Sunday, April 29, 2012

baby Londyn Jean -part two

the perfect little box.........for a paper bag album :)






Londyn Jean

Friday, April 27, 2012

baby Londyn Jean -part one

{Baby Shower}

When I threw my friend Rachel a baby shower back in January, I wanted it to match the nursery. The color for the baby's room included dark purple, black, white, grey, and a splash of light green. Decor included black & white damask print, a chandelier for the baby's room, and Rachel was wanting to get a small Eiffel Tower to put on a shelf for decoration. Think Paris... Or Londyn :) (I didn't know that was going to be her name at the time). But I wanted to incorporate all of that into the shower. I made paper tissue pom poms, the ones you see everywhere on pinterest. (They are so easy to make once you get the hang of it!) I included a large Eiffel Tower where guests were to clothespin advice for the parents on Eiffel Tower playing cards that I altered. I made little treat bags and had light food to snack on. Thanks so much to Anna and Tara who helped me with the food and setting up.

In the center of the room there was a table for guests to fill out "advice for the new mommy & daddy": I printed off cards I created, glued them to the back side of a deck of cards (I happened to find playing cards with the Eiffel Tower on them at JoAnne Fabrics for a dollar!), then I punched the edges. It was quick, easy, and cheap, and something Rachel & Nick can always cherish. Once guests filled out the cards they clothes pinned them to the tower. It turned out so cute, I wish I would have gotten an after picture. 
 My gate comes in handy :)
 A little treat for the guests to take and then we played the "clothespin" game, where if you caught someone saying the word baby you stole their clothespin.. the person with the most clothespins in the end won.
A little fill-in-the-blank card I created for guests to fill out. Before Rachel opened gifts we went around the room and each person shared one of their wishes. It was so dearing to hear some of the answers! And I wish I had a picture of Rachel at the shower to share, but once the shower started I didn't take any pictures! :(

Sunday, April 15, 2012

The yummiest game of Scrabble...

A gift from my mom
She knows we love scrabble and Joe loves chocolate.
And although I have an 87:1 scrabble record against Joe (wink, wink), when there's a golden chocolate coin on the stakes for the winner, it's Joe who pulls in with a win this time.

Your turn consisted of five chocolate covered "tiles" at a time, double sided with the option to use either side.

In the end, unwrap and enjoy.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Cruzin' downtown Spokane...

This morning, I had an appointment for a much needed oil change and then had plans to go to Funky Junk Antique Show afterwards. I invited my high school buddy's girlfriend to come along to the show with me. She just moved here from Florida and when I found out she likes to go to flea markets, I knew we'd be friends! I had only met her once and wasn't sure if I was going to have to pick her up (not knowing if she had a car here yet). After texting the night before, she said she bought a car when she got to Spokane and that she could meet me downtown. I figured I would just leave my car at the dealership so I wouldn't have to deal with parking. When she picked me up in this '88 Wagoneer I about peed my pants! We were laughing so hard driving up and down the streets trying to maneuver downtown. Although I didn't find any treasures today, I had so much fun hitting up Funky Junk, Pink, Roost & Goodwill. And I do have to admit, I'm a little jealous of the Wagoneer. :)