Why you should celebrate your birthday all month!

Umm… apparently you people really love pancakes!  In other news, March is my birthday month!  Today I’ve got a guest post from Steph, a fellow birthday-loving, March-birthday blogger.  (Is it a Pisces thing?)  Enjoy!

Hello Beauty School Dropout readers! I’m Steph and you can normally find me over at Life According to Steph blogging about recipes, books, my three pugs, my card of a husband, and life in general. Since Sarah and I are both March babies, we’re trading birthday posts this month and today I’m here to share with you why I celebrate my March 15th birthday all month.

1. Birthdays are the reason we’re here.

I will never regret a day of getting older (and I turned 37 this year) because it’s a privilege denied to many. It seems like something that should be celebrated more than one day a year. I truly love celebrating it.

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2. More celebrations = more cake.

I tend to choose strawberry cakes unless we’re talking about my mom’s chocolate cake with buttercream icing. I try to schedule something fun to do every week. While they might be things I’d do in any given month, I always add “birthday” in front of them to make them seem more special.

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3. A month-long celebration means a month of gifts from me to me.

My birthday month happily coincides with Free Iced Coffee Mondays from Dunkin Donuts, so I’m automatically winning. I save up gift certificates from Christmas to spend in March as well. I always buy myself an Essie nail polish for spring and a new pair of Sanuk yoga mat flip flops for summer in my birthday month. Then I might pick a big gift, like a nice bag, sneakers or shoes. I space them out so it seems like a steady stream of awesome all month.

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4. While material gifts are lovely, the best gift of all is the gift of time.

I’m normally very good about taking time for me, I always love to take a few hours every month to get my laser treatment adelaide, my nails and my hair done. However, I’m also a person who can be obsessive about making sure my To Do list is done. During the month of March I’m more likely to give myself permission to let things slide and spend more weekend afternoons doing one of my favorite things – reading.

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5. The week after my birthday is always the first day of spring.

More daylight, warmer temps, green…it’s only right to continue to wave the celebratory flags especially after a winter like this one. Why not ride the birthday wave throughout the month?

What about you? How do you like to celebrate your birthday?

SMD

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Anyone who knows me knows that I think we should all celebrate our birthday month, not just a birthday.  Hop over to Steph’s blog and give her some birthday love, too!  

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30 thoughts on “Why you should celebrate your birthday all month!

  1. I think it is perfect that you celebrate the way you do. Reading, cake, giving yourself slack! Amen on the getting older. My birthday is not a big deal to me,
    but the best is having all of my chickens poolside for a little celebration! Thank God I am a summer baby! When you were born the daffodils were out in absolute full bloom! They are one of my favorite flowers! If I liked worms and dirt, I would plant a zillion bulbs!
    So happy your birthday is on a Saturday this year and it is supposed to be 60!
    Early Felix Cumpleanos(sp?)
    Love your MOMMA

  2. I do this every year – a whole month dedicated to my birthday. I have all kinds of dates and activities and I spoil myself more than usual. It’s once a year and it’s all about celebration! 🙂 Great post, i feel others should enjoy their birthday more – it’d be a yearlong celebration if we did! 🙂 We might be a bit poor but I think we can manage – it’s all about good times 😀 Have a great one Sarah and Steph! -Iva
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  3. I think I’m too low key! I want strawberry cake WITH buttercream.
    Usually I get my free Starbucks coffee and my free ice cream sundae at the local place. My husband makes dessert and gives me choices for dinner.
    Sometimes I get a surprise trip, but rarely!

  4. happy birthday! the best gift of all IS time. i like to celebrate by going out and doing something fun or adventurous (as adventurous as you can be with two kids) for the day. Everyone’s exhausted by the end of the day, but I love it. 🙂
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