Melanie Blodgett

Melanie Blodgett writes daily at her blog You Are My Fave - a mix of parties, projects and fave finds. Her and her husband Ryan welcomed their first child in April, a happy little guy named Beck. They're currently settling into their new roles and their first home in the sunny city of Denver. Read more from Melanie on You Are My Fave, and follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for updates.

15 Modern Alphabet Prints for the Nursery

Beck has taken particular interest in letters lately. All his favorite toys and books are alphabet related and to my surprise, he’s even started to recognize and point out quite a few. So now I think it’s time to put an alphabet print in his nursery. Here are 15 prints I especially like (and I know Beck would too).

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A Twinkle Twinkle Little Star 1st Birthday Party

Although the party set-up didn’t go as smoothly as Kirsten would have liked, I think the final results from the twinkle, twinkle bash are pretty perfect. Celebrating her daughter Jane’s first birthday, she decided on an outdoor lunch party that both babies and adults could enjoy and didn’t let any detail go unnoticed. Take a look for yourself.

Halloween 2013: Little Aviator

Ever since my trick-or-treating days have been behind me, Halloween hasn’t topped my list of favorite holidays. But having Beck has kind of changed that. Yesterday I woke up full of excitement, and Beck could sense it. He was dancing and clapping and had no idea why. Then, as the candy piled in his bag, I think it sunk in.

Here’s what trick-or-treating with an 18-month-old looks like:

An Easy Personalized Idea for Baby's First Birthday

As far as party decor goes, I’m a big fan of simple ideas that make a big impact. And this personalized balloon idea is just that.

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