we are introducing a new theme of personal posts to give you more of a sense of who we are! we thought it would be appropriate to share my baby shower photos today because of the intense showers we are currently getting soaked with across the mid-atlantic. we hope those near us are cozy indoors and stay safe during hurricane sandy.

as you can see my baby shower was a fabulous day full of family, friends, and lots of adorable sweets! the shower theme and colors were set with my invitation designed by danielle. my mom hosted the shower in her home and we had a great time decorating with tissue balls, flowers, and oversized balloons by shop sweet lulu. those cute cupcakes were homemade by my good friend dottie and those beautiful aqua and coral cakes baked by danielle’s talented mom of dot’s cakes. my baby girl was showered with the most wonderful and creative gifts. one of my favorites has to be that crocheted chevron blanket from my mom. we thanked our guests with orange blossom soap as their favors. see more of the display on hand in hand’s blog. my husband dave and i feel so grateful for all of the thoughtful people in our lives and look forward to welcoming our little lady into this world!