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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Pure Barre Class Update

I reached my 200th PB class a few days ago! I am still just as obsessed as when I started. I feel so guilty for missing class. I still get sore. I still shake. I still feel very accomplished after class.

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Pure Barre Dayton (my home studio) choose my Mom and I as their February Pure Barre Champions. We are up on the bathroom wall with a few of our thoughts!

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To keep things interesting the studio’s change up the warm-up/arm exercises every 3 months or so. Once I finally get good at the last warm-up they go and change it! I am still using 3lb weights but boy is it tough! If you are new I really recommend to start using 2lbs. Big difference in that one pound! The studio recently got 5lbs weights in and I am staying far away, for now.

Thigh exercises are getting tougher always. I think thighs will always be my hardest. My legs just hurt!!

We have also started using what we (clients) call “torture bands”. Remember double tube? Well they are even worse than that. They correct term of “Velcro bands” does not do it any justice.

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(I had to search high and low for this picture. They must want to keep the torture a surprise). So we (can) use these horrible things for everything but warm-up and arm exercises. Even though when using these in thighs, seat and abs your arms are working HARD!

I have noticed the most change in my seat (butt). It is more lifted and sculpted. My abs have really started to get stronger. I just need to stop eating for my 6 pack to appear! 🙂

If you have any questions about Pure Barre please ask me! I would be happy to answer any questions, etc. I truly believe in it and think any woman can do it.

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Need a better break down of Pure barre? https://alittlethislittlethatx.wordpress.com/2013/04/30/working-out-can-be-addicting-with-pure-barre/

Don’t remember double tube? https://alittlethislittlethatx.wordpress.com/2013/06/12/double-tube-at-pure-barre/

It’s been awhile….

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It has been a long time since I have written anything!

I am currently planning my best friends Bachelorette Party and Bridal Shower! Being the MOH is a lot of work. Any tips would be greatly appreciated. I can not wait to share pictures and ideas that I used for both parties!

I am a very strong supporter of Childhood Cancer awareness and Maya Thompson is getting ready to run a marathon (without training because she is a badass) all while raising money for The Ronan Thompson Foundation. She is a little under $5000 short of her goal with only 12 days left! $10 is a minimum donation and ANY amount helps. Thank you advance.

http://www.fundly.com/run-for-ronan

I will try to keep up a little more!

Again, send me your ideas for a bachelorette party and/or bridal shower! 🙂

September is Gold

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month! Let’s go GOLD for the kids!

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We need to get companies/sports teams/celebrities to go gold before pink!

Maya Thompson (Ronan’s Mom) had enough people (Over 25,000) sign a petition on the governments website to turn the White House gold for September. They finally released a statement in regards to it. They turned us down. You can read the statement here.

Please inform people that Childhood Cancer is NOT rare.
~ 46 children a day are diagnosed with cancer. 7 will die today.
~ Childhood Cancer is the #1 disease killer in children.
~ Pediatric Cancer only receives 3.8% of all cancer research funding.
~ Every 16 hours a child with Neuroblastoma dies.

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Rockstar Ronan
The Ronan Thompson Foundation

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Let’s go GOLD for;

Ty
Ezra
Eli
Jack
Brooklyn
Sammy
Raygen
Kallie

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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100 club at Pure Barre!

I hit my 100th class today at Pure Barre! Funny thing is, so did my mom!

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I am even more addicted now than I have been. I will always recommend Pure Barre to anyone and everyone!

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Don’t forget to LTB & Tuck! (Lift tone burn)

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What is Pure Barre? https://alittlethislittlethatx.wordpress.com/2013/04/30/working-out-can-be-addicting-with-pure-barre/