Birthday Shopping

 

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This week was a short work week for me because I took some time off for my birthday. I’ve had lots of time to shop and I have found some new fun items and a few things I have purchased awhile ago came in the mail.

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It has arrived!  I am very excited to get my new computer up and running. I’m on the hunt for a nice sleeve/bag for it. Any suggestions?

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I came across this adorable bunny shirt on Etsy and it arrived this week as well. It is just adorable in person as online! This is just perfect for Spring and Easter season!

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 How sweet is this little pearl necklace and bracelet set for Elin? I found these at Gymboree and I think she will love wearing these someday. I am going to wait a little while because I am afraid she might rip off the silver heart when playing with it.

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I have already seen some swimsuits for Elin and I came across this navy and green one from Janie and Jack. Navy and green must be the colors of the spring season because it is everywhere in stores. All she needs is some white sunnies and she will be all set.

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No shopping trip is complete without some new beauty goodies! Most of these items are just the basics, but much needed.

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Monthly Photos

Something that I am so glad I did was take a picture of Elin on the 16th of every month for a year. I always took it in her same chair with the same few hair accessories with a monthly sticker. I know that many people do this and it’s nothing original but I am so glad I did it to look back and see how different she looked each month.

Recently I was going through pictures on my computer and I showed Elin some of the photos from each of these sessions and her face just lit up. She smiled and giggled at all the photos and shouted “Hi” at some of them.  It was fun to see the recognition on her face that the pictures were of her and how much she has changed. I have not started the daunting task of making her photo books from her first year, but I know she will love looking at all of them. I know I do!

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Linking up with Jess and Ashley for the Little Things link up.

Elin’s First Birthday Party

I have been busy trying to plan Elin’s second birthday party. I unfortunately haven’t decided what the theme will be, but I am hoping to figure that out soon and really get to planning. After I posted a picture from Elin’s first birthday party on my Five for Friday post, I got a few emails asking for more details and pictures. I have lots of pictures, so I am only going to post the basic detail pictures for party inspiration.

Elin’s birthday is on May 16th, so we had her party on that following Sunday. The weather was beautiful and sunny. When I started planning, I had no theme in mind but just wanted the party to be pink and feature the number one. The first main element I picked out was the printable theme. After searching through Etsy, I found the Chickabug shop and picked the “Pretty in Pink” collection. From there, I just tried to match the pink colors. Along the way, I found some awesome vendors and had a wonderful experience with each and every one of them.

Elin had a lovely day and I hope she has a wonderful second birthday in 2.5 months! Here are some detail photos from Elin’s first birthday.

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Elin's First Birthday www.simplejoysblog.com

Elin's First Birthday www.simplejoysblog.com

Elin's First Birthday www.simplejoysblog.com

Elin's First Birthday www.simplejoysblog.com

Elin's First Birthday www.simplejoysblog.com

Elin's First Birthday www.simplejoysblog.com

Elin's First Birthday www.simplejoysblog.com

Elin's First Birthday www.simplejoysblog.com

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Elin's First Birthday www.simplejoysblog.com

Elin's First Birthday www.simplejoysblog.com

Elin's First Birthday www.simplejoysblog.com

 

Vendor Credits:
“Pretty in Pink” water bottle labels and party printables – Chickabug
Photographer – Alicia Monahan from Monahan Photography
Cake – Piece of Cake
Dipped marshmallows – Homemade
Florist – Rosemari Herbert, McNamara Florist
Candy – Candy Warehouse
Cookies – Sugar Dreams Cakes and Things
Picture plates –  Hallmark (no longer available)
Elin’s hat and bib – Dainty Couture
Elin’s birthday outfit – Mudpie
Bow – Chic Bella Bowtique
Fabric Banner – Stichin’netka