Hosting a Masters Golf Par-Tee

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Husband looks forward to this past weekend every year.
Like more than probably normal.

And it is not because we were beach bound or visiting with old friends.
No, my dear friends, it is the Masters weekend and it is the real deal around these parts.
Seriously, our TV is glued to the practice round coverage all week and then of course the weekend is dedicated to watching golf.

But husband loves it. So, I embrace it. Just like he embraces my hobbies (um, can you say arts and crafts on the kitchen table?). I don’t golf but honestly the sport has grown on me over the past couple of years.

This year, we hosted a Sunday viewing party with family and friends.  And that helps too because I love any reason to have a get together!

Of course, I had to add a few festive touches to the house. Because nothing says “let’s party”, like watching golf. Am I right? :)

Now, if your husband is a golfer, decorating can be pretty simple. I just perused his golf stash and came up with a couple fun golf themed party supplies.
First up- the table.
I had the khaki and white checked tablecloth. And when I found his practice putter- I thought it would be a great table runner. Clipping some pink azaleas are a festive touch, because the Masters is known for their azalea plants.
Next- my favorite green grass thing-y that I like to use year round housed golf balls and tees. So simple!
For our beverage station, I corralled up a few Masters and golf cups from years past.
 masters drinks
We celebrated a family birthday so I had some brownie bites and made some cute cupcake toppers.
masters cupcakes
I dug through my gift wrapping supplies and found some green shredded paper. Just layered in some golf balls and tees and we had a centerpiece.
It was a fun afternoon and so glad that a fellow University of Georgia grad won! 


{Maternity Monday} Twins & 29 Week Update

Monday, April 14, 2014

Yep! I am 29 weeks along. (and yes that means only 11 more to go!!!)

But nope, I am not suddenly expecting twins! 

Did your heart skip a beat there? :)

Let me back up a bit....

As you know, we had our 5th annual girls weekend this past weekend. It was super fun and I will be back this week with some fun updates from the weekend. 

Aside from lounging, eating, shopping, laughing and chatting, one of my highlights from the weekend was hanging with my pregnant cousin. We even managed to squeeze in a surprise family baby shower for her!

But this particular cousin isn't just any cousin. 

My sister and I lovingly refer to her as our Sissy-Cuz because our moms are identical twins. And there is just something about having the "same" mom that gives you a special bond! 

Now for any of you with identical twins in your family, 
you probably understand what I am saying!

But what makes this even more special is that our twin moms were pregnant together with us and we were born 5 months apart...

and now we are pregnant together and are due only 2 months apart!!!

The best part? 

We are both expecting boys!

And you know pregnancy goes- there is so so so so much out of our control. The timing of this was not necessarily by design (in either generation), and obviously having matching genders is completely out of our hands. But both have been a surprise blessing that I know we will enjoy for years to come.

I am so excited to meet both our little men and welcome them to our growing family! Congrats to Sissy-Cuz!

Don't you love the way they announced? It's so them! :)

Hope you have a wonderful spring week!



Girls Weekend or BUST!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Woo woo! I am off to our 5th Annual Girls Weekend and I am so excited!

Actually, saying I am "off" is kind of an overstatement. 

I actually don’t have to travel far. We all meet at my moms house which is only about 30 minutes from where I live. However, I am the only local one! There will be 7 ladies, 2 kiddos, and 2 baby bumps - coming all the way from Orlando, Chicago, North Carolina and Ohio!

These are all women on my moms side of the family including her two sisters, my sister, and two of my cousins. I wish all of the ladies could join but there are lots of babies booming these days so not all of the cousins can make it.

This is one of my favorite traditions! And it is hard to believe this is our 5th time doing it.  We all swarm into Atlanta and from the second we see each other until the second we go home- we laugh, we eat and we shop.

I am not exaggerating. 
It is a complete whirlwind!

The shopping of course includes piling in cars and hitting up yard sales hunting for fun treasures. 

What can I say, it's our idea of a good time!!!

I will be back next week to fill you in on some fun projects I put together for this weekend and of course to share some of the finds from our shopping!

To read more about this tradition- here are some past posts:

Mason Jar Sippy Cups

Girls Weekend Goody Bags 2013

Girls Weekend Recap 2013

Happy Weekend!



easy & cheap Easter art

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

I absolutely love to decorate for holidays and the seasons, but find the spring holidays a bit challenging. I mean, as much as I love Valentines Day, St. Patrick’s Day and Easter, I am not really a fan of using cupid, leprechauns and bunnies in abundance. 

Instead, for Easter this year, I went with bird egg and nest vintage printables and paired them with some bright frames. When I came across these old frames for $3 each, I fell hard for the coral matting and gold bamboo frame. I snatched them up knowing I would find a place for them.


But before we go on, I actually have a confession to make.
I didn’t even take the frames apart to add the artwork. Did you notice?
I just taped them onto the glass.

Call me busy, call me pregnant, call me smart, or call me lazy… I really don’t care! Because, I called this project done in about 2 minutes, and that is good enough for me! :)

If you are interested in using this art, I found it on the Graphic Fairy website. This is the same place I found my Octopus art for the Octopus Triptych. I could get lost on here for hours!


The bird egg and nest print can be found here:

 easy and free Easter art

And for the speckled egg print- click here:


Easter Living Room

I love how simple two minute art can feel "Easter" without screaming "Easter". 

You know?

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