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The Wild Purple | Feature

As a photographer & mom of 3 stupidly beautiful children, I have had the privilege of working with many vendors who gift us some AMAZING pretty things to feature on my blogs.

I’ll be honest, most days, my big girl camera sits on my dresser, under a pile of clean clothes, unused. I am too busy wiping butts, noses & faces to take the time to lay on the floor, outside my kid’s bedrooms waiting for the perfect shot. Occasionally, I make those shots happen. The beauty of people sending us pretty things to model is that it forces me to take the camera out, and now, those pictures are in my family yearbooks forever.

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This week, I want to brag on The Wild Purple. I can’t tell you how much these women have blessed my family with such fun stuff. When they heard about the boys’ Cowboys & Indians party, they immediately asked if they could make a special cowboy bunting for the party. I, obviously, said yes immediately!

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In addition to some cute scarves and the bunting, they sent the most darling head pieces for Maddie & I.

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Go check out their fun things over at Instagram, Twitter, & Pinterest! You’ll love their shop!

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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