Thursday, August 19, 2010
Baby Shower Goodness
Ive been away. Well not AWAY away, but away from crafty, bakey goodness. Partially because I'm now just 6 weeks from my due date, and I've been really tired, and partially because we've been having a major heat wave here in the Seattle area, and I can't imagine doing much but laying in the bedroom with the portable AC. But I want to post something. So I'll tell you about the lovely baby shower that Brenda and Maren threw for me last weekend. It was a Dia De Los Muertos theme and they executed it beautifully. Brenda made delicious snackies including "Favorite Sandwiches" and the yet-to-be-named provolone, tomato and fresh basil sandwich on a sourdough roll with mayo. They were deliciousso good! Maren was in charge of decorations. She did these paper flowers and baloons as well as felt mustaches on sticks! So freeking fun. Alissa helped out in the kitchen, totally unnecessary but so sweetest. Kayla made some Jackacolladas from scratch so tasty that I almost didn't miss the Rum and all my other girlies showered me with awesome gifts.
Maren made these georgeous and delicious lemon cupcakes with a lemon curd filling and italian buttercream frosting. She even made the sugar skulls! Isn't she talented?!
My buddy Erin here is due only a month after me. On November 2nd she and hubby Ivan will be welcoming their own little boy!
And then of course, after all the guests had left, Brenda and I had to ham it up and make some silly faces.