great gatsby dinner party. . .
lace.crystal.fur.sparkle.diamonds.drop waist
can't wait!!

{black paper can be found @micheals..in linen.
and white paper @kellypaper. its all in the paper.
just ask this this chick.
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Anna Staffieri's
buckaroo baby shower.

this party came together..here are a few details you might have missed.i spy. . . brown burlap.freshly picked wild flowers.giant vintage letter C.bandanas.cowboy boots.
bale o' hay.torn packing paper for labels.polk.a.dots.stars. dirty coke/pepsi crates..clean mason jars.red.brown.white

grub: 2 loaves of zucchini pineapple bread.4 loaves
of rustic bread.1 honey whole wheat and 1banana bread.
soups: baked potato soup and this tomato basil bisque.

we served the drinks out of Mason Jars..fun huh! {got the idea from this gal. she does this for their drinkin cups at home!}

we used an assortment of white mugs to serve the soup in.

favors:homemade jam..strawberry and blueberry-raspberry.
wrapped up in vintage bandanas+twine.

Williams&Sonoma has got it down.check out these fun cowboy shaped cookies. imprints and all. {the stars say .sheriff.}

spreads:orange butter.meagan's homemade jam. roasted garlic butter.cinnamon spice butter.. .honey butter.

don't you love the patient shower attendees...?? sorry!

gone in seconds. i turned my head..and..WHAT?! i even doubled the recipe. dang.who knew we'd have 25+. we sent out the invites less than a week before..and were thrilled to see all the love. thanks!

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krista hurt's baby GIRL shower..
with the help of elisa york..watch out..
any party planned with that girl..is indeed amazing.
{with our powers combined....captian planet anyone?}
yummy food..

refreshing beverages..these super cute jugs are actually
from ikea.but good luck finding them.they're always out.

the cake spread..all from scratch and with yummo
frostings and glazes.tira!!you were such a help.&
thanks for your granny's secret banana recipe..
{p.s. thanks chloe for your help with the peanut butter.}
a little squoooshed??nah. still good.

yummy wafer cookies from world market

table was decorated with random black and white fabric..
..and yellow of course. who uses white anymore anyways?
all flowers: for 20$$ from the farmers market last friday.
yellow&white spider mums..solidaster.babies breath..sunflowers.yep.
..all under 20. what a steal.

plated..and ready to eat.

p.r.e.s.e.n.t.s. was hung by twine and pennies
were taped to the backs to keep from blowing.

mini bundt{NEST} cakes for the favor..with a little
berry sprig and yellow bird.wrapped in yellow cello
and finished off with powdered sugar and twine.

take home TWEETS!!

..the back was printed with black polk.a.dot.
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mini enrichment:

soap-making..quick clean fixes..professional organizer..

lavender soaps w/ shea butter..with a lather
like you wouldn't believe.

natural home remedies..20 new uses for baking soda
..olive oil..and other household staples.

kiwi citrus cheesecake.very refreshing!
garnished wth fresh blueberries and lemon sauce.

berry burst tart..is garnished with a
mixed berry glaze and extra berries.

2 berry.2 kiwi-citrus.& 4 chocolately messes.yum!
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Jenni Romney's baby GIRL baby shower!

Cassy's mother in law.MARCI.decided to throw a spa
party.just like the one i threw for brittany..but this one
was on a much BIGGER scale.hmmm.try tripling it!
20-something galvanized tubs..100-something hot
STEAMY towels..and something like 16 quarts of
LAVENDER HONEYmilkbath.and did i mention PINK??

oh JENNI you look fabulous! i got to get her all powdered
up before her shower..hair..makeup and all!

marci bought all COORDINATING towels..pink
polk.a.dot with green striped..and green polk.a.dot
with pink striped. ALL of which were layed
perfectly like this on a stool for EACH GUEST.
{square.diamond.square} or was it..

lavender.basil.grapeseed oil.sugar scrub.this definitely
beats Laura Mercier's $46.00 scrub!better texture too!

tastey dips and healthy snacks!click here for recipes.

..soothing lavender+honey milk baths..
ruby red grapefruit+coconut lime sorbet made by marci
banana+oat+honey face masks..

{all recipes..found in brittany riesenberg's shower.below}

ahhh..finally we get to soak OUR little footsies

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..elisa york's
pink pink pink! all dessert baby shower..

..last ladies standing..

hurry and get one..before the pregnant girl eats em all!

only kidding elisa. you're the tiny-est prego i know.
wish i could have looked like you-full term..
when i was 6 months along!! i loved it when
people would say.."your still pregnant!?"
heather's chocolatey parfaits.mmMmm.

elisa's famous secret-recipe white/dark chocolate cookie.

another angle..peanut butter chewy bars.flourless torte.

heather didn't miss a thing.she whipped these up
and even got her husband to tie on a few bows!lucky heather!
...filled with pink and brown m&m's and
peppermint yorks of course.

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brittany reisenberg's
4th baby!


sparkling basil lemonade:

2 containers of trader's lemonade concentrate.
{yes..concentrate..it has so much pulp
..people always ask if its freshly sqeezed!}
enough sparkling water to fill jar..about 4 liters
zest.pulp.and juice from 2-3 lemons..
giant handful of basil..here's the trick..
slice it small enough for people to drink..
but don't forget to bruise it too!
{bruising the actual leaf will release more natural
oils than slicing will..so get ready for
some serious basil lemonade!}

1/2 gallon of vit D milk.handfull of wildlowers.
handfull of freshly picked lavender..leaves and buds..
1/2 C. grape seed oil/or any other oil..
{grape seed oil is best for your skin to absorb and
rehydrate itself.it is also lighter than olive oil..
great for salad dressings and for frying.
also has a higher smoking point.}

sugar scrub:

C. sugar.
handfull of freshly picked lavender..leaves and buds..
1 C. grape seed oil/or any other oil..
2 handfulls fresh basil..roughly chopped
mix till amount looks right.. {like this}
may also add a favorite lavender or non-scented bath gel
..to help with making suds and a better lather

mask favors:

1 banana mashed
1C. rolled oats/steel cut oats
2C. whole milk-plain yogurt
1/2 C. honey for the stickyness and the moisture.
add oats/honey to desired stickyness.leave
on for 10-15 minutes..keeps up to 2 weeks in cold fridge

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