Monday, January 28, 2013

Sandy's Baby Shower

How cute are the invitations?! 
They were made by my sweet friend Ashley :) 

My sister in law Lauren and I threw a baby shower for Sandy (our sister in law) a few days before Christmas. Since they do not plan on finding out what they are having, we went for the perfect neutral colors: light yellow and green. 

We did these in lieu of games!!!
 (find them here- i get mine printed at UPS)


We had Crystal Light Mojito and Lemonade (keeping up with the theme here)

Enjoying the yummy brunch food.... We had banana bread, egg casserole, 
chicken salad and egg salad sandwiches, cupcakes, chips, cookies, and fruit salad. 

My mama in law made the cupcakes and cute duck cookies! 
(everything she bakes is so yummy!)

Time to open gifts!

Mustache pacifiers and Clemson items
Laughter at some of the "suggestive" clothing

A snugglebug (of course)!!

(The shirt says "Mommy and Daddy's Future Running Buddy")

Proud grandmas/mothers? I'm not sure they have names yet......

We had a fun time showering Sandy with love, gifts, food, and prayer! 
We are excited for their new adventure in parenting!! 
And we look forward to meeting baby Pepin at the end of March/beginning of April!!! 

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Ugly Sweater Party

I said goodbye to my VW Beetle the morning of the party. We shared 10 years together (through learning how to drive in high school, to college in Kentucky, dozen of road trips in between, moving with me to Nashville after graduation, carting around several children, and eventually moving with me all over the first two years of marriage, to finally be sold here in SC) !!!! While it drove me crazy with it's expenses and smallness most of the time, I still loved it all the same.... 

I hope the teenager that bought it will enjoy it as much as I did! Plus, it didn't hurt as it was being driven away that the new owner has the same last name as my mom's maiden name! My parents joked that it is staying "in the family"
....and I did shed a few tears.
(for the record, the color was "Midnight Blue"- purple in sunlight and dark blue in shade)

After living in our house since August, Matt and I felt it was time to have a little housewarming party. Even though our home is FAR from being finished, we are at able to have overnight guests and visitors. The party was an "Ugly Sweater" Party and guests were allowed to drop in at any point and stay as long as they wanted. It was nice to host several people including both of our parents!! 

Shout-out: A HUGE thanks to my dad for helping Matt rake leaves and make the yard presentable, to my mom for steaming curtains, sweeping, and making food, to Kendra to vacuuming and washing the Bug, to my mama in law for bringing food and my father in law for getting last minute things!!!!!!

drink station

my sister K and I

We had a "photo booth" wall set up with props we used at our wedding :)




I had fun and I hope everyone else did too!
Did everyone read this before coming?!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Anthro Craft Workshop w/ Look Linger Love

I was at work one afternoon and decided to check my Google Reader. The newest post was up from Chassity Evans of the awesome blog Look Linger Love. (If you're not already following along- you should!).......So, I was reading and saw that the post was about hosting a craft workshop at the new Anthropologie store downtown (it opened at the end of October). There were a limited amount of spots open and I immediately jumped on the opportunity. I was talking with my friend Ashley at the moment and had her join in too :)

The night of the workshop was a dreary, rainy evening and I arrived (barely) on time after driving around trying to find a parking spot. The party was set up in the back of the store. There were yummy cake pops and red velvet cookies along with cider, hot chocolate, and water. We had some time to chat with those around us and then got straight to work on our felt stockings.

I'm in dark green in the middle of the very back row 
and Ashley is to the left of me in pink (picture from LLL)

Despite being a little toasty (ok honestly I was dying of being too warm), we had a really great time!! It was nice to craft with some new people and meet the lovely Chassity. Wish it had been longer than an hour!

our sweet host Chassity

my sweet pal- so glad she could go with me

Definitely looking forward to more Anthro craft workshops!!!
Y'all know I love to craft (proof found here, here, here, and here)
and how much this store inspires all of us.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013


i bet you thought i was gonna say new car, right?

I'm not sure what the previous owner thought about having 3 (yes! THREE!) doors in the master bedroom (one to the backyard, one to the kitchen, and one to the hallway). I thought it was strange.
Convenience maybe??

Whatever they were thinking, we preferred some privacy, so we decided to wall up the doorway that led into the kitchen. Plus, the door was up against the laundry room doorway as well, so that was a no brainer.

(kitchen side of the same wall)

I am so glad we now have a true master bedroom!

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