Saturday, October 20, 2012

Sugar & Spice: Baby Lydia's Shower

One of my best friends Monique, is having her first baby...a little girl, Lydia (due January 7th). 
I am so excited she was able to visit from Las Vegas earlier this month. 

 The color/design theme for the shower was chevron and polka dots in pink, grey and white. Thank you Audrey for taking such beautiful pictures. You can reach Audrey at for photography services. 
I printed some the ultra sound pictures of baby Lydia for a personal touch to the decor. 

Waiting for all the food.

Here's a fun monogram L I decorated for Lydia's room! Adorned with vintage jewels! 

The food was amazing! I am so thankful to my Mom, Cori, Emily and Lisa for helping out. We had a great variety of food. The Menu: prosciutto/phyllo wrapped asparagus spears, cucumber chicken salad cups, stuffed mushrooms, spinach artichoke dip, brie with crackers, and fruit kabobs.

 And the cake, it's amazing right!?! Thanks to Ashley Stanis for doing such a great job. This was her first belly cake ever and she whipped it up while her little ones took a nap. She makes cupcakes also. Here's her email if you need any sweet treats!!
Belly Cake 
So yummy! Thanks Lisa 

Everyone filled out parenting advice cards
Present time

Each guest left with homemade maple glazed walnuts and pecans in these adorable boxes found at World Market.

Pretty mama reading some parenting advice. 

Monique & Ashley 

All of her lovely guests!!  

There is nothing more exciting and worthy of celebrating than the birth of a baby. It was such a joy to host this baby shower. Love you Monique and can't wait to meet you little Lydia!! 

Have a beautiful day!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Cake Boss: Swedish Edition

I am constantly amazed with my friend Mikaela. She wears many hats: mamma to her 3 little ones, wife, daughter, sister and friend and now she can add cake maker extraordinaire to her list of talents!!

Mikaela and I during my visit to Sweden last year. 

She has always loved cooking and baking but lately she has kicked things up a notch in the baking department. I am so inspired by her cakes that I wanted to share them you! I have never wanted to work with fondant until now. Thanks Mikaela for inspiring me to try new things!!!

Her daughter Mayme's birthday cake 

I can't get over this one beautiful right!?! 

Black and white so chic 

Check out how to make your own fondant below!

If you live in the Stockholm area and need a cake she's your woman!!!
Anyone else hungry?

Have a smashing day!!