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Cowboys & Indians 1st Birthday

I like throwing parties. I get a lot of flack for the over-the-top birthday parties I throw for my kids. Yes, it’s mostly for me, but isn’t that ok? I mean, I like to have fun decorations, I want a theme, I want people dressing up to match the theme, and dammit, I want a little pomp & circumstance over my kids’ birthdays.

I digress.

The boys turning 1 was no different. The first birthday has to be awesome. Well, at my house it does.

I wanted to do something fun for these two. Cowboys and Indians. I spent countless hours discussing options for clothing, decorations, and cake flavors with a handful of GRACIOUS vendors, and below you will see my vision come to life.

Special thanks to Babette’s Feast & Catering, Sweet N Swag, Little Mr. Ties, The Wild Purple, The Printed Palette, & A Little Hipster for all of the amazing gifts you donated to make this party happen. It was everything I had envisioned!

A special thanks to my main girl, Maren freaking Miller, for snapping pictures while I rangled children, ate cake, carried babies, and shielded my offspring from the monsoon that decided to blow in the second this party started.

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 The most amazing cakes by Babette’s Feast & Catering

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 Vintage cowboy bunting from The Wild Purple

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Shoes: Sweet n Swag, Jeans: Old Navy, Suspenders: Little Mr. Ties

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Shoes: Sweet n Swag, Leggings: A Little Hipster, Tee: The Printed Palette, Headband: yours truly

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Mama Swag Monday | Made by Molly

Made by Molly sent us THE cutest sweatpants & moccasins, and I’m so excited to share them with you this week!

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I first found Molly on Instagram & immediately fell in love with her work. She is such a sweet person to work with. She’s also another mama who has found her passion to create. I love supporting other moms who are living out their dreams, while also being a wife & a mom. She also happens to live in one of my favorite places in the world.

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Not only do we have the mom factor in common, but Molly & I both married worship leaders. Here is a little about Molly & her shop: “My name is Molly and I am the working hands behind “Made By Molly”! I am a follower of Jesus and a wife to a worship pastor. My husband and I reside in Indiana (Fishers/Indy area) with our 1 year old, Liam, and our two tiny puppies! My love for sewing started in 5th grade when my mom taught me how to sew on a snowy snow day home from school and I haven’t stopped since! I currently focus on producing quality leather moccasins for babies and toddlers as well as fashionable sweats (Henley Sweats) for newborns up to size 4T! I have loved sewing for all of your babes thus far and am so blessed to be able to continue to do so and stay at home with my little guy! Thank you to all of my customers who make it possible and allow me to cloth your babes from head to toe! I just love it!”

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I cannot say enough about the quality of our sweats. I was blown away when I pulled them out of the package. They are beautifully hand-crafted, high quality material. I mean, Molly does an outstanding job. The boys will need to have these in every size available because we use them multiple times a week. They are ADORABLE & so comfortable. Molly, thank you so much for being a pleasure & a joy to work, and for sharing your beautiful products with me & my boys.

To stay up-to-date on Molly’s newest creations, follow her on Instagram & Facebook.

Happy Monday!
A.

Mama Swag Monday | AIMbaby

You need baby swag. I have legging swag. Happy Monday from AIMbaby!

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These boys have the weirdest bodies. I don’t know if they were destined to have skinny chicken legs or if it’s because they are preemies, but they have weird bodies. We have had nothing but trouble with covering these boys up, and these leggings fit like a glove. Jonna was so helpful in helping get the leggings to fit these boys just right.

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I have so loved getting to work with AIMbaby & we love our leggings. They are comfortable, soft, hand-sewn, and screen printed with non-toxic inks. I cannot say enough about how much we love these pants & this shop. Thank you, Jonna, for taking the time to make custom-fitted leggings for my boys. I appreciate your hard work so much.

Head over to AIMbaby shop & grab some of these for your little ones. You can also follow along on Instagram to stay current on the latest trends being featured in Jonna’s shop.

Happy Monday, friends!
Andrea