Currently Craving – Kate Spade for Gap Kids

Happy Halloween! Kate Spade + Jack Spade have just released a line of clothes for Gap Kids. Unfortunately (fortunately?), there is no baby stuff. The smallest they run is a size 2. These items were up for grabs yesterday and will only be available for 2 weeks, so get them while you can!

Toddler Boy:

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High-Top Sneakers

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Oxford Shirt

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Statement Tee

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Contrast Cardigan

Toddler Girl:

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Bow Ballet Flats

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Dot Tights

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Pom Pom Hat

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Bow Print Skinny Jeans

Boys:

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Camo Jacket

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Backpack

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Hot Dog Phone Case

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Straight Jeans

Girls:

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Colorblock Skirt

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Glitter Satchel

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Skinny Bow Belt

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Graphic Sweatshirt

Throwback Thursday – High Tea Bridal Shower

Back in August, I traveled to Maryland to celebrate one of my best friends Bridal Showers!

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We went with the High Tea theme because Jacey is a very prim and proper type of lady. The Bridal Shower was held at the Harbor Court Hotel in the Brighton room, which overlooked the Inner Harbor.

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I bought the invitation to the High Tea off of Etsy and had them printed locally. If you are looking for an affordable way to send out invitations, this is the way to go!

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I also had the same Etsy company make me a game called “spill the tea” in the same print that was used on the invitations. The game had questions for the guests to answer about Jacey and Brad’s relationship,  but mostly about Jacey since it was her shower.

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The tables were decorated with teacups and teapots I bought at an antique store in New Jersey. I bought flowers from Whole Foods and added some flower “confetti” to give the white table cloths a pop of color. I also made a few glitter votive candles that you can see in the last picture.

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Favors were completed by the grooms sisters and they stuck to the high tea theme by buying a bundle of tea samplers. I tried the blueberry lemon tea and it was delicious! I made the glitter letters behind the favors by purchasing plain white wooden letters from Michaels, painting them gold and then sprinkling a fine gold glitter on top.

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Instead of a guest book I thought it would be fun to make a date idea jar for Jacey to use when her and Brad have a free weekend. The jar was super easy to make – I bought fabric tape and popsicle sticks for the date ideas and stuck them inside of a mason jar that had ribbon/twine on the outside.

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I purchased a small banner to go above the presents on Etsy (of course) that said High Tea Bride to Be. I could have made this myself to save money but I was so sick during the planning days that I used Etsy for a lot of things!

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The frames with the sayings in them around the room were made by my friend Melissa who also has her own Etsy shop.

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I ordered the large teapot shaped cake from Kirsten’s Cakery and I loved the special touch they added by having a tea bag on the side with Jacey’s name.

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The candy jars were added around the cake for people who weren’t interested in eating cake. I found the chalkboard clothespins at Michaels and we made Southern dessert names to go with each candy on the table. To make the to go bags I just bought regular brown paper bags, lace doilies and used a glitter pen for Brad and Jacey’s initials.

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For the last decorative touch, I made a small photobooth for others to take pictures in front of. The room had great lighting and the pictures turned out really well. I bought some props off of Etsy and printed/cut them out myself. We then glued them to wooden rods I found at Michaels and placed them in milk jars I hand painted.

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Harbor Court Baltimore served a light lunch that consisted of scones and fresh jam, mini tea sandwiches, a trio of desserts, strawberries and whipped cream (some with liquor), tea and champagne (or sparkling cider).

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Jacey opened lots of amazing gifts with the help of her sweet little flower girl.

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We loved seeing everyone get into the High Tea spirit and it was such a beautiful day for the beautiful bride-to-be.

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22 weeks

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Baby A is 22 weeks today and is about the length of a spaghetti squash or papaya, depending on where you read.   Classy bathroom picture for you…and the bump that grew overnight! Here’s what Baby A has been up to this week: Baby A is about 11 inches long and almost 1 pound. (She was just about a pound […]

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Caramel Apples

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I can now officially cross “making homemade Caramel Apples” off of my bucket list. I’ve wanted to make these for years but the recipes online have always seemed so daunting. You can make the caramel from scratch, but it takes awhile. Martha Stewart has a good recipe, if you want to go that route. But truthfully, I’m all for […]

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Painting Pumpkins

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Nothing says Halloween like pumpkins! Pumpkin patches, pumpkin lattes, pumpkin recipes and of course pumpkin carving. To be honest, I think I am over the whole pumpkin carving thing… It’s always frustrating trying to make the perfect design and I’m not into cleaning up big messes these days so this year, I painted! Pinterest has a […]

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Currently Craving: Nursery Decor

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This flower covered initial. It would look so pretty on a shelf in the nursery   A Pink Seersucker Monogrammed Pillow with Pom Poms Childrens Mini Wardrobe Rack  Crystal Chandelier Baby Sequin Hanger Unicorn Rocker Pineapple Watercolor Painting

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Throwback Thursday: My 30th Birthday

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So, I turned THIRTY this year. I had a bit of a freakout realizing I am no longer in the 20-29 range when filling out a registration check box for something. Thankfully, I ended up getting over that pretty quickly. We had an amazing weekend in Maryland and we have a lot to look forward to […]

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21 Weeks

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Baby A is 21 weeks today and is about the length of a carrot or the size of a pomegranate, depending on where you read. Here’s what Baby A has been up to this week: Baby A now weighs about three-quarters of a pound (well, I’m guessing she weighs more than that because at my 17 week appointment she was supposed […]

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Pumpkin Spice Kiss Cookies

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I haven’t wanted to be anywhere near food prep since June when I found out I was pregnant, but last weekend I got the urge to bake. What did I make? Cookies, of course! I still don’t want to cook meat (sorry Adam) but sweets, I can handle.  I usually only see the blossom cookies at […]

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Fall Tablescape (on a budget)

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I’ve always enjoyed decorating for Christmas but it wasn’t until we actually bought a dining room table (city living) that I liked decorating for fall as well. We don’t really have any dinner parties (confession: we eat on the couch) but there’s something about having a beautifully decorated table that makes me happy! I could […]

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