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October 17, 2014

oh hey, friday! | kaye's 2nd birthday party prep

this one says the 11th, but it's tomorrow...i promise.
we have turtle's 2nd birthday party breathing down our necks. it's tomorrow. 

and with my due date just over a week away, it'll be nice to cross this one off the list. 

kaye's actual birthday isn't until october 30th, so if k2 comes before then, i'll be able to claim (for a hot second) that i was a mom to two under two. that's brag worthy, right?

but before the party-prep details...
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with that...

MY FIVE

1 | i party prepped the cakepops!
who doesn't love a cakepop? i'll make them again and again and again because they are a win every single time. they were certainly a learning process and for some reason took me quite a few failures until i came up with a successful batch, but now...they're a snap. and they're cute. and i love them. 

2 | i party prepped little floral touches
kaye is into this new thing when she sees something she thinks is pretty or she thinks she likes...she'll kiss it, hug it, and nod her head a bunch of times as if giving it her stamp of approval. 

i absolutely adore this about her and hope she does it...until it starts to look weird. (i mean...imagine if i hugged and kissed a vase of flowers and nodded vigorously after? that would be strange.)

bug girlfriend can pull it off.
3 | i party prepped water bottle labels
i don't know what it is about water bottle labels but i just love the custom look they give a party, so i do them. it's silly. but they are so easy to pull off, so why not?

i also have every intention of moving this little table outside because it matches the party colors perfectly. yay for vintage furniture. 

4 | i party prepped stripy straws and cupcake toppers
and one night while our internet was down i snazzied up some straw flags and cupcake toppers. i had been putting it off and putting it off, but when the internet failed us and i couldn't do (??????) whatever it is i do after kaye goes to bed, i had no choice but to get my craft on. i'm not mad about how they turned out. 

5 | ad discount...again

in honor of my best gal's 2nd birthday, i'm offering a 2% discount on all ad spaces

kidding...it'll actually be a 20% DISCOUNT off of all ad spaces! i have an individual feature opening up as soon as october 25th! so if you want some September FARM love...show your love and get your ad space on. enter code TURTLE20 for the discount.

have a wonderful friday and a great weekend! have a drink for me saturday night. i'm going to need it.

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31 comments on "oh hey, friday! | kaye's 2nd birthday party prep"
  1. This party is already looking so adorable - congrats on being so far ahead of the game! As much as they can be a pain to make, cake pops are definitely always SUPER popular!!!

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  2. You make a cute baby (soon to be babies!!). That's for sure. Those flower pictures?! I die.

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  3. Oh my heavens everything is going to be so cute! Cannot wait to see more! Hope yall have a fabulous weekend! xoxo

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  4. I love all the details! It really makes a big difference in presentation and is so memorable. Can't wait to hear about how it goes and when the little one arrives!!!

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  5. All of these details are fab.. but I definitely hope you teach us all to make those amazing cake pops because I'm uber impressed with your skills!!!!! Have fun!!!!

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  6. The invitation says Oct 11 - did you already have the party or did you move it back a week? LOL :-) I love that you chose teal and pink for her bday party colors - that's my fave combo!
    -Morgan
    California To Carolina
    The Gym Bunny

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  7. The party is going to be darling!!! Your little details are wonderful!!

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  8. Looks like it is going to be a great party! Her invite is super cute!

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  9. Oh my goodness that party looks so adorable and like too much fun! You are amazing! and Happy birthday Kaye!

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  10. Good luck with your birthday party adventures, all the prepping looks great!

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  11. Everything looks awesome sweet momma - hang in Baby #2 so Kaye can have her party :)
    x

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  12. Fabulous job mama! We had my daughter's 3rd birthday last weekend and I am so glad it's over. Phew.
    So glad you can check this one off the list before baby #2 comes! Have a fabulous weekend!

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  13. Wow all these look awesome! Looks like it is going to be a great party!

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  14. When I checked this morning and your post wasn't up yet, my first thought was "she's had her baby!" Ha. I'm super proud of everything you've gotten marked off your list! Hope Kaye has the best party ever. Can't wait to see all the pictures! Happy Friday!

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  15. Those pictures of her with the flowers are just precious!

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  16. all of your party decorations are too cute! I hope the little one has a happy birthday!!

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  17. Everything looks amazing! I love little details like water bottle labels, they really do add something special. You did such a great job!

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  18. Everything looks really cute. I can't wait to see everything styled together!

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  19. She's one lucky girl! Everything looks great.

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  20. I love all the creative things for Kaye's party! I hope it all turns out great! Can't wait for a recap :)

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  21. since you've perfected the cake pop, please share. I keep wanting to do this, but then I don't cause it seems so hard, and there are so many ways to do it out there...which to choose, which to choose. Her birthday party is going to be a blast, and you are a super human, doing all these projects while being close to having a baby, you're awesome, keep up the good work mama!

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  22. Way to go all out this close to your due date! Beau's first bash last year was the same way..this year, with a 3.5 year old and an 8 week old, I am doing good to get invites out a month in advance! HA! Can't wait to see how it all turns out! So fun!

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  23. My daughter's first birthday is October 30, but we're doing a party next weekend. What started as a little get-together has pretty much exploded into a huge purple affair. I can't even help myself! Happiest of birthdays to Kaye (and good luck with the party!).

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  24. Love the color scheme for the party! Can't wait to see/hear how it turns out.

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  25. LOVE the color scheme...she's gonna have a wonderful 2nd birthday apty!

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  26. Oh my gosh, I love everything!!!! Such an awesome job with the decor. I love it!

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  27. Your birthday party crafting is on point!

    -Claire
    www.fashionandfeathers.com

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  28. awesome job on everything! love all the little touches, it's definitely what makes a party

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  29. Love love love everything!! Did you whip up all of these cute graphics and all? Seriously you are talented girl! I can't wait to see the final party. Oh and that vintage table must be drug out to the party area....just sayin'

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  30. LOVE the pink and green. Hope the party is fun!

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  31. The party preparations look great! Those flowers are so pretty and the fact that she kisses them, love!!
    xo Krissy @ Sneakers and Sequins

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