Steppin’ out Saturday: party on

Sometimes I still can’t believe I have a kid and husband of my own. I still feel like I’m 22, except better, I suppose. Anyway, this weekend was one of those weekends where I was reminded exactly how old I’m getting (in a good way). Our Friday and Saturday night plans consisted of birthday parties…for toddlers?! How did that happen?

On Friday night we celebrated Bec’s daughter’s 3rd Birthday with an ice cream party. It was so fun to see all of the little ones running around hopped up on sugar. Bec did a great job decorating, it looked so cute in there. And she made these delicious cookie dough balls (egg free), for anyone who loves cookie dough ice cream you’d understand how excited I was. I must get the recipe. And here’s a shout out to Steve for the cake.

These two love each other. Isla always watches what Nora’s doing in amazement.

BJ built the top for our kitchen table last week (did you know he was building us a kitchen table?). He spent the weekend sanding it and then it’s off to be painted and stained. I’m so excited to have a larger table. I see many more dinner parties in our future.

I found some cute new kicks for Isla at Value Village. They were only $.99 and with a little cleaning from a Magic Eraser they look brand new. They kind of remind me of the Bensimon shoes, so I thought I’d snag them, they’ll be fun for Spring.

We hit up Katheryn’s first birthday party (her mom and dad are in our small group) on Saturday night. There was a small ball pit which all the kids loved, but Isla hated, I mean hated. So, no ball pits at her birthday party.

I thought I’d link up with Steppin’ Out Saturday this week as I was pretty stoked about my $12 colored denim purchase and I remembered to take a quick photo. My top half looks a lot bigger than my bottom half. Must be the angle! 🙂

{top} H&M {jeans} Target {Shoes} Target

There was also a run, some jeans shopping (the new Gap colored jeans are absolutely adorable), and a very crabby kiddo by the time Sunday night came around. Hope you enjoy the randomness from my weekend!


our weekend:

Hi guys! How was your weekend? I’m a little late posting this week. Little I is getting her first tooth so she was a little fussy yesterday, poor girl.

Friday night we had a date night. It’s been a long time since we’ve been out just the two of us. The great thing about our little babysitting co-op is it starts at 5:00, so we can always hit up a happy hour. $15 bottle of wine and cheese plate, yes please.

I always hem and haw over my runs on Saturday morning. I don’t know why, I really love to run and I love the sense of accomplishment I feel when I am finished. This Saturday was no different. Just as I was getting dressed, it started to rain/hail, but BJ didn’t let me talk myself out of getting out there and running, and I’m so glad. It was glorious.

We spent the afternoon looking at finishes for our kitchen, still working on making some final choices. (I know, get on with it already!) BJ kicked off his brewing season on Saturday night with a pale ale. Fresh brew at our house in about a week!

This little one worked on feeding herself, but mostly made a mess.

We took a little trip to Ikea on Sunday. The main thing we wanted to get was a high chair for the little one so she doesn’t have to sit on our (tiny) table in the Bumbo anymore. We were successful in getting the high chair, which she loves, but now we realized we need a dog.

Not going to happen…the dog that is.

Hope you guys had a great weekend!



allen stone on conan

Guess what? My friend Greg and the band he plays with, Allen Stone, were on Conan last night. Greg is the one playing the organ. Greg and I were in choir together in college and he played the piano at our wedding. He’s also an amazing chef and if you’re really lucky he might make you cinnamon rolls at 2 AM.

Allen’s voice is buttery smooth and they’re so much fun to watch live. Here’s the video of their performance. Make sure you check out their website to see if they’re playing on a stage near you- you won’t want to miss them. Congrats, guys!

MORE from Style Me Pretty!

I can’t believe they’ve featured two of our weddings from last summer! Erin and Richard’s Tim Burton/circus inspired wedding was by far one of my favorites to see come together. Erin had loads of inspiration and Steve executed her vision and details to the utmost.

I had the pleasure of doing day of coordination for this event and I couldn’t have been more honored to be a part of Erin and Richard’s special day. Here is the link for the full story.

Erin designed all of the stationery and many of the details (the cake topper!), you won’t believe it when you see the photos! Here is the link to Erin’s design business, Hobson House Design, just in case you were in the market for some beautiful ephemera.

features in SMBG

Remember these guys? Seattle Metropolitan Bride and Groom featured them in their Summer Issue. Yay for the Steven Moore Designs team!

And Steve did another amazing job styling SMBG’s fashion shoot. I’m so blessed to work with such talent!

So much good stuff in this issue, even if you aren’t a bride I highly recommend picking up a copy.

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