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Saturday, May 28, 2016

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One of my favorite things to do is shop.  Shocking, right?  I especially love shopping small and supporting small businesses.  As I was looking for things to fill Charlotte's nursery, I came across this adorable Etsy shop called, Threads Sew Fine.  Everything in her shop is adorable and great if you are not finding out the gender of your baby like we (tried) to do.  I've been eyeing this Aztec crib bedding! It's gorgeous!  

The shop owner, Renae, is so nice and she graciously agreed to send me this gold polka dot banner for review.  It was the perfect added touch to Charlotte's crib.  We went with a mint/gold/black theme for her room and I love the pop of gold this gave to her crib.  The stitching is amazing and it shipped quickly as well.  Between Emma pulling on it and Charlotte trying to eat it, it has held up nicely!  You can beat quality, handmade work!  Be sure to check out her shop

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Emma Turns One | Pink Lemonade Party

Monday, May 23, 2016

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Clearly, I am a procrastinator.  I just realized (as I was getting Emma's 2nd birthday post ready) that I never talked about her 1st birthday!  It was so much fun and Emma had such a great time!  

We had originally planned on going with a fun, girly, pink and gold theme BUT I am so glad we (I) changed my mind and went with a Pink Lemonade Party.  The colors were bright and it was perfect for a hot, May birthday in Florida.  Emma had such a great turn out from her friends and family and I hope she can look back on this and know just how much she is loved!
Headband :: BirdieBabyBoutique / Monogrammed Shirt :: Chaney & Company / Tutu :: Mommy's Little Sunshine
Here are some photos from her party, where to get supplies and a few DIYs :)
Popcorn Boxes :: Hobby Lobby / Gold Cake Stand :: Home Goods / Pink and Yellow Treat Pails :: Amazon / Striped and Polka Dot Treat Bags :: The Party Fairy

Lemonade Stand built by my amazing neighbor! / Banner :: BirdieBabyBoutique / Drink Dispenser :: Walmart / Chalkboard tags :: Jane / Straws :: Hobby Lobby
Water Bounce House was an amazing idea!
Vintage High Chair found at a local thrift shop for $20-Chose not to paint it, but still loved the way it looked!
Vanilla cupcakes with Lemon Curd center and Strawberry icing-YUM! (We had chocolate and buttercream for the kids ;)

DIY Backdrop:: I took pink plastic tablecloths and used a rotary cutter to cut 2-inches strips about 2-3 feet long.  We took string and tied it from one end of the room to the other and just folded to tablecloth over to have a "decorative" background. You can find another way to do this here. (and probably a better explanation!)

 DIY One Banner:: This one is so easy!  As you can see, I'm not the most creative or very good at decorating.  This party is not exactly what you see on Pinterest, but I loved the way it looked and Emma will never know the difference!  Haha!  Anyhow, I just took card-stock purchased from Joann's, cut out the letters and glued them onto the back pieces, punched holes and tied them onto the high chair.  Easy Peasy, Lemon Squeezy!

Thanks for stopping by...  I'm out!
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Charlotte Maria | 5 Months

Saturday, May 21, 2016

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Each month, I keep saying that I can't believe Charlotte is another month older.  And each month it seems like I say that a little sooner than the last.  I'm enjoying watching her grow, but sure wish it would slow down!  I don't remember Emma growing this fast.  Charlotte is such a happy baby and such a blessing to our family!
Headband: BirdieBabyBoutique

 Age :: 5 months

Length :: 25 inches
Weight :: 11 lbs 10 oz 
*Charlotte is still having a hard time gaining weight.  We were told to go ahead and start solids, including putting oatmeal in her bottle when I pump to try to help her gain.  Pray for us!  I think I'm having a harder time with it than Charlotte is!

Milestones :: This girl is on the move.  She has really started trying to scoot around.  It won't be long before she is crawling!  She is trying to sit up, but still very wobbly.  I finally got that baby laugh I've been waiting for!  It's more of a chuckle, but it's so cute.  She smiles at Emma all the time and thinks she's funny.  I hope they are going to be best friends! 

Sleep :: We are still sleeping pretty well for the most part.  Some days are better than others and she is good about self-soothing in the middle of the night.  There are those nights she wants to wake and nurse, which I don't mind at all.  I think most of it has to do with her teeth trying to come through.  She takes about 3-4 little naps during the day and one long 2 hour or more nap late afternoon.  Emma is napping at the same time for her long nap and it has been amazing!

Favorites :: She loves to chew on everything, and well, get into everything.
  She loves to look in the mirror, blow bubbles and definitely loves to blow raspberries on our shoulders when we hold her.  She still loves to chew on her hands and toes.  She still loves to be sung to  and nursing in on the top of the list.  She loves our dog, Neko! She loves to cuddle and likes playing with her Fisher Price kick n play Piano.  She still enjoys jumping in her Fisher Price Jumperoo.  Her teething toys are becoming a favorite now!

Doesn’t like :: The car seat and Charlotte are still not friends.  We have hit the separation anxiety stage and she does not like when I leave the room.

Foods:: Breastfeeding strong! We started oatmeal and will begin other solids soon.

Firsts:: Easter (3.28), first time to blow bubbles (22 weeks), separation anxiety (23 weeks), strawberry picking with big sis (18 weeks), first taste of oatmeal (21 weeks)-you can watch her video here. 

Size 1 diapers.  3 month clothing and some 3-6.  

Nicknames:: Char, Charlie (Emma's version of Charlotte-sounds like Sharlee), Charlie girl, Pumkin, Munchkin, Wiggle Worm

Here are some pictures from this month :)


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Emma's Ice Cream photoshoot | Turning 2

Sunday, May 8, 2016

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Emma's birthday party theme this year was "Ice Cream Social", so when our favorite photographer, Andrea from Off The Walls Photography, was doing an ice cream themed Valentine's Day shoot, we couldn't pass it up!  It was meant to be and was the perfect touch to Em's birthday invitations that were created by Christie from The Invitation Mom.  Here are our favorites (well, they are all my favorite) from our shoot!{headband by: Birdie Baby Boutique}

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