my weekend in photos

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

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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.

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

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

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we let this guy sleep for a little bit.

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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.

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we celebrated our sweet friend sally with margaritas and pineapples.

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

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

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

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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!

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

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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.

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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!

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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).

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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!

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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.

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Happy birthday to our sweet nuggets!

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Lindsey’s Surprise Sprinkle

Our good friend Lindsey is due next month with a baby girl! So naturally, Sally, Kristy, and I wanted to throw her a little sprinkle to celebrate baby Kennedy’s arrival. If you remember when Sally was pregnant with Margot, we started what is now a tradition of making sure the sprinkle shower is a surprise. They returned the favor for me before baby G2 was born at my surprise sprinkle. So of course, Lindsey was not getting away with knowing about her own sprinkle in advance.

We sent out the invitations before the holidays then got to work after the holidays on all the party details. The invitations were done by Kimberly J Design and they were so cute!

Sprinkle Shower

Sprinkle Shower

Sprinkle Shower

Sprinkle Shower

We wanted to do a sprinkle theme so our menu included: chocolate covered pretzels with sprinkles, chocolate covered strawberries with sprinkles, fruit salad and dip, Donut King donut holes, homemade funfetti sheet cake, and raspberry lemonade. Sally and I both found the fruit dip on DoughmesticHousewife‘s Instagram page. Great minds think alike! It is one block of very soft cream cheese and one small tub of marshmallow fluff. So easy and so delicious!

Sprinkle Shower

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The adorable tassle garland is from The Flair Exchange and was in our swag bag from the last Meet + Make. We definitely put it to good use and it was the perfect party decor.

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After we mingled, got hopped up on sugar, and played a cute little shower game, Lindsey opened her gifts.

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We had such a great time celebrating baby Kennedy’s arrival. We just can’t wait to meet her!

Kenley’s Colorful Third Birthday Party

We celebrated Kenley’s third birthday in a colorful way. I had so much fun looking for decorations and planning this party. I cannot tell you how many times I said “ROY G BIV” in my head over the course of the process.

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Paper lanterns and tissue poms are from Just Artifacts.

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I made the confetti with card stock and a circle punch, super easy!

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The rainbow fruit platter was one of my favorite things to do.
Food cards and the invitation were made by Michelle at This Grey House.

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I made the chocolate covered pretzels with rainbow sprinkles.

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All of the paper products and party hats are from Wal-Mart. I ordered everything online with free shipping.

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The frames are TOLSBY from IKEA and I made the garland from felt balls from Brickyard Buffalo.

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The birthday girl!

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I am very impressed with ourselves for pulling off the rainbow cake. I got very specific instructions from Heather on how to go about the cake and her instructions were spot on. It was a joint effort, but Greg did most of the work. I just love how pretty is looks and how yummy it was!

We had such a fun time celebrating Kenley’s third birthday! Thanks to everyone who celebrated with us!

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.

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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

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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:
Lemonade
Electric lemonade with a pop of vodka
Water
Soda pop

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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!

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.

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Clouds & umbrellas

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

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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!

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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

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

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