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Cute Finds: Baby Edition



This is no indication of baby fever or that I'm expecting. Simply that I've been enjoying shopping for all the babies coming into this world from some of my closest friends and seeing lots of blogger ladies announcing their pregnancy or birth.

Twice The Blessings, Twice The Fun: High Tea Party

After a busy work week, a quiet Friday night at home was just what the doctor ordered especially since lots were on the agenda for Saturday and Sunday.

I woke up bright and early on Saturday and relaxed a bit before prepping for the tea party of the year since twin girls are on their way! I made mini quiche and fruit skewers and headed over to my friend's' house to help get set up for the baby shower hosted by her family.


Baby Shower/Gender Reveal Party Planning


This weekend was a relaxing one. Much needed after our Boston travel adventures last weekend. Other than lots of relaxing, getting my car detailed, and being productive around the house, we attended a Gender Reveal party yesterday.

The Cutest Travel-Themed Baby Shower & Brunch



I'm excited to share the details of the most precious baby shower we threw over the weekend for Kate. Kate has become a special friend to all of us since she moved to Florida so we wanted to make her shower extra special and what better way than hosting a Sunday brunch with a travel-theme?

The Invitations
I got all excited about the travel theme and volunteered to do the invitations which turned out gorgeous! They were printed on shimmery champagne-colored paper and came in the form of a dainty postcard in the mail. (I blocked out some info below for privacy purposes)


Have Baby, Will Travel
We asked Kate's guests to bring an unwrapped children's travel-related book which we collected in a chest by the front door. I'm sure these will be sentimental for her to read to Serena through her different stages of childhood.


The Brunch Spread
We put together quite the menu which included a bagel station along with quiche, deviled eggs, western omelet muffins, scones, french toast with bacon, and granola yogurt parfaits.

 


The Mimosa Bar
Brunch and mimosas just seem to go hand-in-hand so I used some Pinterest inspiration to put together a nice selection of juices, champagne, and fruit to garmish with.






The Fun & Games
We played some traditional shower games and then a travel-themed game, which was actually quite difficult because, who knows how to say the word "baby" in 15 different languages? A nice effort was made by all and then it was time to get crafty at the headband station.







The Baby Bump Cake
Jen designed the most beautiful cake perfect for Kate to go with the whole travel theme. Inside was filled with chocolate cake and chocolate mousse so talk about being pretty but so delicious!





The Shower Gifts
I have to say Kate and Serena got showered with some amazing gifts and it made me realize how fun it is to shop for little girls. I got Serena some Minnie Mouse gear and an adorable baby-size travel neck pillow and blanket.







The Ladies



The Party Favors
Jen put together some adorable party to-go favors with some cute personalized detail.

 

What was inside?

I love how all the details came together for Kate's baby shower and it was so fun celebrating the beautiful mommy-to-be as we await baby Serena!
 

Weekend Celebrations


Another weekend come and gone way too quickly but it was a great one spent in and around town before more traveling this weekend. K and I also booked a little weekend getaway for my birthday in December so I'm looking forward to that!

On Friday night, we actually made it out of the house for dinner and Outback it was since we have very limited restaurant options close to home. We had some dirty martinis and delicious meals before heading home for a relaxing night.


On Saturday we went furniture shopping and finally found a dining room table after going through four different furniture stores. We still need a guest bedroom set, couch, and a few other things for the new house so I walked around taking mental notes. Our previous house still hasn't officially sold yet so I'm waiting til then to fully furnish our new house.


That night we had a birthday dinner to attend and our sushi fix was definitely taken care of with several delicious rolls and some tuna sashimi.


Sunday morning was Kate's baby shower which a few of us girls had been planning for months now. We decided on a travel-themed Sunday brunch shower which was super fun coming up with ideas for games, decor, and the menu items.



It was a huge success and I can't wait to share all the details later this week when I have time to compile the pictures. I was super happy with how my Mimosa Bar turned out along with so many other cute & personalized details the "shower planning team" put together.



Cheers to another week and is it really mid-September already?

Joining the lovely Biana.

Memorial Weekend 2015

Sometimes sleeping in on a Monday is all you need to feel refreshed for the new week. That and knowing this will be a short work week makes it that much sweeter.

After work on Friday we headed two hours west to Sarasota to visit my in-laws for a couple nights. We all went out to dinner to celebrate my MIL's birthday at Texas Roadhouse. It was good to spend some quality time with them. After dinner we met up with some friends downtown for some beverages and catching up. I didn't manage to snap any photos from this night.

On Saturday morning, K and I headed to Siesta Key beach and luckily got perfect weather.



 We lounged in the sun for several hours and then we went to Siesta Key Oyster Bar in the village for some lunch.


On Sunday morning we started our short road trip home. Lola also came with us for the weekend and stayed with my in-laws while we went to the beach and out and about.


Sunday afternoon was a friend's baby shower which was fun catching up with friends and seeing some new babies in the group.


Monday was pure relaxation. I binge watched Kendra On Top while blogging and then got some stuff done around the house. Late in the evening K and I did some grilling for dinner to cap off Memorial Day.


Joining the lovely Biana for her Weekending linkup.

January Weekending

After the busyness of the holidays, quiet weekends in January are always welcomed. Time to take the holiday decorations down and snuggle up at home to unwind. 

On Friday night, K and I went to Bonefish Grill for some dinner and drinks. Eating out on Fridays is something I always look forward to since we cook healthy dinners at home during the week.

On Saturday, we took Lola to her first puppy training class which went well. She learned different commands and caught on quickly but she was definitely the most rambunctious in her class which had a pitbull and two miniature collies.

We went for lunch after training at a dog-friendly restaurant and enjoyed sitting outside on the patio in the sunny 60-something weather.

Saturday night was spent at home watching Taken 2 and snuggling with Lola. Since Taken 3 just came out, I wanted to get up to speed before we go see the newest movie.

On Sunday, we headed to a friend's baby shower to celebrate the soon arrival of her son. It was a fun afternoon spent with friends and showering the mom-to-be.

The baby shower had a Dr. Seuss theme with green eggs & ham and lots of Dr. Seuss food and decorations and of course, she got tons of amazing gifts. 

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Joining the lovely Biana for her Weekending linkup.

Halloween Baby Shower & Weekend Fun

Hope everyone enjoyed Halloween weekend! 

I spent Halloween night at home giving out candy to the neighborhood kids with some Vietnamese food takeout for dinner and watched the movie Sex Tape after all the candy was gone.

On Saturday, we went to a friend's Halloween-themed baby shower hosted by Kate. The shower was co-ed so the guys got to experience all that is a baby shower. Kate had tons of great finger food and the cutest pumpkin cake. I brought mini pot pies from Trader Joe's which are a quick and easy appetizer to prep for large groups of people. 

After the shower, a group of us headed to get some drinks and check out a popular German restaurant that everyone raves about. It was such a fun night with great friends, food and super-sized German beers.

Joining Biana for Weekending and Leeann for Monday Morning Gossip.