Monday, April 7, 2014

Jaqs' 2nd Birthday: A Donut Party!

Since we recently moved into our new home, we decided to keep J's 2nd birthday party pretty simple and went with a donut theme! The girl can go to town on some donut holes, and her room is full of pink and gold, so it was super easy to pull together!
the invites: created on PicMonkey
the table set-up...full of ALL the donuts
Rob brought birthday flower for Jaqs for the 2nd year :)
Jaqs' with sprinkles, of course!
J's stats, color sheets for the kiddos, and the donut on the front door
"donut seeds" AKA captain crunch donut cereal...perfect for our theme!
the drink station...complete with mimosas!
have to have dunkin' donuts coffee!
a little treat for the kiddos to take home
the birthday girl!
she blew out her own candle this big!
some of the guests and the only family picture we got. Ha!
mom & dad had to take a pic since the 2 year old wouldn't cooperate
sweet friends & the party outfit!
Jaqs had a great 2nd birthday, and we had a blast celebrating her! Thank you to each and every one of you that joined us and helped make her big day extra special. We're so thankful for our family and our friends (old & new!) in Abilene! :)

Thursday, April 3, 2014

I'm still alive...

Anyone out there remember me??? The fact that I cannot blog what is going on in our lives right now is KILLING me, but we have moved into our new house and have made the discovery that NO ONE provides internet service in our neighborhood yet. Talk about heartbreaking. It's a little ridiculous how much I miss blogging, pinterest, IG, and everything else that the www has to offer! Sure, I have service on my phone, but that data gets used up quickly, and I just can't let that run over :( #firstworldproblems

ANYWAY, enough of me that we're mostly settled, I'm hoping that I can bum internet from my parents house, Starbucks, and the like a couple days a week to keep semi updated.
In the meantime, by itty bitty baby girl is going to be TWO on Saturday!! That is just unbelievable to me, but it's happening, and we're celebrating with a donut party! I'm so excited and can't wait to share the fun with you guys :) 

I'm missing keeping up with you girls (and your babes!!) and hope to get caught up again soon!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

midweek ramblings

 Hey y'all! I hope you're having a great week so far. All's well over here except for the fact that the weather can't make up its mind...shocker! Last week we were enjoying perfect, sunny weather, and today we're cooped up inside with temps in the 30s and rain...BOO. I guess that just how it goes this time of year, isn't it? I definitely have some Spring Fever though!

I wanted to pop in and share some randomness with y'all. Basically the state of my mind as of late!
TL: Jaqs has been hauling "meow" with her everywhere lately! She had him in the car the other day, and I overheard her saying, "I lahve yew, meow!" Sweetness.
TR: My world has been rocked! Red Robin officially has gluten free buns. I haven't had a REAL burger since going GF in 2009, so this is revolutionary!! ;) It passed the test...I felt great after eating it. Well, except for normal cheeseburger fatiness, of course.
BL: Jaqs was hamming it up for some selfies...silly girl! Her smile is my favorite.
BR: As most of you know, we're at my parents' house right now while we're in between houses, and I think it's safe to say J is eating up. Girlfriend is going to be bored to tears when it's back to dear ol' mom & dad.

I bought this inexpensive, laminate dresser in college, and we didn't have room for it at our last house; it will serve as a TV console in our next home, so I wanted to give it a little makeover. I combed Pinterest in search of how to redo laminate furniture and decided chalk paint was the way to go. It's kind of intimidating if you've never used it, so I followed these tips and went for it!
I'll admit that I was super unsure while I was painting, but once I distressed & waxed it, I loved it!! I used Amy Howard's chalk paint in French Blue and used the light wax on top. SUPER easy to use! I'm curious if any of you have worked with the homemade chalk paints that are all over Pinterest? The store-bought is pretty pricey at $30 a quart, but when you consider no sanding or priming? Worth it.

In other furniture news, we bought this bad boy over the weekend:
It's going to be finished in an antique white and is going to have a vintage feel. I'm trying to decide what I want to do with the pulls and knobs. What do y'all think??

I am kind of loving this look with the card catalog style pulls...
Help me!! There are 8 drawers that need pulls and 6 cabinets that will need knobs.
This really isn't that big of a deal, but SERIOUSLY! The Hobby Lobby hardware aisle is overwhelming ;)

Happy Wednesday!
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