Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Sweet Southern Baby Shower

My best friend and neighbor is having a precious baby girl later this summer and we threw a baby shower for her earlier this month!

My amazing co-host, Sarah, came up with an awesome theme of a southern shower. We decided to have it at 7 PM on a Saturday and serve desserts that are popular here in the south!

Most of our decor had a southern vibe as well, using burlap and mason jars.

Check out the pics I snapped of the decor and invitations! We had a blast!

Sarah cut out the invitations using her Silhouette Cameo....they are shaped like mason jars! I printed out the details on cardstock and we glued them in place and tied some twine around the top!
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 This little station was set up for our shower activities....we had diapers for writing messages for those late night diaper changes! We also had a calendar for our guests to guess when Savannah will arrive!

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We put this burlap "baby" banner over the buffet in the dining area...we had a mini candy buffet there as well.
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On the mantel we used my "Celebrate" burlap banner and a bassinet to hold all of the gifts!
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We served drinks in mason jars! Sarah made little tags (also cut by the Silhouette) and wrote a sweet southern name on each one!

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I didn't ever take a pic of our food but our menu consisted of:
  • Pecan Tarts
  • Peach Cobbler with Vanilla Icecream
  • Moonpie Banana Pudding
  • A Veggie Tray
  • Pimento cheese and pita chips
We also served sparkling strawberry lemonade, sweet tea, and Coke in glass bottles :)

We had so much fun putting everything together and shower itself was so much fun!!!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

We Painted Our House!!!

OK, so WE didn't paint it, we had someone else do it, but STILL, I LOVE IT!!!

I have never really been all that crazy about the color of our house. I didn't mind the cream siding but the orange shutters and door were not my thing. I have never done much with orange, I don't think you can find a dot of it IN our house, but it was a big part of the exterior look of our home.

We finally decided to bite the bullet and have it painted. Last week, while I was away for work and then a wedding, they painted it!!!

Here is a before picture:
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Here are many after pictures:
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I am IN LOVE with it! I honestly don't think the pictures do it justice! I was really nervous about the bright yellow door but I really do love how it pops off the house and gives it a unique look.

I can't wait to update the front porch furniture with coordinating pillows and a fresh coat of paint for my chippy chairs :)

I'll leave you with a baby bump update! This was me over the weekend in the mountains...i'll hit 23 weeks tomorrow!

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