Winter Woodland Themed Baby Shower

I can’t believe in just 2 short months, our baby boy will be arriving!

Although the nursery is far from done, it’s clear to see that Baby Jackson Danny is already loved and spoiled by so many.  Starting with a Winter Woodland themed baby shower my sister threw me earlier this month, complete with a chili bar, hot cocoa bar, and a ridiculously delicious dessert bar.  Family and friends gathered and showered me and Jackson with so much love, gifts and diapers!  🙂

Here are a few pics from the beautiful event…


29 Weeks Blessed

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I highly recommend having a diaper raffle!  We got so many diapers ranging in size from newborn to stage 4.  It’s one less expense for us to worry about as new parents.WinterWoodlandBabyShower_image8

Tables were decorated with tree trimmings, baby’s breath and little woodland creatures.WinterWoodlandBabyShower_image9 WinterWoodlandBabyShower_image17 WinterWoodlandBabyShower_image10 WinterWoodlandBabyShower_image11


My favorite, hands down, were the Blueberry Glaze and the Peanut Butter & Jelly donuts.  Yum!

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All desserts, including the amazing vanilla cake with berries, was homemade by my sister.  And yes, the cake tasted exactly the way it looks!  Amazingly delicious!WinterWoodlandBabyShower_image14

The lucky winner got to take home a prize as well as the jar of 314 gummy bears.WinterWoodlandBabyShower_image15

I love the idea of a creative activity to entertain guests with.  It’s a nice change to the over played baby shower games.  After the blocks were decorated, we put them all in a bag and I randomly drew a block for a winning prize.

Decorate a Block

Please lend your creativity to decorate a block for Jackson Danny.
So while he is playing he will know he is loved by many.
Feel free to use a stencil or draw freely.
Just don’t forget to sign your name on the block.


What party isn’t complete without a party favor?

These all natural Rosemary Lavender soaps were the perfect size to package up and gift to all the guests.

From Irena’s Shower to Yours!  Thank you


We are beyond blessed and grateful to have the support system that is our family & friends.

a kate spade inspired bridal shower

this past weekend my mom and sister threw me a bridal shower and to describe it in one word… PERFECTION!

it was a kate spade inspired theme, from the black, white, and pink colors, to the dots, stripes and quotes scattered throughout the house. the bubbly was flowing, the ladies laughing, and my heart bursting with so much joy!


my sister had ideas she wanted to do for the invites.  i helped her bring those ideas to life.


she printed, cut and assembled each invitation and i couldn’t be more proud of how beautiful they turned out.






the dessert table was filled with homemade goodies all baked by my sister.  she sure did bake her little tush off with coconut macaroons, vanilla & coconut cupcakes, and both banana & zucchini bread!




ranunculus and baby spray roses in all shades of pink made for perfect floral arrangements throughout the house.


these adorable little signs were scattered throughout the house with some of my favorite kate spade inspired quotes.



my clients jana, from Jana Williams Photography and bess, from Celadon & Celery did a youtube video last year on how to make flower rings and i suggested this idea to my sister as a great little activity for each guest to do when they arrived.  it was such a huge hit with all the ladies and definitely something i recommend if you want to offer a fun activity for your guests, but you’re not into the typical bridal shower games.


i chose a pink ranunculus flower for my ring, which matched oh-so perfectly with my pink heels.  🙂



i was showered with so many gifts and all the ladies agreed this was definitely one of the BEST wrapped gifts EVER!


thank you to all my family and friends that attended and showered me with so much love and well wishes on my journey to becoming a mrs. to feel, know, and have this amount of joy and love in my life is beyond words. the impressions these women leave on my life and in my heart makes me the woman i am today and the wife i will soon become.

thank you to my mom and sister for going above and beyond in throwing me the best bridal shower a girl could ever dream of.


thanks to my cousin joanie, for being such an awesome photographer and capturing so many amazing pictures. i swear there is not a single picture of me without a giant smile on my face that stretched from one ear to the other. i started to wonder what my eyes look like.  ha!

oh so tweet baby shower, cont’d.

we had my cousin’s oh so tweet baby shower this past weekend.  here are some pics of the additional pieces that went with the whole theme of the party.

signs, raffle entry forms, game sheets, favor labels, plate liners and buffet tags.


the “sweet tweets” dessert table spread… yum!


almost everything on the table was homemade by me, my cousin, joan and sister, ilona.


and of course, a baby shower wouldn’t be complete without a few simplewear onesies.


*above image courtesy of my cousin joan

here’s a close up of a couple of the custom onesies i made specifically for my cousin.


mommy & daddy’s tweetheart


i ♥ oom leo (i ♥ uncle leo)