Friday Favorites: The view from here

Just a few thoughts on a Friday morning:

I took J shoe shopping this week:

cupcakes and commentary It’s a good thing I did! He was wearing a size five and his foot size is almost a six…new shoes it is!

A was quite excited about Valentine’s Day this year. He loved filling out his Valentine’s, and getting them. He especially loved his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles DVD from us and his new droid from Granna and Papa!

IMG_1625 And J was excited about his new plate and Elmo DVD:IMG_1630J has recently discovered Elmo and LOVES him. It is our hidden gem when J gets really crazy to put on ten minutes of Elmo the Musical. Considering J moves almost non-stop it is nice to have him stand still for just a minute.

Oh and the view from our house lately?IMG_1634Is definitely J in his tunnel with Daddy…his favorite place to chill out!

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Friday Favorites: Baby JAM’s First Birthday Inspiration

Baby J turns 1 next week! I can hardly believe a year has gone by. I know I have mentioned several times of what a love bug J is. He has an easy going, cuddly, giggly nature that makes him so loveable. When I was trying to decide on a birthday theme for J, I came across the Gap I heart collection. Which made me think of one of my favorite shirts which is a I heart NY shirt that I have had forever and still wear and love. Hence the city/heart themed I heart JAM birthday was born. I am still in the creating and decorating process, but I wanted share my inspiration board:

Cupcakes and commentary, city/heart birthday inspiration board[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7]

Since J is a boy I didn’t want it to go too feminine with all of the hearts, so I added in the city theme to make it more boyish and I haven’t gone overboard on the heart decorating. I am using lots of bright blue and then accenting it with red hearts. I loved, loved the dwell studio blanket I have featured (J loves blankets so much we are starting to call him Linus), but it is on back order, but the inspiration is still terrific. I can’t wait to share the completed project with you! Enjoy!

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