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Erin’s Baby Shower

This post is WAY over due…back in January I hosted a baby shower for one of my besties at her mother-in-law’s house. I had so much fun looking up cute projects on Pinterest and especially had fun with the vintage ladybug theme. Everything from red&black cake pops, burlap, red&black candies, cake, games, mason jars and more!

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I was fortunate enough that my big sister, Kaelynn, happily volunteered to make the cake for the shower.  And it turned out BEAUTIFUL.  Look how cute the mom-to-be was!  Cannot believe her sweet baby is already here and is 7 weeks tomorrow.  Cannot get enough of that cutie pie miss Sarah.

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Love this shot of the four of us….except that my eyes are kind of lazy-looking! We are so blessed by our friendship with Michael & Erin and looking forward to continuing to grow in our relationships together.  I’m praying that God has a plan fo us to be in community with this beautiful couple.

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Erin made out like a bandit with cute clothes for Sarah and the awesome diaper cake on the table in the picture above.  Erin’s parents made the diaper cake and it turned out SO CUTE!  They did a fabulous job.  I’m definitely going to attempt to make one for another shower coming up in July.

We strung 10 onesies on the window with twine and clothes clips and I thought it added such a cute touch!

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There were a few games/activities that we had going on at the shower.  Above was in the entryway as guests arrived to the party – loved an excuse to use my burlap again.  They could write sweet words of encouragement/prayer/advice for the parents-to-be.  We also played a “guess the parent” game – this was fun because Michael and Erin’s moms sent me fun facts about silly things they did when they were little.  Everyone had to guess who did each item on the list by raising a pink onesie or a blue onesie.

I also repurposed some quart size mason jars for vases all around the common areas of the house.  I think they added such a nice flair.  I also had pint size mason jars with the burlap and red/green ribbons to use as cups.  I absolutely LOVE using mason jars as party cups – love. love. love.

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We had a candy bar full of red and black candies to go along with the color scheme.  Loved that people got to take home some treats.  We also had yummy cookies that Erin’s mom brought and they were so delicious.  I was definitely munching on them for a couple days after.

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The party was so much fun, and now I cannot believe that Sarah really is already here!  Erin and Michael are such awesome parents and I love seeing them interact with Sarah.  My constant prayer is that the Lord continue to shape their family as He see fit, and that we do get to be in community soon!  So blessed by their friendship.

Next post will be a bunch of inspiration photos for another shower I’m helping plan for this summer. Love baby season!

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Kasling Gender Reveal Party

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I had the wonderful opportunity to throw a gender reveal party for my sweet friend, Katina!  Let me tell you….I was so nervous.  What if she could tell what I knew the gender was.  I was fortunate to already have guessed it was a girl so when it came time for the picture above I wore the pink hair bow because that was my guess two weeks before this picture!  I absolutely love this picture of Katina and I…definitely frame worthy!

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Everyone had to wear their guess – pink hair bow for a girl or green bow tie for a boy!  Let me tell you – there was LOTS of green bow ties worn.  I had so much fun trying not to act surprised by all the green bow ties!

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We got to meet the cutest little ducklings from one of Katina’s neighbors.  I absolutely LOVE this picture of Carli.  I think it’s safe to say she was happy to meet such sweet little ducklings.  Not to mention her eyes are GORGEOUS in this photo!

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Love that so many people were able to come be a part of the Kasling Gender Reveal.  And it’s funny because most people thought it was going to be a boy….but oh how they were wrong! 🙂 Love the Joy in Katina’s facial expression and jump!  And now that they’ve picked a name, I cannot wait to meet her!! I had a lot of fun making the balloon box.

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The colors for the decor were coral/peach and mint.  I made a couple banners “bow or beau” and “baby kasling” that hung in the dining room.  Loved how they turned out!

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I had fun trying out a new cake recipe and top with whipped cream instead of frosting. Love the “whipped” look.  Saw a fun tutorial for a banner for the cake…it was supposed to hang tied to two dowel rods, but I left the dowel rods on the table up at our house. Love how the cake turned out.  And it was delicious!

Gender Reveal Party Guests

It was so great that Trey’s parents were able to come up to join the fun.  Loved that so many people were able to come together and celebrate!

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Lovely Pinterest Wednesday!

This week I am all about food & home decor!  I have just been dying to try some new recipes and have been so excited for the fall recipe I’m seeing.  I am quite the pumpkin-addict!

First stop – quick easy breakfast.  Cook eggs with spinach and any other goodies you’d like in a muffin tin and then store them in the fridge.  Pop them in the microwave and toast your english muffin and there you go! Breakfast for on your way to work!

 

 

This recipe I am just dying to make! Chicken Tamale Pie! Shredded chicken, enchilada sauce, cornbread and so much more.  A friend at work made it and her and the hubs loved it! I’m waiting for it to get a little colder before I whip this delicious recipe out!  Not to mention the picture just captures the yumminess of the dish!

Source: pinchofyum.com via Kat on Pinterest

 

 

Fall is my favorite time – especially when it comes to all the recipes that come out. I am just madly in love with all things eggnog, pumpkin, spice anything!

Source: bakersroyale.com via Kat on Pinterest

 

 

Homemade Pumpkin Frappe – yes please! This is like heaven in a jar and I will be making this on Saturday!

 

I am so excited to try to make this love decor sign. I’m thinking I want it for our bedroom. When I saw it on Pinterest I just knew I had to make it!

Source: weibo.com via Kat on Pinterest

 

This verse just really spoke to me when I saw it last night. Love it when I can feel God speaking to me through His Word!

 

 

What are you pinning? I’m really making a commitment to blog more often as I try my new recipes and continue working on making our house a home!