Monday, March 31, 2014

baby showers galore

So what's better than having a baby of your own? When your friends have babies. And what's even better than that?? When multiple friends of yours are having babies!!!

 The first shower we had was for our friend Jen. Since it's her second boy, we went with a theme of patterns, blues, greens (especially because the next week was St. Patty's Day), mustaches, and sprinkles of course!!!
 We had the party outside and it the weather was so lovely! We also had an ice cream (with toppings including sprinkles) instead of cake. We filled vases with blue and green candy and topped them off with green mustache straws. We included maternity pictures (that I got to take!!) and posted them everywhere. It was simple and turned out gorgeous!

  This past weekend, we had Lisa's baby shower for baby Mason! Since Lisa is from Boston (and therefore a huge Red Sox fan) we had a baseball themed shower for her.
Everyone made/brought food for this cute shower. Our friend Chelsea made the awesome cake, Jen made the pretzels, we grilled out hamburgers and hotdogs and chicken. We had peanuts in mason jars, and cute Red Sox paraphernalia that Lisa's mom and another girl from our group included. It turned out amazing! (Props to Sarah for going above and beyond on this one!)

 Now- we just need to wait a year or two to have any more kidos, okay gals? hehehe

Saturday, March 22, 2014

addiction// aztec

After my trip this past week to Colorado (where our hotel/apartment was completely covered in aztec art) I suddenly realized how much aztec print I actually own. Scarves, shirts, leggings, Toms..... 
What I really love about this pattern is how different it can be.  The lines are never the same. The colors are never the same. It's almost as if it goes against every OCD and straight lined idea in my brain, which makes me feel a little free from the confinements I usually put on my clothing.

Prints: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
*I couldn't find the original homes for prints 1, 4 and 6. If you know where they are from, please let me know!!!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

an absolutely amazing, terrific, lovely week

Life has been moving at an incredible pace lately. I can't believe it's already half way though March. So much has happened in the past month (which explains the lack of blogging here). I've been sick (which led me to have to visit the hospital), stressed and working lots, helping plan baby showers (yes-plural!!), and I've been in Colorado (Spring Break)!!!!!

Yesterday we arrived back from Colorado, and I started missing it even before the plane took off. It was such an incredible and fun trip- I can't even begin to put it all into words. In just a week though I feel like so much has changed, including me. I guess the truth is, I wasn't exactly ready to come home. This past week has been one of the best I've had in a long time- there was barely any stress, I was challenged, taken care of, and I wasn't ready to come back to reality.

I also was completely taken with the scenery. Since I've lived in Florida my entire life, it's sufficient to say that I haven't seen a lot of mountains in my life. Even though I've gone skiing numerous times, it's mainly been in the northeast and the only other time I went to Colorado was so long ago I can barely remember which lodge we stayed at. So this time around I made sure to appreciate the world around me. The Rockies are so incredible to drive through, let alone ski down. Every time I was able to stop on the slopes (or fall down them) I would just look around at the gorgeous beauty around me. Not to sound silly or childish about it, but I just couldn't get past how absolutely beautiful nature can be- whether it's the mountains or the oceans, snowy or sunny days, God has created such a stunning and unbelievable world and I am so thankful for the time I spent appreciating it and enjoying it. And the snow.....let's just say for this Florida gal, it was magical!

Throughout the trip I kept a note of songs that felt they belonged perfectly with our time in Colorado. I tried to get all of them on the playlist below, but am missing one or two. 
To explain (because I over explain everything) most of the songs played while we were in the car and fit perfectly with the drive. Others (like Sugar We're Going Down) played in my head while on the ski lift, praying not to break anything. And then there were inside jokes, like Outkast's Hey Ya or Pharrell's Happy (which I think played a total of 103930230 times on our trip).
Anyway, I hope you enjoy[ed] my trip down memory lane. 

Come back later for more pictures (of other things, I promise!!!)

Colorado in instagram photos