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  • Happy Halloween!



    Here we are in downtown flemington, new jersey! They have the best halloween parade and trick or treating every year! So many kids go, the streets are blocked off so you don’t have to worry about cars!


    Best costume of the year goes to…



    cropped-img-maddox-mom.pngIt’s that time of year! I searched high and low for the perfect halloween costume to top last years outfit, I think it turned out cute but I wouldn’t say it ‘topped’ last years. If you remember I was Cruella De Vil and Maddox was a little Dalmation (see here) puppy. This year we were a scary skeleton family! We stayed out a bit and did some trick or treating with my brother and his family, (Maddox’s cousins). I couldn’t believe how brave Maddox was, he didn’t get scared once!

    Xx
    Loren


    COSTUME: HERE // OR HERE  // MASK: HERE
    HALLOWEEN MAKE UP: HERE // OR HERE


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  • Dream theme first birthday party



    If you’re looking for easy prints Chatbooks is one to check out! Pulls images down right from your social account in a snap!


    Party favors: Little 1 shaped sugar cookies! Recipe found here. Had lots of compliments on this recipe!


    This was a fun little game – guests took a guess at what Maddox might be when he grows up (from the top 7 career options we approved) Later Maddox played a little game, which you may have seen on my Insta stories!


    You may have guessed – Maddox might just be following in Daddy’s footsteps!






    If you’re in the central NJ area – you need to try Blue Sheep Bake shop! Really – right now- GO! I got my cake, cupcakes and macaroons from there and they were all the best!


    One last minute addition to the party – Troy’s idea (sorry to the parents of the children at this party: I did not think of all the sweets I was planning to have at the time) Cotten Candy machine (thank you for amazon prime!)


    For those of you who didn’t catch my insta – he choose the ‘Tylonol’ – representing ‘Pharma industry’.

    Oh that face – I could eat you up! Ironically – he had no interest in eating his cupcake.


    cropped-img-maddox-mom.pngWeighing in at 22lbs, 33inches and 8 teeth later, Maddox is ONE years old! When they tell you ‘Don’t blink – Before you know it they’ll be turning 1..15..off to college..’ they weren’t kidding! We have done so much with him in just one short year. From traveling local to nearly a dozen flights later, it’s amazing how much they develop and grow in so little time! I’m excited for what the new year brings, what new friends he’ll meet, the next tricks he’ll learn and all the trouble he’ll get into!

    Part of me was sad after his party – it was perfect, I couldn’t ask for better weather, the only slight hicup was the star of the show – wasn’t preforrming at his peak level! 😀 He ended up crashing about halfway through. All partied out. Maybe next year he’ll actually eat his cake!!

    Xx
    Loren

    *Special Thanks to My Mom for snapping some of these cute shots!!


    MADDOX’S OUTFIT: // SHIRT: ETSY CROWN ALSO ETSY (amazing shop!!) LOVE FOR GIRLS: HERE

    Bakery: Blue Sheep Bake Shop Somerville, NJ
    Custom Signs & Banners by: ASerpicodesigns Amazing little etsy shop!
    Party Inspo: Inspiredbythis.com

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  • 10 month kisses!



    cropped-img-maddox-mom.pngI know guys, this shot is so overplayed. Troy didn’t even want me to do this because of how many Mommies subject their babies (boys no less) to the kisses all over the body photoshoot. But I couldn’t resist. I mean have you ever seen anything soo cute!?

    I loved seeing the little baby posts on Valentines Day with kissey faces all over my insta and FB! One of my personal favorites was a shot with baby and kisses along with a kissing booth for $1.00!!! Loved it – props to that Mom (if only I had been that creative!) I don’t think Maddox would have sat that long though. I only got a few minutes as is before the kisses were smudging off all over the sheets! Note to self.. Smashbox lipstick I s smudge proof wear.. It did however take a few baths to get all of the kisses off. Was so worth it. I had a hard time choosing which to share.. I just loved them all! Hope you enjoy as much as I did!!

    Xx
    Loren


    FAVORITE LIPSTICKS // RED: HERE or GLOSS  // PINK: HERE  //
    NUDE: HERE or SIMILIAR


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  • Happy First Valentine’s Day!

        


    MY BOOTS: (SOLD OUT) SIMILIAR HERE // WHITE SWEATER: HERE or SIMILIAR


    cropped-img-maddox-mom.pngIt’s Maddox’s First Valentine’s Day! What could be more fun than a dozen red balloons! He’s seen a lot of balloons in the stores lately and every time he sees them he can’t stop looking at them…and what better excuse for balloon pictures than Valentines Day!

    Xx
    Loren

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  • Our little snow bunny!


    MADDOX’S HAT: (LAST YEAR @ RH) SIMILIAR HERE // MY COAT: SIMILIAR or SIMILIAR


    cropped-img-maddox-mom.pngIt was Maddox’s first time in the snow! He had seen it once before, we got about an inch or two earlier in the year and his only contact with it was when Troy put a pile of snow on his high chair tray while he was having his breakfast. Maddox tried to pick it up and as soon as he touched it he started to cry! This time went a little better! He went outside in it and seemed to like it! It didn’t take long after we put him down to make a little snow angel to realize this was that same cold fluffy stuff from that high chair that he didn’t like!! :) At least we got a few pictures in first!

    Xx
    Loren

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  • 9 month milestones!


    TIE DYE PANTS: HERE // BONJOUR SWEATSHIRT: ZARA


    cropped-img-maddox-mom.pngMaddox is 9 and a half months old and he is on the move! His latest milestones are crawling up the stair (yes just one step)! He also likes to crawl under anything, even if he has to squeeze his little body under it! He is enjoying eating anything that he can fit in his mouth which has left me to make sure I pick up anything within his little arms reach!! His favorite time of day is still bathtime! I can always count on a bath to calm him down no matter how tired or fussy he is! Hope you enjoy these little milestone pics! Love this little guy!!

    Xx
    Loren

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  • Birthday Boy Party Ideas

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    I love the color scheme using this Tiffany blue and white colors! It can be used for a boy or a girl!

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    I love how they tie the invite into the theme colors as well! This was a dream theme which was so cute!

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    This party was so magical! You need to see this theme. I absolutely love this location. If we lived in Brooklyn this would be his party! I am starting to look for creative places to have his party at. If you know of any in the central New Jersey area – do share!!

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    Love how they sent these little photo strips in the invite! You just might see a pic of Maddox or two in your invite! 🙂

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    A little fancy for 1 year olds! But so nice and intimate! Love the decor in this theme.

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    These hats I’m in love with! It seems to be a trend to put little birthday hats or crowns on the kids and get a group photo!

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    These little home made hats are so fun, I love the little ears on these ones!

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    Nice little tutorial here!

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    This theme had such cute DIY decorations! Was a cute french theme!

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    I have only looked through this site a little so far – but they had some cute ideas!

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    This little theme had such cute ideas!

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    The Stars on the cake are such a great idea – loving the sparkle on this cake too!

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    I love the favors in this theme!


    DIY CONES: HERE // READY MADE HATS: MICHAELS // PARTY STRAWS: HERE  // STAR GARLAND: HERE  // CUPCAKE TOPPERS: HERE


    cropped-img-maddox-mom.pngNow that the holidays are over and we’re well into the New Year it won’t be long till Maddox turns 1! Hard to believe he’s nearly there! You don’t realize how fast the time goes till you have a baby :) that’s for sure. I’ve started to put some ideas together for what my theme should be, certain decorations and color schemes that I like. There won’t be too many times I’ll be able to really pick out a fun theme- it’ll be all sports & trucks from here on out! I’ve included some ideas I’ve found so far but I am welcoming any ideas you might have so please feel free to send or comment!!

    Xx
    Loren