There were countless breathtaking fjords.
The weather was anywhere from -5 degrees to 75 degrees throughout our trip– but my packing strategy went off without a hitch!
We were in the land of the midnight sun.. This rainbow appeared at midnight!
I bought this selfie stick, which came in quite handy!
We passed the Arctic Circle and visited some breathtaking glaciers.E took this picture unknowingly with the selfie stick– I think that kid has a future in photography!
That was E’s favorite part of the trip.
I was motivated to work out on the track of the ship- world’s most beautiful backdrop!
After two weeks on the ship, we spent another week with family in Hvasser. I could live here. We truly had the trip of a lifetime. Of course, only half of our family was there- so as you can imagine, after three weeks I was happy to get back to Lou and Michael (and the furry girls.)
Oh, how I missed that smiling face!
A couple of weeks ago, our little Lou turned seven. She wanted a mermaid party inspired by her last Halloween costume. It was so much fun designing the details.
Melissa custom-made these invitations for us. Lou was so excited for the day of her party to finally arrive.Luckily, her theme matched our porch. 😉Mint is Lou’s favorite color, so it made things very easy.
Etsy is my place for all things fabulous. How fantastic are these tablecloths?
However, I had the brilliant idea of surprising the girls with goldfish thinking that they could double as centerpieces. (I know, I am a maniac.) I figured it was a great lesson in responsibility. Much to my chagrin, my girls are far more responsible than I thought… I also learned that these goldfish can live up to 40 years. Yowsa.But they love them. Lou named hers Sparkles, and E named hers Lucky.Just two more animals on this crazy farm… but back to the decorations…
We made the caramel starfish cupcake toppers out of a mold that I bought at Michael’s.And were able to use a ton of beachy decorations that we already had.Naturally, all of the food resembled some sort of sea creature.Phish Food is Lou’s absolute favorite ice cream. The girls had fun making their own drinks with candy fish swimming in them.
The party favors were my favorite element of the party. I bought these bags, had them embroidered with each girls’ name and glued on these crocheted starfish.We filled them with these wands and flower necklaces that we made with trim from our local fabric store.
The birthday girl had such a great time.. I love her little face so much!
Photography- Afton Photography
Invitations + Tags- Made on Eastern Avenue
Table Clothes- Candy Crush Events
Favor Bags- Amazon
Starfish- Knelly Bean
Wands- Little Crafts 01
Ombre Tassel Banner- 3 Kids and Colors
Cupcake Wrappers- Mooses Creations