Saturday, July 30, 2011
Mason Jar Lanterns from Brown Paper Packages - would look adorable on an outdoor set!
Frozen Berries from Kayotic Kitchen - would be a great treat on these 100*F+ days we've been having here
Dear Lizzy is taking it back old school with slap bracelets, but definitely updates them!
Homemade Chandelier from Art is Beauty - another fabulous outdoor lighting source!
Smores Bar - would be a really fun idea at a backyard barbeque!
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Sunday, July 24, 2011
Brooke's baby shower was yesterday, and was lots of fun! I went to my parents house Friday night to set up, and people started arriving about 1pm yesterday! It was so great to see all of my family and friends, and to celebrate the upcoming addition of Baby Braylee! My camera was broken yesterday (isnt' that how it always goes!?) so here are some I took with my parents camera; hope you enjoy!
Food and Ice Cream Bar
I made the "flowers" and the pinwheel mobile
My cousin brought her baby to the shower and she took turns being passed around...so cute!
Brooke got this cradle as a present and it is so pretty in person!
Saturday, July 23, 2011
The Macs had a good idea to mark important milestones with a chalkboard
Famille Summerbelle marked each month with magnetic letters and numbers
Young House Love took weekly photos of their baby with colorful fabrics and photoshopped onesies
Hanna Mac Photography made this cute pregnancy book, then continued with monthly updates after the baby was born
Real Simple showcased a cute way to track growth...through the babies shoes!
Thursday, July 21, 2011
1.Guess the mom's belly size- each person cuts off as much ribbon as they think it'll take to wrap around the mothers belly at it's biggest point (don't worry, it was my sister's idea...she asked if we could play it). Whoever get's the closest wins.
Game Number 152. They're childhood photos of celebrities. I'm going to give them 5 minutes to figure it out without hints to who the celebrities are, and if no ones gotten it correct by then I'll give them cheat sheets with the possible celebrities listed. Can anyone guess who this celebrity is?...
Two more days...I can't wait! I do so love to throw a party! :)
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Materials: Johnson and Johnson Travel pack, diapers, pizza pan, fake flowers, pack of 3 receiving blankets, pack of 6 washcloths, 3 bottles, crocheted headband with flower, ribbon, styrofoam circles
I used about 70 Size 2 diapers for my cake, and it's base is a dollar store pizza pan. I wrapped each diaper individually in a rubber bands, then placed them around a round styrofoam form and wrapped the whole layer in a giant rubber band. I did the same thing for layer 2 and 3. I then wrapped blankets around all three layers, placed ribbon around the bottom and middle layers and the headband around the top layer. I then randomly added the other goodies I got, tucked the washcloths around the diaper ends to cover them up on the bottom layer, stuck in some flowers and was done!
Check out my first diaper cake. They look completely different, but I love them both! Diaper cakes are simple and a great gift for a baby shower! I'm using it as a centerpiece at my sisters shower.
Shabby Chic Cottage
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
painted it in with some brown acrylic paint,
bought a green sharpie and two shades of green ink,
and went ahead and left my thumbprint and name as an example for other guests.
Tomorrow I'll share with you my second attempt at a diaper cake. Check out my first diaper cake in my very first post!