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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Jaylee's First Birthday



She's ONE WHOLE YEAR OLD!  I can't imagine there is anything like the feeling you get when your first daughter turns one year old.  I'm so proud of myself for keeping her alive for an entire year! I'm proud of her for putting up with my "new parent" mistakes, I'm proud of my husband for helping my sleep deprived body find caffeine in the morning more times than I can count.  I'm also incredibly proud of how well the decorations turned out!

The party went off without a hitch, well there was one hitch, the cake almost didn't happen.  I planned to make a cake with perfectly smooth butter cream frosting and a few modern, minimalist decorations on it but after spending several hours trying to smooth out the frosting between 4 VERY dense layers of cake I had to give up and create "plan B" which was SUPER easy, took all of 20 minutes and turned out even better than my original!

A recipe and instructions for making this monster of a cake are in the works but if you WANT IT RIGHT NOW!  Just leave it in the comments and I'll try to bump it up in my priority list.  Until then, enjoy the photos!   The theme was "pearls and lace" a throw back to Jaylee's southern heritage.













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