A Baby, Whales and Fun!

imageLast December, T.W.O. officially became aunties to a handsome boy – Hayes! He was the best Christmas present under the Christmas Tree! To officially welcome him into the world, we planned a baby shower to honor him surrounded by family and friends. Being a beach family, we loved the idea of a Whale Theme Baby Shower…Ahoy It’s A Boy!! Our color palette was shades of blue – navy, turquoise and light blue. We used polka dots and solids to offset the whale material we purchased on Fabric.com. We made custom flag banners with personalized onesies, table runners and square center pieces. Whale mobiles hung from the umbrellas, along with blue lantern balls. Simple hydrangea flower arrangements were placed on each table along with small bowls of gold fish. Below are images of the day – hope you enjoy it as much as we did!


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A Big Thank you to Baker Party Rentals who were fantastic to work with!

Games:

1. How Long Is Hayes?

2. Nursery Rhyme Game

3. What’s in the Diaper

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The menu for the shower was simple and light for this hot ‘summer’ March day! There was a crudité plate along with a cheese platter for the guests to munch on when they arrived. We had a drink station set up – Rosé (of course!), homemade ice tea, lemon water, pink lemonade and Pellegrino. For the main entrees, homemade ‘Napa’ Chicken Sandwiches, Orzo Pasta Salad and a Mixed Green Strawberry, Avocado Salad. Dessert?? Of course our mom’s famous carrot cake was served along with lemon bars and custom Hayes chocolates. I don’t think anyone went home starving! Seconds please???

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Leaving a party empty handed is not really fun, so we made sure to send our guests home with ‘Cookies Ahoy’! We made chocolate dipped shortbread cookies, put them in a bag along with the custom Hayes chocolates and tied a tag on them. Simple, cute and oh so good!

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 Be sure to tune into our blog in a couple weeks where we will be sharing our ‘Napa’ Chicken recipe!

It was the perfect day to celebrate one special baby boy!

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Name that Apple

imageWith Thanksgiving this week everyone is scrambling to get their grocery shopping done and the house ready for the guests.  Forget anything….I am sure you did.  What about name cards?  If you did, don’t stress. T.W.O. has the perfect and affordable name cards you can use on your Thanksgiving table.  You can even pick up some of the supplies while at the grocery store.  Check out how we made these fabulous gold apple name cards.

Supplies:

– Apples (T.W.O. used Granny Smith apples)
– Gold spray paint (or any other metallic color depending on color scheme)
– white paper
– scissors
– pen


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A Masquerade Dinner Party

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We recently hosted a Masquerade Dinner Party at our home.  It was filled with good food, fabulous masks and mostly, wonderful company.  Check out some pictures from our night and our homemade invite above.  DIY Dinner Party!

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Cheers,

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DIY Headboard

imageMove over Pottery Barn, West Elm and all those other fabulous furniture stores that sell quality, pricey pieces that make magazine covers –  –  – T.W.O. has competition for you! This past couple of months, T.W.O. designed and built a custom headboard.  After looking through magazines and not finding exactly what we wanted, T.W.O. decided to make our own.  With the help of a talented crew (Thanks Dad and Mom!), they made an original piece.  Follow the pictures below to watch the progression of the DIY project.  We can’t wait to finish the room off with shelves, accessories and frames.  More to come in later posts on that!

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Photo Frame Collage Wall

T.W.O. is working on designing their  home office area and decided to fill the wall with a collage of frames.  Below is our vision with some of our favorite moments captured.

Photo Frame Collage WallA Closer Look…

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New Years Eve Tablescape

T.W.O.’s Inspiration

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T.W.O.’s Design Board

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1.  Charge-It-By-Jay. Black Round Chargers; 2. Solaris Dinnerware; 3. Stainless Steel Sphere; 4. Miranda Flutes;5. Vega Star; 6. Spike Napkin Ring; 7.Mercury Tealight Holders; 8. Ella Napkin

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9.  Mercury Glass Logs; 10. Pascual Mirrored Tray11. Nest Runner

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