First Birthday Photo Shoot!

Hello,

Here it is! Emmaโ€™s First Birthday Shoot.

This was so fun to create and I truly hope you guys enjoy it!

Xo

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Emma’s Fairy First Birthday

It has now officially been over 2 weeks since Emma’s first birthday and wow, what a wonderful time it was!

When I tell you we did everything, yep we did everything. It was a lot of work but it truly made all the difference. I wanted it to be very personal and the only way was by DIY. Pinterest definitely helped and thanks to my amazing best friend + Em’s Godmother who so happens to be a fabulous party planner ๐Ÿ™‚ for bringing this vision completely to life!

My baby girl is officially one year old and as amazing as ever.

Hope you enjoy the photos!

Xoxo

This was the kid zone

We had fairy wings made for the girls and little elf hats made for the boys

We chose our favorite shots from her first year to make a little memory tree – great conversation starter!

Her reaction was perfect!

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Best party planner EVER

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All the kiddos

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We wanted really old school games and they were a hit!

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Bigs + Littles alike ๐Ÿ™‚

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He kissed Emma!

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Naked cakes ๐Ÿ™‚

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almost one.

As I sit at work I can’t stop thinking about my little Em. How has it nearly been one full year? I can still remember the very first time the nurse handed her over to me as it was one of the most amazing moment of my life. Her scrawny little face and her newborn smell – there’s literally nothing in this world more intoxicating than the smell of your newborn. She was huge for a newborn but she was so tiny compared to now. I just can’t believe it.

Emma will be one in 11 days and honestly, I’m freaking out. If I think about it too much, I cry. Literally. In my entire 30 years of life I’ve never endured a year with so many emotions and yes, although some were very sad and dark there have been an overwhelming amount of light and bright emotions. She has brought so much happiness into my life that I thought was not possible. Our pediatrician said something one day that still resonates with me and that was that love is not a big enough word to describe what you feel for your child. He’s so right!

Love is such a minut description of what one feels for their child.

those squishy little cheeks that you can’t help but kiss 5,000 times a day.

those chunky little legs and feet.

those huge, amazement-filled eyes.

those tiny hands.

that tiny human being that is evolving into their very own self.

I love her so much and I hope she grows up feeling and knowing just how much I love her and how much she fills our lives.

Sorry guys, I’ve been in my feels!

xoxo

First Birthday Prep!

Hello everyone,

I am knees deep in getting everything ready for Emma’s first birthday and it is such an exciting time! My bff/Emma’s Godmother is all the way in it with me because she’s absolutely fabulous and is an absolute amazing party planner.

Going into this I knew I truly wanted a cutesy, DIY type of birthday. Absolutely nothing crazy over-the-top and something that I would love for years to come. She has helped me bring my vision to life, she has sat there and listened to me and helped me weave through the thousands of Pinterest saved pictures lol. I cannot wait to see it all finally done and come together and I just can’t believe my baby girl will beย oneย so very soon.

We went with a fairy/enchanted garden theme and quickly found that there is nothing that went with our little mood board. Everything we found to buy was either too gawdy, too bright and crazy or too big kid for a first birthday. This led us to go the DIY route and I couldn’t be happier! I can’t wait to share some pictures with you guys ๐Ÿ™‚

I used Minted.com for the invitations and am in love with everything. The quality is phenomenal and I was able to get the envelopes addressed for free and that just really makes a huge difference. You input all the addresses into the website and choose who to send it to from that list and you’re done! Super simple, and I got them delivered so quickly I was blown away.

Can’t believe she’ll be one in 1 month!

xo