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!

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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…

Rogue X-Men Costume -a 2 Second Thrift Store Project

So I had a Halloween costume party that I wanted to come up with something good for- also my friends had been talking about dressing up as different members of X-Men

So I decided to go with Rogue- she’s pretty, she’s got good hair, and she’s not that hard to dress up as!

I went to the thrift store and found a black leather jacket- also found a leather skirt and a green long tank top- I was going for something like this look

but obviously I’m not Kristen Stewart

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I already had boots and the belt so the last thing to get was white hair extensions

I went and found some white weave and made it work by cutting it up and hot gluing it to hair extension clips

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then I printed out (or the hubby printed out) the X-Men logo and colored it in with Sharpies and safety pinned it onto the jacket and glued it on the belt

if I had had more time I think I would have tried to make this out of cloth and ironed it on or something but at this point I was happy to get anything done 🙂

and it turned out pretty well!

Well I don’t know how many people knew I was Rogue but whatever, I knew!

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also don’t forget the gloves as I almost did!

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Because Rogue kills people if she touches them…so don’t want any accidents 🙂

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So anyway I was pretty proud of my two second thrown together Rogue costume-

Now I’m wanting to do another costume- maybe cinderella? I’m always a big fan of being a Disney princess 🙂

Golf, Paper Flowers and a Highschool Graduation Party

This past week I went to a store opening for my favorite stationary designer extraordinaire,

Chelsea of Southern Fried Paper

She does the CUTEST stuff and her space is so cute and pretty and just reeking of creativity-

She had a reopening and the theme was Garden Party and she spent hours creating these amazing paper flower installations

She’s such a talent-she’s on Etsy too check her out!

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I also went to the Byron Nelson (thanks Amy!) and watched some great golf- why hello there Jason Dufner-

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But MOST importantly my sister graduated highschool 🙂

Congrats Claire!

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My parents threw an amazing after party complete with a shaved ice truck, amazing brisket sliders, and beautiful people 🙂

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Now almost a college freshman, tear

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Mother’s Day Brunch (and Dinner)

So this Mother’s Day we decided to have my family come over after church for brunch at our place and then we had my hubby’s parents come over for dinner! SO MUCH FOOD!

But it was delicious and I think the mom’s were happy about their day which was the most important part 🙂

For brunch I went CRAZY and decided to do a brunch patterned after a Mother’s day brunch from Chef Dat (a local underground chef who’s also a great friend of ours)

First course

Amazing blackberry scones and jam and broiled brown suger topped grapefuit that my sister made

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Super good!

Second course

I made a crab eggs benedict with Paula Deen’s recipe from Foodnetwork right here– it turned out great!

The toughest part was poaching all the eggs so leave time for that-

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Third course

 Pumpkin Pancakes with caramelized bananas, root beer syrup and Cinnamon whipped cream that is one of my go to recipes for pancakes-

got it from right here (again from Foodnetwork)

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We also had mimosas with fresh squeezed orange juice (our Kroger actually has this) and I used my Rosenthal Romanze china (I’m pretty obsessed with it)

An awesome time celebrating an awesome mom!

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For my husbands mom he whipped up an amazing meal of grilled lamb, chicken drumsticks, shrimp, sweet potatoes, mushrooms and more! It tasted delicious- he’s a professional on the grill!

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He picked out the cutest gift for his mom- custom M&M’s with her face and her favorite puppy Oliver’s face on them in a Super Mom candy dispenser 🙂

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Also check out the centerpiece I made with a wreath from West Elm and a vase and floating candles!

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