Tenley’s First Birthday Party!


fringe backdrop (loved this!): Frolic and Frills , tissue garland: Paper Fox LA

round balloon with tassel garland: Oh To Be Happy


cake stand/riser: Daze Displays , “one” wooden cake topper: Alexis Mattox Design


gold glitter “1”: Zoey Elisa


glitter “1” candle: Jamboree Party Box, cake stand: Modern Rustic Charm


honeycombs: Deco Pom Poms


flower headband: Lovely Felt, dress: Infantile Shop, mary jane moccs: Simply Danika


“tenley turns one” banner and fringe backdrop: Inspired Little Parties


highchair garland: Peachy Details, gold circle garland: Lucy Birdy

gold “1” balloon: Black Dog Inc


gold glitter “1”: Inspired Little Parties, white wood riser: Chloe Grace Design, pink cake stand: Gifts by Gaby, wood cake stand: Interesting Interiors, mint cake stand: For the Love of NC


tissue garland: Peachy Detailsimg_1343

gold “one” mylar topper: Prim and Paper


tissue garland: Peachy Details


My baby girl is ONE! We had so much fun celebrating her and showering her with love. We loved watching her devour cake for the first time and unwrap all of her presents.

This party was so fun to put together! I think my favorite decorations were the party favors for the little ones. I knew I wanted to do the “adopt a…” idea. I came across these cute little Jellycat bunnies and had to use them for this! My mom and I made the board, bunny treats (Cheetos for the carrot treats and marshmallows for the bunny tails), and bunny party hats. My mom also made the welcome board (Celebrating Our Little ONE) that we put on our porch. Let me know if you have any questions about where something is from. Can’t wait to plan the next one!

xoxo, Carrie

Newborn Memory Box


It’s Tenley’s first birthday this week and  I thought this was a perfect time to share her newborn memory box. A few people have asked what’s in it, so here it is! In it I included:  her hospital top, hospital hat, hospital socks, newborn hat with the bow (she wore this all the time so I had to include it), going home Georgia Tech hat, footprints, birth info card, contraction monitor straps, my hospital bracelet, and her hospital bracelet.

I love having this out on display… one glance at it and it takes me back to those precious first moments with my girl.  It all goes by just way too fast!

xoxo, Carrie

Little Grace Cakes | Buttercream Peonies

buttercream peonies

This was my first attempt at buttercream peonies. It was a bit harder than I expected since my buttercream consistency was a little too soft, but I still love how it turned out. Definitely going to try a different recipe and tip (Wilton #402)  next time.  Luckily my neighbors love cake and have been taking these practice cakes off my hands so me and my husband don’t have to eat them!

Here are the tips I used to create this pretty little cake.

Peonies: 102 (inner layers) , 104 (mid layers), 123 (outer layers)

Buds: 5, 10

Border: 10

xoxo, Carrie