YOU. GUYS. I haven’t been able to stop beaming all day.
You know I love blogging, right? Hands-down the BEST part about blogging is the relationships you create with people across the country and the world who share similar interests. Today I was SHOCKED to find out that 12 of my favorite ladies from blogland threw me a surprise virtual baby shower!
Here’s me, virtually attending my virtual baby shower today. Just poking my head in the interwebs to see what’s up…
Wait – what’s going on?!
SHOCK! You guys GOT ME!
This is my first virtual baby shower, so I’m glad you’re here to celebrate too!
Look at this beautiful invitation Skye created based on the fabric from our nursery:
Two of my best blogging buds, Erin at His and Hers Blog and Skye from Neathering our Fest, co-hosted the shindig. Such sweet, amazing ladies!
They rounded up a group of incredible women and bloggers.
Ange at The Blooming Hydrangea created some tasty appetizers, which I enjoyed thoroughly, in large (virtual) quantities, like this veggie pizza and a taco dip (click here for recipes!):
Faith at the Stirring Place brought some crazy virtually-delicious strawberry whoopie pies. I ate a hundred, with ZERO calories!! (Seriously. Strawberry Milk Whoopie Pies. You need this recipe.)
The cookie went beautifully with the baby shower sherbet punch that Carrie at Hazardous Design created.
And there were gifts!
Cassie at Primitive and Proper, Michelle at Decor & the Dog and Carol at the Design Pages crafted some incredible homemade baby shower gifts. Click here to see Cassie’s tutorial for a sweet, sweet DIY photo frame out of vintage children’s book covers:
Michelle knocked it out of the park with University of Georgia-inspired hand-appliqued onesies! Her tutorial makes it look so easy – this is a fantastic idea for a baby shower gift and my baby girl is going to ROCK them.
We ask you to join us in praying that she arrives with all her limbs. And a proportionate head-to-body ratio.
And Carol – queen of the gorgeous fabrics – created this amazing diaper tote! She’s doing a full tutorial on her blog tomorrow that I can’t wait to see. (And look what she tucked in the bag – how did she KNOW?)
Maury at Life on Mars Blog kept the fun going with two fantastic baby shower games. I didn’t even have to try to guess the melted chocolate bar in the diaper!
And Jean sent us all off with a GORGEOUS favor idea! (Amazing – this is one of the prettiest baby shower favors I’ve ever seen!) Click here to see how she did it!
Totally worth stopping by and checking out what each of those women created. They have BLOWN me away today with their generosity, kind words and thoughtfulness – not just today but in all the time I’ve known them. This fun surprise made my MONTH and I’m saving this with some other pregnancy memories to tell baby girl when she’s older (but we’ll still keep a few secrets).
There aren’t enough exclamation marks and “thank yous” in the world to tell you ladies how much this means to me! THANK YOU so much for such a fantastic day and a fun surprise!