My sister Gina is having a miracle baby! We’re so excited for little Molly to join our big Greek Family. Gina literally lives a block away from me, which is the most rad thing ever.
I got to host my first ever baby shower. And normally, I LOVE throwing parties, but I gotta say, I was sweating chunks for this one. Maybe it’s because a lot of family members who haven’t seen my house, and neighbor ladies from where I grew up (most of whom read my blog) would be there.
All you other bloggers, does it make you nervous when people who read your blog come to your house in real life? Or am I the only weirdo out there that thinks people judge my house extra hard because I blog about it?
Anyway, we had a chandelier that did this:
And I fixed it by putting a hook up in the ceiling like this:
In true DIY blogger fashion, an idea struck me at 9 o’clock PM the night before the shower. BUNTING.
Molly’s nursery is adorned with birds, so I picked up a half yard of cute bird fabric, and some pink ruffly ribbon, and got to work doing some late night sewing.
I used my quilting mat and cutter to quickly form the triangles.
I laid it out and pinned it together…
And ran it under the presser foot. At this point, it was about 0100 (for all you non-military-ers or aviators, that’s 1 AM, and it’s when everyone should be dreaming about eating cupcakes… oh, you don’t dream about gluten? Sucks to be you). Anyway, I’m pretty lucky I didn’t sew my index and birdie together. If there’s one thing you should know about me it’s this: I DO NOT DO LATE NIGHTS.
Aaron thought it was a good time to eat a snack dressed in a Forever Lazy. According to him, it’s always a good time for a snack in a Forever Lazy.
Then we hung the bunting up behind the table and decided we were ready to celebrate this little life called Molly. See how NICE dandy chandy comes up?! No head-bonking. I’m obsessed.
Do you know the amount of will power it takes to not eat gluten and sugar when it is kept in your house for a whole day before a party?! I was so happy to put it out and let other people eat it all and get it away from my eyes.
We take the helium shortage very seriously. This may be our last chance ever to have balloons at a party. Seriously though, it took going to 4 different stores to find someone who had helium in stock.
So many good friends and family!
My cute sister and her haul!
Congrats Gina Beena! You’re going to make the best mommy ever 🙂 I can’t wait to be Molly’s aunt and read to her the Restoration Hardware catalog and teach her how to change drill bits.