Sunday, January 22, 2012

Amanda's Twinkie Baby Shower

When Amanda's best friend Natalie asked if I would help her host Amanda's baby shower, I was so excited (and honored!). I've never had a friend have twins, and have never been to a twins shower so it was a whole new ball game to add to my portfolio of the 2 dozen showers I've thrown, ha. Amanda and I have lived across the street from each other for almost 4 years, and after it took her a year to actually talk to me, we've been great friends ever since. Amanda has 2 wonderful boys and our kids love to play with each other. Amanda took her one last shot for a girl when they decided to try for their 3rd baby and they were blessed with TWINS! God just thought they needed 4 kids instead of 3. It was definitely meant to be, twins don't run in her side of the family, no fertility drugs or anything and now in just a couple weeks Harper & Spencer will be here, and yes Amanda is finally getting her girl! :) Amanda is so creative and for the twins' room she is using bright yellows, turquoise, bright blues & bright pink. It all looks amazing, her Mom is making custom bedding for the twins and it is definitely going to look like a room that belongs in a magazine! Natalie & I decided we'd stick with her theme colors for the shower (as they incorporate a boy and a girl so well) and we created this "bohemian carnival" feel. At least that is the best term I could come up with to describe it. I was able to find some great contemporary fabrics and sew a fabric pendant banner, I just love how this turned out. It is such a great memento too, not only could Amanda use it in the nursery if she chooses, but she can save it and use it at the twins' future birthday parties. I think I'll be making one of these for Trevor's upcoming birthday! I also used my best friend (the cricut) to create some adorable banners & paper mobiles with cardstock & scrapbook paper. I had my first attempt at making pom poms too! There is definitely a learning curve with these things and I felt like I was improving as I made more of them, they are definitely a cheap and easy idea for add decor. Check out my decorations and congrats again to Amanda & her family! Oh, and just in case you didn't see their gender reveal, I included that video as well. Soo cute!

oh, and my cute frame I made for a door sign!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

My Favorite Christmas Idea

My favorite Christmas idea was one that just included a little bit of ribbon & tape. I thought it turned out really cute and it is a great way to look at my Christmas cards every day. Maybe I'll keep it up for a couple extra weeks. Here are the details, if you feel you need directions. I used straight pens, not clothes pins. I felt they held the cards in place better so when you open and close the cabinet, you don't have to worry about showering your kitchen with cards. (Oh, and don't get offended if your card isn't on here, I ran out of room. Next year I'll do it on 2 cabinets.) :)

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