I’m co-opting this idea from my BFF, who made this card to accompany a baby shower gift. As you can likely infer, both the giver and receiver are tennis players, and this easy strategy makes a perfect gift tag for a baby-to-be.Read the rest of this entry
I’m hosting a baby shower the day before Easter and am decorating with a pink bunny theme. (It’s a girl!) I thought mini-cupcakes would be an easy thing for people to eat as dessert, and when I saw a how-to on making these cute bunny ears, I just had to experiment. For my trial run, I used a boxed white cake mix and canned frosting, but for the real thing, I’ll go to more trouble ;-)! I first made the cupcakes in mini-cake pans. Read the rest of this entry
Shhhhh. Can you hear it? It’s the sound of silence around my house. Dan the Man and I have had our daughter-in-law and five-year-old granddaughter staying with us for two months as Stephanie was finishing up her job in Shreveport. Last Friday was their final day, and I already miss them. I feel so lucky to have had the time with Princess M, and our house is so quiet without the commotion of a youngster. Dan and I will have to get used to just-the-two-of-us again. Princess M’s presence explains my absence from this blog, but I wouldn’t trade her company for a million hours of writing and crapsmanship.
In my last post, I shared the food we served at a book-themed baby shower for grandma-to-be Martha. Here are three recipes from the shower that are sure-fire hits.
Last Saturday, I co-hosted a baby shower for Martha. Martha is closing in on 80 and will be a first-time grandma. We thought she deserved the best, and since she’s a teacher (yes, she’s still teaching at 75+) and avid book whisperer, we knew we couldn’t go wrong with a children’s-book-themed party. Guests brought books for soon-to-be-born Leighton Lou, and our food all centered around books. The hostesses can’t claim the cake; it came from Wal-Mart.