Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Celebrating Anya’s 2nd

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If you follow this blog, you probably know that we just celebrated a 2nd birthday around here, and also how baby’s birthday was spent. I thought I’d share some pictures from her big day too, specially for you guys!

Still cant believe this little piece of us is 2 already.

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The balloon surprise was waiting for her when she woke up in the morning! I had run to the grocery store at 11 pm the night before to get these, while my husband kept an eye on our sick little sleeping baby. These entertained her all day and are still floating around the house randomly.

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Handmade card inspired by some paint chip DIY art I had seen on pinterest.

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Added some last minute decorations around the place, twinkly lights, paper streamers, homemade confetti using cut up tissue paper in vases for some quick color. And of course a little birthday message on the chalkboard.

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I bought some plain party hats and had planned to fancy up one for the birthday girl. But taking care of sick baby didn’t leave much time for that. A quick tissue paper fringe edge layered in different colors had to do, and it actually looked quite festive. 

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And the cake! I had been dreaming about a pastel colored rainbow cake for a long time. Loved how it came out. I used Wilton’s gel food colors. They’re so bright. Just a drop or two were enough for each layer. Because I’m lazy like that, I used a white cake packaged cake mix. Just divided the batter into four equal parts, added the food colors and baked them.

The icing was made using this recipe I found on pinterest. I had tried it for her birthday last year too and loved it because it is not too heavy.  Oh and incase you have never frosted a cake before like me:p, this tutorial helped me a lot.

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Thanks for being a part of our little family celebration. Xoxo.

Oh and incase you are a new follower and missed out on her birthday last year. Here it is.


  1. Absolutely love it.

  2. Happy birthday Anyaaaaa <3 May you live the joyous and the best of the year! muwah xoxoxx and stay blessed girl! :) Love you Always

    1. Ameen. thank you so much sweet girl for your love and duas.

  3. seriously adorable! love the color scheme! anyaa is a lucky one :)

    1. It was sort of unplanned and last minute but luckily everything worked well together. Thanks babes. xoxo

  4. Wow! <3 I love the decorations <3 The cake is Yummy. send me some. Hehe! :D
    Happieee bdayyyy to cute little angel <3
    Always shine bright like a star!

  5. happy birthday lil girl :) you created a beautiful day for her MA ... decor is so cute and cake looks so professional

    1. Thanks so much Asma. I always love hearing from you. HOpe you and your little ones are well!

  6. LOVE THIS - and +5 for making that awesome cake!!! I have thought about making a cake for Zane's second birthday but I am not sure I am that brave! Your daughter is lovely!


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