A few months ago I kept on thinking about doing something that would get many of my friends together to celebrate how much they mean to me.

I feel so blessed to have incredible women in my life.

I have wanted to do this over the past few summers but I just never seemed to pull it together.

I also thought it would be fun to invite a handful of women from out of town to join the party too.

I didn’t tell them at first that there was going to be a party but eventually I had to because of flights etc.

I knew that many of the out of town girls wouldn’t be able to make it because it would be hard with little children work and school children but I am so excited that some of the girls can come!!!!

{The friends that couldn’t come I get to see in November…so all is well with the world}

So on Thursday night we will have our backyard transformed, toilets cleaned and my husband has offered to be our servant (that alone is worth it).

I can’t wait to get some of my friends together and celebrate each other over good food, sangria and dessert.

I am so giddy that our evening will end with an outdoor movie. I am keeping the girly movie secret until the last minute…partly because I could change my mind at any minute:-)

Don’t you love how having people stay at your home make you do at least a few things you have been meaning to do all year???

I can’t wait to show you the photos!!!

I hope it is a special night for all of us.

If you were going to show an outdoor movie with your girlfriends what would you choose?


My amazingly sweet invites were created by the talented Kara Rosenberry.

Kara was so wonderful to work with.

I showed her what I was looking for and she was able to pull images together along with her own sketches to create exactly what I wanted!