45 March 8, 2009

My Baby Shower

Saturday, a very rainy day here in Chicagoland, was the day of my baby shower!

Me, At My Baby Shower

The decorations were beautiful…

Baby Clothes at My Baby Shower

The cake was beautiful too… and delicious. ;)

The Cake at My Baby Shower

I know that many of my friends and family don’t read the blog (“What’s a blog? Why would you write one?”), but I’d like to thank them all again for coming. Everyone showed such love and support, and we really have everything we need now, except for the baby!

My Baby Shower

And of course, a huge thank you to my sister-in-law for hosting the shower in her lovely home. Thank you, Portia.

Baby Clothes at My Baby Shower

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45 Comments

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    Thrifted Treasure
    March 8, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    Wow! Gorgeous baby shower!! Very exciting time for you :-)

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    L.J.T.
    March 8, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    Well at least you won’t run out of onesies. Congrats.

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    sandradee
    March 9, 2009 at 12:26 am

    oh what a delight! please share what gifts you received. I need ideas for my sister-in-law! (;

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    rachel in Cali.
    March 9, 2009 at 12:29 am

    Oh so pretty! :0) I’d love to know the brownish-rusty wall color of your Sister-in-Laws living room and around the fireplace. Love it!!
    rachel

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    Benita
    March 9, 2009 at 1:09 am

    What a great shower and an awsomely cute cake!

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    kim de montreal
    March 9, 2009 at 6:08 am

    Awww, so sweet. I say it’s good luck when it rains during a shower, or should I say showers during a shower!
    Thanks for sharing with us!

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    luuvely
    March 9, 2009 at 6:18 am

    sooo super cute :) like the others said..this will be one of the best times in your life :) cherish it!

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    bungalowbliss
    March 9, 2009 at 6:23 am

    Aww, you look great! Lovely shower–the decorations are just the sweetest. How’re you feeling?

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    Dionne C
    March 9, 2009 at 6:38 am

    How cute! I love all the clothes pegged up – such a cute little detail! And the cake is just lovely!!

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    Christina R
    March 9, 2009 at 6:51 am

    Even super pregnant you look so put together! By this time in my pregnancies I was very puffy and mean. :)

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    C
    March 9, 2009 at 7:10 am

    Aw, amazingly cute shower! I too, am super curious what the brown color on her walls is! I love it!!

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    Lee
    March 9, 2009 at 7:14 am

    Gorgeous. LOVE the onesie garland idea, really really cute.

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    Julie
    March 9, 2009 at 7:22 am

    Oh, those little onesies hung across the window are precious!

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    Stacy
    March 9, 2009 at 7:29 am

    Your cake is adorable! I love the little pink chicks – too cute! My friends and family are the same way about my blog. LOL. Oh well! :)

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    michelle
    March 9, 2009 at 7:29 am

    aww, look at all of those tiny little pink onesies. how sweet!

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    Amanda @ Fake Ginger
    March 9, 2009 at 7:31 am

    The onesie decorations are so cute!

    You look amazing too! :)

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    Tamstyles
    March 9, 2009 at 8:09 am

    Great photos..

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    Nicole RJ
    March 9, 2009 at 8:29 am

    I love the clothesline of onsies! I will have to remember that!

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    Suzanne
    March 9, 2009 at 8:49 am

    so sweet! i love the cake and that line of pink onesies is adorable! i’ll have to remember that idea when my sister has a little one (hopefully soon)!
    happy baby!

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    Liz
    March 9, 2009 at 9:38 am

    I absolutely love the little onesies as decoration – what a fabulous idea, and so useful too! I’ll have to tuck that idea away to use some day in the distant future. :) Good luck to you and your growing family!

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    Amanda
    March 9, 2009 at 9:40 am

    Beautiful homes must run in your family! :)

    The shower looked lovely and you look terrific too!!

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    paty fontes
    March 9, 2009 at 9:43 am

    What a nice baby shower!!! Really cute!!!! so many beautiful things!!!!! I still need to buy my baby stuff :-) next week!!!!
    take care,

    Paty

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    Claire
    March 9, 2009 at 10:05 am

    I love parties like these! Thanks for sharing the cute details!

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    Cait
    March 9, 2009 at 10:35 am

    Okay, someone has to ask! Where’s that cake from?

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    jess
    March 9, 2009 at 11:21 am

    I absolutely love the decorations. I love the cream colored outfits all strung. It give it an antiqued vintage feel. So pretty! You also look great. I know how I felt, kinda like an oompa loompa but you look fabulous!

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    jess
    March 9, 2009 at 11:22 am

    Oh, are the white/cream slipcovers on the dining chairs purchased or hand made? If you purchased, where did you find them?

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    amy purple
    March 9, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    Was that your gram in the red vest? (Sorry, I am so bad at names and I thought she said she was going to be a great grandmother.) May I adopt her? She was so sweet! She even gave me a hug good-bye.

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    Erin
    March 9, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    Oooh I love a good baby shower. LOVE the tiny little clothes on the lines. So creative!

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    ashley morgan
    March 9, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    Beautiful shower! You’re a lucky girl!

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    pamela
    March 9, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    Awww, looks like it was a lot of fun! The baby shower decorations are very unique and thoughtful, so original. Great to hear you’re all set with the exception of baby ~ soon, right?! How exciting, cherish it as it will FLY by.

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    Deborah
    March 10, 2009 at 12:31 am

    I want to invite you to the Mommie Daze Virtual Baby Shower I am hosting May 15 – June 8 on my blog. There are over 60 sponsors….and so many fabulous prizes for mommy and baby. Guest bloggers and games, too.

    Grab the button and link up with Mr. Linky…see my blog for details.

    Deborah

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    Lynsey
    March 10, 2009 at 2:31 am

    Hi there – you have been featured on Cuteable today.

    Lynsey

    http://cuteable.com/

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    sandradee
    March 10, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    Ideas for gifts??? I need some please!!!! *** (-:

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    Fiona
    March 11, 2009 at 5:47 am

    What a lovely shower and home! (I love the name Portia, too, although I’m sure–as a Fiona–that she has had to spell it millions of times)

    You look adorable, too. Love the green dress.

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    Becky
    March 11, 2009 at 7:45 am

    Your shower was beautiful. Isn’t funny how the ones closest to us are the least involved sometimes?? I can’t get my family or many of my friends to read my blog either…weird. Anyways Congrats. You have alot to look forward too.

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    Gina
    March 11, 2009 at 11:47 am

    Cute decorations! Congrats on the little one! :-)

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    Terrah
    March 11, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    What a wonderful idea to put the outfits on clothes pins!

    It looks like it was a great turn out. Congrats!

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    laura @ the shorehouse.
    March 12, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    I loooovvveeee the onesie clothing line and will be borrowing that idea for SURE! :-) Looks like a wonderful day. Yay for you…well deserved!

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    Making it Lovely
    March 13, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    Sandradee, Cool Mom Picks just put together a baby shower gift guide that’s really good.

    Amy, yes that was my grandma. How cute that she hugged you! :)

    Cait, the cake was from Reuter’s bakery.

    I’ll ask Portia what color her living room is. I know her couch and chairs (and the slipcovers) were all from IKEA.

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    Brooke
    March 14, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    Looks like a lovely shower!

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    Candice
    March 17, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    I LOVE the decorations, what a cute idea with the onesies.

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    Making it Lovely
    April 14, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    For all that asked… the paint color in Portia’s living room is “Kona” from Benjamin Moore’s Aura line.

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    jessica
    April 19, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    I’m totally digging your green dress. I’m due at the end of june and am on the hunt for cute springy prego dresses. where’d you find this one?!

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    Baby Shower
    May 2, 2009 at 8:02 am

    Very nice…

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