Monday, January 9, 2012

Blast from the Past #1.

I've been surfing through my OLD blog lately and I've realized 2 things.  Numero uno: I'm glad I finally made the switch to blogger.  And #2: I think it's time to share some of my very FAVORITE things from the past.  So...I'm featuring some oldies but goodies this week.  Things I've hosted, made or spotlighted from years past. 

Up first....last year I hosted a baby shower with my mother in law for Joe's cute sister Jenny. She was pregnant with A GIRL! It was A LOT of fun and I can't believe that sweet baby June will almost be ONE now!  

{London and June this past Christmas.  To say that London is obsessed with her cousin is....an  understatement!  Don't they look cute in their matching Christmas outfits?? BFFs for life.}


Time sure does fly.  Here are some of the party details:




I made this Baby Girl banner out of scrapbook paper and regular old alphabet letters from Hobby Lobby.  I painted them with glue and then coated them with silver glitter 


My cute mother in law Marilyn and I in front of the spread.
Brunch was served.  My favorite meal of the day!

The menu included:






We served the fresh fruit in these little pink and polka dot baskets from the $ tree.  Package of 8 for a dollar...and yes...they have them in all colors.  Cute, no? Just make sure and line with parchment paper first.


If you've never tried these French Toast rolls...oh mercy...you are in for a treat.  Let me know if you need the recipe!

Drink Station

Water Bottles embellished with felt stickers from Michaels $ bins.

I stole this cute idea from my friend Kapri. You basically get a piece of floral styrofoam...cover it with fabric.  Then wrap your forks in napkins, tie with a bow and stick in a skewer.  Poke the skewer down through the styrofoam and there ya go!  I like it because it’s unique.  

 As for the favors {because yes...every party needs them..}





At the shower I served my very favorite sugar cookies...my mom’s recipe!  I decided it would be fun to give the recipe away.  But giving just a recipe away is boring. It needed a little...shall we say....’sprinkle’ to it.  So after some research...I found the test tube vials online for 35 cents a piece.  Pink sprinkles were purchased on candy.com and the gal who made the invitations also made up these recipes for me.  At the top it reads “Thanks for SPRINKLING Jenny with SWEET love at her baby shower!”  Wa.Lah!  The white frame pictured above was an Ikea find for 97 cents.


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9 comments:

  1. How totally utterly gorg. sweet and precious is this shower. I love every detail, right down to those cute fruit boxes. GREAT WORK. P.S. just curious were you with Word Press before? Have a great night. xo jen

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  2. I would LOVE to have the Cinnamon French Toast Rolls recipe...they look divine. My email address is the_sritchies@hotmail.com All of your stuff is SO gorgeous!!!

    Thanks!
    Cindy from GA

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  3. I need the Cinnamon French Toast Rolls recipe too. I am Whitney Jorgensen's sister and she shared your blog with me. grangepile@msn.com

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  4. Please do me a favor and post these once a year, EVERY year. I simply can't get enough of all the details!!

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  5. I love looking at your Young Women ideas and all of your party ideas!! I would love to get your recipe for your French Toast Rolls. Thanks for sharing.
    camibean@gmail.com

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  6. Those french toast things sound wonderful, I am always looking for new a recipe to make for our Church breakfast. I would really love to have this recipe if you don't mind. Oh PS love your blog!

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  7. I would love the Cinnamon French Toast Rolls recipe too. Thanks! mrogerson4@aol.com

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  8. Could you send me the french toast rolls recipe as well?? erintrabert@yahoo.com

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  9. Would love the french toast rolls recipe too! kgallup@gmail.com

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