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


Hand-Me-Down Thursdays - A Fun Challenge!

With cooler 60 degree weather in the forecast... Pinterest is heating up with Harvest/Autumn/Fall pinning...

As much as it breaks my heart to say good bye to summer. ..

I am thrilled to say HELLO to my favourite season...FALL! 

The pumpkin spice and apple flavours, the smells, the fashion, the crisp air, the colours, football games, hay rides,...ADORE! 

So, it's time. 

Time to take those shorts, dresses, and tanks and wear them a little less...


save some $$ on a new wardrobe and pair them with leggings and a scarf!

That said, here is a Fun Fall Challenge!

This fall...I am making a point to EXCHANGE my clothes with friends who are "over" or "sick of" their gently used clothes!  Then we both get new-to-us outfits, at no cost to either of us!

It is a win-win!

Want to take this challenge with me? I would love to do a fashion exchange!

Here is one of my favourite hand-me-down dresses so far! :) 

Have fun!


Click on Image below to see where they are from! 

Blue Suede Wedges - Target ($5) 

"Faith" Pouch - Hand stenciled with a pouch from the Target $1 section

Headband - Charlotte Russe ($3 for a pack of 3) 

Happy Thursday!