Gender Reveal Fiesta!

A couple of months ago when I started thinking about what to do our gender reveal, I knew almost immediately that I wanted to do something a little different. I knew it would be late June when we found out the gender at our mid-pregnancy anatomy scan, so I wanted it to be bright, fun, + summery!

So, I got to Pinterest-ing at some ideas I had saved of fiesta themed birthday parties and I thought “WHY can’t we do this for our gender reveal?!” ¬†It wasn’t overly baby-fied, it was a summer theme, and it encompassed my now 21-week-craving for all things Mexican food. Give me some chips and salsa and/or a taco and I’m good to go! ūüėČ

While my husband and I were looking at invitations, I randomly blurted out “LET’S TACO BOUT THE SEX!” and that ended up being the tagline for our gender reveal. Our guests got a good laugh out of that!

So fast-forward a few weeks of planning, DIYing, and daydreaming about our baby’s gender…. we found out last week what we were having and decided to keep it a BIG secret until our gender reveal. We told NO ONE! It was kind of nice and special to be the only ones who knew for the 4 days leading up to the party! But our families were for sure on pins & needles all week and trying to bribe us to tell them, but we didn’t cave!

We held our gender reveal fiesta this past weekend, and had about 30ish of our closest family + friends there. It meant so much to us to have everyone there to celebrate with us.

Now for the good stuff… THE PHOTOS! Amanda took these for me and I’m so glad she was able to capture these moments for us.

Gender Reveal

Gender Reveal

Our taco bar was the stuff (my) dreams are made of… We had all the toppings you’d need for a good taco… complete with chips & salsa from a local Mexican restaurant!

Gender Reveal

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My Mom was a baker in her former life and is so talented. I enlisted her to make cactus cupcakes because I knew our fiesta would be incomplete without them. How cute are they?! And the best part is the flavor of the cupcakes was CHURRO… be still my heart!

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And now for the big reveal… IT’S A GIRL!!!!!!!!! I’m still in disbelief. Seeing our baby last week and hearing that she’s growing perfectly and right on schedule was the most exciting part… the gender is just the cherry on the sundae, so to speak. We are so excited to meet our girl in November.
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We made our pi√Īata using this tutorial from DIY Network. My mom and dad cut it out of cardboard, and with the help of my mom and mammaw, we covered it with fringed crepe paper… and THEN Matt & I stuffed it with pink confetti and tissue paper. It was quite the project, but a total necessity for our fiesta!

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I love this photo! Amanda on the left, me, and then my 3 oldest friends (like going on 20 years of friendship with those 3). I can’t wait to see my friends with my baby. It will be such a “full circle” moment for me.
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We had a great time. I’m almost positive that confetti makes everything better, don’t you agree?!

Memorial Day Looks

Summer Fashion

Who doesn’t love getting dressed¬†up¬†and taking photos? I know two people who do– Amanda and I. Memorial Day was the perfect time to break out a cute summer look! This was the first time we have taken official blog photos in a while. We didn’t make a big fuss about it, no outfit planning or poses this time around. Sidenote: growing a human is seriously exhausting but I am loving every second of it! ūüôā

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t’s so humbling to know that the reason we are able to enjoy the freedoms we do is because of all of the brave men + women so selflessly give their lives for us.

Memorial Day Fashion

Summer Fashion
Summer Fashion

Memorial Day for us was relaxing and full of the good stuff. After raining nearly the ENTIRE month of May (no joke), it was refreshing to see sunshine and blue skies… and the 80+ degree temps weren’t bad either! Amanda got her dress off the sale rack at Old Navy.¬†My pants are from Motherhood Maternity, they also are on sale. If I could get these pants in every color I would! They are so comfortable. It’s going to be interesting to watch my style evolve as this belly grows. Summer fashion ¬†with a bump, is so cute!

Summer Fashion
Summer Flowers
Memorial Day Fashion

After we ate all of the typical, yummy cookout foods, Amanda handed my husband, Matt, her camera and we chased this gorgeous evening light all over the place. Matt and Evan will stand in as our photographers when we want to be in photos together. It’s been so funny to watch the our husbands grow to enjoy blog “work” as much as we do. Honestly, we’re both very lucky to have such supportive men in our lives!

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Summer Fashion

It felt like we were straight out of an issue of¬†Southern Living Magazine… I mean, we basically¬†pretended like we were in the magazine while taking these photos. The patriotic colors, the scenery, the swing– it just made us feel like we were deep in the heart of the south, and I can’t say I’d mind that at all!

Summer Fashion

 

Flower Crowns + Food | Gathering


Last summer, Amanda and I thought of an idea for a gathering we wanted to hold. We wanted to host a small group of girlfriends, make pretty flower crowns and eat + talk, just for fun…¬†because we felt like everyone would enjoy an evening like that. We wanted it to be an intimate event where women could come together, creatively, and share life experiences with one another. But if we’re being honest– life got in the way. We got busy and it just didn’t happen.
 
Nearly a year went by and we decided we were going to start blogging about the things we love combined with hosting those gatherings that we had talked about so often. We wanted to bring women together, around a table, because that’s where the good stuff happens. That’s where you talk, dream, cry, EAT, laugh, and create things with your own hands.¬†
 
It’s so hard to make time for friendships, but if the past few years of our lives have taught us anything — it’s that friends are the glue that holds us together. It’s important to¬†make¬†time to be with the people you care about. Community is vital, and finding what you love to do is, too. The heart + soul behind The Wild Revival Gatherings is creating a space where the walls can drop and real, honest¬†conversations¬†can happen.
 
This is about connection.
 
On the last Saturday of August, we finally held our first gathering: Flower Crowns + Food! It was amazing to see our heart’s desire come to fruition right in front of us. ¬†It was an ideal end of summer soiree.
 
There were 16 of us at the event and we each brought something different to the table. Our stories are different, as are our struggles + our joys. We created, we laughed, and we engaged in conversations we wouldn’t have had, had it not been for the gathering.¬†There is something to be said about what God does when He brings people together in that way.
‚ÄúThe heart of hospitality is about creating space for someone to feel seen and heard and loved. It’s about declaring your table a safe zone, a place of warmth and nourishment.‚Ä̬†
‚Äē¬†Shauna Niequist,¬†Bread & Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table, with RecipesHere’s a look inside our very first gathering!

We are so thankful to all of you ladies for making our first gathering such a success! Seeing you looking so pretty in your flower crowns + engaging with one another further reinforced our calling to do this. We’re looking forward to our next one already!¬†Keep checking back for details on our fall gathering!¬†




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