Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Life in the Busy Lane.....

I can't believe it's been a  month already since I did my last post! As I said, I
've had a lot going on the past few months and it's been hard to keep up!  Last time I told you part of my news, one being my son coming home and moving back in, well, the other BIG news is that the beginning of December, we found out my daughter and her boyfriend of 4 years are expecting a baby girl the end of July!  We are so excited we can hardly stand it!  This will be my first grandchild and so happy to be getting a little girl!  The name they picked out for her is Kailyn Grace.   Most of the month of April, I was busy getting furniture together and painted, ready to go into the sweet little house they rented.  Fortunately for them, my garage is a treasure trove of furniture and accessories so we were able to completely furnish the place with every thing except a couch and the bedroom suite he brought from home.  Much to her surprise, I was able to capture both their styles, his being rustic outdoorsy and hers being totally uncluttered, kind of eclectic.  (She thinks I have way to much stuff )!  Every thing was either from our old store, the flea market, yard sales or the Good Will.  Once we got that done, it was time to move on to the nursery which was of course done on a budget and I think it's adorable!  Her colors are pink, green and brown.  Will do a post on it later.  After that was done, with the help of a couple of my best friends, we thew her a shower the Saturday before last.  Luckily for me my BF, Leslee ia a fabulous cook and offered to do all the food!  ( I don't really like to cook and if I have to do food for any event, it throws me into a complete panic)!  I was in charge of the invitations and decorations, much more in my comfort zone! Here are some photos from the shower,  most of them turned out well except the ones in the kitchen are unfortunately a bit dark.   The theme was nesting and birds which matches the theme of the nursery and the crib bedding that she picked out from Pottery barn.

The invitation

Frame, $2.99 from Good Will, was ugly gold,
painted it white

Kate and Josh, with one of Kate's baby pics

I couldn't believe my BF, Wanda actually found a bird balloon!

We used my Jadite and Johnson Bros dishes and platters for serving

The mercury glass cake stand I got at our old store for $35.00

The cupcake stand I got at a yard sale for $ 1.50 and 
the green bird was on sale for $3.99 at TJ Maxx
The pink runner is wrapping paper, it and the napkins
came from the dollar store
You can't tell from the pic, but  the cupcakes are white frosting with
pink booties 

I hung all Kailyn's shoes with pink and brown ribbon from the chandelier
which I got a couple of years ago at the Watertown yard sale for $10.00

The little pink cowgirl boots I got at Cracker Barrel 
to match Mom's

These are all photos of Kate when she was a baby
mercury glass candlesticks, on sale at Marshall's for $10.00 each

These are photos of Josh when he was a baby
(this shelf hangs usually hangs over the chest) 
   On top are pairs of Kate's baby shoes

Kate's 1st Nikes

I'm really sad these next few pics didn't turn out, we used pink and green
paper lanterns in each corner over the table, over the window was
a garland I made with all Kailyn's little baby hats.  On the table
was all the food, a vase with white hydrangeas and 2 more little
green birds from TJ Maxx.  (We had just started putting the food
on the table).

The hat garland

We made this banner with Kailyn's name.
My window was free, found in trash pile

This little stroller blanket matches her bedding from PB

Josh's Mom made this and it hung in his room when he was a baby

Josh came at the end and was rewarded with a onesie that came with 
directions so he'd have no trouble getting it right!

The happy parents to be

I won't be posting as often this summer,  will be spending time
with Kate and having fun waiting for the baby which is getting closer every day, 
she's due the end of July, beginning of August,  but I will  be checking in to  
see what everyone is up to! 

Till next time.......