So today's the day, my baby girl is ONE!

I've been on such an emotional roller coaster this week. I'm a mixture of so excited and so upset; I can't wait for her to be a toddler and to watch her develop, but I really would love my tiny baby back haha.

This year has gone far too fast. Watching Indiana grow and develop has been the most amazing thing, and I'm so proud to say I'm her mummy!

Indiana turning one also means I made it! One whole year of being a mummy! A year full of sleepless nights, constant nappy changes, bottles, sick, snot, etc, etc haha. But also a year full of smiles, giggles, joy and amazement. 

Being a mum is by far the best thing I've ever done and although it happened sooner than we had planned, I would not change anything for the world (and yes I'm getting all emotional just writing this haha).
Thank you for following our journey on here and through our YouTube channel, I can't wait to see what the next year will bring!

DIY First Birthday Cake Smash


It was a couple of weeks ago now that we did Indiana's cake smash, and with only 1 week to go until her birthday, I thought it was time to share them with you! I would have loved to do a professional one but it would have worked out SO expensive. So in the end we did it completely 'DIY' and I'm so pleased with the results, especially considering Indiana just doesn't sit still haha.

Jack is the baker in this household so he was in charge of the cake. I bought a cupcake mould from Ebay as that's the design we were going for. It turned out pretty well, and it was even topped with pink icing and a pink ribbon.

Her outfit was something I thought about for a while. I wanted something that looked super cute, but also something that symbolised her turning 1. If you are a regular reader of my blog, you'll know how much I love My First Years. I found the 'first birthday' vest and instantly fell in love, so that was sorted. The pink frillys are something I've had my eye on for ages now! They're from my favourite place The Bow Boutique are are SO cute and girly. I completed her outfit with a pink bow from The Bow Boutique as well.

We just used a plain wall in the living room (luckily we have laminate flooring too which is a must!). I took some of her bunting from her room to decorate the wall, and then just blew up some pink balloon... so simple!

Then it was time to let her loose with the cake. As soon as she saw it she wanted to touch it and we needn't have worried about her crawling off haha. Her face was a picture and it wasn't long before she got stuck in. She didn't eat much of the cake itself but I'm surprised she wasn't sick after all the icing she ate! Jack was photographer too, using his Bridge camera.

I would totally recommend doing a cake smash for a first, or even other birthdays. The pictures are something we'll treasure forever and as we did it ourselves we can keep them all, and then decide what ones we want to print. To be honest I think doing it ourselves was much more fun, and she completed the shoot with a nice warm bubbly bath, her favourite!