live every day like it's your birthday.

Though I didn't think it possible, I have Paris Hilton to thank for the quote which inspired today's post. {cv} turns 29 today, so it's time to celebrate! In her infinite wisdom, Paris reminds us that birthdays aren't just for one day a year--we should be celebrating them every day. How much more joyful would our lives be if we lived like it was our birthday all the time? I always walk with an extra spring in my step on May 29th, but I'm deciding from now on to make a conscious effort to celebrate those I love every day. 

Last year, {cv} was away on work travel, but I'm so happy to have him home this year. I have a few fun things up my sleeve to make his day memorable, but I don't want to ruin the surprise in case he sees this post. Thanks to Paris Hilton, I'm pledging to make each day of his 29th year {and beyond} more special than the day before. He deserves it :)

What is your favorite birthday tradition--old or new?
{Mine? I still use the candle holders from my first birthday cake!} xoxo {av}



  1. just realized that I dont have a birthday tradition :(

    But my mother does call me every year at the exact time that I was born....which is like 4AM! LOL


  2. happy birthday to chris!!!! i hope you guys have a great time celebrating! xo

  3. Lunch with my cousins at my/our favorite restaurant. I look forward to it every year!

  4. Happy Birthday to {CV}! I love making birthdays memories & my husband and I always try to do a night away somewhere local. Usually Maine for him & NYC for me :)

  5. Awww, happy birthday! I actually don't have a tradition anymore but when I was little I used to go to Santa Cruz every year. It was pretty awesome.

  6. Happy Birthday CV!!! Hope y'all have a great time!

  7. Happy Birthday CV! Can't wait to see what you have planned for him! In my family, we do a nice dinner for each members birthday every year. We're not super big on gifts, but a good meal surrounded by family is the perfect one. Although I have to confess - my birthday is in November and this year we did my birthday dinner in March!

  8. Happy Birthday CV!! I absolutely love birthdays - always have and always will.
    We are celebrating our little ones 1st birthday this weekend so big excitement this week!

    I have started new traditions with our sweet family - I bake a cake and balloons with breakfast in bed in the morning, and then special gifts. i have also been singing "happy birthday" to SJ all week so she will know and recognise it on Saturday...

  9. Very cute design. :) Happy birthday to cv, and happy (almost) anniversary. :)

  10. great quote, but if i lived everyday like it's my birthday, i'd probably be very fat. HA!

    FEST (food, style, travel)

  11. you are so cute! :) i love that we're both may babies btw. happy birthday cv!!!