February 20, 2011

Love this idea...

I loved this idea when I saw it;  simple, crafty, and cheap with a whole lot of pop in a room.  Great for wall art or take it one step further and hang the hoops form the ceiling.  Can't wait to see how this will look in Callan's nursery!

Where did you get that name?

Many people have asked about Callan’s name and commented on its uniqueness, where did you hear it, is it a family name?
I had seen it somewhere and always kept it in the back of my mind.  I, of course love the fact that it is unique.  I would argue that it did take a bit of convincing for Ryan, on my part.  We had a pool of names very early on where, he had his favorites and I had mine.  We were out one night for a friend’s wedding rehearsal, and Ryan ordered his favorite scotch, MaCallan, and it reminded me of the name I had seen.  I think the connection to the scotch sold him on the name. 

As for the middle name, Ryan and I have always liked the fact that our middle names rhyme.  We thought it would be cute to continue this while keeping it family oriented.  Kae has many family connections.  My dad’s sister, my Aunt Linda, was Linda Kay and Ryan’s mother’s best friend, also known as “Aunt Kay”, were the two main sources. The twist of spelling it Kae and not Kay comes from my middle name spelled Rae, which is a family name.

Shower Invites

We had three baby showers thrown for us!  One back home in Luling with family and friends, hosted by my mom and sister and a second one with teachers from school, hosted by Nicole Franczvai.  The final shower was a couples shower in Dallas hosted by Amber Blair (sister-in-law), Karen Blair (mother-in-law), and Kristen (my sister).
Couples invite- http://www.storkie.com/ Baby Girl invite- http://www.tinyprints.com/

Furniture Finish

Turquoise painted furniture with the finish I'm hoping to see on all the vintage pieces in the room.

Diaper Cake

Believe it or not a four tier diaper cake takes almost 50 diapers to build.  I have been told I will go through that many diapers in less than a week!  Each little birdie on the cake was made out of felt, fabric scraps and hand stitched.  The birdies will be used for the mobile above the crib.  Each tier is wrapped with either polka dot ribbon or turquoise tulle.  Some of the diapers were wrapped in fabric scraps left over from the crib bedding.  Cute additions to the cake were colorful pairs of socks, rattles and travel size baby care lotions and powders.  The personalized touch of Callan's name was simply made by painting small wooden letters in a bold shade of pink to stand out!  The cake fits both the theme of the shower and Callan's nursery.