Thursday, June 30, 2016

Gingers Baby Shower

Here some of my photos from the baby shower that we hosted for Ginger and Baby Wyatt a couple of weeks ago.  It was a beautiful morning and there were lots of smiles.  I am always curious what the new and upcoming things are for babies... I am out of the loop being a non parent and all of my nieces and nephews are basically adults.  Maybe not but in my mind they are far from diapers.

I ordered the Hydrangeas bulk from Sams Club.  Note that if you want to order bulk flowers from there the price fluctuates by season.  Know your seasons people.  The cookies were from an Etsy shop Shop Cookie Couture .  She was easy to work with and shipped the cookies USPS Priority a couple days prior.  I made the burlap banner and embroidered Wyatts name on it, cut the tables cloths our of burlap from Joanns along with the runners made with basic seersucker fabric.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Baby Shower Prep

One of my friends is expecting so naturally I volunteered to host a shower for her.  There was one stipulation ... it had to be at her house.  I love our house but let's face it the place is congested with two people so imagine 35.  Actually, don't imagine that.  That would suck.  The nursery bedding is blue seer sucker and yellow.  A little classic with a modern twist if you will.  Because I personally love seer sucker (I mean anything that is designed to hide my sweat I am all over it) I chose to use a burlap and seersucker as my theme.

Sams Club is great for ordering bulk flowers.  They are my go to-- especially for hydrangeas.  I had to stalk my UPS man this morning to get the flowers off his truck because he didn't leave them on the doorstep.  I swear I signed for them electronically.  Technology.  Smh.

I will make smaller arrangements tonight using all of my vintage Ball jars (I am so basic I know).  The jars will be set around the food and tables and in between some stacks of vintage children's books.  

I have been perfecting my skills when it comes to using my sewing machine this year so I thought I would give myself a chance to try making table runners and then some pennants with the babies name and monogram.  I made a few different strands that will hang on the fireplace and then above a candy table. Simple. I can't stand the wait to see what it will all look like when it's put together.  Offical photos and post to come later.

Friday, June 10, 2016


Chad mentioned to me a few nights ago that he needed to send a couple of thank you notes to his favorite dentist for making his smile 100% new.  That's is an entire book of drama that ain't nobody got time to write.  His plan was to stop at Target and grab a couple cards and stick them in the mail.  No.  That is not happening at our house.  Sorry.  I am a brat when it comes to thank you notes.  They are so necessary and people forget about them.  When I give a gift I anticipate the note that I hope to get in return and the stationary it will come on.  Will the stamp match?  What color pen are they going to use?  Will it be personalized?  I hope so...

I found a great shop on Etsy Palm Beach Papery.  The owner, Cindy,  is great at customization and will send you multiple proofs until you are 100% satisfied.  Ours came in the mail today and I couldn't be more excited to get one in the mail.  Chads are a simple charcoal grey with his full name and address printed on it.  I did purchase two for myself... I couldn't resist.  Below is the chinoiserie design and then I also picked out a pineapple with my name on it.