This past Saturday, as previously mentioned, I went to a baby shower for my sweet friend Shelley. Can I just say that Shelley and her sister Kimberly are always at the height of fashion. They always look so adorable with their flashy heels and stylish clothing and just because Shelley has a baby bump doesn't mean she's tossed her fashion choices to the side. That girl was wearing some shiny red heals and a zebra print shirt that showed of her bump. The shower was at 10 a.m., a brunch, and to answer Kimberly's question, I loved the early start time because I am not a fan of having to go to a shower in the middle of the afternoon. So, 10 a.m. was perfect for me - please remember this when it snows in July and you all are preparing a wedding shower for me.
My friend Sara is a fabulous sewer and maker of hand-crafted goods.
She has an Etsy shop you should check out. Last year I
bought one of her baby blankets for a friend and his wife who were
expecting and decided I wanted to get one for Shelley as well. So, on
Thursday before the shower on Saturday, I called Sara and asked her if
she had a particular one (yes she did) and that I would like to buy it.
Friday afternoon, Sara brought the blanket by my house and we naturally
started talking about Shelley's shower. Sara had no idea what she was
going to get Shelley because she had just sold me the gift she was
thinking about giving. So, while two of Sara's three boys had spend the
night company, she sewed and sewed and sewed and made baby Easton a soft
baby book which turned out super cute.
Sara showed up at the brunch about 10:30 because she thought it
started at 11:00 and at 9:00 that morning when she finished up her gift,
she looked at the invitation, jumped in the shower, got ready, stopped
by the dollar store to get a gift bag and still made it to the party by
10:30 - she is awesome, y'all! We had a great time telling everyone the
story of how I stole (bought) Sara's gift to Shelley - but now Shelley
has two lovely homemade gifts by Sara. To top things off, while Sara and
I were talking, I became animated and was using my hands and hit the
glass of fruit tea she was holding and it spilled all over her - not one
drop on me. What can I say? I've never claimed to be graceful.
Kimberly and the other girls did a great job with the little details
such as shaping the napkins as bow ties and taping them to the forks
and spoons - so cute! The cake was super cute as well. It was brown and
green (which sounds gross, but I swear it was adorable) and had a bow on
the front. Shelley didn't want to cut it until she got a photo taken
with her mother-in-law beside the cake. So, when the time finally came
to cut the cake, I was first in line - I love me some cake, y'all! It
was done in fondant and and I guess the person who decorated it used
straight pins to hold some of the fondant on the cake because I was
served the first piece along with a straight pin. Thankfully I found it
and pointed it out to Kimberly. Hopefully no one else got a pin in their
slice. I know I mentioned the sausage rolls before, but they are worth
mentioning again because they were so good. They were like some my mom
used to make when I was a kid only these were made with crescent rolls
and I'm pretty sure we didn't have canned crescent rolls in the 80s.
Mother probably made hers with biscuits. I am attempting to make some of
these this week when I have some girlfriends over on Thursday night. I
hope they turn out as good as the ones at the shower.
They also set up a yogurt bar which I thought was a really great
idea. I didn't eat any of this since I am supposedly still on a dairy
ban. I say supposedly because I've pretty much given up over the course
of the past few days. After two months dairy free and zero weight loss I
figure what's the point, bring on the cheese! Anyway, they had plain
yogurt and then a bounty of milk and white chocolate chips and assorted
fruits and maybe even some nuts. It was a great idea. I will say,
however, that it may have worked better if it had been set up at a
different table because it held up the line on occasion. There was also
French toast which was very good. The brunch idea was excellent in my
opinion, but I love brunch, it seems so sophisticated.
Shelley got a lot of really great gifts and I'm sure she was
thrilled with the loot she got to take home. I should have taken some
photos but I didn't because I'm a slacker. At least I admit it! Maybe Kimberly will one day post some photos on her blog before baby Easton
arrives. Of course, I'm sure if you are friends with these girls on the
dreaded facebook then they probably posted some photos there. It was a
fun morning and I had a nice time catching up with some of my favorite
gals. I can't wait to see how spoiled baby Easton is going to be!