Spring Break has come and gone… and left our household with a flu bug and severe seasonal allergies! I’m taking a day or two to get back in the swing of things, so I’m cheating a little today and sharing our “best of” (or most popular) from last year’s spring posts. Here they are:
I have to admit, I had SO much fun with this post. I’m not having any more babies anytime soon (or ever), but I always get a little bit of “baby fever” around the first of each year. Probably because it’s a time for NEW and BEGINNINGS! Thankfully, there are always plenty of lovely ladies that ARE having babies in my circles, so I thought I’d settle the “fever” by planning a fun party for one of THEM! And I found some super, super fab GLAM Baby Shower inspirations… and a few other fun extras!
First up, from Brooklyn Limestone, an incredibly glamerous baby shower! Check out the invites and read what she did. It’s short and has some great inexpensive baby shower ideas:
And a “Baby Shower Wishing Well”:
You simply MUST click HERE to see the rest of the photos (you’ll have to scroll just a tiny bit, but they are there!)
Next, from Kara’s Party Ideas, a rustic glam shower inspiration: (again, click the link to see MORE baby shower inspiration images – great ideas including a hot cocoa bar)
I know I keep saying it, but be sure to click over and see the rest of the photos and the post. There are some great ideas that could be used for any theme or color scheme. Near the end of the post is a great “quick tutorial” on how to make a baby shower wishing tree with manzanita branches.
And… for a totally DIFFERENT take on “glam”, look at this Cirque du Bebe Baby Shower post on The Hostess blog:
Now, you really can’t have a glam baby shower without gifts, and of COURSE I was able to find a few lovely, GLAM, gifts for a new baby-to-be. (And I know, the boys are left out on this one, but we’ll fix that with a very BOY-themed post soon).
Probably because I have small children, I am often attracted to the whimsical in life. (Maybe it’s because I have very WHIMSICAL small children). (Are all small children whimsical, or just mine?) (I probably should stop writing this post in parentheses).
Where was I? Oh yes… over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been surfing around Pinterest looking at Halloween costumes, fun Halloween crafts and decorations, Halloween sweet treats and Halloween cookies, Halloween printables… well, all things Halloween. I found myself pinning the whimsical and sweet, versus the scary and gory. (Again, the small children affect this decision, I’m sure). I think there is room in a Diva’s life for whimsy, so here are a few fun things I found.
LOVE these: (click HERE for quick tutorial on how to make them)
I will be making some of these FOR SURE:
My nine year old was a mummy last year, and plans to be one again this year. I don’t THINK he is too old to appreciate these mummy cupcakes:
Sugary AND Salty Broomsticks.. not sure about eating them, but I LOVE the look. You can read the tutorial HERE.
And I couldn’t end a post without SOME form of pumpkins! These aren’t pink, but I think it’s a VERY clever idea… you can click HERE to read the tutorial on making your own photo pumpkins:
I think it is a Mother Goose rhyme that describes children’s personalities based on the day of their birth. Monday’s children are fair of face (pretty!). Tuesday’s children are full of grace (nice!). Thursday’s child has a long way to go (road-trip!), and Friday’s child is loving and giving. Saturday’s child works hard, and Sunday’s child? The best of all – bonny, blithe and other fun stuff.
Of course you can guess which day of the week I was born on, right? I remember reading that little rhyme and wondering… WHY?! Why couldn’t I have been pretty or graceful? No, I had to get stuck with SAD.
It turns out I was born with a bit of rebellion to go with my depression, and I have finally decided that Wednesday’s children deserve better. We should be full of wackiness… or wonder. Even whimsy would be good. I’m not settling for WOE anymore!
SO, on that note. Let’s have some Wednesday Wonder, Wacky and Whimsy, shall we?
(And yes, I realize I’m stretching the clever just a bit with all this Fabulous Fun Friday, and Tuesday Trends and Tips and Tricks and Tutorials and Monday Menus and… well, I SAID I wanted to be a bit wacky, right? You’ll just have to bear with me).
Since I’ve already gone on and on (and on), I’ll stick to just three images today.
Wacky (yet, wonderful):
Don’t ask me how or why I ended up with lighting and chandeliers for all THREE of these… it just happened, and I went with it!