Yesterday was a bit of a whirlwind!
I drove to Orlando nice and early so I could enjoy a day in one of my favorite cities and attend some fun events in the process.
First up was a mock recruitment at my former house!
I lived at the UCF Kappa Delta house my sophomore through senior year in college and returned yesterday for an alumnae event where the current members take KD alumnae through a mock rush. Rush begins next week at UCF and it was fun to see how the new members have changed things since I was in the sorority.
Oh dear. (Just in case you were wondering, that weird off-the-shoulder black thing we’re all wearing is basically a black velvet half-top that you put on over a strapless dress or shirt. It’s foxy.)
I haven’t been back to the house since 2007, so it felt crazy to step inside a place I called home for so many years. (They have hardwood floors in the bedrooms now. The stylin’ emerald green carpet is gone!)
My roommate for the three years I lived at the KD house was my best friend Laurel who longtime PBF readers have seen pop up on the blog numerous times. She attended the event yesterday too which was a blast!
Room 12 reunion!
The current members did such a nice job with the event and it brought back a lot of wonderful memories.
They served Publix subs and though I wasn’t too hungry since I ate beforehand, I grabbed a roast beef sub and some Wheat Thins and spinach dip which were tasty!
After the alumnae event, I had plans with Laurel to head back to her apartment to get a little crafty! Our friend Leah’s bachelorette party is coming up soon and we worked on some fun things for her special weekend at the end of the month. I loved the extra time with Laurel and miss seeing her face every day!
Katy’s Baby Shower
The second special event of the day took me to College Park in the late afternoon for a baby shower for the beautiful mama-to-be, Katy!
Katy was absolutely beaming and seems so excited about the next chapter in her life. She’s such a genuine person and will be the most amazing mother to her baby girl. (Katy was actually the one got the ball rolling and convinced me to believe in myself and leave my previous job to focus solely on freelance writing and blogging.)
The baby shower was hosted by Jackie who put did such a great job decorating and assembled a fantastic array of food and drinks for everyone.
My drink of choice for the first half of the shower:
I love this stuff, but eventually switched to a tasty non-alcoholic beverage since I had a long drive home ahead of me. Safety first!
I met Katy through blogging (if you’re a blogger and are looking for helpful blogging tips, I cannot recommend Katy’s blog enough!) and a bunch of other Central Florida bloggers I used to meet up with when we lived in Orlando attended her shower. It was so great to see everyone!
If you live in Central Florida and are interested in joining their amazing group for monthly meet ups, check out the Central Florida Lady Bloggers Facebook Page!
Once everyone had something to eat and drink, we settled in to play name that celebrity baby.
It was hard and I didn’t do too well.
Then it was time for presents! Katy seemed so excited about all of her gifts, which was wonderful.
She’s going to have one stylin’ baby girl.
Those ruffles kill me! So stinkin’ cute.
I ended up staying at the baby shower into the early evening chatting away with everyone and had a blast.
It was such a fun day! Congratulations again to the beautiful mother-to-be and her husband Lucas. I cannot wait to meet your little girl!
P.S. The Fashion page was updated this morning.