Once Upon A Time Baby Shower

EEK! This shower, y’all. I’m still on cloud 9 from how sweet and precious my baby shower thrown by my best friend Jessica was.

Maybe you’ve seen the shower that I threw for Jessica exactly four years ago {the same weekend and everything!} to celebrate Miss Kaylen but she really outdid herself with this “Once Upon A Time” storybook-themed baby shower.

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It was a storybook baby shower but honestly, more like a fairy tale .

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The welcome table was just adorable. There were two little games and a guest book by none other than Dr. Seuss.

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Guess How Much I Love You was with a game in which the guests had to guess how many “bookworms” were in the bottle.

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The first one said “The Guessing Game. Guess How Many Book Worms”. The second one says “Mommy’s Eyes, Daddy’s Nose, What Will She Look Like? Nobody Knows.” And the last one says “Oh The Places She Will Go! Jot Down a Quick Note Before You Go.”


I’ve never seen the picture idea before but it was fun swapping my eyes and Cory’s nose to guess what Hot Pie will look like!


And this result is just creepy.

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The dessert table was probably my favorite part and not just because of all the yummy desserts.

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The books included Angelina Ballerina and If You Give A Mouse A Cookie.

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How adorable is the fruit caterpillar?!?!

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The perfect centerpieces for my storybook baby shower.


I’ve used this venue multiple times for different events, the last being our gender reveal, and every time, it works out just so perfectly. It’s so bright and open, it’s the perfect spot if any local people are looking for a place to host an event.


And of course, Little Miss got absolutely spoiled with the cutest stuff.


Apparently, I can’t handle all the cuteness!

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Thank you so much to Jessica, Marla, and Chanda for all you did to make my storybook baby shower come to life. It was so wonderful and I’m so thankful to have such sweet ladies in my life!


Our moms and their babies with their babies!


With all these showers and all the great gifts we’ve been blessed with, we’ve almost run out of places to put all of Hot Pie’s things! Whenever {if ever} we get everything put away and organized, this little chick is gonna be set! But for now, you can barely get into her nursery. I promise, the finished nursery photos are coming soon!

Gender Reveal Inspiration

So, we my bestie officially knows the sex of Hot Pie so I’m spending the week putting the finishing touches on our gender reveal party. If I’m being honest, I’ve been working on this for at least a month now because I show my excitement threw planning parties. It’s what I love to do and one thing that I think I’m pretty stinkin’ good at.

I’ve really tried to keep this low key but the more I browse Pinterest, the more ideas I get. Poor Cory has gone right along side every single one though. You only get one first child, amiright?

We have the location booked, even though I really wanted to host it at our house, we thought it might be too small especially since it will be too cold to utilize our patio and yard. We are using the same venue that I threw Jessica this Sweet Beginnings Baby Shower and Tiffany this Vintage Baby Shower, so I’m pretty familiar with it.

Since the gender reveal is this weekend, I thought I would share where I pulled some of my inspiration for our gender reveal party!



I’m keeping the “theme” to a simple blue or pink color palette.

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A Baby Sprinkle

Hey y’all! Remember me? Goodness, I was really hoping I would have some time to catch y’all up on our home progress before the craziness of fundraising for Rwanda started but obviously, I haven’t. We are in full fundraising mode with our first big one- a BBQ sale and concert this weekend. We’ve been going 90 mph getting ready for that and our annual huge, indoor yard sale that is a few weeks away.

I guess I didn’t have enough on my calendar because this past weekend, I agreed to help host a baby sprinkle for my best friend, Jessica. Because this is her second babe, we kept things simple. It really was more about sharing with her how excited and loved this baby boy will be!

But, you know me, I can’t do a shower sprinkle and not do at least a few decorations. This is nothing in comparison to the shower I threw her for Kaylen but she needed more stuff then and I had way more free time!

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Chalkboard sign complimentary of Cory. You can see how he does all our chalkboard signs here.

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He also free handed the canvas umbrella guestbook. I completely forgot to get a picture with all the “raindrop” thumbprints!

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My co-host, Amanda, booked the room for us so I had no idea going in to it exactly what I would need as far as decorations. You can never go wrong with fabric garland and paper straws, amirite?

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The blue punch was the easiest drink recipe I’ve ever made. It was just a 2L bottle of Sprite and Blue Hawaiian Punch with a little bit of ice thrown in there to chill it.

Hey, I told you we kept it simple!

And Cory {who only drinks water} told me he felt bad because he wanted to drink the whole container because it was the best thing he ever drank. A bit of a stretch? Maybe. But it was pretty good.

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I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out the clouds. And then proceeded to knock it off the couch. Whoops! Mama needs a new desk.

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It felt like 105 degrees on Saturday and our ice cream sundae bar hit the spot!

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The clouds and raindrops didn’t turn out exactly like I had envisioned but that’s a risk you take when you’ve never seen the location before. I do think they were still adorable, though!

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The only picture I got of Miss K’s outfit. She’s so ready for her brother to be here!

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Mama and Kaylen with the hostesses. And Kaylen bringin the ‘tude.

And with her baby sprinkle, I do believe everything is just about ready for little man to enter this world! In a short 6 weeks, he’ll be here for us all to love on and spoil!