Today is a special day. It isn’t just Halloween, it’s Treena’s birthday and we wanted to surprise her on the blog. We wanted to let her know what an awesome job she’s doing as a homemaker, mother, and friend. Here are some messages we collected from a few of her friends.


Happy happy birthday, Tree! Wish you weren’t so far away so we can celebrate with you!! Keep on being a fabulous un-undomestic (yes double negative talaga haha!) goddess and awesome mom to Carlo! Wishing you more blessings and everything your heart desires. Love, Janelle


Happy birthday to a most resilient and inspiring mum! May you be showered with much love and joy as your loved ones celebrate how wonderful it is that you are in their lives! – From Chris


Happy, happy birthday, Tree! I will always be grateful that you added me as a friend on Facebook even before we actually met (you know, I would never have done so). I got to know the person behind Ines’s stories and discovered how amazing you are! It amazes me how you can run a household, be a very hands-on mom, make impressive DIYs, read at lightning speed, follow sports and manage AND update a blog! You are not human!!! Hahaha! Have a wonderful day, Tree! Hope all your wishes come true, especially that wished-for day-off! – Anne


Dearest Tree,

 You know how special you are to me — I say it in all my books haha! And that’s because the support you give my writing and my ideas is unparalleled. I know you’re biased because we’re twinsies but despite that, I am immensely grateful. You know how my writing is such an integral part of my spirit and you help keep that flame burning.

 But even more than that is the friendship you’ve given me throughout the years we’ve known each other. I am so happy that even if you’re so very far away, it doesn’t feel that way — well it does but it isn’t as bad as it could be without the internet 🙂

 I love you, Tree! And hope this milestone year will be just as awesome as you are!

 Love, Nang


To one of the most dedicated and fun loving mom’s that I am privileged to know, You are my inspiration and role model when it comes to lovingly taking care of and raising Carlo, as well as managing your home. Carlo & Charlie are truly blessed to have you in their lives. I hope you will have a wonderful day with your boys. Happy Birthday! 😊 🎁 🎈 🎂 🎉 I love you and miss you heaps! A big ❤️HUG❤️, Chrissie


Happy happy birthday to one of my dearest friends. You are one of the sweetest and most selfless people I know. Despite the many continents that separate us, you are truly a wonderful friend who’s always there for me. You are so good for my soul and having you in my life is truly a blessing. I love you so much and wish you all the happiness in the world because you deserve it. – Tricia


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  1. You guys! OMG. THANK YOU for all those wonderful messages. It’s not quite 6am here and I’m crying. What an incredibly wonderful way to start the day, this new year! I’m so blessed to call all of you my friends. I love you ladies so much and I miss you guys heaps. 😘😘😘