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Weekly Roundup

Happy Friday you guys, we made it through the week! I am off today, and we are heading to the lake this afternoon. I don’t know why, but I kept thinking we were a day ahead all week long, so I am SO glad it was a short week! Jackson turns F-I-V-E tomorrow, and I cannot believe it. He was adamant about having a party, so I am doing as much prep as possible this morning so we have things ready for his bash on Sunday! I cannot wait to share his theme. The boys are SO into parties and have been counting down to wearing their outfits on Sunday! Otherwise, keep reading for my weekly roundup, and be sure to head to my Instagram to enter a Target Giveaway!

Colorblock Sweater

One of my favorite items from this weekly roundup. I feel like if the pumpkin spice latte invented a sweater, this would be it! 😉 We have already had some brief previews of fall weather here in Minnesota, and now that I get to dress more casual for work, I knew I needed this sweater. It is so perfect for those cozy fall days, but ALSO how cute does it pair with shorts!? Long sleeves and shorts will forever be one of my favorite combos!

Sweater // Similar Shorts // Phone Case (code stangandco for 10% off!)

Rainbow Dress

You all went crazy over the rainbow dress I shared this week! I have a blog post up with more shots and views of it that you can read here. It runs true to size, but if you are between sizes, I would go up one as it does not have stretch. It is fully lined, and is slightly shorter in the front. With code JU5 you can snag an extra $5 off! This is one of those dresses that just feels magical! I will be sharing a post next week on different ways to style on it, so be sure to check back for that!

Rainbow Dress (take $5 off with code JU5)

The Coziest Cardigan

I have wanted to get one of these cardigans for years, and I finally took advantage during the #nsale and fell in love! It is SO good you guys. The fabric is beyond soft, but also feels durable and so high quality. It really is hard to explain, but I have never felt anything like it and it is still on sale for a few more days! Sizes and colors keep going in and out of stock, but just keep refreshing as returns are coming in lots!

Cardigan // Tank Top // Jeans // Sandals // Bag

Sunshine Vibes

This post was popular for a fun reason-it was shot by my boys! I have mastered taking photos with my tripod, because in all honesty that is the easiest option. I hate asking people for help, so I self shoot as much as possible! But this week I decided to hand the camera over to my boys who are 3 and 5 (tomorrow!) and see what happens. And they do such a good job! I adjust all the settings beforehand, but they learned so quickly how to get the object of the photo in focus! Having them help is so much fun, and they really seem to love it to and feel so grown up. More photography by Lincoln coming your way, so stay tuned!

Golden Tank // Maxi Skirt

Casual Office Look

Another photo courtesy of Lincoln 😉 I have been loving getting to dress down for work. We still have SOME standards of course, but  jeans and cute tees are fair game! I have gotten some questions on these shoes lately, too. They are SO comfortable and perfect for walking in!

Tee // Jeans // Bag // Shoes // Sunnies

Lavender and Eucalyptus Bridal Shower

I shared all of the details from the Lavender and Eucalyptus bridal shower that I hosted for my sister in law a few weeks ago! It was such a fun shower to pull together, I love her color scheme for her wedding and it was fun to put those details into the shower. I can also never say no to a mimosa bar! Head here to see all of the details!

Weekly Roundup Sales

Levi: up to 30% off select styles

American Eagle: jeans BOGO 50% off, plus take an additional 25% off online only styles with code ONLINEONLY

Old Navy: 30% off of your purchase

Gap: extra 50% off of markdowns, up to 50% off of everything else. 50% off kids and baby tees and tees and shorts!

Loft: 40% off summer favorites, and an extra 50% off of all sale styles!

H&M: sweaters and denim from $9.99

Target: kids shoes BOGO 50% off, save $40 when you spend $100 on home!

 

Thanks for reading my weekly roundup! Be sure to check back next week for a rainbow dress styled four ways and Jackson’s birthday party!

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Rose All Day Bachelorette Party

This past weekend I threw my baby sister’s bachelorette party! After lots of planning, decorating, and coordinating, I could not have been happier with how it all turned out. Her wedding color is blush, so we went with a ‘Rose all day bachelorette party’! Her one demand (okay, actually she had a lot of demands) was a bubbly bar. Thanks to lots of searching on Pinterest I was about to find all of the inspiration I needed to pull it together!

Rose All Day Bubbly Bar

I knew we wanted the bubbly bar for mimosas to be the highlight of the party. After some online searching, I found a blush sequin backdrop on Amazon. Balloon garlands are my absolute favorite, so I also grabbed this pack of balloons to create one! It went perfect with the ‘bubbly’ bar because balloons=bubbles! The gorgeous glitter ‘bubbly bar’ banner is from one of my all time favorite Etsy shops, Glitter Party Co. You can see them at our other parties here and here.

We filled carafes from the Target dollar spot with orange juice, pineapple juice, and strawberry lemonade. Then, we placed out strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and pineapple for garnish! Super easy, and so pretty!

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We featured Prosecco from my favorite wine company, FitVine Wines. It was delicious, and a fun addition to the bubbly bar!

For party favors, I gave each of the girls an ombre glitter mini champagne bottle. They took me a LONG time to make, but were 100% worth it. I never want to actually open mine, it is just too pretty 😉 I just did layers of modge podge, and mixed glitter so the colors blended with each band and flowed into each other. They most important step is to use a spray adhesive or modge podge on the top layer so the glitter stays intact and off of hands!

Another favorite from Glitter Party Co. is this cake topper! I knew immediately I wanted it on top of the donut tower. It is their wedding hashtag, and one of my favorite details from the party. I just love personalized things like this, and am always so thankful for how Glitter Party Co. brings my ideas to life!

I was so excited to make these fun shots. Apple spice donuts are TOTALLY in season, so I made ‘Apple Jacks’ shots! They were half sour apple pucker, half Rumchata, and then topped with an apple spice donut! Perfect for a Rose All Day kind of party! I found these plastic shot glasses online!  

The Mr. and Mrs. balloons are from Target and were perfect on the mantle! All of the florals can be found at Hobby Lobby.

My mom hand drew this countdown chalkboard! I think we are going to swap out the numbers at a few other events this fall to get more use out of it! The LOVE balloon was off of Amazon and can be found here!

Waffle Bar

One of the bridesmaids offered to bring her waffle iron, and let me tell you, it was one of the HIGHLIGHTS of the party. All of the girls had so much fun making their own waffle and garnishing with lots of different toppings. I wasn’t sure how it would turn out, but it was the perfect addition to the party and I am so thrilled she had the idea. And if you were wondering, YES, I did make Mike go buy a waffle maker the next day.    

Photobooth Frame

This photobooth frame was a labor of love (and another one of my sister’s demands, haha). She sent me a Pinterest picture a few months back, and I went to my father in law right away. He has an entire wood shop in his shed, and we pulled together materials and he whipped up the frame in about twenty minutes!

From there, I took it home and applied a few layers of ivory paint. I hand drew the letters (which is why they aren’t perfectly straight, whoops!) and all of the small dots, and then doused the whole thing in LOTS of gold glitter. It took awhile to make, but I just love how it turned out! Every single girl got to take a photo with my sister, and it can always be repainted and used for other parties!

Our bridal party tanks are from Etsy, and can be found HERE. They were so easy to get because each person ordered their own and we didn’t have to worry about bulk purchases. Plus, the can be done in lots of color combinations!

Fun and Easy Bridal Jeopardy

My future brother in law’s little sister made the jeopardy board below and it turned out to be PERFECT. It was more than I could have asked for! While we thought we pulled together relatively easy questions, we had guests stumped and the game got plenty heated. I think it was my favorite bridal party game we have every played! After the luncheon, we spent the afternoon at a winery, and came home to get ready before heading out on a party bus. It was coed and merged the bachelor and bachelorette parties, and everyone had so much fun! Of course, I was ready for bed before we even left at 8pm 😉 But in maid of honor fashion, I stuck it out to the very end. I was so thrilled with this rose all day party. My sister has told me about twenty times it was her dream party, and I couldn’t be happier to know how much she loved it. And with that, I think I am retiring from hosting bachelorette parties and baby showers for at least a few years. Whew!