Thursday, June 30, 2011

Welcome Summer

I just hosted a baby shower for my best friend,
her little girls name is going to be Summer
so we went with a "welcome Summer" theme.
It was a brunch, so donut holes, fruit, quiche,
and a yogurt bar were all in attendance.
yum again.
I also tried my hand at the ruffled
cake featured on Martha Stewart
donut holes, in monogrammed,
easy to grab containers.
love IZZE.
And the guests were treated to
cupcakes in a jar as a thank you.
All packaged up and oh so yummy!
Me and the mommy to be!
I'm so excited for her and can't wait to
meet this little girl of hers!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Nursery Progress

Remember when I posted this inspiration board?
Well I was in San Francisco to throw my friends
baby shower, and we worked on the nursery while
I was there. I was only there for 4 days and 2 of
those days we were focussed on the shower, but
we did find time to do some nursery shopping,
paint furniture, and organize the nursery.

We painted this vintage dresser she got
for $40 (which I covet) pink,
a $10 mirror from Ross we painted yellow
We also lined the drawers, which is a must
with second hand dressers, with this cute
shabby chic shelf liner from Michael's ($3/roll)
The doll was a shower gift, and the lamp
we picked up at Ikea ($20)
I also hand painted her this monogrammed
wall sign for over the crib.
And we made cork-backed shadow boxes for
her collection of vintage Barbie dresses, she has
6 of them, and they are just precious!
Needless to say we were very busy,
but we had lots of fun doing it.

Check back soon for pictures from the shower!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Beachy Inspiration

My parents just bought a new home
on the North Carolina coast so
beachy design is on my mind.
Here are some inspiration images
from Coastal Living I am loving!

Love the colors, but they aren't
too bright and over the top.
Love the brown and white
All of the bathrooms need to be
redone, I'm loving this master bath.
I love the idea of bunk rooms for
the grandkids but I'm not sure we are
going that route.
I think we are going to do a sleeping porch
with hanging beds for the grandkids,
and I love the sconces!
If only I could spend the whole
summer there, and design during
nap time... that's actually not a
bad idea!

Anyone else have some great beach
inspiration? Pass it along!