Thursday, September 30, 2010

Home Made Nursery Mobile Reveal

When I asked my sister if she would help make a mobile for her niece she replied "Sure, what did you have in mind??" We brainstormed some ideas but she was the master mind and over achiever behind this whole project.  Little did she know what she got her self into.  She spent hours and hours on this thing!  I had to promise her I would make her take it to college, ha!  She printed out some templates for the flowers and others she made herself.  She hand cut all the flowers and sewed each petal onto each other as well as a button for the center.   She wanted to make sure there were no choking hazards by having loose materials.   Here is sneek peek as I could not wait any longer to share before we hang it this weekend. (If you guys want further details on how she made it just say so in the comments and we can post on that later).

She then alternated between the flowers these felt balls that were in various colors.  Some had little rhinestones on them and others were just plain felt. Also, mixed up in between were pre-cut leaves (one in a darker green and one in a chartreuse green)

She attached everything by using two wooden wreath circles and wrapped them with polka dot ribbon.  The wider chocolate ribbon comes up from the circles and is topped off at the top with a looped bow in which we will attach onto a hook from the ceiling.

Here is a full lengh picture of most of it. 
Tucker the cat seems to like it and find it interesting. Lets hope the baby loves it as well!  Thanks Ashley, your the best auntie and sister (you were before....) but your right this is just icing on the cake!  Love you!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Showered with Love

As I mentioned in my last post, I had my last baby shower this weekend. I am 37 weeks this week. I am going a little out of order as my first shower happened back in August hosted by my sister and closest girlfriends. I will share those photos later when I have collected them all. This weekend was the shower with my husbands family. My mother-in-law hosted this cute shower!!
All the presents were wrapped adorable....

She pulled in inspiration from the Nursery with all the bright colors. She set up tables outside with coordinating table toppers she had sewn herself to add a touch of color in fuschia, chocolate brown, and aqua.

Everyone found their place to sit by the cute place cards she had made  (they reminded me of baby block braclets) which was such a neat touch.

Mason jars were used on each table for a pop of color. 

The napkins were so adorable. They were a perfect match to the Nursery design.

The menu included:
Flat bread or an assortment of crackers for the yummy southern homemade chicken salad and pimento cheese. We had a yummy fruit salad and a tortellini spinach and tomato salad.  Mexican Taco Salad Dip (she had to have something spicy for the expecting mom!)  Then to top it off the famous pigs in a blanket!
Now moving onto the dessert bar!  Look how awesome these desserts were.  I have to say myself, I had no idea there was baking glitter.

My mother-in-law knows I love jelly bellies and threw these onto the dessert bar.  I had to pose the pink rubber ducky in them!

One of my other favorite is a carmel candy apple. We had these at our wedding actually and I thought it was so sweet she included these in the dessert bar.  Everyone took one home as a favor.
We are so grateful for all the love and support from our family and friends.  We cannot thank everyone enough!  It was such a fun weekend and I enjoyed every minute of it.  Can anyone guess the name??  There was a hint on one of the desserts of the first initial??? 
Oh and how could I forget... I had to make my husband pose with the pink rubber ducky and he was wearing pink so.... it just made since to snag a pic of the soon daddy-to-be.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Paintings have arrived...

We have a few things left to do to the Nursery. However, at my my last shower this weekend my sister brought over the two finished canvas paintings she had been working on with her boyfriend.  The rug of course was the inspiration. 
You can also see a good sneek peek of the wall color here, SPRINKLE. It took me awhile to get use to such a bright fun color in the house. It definetly is not anywhere close to the earth tones used everywhere else through out the house. However, we love the bright fun Nursery and think it totally fits the design of the room and looks like a room designed for little girl named "   " (to be revealed when she arrives:)))!!! Pardon the odd lighting.  We just got a new camera and I took these at night in the room.  The lighting is little off but you get the picture.
Lets take a look with the rug shall we??  Crazy huh??  They did a great job.  We cannot wait to hang these behind her crib.  We also scored an old frame this weekend that will also be used as project behind her crib.  It was an old frame from my husbands late grandfather.  Extra cool that we can use this in the room.  Stay tuned for more pictures of the Nursery reveal later, including the home made mobile.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Roman Shades

While out this Saturday and roaming around World Market, I stumbled across these gorgeous roman shades.  The Henri Floral was my favorite.  These might have to somehow make it someplace in my house, maybe our Master bedroom:)

This print is the Savannah Ogee Medallion
To check out the fabrics closer, go to the website and click image to display fabric closer.  They were really nice in person!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Clean and Crisp

Love the clean crisp look of the white and coral.  The nailhead headboard looks great with this set. 

Bedroom Design by Phoebe Howard

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Not so unique after all

Have you ever purchased something and you thought "This is great, no one else will have this at all!?"  When I went out and bought this piece of fabric from a local fabric store in Charlotte, NC I thought I was going to have these unique drapes no one else had. It was lacking in length but nothing that could not be fixed by adding some additional fabric.  It was not until months later that my ever so fav store came out with their own duvet, shower curtain, pillows, etc. in this exact print!

Does this fabric look familar?  My mother in law worked on sewing these curtains for my chocolate brown powder room.  I loved all the colors in the fabric.  It had all my favorite colors: Aqua, orange, green, browns, burnt reds, etc. We added the fabric up top and some fun fringe to make the curtain longer.  I thought I had the most unique curtains until Pottery Barn released their catalog, ha!! Nontheless, I still love them and sort of thought it was funny that PB would think so highly of the exact same fabric:)

Friday, September 3, 2010

Pretty -N- Pink Wedding Ideas

It has been a while since I have gotten my hands on doing wedding flowers (since last May to be exact). I am itching to do a wedding soon.  I am always on the hunt for gorgeous ideas though so I can share with potential brides.  Here are few "Pretty -N- Pink Ideas"

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