Wednesday, October 19, 2011

My Little Models!

It has been so much fun making, sewing and knitting girly things for all my friends sweet baby girls.

Izzy in her very berry pink baby scarf.
Gabs in the same scarf but in a lovely shade of teal.

Ceci in her BearKitty outfit.

Cora in one of my very first newborn sweaters.

Miss Cora also modeling one of my bibs!

In the mean time I have been busy working on loads of boy things for our new arrival. I will be sure to share them in the near future. Boys are so much harder to make things for......

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

October 9th ~ My Girlies Host My Baby Shower~

Sunday, October 9th my old roommates and very best friends Rachelle and Kristen hosted a sweet baby shower with very personal touches. The invitation.

I am LOVING grey right now so it was a perfect color choice.

My handmade baby banner!

We still haven't picked a name, and won't until we meet him. Brad and I also need our name lists to match up a bit better too..... any suggestions?

Giant cupcakes and a lovely Bonbonerie cake. They also sang "Happy Baby Shower" to me!

Talk about personal, Don't you just heart my little pug cookies? I still have one at home because he is just too cute to eat even though they are quite delicious.

Piles of presents.

Old roomies!

{Rachelle, Me and Kristen}

One of the best parts about having showers is seeing all my girlfriends together! Miss Rachael made the trip down from Columbus with her sweet new peanut Cora! Can you see her past my bump??


Gabby and Izzy made an appearance at my shower. They are looking forward to meeting their new friend.


{Me and Beth and my giant belly}

{Rachelle, Lauren, Pam, Gabs, Kristen and Beth}

More of my lovely girls. Lauren also took the time to come down from Indy! It really is amazing to get together with everyone.

{Pam, Beth, Me and Lauren}

My belly looks so round here!

{Mom H. and Heather}

Spending time with Cora and getting a few new mommy tips from Rach.

Here are my lovely hostesses!

Ladies everything was beyond perfect. The food was delicious, the cake was yummy, my pug cookies were perfection, and of course the company is always special. I want to thank everyone for such lovely gifts and helping Brad and I to welcome our little nugget to this world. We only have a few days left until he makes his big appearance!!

October 8th ~Rachelle's Wedding Shower~

On October 8th we hosted Miss Rachelle's Wedding Shower at Hugo, a very highly rated restaurant in Hyde Park that our friend Sean is the owner and executive chef. Sean opened early just for us! If you have not been there we highly recommend that you get there.


Here is her inspiration board called "Let it Bling!"

Hugo all girled up!

The table is set and ready for an amazing menu of homemade biscuits with fried green tomatoes, crisp bacon, lettuce and homemade mayo! We were also served several beyond belief egg casseroles, a sensational salad and chipotle honey biscuits.

Ring pop party favors.

Only Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting will do for this bride to be.
{Me, Pam, Kristen and Courtney}

The shower hostess!

Glowing bride to be Miss Rachelle!

Here's Rach loving on her very own Boston Terrier pillow, I am sure her Boston Lola will love it just as much.

Here is the apron I made for Rachelle to chef up dinners for her hubby to be Denny.

Rachelle's wedding plate...... ;) opps! You girls know what I am talking about.

{Beth Ann, Rachelle and Lauren}

Old roomies!

{Mando and Me}

Yep, that's ANOTHER double bump!

{mando, Me and Rach}

{Pam, Ashley, Blair and Abbey}

{Pammy and her Mommy}

Shower party!Rachelle we enjoyed showering you with lots of bling and hope you had a good time!

October 2nd~ Hollander Baby Shower

Back on October 2nd, my lovely Sister in law Heather hosted one of the cutest, creative and very coordinated rubber ducky baby shower. Everything was beyond perfect from the invitations, to the punch, the decorations, yummy brunch and most of all her handmade bath time ducky cake. That's right she makes ALL her cakes by hand! They are pretty incredible.

Rubber Ducky cake, handmade by Heather. How special?

The cake even had little chocolate faucets and marshmallow bubbles!

Aunt Sharon made Rubber ducky punch.

How cute are the decorations?

{Allie and Me}

Another double bump. Allie our cousin is due about two weeks ahead of me. Her little nugget is going to be a surprise but I am guessing boy for her too!

{Karen, Mom H., Connie and Bobbie}

{Me, Courtney, Aunt Mary Ann, and Gretchen}

{Amy, Beth, Aunt Donna, Allie, and Aunt Sharon}

{Great Grandma Hollander and Me}

{Me, Mom H. and Heather}

The Hollander Women

Baby Hollander was once again showered with many many wonderful gifts and books. He is one well loved little man. Thanks again to everyone for making his shower so special.

September 25th, ~ Lori's Baby Shower

Way back on September 25th, Brad and I headed north to Kent for Lori's baby shower. Sara hosted a wonderful shower for her sister at the old Kent Jail house. She included custom invitations themed "Look who's ready to POP!" with shades brown, blue and green. We played loads of games and enjoyed delicious food and handmade cake pops.

Sara hand crafted these cake pops, and even included a super cute lamb pop. Lambs were Lori's favorite animal when we were little.

Baby picture board of Lori and Dean.

Carter baby decor.

Grandma Lou with a big pile of gifts.

Aunt Terri's lamb quilt.

My mom knitted this little lamb for little Carter.

Sara says "where's mine?"

Kent state sweater also knitted by my Mom.

One-z to go with it!

Here are the gifts I made for Lori.

1. hand stitched dog bib

2. hand stitched little monster bib

3. knitted pumpkin hat

4. my first brown's sweater complete with orange buttons

5. hand painted Lori the lamb and Dean the goat paintings

Siefer girls

{Meghan, Lori, Sue and Sara}

Aunt Terri and the Preggos!

{Lori, Terri, Me}

Double Bump

{Lori and Me}


{Lori, Sara and Me}

Siefer Sisters

{Meghan, Lori, Sara}

The new Daddy and Mommy to be....

What's your guess for Lori's due date??? I have October 31st!