LUCA'S LUMBERJACK FIRST BIRTHDAY


Lumberjack first birthday

My baby boy is ONE! He's actually almost 13 months now but I guess I can't really count in months anymore, can I? It feels like he has grown a billion years the past month. Right before his first birthday, he got his first haircut and now he's taking steps everywhere!! Slow down my baby boy!

Lumberjack First Birthday Invitation

Luca's birthday is on June 11th (which was his due date btw!) and I think it's the perfect time for a birthday party! June is usually a safe month to have an outdoor party....well, for most years. This year our weather has been a bit crazy but thankfully, June 11th was sunny enough for a backyard bbq!

I went with the Lumberjack theme and we held it in our backyard. I designed the invites myself. We went all out on the cake and purchased it from Rachel Cakes. It was soooo delicious....and let's just say Luca LOVED his first taste of cake!

We kept the food pretty simple. Pulled pork sandwiches, coleslaw, mac + cheese and a few appies. I made cheap cupcakes for the kids and the adults (and Luca) enjoyed the cake!

He was a champ through the party and only cried when everyone was staring at him singing happy birthday....awe sweet boy.

Thanks to all our friends and family who came out to love on our little lion! Can't believe I have a ONE year old!!!
 

xo,
laura

MAMA BEAR BOX MONTHLY REVIEW


mamabearbox

I received my second Mama Bear Box this past month and it was filled with goodies for mamas! Mama Bear Box is a monthly box subscription that has goodies for your babe AND you. It carries stuff from amazing Canadian small shops and $2 from each box goes to the Joy Smith Foundation which is a Canadian foundation that is helping end human trafficking!

How cute were the goodies in last month's box! I gotta say, I GOBBLED up those Smart Sweets as soon as this photo was taken lol. They were so delicious and only contain 2G of sugar per bag. So you can have your sweets and feel okay about it after.

The cute bracelet is from Devin Gem. They make adorable matching bracelets for mama + daughters!

I haven't tried I Luv It's Natural deodorant yet but plan to when it's not so warm out! 

I've been LOVING this Sea Luxe soap. It smells amaaaazing and one side has some great grit to give you a nice exfoliation! I'm kinda a soap snob so it takes a lot to impress me and I gotta say, I'm impressed with this one!

And how adorbs is this mama sign by AllyBeth Design Co? We're shuffling offices next week, so once I'm in my new space, this sign is going on my desk!

 

Such cute things hey! Can't wait for next month's box! 
P.S. Use the code mbb10 to save 10% off your box!!

XO,
laura

GENDER REVEAL BBQ PHOTOS


Gender Reveal BBQ

I've got some more photos from our Gender Reveal BBQ to share with you today. Still can't believe we're having a little baby girl!! AND still can't get over Luca's priceless face...precious bubba. If you missed the original post, find it here!

The beautiful floral dress I'm wearing is from PinkBlush. I am seriously so happy I discovered this brand!! Their maternity clothes actually fit pregnant women well AND they're stretchy and comfy enough to wear postpartum too.

Baby Gender Reveal with Black Balloon

Going into it, I had a feeling we were having a little girl but obvs knew it could go the other way. Most ppl there also thought girl! I believe the votes were 13 for girl VS. 6 for boy!

I still can't believe I'm having a baby girl! Since becoming a boy mom, all I've envisioned is having more boys but my heart is soo excited to raise a fierce, world changing little girl!!

We kept the bbq pretty small with family and a few close friends. Normally, I'd go all out but we had Luca's birthday coming up (JUNE 11th AHHHH!!!) so I didn't want to feel to much pressure to put on a big bash.

Huge thank you to Rachael for taking these photos! If you live in Victoria, I HIGHLY recommend hiring her!! Serious skillz and such a lovely spirit!!

XO,
Laura

PREGNANCY STYLE + 5 MONTH BUMP UPDATE


Pregnancy Style

And just like that, I'm five months pregnant! This pregnancy has gone by 1000000000x faster than my pregnancy with Luca. I also think my belly is 1000000x bigger, ha. But that's totally ok, because I've found some maternity clothes that actually fit pregnant people AND look good.

Pregnancy style

Last pregnancy I remember going shopping for a baby shower dress and being soooo utterly disappointed with the selection. Every dress was either, 1) way too short, 2) way too booby or 3) wouldn't do up at all aka it was HELL and I left feeling huge and unattractive.

So thankful I discovered PinkBlush this pregnancy! They have tons and tons and tons of beautiful maternity clothes (and non-maternity clothes too) that actually fit pregnant people well! Gorgeous dresses that are long enough to accommodate your growing bump and don't show the world your cleavage...hallelujah!

Pregnancy style

 

How far along are you?

Almost 22 weeks! Baby is due in October and man this pregnancy is moving along QUICKLYYYY...which I imagine must be quite common for second time mamas.

How big is baby?

Baby is the size of a spaghetti squash...almost 11 inches long, which is a huge jump from last month! 

Feeling:

So at peace. If you follow me on instagram, you would've read that we had some scary test results and had to be retested....so happy to announce that the second test (which is way more accurate) came back 100% healthy. Feeling on cloud 9 and that I can actually get excited about this pregnancy. In the waiting, I had peace but it was definitely hard to be super excited knowing something could be wrong. 

I'm also feeling ALL THE KICKS! Baby girl likes to move, move, move!

Maternity Style

Food love:

mmmmm everything. My appetite is starting to go through the roof!

Food hate:

Spicy food is not my friend as heartburn has made a comeback this pregnancy. 

Exercise:

I've been walking to work a couple times a week but man, need to get on the whole pregnancy yoga and weights again! Because of my placenta previa, I can't do anything too intense but I always feel so much better after doing yoga!

Maternity Style

Clothing:

My PinkBlush dresses obvsssss!

What I'm looking forward to:

Can't wait for my next ultrasound at 28-32 weeks to see if my placenta has moved up....will also be nice to see baby girl again! Thank you in advance for your prayers :)

Maternity Style

Dress c/o PinkBlush (it's a beautiful pale blue but looks more minty in photos than in person!) 

 

XO,
Laura

BABY LIIRA #2...IT'S A......!

BABY LIIRA #2...IT'S A......!

ames and I are so happy to announce that we are having a BABY GIRL!!!!!! It feels so surreal! We both guessed correctly but still it was so nice to have it confirmed. James is over the moon and so excited to be a daddy to a little girl. I love being a boy mom but man, I am sooo excited to raise a fierce, world changing, little girl! 

Huge thanks to Rachael for taking these photos! And also to our good friend, Tyson who took more that I will post soon :)

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