Monday, December 22, 2014

ITS A GIRL!!!!!! Gender Reveal Party Recap:

ITS A GIRL!!!!!! Gender Reveal Party Recap:

^^^Crown c/o Love Crush Bowtique^^^

ITS A GIRL!!! I cannot even believe I am saying those words, still! Its seriously so surreal that we will have our little boy and a little girl, what more could a mama want than at least one of each? Thats always been my wish, I have never cared about order or anything of that sort but I always knew I wanted at least one girl and one boy, the best of both worlds.  So I know the best part of this post is the reveal so lets just begin there...

^^^The anticipation was killing me and oh so exciting.. you can see it right there on my face how happy I was to be finding out our little babies gender.  This Giant 36" balloon with pink/gold confetti was provided by D Art by Design . It was perfect for our party and my sweet sister in law made it into an ornament (which i didnt sneak a photo of in time). 

^^^We were AMAZED to see pink!!!! We are having a baby girl!^^^

^^^What shocked looks like. ^^^

^^^Our pin didnt do the trick so we opted to use a knife, lol.  This was my favorite moment when we looked up at each other in amazement. so so so utterly happy and surprised. ^^^

^^^14.5 week bump^^^

^^^SO incredibly happy^^^

Okay so lets talk party details because isnt that so much fun?! I love party planning, like seriously in another life  it would be my job. When we found out we were going to know the sex during the winter months i knew instantly that we wanted to to a holiday gender reveal party. How much fun would glitter, gold and silver be?! UM YES PLEASE.  The best part is I can reuse everything for future holiday partys and NYE parties would be perfect too.  

^^^By far that Little Dovie & co. Banner and Sparkle Soiree Table cloth took my breath away and made the party that much more glam. I wish i could keep them up year round! ^^^

^^^I made the black and white triangle sparkly banner using scratch book paper from Michaels along with the table labels. I bought ornaments and clear string and sprayed them with adhesive spray and sparkles for the hanging ornaments.  The silver Christmas Tree center piece was from Hobby lobby. The mason jars are also sprayed with sparkles and left over from Cashs first birthday. Fidn more table details below VVV

^^^We served home made cookies, brownies with powdered sugar, peppermint bark pretzles, and marshmallow chocolate pies with hot cocoa and toppings. ^^^

^^^if you guys wants this incredible home made hot cocoa recipe let me know in the comments below and ill post it separately because it was devine.. i think several people said it was the best they'd ever had.  We love topping bars, they are just so much fun! Cups and lids provided by Lillis Little World whom also custom made these adorable little cupcake toppers for us (in this case pie toppers) that said "Pink or Blue, We love You". 

Toppers c/o Lillis Little World

These CUTE AS EVER custom Coffee sleeves were perfectly created just how i envisioned them by Details On Demand who also made Cash's party favor bags for his first birthday (check them out in this post here)

^^^Festive party straws provided by Twigs and Twirls couldn't be more of a perfect match ^^^

^^^Tassle drink stirrers made the perfect decor for the table as well as topped off our cocoa with a sparkle of fun. These were made for us c/o Chasing Bliss Design and they have a ton of other options as well.

^^^My girlfriends and I had a baking party the night before and decorated these cute cookies^^^

^^^The Buttercup House has ever type of cookie cutter under the sun and was kind enough to send us these. Those itty bitty baby angels were a hit with all of the kiddos at our party. They also provided us with the above black pearls and white snow flake sprinkles^^^

^^^These best buddy cousins had confetti all over them while eating dinner at their little play table^^^

^^^ We had all of our guests vote boy or girl, give us a name suggestions and any advice.. these were such a hit to read later on. I think we had 8 votes for girl, and 10 for boy. These were custom made in Christmas colors for us by Confetti Momma ^^^

^^^Old Wives Tales sign c/o Custom Art by Gillian made our guessing game even more fun^^^

 vvvFor dinner We served pasta and salad made by my two mamas, and both were delish!!vvv

^^^kiddos celebrating in our joy^^^

^^^our two little girls in the fam are excited to add a third and fourth (my sis is having a girl too, shes 5 weeks ahead of me)^^^

^^^Sweet little gift from Grammy for our baby girl, and of course this Love Crush Bowtique crown im clearly obsessed with.. she made our crowns for Cash's first birthday, they will forever be my favorite (see here)^^^

^^^12 weeks apart from my best friend^^^

^^^D Art By Design provides you with both colors so whomever is surpising you and filling the balloon has both to pick from and you will never know which is coming!^^^

I hope you guys enjoyed the post as much as we enjoyed the party! this was such a special event, i truly will never forget! We were so pleasantly surprised and so excited to share in this joy with all of our family and our closest friends that were able to make it. 

***Bump update coming soon!! ***


Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas Wish List Goodies

 Christmas Wish List Goodies

Hey ladies, i wanted to make sure i shared a quick list of some of our current favorites and some of our wish list for Christmas goodies for our two babies (BIG NEWS TO SHARE WITH YOU ON THE GENDER IF YOU HAVENT ALREADY GUESSED FROM THIS POST, ill be sharing tomorrow or the following day so stay tuned).   Check out below to find some great online shops that have had some really amazing deals throughout December that you can't miss!  I may do a second list later in the week for you last minute shoppers like myself.

^^^Lucky Palm Tree does it write with this adorable Christmas onesie + striped beanie! All organic and baby friendly.  Click here to shop their website now! ^^^^

^^^I've shared this bow tie Cash wore on Thanksgiving but it deserves another mention. . . Beau Hudson has the most darling bow ties a mama could ever dream of for her boy! Check their website here. ^^^

^^^OKAY, lets talk slouchy beanies.. my favorite boy accessory! The best you will ever ever find is Beau Hudson slouchy beanies. Theyre so comfortable, they fit perfectly and they come in best selection of patterns and colors. Dont miss their exclusive Christmas styles right now CLICK HERE.  Striped grey and black beanie below is also Beau Hudson.

^^^This little Lucky Palm Tree sweater and pants suit is perfect for winter and keeping this cutie warm & of course in all organic knit. Shop here

^^^I melt for that sweet face. These little leggings are by Lucky Palm Tree as well! And that little bear beanie is my current fav and is from Zara.

^^^Putting the ornaments on the Christmas tree in our Cozy Beau Hudson cardigan! A must for a little boy or girl! We can use this one on repeat with our new babe! ^^^

^^^This smiley boy is extra smiley because Christmas is in just 10 days!!! Hes rocking those favorite Zara skinnies, cons, and Zara sweater with Beau Hudson's cutie pie bandini! 

Now on to little ladies:

^^^This kimono and poncho up top are from Little Baberhams collection & i have been eyeing these for quite some time! You must scoop them up if there are any left over for Christmas, or even after with all that extra money some of you may get for a gift from your distant relative (;  These are too cute not to! Go check out their instagram @littlebaberham to see these modeled on some adorable toddlers.^^^

These baby beanies kill me! Melanie the sweet shop owner of Beanie Babes Company is sending us a bundle for our new baby and a beanie for Cashy boy. She sells a pack of 3 beanies for $25!! Hand made, what a steal!!
You can email the designer directly to place an order: -- more pictures of styles/colors on Instagram @beaniebabescompany -- etsy store opening soon!

Find these TOO die for head wraps for babies & kids by clicking here Darling Oh Deer & follow @DarlingOhDeer on instagram for great sales, giveaways and deals!  This sweet baby girl belongs to one of my best friends who happens to be the owner/designer and our first baby gift ever for this little bun in the oven was one of these adorable wraps! 

(i know this is crazy but i havent even STARTED!!!! ahhhh!)

What are your favorite shops for babies/toddlers (boy or girl)?!