April Showers Inspired Baby Shower

Shower mom-to-be with lots of love and gifts with an adorable April Showers inspired baby shower. I love entertaining, so when my sister asked me to help her with a baby shower she was throwing for a friend I couldn't help but say yes. It has been a long time since I've thrown a baby shower, but I can't think of a sweeter way to welcome a new baby than with a party! Since the shower is being hosted this month and the new bundle of joy will arrive next month, we used the age old saying "April … [Read more...]

Rain Boot Flower Arrangement

April showers bring baby showers and an adorable Rain Boot Flower Arrangement. This adorable flower arrangement is perfect for a spring themed party or April Showers themed baby shower. I am planning a baby shower with the theme "April Showers" and I found some of the cutest party supplies to create an extraordinary party for the mom-to-be.  I loved the idea of including cute little rain boots in the decor that could also double as a gift for the mom-to-be.  When I spotted these adorable … [Read more...]

18 Amazing DIY Halloween Costumes

For Halloween this year, don't go out and spend a lot of money on a costume that the kids will most likely only wear once. If you have never made your own costume, you're in for a treat.  Some of these amazing DIY Halloween costumes are so easy to recreate! And you can add your own touches to them to make the perfect costume for your kiddos. With so many amazing DIY costumes out there I thought I would gather some of our favorites to help inspire you to make your own for an extraordinary … [Read more...]

Raspberry Fizz Punch

Sweet and tart this Raspberry Fizz Punch is the absolute best party punch you'll ever serve, it's sweet and tangy with the perfect amount of fizz.  It is my go to party punch! So in honor of the surprise online baby shower I'm helping co-host for the beautiful Melissa from Melissa Creates, I'm sharing my recipe with you! This basic recipe has been around for a zillion years with tons of variations, but it's still one of my favorites.  At one time my parents owned a catering business and … [Read more...]

Southern Shabby Chic Baby Shower

I am excited to share this sweet Southern Shabby Chic Baby Shower that my friend and sorority sister recently threw for a dear friend.  You may remember the Peanut Butter and Jelly Party I shared a while back, that party was for Becca from Darling Deuce Designs youngest son and a few months ago she contacted me see if I could help her with a baby shower she was hosting.  Unfortunately, due to summer vacations and a packed schedule I couldn't plan this event, but I gave her a few ideas and I … [Read more...]

Lil Buckaroo Baby Shower

I adore rustic, country charm and think the muted colors and simple details make an excellent party theme.  So I was thrilled when my aunt asked me to help with some of the design details for my cousin's "Lil' Buckaroo" cowboy themed baby shower. My favorite element was the custom fabric banner I made, the old ladder used to display mason jars with lemonade and the charming cupcake toppers. This shower was being held in Utah and I was basically sending a "party in a box" full … [Read more...]

Car Seat Cover

Whew, I'm trying to play catch up with lots of projects and blog post and just found this one I made during the summer. Unfortunately, I've lost my notes for the tutorial...but I thought I'd share anyway. While my Grandma was visiting this past spring she showed us how to make these car seat covers and I've made a few for friends as baby shower gifts.  This is one of two that was made for a mom-to-be who expecting twin girls.I added Velcro to the straps that go around the handles and decided to … [Read more...]

Sock Monkey Baby Shower

When we found out we were having boy/girl twins I decided to decorate their nursery with sock monkey's and vintage toys.  I used rich chocolate brown, red and cream and 3 years later still love their little room. So when my sister told me she needed some help throwing a baby shower for a dear friend, who is decorating her nursery with sock monkey's, I was super excited. I used a brown and red color palette with touches of baby blue.  I incorporated polka dots and stripes to keep … [Read more...]

Owl Baby Shower

I hosted this Owl themed baby shower for my beautiful sister who was expecting their first baby in December.  I started with the idea that it would be a "book" themed shower because she is a teacher and loves books and decided to use cute Owls to complete the theme. I ordered these darling invitations from Tickled Plum, who was fabulous to work with.     Because we also wanted to incorporate books into the shower I made these inserts that were put in with each invitation  I used my … [Read more...]

Pink or Blue?

I am so EXCITED about this particular post...we are going to have another baby!No, not me sillies...my sister! My beautiful sister and her husband are expecting their first baby in January and everyone is thrilled for them and excited to welcome a new baby to the family. This has been killing me because I have know for quite a while now, but was sworn to secrecy until they were ready to tell everyone. She recently had a sonogram and the two of them were having a hard time keeping it a secret … [Read more...]