Juliet’s First Birthday

April 7, 2016 • KidsLife

i can’t believe she turned one. our little baby, our tiny petite crevette. it’s sure been one hell of a ride, this past year. and every day i’m amazed that i seem to love her even more than the day before. we celebrated juliet’s birthday ‘en petit comité’, with our closest family and friends.

i didn’t want to go all supermom over juliet’s party, but i also didn’t want to let it pass without notice. so i did the best i could think of – i ordered some amazing cakes from LES TARTES DE FRANCOISE and was inspired by the amazing INSTAGRAM ACCOUNT of MINIMAL AFFAIR to try my hand at a nonchalant green theme and balloon garland. the first of which i kinda succeeded at, the latter didn’t even come close to the example she set! i’m so ordering my next party decorations from her. i did, however, totally love the amber apothecary jars i scored via brussels hot spot CHYL. such perfect vases for the vibe i wanted to create (and they look really cool without flowers, too!)

juliet and i are the luckiest people in the world to have such amazing friends in ‘high places.’ the always wonderful, always cheerful KELLY STEENLANDT offered to take some pictures of our little gathering, and of course they are all absolutely stunning. and the lovely camilla of LITTLE COLUMBINE and anette of GRO COMPANY sent such pretty outfits our way – i just wanted to eat that little marshmallow up!

juliet wasn’t too sure what everyone was doing, standing around the table and singing to her while this strange little yellow thing was burning on top of this funny-looking brown heap. the look on her face while her dad blew out the candle was absolutely priceless, as was the look on her face with her first ever taste of chocolate – i’ll share that pic on MY INSTAGRAM soon. (spoiler alert, she was not convinced.)

photos by KELLY STEENLANDT // juliet’s cardigan via LITTLE COLUMBINE, leggings via GRO COMPANY and crown via SUUSSIES // amber apothecary jars via CHYL // for more snaps and thoughts from our lives, feel free to stalk me ON INSTAGRAM. to be completely honest – life is not allowing me to take as much time for this blog as it needs, so instagram feels like a nice way to keep sharing on a more regular base.


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