Happy Birthday, Ali! (written by Kevin)

Hey folks! It’s Saturday morning, but more importantly… it’s Ali’s Birthday! This is Kevin writing this, by the way. I know Ali & I know that she was gonna try to get a blog post up today, so I’m beating her to it! This is my way of giving her a day off. The only other time I wrote one of these blogs was the day she went into labor. We were literally on our way to the hospital and she was asking me about the wi-fi at Cedars-Sinai because she needed to “post an update.” She is just super dedicated to this blog and all of you. And I admire her for that But I made her take a couple days off back then, and I’m doing it again today.

First of all, I want to wish her an incredibly Happy Birthday! 33 was without a doubt the best year of my life (so far) and I hope that she can say the same. A few days after my 33rd birthday, Molly was born. Real quick side not… how great is Molly?? I might be biased, but I think she’s the best human being of all time. She’s growing and getting smarter, sweeter and funnier every single day. It might sound stupid, but I feel lucky that I know her. She’s perfect. End of side note. Also during my 33rd year, we got married! That was such an incredible day. I honestly watch our wedding video regularly. My point here is that 33 was great for me and I know it will be for you too, babe.

Since this is Ali’s blog, I’m still gonna link some of her outfit details, but I’m choosing the photo! Our friend Ashley took some family portraits for us the other day & I love this pointing picture. Ali & I didn’t realize that Molly decided to go with the “mean muggin” look, but it’s still one of my favorites. Another side note, Ashley is such a rad photographer. I used to take all of Ali’s blog photos, but since Molly came along, it hasn’t really been possible for me to take them all. It’s for the best though because Ashley’s photos are a thousand times better. And aside from Ashley, this blog is 100% Ali. I don’t know if you guys realize that. There probably aren’t too many successful bloggers (who are also full time moms!) that actually come up with every idea, put all of their outfits together, write every word and post everything themselves. It’s way more work than I ever would’ve imagined and she loves to do it. Mad props to my beautiful bride. Ali never stops working (except for Molly time) and I’m so happy that Molly has such an impressive female role model.


 I guess that’s about it for me. I just really wanted to jump on here and wish Ali a very Happy Birthday and give her a chance to relax. I appreciate you reading and I appreciate you following me on Instagram (@KevinManno). Ha! Plug!! And since it’s a fashion blog I should probably tell you that I’m wearing a beautiful, plain white t-shirt and a Chicago Cubs hat. Have a great weekend, friends! Kevin out. 


72 Thoughts

72 thoughts on “Happy Birthday, Ali! (written by Kevin)

  1. This is beyond sweet. The love you two have for each other is so evident. You can tell it’s not just a “happy Instagram life” – it’s clear you two are without a shadow of a doubt perfect for each other.

    Was misty eyed reading this / so thanks for the comedic relief of your plug, Kevin!

    And Molly is so sweet. How did we both wind up with the cutest, smartest and funniest little girls!? ; )

  2. Aww this was so sweet! The love y’all have for each other and Molly is so inspiringly beautiful. I love your family so much! Happy Birthday, Ali! 33 never looked better ❀️❀️

  3. Eeeeek! My absolute favorite couple. Thank you Kevin for showing what rad husbands/fathers should be like. Thank you Ali for being an inspiration to all of us aspiring bloggers. Thank goodness you were born 33 years ago!

  4. Kevin, that was a great blog post! How sweet! I know Ali and Molly are so lucky to have you being so great. You’re amazing and I hope Ali has an awesome day! Happy birthday, Ali and enjoy your day!

  5. Love the post Kevin, so sweet and thoughtful of you. Yes, I agree Ali deserved the day off. You guys are so supportive of each other & Molly is such a cutie. Happy Birthday Ali!

  6. Happy Birthday Ali πŸŽ‰ Hey Kevin it cracks me up when u and molly explore her closet and shoes makes me smile Have a great BD weekend

  7. what a nice thing to do for your lovely wife! Ali and Molly are very lucky to have you as a husband and daddy! HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALI!πŸ’…..he is one lucky fella too!!

  8. Such a sweet blog. Happy birthday Ali. Love your posts and how you keep it “real”. Your affordable clothing, raising a baby, managing being a wife and letting us know it’s ok to have bad days. You’re an amazing role model is in the blog world. So enjoy your day πŸ’•

  9. So sweet! Enjoy your day Ali, you deserve it! Us moms need to feel that love and support from our guys, and Kevin always comes through for you.
    Happy birthday to you friend!

  10. Kevin…you flippen rock!! Happy Birthday Ali..you are a great chick..full of spunk and fun. Mollie is so lucky to have you guys are her momma and dadda. Do something for YOU today!! Sending lots of love to the Manno-licious family that you are!! Xo

  11. Happy Birthday to you Ali what a perfect couple you guys are. Sweet family. Love the blog Kevin, shows how much you love each other.

  12. Can’t beat a cubs cap & a plain white Tshirt…You wear them both well, Kevin. πŸ™Œ
    Ashley took a great photo of the Manno family πŸ‘ͺ
    to the mama of the ‘mean muggin’ little lady.

  13. Wow, what an awesome guy and an awesome Birthday gift! You did great, Kevin! And a huge HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you, Ali! I hope you have an awesome day and an awesome year! You deserve it! <3

  14. This is so sweet! You guys are super cute! Molly is a doll. I have always adored Ali since the bachelorette and knew she would find someone amazing fit for her!!

    Happy Birthday, Ali!

  15. Happy birthday sweet momma ! May your day be filled with love , family & friends! It’s the thoughtful little things that make your bday memorable & special. KEVIN this is one of the sweetest , thoughtful , creative presents EVER! Enjoy YOU day! πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‰πŸ›

  16. Well done Kevin! Your effort was well worth it. Enjoyed every word. You are a good man. Ali is very special. #keepgoing

  17. Ali, you are so lucky to have a husband that does that. It’s a very sweet thing to do and his post was good too! Happy birthday!

  18. Haha! This was hilarious and absolutely adorable.
    Happy birthday, Ali ❀️πŸ₯‚πŸΎπŸ‘‘ Feliz CumpleaΓ±os. πŸŽˆπŸŽ‰πŸŽŠπŸŽ‚πŸŽ

  19. Wishing Ali a happy birthday. It’s nice to know I share my birthday with such a cool chick. Hehe

    Great job on the post Kevin.

  20. Kevin, your are the sweetest husband out there, both Ali and Molly are so blessed πŸ™πŸ» to have you!! Happy Birthday Ali!! πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰

  21. What a sweet thing to do and say. I love you guys!! Happy birthday Ali. I’ve been following you for many years and I’m so happy you found your happily ever after.

  22. This is so sweet! Happy birthday, Ali! Hope you have an amazing day and that 33 will be a fantastic year for you.
    Ps. Your family is adorable!

  23. Happy birthday Ali!!! This is the sweetest thing ever!! I used to listen to Kevin on the radio, not really knowing anything about him, until I started following you on Instagram & now I love listening in the mornings!! He seems so sweet & in love with you & you two are so great together!!!

  24. Well played Kevin! This could not be more adorable! πŸ’• (Especially loved the lowdown on your outfit!)

    Have a fabulous day Ali! πŸŽ‚ Enjoy your family time.

  25. What a beautifully written blog, Kevin. You truly do seem like the perfect husband and father. Happy Birthday Ali!! Enjoy your day!

  26. Happy Birthday, Ali! Wishing you a wonderful weekend with your family and friends. What a husband! What a character! Perfect match. Let 33 be the best most magical year yet! xx

  27. This was SO STINKIN’ SWEET!! What a wonderful thing to do for your beautiful wife. This right here is the spice of life.
    Happy Birthday sweet Ali. You have yourself a pretty great guy by your side and I’m so happy for you. Enjoy your special day with your cute lil family. Cheers to many many more.

  28. Kevin, What a wonderful birthday gift to Ali! πŸ˜€You are absolutely right that Ali puts her heart and soul into this blog and I enjoy reading it so much! What a beautiful family you have and thank you to all of you for sharing your lives with us!! Happy Birthday Ali!! πŸŽ‚

  29. Kevin should do a monthly post or something, just as a reminder to all single ladies not to settle πŸ˜‰ Happy Birthday, Ali!!

  30. Happy Birthday, Ali, one day late! I hope your day was filled with JOY, fun, surprises, good food and drink! I am thrilled with the happiness you and Kevin have found with each other and Molly is soooo adorable! πŸ·πŸŽ‚πŸ·

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