Melanie Blodgett

Melanie Blodgett writes daily at her blog You Are My Fave - a mix of parties, projects and fave finds. Her and her husband Ryan welcomed their first child in April, a happy little guy named Beck. They're currently settling into their new roles and their first home in the sunny city of Denver. Read more from Melanie on You Are My Fave, and follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for updates.

Cold Weather Boredom Buster: Easy Inflatable Fort

We just got our first snowfall of the season this morning, and I’m already mourning the loss of outdoor play weather. So I’ve started a winter boredom buster list, and this inflatable fort idea is topping it. I know Beck will love it. To replicate, simply grab:

The Perfect Cover for Your Thanksgiving Table

Eating out with Beck has started become much more of a challenge. The only thing that can make things run smoother is if the restaurant provides paper and crayons, then he’ll color happily for the duration of the meal. I was starting to get nervous about Thanksgiving until I saw this genius table cover from Caravan. For just $8 you get:

A Woodland Themed First Birthday Party

A woodland party seems like the perfect fall birthday theme, and Rebecca of Present proves just that with this party for her 1-year-old daughter, Jane. With rustic elements gathered from their neighborhood woods, gold accents and thoughtful elements for the kids, Rebecca created a cozy atmosphere for the party goers old and young. And those s’mores look super tasty. What’s your favorite element?

A Day in the Life of an 18-Month-Old

When Beck was just 5 months old, I gave myself the challenge of carrying my camera around with me the entire day and documenting the everyday routine. I love that through the series of captures, Beck’s personality shows through. I’ve decided to make it a regular practice, so here’s a recent day in the life of Beck at 18 months old!

Stylish Family Living: The Colemans

I think there’s a common misconception that the moment a child joins a family, stylish interior living goes downhill. Their toys and messes take over the house and there’s no way you’re going to own anything nice, because they’ll surely destroy it. But I love parents who turn that notion on its head and still have beautiful homes that work with the children, not against them. I love when the homes looked lived and loved in, and where there’s evidence that children live there. So the Coleman’s home that was featured in a recent issue of Anthology caught my eye. See for yourself.

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