Amber Housley

Cold Weather Goodies…

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So cold weather has officially set in here in Nashville…high of 38 today! I even saw a couple flakes floating around outside the window this morning.

My growing belly was in need of some warm necessities…the local Old Navy doesn’t have that great of a maternity section…but wow, the online selection was great today! All this ended up in my shopping bag for $150 – what a steal. :)

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Wow I really have a thing for pink and red don’t I?? :) Can’t wait for those comfy pj’s and slippers!

I”m going to do some long-over due scrapbooking with friends tonight. Yay! Hopefully have some fun things to share with you soon!

Happy Friday

Baby Shower Recap

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I am awake at a late hour (thanks to my new snoogle pillow I got the best sleep of MY LIFE last night – hubby wins hubby of the year award yet again for going on a scavenger hunt for one while I was away – I am a brand new preggo woman now!)…so I’ll share these baby shower pictures that are much requested! :)

My mom, and my friends Breanne and Lauren really outdid themselves! It was so adorable in every way. I appreciate all their work so much! It’s crazy to think that just over a year and a half ago we were there at my parent’s house for my bridal shower…and this time we were celebrating this new little one!

First the adorable invite…

The little favors of jelly bean jars with the birdie labels…



And the cute cupcake cake tower…each of them had little blue booties on them!


Mom made this diaper cake herself – she is the true do-it-yourself-er – now you all know where I get my talent from! ;) That is 44 huggies newborn diapers there! And the little bear on top says the "Now I lay me down to sleep" prayer when you squeeze it.



Cute little paper birdies graced the tables everywhere…


Cheerful bouquets of yellow and white daisies…


The punch was a huge hit…so cute that it’s blue like water, no? Little rubber duckies floating in it…the punch recipe was sprite zero, white grape juice, and blue hawaiian punch + 1/8 c. of sugar.


This baby is already spoiled rotten! ;) I went through all the gifts later that evening after everyone had left…so many cute outfits, wonderful books and other baby stuff. So blessed by our friends and family for all their thoughtfulness!


Thank you to all the friends and family near and far who were and weren’t able to attend – we appreciate everything!!

Wow, it is SO REAL now. I cannot wait to put some of these outfits on him!! ;)

24 weeks

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Busy week this week…finishing up some design projects for a bride this weekend…then I need to pack for my weeklong trip to the west coast. :)

Mary Alice and I are headed to Newport Beach for a wedding consultant conference, then I’m off on quick flight to Las Vegas to spend some time with family and have my "west coast" friends and family baby shower (yippee!). I’m really looking forward to visiting with everyone.

Taking this 24 weeks picture this morning made me really rethink doing this whole weekly snapshot thing….it’s actually getting scary to see myself like this in the mirror! LOL. I really don’t understand when people talk about the pregnancy glow thing, because I’m not feeling any of that…I just feel the extra junk in my trunk, honestly! But Mom and the others want to see the bump, so here it goes…


Speaking of junk in my trunk, you can see what is contributing to it…I made the most perfect apple pie last weekend while B’s parents were visiting. The apples even came from a local apple orchard down the road! (once again, reason #1345 I love living here…how cool is that there is an apple orchard down the street?!) I’ve made many a pie that always seemed to have some flaw, but this one was PERFECT. So proud.

Here is the recipe, but warning: don’t try to pour the sauce on the crust, it doesn’t work…just go ahead and mix it with the apples, and then layer the top crust over them. I used a Pillsbury pie dough from the cold section of the store.


And the house…can you believe it’s almost complete?! They are going to finish it a few weeks ahead of schedule which is fabulous since we received notice this week that the house we are renting isn’t a very stable place…(cough, cough) foreclosure (cough, cough). So hopefully we’re outta here in the next couple weeks! Yee-haw and good riddance to living among boxes and not knowing if the electric was going to be shut off each month!


Happy Friday!