Thursday, June 16, 2011


My sweet little One year old..
You are the sweetest thing I know. I couldn't have picked a better spirit to come into our home. Your "Dada" and I adore you. You've brought more joy into our lives than we had imagined. I know you won't remember this day, but I always will. Here are a few pictures from your special day..

 It was my first time frosting cupcakes with decorating bags and tips. I don't know why I didn't do this before! I used to just slap on the frosting with a butter knife.. Never again! I had so much fun with them! Girls are the best!
You looked so pretty in your party dress I could have eaten you alive!

Gotta love those rolls!

Inspiration for this cake: Pink Peach Cakes.. So adorable.

You have become so playful these days. You love to be tickled, tossed up in the air, kissed (oh wait that's what mommy likes) You love the pool, reading books, clapping, waving bye-bye, your food.. seriously.. this kid LOVES to eat. Even dog food, which you get into more than I want to admit. but most of all you LOVE your "Dada". You have been talking now for about six months. You can say the following:
  • Dada
  • Dog-dog
  • Bye bye
  • duck
  • Ca ca (mommy doesn't like that one, but it's my fault)

 You sleep in "childs pose" and Daddy and I love to come in your room while you are asleep and take pictures and laugh. You amuse us.

I got this rose cake idea off of LOVE her! (thanks Jess for the link!)

You had a very sad break down moment when the party guests arrived. It's a new thing you being scared of strangers. Hope it passes soon!

 You were still a little under the weather on your birthday so you probably didn't enjoy the sugar like you normally would have. Your dad and I enjoyed it for you!
I had no idea you could color powdered sugar until now, but you can! White chocolate dipped caksters yumm..

You have grown so much since you were born. One year is Huge in baby world. We can't wait to see who you have become this time next year!
You still only have two bottom teeth. I love your big gummy smile I don't want those others to start coming in!

Your tiny newborn ballet shoes you used to wear

Chloë's party dress

I had so much fun baking, dipping, and frosting. I'm sure I gained 5 lbs just making your party treats.. Oh well worth it!

                                                   What happened to my teeny tiny newborn?
                               Happy Birthday to my beautiful daughter. We love you more than you know.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Everyone's doin it!

I know really EVERYBODY is doing these coffee filter wreaths, and so am I ! I figured if I hated it, it only cost me a few bucks, so who cares. The thing is.. I love mine! It inspired me to redecorate my mantle for summer... if it ever gets here (I hate the rain!!)  Anyhow here it is my copycat craft of the week..

Ah I really need to align those lanterns!
This is all I had of a BEFORE shot. I was really just trying to take a pic of my tissue paper decorations I started for Chloe's b day party, but you can kinda see the mantle right?

Toutorial found here

Oh and I have to add this funny little pic I tried to take of my dog with muddy feet. She is NOT photogenic. He he makes me laugh just lookin at it.