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!



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

Sprinkle Shower

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.

Sprinkle Shower

Sprinkle Shower

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

Sprinkle Shower


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.

rainbow birthday party third birthday party

Paper lanterns and tissue poms are from Just Artifacts.

rainbow birthday party third birthday party

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

rainbow birthday party

rainbow birthday party

rainbow birthday party

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.


I made the chocolate covered pretzels with rainbow sprinkles.


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


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


The birthday girl!

rainbow birthday cake

rainbow birthday cake

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.

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!

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.

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!

Kenley’s First Birthday Party

We had an awesome time celebrating Kenley’s first birthday on Saturday.
In the last couple of weeks, I got a lot of questions about the theme of the party.
I didn’t really know how to answer them because there really was no true theme.
I wanted her party to be fun, girly, and dainty, and I also knew I wanted one thing: bunting!
I had a lot of fun fabric laying around thanks to Kenley’s Weekly Photo Project,
so I wanted to put it to good use. Plus, this fabric was an integral part of her first year of life!

We first started with the invitation. The insanely talented Isabel Ibanez with 9th Letter Press
designed our invitation for us. They are now available for others to purchase!
I absolutely love them.


From there, majority of my ideas came from Pinterest and other blogs,
so I will give credit where credit is due.

First Birthday

For the bunting, I followed a DIY bunting tutorial, which is apparently no longer available,
so I may have to write my own sometime in the near future.
I specifically searched for bunting placecard ideas and came across this tutorial. It worked wonderfully.
I purchased the O – N – E letters at JoAnn’s to take pictures with and my mom stuck them on top of the blinds. I loved it!

First Birthday 2

I spelled Kenley’s name using IKEA TOLSBY frames that I already owned
and I got the idea from this adorable party on Hostess with the Mostess.
I made the pink and white cake stands with some spray paint and a glue gun and they worked great!
The water bottle labels were a free download from Bump Smitten.
For the fabric wreath, I followed this tutorial and for the tiny bunting, I followed this one.

First Birthday 3

The menu consisted of light and dainty foods:
Petite Quiche
Chicken Salad Croissants
Cucumber Feta Rolls
Individual Fruit Salads in champagne flutes

Beverages included:
Strawberry Lemonade in glass bottles with striped straws
(which I failed to get a picture of, but used recycled Starbucks Frappucino bottles)
Bottled Water
Gin Bucket

For dessert:
Chocolate & Vanilla Cake Pops
Cupcakes in various flavors:
Strawberry Lemon; Chocolate Peanut Butter;
Cookies & Cream; and Pumpkin Pie
Kenley had her very own smash cake: vanilla with ruffled pink icing.


Cake pops, cupcakes, and the smash cake were fabulous, and were done by Lindsey Bishop, 
who I highly recommend to anyone in the Central Florida area!

Kenley wasn’t sure what to think about her cake. She was tentative at first but did eat some of the icing.
It was pretty uneventful. I think she was more interested in why everyone was staring at her.





She did not get as messy as I would have guessed, but that’s ok.

Watching Kenley open her gifts made me even more excited for Christmas morning.
I thought, for sure she’d get overwhelmed very quickly, but you couldn’t tell if she was.
She had one little break to see what the other kids were doing since they were playing with her toys,
but she was right back at it after that. She and daddy had a great time opening all of her new clothes and toys.
On the other hand, I am not ready for Christmas, becuase I’m not sure where we’re going to put all of this stuff!


I’d like to think that her favorite gift is her new chair, but I may be a tad biased.
She does love to climb all over it and will actually sit still while in it, which is not like her!


Getting introduced to Mickey and Minnie. They’ll all be best friends before we know it.


Kenley is one blessed little girl, that’s for sure.

The final piece I had seen floating around Pinterest, but wasn’t completely sold on until
Heather posted about Henry’s Little Man Mustache Bash… a DIY photo booth.
I knew it was going to be the perfect way to get pictures of everyone and not have to hire a photographer,
which I was highly considering doing at one point.
It turned out so well.
We borrowed the pipe and drape from Greg’s work and I added my bunting.



Ryan wasn’t able to come to the party, so he hung out the night before.


Grandma & Grandpa




GG (Maggi) and Kenley matched on party day!


So thankful for the all the help of this crew!


Our little one year old. Kenley’s dress is from Etsy.


Uncle Michael


Aunt Ya-Ya, Uncle Papi, Greg and GG


Jeremy & Stan


The Jenkinson’s


Ann, Ron, Cooper, and Jackson




Kristen & Carly


The Burnett’s


Lindsey, Michael & Karolina


Jessica & Benjamin


All the mamas & kiddos

Overall, the day was a complete success. There was minimal crying and a lot of laughing.
It was so great to have family and friends here from all over the country to help celebrate this little girl.
We were even able to video chat with Kenley’s cousins in Colorado so they could see her play with their gift.

We cannot thank everyone enough for all the gifts, calls, texts, and well wishes over the weekend.
We are so incredibly blessed to have such amazing people in our lives!

Happy first birthday Kenley Dee!