Category Archives: Entertaining

Say Thank You with Style!

My friend’s daughter is getting married in two weeks!  I made cute boxes for her bridal shower and I am making little thank you notes to go with the wedding favors.  Each guest will get a stemless wine glass with the couple’s initials in gold.  I thought a note in the glass would look great.  To make the gold lettering stand out, I made a silver-grey envelope for the thank yous.  The cards are a light blush cardstock, with thank you pressed into the front.  I tied twine with a gold strand across the top.  The inside is layered gold and shimmer white.

The overall look is very elegant and simple.

Letterpressed Thank You Note
Letterpressed Thank You Note
Inside of the thank you note
Inside of the thank you note

Baby Shower!

This past Saturday I co-hosted a baby shower for one of my good friends. You would think I would have gone way overboard on decorations and favor boxes.  But I didn’t.  I spent all my energy on the food!  I made a delicious baked French toast with pecans, mini quiche (vegetarian and with ham), deviled eggs with a hint of habanero sauce, a cheese plate, crackers, fruit, yogurt, chips and mini cupcakes.  Everything was so tasty.

Tasty Food for the Baby Shower
Tasty Food for the Baby Shower

I did one crafty thing for the shower.  I put together a mini album where each guest wrote a bit of advice then we added a picture.  Here is what a blank page looked like.

Baby Shower Book
Baby Shower Book

The basic recipe for the baked French toast is:

1 French baguette, cubed

8 eggs

2 cups milk

1/2 cup heavy cream

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 tablespoons vanilla

Topping

1/2 cup flour

1/2 cup butter

Cinnamon

Nutmeg

1/2 cup brown sugar

Put the bread in a 9 by 13 pan, mix ingredients and pour over bread.  Cover and put in the fridge overnight.  In the morning, mix up the topping and sprinkle over the top. Add pecans if you want.  Bake for 1 hour at 350.  Yummy!