This year we decided to host a little friendsgiving feast at our home. It’s finally starting to feel like fall, and there’s little I love more than a dinner tablescape set up outdoors. Since it was our close friends, we had everyone contribute to the meal and bring their favorite thanksgiving dish. My goal was to make the dinner feel special, but to also keep it low key and relaxed. I opted for a simple bouquet as the centerpiece, gold candle sticks, and eucalyptus as a table runner. We hung string lights over the table and had a fire going. We started dinner right at dusk and chatted into the evening. It was a lovely night.
Fall is my hands down favorite time of the year, and I try to do as much as I can outside to enjoy the beautiful weather before it gets too cold. I’ve partnered with my friend Stephanie from Olive and Tate to bring you the perfect fall afternoon: an outdoor picnic! It’s perfect for connecting with a girlfriend over lunch, or for a play date with kids.
Tomorrow is the first day of fall, so I thought I would share our fall bucket list. The crisp, cool air is so refreshing after a blazing summer, and I always feel renewed and ready to conquer my to-do list and try new activities. With a toddler running around, I’m finding more and more excitement in fall and the upcoming holidays this year.
One thing I do not think I will ever master is baking cakes. I can’t tell you how many cakes I have tried to make, and how many of them have turned out bad. Okay I can… all of them! The taste of this was wasn’t terrible, but of course I underestimated the amount of powdered sugar I would need for icing and ran out midway through icing it. So I decided to go for the ‘naked cake’ look ;). I think i’ll outsource the cake next time, ha.I just knew she was going to dive into her cake, and love it. But she hated it!! She took a bite and spit it out. This is her saying “all done!”Sweater: Tobi, c/o | Piper’s dress: Cat and Jack | Piper’s sweater: Cat and Jack
I’m finally getting around to sharing pictures from Piper’s first birthday party. I had so much fun putting together her party, and loved celebrating our girl alongside close friends and family. She was born the week of Thanksgiving, so I had plans to go for a ‘fall theme,’ but we didn’t get a chance to celebrate until the following week, due to the holidays. So instead, I went for a ‘wintry’ theme. I didn’t want it to turn into a Christmas theme, so I opted for pinks, golds, and greenery.
I will always jump at a chance to match with my little girl, and of course couldn’t miss an opportunity on her birthday ;). I fell in love with this little pink tutu dress for Piper. Babies in tutus…I’ll never get enough! I wore this sweater from Tobi to match her, and to go along with the pink theme.
It was a special day for our special girl. Happy Birthday, Piper Rose! You are our bright ray of sunshine, and we love you so much!!