I can’t believe how quickly Marlowe’s first birthday is approaching. With: my poor sense of timing and my… well, mom brain… I thought I had another two weeks until the big day. It was quite a shock to find myself at the beginning of this week with no decorations made and hardly an event time even chosen. Five days left until the BIG day and small gathering. The decorations are (now) mostly made, the menu is about 75% planned, and the house is no where near clean. I’m hoping everything goes smoothly, the weather is cool, clear, and not too sunny, and that Marlowe has the best day imaginable… along with the family (and few friends) invited. Five days left and my child, my baby, my tiny little–quickly growing, daughter is one.



  1. I'm with Kristina, love that her crib is used for "storage." Ours has never truly been slept in!!

  2. uhhh…One? already? Weren't you just Pregnant with her last week?! Oh how time goes by way too fast….

  3. Wow. I can't believe she's almost one and I just follow your blog. I can't imagine what it must feel like to be her actual Mom! Haha.
    I'm sure her party will come together perfectly. Don't stress to much. Enjoy every moment coming up to her first birthday. I'm sure everything will turn out amazing.

  4. Happy Birthday (early) sweet Marlowe!!! You are one special, lucky little girl!

  5. Completely unrelated, but I am making Bread Garlic Soup for the first time tonight. Thank you for the inspiration!

  6. It goes by so fast, doesn't it?! Good luck with your party planning, I'm sure it will be an amazing day for sweet Marlowe!