It's just my luck that the post office comes out with cowboy stamps
just a few weeks after I post the invites to my little sisters
cowboy themed baby shower
I LOVE planning parties
especially coming up with unique personal touches on a budget
yeah- something about being strapped for cash really inspires me
The invites turned out super cute and unique and were really cheap!
I used a bandana Martha Stewart 6 x 6 paper pad
from Walmart - 36 for just $6
I folded them in half and then glued my custom invite in the inside
no need for envelops!!
just close with a round clear sticker and attach address on a white mailing label
The cowboy birds I scanned in from a card
Diane of Saturday Finds was so kind to send me
and the background is from a digi kit from A Print A Day
I can't find it in her shop... she may have discontinued it?
It's hard to decorate a giant space
wallpapered and covered in every other material
entirely in maroon and forest green
but I did my best :)
You got to love after holiday sales
easter grass, buckets, and pinwheels
all at 50% off!
It was a really special day
Jordy was just glowing
she's gone a long way from calling the baby "it"
to calling me to discuss baby powder, brands of diaper, the the nursery
One thing I would like to help her get is a vinyl decal for the nursery
I like these choices from etsy venders
(click on images for sources)
I'm so excited to meet my nephew!
Jordy is going to be a great momma
and while I can't stop being jealous
I'm excited to be an aunt
and hopefully my own blessing will come along
and we can raise our children together
I never had cousins my own age
I think that would be rather special
for both the kids and for us sisters
but as I have shared before pregnancy doesn't seem to be in the books for me
at-least right now - Jim and I are looking into becoming foster parents
I'm nervous, anxious and excited about the idea
I know it will be hard... but I know it will have rewards
for Jim and I and for the children we welcome into our home