weekend shenanigans

Weekend Shenanigans – The Baby Shower

Wow, Monday sure does roll around mighty quick! This weekend was jam packed with nesting, purging, cleaning, family time and baby fun! I walked in the nursery this morning and looked at the stacks of baby stuff that we now have everywhere just to make sure this weekend wasn’t just a dream.

Since I was working from home on Friday, I stayed up a little later on Thursday evening to start purging some things and then instead of having to get ready and drive to work Friday morning, I purged some more and cleaned instead! I got rid of TONS of clothes. I would say probably 40 pieces? I also went through the ridiculous amount of cookbooks I have and got rid of a huge stack of the ones I never touch. Then I was super productive with work since I didn’t have to listen to people in cubes around me. This guy was a great assistant.



A tisket, a tasket, a Mac in a basket! He randomly crawls in there from time time. So sweet.

I read an entire book between Friday night and Saturday morning, and then Chris and I headed to the store to get our grocery shopping knocked out. We came back and watched the Alabama vs Tennessee game (ROLL TIDE!!!) until it was time for me to head out to meet up with my mom and sister for dinner. To my surprise, my godmother (my mom’s best friend) flew all the way down here from Pennsylvania for my shower this weekend and surprised me at dinner Saturday night! After dinner, we shopped around Trussville just to get some extra time together. What an awesome surprise!!!


Sunday was baby shower day!!!! My sister and sister-in-law hosted the shower at my SIL’s house. They did such an amazing job on the decorations and all the food!!! Most of the decor was multi-purposed items for the nursery that I will get to see daily and a great reminder of this special day. My sister made ham salad sandwiches (my favorite) and my godmother had shipped down my favorite chips that you can only find up north AND smiley cookies from Eat n Park!!!! (A staple in the area I am from.) Not to mention the beautiful gold foil sprinkled cupcakes and all the other amazing food they had spread out.


My sister-in-law made the ribbon banner that I am going to hang above the crib!!! She also had white and pink painted pumpkins all over and they were so sweet.





I am so blessed with amazing family and friends that are already so in love with Baby because they sure did spoil us with a lot of stuff!!! Baby girl will not be without blankets, towels, essentials and LOTS of clothes. I had such a great time just getting to hang out with everyone.


My sister made this ribbon holder, height ruler and this cute little elephant print with the guests names.




My godmother made the beautiful diaper cake that I don’t want to dismantle because it is so pretty!!!


My mom crocheted this beautiful hat and blanket!!!


Laura put together this pinterest worthy basket of goodies. How cute are those socks?!









Again, words can’t express how thankful and blessed I feel to be surrounded with such amazing people. I had a wonderful time at my shower, and I hope everyone else did too.

My sister, mom and Casi came back to my house after the shower to help unload all the goodies. My sister hung around and was the one who hung up all her clothes and filled the laundry basket with all the towels and blankets I need to wash. It was fun sitting in there and going through everything again.

And just like that, the weekend was over and I was exhausted! Chris and I settled in for some Chicago PD and Grey’s Anatomy before passing out on the couch. I hope you all had a fabulous weekend!!!

Linking up with Biana.

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  • Reply Lindsay Latimer October 17, 2016 at 8:22 am

    You have some amazing people in your life, Nadine! Baby girl (and you!) are clearly loved so much. That laundry basket and diaper cake are the cutest things ever!

  • Reply Biana @ Blovedboston October 17, 2016 at 8:54 am

    What an absolutely beautiful day celebrating little miss!! I love the diaper cake – that seriously is one of my favorite things about a baby shower lol! You look so beautiful and you’re seriously glowing girl! xo, Biana-BlovedBoston

  • Reply Jasmine@makingrestorations October 17, 2016 at 8:56 am

    Oh, it looks so fun. Love seeing women showered with love during their transition towards motherhood. Also, cutest idea to use a onesie/clothes to decorate

  • Reply Bri @ North Star Girl Lone Star World October 17, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Looks like it was an amazing shower. What a sweet surprise for your Godmother to fly down. That laundry basket is impressive.

  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine October 17, 2016 at 9:12 am

    Perfect Day to celebrate beautiful you and baby girl! I absolutely love everything about your shower day, how cute is Laura’s little sock line in the basket! And the diaper cake IS too beautiful to dismantle, ha ha! I am already love the baby girls closet and on her hair bows! What a great idea! I think you’re going to have the best week just thinking about all these beautiful memories from the weekend!

  • Reply kathy @ more coffee, less talky October 17, 2016 at 9:24 am

    so amazing! what a great day to celebrate with friends and family. That height ruler for baby Z is so cute 🙂

  • Reply Marie October 17, 2016 at 9:39 am

    What a wonderful baby shower. You are truly blessed with all those wonderful people in your life. Love the hair bow holder, that is so adorable. Little lady is one lucky little gal. Love the diaper cake, so cute.

  • Reply kristen October 17, 2016 at 10:03 am

    a Mac in a basket!! he is totally a cat! aw love that your godmother surprised you! what book did you read friday/saturday? must have been a good one! the shower looks absolutely amazing, your sister is so talented! love the ruler and the little elephant print! LOOK AT ALL THOSE CLOTHES! she’s gonna be so stylish. duh. and hey i spy no shoes. haha!

  • Reply Myra October 17, 2016 at 11:25 am

    What an AWESOME baby shower!! Stylish baby coming soon 😉 I hope you had the most wonderful time and now get to relax and enjoy until little babe makes her arrival!

  • Reply Rebecca Jo October 17, 2016 at 11:26 am

    So fun to be showered in so much love for you & baby!
    LOOK AT ALL THOSE CLOTHES> Girlfriend is coming into the world a diva – as it should be 😉
    I love that basket with the socks hanging… that is precious!

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph October 17, 2016 at 11:38 am

    What a wonderful shower! Love the concept of the decor for the shower doubling as baby room decor.

  • Reply Sierra October 17, 2016 at 11:57 am

    What a great weekend for you! Your shower looks beautiful and you look so happy. So many fun things for baby girl. Haha Mac in a basket! He is too cute. Hope you have a great start to your week. Beautifully Candid

  • Reply Erin LFF October 17, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    What a beautiful, celebratory day for you and little miss!! 🙂 I’m so happy your godmother surprised you AND brought those chips and treats hehe, how fun!!

  • Reply chelsea jacobs October 17, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    What a sweet surprise!! So glad little lady is already spoiled!

  • Reply Cara October 17, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    Aw, glad to hear the baby shower was such a success. You look beautiful, and what a nice surprise to have your godmother visit. 🙂

  • Reply alyssa October 17, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    What a beautiful shower! How loved you and baby girl are 🙂

  • Reply Jackie October 17, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    Your Godmother hooked you up! I’m so glad you had a great baby shower.

  • Reply Jenn @ Optimization Actually October 17, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    So pretty! Your family is so crafty. If my family had tried to make that stuff it would have been like a room full of Pinterest fails. Lol! I didn’t realize the diaper cake wasn’t a real cake in the first picture. 😛 Guess I’m not thinking baby accessories yet.

  • Reply Lauren October 17, 2016 at 4:20 pm

    Totally tried to zoom in on that monogrammed bib! Love that diaper cake with the magic wand!

  • Reply Audrey October 17, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    I can’t get over how dang cute Mac is!

    That shower is gorgeous! It looks like you had such a fun time- I love all the homemade gifts and foods. Your little lady is already so loved and spoiled! What a perfect party/weekend!

  • Reply Katie Elizabeth October 17, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    What a perfect shower!!! You look beautiful and I can’t wait to see baby girl in all of those clothes! And Mac in the basket – too cute!

  • Reply emelia October 17, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    I am smiling from ear to ear…I was hoping when you said chips those were the ones you were talking about. GIRL I LOVE YOU…Snyder’s BBQ & Smiley cookies…YES! What a wonderful shower full of love, so so so sweet! Glad you had a great time!

  • Reply Robin October 17, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    LOL at Mac. What was inside the ravioli pasta? (Yes, I am the type of person who wants to know.)

  • Reply Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders October 17, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    It sounds like your weekend started off great with working from home on Friday and then ended with a spectacular baby shower! I wish that I could work from home every now and then because not commuting for a while would be awesome! Your sister and SIL out did themselves on your shower! Everything looks so adorable, and I love that the decorations can be repurposed into the nursery!

  • Reply Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis October 17, 2016 at 10:34 pm

    What a gorgeous shower! You definitely got spoiled with all the food and gifts. Baby girl is going to be a little fashionista with all those clothes already hanging in her closet and the baby bows!

  • Reply StephTheBookworm October 18, 2016 at 8:30 am

    Oh my gosh, what a beautiful shower! Love all those handmade gifts! I remember coming home from Caleb’s shower and just being surrounded by so much new baby stuff. It’s overwhelming and thrilling!

  • Reply Rach @ This Italian Family October 18, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    All so adorable! Baby showers are so much fun! 🙂

  • Reply Jessica @ Pleas(e) & Carrots October 18, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    Wow your shower was awesome! All those little sweet details!!

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