Adam is so sneaky! He snapped this picture of me before I got out of bed this morning:

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Just wearing my princess tiara like I always do on my birthday!

It’s not just any birthday either it’s my 29th birthday. I’m not really sure what terrible and/or magical things happen when you turn 30, but I plan to fully enjoy my 29th year!

Instead of a normal post I thought I’d put up a video today since I’m in a chatty mood.

You know how a lot of bloggers write posts along the lines of, “if we were meeting up for coffee this is what I would tell you?” Well, this is sort of like that! The video doesn’t include current events in my life, but it does include some important facts like my favorite TV show from childhood (hint: it came on after Are You Afraid of the Dark?) and who my favorite vampire is (silly question with so many good answers)!

I also show off my excellent writing and drawing skills, like this:

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I hope you enjoy getting to know me a little better through this video (and apologies that my hair and makeup are struggling, but I recorded this video at 10:30 last night!),

Have a great day everyone! If you see a cupcake today eat it for me since it’s my 29th birthday and I can’t possibly eat 29 cupcakes alone :). Together we can accomplish this goal, I believe in us!

What was your favorite TV show as a child?
Do you like to eat anything special on your birthday?



  1. Lisa @ Running Out Of Wine

    Happy birthday!! I hope I come across a cupcake today so I can eat it for your birthday:)
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  2. Sam @ Grapefruit & Granola

    Happy Birthday! I tend to go a little crazy with desserts on my bday 🙂
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  3. Heather

    Happy Birthday! I loved your video. You are too cute!

    (andplusalso: I think my vampire answer would have been the same as yours. Embarrassing guilty pleasure, indeed!)
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  4. Heather @ GirlGoesRunning

    I’m embarrassed to tell you I haven’t watched Twilight! I was obsessed with Buffy the Vampire Slayer (the movie) and I was disappointed when they made a series because I felt like there could only be One Buffy…lol. How lame!

    Even though I teach lower elementary my handwriting is not that awesome. If I really concentrate for the kids when I’m writing on that big chart paper with markers, it’s not too bad, haha.

    Happy Birthday Kristina!!!!!!!!!! (<3 Heather & Lola)
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  5. cheryl

    HaPpY BiRtHdAy!!! I will take it upon myself to eat a cupcake for you today!!! For my birthdays I always have canolis!

    You should definitely wear a tiara today, and maybe your marathon medal!!
    Enjoy your day!
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  6. Kerry

    Happy Birthday!! My birthday is during the week of Thanksgiving, so I usually get pies and tofurkey (I’m vegetarian). If I do find some cupcakes, I will certainly eat one for ya!
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  7. Kristen @ Glitter and Dust

    Happy Birthday, Kristina. Doesn’t Baskin Robbins offer a free birthday scoop? ☺ I’ve never watched the Angel series, but perhaps this should be added to my Netflix list? I’m a fan of the Twilight series too – Edward is hot. No denying that!

    I think you have great handwriting. It’s very fun and bubbly. I think my favorite TV show as a child was probably Saved By The Bell or Full House. When I was really little I was obsessed with the Carebears. Obsessed.

    Have a wonderful day!!!
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  8. Courtney @ Running For Cupcakes

    Happy Birthday Kristina!! You know I got you on getting a little closer to your goal of 29 cupcakes 😉
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  9. Denise

    Happy Birthday! I just ate a piece of cake, does that count as a cupcake? I think it should count so you can get to 29 cupcakes consumed in your honor today. 🙂 I love to eat a brownie a la mode on my birthday…so delicious!
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  10. Megan @ Meg Go Run

    I have so much to say!

    1. I loved listening to your video while I stretched after my workout. It is much more fun to watch you than The View!

    2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! Enjoy the last year of your 20s! As someone who has just started her 33rd year on this earth, I can assure you that 30 is just a number and I promise you nothing bad happens after the big 3-0. IF anything, people take you more seriously when there is a 3 in front of your age.

    3. I remember watching SNICK! For awhile it was Clarissa, Roundhouse, Ren and Stimpy, and then Are You Afraid of the Dark. I LOVED that show even though it scared the crap out of me. I have never seen I Love Lucy. I know, crazy.

    4. Paul watched Buffy growing up. 🙂 I too am properly ashamed of enjoying Twilight.

    5. I have REALLY bad handwriting. I know I am an elem. school teacher, but I was a MUSIC major, which means I was never held accountable for my handwriting. 🙂 We have similar writing only in the fact that we fuse printing and cursive. Like the way you wrote “meow”. I do that too because it’s faster!

    I hope you have a wonderful birthday and that Adam and Cecil treat you like the special woman you are!
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  11. karen

    I hope you have a wonderful birthday !!
    Love the video chats!
    I admit I am Edward lover, yes I am total old nerd lol and I don’t care! It’s fun escape. I also loved the Bloodlines series, Richelle Mead, she wrote vampire Academy I read them, but I really liked her later characters in Bloodlines 🙂

    No worries on the “aging”, nothing bad happens till you are much closer to 50 lol I always tell my run buddy the 30’s are the BEST decade! You will be in the best shape of your life, have a lot more knowledge about healthy living and eating, and you will feel more confident 🙂
    So cheers!
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  12. Jenn @ Running on Lentils

    Great birthday pic, lol! Happy birthday! Here’s to a great year ahead!
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  13. Running Schlub

    Happy birthday ?
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  14. Helly

    Enjoy 29 but let me tell you, I have been having the time of my life at 30!!! 😀
    Oh and I ate a Snickers for you 😉
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  15. Ali @ Hit the Ground Running

    I was OBSESSED with SNICK!! I loved old school Nick so much.

    Happy birthday!! It seems like you had a great day!
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  16. Kristin @ A Mom on the Run

    Happy Birthday! I hope you had a great day!
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  17. James @ HalfMarathonJames

    Happy birthday!! I had mine on Sunday, and celebrated with a run… I wouldn’t worry about hitting 30. Just because we get older, it doesn’t mean we have to grow up… 😉
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