Friday, March 23, 2012

Woodland Theme Baby Meet and Greet

This happy little 10 week old boy is our first grandchild!
Carson Davis, born to our beautiful daughter Lindsey and her husband Rich.  Carson and his family live 6 hours north of us, so it was a BIG deal when he got to come to Mimi and Papa's house for the first time last weekend.  To celebrate, we hosted a Meet and Greet so that our friends could meet this little love bug and help us celebrate his life!

Mimi (that's me!) had SUCH a fun time planning and preparing for the Meet and Greet.  I made this bunting of his name to hang in the great room.

Pinterest taught me to make these adorable birds, which fit right in with the Forest Friends theme of this shower. This hung on the door to greet our guests.

I wanted to have a little party favor for each family to take home.  I planted these Snapdragon seeds 10 days in advance in little peat pods.  Happily they came up nicely and sat on a square of wax paper inside these cute cupcake liners.  

I had two plates of them on the entryway table, and made cute little scrapbook paper plant pokes to adorn each one.

Carson's nursery is an adorable Forest Friends theme, so I did the food and decor to go along with that.

Do you like the Cheese and Tomato Toadstools?  They are as tasty as they are cute!  Borrowed this idea from some of Lindsey's friends.

I found this idea online as well, altho I used a brownie mix instead of a chocolate cake mix.  And that way only the white part needed frosting, plus brownies are easier to eat by hand.

These Acorn Sweets were soooo cute!  And easy to make, altho a wee bit tedious.  You'll find the ingredients and instructions for them HERE.

I got brown vinyl tablecloths marked down at Walmart, and purchased .59 landscaping bricks to use as risers on the table.  Spanish moss added color and texture, and large slit marshmallows made great food label holders!

I wanted to have a mix of sweet, salty, healthy, and fun treats for the 1:30-3:30pm event.  Texas caviar was mildy spicy and quite healthy.  And boy was it a HIT!  I had requests for the you want it too?  Come back in a few days and I'll post it.  I took a recipe from online and tweaked it a bit.

This Chocolate Chip Cheeseball/Spread was also very popular.  I served it with animal crackers and graham crackers.  You'll find the recipe for it HERE.

Grape tomato halves sitting atop an inch slice of mozzarella cheesestick.

The first guests to arrive were both sets of great grandparents, one of whom traveled 7 hours to be here!  This set happens to be my parents who live here in town.  They are enthralled with their first great grandchild!

It's me!  Everything is set up and I'm ready to begin!  See the orange cans holding miniature daffodils?  They are peach cans that I washed and put scrapbook paper around.  Free!  The two candy cans are also just washed cans decorated with paper.

And here come our sweet friends!  We've only lived here in Southern Indiana for 23 months, but God has given us delightful neighbors and friends.

We ended up with about 35 of us!
Lovely gifts!  Carson got diapers, blankets, toys, a high chair, and a whole summer wardrobe!

This little curly-blond-haired cherub belongs to my sweet friend, Kristen.  And her name is just as precious as she is...
Winnie June

Carson is soooo blessed!  He has loving parents who adore him. Two sets of grandparents who both call him their FIRST grandchild.  And two sets of great grandparents who enjoyed him to pieces.

Hope you enjoyed this visit to our party.  I loved showing it to you all!


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Sunday, March 18, 2012

Celebrating Carson

This past weekend, we had our firstborn grandchild here.  His first visit to Papa and Mimi's house!  We had a wonderful time celebrating him and introducing him to our friends.

I had a WONDERFUL time planning a Meet and Greet for him...come back in a  day or two and see/hear all about it.


Monday, March 5, 2012

Aqua + Green = Spring

This past weekend, it was out with Winter and in with Spring at my house.  I have so enjoyed my Winter decor on the mantel, in my antique drawer, and elsewhere.  But as soon as I flip the calendar to March, I am ready to 'lighten up' my color scheme and start playing 'Spring.'  You too?!  During the Fall and Winter, our living room/dining room color scheme is green with a cranberry accent color.  For Spring and Summer I take away the cranberry and add aqua as the accent color.

This antique sewing drawer is one of my favorite pieces in my house.  It's so much fun to dress her up for each season.

I found this Fire King tea cup (it also has a saucer) at the Flea Market last fall.  PERFECT for welcoming Spring to my antique drawer.  I raised her up with a little box under the aqua floral fabric so the teacup can be seen.

An antique postcard passed down to me from my Mom-in-Law.  So fun to read the back!

I made this footed hurricane holder by gluing a Dollar Store candle stick to the bottom of a Dollar Store candle holder.  And guess where these beautifully colored Sixlet candies came from...yep...the Dollar Store!

This little chalk board was .50 at Goodwill.  And I was thrilled to finally find a Chalk Pen to purchase!  :)  

I'm smitten with my Coca-Cola crate...a Christmas gift.  I removed the snowman, pine cones, and vintage Christmas book til next Winter.  And added vintage gloves, an antique Atlas jar, and tin cup.

And in honor of the 2 new grandbabies that have been born into our family this year, I put my childhood copy of New Baby by Eloise Wilkens in the front of the stack of vintage Golden Books.  Awwww.

I love the rhinestone buttons on these gloves.

And I couldn't help but add that vintage bunny cutout to the wall...on the back it says in my Grandma's handwriting, "To Donna and Roger"  :)

This is my kitchen corner where I enjoy a bit of pretty among the necessities.  It had snowmen and red/white gingham for the winter.  Now it's aqua and green.

Love this tea towel with aqua rick rack...on clearance at JoAnns last fall.  

Some things don't plant, my hubby and I, and my BLISS!

Sweet little green custard cups along with my biscuit cutters.

And this tea towel which has aqua in it and an aqua tulle ruffle is a NEW find and favorite...on clearance at Marshalls.  Any time I find pretty tea towels on clear or fabric napkins that I love, I buy them.  Super versatile for decorating.

So that's what I've gotten done so far. It makes home feel fresh and new for the new season.  Can you believe we turn our clocks to Daylight Savings Time on Saturday night?!  Unreal.  

Thank you so much for stopping by!


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