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spotlight on: max’s first birthday party

April 13th, 2015 · 2 Comments


We’ve been spending the last few weeks getting ready for Bear’s first birthday (can you believe it’s been a year already?) and I found myself going through some photos of my friend Ellie’s birthday party for her son, Max. 

Ellie did such a beautiful job with everything for this party, from the decorations to the food to the amazing smash cake for her little birthday boy.  Obviously, I loved the Bear theme she chose! 

So as I was looking back through these photos, I wanted to share a few shots I took at the party with you guys. 

Aren’t they just darling?  I love all the beautiful little details she thought of, from little chalkboards displaying every detail to the teddy bear cake!  It was such a perfect afternoon, and I hope that our party in a few weeks is half as pretty as hers was.







Max Final 3


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my baby shower!

March 24th, 2014 · 3 Comments

It’s a little funny, but I had a lot of anxiety over my baby shower.  (Is that normal?) For my bridal shower and basically every wedding-related event before Chad and I got married, I was so happy and excited to have “my” special day and to have it all revolve around me.

For my baby shower?  Weirdly, I was sort of uncomfortable with it. 

It may just be that I’m at a different place in life than I was four years ago (almost five!), when Chad and I got married.  Sometimes, I wonder if having this blog has actually made me less interested in attention in my day-to-day life — since I’m constantly posting photos and stories about all the things that are happening to me, when I’m off the internet, I’ll happily blend into the crowd.  My capacity for attention is just about maxed out. 

But, thankfully, I have a wonderful, amazing family who wanted to celebrate this special moment, and I am so, so grateful they did.  And in the end, my mom, sister and mother-in-law threw the most amazing baby shower I could have possibly imagined, and I loved every second of it.  In retrospect, all those nerves seem totally silly — having a baby shower isn’t just about focusing everyone on the mom-to-be, it’s about gathering your friends and family and celebrating the little person who’s about to enter this world. 

I always say that the most amazing part of our wedding wasn’t the party itself — it was having all the people we care about together in one place, even briefly.  And I had the same feeling about this shower.  It was a wonderful way to reflect on how grateful I am for all of our friends and family, and how much love there is waiting for our son when he arrives. 

So, with that, I thought I’d share a few pictures with you guys!  I know that many of you saw some of my pictures on Instagram right after the shower, but I also took a ton of video clips, with the hope of putting them all together to capture how beautiful and lovely the day was.  So please take a peek at the video above, or scroll down for photos!

Also, I have to give a special shout-out to our amazing balloon bear decorations!  Our housekeeper, Leonor, made them for us, and she is so incredibly talented and they were such a special addition to our party!  (You can see more of her designs on her Facebook page here!

Alice and Olivia Fierra dress, BHLDN Luna Moth earrings, Jimmy Choo Abel pumps.













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quite proud of this, actually

July 16th, 2013 · 2 Comments

These are the mini carnations that I bought for our Fourth of July party…

Eleven days later.

I love fresh flowers, but it makes me crazy when I spend $20 or $30 on a bouquet that only lasts a day or two.  But eleven days?  For flowers that cost $3?  That I can get behind.

I updated them with some snapdragons from our grocery store to give them a mid-summer feel.  Total cost for this whole set?  Under $8.  Woo-hoo!

{The bud vases are from BHLDN — aren’t they gorgeous?  I use them all the time!}

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