A Shower for Baby Valentino

Woohoo! Hooray for friends having babies!! 

I hosted a shower today for my super-pal, Jill. She's expecting her first baby (a boy) on Valentine's Day. I used that idea and made little chocolate cupcakes and decorated them with hearts and other cute and delicious things. I also bought a bunch of candy and chocolate and we all dined on the fine quiches that Jill's husband made! 

I brought a bunch of onesies, baby pants, and baby shirts to decorate with fabric paint. I've seen this idea on other blogs. Originally I saw an idea on the Design Mom using bleach instead of fabric paint. And I also saw this on mer mag where they used freezer paper. We just moved and are renovating our house... therefore, we have a lot of painters tape lying around! Perfect and easy and makes for pleasantly straight lines on otherwise hard-to-manage fabric. I attached a few photos below... it was great to see that some ladies did it freehand and others used the tape. What do you think? What are your favorite non-cheesy activities for a baby shower?

Jill got cute little slippers (duck? chick?) and she decided that it'd be cute to put one on Prima's paw and it was cute! She left it on all afternoon :)

It was a wonderful afternoon full of lovely ladies and unexpected sunshine!

Next on my list of things to do in my spare time... my favorite things & ideas that have greatly contributed to my parenting career. 


Baby Shower

Last weekend I had the good fortune to co-host a baby shower for our favorite pals, Cati and Arne. Cati and I go way back to the summer 2001 or 2002, when BFF Marie and I lived on Boulevard. Cati and Marie were friends from schooling at Agnes Scott and traipsing around France together. She left for San Francisco before I did, met and married Arne (girls rock movie!!!) and now they are expecting a little one next month! Cati is unstoppable and fabulous so we were so happy to put together a shower to celebrate both Cati and Arne's awesomeness. Dino and Sierra opened their home and fed us delicious foods. Their two kids helped with decorations. I contributed invitations and Jenn brought crafts for all of us! She brought awesome fabric scraps and plain onesies for us to decorate using irons and fusible web stuff (can't remember the name of it... will update soon!). I made the eggplant one because Cati has a tattoo of an eggplant on her hip- perfecto! Everyone had a great time! Hooray!