Saturday, May 18, 2013

Gavin's Here!

Introducing our newest little G - Gavin Lucas born on May 5th. 7 lbs and 19.5 inches. 

We are so in love!

Gabby & Gavin 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Buttons and Bowties Baby Shower for Our Little Boy

When I was pregnant with Gabby in 2009, my cousins threw us the cutest pink and brown birdie baby shower. It was the first "crafty" party in our family and the start of many more themed events. It was no easy fete considering we had a guest count of over 100 people!

This time around, my cousins truly outdid themselves with a buttons and bowties theme for our baby boy. Everything from the invitations, food signs, water bottles to the place settings, party favors were all handmade. 

It was such a wonderful afternoon surrounded by amazing friends and family. Our little growing family is definitely blessed. 

Invitations: The invitation had a blue felt bowtie attached to the top and placed inside a hand-sewn fabric shirt pocket sleeve. It was designed to resemble a man's button down shirt.   
DIY PVC Sign Holder
Games & Prize Gift Bags
Signs for Gifts & Reserved Chair for the Mom-to-Be
 Prize Gift Bags
 Candy Quiz Game Pieces and Prizes
Place Setting: Wrapped Utensils, Personalized Water Bottle, Game Card & Thank You Gift
 Thank You Gift: DIY Fabric Bowtie on an Alligator Clip
 Table Setting: Chair Covers Convert to Large Drawstring Bags (Another Gift for the Guests)
 Button & Bowties Personalized Water Bottles
 Game: Guess the Number of Buttons in This Jar
 DIY Bowtie Onesie Clothesline
Button & Bowties Dessert Table
 Lifesaver Mints in Matchbooks
 Mini Hershey Chocolates Wrapped in Colored Paper

Reese's Peanut Butter "Cuffs" 
Chocolate Button Lollipops

Buttons & Bowties Cake

Button & Bowties Cake & Mini Cupcakes

Dum Dum Lollipops in Orange, Blue & Green
Carrot & Cucumber Buttons with Ranch Dip AppetizerMen's Ties in a Jar as Centerpieces: Ties were used as a game - who can do a tie fastest while blindfolded 

Photo Booth PropsPhoto Booth Circle Dot Background

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

39 Weeks and Counting

First of all, I wanted to thank all the readers who have been emailing me about my various blog posts. I love receiving feedback and it's encouraging to know someone out there finds my posts helpful. Even though I haven't updated the blog in awhile, I definitely read all my emails and try to respond to them as soon as I can. 

With a very active 3.5 year old girl and a little boy coming in a few days, I'll definitely have my hands full again. What's a post without pictures so here's one from several months ago. Our little guy sure is flexible! 

Little G #2: