my weekend in photos

march madness continues. both on the court and in the gilbo household.


i am really loving snapchat more and more each day. it’s so fun! i had to snap my saturday work attire while on campus.


the kids had fun playing at wyatt and kennedy’s house on saturday while the boys did some serious building.


due to our crazy schedules this weekend, there were several car naps. kenley and i passed the time while…


we let this guy sleep for a little bit.


after being out and about all day, lindsey and i headed over to ashley’s to put the finishing touches on before the party started.


we celebrated our sweet friend sally with margaritas and pineapples.


it was a perfect evening of good food, delicious desserts, and great conversation with the girls…until we meet again.


after church, we headed down to meet the coles who were in town!


it was our first time meeting miss kinsley. she and crosby hit if off immediately.


it was fun explaining to kenley that these were the cousins of her cousins in colorado. the older boys commented on how much greg looked like their uncle andy and i think kenley eventually understood the family connections. it was so great to see them!


the kids played with the water table which turned into them cleaning the furniture. can’t beat that deal!


we had the busiest weekend! it was sure fun, but we are ready for a little mini-vacation this week!

Choo Choos and Tutus

Last month, we celebrated Kenley’s 4th birthday and Crosby’s 2nd birthday with a joint party. I really wanted to do a “Choo Choo I’m 2” theme for Crosby. He is obsessed with all things trains so the theme would have been absolutely perfect, but I wasn’t sure how I would make that a boy/girl birthday party. Thankfully, Pinterest had me covered. I quickly found a Choo Choo and Tutu theme party invitation and I was sold.


I did a horrible job of taking pictures before (or even during) the party, so I will list the sources of inspiration and where I got the items, even if they are not pictured.

I ordered the invitation and printable party pack from swankypress on Etsy and printed everything myself. We opted for Publix cupcakes this year since they are half the price of Sweet and just as delicious. They did not disappoint!

choo choo tutu birthday party

I just love paper straws and I got the most perfect set in navy, pink, and gold from MoreSprinkledJoy on Etsy. The menu included fruit, veggies, meatball, peanut butter and jelly sandwich halves, buffalo chicken dip, juice pouches, water, and beer.

The party favors were pink tutus and conductor hats. Crosby was rocking a pink tutu by the end of the night and looked pretty darn cute in it. I got Kenley’s pettiskirt for free with the purchase of the tutus, which was awesome! Their birthday shirts were from Old Navy (here and here).

choo choos and tutus birthday party

choo choo tutu birthday party

The plates and cutlery were Cheeky from Target since the colors matched up great and it was one less stop I had to make. I love their stuff!



We did an open house style so guests could come and go as they please. There were a lot of kids running around at one point (hence why the pictures are scarce), but it was such a great day. The kids had an awesome time and loved having their friends over.






Happy birthday to our sweet nuggets!



my weekend in photos


friday night was filled with halloween fun! i have several more pictures to share tomorrow.


we were so happy to have meemaw, grandpa, and grammy in town this weekend for crosby’s birthday party.


the calm before the party.

crosby’s first birthday was under construction.
mad props to greg for making this killer cake. many more party pics to come.

we woke up on sunday to some much cooler temps.

according to starbucks, the holiday season is here. i was “kandra” today.

apparently, target also go the memo about the holiday season arriving. however, i’m not complaining.


the rest of the day was spent recovering, fielding time-outs, and prepping for the week.


we had a great weekend celebrating our boy, seeing family and friends, and sending october out with a bang.
many thanks to everyone who sent us wishes, gifts, and celebrated with us all month long.

how was your weekend?

Brew Bash in Indiana

I gave you a glimpse of our long weekend on Monday, but in order to not bore you with photo after photo, I saved some for today. The reason for our trip up north was to celebrate the upcoming nuptials of my brother and Rachel. On Saturday, we headed up to Lafayette to shower Michael & Rachel with love and drink some good brew. Abbi, Maggi, and Sharon threw one heck of a brew bash. It was so fun seeing everyone and meeting Michael’s in-laws.

brew bash guest book

brew bash growler

brew bash chalkboard menu

brew bash drinks


brew bash desserts

brew bash gifts

brew bash gift

brew bash official hashtag


brew bash

brew bash

brew bash

brew bash

brew bash

brew bash

brew bash

brew bash wiffle ball

brew bash wiffle ball

brew bash m+r

We had such a great weekend celebrating these two and seeing family!
We’re definitely looking forward to the wedding next month!

She’s about to POP {Baby Sprinkle}

A couple weekends ago, a few girls and myself had the opportunity to throw a baby sprinkle for our friend Michelle and baby Hudson, due next month.
Our theme was “She’s about to POP!” and we had so much fun with it!
Our color scheme was blue, orange, and gold.

She's about to POP {Baby Sprinkle}

She's about to POP {Baby Sprinkle}

She's about to POP {Baby Sprinkle}

The menu:
A popcorn bar with toppings
Popcorn shrimp
Jalepeño Poppers
Popcorn chicken
Salad with poppyseed dressing
Marshmallow pops
Snap, crackle and pop bars
Mini cupcakes to pop in your mouth

She's about to POP {Baby Sprinkle}

She's about to POP {Baby Sprinkle}

She's about to POP {Baby Sprinkle}

She's about to POP {Baby Sprinkle}

She's about to POP {Baby Sprinkle}

She's about to POP {Baby Sprinkle}

Drink station:
Electric lemonade with a pop of vodka
Soda pop

She's about to POP {Baby Sprinkle}

For the favors, we decided to set up a candy bar to thank everyone for popping by.
Candies included ring pops, lollipops, wax soda pops, pop rocks, and baby ruth candy bars.

She's about to POP {Baby Sprinkle}

She's about to POP {Baby Sprinkle}

She's about to POP {Baby Sprinkle}

The invitation we chose was from Etsy and food cards were from Pics and Paper.

We had so much fun celebrating baby Hudson and Michelle who is about to pop!

my weekend in photos

after greg got off the phone with me, apparently someone was calling her.
we sometimes say “yo lo” for hello and she’s picked up on this.

saturday, we celebrated baby hudson with a little sprinkle.
{ many more photos to come }


kenley was most excited about the leftover cupcakes.
her newest phrase is “mommy, look!” which she said every time she ate the icing with her finger.


we snuck out of the house after the kids were in bed on saturday to celebrate ryan’s birthday!
we enjoyed a couple beers, the olympics, and some smoked oysters.
it was good to get out for a couple hours and socialize with other adults.


greg was upset with the sandwich distribution, yet again.


// stripe lace sleeve top // tiny toms //

a prime example of monkey see, monkey do.
kenley had so much fun running around (literally) with charlie & margot after dinner.


we had a good weekend, but i didn’t get nearly enough done, as i would have liked.
however, we got to see a lot of friends, so that makes up for it.

how was your weekend?

A Sprinkle Shower

A couple weekends ago, I had the opportunity to throw a sprinkle
for a friend who is due with her second baby next week.
Since it wasn’t a full on baby shower, I ran with the idea that it was a sprinkle.
A sprinkle shower!
As soon as I saw the invitation on Pinterest, I knew it was perfect.

From there, the decor all fit into the sprinkle theme.

baby sprinkle shower

Clouds & umbrellas

baby sprinkle shower

All of the food and drink items had to have sprinkles.

baby sprinkle shower

baby sprinkle shower

I dipped the bottle rims into a bowl of water, then into a bowl of sugar sprinkles.
They hardened perfectly within a few hours.
The bottles are Starbucks Frappuccino bottles that have now been through three parties,
and I’m sure will go through many more!



The party was at 2pm, so I figured desserts with sprinkles would be perfect.

Mini cupcakes from Sweet
Chocolate covered pretzel rods with sugar sprinkles
Sugar cookies with sprinkles
Funfetti cheese ball with vanilla wafers


baby sprinkle shower

The cheese ball was a big hit. It was so yummy!

baby sprinkle shower

baby sprinkle shower3

We had so much fun sprinkling mama and her soon-to-be baby boy with love!

Oh “Two”dles!

For Kenley’s second birthday party, we went with a crowd favorite: Mickey Mouse Clubhouse!
As soon as I saw the “Oh “Two”dles” theme on Pinterest for a second birthday,
I knew I couldn’t pass it up.
There were tons of great ideas out there, but we kept the party pretty low key.
I didn’t take as many pictures as I would have liked, but I do want to share the details.


My good friend Michelle whipped up the invitations for me, which turned out perfect.
I gave her very little direction and she knew exactly what I wanted.
She made my job easy, that’s for sure!



The minimal decor was just enough.
The Happy Birthday sign was borrowed from a friend
and I got red, yellow, and black balloons filled the morning of the party.



The menu included:

Hot Diggity Dogs (Pigs in a Blanket)
Donald’s Dip (Buffalo Chicken Dip & tortilla chips)
Mickey’s Meatballs
Pluto’s Pouches
Goofy’s Goldfish
Figuro’s Fruit (Platter)
Von Drake’s Veggies (Platter)
Daisy’s Drinks (Lemonade & bottled water)
Minnie Cupcakes (from Sweet)




Kenley opened her presents with the help of daddy and her friends
and enjoyed the frosting off of her very own cupcake.
She did a great job blowing out the “hot” candles!


The kids had a great time running around inside & out.
Overall, it was a successful second birthday party!


Here is Kenley’s first birthday party.

What Will It Bee?

I have some really great friends.
They threw me a surprise shower (or sprinkle, as some would say) to celebrate baby G2.
Not to mention, it was the cutest theme ever!



The shower started at 2pm so they had light appetizers.
Menu: spinach dip // cheese ball // the famous sausage balls //
pineapples & grape skewers (you know… like a bumble bee. cute right?) //
cucumber water // iced tea with honey sticks // lemonade
For dessert: mini cupcakes from Sweet.
Absolutely perfect.




Adorable chalkboard sign from Etsy.





Another photo to add to our collection of wedding & baby showers together.



A huge thank you to Michelle, Sally, Lindsey,
everyone who came to celebrate baby G2,
and to everyone who was in on the surprise!
We are so blessed!

Lindsey’s Nautical Baby Shower

Our dear friends Lindsey & Mitch are expecting a baby boy very soon and
I had the pleasure of throwing a baby shower with three other awesome ladies to celebrate the occasion.
This was definitely a “divide and conquer” baby shower, which was great.
We all noticed that we weren’t stressed on the morning of the shower,
when we definitely would have been if we were throwing it ourselves.

We chose the nautical theme based on the nursery decor and it couldn’t have turned out better.
Nautical is very in right now so it was easy to find inspiration on Pinterest of fun
ideas that we wanted to incorporate. Here are all the fun details:






The menu included: chicken salad & croissants // fruit // caprese skewers // sausage balls //
veggie pizza // antipasta salad // cucumber water // arnold palmers // punch


Lemon and Cookies n Cream cupcakes for dessert


Red velvet cupcakes in a jar for the road


The hit of the party was the chalkboard print, which we all LOVED!
They are wonderful for many occasions and can be found here.



It was fun thinking back to all the previous showers we have been to together.
Sally was pregnant with her first at Lindsey’s bridal shower, then found out on
the day of my baby shower that she was pregnant with her second.
I am now pregnant at Lindsey’s baby shower. It’s been an eventful five years of friendship!

We all had such a wonderful day celebrating Lindsey and baby Wyatt.
He is already so loved and we can’t wait for him to get here!