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Friday, April 25, 2014

Five on Friday (aka the only day I blog lately)

Hi Friends!  This week has been all about the party planning!  After work (and once Jack is asleep) I've been tackling little projects which has replaced by blogging time :(

ONE - Last Friday we took pictures to celebrate Jack turning one.  Maca from Studio Ainsley was amazing as usual with tons of fun ideas and beautiful shots.  I had a couple of ideas too so all in all poor Jack ended up with several outfit changes and lots of poses.  We rewarded him with a giant smash cake at the end!

And the result...perfection.  I can wait to see the rest!

TWO - If you follow me on Instagram, then you may have seen last Friday when I posted a request to help find a rug for my grandmother at Target.  The rug was sold out online and was listed as only available online, yet we knew certain stores carried it.  Within hours of posting, I got word that a store in Little Rock, AR had the rug!  Perfect.  We called the store who did in fact have it, but would not ship to Houston because of company policy.  Long story short - the virtual stranger who messaged me on Instagram ended up going to Target, buying the (huge) rug, taking it to the UPS store and shipping it to Houston for me!

Wow - what kindness!  That shows you the amazing power of social media.  I delivered the rug to Grammy yesterday and it is perfect in her new apartment. 

I know this is a lot of work for a little Target rug, but when you lose your husband of 61 years and move into a new place all within a 2 week span I think you deserve any little thing you want! So happy that we were able to make it happen for her. 

THREE - I may have gone overboard for Jack's 1st birthday party - exactly what I did not want to do.  I mean nothing crazy like a Real Housewives of Beverly Hills child's birthday party, but still - he is one.  Do we really needs games, custom coloring books, and a full meal for 50+ people.  Seriously.  Lord help us all when he gets to an age to actually appreciate it and make requests. 

FOUR - Really Chelsea?  It's a problem!  But what can I say, I love celebrating a holiday, decorating my house and matching my little dude (while he still lets me).  Shirts by SaSea Decor and Seasonal Board by Home Grown!

FIVE - Jason has his work cut out for him in the next month.  May is Jack's birthday, Mother's Day, my birthday and our 5 year wedding anniversary! I told him he is off the hook for our wedding anniversary.  I'd rather spend the money together on a weekend getaway or something for the house. 

He's not off the hook for Mother's Day and my birthday though! What do you other mommas typically do for mother's day?  Last year Jason gave me a spa gift certificate which I've sadly never used!  Although it's to such a nice spa, it's in town and I can never seem to carve out the time for me. 

My solution - I'm trying out Massage Envy this weekend.  I've never been, but there is a location about 2 minutes from my house so finding one hour for a massage is much more doable.  I can't wait to report back and tell you about my experience.  In the meantime, if you are in Houston, check out Massage Envy Houston's Facebook page.  They have been doing a lot of Mother's Day Giveaways and promotions lately!


  1. I'm so happy you got the rug for your Grammy, the social media is amazing! I love that Jack's friends have party hats on! Can't wait to see the rest of the pictures!

  2. That picture is amazing! So sweet, happy ONE!

  3. I love the matching shirts and that board is awesome!

    The one year photo is SO CUTE!!

  4. I've been pretty pleased with Massage Envy. The few I've been to are always super clean, very professional and the massages have been good. Especially for the money!
    And I hear ya about a busy month! May is the worst for us. My hubby's birthday, my birthday, MIL's birthday, my dads birthday, my favorite cousins birthday, Mother's Day and then BOOM, our anniversary is June 1. Plus it seems like there is always a wedding or graduation thrown in!

  5. Love, love, love the matching shirts & decorations! Too cute!

    And oh my goodness, the one year photo...perfect. Pinning that one! :)

    Elise @ Harvey Ever After

  6. I'm so excited about Jack's party!! I can't wait to see pictures! Speaking of pictures, I know they're all going to be adorable!!



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