Baby Weaver’s Carnival Themed Birthday Party

I cannot believe our baby boy is already 2 years old! Like HOW?! Sometimes I wish time would just slow down for a bit because I am seriously loving this age SO much.

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Our hearts are so full after being able to celebrate another birthday with our sweet friends and family but this year was extra special because baby Weaver’s Papa & Lola (my Mom and Dad) were in town for his actual birthday and his birthday party. My Dad being the amazing cook he is, made 90% of the food and my Mom was up late with me the night before the birthday party setting up all the decorations. Having them in town from California along with our closest friends and family is what really made this birthday so special. I am so grateful.

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Seriously Dad of the year coming out in this outfit!! He did that all on his own you guys! He honestly wasn’t even into my theme at first but clearly it rubbed off on him! 🙂

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This year we decided to do a carnival theme and I when I say we, I mean me 🙂 but I am so glad we did 🙂 It was actually super easy to find the carnival decorations and my friends at Sky High Party Rentals really helped bring the party together with the perfect carousel bounce house and backyard carnival games!

Bounce House, Carnival Games & Balloon Artist

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So many of our friends asked if I based the theme of the party around the carousel bounce house and the answer is no! Haha! But I am thankful that Sky High Party Rentals has the most amazing, unique bounce houses that really helped take our carnival party theme to the next level! Last year, we did a Candy Shop party theme and Sky High Rentals ended up having a candy land bounce house! I mean how perfect! You can check that post out here.

This year I had my mind set on the carnival theme but I figured any color bounce house would go with my theme and when I started searching the Sky High Party Rentals website I saw the carousel one and almost fell out of my chair, it was so perfect! Not only do they do bounce houses but we also were able to rent the carnival games, balloon artist, table and chairs through them too! It is a one stop shop for all you busy party planning mama’s out there! They also rent out popcorn, snow cone and cotton candy machines which also would have been perfect with our carnival theme but I told Brandon I didn’t want to go overboard. After boxes and boxes of decor he asked “your definition of overboard is 5 times beyond a normal person’s overboard, just saying”.. LOL I guess I can’t disagree..but anyway I cannot say enough good things about Sky High Rentals. They have such a great variety of party rentals and they also have really great service which is the most important. We have used them for 2 years now and they always deliver earlier than planned which is awesome because I hate setting up last minute and feeling frazzled as guests arrive.

Decorations

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Carnival Banner | Directional Sign Cardboard Stand Up (super easy to assemble) | Plates | Napkins | Prize Wheel Game (this was such a cute decoration item but if you are going to truly use it as a game I would not recommend it. All of the tiny yellow pieces broke off by the end of the afternoon) | Treat Stand Holder | Tablecloth (both them in stripes and teal) | Table Skirt | Ferris Wheel Cupcake Holder (also another cute decor item but I wouldn’t recommend putting anything heavy on them.) Maybe I just didn’t put it together correctly but mine could not withstand holding cupcakes lol. I ended up putting small bags of cotton candy in the caddy’s and that worked fine. |Hats (that I forgot to pass out lol) Popcorn Containers (filled them with fresh flowers) | Cupcake Stand | Birthday Banner

Food

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To me, food is basically the most important thing about a gathering aside from the birthday celebrant! I’m so happy the chef of the family, my Dad, wanted to cook everything for the party! We had all of our favorite Filipino dishes; fried rice, chicken pancit, lumpia and my personal fave chicken tocino. We also had chips, Chic-fil-A nuggets and cheese and crackers. After the party my Dad told me he ended up frying 500 lumpia’s and there were only like 7 left so needless to say I think that was a crowd favorite!

Dessert

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Well, let’s just say we had a sweet treat about everywhere you turned. Our mama friends were thanking me all week for the candy that their kids left with LOL. I also bought sprinkle covered donut holes from the grocery store and plain cupcakes and topped them off with animal crackers. Getting them store bought and adding the animal crackers for the custom touch was such a great, less expensive option to stay on theme with the cupcakes. You could also get inexpensive carnival themes cupcake toppers like these.

Birthday Cake

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I know technically this should fall under the dessert section of the blog post but this beauty of a cake deserves a section of its own. Ummm….HELLO how cute is it?! Gali’s Goodies is local to Pasadena residents and pastry chefs are Cindy’s aunt and cousin . I sent over my Pinterest inspiration and her aunt killed it! I mean look at that marshmellow popcorn detail! But wait, the inside of the cake ya’ll! NEAPOLITAN! What?! It was as delicious as it was cute! I would highly recommend her. I know i will be ordering from her again. Like I’m really trying to find any reason to get another cake made, haha! She’s also reasonably priced! Check out her Facebook page here and their Instagram page here.

Thank you all for letting me share our sweet boy’s special day with you. And a trillion thank you’s to our sweet friends and family who came to celebrate our sweet 2 year old!!

I know a few of you were wanting to do a carnival theme party too and had some questions about where we got everything so I hope I covered it all in today’s post. If I missed anything please feel free to comment below or email me, info@roselynweaver.com.

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Rodeo Houston + Camila Cabello Concert Giveaway

Hi friends! Or howdy ya’ll! 🙂 I am so happy that I finally made it to Rodeo Houston this year and even happier that I get to partner up with such a great company like Reliant to give away a pair of tickets and parking to one of you!

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When I first moved to Houston I remember everyone talking about how great the Houston Rodeo was. I mean I knew it was the biggest rodeo in the world but really, “how amazing would it be?” I thought to myself. Well, you don’t know until you go! The first time I attended the Houston Rodeo I was completely blown away. Endless food options, fun for every age, the concert line up and the actual rodeo is beyond amazing and entertaining. The artists that they get to perform at the rodeo continues to surprise me too. A first timer would think they are all country stars but that’s so not true. The people behind the scenes really try to cater everyone’s music taste and honestly some of my favorite concerts I have attended at the rodeo have been Usher, Robin Thicke and as of late, Cardi B 🙂 I am also really looking forward to the Camila Cabello concert tomorrow! Unfortunately the winner of the tickets and I won’t be sitting together. I’m actually attending with work colleagues and a vendor and I’m crossing my fingers they like to dance as much as I do, haha 🙂

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In addition to all of the music entertainment, good food and mutton bustin’, I did want to point out a couple of things that go on during Rodeo to give back.

Hats off to Rodeo Art Contest

Reliant’s Hats off to Houston Rodeo Art Contest will showcase the creativity of 10 local charities as they decorate larger-than-life cowboy hats for display inside NRG Center at Hall C. The winner of the art contest will be chosen by voters on Reliant’s Facebook page, and the charity’s hat with the most likes will receive a $10,000 donation!

Starting February 25 and lasting through March 10, everyone is encouraged to like” the photo of the hat they wish to vote for. The photo with the most likes at the end of the contest will be chosen as the grand prize winner. o The first place winner will receive a $10,000 donation plus a fun rodeo experience for 20 people. The second place winner will receive a $5,000 donation, third place $2,500 and all other charity participants will receive a $1,000 donation. The ten local participating charities all support children and families and include:

American Diabetes Association – Camp Rainbow is a four-day camp in Pinehurst, Texas for children with diabetes and their siblings.

Bo’s Place offers community to those who have experienced the death of a loved one by providing multiple grief support services for adults, children and families.

Books Between Kids serves Houston’s at-risk children by providing them with books to build their own home libraries.

The Center for Hearing and Speech helps children with hearing loss gain listening, speaking and literacy skills.

DePelchin Children’s Center is an accredited foster care and adoption agency improving the mental health and physical well-being of at-risk children.

Girlstart provides a year-round, intensive suite of STEM education programs for K-12 girls.

Kids’ Meals delivers free healthy meals to the doorsteps of Houston preschool- aged children.

Make-A-Wish Texas Gulf Coast grants the wishes of children diagnosed with a critical illness.

SIRE serves adults and children with a wide variety of special needs through equine-assisted activities and therapies.

Snowdrop Foundation provides scholarships for college bound pediatric cancer patients and childhood cancer survivors while raising awareness and funding for continued research to cure childhood cancer.

I won’t tell you to vote for but I will say I am a big supporter of the American Diabetes Association- Camp Rainbow. Wink wink, lol!
You can vote for your favorite hat here.

You Protect Us, We Protect You

New this year, Reliant is honored to support Houston-area first responders, including public law enforcement, firefighters and EMS, for the Rodeo’s First Responders Day. The first 1,000 first responders to visit the Reliant Big Boot on Monday, March 4 after 3 p.m. will receive a free Nest Protect smoke and carbon monoxide alarm as Reliant’s way to protect those who protect us. The donation is the latest example of giving back through Reliant’s strategic partnership with Google and Nest.

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Visit the nearly 25-foot tall Reliant Big Boot by the Champion Wine Garden at Carruth Plaza. Take a photo with your family and tag @ReliantEnergy (Twitter/Instagram) for a great social media photo opp! You can also play a cornhole-style “boot toss” or “hat toss” game for a chance to walk away with fun rodeo prizes.

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Outfit Details: Dress: Red Dress Boutique (this sold out so fast so I am linking some other cute yellow dresses that would also be cute for the rodeo one here and here)| Denim Jacket: similar here and here but the letters on the back are iron on! | Booties: Francesca’s

Okay, okay enough of me talking and more of you guys winning….the winner of the 2 Camila Cabello tickets is…. jlynalt@gmail.com. Please email me asap so we can get your tickets to you for tomorrow’s concert! Yay!! Thank you to everyone who entered! I wish I could give all of you tickets!

If you can’t tell, this California raised girl has become a huge fan of Rodeo Houston. My parents planned on coming to Houston for baby’s Weaver’s 2nd birthday so we are moving up there trip a little earlier so I can take them to the rodeo for their first time! I can’t wait!

xo, Roselyn

Thank you Reliant for partnering up with me on this post and giveaway.




Chiclash Boutique

Hi friends! One of the questions I get the most on Instagram stories is, “where do you get your eyelashes done?”. You all know I LOVE my eyelash extensions. Early last year I tried to give them up and that lasted for a good 3 months but I thought about them every single day, lol.

I have been eyelash extensions for like 6-7 years. Whenever it was that my girlfriend Nikki had her bachlorette party in San Diego. I remember getting them right before that weekend and I was immediately hooked!

I’ve gone to several places since then. Actually the very first time I got them, I got them done at a nail salon by my house. Even though I immediately fell in love with the way they looked I have learned over the years the right and wrong techniques and I have learned that the nail salon that first did my lashes were doing it all wrong! She actually had me keep my eyes open and didn’t use gel pads or anything but again I didn’t know any better. Today I want to share a lash boutique who I have been using for the past couple months.

Like I mentioned, I have tried out so many different places in the Houston area so now I know exactly what I like and what I don’t like. Actually the individual that I went prior to trying Chiclash Boutique I still love as well but she moved locations and she works for herself now so not only is she too far to get to on my lunch break, it’s really hard to get an appointment with her if I don’t book in advance. That is why I started looking for a lash boutique by my office and fortunately found Chiclash.

Chiclash currently has 3 locations in Houston. A location in Montrose, Highland Village and Memorial area. I have been to both the Montrose and Highland Village locations. First of all the beds are like being hugged by a cloud! Haha, seriously if you go or have gone you know exactly what I mean!

The two stylist I highly recommend going to are Ivy and Jordan. And my one tip when going to get your lashes done anywhere is to be very specific on what you want. The stylists work on so many different people and everyone wants something different so make sure you share whether you like a natural look or more voluminous lashes. When going to a lash stylist for the first time I would even recommend getting a screenshot of some examples you like from their Instagram or website to ensure you get what you want. Just a tip from someone that has been getting eyelash extensions for a while now 🙂

For reference, the length of my eyelash extensions are a mix between 13 and 14 and I tell them I like more fuller, thicker looking lashes.

Chiclash Boutique is also giving you guys 20% off your service when mentioning my name. I’ll link all of their locations here.

If you guys go, don’t forget to send me a picture!

xo, Roselyn

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Summer 2018 Bucket List With A Toddler

I keep saying this but I cannot believe this year is flying by so fast! Tomorrow is officially the first day of summer so in honor of that I am sharing our summer 2018 bucket list.

I did a bucket list last year but this year is just so much more fun because we have a little one to enjoy all of it with!

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  1. Go To The Zoo
  2. Staycation at A Hotel
  3. Visit A Splash Pad (or two!)
  4. Fly A Kite
  5. Enroll baby Weaver into a gym for littles. OMG, why do I think this is the cutest thing ever?! Because it is 🙂
  6. Take a family vacation with friends
  7. Draw Outside With Chalk (Brandon is going to flip lol) We may have to do this when he is out of town.
  8. Watch Fireworks
  9. Visit A New Park
  10. Watch A Baseball Game
  11. Get Snow Cones (and let him make a mess with it)
  12. Spend A Day At The Beach
  13. Visit A Waterpark
  14. Visit A Local Farmer’s Market
  15. Go To A Museum

I will be printing this out and putting it up at the house so we make sure we cross everything off the list in the upcoming months! Below I am sharing a printable version in case you want to print and stick on your fridge for some summer fun inspiration! Please let me know what is on your bucket list!

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xo, Roselyn

Star Print Sweater + 3 New Houston Restaurants You Need To Try

Haaappppy Friday!

So I haven’t published a post since Monday and that feels like a lifetime! Work has been really busy this week and I’m just trying to catch up on all the things! I hope you are having a wonderful week. I wanted to pop on today and give my Houston friends 3 new eateries you totally need to try and also talk about another adorable look with Amaryllis!

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