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Baby Shower Images

I wasn’t able to take that many pictures but wanted to post the ones that I did take. We had such a great Sunday afternoon (at the end of May), wonderful food, fun decorations, and Tina got some great gifts for Baby Alex.


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Baby shower for Tina: Invitations

Hellooooo…let me tell you: Life. Has. Been. BUSY. Wow. But more on that later.

This post is about the baby shower that I’m planning for one of my best, and oldest friends. Mrs. Tina is pregnant…with a boy…due in July!! I have the great pleasure of planning her baby shower. I am not unleashing all the secrets today (at this point I think I have actually told her all the secrets, or she has figured them out). But still…I don’t need to post the photos yet, give something to look forward to.

What I am posting today are the images of the invitations. I have had these on my external hard drive for maybe a month…I got really excited right off the bat so I had these ordered and pretty much assembled WAY early :). They went in the mail yesterday. Hope the mom-to-be got her’s already :).


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Getting JETA-crafty

I know it's only Thursday but I'm already getting excited for the weekend. We are heading back up to Sacramento, well to Lincoln actually, for a weekend with my girls! We are doing a JETA* craft day on Saturday. It'll be a Christmas card making/addressing, hat/scarf knitting, scrap-booking, chick-flick watching, baby holding, girlie day! Then we'll watch football (Cal vs. Washington…don't blow it bears!!). I look forward to these days so much and am also looking forward to sitting around all day in my comfy (newly acquired, on sale at Nordy's Rack) Juicy velour pants drinking apple cider and hanging out with my girls!

GetCrafty*JETA=the acronym of our group of friends from high school (yes we made up the name in high school…and it stuck). Joanna, Erika, Tina, Allie! 🙂


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Weekend re-cap: Baby Shower

Another great weekend. Less relaxing than most but lots of important stuff is happening and we're running out of summer to get it all done! We headed up to the Sacramento area this weekend. To Lincoln Friday night to help Erika get ready for the baby shower to be held in honor of first time mother-to-be Allie. There were chocolate lollipops to make, as well as chocolate dipped marshmallows with sprinkles. Not to mention all the other perfectly wonderful and thoughtful details that Miss. Am-Erika is famous for :). See the water bottles, diaper cake & Jacob Douglas garland? Notice how they are all the same pattern? My amazing friend color-copied the receiving blankets from the cake and cut out strips to use to cover the mini water bottles, and also cut out circles to use for the garland, alternating between the green gingham and the safari print…HOW CUTE (and creative) IS THAT?! Erika, you are my favorite, love you!!


My favorite gift? The Juicy Couture diaper bag!! Functional yet also quite fashionable, my favorite combo.

After the baby shower Matt and I went to Placerville for an awesome wine pairing dinner sponsored by the Auriga Winery. It was such a wonderful night sitting out on a brick patio having great food, wonderful wine and fantastic company. 

Sunday we had brunch at Matt's mom's house then cruised down to Sacramento and had a late lunch/snacks with my parents and brother. The best news from the weekend is that my little brother will be moving down to the Bay Area!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (Did I get enough ! in there?) I am so so so excited! The details are still in the works but if all goes according to plan he'll be down "here" in about a month, exact location TBD but we have a good idea :). I love you little bro and am so excited to have you close by!


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Change it up Thursday

Ok…so I again decided to change up the layout of my blog…hope it's not too confusing for everyone, I haven't found one design that I like enough to keep it (obviously). Thoughts? Leave a comment and let me know!


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Day of gettin’ stuff done

Another hot and productive day. We made a jaunt over to The Costco this morning to pick up food for next weekend's trip up to the Sea Ranch, it was a very efficient Costco trip. Then we went over for a quick visit at the Lombardo house to see their new pool (read: inflatable lawn pool that the kids adore). Then I zipped down to exchange/shop at the Gap Outlet, picked up tortillas for our BBQ shrimp taco dinner and then finished the crafty project I've been prepping for a few weeks now. Bottle cap magnets :). It required stocking up on bottle caps, then buying the magnets at Michael's, then finding Matt's glue gun (yes it's Matt's gun not mine…I think I left mine in sorority-ville [aka back in college]). The finished project? Here…


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New Look

I felt the need to switch up the design and layout of my blog…so I did. I think I will try to do this seasonally. This one feels springy/summery and I love the layout so we'll see how long this will last :).

Happy Friday! My brother and his girlfriend are coming in to town tomorrow so there will be much to post from our exciting weekend!

Wow, don't Google "finally Friday"…some weird stuff! So I'll create my own graphic for this wonderfully sunny day!


Friday night, my favorite night of the week! As is now becoming tradition, we spent our Friday night over at the Lombardo household for a wonderful BBQ (and wine & beer). The kids were being particularly adorable and I was able to snap some great photos of them. Here is a sample but you can  also check out the photo album.


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