About four years ago I commissioned a custom portrait for my husband and it’s still my favorite art piece in our house. But without Beck in the picture, it’s looking a bit outdated. So I’ve been looking around to commission another portrait (maybe for a Father’s Day gift?) and there are so many great ones to choose from, it’s hard to decide. Here are some of my favorites.
I always get excited when Casey is planning a party because I know the results will be amazing. The celebration she put together for her son Asher’s first birthday is no exception. With a subtle circus theme and a dose of color, it’s a great example of how to throw a stylish party without spending too much time or money and focusing on what’s most important – the birthday kid of course!
From the moment you’re pregnant strangers seem to feel the need to make random comments. Whether it be about the size of your belly or asking if it’s a boy or girl, there’s something about a pregnant woman that draws the remarks in. And it doesn’t change at all once the baby is born, in fact the amount of approaches from strangers throughout the day sky rockets once you have a cute companion with you. So this first year I feel like I’ve heard it all. Luckily there haven’t been any cases of mistaken gender but there was one comment that has stuck with me merely because it was so strange. During a trip to New York City when Beck was 7 months, my friend and I were having breakfast and a waiter approached to admire our children. And then these words escaped his mouth:
Sunday was Beck’s first birthday and I couldn’t let the day pass without presenting him with a mini cake. I decided since he would eat so little of it, I would make a cake that my husband and I would actually enjoy so I went with chocolate. Maybe it was too rich of a taste for a little one eating chocolate for his first time. Click through to see what I mean.
Beck’s first birthday was on Sunday so the day before we threw a small breakfast party to celebrate our favorite kid. Since I know Beck will have an opinion on future party themes, I decided to stick with a simple 1 theme with a lot of yellow. While I have the tendency to want to go over the top when it comes to parties, I decided to reign myself in so I could enjoy the day more. And I was so happy with how it all turned out. Here are some photos from the big day.