Our little bloom bebe turned a year this past weekend...

{{A year!!}}

And since we wanted to celebrate this little life, but also {{since our budget was near zero for a party}}, I promised Kavs that I would only use decor we already had.

Which means...I had more FUN getting creative and using sweet vintage finds from the Studio, our house, and we were also blessed with a few wonderful gifts from some of our favourite businesses on Instagram (details below).

A few streamers, heirloom tea cups, handmade cupcakes, and a homemade bubble concoction {{with some of the BEST friends and family imaginable}} made this Woodland Tea Party a precious, whimsical day we will not soon forget. {{And a HUGE THANK YOU to my parents, for graciously opening up their home!}}

Celebrating a birthday doesn't have to be an extraordinary expense!

Keeping it all about LIFE and LOVED ones was our goal, and what a sweet day it was!

Happy First Birthday, to the apple of our eye...

Plates I have collected over the flea markets, The Good Will, and from my sweet mama!

Glass teardrop bottles  from our "message in a bottle" theme from our wedding and my great grandmother's tea set.

Banners that my grandmother made for Mila's nursery {{here}}, a bird cage from our wedding, and a thrifted chalkboard for Millie's monthly photos board.

This high chair crib was from Mila's baby shower {{here}}.

Since I made these little ladies flower crowns, it was only fitting the little men had Peter Pan hats..{{tutorial below}}. :)

...And gigantic bubbles a mile long seem to make any party a hit!

It was sweet Lukey's birthday that day too!

And the babes weren't the only ones having fun! This beautiful mama is one of my life-long besties!

Fall Wear - On a Budget

It has been, almost a year since I have posted on my love for discount fashion.

I adore finding a good bargain!

So in the spirit of fall--my favorite time of year...

I thought I would post on my favorite budget fall wear!

This mustard coat was a discounted Anthropologie find that my husband tracked down for me!

My beautiful friend Laura of Blue On Center (check her out for incredible home decor inspiration!) gave him the heads up that I was eyeing this coat and he drove miles to find it :-)

Love him so!

{Scroll down to find other items, locations and budget prices}


Coat - A gift from Anthropologie 

Jeans =  $9.99 H and M

Teal Shoes = $7.98 Target


Hot Air Balloon Nursery for Baby K

As soon as my 6 months of sickness subsided and we returned from our Baby Moon (HERE) ...the term "nesting" took on a whole new meaning for me.

I so desired to create a cozy space for our sweet girl to rest her head at night.

A space feminine, without too many frills.

A place full of whimsy and imagination.

 Originally, I was convinced we were having a boy, for various reasons.

And with that notion, I began to plan a vintage travel theme I had hoped to create for "him."

I knew I wanted sail boats, but didn't want only a nautical theme, so I began to dream of floating vintage airplanes, cruising cars, and steam-powered locomotives as well.

When the news came we were having a precious girl, I had a hard time deviating from my original idea, but felt perhaps it was a touch too masculine for this delicate female soul.

Taken On Our Baby Moon in Florida.

Taken On Our Baby Moon in Florida.

Randomly, while in Downtown Disney, I came across the idea of hot air balloons...and I adored this new spin on a travel "theme,"'s whimsy and feminine qualities. I am not crazy about themes, but this one captured my heart.

I shared this HAB idea with my one of my best friends and she took it and ran with it for our first Baby Shower (HERE) as well.

Because I couldn't find any pre-made bedding sets that were what I had in my head...I created most of what you see from scratch with the help of my mother and grandmother. The incredibly talented Heather from The Lovely Cupboard inspired me as well. She helped my find the fabric for our vintage bedding and gave me the idea for the torn fabric banner.


From the bedding and pillow to the art on the walls, most of it is hand made with love! 

(See below for a listing of where each item came from!)

Welcome to our baby girl's nursery! We would love to have you take a peak and

Fly Away with Us...

...Up, Up and Away!


"Here Comes Baby Kavs" Chalkboard Sign - Handmade from this sweet Baby Shower

Crib and Dresser - DaVinci Jayden Convertible Crib & Graco Dresser from

Ripped-Cloth Banner - Handmade by me - Idea Inspired by Heather from The Lovely Cupboard

Chevron Pillow - On Sale at Target

Personalized Cloud Pillow - Handmade by me. Tutorial Coming Soon!

Vintage House Pillow - Handmade by me. Tutorial Coming Soon!

Fitted Sheet and Changing Pad Sheet -  My Mother made these! I ordered the vintage fabric  through Laura Koeppen's Etsy Shop!

Flying Skies Vintage Hot Air Balloon Mobile - Authentic Models (I added the flags for some added whimsy)

Dresser Knobs - Trinca Ferro on

Chevron Ottoman - On Sale at Target

Baby Pink Rocking Chair - Hand re-finished by our dear friend Cyndee at Waterloo Antiques

Hot Air Balloon Poster - Incredible Deals. It is originally $150...I found it on zazzle for $15! Vintage Posters on

"Up, Up, and Away" Sign - Handmade from this sweet Baby Shower

"Travel Light" Hot Air Balloon Model - Authentic Models on

Frame with Psalm Bible Verse -  Handmade by my girl Nicki from this baby shower!

Yellow Chevron Pouf - On Sale at Target

Vintage Rocking chair and vintage flower pillow - My husband's grandmother's rocking chair and pillow

Gypsy Shabby Chic Ruffled Curtain Panel - Target or Lorraine Home Furnishings

Multi Colored Buntings - Handmade by my Grandmother, but similar ones can be bought on Etsy

Be Brave Hot Air Balloon Embroidery Hoop - Tutorial HERE

All Fabric Embroidery Hoops - Handmade by me - Please contact me at to order!

One Wild and Precious Life sign - One similar can be bought HERE by the Printed Palette

Distressed Mint Wooden Box #3 - Marshalls

White Elegant Oval Pictureless Frame - Hobby Lobby

Headband Rack - Ribbon dispenser from Michaels

Darling hair bow frame - Handmade by my friend Maggie

Array of Handbands were handmade by me and also by these incredible Etsy Shops:

The Pickled Peanut 

Baby Bloomz Boutique

Savani Boutique

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