Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Currently ~ September 2019

A few weeks ago, some friends and I doused another mom friend with all things PINK, by hosting a baby shower in her honor. Our friend is CURRENTLY a happy mom of three boys and now she is pregnant with that precious baby girl! So of course, we had to celebrate her and her bundle of joy! I say "doused" because despite the fact that we had just repainted the kitchen red (again!), I felt like the entire kitchen and dining area had been hosed down with Pepto-Bismol. Suffice is to say, though, the shower was pinky perfect!
making || I started on the decor a week ahead of time because I'm crazy like that. I had this idea in my mind of how I wanted everything to look and even though Pinterest had some wonderful ideas, I never found the exact decorations or background that I wanted. And even my finished design didn't turn out like the one in my head, but it worked and it still turned out oh-so cute. Everyone loved it! 
taking || Of course there was lots of picture taking that afternoon, especially between myself and the two other hostesses. Here are just a few below. I only regret not getting a picture of K with her mom and sister. We had quite the turnout and K received lots of sweet gifts and most of them were pink, of course! 
discovering || All the new things for babies these days! Oh, my goodness how things have changed in the last fifteen years! Swaddlers are all the rage for newborns and when Alise was born, I was lucky if I could get a blanket around her! The swings are so much smaller and the pacifiers look totally different. I discovered from a co-worker who I also helped give a shower for at work, that now the daddy has his own diaper bag (a more manly backpack) and the Mama has her own bag. Really? I have to admit, I always thought Wayne looked so cute carrying Alise's diaper bag, but hers were always more of a tote and of course, they always had her monogram. 

consuming || LOTS and LOTS of ice cream! I knew from the very beginning that I wanted to have an ice cream bar for the shower. It's August, it's hot, and our motto as hostesses was to to keep it "sweet and simple." I never thought the ice cream bar would have been as big a hit as it was, but everyone loved it! I pre-scooped the ice cream before the party and refroze it in muffin trays lined with cupcake liners (Thank you, Pinterest!). I served the scoops in a huge Arthur Court bowl that I had left in the freezer for two days to get really cold. My two friends supplied all the toppings for the ice cream. At the last minute, I decided that we could NOT have a shower without cake, so I ordered some petit fours from a local bakery and they were a hit as well! We also had a "salty" bar with dips and chips, and crackers. We planned well because there was just enough ice cream for everyone to enjoy a cone or bowl (or maybe two!).
saving || This wonderful ice cream cone wreath that my mom made for the shower. I hung it on the front door and even though it's late in the summer, I can't wait to use it again next year. She did an awesome job! Mama's crafty like that! 
Did you see my announcement last Friday? Just ONE more week until the girls and I debut our very first fashion link up!  I hope you'll join us!
Laura
Laura

Hi there, I'm Laura, I'm the happiest wife, the loudest cheer mom, and the craziest girlfriend you'all ever have, I'm a Southern Belle living in a Southern world!

12 comments:

  1. You made that sweet mama to be so happy. What a fabulous shower! Your mama is the best too, I would keep that cone forever, what fun. I just loved every single detail!! I had no doubt it would be a huge success. You could give a class on party hosting I tell ya!! xo

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  2. What a fabulous shower and how perfectly this month's Currently categories worked for your post!

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  3. What a perfect shower!!

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  4. Your shower turned out so well! Isn't it crazy to see all the new baby stuff? I swear it amazes me! You were the hostess with the mostest fr sure Laura! One more week till the Style Six - woo hoo!!!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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  5. What a wonderful baby shower! I loved all the décor and an ice cream bar! What a great idea!

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  6. What a SWEET shower!!! Yes, your mamas ice cream cone wreath was darling! I love the idea of the ice cream bar and then the salty bar too. All the perfect things. My mom LOVES petit-fours, so they always make me think of her💜Great job girlie!!!
    XOXO
    www.coasttocoast2.com

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  7. Aw, what a fantastic shower. I love the idea of an ice cream bar.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  8. That front door wreath - OH MY GOSH - that is adorable!!!!!!!
    I loved all your pics from the shower on IG - you know how to pull off a party lady!

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  9. Such a beautiful shower! I know your friend was happy. And that weath, how cute and clever of your mom! I also love ice cream.

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  10. What a sweet theme for a party! I love all that pink and who doesn't love ice cream?!

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  11. Love the decor you made, and an ice cream themed shower is the BEST. My sister-in-law hosted one for me when I was pregnant... it was perfect because I pretty much grew my kid on ice cream when he was in utero :)

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  12. Such a darling themed baby shower. Sign me up for ice cream any and every day. Love the idea of making the sprinkle-edged cones. Going to try that. Your decor is darling and I am sure the mama was thrilled.

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