Monday, February 13, 2012

My Baby Shower

Sorry I have lagged on updating pics from my baby shower a couple weeks ago. I uploaded pictures only then for my computer to crash and had to get a new one! I am so thankful for all the great gifts little Ava received and the work my girlfriends put it in to make it so special for us! The shower turned out simple and chic just how I had hoped! It was small and intimate with about 15 people and couldn't have asked for anything more!!

I wore a T-bags maxi dress with a cropped vegan leather jacket (Paper Crown by Lauren Conrad) My girlfriend made some ammmmazing "mocktails" for myself and two of my other girlfriends that are prego. They were so tasty and kept us from feeling left out while all the other guests were having pink bubbly!!
I set up a little coffee bar with doughnuts on a stick and rock candy sugar stirrers. I also made these tasty pasta skewers (recipe posted on Pinterest under my "taste" board) My girlfriend brought pink macaroons and mini red velvet Sprinkles cupcakes! They are ever so dangerous in that little bite size! Needless to say we were all stuffed!!! You can also see my hubby in one of the pics "helping out" aka stuffing his face with cake ;)
My girlfriend brought a polaroid camera, which I thought was such a fun idea! Everyone loved getting to take pics and go home with them! I LOVED the little frame where my girlfriends wrote sweet messages to baby Ava. I plan on hanging it in her nursery. Hope you girls enjoyed the pics! Having her shower made me even more excited to meet this little sweet pea!!!!

56 comments:

  1. Your dress is so stunning and I am so happy you had a lovely shower.

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  2. So cute Andee, congrats on your soon to be be Fahionista!!!

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  3. The shower looked darling! Love all the little touches! I'm having my first shower down in Newport next month and can't wait! Love your cute maxi...I think I need one just like it!! :)

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    1. oh yeah!!!! your lucky you get to have two showers! Love that your fam is in my neck of the woods! xo

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  4. Awww you are absolutely adorable!!!! Looks like a fabulous time!!! Love the macarons! So cute!!! :)

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  5. i love the coffee bar!!! i just got a french press and LOVE it! do you have a recipe for the mocktails? i always find myself ordering alcoholic drinks based off how pretty they look in the glass rather than taste anyway... haha

    http://fflicc.blogspot.com/

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    1. ill have to ask my girlfriend for the recipe because they were delish!!!

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  6. It looked liked an incredible shower everything was so beautiful!

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  7. You look gorgeous! LOVE your little girls name.

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  8. soo cute <3 you are a gorgeous mama to be!!

    p.s. how do you stay so tan year round?! do you self-tan at all?

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    1. thanks Kari! I actually dont tan anymore(only if im on vacation) I am Sicilian so I naturally have olive skin but I think this tan was left over from our vacation in Cayman because I usually dont look this tan haha

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    2. oh an i wish i could self tan but i have crazy sensitive skin so i break out with so many products!

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  9. You look amazing! And your shower looked like tons of fun!

    loads of love from California!

    xoxo

    Marla

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  10. This is the most fabulous baby shower I have ever seen! I love all the little details that went into it!

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  11. I can't get over how stunning you are!!! such a beautiful woman :)))
    and those macaroons, ah.. everything looked so amazing :)

    inwithdnew.blogspot.com

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  12. Oh what a beautiful shower! And what a stylish mama you are, I love that dress and jacket.

    -Karol

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  13. this is such a beautiful shower! there`s absolutely nothing i don`t love about it (=. i thought the framed letters to ava from your friends was especially sweet. it`s so thoughtful..ava`s very lucky to have some loving aunties!

    LC

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    1. thanks LC...she is so loved by all her aunties already ;)

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  14. Such a great shower...and you look gorgeous!!

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  15. One of the prettiest and classiest baby showers I have ever seen! The flowers are all gorgeous. Also loving your maxi, and how you paired it with a jacket on top.

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  16. you look so beautiful! I love the baby shower - so chic! Your baby will look like a supermodel - just like you xxx

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  17. I'm a new follower, so I just wanted to say hi!! What a sweet baby shower!

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  18. Everything looks great!!!! Lovely shower!! You look stunning, if possible can you share a beauty breakdown? I am sure it is that pregnancy glow, but you look lovely like always!!

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    1. thank you! Ill def do a post on the look thanks for the request xo

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  19. love this dress, gorgeous!
    your maternity style is flawless!!

    http://just-jillian.blogspot.com

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    1. thank you Jillian! Its getting a little tougher these days to not give in to maternity wear as this belly is the size of a basketball ;)

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  20. Wow, the food looks incredible, everything is so pretty...& your mommy looks so happy! :)

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    1. thanks love! my mom does look really happy in this pic huh?! ;) She is so excited!!

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  21. Everything looks wonderful! And what a stylish momma-to-be :)

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  22. where is the actual cake from? it looks sooo good!

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  23. WOW! That is a fabulous looking baby shower! Very nicely decorated! The cake and all the treats look so yummy!

    The signed photo frame made my heart melt! I love things like that! A great keepsake :)

    -Josie, 8bitgrayscale

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  24. everything looks so pretty and perfect to celebrate little Ava!

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  25. what a gorgeous baby shower! I love the idea of the Polaroids. Do you know where the macarons and the cake are from? They look divine!

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    1. sorry it took a minute to respond. I believe they were both form a grocery store here called Bristol Farms. The cake had to be pre ordered.

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  26. You are one hot mama! Your baby shower was gorgeous!
    www.poolovesboo.blogspot.com

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  27. I loved your dress and the baby shower party. We don´t do that kind of parties in here:( it's a pitty.
    Kisses lovely Andee.

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  28. what a great shower! you looked incredible!!!

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  29. Beautiful Shower! Love your outfit! You have been shuttting it down your whole pregnancy!

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  30. Loved all the pictures! Your shower looked simple but elegant :) I will have to try those pasta kebobs. They looked so good.

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    1. thank you! You def should try the skewers they were super easy to make and so good! Ill def be making them again!

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  31. I totally fell in love with this dress and scouted it out online to wear to my own baby shower! I hope you don't mind...it just LOVE it!!! xo

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    1. of course not love! You will be happy with it as its super comfy and you can wear it again after your little one arrives! xo

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  32. I am a new follower. Love your blog. You have amazing taste. From the baby shower pictures your kitchen looks beautiful. Any chance you'll do a post on your home?

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  33. LOVE your blog! I am on the hunt for your dress is a size Medium. ANY idea at all where I can find it?? Thanks a million!

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  34. Hi Andee,
    Super random question on an older post but, do you mind sharing some information on your kitchen island? Is it a custom piece or did it come with the house? Also, in some of your pics it looked like there were a couple in your kitchen. Or, maybe it is the same one in different pictures. Any info is greatly appreciated! I adore your blog!

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