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May, 3, 2016

Happy First Birthday To My Isla Rose…

pp pp1 pp2 pp3 pp4 pp9pp145 p5 pp6 ppp pp7 pp23 pp89 pppp pp13 pp0po pp98 ppo pp78 pp123 pp90 pp786 pp67 123pp ppoi pp456Here are a few of my favorite photos of my Isla Rose from this past year.

I never knew I could love someone so much. I will never be able to express the love I feel for my baby girl. This last year with her has been the best of my life and I honestly don’t know how I ever lived 25 years without her. She is my entire world and I thank Heavenly Father each day that I get to be her mama. I am beyond blessed.

Mama loves you Isla Rose.

I teared up reading her birth story again. You can read that here!

xo, Rach

  1. pia says:

    she is adorable! and you’ve picked the best name for her!
    Fash ‘n’ fudge
    Fash ‘n’ fudge

  2. Hayley Larue says:

    Happy Birthday, little Isla!! These photos are so adorable. It’s so amazing to see how much she has grown in just a year. <3

  3. Prudence says:

    Love recap and Isla Rose is indeed such a precious gift from heavenly father! Thanks for sharing!


    • Rachel Parcell says:

      Oh thank you Prudence! She really is. I can’t even explain how much she’s changed our lives and how much we love her!

      Xo Rach

  4. Leftbankgirl says:

    Happy birthday to your sweet girl! Hope you have a special day! Every photo is so gorgeous

  5. Natali says:

    Aww!!! Happy 1st birthday to you sweet little princess, she’s amazing and you are a wonderful mommy!

  6. Paula says:

    She is so cute! I love all of these pictures!


  7. Liesa says:

    Beautiful pictures! Congratulations to little Isla!

  8. Renay says:

    Happy Birthday Isla!

  9. Marin says:

    This is beautiful Rachel, and thank you for sharing with us. You definitely seem blessed. Congrats again and we can’t wait to see pics of Isla’s first B-day party!

  10. Rach says:

    I can’t believe she’s turning one! Happy Birthday Isla!

  11. sasa says:

    Happy birthday to Isla. She is too cute! :P

    Shall We Sasa

  12. Brittany says:

    You have such a beautiful family!! Happy birthday to your precious little one! xx


  13. Traci Saucier says:

    Happy 1st Birthday Isla!

  14. Caitlin says:

    Such a cutie. Happy Birthday Isla!
    xo, Caitlin

  15. Erika says:

    Happy Birthday Isla Rose!! I’ve enjoyed watching you grow up on the blog!! You’ve put a smile on my face many times this past year!! Have a wonderful birthday!!I hope you eat lots of cake!! ;-)

    • Rachel Parcell says:

      What a sweet comment!!! Thank you Erika! I’m not sure if she’ll eat the cake but I know she will have fun making a mess of it ;)

      Xo Rach

  16. sharan says:

    Such adorable photos! Happy Birthday!!!


  17. The biggest congratulations to you, Drew and Isla. This is a big day for all of you!! Thank you so much for sharing!

    Sara Kate Styling

  18. Monika says:

    You look AMAZING in the white dress!

  19. Benedetta says:

    Happy Birthday to your little Angel!!!!
    Be Happy with Fashion

  20. Jenifer says:

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE how much you love being a mother. You are a beautiful person – inside and out.

    • Rachel Parcell says:

      Oh my gosh, you are so sweet! I really do love it so I’m glad that comes across. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a thoughtful comment!

      Xo Rach

  21. La Bijoux Bella | by mia says:

    Wow Bonne Anniversaire to a wonderful year of blessed and happiness in the Rachel household. Loving the photos of Princess Isla and The adorable DasherBoy. Simply beautiful memories to look back and reflect on. I love it! :)

    Bonne anniversaire to Princess Isla … May more wonderful years to come. :)

    La Bijoux Bella | by mia

  22. Ilse says:

    She is PRECIOUS!!! I can’t believe she’s already one! I like it was yesterday that I saw on Instagram that you had given birth! Happy birthday to little Isla and may God bless her with many more years!

  23. Daniela says:

    Awesom photos… Happy birthday little Isla (:

    Lifestyle & beauty by Daniela

  24. Maya says:

    Happy Birthday, Isa!!! She is so so beautiful, Rachel! It seems like just yesterday you announced your pregnancy and now she is ONE! (and you’ve announced a second pregnancy!) It’s crazy how time flies…

    You have such a precious family!

    Xx Maya from Maya Unmarketed

  25. Marina says:

    OMG! These moments are priceless! Very touching. Happy Birthday to your sweet baby.

  26. Ann-Louise says:

    Aww this is too cute! Happy birthday Isla Rose! All these photos are so gorgeous and cute!

  27. Sandie says:

    I have loved watching your Isla Rose this past year. Thank you for sharing these lovely photos, Rach!

  28. esther says:

    all these pics are so sweet! she is such a beautiful little girl! Time really goes by so fast! My daughter is turning two cant even deal! :-)

  29. Emily Maric says:

    Happy Birthday to Isla!!! She is such a cute and happy looking baby. Thank you for sharing your journey with us, I discovered you through Emily from the Sweetest Thing Blog, she mentioned you as one of her fav bloggers. I am so glad that there is a blogger you, who has super cute outfits and above all great family values, which is very refreshing and inspiring

    xo, Emily

    • Rachel Parcell says:

      Oh my gosh, seriously your comment made my day!! I LOVE hearing from my readers so thank you so much for taking the time to comment. And thanks for following along!

      Xo Rach

  30. Andrea says:

    Gorgeous pictures! Happy birthday to your big girl! She’s so precious!

  31. Laura says:

    Happy Birthday to your beautiful little girl!!

  32. Lindsey says:

    Happy Bday to your baby girl, I can’t believe she’s already one years old! Where does the time go?! I look forward to seeing pictures of her bday party :)

    stay styled,


    IG: stay_styled

  33. Aww. Isla is so gorgeous.

  34. Konstantina Antoniadou says:

    so sweet!

  35. Nina says:

    All adorable pictures Rachel! I’d have to say the pumpkin and Christmas tree ones are my favorite! She’s just precious!

    xo, Nina
    Law of Fashion Blog

  36. I’ve loved seeing all of your family pics this last year…and the maternity and baby shower pics. They’re all so gorgeous and Isla is such a cutie!:) Happy Birthday, Isla!


  37. brett says:

    happy birthday isla! can’t believe she is already 1! such a beautiful baby! ?

  38. Anna Parker says:

    You have such a beautiful baby! I hope when I am a mother that I can be as graceful as you.

  39. jenessa says:

    ohhhhh so sweet! She is so beautiful and you are the sweetest mama! Congrats Rach and happy birthday Isla Rose! Hope you have a great day!

  40. Amanda says:

    Happy first birthday precious girl!! These pictures are too cute, I’m dying.

  41. Sasha says:

    She is so sweet! Happy birthday to your little girl :)

  42. Tasha Juli says:

    She’s adorable! Happy Birthday to little Isla Rose!
    Tasha Juli

  43. Such a sweet post!! I can’t believe it’s been a year already!

    xo Bryn

  44. juls says:

    Happy bday! and congrats! you seem so happy :) lots of kisses and all my love from

  45. Omg!! Happy Birthday cutie pie :) Hope you have a wonderful day!!

    ❤️ xoxoxo,
    Lily |
    PSLily Boutique

  46. Sarah says:

    I started following your blog about the time you gave birth to Isla last year! It’s crazy to see how quickly time seems to have gone! You are a wonderful mama and I have loved watching your little family grow. Happy 1st birthday to Isla and best wishes on Baby #2 on the way! I’m sure Isla will be the best big sis ;) xo

    • Rachel Parcell says:

      Oh I’m so glad! I know, it doesn’t even seem like a year right?! Thanks for following along :)

      Xo Rach

  47. Happy birthday Ilsa and congratulations on your beautiful family, Rach! It was lovely to scroll though the images of Ilsa over the past year- she’s such a happy baby! I can’t wait to have my own family soon!

    I hope you all enjoy this special day!

    xx Madeleine

  48. Anneke says:

    Happy Birthday Isla Rose

  49. Ava says:

    My sisters name is Isla only it’s spelled Ila! She is so sweet?

  50. Erin says:

    Happy Birthday Sweet Isla Rose! She is darling!! :)

  51. Jodene says:

    Isla Rose is so cute. I love the outfits you chose for her.


  52. Jodene says:

    Very cute name and love the outfits you picked.

    Xoxo GemsbyJoJo

  53. Awww. Happy First Birthday to our Isla Rose.!!!
    She is such a cute child. I show her pics to my husband and he always tells me – If we ever have kids, I will put Isla’s pics as posters on walls for you to feel good.

    May she be happy always! Love!

  54. delhi85 says:

    Isla Rose is precious but lucky at the same time to have you as her mother! God Bless you :)

  55. Megan Moreladn says:

    This is so beautiful! Happy birthday, Isla Rose! Thanks for sharing these photos – she’s so precious and your love for her radiates in each picture! She’s going to love looking back on these when she gets older!

  56. Lauren says:

    These are some of the cutest pictures I have ever seen! Isla is just too cute for words!


  57. Maddie says:

    Beyond adorable! Happy birthday, Isla!

    FYI, Rachel, I’m so excited to be pregnant at the same time as you!


  58. Gorgeous photos! <3 Your baby girl is so cute. I wish you and your family great happiness and love.

  59. Sophie says:

    Happy belated birthday to cutie Isla <3 all the photos are amazing <3

    xoxo, Best Bags For Women 2016

Rach Parcell

In September of 2011 I created Pink Peonies as a place to document the things I loved. Since then, it has become a creative outlet where I share my personal style though daily outfits, beauty tips, home style and much more!

Ever since I was a little girl I've dreamed of creating my own line. After countless hours of working towards that dream, I've finally launched my first collection!

It's full of classic, feminine and romantic pieces that you'll keep in your closet for years to come and wear over and over again!