Sports Themed Nursery

I'm back! I have been on a bit of a hiatus for the past year. 2016 was one of the most wonderful, stressful, and emotional years of my life! Almost a year ago, my husband and I found out we were having our first baby and we had a little bit of a scary pregnancy. To make a long story short, I had IUGR (interuterine growth restriction) and for whatever reason, our sweet baby struggled to grow. Thankfully, despite all the speculation and risks, our son was born healthy albeit small. We only ended up spending 8 days in NICU and after some lingering weight issues, he is back on the growth chart and almost up to the 5th percentile for weight. Overall, he is doing so much better!

Our little guy is now three months old and I have decided to take time off from working to stay home for a couple years. While I'll still be busy, just in a different way, I hope to devote more time to my blog again. I have missed it!

To help me stay sane during the pregnancy, and stop obsessing over reading too many IUGR stories online, I worked on a lot of DIY projects. First, I created decor for our bee-themed gender reveal party. After finding out we were having a boy, I then began diving into all things nursery related. We quickly decided on a sports theme; my husband played baseball growing up and is an avid UK basketball fan. I wanted to incorporate family momentos, DIY projects, and personalized touches to make the room unique and not overly matchy-matchy.

What Will Baby "Bee" Gender Reveal Party

My blog has been quiet for quite a while! I've missed working on the posts, but life has been busy and I haven't had as much time to experiment in the kitchen or make many cakes. Part of the reason for the sudden busy schedule is...

I'm pregnant!! My husband and I are anxiously anticipating our first baby around Thanksgiving this year. We are so excited and can't wait to be parents.

We recently had our 20 week anatomy ultrasound and found out the exciting news regarding the gender of our baby! Ever since finding out we were pregnant, I knew I wanted to do a gender reveal party to share the exciting news with our friends and family. My husband and I wanted to find out the news together, but then we wanted to surprise everyone with a big reveal.

After looking around Pinterest, I decided to plan a bee theme for the party - What Will Baby "Bee"? I thought it was perfect for a laid back summer barbecue. It was a twist on the traditional pink and blue decor, but seemed like a fun idea.

Simple Cinnamon Roll French Toast

Today I have a recipe I'm sharing that is perfect for feeding a crowd for breakfast. I've been looking for volunteer opportunities lately and have begun helping at church by providing breakfast once a month for the volunteers in the children department. We started the first week by just providing fruit, bagels, and other store bought breakfast staples. Since then, though, we've started bringing some baked treats and dishes that we created.

One week I brought sausage balls, another week we made a egg and sausage casserole. This past week, though, we tried a new recipe that was a hit - Cinnamon Roll French Toast Bake! As soon as I saw the recipe on Pinterest, I knew I had to try it. As a trial run, I first experimented with the recipe and shared with friends. It was a hit, so I decided to share with the group. The recipe is definitely one that is best to share with others, I would be tempted to eat too much if it stayed around the house!

We really enjoy sharing the food and hopefully provide the volunteers with some refreshment!