I am an lover of books. There is something magical about cracking open a brand new book, and being transported to a different place and time. I love getting lost in the pages and taking a step away from reality for a bit. It's something I look forward to nearly every night when the children are finally asleep.
I can hardly wait to share with you the books that I have loved so far this summer. From novels to inspirational, spiritual to motivational, I have got all the bases covered.
My favorite read as of late has been The Nightingale, by Kristin Hannah. Wow! What an incredible read. I really can't even put into words how I feel about this book. It was so intense, filled with bravery, heroism, and even love. How incredibly eye opening. It is amazing what the human spirit can endure. I will be thinking of this story for a long time.
When you find good books you just have to share them! I basically just handed this stack of books to Steph, and made her pinky promise to read each and every word of each and every book.
She got started right away!
Happy reading friends!!
We had 2 lovely parties for our birthday girl! Now, usually my kids don't get 2 parties, but in our family, I let them go bigger on their 5th and 8th birthdays. So we decided to have a friend party and a family party to celebrate our lovely girl. So let's get the party started!
We had a lot of help from GlamLoveParties to make our party a reality. She made us gorgeous custom garland, straws, confetti, and flower crowns.
We enjoyed wonderful gifts from sweet friends.
And of course, what's a garden party without a flower piñata?!
The girls enjoyed a little picnic. They especially loved the mini forks and colorful straws. They felt so special!
We ended the party with a classic game of Red Rover as we waited for parents to arrive.
And then the family party. This party was a lot more relaxed. We brought the decor inside, added some balloons and a pretty cake, sang happy birthday, and opened gifts.
Everything was perfect! We could not have had a more beautiful day. Thank you GlamLoveParties for the beautiful decor. It was better than I could have hoped for!
We recently celebrated the 8th birthday of this lovely angel. She was baptized in our church, and I absolutely love her baptism dress! It was uniquely beautiful. We made her a pretty fresh flower crown for her photo shoot. She couldn't be more beautiful, inside and out. See the video tutorial below for details on the flower crown. Have a wonderful day!
As you all know we just celebrated this little dude's first birthday. I am in complete denial that a year has come and gone so quickly. Why do our children have to grow up? Some times I just want to punch time in the face.
I wanted to add a little pizazz to his party, so I decided to create this little banner. You want to make one too?? Just check out my tutorial below!
Happy Birthday baby boy! Man alive we love you!
Once upon a time, a little more than year ago, Steph and I were very much pregnant. We were both expecting baby boys, and we both had the same exact due date. You can't plan that! We joke that our boys are "twins", destined to be best-friend-cousins for life.
They were, of coarse, born on different days, cuz you can't plan that either.
We just had the BEST time celebrating our little one year olds. There is nothing, NOTHING, better than family. These little people are what life is all about.
We first celebrated Sweet William, the elder of the two.
Can you even handle that face?
I put this adorable tassle garland above his bed to decorate for his big day. Adding a couple of balloons inside his crib was the icing on the cake.
Less than two weeks later it was time to celebrate Leo Love.
We couldn't help but celebrate the twins' first year with a little cake smash.
This picture is my favorite thing. It shows their different personalities so perfectly. Leo: energetic, smiley, and adventurous. William: cautious, timid, and and bit serious.
Kind of hilarious!
Thanks to Glam Love Parties for making our "twin" boys special days, just that much more perfect. If you have a birthday in your future, so basically if you are alive and are human, you HAVE to check out the amazing things that Sasha from Glam Love Parties has to offer. She is the sweetest person and is incredible at helping plan for and decorate parties.
-Meg and Steph