Monday, January 28, 2013

A snowy sprinkle for baby Hsu!

This past weekend I had the honor of hosting a baby sprinkle for one of my besties! Shara and I go way back....well, before we were both married with kids, which feels like a century to me! She and I were roomies before we both got swept off of our feet and got talked into getting married by our hubbies. Yep, that is how it went folks....we were just too irresistible, and they practically begged us! haha....

Baby Sprinkles are a trending thing for mommies with their second, or third, or fourth, or fifth ( Lord, help them) child on the way. It is just a nice way to celebrate them and their soon - to - be new arrival. Let me tell you, when mom's get out of the house, away from their kids, that is STILL all they talk about. Granted it was a BABY shower, but still....we just love them so much!!! It has been a couple of years since Shara's first bundle of joy, Rowen, so it was fun to get new stuff since we all know that within a year of having a baby, there are a million new gadgets out that were not available to you before.

I plan to post some pictures from some of the projects that I did for the shower throughout the month. It was a lot of fun to craft for this shower and I had great friends who let me bounce ideas off of them and borrow stuff! Thanks Lori, Leah & Lauren!!

 Invites were custom designed by my friend Lauren. She is the owner of the charming Paper Boutique in Downtown Franklin called Rock Paper Scissors. Check out her
 blog/website....if you are into really pretty things and what not ;)!

I left a plate full of envelopes ( not sure why I cut those out of this shot??) out that I had already stuffed with "thank you" notes and written Shara's return address on the back so guests could write their mailing address on them, and it would be super simple for Shara to write her "thank yous" without too much hassle.  

 I have yet to paint my buffet ( Craig's List find), but was so loving the white tassel garland up against the natural wood!! I followed a GREAT tassel garland tutorial HERE!

I didn't really know the look I was going for until I got midway through the decorating process. I really tried, and was successful at using materials I already had to keep cost down! It is hard for me to resist burlap and glitter, so they were musts! I guess it was a little "rustic, woodland, winterlandish theme??" 

I LOVE having our DIY chalkboard in the dining room, especially for parties!! A little "fake calligraphy" if you yours truly.

 I did a really simple diaper cake ( tutorial HERE) with silver ribbon and some cardboard snowflakes that I found in the dollar section of Michael's craft store that I covered in Modge Podge and dipped in glitter. My 14 year old little sis co-created this masterpiece with me :)

I knew I wanted a dessert table above everything else. There is always room for dessert right?

DIY color blocked wooden utensils! 

A perfect favor idea for a small gathering like this! Everyone was able to take a little goodie bag home to their family! On an even better note, it got most of it out of my kitchen so I wouldn't devour it all myself. My husband was out of town, trust could have easily been my breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Hope you had as much fun looking as I did planning! I can't wait to meet your sweet new baby boy Max and Shara! He is so lucky already to have such a sweet & caring family to be born into. Love you guys!


  1. My goodness you are creative, girl! I am so excited to have a friend who blogs! You did a fantastic job!

  2. You are the queen of crafting something to look expensive, not to mention lots of sweet thoughtful details!

  3. wow! you did all of that yourself? it looks like it's out of a magazine. :) i especially love how you decorated the fireplace and the homemade marshmallows!!

    1. Yes, I did. Thanks Julie! Ironically enough, the fireplace and marshmallows were MY favorite part too....not necessarily in that order. Food first ;).