Weekend Recap // Little Miss Turns 1

This weekend was pretty much spent either reminiscing over the past year, or celebrating our little miss turning 1. On Friday evening, TJ and I chatted for a little bit about where we were a year ago (our last night together as just a couple) and where were now (sipping wine…. stark contrast from a year ago)…. then on Saturday morning we woke up and celebrated little miss…. which was followed by a little champagne and pizza where TJ and I cheers-ed to surviving our first year of parenthood together…. and to the memories of this coming year….

It’s funny, I went back and forth as to the type of party to have for Harper. It initially was only going to be our family…. then we decided to invite a handful of close and local friends. I had zero intention of decorating as much as I did, but then last Sunday, as my mom and I got to talking about the logistics of the day, things got a little festive and what you see here today is what we ended up with (I took almost all of my inspiration from this party with some small, personal tweeks). It ended up being a small gathering of about 15 adults and 8 kiddos, which was the perfect size….. we could chat with everyone who was there (which is always important to me), the little ones all got along, and we enjoyed delicious Mexican food and treats. And while I know little miss will never remember it, as I look back, it was a celebration of our little family. A year of growth, a year of change, and a year with the most special gift we’ve ever given our marriage…. I’ll be sharing a “Year of Motherhood” post this Friday, but in the meantime, I’ve shared all the details of this past weekend’s festivities…..

{I was obsessed with all the decorations which I found on Amazon… and they were surprisingly very affordable. Tassel balloon, 1 gold balloon, white papel picado, tassel garland, white garland.}

{We opted for pretty succulents and bright gerbera daisies + wax flowers to decorate the tables. My mom made the succulent pots for my sister’s engagement party, so I was excited to be able to use them to decorate this party.}

{These ombré plates + cups were my fav!}

{One of my childhood friends, who has two kiddos of her own, made these amazing cactus cookies for the party. I was obsessed.}

{We got Harper this little naked cake for her to smash…. yet, she was much more timid than this picture would lead you to believe…. that handful of cake was thanks to daddy!… but once she had a bite she went back for seconds and thirds….}

{And just like that our little baby became a toddler…. (my sweater (on sale), Haper’s dress}

{We celebrated surviving our first year of parenthood with some champagne + pizza.}

I’ve been having some database issues with the blog, so if you are looking for any post from last week, they have mysteriously disappeared. So, I guess you know what my plans are Monday morning…. That aside, I’ll be switching up Wellness Wednesday this week by sharing a delicious recipe on Tuesday. Stay tuned….

We are heading up to Los Olivos for the extended weekend this coming Saturday, and I can’t wait (little miss is joining us this time around and I’m thinking a visit to the ostrich farm is in oder…). The weather is going tot be nice and mild so I have my eye on this mid length ribbed cardigan (in black, but the grey is pretty too), this grey wrap sweater (thinking about sizing up for a looser feel), this grey sweatshirt (I love the little ties around the wrist), and this off the shoulder open knit.A few other items I’m loving for everyday living include layered grey and striped pullover (seriously so cute), asymmetrical drape front cardigan, open knit cardigan (perfect for layering and an excellent price!), and this easy going hoodie (I think I like the lilac color….).

I’m also loving chambray tops…. a welcome change from heavy knits I guess… and have my eye on this one shoulder ruffle option, frayed edge popover, and this tank. I think the chambray looks super chic with black denim…. white denim in the spring and summer…. and denim x denim (one of my favs) with a chic loafer.

I also spotted these platform sneakers in blush and I’m pretty much #obsessed (they give my 5’1 frame a boost!)…. I also love these chambray slip-ons (perfect for spring), and these perforated peep-toe booties.

 Harper received a few Nordstrom gift cards for her birthday so I’ve done a little shopping for her and am debating between these adorable polka dot sweat pants, embroidered jeans (um, tooooo cute!), chambray embroidered top, and this chambray dress.


  1. I love the decorations you did for her 1st birthday. My daughters 1st birthday is in a couple of weeks and I’m knee deep in planning so your post was a huge inspiration. Congrats on surviving the hardest year of your life! 🙂


  2. Tisha says:

    So fun! We had a similar fun 1st Birthday party for Chasen and it’s just so special to look back at the pictures!

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