4.22.2014

Cookies & Milk Baby Shower

Last Saturday, I hosted a Baby Shower for my younger sister Rebecca.
She is due with baby #2 in May.
Her first baby, Jack was born 6 weeks after Luke.
It seems like just yesterday I was throwing her a little man mustache shower for Jack!
You can see that shower {here}
 
This baby is a girl & it has been quite the eventful pregnancy for them.

Read {THIS} post here that my sister wrote about their baby girl on the way.
It's a true life miracle story that we are giving thanks to God for.

I always told Rebecca that if she had a girl, I was going to throw her a "Cookies & Milk" Baby Shower.
You see, Rebecca's last name is Baker, so that only makes sense that the theme of the shower has to do with baking :)
Here is the invite I made:
{Now available in my Etsy shop!}

The shower was in the afternoon and the menu was pretty simple.
Simple decorations with pink/brown colors to go with the Cookies & Milk theme.
Cute Banner from this Etsy Shop:
You know me...I love a dessert table!
Close up of the dessert table:
Because it was a "Cookies & Milk" Shower, I had all the desserts involve some sort of cookie!
I made my Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes:
Recipe {HERE}
I also made my Cookies & Cream Oreo Cupcakes:
Recipe {HERE}
Cute Onesie Sugar Cookies:
 Sugar Cookie Fruit Puffs:
Recipe {HERE}
I also had cookies in glass containers for guests to take home as their favor.
I had clear gift bags for them to fill up with Cookies!
French Macaroons:
Chocolate Chip Cookies:
Recipe {HERE}

Snickerdoodles:
Recipe {HERE}
Drinks:
 

In addition to Cookies, we also had some other snacks.
Fruit Kabobs:
Veggies & Hummus:
  My sister's favorite candies... Sour Patch Watermelon:
Good & Plenty:
More Decorations:
We did a few games including guess how big the belly is:
 Then, presents!
Love these swaddle blankets...they are the best!

This pacifier holder is awesome!
I got this cute onesie for her...I couldn't resist...I will be taking lots of photos of my new niece!
Sisters!
How cute is my sister's baby bump! She is so tiny for 34 weeks!
I am so excited for my niece to arrive. 
She is due a month from today & we are anxiously awaiting her arrival.
Can't wait to meet you Baby Girl Baker!

4.18.2014

Tie Dyed Easter Eggs {2014 Edition}

Yesterday the girls and I made our annual Tie Dyed Easter Eggs.
Here are the ties that we picked out to use:
Last month, we cleaned out Kevin's clothes and got rid of the majority of his wardrobe, including tons of his ties. I didn't give away the ties, instead I kept them for making our Tie-Dyed Eggs.
 
Tutorial on how to make the Tie Dyed Eggs {HERE}

Here are the ties cut up and wrapped around the eggs:
Here are the eggs after they have been Tie Dyed:
 Egg #1
 Egg #2:
Egg #3
Egg #4
 
 Eggs #5, #6 and #7
 TOTAL FAIL. I don't know what happened to these eggs. The colors didn't transfer at all. 
I have never had more than 1 flop a year. Don't know what happened to these ones.
I was going to toss them out, but decided to keep them, they have a perfect analogy for us on Good Friday.
The eggs that didn't keep the color are a good reminder that these eggs aren't perfect.
Neither am I. And, neither are you.
Which is why, today.....on Good Friday I am so thankful that Jesus died on the cross for me and for you. Even though we are far from perfect, God sent his one and only perfect Son to die on the cross for us.
I'm thankful for the cross....but, I'm even more thankful that Sunday is coming!
So glad we get to celebrate our risen Savior this weekend!
Happy Easter!

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