Cortney’s Baby Shower

Sorry I am just now posting this!

I hosted (along with my Mom) Cortney’s baby shower at the end of January. She is due 2.25.2016.

Like I said before, I used pinterest for inspiration for the shower. I didn’t set out planning a theme or around a certain theme but when it all came together it seems “It’s a Boy!” was a common occurrence. (I am going to be very mad if the baby turns out to be a girl, haha).

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I made the invitations on shutterfly and included a taped piece of paper to each one that read;

“One small request that shouldn’t be too hard,

please bring a book instead of a card.

Weather Cat in the Hat or Winnie the Pooh,

You can sign the inside with a note from you.”

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This a fun way to build the babies book collection and you can also read the notes to the child as they get older!

Cookies, cupcakes and some cute Hershey kisses!

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For the party favors I found these bags at Party City along with the Hershey kisses. I bought the hand sanitizers at Bath and Body works. The M&M’s and dumb dumbs were at Party city and I got the cute idea from Pinterest. (I don’t see any of these items on their website)

We had 1 game and 2 activities. The first was “Guess the poop”. I melted 9 candy bars into 9 different diapers. Let me tell you this is not easy to do. I burned all my fingers and it is time consuming. I put one candy bar per plate, melted it (about 30 seconds but every candy was different) and then scooped it into a diaper that I had already numbered. Have paper and pens for all quests.

Someone had told me about a cute idea of having diapers out and everyone can write a note on them. I bought a cute basket from Home Goods and labeled it. Example and the idea here!

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Everyone wrote cute, funny and inappropriate notes on the diapers for Mom and Dad. So maybe the middle of the night diaper changes will be a little bit better! These turned out very cute and it easy to do.

Lastly, Cortney’s mom had found this and printed of 26 pieces of paper (one for each letter of the alphabet). BS10

They will have the letter on top along with a line and the bottom has “Illustrated by”. You pick a letter and draw something! Example, A is for Apple, B is for ball. We collected them all and will make them into a baby book!

Everything was a lot of fun but I am ready for baby Morris to arrive!

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Family Pictures by LB Photography

Lori (LB Photography) and I had planned to meet up in November 2012 to have our family pictures done! Well that day didn’t quite work out so we finally found time again a few weeks ago.

We looked at a few color options/poses on Pinterest. We knew we had to find some good poses considering we had 14 people! Here were a few poses Lori had pinned on pinterest for our big family: http://pinterest.com/LBBoutique12/family-photo-shoot/

We decided on blue/tan/white with a little bit of pink added in! (Love these colors and we both agreed they would look nice all together). Lori said we need some patterns to be added in so it wouldn’t be so plain. Stripes, plaid, layers it was! It was stressful trying to coordinate 14 peoples outfits but staying on the color scheme we just had to make sure we didn’t have too many stripes/etc.

They came AMAZING!! We did 2 group shots followed by each individual family.

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I LOVE this picture of everyone

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Tried another pose from pinterest

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We then did the grandgirls, grandboys and one of all of the grandkids!

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I loved how the colors turned out together!

Check out Lori:

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Touch & Go by Lisa Gardner

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I finished Lisa Gardner’s “Touch & Go” last night.

I really enjoyed it! I Could not put it down.

About: “When Justin and Libby Denbe, along with their beautiful 15-year-old daughter, disappear, investigator Tessa Leoni must race against time to expose the Denbes’ darkest secrets to discover who would want to kidnap such a perfect little family and just how far they are willing to go.”

Really recommend this book and any of Lisa Gardner’s books.

If you read this one, let me know!

What are you all reading right now?

Kiawah Instagram Pictures

I love taking pictures. Which is pretty obvious if you follow me on instagram: http://instagram.com/alexandratobey#

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Here are a few I took in Kiawah…

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From last trip but my favorite

Amazing skies in Kiawah.

Missing the beach oh so much! Hope your week goes well.

(All taken with my phone which is a Droid Incredible 4G)

Happy 4th of July!

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Happy 4th of July to everyone!

We spend the day at the Beach Club on Kiawah. finally sunny and it turned into a beautiful day!

Hope everyone has a great night. Enojoy the fireworks.

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I arrived in Charleston yesterday and had dinner with the family at Hanks downtown. Such good food and the BEST Peanut Butter Pie Ever!

Today was spent on the beach. It is alwasy gorgeous here.

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Started my new book today. I read her 1st Amish thriller; Sworn to Silence. Really reccomend all of her books.

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Nothing better than reading a good book on the beach in the sun.

Happy Memorial Day Weekend

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Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Stay safe and have a fun weekend! It is chilly here is Ohio so I doubt many people are going to the pool.

My Memorial day weekend consist of Pure Barre, Tim McGraw, Put In Bay, Drinks, Food, Friends & Family.

Highway Don’t Care by Tim McGraw f/ Taylor Swift and Keith Urban…Amazeballs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmxaY_OVvWA

I am 17 classes through the PB challenge! My body hurts. Give Pure Barre a try y’all!

http://www.purebarre.com

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What are your plans for this weekend?