Saturday, October 30, 2010

Treats no Tricks Please

No tricks allowed here with these yummy Halloween treats!

I'm looking forward to seeing trick or treaters tomorrow night. Love the little one's and most of all Have a Safe Halloween for those that celebrate!

Friday, October 29, 2010

For my Sweet Readers!

I just want to let you all know how much I appreciated your sweet comments and emails this week. It meant a lot. So thank you for being who you are and for making my days a little brighter!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Maternity Shoot

Last Friday my husband and I had a maternity shoot session that was taken by Vicki Lynn Photography. We had so much fun that I was laughing and crying. I was crying cause I felt so in love with my husband and then I also started to get all teary eyed as for the first time in some ways it really hit me that I am going to be a mommy in 6 weeks!

In the meantime, I have been ordered by my doctor that I need to slow down. This means my days of zumba
{cardio dancing} are over until little Miss R arrives.

Here are some of my favorite photos that were captured from this wonderful evening.

For those of you that are moms when did reality set in that you were going to be a mom?!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Spooktacular Cupcakes

Halloween wouldn't be the same without any frightful cupcakes. Here are some fun cupcake designs that you and your whole family can make together!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Baby Shower: Tea Party Bliss

What a memorable weekend it was. On Friday night we had our maternity photo session and it was so much fun! Then Saturday some friends hosted a tea themed baby shower for me and it was beyond perfect. It was a small intimate gathering and I couldn't have been more blessed with how generous my friends and family near and far were.

Here are some of the lovely details of the affair.

Gorgeous handmade invites designed by Miss S and Miss E of Red Letter Dessein
{I apologize on the quality of this photo. Envelope was shimmer pink with a wrap around address label, accented with orange ribbon on lime green stock}

Inside of invite accented with pearls for the future little lady inviting guests to a tea party!

Beverage and food labels

Tea Table Arrangement

Colorful Tea

Tea Cup place setting

mommy to be place setting with personalized name cards

Guest Party Favors- Vintage Doilies

me with the lovely hostess S & S. Love you girls!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

What I'm Loving This Week

In honor of breast cancer month I thought I would do another week of pretty pink items that were featured on etsy.
Here are some pink items that caught my heart.

I heart this sweet apple

I heart these little shoes. Perfect for all the little ladies out there!

I heart this beautiful headband which also happens to be made by one of my favorite etsy shops- Sweetly Fallen!

I heart this ring

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Sweet Baby Shower Themes

I am so excited for this weekend as some of my close girlfriends are throwing me a baby shower in celebration of Miss R's soon to be arrival. It means a lot that this group of ladies have come together for me especially since my closest friends and sister are out of state and they are not able to attend.
I can't wait to show you photos and details of my baby shower next week. In the meantime, how sweet are some of these baby shower themes & details?

I love the hanging bebe letters so much that I would love to recreate the letters and hang them up in my daughter's nursery.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Inspirational Frames

I love inspirational phrases and what better way to display those phrases than with these beautiful handmade frames by Prairie Lane Boutique. All frames can be customized with your choice of color and font. Here are a few of my favorites.
PS: With the holidays approaching wouldn't these would make a wonderful gift?

Monday, October 18, 2010

Back to Reality

Happy Monday! I definitely enjoyed my week off as it was not only relaxing as I treated myself to a spa day but I was also pretty productive. I love that feeling of being able to cross things off on my to do list. Some of those tasks entailed completing all of our baby classes expect infant CPR {which we will complete in November}, find a Pediatrician, put together changing table, purchase chair and end table for the nursery, and most importantly.... find daycare! Oh what a relief it was on Sunday night knowing I actually accomplished all this.

I also tried out a new chicken rice recipe that turned out delicious expect I over did it a bit with the pepper. Oops and on Saturday my husband and I had a wonderful date night. We had dinner at a French Restaurant that he has been wanting to try out for some time and oh my goodness was it delicious!

So with that I will be starting my week feeling accomplished and a lot less stressed which is a good thing cause its now back to reality.

Are any of you " to do listers" and if so do you agree that its a great feeling to get through those lists?!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Life's Natural Highs

I love this and just had to share with all of you! Wishing you all a relaxing weekend and at the very least I hope this list makes you smile.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Blabla Dolls

I think these dolls from Blabla as featured on Layla Grace are so stickin cute that one just may find its way under my Christmas tree this year.
Here are a few of my favorites:

What I'm Loving This Week

I heart this velvet rosette necklace. With the holidays coming up I think this would be a fun piece to accessorize with!

I heart this cable knit purse

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Missing Paris

a year ago this city captured my heart where I left a piece of it with hopes of returning sooner than later....

Monday, October 11, 2010

A charming Outdoor Party

How adorable is this outdoor picnic wedding table set up as seen via Party Perfect & Designs by Nina? I think this set up would also be a cute idea for a surprise birthday party or even a romantic dinner such as a proposal setting.

and... I really LOVE this idea.. a photo tree which would fit in nicely with this type of outdoor celebration. I think doing a photo tree is a very cute, romantic idea.{ I may have to keep this in mind for Valentines Day as my husband and I always celebrate with a picnic in the park.}