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. 


 

Dwell Studio's Undecorate Book Party at Erica Tanov

We had a great evening celebrating Dwell Studio’s new book Undecorate by Founder & Creative Director, Christiane Lemieux. Here are some photos from the party at Erica Tanov, an amazing boutique on Fillmore Street in San Francisco. Thanks to Victoria at sfgirlbybay for letting me know about the fun event! 

More photos can be seen on my Flickr page. Please help me identify the lovely folks in the photos by leaving a comment here or on Flickr.