Monday, January 31, 2011

Open House in Royal

I've been a little behind on my blog posting lately, so I'm finally posting pictures of Audrey and Gustavo's open house in Royal that took place a few weeks ago. My Grandpa and his wife Shirley came up from California and it was so nice to spend time with them. We also got to see some wonderful friends who made the 2 1/2 hour drive from Kent and we loved visiting with them!

When I picked up these hydrangeas from the florist they were white, but thanks to a little florist spray paint the final result was a mixture of really pretty purple and pink flowers!

The desserts were amazing! I think I sampled at least one of every kind.

My brother-in-law Derek with our newest brother-in-law.

A cute picture of Jack and I, before he lost it (as seen below!)

My niece Maddi.

The happy couple :)

My twin sister Carly, Mom, and niece Lauren.

My sister Marci and her son Tyce.

Jack, slowly starting to unwind :)

My parents, my Grandpa, his wife Shirley, and the newlyweds.

One final pic before we headed home. Jack had finally turned into a pumpkin, but it was a fun night!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Pretty Pretty

I found this pretty image at such pretty things and fell in love with the idea. It's so simple, and would be such a bright spot in my kitchen, especially during these grey winter months before we finally see the sunshine again! I also love when something decorative also serves a very practical purpose. If I had all my cupcake liners in a pretty glass jar then they wouldn't topple down on me every time I try to pull them out of the highest shelf in my cupboard!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Elephant-themed baby shower

Last night my friend Tricia and I threw an elephant-themed baby shower for a good friend and her darling little peanut (who came a whole month early so he wouldn't miss his own party!). We went with grey, green, and white for the colors and Tricia did a great job incorporating our theme throughout her house.
For the food we served white texas sheetcake cut into elephant shapes, chocolate-covered mint oreos, rocky road popcorn, peanut butter and chocolate cupcakes, artichoke dip and citrus punch.
Our favor boards were inspired by Amy Atlas who did similar boards for a party, except she pinned hers to the board and we attached ours to ribbon with matching clothespins I found at Michaels.
The white tablecloth was embellished with grey felt cut into a large scallop and sewn around the edge. The small elephants used on the favor bags and on the table were made with the Martha Stewart punch.
We had a fun crowd and Xander was the star of the show. He is so tiny and sweet, he will be so handsome in all the cute outfits he got last night!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Check out this recipe

Very delicious: Lemon Chicken