dainty gold finds

heart top | ring dish | cake serving set | paper mache pear | necklace | mini planter | light bulb | tray

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Coming across a food blog that makes you want to head to the kitchen just by looking at the photos is no laughing matter. If you haven’t heard of Molly Yeh yet, well, now you do. I found her first via Instagram, and instantly went to visit her blog and was smitten. Not only do her recipes sound delicious, but her photography is definitely pin worthy.

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pony cake | white peach + green tea bellini | funfetti bunting cake | mini confetti cake | biscuit donuts | citrus mini cakes

All photos via My Name is Yeh. See more recipes and photos via her blog.

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It’s been some months since I’ve been on here and as much as I’ve enjoyed the time off, I’ve also missed being on here more than I expected I would! Little Henry is growing with speed and I can only marvel at how far he’s come since the day we first met him. If you follow me on Instagram, you got to see little snaps here and there of him being his adorable self. I remember being overjoyed seeing his first smile, hearing his first sneeze, feeling his first grip on my finger — and now we’re nearly five months old.

via Instagram @anastasiamika

Last week I posted a photo on Instagram of one of my favorite things to do with my little guy (shown above). Snuggling. Over the weekend he got his first cold and now he’s feeling extra snuggly and I’m soaking it all in. Even though he’s feeling pretty crummy, it’s still such a precious moment to see how he’s handling his runny nose. He’s more than content to just lie there and watch me fold laundry or put this blog post together. I just have a hard time understanding how we ever lived without this little guy.

But as this blog post is titled, I am pretty much ready to start blogging again. Hooray! It’s been five months for goodness sakes! So starting next week, get ready to see my blog posts again. There might be a little difference in what goes up when or what type of post I do, but I hope you still enjoy them.

Until then.

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baby shower decor

Isn’t that baby shower cake just the cutest? And those paper airplanes and stars? They’re just small details from my baby shower that took place a month ago and I’m in love still.

So, as you’ve noticed, it’s been really slow on the blog of late as I prep for the arrival of our very first babe in just two weeks and I guess now is a good time as any to say that I am officially going on maternity leave! I will take a break from blogging in order to adjust to all the newness and embrace the life of motherhood. Since blogging is a very time-consuming thing, I’m not exactly sure when I will start up again, but I hope sometime in early summer or late spring. The Shop will stay open a while longer, but will be closed for just a wee bit as we get closer to the due date and for a bit afterwards. Once the Shop hits vacation mode, you will be able to sign up for an email notification via Etsy when it is back and running.

And just to share a few snaps from our maternity love shoot to make this blog post even sweeter:

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Photos by Angela Shae.

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UPDATE: the Shop is now back up and running! Stop by!

Our little one is finally here! Welcome, Henry James! Born 04.14.14 (on his due date, of course) at 11:43 in the morning; 7.4 lbs and 21″ long with a head full of long dark hair. We are beyond ecstatic. We are throughly enjoying how he has transformed our lives and are wondering how in the world life existed before him. Oh my heart.

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  • Andi

    So beyond gorgeous!

  • Carol

    Congratulations!! What a Sweet Baby

  • Malavika

    So lovely…congrats on the new role!!!

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It’s been a while since I’ve done one of my gift wrapping idea posts. Once again, it’s not one of my own ideas, but I just had to share a concept that’s pretty much my life right now. With all the frenzy going on as we are just 3.5 weeks away from our baby’s due date, daily things have been getting simplified left and right in order to make room for all the baby things that still need to get done. Wrapping up gifts is certainly on that list. So if you find yourself short on time, an easy way to wrap up a gift really nice is to just add a fun tag. Keep the wrapping paper simple — keep the bow simple — but go crazy with the tag by making it a bold color, using a fun material like fabric or wood, adding a handmade touch by hand-lettering something, or use your favorite stamp. The possibilities are endless and the result is always perfect.

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hand-lettered tag  |  bright colored tag  |  stamped tag  |  fun material tag

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