Monday, April 25, 2016

My Emery girl turns FOUR in just a few days. INSANE! I thought it'd be fun to share some of the goodies she's getting! She requested an umbrella, critters (calico critters), and surprise puppies (puppy surprise), so we made it happen and added a few extra things too.

clear umbrella (not pictured)
cuckoo clock (not pictured)
miffy plush (ebay)
vw van (ebay)

Just when I thought I was ready to embrace the "less is more" mantra and stick to the want/need/wear/read rule, I decided to do a birthday basket for Em this year, and had so much fun putting it all together that I think this will be a new birthday tradition! I used a bolga basket we already had and filled it with random items including quirky finds, little things like stickers, washi tape, and temporary tattoos as well as, sunglasses and calico critters. A good portion of the basket items are from various dollar stores with a few higher priced items thrown in since I wanted to invest in some of the toys she's getting. Emery is starting to show interest in the same things I did when I was little. I always looked forward to little grab bags my grandparents would send around each holiday (mainly my birthday, valentine's day, and christmas) and now, she is too! There's just something about her and I enjoying the same things that makes my heart swell a bit. While her birthday has nothing to do with me, (except the whole me bringing her into the world thing) I hope she loves her gifts as much as I do and as much as I think she will. As we approach her birthday, I can't help but look back on that day and her birth story. The story she has written since then has been a beautiful one as well.  I can't begin to explain the magnitude of joy she brings. I'm sure I'll be an emotional wreck that day. Seriously, where does the time go, and can my baby please be returned to me?  

do you have any go-to-gifts or shops for birthdays or holidays?

p.s Emery and her cousin, Sophie ("snuffie" as Emery calls her) share the same birthday two years apart and no, it wasn't planned. Isn't that just cool!?


  1. That's a great idea! She's going to love it. Can't wait to watch her open it all up. :-) I'm so glad our girls share a birthday, I think they are going to think its super cool when they're old enough to realize it! Haha. Great work on the blog, it looks amazing. Love you sis!

    1. Thanks! I think you might be right about that. :) love you, too!!

  2. Liking all these gifs and wraps packed beautifully. Was invited for a painting exhibition at one of the spacious LA event venues few months back. It was such an attractive event and above all the collection was mesmerizing. Bought two of them for our living area. Beverages and cookies were served to all guests.



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