Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Recipes from the baby shower I promised!
Yummy Cheese Ball

2 - 8 oz. cream cheese
1 cup thinly sliced ham
3-4 green onions, chopped
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
several black olives, cut in fourths

Mix together all ingredients. Roll into 2 cheese balls. 
Wrap in plasic wrap and chill overnight or several hours.
(Most times, we can't wait and start right in!)
Serve with Wheat Thins Crackers.
 Chicken Salad 
This is so yummy! I double it for a party.
 4 cooked, chunked, chicken breast 
 1/2 can chow mein noodles
3/4 cup sour cream
1/4 cup mayo
1/4 tsp. curry powder (I use a little more)
1 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1 can sliced waterchestnuts - drained
  1 package slivered almonds
handful of diced red grapes - optional
juice of 1 lemon

Mix all together, except chow mein noodles. Chill. Add noodles just before serving.
 Party Punch
1 gallon Hawaiian Punch - Polar Blast (it's blue)
1 - 2 litter 7-Up!


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Part #1 of Heidi's Baby Shower!

Welcome to my daughter Heidi's Baby Shower held this past weekend!
 Daughter Shelli and I had so much fun planning this special day for her! I have posted 3 posts for you to see it all and get some ideas! Here goes with post #1!
 I made this sweet journal for guest to sign and write in gifts given by guests and her thoughts.
We bought this large banner through Oriental Trading Company. Hung on the garage door to welcome guests.
Sweet diaper wreath we bought on Etsy!
Vintage shoes hanging on door handle.
Shelli made pastel pompoms here, there and everywhere!
A candy bar for the guest to package up a little Thank You token as they left.
This family bassinet is 77 years old! 21 babies in the family have used it starting in the 1930's!
Yes, Heidi was in it awhile back!
 Pictures before the guest arrived and food was out.
We had fun filling the centerpiece with baby supplies!
Baby garland from my Beehive Cottage Etsy shop!
Vintage flower planters from when I had my babies!
Little baby touches everywhere.
The other 2 posts are below! 
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Oh, it was soooo much fun!

Part #2 of Heidi's Baby Shower!

Daughter Shelli and I had so much fun planning the shower for daughter Heidi! We spent weeks planning and it all came together as we dreamed it to be! More pictures!
We used all my different quilts & china. Shelli made all the darling cupcakes for the centerpieces! Cute, cute!
We set up for 32 guests. Moved all the furniture out of our family room!
  Used used Maison jars and cute straws for drinking. The women giggled and loved it!
 To drink, we made refreshing cucumber water and blue fruit punch with 7-Up! Both were popular.
Yes, rubber duckies!
Yummy chicken salad! I will post recipes later!
Shelli's wonderful salsa!
 Another family favorite..."Oh, So Good Cheese Ball"!
Yes, I will post the recipe! 
Make sure you look at post #3 below!
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More of the shower!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Part # 3 Heidi's Baby Shower

Sweet Hailey loved the baby shower held for her mommy! Her nails and dress match the punch!
Hailey and best friend Rina passed out the goodies for the games. This game is called "My water Broke!" Tiny plastic baby in frozen cube. First 3 to melt the cube and baby is completely out, shouts "My water broke!" wins!
Second game "The Poopie  Diaper!"
We just put a little piece of brown fabric inside 3 diapers. 3 happy winners!
Sweet Heidi opening her gifts, while dear friend Stephanie writes what she gets. She is writing them in the cute baby journal I made! Can you see the cute "stork" pen she is using?
 Tammy made Heidi a special little batch of German Chocolate cake pops! I had one, to die for!
 This diaper cake made by Ana was adorable! Cutest one I have ever seen!
Another wonderful gift Heidi received from Stephanie is a huge set of handmade THANK YOU cards! What a clever gift!
 What a fun shower! Isn't this stork pen adorable?! Great find Shelli!
Hope you got some ideas!
 Now we will wait patiently for our sweet 13th grandbaby BOY!