Sweet Tea and Southern Living

Monday, April 29, 2013

Shopping Weekend!

Saturday was a rainy day, but that didn't stop this Momma from running around town shopping and going to yard sales!
I hit up the TJ Maxx in Cleveland and got all kinds of stuff...
This table runner, I LOVE the navy and blue print for $12.

I am kicking myself for not buying this metal lantern for $20

I did get this for $40. Thought that was a deal... I have NEVER seen them that cheap.

And I got this wicker side table on clearance for $40, it was $60!

The real reason I was in Cleveland was to see one of my very good friends who just had her baby.

This is sweet baby Kate in my arms. Is she not the sweetest, cutest thing you have ever seen? She really is beautiful... look at all her hair!
My Sis and I also hit up some yard sales.... we had a little success...

$2 boots

I don't like the cover but I got the pillow for the down insert for $.50

Then, I got all these books ( a lot) for $2.
Saturday night we had a BBQ shower at Caleb's Aunts house for his brother who is getting married in June. It was pretty cool out and damp, my shoes would not fit so I was barefoot and freezing! By the end of the night, I was worn out, wrapped in a blanket and had borrowed fuzzy socks from Caleb's aunt. LOVELY right? Also, that night, I guess because we ate so late, I had to sleep sitting up because my reflux was SO BAD! It was terrible. But the shower was great, they got a lot of good things! We got them tools, luggage tags, monogram pillow cases and address labels! YAY for personalized stuff!
My friend Kim and I had brunch at Bonefish yesterday and we went next door to Francesca's. Everything was 20% off and you wont believe what they had...

Look at these cute floppy bunnies! She bought me 2 of them. And they match my nursery perfect, they are so snuggly!
I spotted this super cute purse and really loved it... she bought it for me too. Is that not the sweetest thing? I LOVE IT!!!
Thank you Kim!!!!
They also had these adorable lamb onesies in pink and blue that said " I am Blessed" how sweet is that? If they weren't so expensive I would have gotten them.
Lots of new goodies, and a good, but tiring weekend!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Babies Are A-Comin!

I still can't believe that there are 2 babies that will be here in less then a month (BTW 8 months til Christmas... they will be 7 months old... oh my gosh, I cant stand it! How fun??!!!)

Their closet is coming along. I love the baskets, we got them at Home Goods for extra storage.
Here is a sneak peek of how their room is coming along...

It is coming along, only thing left is to hang the curtain rod and the burlap panels, (which my mom made! THANK YOU!) hang the art work (bible verse, name canvases above their bed and animal canvases) and get my chair! YAY!

I got some things off my registry that were available online only....

4 bibs and 4 burp cloths ($30)

And for him. Arent they cute?
Then I ordered some highchair/shopping cart covers as well. We will see how they look in person.
Also, I got quilts for their bed, which I am super excited about. Most baby quilts are $50 plus a monogram. I decided to buy a white queen quilt from Stein Mart for $25 and my seamstress cut it into 2 baby sized quilts for $12. Then I got their monogram put on it. THEY LOOK SO GOOD, and cost half the price! EEK! I love good, money saving ideas!

Here is my latest project. A bow holder for little baby b. There are so many cute ideas out there! I spent $7 on the wood (40% off) and letters to spell out her name (30% off) from Hobby Lobby.
I think I am going to paint them a pale green and glue them on the wood , then glue on the ribbon to hold the bows and tie a bow on the top to hang from.
I think it will be super cute!

I got a special delivery today!  My moms friend made me my "Take Home Outfits"
Girl's Pink Monogrammable Bubble
This is the picture I shared with her when I told here what I was looking for... one for her and one for him.

And here is the finished product!  Now to add their monogram and call it a day! YAY! Aren't they sweet?
She also made me all of these cute burp cloths for her

And all of these for him.
YAY! Now they can spit up on style! HA!
 Looks like we have plenty burp cloths now!
Spring Birds Car Seat Strap Covers on Turquoise Minky Dot
Yesterday I ordered these adorable car seat strap covers (totally not a necessity but SO CUTE) I got this fabric for her with pink minky fabric
Urban Spring Birds- Burp Cloth on Vanilla Chenille
And this pattern for him with the blue minky fabric on the back.
OMG I can't WAIT to get them!
I got 2 of these car seat covers (because they were tax free and free shipping and were the cheapest I could find that I like) for $15 each. I like the print and figured I could do their names or monogram and do hers in pink to girl it up a bit.
I also ordered (I promise this is is) these adorable headbands. They came in a pack of 12 and were $2 a piece. Not too shabby right. LOVE them!
So hopefully the Mr. wont kill me....
Blame it on cute baby things!!!!!
AHHH I can't help it!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Pink and Blue Baby Shower #3

Shower #3 was a family shower given by 2 of Caleb's aunts at one of their lake houses. It was supposed to be outside, but due to the rain, it was moved indoors.
Yummy thumbprint cookies

cute petite fours with baby booties.

Mason Jars tied with twine and baby pink and blue clothes pins

yummy cheese and grape skewers.

How cute are these? Hummus or ranch


Potted Hydrangeas on the tables.

chips and some really yummy homemade salsa.

Yummy smoothies.

 All of the generour gifts.

HA! One of Caleb's cousins little ones named the babies Charlie and Sparkle... only time will tell. HA!

swaddle blankets!

cute sailor outfits.

My 2 SIL's and MIL

the 2 hostesses, Caleb's sweet Aunts. It was a lovely shower! We got all kinds of great things, including our baby monitor and money to go towards our chair for the nursery!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Shower #2

Shower #2 was at my Moms house hosted by some of her friends. It was so nice!
The front door with 2 wreaths my Sis made.

The invitation hanging on the door. The invite asked that in place of a card, you bring a book. I love this idea and I LOVE baby books!

Advice for the new Mommy.

The table complete with cupcakes, yogurt bar, sandwiches and pimento cheese.

Beverage station

all the gifts. Everyone was so gracious, Thank you!

The Hostesses. (plus my sister, who all did a LOT of work!) Thank you!
Hostess gift I got for my Sis. Monogram tshirt.

pink and blue

more pink and blue.


Mom got a gift!

make that 2 gifts! YAY! Yia Yia!

Me and Kim. So thankful for her.

My sis, Me and Mom

My Nashville family and BFF from college. I was so excited they came!
So blessed by everyone coming and the wonderful gifts. These babies are so loved!