Month: September 2014

Pregnancy and Gender Announcement Signs

I love seeing photos of a happy couple announcing their pregnancy, so recently I decided to add some instant download signs to use as photo props in a pregnancy and gender reveal. These 6.5″ circle signs can be attached to a pencil, a decorated dowel rod, or even a cute paper straw! The gender neutral, yellow and green design is perfect for saying “We’re Having a Baby!” And, later on, if you choose to announce the gender you can use the matching pink, “It’s a Baby Girl” sign, or the matching blue “It’s a Baby Boy” sign.

Collection of Signs for Photo Props in a  Pregnancy and Gender Reveal - Photo Ideas



A Bun in the Oven Baby Shower

I’m in love with fun and unique themes for baby showers, so recently I had the idea to style a “Bun in the Oven” themed photo shoot. I wanted everything to feel “homey” and the style of the baby shower to be that of a retro kitchen. I started by designing the printables using a mint green, retro style oven, and to keep with the era, I also added a golden yellow and orange to the design. { The printables can be purchased here. :) }

Bun in the Oven Gender Neutral Baby Shower - Yellow, Mint, Orange

Bun in the Oven Baby Shower Printable Candy Bar Wrappers

For the food, I thought it would be good to keep with the theme of baked goods because of the bun in the oven idea. I put a variety of fresh muffins (topped with “cupcake” toppers) on small cake stand, and added some donut holes to a retro bowl.

Bun in the Oven Baby Shower - Printable Cucpake Toppers in Muffins

Bun in the Oven Baby Shower Buffet

The centerpiece on the buffet was a homemade cinnamon bun cake, topped with a printable bun in the oven cake topper!

Bun in the Oven Baby Shower - Printable Cake Topper in Cinnamon Bun Cake

I also named the buffet the “Bun in the Oven Bakery” to stay within the theme. :)

Bun in the Oven - Gender Neutral Baby Shower in Yellow Mint Green and Orange

To keep with the retro kitchen theme, I used some dishes that were appropriate to that era. Fortunately for me, my mom had lots of amazing, retro cookware stored away in her kitchen. I used my mom’s amazing bowls to hold some of the food, and the old cookbooks were perfect for adding some height to my cinnamon bun cake. The final retro touch on the buffet was the orange 70s flour sifter, which worked perfectly for holding my floral arrangement.

Bun in the Oven Baby Shower Buffet

The drink bar featured a vintage milk glass bottle I found at an antique mall.  I also included some orange soda and water bottles decorated with matching water bottle labels.

Bun in the Oven Baby Shower Drink Stand

Bun in the Oven Baby Shower Printable Water Bottle Labels - Gender Neutral Baby Shower Printables

I used glue dots to attach some mint green lace to the drink bottles from The TomKat Studio. And the adorable paper straws from More Sprinkled Joy worked perfectly with my printable straw flags.

Bun in the Oven Baby Shower Printble Straw Flags for Drinks

The guest table featured a beautiful mint green tablecloth, and each place setting included mint polka dot napkin and matching game cards. Guest’s seats were labeled with my printable place cards, and each guest received a treat bag filled with candy and topped with a matching printable bag topper.

Bun in the Oven Baby Shower Table Setting and Centerpiece

Bun in the Oven - Gender Neutral Baby Shower - Printable Treat Bag Toppers

For the centerpiece, I added some oranges and a few flowers to one of the retro bowls.

Bun in the Oven Baby Shower - Gender Neutral and Retro Decorated Place Settings

I made a backdrop for the table by hanging recipe cards, featuring recipes for baked goods, on some sheer ribbon using double sided tape. I think this idea would make a great backdrop for any baking themed party, and would be especially meaningful if you used some old, family recipes.

Bun in the Oven Baby Shower Decor - Hanging Recipe Card Display - Great for Baking Themed Parties

Priceless Studios Photography did an amazing job capturing every detail. I really enjoyed styling this photo shoot!

See the full gallery of photos from this shoot here. :)

Black, White, & Gold Sign Collection

My latest product to the shop is a collection of black and white striped signs, with gold accents. These signs are ideal for a formal, modern wedding or event. They’re also instant downloads! Shop the whole collection here, or check out the individual items below. :)

Printable Guest Book Sign Black, White and Gold Striped - Please Leave Your Wishes

Printable Candy Buffet Sign Black, White and Gold Striped Life is Sweeter Together

Printable Cards and Gifts Sign Black, White and Gold Striped

Black, White, Gold Striped Printable Table Numbers

Currently, this collection includes a guest book sign, sweet table sign, card and gift table sign, and table numbers. Plans for more matching items are in the works!

Inspiring Color Combinations: Fall Colors 2014

Fall Color Combo - Navy, Lipstick {Sangria}, Mustard, Khaki

With fall being just about 2 weeks away {seriously, where does time go…?} I was inspired to create a new color combination. I love how perfectly the more neutral navy and khaki brown pair with a mustard yellow and lipstick {a sangria like color}. I would definitely put these colors together in an outfit or even an Autumn wedding. :)