A Celebration for Baby M

Feeling the L-O-V-E after a special celebration this weekend for our baby boy, arriving in twelve short weeks from now.

Kevin and I celebrated with a big group of friends (girls and guys!) in our home to welcome our new addition coming this winter. We had so much fun — and came away feeling that much more love and excitement as we prepare for baby.

I selected these darling blue baby shower invitations from Minted, as well as coordinating gift tags to send guests home with a little treat. On the food menu I prepared was a Grains Salad with Arugula, Basil, Citrus Cranberries, Pistachios and Fresh Lemon… Honey Ham, Provolone, and Arugula sandwiches… Fresh Raspberry Lemonade with Assorted Fruits (and spirits!) to spike beverages. Kevin had a solid beer selection covered, of course. I also recruited Paramount Events bring in a large charcuterie tray with specialty meats and cheeses, as well as a colorful vegetable display. For those of you who are local to Chicago (or NYC): I recommend Jayson Home for a great selection of fresh florals available in store.

We’re so thankful for our friends, near and far, who’ve shared in our joy — and also to our parents, who are generously both hosting more celebrations in our hometowns in the coming weeks.

Now, on to the third (and final) trimester!

Featured Items…

LEOPARD DRESS (Banana Republic)



3-TIERED SERVER (Williams-Sonoma)

SHOT GLASSES (Crate & Barrel)


GOLD ICE BUCKET (Williams-Sonoma)





CAKE STAND (Crate & Barrel)


APILCO PORCELAIN (Williams-Sonoma)

SOUP TUREENS (Williams-Sonoma)

FLOWER VASE (Godinger)

TABLECLOTH (Waterford)


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  1. Sara Albertson wrote:

    Love seeing these photos and hearing that you had a good celebration!

    Posted 9.19.19 Reply
    • Laura wrote:

      Thanks so much, Sara! We had a great time!

      Posted 9.20.19 Reply
  2. this is all so cute! the minted cards are so darling!

    Posted 9.19.19 Reply
    • Laura wrote:

      Thank you, Kelsey! Minted always has an amazing selection of designs!

      Posted 9.23.19 Reply
  3. Mica wrote:

    Oh what a lovely baby shower! you look so good in that dress! It’s nice you had a fun time at the party 🙂

    Hope that you had a lovely weekend!

    I just posted my weekday wear linkup, I’d love you to join! 🙂

    Posted 9.23.19 Reply
    • Laura wrote:

      Thank you, Mica! I loved wearing this dress! xx

      Posted 9.23.19 Reply
  4. Samantha wrote:

    Such a cute party. Congrats on expecting. Motherhood is the best!

    Posted 9.27.19 Reply

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