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Sunday, April 17, 2016

My 31st Birthday Cake Smash

You know the photos. The cake smash for baby's first year? Never seen 'em? Sure you have!
So on baby's first birthday you're supposed to let them feed themselves their cake and allow them smash and smoosh it until there's nothing left and then they cry becuase they destroyed the cake. You take a few photos of the moment and there ya go. 
So now-a-days that's just not good enough for most parents. They STAGE the cake smashing. They buy their baby a special outfit and $50 cake and take them to a professional photographer who will capture this o-so special moment the RIGHT way. A genuine cake smash performed a month before their first birthday. The photos are always cute but I feel it's a terrible waste of money. So yeah... there's my take on that.

Anywho, I saw someone share an article on Facebook about a woman who did a cake smash photo session for her 30th birthday and I was super inspired. The photos were great but the woman in the photos didn't really look like she was having fun - she looking kind of bored and didn't really GET IN THERE you know what I mean? Her hands were barely in the icing. You gotta GET IIIIIN THERE. SMOOOOSH... WOOOORK IT.

It was ridiculously windy outside and overcast as well. There was just no way I could have done these photos outside successfully. We opened the blinds in the bedroom and tried several different angles that would give us the best lighting. The black and white photos were the ones that didn't do well with lighting editing so used a filter on Pic Monkey to try to hide how poorly the photos came out.

And wine! What's a birthday without wine!

But it's never cool when the wine runs out. 

My birthday is on the 18th and I don't have any plans! Boo!
Any suggestions?
What does one do for a 31st birthday?


  1. Woot! Happy birthday, Hollie! And way to go on this smash cake photo session:D Lovez itZ!

  2. Hahahahahahaha! Love the cake smash and the pigtails.

    Happy birthday! I hope you find something special to do today. You should make one of those dumbass lists of 31 things to do at 31. That'll keep you busy.

    You are just a youngin'. I can't even think that far back to when I was 31! LOL Sad but true. My 30's were just a blur. Now my 20's...those were good years.

    Now that I'll be 50 in a few weeks there isn't any way I'm making a list of 50 things to do at 50. Also I don't think it is fair that the older you get the more things you need to think of. Isn't that ageism? Or are we supposed to be fitting more in because we are so much closer to dying? I'm so upbeat this morning.


  3. Girl, you take the cake! Best birthday photo shoot evah! Happy 31 to you.

  4. I've never heard of such a thing. I'm a bit squeamish when it come sto playing with food, I just eat it.
    Have a fabulous birthday. I can't remember my 31st but it was probably spent the way it always is with copious amounts of booze. xxx

  5. Happy belated birthday to yooouuu! :)
    Yuumm cake! Haha the photos are so much fun!

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  6. Never heard of the cake smash before, but I think it's a horrible idea. Encouraging bad manners is what led this country to having Donald Trump run for president. Your photos are priceless! I hope you got more wine.

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  8. Happy Birthday! You look so cute in these photos. Soooo, what did you do for your Birthday?

    1. I requested my husband pick me up a fried fish dinner from a restaurant I haven't visited in ages and asked him to change the babies diapers before bed. I'm so easy to please!

  9. Happy birthday! Love the pictures, especially the wine ones xxx

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