a tea party bridal shower

One of my best friends since childhood will marry her sweetheart on Saturday. I will be a bridesmaid again! Being a bridesmaid is my favorite thing ever. I know a lot of people complain about it, but there is something wonderful about spending the entire day with the bride-to-be having fun, getting beautiful and just enjoying each other before she marries the love of her life. Here are a few photos from the bridal shower we hosted a few months back. Continue reading

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a simple cat door

If that headline doesn’t excite you, I don’t know what does!

While this post might not be the most inspiring or beautiful, it is very practical. With a little guy running all over the place, we had to install a cat door going to our new basement so we had no risks of Bodhi falling when someone forgot to shut the door. I had many nightmares about this during the first week or two in this house before my AMAZING uncle came and installed our cat door. Continue reading

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celebration

 

 

We had so much fun at Bodhi’s birthday. After being sick for a week and a few bumps and bruises last week, he was all healed up and ready to party. All kinds of wonderful people showed up and celebrated with us. And Bodhi did really well with a strange nap scheduled. He powered through and had a blast. I wasn’t expecting him to have so much fun, but every time I turned a corner in our home, there he was… laughing, smiling or saying “hi” to someone and constantly walking through the sea of adult legs to get to another kid for a hug or kiss. He loved every minute!

We decided to have a professional photographer this time around so I really can’t wait to show you the photos. This was totally worth the investment for us. She was able to get family photos and lots of candids and detail shots. This meant I could just relax and enjoy my little baby/toddler and all of our guests. Watch for all of the details in the coming weeks! What is your favorite memory of your child’s first birthday or any of your own childhood birthdays?

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the Baby Bjorn and celebrating the lasts


I recently read a blog post about a parent’s first lasts with their children and wanted to share my own forced first last. With kids, time goes so quickly and babies, in particular, change every day. So, you don’t always know when you experienced something for the last time. Such was the case for us not so long ago. Continue reading

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a letter to my baby on the anniversary of your due date

Dear Bodhi,

What a year we have had my beautiful boy! You turn one in just a few days. At this time last year, I was still only imagining what you might be like and eagerly awaiting your arrival. Today is the anniversary of our due date. We expected you today and you made us wait. It was worth it. You have changed our lives in ways we never imagined. Continue reading

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rug sale and our family room featured

Overstock.com contacted me yesterday about my rug post. Turns out they have a rug sale starting today and wanted to feature a photo of our very unfinished family room. You can check it out here.  And if you’re in the market for a rug, you can get 15% off now. Enjoy!

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oh happy day-the blog

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Oh Happy Day is a DIYer’s dream! Have you heard of this bloggy goodness yet? I found so much amazing inspiration for Bodhi’s birthday here.

Everything is very approachable, inexpensive and fun! At least a few of these projects will make the final cut for Bodhi’s 1st birthday next weekend. The photo above is simple crepe paper fringed streamers and there is so much more where that came from.

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