Happy First Birthday + a Giveaway!


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Happy Birthday, Sally!

Today is our girl’s first birthday! It’s hard to believe it’s already been a year since we welcomed her into our lives. During her first year, we referred to her as Baby Girl, but she’s not really a baby anymore! And it was getting kind of annoying. So we’ll be calling her Sally from here on out — which is her name!

On Saturday, we had some family over to celebrate Sally’s big day! And per the law of first birthdays, we also let Sally go at it with a slice of cake. At first, she was pretty dainty, and then she let loose!

Sally's birthday

Sally with cake

Sally sipping water

We wanted to celebrate her big day with all of you by doing a Freshly Picked baby/toddler moccasin giveaway!

Freshly Picked gifted us a pair of these moccasins, and they’ve been on Sally’s feet almost every day since! I’ve had my eye on these since the day she was born. They’re pretty freaking adorable, durable enough for OFB baby #2 – #10 (hah!.. right) to wear, and super easy to slip on (and stay on) her feet. And we love that they’re a local business that handcrafts each and every pair right in our own backyard. So we’re so excited that one of our readers will get a pair! For a chance to win, please enter below. The giveaway is for US residents only, and it closes Sunday at midnight ET. And if you’re the lucky winner, you’ll get to choose whatever size and color suits your (baby’s) fancy!

Freshly Picked moccasin giveaway on OurFreakingBudget.com!

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Freshly Picked moccasin giveaway on OurFreakingBudget.com!

Sally says, “Good luck!” And we say, “Happy birthday, Sally! You amaze our faces off.”

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28 Comments

  • Reply Rob January 6, 2014 at 7:30 am

    Yes Sally, and a very Happy One Years Old Birthday from me as well. I’m happy that your mommy has decided to finally formally introduce your name to us here in blog land – despite the fact that awhile back your daddy “accidentally” let slip out your name in one of his comments which later your mommy, I suppose, carefully edited it out! :-)

    I’m happy also to see that you love cake – just like me! (unlike some of my grand kids who don’t – (I’m still wondering if they’re related to me) :-)

    • Reply Joanna January 8, 2014 at 1:13 am

      Sally says thanks for the birthday wishes!

      Yes, Johnny did let her name slip! And I think you’re just about the only person who caught it at the time. You don’t miss a beat!

  • Reply Tabitha January 6, 2014 at 7:51 am

    Your girl is adorable! Looks like she enjoyed the cake and knew when to take a water break :) Happy Birthday to Sally!

    • Reply Joanna January 8, 2014 at 1:13 am

      Haha, yep, she loves her water! Thanks, Tabitha!

  • Reply Carleigh January 6, 2014 at 8:21 am

    YAY!! That’s my mom’s name!!! I LOVE IT!! She’s such a cute lil Sally too 😉

    • Reply Joanna January 8, 2014 at 1:14 am

      Thanks, Carleigh! When she was born, it just seemed to fit her perfectly!

  • Reply catie January 6, 2014 at 8:38 am

    Happy Birthday Sally! The shoes are adorable. Would love them for our 9 month old.

    • Reply Joanna January 8, 2014 at 1:15 am

      Thanks, Catie! Good luck with the contest!

  • Reply Becky @ RunFunDone January 6, 2014 at 9:22 am

    Happy Birthday! I would like a piece of cake now, please.

  • Reply Erin @ Red Debted Stepchild January 6, 2014 at 10:10 am

    Happy birthday, Sally! Those shoes are adorable and I totally want to win them for my future kid :)

  • Reply Jennifer @ Budgeting in Baby January 6, 2014 at 10:47 am

    Happy birthday Sally!

  • Reply Miranda January 6, 2014 at 10:49 am

    Happy Birthday Miss Sally!!! I don’t have any littles but I would love the grown up version of these shoes. They look super comf.

    • Reply Joanna January 8, 2014 at 1:17 am

      Thanks, Miranda! I know, right?! I’d buy a pair in a heartbeat if they made them for adults!

  • Reply Tarynkay January 6, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    Such a cute name for such a cute little girl!

    • Reply Joanna January 9, 2014 at 12:14 am

      Thanks, Tarynkay!

  • Reply Meghan January 6, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    I have always wondered what her name was. What a fitting name for an adorable little one.

    • Reply Joanna January 9, 2014 at 12:15 am

      Thanks, Meghan! It’s nice to finally share it! Typing “Baby Girl” was getting pretty old :).

  • Reply heather January 6, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    Great giveaway love to win this one.

  • Reply Kristen January 7, 2014 at 12:36 am

    Beautiful moccasins! I’d love to win a pair!

  • Reply Halsy January 7, 2014 at 9:07 am

    Such cute pictures! 1st birthdays are the bestCongrats on one year of parenting…it is such an accomplishment!! Those moccasins are too adorable. We found out baby 2 is a girl as well yesterday and I would love to win those moccasins for her to have a little something of her own!

    • Reply Joanna January 8, 2014 at 1:19 am

      Thanks, Halsy! I do feel quite proud to have made it through the first year. You give a lot that first year, but it’s all worth it!

      And congrats on baby girl 2!! How fun!! I’m sure your two girls will be the best of friends. Good luck in the contest!

  • Reply Julie January 7, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    You made it! A baby’s first birthday is as much for parents as the kiddos (or maybe more). Congrats to your whole family!

    • Reply Joanna January 8, 2014 at 1:20 am

      You’re so right, Julie! Sally couldn’t have cared less, but I was set on having the perfect first birthday for her. It was really fun to celebrate!

  • Reply Jess January 8, 2014 at 9:34 am

    Happy birthday, Sally! I remember when Johnny let the name slip a few months ago :) She is too adorable. It’s crazy how much she’s grown. When I started reading the blog, she was a wee four months old. Ahhh how time flies.

    • Reply Joanna January 9, 2014 at 12:13 am

      Thanks, Jess! I can’t believe it either. Part of me is excited to see what each new month brings, but the other part is sad to see her growing up so fast!!

  • Reply deanna January 9, 2014 at 12:01 am

    Those turquoise blue suede mocs are calling to me. Adorable. Thanks for the giveaway.
    xo

  • Reply jane jakins January 11, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    too cute

  • Reply Erin M January 11, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    Happy birthday to your little one! These moccs are to-die-for CUTE!

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