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Thursday, December 18, 2014

showered by friends

A couple of weeks ago, I was blessed to have a second baby shower! This one was thrown by a close group of girlfriends from church.  The shower was so sweet {actually that was part of the theme} and incredibly thoughtful! It was held in a loft space in downtown Liberty and the girls set up the cutest decor... the table scape and place settings were perfect!

And how adorable is the sign that Melody made! Now it's hanging in the nursery! :)

Then there was the amazing blessed I am to have friends that are incredible at cooking and baking as well! I have certainly not lacked on appetite lately! This particular group of girls knows some of my habits too... we met for a year, every other Friday morning, at Panera at 6 am while going through a bible study.  So they knew my breakfast of choice was a spinach and bacon soufle... hence their thoughtfulness to have a spinach and bacon quiche! Yum! Also some delicious sausage balls {so good} and probably some of the best brownies I've ever had in my life...

Plus pretzel bread {another one of my faves}, fruit, chicken salad, and some really yummy cupcakes! I really just can't say enough about how good the food was!

Not only was I showered with gifts for the baby, I was also showered with kind words by all the guests.  Everyone wrote a little note to baby boy Champ and I teared up big time when I came home and read them all.  I will definitely cherish those notes forever!  Can't say enough how much I appreciate these ladies and all the guests that attended!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

family baby shower

This last weekend I was so blessed to have a family & family friends baby shower!  It was thrown by my sister, Leanne, my sister-in-law Kristi, and my two college friends Janae & Dawn.  They all did such an amazing job and it turned out so perfectly.  The shower had a "woodland" theme and the decor was really adorable with pine cones and little woodland creatures everywhere.  The cake even looked like a birch tree!

Two of my amazing hostess...

My sister-in-law Kristi who drove 4 hours each way from Tulsa, to come spend time with me and to help out with the shower!  Caleb also made an appearance at the shower... and helped loaded up all the great baby gear we received. :)

And of course the brains behind the operation... my creative sister, Leanne!

The week before the shower I had been pretty stressed out... there was a lot that made me feel unprepared for baby. I had several things I still needed for the baby's room, and it seemed like everything I had ordered was on back order! The shower was sort of the only thing I was looking forward to, but even it was being threatened by snow. Luckily my sister put up with a tearful phone conversation to help me feel better about the entire situation and put my mind at ease. Of course the snow turned out to be nothing  {literally a couple of flakes} and the geneourous gifts I recieved made me feel like "yeah, I could take care of a baby with this stuff." It also allowed me to start nesting. :) I also loved being able to see several people who attended that I hadn't seen in a long time! It was perfect! Thanks again to my wonderful hostesses and my momma for letting them use her house!

Friday, October 17, 2014

nautical nursery {mood board}

I've been busy... really, really busy.  Sometimes I'm busy napping, sometimes I'm busy renovating our kitchen {more on that soon...hopefully}, but keeping up with blog stuff hasn't been top priority.  I think last time I posted I was just out of my 1st trimester, and now I'm just starting my 3rd.  Bad news is nothing has actually been done in the baby's room yet.  We have been putting all of our energy into completing "phase one" of our kitchen remodel.  Good news is I know the direction I'm going with the room and I know a lot of the items I want to get for the room.  Now I just have to stalk the websites for sales so I can order some of the bigger items.

Before we even found out we were having a boy, I knew I would be using a vintage paint by number picture I had bought off Etsy, if in fact the baby was a boy.  So, since it is a boy, my decor for the room revolves around this painting - which is of a big ship on the ocean.  I don't want to be overly theme-y with every single thing in the room being nautical, but just some tasteful items that go together.  I also love the color palette of the painting, so it has helped me with choosing those as well.

So here's what I'm thinking...

Vintage Paint by Number Painting - Etsy {already own}
Trim color - BM Simply White (same trim color for the rest of my house)
Possible wall color - BM Gray Owl
Black and white striped fabric - {possibly for crib skirt or bumper}

Only one trimester left to get all this done!  And hopefully a kitchen post coming soon...