Baby Mila’s Nursery ~ Yellow & Gray

In my previous post Yellow Gray & Glam I went into detail about my inspiration and plans for my daughters nursery and decor. Our goal: to create a light, bright and sunny space for our new little one using a color scheme of yellow, gray and gold, and feminine prints such as damask & paisley to achieve our vision. We added many custom items ordered from Etsy, as well as some personalized touches like the letter ‘M’ painted and distressed by my husband, the wall decal via Five Star Signs and some bird, owl and crystal details carried over from our vintage chic themed baby shower. A tufted pouf, jeweled drawer knobs, rhinestone accents and an ornate mirror finish off the nursery, which is the perfect fit for our baby girl.

See below for links on where to find some of the items seen in Mila’s room.
Crib Bedding: Pottery Barn, Baby Blankets: My Blankee, Wall Prints: Tessyla, Brocade Rug: Rosenberry Rooms, Night Light: Owly Shadow Puppets, Ornate Mirror & Gold Tufted Pouf: Target

Posh Gifts ~ Washcloth Candy & Push Pops

 One of my favorite parts about being invited to a celebration is the gift giving, and any opportunity I have to personalize a gift and make it extra special I will.  Today with personalization on the brain, I created a few more special baby gifts which are available in my Etsy shop. All are inspired by sugary confections.

The first is a 4 piece baby washcloth gift set packaged to look like wrapped hard candy, accompanied by a pink and white chevron treat bag

The second is a 6-piece baby washcloth gift set, packaged in the nostalgic and trendy Push pop containers for a fun finishing touch.

I couldn’t think of a sweeter gift for a new baby!

For more information on these items, visit my shop here.

xoxo~

Posh Gifts ~ Onesie Cupcakes – Etsy

I’m currently in my last week of pregnancy and trying to stay busy while waiting patiently for my sweet baby girl to arrive. To avoid from going stir crazy, I’ve been tackling many projects that have been on my list of to dos for months now. One of the largest tasks being the opening of my Etsy Shop, which I’m excited to announce is now available to the public. I currently only have one item for sale in my boutique, but plan to add several more hand crafted designs in the coming weeks and months, as time allows. I’ll be carrying over many of the posh items seen on my blog and making them available for purchase. The first being this darling Onesie Cupcake Gift Set.
The ‘Sweet Pink‘ Collection includes 4 newborn onesie bodysuits intricately designed and hand detailed to look like cupcakes. Complete with cupcake liners and a yellow gift box these almost look good enough to eat!
Makes a memorable gift for showers or any other baby related celebration.
Check out my shop for pricing and more information.
xx~

Real Parties: Vintage Glam Baby Shower – Yellow & Gray

Our newest addition to the family will arrive sometime at the end of this month, or beginning of next. We celebrated the anticipation of her arrival a few weeks back at my vintage-glam themed baby shower brunch, which couldn’t have turned out better! I have my mom, sister and a few good friends to thank for their assistance in pulling together all the little details leading up to the event, the day was simply perfect.

 In one of my previous posts Sunshine Yellow and Gray, I mentioned that I would be using that color scheme, along with some vintage and glam details, to pull together my concept for the celebration. Here’s a look back at my special day and all the details that made it so posh.

Brunch has forever been one of my all time favorite meals, so of course I had to incorporate that into the day when planning the menu. I am a big fan of little bites and appetizer portions so that’s how everything was prepared, in mini sizes. The delicious homemade menu consisted of the following; french toast rounds with maple syrup, a yogurt parfait station complete with fresh fruit, golden raisins, coconut, granola, white chocolate chips and pecans. We also served turkey sausage links, turkey bacon skewers, fresh fruit skewers made up of cantoulope, mango and pineapple and accompanied by a heavenly orange dream dip made by my Mother In-law. Lastly we ate mini frittatas, assorted cheese, fresh bagels and light cream cheese, donut holes and roasted potato cups.

To go along with the menu we served virgin mimosas using fresh mango orange juice and san pellegrino. We also prepared homemade virgin caesars, and a homemade cucumber lemonade. So fresh and perfect for a spring time soiree.

The sweet menu consisted of small bites as well, all of which were homemade and tied in perfectly with the color scheme. The dessert table included homemade lemon poppyseed muffin pops, skinny mango cheesecake bites, onesie lemon sugar cookies, mini cinnamon rolls, gray and white M&Ms, mango pineapple and lemon gummy bears, yogurt dipped raisins and almonds, and banana and vanilla saltwater tafffy. Each guest was given a favor bag to fill up with sweets of their choice as a little token of our appreciation.

The onesie sugar cookies were the perfect touch. I incorporated fresh lemon juice into the glaze so you could taste citrus in every bite. They were also hand designed by myself with the assistance of my sister and good friend using sugar pearls in our yellow and gray color scheme.

I found the recipe for the lemon poppyseed muffins in a cookbook and just cooked them in mini muffin pans. I inserted sticks into them the same way you would if making cake pops.

The recipe for the mini cinnamon rolls came from this fabulous blog: Iowa Girl Eats. I chose to use organic crescent dough from Trader Joes, just a personal preference. They were a big hit!

The decor and dishes used in the display tables and throughout the shower were a combination of vintage and modern. I added sparkle by adorning some decorative pieces with crystals, which I found antiquing. I borrowed the rest of the pieces from family and friends. The fabric for the tables was purchased from a local fabric store, and I found the birdcages at Michaels. Printed paper treat bags were purchased online and I found the damask plates and napkins at a local party store.

For the flower arrangements, I used milk glass, vintage decanters, vintage wine glasses, mason jars and teacups. The doily banners was hand designed by simply threading twine through doilies, and the adorable baby clothesline was hand designed by my sister using twine and the same glitter clothespins from my previous post Glamorous Glitter Clothespins.

To create the centerpiece on the left I used inexpensive flowers; carnations snap dragons daisies and spider mums and put them in a vintage decanter and mason jar. I used a vintage gold mirror, twine and a white porcelain bird to finish off the look. I used the same flowers for the centerpiece on the right and placed them in an old china teapot. I hung some crystals from the spout for the touch of glam. These same details were displayed all throughout the shower.

Here’s another look at some of the florals and table decor.

And here are some additional views of the decor from the celebration. The letter ‘M’ is the initial of our baby girl’s first name. My husband distressed it and painted it for me and we hung from the front door for a personal touch. All of the decorative pieces here will be incorporated into the nursery, which I will be revealing over the next few weeks once it’s finally finished!

To tie in our colors I custom designed all prints including invites and labels in a yellow damask with gray accents.

The fun games from the shower consisted of Guess Mommy’s Tummy size, Attributes, Never say baby Clothespins, Guess how many diapers, and Finish the Nursery Rhymes. We used the glitter clothespins I blogged about a few weeks back for “Never say baby.” Prize bags were hand designed. Check back next week for my easy and inexpensive DIY tutorial on these.

Here are some more snapshots from the celebration.

and more with my favorite people…

Thank you to all of you who helped make our baby shower celebration extra special and nothing short of posh.

xoxo~

Yellow Gray & Glam ~ Baby Nursery

In one of my recent posts Sunshine Yellow & Gray, I mentioned my plans to design my daughter’s nursery in that same color scheme. Well after much planning and ordering like a mad woman online it is finally nearing completion! Although I’m not quite ready to share live photos with you yet, they will be coming soon. Right now I’m just waiting on a few final touches to tie everything together, but here’s a sneak peek of the items that have arrived for her Yellow, Gray & Glam nursery.

My ultimate goal in designing the nursery was to make it girly and chic, choosing prints and some glamorous elements to achieve my vision. To avoid having the room be too matchy matchy, I mixed and matched the bedding through custom and clearance orders, thus allowing the budget for favorite items such as the brocade rug and the baby blankets from My Blankee. To me there’s nothing more feminine than ruffles and damask. The gold tufted pouf was a must because…well, I’m a sucker for anything tufted, and the crystal knobs dressed up our existing white baby furniture adding a bit of glam. Lastly, the sunshine prints and owl bank were just too cute to pass up and ended up being the perfect addition to the room.

To finalize the nursery, I’ll be recycling and reusing some of the vintage elements from my upcoming baby shower such as the gold ornate mirrors, crystals and a few birds.

I love that what was only a vision a few months back has turned out exactly as I hoped for. We couldn’t be more excited for our sweet baby M’s arrival!

Note~ Any of the items above would be great gift ideas for expecting Mommies you know. Check out the sources below for links to the sites where I ordered them all.

Source: 1. PotteryBarn Courtney Bedding 2. My Blankee 3. Sunshine Prints 4. Owl Bank 5. Gold Tufted Pouf 6. My Blankee 7.Ozborne Gray & White fabric 8. Yellow brocade rug 9. Crystal Knobs

Glamorous Glitter Clothespins ~ DIY

What’s the first thought that comes to your mind when you think of clothespins? For me it’s laundry or a clothesline, yet after gaining some inspiration on Pinterest, I found some alternative uses much more exciting than laundry. Just add a little glitter and viola! You now have a glamorous version perfect for weddings, bridal or baby shower games, favors, gifts and celebration decor.

Today I made some for my upcoming vintage-glam baby shower using gold and white glitter. They turned out adorable and all you need are the following 3 supplies to make your own:

1. Glitter in colors of your choice.

2. Double stick tape.

3. Wood clothespins.

A pair of Scissors and scrap paper.

Instructions~

Apply a piece of double-stick tape to one side of the clothespin.

Using a pair of sharp scissors, trim the excess tape from the pin.

Place the clothespin on a piece of scrap paper (sticky side up) and pour glitter over top, covering completely.

Once applied. Press glitter down with fingers and shake off any excess.

Repeat these simple steps to make additional clothespins.

Note ~ I prefer to use Martha Stewart crafts, but you could use any supplies of your choice and I’m sure they’d turn out just as great!

Adapted from: Creature Comforts Blog

Sunshine Yellow & Gray ~ Baby Shower Inspiration

The due date of my 2nd daughter is fast approaching and I have many projects to accomplish before her May 2nd arrival. A few of my largest tasks consist of designing her nursery and creating items for my upcoming baby shower. Although I am not planning the baby shower in it’s entirety on my own, I tend to be a bit of a control freak so I have more of a hand in the planning process than I probably should. Call me crazy but preggers or not, I absolutely love being involved. I always find an excuse to throw a party so there was no way that I’d be staying out of this one. I must however mention how fortunate I am to have a few special people in my life who will be helping plan and are also willing to put up with me and my obsessive demands for perfection.

The color scheme we decided on for the baby’s nursery is yellow and gray. I drew my inspiration for these colors from the Season of Spring that my daughter will be born in. There is something so bright, cheery and joyous about yellow that warms me like a sunny afternoon. The gray adds in a modern twist, and together they offer the touch of posh that I live for.

I fell in love with the combination of yellow and gray so much so, that I’ve decided to use that color scheme for my baby shower as well. I will be pairing these hues with some of my favorite textiles, decor and delicious treats, which together will embody my vision for a Vintage-Chic celebration with modern and posh touches. I currently live for gated trellis prints & ornate chalkboards. Lanterns, paper straws, mason jars & milk glass will add in the vintage touch I am looking for and the french macarons, and other sweet treats are favorites of mine that would look beautiful on any dessert table.

I couldn’t be more excited about these colors and just love how versatile they are together. Yellow and gray can be both masculine and feminine and would look stunning in a wedding, home interiors, fashions or as the backdrop for any cheerful celebration.

Sources: 1. Paper Straws 2. Rock Candy 3. French Macarons. 4. Mason Jar Lemonade. 5. Milk Glass. 6. Baby Shower Invitations. 7. Trellis print pattern. 8. Moroccan Lantern. 9. Ornate Chalkboard. 10. Sweet Treats.