Happy First Birthday Baby Boy

Birthday Celebration, Family, fashion, lifestyle, Motherhood, Parenting



We’ve rocked countless hours,
Counted life in weeks and months.
I’ve kissed your cheeks,
your toes,
your Buddha belly,
your rolling thighs,
your fingertips a million times,
maybe more.

I turned thirty, just weeks before you turned one.
I got my first gray hair, while you grew a full head.
You’ve laughed while I cried and I you.
I’ve lost sleep, tracked milestones, snapped countless pictures, and stared at you in complete awe.
You are the best and hardest thing I have ever done.

My heart has grown and exploded with a love I’ve never known.

I have loved every minute of this first year and cherish being your mommy.  Love watching you grow and learn.  Love seeing your budding personality.  Love your infectious laughter. Love your (still) toothless grin. Love your wispy, uneven hair.

I yearn to keep you little but am excited for what’s in store.  You’ll accomplish great things little one and I’ll be here, next to you, watching, cheering, celebrating.

Happy birthday baby boy.


A First-Timer’s Guide to Napa

Birthday Celebration, California, fashion, lifestyle, Style, summer, Travel Guide

Napa (20)

To ring in my thirtieth birthday, and the birthdays of several of my best girlfriends, we planned a trip to Napa.  It was my first time visiting the valley and it did not disappoint!

From 1920’s to Thirty

Accessories, Beauty, Birthday Celebration, Denver, fashion, Jewelry, lifestyle


This past weekend one of my best girlfriends turned thirty and we celebrated her next decade in roaring twenties style.  I’ve been friends with most of these girls since high school (one of them since first grade), so it’s really special to celebrate all of our important milestones together!