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2 Year Wedding Anniversary

Full Wedding Video: click here

Some of you may have caught on to this earlier if you saw my stories from yesterday, but today is a VERY SPECIAL DAY. It’s our second wedding anniversary. I still can’t believe it’s already been two years. On one hand, there are days where it feels like it was just yesterday that we were dancing the night away with our closest friends and family. On the other hand, we have an 11 month old who woke up at 6 AM ready to party.

We’ve been together since 2012, got engaged in 2015 and married in 2016. You can read more about our London proposal here.

Over the past two years, we’ve made big changes, from bringing a little girl into the world, moving (twice…love you!), and building a solid foundation to grow on, but in all of this, you’ve been my rock. It hasn’t always been easy and sometimes I look back at our wedding photos and think about how carefree our lives were. The only thing to focus on was us and that’s exactly what we did.

So on our two year wedding anniversary, I can say that a lot has changed. As much as I loved the days before, I wouldn’t trade this life we have for anything in the world. Learning to be parents with you has been the most humbling and hilarious experience. I fall more in love you everyday, watching you be a dad to Ava. I am so proud of the person that you are – you are driven, you are kind and you are selfless. You are the ultimate girl dad.

I don’t know how I got so lucky to be your wife but spending forever with you won’t be enough. Happy Anniversary!

Family

Motherhood: Month 11

Outfit: c/o Cecil & Lou

In less than a month, we’ll be singing happy birthday to my sweet girl. Although in some ways it seems unreal that a year has passed, her spunky little personality has definitely come out and I’m so excited to continue to watch her grow. Ava is still always happy and smiling and is very much a people person. I missed her 10 month update, due to moving/not being able to find her board, so we’ll just chalk that all up to #momlife. She LOVES to clap her hands and gets a kick out of it when you laugh with her. She is crawling very quickly, pulling herself up, getting into everything, and has stood on her own a few times! She’s still a petite thing at 17 lbs, but this girl LOVES to eat…but only the things she wants to. We had our third ear infection these past two months that we just can’t seem to get rid of. I’ve heard switching to goat milk has helped others in the past, so I might be looking into that soon. I reallyyyyy don’t want her to undergo tubes, but hey, if she has to, we will.

We went on our third trip to Cabo and I’ll just say traveling with an 11 month old is a little harder than a 6 month old. You can read the full recap here!

 

We just love our sweet girl so much.  She’s quickly turning into a toddler and shedding her babyness, but we are just so so happy we get to go along for the ride.  Ava is like this bright light, always smiling and engaging with others.  So, happy eleven months little Ava Grace!  The countdown to your first birthday is on and we are going to celebrate like no ones business!

Fashion

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

I’ll be updating these links throughout the remainder of the sale! As always, thank you for shopping through my links!

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Basic Invite: Animal Baby Shower Invites, & Ava’s First Birthday Update

Happy Tuesday, friends! Can you believe Ava’s first birthday is NEXT MONTH. Like what?! Where has my baby gone! If you saw my last party planning post, you know I’m a sucker for planning parties! For her first birthday, I went back and forth [and back and forth] over themes and ultimately decided on one that fits Ava perfectly-  fun, bright, and the life of the party! I actually found Basic Invite back in 2015 when I was planning my wedding, and knew they would be the perfect choice for designing Ava’s birthday cards. Want to know my favorite thing about Basic Invite? ENDLESS OPTIONS.

Lets start out with their baby shower invitations templates. If I was having a baby shower or throwing a baby shower, I would totally choose one of these baby animal baby shower invitations. I picked this theme as a example to feel the quality of the paper, but see how easily the same invite can be for a girl or boy?

Here are a few others I thought were super cute!

 

And now onto the best part, Ava’s Birthday Invites!!!

Drum roll please….

I chose this template, and fell in LOVE with the design. We are having a Sparkles, Sprinkles and Confetti theme, so think fun, bright, and smiley….all like Ava. The invite, which you can see below, allowed me to change every piece of the card, making it truly unique!

You can even change the font style, size, and line height. Y’all, this is literally made the process so easy because I had a vision in my head and I just played around with the colors and fonts until I found something I absolutely loved.

My final product is below using this template!

Here is what you can find from Basic Invite in more detail:

Almost Unlimited Colors – Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers almost unlimited color options with instant previews online. Once you select a design you can change the color of each element on the card to over 180 different color options so you can make sure the card is exactly how you want it down to the littlest detail. Which is great for all us perfectionists out there! This is what sets Basic Invite apart from almost any other online stationery company and is what we feel is our biggest draw.

Custom Samples – Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers the ability to order a printed sample of their actual invitation so they can see exactly how it will print as well as the paper quality before they ever have to place their final order.

Over 40 Different Colors of Envelopes – Basic Invite is just as colorful with their envelopes as they are with invitations. Customers can choose from over 40 different colors when it comes to their envelopes so that they can make their invitation stand out even before it is opened. And there is no licking envelopes! All of their envelopes are peel and seal so the envelopes can be quickly and securely closed.

Address Capturing Service – Basic Invite offers an address capturing service that allows customers to simply share a link on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other form of social media to request their friends and family’s addresses which will be stored in the customer’s account and can then be selected during the design process. Basic Invite offers recipient address printing at no cost on all Christmas card orders.

Foil – Foil cards are available in gold, silver, and rose gold. Customers can choose flat or raised foil on all of Basic Invite’s foil designs.

What’s even better is that Basic Invite have given me a coupon code to share with you all. Use code: 15FF51 for 15% off your entire order, hollaaaaaaa!

Disclaimer: This post is in partnership with Basic Invite. Thank you for supporting the brands that support the blog!