April Showers

April 23, 2013

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I had the fun of going to Hillsborough this past weekend to attend my sister’s bridal shower. What could be more fun than an afternoon of gifts and cake!?

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A few of my mom’s friends put on the event and it was simply gorgeous. Amazing foods – from bacon-wrapped pears to olive-y baguettes to mini quiches to cucumber and cream cheese stacks.

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And sangria punch!

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The Bride

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And as always, the Younger women went gaga over this cake

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Layers of buttercream and strawberry from Sugarland in Chapel Hill

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And finally, Mazen had a lovely time as the only boy allowed : )

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A new sidenote to me being a mom – I don’t have any photos of me! It’s too much to juggle the baby and the camera : )

But I did capture this pretty one of mom and Larbs

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Less than 2 months until the wedding!

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1 Ashley @ coffee cake and cardio April 23, 2013 at 7:47 am

Such a beautiful shower!! That cake is beautiful.

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2 Sarah C April 23, 2013 at 7:49 am

OMG His little thighs are the best!

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3 Deb @ Dietitian Debbie Dishes April 23, 2013 at 7:52 am

Looks like such a wonderful bridal shower! That cake sounds divine!

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4 Lynda April 23, 2013 at 7:52 am

Beatufiful picture of your mom and sister. Too bad you couldn’t be in the picture also:)
The cake is truly beautiful and the food looks so yummy as usual for one of your occasions. Fun times….!

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5 Ali @ Peaches and Football April 23, 2013 at 7:53 am

That was a beautiful shower and I agree that cake looks a-mazen! And of course the little guy had to be there. You can’t keep that much cuteness out of the action. :) My older brother is getting married in July and the bridal showers are coming up next month. I’m excited to be going!

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6 Kristen @ Change of Pace April 23, 2013 at 8:23 am

Gorgeous! The only time that I get a picture of me anymore is if I ask someone to do it. Then they have a hard time working my camera anyways haha

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7 Katie @ Peace Love & Oats April 23, 2013 at 8:35 am

your sister looks so much like you in that picture of her holding the linens (I assume?) with the A on them, you can really see the resemblance! And that cake is beautiful! Glad you all had a great time

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8 Jen April 23, 2013 at 8:41 am

Such a beautiful shower! Mazen will be adorable at the wedding.
Have you seen this great post about moms being in pictures (instead of always taking them):
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/allison-tate/mom-pictures-with-kids_b_1926073.html
(though I’m sure you have more pics of yourself than almost every other mom out there!)

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9 KathEats April 23, 2013 at 8:45 am

Love that! Especially this line: “Our sons need to see how young and beautiful and human their mamas were. Our daughters need to see us vulnerable and open and just being ourselves — women, mamas, people living lives.”

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10 Mom April 23, 2013 at 9:37 am

I have to say rarely when I was raising my kids did anyone offer to take the shot so I could be in it. I had to ask. Husbands, sisters, children, grandmas, take note!

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11 Sandy April 29, 2013 at 3:18 pm

I am taking note. I have begun asking to have pictures taken of me with the grandbabies because I don’t have enough of my kids with grandmoms. But I need also to volunteer to get pictures of mom and babies every time.

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12 Tara April 23, 2013 at 8:47 am

Aw congrats to your sister! She will make one beautiful bride:)

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13 Emily April 23, 2013 at 9:18 am

Hi Kath,
I’ve been reading for over 2 years and I still don’t know why you call your sister Larbs! Can you please tell me?

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14 KathEats April 23, 2013 at 9:20 am

It’s just a nickname from when she was little! short for Laura

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15 Jelena@FabLifePhd April 23, 2013 at 9:23 am

Your sister is really beautiful! Compliments for the hair! I think I will visit the hairdresser with her pic lol :)

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16 Jane @ Not Plain So Jane April 23, 2013 at 9:24 am

That cake is beautiful.Your sister looks taller than you? My younger sister is the taller, stretched out version of me!

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17 KathEats April 23, 2013 at 10:47 am

She is!

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18 Karen April 23, 2013 at 9:32 am

Larbs looks beautiful…love her curly do! :)

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19 Carly @ Snack Therapy April 23, 2013 at 9:49 am

Gorgeous shower : ). And man oh man, Mazen is turning into a little chunk! Those little thigh rolls are too cute for words!

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20 lynn @ the actor's diet April 23, 2013 at 9:51 am

Congrats to Larbs!

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21 Ashli @ The Sweat Revolution April 23, 2013 at 9:57 am

What a spread! Looks yummy! And that cake!
I love how some nicknames just stick from childhood – we still call my sister “Cheese”, because her name is Bree (spelled different that “Brie” cheese, but pronounced the same) haha!

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22 Maeve April 23, 2013 at 10:13 am

Your sister is absolutely stunning! You really captured her natural beauty. I am ssssoooooo unphotogenic, although sometimes I want to blame it on the camera angle!!1!! Sometimes distorts things I think. All in all, it looks like a beautiful party and the food looks scrumptious. Those bacon wrapped pears sound divine. Great photo of your mom and Larbs!

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23 Cerissa April 23, 2013 at 10:19 am

The food looks (and sounds) delicious! What is on the top of the cucumbers? Bacon? Looks like a nice, quick appetizer!

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24 Eating 4 Balance April 23, 2013 at 10:54 am

I am the only one in my family who likes to take pictures on our trips anymore, so I rarely am in any of the photos either. And when I do get in them, they are either a. blurry, b. my eyes are shut or c. some body part is weirdly cut off by the angle. Haha. :D

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25 Anele @ Success Along the Weigh April 23, 2013 at 10:57 am

How fun! Man have showers come a long way! I mean the last bridal shower I attended was my own so you can imagine how things have changed in um…a lot of years. :) Hopefully my friend gets married sometime this millennium so I can throw her one!

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26 Sara R. April 23, 2013 at 11:01 am

Love the color scheme, and especially the cake! Looks like it was a beautiful shower!

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27 Amanda April 23, 2013 at 11:43 am

Love your sister’s dress-where did she get it from?

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28 Theresa April 23, 2013 at 12:06 pm

That cake is so gorgeous! Looks like a wonderful shower. The little tea sandwiches with cucumber look excellent too.

Congratulations to your sister, what an exciting time.

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29 jen April 23, 2013 at 12:10 pm

Beautiful bridal shower.

Kath, do you have some favorite podcasts you listen too?
What music do you have on your running playlists?

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30 KathEats April 23, 2013 at 12:26 pm

I used to listen to pregnancy podcasts, but i haven’t really looked for any since. I listen to broadway songs when I run : )

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31 Stephanie C April 23, 2013 at 8:43 pm

Can you remind me which one you were listening to a lot while pregnant? I meant to ask as I’m planning on being pregnant in the next year and love to plan ;-)

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32 KathEats April 23, 2013 at 8:44 pm

Pregtastic!

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33 Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs April 23, 2013 at 12:26 pm

Sounds like a lovely shower! Congrats to your sister :)

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34 lotus April 23, 2013 at 12:38 pm

I loved the post you wrote awhile back about products you had recently purchased. You reviewed them and said whether or not you would buy them again. Do you know what I am referring too? Can you do another post like that sometime? I love hearing about other people’s favorite new product finds (or disappointments) and I trust your reviews and advice very much.

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35 KathEats April 23, 2013 at 12:53 pm

Another one is in the works!

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36 Lisa April 23, 2013 at 12:59 pm

That cake is to die for! And be sure to tell her nice choice for her place settings :)

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37 Alyssa April 23, 2013 at 1:05 pm

Looks like fun! That cake looks delicious!

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38 Liz @ Tip Top Shape April 23, 2013 at 1:07 pm

That cake is beautiful!

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39 Susan H @ The Food Allergy Chronicles April 23, 2013 at 1:11 pm

That cake looks divine! :)

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40 Shel@PeachyPalate April 23, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Beautiful shower! You and your sis are so alike! The cake looks AMAZING!

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41 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More April 23, 2013 at 2:14 pm

Congrats to your sister! She looks absolutely gorgeous in that dress! :)

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42 Sarah (The Simple Dietitian) April 23, 2013 at 6:04 pm

Such a beautiful shower!!! Everything looks absolutely perfect. :D

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43 Maria Tadic April 23, 2013 at 7:25 pm

Ooooh bridal showers are so much fun! And that cake looks awesome. Love the design work on it.

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44 Betty April 23, 2013 at 7:33 pm

for those looking – Larbs has some good pics of Kath and the family on her blog – very classy shower – and of course there was yummy cake -

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45 Ash Bear April 23, 2013 at 7:51 pm

Everything looks so gorgeous! I love that cake!!!

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46 Tina B April 23, 2013 at 8:31 pm

What a beautiful picture of your sister and your Mom. I did spot one pic of you on your sisters blog! Little Mazen is so adorable! I just love watching him grow. What a wonderful and happy weekend for your family.

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47 Emily April 23, 2013 at 8:53 pm

Hillsborough NJ?
p.s. The cilantro jal hummus from TJ’s is AMAZING!

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48 KathEats April 23, 2013 at 8:54 pm

Hillsborough NC!

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49 Nazihah Ismail April 23, 2013 at 8:55 pm

That cake looks amazing! :D

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50 nourishmovelive April 24, 2013 at 2:56 am

how exciting! That cake looks amazing…come to think of it I’d love to do some baking right now! Mazen’s gorgeous as always! x

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51 Gina @ LifetotheFdegree April 24, 2013 at 5:24 am

What a classy and beautiful shower! I browsed through the comments to see, but I don’t think it was asked or answered…where did your sister get her dress? It is so pretty, and looks great on her!

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52 Larbs April 24, 2013 at 8:10 am

BCBG Outlet – thanks:)

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53 Brittnie (A Joy Renewed) April 24, 2013 at 6:00 am

That cake is gorgeous and I love Larbs’ dress!

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54 Liz @ iheartvegetables April 24, 2013 at 6:31 am

Your sister is gorgeous! I can totally tell you girls are sisters! :)

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55 Lisa @bitesforbabies April 24, 2013 at 6:37 am

I love bridal showers, especially when they are more intimate like at someone’s home. By the way, that cake is stunning! I love it’s doesn’t look like your typical shower cake! ;-)

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56 Rebecca King April 24, 2013 at 7:00 am

Beautiful shower! This 2 months will fly by.

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57 Amelia April 24, 2013 at 4:22 pm

What an absolutely beautiful cake!!

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58 Kel April 24, 2013 at 7:48 pm

Your mom looks fantastic! Larbs too, of course :)

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59 Mom April 25, 2013 at 8:17 am

Thanks. Working on taking off some pounds for my mother of the bride dress…

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60 Sandy April 29, 2013 at 3:21 pm

You look great. You will be thrilled to look back at the pictures from these events.

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61 Neil Butterfield April 25, 2013 at 4:49 am

The snacks and cake look absolutely jumolicious! I love your posts even though they have me salivating for hours on end :-)

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62 Kathryn @ Mamacado April 25, 2013 at 7:56 pm

Kath – Mazen looks like SUCH a love. My daughter was born a few weeks before him, and she’s just about his size (with blue eyes like his also!). After seeing Mazen’s photo I just want to go wake her up and squeeze her chubby little thighs. Although, I think it’s best that I let her sleep…LOL!

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63 Hannah May 19, 2013 at 5:23 pm

Looks like you had a blast! So glad we at Sugarland could be a part of the fun!

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