Three Things…

Three Things... | PepperDesignBlog.com

I’m so ready for this three day weekend!! We’re welcoming friends from out of town, celebrating Taylor’s 2nd birthday on Saturday, and are house sitting for my parents (they have a beautiful pool and we all have our suits – insert heart eyes emoji). Hoping for a little bit of warm sunshine now!

Three things…

Stovetop popcorn: Kevin makes the best stovetop popcorn! We haven’t had a microwave in something like 5 or 6 years  and popcorn has been really the only regret. Then Kevin becomes an expert stovetop popcorn maker (his favorite is a sprinkle of tajin with butter) and movie night takes on a whole new meaning. Meaning mostly baby greasy fingerprints on the couch but ah well.

Patriotic babies! circa Memorial Day – but if you are stateside, happy 4th of July! Hope you have some big (or completely relaxing) plans for your weekend.

Veggies from our garden: Our zucchini and squash plants each gave it their all and produced one HUGE veggie. We’re really hoping for more. Even if they look like dumbbells or like a zucchini squeezing into pants that are too tight.

Enjoy your weekend :).

‘You Are My Sunshine’ Baby Shower

You Are My Sunshine Baby Shower | PepperDesignBlog.com

You Are My Sunshine Baby Shower | PepperDesignBlog.com

We recently celebrated my girlfriend’s second baby with a You Are My Sunshine sprinkle. My cohost and I decorated the backyard with yellow paper lanterns, our sunflower centerpieces, this adorable etsy poster, a sweet sunshine banner that Steph (cohost) made, and lots of little yellow details.

You Are My Sunshine Baby Shower | PepperDesignBlog.com

You Are My Sunshine Baby Shower | PepperDesignBlog.com

You Are My Sunshine Baby Shower | PepperDesignBlog.com

You Are My Sunshine Baby Shower | PepperDesignBlog.com

We played fun games – Trish, the expecting mom, is all about a great shower game! – and ate delicious salads prepared by many of the guests.

You Are My Sunshine Baby Shower | PepperDesignBlog.com

You Are My Sunshine Baby Shower | PepperDesignBlog.com

Stephanie built a ‘gift card diaper cake’ to shower Trish and baby with sweet surprises. Rather than bring a gift, guests attached a small gift card to designated spots on the cake. Since finding out the gender is a surprise (and since this is second baby and so mom has plenty of newborn gear), we wanted to come up with a neat way to gift a pedicure, Starbucks coffee or Target gift card.

It turned out adorable, right?

You Are My Sunshine Baby Shower | PepperDesignBlog.com

You Are My Sunshine Baby Shower | PepperDesignBlog.com

I added flowers to our succulent planters on the outdoor table – filled in the table perfectly! Burlap by the yard became an easy and neutral backdrop.

You Are My Sunshine Baby Shower | PepperDesignBlog.com

You Are My Sunshine Baby Shower | PepperDesignBlog.com

One guest that could not come sent the most BEAUTIFUL handmade sunshine cookies in her place. Jennifer writes over here, and I’m hoping she’ll share a tutorial soon.

A little midweek sunshine inspiration for summer! So excited to finally get all of these photos edited…

Happy 2nd Birthday, Taylor Rose!

Happy 2nd Birthday, Taylor Rose! An Infographic for My Girl | PepperDesignBlog.com

This weekend Taylor turned two. Taylor is such a bright, wonderful light in our lives. She is our funny, spunky little daughter that will do just about anything for a laugh. Taylor is also my cuddly girl who regularly requests ‘snuggle with me, momma’ and who prefers always to sit in your lap or arms (when she’s not on the run). Her curly blonde hair grows longer every day and her bright blue eyes sometimes take on a green hue. Her smile is adorable and her mood infectious. The top pic of Taylor fits her personality so well, she doesn’t mind at all being covered head to toe in dirt, sand, you name it! Her little character is full of spunk – even when she’s very angry, arms crossed with attitude and lower lip out. Her favorite sayings are ‘I don’t like that!’ and ‘I loooooooove that!’ (insert ‘banana’, ‘Costco’, ‘baths’). Even with her crazy mood swings, Taylor has the BEST manners! Always quick to deliver a please and thank you and to give you a sincere look of appreciation. I love that she loves on her baby sister and plays so well with her big sister. Her favorite toys are baby dolls and her kitchen set, just ask and she’ll cook up anything! Daily trips to the park are on her ‘must do’ list, dancing steps are still the best way to travel anywhere, and lollypops are her preferred treat.

I am so proud of my little girl and I can’t believe she’s TWO! Happy birthday, sweet Taylor Rose!

I started the above little infographic tradition with Taylor’s 1st birthday (the comparison is so neat for me!). I’m still figuring out what cool project I can do with these when they get a little older :). It has felt like ages since we were here! And of course her newborn photos…  I remember those moments so well, and yet they feel like they are so far behind us.

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