A few months ago in April, my sisters- and mother-in-law and I hosted a baby shower for my sister-in-law Cheryl at Barton Hills Country Club in Ann Arbor, Michigan. After many months of planning, we were very pleased with how well the decorations came together. As I mentioned before, Cheryl decorated the nursery with woodland animals, oranges and blues, so we planned the party around her theme. Ashley and Laura put together centerpieces, shower games and prizes, and I made designs for the invitations, cupcake toppers, and bookmark favors. My mother-in-law, Kathy did a wonderful job planning the brunch (location, food, sending out invites), baking cupcakes, making twig vases, and buying lots of stuffed animals for decorations and toys for baby Wyatt. Everything turned out so perfect!
An invitation and bookmark are shown in the first two photos – Cheryl picked a bible verse to include on the bookmark to make it extra special. Click through for more details from the brunch and to see my favorite photos that Laura took of the event!
To explain my long absence here lately, we are now residents of Jacksonville, Florida! I had big plans for posts in August and September, assuming I would have plenty of time for my business plus everything that comes with moving across the country. I couldn’t be more wrong! Between visiting friends and family, scheduling movers, and packing up everything we own, not much happened on the business side of things. I basically left my job at the beginning of August to have a month to prepare to move. It took most of September to get settled in, but I’m starting to get back into a routine.
We are super excited to be in Florida, but also sad to leave behind so many wonderful friends and places in Ohio. I thought it would be fun to list some of my favorite things that we did while we lived there, an Ohio bucket list for you!
Last weekend we hosted a 4th of July and horse race betting party at our condo. We thought our friends might be out of town or busy on the 4th, so we wanted to have a get-together earlier in the week. We titled the event the “Red White and Blue Firecracker Stakes,” named for the Churchill Downs horse races going on that day. I enjoyed decorating for the party and making appetizers – we don’t have parties often enough so it was a great excuse to go all out. Will painted a sign that read “Welcome to the Firecracker Stakes,” which turned out really well considering I was supposed to make it! Everyone brought a side dish or dessert and we made hamburgers and hot dogs. I forgot to take pictures once the dining table was set buffet style, but I took some good ones beforehand.
Hello friends, I hope you have all been enjoying the summer so far! We had a fantastic time on our cruise and I’ll share photos when I get the chance. I just discovered Lyst this week, where you can follow brands and be notified when your favorite items go on sale – really fun! While […]