Friday, July 31, 2015

Honey, I'm Good




There's a pretty great lady in my life. She and I are two peas in a pod. Out of the foursome, we're definitely, the wilder of the bunch. We're also the shorter of the four as well, that really has nothing to do with anything. We enjoy singing loudly and dancing around living rooms, even on coffee tables. I remember a great deal of my college career was spent laughing with this beautiful lady. I'm especially glad that has not stopped. This spectacular lady reads this blog perhaps more diligently than anyone else, sorry husband but I think it might be true. She's one of the most kind-hearted, empathetic, compassionate, endearing, sweet, caring, gentle-spirited, adventurous, fun, delightful and gorgeous women I know.

And today, not only does this fabulous lady star in the hilarious video below, but we are also celebrating her BIRTHDAY tonight. Miss Kristina, Happy EARLY Birthday!

I pray we are friends until the ends of time. I pray I get to watch you walk a wedding aisle one day. I pray we share in pregnancy stories, and mom stories one day. I pray we get to go on friend vacations with our other two favorite ladies. I pray we continue to get to laugh and cry together. I pray we continue to share joy and pain together. I pray we continue to have fun and dance until our knees give out. You are spectacular my pretty friend! Never let anyone steal your sparkle, lols. But really, stand strong in who you are. Invest in yourself. Choose what God thinks above everyone else. And never forget, how much I most definitely love and adore you!

I'd tell any other girl out there, oh no honey I'm good, cause I have the best friend a girl could ask for. :)


This video featuring this wonderful woman, my husband, Paisley and some really awesome bloggers out there is pretty stinkin awesome and if you don't laugh or at least smile while watching, you are crazy.

Sar: the creator of these videos (see the last one for Shake it Off) writes at The Hagans blog, and not so long ago Life of Love Blog. They eloped in Hawaii, and it was stunning. They're pretty stinkin' hilarious and especially adorable.

Micah: was especially funny in this video. And she's done the last two videos! She writes at Unbashedly Me.

Erin: and her hubs take the cake in this year's video. Oh my goodness, they are so fun to watch. I especially love her husband's hat and dance moves. She writes at Love, Fun and Football.

Holly: has some pretty fantastic dance moves and facial expressions in this year's video. She writes at Faith, Hope and Baseball.

And now for today's featured presentation:



This year's video makes me smile and laugh and want to sing right along. I realized I knew far too few lyrics than I actually thought but it was so fun to have Miss Kristina there. We didn't coordinate anything this time around, just danced and sang and enjoyed it.

Last year's video made me cringe at myself but my how fun it was to make. I let Kevin direct me however he wanted, he loves playing out songs into their stories.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Elevation Moore


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I shared about Top Golf the other day and today I've got Elevation to share about! We celebrated July birthdays by going here for an hour and hands down, this place was a blast!

You have to have 15 people in order to get a group reservation so we didn't go that route and I don't have much information to offer up about it.

When you arrive you have to sign a waiver, digitally, at a station directly upon entering the building. Once your waiver is signed, you can purchase your wrist band. They have different colored bands for the hours you've paid to be there.

The pace is a giant room with different courts for different kinds of jumping activities. They have a court for little-little kids, basketball, dodgeball and the main court with tons of trampolines for just playing around. Plus, there's a jump pit too! There are free lockers for you to lock up the phones and such in the open area between the courts.

We spent most of our time between the basketball and the main court. Mostly because there were a lot of kids hanging out on the other ones and we didn't want to squash them. For a Friday evening though, it really wasn't too crazy busy.



When we first arrived and purchased only an hour we imagined we might be buying another hour, but let me tell you! Jumping for an hour is exhausting! We had so much fun but we were definitely ready for that hour to end when it did. We were all hot, sweaty and ready to eat!

I'd recommend you ditch the socks, I did that for the first half and later wished I hadn't had them at all. I also wished I had brought a water bottle because hopping over to the water fountain behind the line of kids wasn't so fun. I think this place would be SO fun for a kids party though, on that note.

I'm definitely going back some time and I would also love to check out one of their morning boot camps.

Also, thumbs up Elevation for playing fun Christian music! Loved the Relient K jams that night!

Have yall ever been?


Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Top Golf OKC


This summer, Kevin and I have had so much fun doing new things with our friends around Norman and Moore/Oklahoma City. After I shared some of my favorites in our area, I thought I would add to that with these new activities. Today, I'm sharing about Top Golf but I've also got Elevation and one other activity to-be-announced going into a blog post soon.


Now I know this is a chain and probably many of you have checked this out in other cities. We went to our location at the beginning of the month, and I later found out they'd only been open for ten days! There are some kinks for them to work out, which I did write about below, but hands down I enjoyed it and would go back.

We went around 6pm but I would definitely suggest you go at a time that you get to experience the night sky with it. The holes light up and the whole place kind of becomes a party-like atmosphere. Top Golf includes the playing area, restaurant, outdoor bar and some hang-out locations. There was a small stage by the outdoor bar that looked ready for some live music too.

My overall thought was, this place is really fun! They have clubs at each station for you to use but they also let you bring in your own set and have easy spots to set them in. I loved that you can play and order food/drinks at the same time. Anything that you get to be outdoors but you aren't sweating like crazy is also a win in my book.  The design of the place is pretty cool, which you know I have to mention. The stations looked to have either tables or a sectional sofa. We got the sofa option and it was so comfortable. It's pretty great that you don't have to be good at golfing to have fun too. I'm not a golfer, I'm not even very good at put-put, but I had fun and still scored some holes! AND, as I said, I want to go back so you know it was fun!




So when you arrive there are two lines. In one line you get a player's card and in another line you actually reserve your slot. Once you have a player's card, you don't have to stand in that line again when you come back, so it's one and done! That part is handy but we didn't realize that you pay for the card and the game. So make sure and budget an extra $5 a person for the card. Oh and on another note, we learned that if you forget your card you have to buy a new one, so don't lose it!

We were told we would wait an hour so we grabbed a spot in the restaurant to go ahead and place our food order but the server never came to us after we ordered a round of water(big spenders yall, haha), and before we knew it, our name was called to go upstairs to play. Ordering food up at the playing levels was more fun anyway so I'd recommend hanging out and getting a drink during your wait.

We knew our large group of ten was going to be difficult as the stations are made for six players. Getting two stations next to each other seemed next to impossible to arrange (at least that night) so we ended up just sharing our slots (husband & wife formed a team) which meant that technically we didn't all need to purchase separate player's cards (fyi to any of you who end up playing team style or have a bigger group than six).



Shortly after we got going the computer timed us out of our game. This happened a couple more times into our play time and while the IT guys did usually come quick and ultimately gave us more time, we were never able to play any of the other game styles so that was a bummer.

Since we never ordered down in the restaurant, we ended up ordering at our station. I thought the menu was fun but I was trying to choose semi-healthy and decided to split a turkey wrap with one of my girlfriends. All the orders except mine (which also included my husband's) came out within a reasonable time. Our friends finished their meals before we saw our server again. At this point I kindly told her we were still waiting on some food and she sort of flippantly said she would check into it. Well time goes by and she comes back to ask exactly what was missing. Some time later our food finally came out. Heads up, the turkey wrap is nothing to write about but the fries were good. Now, I understand food service is a rough industry, really I do, but I think what frustrated me in this situation most was how little our server seemed to care, and that she never checked in on us (as most servers do at other restaurants). I'm going to shake this whole episode to be a brand-new-location issue but it was still rather irritating, and took away from my overall experience.



I loved getting to play in both daylight and night but I would definitely recommend you go for the evening, it was way more fun when the sun went down. I would also definitely just go for the less-healthy option next time around since the fries were great and my husband loved his burger. Also there was a donut-hole option that looked like it could be a winner.

So bottom line, I'm already trying to figure out when we can go back!

Have you been to a Top Golf??



Friday, July 24, 2015

Friday Five




one: I've eased up on my daily work outs and now I think I miss them. I don't think I could have dreamed of a day that I would have looked forward to work outs but it has indeed come. I really appreciated this post from TIU on how to work in some toning throughout the day. I definitely plan on trying out their idea for belly/butt toning while in traffic.

two: I sent over my video for the newest blogger lip sync video! Kevin, me, Paisley and I even convinced my friend to join in on the video with us. I can't wait to see what Sar creates this time. Check out last year's here.

three: Tonight is the biggest fan girl thing I've ever done before. I've been telling a lot of people that lately. It sounds weird but it is true. Tonight, I'm going to the Bobby Bones' Raging Idiots concert! About a month ago, while I was at work, I sent Kevin a message trying to see what he thought about going, after a friend of mine had emailed asking if I wanted her to buy us tickets. I was fairly certain he was going to say no but to my complete surprise, he said YES! In fact, he had previously looked for the tickets himself! I was FLOORED. I can't even describe how excited and surprised I was. Anyway, tonight here I come!!!

four: This last week I finally ordered the last photobook for our wedding. That's right, I made three wedding books. Long story short, I broke down that wonderful day into three books: 1. getting ready+portraits 2. ceremony 3. reception. I also ordered a coffee table book for all our scenery pictures from our time in Copenhagen. Kevin and I are so excited to see this one all printed up. Looking through those pictures of the last week have been so fun. I miss that beautiful city so very much. Shout out to Artifact Uprising for creating a photo book site that I completely love!

five: I shared some photos of our little duplex home last week and it just makes me smile to look at them in that post. I've spent some serious time making this little place look like ours and not just a rent home. Thank you for your sweet comments.

What are you up to this week/weekend?

Monday, July 20, 2015

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Friday, July 17, 2015

Home Sneak Peeks

Back when we moved into our duplex, now almost two years ago, I had grand plans of sharing each room of this place and the changes we've made along the way. Well obviously those plans are long gone. I've tried to take pictures of our home here and there. We re-did our living room recently and also the craft room earlier this winter. I am just itching to share the craft room! Almost, I'm waiting on one final part. Oh and of course, there's the paint touch-ups left as well.

One day, I'd love to share different pictures I've taken of our mantle, I've changed it a million or so times in our nearly two years here. It sure would be fun to flip through those, at least those that got documented with a photo. I think the mantle has been one of my favorite things in this home.

We are still renting but making this place our home while we are here is important to me. To those of you who are renting, don't be afraid to put some holes in the wall, paint some accent walls, and move things around constantly. Shopping in my own home, and cans of spray paint have transformed many of our rooms. Learning to love this place has taught my heart some serious lessons. The Lord certainly gifted us beatifully in this home. It fills me with joy sitting on our sofa and just looking around.

Some of these pictures are everyday scenes in our home, mail on the table and cups out, cords on the floor and vacuumed floors. That's life. This is our real life in our real home.























Trying to make your rent place a home? Contact me, I'd love to help you!


Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Bigger Than a Dream






Kevin recently organized all our pictures from Denmark, getting me that much closer to finally creating a "coffee table" book of all our pictures. The above are all from the area of Kastellet in Copenhagen. Most of the time, talking about Denmark is strange and it feels like a crazy, magical dream that I never could have imagined on my own. I know I speak for both of us when I say, our hearts are unbelievable full with all that went it to making our once in a lifetime trip happen. It still completely blows our minds.

Sometimes, we get caught up in where we aren't. We can't buy a house for a long time. We're still working on paying off college loans. Having children isn't the best idea in the moment. Going on trips as often as we would like is not possible. Being as generous as we really want to be all the time, isn't usually do-able.We know all this and more than we even know, will come in it's own time. Even still, at times, it's a hard pill to swallow.

Then we remember the incredible things God has placed in our path already. Things like Denmark, and zipping over to Paris for a whirlwind 27 hours (I can't forget Paris). Denmark was a gift and a dream we never knew we'd be given. Going overseas in any fashion wasn't even something we'd talked about as a one-day dream! God had bigger plans. And God has bigger plans.


God can do anything you know, far more than you can ever imagine, guess or request [or dream!] He does it not by pushing us around, but by working within us, His Spirit deeply and gently within us. Ephesians 3:20


God knows our hearts. He knows our desires. He knows what is best for us. He will provide. He will give us gifts we couldn't even imagine. Because God is bigger than our dreams!


Check out all our Denmark/Paris/Sweden adventures here.

Monday, July 13, 2015

SEE&DO&EAT in Oklahoma


I started this post mentally LONG ago. When Kevin and I had the extreme pleasure to go meet and visit and explore with Samantha and her hubs-Tim, I was floored. Samantha had created a perfect day-to-day plan for us. We explored new things and tried all kinds of great food. It was literally one of my most favorite trips we have ever taken. Plus, meeting Samantha face to face was so much better than I could have ever dreamed!


Kevin and I have chatted often about how much we miss them and wish so dearly for them to come to us. So when, because I know that one way or another, they will one day come, Samantha and Tim come to Oklahoma, I want to try and do just as well as she did! Though, I'm not sure I can! I thought to get that plan started I'd go ahead and put together a list of things I would choose from in order to create the best schedule for us.

Plus, if any of you have ever considered a trip to Oklahoma, I'd send you to these places as well. So let's add this to my little collection of travel guides (ie: D.C. & Copenhagen). Bear in mind that these are all places within easy driving distance from Norman/OKC area, and of course this isn't everything you'd want to see. We also have plenty of beautiful parks and hiking areas that I won't get into in this post.


SEE/DO



Oklahoma Football
Well you can't come to Oklahoma and not take your booty to a Sooners game! OU football is the light in many an Oklahoman's eye. We might have had a rough last season but we're all hopeful for a great new one in 2015. Oklahoma football pride is incredibly contagious and you haven't lived till you've attended a game in our loud stadium. The spirit is exciting, the game is fun and the stadium is beautiful. We are crossing our fingers Samantha and her hubs come in the fall time.

The University of Oklahoma
Ah my beloved campus. OU is well known for its beautiful grounds and pedestrian-friendly environment. There are very few places that you can actually drive "through" campus, and at that, only maintenance vehicles are allowed on most streets. Buildings are mostly situated around what we call the North and South Ovals. You can walk around the main part of campus in probably 15 minutes or less, of course it isn't that easy on a class day. Grab a snack from Campus Corner and take a stroll on campus, you won't be sad you did! I'd suggest you make a special stop at Gould Hall because I basically lived there my senior year (aka College of Architecture building). Kevin would suggest you pop back into the car and check out the National Weather Center which is where he spent most of his college career.

The Skydance Pedestrian Bridge
While this area has a number of awesome changes coming that won't be complete anytime soon, it's still a tourist stop for the Oklahoma City area. The bridge was designed after the state bird, the scissor tail-fly catcher, and it was designed by an architect who is a professor at OU. It's real pretty from my daily drive on I-35(especially at night) but I would love to see it up close. It's been finished for a few years now and neither Kevin nor myself have physically gone up to it yet. I think we could get some pretty great pictures here too. It's on the way to downtown too which would make it a convenient stop on the way to more fun.

The Corn Maze
This is an Oklahoma favorite, or at least I think so. If they come in the fall, we'll have to go to our favorite corn maze in Chickasha. It changes every year and since we've had a crazy amount of rain this year, I'm hoping it is one of the best yet! This year's theme is Oklahoma Football which is rather fitting, especially if we also get to take them to a game! Our small group has made a tradition of going to this every year, we can't get enough of it apparently.

The Oklahoma City Riverwalk/Bricktown
Well you can't compare it to Samantha's hometown, Richmond, and it's certainly not as historic or fascinating as San Antonio's but our OKC Bricktown area is one of the population's favorite places to be on a weekend night. We have a minor league baseball team situated here, there's a boat tour that will take you through some Oklahoma history, plenty of restaurants, the basketball arena is a few skips away, Sonic headquarters is here and one giant movie theater stands proud at one end. Kevin and I had our first date at a restaurant here, and there's been several other nights of fun experienced since. You can't come to Oklahoma City and not go to Bricktown. One way or another we'll get them here.



The Overholser Mansion
Kevin and I toured this beautiful, historic home back on our first anniversary. I simply LOVE touring historic homes. Both those that have been reverted back to their original time and those remodeled. Samantha took us to Monticello when were in Virginia and I would love to take her here. This home, unlike SO many others, actually has everything original to the home. The family kept the home in the family for a very long time and eventually the home was given to the city with everything still inside. It's as if the family went on vacation and never came back because literally they left clothes in the closet, china in the cabinets, and all the furniture. It is stunning.

The Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial
The Memorial for this tragic event is beautiful. The design of the entire area has so much meaning concerning the events of that heartbreaking day. This place is a stop for many people who come to the city. It's a part of our history as a city, state and even as a nation. This place will make your heart hurt for the families so deeply wounded by the event but it also boldly shows off the courage and community that you can find in Oklahoma. There is both the memorial outdoor area and a museum. I've never been in the museum but from what I hear it continues that beautiful remembrance theme.

Riversport Adventures OKC
The river area in Oklahoma City has completely changed over the last few years and we Oklahomans are loving it! There's a whole adventure area to it that includes zip lining, canoeing, slides, ropes course, and so much more. Kevin and I really loved our trip across the river on the zip line! They are continually adding to this area too. Kevin and I both want to try stand-up paddle boarding sometime.

POPS
Welcome to Oklahoma, the land of the highly popular Route 66 stops! This is a place you'll often see in pictures when people visit Oklahoma. It is a road stop with a tasty restaurant, or so I hear, a fun atmosphere, a giant soda pop tower, and more soda flavors than you can possibly imagine. Kevin and I have stopped here once en route to an event but we've never stopped for a drink or a meal. I think it's about high time we did since we've been here for seven years! This one lands a place in the SEE and EAT category technically. There's probably a few other iconic route 66 stops we could swing in there as well.



Myriad Gardens
Another newer addition to our downtown scene, the gardens are a beautiful area of walking paths, kids play area, and botanical gardens. We've taken pictures here before a Phi Lamb formal back in college, ice skated here in the winter, and attended Good Friday services here. It's right across the street from both the Cheseapeke Energy Arena (where the Thunder play) and the Devon Tower(now the tallest building OKC). If you're looking for a place to stay, the historic Colcord hotel is also across the street and is so lovely (we went for our first anniversary). 

A Thunder Game
My dad walked away from a Thunder game exclaiming he'd never been in such a loud and excited basketball atmosphere, and my dad is a basketball game lover. We take great pride in our Thunder, and we sure do love our Kevin Durant. If you're in the area during the season, snag some cheap seats and enjoy the game. No matter where you are in the arena you'll feel like your part of the team.


EAT

If you ask anyone in the Oklahoma City area what one of their new favorite things is about the city, they'd say the FOOD! Restaurants have popped up like crazy in our city over the last few years. Anything you can possibly imagine is here, though we'll still leave the best tex mex in my beloved state of Texas. The restaurant business is booming and there's soo many great options, it's hard to narrow down to just a few that we'd have time (and room in our bellies) to check out. We won't get to all of the below, but I just couldn't stop. I think I've become one of those foodies over the past year.

Kitchen 324
I'm salivating just thinking about this place, and to be fair I was just recently there. This place. YUM! Kevin and I shared our second anniversary breakfast here and I've had a rep take me for lunch. This is one of those it's hard to choose what to eat because everything sounds delightful. It is in an historic building in OKC and the way they gussied it up and made it modern is stunning! I know Samantha would love just being inside it, let alone trying their delicious meals. I'd have a hard time choosing when to take them here but we'd probably go for lunch since the next one is my favorite breakfast place. And don't forget, this place takes reservations and you'll want to do this!




Syrup
Oh Syrup Breakfast Boutique, how you speak to my breakfast loving heart. I love this quaint restaurant in downtown Norman. Everything I've tried is wonderful and I dream about their cinnamon roll pancakes, though I'd highly recommend you plan on sharing them. This is one of those, go for brunch places because you'll eat so much food, places. Again, adorable interior and fun setting that I know Samantha will enjoy. Plus this place takes you to downtown Norman, which is just fun to see. It's on the edge of transforming, so slowly but surely downtown Norman will thrive once again.

Cheever's
A rep, love my reps, first took me here and it's so delicious! The restaurant is off 23rd street in Oklahoma City, you can walk to a very popular cupcake shop from here (Cuppies & Joe) and several other up and coming little restaurants, like the favorite taco truck of our city. The restaurant is in what used to a floral shop long ago. They've maintained much of the original building and house the wine in the old flower glass "fridge." I've heard they have a super fabulous ice cream.brownie dessert that I've just been itching to try. If we don't take Samantha and Tim, I'm crossing my fingers it's where we have my birthday dinner. Keep in mind that you can also make reservations here!




Hideaway Pizza/ Empire Slice/ Pizzeria Gusto
Pizza, who doesn't love it?! There are so many fun pizza places in Norman/OKC I really couldn't choose just one so I listed my top three favorites. Hideaway Pizza, I know it's a chain restaurant, at least here, but if you want some yummy pizza, GO! Kevin and I actually had our rehearsal dinner here. Think, thick slices of gourmet pizza. Empire Slice, if you're a new-york style pizza lover then you'll enjoy this place. It's in the heart of an upcoming area in OKC that is always busy at night so that makes it even more fun. (insert addition: if you're looking for a tasty sandwich stop, check out The Mule right next door!). Honestly, if we have a chance to go out for pizza we'll probably take Samantha and Tim here, it's quick and easy plus the fun of 16th Street equals a win. Pizzeria Gusto, umm wow. This is pizza done true italian style. It's so good and so fresh tasting. I've only been once but I have definite plans of going back. It's off 23rd street, so not too far from my favorite Cheever's.

Ice Cream
I'm having a hard time deciding on what to share here. My all time favorite is actually custard from The Custard Factory on the east side of Norman. They have a mix that tastes exactly like a Reese's cup in ice cream form. My best girlfriends and I always go here when we're altogether. However, I've been told that I absolutely must try Amy's Ice Cream in OKC (next door to Empire Slice). I haven't been yet so I guess if we ended up getting some pizza at Empire then we'd probably have to check out Amy's.



Hurts Donuts
Everyone has their favorite donut shop in town. Most of us are split between Daylight Donuts (me!) and Donut King(Kevin) but if you're looking for a fancy donut stop, you have to go to Hurts! They specialize is super crazy donuts, with everything from cereal to your favorite candy on top. They may be donuts but really they're desserts. They're open all day so treat yourself after lunch and walk it off on campus! They're located in Campus Corner which is directly across the street from the beginning of campus.

The Mont
I'll be honest, this place isn't really anything super special. It's that classic college-town-bar-food joint but it still makes the list because it is incredibly popular here in Norman. It's a walk away from the front of campus/campus corner. It's almost always busy and it is inside an old historic building (read the website because they have the full history). The interior is dark and there are some sunk-in seating areas to make for a really cozy environment. My favorite is the patio though. Pop a squat on the patio, order up some nachos and try the Swirls (as I understand it, you can't go to the Mont and not have one, though I have, several times).



Alright my fellow Oklahomans, what would you add?

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Blogger Opportunity


My friend Bekah is the queen of blogger opportunities! I swear she is always on top of things. Today, she's go this great opportunity going! Pop on over to her blog to check it out and learn more. 

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Duck Baby Shower


Parties are my thing. I love creating them, planning them, decorating them, cooking for them...
Sometimes, I dream about making a business of just planning parties (not weddings, we'll leave that for someone else) but for now, I'll continue to plan parties for friends!

This party was no exception. One of my best friends is having a baby and this shower was so fun to create for her. My friend's mother and sister did a ton of work and crafted some pretty cute things for the shower too. And since her sister was my big in phi lamb, it was fun to hang out with her again too!

Our theme for the shower was ducks because, well the mommy-to-be loves ducks! She's had a collection of duck items in here home for a very long time. It was only natural that the baby's room would be duck themed. As a result, we made the shower duck themed. I personally like to make all my parties themed in a way that will give the party honoree things for them to use. This way all those decorations you spent time and money on are actually given a second life after the party. I've done this for all the wedding showers I've helped with too, which gives the bride some wedding day decorations!

I'll let the pictures do most of the talking but since everyone always wants to know about games. We did the crossword puzzle with questions pertaining to baby and parents. We also did BINGO, where guests filled in the squares with items they thought she'd receive, during gift opening.  And we also had the activity of writing funny things on the diapers for those late night changes. For the most part, however, we hung out, ate food and chatted. It was fun, sweet, and tasty!



One of my wedding shower hosts created a guest scrapbook page for me, it was so great because I was able to easily slide it into my scrapbook. I've continued this idea ever since.







The pencil art in the background is one of my created pieces. I made it blank for the invitation, scanned it in and typed the invite information on it. Then afterward, I filled in the baby's monogram for them to take home and put in his room.



And for the curious, the duck cake is the result of a cake pan and crafty icing work by the father to be and the mother to be's sister (the duck cupcakes were also done by them). I made the rice krispie ducks as favors for the guests (to use a cookie cutter with rice krispies, simply spray them with cooking spray and clean it often between). 




Pearls
-if you're interested in a duck shower, Pinterest is swarming with duck fun, check it out but don't get overwhelmed! Choose your top favorites and go from there. 
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