DIY Balloon Installation from Witty Bash

First Birthday Party Ideas | Cowgirl \ Farm theme first birthday
I decided last minute that I wanted balloons, and contacted Witty Bash about it. Because of the short notice they weren’t able to come install it, but they assured me I could do it with a few simple items and instructions. I was super skeptical, but we gave it a try. I actually couldn’t blow up the balloons the night before because they wouldn’t have fit in my car, so we did it all on location.…
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Romy and Piper Turn One

First Birthday Party Ideas | Cowgirl \ Farm theme first birthday
After lots of celebrating with our family and friends, we had one final party to celebrate Romy and Piper. I honestly never thought I’d have a big first birthday party for my kids, because as everyone says, “They’ll never remember it.” But it just felt like there was so much to celebrate this year – our nurses and doctors from the NICU who cared for Romy and Piper in their first three months of life,…
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Luau First Birthday Party for Romy and Piper

We planned a trip to visit our family in Utah, and when my sister (Tahni) realized it was close to their first birthday she insisted on throwing them a party. She is THE best host, so good at parties, and always makes it look easy. She threw this party together so fast for the girls and it turned out amazing. We got to see old friends, Blake’s family that lives in Utah, and were so…
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Qalo Teething Necklaces | Here and Now

Qalo Teether | Palms to PInes NICU Story | Romy and Piper
We were so excited to be a part of this project with Qalo and our friends at Samson (video) and Foxes and Wolves (photo), and now I’m excited to share it all with you. Qalo just launched their Family Collection, featuring silicone teething necklaces and hand-made baby blankets. Romy and Piper have been teething like crazy and they love playing with (and chewing on) the necklaces. They actually saved us on our last flight with the girls…
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Family Photos at Home

Melissa Gayle Photography | Palms to Pines | Romy and Piper Twin Girl Nursery
Recently we had family photos done at home by photographer Melissa Gayle. She just sent the final images and I love them so much, so of course I’m sharing them on here. Lately I’ve been so emotional about the girls – maybe because they turn one next month? So having these photos means so much to me! I feel like Melissa captured so much of the girls personalities in these photos, and what our time…
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Breastfeeding, Twins, and the NICU

Breastfeeding Twins in the NICU
I’ve been promising a post about breastfeeding for a while now, so I’m finally attempting it. On one hand I want to answer the questions you’ve had, but on the other hand I hesitate to share because I feel like it’s pretty personal, and I think there’s also a part of me that wants to avoid any judgement. But as usual, I do want to share in case there’s anyone who can relate or if…
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Baby Items Worth the Splurge

Choosing a Bassinet | Happiest Baby | SNOO
We all know that there is a lot of STUFF involved in having a baby. I did a LOT of research while I was pregnant on what stuff I wanted to invest in. Since I was having twins and knew we wouldn’t have help, I really wanted to find the things that were going to make life easier. We have used a few big-ticket items that are definitely not cheap, and people ask me all…
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CHOC Children’s Foundation | Event with Romy and Piper

CHOC CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION EVENT Last month, I was asked to speak at a fund raising event for CHOC. At first, when I was asked to speak, the things I would need to share felt deeply personal and I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to do it. But I knew that I wanted to try, because I am so grateful for the start our girls were given. Blake and I knew from the beginning of…
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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 | Best Baby Gear

Maxi Cosi Mico Max 30 | Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
I rounded up my favorite baby gear from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale for you! To be honest, this year I wasn’t stoked on much of the baby clothes/accessories, but there’s definitely some gear worth going for! Some of my favorites that we use on a daily basis include our Maxi Cosi car seats (we get compliments and questions on them all the time), the Dockatot Deluxe, this humidifier and these swaddles. Scroll down for the…
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Shoes in the House with Crawling Babies

Crawling Babies and Shoes in the House | Birdies House Slippers
You know you’re an adult when you own multiple pair of “house slippers”. Or maybe it’s more that I’m now a mom of infant twins who spends lots of time at home in comfy clothes. In all seriousness though, as the girls are started to scoot around on their bellies (and getting so close to crawling!) I can’t contain them on their play mat anymore. I keep watching them put their faces and mouths on…
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