For years, I have talked about launching a blog and finally I have mustard up the courage to go for it. If you would have told me at 30 I would be a mom of two graduating soon into a mom of three, I would have laughed hysterically at you. This was not my idea of 30. Want to know what that idea was? Being in Thailand riding elephants ( which are my favorite) and taking MILF pictures next to waterfalls, while settling the night with a great steak dinner and red wine. Funny right? Instead, I am 30 weeks and drinking Caramel Brûlée Latte's and Chipotle. I was truly saddened for a while about the thought of being pregnant, but then it dawned on me how much of an unexpected blessing it is to our family. So as the opening to dirty thirty, I decided to shoot with my two kiddos and create a reminder for myself on how high my anxiety can get getting them to cooperate and pose, but most importantly engrave the memories and beauty of motherhood.
After thinking about all the things I did or planned for my birthday I decided to list some neat things for moms that may be preggers during their birthday. Oh and I couldn't resist adding the 200+ freebies for the birthday gals.
BUT FIRST...THE FREE STUFF
So there are over 235 Birthday Freebies from restaurants and stores so I will list my fav top 50 and include the link to the other 185. FYI: It's best to sign up for these freebies 1 month prior to your birthday so that they register and can be redeemed in time!
1. Benihana- Free $30 Birthday Certificate 1.Sephora- Free Gift
2. Aunt Annies - Free Classic Pretzel 2. Ulta- Free Gift
3. Texas Road House- Free Appetizer 3. Lancome- Free Gift
4. Subway- Free Lunch 4. Smashbox- Free Gift
5 TGI Fridays- Free Dessert 5. L' Occtiane- Free Gift
6. Sprinkles- Free Cupcake 6. Bare Minerals- Free gift
7. Jamba Juice- Free Small Smoothie 7. Benefit Cosmetics- Free Eyebrow Arch
8. Edible Arrangements- Free Assortment 8. Victoria Secret- Free Gift or PINK reward
9. Dip n Dots- Free Dip n Dots 9. The Body Shop- $10 Reward
10. Culver's- Free Sundae 10. Aveda- Free Gift
11. TEAVANA- Free Drink or Loose Tea
12. Cinnabon- Free Minibon
13. Chilis- Free Desert
14. Cheesecake Factory- Free Ice Cream
15. California Pizza- Free Desert
16. Big Al's Staekhouse- Free Cheesesteak
17. BD's Mongolian BBQ- Free Meal
18. Cold Stone Creamery- Free Scoop
19. BGR The Burger Joint- Free Birthday Burger
20. GODIVA- Free Gift
21. Ruth's Chris Steak House- Free Desert
22. Red Robin (hummm)- Free Burger ( Did you do the hummm? lol)
23. Qdoba- Free Burrito
24. Pinkberry- Free Yogurt
25. Outback Steakhouse- Special Birthday Gift
26.Original Pancake House- Free Entree'
27. Olive Garden- Free Appetizer or Desert
28. Nothing Bundt Cakes- Free Bundtlet
1. AMC Birthday Freebie- Birthday Popcorn 1. The Container store- Free Gift
2. Dave And Busters- Free $10 Game Play 2. Journey's- 15% off on your Birthday
3. Regal Entertainment- Free Admission 3.Old Navy- Free Birthday Surprise
4. Showcase Cinemas- Free Birthday Popcorn 4. Express- Free Birthday Reward
5. Cinemark- Free Concession 5. Famous Footwear- Free Gift
6. AMF Bowling- Free Bowling 6. Best Buy- Free $5 Reward
7.Brunswick Bowling- 2 Free Games 7. Anthropologie- Birthday Coupon 15% off
BIRTHDAY ACTIVITIES...WHEN PREGNANT
Sip And Paint Movie Date
Photo Shoot Travel- Drive if you cannot fly.
Pajama Party Brunch With the Besties
Dinner With Friends + Family Shopping- Take advantage of Freebies
Concert Prenatal Massage
Spa Date Karaoke
Do you have any ideas that you would like to contribute to my list? Share the details with me! I love hearing of other awesome ideas.