Etsy Wedding Registry

Etsy announced a few weeks ago that they now offer a wedding registry and if you are already an Etsy member, signing up is easy peasy!

Go to www.etsy.com/registry.

It will prompt you to give your wedding date…

And you’re ready to start adding!

If you’re like me and you already have a collection of favorites, they also make it easy to add to your registry on the product pages. Just click on the “Add To Registry” button at the top right of the page under the “Add to Cart” button.

I’m jealous of all you brides-to-be out there. Happy shopping!

Tripp is About to Hatch!

A few weekends ago I helped throw a shower for a sweet friend of mine, Jenni. Jenni and I have one of those “small world” stories. While my husband was getting his Masters at Texas Tech, we met some of our best friends, Mark and Elizabeth. When we moved back to Dallas, Elizabeth kept telling me I should meet her friend Jenni from college. I started working at Anthropologie and Elizabeth said she thought Jenni worked there too but because there were so many locations in Dallas I dismissed it. Then one day Jenni and I shared a shift together and the rest is history!

The hostesses knew Jenni was considering Robin’s Egg Blue for her nursery and wanted to coordinate the shower with her nursery colors. Since it was Easter season, we decided to run with “Tripp is about to Hatch” as our theme because I just couldn’t ignore the abundance of eggs, nests and bird d├ęcor!

 
We set up this birdcage and tied a blue ribbon on top to help guests find the house.
I wrapped these bottles (seen here at Jayde’s shower and here at Jerrod and Jamie’s wedding shower) in rope and secured with a knot. We used these to serve this punch as guests arrived.
 Jenni did not have a guest book so I used my Silhouette to cut birds out of scrapbook paper and guests wrote notes or blessings to baby Tripp and Jenni and clipped them to the bird cage with these. The note in the bottom right was my favorite: “Tripp, I’m getting you your own phone. Prepaid to call Memee.”
I made this sign by cutting burlap with my rotary cutter and stenciling the letters using stencils I created with my Silhouette. I then secured the bunting to ribbon with hot glue. I tried spray paint but it did not show up so I ended up using white paint.  
I filled blue mason jars with white flowers. I may or may not have made my husband pull over on the side of the road so that I could cut wildflowers for the middle jar.

Jenni’s sister-in-law has a friend who made the monogrammed cupcakes and cake pop party favors which were not only adorable but delicious too!

Me and the mommy-to-be, Jenni (and Tripp of course)!

And ironically, Jenni walked in with the hostess gifts and the wrapping matched the theme perfectly! She had no idea what we were doing for the theme!

A special thank you to Leslie, Caroline, Melissa, Amy and Sarah for all their hard work on this shower!