Party Sleeves!

Yesterday at Miss Molly Manno's birthday party, a lot of tiny people got together and played. Bubbles, unicorns, desserts- Molly was adorable. By the look on Hayden's face, you can see he was enamored by just a few things, but mainly Molly. What a little doll! It feels like we blinked and all our little babies are walking and turning one.

I haven't done a post about fashion in a while, I know. Since I'm enjoying this top I wore to the party so much, it prompted me to want to share with you all. The t-shirt blouse is something fun, easy and pretty to wear all summer. (Plus, it's affordable and comes in black, too. Probably better if you have kids! I took my chances with the white). 

I'm clearly loving the ruffle trend that's out there right now. If you visit this site much, I've had more that one piece with a ruffle, like the top I wore to Hayden's birthday. Not typically me, but if I put it with other pieces that are plain and simple (boyfriend jeans, converse and studs, for example), it's not too girly or overwhelming. And keeps it fresh!

Girlfriends! Maisie and Bri.... how fabulous does Bri look in her cool shaped   glasses  and effortless plaid dress? I love her style.

Girlfriends! Maisie and Bri.... how fabulous does Bri look in her cool shaped  glasses and effortless plaid dress? I love her style.

1. White Ruffle TOP  2. Black TOP 3. Jean option ONE

4. cross body PURSE  5. Jean option TWO 6. affordable STUDS 7. criss-cross everyday RING

Hope everyone is enjoying the day before the 4th. Be safe out there....what are YOUR plans? xoxo

A BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

I didn't know where to begin with this post because it's hard to comprehend it's been a year already since Hayden was born. But, here we are... celebrating his first birthday with a smash cake and all! Thank you to People and SoapDigest for writing about Hayden's day, but I also wanted to write a bit about it on my own site, too. 

My awesome friends at Good Carma Studio hosted the day with us. Ladies, you outdid yourselves. Thank you!!  I know the animal theme was part of my baby shower (and then his first nursery!),  but we came full circle with a "WILD ONE" jungle theme. It was a jam packed party full of love and fun, bubbles and special touches. We made sure no one left Adam's Garden hungry (thanks to StoneFireGrill---amazing!) and PolkatotsCupcakes!

My favorite part was sharing the day with friends and family. It's always a joy to see others have fun, especially Hayden and Huck having a blast with so many "little" friends at this indoor playground.

I had to combat the post party blues a bit...has anyone else experienced that? So much build up, then it's over! And it goes by so fast... the guest come, the kids play, everyone eats and visits and then you cut the cake! Huck said it best on the way home, "That was the best party. I wish it could last forever." I feel that way so often about moments in time. It's bittersweet to witness our babies starting to become independent. But, there's never a dull moment with the Hayden and Huck, more work coming up and getting situated in a new house. Always more to look forward to right around the corner. 

Photo: Linger Photography -  Location: Adam's Garden LA (such a bright and cheery indoor space and staff. Clean and lovely- they use only organic cleaning products!) everyone seemed to love the playground:) The staff play with all the kids, too!

Hayden is proud of his   milestone chalkboard . It looks like he's telling his brother all about it. Thank you, Kelly Patrice

Hayden is proud of his  milestone chalkboard. It looks like he's telling his brother all about it. Thank you, Kelly Patrice

Sharing some of our favorite photos: 

My mom gave Hayden is little birthday outfit he wore, then we changed into Fayfaire's "I'm This Many" birthday t-shirt, which also comes in an adorable pink ruffled version, before we had the smash cake session. I love Fayfaire's mission to pay it forward by donating a onesie to the neonatal unit of Miracle Babies for every purchase sold. 

And since we're talking outfits, many of you have messaged asking about my pants and top, so here are the quick details!

Pants (love love) are on sale at Topshop for under $40 with free shipping and returns. And my TOP that I LOVE is under $40, too. It comes in three designs. And nude sandals...


I have to thank all the visitors that come by here and comment and enjoy sharing ideas and thoughts and support. A few of you sent the sweetest gifts and cards for Hayden's birthday. I look forward to sharing pictures in some upcoming posts. And wanted to share one of reader's birthday poem:

One year ago, on this very night Hayden Joel Henricks was born. What a beautiful sight. 7lbs 9oz 21 inches long with love and a heartbeat oh so strong. The world watching as you laugh, learn and grow bringing more joy than you'll ever know. Seeing things through your eyes has been the greatest gift and a big surprise. I can't believe you're turning 1, such an amazing little guy you've bcome. On this very special Birthday may all your dreams come true as everyone comes together to celebrate you. - Leslie McFadden

THANK YOU ALL.  XOXO ASHLEY