Archives for May 2012


On Saturday I celebrated my baby shower, an amazing collaboration between my mom and I that I’m so very proud of! (I talked about the inspiration here, here and here)


The dishes and silver-wear were from Costco, a budget friendly solution that looked like the real thing!


After scouring the web, I found that buying milk bottles was going to be out of my budget, so I followed a trail of breadcrumbs on Pinterest and discovered re-purposed Starbucks Frappuccino bottles (I gained about 9 pounds drinking all those yummy drinks! Super high in calories.. be warned.. haha!). To dress them up a bit, I wrapped them in cream colored paper – left over from my invitation making days – and tied them with hemp twine found in the jewelry section at Michaels (a finishing touch also found on Pinterest).


The jars and cans were also re-purposed – black beans, grape jelly and salsa made the cut. The gold paint was from Krylon, purchased at Michaels. Inspiration for the gold jars can be found here on Style Me Pretty (I also had the wood, but I didn’t store it properly and it got moldy.. what a bummer!).


My mom was in charge of all the food preparation and did a fabulous job at displaying it!


I always find that showers are on the boring side.. haha.. so I wanted to have fun things for my guests to do.


I found many ideas for decorating one-sies while building my baby shower board and ran with it! (Pulled from On To Baby – posts can be found here and here.)


I wanted a keep-sake, but not a ‘traditional’ guest book, something that can be collected for my son to read when he got older. I originally saw this idea when Emily Ley did something similar for her son’s first birthday party. She got her inspiration from Joni over at Lay Baby Lay and the design she did for her daughter’s birthday invitations — I love following the trail of breadcrumbs!! haha! To go along with their hope or prayer, I had a Fujifilm Instax Mini (my mother’s day gift) handy so they can include their image too.


After they played, I got to have the fun.. opening gifts!! haha!


I couldn’t have pulled my dream baby shower off without this amazing lady, my mom!! Love her!!


The end of the shower group photo. (some people had to leave early and are missing)


All images (and links) can be found on my Shower Pinterest board.

I’m really loving the combination of this palette lately – soft gray and brown tones mixed with white + the natural texture of paper and burlap + a little glossiness with the gold – rustic, yet sophisticated. It has truly inspired the direction of my baby shower. Even though I’m having a boy, I love how it’s gender neutral and I think it would be lovely for one who doesn’t know the sex of their baby.