christmas. I have you to thank for that little bit of Christmas cheer! Hope your day is full of love and laughter!

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  114. Happy Birthday! Your blog is amazing. I always look forward to reading it!

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  115. I loved turning 30, too. It is nice to feel like you've acomplished a good thing or two in the last ten years. Happy, happy to you!

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  116. Happy Birthday! You've accomplished quite a bit in your 30 years!

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  117. I just started reading your blog and I LOVE IT! Very inspiring. I like kind.

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  118. Happy Birthday! I loved turning thirty too!

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  119. Happy B-day!
    And a "Thank You" from overseas...I 17 wonderful days to date due to your challenge. YOU touch the live of others, keep that for the next 30 (hopefully wonderful) years :)
    Best Wishes from Germany
    Nina

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  120. Happy Birthday to you!!! :) It's been great to see what everyday of kindness would be. Thanks for always inspiring me to be a better person. Hugs to you on your birthday!

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  121. Happy Happy Birthday, I love reading your blog

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  122. Happy Birthday! 30 is fabulous and so are you!

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  123. Happy birthday! Congrats on the big 3-0!!

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  124. Happy happy birthday! I've shared some of your posts with my husband, and he was convinced I was dandee! Ha ha! I think we must share some of the same thoughts :) Anyway, I have really enjoyed your blog, and have learned so many new things! You are so sweet, hope your day was wonderful.

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  125. Happy Birthday! you inspired me to do a little giving of my own. hope you had a great day!!

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  126. Happy HAPPY Happiest of Birthdays to YOU! I wish you much joy and many blessings in the coming year. Love your blog! Welcome to your 30's. May it be your best decade yet! :-)

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  127. happy happy birthday danyelle!

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  128. Hope you had a wonderful birthday. Thank goodness for blogging...it lets us have a peek into the lives of extremely creative people like you. Thanks for all the inspiration.

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  129. Happy birthday!! I've only been reading your blog for a month or so, but yours is one of my favorites. And what an amazing giveaway! I hope you'll post a list of the 30 things you're sending to that lucky winner, because I have a feeling it's pretty incredible.

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  130. HAPPY, HAPPY 30! 30's ROCK:)
    amanda@whitleyspace.com

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  131. Happy Birthday! Thank you for your blog. Everyday it makes me want to be a little better as a mom and a wife.

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  132. Happy Birthday Danyelle! You really have done a lot for 30 years old, I'm playing catch up, but you definitely got a head start on the kid department. Hope it was a good day, and boy I'd kill to win 30 things, any day!

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  133. Happy birthday! You are one of the first blogs I started reading this year and you have inspired me to do more crafty and giving things!! Thank you! PS 30 isn't so bad... it's 31 I'm not looking forward to!

    emily
    emmyann419@gmail.com
    morefromthemoorefamily.blogspot.com

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  134. happy birthday! here's to a year filled with beautiful memories! cheers!

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  135. happy happy birthday! i absolutely LOVE your blog...and am inspired by all you do! thanks for being such a great example, and especially for the 30 days of kindness. such a great idea!

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  136. Have a happy happy birthday. I feel like your thirties are so....sophisticated. So enjoy them for me, and tell me what it's like. :)

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  137. Happy Birthday! Your posts have been so fun to read and have inspired me to maybe do a few of my own kindesses.:) Enjoy the holidays.

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  138. Wow you've done so much before 30! You are an inspiration! Thanks for a wonderful blog. happy birthday

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  139. Happy 30th birthday, Danyelle. I too always looked forward to my 30th birthday in spite of warnings that I wouldn't. I loved it. I hope you do too. Happy day!

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  140. Happy, happy birthday. You have a wonderful blog and I look forward to the happiness and great ideas I find here all the time.

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  141. First off.. Happy Birthday! I hope you had a wonderful day filled with lots of love and happiness. I recently had a birthday, Dec 2nd, I turned 24. I too can not wait till I turn 30. Hopefully my life will be a little more established with a family of my own filled with laughter and love. Your relationship is an inspiration and I hope Im blessed with as much love as you are!

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  142. happy twenty-ten! hope it was fantastic!

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  143. Dandee good is better than Oprah good!

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  144. Happy 30th! Thanks for sharing your creativity and loveliness.

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  145. I am not good about leaving comments, but I love your blog. I hope you had a great birthday. You deserve it!

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  146. Happy birthday! May your 30s be as successful as your 20s seem to have been! (I'm trying to be the last to comment on your birthday :)

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  147. Happy Birthday! I hope it was fabulous....

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  148. Happy Birthday friend! You are way older than 30 in wisdom years! Seriously! I feel like such a lucky girl to know you so personally, and I am grateful for you for many reasons.

    You give the best advice.
    You champion me and encourage my passion.
    You inspire me to create.
    You make the cutest children who are also decent + polite little people.
    You don't hate me when I say I don't love the coat you are trying on, only to later see it on a really stylish person. (I still feel bad about that, you should have bought that coat!)
    You made one of the toughest, bravest decisions at such a young age, and I can only imagine how hard that was.
    You used to babysit my little girls. Now they are teenagers.
    You throw pretty parties.
    You married my cousin!

    I'm so grateful for your friendship, and I hope this next year is a fantastic one for you!

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  149. Happy Happy Birthday to you! I would love love love to win 30 of your favorite things! Hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday!

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  150. I have really enjoyed following your blog. It has been about 4 or 5 months now. Happy 30TH! Today was my fourth child's 16th birthday. She is an amazing lovely young woman.

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  151. Happy, happy day!!! Blessings to you for the next 30!

    Devon Carpenter
    kcflick@aol.com

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  152. Happy Birthday...

    Love your blog!

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  153. First of all, Happy 30th Birthday! It is so refreshing to hear someone actually welcoming their 30's instead of complaining :) I have loved your blog from the day I stumbled upon it. You continue to amaze me & inspire me.

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  154. Happy Birthday Danyelle!! I still remember when you and Ryan got married. I thought you were the most beautiful bride. And I think that 12 years later you are even more beautiful! I hope you had an excellent birthday and that you enjoyed every minute of it. You deserve it!

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  155. Happy Birthday! 30s are wonderful. I am now in my 34th year and it just keeps getting better and better.

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  156. Wisdom and respect...sounds like you've got things figured out. I like your attitude. You go girl!

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  157. Dear Dandee,

    First of all: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! I hope you had a wonderful time with all of the people you love!

    I follow your blog all the way to France and I just LOVE IT! I decided to "steal" you 30 days of kindness for my 30st birthday next year. This is also going to be the year my first kid will be born, so I can't wait to start a cute family just like yours!

    Really I need to say this: every time i click on you blog you brighten up my day with your beautiful pictures, your sweet thoughtful ideas for other persons and the great stories you share about your everyday life.

    I don't know if the movie made it to america, but you make me think of Amélie Poulain (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0211915/) and that's just great to see that somebody like this exists in real life!

    Take care! Béa

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  158. I wanna win! Me! 30 years old. Dude...woah.

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  159. Happy belated birthday, Danyelle! I so enjoy reading your blog - thank you for sharing a bit of your life with us!

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  160. It was my 30th birthday too.... I don't think I took it as well as you seem to. happy birthday.

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  161. Happy Birthday my dear! I hope it was a happy & blessed one & that 30+ will be nothing short of fabulous for you!

    xoxo

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  162. happy birthday!! hope your day & new year is filled with lots of good health, happiness & adventure!

    xo, Jenny / LobotoME

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  163. Happy Birthday Danyelle! What a wonderful age to be. Have a fantastic day and a year full of new possibilities.

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  164. Happy, happy birthday! Wishing you the best ...

    xoxo,
    April

    PS - What an awesome giveaway!

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  165. happy birthday. your blog is stunning. i look forward to reading it and seeing beautiful images daily.

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  166. Jennifer@thedaymans.comDecember 19, 2010 at 8:22 AM

    What a beautiful way to celebrate your 30th. Thanks for sharing with us, and happy birthday!

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  167. happy happy birthday.
    i've enjoyed your 30 days of kindness.
    thanks for the chance to win.

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  168. I'm turning 30 too! In March, but I'm still pretty excited about it. Can't think of a better early birthday present than your favorite 30 things.

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  169. Happy Birthday! We just love reading your blog!

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  170. Happy Birthday!!

    I really enyojed your 30 days of kindness. I first came to your blog on day 17th and I'm comming back every day since then :o) It has been so inspiring! Thank you.

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  171. Happy Birthday! I hope 30 is as magical as you've imagined. I can't believe you've accomplished so much already!

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  172. what?! no car?!

    happy second day of being 30! i hope it was a truly lovely day, & that you got my text.

    {"dandee awesome" may be even better that a new car. sucking up? what?!)

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  173. Happy Birthday! I stumbled across your blog and LOVE it and have really enjoyed your 30 days of kindness posts. Have a wonderful day.
    ~Jamey in Kansas City

    jameyjeppson@gmail.com

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  174. Happy 30th Birthday! I hope you have the very best day! I'm so glad I found your blog. It really has inspired me to be a little better each day. Thanks for your wonderful posts! Keep it up! :)

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  175. Happy Birthday!! I looked forward to my 30th as well! Hope it is a great year for you all!

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  176. Happy birthday. I found your blog mid-way through your thirty list and so glad I did! I've enjoyed them.

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  177. oh to be 30 again... enjoy!
    xo therese

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  178. Happiest of birthdays! I love that picture and I love all your projects. I can only imagine what your favorite things would be. Nothing except fantastic!

    chelsealexander at hotmail

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  179. Happy Birthday! From, a fellow Washingtonian follower of you blog:)

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  180. Happy Birthday Danyelle! I hope this birthday was everything you hoped it would be. I think you are amazing and am grateful for your friendship.

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  181. Oh my goodness what a treat! You inspire me to be more creative and to one day become a great mother!

    Happy bday!

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  182. What a delightful giveaway! Happy birthday to you!

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  183. Happy birthday! I'm new to your blog, but have really enjoyed the leadup to today. I hope your day exceeds your wildest wishes.

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  184. Welcome to the 30's! They are the most learning and most joy-filled years (so far). Also the steepest learning curves. Found your blog through designmom. Beautiful and inspiring. Thanks!

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  185. Happy Birthday to you. You're spirit is lovely and your blog is inspiring. Thanks!

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  186. Wow! Five kids and twelve years of marriage is a huge accomplishment for only thirty short years! I became a mama for the first time at thirty and am loving every minute of it. I am inspired by your simple style and I'd love to see what gifts you'll be giving away!

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  187. You should be the one receiving a gift! but I would love to share in your favorite things too! Happy Birthday!

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  188. I wish you a very Happy Birthday.
    Kisses & Wishes to someone who simply is the sophistication and style of simple, beautiful, good things in life!


    Have a wonderful week leading up to Christmas!

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  189. Happy Birthday! 5 more years and I'll be 30. I was just thinking about how different I am now from just 5 years ago and how so much has changed to change me. I can only imagine what the next 5 will bring. Thanks for the inspiring month!

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  190. I felt the same way turning 30, it was kind of a relief. Happy Birthday! I recently found your blog and I love it! Thank you for all the goodness you share.

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  191. Happy Birthday Dandee! I really enjoy reading your blog...you inspire me.

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  192. Almost 200 comments! I don't think I have a chance :(
    Still, from summertime in Argentina, happy birthday!
    (Discovered your blog a couple of days ago, and LOVE IT!)

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  193. Oh, bless you for wanting to be older! I'm 34 and can't believe I'm staring down the barrel of 40. I'm SO not wishing that to come soon!

    Happy birthday!

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  194. Happy Birthday! I'd LOVE to win your 30 Favorites!
    salonjuleen(at)gmail(dot)com

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