Baby Shower Goodness

My absolute favorite part of the shower was definitely the cake & cupcakes.  I mean, how cute are they?!  I loved all of my gifts (okay, those are probably my favorite part) and having all my family in one setting again warmed my heart.  But that cake.  So.  Freaking.  Cute!  Ashley Holt, winner of TLC's Next Great Baker, created the confections and did an outstanding job!



The food was delicious and the champagne flowed (fake champagne for me! cider for the kiddos!).



Look at all that loot! I was definitely showered with gifts and love that day.  I'm so grateful, 'cause this whole parenthood endeavor is 'spensive!




It's not everyday I share photos of myself on here, especially when I'm looking like a beached whale. But here you go, one big ole belly shot, even if it is hard to see since I'm wearing a black dress.



My sister-in-law did a terrific job planning everything.  The shower was held at the Mellwood Arts Center here in Louisville in one of their gallery rooms.  It was awesome to be able to walk around and check out art while the shower took place, plus it called for minimal decorating for the main event!



Hey look, it's me again! Bonus!

I was pretty stoked about those JJ Cole sleep sacks, obviously.  Also, the cutie in the bottom left corner was my little helper.  She and Ann handed me presents so I didn't have to bend over to get them (such a big ordeal these days) and threw away all my trash.  Plus, she served the cake.  She rules.


Baby boy got so many cute clothes, coats, blankets and stuffed animals.  Mom and dad got some really great stuff as well, including the "baby cadillac" of travel systems, a video monitor, breast pump, etc.  The best surprise of the day was definitely the mobile my mom handmade.  I'd been coveting an Etsy mobile pretty much since we found out we were expecting but had resisted buying it.  I opted to put it on our registry since we created an online one, but had no idea my mom was going to handcraft one!  It even has a little badger on it, and we've already hung it up above the crib.  We might not have that room together yet (I'll share when we do) but that mobile is up!

It was so wonderful to have my family in town and to get everyone together to honor a super special little guy.  It's hard to believe I'm 30 weeks along and that he'll be here in 2 months!  I can't hardly wait!  

Thanks again, to everyone who was a part of this amazing day, and to everyone who has extended their love and support for us in this endeavor.  We're beyond thrilled to be embarking in this journey with all of you along for the ride!






Happy Weekend!






{my Valentine's flowers, I love them}

Happy Friday, friends! I'm sorry for my absence this week.  Between work, doctors appointments and our expected company this weekend, I've been a little busy.  But I wanted to drop in and wish you all a happy weekend!

Tomorrow is my baby shower and I've been looking forward to it for so long now.  My sister-in-law has been planning it and I know that no matter what, it's going to be incredible.  Because of the shower, we have 6 troopers driving in from Kansas just for the occasion.  I'm so excited to see all of my loved ones and to have everyone reunite to honor the sweet little boy who is soon to make his grand entrance to the world.  

So many wonderful things have happened or are happening this week.  Some close friends of ours welcomed their baby girl to the world yesterday, my favorite peanut turned 2, my best friend is due any second now and my coworker got engaged this morning!  Let's hope the remainder of the week is filled with excitement and joy.  

Whatever you get up to this weekend, I hope it's fantastic!  

Thursday Loves


I love, love, love this card with all my heart!  Via


How delicious do these cherry margaritas look?  I think I'm starting to make a list of all the adult beverages I want after this baby is born.  These are moving to the top of the list, I must say!  Via


I've been really into flowy blouses lately and this one is certainly stunning.  Via



We already have our mobile/nursery theme picked out, but this happy day cloud mobile sure is darling.


Last but not least, how precious are these hand-carved stools?  Oh. My. God.  Via

I hope your weeks have been lovely.  I'm happy we're so close to the weekend - and I'm especially looking forward to tomorrow because I'm being treated to a prenatal massage!  Woo!

Happy Thursday!

Friday's Fancies + Have a Fun Weekend!

Warm & Fuzzy

sweater // button up top // leggings // boots // socks // hat

Happy Friday!!  I'm pleased as Mo Pie that the weekend is here and that I can kick up my feet in my softest sweatpants and stay warm and cozy inside.  It's a doozy out there, the temp is only 11 degrees at the moment.  So basically, our weekend plans don't involve much other than staying indoors.  It is superbowl weekend though, and we are having a small get together!  Plus we'll being rooting on the U of L Cardinals in person, just a few hours before the other big game.  Not too shabby of a weekend, if I do say so.  What do you have planned?

This week's Friday's Fancies revolves around apr├Ęs-ski outfits.  I'm not a big fan of skiing (hello, bad experiences resulting in injuries) but I am a big fan of being in the mountains, nestled in front of a cozy fire and sipping cocktails in cozy sweaters after a long day out in the cold.  Plus, with the weather here being so frigid, I was more than happy to oblige this week's theme.  

Whatever you get up to this weekend, I hope you enjoy yourself and stay warm.  I know I'll be nursing my swollen feet and calves with my feet up in the air.  Oh goodie!  

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