This is 33

sweatshirt: Forever 21 // jeans: Silver // necklace: Mama Gems // hat: Alysalovely Littles
// shoes: Keds by Taylor Swift

  

Last week, I celebrated my 33rd birthday!  On the actual day, I spent time with my bff and her daughter (the kids played together, mostly nicely haha) and had some amazing fried chicken from a local place for dinner with my family.  I also got my free Starbucks birthday treat, which is very important to celebrating my birthday.

On Friday, a few of us went to sing karaoke!  I did a Britney Spears themed party, where we all dressed up like our favourite rendition of our girl Britney.  I decided to do my (thrift store) take on her circus outfit, Andrew went as K.Fed, and my friends picked their own faves.  I don’t have any pictures of this, because we were ~~living in the moment 😉 😉 😉 But I’m telling you, it was awesome!

Karaoke has been a favourite of mine for years and years, and in fact I am pretty sure that I did karaoke for my 23rd birthday party, too.  I’ve been going to the same bar for all that time, too, which other places mixed in here and there, but the Limelight is a favourite of ours.  It’s changed a lot over the years and is really nice now!

We had a babysitter, and I had a designated driver, and I decided to have a few drinks!  I don’t really drink that much any more.. a side effect of being pregnant twice, and having two little ones at home.  I can’t really drink all that much all that often.  So since we had the opportunity, I had a few more drinks than I normally would have.  I was a little buzzed, but not drunk.  Not by any stretch of the imagination.  And wouldn’t you know?  The next morning I woke up with a killer headache and felt like crap all day.  It was incredibly unfair but #thisis33 😉

What’s your favourite thing to do for your birthday?

xoxo,
Alysa

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Birthday Wish List!

In less than a week, it’s my birthday! I like to make a fun little wish list every year, mostly as a hint-hint to my husband (who totally reads this daily 😉 <3) but also to give others ideas for fun things they could get!

Here is my birthday wish list for this year:

01 // Treasure Bath Bomb with Rose Gold Jewellery Inside
I love love love bath bombs, and the idea of a bath bomb with jewellery inside? AMAZING!  Plus, look at how freaking gorgeous the rose gold is.  This one is more than a want/desire, it is a NEED. I NEED THIS.

02 // Mermaid Dress
This one isn’t for me so much, but for my daughter. She’d be adorable in this and she loves mermaids haha it’s so cute! I love that print so much.

03 // Pumpkin Headband
This is SO cute. I would be wearing this all of October if I had it.  It would be perfect for basically any day, and it would match really well to a romper set I made for May Market. haha so perfect!

04 // Tinker Toes
I LOVE THESE! They are so adorable. I would want a pair for me and a pair for my daughter so we could match and look SOO CUTE!! 😀

05 // Pumpkin Earrings
To match the headband, of course 😉

06 // Hand-Painted Pillowcases
OHMIGOODNESS, these are freaking gorgeous. I want them SO MUCH! <3  I can’t stop looking at them, so gorgeous and there are a number of other one of a kind hand-painted pillowcases, so you should check out the whole album.

And there you have it, that is what I want for my birthday 😉

xoxo,
Alysa

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My Birthday Wishlist

It’s my birthday today! 🙂  Every year, I write out a little wish list, and usually I do it a few weeks before my birthday, but this year things got away from me.  I kept saying, I’ll think of things next week, next week, next week… until my birthday actually came! Here are some of the things I’m wishing for today:

01 // Rose Gold Teething Necklace from Finity Handmade
rose gold - geometric bead silicone teething necklace
I’ve been following Finity Handmade on Instagram for the longest time, and I’ve loved this particular necklace for a while.  It’s so pretty and shiny and pretty :hearteyes: And I’m getting it.  I ordered my own birthday present last night haha You can get it here!

02 // lace doily coasters from Little Stitches by Brandi Little
lace doily coasters
Isn’t it just like a mom to want COASTERS for her birthday? Well I do! They’re just so pretty <3 You can find them here

03 // Garden Party Tula Toddler Carrier
tula toddler carrier
I’ve been loving on the Tula carriers for a while, and it would be nice to be able to wear my daughter at the same time as my son and this would be perfect.  Plus, look how pretty!! You can find it here

04 // STARBUCKS
I love Starbucks, and I always want Starbucks gift cards any time of year 😉

xoxo,
Alysa

 

ps: none of these are affiliate links.. I just really like these things <3

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First Birthday

I know that it’s been 3 months (yikes) since Autumn turned one, but I figured that late was better than never! 😉

The theme we chose for Autumn’s first birthday party was Super Mario Bros, or “1-Up!”  It was a really fun theme, and we could really stick with it with decor and food.  Plus, I really loved Super Mario Brothers growing up, and it was a great excuse to get out the old Nintendo and play some, too!

Here are some of the pictures from Autumn’s first birthday:

First Birthday - Memory Wall

Since I had been taking monthly pictures of Autumn, I decided to put them all up side by side in a memory wall of her first year!  I really liked the way it turned out, and I love that everyone was able to see how much she grew over her first year.
Then, I made a blackboard inspired infographic on black poster board, which showed a lot of Autumn’s favourite things at one.  Her favourite foods, favourite song, and the words she had said at the time, as well as the skills she had already learned.  It was a nice way of showing people the kinds of things Autumn had been up to lately (at that time).  It was fun to make as well!

1 Up

Here’s Autumn with her 1-up banner!  The two mushrooms were also her invitations.  So everyone who came had received one of those as well.

First Birthday

A special chair for the birthday girl

First Birthday First Birthday

Green and pink cupcakes (for Luigi and Princess Peach), with the pink one being the very first cupcake that Autumn ever got to eat.

First Birthday

And she loved it! I don’t think there were any crumbs at all.  She ate the entire thing.

For food, we had a veggie and fruit platter, red and green M&M’s (for turtle shells), chips and dip, and other various candies (which I am having a hard time remembering because I never actually ate any of it haha).  We also had Pink Princess Peach Lemonade, and regular lemonade, and the lovely pink and green cupcakes.

It was such a great day, and we felt super blessed by those who were able to be there with us to celebrate our little girl <3

xoxo,
Alysa

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31st Birthday Wish List

In less than a week, I’m going to be celebrating my 31st birthday (but seriously, where did this last year go??).  I’ve been looking at Etsy a lot lately, and here are some of my current favourites!

  1. Deep Thoughts Mug
    Deep Thoughts Mug; By Jack Handey; Saturday Night SNL; Approx. 3x4 Inches
    I used to love this sketch on SNL! It would be so fun to have a mug based on it. 🙂
  2. Bow Headband
    THE BECKY Bow GlamHerBands Rhinestone Crystal Headband
    I LOVE headbands! This one is just too cute.
  3. A Tula

    I know this isn’t technically from Etsy.  I love my Sakura Bloom, I love my Boba.  My newest addition to my baby carrier want-list is a tula! They’re so pretty. <3

And, if all else fails, I always ask for Starbucks Gift Cards! These will ALWAYS be put to good use 😉

xoxo,
Alysa

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Birthday Wish List

 

dress: Keiko Lynn/Postlapsaria // belt: Wet Seal // booties: thrifted (Aldo) // hairband: F21 // necklace: 1-gift, 2-Prairie Blossoms on Etsy

 

 

I can’t believe that I’m turning 30 tomorrow!  Where did my 20’s go? like really.  It’s surreal, but I think I’m pretty much ready.  At any rate, I have been thinking a lot lately about somethings I want for my birthday, and here is what I’ve come up with:

1. A massage
A prenatal massage would be LOVELY!  I’ve been having problems with lower back pain over the last couple of weeks or so, and having a massage would be amazing.

2. My nursery to be done
Lets be real. At this point, it’s still pretty much just boxes and storage of other things (with a crib!)  It’ll be nice to have it finished so we know where we’re going to put the baby when it comes.

3. Mario Kart on the Wii
I love anything Mario, and I’d love to be able to play some Mario games on our Wii.. which is hooked up, waiting to be played with.  The last time I used it though was when I was playing with the Wii Fit every day, which was before I got pregnant.

4. The first season of Sex and the City
Now that I’m done watching Gossip Girl, I thought I’d re-watch through the series of Sex and the City.  Which was going to be perfect, because I have them on DVD… well… except for the first season.  Which is kind of important.  I had inherited the dvds from my sister when she moved away, and I totally forgot that we had the first season on VHS! Yikes!  At least I have season 2-6 & the movie on DVD, right?  All I want is the first season (and with the old looking boxes… so they match the ones I already have 😉 )

5. Starbucks gift card!!
I always want this, at any time of year tbh.  Can’t get enough. It would be lovely to have more money for Sbux going into the school year.

That’s it though.  I would normally want clothes.. but there’s no real point in buying clothes that I’m only going to be able to wear for a few months.

xoxo,
Alysa

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