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Red Velvet Cake is a Spena family favorite. It has been Jim’s favorite forever and always- every single birthday (although let’s try to forget the year that I wrecked the car on the way to go pick up the ingredients….) and holiday, it is his number one request. (here is an old post of the […]

DIY, Other, Parties

November 6, 2021

Red Velvet Cake With Gravy Icing

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Someone hold me. I literally can not even begin to handle the fact that I am writing a post about Baby’s First Birthday Gift Ideas. Can not. Because that means my baby is about to turn ONE. Finn’s birthday is next month (like what) and we have a 10 day beach vacation in the time […]

Finn, Parties

August 9, 2018

Baby’s First Birthday Gift Ideas!

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This past weekend we had SO much fun celebrating our sweet Mabel with an adorable Mickey Mouse Birthday Party! Initially, I had thought of going the girly pink and gold Minnie Mouse route for her party, but ultimately, had to go with classic black and red Mickey Mouse! Because this little girl loves herself some […]

DIY, Family, Miss Mabel, Parties

May 17, 2017

Oh TWOdles! Mabel’s Mickey Mouse Birthday Party!

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Another year, another party at the bounce house! Last year was so much fun, we did it again! A fantastic and fun party that requires zero work and planning on my part? SOLD. We scheduled our party for 9:30 am, brought a cake, a few balloons….annnnd that is it! The bounce house provided the fun […]

Abigail, Parties

November 9, 2016

A 6th Birthday party

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With a big sister who has a November birthday, I was so, so, so excited to get to take advantage of a late spring May birthday to plan a fun outdoor birthday party! We couldn’t wait to make use of our new deck and worked really hard to get it party ready in the days […]

Miss Mabel, Parties

May 23, 2016

Miss Mabel’s First Birthday Fiesta!

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Love this Garden Baby Shower Theme? Be sure to check out my Baby, It’s Cold Outside Baby Shower Theme as well!  This last weekend I had the honor and privilege of hosting a garden baby shower theme party for my very best friend, Lauren and her baby girl #2, Annie- who will be here next […]

Other, Parties

May 3, 2016

In Full Bloom Garden Baby Shower Theme

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I deemed this year the “the year that Mom had a baby” birthday party. A few months ago I secured the date and time at our local bounce house, ordered a Walmart sheet cake, made a Facebook event invite, and that is literally all I did. The day before the party we grabbed some balloons, […]

Abigail, Parties

November 9, 2015

A Bounce House Birthday

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