I love books. Always have. And probably always will. So, I was more than THRILLED when I was able to choose a theme for Baby Harang’s shower. You see the sweet parents have decided to keep whether Baby Harang is a boy or girl a secret, so a build-the-library shower was perfect for not knowing (even though it’s a boy – just my prediction!)
It was a busy, busy day full of excitement and guesses about Baby Harang. I may have been so excited that I forgot to take photos, but here’s a little of what it looked like.
First, I must start off with these adorable invitations and coordinating book plates from PeraPress. The guest list was quite extensive – Baby Harang has a lot of sweet family and friends – but these ladies were so accommodating in allowing us to purchase the digital files and have them printed on our own.
We used precious printables from The Handmade Home to create these two collages for the sign-in table and now Baby Harang’s nursery.
Baby Harang is already quite the poet!
Baby Harang’s library is already 30+ book more than it was before the shower!
Happy reading sweet baby!
I’m still spinning my wheels trying to figure out where September AND October went. But, that won’t really do me any good. We wrapped up a Southern Fete baby shower this weekend and have two weddings this month … so no time for spinning wheels.
While I whole heartedly believe that November should be ALL about giving thanks and anticipating Thanksgiving, I also like to be organized. Christmas is right around the corner, and there are Christmas/holiday cards that need to get done.
Whether you’re newlyweds and sending out a card as a new family or still engaged and want to show off one of your fabulous engagements photos, everyone LOVES a photo card.
I’m so excited to share Val Marie Paper and Inkling Design Studio’s collections. Y’all, let’s be honest. There’s just something so great about ordering from someone local, receiving great customer service, and having something unique. I should mention that Val Marie Paper designed these with a four-week old in her house and this is Inkling’s first collection!
So, just for this one time, grab a red holiday cup of joe, pick your favorite design, and get to ordering those Christmas/holiday cards. Then, it’s back to Thanksgiving.
And … don’t forget to send one to your favorite event planner!
There’s just something so sweet about baby showers.
We were so excited to work on this one that brought Baby Kai’s nursery theme – old word and hot air balloons – to life for his baby shower. Before we get to the shower pictures – taken by the super talented Hannah Herpin Creative – here’s the inspiration board we started with.
And, here’s where we ended up!
Instead of the traditional guest book, we had postcards that they were able to use to write a “Welcome to the World” message to baby Kai and his mom and leave in the adorable suitcase (hopefully to be incorporated in the nursery!)
The invitation by PoppyDesignsShop (also on Etsy) could not have been more perfect! It incorporated both key elements AND had the amazing blue we wanted to pull through the decor. [Client information deleted from invitation.]
This kraft wrapping paper from Etsy was the perfect jumping off point for the decor.
Warning: Your mouth is about to begin watering!
With a menu of Raspberry and Almond Brie, Zea’s Mediterranean Hummus, Chicken Alfredo, Mini Muffulletas and three cupcake flavors, who would want to leave this table?
And, have I even mentioned the flowers? To. Die. For. Flowers by Rodney was fabulous to work with, as always.
We are so excited for baby Kai to soon enter the world and thankful Southern Fete was chosen to plan this event.
I couldn’t sign off without thanking Hannah for taking these awesome photos. Not even knowing the theme, she showed up wearing a shirt with hot air balloons!!!! Coincidence? I think not. She was meant to photograph the setup.
There isn’t a whole lot about September 2012 I remember. Except that it was one month away from our wedding. For a girl who LOVES football (and that’s an understatement), I didn’t attend one LSU game and the husband constantly reminds me I had nothing to do with football – college or professional – last year.
If I think hard enough, September was about cutting and tying LOTS of ribbon for favors and programs. It was poring over every detail to make sure there was a plan A, B, C and dare I say D. Ensuring there was not one detail I hadn’t thought about.
I wouldn’t trade last September, but this September I realized I needed/wanted to take a step back. You already know that the Fall is my favorite season of the year, so why wouldn’t I enjoy every-single-second?
It’s nearly impossible to be in the wedding industry and not know who Lara Casey is. Following her Instagram and blog posts have lightened social media for me (another post on that coming soon) and her #SavorSeptember motto stuck with me. (Here’s a link to her post about Intentional August and Savor September).
While I’m a little late to the party being that it’s already September 10, I have a lot of ground to make up. But, better late than never right?
A few key points to my #SavorSeptember include:
- focusing more on the things I already have rather than the things I want
- enjoying Lafayette rather than dwelling on the things I miss about Baton Rouge
- enjoying my Baton Rouge friendships while building new ones in Lafayette;
- enjoying every ounce of fall weather; and
- making the most of the weekends – event and non-event ones.
Let’s face it. Etsy – like Pinterest – can be overwhelming. Search “Couples Shower Invitations,” and you’ll find 3,488 items. While many are baby shower or other non-related invitations, there are still an overwhelming amount of options.
So, this post is dedicated to our favorite five couples invitations from Etsy!
Love the quirkiness of this invitation from YellowBrickGraphics – not to mention the super cute design on the back.
Love JessicaRenaeDesigns use of fonts and the simplicity of this invitation. And, there’s stripes. There must be something about Monday and stripes?
What’s not to love about this sweet invitation by OliveandStar?
When I saw this invitation by SugarTreePaperie, I fell in love. It’s a themed invitation like the second of our favorites but with such a fun and modern take on it. Love. It.
Last but certainly not least is this beauty from fancybelle. While the text would need some tweaking, we love it for its classic flair. And fancybelle is from Louisiana!
There are so many more to choose from, but my heart would do its own happy dance if any of these showed up in the mailbox!
Pumpkin spice lattes (or for some, the beginning of football season) = the true sign fall has arrived. It may still be 90+ degrees outside, but I’m starting to get a taste of fall. Or, maybe it’s just my imagination …
I’ve resisted putting my Halloween decorations up since mid-August (demonstrating serious self-restraint), but my heart skipped a few beats the other morning when I walked outside to see that my neighbor beat me to putting up her door decor. How dare she? From that minute, it was game on.
So, the fall door decor went up the next day. I’m still working on inspiration for this year’s fall/ table setting but as I was looking for something to get my wheels turning, I couldn’t help but put together a few of my favorites things about fall.
Light the cinnamon candle, take a sip of your pumpkin spice latte, stir your gumbo, and water your crotons.
Enjoy this little Fall inspiration.