Cakes and Cupcakes, DIYs, Drinks, Holidays, Squishy, The Mommyhood

Curious Brex turns Two!!

I can’t believe my little monster is about to turn TWO! Seriously, this can’t be possible. It seems like a few days ago we were bringing him home from the hospital, and I was staying up all night staring at his sweet little face and making sure he was still breathing.

I never knew how BIG love could be, until this sweet 6 pound 4 ounce little miracle blessed our lives. He had a rough start, but he was so strong and has grown into an amazing little boy!!

His favorite show has been Curious George since we’ve moved to Texas. He used to get up to dance and shake his little booty to the theme song!

So we decided to do a Curious George birthday! I wanted to keep it simple, and we’re on a pretty tight budget since I’m still on maternity leave. Thankfully Pinterest had a lot of great DIY ideas, and Wal-Mart has cheap party supplies 😂

I bought all of the decorations from Walmart and stuck to basic yellow and red. I ordered the Curious George “Happy Birthday” banner and cake topper from Walmart, too, and did free in-store pickup! To give the table height, I just wrapped a couple boxes coordinating paper. We already had the Curious George stuffed animal that I had ordered from Belk a few months ago.

For snacks I decided to do Charkie’s chips (plain Lays), Hundley’s hotdogs (pigs in a blanket), the Renkin’s fresh veggies, and the Quint’s fish crackers (Goldfish). Of course the Goldfish were left at home, but we still had plenty of food! I bought card-stock and a white paint pen from Hobby Lobby to make the table tents.

I wanted Brex to have his own cake, so I decided to do a small cake for him, as well as cupcakes for everyone else. The cake board is 2 circles of cardboard cut out from a box and covered in wrapping paper, then plastic wrap.

For party favors I did chocolate dipped pretzel rods, because the best party favors are ones you can eat! I bought milk chocolate chips, pretzel rods, and favor bags from Walmart. They actually have bags that are specifically for this! I bought candy melts in red in yellow from Hobby Lobby. I dipped the pretzel rods in the chocolate, shook the excess off, placed them on wax paper, and drizzled with the colored candy melts. Easy peasy!

Everything turned out absolutely fantastic! I couldn’t have been happier with it, and our little monster had a blast!

While it makes me sad that my baby boy isn’t much of a baby anymore, I am so thankful he’s growing up to be such a smart and loving child!

Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. -Psalm 127:3

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Over the Weekend

We had a pretty interesting weekend over here in Squishy-monster land. 


Squishy and I went to Hattiesburg with Tory and her daughter for the Dance Teachers United convention. It was really fun and so great to see all the young girls enjoying something they love so much! 


I love getting to go out of town and expose Squishy to new places and people. We always traveled a lot when I was younger, and I want to be able to do the same with Squish. He loved watching all the girls, going to eat at Buffalo Wild Wings, and riding around in the stroller. 

If you’re ever in Hattiesburg, you’ve got to stop at this BWW. They have great food and AMAZING service. Our waitress was so sweet and the manager stopped and talked to us for a few minutes. We talked about Squish and his own son, and he brought Squish his own little bowl of mandarin oranges. 



Another great thing about going out of town with Squish is that it’s basically a reset button for his sleep schedule. I’ve been having the HARDEST time trying to get him back on a schedule, and it seems like nothing I try works. Last time we went out of town to Gulf Shores, it got him on a perfect schedule! This of course got messed up a few weeks later when we lost power for a couple days and had to go stay with my mom. 


This was just going to be a short trip so I figured it would be perfect. And it was!!!! He stayed awake from 2:30 when we made it to Hattiesburg until 9 when we made it back to the hotel, and HE SLEPT ALL NIGHT! 

Y’all, it was the most wonderful thing ever. He also slept all night last night IN HIS OWN BED! 😍😍😍


We also had another BIG new development yesterday. MY LITTLE MONSTER FINALLY CUT HIS FIRST TOOTH!! I was really starting to think this child was never going to have teeth! 😂


We don’t have a lot planned for this week, and we’re probably just going to relax. I may start on a new DIY project for my living room, so stay tuned! 😁👍🏌
What did you do over the weekend? Any big plans for this week? I’d love to hear from you! 

The Mommyhood, Uncategorized

Over the Weekend

We had a pretty great weekend here!  

Nana and Big Daddy came to town Thursday to get their king cake. Just kidding, Nana had a doctors appointment here in town so I made them a king cake to take home.

Anyways, Friday night we all went out to eat at El Sombrero, our local Mexican restaurant. Seriously, nothing beats Mexican food and a cold Bud Light. 😍 

After dinner everyone came back to our apartment for king cake and coffee. It was awesome to just sit around talking, laughing, and spending time together. We don’t get to do it much anymore, so I enjoy it even more when we do.

And then Saturday. Oh y’all, SATURDAY. Guess what I did. Just guess! 

I TRIED ON WEDDING DRESSES!! 


I had an appointment at The Bridal Path and Alfred Angelo in Jackson. I took my mom, my stepmom Crystal, Nana, my sisters Katie, Aspyn, and Amie, and my best friend Tory. Squish was supposed to stay with a baby sitter while we went to Jackson, but she ended up getting sick Friday night so he got to go with us, too! 
Lace, and tulle, and beading! Oh my! I honestly couldn’t even tell you how many dresses I tried on. After a while I lost count and they all started blending together. 


I found a dress I liked at both salons, but I’m not 100% so we’re going to keep looking. I’m not sure what’s worse; not knowing what you want, or knowing EXACTLY what you want and not finding it. 

My best friend of almost 13 years and I

It was incredibly fun to get to spend time with all of the women and girls in my life who mean so much to me. I can’t wait to do it again! 

My beautiful baby sister Aspyn and Squish

Squish and I spent Sunday catching up on sleep and relaxing, and we went on a walk around our neighborhood. 


Unfortunately, Squish decided to go on a nursing strike Sunday afternoon that lasted about 12 hours. He finally gave in around 4:30 this morning thanks to a little sugar water on Mommy’s nipple 😂

I don’t have any plans for this week, but this weekend Squish and I will be headed out of town for my god-daughter’s competition dance classes! It will be nice to get out of town for a little while and change things up. 

What did you do over the weekend? Any big plans for the upcoming weekend? I would love to hear from you in the comments below!!