Monday, March 30, 2015

Baby Showers R Us

My little sister is having a baby!! We are all so excited and can't wait to meet the little boy or girl. 

10 of her friends and coworkers offered to help me throw a shower for her. My sister in law designed these amazing invitations. She is so talented!!

We kept it to cake and punch and games. Simple decorations from white to khaki...the mommy to be's favorite color palette. 

One of the girls took care of the cakes. Didn't they turn out so cute??

I put together a fun survey for the guests to fill out. I emailed the future grandmas for the answers. 

I also had guests write stories, advice, or fun anecdotes on diapers. It will spice up those late night changes!  Pinterest had lots of cute ideas for this one.  

We also let all of the guests choose a pink or blue necklace. I stole this idea from Baby Freckle's reveal. I thought it was so cute and fun! Everyone loved it and lots of people picked boy even though the old wives tales point to girl. 

My mom and I dipped pretzels in almond bark for a sweet little favor. 

It was so nice working with these ladies to host a fun shower!


I can't wait to meet my niece or nephew. I'm team girl all the way, but plan to spoil our newest family member no matter what!! 

Moms-what is the best gift you received at your shower?

Monday, March 23, 2015

Almost Silent Weekend Recap

Dinner to celebrate Bobby's upcoming birthday.

Oysters to start...

Amazing cheese plate!

Steak and lobster...yes, please!

So much basketball! (Go zags!)

Couch sitting and cocktails. 

A friend's birthday party with red velvet cake. It was delicious!

Sunday grilling and lemonade on the porch. 

Also-this is pretty much a perfect description of me!!

What did you do this weekend?

Friday, March 20, 2015

Happy Friday

I can't believe how fast 2015 is flying by!  I must admit that I am having a hard time finding balance this year.  I changed positions at work and have a lot more responsibility...therefore, my little blog has suffered tremedously!  I promise that I will get it together. 

I'm very much looking forward to a more low key weekend.  Date night with the hubs tonight to celebrate his birthday and then a few small gatherings.  Recovery sounds fantastic and is much needed!!!

Have you struggled to find balance?  I think everyone does and it is a personal preference as to what that looks like.  To me it is spending time with my loved ones while still being driven at work and pushing myself fitness wise (aka races).  I  love my blog, but it is not at the top of my priority list.  So, if I don't have pictures, a great workout, or recipes to share...I'm probably going to skip a post.  I don't want to just post junk to post something.

I appreciate those of you who will stick with me and hopefully enjoy the ride while I get the balance back.

Happy Friday!!  I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!!