MJ’s Gender Reveal Tropical Beach Theme

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Found out our little gummi bear was a boy in a fun beach themed gender reveal!

It was so fun to plan and I really enjoyed it- but mostly I enjoyed the looks on my family and friends faces when they found out and all the excitement in welcoming a little baby boy into a family with tons of girls!

This is the invitation I used (picture below a template from the shop) from an awesome Etsy designer -it was perfect for a gender reveal invitation!

Cute nautical wreath on the front door from here!

This beach themed banner is from this Etsy shop and the huge shells are from places all around the world that my parents have been including Saudi Arabia and Thailand!

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The confetti was from here and my mom did the cute blue and pink arrangements!

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The leis were so fun and it was a great way for guests to guess boy or girl!! I got them from here and they were flown in from Hawaii! The boards I used to put them on were actually from my sisters wedding! I need to do a post about that one!

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My sister was super sweet and did all the signage herself!

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The yummy lobster rolls were from my favorite place East Hampton Sandwich Company the lobster tags were from the same shop as the confetti and the star toppers~IMG_6156

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Cute baby Cheung napkins from here!

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The banner topper is from here and the seashell sugar cupcake toppers are from here

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The balloons were from this seller and were so fun to play with 🙂

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These amazing chocolate seashell favors were so cool they looked exactly like actual seashells!! Their shop is in Dallas which is also pretty cool- check out their stuff it will blow your mind!

Andie Specialty Sweets

Tessa always wanting inside…

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Also these cute Oh Baby drink stirrers but in pink and blue! And these lollipops in pink and blue!

The henna artist was fantastic!! I loved my henna tattoo! I want one everyday!

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Steel City pops to end the night! So glad I have a store right next to my house now!

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Well found out MJ was a boy and even made my mommy cry which was so cute! She was pretty sure it was a girl I think!

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Bridal Shower Southern Theme

We had a beautiful bridal shower for my beautiful new sister in law and it was awesome! My mother is the ultimate hostess of the mostess and she did such an awesome job with everything!

Cutest pom mantle sign ever! (Poms from Amazon) love sign from here

Yummmy food with cute little topper flags from Etsy Etsy toppers bridal

Didn’t my mom make the best looking finger food ever? Love the way they were displayed~

Aren’t they the cutest couple? Also it’s so helpful to have guests write addresses on thank you notes! Seriously it helps so much~

Personalized napkins from Etsy! Personalized napkins Etsy

also glitter runner from Amazon as well! Toppers from Etsy- can’t go wrong with mimosas at a shower (ever)

Used my same sign girl from Etsy again (but she’s so good!) also cutest little honey pots from Etsy as well 🤤🐝

The flower crown making station was the BEST part! Such awesome crowns were made and it’s so pretty to look at!

Leaves garland from here

It was a wonderful time celebrating the best couple ever!

Baby Shower Woodsy Theme

Baby showers are so fun to throw! Also loving doing it in my new home! It’s perfect for entertaining! Also putting a pool in so hopefully it will be a destination spot for parties!

Baby shower for our sweet friend Karen and she had a woodsy camping theme for her nursery so that’s what we went with!

Cute mantle with flowers done by my mom who is awesome at floral arrangement- also I got these cool chairs from Etsy! Asian style chairs Etsy

Haha I do give this Etsy designer a lot of business- she does all my signage for showers and parties!

I feel that consistent signage is so key to a good party! It really sets the tone and this designer is my all time fave so check her out! Signage

Love getting snapchat filters from Etsy for events too! It’s awesome to be able to have people look on Snapchat and find the personalized filter for the party! Snapchat filters Etsy

My bug napkin is by a favorite designer Coral and Tusk

Also love the idea of painting larger kids shirts because you do get a lot of smaller stuff early on and then they grow out of it so fast~ it’s nice to have larger stuff by the time everyone stops giving you clothes for baby haha

Bunny bowl I had already from a vintage collection that I think is so sweet Beatrix Potter bunny bowl

Love using these balloons over my couch! So cute and easy to put up! Balloon words

This ballon arch was a labor of love for sure- took forever but visually so stunning!

Also love the succulent party favors~

This cute tent was done by my same friend Katie who is seriously so talented and creative!

She also did the trail mix bar and sign which is so cute!

Seriously so creative

The shower was perfect and so much fun! Here’s to many more parties and babies!

Star Wars Baby Shower!

Was so excited to throw a shower for my bestie! I had a Mardi Gras gender reveal party for her in this post

Guests signed the Darth Vader and son children’s book (wish I had read through the book because it looked adorable) from Amazon right here

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and I hand made these chocolate favors- it was actually pretty fun to make- silicone molds from etsy here

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one is a storm trooper in white chocolate and the other is darth vader (in dark chocolate)

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my favorite part of this is the Storm trooper tossing the baby storm trooper in the air 🙂 got this from Etsy here

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the toppers were from this Etsy shop (as you can tell I used quite a bit of Etsy help!)

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haha I’m loving the grape light sabers 🙂 between etsy and pinterest there are so many good ideas for Star Wars parties! Here are some cute napkins from Amazon here

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the diaper cake centerpieces were done by my friends MIL and are the cutest things ever!

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More star wars edible toppers from here

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aren’t they the cutest!!

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We played some fun baby shower games~ got the printables from here! Also loving the yoda bubble bottle!

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this Jedi banner was from here

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Surprise guest crashed the party- is that R2D2? Hello there cutie! Got him from here

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and a gratuitous shot of Tessa- she’s getting so big!

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Everyone had a wonderful time and it was super fun to put together!!

special thanks to mi madre as well!

February Catch Up- Gender Reveal Party

Had a gender reveal party for my BFF 🙂 Mardi Gras style

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Mustache and Lips straws

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Kings Cake with the baby inside!

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Salata salads with appetizers-

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Love this geometric vase that my mom got from Wisteria

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I got the baby!

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And it’s a BOY!!!

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Had fun celebrating Valentines with this cutie in Fort Worth 🙂

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Enjoyed the Reata rooftop bar

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and Brewed was awesome-love their decor and food

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February Bridal Shower

So my awesome sister and mother threw a bridal shower for my sister’s friend and they did an AMAZING job

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Hand made all of these paper flowers to go on the wall behind the dining room table

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Super yummy food with a cute sequin runner from here

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Had a cool mimosa bar-use the Silhouette to create all of the letters on the mirrors/vases and other items

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My sister found this awesome font that she used to also create her friends wedding invitations

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Using the adhesive backed vinyl was such a perfect touch for the project- this printable gold foil would also be perfect for a party

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cute thrift store mirror that was perfect for the guest sign in-

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LOVED the flowers

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my sister hand made the tassle garland as well- she’s almost as crafty as I am 😉

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I love this bird chandelier that is over my parents breakfast table- Martha Stewart poms from here

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cute favors were different types of loose leaf tea

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the beautiful bride!

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More parties- Halloween 2014 and a Lingerie Shower

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So hard to take pics with the dogs… Batman and Robin wanted to remain anonymous crime fighters 🙂

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some outtakes

Got my outfit from Etsy– surprise surprise 🙂

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cape, tutu, star hairpins

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Awesome wonderwoman tank that I’ve been wearing everyday

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Loved my sister’s decor- lots of stuff from World Market

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creepy!

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fun times!

Also threw a lingerie shower for my friend and it was awesome!

Was going for a roses theme~

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Cut out some letters from Paperless Post paper-

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Lollypop favors from Etsy

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DIY FAIL- was wanting to make these awesome balloons with beautiful confetti dots but picked sharp stars which kept popping all of the balloons (duh) soooo just fyi…

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banner 🙂

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flower arrangement-

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yummy food mostly from Costco

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new dining room table from world market

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yummy cupcakes!

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still liking my chalkboard TV stand

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fun times had by all- karoake at Kung Fu Saloon

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so excited for the wedding!

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also enjoyed a Rose and Honey lollipop the next morning and it was amazing!

Miami, Vegas, ACL, Wedding, 29th BDay, NYC (Fall 2014)

So these past weekends have been pretty eventful, amazing and exhausting! We went to Austin City Limits with my sisters/husbands and dear friends, traveled to Austin again to be in a beautiful wedding, went to New York City to celebrate one of Moky’s friends birthdays/he also beat cancer this year!!, squeezed in a trip to Vegas, I went on a bachelorette trip to Miami and also celebrated turning 29! Phew just typing that all out made me realize that we accomplished/attempted quite a bit this September/October- Fun times abounded- loved all of the good times and (hazy) memories 🙂

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my sis looking gorg at ACL

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people for miles (maybe too many people…)

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my wonderful friend and her husband- had such a fun time celebrating their wedding at the beautiful Villa Antonia!

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Wonderful moment my friend and I got to share with the bride right before her first look…tear :’)

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Birthday celebrations at Nick and Sams– best steak and lobster mac and cheese ever

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I really wanted a caricature for my birthday so hired a caricature artist (Suzworks)to come to the house- best decision ever-we had such a fun time with the pictures!

Tessa was a good doggie model 🙂

 

 

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gorgeous manhattan skyline-view from our friends balcony where we stayed

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stud muffin

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pretty decorations at a coffee shop called SweetLeaf that had the best Chia tea ever- also had an seafood dinner at Wild Edibles that was amazingly fresh tasting

hung out in K-Town for some Turntable Chicken

also had fun playing ping pong at Fat Cat 

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all in all busy and fun- lots/too much good food (probably too much Fireball) and good conversations-ready for some down time now

Summer Parties 2014

So we’ve had several summer parties and one of the first one’s was mi madre’s 60th bday party!

We had a Mexican Fiesta themed soiree and it was wonderful!

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Photobooth fun!

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Paper cut lanterns everywhere

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A creepy ladybug pinata (seriously the pinata selection was not great) 🙂

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A bunch of amazing food and Mexican desserts completed a wonderful party- wish I had taken more photos

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we had fun celebrating!

 

Next up came a friends bridal shower

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Favors for the attendees

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pretty decor

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yummy food

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a good time had by all!

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and then I threw a Little Italy themed engagement shower for another friend with some other girls

Here is the link to the pinterest board in case anyone ever throws a Little Italy themed party!

Little Italy Couples Shower- Pinterest Board

and here was our shower!

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A framed chalkboard that I got from the thrift store, painted and then wrote on

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our color scheme was the Italy flag colors of green, red and white

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Sangria and mustache straws

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My sister helped me make the mustache straws by cutting them out on the Silhouette

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Food was yummy- got the Italy napkins and black and white striped straws from Amazon

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Love my Etsy find pics of Italy

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It turned out great! Loved planning it and can’t wait for the next one~

November recap (a little late) :)

This past November was pretty fun and busy (too busy to blog)! Wedding showers for my sista abounded~

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pretty cake!

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sisters!

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Opening up presents- we got them a vacuum cleaner! 

then my mom put together a pretty awesome bridesmaid luncheon

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lots of yummy food

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I love her indoor succulent centerpieces

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and we threw a bachelorette party! The main colors we went for were black, gold and pink-used the Silhouette quite a bit-

it turned out great!

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ended the night with some amazing karaoke!

We also celebrated our ONE YEAR anniversary- time has truly flown!

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seems like yesterday 🙂

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handsome hubs took me to the Adolphus and we ate at the French Room which was soooo good

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I love the ceilings and the decor is so pretty and french!

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One year down- and not to be sappy but it has been the best year of my life so far!

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Thanksgiving was awesome with the fam- plenty of food!

started off with the Turkey Trot-soo cold..

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onto the warm house with plenty of hot food

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Happy thanksgiving!

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next up December recap 🙂 maybe eventually we will get caught up here…