Friday, March 5, 2010

Happy Saturday!

Happy Saturday! I'm going to a baby shower! My niece's! It's the first baby in my sister's family - the Pollock/House families, and for me it's the first little girl born on either side of mine/my husband's family since her Mommy was born 28 years ago! VERY FUN! (my poor mother-in-law! ALL GRANDSONS!) hehehe. Love them too! But there is just something about a little girl . . .

So we're loading up the truck and making the 1 1/2 hour drive.
I'm so excited. OMG I just cannot tell you!

Here just a little of what we are spoiling her with . . . 
I mean COME ON! Is she going to be the princess or what? :)

LOTS of pink! 

My nieces Heather and Jessica asked me to make the guest book
for the shower. But NO PINK!!!!! And "not too fru-fru Auntie, 
this is a coed shower and there will be guys there too."
Well . . . I tried - honest I did. But how can you 
make a book for a little girl's baby shower without fru-fru? 
The girls sent me the picture from the invitation and I used that for the cover. 
Colors are yellow and deep purple.

I tell ya, I had more fun making this book.
The girls sent me a list of some questions they wanted asked.
And they wanted it kind of contemporary -
they described it as "yearbook style".

Okkkkaaaaaaaayyyyyy . . . hmmmmm.
So I started each question with a capital letter,
and throughout the pages, they spell the baby's name.
She is named after both of my parents. 
My Dad's middle name and my Mom's middle name.
Golly I wish they could see her . . . 

Anyway - just had to share a little of this special project with you.

And now we're off to the beach! And it's supposed to rain all day! 
That's OK, we'll "BaBy Q" in the rain anyway!!



Love the Decor! said...

Hope your time is richly blessed. Girls are so much fun!! (I should know I have 4)

Sarah said...

What a beautiful book. How could they not be thrilled with this one? You did a fantastic job. Loved seeing it!

Mary said...

The book is incredible! This sweet little girl will treasure it all her life. Yep, boys are great, but you're right, there IS something about a little girl...I sure love my precious grandgirls. Have a wonderful time and enjoy every minute at the shower!

stefanie said...

everything is just precious...have a fun and safe time!!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Karen Sweetie...
Happy Pink Saturday and is this baby girl gonna be spoiled stinkin rotten or what? Yep, I would say so. You got so many cute things for her. She is going to be the best dressed little gal for miles around.

Sweetie I have got to tell you what a beautiful job you did on this guest book. It is just precious. I love the yellow and purple together. How precious to combine the two names to make 1 for a very special little gal. Awesome job Karen. Just so YOU.

Thank you for sharing. I can see you hopping into that little red car and hitting the road again. You my friend are a busy bee. Have a safe trip, take lots of pictures. We can't wait to see them.

Country hugs sweetie and so much love...Sherry

Doni said...

How wonderful! Isn't it fun to play with pink after years of blue?? I have 2 sons, and 3 nephews, so my parents have 5 grandsons and no granddaughters...oh well! Maybe I will have a granddaughter someday and boy oh boy will that pink make a debut in my house too! Great job on that book, and there's never too much pink in a girl's life!!

Mieke said...

OMG Karen, this is so wonderful. I am so happy for you to be able to enjoy a baby girl in the family. We don't have baby showers in Belgium but I wish I would have had an aunt like you when my babies were born...

Theresa said...

Oh that sounds like a load of Saturday fun! Sweet gifts for that baby girl and the guest book is absolutely precious. Not too much fru-fru and cute all the way to the back! Enjoy your day, enjoy your drive and I know you'll have pictures to show:) Hugs from Georgia!

Debby said...

WOW!!!! So nice to see all the wonderful goodies you are blessing them with. Love the crown, how fun.

Elyse said...

oh how fun!!! i hope you have (or had) a wonderful time!!! your book is lovely and will be treasured for sure!!!


Nina Diane said...

hooray for the baby girl! love all of the "fru fru" things you bought..cute! enjoy.....oh, and the book is great

Julie Ann said...

That book is sooo sweet!!! Aren't baby showers so much fun?!? (Especially for little girls! :))

stefanie said...

oooo, you need to take him by the Tuff Shed dealers, they have cute little cottages that are made for backyards...and they come build it there or just delivere it to you...oh I hope you get one. we were going to go with a tuff shed but our friend in contruction was doing alot of side jobs because of him not being busy.

Joan said...

What a wonderful book you created! That took a great deal of time. I know you are excited about this new little princess!

Cozy Little House said...

Gorgeous guest book, Karen! All is fit for a little baby queen and her doting family.

Judy King said...

That will be a really nice "keepsake"! Great job. All the "pink" looks so pretty! Have fun.

Lisa said...

Girl's ARE so much fun!!! And it looks like you had a ball buying for this little pink bundle.:) I love her sweet guest book. The colors are beautiful!

Our Back Porch said...

What fun! Have a safe trip sweetie. I am hoping for a little girl grandbaby some day.


Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I'm drooling over the girly stuff. I have 2 grands, 1 and 3...both boys! I so wish I could buy the pink stuff!

June said...

Karen they are just gonna die when they see that awesome book. My gosh, that is so cute. All the little pressies too. There's nothing like a new baby, huh?

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

If I were a baby girl I would just loved to be dressed in the cute clothes you bought and I would proudly wear that beautiful crown! The book is wonderful and I'm sure it will be treasured by your niece and her little girl. Hopefully you had a lot of fun at the baby shower!
Have a great Sunday, dear Karen!

Anne said...

What a lucky little baby girl! That book is gorgeous!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hey Girl,
What a beautiful book you made! Honestly, I love it and the parent's will be thrilled too! You are so talented girlfriend! I haven't been online since Friday and now I need to run around and say hi to everyone. I love your idea of bringing the guys next time we get together. That could be soooo fun! Going to the beach hey? You lucky ducky!! Ooooh, the beach would be heavenly right now. Enjoy! Hugs, Cindy

Connie said...

Just wanted to let you know you are the most creative person I know!

zandra said...

Who doesn't love pink! ;o) Such adorable things and love the album.
Hugz, Z

Mimi said...

Oh gosh, are you in trouble with the 1st little girl in the family!!!!OH watch out, it is so fun to have a little Princess around!!! We have one, but funny thing is she will be decked out in pink girlie girlie and what does she drag along with us, thomas the train-- train whistle, this little girl loves trains!!!!!It jsut looks so funny!!!
She is so fun to dress and frill up and then she can be the stay at home dress, still always a dress!!!!
today she wanted to play dress up in her BELLE dress!!!! She is not even 2 yet!!!!oh my!!!
I love that guest book, great joB!!!!The pink gifts were so cute too!!!!
did it rain???
Rained here all weekend, of course I was in Orlando freezing my buns off!!!!