Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Cupcakes & Cocktails

Ms. Cortney the Bride-to-Be, isn't she beautiful!?!
My younger sister Cortney is getting married June 30th, holy cow, can't believe it's almost two months away, man time is flying! Cortney is the complete opposite of me in every way you can imagine, sometimes I wish I could be as laid back as she is.. anywho she's not a a big fan of planning things you could say so I've gotten the opportunity to help a lot with her wedding, which in all honesty has been more fun than planning my own, I'm so much more LESS stressed out that it's not my own.
I was especially excited to plan her shower, I've been envisioning it for months now! This past Saturday, 4/21 we hosted her Bridal Shower at my Mom's house- the theme was Cupcakes & Cocktails, which I was beyond excited for. My great friend Tessa designed the invites and table cards for me, all of which turned out perfect.
Saturday couldn't have been a more perfect day, the shower started at 7:00pm, there was not an ounce of wind (very rare in KS) and we all sat around in my parents backyard where we had tiki torches and a fire pit going when it started to get a bit chilly.

Can of Dates- As each guest arrived they were to fill out a "Date Card" with
a date idea for Cortney and David to use throughout their
marriage, got to keep that spark alive!

Main food table filled with delicous home made desserts by my Mom, Grandma, and Me!

Tissue Pom Centerpieces. Found these candlestick holders at Goodwill and spraypainted them.
BUT let me tell you, these are not a quick project...hours and hours were spent
on these darn things, but turned out cute huh?!

Pink Champagne (High Heel) Cupcakes. These were a hit, and they're just
so darn cute!

Marshmallow Puffs

Cake Batter Dip (tasts exactly like the name...yuuuummmm)
Wedding Cupcakes, miniature size

Pink Lemonade Bundt Cake
Picture Collage of Cort & David, such cute little lovebirds!

Drink Table
Each guest left with another sweet treat as a Thank You for coming

Sisters, great ending to the night:) Love you both so much!
Looking forward to her next shower in a couple of weeks, this one is a couple's shower, should be fun. My ideas are already turning for the bachelorette party in June can't wait!

Much Love~

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Don't worry. Be happy.

A friend of mine posted this article on his facebook page from the Purpose Fairy- 15 Things You Should Give Up to Be Happy. This article really struck me, so much that I printed it off and saved it.


I find that I fall into each one of these categories, probably not a good thing. I think a lot has to do with how much I worry about everything and I definitely don't sweat the small stuff as my Mom tells me I need to do more of. This is a great reminder to just let go and let life take it's course.

Check it out, you may find it inspiring as well.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

April Showers Bring May Flowers

I love the rain every once in awhile, but I'm ready for some more sunshine after this week, and boy did we sure get that today, couldn't have been a more beautiful and perfect Easter! Everything is sure looking green and fresh, which I love, but on the rainy days we have been having, I just want to cuddle up with Buddy in my bed! How can you resist this face!? (BTW- I never in my wildest dreams would have thought I would have gotten so attached to a dog, let along a BIG dog)

A few things about this week..

Pat and I FINALLY went and saw Hunger Games Friday night, and I must say I LOVED IT!! Now, when I first started reading the book I was a little lost and couldn't really get into it...and I was thinking to myself maybe this isn't for me?! (I never got into twilight either and thought this may be the same type of thing) BUT when I got about half way through the book and the "games" actually began, I couldn't put the book down! I read the second half in about half the time that I read the first and was so anxious to see the movie and see it all put to life! I thought the movie did an awesome job for the most part of really following exactly what the book was about, however, I was a little disappointed with the ending, I felt like they tried to cram too much into the last 15-30 minutes because they were running out of time, either way, I still loved it- now on to the 2nd book!! Pat even liked it and he hadn't read the book, so for those that haven't you should still think about watching the movie!

THE KITCHEN IS ALMOST DONE!! I thought we were almost done a few months ago when the countertops were finally installed, boy was I wrong, the backsplash was quite the chore too, as Pat had to cut all of the tile, measure it, re-sheetrock the walls, etc. but that is finally all done, it's grouted and sealed and looks amazing! Now we just have to install new light fixtures and put the new range hood in (Pat informed me this will take a whole day itself- oh fabulous), but we're getting there!

Easter Sunday- what a great day, and oh so much to be thankful for! Started off the day by sleeping in until 10:30...holy cow, I can't remember the last time this has happened! On to church, such an awesome service! Then we headed to Grandma and Grandpa's for a late lunch, easter egg hunt, easter baskets, and delicious dessert(s)!

Happy Easter!
I'm also obsessed with sweets, mostly cake/cupcakes/cake balls in particular, and if I had the body to allow me to eat that stuff every day, I sure would! But I don't, so I get super excited when I do have the opportunity to splurge a little! There's a new bakery in Wichita that I've been dying to try called
J. Rae's, and I thought what a great idea to bring cupcakes to Easter from this bakery!! So I bought a mixed assortment of them and OMG SO GOOD! Frosting is perfection. Here are a few pics of the pure deliciousness:)


Finished the day off with taking Buddy on a walk (Pat insisted we let him swim....but it's only April!) and then we went on a nice bike ride! Goodbye weekend....hello Monday.