My baby shower was this past Saturday, March 26th at one o’clock in the afternoon, hosted by my Mother-in-law, Vicki and games done by my best friend, Amanda. Vicki did such a great job at adding special touches to every part of the shower! As the favors, she made Vintage style hand fans, each different and unique. She made an adorable ‘baby carriage’ out of a watermelon and presented it as fruit bowl! We lunched on delicious homemade chicken salad croissant sandwiches and drank a berry punch. The cake was an adorable Vintage style carriage in white and pink. Isabella and I got soo many wonderful gifts! Lots of adorable clothes, bows, diapers, a swing, Nap Nanny, Diaper Genie and soo much more! Not to mention my favorite photographer, Rose DeVore, gifted me a year of milestone pictures, FREE! I can’t wait to have her pictures taken 🙂 It was a wonderful afternoon with close friends and family in celebration of little Isabella! I will post pictures as soon as I get them!
I love the fancy, glamorous design of crystal chandeliers and sconces! Check out this pic of a sconce that would add elegance to your little girls room! For Isabella’s room, I chose a gorgeous deep brown and crystal chandelier I found at Lowe’s. A piece like this will dress up the room with very little effort!
For me, one of the hardest decisions has been trying to decide on a crib. There are sooo many different styles and designs. I do know that I want dark colored, Espresso wood. I came across this crib, and love it! It has gorgoeous carvings and detail! http://www.ababy.com/.
So my baby shower is coming up this Saturday, March 26th and I can’t wait!! I was doing some searching of Vintage inpsired baby showers, and came across this one… I absolutely love it!!http://www.babylifestyles.com/2011/02/vintage-pink-coco-chanel-inspired-baby-shower/
I love the colors used, personalization and “look” of the gathering. I can’t wait to see what my shower is like 🙂 But I’m most excited just to celebrate the anticipated arrival of my little Isabella! Anyways, check out that link to get ideas for your baby shower, enjoy!
Found Isabella’s changing table! I didn’t want to do anything but Espresso colored furniture, but this piece will be gorgeous with the dark wood! This piece is an Antique brush silver/cream finish. I was beyond excited to find this piece at all, but to top it off, it was on sale!! I was so excited to get it put together and get Isabella’s clothes put away!
Today the custom made diaper stacker that I ordered her off of Etsy.com came in the mail! Love it, colors match perfect! I can’t wait to get everything put together 🙂 We are counting down the days until she is here!
My little one and I have had a rough winter staying well this year.. It’s NO fun being sick and not feeling good… Today I’m letting my little man stay home from school and take it easy all day with Mommy… I’ve made him homemade Chicken Noodle Soup and we’ve been watching movies and playing the Wii! In a little bit, we plan on doing some arts and crafts, this may be my chance to catch up on my scrapbooking 🙂
What do you for your little one’s when they aren’t feeling good?! Any special home remedies or anything that you follow?
So, today I went to our local Marshalls Homegoods store to see what goodies they had… and boy was I glad I did! Sooo many awesome ideas for the babies room, I can’t wait to begin decorating 🙂
I originally thought I was going to decorate her room in a pink and brown modern/princess theme. I still love the design I came up with, but not quite as much as what I have in mind now! When I was researching for the wedding, I came across the color duo blush pink and champagne, and I fell in love with it! Searching around the store today, I happened to come across a danty, feminine pillow with Isabella’s name on it! Of course, there was no question that I was buying it, but it didn’t exactly fit with the first nursery design. I know, it’s crazy to think one pillow could make me reconsider that easily, but that’s just how I work! Upon searching, I came across this adorable, blush pink, frilly pillow and I loved it!! So that was my focus… the wheels in my head really began turning, and I started picturing this gorgeous, ornate nursery 🙂 Now my job was to put it together!!
Everything I’m finding online is soooo expensive. I’m talking like nothing under $400 for a 4-piece crib set, ridiculous! I may have to end up opting with a neutral color like cream for the bedding crib set and make it pop with the decor! Nonetheless, here are a couple of designs I’d die for right now….http://www.babybedding.com/shabby-chic-chenille-crib-bedding
Choosing a name was very important to me, but equally important to my husband, Reuben. Important to each of us for different reasons.. When we named our son, his middle name, Keaton, was named after my grandfather. Reuben wanted to continue the trend of naming our child after family, but he didn’t have anyone specific in mind. I was really keen to the first name Isabella and would ask Reuben often for
his opinion! Finally, we both agreed upon Isabella for her first name, but still unsure about the middle name.
Even though this will sound like somewhat of a cliche, we decided on the middle name when we were shopping at Buy Buy Baby. We were both crazy about Victoria, but not sure it sounded good together.. We were shopping around the store looking at bedroom furniture when we came across adorable, handcrafted toy chests. The two on display were, Isabella and Victoria. And then our decision was made! Isabella Victoria 🙂 The significance of the Victoria, related to family would be Reuben’s mom, Vickie.
We couldn’t be more happy with our decision and are anxiously awaiting the arrival of our gorgeous baby girl!
Do you have any standards or family traditions you go by when naming your children?!
I think the little details are almost just as important as the big ones. I love using a simple pink design and adding glamorous pieces to dress it up 🙂
So this week we got the very exciting news that we will be having a little GIRL! My best friend, Amanda went with me to the doctors and I think we were both shocked when the ultrasound technician told us 🙂
I’ve been so excited about this pregnancy and was really hoping it would be a girl, but I didn’t want to be disappointed if it was a boy, so I kept the chances 50/50. My husband and my four year old son were deteremined it was a boy, so they were both shocked to get the news!
I have been busy beginning the preparation of designing her bedroom! I can’t wait to start putting everything together! Of course with a girl comes a lot of pink, but I’m ok with that! I have found some great pieces that I really like and will look great together. I will start adding pics and websites of the great deals I find in the future 🙂
Since just having the wedding, we will be doing the babies room on a budget! But I am optimistic it will turn out gorgeous!
It has been nearly 53 days since Reuben and I “tied the knot”. It has been the best fifty three days of my life…
Not only was our wedding amazing, it was way more than I could of asked for. So many things seemed to have changed last minute (which was stressful in itself), but I was overwhelmed with the amount of hard work, friends and members of our Church, put into making it magical.
Our photographer, Rose DeVore http://rosedevorephotography.blogspot.com/2010/12/we-were-given-two-hands-to-hold.html?spref=fb, really captured our love for one another in every photo.
Just a little advice for upcoming brides for the day of: DON’T stress about how things will turn out, you enjoy it soooo much more when you are carefree and enjoying yourself 🙂