OAKS TURNS TWO

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I finally got it together and decided it was time I share Oaks 2nd birthday party photos… haha seriously slacking in that department.  So here you are! A month later… he’s now 25 months.  My baby is just growing and growing.  

So the night before his birthday, while he was sleeping, I snuck in there and placed all these balloons in his room so he would be so excited when he woke up.  And he was! I posted it on my IG stories, if you already saw.  He loves balloons so I was so happy to surprise him!  We then made him some yummy pancakes and let him blow out his first candle.  He kept wanting me to relight it, so he could blow it out.  When he blows it out, he goes “YAAAYYY”  and claps his hands.  Cutest thing in the entire world!

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OAKS SWEATER / MY SWEATER / BOOTS / JEANS

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He loves balls, and anything that shaped like a ball.  So of course, I was going to throw in a “Ball Theme” party.  It was super easy to throw together!  Just got foods together that were shaped like balls, and done.  I made these CARAMEL APPLES from scratch with my friend.  Well she made them, I just supplied the goods haha.

I got doughnut holes, cheeto puff balls cheese balls and cupcakes from Sweet Tooth Fairy.  His cake was also from there.  I got his CAKE TOPPER off of esty, and got candy gum balls to decorate the edges of the cake.  I also put little balls in glass jars as a decorative idea!

We had a little ball pit for him that he stills plays in! Super fun. I got the BALLS on amazon as well as the PACK SET.

I had to wake him up from his nap to party, so he was a little cranks as you can tell in the photos, but he got all warmed up after everyone left the party haha.   It was just a super simple party that I threw together stress free.  I didn’t want to stress myself out this year, like I did with his FIRST BIRTHDAY.  This year I could actually just enjoy it and not worry so much.    I did love that first birthday though! So much fun and so cute.

So I get a lot of questions on the little KIDS TABLE I got him for his birthday.  I went with the budget friendly one and so glad I did!  Its so nice and glad I didn’t spend an extra $150 on.  Its cute and he loves it, so thats all that matters.  It’s actually in our kitchen with these cute little Melissa and Doug Toys.  

PRETEND PLAY TOYS

KETCHUP & MUSTARD / TOASTER / COFFEE SET UP / TABLE 

BIRTHDAY SET UP TABLE

CAKE & CUPCAKE STAND  / WHITE TRAY / GLASS JARS / HAPPY BIRTHDAY SIGN 

Hope you loved this post!  Let me know if you’ve got any questions!

xoxo,

SARA LYNN

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MY HOME OFFICE

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It’s finally DONE!  My first ever home office.  My vision came to life and it feels so good!  You know what’s cool?  I dreamed of having this kind of an office years ago, or even 2 years ago.  I would literally dream and daydream how cool it would be if I had my own space that felt like me & I could do my work in.  So it’s very brand to Lovebylynn.   This is a moment where I felt complete fulfillment! It may look like nothing to some of you and dinky, but to me– this is my dream office.   This just is one of those things you’ve dreamed of and you finally have it.  I’ve just been soaking it all in and not taking it for granted, because If I didn’t feel anything about something I dreamt of having, and it’s finally here… then I’ll never feel fulfilled.  The art of fulfillment… thanks Tony Robbins.  If you don’t know what I’m talking about, click that link to watch it.  Worth watching!  You have to feel fulfilled once you reach a goal you’ve been wanting and dreaming of, or else whats it’s all about?  Look it your life 3 years or even a year ago.  What did you want? Did you complete it but now you’re taking it for granted and don’t realize it?  take a step back and really think about it.  I’m telling you! It’ll change everything you start really enjoying your milestones and successes and really REALLY feeling fulfilled.   

Okay onto the OFFICE DEETS!  Keep scrollings bebs. PLUS- GIVEAWAY With Humble Dwellings.

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DESK (55% OFF!)- GOLD LAMP / PLANT / DESK CHAIR (29 %OFF!)  / MIRROR / RUG

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BOOK SHELF (SIMILAR STYLES HERE & HERE) / WIRE TRINKETS / BOOK ENDS

MUST READ BOOKS- HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE

TOP PLANT / CLEMETINE WALL HANGING

I’ve read all those books and I highly recommend them!  If you’re just starting an Instagram account or really want to, but don’t know how to create a great feed.  Read Capture you style by Aimee Song.  It’s great!  All of them are great!

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CORNER CHAIR / LARGE CACTUS (SIMILAR HERE & HEREWITH STAND

My cactus is real and I got it at Sunriver Gardens in Orem, if you live in Utah.

FRAMES  I got the frames from IKEA.  You can’t buy them online, you have to go in stores.  I got 19- 3/4 x 19- 3/4.  I then got the photos I wanted printed on card stock at my local printers and had them the size of the middle which is 11- 3/4 x 11- 3/4.  Really weird sizes, but thats IKEA for ya haha.  I love the way it turned out.  You guys know it was a huge pain in my ass to hang them.  A lot of you told me to use Command Strips—which is so smart.  So for those that want to do this, use command strips!  I measured where I wanted it and marked the wall.  I had to measure the back of the frame where I would need to mark the wall to nail it in the wall.  I had them 2 inches apart.  My gosh, It was a pain you guys, but it was worth it!

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 SMALL SHELVES / CANDLE TEE LIGHTS

LARGE SHELF / CACTUS FRAME / ART FRAME / BABY CACTUS

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SO GUESS WHAT?  I’ve teamed up with Humble Dwellings to give you a chance to win one of these amazing pillows & this yummy pumpkin candle!  You guys this pillow is valued at $150, and candle is $32.  The pillow is sitting nicely on my chair in the corner.  I love it!  

*HOW TO ENTER*

  1. Follow Humble Dwellings
  2. Tag 3 Friends on THIS PHOTO
  3. Follow ME 
  4. Comment why you want to win, either on this post OR THIS PHOTO.

Giveaway will end this Sunday, Nov. 12th at 11:59 MT.  Winner announced soon after!

The chair, the shelf goodies and pillow are from Humble Dwellings.  If you haven’t been to that store and you’re in Utah, what are you doing??  It’s incredible!  I want my entire house to look like the inside of that store.  Go check them out!  They have things online now too, for those not in Utah.  

 

Hope you guys loved this post!  Let me know if you have any questions!

xoxo,

SARA LYNN

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