Kendra Scott


Destiny’s Baby Sprinkle

Baby Sprinkle Girl Creative Shower Real Sprinkles Invitation on Snapshots and My Thoughts by Ailee PetrovicYesterday, I threw one of my best friends, Destiny, a baby sprinkle to celebrate the impending arrival of her sweet baby girl (and also her 25th birthday!). The shower was at Sweet Paris’ CityCentre location, and despite the weather outside being frightful, the atmosphere inside was seriously delightful (ode to one of my favorite Christmas carols). Destiny’s mom flew in from Las Vegas for the shower, and it was so nice getting to celebrate with Baby Thompson’s Nana there too!

We ate crêpes, decorated cupcakes, guessed Baby T’s arrival date, took photos in front of the sprinkle backdrop, watched as Destiny opened one adorable baby item after another, and had wonderful conversations amongst old and new friends. I love baby showers!

Destiny and I met last summer and quickly became good friends. We both have 2.5 year olds, Truman and Isla, who are also best friends, and I love seeing them together, as Isla always lights up when she sees her pal. Destiny is one of the most sweet, considerate, and thoughtful people I’ve ever met, and we wanted to show her how loved and appreciated she is. The group of ladies  at the shower definitely filled the room up! 

There were a lot of talented ladies who helped me pull off the sprinkle, and I’ll start with the invitations, which were created by Papellerie (the same gals who did our wedding suite and Isla’s birthday invitations). I am thrilled with how they turned out – they have sprinkles in them (see video on my Instagram here). 

The gorgeous wedding cake was made by Lisa of Maple & Love, whom gave me all of our incredible travel suggestions when we went to Melbourne. It was a lemon and strawberry cake, and although I don’t eat eggs, I did totally get a bite of the icing – glad I did! 

My Cricut got a good workout, as I used it to create the bottle shapes for the Eos party favors, the ‘Guess Baby Thompson’s Birth Date’ activity and the vinyl shapes for the mylar balloons. I left the heavy duty laser cutting to Monica of Paper Flour Ink, who made wooden boards reading Oh Baby Girl that she covered in sprinkle paper. She is the best!

At a recent party I co-hosted, one of the other gals suggested we order thank you cards and pre-address/stamp the envelopes to help the mama-to-be, and I thought this was such a great idea, so I ordered pretty pink and gold thank you cards from Tiny Prints. I also ordered customized mug from Tiny Prints that read, “Sugar, spice, all things nice – that’s what Baby Thompson is made of” for the tea and coffee. Side note: I’m also obsessing over their gorgeous Holiday cards. We’ve gotten a few in the mail that are Tiny Prints, and I love them!!

My amazing friend Amanda baked cupcakes that were at each place setting, surrounded by colorful sprinkles from Layer Cake Shop. Guests got to decorate them as they wanted, then take them home (because crêpes and cakes made for fully tummies!) in boxes, which had customized birthday stickers, also from Tiny Prints. 

Meredith, the queen of creativity (hello invitation stylist!), helped me to blow up and stick all of the confetti-shaped balloons to the backdrop, which my wonderful mom sewed (Sasha DIYed the PVC pipe stand and Amanda sanded it down! Talk about a team effort!). 

I am seriously so excited to meet sweet baby Thompson. Our oldest babes are already best friends and I know that she and Emi will follow in their siblings/mom’s footsteps. It was such a joyful shower, and I would love to re-live it all over again. She deserves all of the love and attention, as she is one of the most selfless people I know. February cannot come soon enough!     

Baby Sprinkle Girl Creative Shower Real Sprinkles Invitation on Snapshots and My Thoughts by Ailee Petrovicailee_petrovic_161203_l86a7555

2016 Gift Guide for the Girly Girl

Today’s holiday guide would make Elle Woods swoon. So. Much. Pink. For any girl in your life that appreciates a pretty poufy swan keychain or the perfect pastel mani, I think these suggestions will suit her just fine.

To start, this Kate Spade jewelry box with the gold bow detail would look good on any dresser, but even better if it had this gorgeous sparkly number or these dainty earrings inside. If she’s a ring collector, I would opt for this pink ‘Pardon My French’ porcelain box I own this Eliza Gran tote, and love it so much that it made a trek across the Pacific Ocean to Australia with us last January. The pink pom-poms are the best.

The Kendra Scott Isla Necklace (Giveaway)

IslaGiveaway2One of my very best friends, Sophee, has one of the coolest jobs. She has been working for Kendra Scott since she graduated from The University of Texas, and recently switched into a new finance role. Almost two years ago on my bachelorette weekend, she told me that she had named a bracelet the ‘Ailee’ (see post here) – it was part of the 2014 Spring Atlantic Collection, and is my favorite Kendra Scott piece, naturally. This summer, she told me that she had named a necklace after Isla, and I literally cried. She is an amazing friend.


Labor Day Sales

Labor Day weekend comes with bittersweet sentiment, as it marks our second to last weekend in Durango. My parents are here visiting, which is nice, as there are four extra (and very willing!) hands to help. I really do love this holiday, as it marks the transition into fall (perhaps not in Texas!). I love the shifting of seasons – especially this one.
There are some amazing Labor Day sales taking place right now, and I’ve taken advantage of a lot of them, as I’m mentally packing for our trip to Mexico City in two weeks time. Below you’ll find some of the best promotions – my favorites being Anthropologie’s 20% off sale items, J.Crew’s 4o% off final sale items, and LOFT’s 50% off select full price items and all sale styles.

It’s a holiday – get to shopping!

Anthropologie: Extra 20% off sale items! Over 600 styles added.
Baublebar: Labor Day Sale! Jewelry Styles Starting at 50% Off!
Birchbox: 50 extra Birchbox Points with $35+ purchase form our shop // Code: WEEKEND50
C.Wonder: Get Prepped For Fall with 30% Off Full Price Items
J.Crew: 40% off Final Sale with Free shipping on orders over $100.
French Connection: All SALE dresses are now at $69.99. All orders $150+ receive free US ground shipping. // Code W14SHIP.
Furbish Studio: 15% off everything // runs through Friday Aug. 29 – Monday Sept. 1. // Code: ENDOFSUMMER
Kendra Scott: 15% off sitewide // Code: 2014LDW
LOFT: 50% off Select Full Price Styles and 50% off Sale Styles.
Lord & Taylor: Extra 20% off + 10% off with L&T Credit Card. // Code: LABORDAY.
Lulu and Georgia: 25% off! // Code: laborday25
Old Navy: 40% off entire store!
Sephora: Summer Sendoff Sale! Get up to 75% off hot summer favorites.
Stella & Dot: Extra 25% off all sale items.
Tibi: 20% off a curated edit of fall styles. // Code: hellofall.

Isla Loves: Milk Nursingwear (Giveaway)

When one of my best friends, Kirby, told me about Milk Nursingwear‘s amazing nursing tops, I was very intrigued. Most of the maternity tops I had ordered were very ‘momsy’ and far from stylish. I trust Kirby’s sense of fashion, so I went to their website and was pleasantly surprised by their selection of nursing wear. Milk Nursingwear was nice enough to send me this gray scoop neck shirt to try, and I love it! The top section pulls up to allow for discreet breastfeeding – others genuinely cannot see a thing. Given that newborns are so unpredictable with their feeding, it’s nice to know that I can feed outside of the house if needed without giving up my privacy.

I’m excited to be teaming up with Milk Nursingwear to give away a $35 gift certificate to one lucky individual! In order to enter the giveaway, you must do the following:

  1. Reply to this post, including your name, email and which Milk Nursingwear item(s) you would buy with your gift card
  2. Follow Milk Nursingwear’s freshmilk blog
  3. You will get an extra entry by being or becoming a follower of Snapshots and My Thoughts (see ‘Follow’ button at the bottom righthand corner on desktop version of the blog)

One winner will be drawn at random. The more entries you have, the higher the chance you’ll win! The giveaway ends at midnight on Wednesday, August 20. I will announce the winner by Friday. I look forward to your responses. Good luck!

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Milk Nursingwear Sleek Gray Striped Scoop Neck Shirt // Isla’s Carters Romper // Kendra Scott Rayne Necklace // Kendra Scott Ailee Bracelet (my favorite, obviously – more here!) // J. Crew Chino Shorts // Dolce Vita Jentry Booties // Tory Burch Robinson Double Zip Handbag

I was given this nursing top by Milk Nursingwear for my review. I was allowed to keep the product, but the opinion I am sharing remains my own.