Construction Baby Shower

My lovely little sister was pregnant with her 3rd baby, and she didn’t find out what she was having.  I’m a planner, so I think she did it just to annoy me.  (You know how sisters can be.  ha ha)

She and her hubby already had 2 beautiful daughters, and when I say beautiful, I mean BEAUTIFUL, not to mention smart and fun.  So, having another daughter would have been wonderful.  But, they kinda wanted a boy, and SURPRISE!  That’s what they got!  :)

My brother-in-law is a diesel mechanic and they decided that they liked that name… Diesel!  I *love* it!  It’s unique and so masculine.  I don’t think it would work with every occupation.  For instance, my husband is a chemical engineer, and I don’t think that would fly.  Nor would photographer or blogger.  Oooooh… unless I named a little boy Canon.  Now that’s kinda cool.  But, I’m not pregnant, nor do I plan to be, so I digress.

We planned to go up to see the new addition after my daughter got out of school for the summer, which luckily was right after he was scheduled to arrive.  Not knowing at the time whether he was a boy, we decided to go with our gut and we started planning a shower.  (If little baby Diesel would have been a girl, they didn’t want a shower because it was their 3rd and they already had everything girly that they would need).  We decided on a caterpillar theme, but not like a cute little green caterpillar.  We went with a CATERPILLAR shower, as in CAT tractors and big trucks, etc.  I know black and bright yellow aren’t the typical baby shower colors, but it worked for this theme, and turned out pretty cute!

www.ourinspiredhome.com  *  construction baby shower

www.ourinspiredhome.com * construction baby shower

I used my handy dandy Silhouette Cameo to make the “Diesel” banner and the “re-fuel here” signs.  I also used it to make some vinyl trucks to decorate the walls.  But, my favorite part was the onesie decorating station.  I bought a bunch of white onesies in various sizes, and then I cut out various designs on heat transfer vinyl.  Each design was cut out and put at the onesie decorating station with an iron.  Each attendee got to choose their favorite design and iron it on to the front and/or the back of the onesie.  (I made special “CAUTION” ones for the butt.  ha ha!)

www.ourinspiredhome.com  *  baby shower iron-on onesie station using Silhouette Cameo

www.ourinspiredhome.com * baby shower iron-on onesie station using Silhouette Cameo

 

 

Happy 1st Birthday to my Zanergator!

I can’t believe my little Zanergator is ONE!

If you remember from when I was expecting, my daughter was addicted to the magic 8 ball app on my phone, and she asked it if the baby was a girl. It said “My sources say no”. Then she asked if the baby was a boy, and the magic 8 ball said “My reply is no”. So, out of the blue, she said “Is the baby an alligator?” and magic 8 ball said “It is decidedly so.” LOL

So, we went with it, and that’s how we got our nursery idea and now our 1st birthday theme! :)

This party took a lot of planning, but it was so fun to put together! I know he won’t remember it, but WE will! It turned out to be a great party, and a unique theme!

Alligator / Crocodile Party

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Big Reveal! My latest project is complete!

My project is complete. Here is the big reveal! Welcome baby Z!

New Addition

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New Addition

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This project is EXHAUSTING!

This latest project is exhausting me, and I can’t wait for it to be done! Are you waiting for the big reveal? :)

baby ultrasound

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Yum!

I guess the picture says it all! ♥

pickles and ice cream

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