All of our weekends are jammed packed with soccer games, watching the DUCKS play football, cleaning, and birthday parties or baby showers. It seems like we have at least one a weekend!! This schedule keeps us very busy!! This weekend, one of my dear friends, Emily had a baby shower!!! She has been a friend of mine since the sixth grade! I know, that was like forever ago, right? She has been kind enough to throw me several showers over the years!!! I wanted to repay the favor by throwing her a baby shower. Her Mom and sister took dibs, but they were kind enough to let me help out!!!

I designed several baby shower invitations, but we finally settled on the first one. These will both be available in my Etsy shop soon.

I think I like these?

Which one do you like the best?

In addition to designing the invites, Emily’s Mom Cindi, asked me to make the cupcakes. She wanted them to be the centerpiece for the food table. Of course, I said yes! I LOVE cupcakes! Sticking with the onesie theme, I baked chocolate and banana (my favorite kind) cupcakes. Then I took fondant, rolled it out, and cut a ton of mini onesies. After I had cut all the onesies, I hand stamped “it’s a girl” on each of them. How do they look?

Here are some more shots

Cindi and Emily’s sister, Kim, did an amazing job decorating for the shower. The food was even more amazing.

Emily and her husband Andy are expecting a baby girl. With their gene pool, she’s bound to be the most adorable thing in the whole world! I wanted to get Emily some special gifts, but I needed some inspiration! I went to my favorite place for inspiration, the craft store. Oh, how my mind can go crazy with ideas there. It’s not really the best place for my pocket book either. However, I always try to find custom/personalized gifts on a budget. I was super excited when I came across these darling footstools. I used my 40% off coupon, purchased some fabric that matched little Mackenzie’s nursery, and we were in business. Here are some before and after photos.

Here is how the stool looked when it was finished. Okay, so I forgot to take pictures of it, but you get the idea from these, right?

My Mom and I went in on the gift. I also personalized a picture frame from Target, the cute bucket tub, also from Target, and a onesie (guess what? The onesie was also from Target!). Can you tell I shop at Target a lot? I whipped up a blanket. Okay, let’s just say I am not a quick, nor very good, seamstress. This blanket was a bit embarrassing, but I threw it in anyways! Sorry Emily! Let Mackenzie throw up on it! Hahaha!

I want to wish Emily and Andy luck in their new adventure into parenthood. It will be the best time of your lives! You two are going to be great parents to miss Mackenzie. I can’t wait to meet her and hold her in my arms. {Sigh} I long for another little baby. . . someday. . . maybe.

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  1. Nancy says: October 14, 2010
  2. Cindi says: October 15, 2010
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