Marshall's Finds and a Melt Down

Friday, May 30, 2014

Just recently we got a Nordstrom Rack and Marshalls nearby. Like dangerously close. While I'm not usually that impressed with the clothing selection for Blair at NR I found some SUPER cute dresses at Marshalls. See?!

love the hot pink stitching!

and the back has a bow
a high low dress for my little mini me

she totally needs to wear this to a wedding!

again with a cute bow on the back

this reminded me of a tutu...presh!
 The dresses were between $12 and $15 each...a good deal in my opinion! Especially for how darling they are.

Last night we brought dinner to a friends' house who just had a new baby boy. Blair was all about checking him out...

She also requested this picture taken of herself with all her baby gear. Such a weirdo.

And finally last evening we went for a walk with her baby stroller. The stroller is beat down but she loves that thing. Check out the snarl she gave the camera...

Such a goofball. And while she's sweet man can the girl have a melt down. Take last night for example...While I was putting her to bed she requested 2 soft bunnies to sleep with. So I put them in bed with her then she freaked out and said, "No soft bunnies!" She's been doing this indecisive thing lately and I'm so over it. So I said, "That's what you chose. Good night." And I shut the door. That girl wailed for a good 15 minutes until she pooped out. Sigh. I painted my nails while she lit up her monitor to bright red. Mom of the year? Yup. I'd say so.

{Under the Sea} Nursery

Thursday, May 29, 2014

I mentioned yesterday that I had the joy of meeting one of our dear friends' new baby girl, Hayley. Here she is below:

Hayley's parents live in San Clemente right by the beach so her nursery has an adorable ocean theme. She went with coral and aqua for her color scheme and purchased most items from Land of Nod and HomeGoods. I love checking out other babies nurseries so I thought you would enjoy seeing hers!

photo credit: jamie b
I love all the precious details from the heart shaped sunglasses to the mermaid print...just too cute! Thanks for letting us stop by, Hayley!

Memorial Day Weekend Re-cap

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

I hope you all had a fun and relaxing Memorial Day weekend! And a BIG thank you to those who serve our country. I'm being patriotic with my red and white striped body :/ My winter white body made its first summer appearance this weekend and is still recovering. Ouch. I even put on 70 spf! Despite my discomfort we had an awesome weekend at the beach. B was obsessed with swimming at the pool (literally like 3 hours a day!) and slept like a champion. It was a true vacation for us both!

go pro action shot

our little mermaid
B got to spend lots of time with family :)

we met a good friend's baby (her nursery will be up this week!)

did more swimming...

and even wore her goggles!
blairs flamingo suit: carter's
blair's striped/polka dotted suit: baby gap
my suit: target
PS I announced the winners of the coffee giveaway HERE...was it YOU?!?

{A Vintage Travel Shower}

Monday, May 26, 2014

I've SO been looking forward to sharing my sis-in-law's baby shower with you! I got the pictures from Lauren at La Sol Photography and she did an incredible job!Also a HUGE thank you to Tiny Prints for sending me some great party decor!

Since Tiffany is aiming for an industrial/rustic airplane theme for her nursery I decided to go with a theme that would match and chose "vintage travel." I incorporated mostly airplanes but added some touches of cars, boats, trains etc. The best part about her shower was that I already owned most of the decor...a win for my wallet! Enough chit chat...let's get the show on the road!

chalk board by me, paper airplanes by M (best hubby)

favor stickers c/o Tiny Prints

boat hand crafted by my Dad. guests claimed their "baggage" (favors).
photo back drop and "ticketing" area for guests to write their address on envelopes
the cutest travel thank you cards c/o tiny prints
these tied the whole theme together
"complimentary refreshments" for guests

guests wrote their name on their glass
gifts please!
all mantel decor I already owned!

a cheesy phrase for a good prize ;)
my version of a "game"
prizes and prayer cards in a vintage car (HomeGoods)
prayer cards c/o tiny prints. I later bound them in one book and gave them to the mama-to-be
The only purchased item was the black airplane! All other items were either crafted or owned by me.
I used wrapping paper for the backdrop
balsa wood airplanes spray painted black (thanks M!)
Gum, tootsie roll, and lifesavers created these airplanes
"cloud nine desserts"
my go to cake topper
I could have eaten this whole cake on my own. It was my Mom's banana bread recipe with homemade cream cheese frosting. But trust me when I say there was nothing healthy about it!
i used images from this previous photo shoot
she can't wait for her cousin!

prayers for baby boy
the cutest and sweetest prego ever
she wore that same sash at her bridal sweet!
the soon to be grammas!
he's going to be quite handsome!

I always enjoy throwing parties but this one was particularly special because I'm so excited for my brother and his wife to become parents soon. With this baby I will become an Auntie for the first time and Blair will become a cousin! Hurry up and get here August 23rd! We can't wait to meet you, sweet boy.

Many thanks again to Tiny Prints and Lauren at La Sol Photography. I couldn't have done it without you!