A Beautiful Baptism!

Last Sunday we celebrated our sweet, little guy's holy day when he was Baptized. It was such a beautiful day and special day. Our babies have all been baptized in the church we both grew up in and was married in. And our little guy was a champ and never cried or said a peep throughout the whole mass. Love that little dude so much. 

Our after gathering was held at my parents and it was such a beautiful day. Decor was simple and from Target and the cake was amazing. I always stick with pastels and white of course for our baptisms and usually go for cute hanging poms and of course newborn baby photos. My go to cake flavor is ALWAYS chocolate cake with butter cream icing and bavarian cream filling. For all of my locals, our go to baker is Rouse's because they are just amazing and so inexpensive! Special thanks to my parents who always help host, decorate and cook for our friends and family. 

Here's a small glimpse at our beautiful day. And to top of how special it was, little guy wore his daddy's baptismal suit that his Nana made, his daddy's baptismal pin, my mother's baptismal necklace and special bibs from my mom and sister in law. 

Days like this capture the simple and beautiful joys of life and motherhood. Family and friends. 

Enjoy. 

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Baby Baptism
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Baptism Party
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Baptism Cake
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 Baby boy and my parents, technically the hosts, chef and decorator, lol

Baby boy and my parents, technically the hosts, chef and decorator, lol

Catholic Baptism
 With his Godparents. 

With his Godparents. 

 If you are local and you are looking for a new church, I just want to tell you how amazing this Godly man is here. Father Josh is exactly what our area needed and there is something about him that is like no other. He's actually singing Adelle to our sweet baby here. He's the most down to earth person but he has a fire for Jesus that is so inspiring. Father Josh is the new priest at Holy Rosary Catholic Church and you NEED to come here him! 

If you are local and you are looking for a new church, I just want to tell you how amazing this Godly man is here. Father Josh is exactly what our area needed and there is something about him that is like no other. He's actually singing Adelle to our sweet baby here. He's the most down to earth person but he has a fire for Jesus that is so inspiring. Father Josh is the new priest at Holy Rosary Catholic Church and you NEED to come here him! 

Thanks for enjoying this beautiful day with us!

 

Sasha

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Sasha Savoy

Sasha is the owner and founder of The Mushy Mommy, a natural mother and baby boutique and The Mushy Mommy Village. She is a SAHM who works hard at living as minimal and unprocessed as possible, but never claims perfection. Her mission is to inspire, encourage, enlighten and empower mothers all over to feel good about their choices, to make healthy choices and to enjoy motherhood and all of its beauty and chaos. 

Easy, Stylish BoHo Birthday Party for Toddlers

In my house, in my closet and in just about any and everything that my personal style is reflected, you'll see BOHO or tribal accents and touches. I live for dream catchers, feathers, arrows and prints. It's just ME and luckily, those things happen to be the trend right now so planning a BOHO style party for my girls was very easy. 

First off, lots of things for this party actually came from around my home, in particular from Little Fox's nursery (which I'll share soon). It was easy to get this party going because I had so much on hand, but even the things that I purchased were inexpensive and easy to put together. 

Also, if you've ever questioned the amount of time that it takes to put a party together, then I am here to let you know that it can be done in the blink of an eye. We changed our girl's birthday party by having it a week early and the decision was made about 30 hours before the party. So within 30 hours, I had to square away the food, order a cake and finish up the decorations that I had in mind (like making the highchair banner and chalkboard, etc...). 

It can be done people. Some bakeries (like grocery store ones) can come up with delicious, beautiful cakes in less than 24 hours. Food prep can be easy (or especially easy if your hosts, um your babies' grandparents are cooking) and decorations can be setup in just the right amount of time to make everything come together beautifully. 

So enough of my blabber and onto the party, shall we. 

Boho Party
 Sources: Tree Trunk Platters, Target / Feathers, Amazon / Plates, Utensils and Napkins, Target / Dreamcatcher and Bear photos, Amazon

Sources: Tree Trunk Platters, Target / Feathers, Amazon / Plates, Utensils and Napkins, Target / Dreamcatcher and Bear photos, Amazon

 I asked for gold glitter and on the sides of the cake and they pulled through. The feathers were stuck in there by me at the last minute! 

I asked for gold glitter and on the sides of the cake and they pulled through. The feathers were stuck in there by me at the last minute! 

 I purchased premade brownie bites and stuck some feathers in them that I purchased from Amazon. So quick and easy! 

I purchased premade brownie bites and stuck some feathers in them that I purchased from Amazon. So quick and easy! 

 So easy and such a last minute thought. I could have made these much cuter but it was all last minute for us! 

So easy and such a last minute thought. I could have made these much cuter but it was all last minute for us! 

 So in love with this whole look! 

So in love with this whole look! 

 LOVE it :)

LOVE it :)

 Source: Teepee, Tnees Teepees on  Etsy

Source: Teepee, Tnees Teepees on Etsy

 Source: Sign, Zulily 

Source: Sign, Zulily 

 Source: Fox, Walmart / Sign, Unknown

Source: Fox, Walmart / Sign, Unknown

 Centerpieces were put together by my mom! She found a pin on Pinterest, but basically these were made with burlap and sticks. She added a lace dolly for a final touch. 

Centerpieces were put together by my mom! She found a pin on Pinterest, but basically these were made with burlap and sticks. She added a lace dolly for a final touch. 

 Favors: Bags via Target Dollar Spot during Valentine's. I made these on a whim with Mickey Veggie Chips, small packets of M&Ms and little toy cowboys and Indians to try and stick with our Indian/BOHO theme. 

Favors: Bags via Target Dollar Spot during Valentine's. I made these on a whim with Mickey Veggie Chips, small packets of M&Ms and little toy cowboys and Indians to try and stick with our Indian/BOHO theme. 

 There were touches of dream catchers everywhere! 

There were touches of dream catchers everywhere! 

 Little Fox's Birthday Banner of her Monthly photos! 

Little Fox's Birthday Banner of her Monthly photos! 

My beautiful girls! Dress via Etsy/ Crown via Etsy / Shoes via Amazon 

 It was a yummy time! 

It was a yummy time! 

 My big three year old! 

My big three year old! 

 They were happy but for some reason this photo doesn't show that! #momlife

They were happy but for some reason this photo doesn't show that! #momlife

Putting together a stylish and fun party doesn't have to break the bank. Use items from around your home to incorporate into the decor and buy staples like burlap table runners in the Target dollar spot to reuse every year or lace table cloths. Many of our birthday items get recycled year after year! 

I love being practical and savvy. Save your items and incorporate them each year. Be a little green! 

What was planning your little one's birthday party like?

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Sasha Savoy

Sasha is the owner and founder of The Mushy Mommy, a natural mother and baby boutique and The Mushy Mommy Village. She is a SAHM who works hard at living as minimal and unprocessed as possible, but never claims perfection. Her mission is to inspire, encourage, enlighten and empower mothers all over to feel good about their choices, to make healthy choices and to enjoy motherhood and all of its beauty and chaos. 

Easy Toddler Easter Craft

I saw something similar to this on Pinterest and since I had all of the materials, it seemed like the perfect, easy craft for us! Little Bug loved it so much that she may have had a meltdown when I started picking up.

This is super easy for little ones to get the hang of. The paint colors did eventually mix up, but that's expected with such a young one. She kept saying "color" and would also occasionally try to eat a pom pom full of paint. She may have had a little blue around her lips towards the end. She was hilarious because anytime paint got on her hands, legs or feet, she'd make a face like "uh oh" and then would hold her hand out for me to clean it. She does not like to have stuff on her, that's for sure! I have several pictures of her inspecting her hands for paint and making "oh no" faces because she had tiny dabs of it on her.

She's such a mess! 

Moments like this I hope I never forget. It's worth the minor meltdown, the blue lips and the clean up. She's an artist and loves her colors, markers and paint. I love her little artistic side and surely can't wait until she can color and paint until her heart is content (and I don't have to worry about her painting walls and eating crayons).

Does your toddler love to do artsy crafts?

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Sasha Savoy

Sasha is the owner and founder of The Mushy Mommy, a natural mother and baby boutique and The Mushy Mommy Village. She is a SAHM who works hard at living as minimal and unprocessed as possible, but never claims perfection. Her mission is to inspire, encourage, enlighten and empower mothers all over to feel good about their choices, to make healthy choices and to enjoy motherhood and all of its beauty and chaos.