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In DIY, Mama, Mi Familia on
December 5, 2017

Evy’s First Birthday

I’ve been waiting to do this post until after the adoption was final so that I could show our sweet girl’s face. So here it is! Evy’s first birthday party! It was such a lovely day. This is the kind of day I dreamed about for so long- planning my baby’s first birthday party. When you go through infertility you wonder if you will ever get the chance to put all of your dreams and cute little ideas for milestones together one day or if it will only be something you have to file away in your head as something you won’t ever get to do. God’s goodness to us in giving us our daughter still blows me away daily. What did I do to deserve this gift? Well, I didn’t do anything, it is all God’s grace in my life that I would get to be this girl’s mama.

If you know me at all, you know that I love flowers and nothing too over the top so I wanted that to come through in how I planned Evy’s party. My absolute favorite was making her flower crown. She looked like such a little angel.

We had cheese and crackers, mini spinach and veggie quiches, bruschetta, rice crispy treats, and of course, cake.

My mom and I made the big cake for everyone- it was a spice cake with cinnamon buttercream frosting and I made Evy’s smash cake. In an effort to keep her away from refined sugar as much as possible I made a cake that was sweetened with apple sauce and banana. For her frosting I made whipped coconut milk.

I think we can all agree that the best part of a one year old’s birthday party is watching them tear into the cake and oh did she do just that! This girl loved the cake and as you can see she just ended up picking up the whole thing and going to town.

I made these little rice crispy treats with This cookie cutter from Amazon and coated the bottoms with soft pink dyed white chocolate.

I had so much fun planning this sweet day and I know our girl felt loved! Thank you to everyone who came and made Evy feel special. It’s fun (and sassy) to be one!

In Mama on
October 12, 2017

I’m doing it!

Should I really do this? What if it is a total flop? What if people think I am uninteresting or don’t like my recipes? What if I invest all this time for nothing? Well, after a few weeks of having this on my brain all the time the answer is YES, I should do this! Starting a blog has been on my mind for a few years now. I even started a free blog a couple of years ago after many urges from far too kind friends. I think I posted 3 times and then life just got busy, I didn’t have a baby, I had an office job, and yeah- it just didn’t work out. Well, I’m back! And this time I’m back in full force! I am devoted to giving this blogging thing a try. I’m passionate about food, family, creativity, and living life so why not share that with the world!? Even if it only ever benefits one other person, I’m doing it. I think I would always look back and wonder if I could have been a blogger if I never tried. So yes, I should do this and hey look-I’m doing it! I hope you will follow along the journey with me!