Thursday, February 16, 2012

a baby shower (m is for...)















As you can see, my baby shower this past weekend was amazing. I'm still overwhelmed thinking about all of the perfect details... letters hanging from citrus trees, an alphabet-themed photobooth, delicious boxed lunches, personalized letter charms for all the guests (handmade by Lynette Andreasen), pretty flowers and centerpieces, typography and design everywhere.

On top of all that I got to spend the afternoon celebrating with so many dear friends and family, who are sweet and beautiful and generously showered me with a ton of adorable gifts. Thank you thank you; I love you guys!

Simply put, it was a wonderful day.

A huge shout-out to Debbie and Jessica for their creativity/party planning, and to my sisters, mother, and in-laws for helping with the food and everything else. Everything was above and beyond thanks to them.

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  1. Oh my goodness! So many great details and colors!

    So, I'm curious if "M is for..." Baby girls name?! I know. I know. You're waiting to spill the beans on the name (I'm sure I'll do the same.) Can you tell I'm the most impatient person ever?! Ha!

    Glad you had so many beautiful ladies there to spoil and shower you. You deserve the best!

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    1. it is... my father-n-law showed up at the shower with a balloon that he had written her name on, so a bunch of people know now. i feel like i have to see her before i'm 100% sure though, you know? i just can't go announcing it on the blog already. maybe i'll email you ;)

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  2. wow- it looks like a wonderful shower- we just threw my sister's and it was a circus theme! love that you are wearing a dress with a belt! toooo cute!

    xo
    sami

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  3. I love this setting, the decorations are to die for.

    www.therecordologist.blogspot.com

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  4. i couldn't imagine a more beautiful setting for a party! you and baby are the luckiest gals!

    xoxo

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  5. It is so cute! You are so creative!

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  6. what a beautiful event.. you must have felt so loved! you certainly could do something creative with the pictures of your guests holding letters! spell the baby's name? thank you cards?

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    1. hey you're not supposed to tell...

      (haha can you imagine?)

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    2. hilarious! it's so close to mortician it's scary.

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    3. Am I supposed to hear a line from the movie Ghost when I hear this? Cause I totally do!

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  8. so so cute Angela!!

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  9. maude, mavie, maura ... meredith! millie, marie, melody? mazie? mesa?

    (I wanted to name a kid mesa, but jeff wouldn't let me. think I am homesick much?)

    that is one beautiful shower. jessica and debbie did a great job! can't wait to see what a clint/angela hybrid looks like ... hope you are well!

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    1. i love the name maude! clint wouldn't approve of it though, or about 98% of every name i suggested...

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    2. I keep bringing up maude when we have babies, but Jeff keeps vetoing it. sillies.

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  10. So completely lovely! And you look great!

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  11. wow. This looks straight out of a magazine! Your friends must love you to dedicate so much effort into your shower :) it is beautiful

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  12. Angela, I am so sorry I missed your shower! It looks like it was beautiful and lots of fun. It was my birthday and Daryle had some surprises for me that day. I am so glad you had a great time!

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  13. What a great baby shower, loved all the amazing details and the styling. I'm inspired!!! (i'm now following you)

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  14. It was absolutely perfect down to every tiny detail. I was amazed and inspired. Glad I was able to make it- even if it was just the last 20 minutes :)

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  15. This is just gorgeous- SO fresh. I've not the seen the alphabet theme. What a great idea!

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  16. Wow, you have awesome friends and family!!!!! The letter details are wonderful - a brilliant idea :)

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  17. it really does look so wonderful! such the perfect setting, i love it all. and p.s. obsessed with the color of your green dress! so beautiful! :)

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  18. Oh my oh my this is BEAUTIFUL! Debbie and Jessica did an amazing job... your party looks just like your blog.

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    1. Jenny I am so glad you said this cause that is where I got the inspiration and what we was going for. Trying to create something as beautiful as her blog, home, or just her is not easy, but it was fun:)

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  19. WOW! how perfect. from the appearance of things, your friends clearly know you well.

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  20. This is such a precious idea! I've been waiting for this post since I saw your picture on instagram!!!!!

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  21. so perfect! Jess better be coming to New York to throw me a shower now that i've seen what she can do! and, you look great. I'm jealous of how soon you get o meet that baby.

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  22. what a gorgeous baby shower!

    found your blog recently..and am enjoying reading all about your pregnancy. :)

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  23. i love your lovely outfit and of course the shower is out of this world creative & fabulous. you deserve it, lady!

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  24. You were glowing and that was my favorite part. I am so excited for you guys to meet little m soon. Magical shower!

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  25. I loved what they set up for you to open your presents. Can you send me the picture of you and me and me with D, J & L?

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    1. I was just going to copy and paste them. Is everyone cool with that?

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    2. debbie, yep you can just go ahead and pull them from here.

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  26. What a perfect shower! I can't get over how great everything is. You've got some talented friends and family (and everyone is so pretty too. The darling girl in the peach and cream shirt looks so familiar. Would I know her?). Glad you had such a wonderful event- you definitely deserve it!

    I think I might know what M stands for if it's the same as a comment you left on a certain blog (trying to be discrete) that had asked for favorite baby names. Am I right? :)

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    1. shalynna, that's jessica (maiden name: tippets) - she went to poston and mtn view, so you probably would know her?

      and i'm not sure which M name you are referencing but i'm guessing it isn't the one because the one we've decided on is something that was never previously on my list. and it's a name that i know lots of people probably won't like ;)

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  27. YES! I made it onto your blog and to the bestest most magical baby shower. I still love that Clint came and helped unwrap the gifts. Your lady friends sure put together a great party.

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  28. Aaaand now I'm even more depressed that I couldn't make it. Your baby shower was prettier than my wedding.

    I love your little helper in that pic of you opening gifts! A niece?

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    1. yep, that's my niece laney (one of lindsey's twins).

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  29. Your baby shower was beautiful--am loving the alphabet theme.

    I wish baby showers were bigger here so maybe one day I could have one this pretty!

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  30. This is just so SIMPLY wonderful! Thank you for sharing, everyone looks happy and I love all the colours!

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  31. angela! everything is so perfect! what an insanely beautiful party to celebrate baby girl. i love the strung up letters and the string backdrop. so lovely. have a great weekend!

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  32. Hi Angela! I'm a new follower, I've seen you today on Dandee, poped up to say hello and...felt in love with your blog!
    A big hug from Italy!
    Mara

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  33. Angela, you look beautiful! The alphabet theme is so unique--I love it. The details are amazing.

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  34. Can I just say that I am almost as excited to hear your baby name as I am for my own child to be born. The suspense is killing me.
    Plus the shower looks absolutely amazing!!!

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    1. haha you guys... so much pressure! i fear i'm going to disappoint everyone when they see the name.

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  35. Oh beautiful! And congratulations!

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  36. Anonymous2/17/2012

    Super fancy!

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  37. Andrea2/17/2012

    Magdelina!

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  38. OH.MY.WORD. This is so gorgeous. And you! You look positively stunning waiting for your baby girl to arrive. Work that pregnancy, girl.

    My guess...M is for Mariposa. Because I can bet Clint is a huge butterfly fan ;)

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    1. or maleficent, after the witch in sleeping beauty. i always thought she had pretty eyes.

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  40. such a beautiful shower! xo

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  41. Wow! What a wonderful baby shower! Love the colors, so vibrant!

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  42. This is seriously the most beautiful baby shower I have ever seen...it's amazing! These looks like photos out of a magazine spread! You sure have some great friends & family!

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  43. wow, are you kidding me? this is such a pretty baby shower! wow. Glad it was so fun!

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  44. soooo cute!!! and Angela, you are absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!

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  45. hands down that must be the most amazing baby shower i have EVER seen! they did an amazing job & you look SO cute!!

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  46. Angela I just keep coming back and looking at these photos! What a beautiful shower. You are so blessed!

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  47. This is the most amazing baby shower ever! How adorable!!! I'm so excited for you!

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  48. J Diamond3/04/2012

    I LOVE the W is for wishes card-- I would love to create something similar for a friend of mine- would you share the body text?
    Many Thanks and Best Wishes!

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    1. I LOVED reading through everyone's answers. Some people answered for me and some people answered for baby. It was so fun to see the different interpretations and great advice. Here's the text on the cards:

      Ww is for WISHES

      I hope you learn...
      I hope you love...
      I hope you get...
      I hope you aren't afraid of...
      I hope you laugh at...
      I hope you never forget...
      I hope you respect...
      I hope you ignore...
      I hope you become...
      And I hope you never...

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  49. dang! this is one gorgeous unforgettable baby shower! i'm jealous of your friends!

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  50. What a gorgeous shower!! Congratulations. Also, can you please tell where your friend in the pink color block shirt got her necklace??

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  51. that is such a gorgeous shower! the decoration looks spectacular! any plans to host more garden parties!?

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  52. Anonymous9/17/2013

    Happy baby shower wishes

    Greetings.net

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  53. Anonymous1/17/2014

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