Owl Veggies and Dip Platter

I really hemmed and hawed about posting this because it is so simple to prepare but decided it is just so damn cute that it deserves it’s own post lol!

This was perfect for the baby shower but would also be great to take to or serve for any type of gathering!



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French Cheese Puffs

This is another recipe for something I made to freeze for the baby shower.  They are called French Cheese Puffs aka Gougeres.  They were easy to make and turned out so flavourful and very light and airy.  I think they will be a great addition to the food for the baby shower!



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Kim’s Baby Shower!

We had a great day on Saturday at Kim’s Baby Shower.  Everyone enjoyed a wonderful day with good friends and family, good food and just plain fun with games and catching up with everyone!

Kim received some beautiful gifts for the soon-to-be new arrival.  I would like to thank everyone who was at the baby shower for making my “Baby’s” Baby Shower such a success!

I would especially like to thank my Mother-in-law for not only offering to have the shower at her house, but for all the help she gave me preparing for it and all the help she provided getting set up for the shower!  She was also there to remind me to take pictures of things that my brain/scatterbrain caused me to overlook!  I could not have done it without her !  Love you!

All in all a great day!



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Tacky “Mom-To-Be” Badge

While I have been planning Kim’s Baby Shower, memories of all the showers I have attended have been popping up in my mind. I always remember the tacky hats and other items of “clothing” that people made from the bows on gifts. While they are fun to create and make the honoree wear I thought I would make something equally as tacky but on a smaller scale for Kim lol!



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Baby Washcloth Bouquet

This is something I saw on Pinterest and thought it would be cute to make and hand to Mommy-to-be when she arrives at her shower!

These are very easy to make and I was able to find everything at the dollar store!


Here are the items I used to make the bouquet. (And a wider ribbon for the bow)

I started by folding the washcloths. First into thirds and then in half.

And then I started to roll it. I turned over a bit of the corner of the starting side and kept rolling to the end and held it in place using scotch tape.

I rolled the other 5 up the same way.

Next I pushed a wooden skewer in through the bottom of the rolled flower carefully and taped it to the stick.

I gathered the organza ribbon around the skewer and flower then started wrapping the floral tape around to hold everything in place.

I finished the other 5 to make my bouquet.

I added a bit of greenery and a nice bow and they are ready to present to Mommy-to-be!

Onesie Baby Shower Guest Book

With the shower coming up quickly I thought I’d also better get started on the stuff I need to make, other than the food!

More of the food recipe posts will be posted soon but I wanted to share this alternative guestbook idea I made for Kim’s shower!

Here is what I started with.

Because the frame is a lighter colour than the wood in the soon to be nursery, I painted the frame darker.

While it was drying I started on the background.

I found some cute baby wrapping paper at the dollar store. I wrapped the hard cardboard backing to the frame with this paper.

Rather than having the taped up wrapping paper at the back I found a printable Certificate of Birth to tape to it. They can fill this in after baby is born!

I centred the onesie onto the background and set it in the frame. I fastened the backing pins and that’s it.

At the shower I will remove it from the frame and ask all the guests to sign it with the provided markers. It will be a different kind of guest book for Mommy, Daddy and baby to cherish… once baby is old enough lol.

Stuffing Balls

Yes, stuffing lol.  I don’t know about anyone else, but I LOVE stuffing and will take any excuse I can find to make it.  I thought these would make a different addition to the finger foods I am making for the baby shower!

While me and everyone else really enjoyed the Stuffing Ring when I made it for Christmas, I don’t see any reason why we can’t also include these on occasion!



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Broccoli & Cauliflower Bites

As I stated in an earlier post, I have been busy making some of the hors d’oeuvres for the baby shower.  This time I am sharing a recipe for mini “muffins” made with broccoli, cauliflower, cheese and other good stuff.  They are delicious, that’s the only word I can think of to describe them!



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