a lil' brown baby shower + a giveaway!!!
this past saturday my friend lori and i threw a baby shower for mrs. april brown. she is a glowing, (i mean, really glowing) pregnant mother of two beautiful little girls with a third on the way. it was honestly an honor to throw her a simple little event letting her know how much we love her and appreciate her as a mother.
because, really, april is an exemplary example of who women are called to be. i have watched her serve her husband (and his ministry, Justice House of Prayer) and her children with such love and grace.
the decor was simple. we really wanted it to fit april's style and the season of Christmas. i bought fresh flowers from a little hut down the street from our apartment early saturday morning and we hung silver and pink ornaments along the windows.
it was brunch, so we served spinach salad with a delicious homemade dressing which i am going to post later this week - because it is so delicious and so easy! we also had some quiches, small croissant sandwhiches and a couple other items.
i was suppose to include the fruit salad, but while packing up my car i left it sitting (in my favorite bowl i found at a yard sale for $2) on the electrical outlet on the corner of the street. when i arrived at the house where the shower was at, i realized it was missing so i sent ricky to go retrieve it. when he got there is was gone. i mean, really!?, who steals FRUIT BOWLS?!
when i talked to ricky about it, (he was a little frustrated to have to leave his grad school 10 page paper writing that was due that night to go get a fruit bowl that wasn't even really there) i started crying. i haven't done that since i was pregnant, cry about some pineapple and grapes. i just thought it was so hilarious the things that can move our hearts.
i also made some pink, fabric garland to hang below the serving station.
We do have a giveaway today for the 24 days of giving, at is some torn, fabric garland similar to this one with your own color scheme!
to enter please vote for my blog here by clicking on the right owl and leave a comment letting me know the color you would like. this giveaway is open through the month of december!!!