Oh, my goodness, the holidays are almost here! If you scrolled through Instagram in the past week, it would appear Santa is already on the way! Christmas garlands and trees, ornaments, and gift guides have already begun! How is it already this time of year? What about entertaining? Anyone else has upcoming guests spreading the cheer with you? Well, if so, there are only fifty days until Santa comes down the chimney! I live for this season. That is absolutely no secret, and I have to hold myself back from decorating earlier and earlier each year. We have guests arriving this week and the following, and then we will have a revolving door of visitors once our little man makes his debut!
If you have been following along with us then you know how much I love this child and how much I love a good party! This birthday was one of my all-time favorite parties to plan and I wish we could do it all over again! The balloon garlands, animal party hats, cake, cookies, ice cream, and all of our wonderful friends and family who have lifted us up through this first year made this one unforgettable day. One we will cherish forever.
Let me start this post by saying whoa. The woman's body is mind-blowingly impressive, and for one, I had no idea I was capable of making it a full year around the sun with breastfeeding. I will also say that it was one of the hardest things I have ever done and yet I would do it again. I sat down to write this post over fifteen times that I can recall, so there were many more than that when you factor in the mom brain that I am currently rocking!
Hello. It has been a while since I have shared a life update and I have so very much missed writing, and I have missed hearing from all of you. Life has been moving at the speed of a bullet train, and to say I have had a few tears lately is an understatement. I am currently sitting in bed with mascara rolling down my cheeks half tired half emotional wondering if this post will publish in July or if I will miss it altogether and move right into his one year birthday? We will see but lately setting goals and watching them burn been more common than not. Anyone else who relates?
What to give mom is always the hardest question of the year! Mother's Day always seems to sneak up on all of us and yet it is on the calendar for all of us to see every year after year. It is my very first Mother's Day! I still cannot believe it! A list complied with love for all the mamas in your life. Of course, all items are hand selected by me, and I hope this helps no matter the occasion. You can always come back to list if you need a little something special for yourself, your best friend, grandmother, bhday, new mama, whatever it is here! Gift Guides are one of my all-time favorite parts of the blog, and nothing makes me happier than hopefully making your shopping a little easier!