Tuesday, August 16, 2016

A Shower for Baby Alice

Last week, I helped host a baby shower for one of the girls at work. She is due mid-September and is naming her sweet little girl, Alice. Adorable!

We served chicken salad croissants (a baby shower staple!), fruit, pita chips, and some delicious cake from Publix. Publix totally knows how to do cake!

We also put together a raspberry lemonade punch. I used a can of frozen pink lemonade, a 2-liter of Sprite and a carton of raspberry sherbet. It actually tasted pretty darn good for my first time making punch!

I mixed together the frozen pink lemonade with water, according to the package instructions. Then added the 2-liter bottle of Sprite to the pink lemonade, in a large pitcher. Once combined, I poured half of the lemonade/soda mixture into a large punch bowl. Then, I scooped out half of the sherbet and added to the punch bowl. Give it a good stir and you're good to go! As people drink the punch, feel free to add in your other half of lemonade/soda mixture and more sherbet.

Baby Alice got some super cute outfits, but she will also have a handmade quilt from me! I used a tutorial I found on Pinterest for this triangle baby quilt. I got all the appropriate ohh's and ahh's over it. Score! (That's me to the right.)

The last element of the baby shower I helped throw together was a baby trivia game. Let me tell you, it was super fun! No lame shower games here! I wanted a competitive style game, as the mom-to-be loves a challenge. I searched around and put together my own version of "Are you smarter than our mom-to-be?". It was hilarious to watch the women at the shower (ladies of all ages and life stages) fight over and laugh over what the correct answers were.

If you'd like to use this game at your next shower, feel free to use the questions and answer sheets below:

Hostess Questions with Answers 
Guest Answer Sheets

Hope these photos and ideas inspire you for your next shower!

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Door County, Wisconsin

Just last week my husband and I were up in Door County, Wisconsin. It was around 20 degrees cooler than here in Central Florida, and I loved it! It's like our November weather, or March weather. I savored every bit of it.

We went up to visit family on my dad's side. Grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins.  Several of them we hadn't seen since our wedding, 5 years ago.

Here are some of the highlights from our trip. Hope you enjoy!

Cherry picking. A must in the summer time. I totally ate a few cherries, plucked right off the tree.

Al Johnsons's Swedish Restaurant. A classic Door County experience, goats on the roof and all. I had the Swedish pancakes with strawberries. Yum!

Cave Point County Park. This was a must on our list before we even got there. They have beautiful cliffs and bluffs, and is not like anything you could experience in Florida.

Beautiful flowers and landscaping. I know that's not an actual attraction, but one of my favorite things to do on this trip was just take in all the blooming flowers. It just astounded me all of the vibrant colors, and shapes, and sizes of the blooms.

Not sure when we'll get the chance to go back, but we both had a blast. It was good to see family, catch up, and make new memories. With school starting this week, it was kind of our official end to summer.

Happy August!

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