I've been Decorated!

It has been such a fun 6 months of blogging thus far. I have gotten to know some lovely ladies all around the world. Been daring and opened my

Etsy store

. Have travelled aplenty and reviewed accordingly. Was nominated for a


award (the blog equivalent of a Participation Medal). And then was nominated for a  "Best Decorations" badge through a party planning/supplies website called


. And this one is legit!!!

The party I prepared for Baby M's 1st Birthday was the culmination of weeks of planning (read: months of dreaming of how all the pink sparklyness would look) and lots of making things if and when I had a chance during a naptime.

Baby M's Birthday was a really special day for us. We got to celebrate with so many

loved ones

. There was one Grandmother, one Uncle, one Boyfriend (how cute is Ilia seriously!), one other almost-1-year-old, and lots and lots of honorary Aunts and Uncles who have all been a special part of our daughters first year. And being able to sit at night hand-making all of these wonderful peoples' bow ties and hair accessories allowed me to enjoy and reflect on her party for even longer. 

There were the


 and there was the



And the edible decorations and the decorative food!!

And who doesn't like eating gold right?!

PartyPail.com have contacted me to let me know I am going to be featured on a new website of their's which   recognises parties with that little extra personal touch. I'm not entirely sure how this all came about, but it's awfully nice!

Since then I helped cater two baby showers (




); hosted a Baptism morning tea for my little one (post to come), made a wedding cake with the bride (post to come), and pretty much done a full lap around the globe.

I love creating things and baking and doing anything that focuses around a theme! So really, I think I should just go ahead and celebrate Baby M on the 10th of each month. What's this once a year business! Anyway, if you happened to miss these posts, I thought it might be a good time to do a little bit of a "party rehash" to coincide with this recognition from the lovely folk over at PartyPail.com!!!

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