How to Throw a Last-Minute Birthday Party

The last few weeks of our lives have been a whirlwind. I left one job, started another, attempted and failed the Whole 30, and my baby turned one. After thinking about Ella’s first birthday for months and debating lots of different scenarios – renting a room, going to a festival, having family only, doing it […]

Abbie: FOUR

Today my Abbie turns four. Four. It seems so big to me, and yet suits her perfectly. In fact, for months now I’ve almost been referring to her as four, telling people, “She’ll be four in December.” Now we’re here, and she really is four. People say the time goes so fast, but to me […]

My Birthday Wishlist

For as long as I can remember, October has been my absolute favorite month. It’s the start of the holiday season, the most perfect month of fall, football season is in full swing… and of course, I get my birthday on the 22nd. While I LOVE my birthday, I like to keep it simple. I […]

Abbie Turned Two

We had a great day celebrating Abbie’s birthday yesterday! I truly think she had a great day, and I hope every birthday to come is just as fun. We started the day bright and early, heading into Abbie’s room to wake her up and sing happy birthday. We didn’t snap a picture, but when I […]


Oh, Abbiebug. Today you are two. As of today at 1:30pm, you’ve been in our lives for two full years. On one hand, I can scarcely remember life without your sweet face, and on the other hand it seems like you just got here yesterday. While your first year was both fun and challenging, this […]

Planning Abbie’s Second Birthday

I’m kind of in disbelief that in less that two weeks, I’ll have a two year old. Two just seems so BIG to me, and I find it impossible that we’re already at this point. Of course, with her birthday approaching, I should be in the throes of party planning, right? Well, I’m not. In […]