Friday Five

1. One word- Obsessed.

2. Make these asap! I made these delicious oatmeal lemon bars for Easter and they are my new favorite dessert. Hint: Double the lemon juice- I did & it was the best decision I made all week!

3. Ombre hair. I want it.

4. This little thing melts my

5. Words to live by...


B is for Boy

Last weekend I threw a baby shower for my friend, Julieanne, who is having a a baby boy next month. Julieanne and I work together at the U and ever since she told me she was pregnant, I knew I had to throw her a shower. Watching her through this whole process has been so much fun & we talk on the daily about babies (okay, okay...I'll admit it, it makes me a little baby hungry). Most of my girlfriends either had their babies 10 years ago or have not yet ventured into that part of their life so it's been nice to have Julieanne give me all the deets on everything that's going on inside & out.

For the shower, I ordered the most adorable invitations from Etsy. It was so simple, I just chose the design I liked, purchased the image and the seller created a custom invitation with my information. The image was sent to me in a .jpeg & .pdf format which I threw on a thumb drive and took to OfficeMax for printing. It was easy-peasy and I was thrilled how they turned out!

My mom has a perfect house for entertaining and she was nice enough to offer up her house for the party. I was really happy with the way everything turned out- good food, delicious beverages, great guests, amazing gifts for the baby, and some adorable favors. Julieanne was so excited and I'm glad we had such a great turn out. Successful party = happy host!

Paper lanterns & Pom-poms

Beverage Bar

Yummy Food

Sugar cookies given as favors for the guests. I ordered stars & baby chicks- they turned out super cute!

Martha, my lovely co-host, modeling some of the awesome gifts.

Glowing mom-to-be & proud papa-to-be

Three hosts & a pregnant lady