Instead of the traditional wedding gift for year #2 (that is cotton BTW), Jeff and I took a modern approach to anniversary gifts...we decided to join a wine of month club! Nothing says celebrating the love of your life like alcohol, right? Our first shipment will come next month and I am so excited about being able to have a fun tradition like that for just the two of us this next year...cooking dinner and enjoying a bottle (or two) of wine! There were SO many options out there, but thanks to a good blogging friend Tess, we were able to find a great one at a reasonable price. Cheers to vino!
Our dining room table was in desperate need of a new look, so that meant I was off to explore the world of never-ending options when it comes to placemats, napkins, and everything in between. It's nothing fancy, but it suits our tastes and I think a "set" table looks so happy and inviting when you're visiting someone's home. Here's to summer! (P.S. For those that are curious, the natural fiber placemats are from World Market and the floral linen napkins are from Target)
Our bags are packed and we are ready to go when Baby Time comes! I've pre-registered at the hospital, made our ever important "call list", and I used the packing list I came up with last time (see here), but added a few other odds and ends like Carson's baby book, my iPad, and the Brest Friend pillow (rather than the Boppy), but it feels good to have everything all lined up. Of course, then I realized I needed to pack a bag for Caroline, too, since she will be staying with family while we are in the hospital...snacks, diapers, pajamas, a few outfits, and toys to keep her occupied. I have been working on a "Big Sister Bag" to give her once she comes to the hospital to meet her sister and I think she is going to love her new, fun goody bag!
I have to brag on my sweet mommy group friends who went above and beyond and spoiled Carson with the most adorable personalized treats...is this bib and gown not the cutest thing you've ever seen?? And they even included Caroline and gifted her with a big sister dress, too. I don't know what I would do without these ladies and they sure have made motherhood much more fun!! Love you girls ;)
P.S. these items came from She She Made...the CUTEST little shop!
I have seen a ton of people on Pinterest/fellow bloggers doing the revamp on the Ikea kids' table and chair set and I am on a mission to tackle this project myself! I found the PERFECT inspiration from Paddington Way and I think this is a no-brainer, inexpensive way to incorporate a little art and craft space for Caroline in the family room. Is this not adorable??
April, Christina, and Darci's blogs too for their Friday fun, too...today, we will be taking it easy by the pool and trying to rest up so we can finish the nursery this weekend. Cheers friends!