11/2/10

The Countdown to Her First Birthday

Vintage Caroline's Home dolls house
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Ruby is going to turn one on November 7th! I've got some MAJOR house cleaning and party designing to do before then. We're keeping it small but I'm still going to make it special. I'm especially excited about one of her handmade presents, the fancy cupcakes we're ordering, and the doll house on it's way (not the one above, unfortunately)!

Until then I'm playing catch up on e-mails, blog posts, and work for my first e-course! I'm not sure life is going to slow down much for the next few weeks, either. Brett turned on The Innocence Mission after the kids went to bed and it just melted all of that tension away for awhile. If you haven't heard of them they are one of my favorite bands from our college years. We kind of fell in love to their music.

Wednesday is for conquering something. Anything. Do it.

xoxo,
Rachel

21 comments:

morgandkim said...

wednesday is such a great day. a LOT nicer than thursday...

twinklyspangle said...

Eeep that dolls house is awesome I have one just like it but it's a bungalow. Also, for some reason, I drew on it with crayon when I was little, really wish I hadn't done that!

Mim Smith Faro said...

Did you get her the FP Little People house to match her cool furniture? I had all that furniture when I was little. Some of it is still around at my parents but the best pieces have made it to my house ;) I love that the pieces are small enough for me to stick in my pocket when we're cleaning up!

Corey Moortgat said...

Ooh, I found that Caroline's Home dollhouse (mine has red doors) at a thrift store for $5 a couple years ago. What a score! It resides in my studio for now, but someday will hopefully be enjoyed by my 15 month old.

Instead, for now, she's getting a vintage Playskool dollhouse (like this one: http://mydreamdollhouse.com/playskool_dollhouse2.htm) that I also found at a thrift store, for Christmas this year. A little more toddler friendly!

Got the chalkboard thought bubble-thanks!!

Laura said...

things melt away to the innocence mission around here almost every week, too. love them:).

elise said...

can't wait to see her party:O) girly first birthdays are so much fun!
thanks for the encouragement to concur something today! i needed that.

Curtis Ernesto Phewsy Asexual said...

happy birthday to ruby!!

i know you're very busy but if you ever get a chance will you please teach us how to crochet? or knit...im DESPERATE to learn how to :)

Rubyellen said...

i think the dollhouse is for us big girls! ;) that is what we got the girls for christmas and i can't wait to give it to them. haha... yes, i already did my christmas shopping!

RachelDenbow said...

Curtis Ernesto,

ha! Sorry...even if I weren't busy I'm kind of baffled with how to show someone how to do that online. I know there are plenty of YouTube tutorials for learning how to crochet, though, so I'm sure there are some for knitting as well.

Good luck!

Miranda said...

I agree. Wednesday IS for accomplishing something. Good luck and thanks for the motivation!

Melissa said...

i'm excited to see pictures from ruby's birthday!! some inspiration for my son's 1st birthday which is next month

margot said...

so weird, i remember the time right before she was born last year. time flies. i'm sure her party will be amazing!

Burdy. said...

I had the very same doll house as in your picture! Given away to a younger cousin around 1989 when as a wise old owl of 11 I felt I no longer needed it. I showed my Mum this photo and we shared a wonderful wander down memory lane, about the bird wall paper and the bedroom lamp that lit up... Thank you for sharing Rachel! X.

One Girl said...

I was looking at Elsie's blog and saw the felt board you made for the shop. Do you have one for a little boy? Or can you show a DIY for one? I would love to grab one (or make one) for my 3 year old. Fire trucks/firemen/cars? Or animals??? Any ideas? Thank you!

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RachelDenbow said...

One Girl,

On it! ;)

Carly Anne said...

The Innocence Mission is so wonderful... Lakes of Canada always puts me in a nice, meditative state.

How awesome to give your daughter a doll house! I think that's sort of a dying tradition these days...

XO
Carly

All this is Grace and Charm
http://allthisgraceandcharm.blogspot.com

Kate said...

I have one of those doll houses too! Mine is a little different
This is the one I have
http://www.toysmiles.com/1966lundby500wide.jpg

I have it since I was about 6 and I'm now "whispers" 36

Andrea!!! said...

Funny, I just posted on my blog an entry about my countdown to Ella's 1st birthday on November 6th, then I looked over here and, well, great minds think alike! A year so soon...time flies when you're having fun :)

pony tails and dinosaurs said...

where did you get her dollhouse and hope she has a wonderful 1st birthday

Meg said...

hubby and i used to listen to innocence mission in college too! i think i'm going to have to give them a listen this weekend now :)

Boliche said...

Qué preciosidad de casita! y de fotos!
http://artesanias-boliche.blogspot.com/