Elissa's shower

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Yesterday, I hosted a baby shower for my dear friend, Elissa. It was such a nice day and after the shower, Elissa and I went to get pedicures and manicures together. I loved spending that time with her. We cannot wait to meet little Jack Mason!

P.S. I am still in the "playing around" stages of the blog design. I am learning a lot and practicing some things. So, this header is not a final product at all. It is simply my very first attempt.


  1. How gorgeous everything looked! I just love showers! They are always so much fun!


  2. How PRETTY!!!!
    The cake is soooo cute...
    Great job on the decorations...
    Looks like everyone had a WONDERFUL time...
    Have a Great Day...

  3. Oh Kim, you did a beautiful job of hosting the perfect shower. She is absolutely radiant! Best wishes to them!

  4. kim, everything looks so perfect. i'm sure she felt completely honored & loved!

  5. How fun!!!!!! Congratulations to your friend. I love the banner and the cake. You are just too, too much!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Oh my, Everything looked so beautiful! What a very special celebration for your sweet friend! She is absolutely glowing in these pictures!! You looked radiant as well!
    Let me just say....your home is gorgeous!!!

  7. Everything looks so beautiful!! You have such a gift in decorating and hosting!

  8. I am sooooo glad you posted the pictures. When you said you were closing the blinds for a little to plan a shower, etc. I just knew the shower would be perfect (not b/c of shutting the blinds - but because everything you do is done with class and elegance). I love the cake, the favors are so creative - I am just impressed throughout! Great job!

  9. Wow Kim what a great hostess you are! Everything looks great! I also love the new blog header. Take care friend!

  10. Everything looks perfect! It looks like a wonderful time was had by all! What a truly special friend Elissa has in you!

    Ladybug hugs,

  11. What a gorgeous shower! Loved the name letters!

  12. Oh kim - everything looks lovely. You have spoken with such love for Elissa and it is evident the dear friendship you share.

    We join you in welcoming Jack Mason when he makes his debut.


  13. Wow! It looks like the shower was a huge success! The train theme was very cute and the cake was adorable too!

  14. Now THAT'S a baby shower! What a wonderful host you are! I have one to go to next Saturday, but it will pale in comparison. Baby showers are always a blast though, aren't they?

  15. Kim,

    Looks like the shower was wonderful! The cake looked beautiful! I can't beleive you forgot to give out the favors, I loved them and how they smelled like baby powder. Elissa looks like she was beaming!

    Aunt Doonie

  16. I love your blog! I just found it. Question though...I saw you've scrapbooked in the past. Me too, are you still scrapbooking or just blogging? Do you know if you can save a blog, like on a cd or something? Also, I love your header how did you do that?

    Thanks for the advice!


  17. OH what a beautiful shower you hosted for your friend. She certainly is glowing. How sweet of you to celebrate the upcoming arrival of a precious little life with such a beautiful shower. Your decorations are exquisite. It is obvious that much love went into this shower and I am sure your dear friend appreciated it so much.
    Your house is just beautiful. I love all of the windows.

  18. Jennifer,

    No time for scrapbooking right now. Yes, there is a place that will print and bind your blog. I forget what it is called but you can google it. I'll look it up and try to post it soon.

    I made the header with some digital scrapbook materials and lumapix. I am such a novice (just started today) but it is pretty easy to figure out.

    Hope that helps.


  19. I forgot to mention that I would love to add you to my blogroll.

  20. What a sweet cake. I love the letters I think I am going to try to make some for when Lilly Rae comes home. Have a great week.

  21. Kim, I'm so glad you posted pictures of the shower, everything is just wonderful! I'm sure it was a lot of fun and very special for Elissa.
    I liked the part about manicures and pedis afterwards! :)
    Congratulations on her upcoming arrival!

  22. Kim,
    It looks like you had a wonderful celebration! You and that cake looked fabulous!
    Now, take a breath and relax!! :)

  23. Everything looked so elegant! You did a great job! I LOVE the cake!!!
    Also the blog looks great! Getting ready to over haul mine too!


  24. oh I am glad you decided on lumapix just starting out! I can't wait to see your final creation!
    I am glad you had a great baby shower .
    I am sure you were the hostest with the mostest :) Everything looks absolutely beautiful!!!

  25. Great party! Great friend you are- and of course baby has a great name!

  26. What a gorgeous baby shower! That cake is absolutely adorable!!!!

  27. What a fun day....and the header is cute....good for you on figuring it out! ;)

  28. Good morning Kim~

    I am so glad this special shower went off so beautifully. I am sure it was a very memorable day for Elissa. You obviously put tons of time and energy into it.

    The new header looks great. It won't be long before you are a pro...

    Thinking of you today...


  29. I think that the new header is beautiful, I really like it. And you throw a fabulous baby shower!

  30. Hi Kim,
    The comments were turned off on your post to your friend but I wanted to comment anyway. lol
    First your header is beautiful. It is so elegant and it fits you and your precious family perfectly.
    Wonderful job!
    Happy Birthday to your friend. She sounds like the person I aspire to become one day.
    Hugs to your peanuts.

  31. Hope your friend Staci had a very happy birthday - she sounds like an amazing woman...NEVER yelled at her kids!? Wow.

    Elissa's shower looked absolutely lovely. Glad you had such a nice time - especially afterwards!

  32. Kim,

    thanks a lot for you explanation...

    We don't have such celebration in Spain....( once I saw it in a film called "Gilmore girls"...but it was a disaster¡¡¡)
    Your friend is very lucky to have a friend like you.
    Thanks a lot again.


  33. WOW! What a great shower. I love the cake, the decorations, the flowers, etc.! etc.! Good job!

  34. How nice! What a beautiful shower and such a fun way to end the day! You are such a good friend! :)

  35. I adore your attention to detail!

    What a beautiful act of kindness for your dear friend.

    Pregnancy becomes her.

  36. You will never believe this but I ordered these tins for my daughter shower. Are they as cute as they look?


  37. Beautiful shower! And, I love your blog header... how are you doing that (just saw your comment, so never mind on that one)? I would love to create my own and am trying to figure all the HTML code for the background. Also, what photo editing software do you use?

    Received my first pinafores for my Sophie... thanks to you, I am now addicted to etsy!


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