A Simple Shower

Sarah, my roomie from college who now lives in NorCal, was visiting LA this past weekend for her PsyD graduation– so I planned a simple but sweet baby shower on Saturday with our closest girlfriends.

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(Dr.) Sarah… soon to be mother of a baby boy…!

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Shower colors were navy, teal, and gold. Paradise cake from King’s Hawaiian (best ever), cake stand from the Oh Joy for Target spring collection, diaper cake topper is the ever-popular Sophie the Giraffe teether, and real cake topper is DIY.

Btw, I made the diaper cake using a no-roll method (typically diapers are individually rolled up and rubberbanded). I found it to be much faster (and more hygienic, IMHO). In case you’re wondering, I used a total of 60 size 1 diapers to make the three tiers.

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After lunch (catered from Panini Cafe), we decorated onesies with fabric paint, which turned out to be a stress-inducing activity for most of us (but… they turned out cute!)

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Trying to take one group picture with a gorillapod and self-timer turned into 50… after this one, they mostly looked like this:

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…and this is one of the better ones. 😉

Hooray Sarah! Proud of you and your doctorate, and so excited to meet your baby boy in a few months!

Lurvin’: Gold + Lucite

There’s seemingly tons of gold + lucite office inspiration on the internetz these days. Stapler or clip board, anyone? (See 2 compilation posts here & here). But here’s some general home decor eye candy, because you really can’t get enough of the pretty combo. And by you, I mean me.

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1gold leather pouf ($275)// 2scented candle gift set ($120)// 3– vintage lucite & brass etagere ($1,995)// 4- chrome and lucite club chair ($2950)// 5- lucite letter A ($95)// 6- hand towel holder ($250)// modern clip lamp ($59)

*Swoon*

Tina Made Bunting

Seriously guys. When I saw this gold polka dot burlap at Joann’s, I just about fainted. How cute is this?!? It was begging to be made into bunting.

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Materials:

  • burlap
  • twine
  • felt
  • fabric
  • hot glue gun
  • tacky glue
  • pinking shears
  • scissors

1) Cut your twine to the length of where you will be hanging your bunting, making sure to leave leeway at each end (if you want loose ends hanging). Make sure your twine isn’t stretched completely taut (unless you want completely horizontal bunting with no curvature, in which case, ignore me).

2) Cut your burlap into flags of the shape of your choice. I obviously chose rectangles– about 5.5″x 4.5″. Cut as many as you need to fill up the length of your twine, leaving a small amount of space between each flag. You can eyeball the spacing; mine was about 5/8″ between each flag.

3) Fold the top edge of each flag over the twine (~1/2 inch of burlap) and hot glue into place. Repeat for each flag. If you don’t want to use hot glue, weaving an embroidery needle + baker’s twine (in place of the thicker twine) through the top of each flag would work as well.

4) Using your pinking shears, cut out a heart from a piece of fabric of your choice. Tacky glue your heart to a piece of felt, then cut along the border of your fabric heart with regular scissors, leaving about 1/2″ border of felt. Glue your felt-fabric heart to the middle of a flag. Repeat for as many flags as you wish.

That’s it! Easy-peasy! I hung my bunting (just 4 flags across with a heart on the second flag) on the top of a small bookshelf.