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March 25, 2018

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Baby's First Birthday | Cake Smash

I've been simultaneously agonizing and awaiting this moment for months now – and the time has finally come. Roselyn just turned one!

Since I found out that we were expecting a baby, family, friends, neighbors and strangers have been telling me that "babies don't keep" and to "hold onto her as long and as tight as you can." Well, now that one year has officially passed us by, I can tell you friends: it's all true.


We've been asked a few times about how we've been feeling since the big day this week, and in truth, it's a multitude of emotions – something we're quickly learning is synonymous with fatherhood and motherhood. We are so excited to have a toddler and are looking forward to what this upcoming year will bring, but also truly miss the moments when we could kiss or rock our sweet daughter to sleep.

Parenting isn't for the faint of heart, but we're also learning to celebrate the big and little moments too – which is why we chose to commemorate Rosie's first birthday with a cake smash in the desert. We had so much fun working with our friend Valerie, of Valerie Bolitho Photography, again and watching Roselyn enjoy her first taste of cake!









Baby's Outfit: Pippen Lane
Caitlin's Outfit: Le Kate
Ryan's Outfit: Chaps

January 20, 2018

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Caitlin Burm on Etsy | Grand Opening


As you know, blogging with a baby can be difficult and I haven't been able to keep up with you here as much as I would have liked this year. Being a full time, working mother comes with its challenges – namely, a lack of time – and although I haven't had the opportunity to write as much as I used to, I found that I was still searching for a creative outlet in between naptimes.

That is why I decided to channel my creativity into doing something that I've always wanted to do – design!


I have been creating designs for our home and for family and friends over the last five years, but this year I decided to do something different and share my prints with the world: on Etsy!

Caitlin Burm Design is now open and I hope you will join me there. I've created a "GRAND OPENING" coupon – 20% off the entire shop – just for you this week.

There will be many more items to come, but in the mean time, see the Etsy listings I have up so far and please reach out if you would like a custom print or quote!

December 10, 2017

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Date Night at the Desert Botanical Garden

It's December in the desert, and after five Christmases spent in the Mid-Atlantic and the Northwest, it was a bit of an adjustment to not see snowfall out our window and not have the opportunity to visit a local Christmas tree farm this year.

That is why we leapt at the opportunity to make a new holiday tradition together at Las Noches de las Luminarias, an annual event at the Desert Botanical Garden here in Phoenix.

Photo: Adam Rodriguez/Visit Phoenix

We have been visiting the Desert Botanical Garden since 2010, but are now proud members of the DBG, which was founded by the Arizona Cactus and Native Flora Society in 1937 to help conserve the beauty of the desert.

Today, the DBG features over 50,000 cacti and plants (including 139 species which are endangered, rare or threatened) on 140 acres.


Luminarias are small paper lanterns traditionally lit to celebrate the Christmas season in the Southwest.

The DBG features over 8,000 hand-lit luminaria bags and displays during "Las Noches de las Luminarias," which we had an incredible time viewing on our date night.






The "Las Noches de las Luminarias" event was exactly what we needed to get us in the Christmas spirit for the holidays, and we are looking forward to making it a family tradition with Roselyn in the years to come!

We highly recommend the event to anyone in Phoenix or anyone visiting the Southwest during the holiday season.

You can find out more about the event on the DBG's webpage.
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