Voting is now open for the Great Expectations Minted Challenge! I have been loving these past challenges because they have been baby related and since I am due in 3 months, its so fitting. I was able to get a few submission into this one, and you can view all of them below. Just click on each to vote. You have until March 14th!
This month friends and family gathered at my cousins’ girlfriends baby shower to celebrate their little girl on the way. I helped out by designing the invites as well as most of the event stationery. The dessert table was beautifully laid out by the talented Christine from Coco’s Customs, a friend (and relative of my cousin’s side of the family), that I have had the pleasure of working with before. Everything came out so nice and the mother to be, again, was super excited and thankful. Needless to say, they received everything they will need for the new addition and I wish them tons of amazing years ahead as a family of four. Here are some shots from the day. Enjoy!
This past Saturday, family and friends gathered at my aunt’s house to celebrate the arrival of my cousin’s first child. Her and her husband are having a little girl and everyone is so excited. They are expecting her January 2, what a nice gift for the new year!
The invitations were a nice mix of pastels and modern touches. I was so happy she came to me to design them for her. It was fun creating a custom piece with her ideas and bringing them to life. I also designed her thank you’s which reflected the same style. You can find both in my shop!
The shower was coordinated by my aunt Debbie, who did such an amazing job. From the delicious food and desserts to all the small details, the event was beautiful from every angle. Purple, pink, and teal were the inspirational colors and each were sprinkled around the house for an overall modern and pretty style. The little hand cut paper bows I made were scattered throughout as well.
Pink chevron table runners adorned the tables in the tented area along with a mix of fresh spring flowers and candles.
They received so many gorgeous gifts! It’s safe to say they will have all the baby products they need and more. I always enjoy seeing how people wrap their presents and what kinds of paper they use. There were an interesting array of different colors, patterns, and boxes used which brought so much life to the space.
I created little signs that reflected the design of the invitations to describe all the sandwiches and other food options. Some were attached to pastel paper straws and others were tented.
There were an array of desserts from homemade cookies, fruit, tiny donuts, and the cutest cake ever. All were delicious!
Everyone left with a bath bomb all packaged up and tied with thank you tags I designed and of course another sign. I can’t wait to use mine!
All in all, it was such a nice day with all the lovely ladies in my cousin’s life. I am extremely happy for her and her husband and wish them only the best future as new parents.
Tomorrow is my cousin’s baby shower and I am so excited for her and her husband on their new arrival. Just last year we were celebrating their wedding and now a little girl is on the way. The event is being held at my aunt’s house and I have helped her with some of the items for the party. From the invites and thank you’s to the favor tags and signs, it has been such a pleasure to design everything and be a part of this special day. I will be sure to write up a post on the event soon!
There are so many things to celebrate in a person’s life. Having a baby is definitely one of them. I have watched my cousin grow up and become such a beautiful woman and now I soon get to watch her become a mom. They also just bought their first house so it has been quite busy over there on the Nicholson home front. And with the little one expected early January, busy will be an understatement. But tomorrow, we all get to have fun and kick back with all the lovely women in her life. Such a great day to shower Diana with love.
You know, seeing how all we’ve all changed and grown up over the years, really puts you in a nostalgic place. It shows you how time truly passes by so quickly. Being able to celebrate all the great and exciting things in our lives just makes it so much more memorable. Creating memories that will last forever and showing each other love and support is so important. It’s how our lives become richer and our bonds grow stronger.
This photo was taken 4 years ago during the holidays. It will always be one of my all time favorites of me and my cousin. I love you Di ♥ Wishing you the most fulfilling experience as a new mother and years of happiness as a family. Now let’s celebrate!