I’m not one to go all out with Halloween decoration but it’s one of Cory’s favorite holidays and if it were up to him, our whole house would be decked out in spiders, skulls, and spooky stuff year-round. So when I came home from Target with a few decorations for a Halloween mantel, he was so excited! I was hesitant on it being too spooky and not cute/fun enough but have to say, I love how it turned out!
Since I’m a full-time working mom, I try to keep my holiday mantels simple and affordable and thanks to the Target Dollar Spot, I’ve been successful! You can see my Valentine’s Mantel here and like the good blogger I am, I didn’t even take pictures of my Easter/Spring mantel but it was there. There’s always next year, right?!
Wow! I let this post completely get away from me but the past two months have been a little chaotic for our family. We’ve had vacations and birthday parties, and are in full-swing fundraiser mode for Rwanda, but also dealt with some really hard things like job loss and the death of my grandmother. But I made it 11 months, so I have to finish recapping Baker’s last month as a baby. (Cue tears) You’ll have to excuse me if this post isn’t as detailed as the rest, but the months have started to collide together in my brain .
Twelve. Twelve months. One whole year. Excuse me, while I cry in the corner and beg for someone to hold me. My baby is officially a toddler. How can that be???
Our sweet Baker Bea turned one on July 8th ( I don’t even know how it’s possible for me to by typing those words!) and we celebrated in style with a flamingo and pineapple first birthday party. It took me forever to decide on a theme for her party and I felt like I got a really late start to planning, but it all turned out so completely perfect. This party was a labor of love, y’all, but I loved the bright, vibrant colors that represent our girl so truly.
Over the July 4th weekend, Cory and I took a short vacation to Panama City Beach. I am trying to save my leave (since I had to deplete it all on maternity leave) for our trip to Rwanda, so since I had the 4th off, it was a chance for us to get away for a few days and take Baker on her first beach trip.