The other day, I had the pleasure of going to the most beautiful shower. A shower for the little lady in my belly! Filled with things I love, elephants, pink things, beautiful flowers and great people! Here are my mother-in-law and Aunt, in darling coordinating outfits standing by the welcome cart.
On the cart, they had a fun party favor - pink bags filled with peanuts!
This was my reaction to the amazing set up... so surprised!
Even the name tags had super fun details. Everyone had an elephant, and I had two... one for Georgia!
My mother and I, too bad we don't look alike ;)
And with seester! One of the main hostesses... she just outdid herself I tell ya.
MIL and I trying out the prom pose... doesn't work so well with a bump.
Bestie from highschool drove all the way from Arkansas just to celebrate the little bun. I was so glad to see her!
Some of best little details included the brass elephant decor.
And a pink ombre cake!
This darling elephant was on a moss covered pedestal with a pink bow and baby bottles.
Oh sis, you know how I love monograms! Now even little Georgia has her own!
Beautiful family from the far with little miss Annie Beth, the shower wouldn't have been complete without you!
Kerri, my bestie from college got Georgia the cutest little pink Burberry jacket. She is now ready for a chilly winter in Kansas!
Grandmother gave me dresses from when I was a baby, in pristine condition. I can't wait to put her in these!
And who could forget the most cuddly softest little elephant for her crib? A surprise from mom and dad that had me giggling with joy.
I had a little surprise for Tate, a set of pink scrubs with "Georgia's Daddy" monogramed on the pocket. This way he can feel just as part of the process with me. It will be so fun to see him in this on the day!
Love this little daddy.
So glad Grandma Polly came! I swear she likes me, this is her "smile", and I love every part of it.
Four generations in one place, what fun it was!
Loved having all of these ladies here to celebrate!
My sister in law, Kaelee is also expecting, what a difference two months makes!
Thank you for a wonderful shower from the most amazing family and friends!
Today we are in the kitchen with Barefoot Contessa's Ina Garten. As you see on her cooking shows, she has a beautiful and serene kitchen with white and gray. House beautiful just did a piece on her top kitchen tips. I just wanted to admire the photos, and thought you would too.
Love all the white going on here. Very clean.
Ok, you have to do lots of cutting and chopping to have this... but what a great storage solution. Those things never fit in the cabinets.
Love these large blooms on the island! What a great look with the dark gray counters.
Panty organization, I would love to have something like this!
Since I can't keep a pot of rosemary alive outside... maybe I should try a little potted herb inside!
I do use this idea... a nice white pot to keep all of my spatulas and spoons in. Now, mine don't match like all of these here, but same idea.
I am a total product junkie. Before I try out a new product I read blogger reviews, watch beauty guru videos, and plan out my next purchase. My husband thinks I'm obsessed, I think I'm just exercising my right as a girl. Here are my top beauty products I use on a daily basis every day... for right now.
From left to right: Elf High Definition Powder: Use this last as a finishing powder. It makes your skin look flawless I tell ya... and it comes at the high price of I think $3. Get at Target or online. Beauty Blender: This little pink sponge has changed my face routine, just like the gurus said it would. All you have to do is wet the sponge and it makes your foundation look like it's airbrushed on. You can buy at Sephora, or on Birchbox, and get points! Covergirl & Olay Simply Ageless Eye Corrector: Drugstore concealer, amazing texture. It's swirled with wrinkle reducer and makes the concealer so soft. Brightens up the eyes like no other. Buy at the drugstore or Ulta. NYC Bronzer in Sunny: The beauty bloggers swear this is an exact dupe for Nars bronzer. I love it, and instead of Nars price, it's only around $6. Buy at the drugstore.
Two kinds of foundation one high-end, one drugstore: Super Stay Maybeline Foundation: Love this for an everyday foundation. With the beauty blender, it goes on flawless with really good coverage. Lasts all day and doesn't get oily. Buy at Ulta/drugstore. Makeup Forever Mat Velvet +: I wasn't really a foundation wearer until I tried this. The beauty bloggers raved about the texture of this, and they are right. It's mat, it's beautiful, it's pricey. Only on special days. Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner: I got this in my Birchbox one day, and have loved it ever since. I will be repurchasing when it runs out for sure. Perfect smooth line, great staying power. Buy here at Birchbox. Elf Blush in Tickle: Another dupe for Nars blush... and a beautiful shade it is. Such a great color for summer. Be careful not to by Twinkle instead of Tickle... it's loaded with shimmer. Unless that's your think. Buy at Target or Online. Benefit They're Real Mascara: Makes it look like you have falsies on. Cons: the brush kinda hurts, but beauty is pain people. Buy online or at Sephora/Ulta. NYX Eyeshadow Palette Caribbean Collection: A great little palette for an everyday light brown eye look. Buy at Ulta or online. Benefit POREfessional: Got this one in my birchbox as well, and it's a great makeup primer. Makes everything mat. Loves it. Buy here.
That's all right now! Remember... this all changes as soon as I find a new product to love. If you all like this, I'll do favorite hair products next!