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My Kitchen Shelves- Pretty Storage!


When I’m off avoiding doing adult things like laundry and grocery shopping,
you can usually find me rearranging the house!
Most recently I was having fun with the kitchen shelving!
(DIY project from an old IKEA shelving unit we had!)
I made this DIY Vintage Bakery Sign (Check out the tutorial here)
and it started me off on wanting to change things up a bit in this area.
I shopped my house and ended up putting all my globes in the dining room shelving.
That room has a pretty blue on the walls, so I thought the colored globes would look pretty in there
while I stick more neutral here on the kitchen shelves!
Since I hung up my bakery sign, I decided to move some of my cake
stands from the dining room shelves onto this one!
I love pulling out all my white dishes that I’ve collected since our wedding registry days!
You can enjoy them when you are able to see them every day.
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I hung up some frames we already had, mixed in with a chalkboard and another sign I made.
I really want to do a little kid photoshoot one of these days
and update these frames with a grouping of cute ones from the park…
lots of blurry green background and cute kid faces. :)
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I’m loving how it came together. Will most likely change it again soon. lol.
It’s how I relax! Are you the same way??

Family Fun Video- Backyard Dinner + Smores

The weather here in South Carolina has been amazing!
We enjoyed some fun in the backyard this weekend.
Our plan to go strawberry picking on sunday failed because they were all picked out!
So we made a quick change of plans.
My husband, the grill master, made dinner while I ran to the store for smore supplies.
Thanks to the amazing recommendations of my instagram followers, we used reese’s this time.
AMAZING. I don’t think I’ll ever eat a smore the same way again.
Kind of bummed because the rain is coming our way for the next two weeks…
But thankful for the sunshine while it lasted!

I’m excited to be doing a new series on my youtube channel!
I have been wanting to document our family fun and will be trying to do a weekly video,
like this one, sharing a different activity that we love to do.
It won’t always be anything big like an outing, but just special
moments where we can enjoy each other and have fun!
I’m so thankful for this sweet family of mine. Thanks for following a long! 
ps. I promise my kids wear shoes most of the time.

I’m pretty sure most of the chocolate was eaten without a marshmallow….

The metal tray is from World Market.
Walmart also has a great selection right now!
People also asked on Instagram about the Mason Jar Candles…those are from Michaels.

I’m excited to enjoy this outdoor space this summer.
I’ll share more of the backyard later on… but if you sign up for my newsletter you’ll be the
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I filmed the second party this past weekend…
and it was one on outdoor entertaining!
(leftover party flowers are the best.)

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20 Creative First Birthday Party Themes

There is something so special and fun about planning your little one’s first birthday party!
If you’re like me, and enjoy getting creative and creating a special day
of memory making, you’re gonna love this round up of amazing party themes!
So many fun first birthday parties to be inspired from!
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First Birthday Party Themes-athomewithnatalie1 

I don’t know why but lumberjacks and babies just go together. lol.
Lumberjack Bash

My Sophia LOVES flamingos…I think I need to do this theme for a party one year.
But how cute is it for a first? Sweet and simple with these fun flamingo touches!
Flamingo Themed Birthday by Cute and Co.

This Alice in Wonderland theme is so gorgeous. I love all of the details!
The big flowers, mix matched chairs and tea cups just scream Alive in Wonderland all together!

This Confetti Themed First Birthday is filled with fun!
Love all of the pops of color with the white.

The Airplane theme is such a fun one for little boys.
I always see the cutest aviator themed home decor items that you could
use for the party and then to decorate a room!
“Time Flies” Airplane Party

The Very Hungry Caterpillar is such a fun party theme.
I love how they use special details from the book to make the party so fun!
The chalkboard, leaves and jars of fruit are PERFECT!
Even the little tree trunk stands just bring the whole theme together.

I would be happy if every party was floral themed. I just love them.
This is a great Botanical twist to a Floral theme.
Party by Alexis at The Shift Creative.

Tiny Hot Air Balloons are pretty much always adorable.
Can’t go wrong with this theme for a boy or girl.
Sweet & Whimsical Hot Air Balloon First Birthday

The Farm theme is classic and always a fun one!
Babies and tractors. just adorable. lol.
Birthday Barnyard Bash

I love the elegance of this floral party! 
So gorgeous!
Ava’s Floral First Birthday

Go big with a bigtop circus theme!
Love how they used the Dr. Seuss Circus book as
their guest book/keepsake for their little one.
I love how the classic red and white stripe and the big gold
balloons make it a party right away!
Circus Themed First Birthday

The Woodlands theme is a popular one and I love
this bright and whimsical spin on it!
Woodlands Party Theme by Pastels and Macarons

Tissue Paper flowers are always a great idea! ;)
This Garden Party Theme is so lovely!

Babies and Animals are so fun! Throw party hats on the animals and it’s even more fun!
What a sweet Animal Parade First Birthday Theme!boys-animal-parade-first-birthday-party-ideas 

An Ice cream theme is cute AND delicious.
Ice Cream First Birthday Party

I love parties that are based off of books!
This Dr. Seuss “Oh the Places You’ll Go” Themed party is adorable.

I love this Ladybug Garden Party Theme!

This girly Safari Party theme is so much fun!
I love using the plastic toy animals as party decor
and then for your kids to keep and play with!

Have fun with a fruity Watermelon Themed First Birthday Party!
Be inspired by this little photo op set up. So cute!

This Vintage and Girly Parisian Party Theme is so beautiful!
I love the chandelier over the dessert table and all of the different treats!1-vintage-parisian-dessert-table


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