Morgan

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Lover of shoes, wine, anything with garlic, travel, animals and all things DIY

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It's a flats kind of Friday!
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#casualfriday #casualstyle #flats #balletflats #flatshoes #fallshoes #shoes #shoeporn #shoeselfie #shoelover #flowers #floral #stripes #striped #ninewest #katespade
Because I'm still obsessed with these SANDwhich 🦀s, and sad we've run out of leftovers, here are all the little DIY details from the beach themed baby shower 🌴🏖🐚 I threw this past weekend. Or at least what I was able to photograph in the 2 minutes between finishing the food prep and when the guests arrived! (For the bigger decorations, see my last post 🎈)
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The food for 30 people included turkey and cheese SANDwiches, lobster and pepperoni pizza (in the Bahamas 2 years ago we made lobster pizza with lobster that we all caught, so this was one of several inside jokes I snuck in for the parents to be), crab cakes, seaweed (spinach) dip, "fish and chips" (mixed potato chips and goldfish crackers), "Caribbean coral" (crunchy cheetos), and of course I had to put out Pirate's Booty!
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For games we had guess people's baby photos, blindfolded diaper changing with my childhood Cabbage Patch kids, guess the baby food flavors, don't say "baby," and Babies Against Parenthood (a baby shower version of Cards Against Humanity). Although the guys mostly just hung out on the deck with beers and cigars!
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The desserts included brown butter salted caramel sand dollar snickerdoodles, homemade sea glass candy, butterscotch Captain Crunch starfish, cupcakes, cake pops, candy covered rice krispie treats, caramel covered oreos and pretzels, cheesecake and graham pudding cups with sour octopuses, swedish fish, gummy sharks and shark tooth candy necklaces. 
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Sadly not photographed were the 3 onesies I made as the baby's gifts, as well as the deck decor, a 4 foot long inflatable whale, beach umbrellas and beach balls. But I'm looking forward to reusing a lot of the decorations for future parties!
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#babyshower #beachtheme #decor #partydecorations#beachparty #beachbabyshower #beachdecor #beach#beachpartydecor #desserttable #partytable#beachdessert #oceanparty #beachbaby #diy #crafting#partyplanner #decorinspiration
Showing off the results of a month of planning, 5 weeks of crafting and a week of decorating for @lexialang's baby shower. So much fun to have an excuse to DIY decorations and throw a party!
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For the requested Beach Party theme, I opted to do a lot of high-impact, low-cost decorations, featuring a beach ball archway, palm trees made out of pool noodles, paper sandwich bags and silhouette-cut paper leaves, lots of inexpensive fishnets and sea creatures, wrapping paper surfboards, and hand-cut ocean wave plastic tablecloths. And I tried it all together with signage that matched the shower invites I designed. 
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#babyshower #beachtheme #decor #partydecorations #beachparty #beachbabyshower #beachdecor #beach #beachpartydecor #desserttable #partytable #beachdessert #oceanparty #beachbaby #diy #crafting #partyplanner #decorinspiration
We LOVED hosting Lexi and Amir's co-ed baby shower today! CAN'T WAIT to meet baby Sarah next month! 👶🐳
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#babyshower #party #partydecorations #desserttable #beachtheme
Still quite a bit of flooding evidence from hurricane Florence. Falls Lake looks to be about 2-3 feet higher than when we camped here last November. 
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#fallslake #fallslakenc #rollingview #rollingviewcampground #rollingviewmarina #ncparks #ncstateparks #camping #lake #fall #nature #adventure #outdoors #naturelovers #hiking #forest #beautifuldestinations #campinglife #trips #campingtrip #GetOutside #weekend
Lakeside campsite views 🌄
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#fallslake #fallslakenc #rollingview #sunset #rollingviewcampground #rollingviewmarina #ncparks #ncstateparks #camping #lake #fall #nature #adventure #outdoors #naturelovers  #forest #beautifuldestinations #campinglife #trips #campingtrip #GetOutside #weekend
Camping weekend 🏕🌲🏞
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#fallslake #fallslakenc #rollingview #rollingviewcampground #ncparks #ncstateparks #camping #lake #fall #nature #adventure #outdoors #naturelovers #hiking #forest #beautifuldestinations #campinglife #trips #campingtrip #GetOutside #weekend
First day of fall 🍁 means nothing in Raleigh, we're still in the high-80s here🌡! But that means it is still sandals 👡 weather at least!
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Funny story, I bought these heels about 9 years ago, but today is the first time I’ve ever worn them. I got them as potential wedding shoes, since my dress was a light gold instead of white. I ended up wearing a different pair on my wedding day, but these were so pretty that I couldn’t return them. Guess I should have though, considering I’m only just wearing them now!
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#firstdayoffall #doesnotfeellikeit #fallshoes #shoes #shoeporn #shoeselfie #highheels #heels #heelsaddict #shoelover #sandals #flowers #floral #goldheels #loveguess
Friendly visitors greeting me as I pulled into my driveway 🦌
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#deer #nature #wildlife #naturephotography #backyardwildlife #backyarddeer
Timelapse of Sunday's sunset 🌅 with @lexialang
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#sunset #sunsetcaptures #sittingonthedockofthebay #timelapse #timelapsephotography #timelapsevideo #transformation #beforeandafter #sky #video #nature #outerbanks #obx #obxfun #pointharbor
Enjoying our private pool at the vacation rental
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#pool #poolfloats #privatepool #beachhouse 
#outerbanks #obx #obxfun #pointharbor #LaborDay #ThreeDayWeekend #HappyLaborDay #SummerAintOver #LaborDayFun #vacation
Kayaking in Albemarle Sound, OBX 🛶 
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#outerbanks #obx #obxfun #pointharbor #albemarlesound #kayak #kayaking #LaborDay #ThreeDayWeekend #HappyLaborDay #SummerAintOver #LaborDayFun #vacation