Turning 2 | Learning Gifts for My Favorite Toddler

Welcome to the September edition of Authentic Parenting Blog Carnival: Exploring and Learning. This post was written for inclusion in the monthly Authentic Parenting Blog Carnival hosted by The Positive Parenting Connection and Authentic Parenting. This month our participants are writing about this exploring and learning! Please read to the end to find a list […]

A Sneek Peek …

… at the theme for Jemma’s 2nd birthday party!  Can you believe Miss Jemma is turning 2 in just a few weeks? For a long time I thought we’d plan a TWO-ti Fruitti birthday party for her second birthday, but we swapped ideas for a few reasons. 1) Fruit isn’t locally in season in October […]

Baby Shower Memory Game

Leah planned the best game for my baby shower back in June – everyone loved it and the prizes were genius! Pretty much, it was a basic game of memory in group fashion. All the cards were labeled with pregnancy/birth terms and there were coordinating candy prizes. Here’s the list … Twins – Mike & […]

JUNE 2012: PNW Blogger Meet Up

Thanks to Instagram I’ve go a lovely little splash of pictures to share from the Pacific Northwest Blogger Meet Up I attended in Portland on Friday night … adorable photo booth banner | the sweet Mandey from Mama and the Dudes | photo scavenger hunt … Boho Mama‘s shoes | The Paper Mama and I, […]

Brother’s Forest Shower

Katie and Hannah hosted a lovely little shower at my in-laws home the other week and I wanted to give you all a peek at the pictures. And, I have to mention the DELICIOUS cakes they served from a local bakery … almond poppyseed cake with marionberry filling and chantilly icing AND carrot cake with […]


Thanks so much for putting up with me through all this party planning :) I doubt we’ll have such a fiesta every year, but who knows it was super fun having a theme and running with it! In case you have questions or are interested in some of the specifics from above, most of it […]

ONE-DERLAND … Party Favors

We’re just about home from good ol’ Texas and I can’t wait to share all the goodies from Jemma’s party! I’ve got lots of pictures from the actual party and this one last post on the One-derland preparations … FAVORS! Somehow I managed to hardly get any pictures of the favors. I guess it just […]


I just wrapped up my grocery list for the party … Lots of kid friendly treats with a few adult-approved favorites :) I wanted to forgo silverware so everything is finger friendly since that is Jem’s favorite way to eat! Here’s what we’ll be serving at Jemma’s One-derland: SANDWICHES The Mad Hatter’s PB & J […]