Found this gem of our little birthday girl a few months ago #latergram #Ellaturnsone #timeflies Dress is @kadeeskloset Bow is @bananaribbonlove

Ella’s Dress/tutu: Kadee’s Kloset  Bow: Bananaribbon


My Dress: Eliza J (Similar Here and Here), Chalkboard Banner: PinknPurplePress

Cookies and Cake: Lindsay Eakett Cook, Cake Plate: Homesense




Ella’s Bodysuit: Similar Here

Teepee: SugarShacksTeepee

Gold “One” banner: Glambanners, Bunting: DontStringMeAlong

Everyone told me.  They said she would grow up so fast, and before I knew it, she wouldn’t be a baby.  I can hardly believe our little peanut is one.  What a tiring, challenging, empowering, amazing and blessed year.

If I am being honest, this party overwhelmed me a bit.  How do you do justice to celebrating the best year of your life?  The first year of your pride and joy?  In the end, I decided that as long as the people who loved Ella were there (and they were), it would all turn out.  I loved how it all came together and Ella had so much fun with her little baby buddies!  We had a backyard BBQ with some sweet treats.  I displayed lots of photos of Ella and she wore the cutest little dress.

The teepee you see in the pictures was her birthday present from Brad and I and she loves it so much.  We have it set up in our home and she loves having her own special space.  When we had her first year photos taken, we brought it along and it looked so cute as a backdrop!  I bought some artificial flowers at the Dollar Store and added them in to add an extra hit of texture and colour.  Sometimes the most inexpensive touches make all the difference.

THOSE COOKIES THOUGH!  My friend Lindsay made these!  They tasted as good as they looked.  She is incredibly talented.  I linked her Instagram account under the picture.  I can’t say enough about what beautiful and tasty things she creates.

I am so incredibly grateful to have the opportunity to watch our beautiful Ella grow.  Wish us luck in year two!


Photo Credit to Kelly Casey Photography for First Year/Teepee Photos