Thursday, July 28, 2011

do you feel like this is a party planning blog? toats ridiculous.

there are some months of the year that are nutty mcNutterson. july is this month for us. for some reason, every day and night of the month is jam packed with something we need to do. so i've been on a party planning spree. bear with me. my blog will not be like this forever. i have lots of other things i want to talk about. but for now, this is a reflection of my life. all i do is party. smoke drugs and party. ok, no. just party. mom-style.

anyshways, i've known ashley for a couple years now. she actually introduced me to "toats adorbs". this took our friendship to a new level. for instance, i know that when i say that's adorbs. she'll respond, TOATS. you can't put a pricetag on things like that. and i love her. she is generous and genuine and kind. and she borrowed my deodorant one time. because we are at that level, mkay?
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but really, we were so excited to celebrate baby zion... they adopted him and i truly am obsessed with this nugget of love. so much so, i have arranged for penelope and zion to get their marriage on in like, 25 years.
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so you might want to go to their blog to read more about their adoption process. it's pretty incredible. oh, also, did i mention she and her husband are amazing photographers? ok, the cat is out of the bag...they are. prepare your heart.

vintage baby shower details:
maria collects all things vintage, so all these blocks and vintage toys and what-nots are from her personal collection. can you even believe that high chair? in love.
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those are chalboard platters i made from the dollar store.
and we had people bring a book to write a sweet note to baby zion. he'll have those little notes for a long time.

the table runner was a vintage striped sheet and do you love these vases with buttons in them. so cute.
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i made the pennants out of those vintage looking children's books...golden books and some yarn. which was erica's fabulous idea. booya. and erica made some adorable peanut butter button cookies for favors, i'm hoping she took some pics because they were gone before i could get some.
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nothing says vintage like old school toys sitting next to a flatscreen tv. wait, what?

so here's a cute little idea:
i made rachel dig in the bag for an hour to find matching animal shapes for little animal cookie sandwiches.
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you just fill the middle with buttercream leftover from your cupcakes. and they were delish. oh yes they were.and easy!

thank you erica, maria, and rachel for all your hard work on this shower. i know ashley felt special.

28 comments:

  1. This is absolutely incredible! Wow. Stunning.

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  2. That party looks like something I would LOVE and it makes me drool checking out the pictures. Oh, and the funny thing is, I worked with Ashley's mom in Colorado Springs for 2 years!!! I knew I recognized her in the 30th bday post!

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  3. awwww that looks like such a sweet party! The animal cookies look yummy and baby zion {is} a cutie!

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  4. I can totes picture you as a hardcore party planner extraordinaire... your friend sobbing... "But I can't find another matching buffalo cookie..they're gone"

    "You find it dang-it...find that buffalo."

    Right? totally how it went, I know it.

    Crack the whip, yo.

    xo

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  5. Wow, when i grow up I want to throw parties like you. Except Im only like 4 years younger than you, so I guess Im grown up.... and severely behind on my decorating skills.

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  6. This is so gorgeous! You should challenge Martha Stewart to a party planning duel.

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  7. YOU are toats adorbs.
    and so are your parties.

    keep em comin'.
    i need the inspiration.

    planning a vintage/retro bridal shower for september.

    love the chalkboard platters.
    ON IT.

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  8. your parties are fabulous! makes me wish i was one of your bestez...plus your one funny gal:)

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  9. toats ridick...dick. what? is that an inapporpriate thing to say? i think you should take a break before you have an emotional breakdown. but i'd kind of like to see you lose it. as your sister, i think that's okay. cute party! i'm stealing the pennants from you. not the idea. the actual pennants.

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  10. hello adorable party. love it.

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  11. this totally knocked my socks off.
    i love the name zion. congrats to your pal.
    we've go a month like that 'round here... march for us is non stop fun-ness!

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  12. I'm pretty sure Vic and I invented totes. Also that baby is so cute it makes me want another immediately.

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  13. Love the vintage baby shower idea. Now I want a vintage nursery with little golden book pennants. Of course that like the 10th idea I've had for this little one. I need to just calm down for a minute. Though I'm really scheming to figure out a way to make you come help me decorate all the way in Peru. haha. I can dream right?

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  14. im a little freaked out by how cool your parties always are. my big Q: where are your kiddos while all the prep/partying is going on?! maybe you have awesome babysitters or family in town (i have neither, but am inspired by these fab parties to get-me-some). haha.

    jill @ valley-mama.blospot.com

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  15. K, once again, I need someone to plan a baby shower for me {because I'm so modest} before I issue forth in early October. Just sayin' our weather here in SoCali is pretty nice comparably...
    ;)

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  16. LOVE IT! What a sweet friend you are! You're so cool Jami!!

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  17. So. Stinkin. Cute. Seriously, "adorbs". I am amazed at the party deliciousness you have pulled off this month!! And it looks like you've had some pretty awesome helpers too! NOW. Take a nap until August and then we'll start planning our next party adventure. Ha! :)

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  18. i am emotional on you blog tonight..it's the bon iver music..you have good taste.
    also the little african american sweet baby of love.
    how breathtaking and precious and i want to do that too.
    and of course all the vintage toys/blocks/bunting...fab.
    finding a friend you can share deoderant with is priceless.

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  19. Ummm...I won't complain if your blog takes on a party planning theme here and there! You've got serious party skills!

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  20. I just scored some old golden books from my sister's classroom castaways and now I know what I'll make...a pennant!

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  21. Get out! Me and my friends have been throwin' around "toats adorbs" like its nobody's biznass lately. I just learned a new phrase from my mommy friend. She calls her baby's poo, "love nuggets." All kinds of craze. Sounds like something you'd love :) Happy Friday!

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  22. Toats adorable party! And congrats on that new baby! Your friend is a lucky and blessed woman.

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  23. i love reading about your parties! everything always looks amazing. don't know how you do it, lady.

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  24. you throw the cutest most creative parties! You wanna be my friend?

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  25. LOVE this little display on the stairs! And the dollar store chalk board platters!

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