Sunday, November 4, 2018

A Baby Shower for a Friend

Recently I was asked to help plan a baby shower by the husband of a dear friend. He'd already rented the venue and she had mentioned an adventurer style theme.Of course hot air balloons immediately came to mind.

I took small baskets from Michael's and Hot glued gold paper straws in the 4 corners. Then I took a honeycomb circle from Target and hot glued that on top of the straws. I made a little map banner that I draped and glued around the "balloon". A small jar filled with pebbles(These tend to be top heavy) provided a place for a small baby's breath arrangement.

They sat on ivory colored tablecloths and burlap toppers along with a small framed scripture.
There was also a small seating area staged with all things baby

It's all in the details!

It's was also the mommy-to-be's birthday!

The hallway going to the restrooms had little lit cubbies randomly placed. They were the perfect spot for baby blocks.

I always like to gift the parents with some sort of wreath or door hanging with the baby's initial or monogram. Later they can hang it on their hospital room door. The mommies always love that idea and it makes finding their room at the hospital so easy!
This adorable letter wreath was from etsy shop Crafts with Love by JEK

To make the sign I had plywood cut to a 4 ft square and painted it white. My sweetheart of a daughter-in-love lettered it for me and I made the tissue paper flowers and hot glued them on. All very inexpensive but high impact.
The venue Event 1013 was located in an old building with beautiful old brick.Perfectly shower worthy!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 19, 2018

Home Tour

I know it's been awhile and I have no real excuse other than life. Since I visited with you last I've acquired a new home, a new daughter in law and a new grand baby. So many wonderful things I just wanted to soak it all up.
First up I wanted to share my new home with you.

It really was such a labor of love and we have enjoyed it to no end!

How did I ever live without a porch?

The screened porch

has been party central ever since we moved in!

Because we are empty nesters we really didn't want a lot of rooms that would rarely be used. Instead we decided on a great room where we all could gather and would also work well for the two of us.

It's a large space that includes a seating area, kitchen and dining area.

The master suite is cozy and just right for us.

I have a small home office/mudroom /powder room combo near the kitchen. It works well for me.

Upstairs is my husband's study and man cave, along with a guest room and the grand sugar room.
My happy place is my craft room.

Well those are the highlights. I hope you enjoyed the tour!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

A Fort Worth Craftsman Home Tour

This charming craftsman is located in the historic Fairmont neighborhood of Ft Worth, an area that is nationally recognized.

What a great porch!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

True Confessions

I can not multi-task. There. I said it.
Oh I can do it all just not all at once.
In the last month I've helped my parents move from their home of nearly 50 years into a new home. I myself moved from the rental into an extended stay hotel as the house building continues and I am helping my husband with mountains of paperwork as he retires from private practice.
Something had to give and unfortunately it was blogging. Luckily things have settled down a bit and the house is nearing completion(another month).
Here's what I've been doing!
On the new house front
The kitchen cabinets are in

and painted.