Hey guys! I know it’s been a while since I wrote anything but I have been busy living and such. :)
Today on Sunny Slide Up I shared a baby shower that my friends Muffin, Christine and I threw for our friend Steph. If you have time, scoot on over and check it out!
As promised, here are a few pictures that I managed to snap of Danielle’s baby shower.
Our friend Sarah was gracious enough to host the festivities at her home. We decided that a smaller, more intimate lunch would allow us more time to visit and spend with Danielle since she lives in California now.
I designed all the place settings and labels to match our shabby chic theme.
Christine ordered these OPI “It’s A Girl” nail polishes for everyone as favors. We tied labels to each one and set them out for guests to take as they left. Cute, right?!
We played a little game where we guessed the name of her little girl. My top suggestions were Cinnamon Emmons and Eminem Emmons. Try saying either one of those 5 times fast. Can’t do it.
Sarah and Chelsea decided on the menu according to Danielle’s preferences. They stayed up late the night before preparing most of the items themselves. Let me just say…..the food was amazing. And, as I learned that day, Chelsea is quite the baker and made many of the items, including this gorgeous cake, herself!
I’m sure there were so many details I let out or was unable to capture but it was such a fun experience working with my girlfriends to create such a special day for someone we love so dearly!
Also, it wouldn’t be election day without a few politically neutral words from me. Please see what I had to say on Sunny Slide Up today about keeping things in perspective.
Last week I mentioned that I helped host a baby shower for a friend of mine. I thought I would share a really simple fireplace decoration that I made. I am far from Martha Stewart but lately I have been really enjoying little DIY projects. Maybe I will get around to sharing more with you at some point. I’m sure you have seen these before….
I had never attempted one before, but was pleasantly surprised at how simple it was to make (time consuming, but simple)!
First. you take a yard or two (depending on how large your fireplace is) of fabric and fold it into fourths.
Then you take your scissors and cut a small slit at the fold. The cuts should be about 1-2 inches apart.
Then you simply grab the inch strip and rip the fabric! Your strips should come out looking something like this…
I used three different colors for this project; white, pale pink, and taupe. The same process was repeated for each color fabric.
I had purchased some wire twine that was very sturdy and malleable. This was used as a support for the pieces of fabric.
I used the cow hitch method to attach the fabric to the wire twine, rotating the color of fabric used.
Voila! Pretty simple way to spruce up a fireplace or wall for a party or baby shower, don’t you think?
I had hoped to add a simple banner to this, but time didn’t allow me. Maybe next time!
There were so many other details at Danielle’s shower that I look forward to sharing tomorrow!