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I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.

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Happy 30th birthday to me!!! :mrgreen:

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The second part of my b-day extravaganza was a surprise party at Max & Dylan’s in Charlestown. My husband, with the help of Marie, my mom, and sister, coordinated a wonderful birthday celebration for me. (Many thanks to Marie for snapping all of these photos!)

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My mom and sister did the flowers for the party. They were so pretty!

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My sister also made a Wall-O-Tina with photos of me from the past 30 years. Let’s just say that I had  A LOT of awkward years– bangs, perms, strange fashion choices. I loved it! 😀

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Mal ordered 3 dozen cupcakes from Babycakes (my fav!) for the party. He’s my hero!

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After the cooking class, I had an idea that something more was happening that evening, but I didn’t expect a room full of my friends and family when I arrived at Max & Dylan’s, especially since just Marie greeted us at the door. She brought me into a separate room where everyone yelled “surprised” when I walked through the door. I was definitely surprised! (Ali got a great pic of my reaction!)

I was immediately given a birthday shot to celebrate! 😉

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I <3 Mal!!! Best guy ever!

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The Wall-O-Tina was really something special! 😉

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The best part of the evening was a scrapbook that Mal made for me with the help of my family and friends (which is why he spent so much time in the office the other night.)

A couple of months ago, Mal emailed my family and friends to invite them to my 30th birthday. If they couldn’t make it, he asked that they send a photo and/or message to include in the scrapbook. It was such a sweet gift!

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I got a little teary-eyed reading some of the entries, but I also laughed a ton! I’ve done some ridiculous things over the years! It was cool to see that some of my blogger buddies contributed to it, too. Sabrina, Beth, Meghann, Erika, Chels, Susie, and Shannon all sent photos and birthday wishes. Thanks, guys!! :mrgreen:

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One blogger even came to my party last night! Ali!!! Love her!

So many of my family and friends came out for my birthday! I felt so loved! 😀

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It was a truly FANTASTIC 30th birthday!!! :mrgreen:

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82 Comments

  1. Wow, Mal wins hubby of the year award! What a wonderful party! I love the Wall-O-Tina and the scrapbook! How sweet of him to reach out to all of your family and friends (even in the blog community)! I hope I can have just as an amazing 30th birthday party as you! Happy (early) Birthday!!!

  2. Oh it love it, I KNEW it had to be a surprise party!!! MAl did a wonderful job planning–cupcakes and scrapbook?! 😀 Glad you had such an awesome birthday celebration! ;D

  3. You look great, Tina! Happy birthday 😀 It looks like a TON of fun. I love the Wall-O-Tina! Do you have any closer up pictures? Mal is so sweet 😉

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  4. AHHHH!!!!! So exciting!!! What a wonderful party!!!! Just fabulous! I’m now really looking forward to putting together my friend’s 30th birthday party at the end of July!

    Glad it was the best EVER!!

  5. the thought that mal went through MONTHS of planning for such a thoughtful gift made me tear up. You are very blessed to have such a supportive network of family and friends. And that color on you? GOR-GEOUS!

  6. Awww Mal is the best ever. I love the scrapbook he put together, so thoughtful. It looks like you had a great time, the secret was definitely worth the wait!!! I hate thing like the Wall O Tina as they make you remember what you were like when you were younger!!!

  7. Aww Tina, that is amazing!! You are so lucky to have such a sweet, thoughtful husband! That looks like such fun! Happy Birthday!

  8. Happy birthday gorgeous!

    seriously…i love surprises…especially when you have no idea! That was so nice of him. Eric did that for my 21st bday and I will never forget how shocked I was. He flew in my dad and best friend from NB and the look on my face was truly priceless when I walked into the room.. It is the best feeling in the world to have a bunch of people there to celebrate your day. 🙂 Have a good rest of the weekend!

  9. HAPPY 30th BIRTHDAY! I love the scrapbook idea. I’m sure you’ll have fun looking back at those pictures. Enjoy your birthday weekend through the rain drops.

  10. what a great birthday!! your husband is so sweet. it’s great to see that nice guys do still exist. glad to see you had a wonderful birthday celebration!!

  11. Happy Birthday!
    Ijust read both parts of your birthday supises! What an awesome night! I love the idea of the cooking school – what a great experience!! And then to finish the night with all your family and friends = perfect!!!!

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