We have received some beautiful gifts for the new baby, but this is one is one of my favorites. It is a beautifully wrapped baby basket filled with the sweetest items. First impression is everything to me when it comes to packaging and Bonjour Baby Baskets did not disappoint! The basket is reusable and came wrapped in beautiful tulle with a silk like bow. All of their baskets have beautiful selections of trendy baby gifts from fabulous designers. It is the type of gift that will always be remembered. xo
The UviCube has been one of the most useful devices in our household. It eliminates 99.9% of harmful bacteria with UV light. Hubby and I can be quite the germaphobes. I am indeed that mom at Target wiping down the cart. (I can't help myself). Anyone that has ever had a sick child knows how terrible it is and a product that can help protect my children from germs is a product high on my list.
Toddlers can be quite messy and love touching everything. Before the UviCube entered our lives, I felt like we were constantly setting things aside to be sanitized and it became such a chore. Not only does the UviCube sterilize baby products and toys, it also does remotes, cell phones and other items without using moisture or heat. The same exact process of UV sterilization is used in hospitals and laboratories too.
During my first pregnancy, I remember how much of a pain it was to boil bottles and pacifiers. It was very time consuming. Now, we are expecting our second child and being able to throw the new baby's bottles into the UviCube has been SO extremely helpful and something I couldn't live without.
I thought about creating a pros and cons list, but honestly had a hard time thinking of any cons. Sure, it's large. But as you can see above, it fit right in the little nook of our kitchen just fine. I wouldn't want it to be any smaller because I love how many items I can sanitize at once. Besides, it is no different than having a microwave or toaster oven on your counter. I choose to keep it in my kitchen because we use it everyday, but it does the same bacteria killing job no matter where you choose to keep it. I highly recommend the UviCube to any expecting mothers, current mamas, and of course, the tech savvy mom because this is technology at it's finest.
When I heard about Elly La Fripouille, I was already sold at the "sun-protective swimsuit" part. There's nothing more important than making sure our babies skin is protected from the harmful sun rays. Not only are Elly La Fripouille's swimsuits UV-protective, they are also super soft, stretchy and breathable too. This swimsuit is going on my must-haves for summer list! And to top it off (with a cherry bc that's only fitting here), the french designer really nailed it with every little detail on this swimsuit; my favorite being the little cherries on the right side of the waist of course. It can't get any sweeter than that! xo
One of my absolute favorite bag designers Nena and Co. has come out with a clothing line and I am super excited about it and just had to share with you!! xo
WHITE DRESS: PINK BLUSH MATERNITY
BLUE DRESS: TIFFANY ROSE
OLIVIA's DRESS: HANDMADE HEIRLOOM DRESS BY AGGIE AND FRANCOIS
PHOTO CREDIT: STEPHANIE SUNDERLAND PHOTOGRAPHY
I am in love with Seraphine Maternity! Their dresses are comfy, but glamorous all at the same time. I can dress them up or down and each piece is oh-so-pretty!! It doesn't surprise me that the brand is a favorite among numerous celebrities. They have me sold! At least until this precious baby girl of mine makes her debut in two months! xo
PHOTO CREDIT: www.carlyandsloan.com/
We are so happy to announce that we are expecting Baby DiGiacobbe #2 in August!!
Olivia is very excited to be promoted to big sister!
I had the pleasure of doing a maternity shoot with a pageant sister of mine. This is by far one of my favorite sessions. I loved shooting in the SNOW! It was cold, but she made it look effortless. I cannot wait to meet that bundle of joy!! xo
And just like that my sweet baby girl is ONE. One year... in a flash! I still cannot believe it. It has been the fastest year of my life. How can one tiny person bring so much joy into our lives? My husband and I are incredibly blessed and thank God every day for our beautiful, smart, funny, super sweet little girl. I spent a lot of time planning the details of her party. Hopefully one day when she's grown, she will look back at these photos and see how special I wanted her day to be and how much her daddy and I love her.
Day after CAKE SMASH shoot
Thank you so much for taking the time to check out our daughter's first birthday! We had a wonderful time celebrating with friends and family and the day could not have been more perfect!! Special thank you to all of the shops who helped make Olivia's day so special! xo
Silhouette Print: A Family Print Shop
ONE Letters: _Z Create Design
Blush Pink Taupe Gray Paper straws: Twigs and Twirls
Photo Booth Sign: CMS Design Studio
Pink Bakers Twine: Pomtree
Tissue Poms: Pomtree
Silver glitter camera cut-outs: Pretty Collected
Silver pink and white glitter garland: Paper Sunbeams
Blossom Baby Tassell Garland: Studio Mucci
White ruffle table cloth: A piece of fabric from Joanne Fabrics
DIY Ribbon/Streamer Banner: (I hand tied every single ribbon to make that backdrop- I don't think I will ever do that again...haha). The ribbon and streamers were tied onto jute thread.
Silver Camera: Target
DIY Cake pop stands: Styrofoam block wrapped in tissue paper
DIY Cake Topper banner: I used jute thread and straws to create this
DIY High Chair Skirt: I used a mixture of tulle and ribbon to match the backdrop
Wooden Camera: Behind the Trees
Dress: Monsoon UK
Sequin bow: My tutu cute boutique
"One" short sleeved baby pink onesie: Lola and Darla
"1" Birthday hat: Pride and Princesses
Non-toxic polish on tootsies: Piggy Paint
Cotton Candy Favors: The Cotton Candy Confectionary
Cake Pops: Starbucks
Custom Cake: Sweet Somethings Dessert Shoppe
(Top tier: Pumpkin cream - Bottom tier: Vanilla cake layered with raspberry)
Mini carrot cake cupcakes: Whole Foods - sprinkled with Cake Boss silver sprinkles.
Catered by Sitaly. Chicken Cacciatore, Sausage and peppers, Angel Hair linguini in Olive oil, Penne Marinara, Tomato Pie, House salad.
Signature Drink for the Adults: Bellini
For the little Ones: Pink lemonade
White Chocolate Pretzels, Hershey kisses, Silver and White Gum balls
Pink Rock candy pops: Candy Buffet Store on Amazon
Honest Kids Punch Pouches
CAKE SMASH DETAILS:
Tutu Crown: Love Crush Bowtique on Etsy
Party: Jennifer Baumann Photography
Cake Smash Photos: ND Photography/ me :)
Baby toes are the best!! And painted little baby tootsies are even cuter!!! I was so glad to find this non-toxic nail polish for my daughter and give her a little pedi while she was sleeping because there was no way I was attempting to paint a one year olds toes while awake! haha