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Birthday Girl

Hello there.

Hope your weekend has been lovely so far. I was going to wait till Monday to share these but I found myself with some quiet time and thought I better take advantage of it!

Claire’s b’day was such a wonderful day. We had family in from out of town and many friends and neighbors came to celebrate our little girl. We couldn’t have asked for a better day. The sun was shining after days of rain, not a cloud in the sky and everyone was more than willing to sit outside and enjoy some food, drinks and of course, sweet Claire. Grace was incredibly excited for her sister and was helpful and supportive. She even made a “sign in” poster that she made all the guests sign as they came in. So cute!

My mother-in-law made some beautiful decorations for the house and I borrowed these great cupcake stands from a neighbor (thanks Christine!) to complete the butterfly and rose dessert table.

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I got these precious paper butterflies from this Etsy shop. You can eat them too!

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It took Claire a minute to figure out what to do with her cupcake…but it wasn’t long before she was stuffing her face.

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She was beaming from ear to ear with all the love and cuddles she got.

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So grateful for the special time I got with my family and friends…especially my Aunt Iris and Grandmother who traveled all the way from the east coast to meet Claire.

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Much love to you all.

xo,

Ivy

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Happy Birthday Toby

Today is very Fall like. Windy. Rainy. Swirling leaves. I’m sitting at my desk feeling a little blah, to be honest. I’m finishing a pot of tea and dreading the idea of putting on actual clothes to go run errands. Why can’t sweat pants be considered fabulous? damn it.

My sweet cat Toby is always a comfort on days like this. He jumps up on my lap, purrs with contentment and curls up into a ball for a lovely nap. Cats have it rough. I just adore him and today is his 1st Birthday, so I thought I would share some pics of him that I took with my new beloved lens. He really is so photogenic…I’m biased of course. Happy B’day Toby!

Look at that face…isn’t he the sweetest?

Don’t you just love how our pets make our days better?

xo,

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Face painting…

Okay, I had to share all these beautiful painted faces from Grace’s b’day party…they are too cute!

Such lovely princesses were in attendance! Of course, the birthday princess decided she didn’t want her face painted! Perhaps, she felt it would have detracted from her tiara…who knows? I thought it best not to argue with her. She seemed to just love watching her friends have fun.

Her pre-school set up the most gorgeous tea room for her. Unfortunately, I forgot my bounce flash so the photos turned out terrible. So sad. Instead of looking at my blurry photos (I have SO much to learn!) let’s take a peek at this gorgeous princess tea party…wow…

Do you have some birthday parties to throw this Spring and Summer? If so, head over to Kara’s Party Idea blog for more of these stunning images!

xo,

Party idea images via here.

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Birthday Girl

Hello there! I know…long time no post…sorry. It’s been a whirlwind with Grace’s birthday and then Easter. Busy but fun with lots of phototaking! I have too many photos to process….but in the meantime I wanted to share a few shots from her little “Princess” party…

more to come…

Hope all is well with you!

xo,

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Birthday Party

I know I didn’t post yesterday and I’m super late today but I have good reason. Grace is turning five tomorrow (I can hardly believe it) and it’s been a whirlwind of activity! We have family in town, a party to throw…two actually, if you count the family gathering and tonight, her Nana and I decorated and loaded up bags of goodies for all the little girls that will be in attendance at the Princess themed festivities tomorrow. We wrapped up presents and laid out her party dress with a new pair of perfectly shiny, white patent leather shoes. Too cute! I think I’ve done everything on the list…so why do I still feel flustered? oh well. Let’s hope it goes well! I will be sure to take lots of pics to share with you! Okay, off to bed…this princess needs her sleep too!

Hope all is well in your world! Sweet dreams.

xo,

Image via here.

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Classroom cupcake party

Today we took cupcakes into Grace’s classroom. She got to hand them out to all her little friends, politely asking each one, “Would you like chocolate or strawberry?” So cute.

Grace’s fabulous teacher – Miss Angie

Happy Birthday Gracie! I love you so much!!!

xo,

Ivy

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