Put a bow on it! Hosting a baby shower for Monica

 One fun part about being editor of OC Family magazine is I'm offered the opportunity to work with some of the most inspirational, talented women in Orange County. 

On such person is our Art Director, Monica Garrett. I was lucky enough to host her baby shower at my home AND work with designer Lindye Galloway on the design of the shower. The results were a wonderful feature story in the April issue of OC Family magazine. 

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Some of my favorite photos didn't make it into the story, but thought I'd give a peek here on my blog. All the photos were taken by the uber talented Ryan Haack


My daughter posing with our rabbit, Peter

We handmade the tassels for the large round balloons. I bought a six-pack of the balloons at Party City and then we cut the tassels and tied them to the strings. They turned out perfect!



Tasseled extra large balloons

For the recipe for this Puppy Chow, click here.



Strawberry Lemon Puppy Chow made with Essential Oil



The backdrop was handmade by Lyndie and was the perfect touch.



The cake was provided by Sweet and Saucy

You can order one of these or any other custimized cake at their website, Sweet and Saucy Shop,