Monday, February 4, 2013

First Birthday Countdown!

We are down to the wire, with less than TWO weeks until Harper's first birthday! I'm totally that person that jots down ideas on random pieces of notebook paper, sends myself text messages in the middle of the night & of course endlessly pins things that I will never come back to... until it is almost too late & I'm doing the oh-shit-I-haven't-ordered-anything-yet dance. Eff. I hope all of my goodies get here in time. 

Ready to see the birthday wish list? :) Harper personally asked for all of these items (not), since she got SO many toys for Christmas, we are taking a bit of a different route for her first birthday. A few things that will have her name embroidered on them to commemorate the occasion, some stylin' wardrobe accessories for the spring & some other fun goodies.

One. Two. Three. Four. Five. Six. Seven.

I also love this birthday cake toy food set, but not sure if it is age appropriate with all the smaller pieces. But seriously, how cute? Gift ideas are so hard for one year olds, especially with birthdays so close to Christmas! If your little ones are also approaching the big O-N-E, you can find some ideas in this post that Harper currently loves (minus the walkness monster)!

I just finished her invitations, I am super excited to have been able to incorporate not only pink ombre & gold glitter, but also chalkboard! I can't wait for the party & to share all of the pictures and details that we have planned!


In other Harpie Doodle news, she & her hair are both growing like weeds. Her new favorite things to eat are TownHouse crackers, raspberries, shredded chicken & homemade fruit smoothies. I'm trying to milk all of her 6-12 month outfits for one last run before she grows out of them. And her new favorite activity is pulling the chair pillows onto the ground & climbing over them... for hours. Literally, the best entertainment ever.


And of course, thank you all so much for the sweet comments about Harper's killer dance moves. I've passed along all of the compliments which have encouraged her to continue perfecting her skills. I know, I'm in trouble! :)

47 comments:

  1. I wish there was an iPhone app specifically catered to your blog. So I could get notifications whenever there's a new post. 11 days! BOOM! =)

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    1. Check out Bloglovin.com! It does just that!

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  2. holy omg those jeans!!!!! ahhh!! i seriously cannot believe harper is going to be one, where does the time go?? those invitations are seriously probably the raddest invites i've ever seen, anywhere, ever. you are so talented!!

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  3. Love Harper's first birthday invitation! Beckett's really into the couch pillows too... tons of toys and what do you know, they get the most entertainment from things like pillows ;) So excited to see what you pull together for Harper's party!

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  4. Love that swimsuit! Absolutely adorable!!

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  5. I can't wait for Harpers birthday party! I feel like I'm invited lol!!! ;)

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  6. I think you'd be fine with the cake, just watch that she doesn't chew on it.

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  7. Can't wait to see everything you do for Harper's Birthday! Love the invite!! Will you have it available in your Etsy store? I would love to have it for my little girls birthday in July!

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  9. I love the color scheme- perfection!

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  10. It sounds so great !! I hope you guys have a wonderful & memorable day !!

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  11. Those floral jeans are adorable. Can't wait to see pics from her party. Can't believe she's almost one

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  12. Im a pediatric therapist and we use that cake toy all the time! great for fine motor skills- as an FYI there is also another version of a birthday cake, and a pizza just like this! Happy Birthday Harper!

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  13. I love that party invitation!! did you design that yourself -- and if so what program do you use? it's just too stinkin' cute! xo

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com/

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  14. Love it! That duffel bag is such a great idea! She (you) will always be able to use that. Especially when you're staying away from toys (also, not a bad idea... They only want the boxes at this age anyway). Love the invite! and those... pillows, they'd keep my *3* year old entertained! And they'd also go well with my seconds nursery theme. NOTED.

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  15. Hey- I love the birthday cake idea- I work at a nursery school with guys a bit older than Harper and they love anything like this! Have you ever looked into products by "Melissa and Doug"? They are a nice hard, wood product as well that is built to last but they are a little bit less expensive. There is a birthday cake as well as many other wooden toys and puzzles. You can find them on Amazon.

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  16. I have been planning in my head my daughters 1st birthday since we found out I was pregnant, Sophie is now 6 months old and in a way I am super excited for August 3rd to roll around but also wanting time to slow down. Very excited to see what you did for Harpie's party, I loved her dance moves :)
    Sue Iulo

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  17. So cute! She has grown up so quickly! I can not believe it has almost been a year! Congratulations mom!
    Katie
    godslittlegrace.blogspot.com

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  18. Perfect invitation, love it...can't wait to see all the details of her special day!

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  19. Beautiful invites! Hope Harper has a wonderful first birthday and you guys takes lots of memorable pictures. :]

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  20. That invite is so cool! Love the glitter! You can tell that Harper is growing up, cause we don't see baby clothes anymore! Now it's toddler clothes!

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  21. those jeans are SOOO cute! I can't believe it's already her first birthday! I am already planning in my brain for my son's first birthday and it's not until July! But if the next 6 months go anything like the last 6 I'm in trouble.... I am all with you on the procrastination! It's way more fun to pin then to actually DO! Can't wait to see it!

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  22. LOVE the wish list!!!!! Posts like this make me more excited to have a baby girl after two boys when I see all the cute girl things:)

    Julie
    www.thechirpingmoms.com

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  23. Adorable invitations!! I can't wait to see what you've come up with for Harper's 1st birthday!! You're such a talented mama. We have the Boon snack container, and we love it. And those floral jeans are just too precious!!

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  24. I am dying over that canvas tote! So cute! Also, her party invitations are precious! So excited to see pics of her 1st Birthday shindig :)

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  25. Love the Old Soles shoes! We have them in silver and they're adorable :) Check out My Habit (www.myhabit.com) - they have them on right now for half price!

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  26. Love the Old Soles shoes! We have those ones in silver and they're adorable. Check out www.myhabit.com they have them on right now for half price :)

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  27. Loving the jeans and the invitations! Can't wait to see the party come together! And those pillows are awesome!!

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  28. Hi. long time reader, first time poster. I have a 7 year old son (almost 8- where has the time gone???) and he LOVES to pull my couch cushions off and climb on them and make a "house" out of them. I love reading your blog. Thank you for putting yourself and family out there. I look forward to every post. :) Heather

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  29. My little Blair turns 1 tomorrow, it's a bittersweet birthday for me cause it might be out last babe. Keyword might �� so excited for Harper's birthday!! Loving your theme! By the way I'm freaking out cause I still have things to order of the party that is Saturday! I'm just trying to soak up as much baby that's left of my little one

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  30. Those party invitations = perfection! Your so talented! Love it!

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  31. Your posts make me so happy! Love the pictures of Harper and daydreaming about the day I can have a precious babe!

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  32. Love love love that canvas overnight bag! Might just have to snag the blue one for our little man, who's turning 1 this month too! All great finds - thanks for the ideas! We're requesting books from our guests for his bday (aka no toys please - he has enough), so we're gonna splurge on a cute personalized chair from Pottery Barn so he can have a place to read all his new gifts :)

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  33. Love so many things in this post. Love the birthday cake play food. Melissa and Doug has lots of cute play food too. The Gyro Bowl was the best thing for my daughters snacks. Can't wait to see all the party details.

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  34. Gah! Love it! We are doing pink and gold too! Such a fun new craze. Hope it's everything you're dreaming of! Have fun!

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  35. So many great ideas! I am already thinking about what to so for my 6 month olds first birthday in July! I'm thinking the pink ombré is to die for! And I love that pink canvas bag! Are you thinking of getting her name put on it? Can't wait to see party pics!!!!

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  36. We have that snack ball and I love it! It makes for a great toy as well. The jcrew swim suit is darling. Too bad these cute suits don't come in our sizes.
    I can't wait to see all the pics on her party and please let me know if i can feature Harper's big day on my blog as well? Email me when you get time at heidijrieck@gmail.com
    Thanks girl!
    Heidi

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  37. Oh be still my heart.. THOSE FLORAL JEANS I die.

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  38. I came across this sweet post on ontobaby.com and thought of Harper's glittery birthday... check it out!

    http://www.ontobaby.com/2013/02/valentines-day-inspiration-a-sweets-table-for-your-little-ones/

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  39. So cute! Did you guys not do anything special for the Super Bowl?

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  40. Floral jeans!?! I need these! We just had our son's third birthday party last weekend, so I completely relate to the jotting notes on the nightstand & having dreams about the perfect dessert bar & adults bevies. Best of luck to you!! & can't wait to see Harpaganza.

    Hannah
    cjnmommarazzi.blogspot.com

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  41. Great ideas! You should look at the birthday cake toy by Melissa and Doug on amazon. I got it for my daughter on her first birthday and she has loved it, even a year later. It connects the pieces with Velcro and my daughter loves sticking the pieces together and pulling them apart! I hope the party goes great

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  42. Hello! I've been reading your blog around the time Harper was born but I'm just now commenting. I loooooved that overnight bag so much that I HAD to order it right away. It's on backorder right now but it's just so cute that I'm content to wait until the 25th when it finally ships! Thanks for sharing!!

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  43. Where did you have Harper's birthday invites created at!?!?

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