Must Have Monday’s

Must Have Mondays – Issue 8

Phew! Life has been crazy busy lately!!! I’m starting to feel like the October/fall activities are what really kicks off the “holiday season.” Fun fun fun! But busy busy busy! Anyway, it’s Mondayyyyy so that means my Must Have Monday’s must go on! Yay!

If you’ve never checked out one of these posts in the past it is a short & simple post with three things I ADORE! I always choose a recipe, a blog/blogger, and a product that I’m swooning over and it’s always something tried and true or I wouldn’t be willing to feature it!

Some without ado, here’s this week’s Must Have Monday’s

This week’s recipe is Tuscan Chicken Skillet by The Wanderlust Kitchen

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Photo courtesy of The Wanderlust Kitchen

Okay can we just salivate at this picture alone??! Too much? Haha Seriously though, I am the WORST in the kitchen and this dish ended up being just as yummy and juicy looking at that picture! The sundried tomatoes, the beans, and the mushrooms just taste so yummy together and chicken is almost always my meat of choice when I cook. It’s an easy thing to do so many different things with! To make it fancy, pair it with a glass of white wine. Or to make it a typical weekday in my house, pair it with a glass of white wine, put it in a bowl,  and sit on the couch. It’s a one dish meal so serving and cleaning up is quick and easy. Yes, one dish my friends, that alone is enough to persuade to make it!

The week’s blogger is Annie Rothe of Simply Annie


Photo courtesy of Annie Roth

I don’t know if it’s that she’s super sweet or it’s because she’s one of the first gals I met when I started this blogging journey or that’s she’s a mama to a little girl whose close to my daughter’s age or that she too has two fur baby dogs that have her heart or that I could read her posts all day long, but I just love this gal and her incredible blog. Annie is relateable, easy to talk to, and has a heart of gold. She blogs about motherhood and life in general and has some awesome DIY projects! She also shares many motivational things – whether it be a sweet blog post or a quote, you’re sure to leave her blog feeling inspired and with a smile on your face.

This week’s product is SoapSox


The first time I saw this product I thought, “how cute!” Since receiving Ava the dolphin (yes, SoapSox has a name for each of the characters! Love!) I have learned that this product is not only cute, but just a really great invention for bath time. You “feed” the stuffed animal liquid soap or a bar of soap and it lathers throughout. You can then use the stuffed animal, with its soft terry cloth exterior, to wash your baby or kiddo as you would with a wash cloth, just in a much more fun and adorable way! And if your child is like mine and wants to play with it when it not bath time, it’s machine washable! (Since becoming a mother anything machine washable is my best friend, anyone else??) This thing is fun to use and super cute! And let’s be honest, my child is great at having a meltdown because the toy she is currently playing with can’t go in the bath, enter SoapSox! “From play time to bath time!”


I received the mentioned item in this post in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

Must Have Mondays

Must Have Monday’s – Issue 7

Every other week I post three must have’s in my life – a product, a blogger, and a recipe. Since the majority of my readers are women these three things are things that they can typically use or relate to.

Enjoy this week’s picks!

This week’s recipe is Turkey Meatloaf from Boys Ahoy


Photo courtesy of Boys Ahoy

This is one of my absolute favorite dinners! I actually contemplate whether my husband is sick of eating it or not sometimes. It’s just simple and it so, so yummy. Total comfort food too! I always find myself scooping some out as I’m putting it away that night. I also feel like it’s a simple and fancy enough meal that it’s something I’d trust myself making if we company over (because if you know anything about me it’s that I’m not the best when it comes to cooking). This meal is really yummy with the potatoes shown, but I also pair it with roasted carrots, which is also delicious.

This week’s blogger is Jennifer Brown of Jen & Juiceboxes

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Photo courtesy of Jennifer Brown

This girl’s blog (and her in general) just make me happy! She has an infectious smile and a way with her words that has me clicking through blog post after blog post. She is as real as they come and you immediately relate with her, especially if you’re a mother. She is fashionable and funny, as well! Her blog is beautiful and her posts are clearly written from the heart, even when it’s a product review. Like many bloggers, Jen does product reviews, but unlike many bloggers you can tell she is both particular with who she works with and also doesn’t let that aspect of blogging take over. She stays true to who she is and why she started her blog and as a fellow blogger she has my utmost respect for that.

This week’s product is Mother Load Bags


Oh my goodness! My need for organization, especially when we are on the go, had me loving these bags the second I laid eyes on them! They are color coded, machine washable, and have a mesh backing so that you can see inside without having to take to go digging through it. It’s something easy to have packed and ready for running errands or even a night away – whether you need one bag or all five! And they also ALL come with attachable wristlets so if it is only one you’re grabbing you can throw it on your wrist and go! That alone makes me love these bags – if you’re a mama, any hands free product is win!


I really can’t say enough about how much I love these bags. They were each so carefully and thoughtfully created: The bag for diapers comes with a changing pad, the bag for snacks has sectionals in it and the bag for soiled clothes is water proof!

I received the mentioned items in this post in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

The Top 5 Teething Toys

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As a pregnant mama I remember picking out a handful of cute little teething toys and scanning them to my registry and never thinking about them again.

That was until we were in the deep, dark trenches of teething.


I don’t know why it must hurt so badly, but boy does it stink to see your little one in so much pain! I never truly knew how helpful a teething toy could be until I found one I loved. Over time I have found what soothes her achy mouth the best and have gotten more along the way, but boy do  I wish I’d had these in my arsenal to begin with.

The following are our top 5 favorite teething toys:


Bright Starts – Pretty in Pink Teether

There’s something about that circle shape that just works so well when it comes to baby teethers. Again, this teether is so easy for my little one to hold. This one also gets put in the freezer to make teething pain a little more manageable. The little shapes around the ring twist freely, while staying put so they are easily manipulated by baby’s mouth. There are also many different shapes so they soothe different parts of the mouth differently.


Dr. Brown’s – Coolees Watermelon Teether

I registered for this teething ring when I pregnant, because, wait for it, it was CUTE! Thank goodness it actually works! This is the first frozen teether my little one ever used. It is easy to hold and its shape allows your baby to position it right where the nagging pain is coming from.


Sassy – Grapes Terry Teether

By the time my little one’s second tooth was starting to come in, she’d showed US what felt awesome to those sore gums – sucking on a washcloth. We couldn’t keep it away from her during bath time and if I was folding laundry they’d all disappear. On nights when the teething monster was really rearing its head I’d even get a washcloth and wet it with ice cold water to help soothe her. Then one day I saw this in the store! Ta-da! No more messy washcloth. I immediately bought it knowing she’d love it  -and she did. You wet it and actually freeze it (I was worried it would be rock hard once you freeze it, but it’s not). They have other terry teethers but I was a particular fan of the little “grapes” sticking off this one to help get in specific places that are aching.


sillichews – Donut 

This is such a great teether. I may be a little biased since it’s shaped like a donut, but we won’t focus on that for long! Haha Seriously though, this teether is awesome! The shape of it makes it so, so easy for my daughter to hold. It also is both firm and ever so flexible so it stays in place just so, as she holds it in her mouth. The back side of the donut has teeny little nubs  on it that also helps soothe. And lastly, but definitely not least it is BPA free and made of food grade silicone. Now that’s something that this mama can get down with!


Nuby – Wacky Teething Ring

This is our most recent teething ring and we LOVE it! We were visiting friends about a month ago and my daughter stole this from her little friend. Thankfully, our wonderful friends mailed her her own brand spanking new one for her birthday. Something about the little nubs on that green part just seem like it really soothes, plus she loves the crinkle noise the fabric part makes.

I hope this post helps you find a teether (or five!) that work perfectly for your little one! Best of luck mama’s (and daddys!)




I received one of the mentioned items in this post in exchange for an honest review. As always, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

Why I’ve Stopped Apologizing

This is going to be a short and sweet, but I feel like someone needs to hear it. I wrote it a while ago but it’s been sitting in my drafts folder. Something is pulling at my heartstrings tonight to share it. Hopefully God’s laid it on my heart and I’ll inspire someone. Or maybe I just need to remind myself? Whatever it may be, it’s on my heart, so here you go!

Stop apologizing when you don’t know something.

Yes, you read that correctly. Maybe you’re guilty like I am/was. So many times I’ve said, “I’m sorry but can you explain such and such” or “I’m sorry, I don’t know how that works.” You don’t have to apologize for not knowing something! I proudly embraced this when I began my blogging journey almost 8 months ago, but I’ve noticed lately that I’m slipping. I want to embrace learning new things. If I can help someone I don’t want them to feel that they need to preface their question, request, etc. with, “I’m sorry.” And I would hope that someone I’m asking for help from would feel the same way. No one should ever feel discouraged to ask a question about something they’re unsure of.

You’re not weak for not knowing the answer, you’re strong for boldly asking!

My Favorite Month of the Year

According to the pictures and captions I’ve seen on social media the last week or so, I’m not the only one that’s a fan of fall! There is just something about that crisp breeze and the changing leaving that has everyone in love.

Now even though the first day of fall was on September 22nd, I just can’t bring myself to pull out all my decor and whatnot until October 1st. My hubby and I were talking about this the other day and I realized that not only do I love fall, but I love OCTOBER even more!


I love October so much so to celebrate OCTOBER 1ST here is a list of all the reasons why:

Pumpkin EVERYTHING…except coffee

Pumpkin painting, pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice flavored (although I don’t drink coffee so no PSL’s for this gal), pumpkin carving, visiting the pumpkin patch, pumpkin seeds, pumpkin painting, need I continue? There is just something so cheery about pumpkins and something so yummy about that pumpkin spice flavor.


The outside activities

Bonfires, corn mazes, tailgating, walks in the park, pretty much anything and everything you can do outside. It’s not freezing cold yet and the sun is no longer sweltering hot so it’s the perfect time of year to get outside and enjoy the weather and good times with family and friends. Even just a nice walk around the neighborhood is so much more enjoyable in the fall weather.


My birthday!!!!!

Need I say more?!😉


The candy!

I am a healthy eater for sure, but man can I throw back some candy in the month of October! Candy corn, candied apples, Halloween candy, more candy corn…. My daughter isn’t old enough to eat candy, but I may or may not let her do a little trick-or-treating, you know, just so I can do some taste testing.



Okay, I realize that October isn’t the only month with football, but it falls in October so I’m including it! Oh yea and let’s be honest, it’s about the food and socializing for me, absolutely nothing to do with the sport.


Speaking of food… Baking

I realize that baking takes place throughout the year, but there’s something about baking up warm, yummy cookies, cakes, and breads when the weather is starting to get chilly.


Sweaters and boots

I am no fashionista, but there is nothing better than a pair of boots and a sweater. I feel like the boot game has gotten so good lately – so many styles, colors, and materials. A gal can just really never have too many. And sweaters – long, short, oversized, cardigan, printed, solid, open, turtleneck, V-neck, printed, chunky, cable-knit.  There is just something stunning about a well made, beautifully knitted sweater. Pair the two together with leggings or jeans and you’re got a gorgeous fall outfit.


The drinks

It’s finally cold enough some mornings for hot chocolate (my favorite, since I’m not a coffee or tea drinker!), apple cider is served at many orchards and pumpkin patches, and there’s nothing like a good harvest craft beer around the bonfire. Even October’s drinks have a way of warming the soul.


The scents

I felt kind of strange typing that, but there’s just something about the scents that come along with fall. I am a former Scentsy consultant and October was always one of my bestest sales months – people needed pumpkin, apple, and cranberry smells in their house asap once fall was upon us. And maybe it’s just me, but I feel like being surrounded by those yummy fall scents makes a home so cozy.

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The flowers

Mums, sunflowers, and verbenas just to name a few! Fresh flowers are always make me happy, but the beautiful yellows, oranges, and deep reds of fall flowers are just simply gorgeous!

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Last, but not least this is for sure one of the most fun “holidays.” Now I personally don’t get into the creepy, spooky side of things, but the still leaves plenty of fun things. This overlaps a bit with some of the fun activities I listed above, but many of them are more Halloween specific – the costumes, trick-or-treating, pumpkin carving, hay rides, there’s even a HUGE Halloween themed 10k in our area!

So there you have it! My list of reasons why October is the best month of the year!


Now tell me, what’s your favorite month? Why?

And now for that ANNOUNCEMENT I was talking about….

Do you love the cardigan sweater I’m wearing in these shots??!  It’s from Pink Blush and I will definitely be wearing it on repeat! Want one of your own?! Follow me on Instagram and look for the $50 gift card giveaway coming on Monday, Oct. 3rd!!!! While you’re waiting, go visit their website and start filling up your shopping cart! It won’t be hard since they have the most beautiful pieces – for women at all stages of life – everyday wear, maternity, post-partum, maternity plus, plus size, and even the most beautiful robes. Hurry! Go check out Pink Blush! I promise you will not be disappointed!

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I received the mentioned item in this post in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

Must Have Mondays

Must Have Monday’s – Issue 6

If you’re just now visiting Must Have Mondays for the first time let me catch you up to speed! Every other week I share a yummy recipe, a helpful product, and an intriguing blog/blogger. Most of my readers are women – many wives and mothers – so the recipe and product are typically something they’d use and the blogger, someone they’d relate with.

I hope you find a must have on today’s post!

And if you have a recipe, product, or blog you’d like featured I’d love to hear from you! As always, I can be contacted at

This week’s recipe is a Tomato Avocado Melt from Tastes Better from Scratch


Photo courtesy of Lauren Allen

I love this recipe because it is simple, but also because it isn’t really specific to one meal time. I’ve eaten it for lunch and for breakfast. Now some of you may be thinking, “toast is her recipe for the week?” but with the amount of yummy-ness that’s on it, it is very filling. I love avocado and tomato anything together and this isn’t any different. It is just so yummy. The hint of cayenne pepper gives it just enough kick and the cheese melted over top just pulls it all together. Super yummy! You won’t be disappointed!

This week’s blogger is Chanel van Reenen of  Life with Henry & Evie


Photo courtesy of Chanel van Reenen

I first discovered Chanel’s blog via Instagram. She makes me giggle, she makes me smile, and I could honestly look at her pictures all day. One of the first things you notice about her blog is just how great the pictures are. She can take a picture of pretty much anything and somehow it just looks great. It accents her interesting topics which range from product reviews, travel information, party planning (my all time favorite), among many other things. She is a mother and wife and resides in Atlanta (a fellow East coaster) so we have lots in common. Her blog is one of those ones you can just click on and spend hours on because of it’s great content (did I mention the travel and party planning, you know, only two of my favorite things!) Seriously though, Life with Henry & Evie is a blog you really don’t want to miss out on.

This week’s product is ChooMee’s Snack’n Reusable Pouches with Sip’n Tops



I love this product so much! Pouches of any variety are so, so convenient for us mama’s and Adalynn’s now old enough that she can feed herself using them, double win. The one thing about the pouches, however, was that even if they are organic, all-natural, or whatever other wonderful words I may want to hear, they still aren’t FRESH fruits or veggies. With these reusable pouches I can make fresh purees, fill the pouch(es) and we’re ready to go! But let’s be honest, I’m not always going to have time to make a puree, so applesauce and yogurt can be dumped in them too to easily been eaten when out and about. The pouch toppers are also great because they fit all pouches, all store bought varieties as well as these reusable pouches. The toppers are made of silicone so it protects your little ones mouth and it also has a control valve, so yay, no more mess! You can purchase these products as well as a handful of other goodies on the ChooMee website. Use promo code LOVETOCHOO for 25% off your total purchase. And you’ll also want to follow my Instagram account (@andthenlifeblog) for an upcoming ChooMee giveaway!!!!!

Have a great week!


I received the mentioned items in this post in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.


I Was a Bad Mom Today

I was a bad mom today. Today was just one of those days where you stop, sigh, and think man I feel defeated. Maybe it was the rain that caused us to cancel plans or maybe it was that I didn’t sleep well, or maybe I just woke up cranky. Whatever it was, I didn’t feel like doing ANYTHING. It all felt so burdensome. I just wanted a day off from my life – no responsibilities, I didn’t even want to take a shower. If I still worked outside the home there’s a good chance I would have called in sick today. And Adalynn wasn’t in a good mood either. She is weaning, teething, and I think she may be getting sick. Based on that list I think she was much more qualified to have a bad day than I was.

But did I accept that from her though? Nope! I just kept getting so annoyed! Why couldn’t she just sit there quietly (and in one place) and play while I caught up on emails, sorted dirty clothes, and made a grocery list. And she only took two short naps today as well.

Didn’t she understand I was busy?

Of course not!!!!!

She is (almost) 13 months old.

My husband typically calls me for a few minutes in between appointments to let me know which city he’s in and how his schedule is unfolding for the day. On his third call I answered in a less than pleasant tone, as I had each time he’d called, and he said, sincerely, “I’m sorry you’re having a rough day.”

It stopped me in my tracks. I wasn’t even having a bad day. I couldn’t even think of anything to complain about. Except maybe Adalynn’s bad mood, but what kind of mother was I?? I couldn’t complain about her bad mood when here I was her mother and in a bad mood myself.

When I got off the phone I looked at that sweet girl of mine – man, she’s the prettiest thing I’ve ever seen in my life. I started dancing around the kitchen while making dinner and she laughed and laughed and laughed. And my eyes filled up and my heart swelled. I thought back on the day and realized that I had forgotten some really amazing things that had happened today. Hubby and I are pretty sure Adalynn said her first word today – she points at our dogs or at pictures of dogs in her story books and says, “Dawwww.” It’s awesome! She also learned to put her hands on either side of her head when I ask her where her head is. Cutest thing ever! Her and I were awake and home this morning when Daddy left for work so we went on the porch and blew him lots of kisses. I could watch her blow kisses all day (although I need to teach her to stop doing it to strangers). She has mastered “more” in sign language and walked up to a package of food she wanted in the pantry and continually signed “more” because I think she was expecting the package to open for her. Hilarious. She laughed hysterically when it was time to feed the dogs their dinner because we chased them all around the house before stopping at their food bowls. I love her love for our dogs.

You see, when I took just a second to actually think back on the day it was actually a pretty magnificent day. And maybe, just maybe, I wasn’t as bad a mom today as I thought I was.

A Salute to Working Moms

I woke to a cry from my six month old daughter and rolled out of bed with my eyes closed. When I got to her room I realized the sun was up (when did that happen?) and tried to nurse her back to sleep. Even though the daylight was steadily creeping through her shades, it still felt much too early to be awake. Either way, she wasn’t having it; she was up for the day. I brought her back into our room because I was so tired and I just needed to lie back in bed for a few minutes.  I glanced at the clock and it was 7:02!!!!! I immediately felt almost embarrassed at my lack of togetherness at such an hour. Just eight short months earlier I’d already have been on my way to work (already at work, on a good day) and yet here I was struggling seriously to even remember my child’s name. I immediately thought, “there’s no way I could have done this this year – have a career and a child.” And that thought was immediately followed by a feeling of a bit of shame. There are millions of women that work in the corporate world and are mothers. Some of them wouldn’t have it any other way, but for others it is a daily struggle. Either way, I salute every type of working mother. Being a working mom is not something I think I could do, at least not well, at this point in my life.


If you’re a working mother I want you to know that I salute you. I salute you because I think of you so often when I am having a difficult day. My feet are achy and my eyes are red, but if I plan accordingly sometimes I can snag a nap when the baby sleeps – even if it is a mere twenty minutes (or less!). I know many of you have heartstrings that can’t stretch any further, and I salute you. Know that you are doing the right thing by helping provide for your family. Your children understand or will one day. And while a lot of my day is filled with mundane tasks, like laundry and dishes, I am grateful to do them at my leisure throughout the day. I’m also able to get my post office, bank, and grocery store trips done before 5:00. I salute you as you get these done after a long day of work or on your weekends. And as you show up to your corporate meeting with a strand of who knows what in your hair, a stray Cheerio rolling out of your portfolio, hiding your smeared paperwork, autographed nicely by your two year old, I salute you. You are doing great things, mama, keep it up.

While I sit here with my own challenges as a stay-at-home mom, I salute you for the very different challenges that you face every day. You take on the load of both career and motherhood. I salute you, respect you, and I thank you, from the deepest part of my heart. You’re not only shaping your child’s world, you’re shaping my child’s as well.

Originally posted on March 2, 2016

Must Have Mondays

Must Have Mondays – Issue 5

This post contains affiliate links which means I may receive compensation if a purchase is made using those links.

If you’re new to my Must Have Mondays posts let me fill you in! Every other week I post about a recipe, blogger/blog, and product. This is geared towards moms, wives, and just women in general! (And sometimes men). The recipe is something yummy that was easy to make, the blog is one I love to read with an author who I think my readers can relate with, and a trendy/helpful product.


This week’s recipe is 4 Ingredient Cheesy Orzo from A Cedar Spoon


Photo courtesy of A Cedar Spoon

I love a good meal, but sometimes the perfect side dish is what brings a meal together. I also love pasta, am pretty obsessed with cheese, and can’t cook with a darn. Enter 4 ingredient cheezy orzo! It looks, sounds, and even tastes fancy so therefore I use it to convince people I have some sort of idea what I’m doing in the kitchen. We have also eaten this both hot and cold. Orzo seems to one of those pastas you can really do that with. This particular side dish is also one of those great ones to have on hand as you can pair it with lots of things – we’ve served it with chicken and fish before. Yum!

This week’s blogger is Shirri Stringfellow of Stringfellow + Co


Photo courtesy of Shirri Stringfellow

Shirri is one of the first bloggers I connected with after launching my own back in February. I remember first looking at her blog and thinking, “this girl is going somewhere.” Her blog was totally awesome then and has just gotten better. Not only has the content continued getting better and better, but she gave her blog a facelift a few months ago. Not that it needed one though! But yet again, it only got better. Shirri blogs about motherhood, marriage, product reviews and some really awesome DIY projects. Now if anyone can call a DIY project awesome, it’s me because typically I run the other way when “DIY” is mentioned. Seriously though, I think there’s a little bit for everyone on Shirri’s site!

This week’s product is the Baby Bullet Food System

This item was something I was itching to use from the second I got it as a baby shower gift. I’d heard so many wonderful things about it from other mamas who have it. Many people warned me that it was just a marketing scheme and that I should just buy the Magic Bullet (the original food processor made by the same company). I’m so glad I didn’t. First of all, they are cute. Look at those little smiling faces on the side! Why do you need cute? It makes it more appealing to baby. Sounds silly, but my child will literally wave at this thing sometimes. Secondly, it has wonderful storage containers that are just the right size. Thirdly, it comes with a pocket nutrition guide and a recipe book. Now that may sound silly in this wonderful world of Pinterest and Google, it did to me at first, but just being able to grab that and quickly refer to it was great. Especially for a new time mom, like myself! And if you really like the pocket nutrition guide they now have book as well.

(Also, if you find you need additional storage you can use this or this).

Did you miss past Must Have Monday’s? Check them out here:

Must Have Mondays – Issue 4

Must Have Mondays – Issue 3

Must Have Mondays – Issue 2

Must Have Mondays – Issue 1


Adalynn’s 1st Birthday Party

I had way too much fun planning our baby girl’s 1st birthday party. While birthdays are so bittersweet, I was did much less crying than I thought I would! I was just so excited for the fun things planned and I’m so excited to see the wonderful things she accomplishes in her life!

Her birthday party was pink lemonade themed and boy did I find some adorable stuff to go along with that theme! I’m also someone who is all about details so every little thing I found I could picture being incorporated into her birthday party.

Her perfectly designed invitation (thank you Audrey!) was a great start!!!



Guests were greeted by a lemonade stand that Adalynn’s grandparents handmade her!

A variety of finger foods and beverages were served soon after the start of the party, because let’s be honest, food is everyone’s main priority anyway (Just me?) The drink tags, signs, and food tents had just the right amount of lemonade cuteness and even though they were from different Etsy they all went together just right!

After eating, the adults chatted while the kiddos played inside or outside. Inside there was a play kitchen and outside there was a water table and three kiddie pools.


Since it was so hot the day of the party, we put up a large pop-up tent for shade for the kids and provided water bottles (with the cutest labels!) to stay cool.

Next it was time for presents…


…and then cake!


Again, the cake topper and high chair banner were from different Etsy shops, but looked just darling together!



She wasn’t a fan of getting dirty!

While Adalynn ever so slowly enjoyed her cake, the guests enjoyed cupcakes.



After cupcakes/cake the party was pretty much over. Guests headed out the door with favors in hand – lemonade mix, with the cutest little tags!



Thank you to everyone who came to Adalynn’s party! We love you so much! And thank you to my husband and brother for helping me snap photos. You guys are the best!


Thank you, also, to all the shops mentioned, for providing decor and other perfect details to make her birthday party so very special. Here is a full list of those who made this party possible and helped pull my vision together.

Invitations – c/o Prints for Events

All 8×10 party signs – Divine Party Design

Tassel banner / “1” candle – Walmart

Food tents – c/o Party & Printables

Jars w/lids & straws – Michaels

Drink tags – c/o Sweet Jelly Parties

Water bottle labels – c/o So Sweet Party Shop

Cake topper – c/o Lemon Sugar Studios

Highchair banner – c/o Rutzer Ribbonz and Ragz

Felt ball garland – hello maypole

Favor tags – c/o Dreamy Party Printables

Adalynn’s outfit – romper by Scarlett Gene / bow by Dashing and Dainty

// citrus tankini by Joe Boxer for Toddlers