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2016

Jillian Harris

Wishing You a Happy Birthday, Jilly!

Today we are dedicating EVERYTHING to little miss Jilly … the boss lady behind this blog (don’t worry we’ve hacked her out so she can’t access this post), mama to Leo and Nacho, FIANCÉ, daughter, best friend, co-worker, co-host, the list really goes on. Long story short, Jilly is a master of many things. She pours her heart and soul into absolutely everything that she touches. Without her being born on this day just a few short years ago (won’t say how many to be exact) … NONE of this would be here for you to enjoy!!! I don’t know about you … but I am SO grateful that she was born and that we are here today to be able to celebrate the one and only Jillian Harris. You are the most inspiring, fun-loving, full of energy, person, I have ever met. Jilly, you make our world go round and we all love you more than words can say.

SO here we are today on Jilly’s birthday … all of her friends, family, and favorite people have taken over her blog to show HER how much she means to us and send her the love that she shares with us on a daily basis. We love you Jilly and hope you enjoy your birthday and this year to come!!!

xo
Shay

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“Happy Birthday My babe!!! This past year has been one the most amazing adventures I have ever experienced and it’s all thanks to you. You’re an incredible woman, a fantastic friend and an outstanding mom. I’m still trying to figure out how you manage it all and still look soo freaking sexy all the time. Thank you for the past year of memories and I can not wait to keep making more. Happy Birthday beautiful, future miss Jillian Pasutto. Love you” – Love J

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“Today is an unbelievably special day for me! As it is the day of celebration of the birth of Jillian Marie – born December 30th, 1979 – The year that Jillian was born was marked as The International Year of the Child as was proclaimed by Unesco! This moment in 1979 is a significance not only to babies born in 1979 but every year before and after this date!

Jillian Marie has been the absolute joy in our lives as she continues to amaze me with her kindness, generosity, spirit, drive, wisdom, and an ongoing desire to offer goodness to the world! It is appropriate today to say that one of Jillian’s favorite songs is ” He’s got the whole world in his hands” ?❤️ As you and Justin embark on a life of all the joys of a family of faith & love ! ❤️we will always be by your sides!” – Love Mom – you are my life force, my inspiration, & I continue to be so proud of the person you have become ❤️and thank you for blessing us with Leo ??

“You have brought such joy and happiness into our lives over the past years. Now we have been blessed with a beautiful new grandson and a wonderful new son in law. Our family is now being blessed with a new family. It doesn’t get any better than that. Thank you❤” – Glen

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“Happy Happy Birthday MRS Jilly!!! I could go on and on about how caring, loving, generous, AMAZING, and beautiful you are (which of course you are!) but what means the most to me is our friendship… the countless hours organizing together (which yes is fun for us), the time we spent living together! You let me move in while I went back to school, and even hid my rent money in a shoe box (which was also our bar fund) then gave it back to me at the end for a congrats on my grades… have I already mentioned your kind heart?!? I just want you to know that I will always organize your pantry drawer for you, clean your toilets, sit in silence for hours on our phones with you, always show up at your house (every day), eat marmite on toast with you… and of course I will ALWAYS be your best friend! Love you fart sack xoxo” –  Sammy

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“I’ve spent my entire life with Jillian (who is really my cousin but we call each other sisters), so it’s nearly impossible to just pull out one memory!  That being said, my favourite memory is still of us going camping for an ENTIRE week, all alone, when we were 16 and 14 years old, through the Rockies!  We drove my mom’s mini van from a family reunion in northern Alberta, camping and hiking wherever we wanted, sleeping in the van when there were bears in the area, playing cards and laughing until we peed our pants.  I even saved her life with the Heimlich maneuver when she choked on a piece of tomato during one of our giggle fits (my fault for forcing that skinny thing to eat so healthy). I can’t believe that our parents let us do that but I’m so happy they did!  

Jilly, I know that you spent your childhood looking up to me as your big ‘sister, but now it’s my turn.  You have a heart of gold, you’re fearless, you never lose sight of what is important, and will forever be my BFF. Happy Birthday, I love you.” –  xx Tweedle Dum (Tori Wesszer)

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“Even though we are cousins you feel more like a big sister to me. Us girls have always been so close and we are all so fortunate to have such a close family bond. I couldn’t have asked for a better role model to look up to. From you changing my diaper as a baby, Now I get to change Leo’s diapers and I couldn’t be happier. With Justin ?and Leo ??added to the mix it has only made this wonderful & crazy family of ours 100 times better ! Happy Birthday I hope your day is filled with lots of love ❤” – Steph

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“Happy Birthday Jillian ??? to the mother of our Grandson Leo who is knocking motherhood out of the park by being so gentle, attentive and nurturing to Leo’s needs. You are a natural mother! We are blessed! ❤️ Your engagement to Justin and giving birth to Leo has given us the happiest and most unforgettable moments we will cherish forever?✨Thank you 
With heartfelt love ❤️ Happy Birthday” – Paul and Melissa

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“I’ll always remember the first time I met Jill. Within a few hours we were listening to country music, drinking wine and skinny dipping in the lake. I love you so much and I am so proud and excited to call you my sister. Happy Birthday Jill!” – Matt

“Jill ❤️ Happy Birthday!!! I can’t believe that this time a year ago you were just a month pregnant with Leo, and I was pouring fake drinks for you so no one would know! Now you have the most special little boy, and a FIANCÉ (!!!)! Wish I could be there to celebrate today with you! Love you and thank you for all that you do xoxoxo” – Claire

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“Happy Birthday Jill. You are still the same gorgeous girl with all the style. This was taken on our wedding day a few years ago. Wishing you a fabulous day.” – Love Mary xoxo

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“Jillian is one of the most joyful, positive people I’ve stumbled across the last few years- well- decades.

We started following each other on Instagram a couple of years ago- and fired off the odd funny direct message. I found her to be so upfront and candid right off the bat. Her zany sense of humor showed itself with every sentence she jotted down.

Fast forward to several months later and I found myself in Vancouver for a few days… I thought- hey Jillian told me to call her if I was in town and we would get together for dinner. You know how people always say that but don’t really mean it? She is not one of them.

I texted her and about five seconds later she texted me back with some options where we could actually meet and have dinner! She was with her friend/cousin Sam and had just found out she was pregnant. Anyhow, long story short Jillian showed up that night with Shay and Sam and a whole lot of smiles and laughter and positive energy. It is so great to be around especially in these times. When you feel so lifted and embraced by someone you’ve never met before it’s really truly special. My assistant Chris and I had a great time and both commented as we were walking back to the hotel how warm and open and friendly Jillian and her whole gang was.

I hope you have an amazing birthday Jillian. You bring so much joy to people so much positivity and that is a remarkable thing to have in this day and age.

I send lots of love to you and your beautiful little family. Hoping we cross paths again soon.” – Jann Arden
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“Happy Birthday Jill! What an unlikely but wonderful duo we have found ourselves in. It’s so rare to find someone that you can work with, share a genuine laugh, and make funny faces, while always having each other’s back. It’s been almost 5 years on screen together and the world only gets to see a tip of the iceberg…the stuff on the cutting room floor is the real gold!! Have a spectacular birthday and welcome to your 40’s 🙂 ” – Todd Talbot

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“Wishing you the happiest birthday ever!!! I’m beyond grateful and SO excited to be a part of Team Jilly and want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving me this amazing opportunity. You are truly an inspiration on so many levels. I can’t wait to see what 2017 brings to you and your beautiful family. Here’s to many, many amazing years to come.Cheers, my dear!!! XO” – Mindy Crawford

“Happy birthday Jill! you are one of the most thoughtful and genuine people I have ever met you have always treated me like part of the family right from day one! You are always up for a good time and always cooking me meals in the summer while I am home (much appreciated)  haha. You are like a sister to me and I am so lucky to have you as a part of my life! Wish you the best birthday ever! Miss you and love you! Tequila shots when I am home!!  Wooooooooo!” – Dustin Sylvester

“Happy birthday to my beautiful best friend! My life has been so blessed to have you in it. We’ve gone through all the stages from pretend play, to daydreaming about what the future would hold for us, to actually do it!!! We’ve always tried to be there for each other during the important stuff and I cannot imagine it any other way! I’m so excited to be on this journey of motherhood with you and I cannot wait to be part of your big day as you tie the knot!  My heart is bursting for you!  Love you so so much! Buttercup” – Karissa13239041_1147466721942122_3971193014827444450_n

My beautiful best friend Jillian Marie, as you often reiterate that I am too wordy………
May you have:
No frost on your spuds,
No worms on your cabbage.
May your goat give plenty of milk.
And if you inherit a donkey,
May she be in foal.
– Irish proverb ??❤
Happy Birthday, I love you to the moon…..
Love your ?? Huckleberry  Shan

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“I have so many memories of mine and Jills friendship that it’s hard to pick just one. But honestly, it’s the first time we met I was 18 and my first day of college was pretty boring. I went home that night not sure if I wanted to go back the next day as I didn’t really click with anyone in the class …
The next day I was sitting at my desk and all of a sudden this spunky brunette walks it and sits across from me. I just knew I had to meet her, of course me being super shy this wasn’t going to be easy. 
The next class we happen to be sitting beside each other, the teacher asked everyone to partner up and there it was my chance! I turned to her right away and said hi I’m Angela do you want to be my partner in this?? She said Hi I’m Jill and of course I would! 
Over the years I have learned so much from Jill and gained best friends I thought I would never have. 
I can’t imagine my life without her or the girls … It definitely would not be the same …
Happy birthday Jill!” – Angela

“Happy birthday to my amazing friend who introduced me to so many firsts….from my first time at Cowboys, to the time you crashed our houseboat straight on into a bridge. Or the time you dropped us off on top of one of the highest mountains in Alberta to inform us we had to get down on our own (after telling us to dress cute for pictures so we obviously weren’t prepared for a mountain climb). And all those times you spent days, weeks, months planning showers and stagettes so we could all have the most amazing time! You are one of kind and I LOVE you and your beautiful family so much!! Happy birthday Jilly!” – Patti

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“Jilly! Almost 5 years ago you came into my life …. this little ball of energy… So much passion for life and so much love to give.  Working with you every day, although stressful at times … is nothing less than rewarding. Not only are you a riot on set, but you’re also a very good friend and role model behind the scenes. I am ridiculously lucky to have you in my life and I hope you have the best birthday you’ve ever had…. now go celebrate with your NFU and your FIANCÉ!!! EEEEK! xo” – Kaitlin

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“Hi Jillian! Wow!  What can I say other than HAPPY BIRTHDAY!  2016 was HUGE for you….. a baby and a husband!  That is some birthday year! May 2017 bring you twins, maybe some gold fish or a large cat and a vacation home somewhere outside of the US! We love you and hope you have a terrific 2017!” – Bill and Mary

““Congratulations!  Today is your day.  You’re off to great places!  You’re off and away!”  Happy Birthday to one of the warmest, kindest and most generous people I know!  May this be your happiest year yet! ” – Tyler Evans 

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“Happy Birthday Jilly! We’re so happy to have you, Justin & Leo in our lives! Soon we’ll be even closer neighbours and look forward to crashing your many pool parties and then having you all over for late night fire pit parties down on the beach!” – Love Terry & Sofia

“Happy birthday, BEAUTIFUL!!!! Oh Jillian….where to start? You’ve been a hero of mine this year. Not only are you one of the most generous people I have ever met in my life (seriously), you are inspiring so much good in this world. Do you know how often I hear things like, “Jillian inspired me to eat more plants,” or, “Jillian inspired my whole family to eat more healthfully”? ALL. THE. TIME! You’ve brought me to tears with your passionate / mindful IG stories….the plant-based Chinese dinner for your mom, the car chats where you talk through diet changes, the oat milk concoction for your coffee. You are SO genuine and SO loving. You are also the ‘funnest’ person I know!!! I’ll never forget the time you let me stay at your house and then surprised my GFs with champagne. You are every girl’s dream best friend and I absolutely could not be happier for all the wonderful things that 2016 brought you….sweet Leo, an engagement to the love of your life, too many career milestones to mention. You are an inspiration, Jillian!!! You deserve all the good things coming your way. Have an amazing day and an amazing year….love you so much!!!!” – (Erin Ireland)

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“Jill!!! Happiest of all birthdays!!! I could not be happier for you and your beautiful family and all the excitement of your engagement! What an amazing year you’ve had, so proud to call you my friend! Wishing you nothing but continual happiness and success in everything you do… because we all know it all turns into glorious WHITE gold! Thank you for your endless encouragement, big heart, never ending smiles and ability to always be full force in what you do! We love you!” – Mon, Troy, Liam & Lillya! (Monika Hibbs)

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“When Neal and I first met Jill at a conference, she wrapped us up in her arms and loved on us. That was something I noticed about her right away. She’ll stop anyone to compliment them, smile at them, crack a joke and makes everyone feel included. She gives love away! Happy Birthday to this beam of love in the world and on the internet – we need more of her! XOXO” – Steph & Neal Jolly (Stephanie Sterjovski)

“Jillian! Hello gorgeous and happy birthday. I know this will be your most amazing birthday yet and I feel so grateful to have been able to begin my motherhood journey at the same time as you. Thanks for always being such a loving, supportive and encouraging friend who loves animals just as much as me. Your ability to inspire and encourage the world to live a little kinder makes more of a difference than you will ever know. Can’t wait for baby Harlow and baby Leo to meet! So much love,” – Eleni (Convey The Moment)

“Jillian, you are literally one of the most truly kind and gracious people I know! Not only are you amazingly creative and innovative with everything you do, but your open heart and humility is something that inspires me daily. This has been the biggest year for you, and I am so excited to watch you marry the love of your life and continue to be a loving mama to sweet Leo. Happy Birthday! XOXOX” – Erin Sousa (Sparkle Media)

“Wishing you nothing but the best on your birthday Jillian! You are such an inspiration, being the hilarious, kind, multi-tasking and easy going boss babe that you are! Take the day for YOU, you deserve it! XX” – Donni Rae

“HAPPY BIRTHDAY JILLY!!! I have a feeling this is going to be your best year yet!!! Wishing you lots of love, laughter and happiness!” – xx Bailey

“Jilly, You are one of the hardest working people I know, yet you still find the time to invest in the under dog, cheer others on and do the small things to let your friends know your heart is for them.  Since the moment I met you I have been inspired by your authentic heart and your desire to stay true to yourself in every situation.  Don’t tell anyone but you have been one of my favorite clients and friends…You have taught me to stay true to my roots, laugh easily and walk through life with grace for others. Thank you for being part of my life. You’re a gift Jillian. I hope you feel loved and relaxed on this special day! Love you lots.” – Rachel Doell (Daily Routine Fitness)

“Happy Birthday to Our Sweet Little Bohunk! We love you & your Big Heart. Hope You have a beautiful day. Love You” – Uncle Norm & Auntie Vivian

“Jillian!! What a year you’ve had! Cannot think of someone more deserving of all the good things that have come your way this year. Lets have a glass of alcohol together soon to celebrate.” – xoxo Trevor

“Happy Birthday Jilly” – your friend Rafiki

Happy Birthday Jilly, we all hope you have a wonderful day!!!

xo

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  1. Ursula Ann Little says:

    Isn’t that the sweetest thing! Happy birthday Jill xo

  2. Diana says:

    Happy Birthday Jillian! love watching all your snaps the past few years (and even making the switch to instagram stories just to watch you!)

    • Jillian Harris says:

      Thank you so much for the birthday wishes @disqus_vOx3eOmliy:disqus … and THANK YOU for following along on my journey!!! XOXO

  3. Lianne says:

    ??Happy Birthday Jillian!!!??

  4. Marian says:

    This is the sweetest! You have wonderful people in your life Jill!

  5. Heather Comeau says:

    Happy Happy Birthday Jillian! I am huge fan of yours, and I absolutely love your compassion for life and the way you love your little boy <3 I hope you have the happiest of days today, and your next year is even better then the last (if thats possible)

    • Jillian Harris says:

      Thank you SO SO SO much @heather_comeau:disqus!!!! Thank you so much for following along. Wishing you all the best in 2017!!! XO

  6. Chelsea Helm says:

    Happy Birthday Jillian, i am not sure how you will top this year, but i think you’ll find a way!!

  7. Eli Cardoso says:

    Happy Birthday Jillian!! Reading all of the lovely things your friends and family had to say brought tears to my eyes. You truly are an inspiration and an all around good person. I love following you on IG because you always put a smile on my face and leave me chuckling. Hope you have a wonderful birthday and all the best in 2017!!

  8. Avril says:

    So beautifully said. Happy birthday again gorgeous! XO

  9. Desiree | Beautifully Seaside says:

    Beautiful! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to Jillian!!!!! Happy Birthday to you!!

  10. Traci Gaidos says:

    Happy Birthday Jillian!!! As someone who has been a fan for years, it’s no surprise that the common thread through each person’s post was about your genuine spirit to give and make others feel special. You make everyone feel like they are your best friend. I can tell you that, even only “getting to know you” through TV, your blog, and instagram, I always thought the same. You don’t know how many times you have brightened my day, me, just sitting here in Oregon!!! Your joy is contagious. Your generosity is inspiring. Your caring heart knows no bounds. Thank you for sharing you (and Leo eeek!!!) with us. It’s going to be an amazing 2017 and I’m so excited to watch as you plan your wedding, finish your house, and whatever else you find yourself doing. Since I’m sure we will never meet, or even talk, I want to say thank you and Happy Birthday!!!

  11. Amy J Trimble says:

    Happy Birthday Jillian Harris!!!! This post brought tears to my eyes. You are so loved and that is clear. I have followed you since the days of The Bachelorette (not the Bachelor that season just wasn’t my jam) When I picture you I see a ball of light and glitter bouncing around being joy, energy, activity and inspiration to the world. You make Canada, women and the human race in general proud. Please don’t stop. Cheers to you Jill.

  12. VeggieGirl says:

    Jillian!!! Omg this post brought me to tears and made me want to be a better person! You are a glowing ray of veggie sunshine and I hope one day our paths will cross! Have a wonderful 2017!

    Angela Severson

  13. Sara Latchmore says:

    Happy belated birthday Jillian! You may not know this, but I refer to you as my best friend to my husband… daily. Lol. Thank-you for being so genuine, for your amazing Instagram posts, and for showing the world what real life looks like for a nice spirited celebrity…
    That’s right, you’re obviously a celeb! We share the name Leo, your son and my dog (i wanted to name my son Leo one day but the hubby wanted Jack). Our kids are a month apart, and every day I find myself trying to work up the courage, during a lot of postpartum depression, to be like you (courageous, outgoing and beautiful inside and out)! You don’t know this, nor me, but what you do means a lot to me, so thank-you for being real! Enjoy, drink wine and have fun, you deserve it! Xo

  14. Amanda says:

    Hope you had an awesome birthday Jillian! You are such a joy to watch & follow. Your friends & family are incredibly lucky to have you in their lives. I’m sure if I had a friend like you around life would be full of joy & laughter!

  15. Laura DeRosier says:

    Wishing you a very happy Belated birthday Jillian, wonderful things happen to wonderful people, clearly your family, friends and of course all your fans can see that! <3

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