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Monday, August 13, 2012

Always seeking beauty ~

With blogs, Pinterest, Facebook and so many other internet venues
you can find tons of wonderful websites, blogs and shops
that are filled with beautiful things that you love!!!

I have to share a recent find with you
because I know you will love Gerda too ~
Her blog name is idemakeriet and I have so enjoyed
going through her posts...seeing her gorgeous photographs
and wonderful creations.
If you have a bit of time, be sure to take a look...
you will love her too!!

And the baby shower was just WONDERFUL!!!
My sweet Mother-in-law made homemade chicken salad sandwiches...
and my dear niece Adrian made the most delicious chocolate-covered
strawberries and strawberries with marshmallow cream cheese dip!
Emily was beautiful and such a sweetheart ~
here are a few photos I wanted to share with you....

Below are just the beginnings of the gifts arriving...

Spinach dip and crackers ~

My simple cupcakes!

Adrian's strawberries and my fruit tea...

Precious big sister Clara...looking all grown up to me!!

Yummy chicken salad croissants ~

Aren't the strawberries beautiful???

Clara was so very proud of her doll blanket I made her!
I love my sweet cousin Beth smiling in the background...

Plus I had to give her a little doll cradle, just so she could play "mommy" too ~

Emily opened so many sweet gifts and believe me,
little Murray has a entire wardrobe waiting on him now!!!!

And you have got to look at these precious things!!
My cousin Beth saw the idea on Pinterest and DID IT!
These are receiving blankets all coiled up
with a onesie nestled in the center and pulled up a bit.
Then you put a coffee filter on the bottom,
tie with ribbon and they look like cupcakes!!!
Too sweet...

We all had such a great time and now...we WAIT!!
Our little baby Murray is due September 9th ~

Thank you so much for stopping by to visit...
I hope you have a WONDERFUL week precious friends.

hugs and love,


Vee said...

Em certainly looks radiant and ready! Would you believe that I almost didn't recognize Clara? Her hair has lightened so in the summer sun. She looks thrilled with her gifts...very thoughtful grandmama you are! Love that Pinterest idea with the coffee filter...just too cute!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Everything looks wonderful, Dawn! I think Clara is going to look even more grown up once that new baby is here. I'm sure you are all excited and counting down the days!

Theresa said...

Looks like you all had a wonderful shower! Yummy foods and cute gifts! Sweet little Clara, I know she will love her baby brother:) Have a blessed day dear Dawn, HUGS!

NanaDiana said...

What a sweet, wonderful party. I love all the ideas. That little girl is just precious and the food looks wonderful! How exciting- a new baby to love on- xo Diana

Dorthe said...

Dear Dawn, you all had a wonderful day together, my sweet, with so much yummy food, and Clara and Emely got wonderful gifts- little Murray will look so sweet in these funny and darling pieces.How sweet Clara shows her fingernails beautifully painted :-)
Thankyou for the link, I will go have a visit on that beautiful blog.
Wishes for a happy monday sweet friend.
Love and hugs,Dorthe

Thespoena McLaughlin said...

What a great link! Thanks for sharing that. And what a fun and pretty baby shower for a little boy. Those cupcake style blankets were just too cute! Hugs!

Mary Ellen said...

Looks like a wonderful time was had at the baby shower! How fun to anticipate a little one in the family soon!!

Love those cupcake blanket idea-

bee blessed

Maggie said...

Hi Dawn--uh-oh, another beautiful blog to follow...I'm in trouble!

The little boy blue baby shower looked like fun! The picture of Clara and her nail polish was DARLING! I just love how she's holding her little hand. Love that you thought of her so sweetly and let her join in on the gift-receiving, acknowledging her new special place of honor in the family: "Big Sister"!

Diane said...

You're such a good Grandma! I have #5 grandchild arriving 9/11. We'll be new Grandma's together. (mine will be the 5th one)


Pat C. said...

Yummy-looking food and drink, festive decorations, a radiant expectant mommy, beloved guests, cute little baby clothes, a proud and, yes, very grown-up-looking big sister-to-be (must have been the nail polish!)... what a perfect baby shower for your already much-loved grandson!!!

Thank you for the pics and details; you really are too good to us!


Barbara Jean said...

Love the new blog...wanted to pin her dustpan idea and add to my own, but link only comes back to you, not her blog.
I cannot find that pic so far on her site.

Can you tell me where you found it? of link her pic to her site...Want to give her do credit.



Barbara Jean said...

Dawn, finally found it (dustpan). great blog


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