t h e • g a t h e r i n g • s p o t Our bedroom has become more than just a place where mommy and daddy sleep. It's become a place where we enjoy baby cuddles, giggles, playtime, reading books and taking snoozes...when E actually wants to cuddle with us! We've had our @endy for 100 nights now, so here's my review! We have been loving the blend of kushy and firmness this mattress offers! There are definitely days we don't want to get out of bed, but of course adulting! Here's the thing about this amazing Canadian company, they offer a 100 nights guarantee! This means you can enjoy 100 sleeps and if you aren't 100% in love with it, they'll take it back. But you'll likely want to keep it! All in all, we love our Endy! Don't miss out 10% off your entire Endy order until July 13th! Check the link in my bio for more details! #ad #endypartner
f i r s t • b i r t h d a y • p a r t y The first if many setups and themes we get to do for our little babe! And thanks to so many local Calgary businesses to help our vision come alive! I am so excited and so happy with how everything turned out! @mdawndesigns put together a design for us based on the inspiration photos we sent her. She nailed it, let me tell you! @upballooons put together this AMAZING balloon arch for us! It was more than I ever expected and turned out absolutely beautiful! @alittleconfettishop has the best and unique birthday items from plates to cutlery and more! And of course as always, @sugarbakerscookieco made the most amazing cookies! Her work is unbelievable and she NEVER disappoints!
f r i d a y • Well hello there weekend! I love changing things up with my front porch decor. This week we repainted the porch to touch up the grey paint, rearranged our floral arrangements and added this cute little mat from @cocomatsnmore . They have the cutest mats; anything from plain to cute or sarcastic sayings! This one was one of my favourite because well, might as well try and make our UPS guy laugh a little! Use code MELISSA for 20% off your order!
c a k e • s m a s h Sorry for all the birthday spam, but not actually haha! This cake smash was perfect and I was so excited for this moment. Emília had NO IDEA what to do with the cake. At one point it was like she was waiting for permission and I actually had to go in an put my fingers in the cake. After that, she definitely went all Hulk in the cake! 𝘋𝘪𝘥 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘥𝘰 𝘤𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘴𝘮𝘢𝘴𝘩 𝘱𝘩𝘰𝘵𝘰𝘴? 𝘋𝘪𝘥 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘣𝘢𝘣𝘦𝘴 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘪𝘵!? ****** Swipe 👉🏼 for more and the original work done by one of my best friends @msjenniferball with @cottonandlacephotography . She is absolutely talented and had my vision met to a T!!
o n e • Well, here we are. Our babe has turned one! What an amazing journey it has been to watch our little peanut grow! It's still hard to believe but also exciting. Exciting because she has achieved so much, she has reminded us to live life to the fullest and to live fearlessly. Thank you for letting us be parents. Thank you for always giving us a reason to wake up and make the best of the day. Thank you for showing us love, for making us laugh and most importantly for allowing us the opportunity to be parents! We love you today and every day!
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m a k i n g • m e m o r i e s Tomorrow is the day, our little babe turns one! She's developed and grown so much over the last months and it's been such a blessing to have been able to experience all the little and big milestones! Each month we've filled out her @stashandstory book, documenting the funny times, hard times and all the in betweens. We even have a designated page for the covid pandemic along all the firsts; Easter, Christmas, etc. We look forward to adding wishes for you cards that @mdawndesigns is creating for us, for our friends and family to fill out to add in her book. When little E turns 18, we will be giving her the memory book and she can look back at all the craziness of parenthood we endured!
c h a n g e • This week is definitely going to be a different one. E is turning ONE and I'll be out of the house for a good chunk of time for work. Although I was back at work last week, I was lucky to have been able to work from home. This week, I will be in the school a few days and away from E most of the day! I definitely am already missing the cuddles and haven't even left the house yet! It'll be the first day I will be out of the house for a long period of time and not get any baby snuggles. All the feels this morning for sure; sad to be that long away from her BUT guys she's ONE on Wednesday! ****** ps. @woolino has the absolute cutest and softest baby socks! We've had a hard time finding some we like, but these can't be beat!