Happy first day of Fall you guys! I was hoping to share some new macarons with you all over the summer, but that plan got buried under parties, unexpected travels and decisions for our new home. Basically, the last few months have been jam-packed, which is still the case now that summer is over, but the extra order and routine that’s come along with my daughter’s school schedules has been much-needed.
What do you do when one of your closest friends is traveling to town with her brand new babe?! Throw a surprise baby shower of course! A few weeks ago, that’s exactly what I did, with the help of a few friends. And the best part, the new mama had no idea!
I offered to host the shower at my place and also was responsible for the festive desserts and decorations, a task that I gladly volunteer myself for whenever I have the opportunity.
Now that Fall temps and the PNW rain are back, I’m really missing summer! I don’t know about you guys, but it went by entirely too fast for us. Fortunately we were able to squeeze in a quick anniversary trip up to Kelowna BC for wine tasting last month, which just happens to be one of our favorite ways to enjoy summer.
Happy weekend you guys! It’s taken me longer than expected to get the photos from my daughter’s 7th birthday edited, but I finally got to it yesterday. That’s one of the things I love about having an extra day off during the week. I feel like I get caught up on so many little projects which is always a good feeling right?!
Last month my family and I made a special trip up to Vancouver to go to Ladurée. Ladurée is the famous French bakery known mostly for their amazing french macarons. And when I say amazing I mean it.
Ladurée macarons are smooth, delicate and crisp, yet chewy and soft enough to melt in your mouth. They come in a variety of unique flavors in fruity jams and sweet cremes and are beautifully packaged in signature and luxurious mint green boxes.
Seven years ago today my first daughter was born and I became a mama for the first time. I can’t believe I’m saying that. Where does the time go and how on earth does it move so fast? Although bittersweet to see her grow a year older, I truly admire and adore the beautiful girl she has become. Both inside and out.
t has been a whirlwind of a week and an exhausting one at that. We just returned home from a last-minute and emotionally challenging, yet rewarding road trip to see family in California and now we’re back to prepping for my daughter’s 7th birthday. I’ve always had several weeks to plan parties, so only having 1 week is something new for me. Regardless, what’s most important is the reason we’re putting this celebration together, and that’s for our sweet girl.
I can hardly believe that in less than a few weeks my oldest daughter will be 7 years old. When I think back, it certainly doesn’t feel like it’s been that many years, but perhaps it’s because she’s such a joy!
For 6 months now, she’s had her heart set on a beanie boo themed party. If you’re not familiar with beanie boos, they’re those TY stuffed animals with the large glittery eyes. But here’s a little honest mom moment for ya, until about a month ago, I secretly hoped she’d change her mind and choose a different party theme. Of course she didn’t budge, so here we are.