Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Bachelorette Weekend Recap

This past weekend was my bestie Laken's Bachelorette Party. Saturday morning Stacie  and I headed towards Indy to join in all of the festivities. First stop was Chrome Fitness for Private Pole Dancing lessons.

It was SO much fun!  Although our routines looked nothing like the instructors we had a great time trying. Not to mention it was a killer work out, days later my arms still hurt.

After that we headed back to out hotel, Le Meridian, to give Laken her gifts and get ready for dinner.

Read all about the Bachelorette Basket here.

After gifts we all split up in our rooms to get ready for the night out. Our hotel room was fabulous and we spent a little time just relaxing under the covers of our big comfy beds.

The whole group ready for dinner
We had dinner at Mesh on Mass.

After dinner a hand full of us headed out in down town Indy. We had a blast and still managed to be in bed by 12:30 a.m.

Me and the Bride to Be!
The next morning we had brunch at Cafe Patachou and it was delicious.

Here are some of Laken's Instagram pictures from the night, nothing quite like seeing the party from the Bachelorette's perspective.


It was a great weekend with a lot of wonderful ladies. Hope you are all having a great week.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

DIY Bachelorette Gift Basket + Gift Bag Idea

This weekend I spent in Indy celebrating one of my very best friend, Laken's, bachelorette party. Later this week I will share details on our adventures, but today I wanted to share the gift basket and Bag I put together for Miss Laken. 

This is the gift basket I put together for Laken. You could really get creative and personalize it any way that you want. Here is a closer look of what I put in mine.

Pregnancy Test: "Just In Case"
Energy Drink: "Just In Case You Need Extra Energy"
Pull and Peel Twizzlers: "Diy Edible Undies"
Chocolate and Strawberry Syrups: "To Make Any Task A Treat"

For the labels I made I just took mini Canvases, painted them gold, and then hand wrote the labels. You could really do that part any way you like too!

Decorating the bag that you put the soon to be bride's lingerie in is a fun and easy way to add a little extra something to your gift. All it takes are 2 bows and a cute pair of panties and you're all done! 

It was so fun watching Laken open up the gifts that I gave her! (also a little game see if you can find my kitty Boomer is 2 of the 3 pictures LOL) Hope you all had as great of a weekend as I did! 

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Love Is In The Air

Hello lovelies! I know I've been off my blogging game lately, and for that I am truly sorry. What I am more sorry for is that I have waited so long to share that yet another one of my very best friends is engaged!

 Stacie and the love of her life Kyle got engaged and are getting married next June! I seriously could not be happier for them. Stacie and I have been besties for as long as I remember so I warn you there are about to be a lot of pictures.

Through High School:

One of my favorite things about Stace is that it doesn't matter what we are doing we always have a great time. Whether it be dressing up in ridiculous outfits, having a brownie batter fight, or just heading out to a high school football game it's always a blast.

Big Life Events:



My wedding festivities.

Stacie was my MOH in my wedding.

She also was Seth and I's realtor to purchase our first home :)

I can't wait to be a bridesmaid for Stacie's big day!

Even After High School We are Still so Close:

I have been blessed with the greatest friends a girl could ask for, and knowing that within the next year 3 of them will be married is unbelievable. This weekend I will be traveling to Indy for Laken's Bachelorette party and then the weekend after that I will be attending Maddie's Bridal shower and Bachelorette Party. Bring on the wedding festivities!!!  

Saturday, July 18, 2015

You are My Sunshine

The Moment you have all been waiting for (or at least my family who keep nagging about my lack of blogging lately.) Today I want to share the end results of My sister's (Anna and Amanda) and I's hard work on my other sister's (Alyssa's) Baby shower.

As I shared here Alyssa and her husband Bradley have decided not to find out the gender of their baby due in July. As soon as we knew the dates Alyssa would be home we started planning the perfect gender neutral shower. We landed on the theme "You are My Sunshine"; because of the bright colors and of course because Baby A is going to such a bright light in all of our lives.

Like most great party planning these days we went to Pinterest for support. We were not disappointed!

Follow Addie Hicks's board Baby Shower Ideas! on Pinterest.

So here it is:

Anna decorated her chalkboard for the party

Drink Station

Food Table

Gift and Party Favors

Fresh flower Centerpieces 

Hydrangea cupcakes. Tutorial here.

My Jalapeno Bacon Cheese Ball. Recipe here.

Pinwheel Appetizers


Fruit Baby. Tutorial here.

Shower Games

Party Favors

To say the party was a success would be an understatement. Alyssa had so many of her friends and family show up and shower her with gifts and love for Baby A.

Me and the Mom to Be!

She's beautiful!

Opening Gifts

Sister love :)

Mayleigh's pictures (I promised I would share them)
 It was such a great day and I'm so thankful for all the people who came and made is so special for Alyssa! Have a great weekend friends!