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Our Gender Neutral Baby Shower Soiree
Feeling SO loved by all of our family & friends! @LittleAmazing is such a blessed baby!

Feeling SO loved by all of our family & friends! @LittleAmazing is such a blessed baby!

It's still so surreal to me to think that almost a year ago I was celebrating my Bachelorette Party in Palm Springs and now, I'm married to Mr. Amazing, living in our first home with a baby on the way! What a whirlwind year it's been! I am so incredibly grateful to have had two baby showers hosted for me. My mom hosted a shower in my hometown of Sierra Vista, AZ with my best friend, Jeff and sister, Sonya. The theme was appropriately bumble bee and every detail from the food to the black & yellow candy bar and bumble bee cookies were perfection.  It was intimate and extremely special.  

For my shower in LA, where I've called home for nearly 10 years I wanted the shower to be casual and laid back. I knew we'd have a big group of girls but I wanted it to still feel personal.  Since we're waiting to find out the gender of @LittleAmazing, I didn't have a particular theme in mind-I just wanted the space to exude baby! The invitation designed by Kirra Reyna Designs really set the tone with the blue, green and pink pastel watercolors, clouds and stars.  I just loved the softness of our invitations and signage and how there was something vintage about them. My friends who hosted, Ruth, Faith, Breelyn & my mother-in-law Nicole, carried that theme throughout the shower-stringing the most adorable handmade cloud mobile above the beverage cart and other cloud and star mobiles above the tables. I can't wait to use these in the nursery for decor (so stay tuned for our nursery reveal very soon). Guests were invited to "dress their guess: blue or pink, what do you think?" It was pretty split on thinking the baby will be a girl or boy.  The gold balloons and black and white patio furniture was a good neutral backdrop for the rest of the decor.  Silver dollar eucalyptus and white garden roses weaved through the black wicker peacock chair made it the absolute centerpiece of the party which made me feel like a bohemian Queen!  I knew I wanted to wear white (my favorite color) and was so happy to find this lace maxi which I paired with my new favorite heels (they have velcro straps which are perfect for this mama-to-be's growing belly)!  

The day before the shower I went to the LA Flower Mart and picked up my favorite peonies, colorful ranunculus and dahlia flowers to decorate the tables.  I love having fresh flowers at the house and these made me so happy!  The theme for the menu was all of my pregnancy cravings-although I don't know if I really have had any true cravings since I just eat everything I've always enjoyed-lol!  Guests were treated to catered Chick-Fil-A sandwiches, nuggets tenders and salad. We had southern sweet tea, lemonade and fresh coconuts for refreshments and a make-your-own bubbles bar. The dessert table included a ton of sweets including a rosé gummies station!  Guests played games and decorated onesies using a DIY onesie decorating kit from A lil' Moore complete with paint, iron-on stickers and decals. Favors included super soft aden + anais swaddles which double as sarongs, beach blankies and hair wraps (for guests who don't have little ones yet) and I also gifted guests my favorite natural and organic skin care products from California Baby-a staple at the Milloy-Simon household!

Scroll down to see some of my favorite photos and then be sure to check out the full feature on POPSUGAR!  

Special thanks to my bestie, Breelyn Stone for taking all of the photography at my shower. 

Credits

Photography: Breelyn Stone

Invitation & Signage: Kirra Reyna Designs

Furniture: Cost Plus World Market

Peacock Chair: Cost Plus World Market

Cloud Mobile: Polly Chrome Crafts 

Catering: Chick-Fil-A

Fruit & Fresh Coconuts: Melissa's Produce

Cake, Cupcakes & Cookies: Susie Cakes

DIY Onesie Decorating Kit: A lil' Moore

Candy: Sugarfina

Marshmallow Treats: Bliss & Baker

Brandi's Dress: A Pea in the Pod

Favors: aden + anaisCalifornia Baby

Ice Cream for Breakfast a la Smoothie Bowls

There's something about creamy frozen fruit made soft serve style that makes me feel like I'm eating ice cream for breakfast.  I had the chance to create some easy breakfast recipes while I visited the Chick-fil-A headquarters recently and my smoothie bowls were a huge hit.  This is a staple at Casita Amazing, so much so, that our freezer is always stocked with all the must haves. You can get the recipe and read all about my trip by heading to the Chick-fil-A blog, The Chicken Wire!  Then come back here and let me know what your favorite smoothie bowl combination is!

Choose whatever fruits and toppings speak to you!    Photography Credit: AshtonStan.com

Choose whatever fruits and toppings speak to you!  

Photography Credit: AshtonStan.com

How gorgeous is this kitchen?  Photography Credit: AshtonStan.com

How gorgeous is this kitchen?

Photography Credit: AshtonStan.com

I love adding sliced almonds on top for a little crunch.   Photography Credit: AshtonStan.com

I love adding sliced almonds on top for a little crunch. 

Photography Credit: AshtonStan.com

You eat with your eyes so.....make it gorgeous, darling!  Photography Credit: AshtonStan.com

You eat with your eyes so.....make it gorgeous, darling!

Photography Credit: AshtonStan.com

I love eating these smoothie bowls anytime of the day! Afternoon snack anyone?   Photography Credit: AshtonStan.com

I love eating these smoothie bowls anytime of the day! Afternoon snack anyone? 

Photography Credit: AshtonStan.com

Lemony Tear & Share Bread
Photo by: AshtonStan.com

Photo by: AshtonStan.com

I'm doing everything in my power not to lick my screen just to taste this Lemony Tear & Share Bread. It's like sunshine on a plate!

Photo by: AshtonStan.com

Photo by: AshtonStan.com

Warm and gooey, featuring zesty lemon, soft fluffy dough, a sticky sweet sauce made from Chick-fil-A lemonade and a to-die-for cream cheese frosting, it's what brunch dreams are made of! Get the full recipe right here and let me know what you think! 

 

Behind the Scenes at Chick-fil-A Headquarters
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Photo by: AshtonStan.com

What an honor it was to be invited to the Chick-fil-A (CFA) HQ in Atlanta, GA to come up with my very own recipe hacks using some of my favorite breakfast items from CFA.

Photo by: AshtonStan.com

Photo by: AshtonStan.com

From my Mini Muffin Frittatas to my Hashbrown Breakfast Lasagna and Lemony Tear and Share Bread, these are some of my favorite and easiest dishes to make for my family. You can watch all of my behind the scenes fun and get the full recipes here!