Thursday, May 27, 2010

I'm an Aunt!

My beautiful niece, Addyson Rae Borngesser, made her arrival into the world on Monday, May 24.

She was welcomed by a loving family....

The proud parents (Tammy looks fabulous...)



Aunt Ashley

Uncle Ryan

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Desserts & Decor Shower

I'm back! My husband and I celebrated our one year anniversary (a little early) by spending a week soaking up sun in Mexico. I came back fully revitalized and ready to share more of my musings with you.

In honor of the upcoming nuptials of Laura Zimmerman and Christopher Weekley this weekend, I want to feature images from the Desserts & Decor shower hosted by her lovely bridesmaids, featured below (minus Amy, MOH extraordinaire). You might remember the invitation from this shower.

To keep with the theme, we served many miniature delectable treats and hosted a bellini bar. Laura's wedding colors are blue and yellow-- so we incorporated this color palette throughout the decor by using blue and white linens and yellow floral arrangements. Both the beverage table and the food table had a large spray of yellow forsythia cut from my parents' yard. We also created decorative flower balls using florist foam (Oasis) and yellow carnations.

See the images from the day below.

The table is full of sweet treats. (Ignore the empty tiered platter awaiting chocolate covered strawberries!)

Shotglass desserts! Both the brownie shot and the key lime pie shot were crowd pleasers.

Even the beverages were sweet and kept with the theme!

Bellini mixers.
The bride trying on one of her gifts from the hostesses.
Kristen Kissane is not only a hostess and bridesmaid, but she is a ribbon bouquet expert as well.

Have a great day!


Friday, May 14, 2010

Sale at the Chapin Group Booth!

The Chapin Group booth at Scotland Yard Antique in downtown Lawrenceville is having a 20% off sale for this weekend only. Everything is on sale. Stop by and take a look!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Lack of Posting

I apologize for the lack of posts from me over the past several weeks. I have been completely swamped with school, work, planning showers, throwing bachelorette parties, and getting ready to go on vacation with my hubby on Friday! Plus, I have found myself a little uninspired about what to post. Our (by our, I mean, Ryan's) home projects have been less than exciting lately: fixing the drainage problem in the backyard, installing a new ceiling fan, etc... While necessary, you don't want to read about that. I need inspiration-- so please send it my way!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

A Borngesser Baby Shower

I co-hosted a baby shower for my sister-in-law, Tammy, a few weeks ago. Unfortunately, I my camera battery was dead and the charger was nowhere to be found. Boo. I had hoped to document all of the details of the day to share with you. In the absence of my camera, my aunt was designated the official photographer, but I have yet to receive the pictures. (Ahemmmm.....)

Fortunately, my mom snapped a few pictures from the event that I can post!

It is difficult to see in this picture, but check out the adorable baby sock corsage my mom made for the mother-to-be. Love the lace. Love it.

The sex of Baby Borngesser is a mystery until his/her (but really his) arrival, scheduled for May 23. That being the case, we decided to go with a gender neutral yellow and blue rubber duck theme. The duckies loved floating in this champagne punch!

My co-host, Beige, created this adorable guessing game that also served as an eye-catching centerpiece for the drink table. She made tags that said "Boy" or "Girl" and asked guests to fill out the back with their best guess of arrival date, height, and time. We gathered some branches from my yard for the guests to hang completed cards from. Here is the "Girl" display:

The food table was dressed with a light blue and white toile tablecloth with a pale yellow and white polka dot fabric piece serving as a festive runner. For a centerpiece, we used two cupcake stands filled with rubber duck cupcakes. (Lemon cupcakes with blue cream cheese frosting, of course.) My mom and I hunted down those 30 mini rubber ducks from stores all over Atlanta! On either side of the cupcake stands, we displayed primary-colored vintage (read: my old) toys down the length of the runner.

At every shower I try to use at least one new recipe. This shower? The recipe was for mini BLT bites. They were an absolute hit. Look for the recipe on this week's Friday recipe!

My sidebar was adorned with this adorable rubber duck diaper cake handmade by my mom. The ribbon tied with bows had a little rubber duck pattern that fit our theme perfectly.

All-in-all, the shower was a complete success!