I’M THIRTY!!! The big 3-0!
Today was a normal, hum-drum day. That’s what happens when you’re a mama and your birthday falls on a weekday :) The kids and I ate maple glazed old fashioned donuts as a treat for breakfast and Jem and I shared one of the new Pumpkin Spice bottled Frappuccino. When we bought the case at Costco Jemma specifically asked if she was old enough, now that she’s 6, to have more than one sip of my coffee. I told her that in honor of my birthday she could have half a coffee with me … I’ve never seen a happier little girl! #raisingacoffeequeen
We buzzed through schoolwork and joined friends at an indoor trampoline park to get out our wiggles. Afterwards, the kids said we should go to Panera for my birthday lunch and I obliged … nothing like a Turkey Bravo and Autumn Soup to celebrate! Reid went to town town on my turkey and he was literally licking his lips for more soup. We mega napped and woke just in time for an adventure when Mimi got home from school.
My mama made chicken pad thai for dinner and it was delish. Recipe coming soon because ohmygoodness it was fab! Dominic is out of town, hence my mama cooking, but he has made BIG promises to make up for missing my birthday with celebrations this weekend and Broadway tickets in Seattle next year! We’re going to see the King and I!
My littles are asleep now and I’m planning to binge watch all the Fall debuts that I have recorded, but I couldn’t close out the night without saying, “LILY JADE IS GIVING AWAY $250 TO ONE OF YOU IN HONOR OF MY BIRTHDAY!!!!!”
Will you choose a bag in the new charcoal grey color? Something with jade interior? The classy giant that can fit everything? My old love, the Madeline, or my new love the Rosie? Leave a comment with your dream bag and enter the giveaway below!
Thank you to Lily Jade for sending me the Rosie in Brandy. It’s the perfect size for this mama of 3 and even doubles as a hip briefcase of sorts when I sneak out to work at the coffee shop!
Diane Hoosier says
I would love Madeline in black! Perfect for work!
Oh my goodness! For so long I’ve been eyeing these bags now with my little girl on the way mama needs a stylin diaper bag. I love the Madeline in Brandy.
Kara Scott says
Oh goodness, they are all so beautiful. I don’t know if I can decide! The Madeline or the Rosie or even the Meghan would all be a dream to have, especially since I will have 2 under two soon! :)
Nancy Jones says
I want a charcoal Elizabeth. I love the new jade colored lining! It’s gorgeous!
Such dreamy bags! Anything in that rich natural brown to be would be such a treat.
Jess Elaine says
Oh MY goodness! I would DIE to win a Madeline in literally any color. We are expecting number 4 (shhhhhh) and none of my bags look presentable!
These are so BEAUTIFUL!
I love the Madeleine or the McKenna in camel!
Oooo I have wanted one of these for a while now!! Love the Rosie in brandy & jade!!
Loving the Madeline! So many choices when picking a diaper bag for the first time!
Happy birthday Gretchen! The Elizabeth in camel is amazing!
There wasn’t too many of those bonus entries I needed to do, only because I already stalk…I mean follow Gretchen and Lily Jade. Would love one of the bags for my first baby due end of April though! 🎒👜💼😍
Heather Leacy says
Oh man… I don’t even know what I would pick. But it’d be a lot of fun to get to go shopping! :D
Lisa L. says
I LOVE the Cailin in Royal Purple… I have no idea why it’s in the Outlet because I think it’s such the prettiest color.
Duana Lester says
Happy Belated Birthday!
I am torn between the Meggan and the Elizabeth in Brandy and Jade. They look like fantastic bags, no wonder you rave about them SO much.
I love the Madeline in black or brown
Savannah Bates says
Happy Birthday Gretchen! cute bag! I think the Madeline in green is kinda fun! 😄
I want a Rosie!!
Such a tough call, I think the Meggan. This mama needs something to convert to a bookbag (my favorite feature) with three boys 4 and under 🙈! Thanks for the opportunity.
Lee mckeon says
I love the McKenna In Black!
Elizabeth in Brandy =)
Ann Wiley says
Happy belated birthday! What an awesome giveaway! I’ve been eyeing a Meggan in black since we found out about the babies. I keep promising myself I’ll buy one eventually!
Happy birthday, sweet friend! I’ve ALWAYS loved the Elizabeth is camel. Such a dream! Especially since it can be worn as a backpack. My mama back needs a break!
The Madeline in brandy is beautiful! But so is the bag you have! Happiest of birthdays, Gretchen!
The Meggan in navy canvas is to die for! It’s my dream bag :)
Oh my! I love the Madeline in camel… so gorgeous!
I would love to have a Rosie in brandy!!
Stephanie Phelps says
I am dreaming of the Elizabeth Red Canvas & Silver
Ellie Wright says
I like the Shaylee Brandy & Jade.
Jasmine Himes says
Oh the Madeline in camel is just amazing and matches my new cowboy boots I got for my 30th
I love the Rosie in Brandy!!
Diema Roth says
I don’t have any, but I would ADORE Elizabeth in brandy and jade!!!!
Sandra Caballero says
Happy 30th Birthday!! I remember when I turned the big 3-0 got me thinking that I was going to be sad getting older. Actually I was wrong. We only get older and wiser. Having my daughters doesn’t make me feel old. I usually forget how old IAM. 😂
The bag I dream to have is the Elizbeth Brandy & Jade. The side pockets is what I love and the inside is washable! That is the best part 😍
Yes, I agree! I think I genuinely like getting older these days :)
Renee Walters says
I love their Rosie Black & Red Bag! It is so pretty!
Mallorie Owens says
Hope you had a wonderful 30th! I’ve had my eye on the Brandy in black.
Mollie b says
I love the Rosie!
Good Golly Miss Molly. Luv the rosie. . Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. :)
shannon fowler says
Its hard to chose just one but i really like madeline in red and silver. its a great pop of color for the fall and winter months.
Richard Brandt says
I dream of Madeline with the light brandy & jade
Cathy Oppedisano says
I am dreaming of the Organizer In Jade, Product Code: BB-JDE-L-GLD. That is a special color and a useful item.
I’d LOVE a Madeline bag!
Liz McMillian says
OMG! It is SO hard to pick one! I am in love with ALL of them! I think my first pick would be the Madeline Black and Red…but I also #love the Elizabeth Red Canvas & Silver and we can’t forget the Meggan Black Canvas & Silver! I really love them all!!
courtney b says
I love the Elizabeth in navy :)
so pretty! thanks!
Happy Birthday, dear friend!! Amazing giveaway! Seriously, they are all a dream to think about but I think I love the Madeline Brandy Jade most.
Happy birthday!! I’ve always loved all of their bags !😍
So hard to choose! I have the Madeline and love it but I want the Rosie!
How to choose a favorite?!? I want them all😁
I really like the Madeline .
meghan bruce says
Madeline in black
What fun bags! I love the clean lines of the McKenna in black.
Kenia Guzman says
I’ve been eyeing the Madeline in black! Absolutely gorgeous diaper bag that can double as a purse when going out! So cute, what an amazing g giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity
Leeana Borja says
I love your Rosie! I have a black canvas Meggan and a camel Elizabeth. A brandy Caroline is on its way, but I’m dreaming of a black Rosie or black Shaylee!!
Madeline camel and jade. Thanks!
Sara Foreman says
The Meggan or the Elizabeth would be awesome for all my work stuff! Right now i am using an old army backpack of my husband’s 😊
Amber Ludwig says
I love the Madeline in Brandy and Jade!! What a tough choice though!! They are all gorgeous!!
Love the Madeline, especially in Brandy. So lovely!
The Shaylee in Brandy with the jade interior is my dream bag!
My perfect bag would be a Madeline in Camel and Jade. So stunning!! Happy Belated birthday!! 😊
Cindy B says
Elizabeth in Brandy (I think); actually there are several I LOVE but this is the one I come back to the most.
Robyn Heath says
Happy belated birthday! (I can relate on the weekday-grown-up birthday issue!)
I love the Elizabeth in Camel!
Jennifer Hall says
I really like the Rosie but ALL of them are beautiful!!
Alda Vicencio says
Rosie! Love the unique shape!
I’d love the Meggan in Brandy!! I used to want the Madeline but the Meggan looks like it’s larger to fit all of our toddlers things, haha.
Vero M says
Rosie is too cute!
hard to choose. something in camel and jade for sure.
Love The Madeline!
M Clarkson says
Would get the madeline!
Cheryl B says
I love the Madeline bag! It is perfect!
I want the new gray so badly!!!
Heidi Duncan says
Beautiful Rosie bag! Six year olds have more accessories when traveling on “Momma and me” adventures than I had thought possible!
I love the Madeline camel and jade bag- what a perfect school bag it would be!
nidhi chauhan says
OMG so many awesome bags. Hard to pick only one. But first I want to buy Elizabeth Camel & Jade! so pretty.
carol clark says
Elizabeth Brandy & Jade
HBD!! And I feel like I want every LJ bag. I have a stalking issue w their website but think my favorite is the Meggan as I’ve always been an overpacker so feel the bigger the better!! Lol
Alda Vicencio says
I love love love lilyjade!
Oooh, I love my namesake bag! The Elizabeth, on brandy
Christina Weedon says
McKenna! No… Madeline.. or Elizabeth..
I can’t decide!!
Caroline In Black is STUNNING I’m in desperate need of a new bag 😬
Hmmmm, tough choice indeed! MEGGAN NAVY CANVAS & SILVER or MCKENNA BRANDY & LAVENDER :)
A Shaylee or Rosie <3
Happy Birthday! Love the new grey color!
Brittnee R says
So awesome ! I’ve been fawning over Lily Jade for awhile now. I would probably choose a Rosie In charcoal. 😍
It’s so hard to choose one! Either Meggan or Rosie.
Francisque Mensing says
Also, thank you for the opportunity to enter a fabulous giveaway <3
Francisque Mensing says
Oops! Forgot to say, I have a Cailin and love it (what would I give for a Cailin in charcoal and jade, with a backpack option like I’d been asked about? OMG that would be the PERFECT DREAM BAG!)
Although, I think I’d probably pick a Shaylee of the ones with a jade interior currently offered right now. I want the backpack option, but the outer pockets have to be a specific way and I think only Shaylee would give me that. Maybe Madeline, but I’m iffy about the flap . . . I’m pretty picky about my pockets!
The brandy shaylee’!!
Cami Veach says
Love Lily Jade and Rosie has always made my heart beat fast! Love at first sight 😍
I would be so so grateful to win a camel Madeline <3 Perfect for my 2nd baby coming in November ^_^
The Shaylee in brandy and jade!!
Noe Crockett says
Charcoal Elizabeth. 😍
Happy birthday!! :)
Gah! How do I narrow it down to 1!? I can’t. Lol. I’d have to go with either charcoal Elizabeth or Brandy Rosie. Both look gorg.
I’ve had my eye on beautiful shaylee and rosie 🙈
Celina Jones says
I love the Elizabeth in charcoal and jade!!
Michelle Castonguay says
Hope you had a wonderful birthday! I have my eyes on a black Rosie! My brand you Meggan needs a friend!
Definitely the Meggan
Cera McKinsey says
I’m totally in love with Rosie! I just ordered it in Camel and Jade. I can’t wait for it to arrive!!!
Happy belated birthday! My hubby turned 39 this yes we too! I keep reminding him it is just a number and your are only as old as you let yourself be!
Now those Lily Jade bags! I am drooling over the Gray Elizabeth (my new little boy is Grayson!), and the camel Rosie!
I think the Meggan. Orginally I wanted Elizabeth but the extra space in the Meggan looks amazing
Pariya Nganthavee says
Hope you’d an awesome celebration! And hope Reid will feel better soon. My boy’s gums have been bothering him too but we don’t have the space in the house for a glider. So it’s been pretty much mama being his glider around the house.
The Rosie looks gorgeous in you too!! It’s so my kind of style. So I’ve have to say the Rosie and in charcoal (because I love cool neutrals).
Thank you to lily jade for the wonderful giveaway.
Jacky Kincaid says
I would love to try the new elizabeth!
Alyssa De Mint says
Any really! But preferably charcoal Elizabeth or shaylee
Jill H says
I’m dreaming of Madeline and Shaylee in camel lately. It’s a toss up. I used to think Rosie was definitely my girl but have been having second thoughts. Thanks for a great giveaway and Happy Birthday!
How generous! I love the black Shaylee!
I would love to try the Rosie or Meggan
Happy birthday! I’d love a Madeline!
Rachel Teshima says
They keep coming out with new designs but I’ve followed them since the beginning and have always wanted an ELIZABETH in Camel!! :-) Thanks for this giveaway!
Loooove Lily Jade! I have the camel Rosie and it’s beautiful! I have my eye on the charcoal Elizabeth now though!!!
Angie Franjul says
I want the Elizabeth or the Madeline in Black or Brandi so badly :) thanks for the giveaway and happy birthday
McKenzie B. says
Happiest of Birthdays!!! I have LOVED my 30’s so far and wish the same for you ;)
I have been following (okay …. stalking!!) Lily Jade for a few months now. Every time I think I’ve “for sure” decided on my favorite, I change my mind within a few days!! Haha. SOOOOO many amazing options!!! But my “short list” of favorites is Rosie in camel/jade and Meggan in either brandy or charcoal (both with the new jade lining), I also LOVE the look of Shaylee in brandy, but since we recently found out that we’ll soon have 2 under 2 (so happy, but still slightly overwhelmed!) I know I’ll need one of the bigger bags. Fingers crossed!!! Thanks for the chance!
Obsessed with the Shaylee in black and the Elizabeth in gray!!!
The Elizabeth in any color!
Stephanie hurtado says
Shaylee in Brandy is so beautiful!!!
Liz H. says
A Madeline in Brandy would be amazing! Had my third little one four weeks ago and we are bursting at the seams here! 😆
Cassie May says
I love lily jade and i sooo want one of the gray ones!!
alexis caldwell says
I am dreaming of the rosie in black! I think it is the perfect bag to transition from baby bag to purse.
I would love anything in the new gray color! So pretty and my fave neutral color!
Tanya Petrenko says
Sounds like a simple but wonderful way to celebrate your birthday! I would love the Rosie in charcoal!! 😍
Happy birthday and welcome to 30!! I love your pics, I think I’d have to debate between Rosie and Meggan!
Happiest of birthdays, Gretchen! I’m crushing on the Meggan in canvas!
I’ve been dreaming of a brandy Shaylee forever now! I have faith that one day I’ll obtain one!
Love this! And lily jade! I am dying to get my hands on a brandy Shaylee with the new teal lining 😍😍😍
Happy birthday and thank you for this opportunity! I would love to get a gray Meggan!
I’m so torn between a Madeline in black or Rosie in brandy. I love the leather so, so much! Lily Jade is so generous. I hope you love your Rosie!
Carryssa R says
Rosie or Meggan in brandy or black
Jessica Dinnie says
The new Meggan in gray.. the lining is everything!
Madeline in black leather would be amazing!
Jordan Carney says
I would love a brandy Meggan!!
A Meggan! Or maybe a Rosie.
There’s no wrong choice!
If I won I think it would be between the Camel and black color. ‘Maybe a Madeline or a Shaylee.
I would love a Meggan, but the Rosie is gorgeous especially with the backpack option. I’m torn!
I would love a Shaylee or Madeline. I’ve been eyeing these bags for such a long time and they look perfect in every way.
Happiest of birthdays!!! Hope you enjoyed Costco and Panera. I really miss those places! Haha. Your kids are adorable. Ps- I’m imagining your Rosie, but in charcoal! These bags are absolutely lovely.
Classic giant bag in brown would be a dream! Having our first baby girl in February, love love love these bags!
How do you choose just one?!?
I would choose the Rosie in brandy!
Sara Ann Arey says
Madeline in camel is haunting my dreams!
I love them all!! Especially the Elizabeth!
Kendra M says
I’d love something in charcoal! That new color is gorgeous!
Alene Conner says
Thanks for the great giveaway! I love lily jade!
I’d love to try a LJ bag, they look so beautiful
Brooke Tokanang says
I dreamed of the Madeline in brandy, but now I can’t decide if I want the Rosie in brandy or charcoal! 😮😬😍😍😍 Thanks for the giveaway!
I’m dreaming of a charcoal Meggan!!! Thank you for this opportunity.
Alena Fuhrman says
I would love a Rosie or Elizabeth in Camel…maybe a Meggan in Brandy?? How to decide?!
Megan W says
I have a Cailin right now and love her, but am hoping to be able to get one of the new gray bags… Now just to decide which one!!! Thank you for this chance to win one! :-)
Love the bag! So classy
Amanda Powell says
My dream bag is n Elizabeth in Camel and Jade! Hoping to win one one of these days since it’s not in our budget. I’ve had to settle for a leather tote I bought on Zulily until my Lily Jade dreams come true!
Happy belated birthday Mama!! You have a beautiful family!
My dream Lily Jade bag is a charcoal Meggan! I babywear and am about to have my second child so I neee a big beautiful bag to carry all of our crap 😜
Thank you so much for giving all of us ladies a chance to win one! So very gracious of you and Lily Jade 💙
Kelsey S says
Happy birthday! Sounds like a perfect day 😊 Loving that Rosie, she’s a beauty!
Megan McF. says
Definitely camel Elizabeth! ♡
I love all the lily jade bags, they’re so beautiful! I’m pregnant with my first and turning 30 in 2 months. This would be a perfect bday present 🎁
I would LOVE an Elizabeth in grey!!
Hard to choose just one Lily Jade bag, they are all amazing!! Shaylee is the one I’ve had my eye on. Especially in Brandy!
Rebecca Schneckenburger says
I would love to try a new charcoal Madeline. It looks lovely.
McKenzie Kelley says
Love love loveeee these bags! Sadly I’m a photographer and 99% of my extra money has to go back into my business so one of these gorgeous bags is not in my budget. Any one of the brown bags I’d choose!
Lindsay Norvell says
Love the Madeline in Brandy!
the Rosie has always been my favorite, but never considered it bc it wasn’t a backpack. Would Love the brand new one now that they have added that feature.
I love them all! However, I am dreaming about the new camel madeline with jade interior.
Happy birthday! (: I dream of a charcoal Meggan or Rosie. Come December, I’ll join the two under two club. So something big and beautiful is a must! PS my daughter shows signs of also joining the ranks of future coffee queens. Caffeine runs strong in our family. (;
Leigh Williams says
Thanks for doing this giveaway!such an awesome gift!
Jennifer Villegas says
I would love a Meggan in brandy, or a Rosie in charcoal. ❤️
Sarah McCracken says
Dreaming of the Rosie in camel 😍
I have been pining away for Rosie in black
Tiffany S. says
Happy birthday!! A Rosie would be a dream. Gorgeous family mama!
Happy birthday and what a lovely giveaway!
I’d love an Elizabeth in brandy!
Jenny P says
Rosie has me swooning :)
Alycia Mundall says
charcoal Elizabeth looks soooooooooooo beautiful!!!
william mundall says
Rosie…buy I dont know what color yet!!!
Julie Vieux says
I am coveting a Rosie in camel with the new updates. Can’t wait for her to be a backpack!
Happy birthday and many blessings to you and your family.
Rody Clark says
Happy birthday!!! I have a hard time making decisions! So at this point I’m not too sure which one I would pick, but the new linings are so beautiful!
Happy birthday! I love these bags, and would love a camel Rosie with the new backpack straps and jade lining!
I’m expecting baby #3 and so excited that I’ve recently found LJ and can’t wait to try one of their bags. The Rosie looks so cute in your photos! I love the retro bowling bag vibe! 😍
Tannis W says
Happy Birthday!! These bags look amazing. I think I’d like the Elizabeth or Meggan.
Cherryl Edar-Allred says
Sooo excited Im dying for a black jade rosie and charcoal elizabeth and of course my first love of brandy madeline😍😍😍
Michelle StPierre says
I love the Shaylee black & red bag. It’s pretty and functional. They are all really beautiful bags and I would love any of them 😊
Happy birthday! ! I’m turning the big 3-0 this year too ahhhhhh!!!! Say it isn’t so! Oh well, age is just the number of years this world has been given to enjoy you! Haha I would love the Rosie, can’t decide what color. Although I really love the new gray!
Meggan or Elizabeth! Happy Birthday! And aren’t maple doughnuts the bomb!?
I’m dreaming of Shaylee in Brandy.
Sarah Elyce Denk says
I am in love with the Elizabeth bag! I love the lines on it- so beautiful!
Kate Morgan says
Elizabeth in Charcoal 😍👌🏼
Gladys M says
My favorite is the Madeline in Camel.
Angela P says
Love the Madeline Black & Red I been eyeing it for a awhile maybe on christmas
Amy Heffernan says
The Meggan Black Canvas & Silver!!! So nice!
Jamie Emery says
I’m loving the size of the Rosie. I’d love that one, I think.
Nice giveaway! Congrats on the big 3-0!
Oh my goodness – I am obsessed with these bags! I can’t choose just one :) I think my top choices would be the Meggan or the Shaylee, but the Rosie is pretty amazing too :)
Heather D says
I like the Elizabeth Black & Red.
Michele Cupp says
I love the Meggan Black Canvas & Silver bag.
Aracelis Martinez says
I’m definitely drooling over the Rosie Black & Red bag!
Wendy R. says
My favorite is the classy Meggan Black & Red!
I really like the Madeline Red Canvas & Silver because it’s so stylish.
i like the Shaylee Black & Red
Laura Berry says
Happiest of Birthdays to you!!!!! I love the Madeline in Brandy!!!
The MEGGAN NAVY CANVAS & SILVER is the one I would choose!
Ellen casper says
Love the Madeline in camel
Bonny McDevitt says
Oh I love the Elizabeth Brandy & Jade Bag!
Samantha Scarlett says
MEGGAN NAVY CANVAS & SILVER!
Elizabeth Companion says
I would LOVE the Rosie Brandy & Jade
of course with an organizer:P
Ashley B. says
I love the Madeline Red Canvas & Silver
Kenya F says
Happy Belated Birthday!
All of the handbags are beautiful but my favorite was Madeline Navy Canvas & Silver. It’s perfect!
ANY of the new grey bags… LOVE!
Anita L says
I am dreaming of the Meggan Black & Red and I see that many others are as well since it’s out of stock!!
Christina A. says
I love the Rosie Camel & Jade Bag! :)
Stacey Roberson says
My favorite is the Madeline Brandy & Jade.
Lauren H says
I love the Elizabeth Grey & Jade
I am dreaming of the Madeline Grey & Jade
Tammy Dalley says
Love the Elizabeth Brandy & Jademin brown!
Happy belated birthday to you! I would love to have Madeline In Brandy!
Deborah G. says
I’d love the Madeline in Grey & Jade! So pretty!
Kim Tanti says
I like the Madeline Brandy and Jade purse.
Lissa Crane says
I would love to have the Caroline In Black . It’s definitely big enough to fit all my necessities!
dawn gordon says
I like the Madeline in black
The Rosie Black & Red looks great
Alanna Flanagan says
💖💖💖💖 love this post!
Allin Junikhah says
Madeline in Brandy is awesome! 😘😘